Monday, August 10, 2009

Thoughts about the game...

At first we really didn't want to go to the game because we were afraid that no one would wear yellow... Plus personally, basketball reminds me too much about my Lola.

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!

8 comments:

Monica:) said...

Hi jiggy I just noticed that we have something in common my lolo died even without knowing him like u I was not even born yet:)but my lola is my bestfriend like u love ur lola cory and we love them so much that the Lord and Mother Mary had to take them but I know they are in a happy and fun place with their husbands so don't feel bad and sad just be happy even though u won't see her and talk to her physically just remember she is still alive and u can always talk to her and ur lolo anytime:)that's what I do and I thought it might help u:)love monica:)feel better:)add me in facebook:)monicacolleendominguez@yahoo.com:)LOL:)

The Archer said...

hi, jiggy. sorry for posting this here, but i believe you'd appreciate it and i simply want you to know. :) the day your Lola was to be buried, my blog entry was chosen as the #1 Editor's Pick at the very First Carnival of Pen, Pencil and Paper. it's the only Pinoy entry there, and i'm so mighty proud of that! i'd like to dedicate it to your Lola, as a thanksgiving for everything She has done for the country and for the world! and sarap maging Pinoy! and oh, if you'd read the enrty (sana naman LOL), i wrote about my notebooks (it's my poison as comic books are to you :) ), and most of them are Pinoy notebooks! basta you read na lang if you have the time. cheers! http://www.notebookstories.com/2009/08/04/the-first-carnival-of-pen-pencil-and-paper/

pinoypep said...

hi jiggy..

of all tita cory's apo, i like you the most..

anyway..

im from pinoyPEP, an online magazine for Filipinos.

i just want to ask your view sa isyu tungkol sa pagpapatigil ni Willie Revillame sa coverage ng burol ng Lola mo?

i hope that you would give us at least, a short statement.

godbless.

http://pinoypep.blogspot.com/2009/08/willie-revillame-walang-kasalanan.html

ninuuuh said...

Hi Jiggy! While I was reading your entry, I remembered my Lolo, who also liked watching basketball with me. The day before he died, we were watching an Ateneo-Lasalle game. Ateneo lost, and being a blue eagle fan here, he also told me "it's okay" and that there's always a next game.

I miss him everyday as well. I'd like to think that he's my guardian angel now. Hehe.

Smile, Jiggy! God bless:)

julie orellina said...

i was actually watching it on tv. and i know that you're holding back your tears during brother bernie's message. it almost made me cry too. how much more ikaw dba? hahaha

btw, we have the same sentiments na pinaTHRILL ng lola mo ung game. i even thought you prayed to your lola to let ateneo win:D i even wrote it on my blog. hehehe

i know in time jigs (feeling close e.lol) that you can move on. it may take a while though, but there is no rush:) im sure you're lola is watching over you and your whole family in heaven. :) God bless and take care.

julie orellina said...

i was actually watching it on tv. and i know that you're holding back your tears during brother bernie's message. it almost made me cry too. how much more ikaw dba? hahaha

btw, we have the same sentiments na pinaTHRILL ng lola mo ung game. i even thought you prayed to your lola to let ateneo win:D i even wrote it on my blog. hehehe

i know in time jigs (feeling close e.lol) that you can move on. it may take a while though, but there is no rush:) im sure you're lola is watching over you and your whole family in heaven. :) God bless and take care.

Michelle said...

As requested: http://www.fabilioh.com/photos/main.php?g2_itemId=48232

You can probably message Aly on Facebook to ask for a hi-res copy of the picture. :)

This picture by Philip Sison is also a good shot: http://www.fabilioh.com/photos/main.php?g2_itemId=48455

LhobiE said...

ok lng yan..'
dont cry..,ur lola is on the gOod hands of GOD..(^^,)

keeP SMILING..ur LOLa wants that..

GOD BLESS