[Here’s a group photo of those who participated in the SECOND ASPAC BADMINTON TOURNAMENT held on November 30, 2017 at the BADMINTON HALL which saw action among the FOUR (4) competing teams; namely: WHITE, BLUE, RED and YELLOW Teams.]
Matagumpay na naidaos ang TORNEO,
Ito’y siyang pangalawa ng parents of ATENEO1…
Proyekto ng ASPAC1a, na kalipunan ng mga MAGULANG…
Pero sa TORNEO matindi ang naging GULANGAN!
GULANGANG masasabi pero STRATEGY din naman,
Kapag-BINODEGA2 ang bagitong kalaban;
Siyempre lahat ay gustong mahirang na KAMPEON…
Apat na TEAMS,3 at lahat ay sa tropeo NAKATUON!
Meron ding CASH PRIZE na di-naman kalakihan4,
Pero siyempre DATONG5 din itong pambili sa TINDAHAN;
May KAMOTE ding naging syang pa-PREMYO,
Masarap na ilaga6, lalo na’t variety na YELLOW!
Masaya din ang mga naging GUEST players,
As in fact, they were not required to be PAYERS7;
Free ENTRANCE ito para sa lahat ng KASALI,
May RAFFLE PRIZES… na mouthwash, PH care7a at isang TV na MINI7b!
Pero kwidaw kayo at nagalit si TINA8,
Gusto nyang makalaban lahat ng UUBRA8a;
Pero lumamig din namang ang kanyang ULO,
At nanalong muli ang TEAM ng dating PANGULO9!
Sumigunda naman ang BLUE Team,
Na pinamumunuan ng bagong VP10 namin;
Pumangatlo sa scoring ang WHITE Team ni KATTIE11,
Si Juliet REMORQUE12 naman ang syang naguwi ng KAMOTE!
Aba! DOBLE naman ang TSIBUGANG13 MATINEE14,
Meron ngang BOODLE-FIGHT at meron pa ding BUFFET!
Yaong hindi sanay sa pagkaing-KAMAY-KAMAYAN…
Sa BUFFET nga pumila at mas mukhang SOSYALAN!
Tuwang-tuwa naman ako’t ang mga BRODS at SIS ko15…
Nakuhang lumahok sa TUNGGALIANG ito;
Si Brod NELIO ALCIM ay tuwang-tuwa sa dami ng PAGKAIN,
Ganun din ang BIBANG-BIBA16 na Sis kung si MADELYN!
Si Brod BUTCH LERIO naman kahit na galing sa FLU17,
Lumaban ng HUSTO– yan ang BROD na tunay at TRUE;
Kaya nagmamadaling umuwi ng SAN MATEO18,
Binabalak pala niya’y ang anak nya’y mag-ATENEO19!
Oo nga pala — si Brod DOC ED QUITIQUIT19a!
Nagdala pa talaga siya ng MEDICAL KIT,
Isinama pa niya si PAUL19b na ASSISTANT niya;
Upang ang GAMES ay di-magdulot ng DISGRASYA!
Pero ang “starring”20 at much-in-demand PA!
Siyempre ang CUCUMBER JUICE ni DIGNA GAVINA21;
Marami ngang GUESTS22 na umorder daw sa KANYA,
Kaya nung SUNDAY’s23 badminton game sa HALL, lahat ay hinahanap SYA!
Pero mabuti’t ang THUNDERSTORM24 ay dumating sa TORNEO ng HAPON,
Kung sa umaga’y malaking naidulot na problema IYON;
Bumabaha ng KAUNTI ang kalsada sa may BADMINTON HALL,
Naku si MARITESS25 baka nagpakarga kay RAUL26!
[The most remarkable finish in the BADMINTON TOURNEY was garnered by the BLUE TEAM…The BLUE TEAM as tail-ender in the FIRST TOURNEY was awarded the KALABASA AWARD. In the SECOND ASPAC BADMINTON TOURNEY, it won SECOND PRIZE. The DEFENDING CHAMP, the YELLOW Team; retained their TITLE.]
[Legend: 1 – The Badminton Tournament which was held on November 30, 2017 at the BADMINTON HALL was a project of the ATENEO SCHOOLS PARENTS COUNCIL. It was the SECOND BADMINTON TOURNAMENT as the FIRST was held on May 1, 2017.
1a – ASPAC is acronym for ATENEO SCHOOLS PARENTS COUNCIL.
2 – BINOBODEGA is a slang and/or a badminton lingo which means hitting the shuttlecock in manner that it would land, propel or lunge into the direction of the less-skilled or unskilled badminton player mostly done in a DOUBLES-GAME. The presumption is that the unskilled or less-skilled badminton player would not be able to hit or return the shuttlecock back to the opposing team.
3 – There were FOUR (4) competing teams during the SECOND ASPAC BADMINTON TOURNAMENT, namely: WHITE TEAM, BLUE TEAM, YELLOW TEAM and RED TEAM.
4 – The CASH PRIZES at stake during the November 30, 2017 TOURNEY are as follows: Php 10,000.00 to the CHAMPION, Php 5,000.00 to the SECOND-PLACER and Php 3,000.00 for the THIRD PLACER.
5 – DATONG is Tagalog slang for MONEY.
6 – ILAGA is Tagalog term for “TO BOIL”, as in BOILED KAMOTE.
7 – The SECOND ASPAC BADMINTON TOURNAMENT was actually an invitational tourney as no entrance fee or participation fee was required.
7a – The most prominent guest player during the BADMINTON TOURNAMENT who was so joyously glad to have received a package of PH Care as RAFFLE prize is Angeles City Executive RTC Judge, Hon. OMAR VIOLA.
7b – The mini-TV set was won by Ms. Jo Gadot, the better-half of Col. Sanny Gadot.
8 – TINA is Ms. Cristina B. Andaya, a BOARD MEMBER of ASPAC and is without doubt the best and the most skilled badminton players among the lady members of the ASPAC.
8a- UUBRA is a Tagalog term which means “to be able” or “to have the capacity or capability for”; as in this case, the capacity to play the game with the most skilled badminton player in the whole of present ASPAC members, actually. It was TINA’s contention (as quoted too by Atty. Raul Panlasiqui) that the team that should emerge as CHAMP must the “best among the best”.
9 – The “dating Pangulo” of ASPAC is Dr. Andy Tan who was the former Team Captain of the SECOND ASPAC BADMINTON TOURNAMENT in view of a very urgent professional engagement.
10 – VP is incumbent ASPAC Vice-President Robert Tan, who is the Team Captain of the BLUE TEAM.
11 – KATTIE aka Katherine Ngsuy Sy is incumbent ASPAC President of ASPAC and the Team Captain of the WHITE TEAM.
12 – JULIET REMORQUE is incumbent ASPAC Treasurer and is the Team Co-Captain of the RED TEAM with Regional State Prosecutor Richard Fadullon as the RED TEAM’s Co-Captain.
13 – TSIBUGAN is slang for “EATING SPREE”.
14 – MATINEE is used in this BLOG to mean an activity or a performance done in the morning or in the day; not a nighttime.
15 – I invited some of my brods and as sis in the PI OMICRON FRATERNITY; and it was good that Brods NELIO ALCIM (who is alumni member of the CLSU-PI OMICRON Chapter) and BUTCH LERIO (who is alumni member of the UP-Diliman-PI OMICRON mother chapter) as well as a sis from the DELTA PI OMICRON, in the person of Sis Madelyn Lazaro (CLSU-DELTA PI OMICRON) accepted mu invitation to play in the TOURNEY.
16 – BIBANG-BIBA is a Tagalog term, actually derived from the Spanish word “VIVA”, which means lively and energetic.
17 – Brod BUTCH LERIO was actually downed by INFLUENZA about 2 weeks ago before the TOURNAMENT date.
18 – SAN MATEO is the hometown and present residence of Brod BUTCH LERIO.
19 – Brod BUTCH LERIO confided to me his desire and aspiration to enroll his child at the ATENEO LOYOLA SCHOOLS in the future, after graduating from HIGH SCHOOL.
19a – I sought the assistance of my fraternity brother, Doctor ED QUITIQUIT, who after working in the Middle East for so many years following his graduation from UERM, has decided to do volunteer medical work in the adjoining Barangay Socorro where his family resides. Brod ED went to the GAMES not to play but to administer medical assistance/help in case one of the more senior badminton players would need such help. As my team-tandem-mate and co-ASPAC member, Emily, sufered a gash on her knee after accidentally doing a fall; the medical kit brought by Brod ED came in handy.
19b – PAUL NOVELOSO was brought in too by Brod ED to help him in, as part of a MEDICAL TEAM stationed at the back of the UMPIRE’s desk during the GAMES. Thanks Brod ED and PAUL!
20 – “Starring” is an English term which has acquired a Filipino-slang meaning of being the cynosure or focus of attention.
21 – DIGNA GAVINA is Doctor Digna Gavina aka DIGS, and who is an incumbent BOARD MEMBER of the ATENEO SCHOOLS PARENTS COUNCIL (“ASPAC”). DIGS usually brings her famous CUCUMBER JUICE in most ASPAC parties and celebrations and her CUCUMBER JUICE is so much desired and much applauded and praised for its delectable taste.
22 – A lot of NON-ASPAC badminton players who have participated in the SECOND ASPAC BADMINTON TOURNAMENT actually placed order from DIGS to perhaps have their kith and kin taste this delectable juice-concoction that DIGS have made out.
23 – At the regular Sunday badminton games (i.e. December 3, 2017), most lady badminton players were following up from me their order of DIGS’ wonderful juice-concoction.
24 – Days before the TOURNAMENT, I actually checked in the INTERNET, the weather forecast for November 30, 2017 (a Thursday; and a holiday). My verification told me that November 30, 2017 weather forecast showed THUNDERSTORM to happen in the early morning. It was good that the THUNDERSTORM arrived actually after lunch at around 1:30 PM.
25 – MARITESS is Maritess Cordero, who is an incumbent BOARD MEMBER of ASPAC. Maritess has become the object of the usual jokes (at times, ribald) that Atty. RAUL PANLASIQUI (another ASPAC officer; actually Chairman of ASPAC’s COMELEC) would customarily crack during ASPAC’s meetings and other social activities.
26 – RAUL, as earlier said, is the current Chairman of the ASPAC COMELEC.]