I was searching for a long lost friends. We met in high school. Wrote each other for a while, then kind of lost in touch (was my fault actually).
Anyway, her name turns up and saw an article about her in news paper.
Here’s a very interesting few paragraph —
"The most interesting story of this tournament surfaced at No. 3 singles. An unknown, Lotis Hitosis of Timpview, an exchange student from the Philippines, played Libby Romney, winner of this division last year and the third singles player in the Highland dynasty.
Hitosis, who had lost only one game in three previous matches, ended up losing only one game this entire tournament in beating Romney, 6-0, 6-0.
But the real story is even more interesting. Hitosis’ mother learned to play tennis from doctors that were treating her mother for leprosy. The mother in turn taught her daughter to play on the one and only court in town.
It was a grass court and Hitosis learned to play in her bare feet. It wasn’t until she moved to Orem this past summer to go to school that she put on her first pair of tennis shoes. And it wasn’t until she began playing for Timpview four weeks ago that she played in her first high school match.”
I met her in 1988 Philippine National Games (Palarong Pambansa). She was definitely wearing shoes then :D.
I guess since her mom had leprosy (don’t know this for a fact but Lotis was representing Puerto Princesa) and they learn the game on grass, the only way to make the story complete is to have her playing sans tennis shoes until she came to America.
Creative writing, I guess?
Unless I am buying them at their store in Budapest, I’m done with VASS. The inconsistency with their sizing is annoying to say the least. My last 3 orders, in the same last (P2) and size, all came between a half size to almost a size off.
I am going back to Carmina and Alden.