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Saturday 14-Apr-2018
【信報】玩板球汲乾英文化精髓

留學英國真的不便宜,一年花三、四十萬是等閒事,換句話講,家長每年就要揮別一架平治D Class。同學仔要報答爸爸媽媽的付出,除了要孝順父母,大家更應將留英生涯可以取得回報的機會都榨乾榨淨,這樣才能無負爸媽的犧牲,令學費值回票價。

 

如何maximise英國寄宿生活的收穫?計我話,首要任務就是要將能夠吸收英國文化精髓的機會汁都撈埋。舉個簡單例子,復活節過後,英國正值它稍瞬即逝的夏天,是英國人眼中最宜打cricket 板球的季節。在英國,男生打cricket,女生打類似的 lacrosse。兩項運動的共通處,是莫名其妙地極不討中國人的歡心。於是在英國同學熱烈參與cricket之時,香港同學仔就會三五成群邊講著廣東話,邊打起羽毛球、乒乓球及籃球來——係,我認,這樣的事我也有做過,不過畢業後我方才發現cricket其實非常值得參與,幸好大學時還有機會,未至於恨錯難返。

 

板球被認定為沉悶也是有道理的。英國人視cricket場為神聖地方,場地除比賽時都無人涉足,球員練習時便在網前重覆投球一百幾十下,期待比賽施展渾身解數的那一刻。然而到比賽當日,每隊只有兩人下場,且大部分時間花在行出行入之上,各種故弄玄虛看在外人眼中便很是無聊。

 

可是這項英國紳士運動,重點正是有很多留白位。他們的傳統是,半場休息時會去飲杯茶,傾傾偈。賽事節奏緩慢,由觀眾到球員都有很多時間閒話聊天。大不列顛人民的滋油淡定、對話技巧和交際手腕,就是在板球漫長賽事中磨練出來。

 

細想起來,板球是最適合香港學生汲取英國文化的渠道,同學仔萬萬不可錯失。想像下,他朝畢業後你在馬會衣香鬢影的交際場合,其他人都在講羽毛球、籃球的當兒,你閒閒地話題一轉,提起自己求學時打板球的點滴,討論一下板球背後巴基斯坦與印度的民族縫隙裂痕,分析一下2018年亞洲盃突遷往阿聯酋所帶來的影響⋯⋯在所有人(尤其你上司)刮目相看的眼光中,你見到那幾輛你父母當年含淚告別的平治在向你閃燈,它們用摩斯密碼向你說:「It’s all worth it。」

 

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