Boys with balls. Love them or hate them. Love them because of that oh-so-bad-boy factor; hate them because they always seem to break your heart. For some reason, people always claim that girls are attracted to bad boys -- the thrill seeking kinds, the ones that break your heart, leave you, come back and spit on you then, as if it isn't enough, step all over your dead corpse in their muddy sneaks.... (sorry for being too graphic)...
I've never had a love for bad boys, I don't remember any of my exes to be bad boys (at least not when I was with them, though one did become a bad boy later on...) Come to think of it, if my friend's father took sky diving as a hobby I'd be like "Woooow so coooool", but if my father decided one day to take up such a sport, I'd like TOTALLY flip out... it's way toooo dangerous to potentially lose MY daddy through life risking activities as such.
Yet again, there has been something I've realized....
Where the hot and thrill seeking (bad?) boys hang out, so will the GIRLS FLOCK!! But WHY flock, and where?.....
Truly, A new kind of sports culture is emerging in Singapore. Have you noticed them? The GOOD kind of bad boys?!? The city is its playground and the streets are coming to life with the voices and movements of a new generation of urban tribes!!!
TRIBES? ... what tribes? No silly, not the uga-jaga-uga-jaga-uga-jagaaa cannibalistic ones!
Nike has gone out of their way to salute our youth, from skateboarders and BMX bikers to B-boys and street footballers. For the (scardey-cat fuddyduddy old foggies) people like me who prefer to admire from afar, and never had the courage to talk to these street daredevils, here's a chance and Nike offers you insight into their lives... interview with these undercelebrated stars..vto celebrate their diversity and vitality by focusing on individual narratives, rather than harping on the infrastructure (or lack thereof).
Gives the term "Flying without wings" a whole new meaning huh?
Now you see him.... Now you don't.... all without the crash gear!!!
Confidently global in their outlook, yet proudly local in their pursuits, these are the folks that give our streets a little more buzz and soul. These guys live for the moment and enjoy milking whatever they can out of every living second.
It's all about play.
This got me thinking, maybe I should be more adventurous and actually take up a sport of some sorts? Sitting on my fat ass all day long isn't going to get me healthy. Maybe I too, should take up break dancing... so as any girl would do... I emailed my girl friend about it,
ME: "Aye babe, thinking of taking up break dancing, wanna join? Call me XOXOXO!"
Her response: *nothing*..
.. but she did send me the picture below.. and when they say a picture paints a thousand words -- hell yes, it does. And I quickly got the idea whether or not she thought we should engage in rough tumble and play together...
I digress, back to these daredevil youths, they embrace the physicality and danger implicit in what they do with imagination and creativity, accepting that learning is the key to mastery. This is their story - a story built around a different lifestyle. For them, the tribe is their culture and the proud badge of their identity.
But truly, nothing turns a girl on more than a guy with good ball sense and a good set of wheels (whatever kinds they may be...) Bad boys or not, we still flock to them like bees to honey..
Find out more at nike.com.sg.