01 April 2010

Why Do I Envy Young People?

As my age is catching up, I began to envy many young people. because most of them are energetic and excited about life. With this in mind, I must applaud the work of young hardworking bloggers who come out with the idea of forming Sarawak Bloggers. I believe they have something really big that they want to do. And I will always support the team.

A few days ago, I saw beautiful calendars for the upcoming world cup being sold at a BDC stationery shop. I wanted to buy one but cancelled my plan since I am not addicted to football. However I noticed that football is the most popular sports among men regardless of their age.

Since primary school, I do not know how to play football. Many of my friends were surprised that I don't play football since I have a footballer's body frame (perasan lah tu). They called me "kaki bangku" Hahahaha...as if I care! But I do like bowling so much! Still...it is a game with balls right? Hehehe...

On our last trip to an Iban longhouse, the elders organised a football game. I wanted to try it out but they said it was for over 40 years old people. Actually I was happy when they said that, because I had other thing that I wanted to do which was...taking their photos, imagining that I am taking photos of professional footballers who are playing at a stadium while 8000 spectators watching the game.
























































Too bad...their tummies became extra loads to the already aging bodies. Hahahah

Photos taken using my telephoto 55-200mm Nikon lense.

24 Reptozian Messages:

betchai said...

oh, though their tummies may already be extra load as you said, but definitely it is a joy to see them still enjoying fully the game.

Dee Loner said...

YOu envy young ppl? wow.. I thought we'll get wiser as we age? ...but hey, i don't think it's fair to define the attitude with the age. like ppl always say, age is only a figure.

YOu're still very much young. seriously. And it's good that you're catching up with photographing. Serious talent! :)

I love the picture #2.. :)

CripsyCaiHong said...

you are not getting older.

you are just gaining more experinces and see the world more than us,the youngters:)

cyrildason said...

Bro, I envy people younger than me...I think it goes in all generation.

Sarawak Bloggers is not about age gap, but its about bringing us closer together regardless of any difference be it location, age or backgroud.

I thank you for your support, and I love the photos in this post. Reminds me of the good all days when football in the padang was still popular.

Now, its games on TV... This is one thing I dont envy about the younger generation. I love real sports..

-cyrildason.com

manglish said...

hahaahah i cant play football also, i saw the ball coming and put my right foot out and it just rolled right by..so memalukan hahahha i think my legs are too short

Diane AZ said...

Fantastic action shots, they look like they're having fun!

becklee said...

They may be over 40 but nothing like a good football game to make them feel young again.:-)

Willie a.k.a Reptoz said...

Betchai :Hahah...they enjoyed the game so much actually. not to mention, the back pains they get after that. Hahaha

DeeLoner :Not necessarily bah.

crispycaihong :Everybody gets experiences. Just in a different angle.

Cyril :Uh? you want be like 16? Hahaha

Manglish :Hahahhaha..you kaki bangku too?

Diane :Thanks. They were.

Becklee :Hahaha...you didn't know what happen to them that night...hahhaha

Pete said...

Ha ha, I used to like playing foot ball when I was young but never good at it. I only made it to the house team once but our team lost! LOL!

HoneyBUZZin said...

Looking at the pictures, it seems that these uncles are having a great time! Wow...u should join in bro!

SJB said...

Kaki bangku ha...ha...

Note: I love the picture #3 :D.

lina said...

I can see them having fun in your photos Willie.

I still feel young although I don't look young anymore. ;)

gus said...

young people are aggressive and energetic; they have the nike spirit, 'just do it'

Otherwise things will be left hanging with so much uncertainties and negative concerns.

that's why it is good to have both young and old generations in one team, the former have experience and knowledge while the latter get things moving, mostly at a better pace.

Krisno said...

Keh keh keh...bagus gambar bro..i totally sik minat football..Different people have different hobby..

Bengbeng said...

i love the second last shot.wuah u use the original lens. i use Tamron.If i played in the game I would b panting even before the game starts. I cant stand the heat

Mei Teng said...

Haha...no need to envy them. They'll grow old too eventually...

Icy BC said...

I love watching soccer matches, which you called football, because it's a beautiful sport.

Great action shots!

elcynthia 엘신티아 said...

love those photos. very local feeling aka homey... with those quite tall grassy field.

reanaclaire said...

wow..u look very energetic.. doesnt matter about our age, it is just a number.. btw, i m old too.. hahahaa..

mrs shaifull said...

hehehe bro, i like all those pics :) they really have fun!

Willie a.k.a Reptoz said...

Pete :At least you dare to try. Hahaha

HoneyBuzz :They didn't allow me ma? ...

SJB :Hahaha...what to do lo...Thanks.

Lina :Hehehe...still feel young eh? Same here...but sometimes, I feel rather old.

gus :You are right.

Krisno :Betol ya bro.

BengBeng :Tamron Lense is also good bro.

MeiTeng :You're right.

IcyBicy :Thanks.

Elcynthia :Glad u like them.

ReanaClaire :We are the same. Hehehe

MrsShaifful :Hehe...thanks.

eynda said...

Age is just a number... :-)

Judy Sheldon-Walker said...

Oh to be young again but to know what I know now...

lvynana said...

sik kisah la tummies ya..janji masih dapat nyepak bola..yang penting enjoice ;)