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Roger wishes for peace this Christmas
Roger Daniel has been shooting for almost nine years and has close to 100 medals in the sport under his belt. In November, he wrote his name in the history books of T&T when he captured a bronze medal at the Championship of the Americas Competition in Brazil. One month earlier, the father of three walked away with silver and bronze medals in the Commonwealth Games hosted in India. And in July, Daniel was at it again, copping a gold and bronze medal at the Central American and Caribbean Games held Puerto Rico.
Q: What do you think of when you hear the word Christmas?
A: Christ. I also think of family and celebrations but it’s mainly about Church for me because I grew up in a religious family.
How early do you start your Christmas preparations?
It depends on the mood that I’m in. This year, I started in November when I came back from the Championship of the Americas Competition.
Do you have a family Christmas tradition?
We go by my mom and my aunt or sometimes we may go by friends. We try to take the young ones and introduce them to family because my family tree is very big!
Have your views on Christmas changed from when you were a child?
Yes. As a child you expect things for Christmas and as an adult you give things for Christmas. But all the same, I think it’s the time of year when you see the child in the adult coming out. We tend to make the season stressful with all the things we have to do, but it really should be a fun time of the year.
Who does the Christmas cooking in your family?
My mom. She cooks great! You have to lick your fingers when you finish eat yes!
What is your ‘must have’ Christmas dish?
Pastelles! I’m a sucker for pastelles....Fruitcake too!
What would be your ideal 2010 Christmas present?
Every year I get jerseys and socks. This year, just being with friends and family is good enough for me.
What is your Christmas wish for T&T?
That we would not be selfish, which we have become. I wish you would be more peaceful and take time to be helpful to one another.
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