I did it! After sharing with you that I felt like bowling, I actually did it, alone, last weekend.
I parked my car at the 4th floor and walked in to the U-Bowl bowling alley to find a company event taking place.
I was so worried that they won’t open any lanes to the public.
I walked up to the counter and asked the counter staff (who I’ll refer to as Busy Suzy) if the lanes were open on that day.
So I waited for a while, so happy that I was gonna get some bowling done on that day.
“Berapa game?” (how many games), Busy Suzy asked.
“Tiga,” (three) I replied. I hastily added “kasut size 10” (size 10 shoes).
I paid RM20 as she activated the bowling system on her console.
I was so excited hearing the bowling pins, and smelling the oil, knowing that I was going to be bowling soon.
I selected a 14 pound ball, went to my lane and put on my bowling shoes. I keyed in my name into the system, and started bowling.
I think I set too high expectation for myself. The first game after by big ‘comeback’ and I scored an 84. I didn’t even bother jotting down my score sheet.
The lanes were so oily. Oily like they had a hokkien mee party the previous night. No matter what I tried, the ball went straight.
Ignoring the score for the first game, I started to practice those things I read in the bowling book.
For my next game, I switched to a purple grape 12 pound ball.
Now let me pause here. Using a 12 pound ball is a bit embarrassing, especially when there was a lady at the next lane using the same weight.
Immediately I could see better results because I was able to aim the ball better.
A 132 game, which I’m quite happy with, though I know there’s still a lot for me to improve.
I missed the head pin too much and wasted a couple of spares.
Third game, I was getting really tired (now you know how unfit I am). I could only muster up a 118 game.
In the 8th frame I had threw an embarrassing gutter ball that masuk longkang about half way. Really no idea what happened. Maybe I got distracted. Wasted the strike.
My body is hurting a bit. Some muscles are sore as expected, and I am still recovering.
Positive review for myself, is I practiced my approach (but not perfect yet). I managed to pickup a 7 pin spare once, and a 10 pin spare twice.
I’m looking forward to my next bowling outing.
[tags]Bowling, 1-Utama, U-Bowl[/tags]