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Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it, good things happen when you get your priorities straight.

I’ve been playing Touch for two years, took a break for a year and I was recently back at it again. After much consideration, I’ve decided to drop the sport once again. No sighs, cause the fun I get from playing Touch is no longer the fun that I am looking for. I love Touch a lot, but it’s not enough. Loving is one thing, having the ability to commit for trainings and not start to dread them is another.. I love Touch, but I’ve no intentions to play it till I’m in my late 20s or 30s. I love Touch, I like being good at playing it, but I want to have more company than those from my team mates. As much as playing competitively for the university guarantees you a place in one of the halls, there are also other happier and more fun ways to achieving that.

Previously, I was juggling between three different roles. Being the Vice Captain of Bikila, a Touch player and a student.. It wasn’t easier, I almost screwed everything up. I don’t need and I don’t wish to have that kind of stressful life again.. I want to enjoy my university life, making friends and having fun. So, I’ve decided to drop the role as a competitive Touch player, I’ll just play Touch recreationally. Soon, I should be exchanging the role as a NTU Touch player for the role of a JCRC member. No regrets, cause it’s something I would love to do too. Planning camps and leading peers, with loads of fun ((:

As for now, I’m drafting an email to explain everything to my Coach. I’m sorry, but I don’t think I share the sentiments as I did before joining the team two months ago. I doubt you would want such a player, a player who can’t commit. As we go down the road of life, priorities changes, mine did..


Coaching is a profession of love, you can’t coach people unless you love them.

I just replied Coach Anne, regarding my attendance for the upcoming month. This was how she ended her previous email,

Pierre de Coubertin said,” The most important thing in the Olympic games is not to win, but to take part…” You have all the world’s top athletes from every nation coming together, you think they just want a fun gathering? Only losers say that. Compete to be the best, or go do line-dancing.

Isn’t she cool? When I read that, I was damn amused and speechless. I’m looking forward to trainings, though it’s really tough. I want to be stronger. I want to run faster. I want to fly with the wind. I had a happy Saturday, hope you guys are loving this long weekend too. Nights, peeps! ((: