[Birthday celebrant WILSON T YOUNG, is shown here cradling his fave APO, RICO.The parallelism I wrote about in this BLOG between US President Woodrow Wilson and my brother Wilson does not only pertain to GOLF as their common sports. What is alike or parallel too is with respect to Pres. WOODROW WILSON’s raising the standards of PRINCETON UNIVERSITY when he became Princeton’s Prexy. My brother WILSON,on the other hand, being the Vice-Chairman of UERMMMC which is acronym for UNIVERSITY OF THE EAST RAMON MAGSAYSAY MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER has since his ascendancy to the post, initiated programs to raise the standards of UERMMMC not only as a hospital but also as a medical educational institution.]
As a LIBRAN born on October 18, NINETEEN FIFTY-SIX…
He’s so ORGANIZED — a trait that would avoid him getting into a FIX!
He’s even DIPLOMATIC and DETAILS-ORIENTED;
Those personality DESCRIPTORS are truly HIGH-RATED!
Having been named after US President WOODROW WILSON,
They indeed share some parallels that’s worth to MENTION…
The 28th US President was a GOLFER TOO,
As Princeton University Prexy, he raised its standards… so TRUE!
Back to my brother Wilson’s horoscope as a LIBRAN,
He’s DEVOTED and PASSIONATE, that’s in the matter of ROMANCE…
He’s so SOCIABLE too and is focused on RESULT…
He’s so truly CONFIDENT sans any FAULT!
As a LIBRAN, he SPEAKS UP and SPEAKS OUT!
Does not beat around the BUSH…he truly was, as a toddler, a bit STOUT…
Some would even say that he’s AGGRESSIVE as WELL;
That has made him UNIQUE, that’s truly so SWELL!
‘Tis said that he takes the driver’s seat with AUTHORITY…
He knows too that his LIFE and that of his KIN is his own RESPONSIBILITY…
He would not truly settle for anything LESS…
An incomparable destination is his aim…as he eyes for the BEST!
He’s well-groomed as he keeps himself FIT,
That could be seen in the gait of his walk that’s quite FANTASTIC…
He truly walks with undeniable steps, which could turn many HEADS;
That’s when he does his morning BRISK WALKS near the MEADS!
Please don’t think that this BLOG is an EXAGGERATION…
‘Tis nice to have these things to be part of the MENTION;
And as a Chinese Zodiac health advisory to SON…
He should try to avoid worry for just no REASON!
Primarily… and as I am neither a HOROSCOPIST nor a SKYGAZER…
[Among my lawyers in the YOUNG LAW FIRM who has now embraced badminton as his regular sports is ATTORNEY JOVITO “JOVY” GAMBOL who may seem to have been addicted to the game already. At first, he was so hesitant to play the game as he was previously focused in the game of basketball; feeling perhaps that badminton is not a sports for a macho-man like him.]
Mamayang hapon sa ating badminton…
Ingatan lamang po ang inyong pag talon-talon;
Wag masyadong mataas ang inyo pong lundag,
Baka ika’y bumagsak at mag kakakawag-kawag!
Dapat limpiyahin natin ang bawat tira…
Lalo na kung “smash” ang siyang inyong puntirya;
Baka sa pagtalon ay malampasan ang bola,
Hahampasin ay hangin at ika’y aalagwa!
Pagbutihan lalo ang mga tirang “drop shot”…
Lalo na kung ikaw ay ma-“put under the spot”;
Huwag palolobohin ang mga tirang “drop shot”,
Dahil ito ay siguradong ma-“smash”, score ng kalaba’y sure na jackpot!
ROLL CALL muna tayo para malaman kung ilan…
Yaong lalaro dapat walang liliban;
Halos isang daang hakbang lang tayo mula sa “court”,
Sayang naman talaga kung wala kayong “retort”!
Hoy! ROLL CALL na tayo, ilan ba ang lalaro…
Si Lawrence ba ay darating pagkatapos ng kanyang turo;
Baka may lakad ito kasama ang kanyang friends,
At mag-blow out pa, maglibre rin ng nuts and drinks!
[I have been promoting badminton to friends and kin alike as I really feel that as was published in the INTERNET, badminton really extends one’s life expectancy. It is an exercise, a kind of sports which involves cardio-vascular strengthening as well as eye and limbs’ reflexes. My latest recruit is my UP Law batchmate, Atty. VIC CRUZ, who is 70 years young. VIC is at extreme left, at rear second row.]
I am so happy as I was able to SWAY…
And still I am continuing my PRAY;
To persuade all my UP Law evening batch mates,
To be with us during our badminton playing dates!
Indeed, VIC CRUZ at 70 years old, has said YES…
You’d be surprised to hear that VIC now plays with ZEST;
And he has started playing COCK and BATTLEDORE;
That’s the name of BADMINTON of some ancient YORE!
And CEL GELLADA has been convinced TOO…
He said he’d even bring her wife, they’ll play in DUO;
As CEL wants to get rid of the DIABETES STRAIN,
That has gradually seeped into his arteries and VEIN!
In my LAW OFFICE, there was not one who was EAGER,
Despite all the persuasion I did, extolling my FATHER…
As my FATHER was a badminton player and BUFF,
I would always hear declination and refusal from my STAFF!
But now they, my lawyers and staff, have become ADDICTED…
To the badminton game as though, they’ve been AFFLICTED;
With the badminton craze and strain that makes them LAUGH,
With their own mistakes, as though quaffing coffee from a CARAFE!
And Attorney JOVY now is all so GRATEFUL…
For his blood pressure has dwindled…before ‘twas AWFUL;
And his blood sugar has ebbed to the level of ADOLESCENCE,
He said he’s now a disciple of what is simply COMMON SENSE!
According to his doctor, BLOOD SUGAR, can really be TAMED…
With physical activity, exercise and with that BADMINTON GAME;
His GOUT and ATHRITIS have flown like a fast SPARROW,
He’d at times play and play, as if there’s no TOMORROW!
Don’t be misled to the view that it’s an unsafe GAME…
If you get injured, no one but you who’d get the BLAME;
The basic rule and precept is to set you own PACE,
You won’t even have to smash and jump and even do a RACE!
You can start by hitting the SHUTTLECOCK RIGHT…
Toss it to one who is your level and MIGHT;
Never ever play with a truly expert and skilled PLAYER,
For your safety and enjoyment; play with someone who’s no BETTER!
But then, you’ll ascend to the level of one who’s SKILLED…
Still, you must not be one who’d be with PRIDE so FILLED;
Stand on guard and brief your doubles’ OPPONENTS,
They must not try to give a hard shot that could break your MOMENTS!
[In our regular badminton games, we have had a new addition to the clique of players in the person of Atty. Vic Cruz, who is my batch mate at UP Law. Vic is fond of wearing super-tight shorts when playing, for which reason some of our lady co-players would feel some degree of embarrassment when confronted face-to-face in the badminton court with Vic’s bulging “front”. It eventually became a subject of quips and jokes, until one playing date, the shuttlecock accidentally hit Vic’s bulging “front”. Vic is shown here at extreme left raising his badminton racket in seeming surrender, asking for a cessation of those funny quips and jokes.]
NAKU TINAMAAN NA ANG POTOTOY NI VIC…
NEVER SAW IT HAPPEN, ‘TWAS SO VERY QUICK;
PERO HALATANG-HALATA DAHIL HINDI NA PO BUMABALANDRA,
ANG POTOTOY NYA’Y “BEHAVED” NA’T MUKHANG NADALA NA!
[Among us in our clan, WARREN (at extreme left in the group photo), my youngest brother plays badminton most skillfully as he would take time out even, tutoring and giving playing tips to both beginners and those who have been addicted to this sort of a royal sport….BADMINTON.]
Let’s make truly regular our Tuesday and Thursday PLAYS…
Atty. Jun and Fiscal Arnold ought to consistently reserved those DAYS;
Cause the games will surely lose its ZING,
If Jun and Arnold would, on court, be MISSING!
And Jarreau Leeboth has now become INTERNATIONAL…
Not much eager anymore to play with locals, wants playing with his foreign PAL;
Perhaps that’s the reason why he acquired that foreign Frenchy TWANG,
“Maluoy man mi, aton man ay arang-ARANG”!
But if Atty. Mon is ready to resume play and RUMBLE…
We can mix up the tandems and do a SCRAMBLE;
Atty. Mon can pair well with Jarreau LEEBOTH,
Mon’s Castilian looks will surely make Jarreau HOOKED!
And Warren, as he serves the cock so WELL…
The toss of the cock that Warren takes high with care, so SWELL;
Indeed Warren takes good care of his COCK,
Pampers it well as his cock is sturdy like ROCK!
And when he tosses it to his worthy opponent, Fiscal WALLY…
Fiscal Wally gets mesmerized as it flies like TUTUBI;
And TUTUBI is actually a DRAGONFLY,
Omigosh, Warren’s cock is like a dragon in STYLE!
That’s why Fiscal Wally cannot smash IT…
Warren’s cock sorts of zings like a BULLET;
And as Warren’s every PLAY DAY is almost always HAPPY and GAY,
The cock will swell, jump and most likely even SWAY!