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At 5:29pm on June 1, 2008, kimo said…
sounds good, bro. i'm down for a game. when do you guys usually play? i'm usually available around the weekends and some days/nights. let me know and let's get game together.
At 8:47am on May 23, 2008, Nate Massimo said…
Hi Scott, let me know if you would like to play on the week of June 16, as I will be in honolulu. Tks.
At 2:53am on May 22, 2008, Catherine said…
Hello, yeah, I know about Nadal being a right-hander actually! Which makes it even more amazing for him, as a born right-hander to play as a left-hander! I always thought, what is his reason for doing so??

Are left handed players stronger in their strokes? Why is it so?

Have a nice day!

Bye! =)
At 4:42pm on May 21, 2008, Scott Bellisle said…
Hye Catherine,
Yes I have been a lefty my whole life and so is dan by the way. As for Rafael Nadal, he is not a natural born lefty, he was born a righty, but plays lefty. That is unbelievable for someone to play at his level and not even his real hand to start off with. I do believe that lefty's do have an advantage in sports. I don't get it people play against us every day for years and years and still never get use to our serves. As for youtube, yes it really is great. I use it for a lot fo things. Excercises for my bad rotator cuff I find some good things to do. I will check out thanks. Well there young lady I hope you have a nice one and chat real soon.

Bye bye Catherine,

Scotty B.
At 4:35pm on May 21, 2008, Scott Bellisle said…
Hey Chau, yes you look tough. I might look tougher if I had your shoulders. It is funny how you are born wiht certain muscles that didn't take any work to look so awesome and others you can't get even if you work at them every day. I do think short hair only looks good on certain women and yest it looks good on you. I would agree you have the upperbody of a swimmer. Haven't seen the lower half so can't comment on that, haha. As we get older it is definitely harder to keep our muscles we worked so hard for while we wre younger.
So when is your friend coming here the first week of June was it??? Maybe you should come here with him. Ok have to run. Have a good one and talk to you soon.

Chau for now, haha

Scotty B.
At 11:50am on May 21, 2008, Chau said…
Hi Scott,

Thx for the comment. In a nutshell, I tried playing way back when, but I never practiced that much, and so never built up strength in my wrists to be good. I'd like to pick it up again, but hard. I have friends that play, and that motivates me to want to play. But alas, I'm still content with watching. And my shoulders - ppl always comment to me that I must be a swimmer bc of them, but no, hahaha, I was born w them. I do work out, though, to stay in shape. As we age, that is a must. Doesn't the pic make me look tough, though? lol. I had just gotten my hair cut, and I took a picture to send to my sis. It was the one pic I had at work to post on my page here.
At 6:36am on May 21, 2008, Catherine said…
Hey! I didn't know you are a left-hander.. Just like Rafael Nadal.. Cool! And yes, I do also pick up some tennis tips from youtube too.. Quite some time ago I downloaded some tennis training videos into my iPod from Fantastic videos.. Some of it teaches the double handed backhand, single handed backhand, serves, forehand & backhand volley, baseline rallies, etc! Good videos, that guided me along my tennis training sessions.

Singapore's main language is the English language, and I study it as my main language back in my younger school days. We have mainly 4 different races namely, the Chinese (I'm a Chinese), Malays, Indians and Eurasians. Each of these 4 races has their own language, but the main language in SIngapore is still English. To be a nurse in Singapore, we must know our English language well! =D
At 2:34am on May 21, 2008, Scott Bellisle said…
Hey cutie,
I hope you had a nice day today. You like to practice your serve that is a good thing. Having a great seve is very important. When I was younger, my serve was so fast it was unreal and being a left hander made it even more difficult to handle. But, of course you have to practice all aspects of your game. Today Dan and I practiced for a little while just on our net volleying and it definitely helped. I do look on a lot. If you can get just one tip that day you check it out, that is great. Playing sets is good, but practice is what makes you a better player. So I just found out today about your country. I didn't know your country has had England involved in it. So that is how your english is so good.
Never the less I am glad that your english is good, it definitely helps you communiate with others. Ok Catherine have a nice day and chat real soon.

Wan on,

Scotty B.
At 6:39am on May 20, 2008, Catherine said…
I managed to put about 3 hours into tennis today at school. Hit a few rallies with my new friend, who attends the same lectures with me, but she is not from my class. I really need more practice on my strokes. I spent too much time on practicing my serves, and somehow serves are "over-weighing" my strokes. Kinda not consistent.
At 1:43pm on May 19, 2008, Diana said…
Hi Scotty, Thanks for your compliments. I wish you were here so I will have more friends to play tennis with.
At 6:28am on May 19, 2008, Catherine said…
Is it really tough getting old? You seem so energetic! Indeed nurses are everywhere in the world. But only a few really enjoy the nursing career.. Me for example, don't really enjoy nursing. Somehow I regret taking it up, and I always wonder if I really made the right choice.

But I always tell myself to trust in God, that everything is in His hands and He has planned everything out for me.

I also do regret that I started tennis so late! Plus the fact that I have to work for 3 whole years after my graduation from school, I really dread it! When am I going to have enough solid time for tennis?? I cannot wait to start tennis full time! I want to really focus on tennis full time, and join tournaments.. But well that's my dream. I have no idea if I can make it though.
At 12:52am on May 18, 2008, Scott Bellisle said…
Ni Hao Catherine,

Nice to hear from you again. Yes, I played a lot more than 4-6 hours of tennis today. I started at 9 am and finished a 5 pm. I am so very tired and can't wait to go to bed already. Yes I love having a very flexible schedule to do what I want.
Prevention was impossible due to it was a over use injury. All the years of competitive volleyball shredded my shoulder. So if I want to really play like I use to wihtout pain, I have to have it fixed. As for nurses in my life. People who I have worked for are nurses, my last 2 room mates are nurses and now I am thinking of moving to another house and one of the room mates is a nurse. Nurses everywhere, it seems like everyone is a nurse, now even you a nurse. Congrats on your part becoming a nurse. It takes a very special person to want to help poeple in life. I use to work on an ambulance for a couple of years and I did enjoy it a lot. Anyhow little sweetie, I am going to bed already. It is tough getting old, haha.

Wan on,

Scotty B.
At 12:41am on May 18, 2008, Catherine said…
4-6 hours of tennis! That is a very long session of tennis! Who do you play with? It's so good to have so much time on your hands.. You can play tennis as long as you like =D
Due to my schedules in school, I can only afford at most 3 hours to play tennis..

Having to quit tennis due to injuries is such a sad thing.. So it is always important to take note of the phrase, "Prevention is better than Cure"! Do take rests when you are tired and take care of yourself =D

Also, why are you surrounded by nurses? You many many friends who are nurses too? =)

Bye Scotty!
At 12:28pm on May 17, 2008, Scott Bellisle said…
Hey Catherine,

I would love to type a nice long email like yurs, but unfortunately I am getting to for my saturday which is about 4-6 hours of tennis. It really is a fun sport, which is also a social thing with friends. I was good when I was 2o, but had quit due to tendenitis. Which after 14 years of not playing dont hurt anymore. But after quitting tennis, I started playing volleyball, most of the time 3-4 times a week. After 14 years of volleyball, now my rotator cuff is shot. I need to have surgery and after that 6-9 months it should be fine. But I really have to go eat breakfast, tenni stats in 30 minutes. It was a nice email you sent me. Keep it up and do whatever you want to do in life, not what someone else wants you to do. I am surrounded by nurses. Ok sweetie have a nice day and type more later.

Bye cutie,

Scotty B.
At 8:16am on May 17, 2008, Catherine said…
Hello Scotty! Can I call you Scotty? I think it's cute, calling you Scotty! =D

I'm awfully glad you are enjoying your life! Being happy and living your life to the fullest is all that matters. Playing the sports you enjoy most is all that matters! And I'm sure you'll still be good-looking at your age! =D I definitely agree with you that a simple life is a happy one. I will take note of the acronym K.I.S.S! Indeed, keep it simple stupid! =D

Yeah, I think playing sports is a great way to stay fit, in fact, it is the only way to stay fit besides having a healthy diet. Singaporeans are also very lazy when it comes to exercising.. Many are just too busy with their busy schedules, totally no time to commit to sports! Even when there is free time, family and leisure time comes next on the list, not exercising.

Personally, I have never really been so active in sports until I started on tennis. In the past I play basketball, volleyball and badminton occasionally, for social reasons. Then there's was a long pause when I didn't have any interest in sports at all.. I don't know when and how tennis popped into my life. It really changed me. I just couldn't stop once I have started on tennis! I think I'm really in love with tennis. When I started out on tennis, that was I think around January last year, I went all out, I bought all my tennis equipment with my own allowance (my parents didn't support me in the sport I love, they said it was a waste of time. Nevertheless I went forth in the sport I love). Then I searched for a coach to give me lessons on tennis. Until now I'm still under him.. Still practicing! Tennis is all about practice.. I also placed most of my interests in tennis, by reading up on the news related to tennis, watched the tennis matches that world class players play on youtube, so many things I did, to catch up and stay updated in the world of tennis.

Apart from tennis, I also play other sports to stay fit and to strengthen my stamina. Tennis really requires stamina! I play badminton more often with my church pastor and friends (really hard core badminton, because I really get to sweat out!). They are really good players! I also head to the gym with my school friends occasionally. And go trekking whenever I can with my family.

Oh yes, I haven't told you, I'm currently taking up a 3 year nursing course in Singapore. I'm now in my last year, and will graduating soon in April next year. After which I will be working at a public hospital for another 3 years (I signed a contract with the hospital that I will work there are 3 years after I obtain my diploma).

Talk to you soon and waiting for your reply,


Bye Scotty! =)
At 2:49am on May 17, 2008, lei said…
no i'm not thai. i'm chinese and lei is a common chinese name. =]
At 1:26am on May 17, 2008, Dan said…
I'll be there in the morning. Thanks for the note. Sounds like it was a good time this evening.

At 12:23am on May 17, 2008, Catherine said…
Hey, totally nice and sweet of you to leave the message for me! I can't really make out your face from your display picture.. Kinda tiny! But I guess you are good looking too! By the way, do you have any idea what NRTP is? What does it mean also with the accompanying numbers, 1.0,3.0, etc?
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