Sometime early last year, I was approached by the Boccia coach to be part of the ASEAN Para Games (APG) that was to be held in Singapore. Being the typical me who wants to be a part of anything and everything, I jumped at the chance! Now that it is over, I can tell you I have no regrets being part of it!
I am blessed to have very supportive bosses at work. They allowed me the luxury of 100% concentration on the Games by approving my 9 days leave (Or maybe because I was too defiant that they decided to let me go ahead hehe).
It had been a very tiring week. The smart me had appointments at night even though the reporting time was as early as 8am the next day. The lack of water (because I kept forgetting to drink) and sleep from the day before the Games officially started on 5th for Boccia made the day very tough to be survived. But I made it anyway!
Being with the sport Boccia for a few years now, this year I ventured into an area that I’m not familiar with – competition format. Interestingly, even though I’ve been helping out at the National Disability League (NDL) all these years, I knew nuts about how the competition format works – why and how should different formats be used. I have to say that I’ve learnt a fair bit during this APG. Hopefully I can put this new knowledge to good use in NDL next year!
I’m missing the Boccia family. Time to re-look into how I can contribute more.