A few days ago I sprained my ankle. How it happened was the most stupid thing ever. I was playing XBOX Kinect with some of the Nuffies in the office. We were playing the Kinect Sports where I was supposed to throw a Javelin. You know some Olympics athletic kind of stuff. So I took a few steps back, then ran forward and hurled my arm to throw the javelin. I did it really well. Soooo well in fact and with so much force that I threw myself forward too.
I stumbled, tripped on the carpet and fell right against a table. I could barely walk so the next day I went to see one of those traditional Chinese doctors. She put some chinese herbs on my ankle and bandaged it up. It seems that only Chinese doctors seem to have some form of treatment for a sprained ankle. The modern Western doctors we normally see for other things just give us painkillers or anti-inflammatory stuff and tell us to rest the ankle.
The next day I went to Singapore for Ming’s birthday. Ming had a laser tag session and somehow I ended up playing too. Ever tried playing laser-tag when you can’t run? In laser-tag, when someone gets shot you quickly run away. I on the other hand could only carefully walk away.
Lots of people were asking how I sprained my ankle and I realized how uncool it is to tell people that I hurt myself playing Kinect. So the “official” story when people asked how I sprained my ankle is:
“I got into a fight”.
“I was playing football and the opponent was about to score a goal on my team but I slided and kicked the ball away. In the process 3 big players fell on my ankle at the same time. My strong ankle was still okay after that but I got run over by a tank while crossing the road after the game.”.
So that’s the official story everyone. Make sure you get it right ok?