Saturday, November 14, 2009

Manny Pacquiao, you made us truly proud

The entire Filipino community is rejoicing for the very convincing win of Manny Pacquiao against Cotto.

Back here in America, prior to his fight, I had a chance to speak with our kababayans when we had lunch at one of the Filipino resto who all wish, hope & pray that Manny will win.

As I write this blog, it's already 1:43am here & a lot of Filipinos are still rejoicing in the victory of Pacquiao.

What is so touching was the comment of the person who interviewed Pacquiao who said, "Pacquiao came from ZERO to HERO and HERO to NERO! For the benefit of those who don't know Nero, he was a powerful Roman emperor in his time around 37AD. He had the respect of all his people as well as neighboring states because of his power. However, he became cruel and the persecution of Early Christians took place.

Anyway, I don't take that comment in the context that Manny becoming a Nero from Zero. I believe, want the point being driven at was he became somebody and has truly gained the respect of all people worldwide even rich and famous people.

Manny, now that you've made a history by the first person to win 7 different titles from different weight category, you give us the pride and honor that we long to have. We hope that as you've achieved your dream, may you continue to be grounded and avoid people who might bruin your career.

Mabuhay ka Manny!!! Mabuhay ang mga Pilipino!!!

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