An NCAA moment

(The NCAA championship is around the corner, and San Beda is poised to seal another championship. Too bad, William S. and asiong’s Mapua is already out of the running.

This essay brings me down to memory lane.  Dedicated to Arjun “The King Lion” Cordero, this piece was  written while downing bottles of SanMig light after San Beda’s devastating loss 15Sept 04)


“If one wants something badly, all the universe will conspire to help him achieve it.” Paulo Coelho is a liar.

Heaven knows, it was not just another basketball game.  Rains poured heavily and roars of thunder were heard after the painful loss, even nature grieved with us.  An earthquake shook Manila at midnight, the gods must be turning in their beds, having difficulty catching sleep, asking themselves how they could have undone a destiny of despair for the sons of Benedict.  We wanted the win so badly, we gave every bit of our soul, but fate was on the other side. Continue reading “An NCAA moment”