#GoGilas

Yung pagod na pagod ka na,
pero ang layo layo mo pa…
Tapos napapaisip ka,
bakit ka nga ulit pumusta?

Nagkamali ka ata ng tantsa,
hindi mo naman pala kaya…
Kahit kaibigan mo di naniniwala,
sadyang imposible yata talaga.

Sakit ng katawan, maga ang mata,
hindi nila alam, umiiyak ka na…
Pakiramdam mo susuko ka na,
Gaano katagal pa ba?

Pero wala e, nandito ka na,
e di lubos lubusin mo na…
Malay mo, kaya mo naman pala,
kesa umayaw ka, walang mapapala.

Isang hingang malalim, o lima,
minsan lang ito, itodo mo na…
Wag kang mawawalan ng pag-asa,
konti na lang yan, kakayanin pa, di ba?

Laban Pilipinas Puso

The Philippines’ return to the world basketball stage started last night when Philippines took on Croatia to open its campaign in the FIBA World Cup 2014 in Spain.

Gilas Pilipinas lost that game by three points, but that was after they pushed the 20-plus point favorite opponent into overtime. They showed a lot of heart in that loss, introducing the world to the Filipino kind of basketball.

Last year’s silver medal finish in the FIBA Asia Championship (which got them the slot into this year’s FIBA Worlds) was magical.

I’m hoping for the same magic this year.

Laban Pilipinas PUSO!!!

New Beginnings

“Resolutions” can be done at any time or day of the year – but we all know people famously make them on “New Year’s”. There’s something about the turn of the year that appeals to starting something new, somethings fresh, something better.

Yes, we also know that most of the time, these resolutions don’t last. It can already be considered an achievement if it reaches Valentine’s day. In as much as we set ourselves into being better, reality sets in and complications (too busy! too lazy! lack of commitment!) prevents us from following through.

While I couldn’t really consider what I did the past couple of days as “reflecting” [Read: Sleep. Eat. Sleep. Watch Series. 2k14. Sleep. Clash of Clans. Eat. Sleep. Facebook. Twitter. Sleep.], I got a jolt in me saying maybe it’s time for new beginnings.

I guess there wasn’t really a big need for reflecting because I already knew about it. I just needed the push to get on with it.

To getting myself out of a runt and for making myself better. No, I won’t use the word “try”. It’s time for ‘doing’ things, not ‘trying’ them.

Yes, the new year is several month’s away, but why wait for January 1st? As one of my favorite quotes from the movie Vanilla Sky goes, “Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around”.

Hopefully isn’t like those other resolutions that fizzled after a couple of days or weeks. Hopefully this is something that lasts.

4 months. 1 Week.

Panalo | Talo

minsan panalo, minsan naman talo
ganun talaga ang ikot ng mundo
di laging makukuha ating gusto
tanggapin na lang na sadyang ganito
di sa wala na tayong magagawa
wag pa rin susuko’t magsasawa
tuloy parin tayong lahat lalaban
walang iwanan sa ating koponan
sama-sama lahat sa lalakbayin
makakamit din ang ating mithiin

Suntok Sa Buwan

Naranasan mo na bang sumuntok sa buwan?
Yung sumugal kahit wala ka sa katwiran?

Hindi umuubra kahit ano mong pilit;
Tadhana’y ganyan talaga, sadyang malupit.

Gaano man kadami iyak mo at luha,
Anumang gawin mo sadyang di makukuha.

Pero ganun pa man ay di ka papatalo,
Aasa ka pa rin, aasa sa milagro.