Education Defeat Sport

4 Jun

In my previous post, I talk about my cousin who chose her way in badminton (to read the story click here). Though she hasn’t finished her senior high school yet, thus the future is still undetermined for her, whether to spend her life on sport or quit on it due to education. But the path is clear and she’s following it.

I have new penpal friends from Russian. All of them are sport-lovers and some of them did sport (one is still doing it) for a living. Sorry I don’t know what is the best phrase for it, but they totally in to sport and competed (one is still competing) on it.

1st Russian friend (R1) is in his prep-uni. He’s still competing in Wushu and hoping to attend the Sport University in Moscow and able to join the national team. He won some of international Wodern Wushu tournaments.

2nd Russian friend (R3): is in his 3rd year of college, taking Software Engineering major. He competed on some national High-jump competitions. He had national ranking, but he quitted on it due to college. He said, “I had to choose between High-jump and college, and I chose the latter”.

3rd Russian friend (R3): works on a software developing company at the moment. He was a pretty good swimmer but lost his chance to attend the sport university Swimming major due to high competition. He offered to fill the spot on Modern Pentathlon which he also good at. But he refused because he thought that if only he would devoted his life to sport it must be on Swimming.

My female Russian penpal friends aren’t sport-lovers. They rather like art than sport. Though I still think that sport somehow is an important part of Russian people’s life. Considering that all Russian guys I know are sport-lovers and some were doing it seriously.

Despite of it, education is still thought to be the best way of life. Therefore ones can have what seem to be the real cariers at the future.

I wonder what would my cousin thinks if I tell her this. Do you think I should tell her?

4 Responses to “Education Defeat Sport”

  1. Asop June 6, 2010 at 12:20 pm #

    Yeah!! Education defeat sport!! ^__^ 😀
    Without education, when we retire from sport activity, what can we do next?

    • nadiafriza June 6, 2010 at 8:15 pm #

      to make a come back like Schumy in F1? LOL

  2. yoan sulistyo June 6, 2010 at 10:43 pm #

    hmm…kecuali dia dengan pintarnya bisa membuat olahraga menjadi karir seumur hidup.

    Jadi inget cerita pak joksis (temen beliau pebulutangkis nasional yang pasti lo tau), dulu juara dimana2, tp sayang, gak visioner, skrg bangkrut deh..coba kalo misalnya dia bisa nabung, berencana bikin bisnis di bidang olahraga (ntah jadi pelatih atau bikin pelatihan) pasti apa yang dia pilih dulu bukan pilihan yang sia2…

    gwe sih berprinsip, apa yang udah gwe pilih, harus dijalankan dengan seserius mungkin, dipikirin kedepannya, jgn sampe bikin nyesel…:D

    • nadiafriza June 7, 2010 at 1:26 am #

      kayak susi susanti n alan budikusuma yg bikin pabrik raket badminton itu ya yo? 🙂
      okay i’ll tell her then

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