This week ended with a fun training from Raul. He had organized a training on Sunday morning. He called it Fortalesa Fit, commando style. The commando-style scared some people away. What Raul meant with commando-style, was that we, the participants had to follow his assignment immediately. Raul wanted to have mud on the field. His wish became true. It rained, after more than 6 months, in Curacao. So when his commando to sit down came, everybody was quiet but we sat down in the mud. We had a lot of fun, but we exercised too.
I used the opportunity to give the participants a sample of a pre-workout supplement and an Energy + Focus tablet from Amway. It was just a sample so not everybody felt something. Some of us felt that we were ‘awake’ despite the early hours.
This week I had to do a VoiceOver. I have played some very small parts in two movies locally produced. The 1st one played in a theatre and for a long time on tv. Take a look at my part in this one, “E seminarista”. Do you know that my husband is an actor too? He made a very good movie some years ago. In the movie, he could use his martial arts skills; Sensei Rendenshon. His son played in the movie too.
The second movie has not seen the light of day yet. In the Caribbean we have something like Netflix and it is called Cariflix. Somebody of Cariflix gave some recommendations and one of my scenes needed a voice over. It was done in a windy condition. I had never done something like that. At first I was listening to myself and then saying the things I should. Then I was looking at the screen showing the movie and not to what I had to say. And then, and then … Finally he had something he could work with. A new experience.
What a surprise. One newspaper published an article about my mom. How she was a board member, a player, a trainer and a coach in table tennis. She has been active for more than 60 years in table tennis. She enjoyed that time a lot. It has been her life.
The picture they put was from the night they honored everything she had done for the sports world in Curacao. The neighbor, Rudy, gave my parents the newspaper. She has practiced a lot of sports; athletics, volleyball (where she met my dad), basketball, lawn tennis, table tennis, badminton, and probably one I forgot.
Later during the week, a man I used to work with at the university apped me telling me he saw my mom in the Newspaper (Extra) and on tv.
On Saturday, Kaina and I attended an Online Open Day of her future university. The university is in the Netherlands so we had to wake up very early to attend. Via Zoom they were sharing info and there were a lot of opportunities to ask questions. By now Kaina and I know a lot about the university. I like the way the students can make their own curriculum, that the university (the only one in the Netherlands) guarantees to house all the students. The houses are very close to the University. She can walk the distance in 5 to 10 minutes. I am so happy that my daughter found a university that is made for her. In the Netherlands, they have University Colleges, an English based university but with the possibilities of an American college/university. The costs are a little bit higher than a normal university. But that is ok.