Sunday, October 21, 2012

Beautiful Sunday # 26 - Victorious

This week was so different from my past usual working schedule. The first semester is over so I finally bid goodbye to working for 12 hours every Monday and Wednesday. Gone are the days when I have to report for 7 am to 7 pm and report the next day for 7 am again. Hooray! I have three weeks to savor my relatively relaxed work life.

Everything seems to be stable not until our school surprisingly made it to the championship of the oldest collegiate league in the Philippines. Our basketball team became the underdogs during the elimination. We never expected them to reach the most coveted championship. So over the past days, almost half of the week was spent waiting and watching every game of the best of three championship.

The first two games were over and I was present in both, even though it meant leaving away some office work. haha Good thing, my own boss is a great supporter of our team too.

We lost game 1 and though it was heart breaking, I'm left with smiles because watching the game meant bonding and eating out with great friends and seeing my students on a lighter and happier environment
Game 1 @ MOA Arena

First game was held in the newly opened Mall of Asia Arena. It was my first time to see the humongous place. I was excited even though I heard from some friends that the venue does not help those with fear of heights. Unfortunately, I have personally experienced their negative feedback. I was seated in the upper box section and whew! The area was so steep and frightening. To those who will be watching basketball games or any other event, I advice purchasing the lower box, patron or the premiere section for better and safer experience.

Game 2 is ours, hooray!
Game 2 @ Araneta

Thank God the game was transferred to Araneta. We arrived early and I was given a huge surprise. The ticket I purchased was located in the side of the opposing team. How about that? Watching an exciting ball game while being seated on your opponent's side. While the entire school is cheering and shouting for victory, we were left like frightened kids. My only consolation is that we won game 2. The sacrifice became worth it.

We still have Game 3 on Friday. I really hope that our team could take home the championship ring that left us since 2005.

So far this has been keeping me occupied over the last days. I would love to read your beautiful posts too.

8 comments :

  1. Good luck to your team on Friday!! Happy Sunday! =)

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  2. How exciting for your school and what fun to attend the games! I'm hoping they win them all! Happy Sunday my friend! Sweet hugs, namemate!

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  3. You all look like you're having so much fun! Wow, that arena looks really steep even from the picture; I'd be feeling real dizzy way up there. I sure hope they win game 3, and I know you'll be there cheering them on:-)

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  4. Hi Diane! Great snaps and I wish your school the very best.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  5. What fun! I hope they win too! I love your collages.

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  6. So glad you had a fun time out at the games with your friends, but especially happy that your work schedule has returned to "normal".
    Have wonderful week, Diane!

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  7. I'm so glad you were able to get in some fun-time after all your long hours of working. Congratulations on the win!

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  8. Good luck on your game on Friday. I had to laugh at you sitting on the opponents side. I did that once by mistake and it really was embarassing standing up and cheering for our team..got mean looks all around.

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