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Sunday, May 27, 2007

Nothing Much

Didn't do anything this weekend. Just stayed home and did chores. Nothing new. Think it was so hot that I didn't really want to leave my place except to go to church this morning and to buy food.

Need new DVDs!

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Golf Clinic

Took a intro golf clinic last week. Wanted to see why so many of my colleagues are so into it. Actually, it's just the men. Don't really know any female golfers. Learned the three strokes: putting, chipping, and driving.

Putting is when you are really close to the hole and you want to get the ball in. Chipping is when you are stuck like in a sandtrap or something and you want to get your ball to lift up out of whatever you are stuck in.

Driving is when you want distance. I practiced this on the driving range. Basically, you have to swing your club really high and then finish with your club really high too. A lot of rotation of the arms and shoulders. Good way to let out your frustration. Just swing and try to hit as hard as you can. Actually, it doesn't really matter about your strength. It's all in the technique.

It will take a lot more practice before I can even play a game. Actually, I wouldn't mind trying the driving range again. You just keep swinging and hitting until you feel tired.

Not signing up for lessons. Just wanted to get a taste of it to see what it's all about.

Guess that old saying is true: practice makes perfect.


Friday, May 11, 2007

Hiking and Camping

I went hiking and camping in Australia a couple of weeks ago. It rained every day. I am not an outdoors person, but gave it a try. Was hoping to see some wild kangeroos, but the rain kept them away. Only camped for two nights in a wooden shelter. The others stayed in tents; some of them leaked a bit. It was kind of cold. Was inside one sleeping bag, but used another as a blanket. One good thing about the rain was that it kept the mosquitoes away. Would do it again, but in better weather. It was kind of nice to be away from civilization. No showers, proper toilets, electricity or anything. I suppose if I did it longer, I might go mad from boredom.

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