Thursday, September 27, 2007

Priceless win. 65-64.

We were at the Araneta a while ago. Once upon a time, I blogged about stats, my humble analysis, and the analysis of the other sports experts around. But now, there are only two facts that matter to me. (1) Ateneo-La Salle standing for Season 70: 3-1. :D (2) We still have a chance to win the finals! :D

There were 4 extremely high points in the game for the crowd. (1) When Ateneo was tied with La Salle. (2) When Chris Tiu made his 1st and last 3 point shot. (3)When Chris Tiu made the winning shot. (4) When we won!!!

And the reason why the stats don't matter so much to me anymore is because this is a game won by heart. We receive various text, news and opinion about game fixing, profit, etc. But for people like me, the people who truly enjoy and love the game, and for people like our Ateneo Blue Eagles, the game has greater value. Because truly, the joy I felt, our entire block felt, the Ateneo Araneta crowd felt, the Ateneo community and faithfuls felt is beyond priceless.

OAA, thanks for the free ticket. Block N, thanks for the great company!!! :D Pictures in my multiply.

Oh. And Happy 18th birthday Alyssa!!! Thank you for the Krispy Kreme donuts especially the Ateneo donuts. :D

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Come to think of it.

Last Sunday's gospel can be read to give various lessons. But there's one that our priest pointed out which I've never read before.

He concentrates on:

“For the children of this world are more prudent in dealing with their own generation than are the children of light." (Luke 16:8)

The priest explains it wonderfully. Masmaparaan pa ang mga masasama kaysa sa mga mabubuti. People can be so intelligently cunning when they want to do something wrong. But when it comes to doing good, less effort and thinking are exerted.

If only the good choose to use their minds and abilities to the fullest as much as those who do evil, instead of just accepting the situation of society, then maybe, cliche as it may be, there is a better world in store for us.

Thank you again.

This sembreak promises to be a very interesting and fun-filled one. Thank you Lord for the opportunities. You truly can never be outdone in generosity.

Friends, please pray for my Math nga pala. It's the only thing that's not making me wish the sem would go by quick enough.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007


Today, a friend told me a story of lack of effective communication about an event, which shows some inefficiency in the way the group runs things. I'm not one to quickly pass judgement but it's quite disappointing considering that I hold this group in high regard.

It's even sadder because this friend had to let go of an opportunity, which could have been held on to if not for the faulty communication.

In Pisay, I was given the opportunity to become a leader. I set meetings and events. I decided the place and the time, all of which I could choose to set depending on what would be best for me. I understand that the leaders can do these but what are irritating, I realized, are meetings cancelled too late, people who have agreed to attend not arriving and meetings that waste people's time.

I now truly understand that once you release news, you have to try your best to push through with what you have announced. Actual people's lives revolve on what people in power have set before them.

Once again.

I know. I've been talking about the Eagles in my last 3 entries including this. I can't help it. I'm a fan girl. I was a mega supporter of the Green Archers before and I wasn't even a La Sallian. What do you expect now that I'm an Atenean? :p

Here's another thing I learned that makes me even prouder to be Atenean despite the loss yesterday:

"While the victors sang their hymn, team captain Chris Tiu pulled Yuri Escueta, Jai Reyes, and Eric Salamat in a short huddle. “Let’s put this loss quickly behind us because it’s not yet over,” yelled Tiu his voice cracking with emotion. “Let’s prepare for UST.”

They were right in front of me and I could see Reyes battling back the tears. Escueta’s expression showed that he was already calculating the odds of such a Herculean task, but he nodded intently. Salamat let out a howl of disgust but was quick to cast his lot in, “Laban tayo, laban pa! Hindi pa tapos (Let’s fight, fight on! It’s not yet over)!” "

Read the whole article by Rick Olivares from the Ateneo official site.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Masarap pa rin maging Atenista. :D

Contrary to yesterday's post, I was able to watch live!!! :D Thank you for the tickets, MELISSA!!! I cannot express how thankful and happy I am. Thank you!!! :D Thank you Mel! :D Next time, dapat kasama ka na talaga. Thank you Tin and Regine for the company! :) Thank you Joriel and Mea(kahit hindi kita kilala. :D) for running to get the tickets!

First, I want to say... The guys who had the chance to hold the ball (Jai Reyes and Eric Salamat. (Tama ba?)) during the last play should have attempted a 3. I even heard the La Sallians outside commenting on this. Pati ata sila naghihinayang. :)) Why pass it to Zion with a second remaining when he's inside and couldn't possibly make a 3 from there? I wouldn't have mind a 3 point La Salle victory if there were at least an attempt. I don't think all those 3 point shooters (Jai, Eric and Eman(Haha. Again, tama ba?)) were placed inside the game so that they could find Chris Tiu and pass him the ball. Maybe they were there because they had the authority to shoot from the outside. You think?

There was a great amount of teasing. Haha. Here were some of the "banats:"
DLSU: Beat Ateneo! Animo La Salle!
ADMU: Animo Al Salle!
ADMU: Suspended!
DLSU: NU! NU! NU! (Just my comment. Well, buti pa NU, natalo kami nung eliminations. :p)
DLSU: (One of their banners read "Thank you NU!")
DLSU: (Their half-time presentation. :p)
ADMU: Wrong spelling! (This used to refer to the "DLSU. Animo La Salle" cheer. Now it has more meaning because of their Cheering presentation last Sunday. hehe.)
DLSU: (banner again) Not this time!
DLSU: (banner again. Something like "Bawal Tiumamba ngayon" basta something that contains the word tiumamba.)
There are more from DLSU either because I was obviously in the Ateneo side so I couldn't see our banners na pangasar or those from DLSU just have so much to be angry about and love teasing.

But despite that, I enjoyed the game. Since this is the 1st UAAP game I watched live, I realized a game is much more appreciated in the colliseum than on TV. This is also the reason why a loss witnessed live is much more easier to bear. I'm speaking for myself here. The team played well for 40 basketball minutes. Watching it on tv, I knew each shot and second was important. Live, every second felt important and was exciting. How could you feel angry at a team or feel extreme depression when you see your team has given their all for their school?

While walking to the jeepney terminal and passing through the groups of La Sallians there, I felt like I had to walk with head up high. Haha.

Congratulations La Salle! I'm still happy because we have a great team captain (Chris Tiu quickly approached the La Sallians to congratulate them.), a great team (the Eagles are the best!!! They are sooo hardworking!), a great crowd (we had great spirit and we clapped for their victory) and a great school. Watching live has made me love the Ateneo Blue Eagles more than I already have. Win or lose, it's the school we choose. I say that with so much pride right now. Talagang masarap maging Atenista!!! :D

Monday, September 17, 2007

Sold Out.

Since we're dismissed early on Mondays, the girls of our block decided to go to Araneta to try and buy tickets for tomorrow's Ateneo-La Salle game. They were going to sell some in school but we didn't want to line up as early as 2 pm to buy tickets at 4 pm. To our dismay, there were 0 tickets left and the only chance we had was to either go back to Ateneo to line up and get GenAd tickets or go to Araneta tom and buy GenAd tickets right before the game.

And so, as I have resigned to doing the past 2 Ateneo-La Salle games, I'm going to watch at home and disturb the neighbors with my high shriek when Chris Tiu makes the game-winning shot.

I so hope and pray we win again tomorrow.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Thank you

I got into ASLA Batch 6!

Thank you Lord! This is another wonderful blessing. Pahiya na naman ako when I tried to give up when a challenge came along.

Thank you parents, Sir Ed, Jason, Rob and Ivan for the support. :D Thank you God for these people.

Congrats to Rob, Ivan, Kuya Ed, Kuya Jaron and Ate Noreen! :D

I'm so excited. :)

Thursday, September 13, 2007


Gabriella Montez: Do you remember in kindergarten,how you'd meet a kid, and know nothing about them, then 10 seconds later you'd be playing like you were best friends, because you didn't have to be anyone but yourself?

Too bad we can't be kids forever.

I guess one of the most difficult things we have to deal with as we grow older is the fact that there are different personalities and a wide range of experiences, values, ideals and attitudes that we won't understand. Most of these new personalities, you'll understand. But the challenge is to keep your ground (Be yourself if being yourself is a good thing. Otherwise, it's just being stubborn.) but still know how to constructively and harmoniously correlate with the person (or persons if you're situation's that sad) you just can't fathom at all.

Diversity and change are sure in this world. You have to learn to live with it or you'll be drained trying to fight it.

It's difficult but rewarding. Jesus said kasi yesterday, "If you love only the people who love you, why should you receive a blessing? Even sinners do that. ... No! Love your enemies and do good to them; lend and expect nothing back. You will then have a great reward, and you will be sons of the Most High God."

Oh. Most importantly, pray that that person or those people don't make it any more difficult than it already is. :D

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Alumni Homecoming 2007

Attended the Alumni Homecoming last Saturday.

I loved being there. Mostly, we just sat down but I really enjoyed doing that. It felt great to just be there surrounded by the people I feel so at home with. In high school, we didn't stand up, say hi and take pictures with everyone. Just knowing that these people were around us made us feel safe and comforable. That's why this was one of the rare moments when I loved just sitting down and saying nothing.

Like Ray2, seeing the Journ people and talking about the paper made me miss Journ too. :(
Actually, I miss '07, our teachers and everyone else. :(

Before reaching Pisay, I felt a certain nervousness. During the invocation, I felt a chill. In the grandstand, I felt nostalgia. And on my way home, I once again remembered that we will never share the same moments we used to while we were in Pisay. But I'm more than greatful I had the chance to experience Pisay with them. Hopefully, though not the same moments, the taking part in each other's lives hasn't ended.

Sorry. Senti.