Jonty, Miguel, Nina and I decided to watch the game anyway.
I was the first one who entered the arena among us 4 and it was the first time I entered the South Gate of the Big Dome. As I entered, WOW! It was a sea of YELLOW! Sure you'd see spots of Green and Blue but the place was still YELLOW!!!
People were smiling at us and some were still giving their condolences. We felt welcomed by the crowd since so many wore yellow. It was an amazing experience. I felt Lola was sitting beside me.
The opening prayers by Father Nemy and Brother Bernie were beautiful. Bro Ber almost made me cry with his speech. Tried my very very best not to.
I have to give it to both the Ateneo and La Salle communities. They showed much love for my Lola. La Salle had these cool CORY Shirts, they had yellow shoelaces and even used the Laban sign during their school hymn. Thank you so much to Brother Bernie, Brother Armin and the whole DLSU community.
Ateneo had yellow shirts as warm-up shirts and yellow ribbons on their jerseys. I particularly loved the banner that said ONE BIG "L". Awesome!!! Wish I could get a jpeg of that.
It was a thriller of a game. I think my Lola made it exciting. My brother's friends with Hyram Bagatsing's sister during his internship. My Lola knew about Jonty's officemates when he was an OJT. Did she help Hyram? Hmmm... Maybe?
To be honest, I was a bit sad at the end of the game. The De La Salle community stuck with my Lola the past few years and they just showed tremendous love and support. My Lola was close to the Christian Brothers as well as the Society of Jesus. If it were only a tie. Sayang, wala na si "Kagalang-galang", Mr. Jvee Casio. My Lola loved his game. He was always humble in victory and loss. But at least Nonoy Baclao was still playing. My Lola also liked Baclao's game :)
When I got home, I cried alone several times. I missed my Lola too much. She'd always text me "congratulations" if Ateneo won. "It's ok Jiggy" if Ateneo lost... sigh... I just think that she's in a much better place now.
Thanks for the game Lola! You did it again! Who would have thought that Ateneo and La Salle could wear one color in a game??? But your magic did it again! Miss you so much Lola!