So, apparently when you give your all in building something for a better and bigger cause it isn’t always going to be a smooth ride. Ups and downs, conflicts, hot-headed, lack of determination and differences of opinion causes the most damage of a rebuild.
At the beginning it was all about rebuilding. To make things better. More organized and more competitive. It worked at first, but then came the differences. Everybody got their own opinion on how things go and run by. And when differences colide and have no match the obvious become to appear.
The lack of communication, path of what’s chosen, competition and politics makes this era down south. From three became two, from two became one. And from this one team only have 4 founding members left. So, from and groip of many, now ony stand five as one.
As much as I hate this to happen, it has begun. An end of an era has begun. But don’t be mistaken when a new era begins!
Nice hot Thursday where I decide to pack my bags and head to Bangkok. Usually for a paintball tournament, but this time not participating. A bummer but that’s what surgeries do to u. You’re limited.
The scene at the airport was pretty crowed. I arrived, kissed my baby and waited for my friends. As they came, we checked in. Waiting for boarding I recently watch my surroundings. I see different people waiting for their flights, a group of badminton ladies (old) club with their children. Group of old (literally) friends hype at the moment departing from their wives. And the regular group of people just wanting a vacation.
It came to my mind that differences really takes place. As my Pro team always participate in a paintball team, I usually never notice there some group of people just wanting to have fun, not to serious on what they want to do but enjoying it. At times I wish I was like that.
But to me, I’m so competitive that I’m so serious in what I do. Not all people get it, but it was nice seeing the picture. I guess having fun is a big part of being successful so u can enjoy the things in life u appreciate
LeBron James is the most criticized, scrutinized, maligned, and hated-on superstar of all time. He is also the best basketball player in the NBA today.
Listen, I understand why you don’t like LeBron. He’s a cocky douchebag. And he’s never won a championship. And he named himself King James. And he nationally televised his Decision to take a dump all over Cleveland. And he looked like a combination of Tony Romo and Vince Carter in the 4th quarters of last year’s NBA Finals loss to the Dallas Mavericks. And he chose to team up with his rivals rather than try to vanquish them. And he has a receding hairline that he covers up with a headband. And Delonte West got it on with his mom.
Now that I’m thinking about it and writing it down, I’m almost buying into the hype that LeBron James sucks. But the truth is that nobody has ever been treated more unfairly in the history of sports. Not Wilt Chamberlain. Not pre-2011 Dirk Nowitzki. Not post-rape allegations Kobe. Not even Roger Maris! Nobody. Let’s go through the arguments against King James one by one:
In a boring off-season of paintball, the best we can do is practice. But in that means a field is required. Our good friends at Kenanga Indonesia help that out by making a new paintball field right in the back of their restaurant and swimming pool. It took 1 and a half months to make it happen.
The outcome : MOPL 1st Series of 2012
A Division 4 tournament for newbies and amateurs took place at Kenanga Paintball Field. The tournament had 16 newly form amateur teams, as we in API North Sumatera hope for an expansion of a paintball community. The tournament was a success as the aftermath of the MOPL was teams coming week after week to Kenanga Paintball Field for a day of practice. The community grew larger and larger as we expected and that made it happen for us.
3 to 4 teams practice every week as they prepare for the 2nd leg of MOPL 2012. With that in mind, another paintball field opens up. This makes us very excited as this will bring more people playing paintball.
Here in Indonesia the paintball hype is not as big as in Malaysia or other countries across Asia. But it is growing and the fact that every tournament we make comes in more and more participants makes this even better.
We are glad to say that the second leg of MOPL 2012 is held on the 1st of March 2012 at Kenanga Paintball Field.
Durant isn’t alone. In their tandem press conferences, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, of the Miami Heat, alternate impeccably tailored suits with cardigans over shirts and ties. They wear gingham and plaid and velvet, bow ties and sweater vests, suspenders, and thick black glasses they don’t need. Their colors conflict. Their patterns clash. Clothes that once stood as an open invitation to bullies looking for something to hang on the back of a bathroom door are what James now wears to rap alongside Lil Wayne. Clothes that once signified whiteness, squareness, suburbanness, sissyness, in the minds of some NBA players no longer do.
If you happen to be someone who looks at Durant, James, or Amar’e Stoudemire’s Foot Locker commercials — in which he stalks along a perilously lit basketball court wearing a letterman’s cardigan, a skinny tie, and giant black glasses (his are prescription) — and wonders how the NBA got this way, how it turned into Happy Days, you’re really wondering the same thing about the rest of mainstream black culture. When did everything turn upside down? Who relaxed the rules? Is it really safe to look like Carlton Banks?
It certainly appears that way.
Carlton Banks wore his polo shirts, khaki pants, and cardigans tighter than a young black kid would dare in 1990-anything. The joke was that he and his two sisters were culturally white, and the secret of Carlton is that he began to see himself the way both his hip-hop cousin, Will, and the show saw him; and as he began to gain a black consciousness (like when he discovered Public Enemy), he gradually came to resent the laughter.