- Red Ice, Baby
I used to be really into figure skating. One day at the rink, I was skating away waiting for my coach to arrive for my one-on-one class. On that day though, I had my period. In the process of trying to perfect one of my jumps, I didn’t land properly and fell flat on my behind. When I stood up, I noticed that a portion of the ice I landed on was pinkish red. I was so embarrassed that I pretended to fall again so I could wipe off the blood! Gross! —Isabel, 20
- Let It Rip!
I was a lifter for an all girls’ school cheerleading team. As we were practicing a basket toss, my pants ripped when I had to squat to prepare for the toss. Everyone heard the rip and knew what happened. I tried to keep my cool but I just wanted to disappear into thin air! —John, 20
- Wimbledon… Not!
At a UAAP tennis match, there was this really long rally for one point between me and the other guy. After hitting the ball back and forth more than twenty times, I hit the ball to the end line of my opponent’s court and my opponent wasn’t able to get to the ball. I thought I finally won the point so I faced the crowd, put up both arms and screamed, “Yeah! Come on!” I felt like the best player alive until the umpire broke the news to me. My shot was out—and I lost the point! —Gino, 19
- Drop It Like Beckham
I invited my girl friends to watch one of my football games for the first time. Of course I made sure I played well or even better than usual that day. The game was very intense. It was so intense that it was quite physical and when I had a one-on-one thing with some guy defending me, he did a fast one and pulled down my shorts. I didn’t tie the strings of my shorts. I never do! It’s a good thing that my jersey was not tucked in so nothing was seen, but my shorts still fell down to my knees! So much for impressing the girls. —Miko, 16
- Man Overboard
We were rowing in the Pasig River one morning. I was new on the team so I wasn’t a very good rower yet. The proper way to row is to follow the cadence of the rower in front of you. At one point, I got so tired that I lost my cadence so my oar got entangled with the oar in front of me. With this, the boat capsized and we all fell into the filthy river! —Dino, 19
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