Interview by: Jasmine W. Payo
Photography: Alfredo Mendoza
Don't you just wish you were playing ball instead of leading the PBL?
I actually am a frustrated athlete. I tried everything -boxing, swimming, biking, basketball, badminton, tennis, billiards -but I've never been good at anything, just average. But I'm passionate about the games that I try to enter into. When I box, I spar, get a trainer,kumpleto. I wasn't born with the elongated arms and legs of an athlete so I just try to acquire the skills. With regard to being a frustrated cager, I did dream of playing in college pero sa Intrams nga hindi ako makuha. hindi ako magaling mag-dribble, hindi ako magaling mag-shoot. Malakas lang ako sumigaw. But I have learned to accept what I've become. i didn't become a basketball player but I'm working with the people with the makings if being a great one.
But you were also a varsity swimmer. so you had your share of sporting triumphs, right?
Hindi kulelat ako parati. I competed for two years in UP. Mananalo na lang kami ng medal, na-default pa kami. Hindi kasi dumating yung mga kasama ko. I have no medals I can boast of or no trophies to display for my sons to see. Yung varsity jacket ko, hindi ko na alam kung saan napunta.
These crazy battles are over 9000!
Plus, the Nike Hyper Court app is finally here
It's because she's really the cutest
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