NB played in 2 tennis tournaments in the past few days: One in 12-and-under, and; one in 10-and-under.
The first one, he played 3 matches. The scores were 10-2; 10-0; and 10-3. He won all three matches and earned a championship trophy which was the fourth one this season.
Thus, he got boosted in his confidence into the subsequent one... Anyway, instead of being a person who came to a judge to report the score, he was beaten badly with the score of 0-6; 3-6....
His opponent played great, but NB's attitude went south and never came back... So these would be main reasons why he was "sliced and diced" in this tournament!! :)
Well, we drove back home and talked to him more than an hour.... hopefully, he would bring it back into his young mind and try to improve it... There were lots of lessons to be learned... This is one of those, I guess.... :)
He's going to play more tournaments in this summer.... I wish he could learn many lessons and learn how to cope with and solve those problems by himself on the court and, in a very near future, off the court.
================================= Note: My life has been intertwined with works and many others. New responsibility has emerged, resulting less and less time for my ordinary life. Although, a love to write is still intact... But having less time is related to having less imagination.... Therefore, I could not come up with new writings for quite some times.
It might be a good time for me to leave this forum for moment.... Please take it as Mr. A.T. is having a sabbactatical leave or something like that....
As noted above, my love to write is still the same... and will not be changed. Sometimes somehow, I hope I could come back and give some thoughts in this blog once more.
Cheers, Mr. A.T. June 6th, 2008
My pen-name in Pantip is amatuer translator. Actually, I'm a lousy translator with lame translation. My pen-name is somewhat misleading, I have no background in linguistics what-so-ever. Anyway I love to read, write and communicate with people...
Reading is my most favorite hobby. I read everything from shopping bags to articles in theoretical physics. I do research and teaching for my living. So, reading, writing, thinking and doing research works are my everyday routine.
I would like to define myself as a person who is accepting new ideas and adopting those into my way of life.
I believe in power of knowledge/education. I think every society can be a better society with knowledge. Ignorance can be dispelled by it. Humanity can live sustainably and harmoniously with each other along with its biosphere with understandings in the nature surrounding it.
Apart from my philosophical thoughts reflecting who I am, I can tell you something I like or love in particular;
I love dogs.... Particularly, labradore retrievers.... One day, I would like to spend my time and life with them as a big part of my family.
Zhuge Liang is my hero. With his wisdom and faithfulness, he led a tiny army to a mighty and formidable kingdom. He left his humble residence with a hope to come back. But, sadly, he had never returned and died far far away from home in a horse carriage in a battle field. If I could choose where I would, I would say where-ever my lovely wife was nearby.
I value happiness and my family as my first priority. My profession and my philosophy come in the second. Pursuit in wealth has never been in my desire.
I'm glad to be your friend, and look forward to seeing you around krub.