Philippine National Football Team Wins Over Defending Champion Vietnam


The Philippine national football team shocked the 40,000 Vietnam fans and stunned the defending champion when the former won 2-1 in the recent ASEAN Football Federation Suzuki Cup at the My Dinh Stadium, Hanoi. Considered to be the underdog, the weakest team compared to the other teams, the Philippine football team certainly gave everyone a surprise.

It certainly was a team effort but names that stand out are Chris Greatwich who scored the opening goal in the 38th minute, goalkeeper Neil Etheridge who repeatedly fended off attempts from the Vietnamese team to make a goal and the goal that sealed the victory was made by Phil Younghusband with 10 minutes remaining to the game.

Now, they are a force to reckon with as they battle with Myanmar on Wednesday. Winning over Myanmar would advance them to semi-finals and a chance to win the Cup.

The Philippines has always been a basketball nation and who are just starting to appreciate associated football is definitely giving the enthusiasts, like my son, reason to play and excel more.

For my son on his birthday - My Wish by Rascal Flatts



My Wish

I hope that the days come easy and the moments pass slow,
And each road leads you where you want to go,
And if you're faced with a choice, and you have to choose,
I hope you choose the one that means the most to you.
And if one door opens to another door closed,
I hope you keep on walkin' till you find the window,
If it's cold outside, show the world the warmth of your smile,

But more than anything, more than anything,
My wish, for you, is that this life becomes all that you want it to,
Your dreams stay big, and your worries stay small,
You never need to carry more than you can hold,
And while you're out there getting where you're getting to,
I hope you know somebody loves you, and wants the same things too,
Yeah, this, is my wish.


I hope you never look back, but ya never forget,
All the ones who love you, in the place you left,
I hope you always forgive, and you never regret,
And you help somebody every chance you get,
Oh, you find God's grace, in every mistake,
And you always give more than you take.

But more than anything, yeah, and more than anything,
My wish, for you, is that this life becomes all that you want it to,
Your dreams stay big, and your worries stay small,
You never need to carry more than you can hold,
And while you're out there getting where you're getting to,
I hope you know somebody loves you, and wants the same things too,
Yeah, this, is my wish.

My wish, for you, is that this life becomes all that you want it to,
Your dreams stay big, and your worries stay small,
You never need to carry more than you can hold,
And while you're out there getting where you're getting to,
I hope you know somebody loves you, and wants the same things too,
Yeah, this, is my wish.

This is my wish
I hope you know somebody loves you
May all your dreams stay big!

Cheering For Real Madrid

My son, an avid fan of Miami Heat, has taken a sabbatical from basketball. He has changed his sportwear uniforms from basketball jerseys to soccer uniforms and spike shoes. It started when their school has the intramurals and he wanted to play basketball. Unfortunately, as he is in his first year and not as tall as the older students, he was not chosen. Since I am an associated football fan I have long been encouraging him to try it out. This time with no sport to play he enlisted in the soccer team. Since then he has been playing soccer, changed his wallpaper with Real Madrid’s logo. His FaceBook account now has Raul Blanco Gonzales, Ronaldinho, Ronaldo and many more as pages he likes. Since I am a fan of El Siete when he was still in Real Madrid, I have been always been a Madridista, I still am. But my allegiance is and always will be with Raul so now that Raul is in FC Schalke, I root for Schalke. But because he has always heard and seen me as a Madridista, by default, my son is Real Madrid fan. Now he uses my account on e-Madridista to get the latest update, download wallpapers and all that stuffs.

The main difference between basketball and soccer is that in basketball height plays a crucial role. Of course the skill is something that can be learned on both sports. But I have been insisting that there is no harm in trying out new sports. One would never be able to really discover where his strength lies if he does not try. And I want my son to be able to know his strengths and weaknesses, his abilities and limitations, and most of all where he is happy. I think that is all what a mother wants for his son. So, whatever sportswear uniforms he wears, I will support him. And have tried to instill in him loyalty to the team, love for the sports, doing his best, and learning from wins and losses.

Just yesterday he asked my help to get the different home and away uniforms of the Los Blancos. To show him that I really did it, here it is:

The Different Teamwear of Real Madrid
(HomeKit, Away Kit, UEFA Home Kit, UEFA Away Kit)

It's been awhile...

It's great to be back...it has been more than a year since I last updated this blog...I really have not been consistent. There has been a lot of changes..for one my son is now in high school and he's now growing..a bit taller than me although I dont admit it to him...lol, as if he cant see for himself..but he is longing for the day when he can look down on me...or I should look up to him while were talking.

Proof that he is growing is the fact that I have to get him a new set of school uniforms since his pants are not as long as the typical uniform pants the kids appreciate. His polo uniforms are also getting shorter. If he continues to grow I think I would have to change all his things...including his casual tees...though I find it really lovely that my t-shirts are now smaller than his....here he is in his school polo.

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