[When I introduced my UP Law batchmate, Attorney VICTOR “VIC” CRUZ, into BADMINTON, he though adamant at first, eventually gave in to my cajolery and prodding. And for a time before the PANDEMIC, VIC has been joining us in our regular TWICE-A-WEEK plays. He even told us that he was once an avid aficionado of the sports known as PELOTA, which for a time became a craze in the 1970s. VIC’s usual attire would be tight-fitting shorts (which I later learned was his biking shorts which he said was a-plenty borne out by his fondness to do biking trips before), and his masculinity would almost always be at its BIGGEST, or perhaps PROUDEST, as it would look as though being cramped in some kind of a tight pouch. As we would at times be playing with our invited guests, at times ladies, the games would almost always turn to FUN. These ladies would feel uneasy and self-conscious looking at VIC (as you need to focus your eyes on the ball while playing), most specially when the umpire-scorer would jokingly holler: “EYES ON THE BALLS!”. But not Ms. MAYET YOSUICO, who for a time dreamt of becoming a TRUE-BLUE badminton-aficionado, and whose usual antic and funny, though ribald prank is to act as though she would scoop out your BALLs from out of your pants. This FUN RHYME message has been read and re-read by Bossing VIC as this was posted in our small law office group chat. I believe since it’s VIC’s birthday last Friday (July 24), he too would want to share the FUN among friends and buddies.]
ITONG SI BOSSING VIC, KAPAG NAG-BA-BADMINTON…
MAHILIG MAGSUOT PO NANG MASIKIP NA PANG-TALON;
KAYA NAGIGING “FOCUS”, ‘WAG PO NAMAN NYONG ISIPING BASTOS – –
ANG KANYANG “POTOTOY” PO, NA MUKHANG LARGA DOS!
KAYA KAPAG KAMI’Y MAY-KALARONG MGA LADIES…
KUNG MINSA’Y NAPAPATITIG, BAKA DAW KASI BOLA’Y DUMAPLIS;
AT BAKA TUMAWAG PO NG TECHNICAL FOUL ANG UMPIRE-SCORER- –
MAKA-SCORE SI VIC, KAHIT NA ANG SCORE “OUGHT TO BE NEVER”!
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!
POTOTOY NA “BEHAVED” AY BIGLANG UMIMPIS…
AND DATING “FEELING PROUD” MATAPOS ANG DAPLIS;
PARANG NAGING CORTE UNO NA LAMANG PO – –
AT MUKHANG NATAKOT NA, AT BAKA ITO’Y MAHIPO!
KASI NGA NAMAN AY BAKIT NGA SINASAKAL…
POTOTOY NA CUTE PARA PONG NABUBUSALSAL;
HIRAP SYANG GUMALAW, PARANG NAKA-“STRAIGHT JACKET”…
HALOS NABUBURA NA PO ANG “SIGNATURE CLEFT”!
KAYA DAPAT AY BIGYAN PO NG KALAYAAN…
POTOTOY NA CUTE DAPAT MERONG KAALWANAN;
HINDI YONG PARANG ITO’Y LAGING NAKAKULONG,
SYEMPRE IIYAK AT BAKA MULA SA “BRIEF” AY TUMALON!
NAKU KAPAG YAN AY TALAGANG TUMALON…
DOON SA ATING COURT NA PANG-BADMINTON;
BAKA MADAKIP PO YAN NI MAYET YOSUICO,
TIYAK MALALAMOG, TAGPAS PATI ANG ULO!