Saturday, July 6, 2013

Afeef, Karate And Tournament :)



Salam...
As I wrote before, I can't wait to write about Afeef's karate tournament!!!

Yeah, Afeef has had Yellow belt in karate.
I wouldn't really say Karate is Afeef's cup of tea, but he did receive compliments every now and then from his Sensei :)
And according to hubby who'd always been the one taking Afeef to Karate sessions twice a week, Afeef is one of Sensei's favourite!
Wow... Really???!!

Judging from Afeef's performance in last Saturday's tournament, I found it hard to believe that he's one of sensei's favorite??!!
Hahahaha!

Ok, ok, he did everything correctly, no mistakes, and everything was perfect only that, he's less aggressive, his movements were a lil bit too slow and not rough enough or fast enough unlike the others...
So, I guess, the reason why he's one of Sensei's favorite is probably because he's an obedient boy and quiet too hehe.. 



Way to go Afeef...
He'd been soooo excited about this Tournament that he kept telling me about the medal, the trophy that the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th place would received. 

As for me, I knew this was so important to him but I didn't know how much, until the moment I entered the huge hall, and watched him so nervous and fidgeting in his seat.
I asked him how he'd felt at that time, and he said, sooooo nervous that he had butterfly in his stomach :D
Well yeah, he looked nervous too.. 







I kept telling him, no matter what, if he loses or wins, he's still a winner to me. 
It's the efforts that matters not the medals...




So, when Afeef 's turn was about to come, I was soooooo unexpectedly nervous!
My heart was beating wildly, my stomach churned, anxiety filled me, and it worsened when I saw one boy cried after he'd lost to his partner.
Oh, I knew at that instance why I was soooo anxious... 
Because I was scared... I was worried...

Scared and worried to see how sad he would be if he'd lost... 
He'd been hoping to bring one medal home!!



Well... Life don't always turns out the way you wanted them to be....




He'd lost to this girl, Miryam..
Funny thing was, hubby said so confidently to me, not to worry, Miryam wasn't so good, Afeef's better than her...
Yeah right....
Hubby had mistaken her with another girl!!
Miryam had eventually turned out to be the champion!!
So Afeef was a bit unfortunate to have had his first round with a Champion, so he'd lost the first round.
mmmmmmmm...
I saw the disappointment on Afeef's face, and felt bad throughout the competition.. 




She was fast, precise, and accurate..
Yes, she has what it takes to be the champion!
She deserves to win!!

If you wonder why Afeef wore red belt, it was just to differentiate the points received by each one of them. There were a few people sitting around them holding red and white flags. Red flag represents Afeef and white flag represent Miryam.

And if you wanna know which one is the Sensei, that huge guy with the orange T-shirt at the back, that's him!

After the competition was over, Afeef told me that despite his loss, Deter (the Sensei) told him that he was good!
So sweet of him :)
At least Afeef felt good about himself because of his words... 




I kept telling Afeef that it's ok to lose..
Competition isn't always about winning, it's also about having fun with friends, accepting losses and be happy for those who'd won, and strive harder after this because at least now, he knew how it feels like to fall, to be at the bottom, to lose...




I'm soooo proud of him for his ability to accept losses so positively... 
So so so proud of him..
I guess, I couldn't be even prouder if he'd won the 1st place!!


That was all about Karate Tournament, we had cakes and drinks afterwards outside the hall, then we rushed to Gartenschau for Afeef's school gathering. Later I'll update about that insyaAllah..

Till later, Salam...



PS: Sorry if there's any mistakes in my English or writing or spelling... My English isn't perfect but I'm trying my best to make it perfect.. insyaAllah...
:)






5 comments:

sitiezahim said...

huhu kesian kan dia kalah 1st round, nasib tak baik terkena dengan champion.. tp karate ni rasanya kena praktis lebih la, kawan zahim yang ada black belt cakap, dia prektis 4 jam sehari...hehehe.. no wonder izzah pon kalah :P..btw good job afeef, insyaAllah nanti boleh menang

Ninie Hanis said...

Congratulations Afeef! Wow..terer la dah bertali pinggang kuning. Yes,I agree it wasn't all about winning..it was effort and courage that matters.Keep up the good work ya Afeef. :)

Miss Anna said...

Hajar: kesian kann huhu.. Tapi x pe lah, ade hikmah nya.. Next time dia mesti rajin usaha. Btol, karate ni mesti bnyk praktis, afeef ni jarang praktis kat rumah. So blaja dr kekalahan, lepas ni rajin2 praktis insyaAllah dapat medal ;)
Thank u aunty hajar!


Ninie: thank u ninie :) baru tali pinggan kuning, tapi dah berangan nak black belt hehe.. InsyaAllah akan terus berkarate kat m'sia nanti pun, smpai dapat black belt!

ishamizu said...

Kak Nana izu pon turut rasa proud dgn afeef. He handled it so well i mean the emotional so i'm sure he can succeed in his life and hereafter! Congrats Afeef! :)

Miss Anna said...

Izu: amin amin.... InsyaAllah izu.. Thanx for ur kind words.. I'm sure your kids pun have the same ability, they are as wonderful as their mother :) may they succeed fid dunya wal akhirah, insyaAllah..

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