SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, BUILDING AND DESIGN
THE DESIGN SCHOOL
FOUNDATION IN NATURAL BUILD ENVIRONMENT
NAME: TAN SHING YEOU
STUDENT ID NO: 0314850
TOOL SELECTED: BASKETBALL
ENGLISH 2 (ENGL 0205)
WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT 1: NARRATIVE ESSAY
LECTURER: CASSANDRA WIJESURIA
SUBMISSION DATE: 14TH NOVEMBER 2013
In this narrative descriptive essay I would like to tell you about my favorite object. It is
one of the most important objects in my room and it is my basketball that i spend almost
my entire free time using. It is a Sparding leather indoor basketball and made in United
State in 2009 with the year of Los Angeles Lakers won the National Basketball
Association (NBA) champion in the finals with Orlando Magic. I have never left him
alone when I watch the NBA basketball game in front of TV. As a return, he shares my
happiness, sadness, excitement during all the time i watch basketball game alone and
play basketball with friends.
This basketball is colored a distinctive NBA-heritage orange tone. He has black grid
surround at the ball and meet at the very end of each site of the ball. The superior black
grid is like a dark string that tied the ball tight with a skinnier end on the bottom. The grip
on the end though is rubber and feels like a softened tire on a car.
He has interesting designs that makes it the best indoor basketball and has been the
official game ball of the NBA since 1983. His design features a full-grain leather cover
that provides me a exceptional feel and touch. When i touch him, i can simply feel his
built quality and playability. He may feel slick at the first few times i first played on it, but
he has getting better and better after i have break in him, as in simply done best by
playing with him as much as possible. The feeling of touching him is going more and
more familiar after time pass and he is just as feel as a part of my hand. Just like how
the man in the logo holds his basketball. He will be my joined body parts, that was my
first dream after i got my Sparding.
He is shaped like a normal ball when you blow him up and shaped like a flat ball when
he is empty with air. The process of changing air is always faster than normal basketball
due to his unique design and built technology, which always makes me the first one to
blow up my ball and start my training in the school basketball court. The exact
measurement of him is 10 x 8 x 7 inches and he is the perfect match of my hands, just
like he is made just for me.
Due to the genuine leather material, the temperature of the ball is always maintain as
constant. I have tried once before when I was playing a three on three basketball game
in Penang under the hot sun, he performed extremely outstanding than others. He was
able to maintain the same feel on my hand, as the temperature did not affected even he
has been bounced frequently on the burning road surface during the game. He could
managed to remain my feeling on it even it is heavy rain. He could be dry really fast and
able to stick on my fingers.
He had a sexy sound also, especially when I bounced him on a indoor basketball
court. Most of the time he sounds like the music bass which like the restoring spring
force when apply to Hooke's Law. He had always been my best TV friend and i can hear
his heavyhearted sound when i was sad, whereas the gay sound when i was happy. I
will always remember how great he sounds like when it vibrates in my hands when I
bounce the ball.
He is not weight as how he looks like with his brown-orange color design. With his
weight, it was the superior match as what I expect for a basketball when I played,
bounced, shoot, carried, traveled, and even hold him when I watch TV. The every
moment i shoot the ball, he has the balance between gravity weight and turning
circulation to produce the beautiful shooting curve before he reach the basketball ring.
After the first month living together with my Sparding, I bought a leather shoes
protection spray and some leather conditioner. Since that, I had never fail to rub it with a
rag and let it dry after every heavy basketball training. Nothing comes close to it with the
The function of my Sparding was not only act as a basketball, he can be a fantastic
true friend. He has always been my side when i need him. He has never fail to
understand my feeling when we watched NBA games. The most important thing, every
time when he bounced back in my hands, I can feel the excitement in him.
Now, he has been leaving at the corner of my room after my serious knee operation
and always waiting me to pick him up and back to his batter field. But sadly, I just