My passion for soccer and taking the challenges in it has led me to improve my skills. The challenging mode of this sport may test skills in eight different disciplines: attacking, defending, dribbling, short passing, manual passing, free kick long passing, free kick shooting, and ball possession. These challenges may require one to pilot one’s way through certain paths within a time limit, while other challenges have one aiming at increasingly small targets. The challenges can become more difficult depending on how good the opponent is; therefore, it takes one to try to be more skillful as much as one can. When you think of the team having to work as one, trying to get many heads to cooperate is not a simple task. I treat my studies as I do my game. It will not a problem for me to excel then since I thrive on challenge. There was a time in my high school, however, where online game and video games got me hooked in the very first of the semester 2001. I was getting too serious on soccer practice that affected much my academic performance the first-term exam of this semester. I am thankful, however, that my class teacher never gave up in encouraging me and giving me extra lessons. Due to my good performance in academics, I had garnered the Lion & Globe Education Trust Most Improved Student Award for 2001-2002 in high school.