Aside from the antibiotic prescription from yesterday’s check-up, the doctor also advised me to undergo another CBC test to rule out other mosquito related diseases like Chikungunya and Dengue. Just a little background, I decided to take a leave from work last Friday for a medical check-up. I was paranoid that I have Tetanus which I possibly acquired from my almost 2 weeks-old traditional tattoo. I was experiencing on & off fever, body muscles spasms and breathing problem. Thank God that the diagnosis was only severe inflammation of tonsils.
The CBC result will be released after two hours. I was too lazy to go home, back again at the hospital to get the result and go home again afterwards. While waiting for the result at the hospital, I played games on my mobile phone but got bored so I decided to went out for sight seeing. I came across Plaza Morga, just in front of the hospital. There were group of men playing a game, they have mallets and they’re using it to hit a ball. Out of curiosity, I sat at one of the concrete benches and watched them play, I was clueless on the name of the sport until I read the name of the club in the scoreboard, Morga Gateball Club. Gateball is a mallet sport originated in Japan. I really don’t know the rules but by watching it, they use a mallet to hit the ball making sure it passes through the 3 gates and hit the pole to score.
What makes the sport interesting to me that time? Most of the players were shirtless and barefooted but they were very focused and highly strategic. Talking about passion or fashion? :)
Where and When: Tondo, Manila – January 11, 2014
Camera Used: Samsung Galaxy Note 2