Sumali ako mga bakla sa isang barangay league. Shala naman ang barangay league na ito –> Ayala Alabang Village. Pak. Sey niyo? Hahaha! Todo practice kami ngayon. Nakwento ko na ata ng slight. One of my former varsity mate asked me and our other team mates if we’d like to play. Eh mga hayok sa laro kami so we all agreed despite malayo siya! Hahaha!
This is how some of us looked like before.
Ganito kami now.
All of us are married already and have kids na. It’s been 20 years, heller.
Hindi naman sa pagmamayabang ha, pero the CSA Women’s Volleyball Team during our batch was malakas. We’d win games left and right. Hindi naman ata humina yung team before and after us because CSA has a great volleyball varsity coach. Iba kasi nagagawa ng magandang samahan sa team. That is what Coach Vita instilled in us. Apart from we were scared shitless of her (she was really strict and instilled discipline in us), we got along with each other. May chemistry, ika nga sa mag-jowa.
And now because of this league, nagsama sama ulit kami after 20 years. The camaraderie is still there. Nakakatuwa the feeling. Parang we were just playing with each other yesterday.
We have other teammates too. Kami talaga yung hugot lang eh. Hahahaha! I’d like to say that we are okay with our fellow non-Augustinian teammates. So far, no conflicts and we are playing with each other well.
The league that we joined has different categories. Dun kami sa 36 years old and above na bracket.
Yesssss… belong na belong ako sa age! Walang millennial sa category namin! Walang bata! Even ang playing game. At first, ang feelingera ko. I felt happy because I belong to the lower/younger members of the category. Lamang kako ako sa endurance and laro nito. Confident! However, when we started practicing, hindot na yan. I felt I was 80 years old already! Lolang lola! Compared to our non-Augustinian teammates, mga batak sila. They have been playing pala with each other since the start of the year. Mas okay ang endurance nila!
May difference ba sa laro ngayon vs. 20 years ago?
First, my former teammates told me I’m still fast. Thank you. Pero teh, isang set pa lang, hingal na hingal na ako. Partida, nagboboxing ako ha? Ayaw tuloy maniwala ni Alvin na nagboboxing ako. Bakit daw mukhang laging baldado ako after volleyball practice eh dapat batak ako sa boxing. Baka nagpapacute lang daw ako lagi dun sa boxing. Kaloka. Iba naman kasi yung volleyball noh. Apart from takbo ako ng takbo, the ball hits your arm. Service pa lang feeling ko kakalas na braso ko eh. Then you dive. Bugbog nga.
Second, wild ako magpasa now. This is how my arms looked like after 3 practices.
Para akong hinazing, ano? Don’t worry for me. I bruise easily. It’s been years since I last played so expected na yan. Mawawala din yan with continuous playing. I know that
Third, ang difference now is when we dive for the ball, we don’t spring back up to the game agad. Or ako lang yun?! Hahaha! When I dived for the ball (which I can effortlessly do before), ang tagal bago ako nakabangon ulit. Matagal like I need to request to be substituted muna kasi yung tuhod ko men, it’s not cooperating. Ang sakit. Mga after 5 minutes pa bago mawala yung sakit. Is this old age? Medyo bugbog din my pride. Hindi ako ganito dati. You should have seen me play before. I was a libero and gumugulong gulong talaga ako sa court. Wala akong bolang pinapalagpas. However yung tuhod ko, hindi na siya nagcocooperate. Lelz. Hopefully, sabi din nung ibang mommies, masasanay tuhod and muscles ko ulit. Sana naman. They made me their setter. I don’t want to disappoint them. Ang galawgaw ng setter ha? Takbo dito, takbo dun.
Fourth, I find it funny yung mga naririnig ko inside the court. “Need mo mare ng ointment? Meron ako diyan?” or “Yung salonpas ko natatanggal na.” or “Wait, ang sakit ng tuhod ko.” Hahahahaha! Malupit pa diyan every practice, you will always hear a child shouting “Mommy!!!”. Mga nanay na kasi eh. Kailangan kasama ang mga kids.
Fifth, ang dami na talagang masasakit sa katawan after practice. I was laughing so hard because one of our teammates said miski toes daw niya, hindi niya magalaw! Hahahaha! I can totally relate. Kulang na lang kargahin ako ni Alvin from my car to the house when I get home. Kelan kaya matatapos tong masasakit na ito ano? Alvin said it will get better after how many games pa. Ganito din daw siya when he started playing basketball again. Ngayon, mayabang na lolo niyo. Wala nang masakit after playing. And ito pa! I know morbid but while I’m inside the court playing, kung ano ano na naiisip ko. Like, what if mamatay ako right then and there. So sorry ang morbid ko talaga. Pero di ba yung mga matatandang athletes, nagkaka-aneurysm while playing? Katakot. Hahahahaha! So much fear now that we’re older.
Lastly, emergerd. Before, when you see me, amoy Marc Jacobs ako na perfume. Now, amoy either salonpas or efficascent oil ako! So if you smell someone like that around you, baka I’m just nearby.
Osha, we have practice again tonight! Our volleyball games start this weekend and I’m so excited!