Photo #339: December 5
I’ve witnessed many UP losses live, but today felt different: I didn’t feel like we lost! The maroon crowd was still in high spirits despite being down by more than 20 points, and we even cheered energetically like we were the champions! On my way to a “victory” dinner, I joined several sudden bursts of “UP Fight!” My heart is full. THANK YOU, SEASON 81 UP MBT! SO PROUD OF YOU!!!
Photo/Video #337: December 3
Last Saturday, I turned off my phone to focus on an event. When I turned it back on, I received a ton of notifications about being part of the UAAP men’s basketball finals pre-game feature!!! I finally watched it today, and grabe ah, I’m not part of “a new generation of basketball fans” because I have been supporting the team since 1999! But thank you, ABSCBN kasi I feel young hahaha! Also, this post is my “application” to score better tickets for Games 2 and 3! Hahahaha hello, connections, where art though?? I deserve to be as near to the team as possible!!!
Photo #331: November 27
Warning: guys, super UP-centric nito. ✌️
When I was in 3rd or 4th year college, I had Creative Writing 100. One of the things I learned was how to write a villanelle: a 19-line poem distinctive because of its alternately recurring 1st and 3rd lines throughout the piece. So yeah, my partner and I decided to compose one as a tribute to the Maroons. It’s not award-winning, but it oozes with school pride. 😅
Excited and nervous about tomorrow’s game, but I believe we will win! ✊
Photo #330: November 26
Every UP Men’s Basketball Team supporter right now… guys, for those with patron and lower box tickets, please make sure to cheer energetically! Clapping is not enough! 🤣😂✊
*photo by Evelie Tillain at a purikura shop along Takeshita Dori in Harajuku, Japan
Photo #328: November 24
WHAT A GAME, WHAT A GREAT TIME TO BE ALIVE HUHU I LOVE YOU, UP!!!
I believe everything happens for a reason. Normally, I’d choose Manila for RJ’s tutor gathering, but this year, I opted to join the Iloilo TG. Today is the Manila gathering, and so is UP’s first final four game in 21 years!!!! Hindi puwedeng mawala sa game na ito, mga bes!!! SEE YOU GUYS ON WEDNESDAY! UP FIGHT!!!
Photo #319: November 15
UP’s win yesterday sent many of us older fans on a trip down memory lane. High school and college friends sent me messages/comments recalling fun, touching, embarrassing, sad, funny, and basically, memorable UAAP moments. As for me, I was able to find 3 albums of developed photos plus some stuff any basketball fan would want to get at some point: jerseys and warmers!!! I CAN’T WAIT TO WATCH UP’S FINAL FOUR GAMES!!! Let’s claim it! 🤛😁🤞🤩
Photo #318: November 14
Today’s historical win made me reminisce about the days when we, the Maroon Maniacs, would support the men’s basketball team, win or lose… and we lost most of the time! However, our love for them never stopped! At that time, I used a film camera, so I checked my old albums to find a picture worthy of posting today, and ta-da!!! Waaaa I can’t wait to watch UP’s Final Four game/s!!! How about the finals? HAHAHA It’s not a crime to dream big, right???
Can’t remember if this was in 2005 or 2006… Ateneo Blue Eagle gym, yata?