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Hello. Sasaglit muna ako para magkuwento.

Kanina kasi abalang-abala ako sa pagbabasa ng mga twits ni JW hanggang sa napagod at pumunta nalang sa Facebook hanggang sa makita ko yung post ng isang Page na nagsasabing sa December 1 yung opening ng UAAP75 Volleyball match. Urggh! Alam mo yung feeling na akala ko ngayong October yung nasabing match na yun?! alam mo yung feeling na akala ko makikita ko na sila ng Personal?! alam mo yung feeling na ngayon October ko pinaBook yung flight ko papunta dun?!!! Urrgh. I really want to see them so bad!!!! :( Pero sige lang. Tiwala lang at sana mapilit ko silang pumunta dun ng December kahit ako lang! Chos! :D Hmp. Makapag-Study na nga lang. :) Sige Share lang. :)))

yung sa last na picture. bago lang yan. kahapon lang ninakaw.hahahaha

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August 4, 2012. DLSU vs. UST.

DLSU lost by two points to UST. The game was really intense. Double overtime, baby!

But even though DLSU lost, this day is still ONE OF THE BEST DAYS OF 2012 SO FAR.

Why? It’s because I finally met Jeron Teng!!! ♥ Dream come true. Yup he’s so cute and he smells really good! We shaked hands and I hugged him. AHHHHHH. I know I look really wasted in the photos but I don’t care. I also asked him to sign my planner. I think he’s a really nice guy. :)

In uniform or not, I'm a proud UST-AB student.

Nung Thursday, pumunta kami ng maaga ni ate Ria sa Araneta para bumili ng tickets para sa iba pa naming friends na nasa UST nung time na yun. Dahil kami yung pinakamalapit sa Araneta at baka magkaubusan ng tickets dahil parehong may games ang Ateneo at La Salle, kami na nagvolunteer bumili para sa lahat.

Nakarating kami around 12:30 p.m. at dumiretso agad kami dun sa red gate na bilihan ng tickets. Magaala-una na nun kaya may mga iba nang nakapila from both Ateneo and UST. I was wearing my AB uniform and ate Ria was wearing her GOUSTE shirt.

So along with students from the College of Commerce (in Commerce Pride shirts) and some Ateneo alumni, pumila kami. Medyo loob na kami ng pila, nasa loob na kami nung parang rope na harang sa ticket lane.

May mga CFAD na mga first year (barkada of both boys and girls) na dumating, and they will also buy bulk tickets like us. I know they’re first years because they were all wearing the lanyard and holder that came with their I.D.’s, each batch HAD THE SAME lanyards.

Pinapila nila yung isang babae nilang kabarkada sa likod ni ate Ria (na nasa likod ko) to buy tickets for all of them. Tapos nung paalis na yung barkada para pumila doon mismo sa entrance ng red gate, narinig namin ito…

CFAD guy: Uy ano ba yan. Manonood tayo ng game, nakakahiya naka-uniform tayo. (Very shy tone)

CFAD GIRL: Bakit naman tayo mahihiya, eh hindi naman tayo AB?!

Everyone in line heard that little girl. Tinignan ako nung mga taga-Commerce then tinignan siya and they were like “OH NO YOU DIN’T!”

Then, I snapped.

I called out “Excuse me, bakit? Anong problema mo sa AB?”

But they we’re leaving fast! I made sure I was heard. Inulit ko “Ate, may problema ka ba sa AB? AB ako.”

And ate Ria and I stood in line, ranting all the time, making sure that their ticket-buying kabarkada heard every word I said. But this girl, she was awkwardly pretending to text. So I faced her and said,

“Kabarkada mo? Ganda ng ugali ha. Pumili ka ng mga maayos na kaibigan?”

Hindi ko na napigilan ang sarili ko. Pasalamat siya, mga salita lang nabitawan ko.

Nung kinakausap ko na yung salesperson sa ticket booth window, sabi sa akin ni ate Ria kinausap daw sya nung nasa likod niya and said something like,

“Ate mga kaibigan ko pa yun. Sa totoo lang po, hindi ko po alam kung bakit nila nasabi yun. Sorry po talaga,” and what else. She also said something about the color of the AB skirt/lambda is blue, hence, support for Ateneo (kalaban namin for the day.)

If that was your logic, missy, is it safe to say that UST-CFAD people cannot watch UP games since you have maroon and dark green on your uniforms?

If that was your logic, then UST-Commerce students have the right to support UST because they wear yellow?

I’m not saying that I, from the UST Faculty of Arts and Letters, have perfect logic skills, but yours was really poor.

Ako lang yung nag-iisang naka-AB uniform nung sinabi mo yun.Tinignan ka na nga nung mister Ateneo alumnus dahil sa nakakahiya mong ugali at malakas mong boses. Kung makapagbitaw ng sentence, ang dami mo nang naipagmalaki. Can’t even answer me when I answered back. Hay.

I just seriously can’t believe I am in the same school with these people. Hindi ko nilalahat lahat ng taga-CFAD, pero kung sino ka mang first year na babae kang nagsabi nun, pinahiya mo lahat ng nasa college mo.

Lahat tayo, kahit saang college ka pa galing, pare-pareho lang napupuyat kaka-aral. Lahat tayo pantay-pantay, dahil lahat tayo estudyante na ang trabaho sa ngayon ay mag-aral.

Respeto.

Bakit ako mahihiyang taga-AB ako? Dahil pangit uniform ko?

Well, mas pangit ang ugali mo.

At dahil AB ako, sabi nga ng ibang college “Words are all I have,”

So here are my words telling your story for everyone to know. Now, tell me kung sino ang mas nakakahiya sa atin.

Again, nakakahiya ka maging schoolmate.

Account and words by: MAXINE PATRICIA S. SERAFICA, UST Journalism 2013, Proud Artlet, I.D. No. 2009002923, Graduating
@maxserafica  

Kakauwi ko lang galing sa MOA. Maganda naman at nag-enjoy ako manood ng LIVE sa MOA Arena ng UAAP Cheerdance. Sa may mga drummers kami ng La Salle naka-pwesto, kuya ko kasi nagbigay ng ticket at dahil LaSalle graduate sya, yun ang sinuportahan namin. Sobrang saya lang talaga kasi ramdam na ramdam namin yung dagundong ng mga drummers ng LaSalle at iba pang school.

Masasabo ko lang about the result, deserving talaga ang UP, lalo na yung point na nagpagupit ng semi-kalbo yung girls then the routines and everything was almost perfect, FEU did their best too and I’m proud of them. Galing din talaga nila at isa sa crowd nila ang the best supporter. NU, well di naman ako hater, pero I think UST or LaSalle did better than them pero the decision is FINAL kaya Congrats na lang sa kanila.

Kahit hindi ako nakapag review at kahit may sinat pa ako kanina, nawala yun lahat dahil sa event na ito, masaya din ako kasi minsan ko na lang maka-bonding ang Kuya ko kaya thankful ako. SAYA NG Cheerdance, next year ulit.

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ang bago kong mahal… Adamson #13 and #17

wla na kc Canada ko e :(

Congratulations, UE Red Warriors!

Sweet sweet victory over Ateneo Blue Eagles. :)
So who cares kung hindi sila pasok sa Final Four? That doesn’t mean they can’t defeat the top seeders of the league.

Pinatunayan lang talaga sa akin ng Season 75 ng UAAP na bilog ang bola. :)

Good Job, UE Red Warriors!
Go Fight Red and White! Bomba UE Igma Kadigma! 

Always a proud thomasian fan of UE Red Warriors since Elmer Espiritu days.  

PS. O yung mga patay na patay sa team ng UE, sige pagnasaan nyo na. :)))

UAAP Season 75 Preview: FEU And UP

2011 record: Dead Last at 2-12

Additions: Alvin Padilla, Raul Soyud, Mark Lopez, JR Gallarza, Renz Asilum, Diony Hipolito, Robby Weirzb, Chris Ball
Subtractions:  Francis Maniego, Carlo Gomez, Mark Juruena (back to Team B, Morian Gingerich, Don Fortu, Martin Pascual, Vergel Evangelista, Mikee Reyes (shoulder injury)
Holdovers: Mike Silungan, Jett Manuel, Paolo Romero, Mike Gamboa, Jelo Montecastro, Alinko Mbah, Julius Wong


Background
:  The Fighting Maroons have won only two games last year.  One against UE and another over top seeded FEU on Aug. 4 at 76-63.  They are the 4th best perimeter scoring team but the worst 3-point shooting in the league at 20%.  4th in assists, 5th in steals, last in the rebounding category but the 2nd best fastbreak team in the league with erstwhile champion Ateneo as number 1.  For Season 75, can they outlast their monicker from just Fighting to Winning?

Key Changes:  They’ve only won a single game during the preseason (vs. the Perpetual Help Altas).  They have 14th best player in the league based on statistical points – Mike Silungan, who had a single game record for most blocks in a game with 5 on Aug. 14 against UST.  Silungan has been consistent in scoring since last year at 11-points per game but has jacked up more 3-point attempts than his colleagues converting 30% of them, better than last year’s performance at 16% shooting mercilessly over 100 attempts.  That’s a lot of 3′s for a 6’4 or so guy with a 32 field goal % from last season, 35% this preseason with only 4 rebounds per game.  Bottomline, shot selection.  Silungan has to know when to take it in or out.

Alinko Mbah, Mark Lopez and Raul Soyud were their top rebounders during the preseason.  None of them hitting double digits.  and without Mark Juruena (close to 5 rebounds per game in Season 74), the Fighting Maroons have a thin frontline.  UP will have to compensate with speed and quickness from the perimeter and on the open floor.

Outlook:  The Fighting Maroons will once again thrive in the open court.  Coach Ricky Dandan will maximize his roster to the hilt (4th in Bench Scoring in Season 74).  They ranked 3rd in turnovers last year then 13th during the preseason so they have to execute on both ways.

Prognosis:   “We are 13 strong”, Dandan said who I believe has one of the best coaching minds in the league including a knack for developing potential talent.  Lets see if he can make something happen this season 75.

FEU Tamaraws 

2011 record:  3rd place at 9-5, Season 74 runner-up. Defeated Adamson in 2 games in the Final Four twice to beat then lost to Atene

o in the Finals.

Additions:  Raymar Jose, Arvie Bringas, Anthony Hargrove, Mark Belo
Subractions:  Aldrech Ramos, Ric Cawaling, Chris Exciminiano, Christian Sentcheu, Aa Fabian
Holdovers:  RR Garcia, Terrence Romeo, Cris Tolomia, Russel Escoto, Carl Cruz, Roger Pogoy, John Foronda, Gryann Mendoza, Mark Bringas

Background:  They ranked 2nd in perimeter points, 3rd in 3-pt. field goal %, and for a team that had limited inside presence last year especially against the Blue Eagles, they ranked 1st in 2nd chance points.  RR Garcia, Terrence Romeo and Cris Tolomia form the most dynamic guard trio in the league, much like the Golden State Warriors version of Run TMC.

Romeo had a single game record for most assists with 8 in their 1st game against La Salle.  Garcia is in the top 10 in the statistical points category.  Tolomia was a great compliment at 6-points per game with 8-points during the preseason.  These 3 will be the focal point of the Tamaraws offense and when they’re on the floor together expect the opposition to take notice of the potential bedlam.
Key Changes:  Size and heft.  That’s what Arvie Bringas and Anthony Hargrove bring to the table.  He is still developing but Hargrove is athletic and willing to do the dirty work at 10-points and 8 rebounds per game.  From DLSU to FEU, the Tamaraws now have a legitimate Power Forward in Arvie Bringas.  Reunited with his brother, Mark, both are a tough pair.  The gruesome twosome of the league.

FEU still has the seldom used Russel Escoto, Roger Pogoy and Gryann Mendoza.  They can provide the Tamaraws with instant offense off the bench.

 Outlook:  FEU is still a force to reckon with.  FEU has put together a team that can still contend for a Season 75 finals berth.  They weren’t expected to make it past the Final Four last year.  Who knows what might happen this year.

Prognosis:  The Tamaraws have beefed-up their roster.  The window hasn’t closed on FEU.  They have the pieces to have another shot at a finals berth.

My UAAP Season 75 ranking:

1. Ateneo Blue Eagles
2. NU Bulldogs
3. FEU Tamaraws
4. De La Salle Green Archers
5. UST Growling Tigers
6. Adamson Falcons
7. UP Fighting Maroons
8. UE Red Warriors

Finals

Ateneo Blue Eagles
NU Bulldogs

My Eventual Champion:

Ateneo Blue Eagles

she's that one TENG!

When I was about to log out of my facebook account I noticed that someone’s celebrating her birthday today. Of course I will not let this day end without greeting her. Not a simple “happy birthday” on twitter but a lengthy post here on tumblr (yeah, because I’m sweet like that! lol).

ALMIRA DENISE U. TENG. Her first name may not be familiar but for sure kapag narinig mo na ang last name niya sasambitin mo na yung pangalan nung naka jersey number 21 or 16. I’m not a basketball fan ngayon lang season ng UAAP na ‘to. Enjoy na enjoy akong manuod lalo na kapag DLSU VS. UST. Tuwang-tuwa akong makita na naglalaban sina Jeric at Jeron. Sa tuwing manunuod ako whether live or sa TV laging nako-close up itong babaeng to. Oh kung di naman lagi siyang nadadaan ng camera (ganda kasi niya). The first time that I saw her sabi ko “girlfriend siguro to ni Jeric." Sabi kasi sa Mano Po series, Ang Chinese ay para sa kapwa Chinese. Sabihin niyo nga kung anong klasing utak meron ako? haha. Until this friend of mine na ultimate "Tengster” told me na kapatid nga sya nila Jeron at Jeric. I saw my friend retweeted her tweet kaya ayun finallow ko na rin sya. Super kulit nya sa twitter. As in sinasagot nya lahat ng tweet kahit simpleng hello lang yung tweet mo sa kanya. I remember asking her her favorites tapos nilagyan ko ng hash tag na #almira101 haha. Bukod sa pagiging twitter crush ko I also admire her style. Bet na bet ko talaga yung mga porma niya lalo na kapag naka skinny jeans sya kasi super sexy nya and she’s long legged. Of course I won’t forget her H&M turban na sinama ko pa sa wish list ko nung pasko.

SEPTEMBER 15, 2012. The first time I saw her in person. Dumaan siya sa harap ko. Di siya artista pero na starstruck ako. She’s really pretty. She’s so tall. Tapos ang sexy! Ang haba ng legs at ang complexion wag ka! Kahit mag gluta ka ng 10 years di mo ma a-achieve! haha. Pero bukod sa kagandahang panglabas nyang taglay ay mas hinahangan ko ang kabutihan ng kanyang loob. I was looking at her from a far. Kausap niya yung mga fans ni Teng, Jeric na lang para di confusing. Halos hindi na niya makita yung dinadaanan niya kasi she was carrying four boxes (i think) of krispy kreme donuts na bigay ng mga fans. Instead na umiwas sa supporters ni Jeric she actually met them outside. She talked to them and she thanked them personally for supporting his brother.

Dear Ate Al. Sorry for a very long introduction. Isa lang naman ang gusto kong sabihin. HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY. You may not know me personally pero I just want you to know that I admire you. Not because you’re a TENG, not because you’re pretty and sexy, not because you’re such a fashionista, not because you’re the only legit person who can cheer  for both Green Archers and Growling Tigers, not because you’re talented but because you’re super nice and friendly and approachable. I don’t know what adjectives to describe you basta ang alam ko I admire Almira Teng. I’m so sorry if I sound so creepy or I sound like a fan girl with this blog post but I just want you to feel special on your birthday. I want you to be happy and I want you to enjoy because you’re more than Robocop’s daughter and you’re more than the heartthrobs’ sister…. BECAUSE YOU ARE ONE OF A HECK ALMIRA TENG! HAPPY BIRTHDAY ATE AL! STAY NICE, AWESOME AND FIERCE!

PLEASE DO ENJOY YOUR DAY!

(sorry kung fail yung pag-edit ng photo. I’m not from CFAD eh! hehe.)

Love,

Your number one fan :P

PS. sana may ganitong kapatid din si Fortuna :(