[At left is the LEGIT STATUS TEAM while doing their dance number during the ELIMINATION ROUND at the 2017 WHHI in Phoenix, Arizona; at right is the ALLIANCE Team as they stand on the world stage during the SEMIFINAL ROUND assembling for their FRONT ACT also at the 2017 WHHI in Phoenix, Arizona. GOOD LUCK TO BOTH LEGIT STATUS AND ALLIANCE! BELIEVE AND YOU WILL ACHIEVE IT!]
When the news about the TEAMS’1 emergence as both FINALIST2,
SONNY3 perhaps in JEST did so INSIST;
“You have to CHOOSE which one to CHEER”, said SONNY…
He added even: “Both will vie for the GOLD and the BOUNTY4!”…
That was a poser addressed to me,
‘Twas a difficult query, but I agree…
Both teams will be vying for GOLD…
‘Tis a choice of which TEAM is BEST and BOLD5!
But both are BEST; and both are BOLD…
I’ve seen them practiced from HOT6 to COLD7;
And in their practices, those hard rehearsals—
They’re so DISCIPLINED, as though watched by MARSHALLS8!
It’s not a choice of which TEAM is BEST,
For I believe both TEAMS are BESTEST;
It could be more of LUCK? And more of GOD’s WILL,
For any mishap, or mis-step could cause a SPILL9!
And LUCK perhaps would smile on THEM,
For they have led the pack and EVEN…
There is CONSISTENCY in the RANKING…
The JUDGES have seemingly shown their LIKING10!
As recompense and reward for PERSISTENCE,
I believe the spirits will requite not with PITTANCE;
The PRIZE of their hardships and intense training,
Would be the GOLD that’s wondrously GLEAMING!
In 2006 SHAYNA11 started with a DREAM,
She pursued her GOAL to grab the GLEAM12;
With VIMI13 on her side, the PRIZE has seemed NEAR…
The GLEAM and the BOUNTY,they’re really so DEAR!
And CHESKA14 has united too with the GOAL,
A push from JAYJAY15 to craft a winning BALL16;
Whether it would be LEGIT or ALLIANCE as though in a protocol…
An eventual realization would be a zesty CARACOL17!
I must not forget ALEE18 who really LOVES DANCE,
She too has been swayed to dream with ASKANCE19;
She LOVES too the GLEAM and thus with a SCHEME,
She has complotted with her sisters to BAG and WIN!
But the FORTUNE would perhaps COME,
For the SKILLS and PROFICIENCY, they have FULSOME20…
None among them was denied a US VISA21,
I’m sure with this CHEER they’ll have rich PAGASA22!
GOOD LUCK LEGIT STATUS! GOOD LUCK ALLIANCE!
BELIEVE AND YOU WILL ACHIEVE IT!!!!
[Legend: 1 – TEAMS refer to the LEGIT STATUS and ALLIANCE Hiphop Teams.
2 – Both LEGIT STATUS and ALLIANCE moved up to the FINAL ROUND of the 2017 WHHI.
3 – SONNY is SONNY ORTILLADA who is the husband of the stay-in clerk at the GROOVE CENTRAL DANCE STUDIO (“GC”) which my daughters SHAYNA and CHESKA co-manage. SONNY, after his 7 am – 3 pm working stint at a SHELL service station, would regularly serve as CAR WATCHER and even the PARKING ATTENDANT at the parking area of the GC.
4 – BOUNTY would be the bragging rights that come with winning the CHAMPION AWARD in the WHHI.
5 – BOLDNESS would refer to the intrepid STUNTS that the dancers do which is cranked in into the DANCE CHOREOGRAPHY.
6 – HOT would be the hot and humid temperature at the BADMINTON COURT which the teams used as alternate training venue.
7 – COLD would be the cool and sometimes frigid temperature at the GROOVE CENTRAL DANCE STUDIO where 4 3-tonner aircon units are installed and which the teams used as their principal training venue.
8 – MARSHALL is used here to mean as some kind of a fictionalized official in the dance training who would check and monitor their dance movements and would give demerits unto those who would commit mistakes and someone who would sort of arrange and direct the technical aspects in the dance choreography.
9 – SPILL would mean a FALL.
10 – As both the LEGIT STATUS and ALLIANCE scored consistently in the TOP 6 of the competing teams; it would be safe to assume that their style and dance performance are in tune with the “liking” of the judges.
11 – SHAYNA is my eldest daughter WINSHAYNA, and the wife of LEGIT STATUS Head Coach, Vimi Rivera.
12 – GLEAM is used here to mean the GOLD MEDAL.
13 – VIMI is VICENTE MIGUEL RIVERA (my son-in-law) who is the HEAD COACH of the LEGIT STATUS Team and the husband of my daughter SHAYNA aka WINSHAYNA.
14 – CHESKA is my middle daughter aka WINCHESKA. CHESKA is Team Manager of ALLIANCE and JAYJAY SAN JUAN (the HEAD COACH of ALLIANCE) is CHESKA’s BF.
15 – JAYJAY is JAN JULIENNE GUSTILO SAN JUAN, the HEAD COACH of the ALLIANCE Team.
16 – BALL means DANCE and is used here to mean specifically as a DANCE CHOREOGRAPHY.
17 – CARACOL denotes a spiral upward movement. This spiral upward movement would eventually depict the path of both TEAMS (i.e. LEGIT STATUS and ALLIANCE) to reach the TOP, the CHAMPIONSHIP award.
18 – ALEE is my youngest daughter WINNALEE and who is a compete team member of the LEGIT STATUS Team and is currently part of the LEGIT STATUS MEGACREW Team which will see action at the 2017 WHHI FINAL ROUND today (August 13, 2017-Philippine time; August 12, 2017 – Phoenix time).
19 – ASKANCE is a mindset which denotes some kind of doubt.
20 – FULSOME means ABUNDANCE.
21 – In previous WHHI competitions, both the LEGIT STATUS and ALLIANCE Team members would experience U.S. VISA application DENIALS. But this time, 100 per cent APPROVED.
22 – PAGASA is a Tagalog term which means POSITIVE HOPE.]