Petanque is probably one of the least famous sport througout the world.

But it is one of the most challenging sport as well.
It needs a lot of focus and dedication onto the game, once you missed a step, you lost. Its that simple.

I remember the first time I step into petanque field is when I was still in form 1

It so weird when you saw bunch of people are trying to throw metal boule to near a plastic Jack.
I used to say its probably one of the worst sports you can play in life

The whole rules is ,you cant move, you cant step out of the small circle that is only as large as ur two feet, you cant use leg and you cant jump.

Then I got into the school team and practice this sports everyday. It was so boring.

Until when I finally realize the theory of it, I found that it actually carries a lot of things related to your life.
It really open my eyes when I was in the Malaysia open 2007

It taught me how to make plans and calm down when something goes wrong in life. I was the one who knock the opponent's boule when the boule come into our way to get near our target.

The moment of throwing the boule away from you is hard.
Mentally, its like you are having thousand of things racing in ur mind.
The feeling is beyond words. Its crucial sometimes as well because you lost the target, you lost the whole game.

Theorectically, you are holding and palm-size metal ball and you are trying to knock away the other palm-size ball which is like 10 m from you.

Ignoring the damn big sun you are under when you are playing, you will still need to count and speculate which angle you will need to shoot the ball so that it wont spoil the whole plan.
Its hard.

Chance is there, but it depends on whether or not you can hit it.

Same as life, chances are there, grab it or lost it.

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Anonymous said...

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