My friends and I were talking about the Beijing Olympics the other day. I told them how seriously addicted the Koreans are to their national soccer team. I remember my husband waking up at 3 o’clock in the morning to watch the team play during the Athens Olympics. I thought we were the only ones awake at that ungodly hour! When the team scored a goal, I heard cheers all over the apartment complex.
I wasn’t much of a soccer fan before I came here. I’m a BIG basketball and tennis fan. I really loved watching tennis games since the 1980s when Ivan Lendl, Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf were lording over every tournament they attend. My eldest brother is a tennis fan too! Every Sunday, he would bring his Wilson tennis racquets and teach his co-workers at the Angeles Electric Corporation for free! I remember him asking my sister to send him New Balance tennis shoes in particular since he thought they were the best. He offered tennis lessons for free when he was in the Philippines but he never got to teach his youngest sister 🙁
I think one of my frustrations is never learning to play tennis. I thought it’s a really sophisticated sports. I love seeing the players in their full tennis gear. I would’ve loved to see myself in the same attire. In fact, I’m planning to enrol in a program in the fall. I would love to get my hands on the best head racquets (I could afford). This is in the list of my “to-do” things before I die! My husband had joined a marathon, bungee jumped and had traveled to the Saharan desert. Me? I just want to learn how to play tennis (like Steffi Graf).