Tuesday, July 4, 2006


Dear Me,

It was Sunday mid-morning and from the top floor of the house, I could see that there were less people out in the streets. Trikes that frequently plied the main access road were nowhere to be seen. The street looked deserted.

Shrugging that off, I told my brother to accompany me to SM Tayuman to do the groceries. He asked me what time and I said that we would be leaving at 3pm.

"No!" was his retort. "It's Pacquiao's fight today!"

"Oh..." was all I said.

I could then imagine my father (now living in a less busier place) sitting in the comforts of the sofa with the boobtube on. He loves the game.

Weeks before the fight, I was voicing out these thoughts:
  • What if Manny lose?
  • It's becoming irritating that he has lots of product endorsements appearing everywhere. Everyone is taking advantage of his seemingly growing popularity base.
  • I hope that he keeps quiet and not be too vocal of the outcome of his fight; otherwise, that will be embarassing not only for him but to us all Pinoys. There's nothing wrong of being sure & proud of one's fight but too flaunt it arrogantly will be very devastating if the result will be the other way around.

    I am never fond of boxing so I am not so eager to know anything about his fight. But within me, I had prayed that God would deliver him well enough to win and bring honor to this country.

    And God did!

    When I heard that Pacman won, thereby retaining his
    World Boxing Council (WBC) International super-featherweight title, I felt goosebumps all over my body. I couldn't help but be proud of him and his glorious feat. He made every Filipino and even other nationalities proud. He had put the Filipinos and the Philippines in the world map again.

    photo from BBC News

    He inspired a lot of Filipinos in these trying times and he proved that everything's possible if one believed and worked for it.

    He had tread the long, winding road and still continues to do so. I hope and pray that nothing will change him.

    Hail Pacman! =)

    PS. To
    Oscar Larrios, it was a good fight and I admired your intensity, confidence and humility. I can't say the same for Erik Morales, though. Hehehe.

    1. it's a great feeling whenever he wins. sana di sya maging mayabang. at please sana wag mgpakashowbiz.

      as for larios, hats off to that guy! he has my respect. he is a man, strong yet humble. great spirit!

    2. wrigley, sana nga fame won't make his head swell. For sure, that will clinch his downfall in the end.

      papa larios, ys, hats off talaga! =)


    It is always refreshing to know what is in your mind. Thanks!