catherine, my flatmate, asked me to go bowling last sunday. i’ve never
bowled before but, hey, there’s always a first time for everything.
besides, a new form of fun wouldn’t hurt when you’re feeling a wee bit
pressurized by your dissertation. so, off we went to the arena.
i was giddy at first. well, i know myself quite well and i know i
really suck at sports, especially ones dealing with balls. and i hate
it when i know i would look stupid doing something i’ve never done
but, i finally took those little steps and let go of the ball.
it glided off..
..and hit one pin.
it was only after a few turns that i began to get the hang of it. in fact, i
actually enjoyed the game. okay, my ball often went sideways but, really,
sometimes it was good laughing at yourself.
then, on the second game, a miracle happened – i succeeded in hitting
all the pins on one go! mark this, people – exactly at 5 pm on the 26th of june 2005, i did
my very first STRIKE! woo-hoo!!!
the game ended with me trailing behind catherine by 2 points. 2 points! not bad for a beginner, eh?