Finally...my busy time is over. These few days was fun and exciting actually but it was really tiring. Well, what did I do? Hahaha...It started from last Friday (24/07/09) 17.00 PM actually. One of my friend told me that the consulate of Indonesia is going to held some competitions to celebrate the Independence Day of Indonesia so he asked me to participate in the event. Without anymore more detail information, he just asked me to participate in 3 competitions directly =="), they are bowling, badminton and futsal. Then I asked him when will we play and he replied me, "Bowling is tomorrow (Saturday) and badminton is the next day (Sunday)." What the heck??? Well, he just laughed and I just kept being quite. It's really a participation without any preparation and the worse thing was we should play double (no single match) and we had never played together before. What a great disaster!! Well, all in all I just agreed everything.

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     The real pain was started at the night. At 20.00 PM, we played futsal to test our team. I just met some other guys that I didn't know at all and we just tried to play as we had played long time before. Against some guys from Pakistan, we played not bad actually. They were quite rude since they also didn't want to lose as well and the game continued untill 00.00 PM!! Everyone of us really felt the pain and eventually I got a bump on my leg. Well, it's quite big but it's not a big deal. Hahaha...
     The next day (Saturday) I woke up, I felt pain in all of my muscles . However, I just ignored it and I went to play badminton with some of my friends. Actually I didn't intend to play so much (I want to save my energy), but during the 3 hours I almost played nonstop as it was so exciting (^x^). I knew it will happen actually but I just didn't care anymore. Hahaha... At the end, not even one of us could stand on the field anymore and it was this empty.
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     Exactly at 17.00 PM in the afternoon, my friends (futsal team mates) came to pick me up and we went to swim at a place which I had never been before. We went there to relax actually, especially to relax our muscles.
    This is the place where head to. It was such a nice view at the front gate.
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     As soon as we paid the entrance ticket, we just rushed into the swimming pool and it was a really nice place. This place was amazing and the scenery here was good.
    Look at this big pool, it is a good place to relax and have fun. Fortunately not many people came then, so we could play and swim freely. Hahaha...
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     I didn't swim directly but I went to look around since I had never been here before, here are some pictures that I took.
    This place is a gym. It's quite a big one and the things inside are nice.
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    Clean up yourselves here with the shower but be careful (beware of the sumos!!).
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    How about testing your jumping skill? You can also choose to jump from a low or a high one. Notice : Strictly don't commit suicide here!!
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    Apparently, the pool is not only 1. There are 3 actually.
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     Enough for walking around. Time to swim, if not then it will only waste my money to pay for the ticket. Hahaha...The pool was nice but the water not really clean actually. You can see a lot of small black things inside the water but it's ok since it will not harm our bodies. We enjoyed this time very much, but we were once again felt tired!! We thought we come to relax and just played a while but we swam quite long. Now our muscles become worse. Hahaha...Everyone just forgot the main purpose to come here. Eventually, we didn't move at all anymore. We just laid on the wall at the side of the pool and had a chit-chat.
    This is the last picture I took from this place. It was such a nice cloud during the sunset, wasn't it? Well, taking this picture was so risky since I was still inside the pool. Hahaha...
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     At 19.00 PM we finished cleaning up ourselves and we went to the next destination. It was the bowling competition!! I just remembered I still have this 1 more plan. Well, this body was already so tired and run out of energy. I definitely wouldn't do much during this competition since I was not really good at this sport as well. No worries, I didn't need to pay anything for taking part in it anyway. Hahaha...
    Here is the place where the competition is held.
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     Luckily we arrived just 2 minutes before the competition starts, so we didn't miss anything from this competition.
    Here is the first thing from this competition. A short speech from one of the Indonesia consulates, Mr. Joko.
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     After that, the competition was started officially by the first throwing from Mr. Joko and before we played, all players were allowed to have some practices. Each of the competitor were so excited to practice and their face really showed the high spirit to win this competition whereas I just sat for a long time and have 2 or 3 times throw only. I was really tired and so hungry then :p.
     All players were divided into 16 groups for man and 3 groups for woman. I was in the same group with 1 of my friends. He was really good as he managed to do some strikes. In the first game I was really bad...lol...since I also had a wound on my thumb. However in the second game I did much better but still, I couldn't do much even to reach the top 10.
    Here is the last score. 105 is not really bad hahaha...at least I was not the last one :p
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    Look at this uncle. Well, he was not an ordinary uncle. Do you see the 3 straight strikes in the picture above? He did it!! 1 thing that I realized after my friend told me was, he was the winner of this competition in last year and he was in the same group with me...Hahaha...and this time he managed to be the second of the best.
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    And this is my friend which is in the same group with me as well. He was third champion!! The score 83 in the picture above is his but don't be confused of how can he become the third winner with such low score. His score in the first game was 181 (with 5 strikes!!).
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    At the end before everyone went back home, the consulate asked all of us to gather and took a picture together. This moment will be repeated once in a year and hopefully I will do better next time. Hahaha...
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     On this one day I felt a lot of pain in my body. Doing sport for the whole day was really killing me...lol...I reached home at about 23.00 PM and I was wondering how can I wake up tomorrow and participate in the badminton competition since my whole body was already half dead (^x^).
     Here it comes. Sunday, before 07.00 AM I woke up and my whole body was burning like hell. I could hardly move as it was so terrible. However, with a little bit more energy I managed to stand...Hahaha... After completing my preparation I went to the badminton court.
    Here it is. Arriving at 08.30 AM and I started to feel nervous and a little bit stomachache...Hahaha...
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    The first thing that I saw is there were many strong opponents. I didn't know whether they want to show off or what but they practiced with full strength and I could see the chance to win was quite hard.
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     However, it didn't matter. At least I didn't want to lost in the first game and that was quite good i think since this was the first time for me to participate in a real competition...lol...At 09.00 AM, the first game was started and my friend and I was in the first match. I could feel my stomachache is getting worse already. Maybe it was because I am too nervous. Moreover, when we stepped in the middle of the court, my friend said, "Why do I feel different from playing in the university??". Then I had known that he is actually much more nervous than me...hahaha... Our game was so crazy, we did a lot of mistakes. So many times we couldn't return the ball and finally we had to play for rubber set.
     In the last set, I asked my partner, "Why should we play until rubber set in first game?? Other 3 matches have ended just in 2 sets bro...Hahaha...". We just laughed together crazily and finally we managed to win this first game. It was really such a crazy game. Even our opponents laughed at us as well..lol...After the first game we took a rest and watched the next matches.
    This is the women match. Look at their outfit, nice right? :p Some of them even used some strange moves and this was 1 of them.
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     30 minutes before the next game, I started feeling stomachache once again. I thought I can endure it like the first game but not for this time. When I just stepped into the toilet, the referee called my partner and I to play!! What the heck?? I just didn't want to make it worse so I asked my partner to tell the referee to postponed the game for 30 minutes. It was really a disaster..lol....After 10 minutes I went out and sat a while. The referee was looking at me and told me that he would give me 10 more minutes to take a rest. I thought I was really over nervous then.
     10 minutes was over and we started the game. During the game I still felt a little bit strange with my stomach but I just had to endure it at all cost. When we reached the 5th points, the next disaster approached us. My partner twisted his ankle!! It's not really bad actually but still, it caused him can't move well. Since then, I knew we wouldn't last longer. Even though I had given all my best but we still couldn't do much. We were defeated. Our opponents were not really pro actually but maybe we were still too inexperienced to move further. Anyway, at least we still gave them a good fight even though my partner and I had our own bad luck...hahaha...
    After our last game, we just watched the rest of the games until the final. This was the final game between the youngsters and uncles.
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     It was so unfortunately for the uncles. They dominated the game but they were really beaten by their age. They seemed to be so exhausted in the middle of the game whereas the youngsters could still move very well. All in all, this is sport. Talking about age is not wise here since this competition is opened for every age.
     Finally, all my activities had ended at 15.30 PM. I felt my body was broken into tiny pieces. I could fell all my muscles are burning at high temperature. Smoke was coming out from all of my joints. I was completely dead this time. Doing sport for 20 hours was really like running in the hell. Well, I managed to survive the 20 hours sport in 3 days anyway. I took 2 days to rest this whole body of mine without moving so much. Well, my effort is not finished yet. I still have 1 more competition to go. It's futsal. It is on 1st of August. I really have to rest more to recover and train more for this last competition. Hopefully, I can achive something for this one...Hahaha...See you people....
 


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qingtian
07/30/2009 08:13

jia you for your final competition.... gambateh... =D

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07/30/2009 08:50

ok,,thanks for the support anyway,,

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07/30/2009 21:48

wow...great fun you have. engjoy

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07/31/2009 23:36

yeah,,,i think so,,great fun but really tiring like hell anyway,,lol

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