I've been playing handball for roughly 2 years now and although people claim that it is not a sport, I believe that it is because it encompasses many aspects that other sports have. It definitely requires great endurance and accuracy. It is not something that people are naturally good at it and it takes time and energy to improve and work on many different parts of your body that handball requires. I think the most important part of handball is having great arm strength and arm accuracy. Hitting the ball with my bare hands was very difficult at first because there are many ways to hit it (serving the ball). I feel like the difference it has from other sports makes it seem inferior them, but I think if handball spreads to other places (because it seems like it's a NYC thing only), then it'll slowly gain more popularity and more people will take notice of it.
My parents have inspired me to cook, especially with the asian dishes and soup they make at home. But besides main courses, I also like to bake. My sister first introduced baking to me when she had to make a cake for one of her class parties. She bought cake mix and then I asked her if there's such thing as brownie mix. She told me there is so the next time I went shopping with her, I made sure I went home with a brownie mix. From there, I was told that people make kit kat brownies and I had to try it. However, I was a bit disappointed with the result because the wafer part of the kit kat was no longer crispy and it tasted soggy and disgusting. But it did make the brownie sweeter.
I love rowing and I also dislike how unknown and hidden this activity and sport is. Rowing is in the olympics so it is definitely a global phenomenon unlike handball. But one thing I noticed between rowing and handball is that both sports require very expensive equipment or a very expansive area. Rowing cannot be done yearly and neither can handball. But back to rowing, I first discovered it when I was at my college's club fair. I saw a table vouching for Stony Brook's Crew time and I almost ignored that table, not knowing what crew was. I thought it meant a club of something and I wasn't sure until someone approached me with an oar and give me a brief description of what it is used for and it was then that I learned the synonymous meaning of rowing and crew. I was also surprised that he said rowing is a leg sport as opposed to an arm sport because I would assume that the power is coming from your arms (on how hard you pull), but the speed of recovery is also very important.