Monday, May 22, 2006

Amateur Compitition

Tennis is my favorite sport ever and I always feel like playing no matter what the conditions. Since I moved to Hanoi four years ago, I started to play in some competitions. This is the thrid time I've played in the Hanoi Heinneken Open but I always end up losing in the third round which is a shame - for me! I know I don't play all that well plus the mental side of my game is weak, which is 80% of the game. I hope I can play better this year and can grab something -maybe a prize - as a souvenir.

Hanoi Open - Ga Ha Noi

I lost in the socond round due to some back and shoulder injuries. It was a shame because I had worked really hard practicing for few weeks before. Oh well, That's sport!

20 comments:

fooDcrazEE said...

Hmm....i love seeing VN girls in ao dai - they look so feminine...

FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

I love to watch tennis but not to play.

Shoshauna said...

Tennis is a great sport and I am glad you play it. When I was growing up in VN I always wanted to learn how, but never took leasons. It is great that you tried and better luck next time!

junebee said...

My husband loves tennis too. We used to play together all the time. I really miss it.

Congratulations on entering the tournament. Did you get some free Heineken?!

Yvette said...

Curious to ask you: have you been to Hawaii? ever taste combination of vietnamese and hawaiian food? They are so good but I don;t have any pictures to show! Used to be on tennis team with high school for three years and now I'm way out of shape! =-(

Kitchen Wahine said...

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MuddyAshley said...

Hi VG

I'm flying out to Hanoi with my husband tmrw in celebration of his birthday!

He's very crazy about tennis! Perhaps we can arrange a game if you're up to it!

Godknows said...

Hi MuddyAshley, Wish i could known about this before because I am going to flight out to Saigon for a week break tomorrow. Stop at Wild Rice for your husband special meal.
foodcrazee, yes, you are right,they look beautiful.
Shoshauna, thanks.
junebee, yes, i had one beer after i lost hehehe.
Yvette, I wish I could go :)

Monika said...

I love tennis... watching it that is. Maybe next year you'll win!

April said...

i have great respect for people who can actually play. i've tried, and it is much harder than it looks.

Jake in England said...

Tennis Is pretty fun, but I'm a basketball person. Is there any basketball courts in Vietnam? And does anyone play it? National team? Thanks.

Dear Monday said...

thank you for commenting on my blog. i read yours to see what's going on in VN. i love seeing the photos. the last time i visit saigon was in 1995.
i've wanted to ask if you've ever been to the US because your english is great.

eatzycath said...

i'm impressed - always been impressed by people who play tennis competitively !

Winn said...

i took up a few lessons before..it was quite tough ar? i can nevevr master in tennis ...or anything. i m tooooooooo stupid :p

ulin said...

what a great blog. love the pictures

Anonymous said...

Love your blog.
Do they still have Lycee Albert Sarraut in Hanoi

khasan@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Hi God,
I was born in Hanoi and now live in USA. I would like to make link from my city (Tucson, Arizona) to your blog. I want to learn so much about my home town Hanoi and will share my "journal" with you.
Thanks,
David Kha
khasan@aol.com
Logon to : http://zenmasterkha.livejournal.com

Godknows said...

Monika, thanks and I hope so :)
Ponderer, I hope I can go there once day to see the new things.
David Kha, thanks for that.
Jake in England , Yes we have national team and we play not too bad in Southest Asian Games :)

Thuy said...

I didn't know you were so good in tennis. I don't know if I can take you on a game of tennis when I'm in Vietnam. :) Good luck next year!

Godknows said...

Thuy, my pleasure