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The Day Manny Fell

I'm not a sports fan. But I love Manny, he is a filipino and our Hero. I met him in person and made me admire him more.

I haven't really watch an entire boxing match in my whole life. Among all sports boxing is my least favorite. I don't like anything violent. Hindi kaya ng sikmura ko.

But like everyone else I get the hype everytime Manny has a fight. Because of:

1) Vito. He is the athlete in our family. Everytime Manny would have a fight it was a big thing for him and his friends. They would all meet up in our house and would go together and watch.

2) Renante. Our driver. He would bet in every fight and he would follow the fight on radio. So, I would just get updates from him.

And, it's usually: "panalo tayo Maam"

So, okay Manny always win. We all know that. We all expect that. Life goes on...

Yesterday was ordinary for me. I knew he had a fight that day. But since Vito is not home anymore and Renante was on day off wala na akong updates. Pero sure ako Manny will win. Sure ako.

Until I got a call. All the way from New York. And the first thing I heard was: "Manny lost. He got knocked out!" I jumped off my bed and ran to the bathroom. Na ihi ako bigla!

"WHAT?" I was screaming on the phone and everything for me was a blur.

"He lost. He got knocked out!"

I said, "no way" Are you kidding me?

"No. He lost. He got knocked out!"

When I knew he wasn't joking I blurted right away: "buti nga sa kanya!"

I felt so bad. That was the only thing I could say. Sorry, tao lang ako, pinoy pa.

My point is that he should have stopped while he was ahead. Tama na. Sobra na. Masakit na tingnan. Ang sagwa na tingnan ni Jinkee.

Deep inside me I would always want to remember him as our Champion, our Hero (he still is in my heart) he will always be the Manny I met in one of his Victory Parties in Gov. Chavit Singson's house in 2010. Who was very nice and very accomodating. And very gentle. Hindi boksingero ang aura nya.

He arrived in the dinner past 9 PM already. By that time all the guests had finished eating. When he arrived everyone wanted to take pictures, he gave in to all requests. In every table.

It was nearly midnight and I wanted to go home already and by the look of it mukhang mga 1am na aabot si Manny sa table namin. I didn't want to go home without a picture with him. I promised someone who was his greatest fan that I wont go home until I have a picture. With him.

So, I stood up went thru the crowd, pass his very tight and 1 zillion security. All I could remember was I said: "tabi, tabi kayo dyn at kailangan ko ng picture, uuwi na ako!" And the next thing I knew Manny was f****G right in front of me! I didn't know what to say! So, I said: "can I have a picture with you?" He smiled and stood beside me. My hand was shaking. So, I held my camera in front of our faces and he held my elbow gently so it would stop shaking. And I got my picture.

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Maraming, maraming salamat Manny!

I will always celebrate win or lose.

CHEERS! For a job well done!
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( 4 comments — Leave a comment )
Dec. 10th, 2012 12:50 am (UTC)

My point is that he should have stopped while he was ahead. Tama na. Sobra na. Masakit na tingnan. Ang sagwa na tingnan ni Jinkee.

Dec. 10th, 2012 12:56 am (UTC)
Re: maNNY
Dec. 10th, 2012 07:16 am (UTC)
You nailed it when you said "Ang sagwa na tingnan ni Jinkee."

I guess no one in her circle has the balls to tell that to her.
Dec. 11th, 2012 02:01 am (UTC)
that's usually the case naman eh. People around you will just make sipsip and wont tell you the truth. Thats why it's better if you know how to look at yourself in the mirror! lol! Kidding aside, you have to know what's bagay and not bagay to you. You have to know yourself talaga.

Besides that, I am not for any kind of cosmetic enhancement, surgery or whatever you call that. 100% it will change the way you look. For the worst.

Just ready yourself that one day wrinkles will come out and embrace your age. Celebrate your age. I know it's such a cliche but, grow old gracefully.

In Jinkee's case kasi, they have too much money PLUS Manny loves to go around with younger girls. So, partly psychological din why she had all these things done to herself. Of course you'd want to look young so your husband wont look for younger girls and na bola sya masyado ni Belo! hahahahaha!

Thats just my 2 cents.
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