Let’s Soar Higher

That was a great ride with hump and bumps, am sure you’re all heading to a level up sort of stance come after the last remaining hours of the current year. While we are in deep prep come the first hour of the new year, let us not forget the reasons behind the failures and unsuccessful attempts we made to certainties. Let’s soar higher is all we can do to have a better year ahead of us.

I’d like to thank you all dear readers who’ve patiently took time reading or dropping my blog site and I hope to see you again soon, and it would be better if we cant interact .. am inviting you to use the comment box and share your thoughts or two for a good.

Cheers to all of us , Cheers to 2018 ! Happy New Year !

Behind every difficulty, there’s a lot of opportunity. – Paquito

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Paquito Christmas Quote for the Year 2017

Merry Christmas Everyone !

Christmas is a celebration for the birth of our saviour Jesus Christ. It signifies peace and love. But the true meaning of it becomes gradually less to those people who become a victim of their selfish desire and those suffering from disaster. – Anonymous

Isn’t it giving you chills on why you suddenly turning into a very calm, not in a hurry, soft spoken, cool person right now? There’s a wonder behind that not only who’s reading this blog right now has that feeling but everybody else around the planet and even those manning the international space station or the ISS orbiting the globe and giving us the clearer picture of what was happening to our Mother Earth. Our brain must’ve been preprogrammed or has its default mode with respect to occasions and events like this one, the birth of Jesus. We were all made with our own manuals or written script on how we gonna live our life with self respect and to the others. We have our own destiny so to speak , a path that we must take, a direction we are required to follow after weighing the beauty of process and obstacles it has along the way. But why there are those whose lives were full of hardship and of difficulties that they alone never asks for? Why there are sufferings?

And why there is inequality amongst us… our mind and soul reacted the way it is expected and the way it is acceptable to ones power, weaknesses and even subtleness. The truth about peace is, its entire meaning alone is too difficult to swallow for those people who’ve been born out of war, famine, disaster and even extremism for what their senses acquired the very first day they came out of this world became the mold of the character and the bits and pieces of cranial facts they’ll never forget even until their death. The peace everybody professes cannot be found in treaties, written in stones or etched in granite. It is a process that no special studies could define even in the halls of top universities, congregation or law. That it was diluted in every blood of a warrior and the head of a abysmal leader whose only mission is to put all the strength of a potent result of war, famine and other inhumane norm that only them could endure to enjoy and not the common people whose population is far greater than the fraction of recidivist yet never thought to pull any harm nor wounds toward their countrymen. Far from sadness yet too far from joy. And with the birth of a child names Jesus, our hearts, mind and souls were continuously touch by his mere birth and graciousness. As it all reminds us to be just, polite, obedient and teaches us to love one another without en avarice. For how long, a never ending question nobody could provide answers or even a hint. How about you, do you know when this will end? Speak up and let it be known among the world. You might have the not the best but the most adaptable, reliable and doable approach for it. Now is your time to speak up, to use the social media to spread the good word, the good deeds, the equality everybody wishing for… and i hope the rest will be, as they keep on saying … is history.

Like the child who sang with pure joy and enthusiastic way, she was am sure have touched the heart of any stranger like us whose search and mission to find peace to pause and listen to the wonders and magic of her soulful rendition of the song, indeed it was holy and I hope you find the same. Gloria in Excelsis Deo ! We are all wired to expressed our respect to the Holy one and nothing can change it , even them who can’t accept the fact of the wonders of their good existence.

Feliz Navidad, Froehliche Weihnachten,Joyeux Noël,  Maligayang Pasko, Buon Natale, Feliz Natal, Sretan Bozic, Zalig Kerstfeest,  Merii Kurisumasu, Mele Kalikimaka – Paquito

Merry Christmas to You

Am pretty sure you’ve got all those sincere wishes, greatest gifts and places to go in time for your annual Christmas celebration. And just like anybody else, am also charting those Wishes up above in heaven that I’m sure enough only Him could give… through prayers and devotion a man should never forget.

I wish you all be merrier than ever in your life for it’s just for a day where we can have the freedom from hatred and extreme threat of evil ways. Enjoy the day and have a great Merry Christmas to All.

Hark the herald angel sing… glory to the new born King ..! – Paquito

What’s Forever For…

What’s Forever For… thats a question any heart been asking and yearning for an answer..

We should live life to its fullest many said a million times but a single word question remains in our heart , … How?

The contrasting distance defined the intricate lullaby any young heart couldn’t wished they’ve listened to,…  too good to be let alone yet too complicated to be taken care of. There the simple single word remains as big as the infinite dark universe we chase to look upon during the evening skies… How..

Whars forever for

 

But as hours run dry like the river streams during drought and gone by, slowly embedded in the most inner foundation of a heart yearning to be taken care of, this time … forever.. and remain that way till the last evening or day of his life. That a simple single word we can utter as fast as the spark of light which is … Now..

Then what has been ask for that forever must happen even for a while… as am sure it’ll be there to last forever…., even for Now.. 

 

 

Not all is worth fighting for, if even its tiniest time isn’t worth remembering. – Paquito

Hi to all my dear fellow bloggers and dear readers, what’s your thought, make it work and be heard for am sure it is worth hearing at all. Thank you for dropping by.

Holiday Rush

Holiday Rush!

The people’s lack of anticipation or preparation clearly creating the mess we never wanted. If only everything is within our control, from schedule to finance… all might end well as we wanted it to be, ideally. Sadly, it’s not and that is the rush is all about, it became a yearly cycle and it will always add colors to the season everyone is anticipating traditionally.

People are full of energy that it makes them complete, whenever facing adversity. – Paquito 

 

FIBA WC 2023 – PHI-JAP-IND

“The Power of Three” and “Play It Louder Than Ever.”

The end of the year just painted the widest smile in every hoops fans in these three countries as  FIBA Central Board officially announced and formally endorsed it to the world. Excitement envelope our heart as we try to imagine things come 2023 ! that’s six full years and we collectively look at the line up of potential candidate to don the national colors from the ranks of junior to senior high varsity teams and the remaining strength of those young guns in the current team.

The announcement just fuel up the programs for basketball leagues, to find great talent, to train harder with a great length of time for preparation and gone is the reason of short training, jiving up, cohesion and whatever you may want to call it.

Were hoping that there’ll be no game of politics along the way but pure solid support for the team, the lack of long term program thinking must shelve and create a committee of professionals to attend to the rigors of preparation, programs, training’s, player selection, and others.

So who are your team for the coming 2023 FIBA World Cup ? Bear in mind that they should be able to withstand a long term commitment, sacrifices and dedication with one full goal and that is to win the coveted gold and eventually see our flag in the Olympics.

Name your team and lets start a very good conversation till the national team evolves into one of the most best formed team in the history of Philippines Basketball Team.

My first take is to have KAI SOTTO start training exclusively in the US under the trainer of Giannis Antetokounmpo ! – Paquito 

FIBA WORLD CUP 2023 – PHILIPPINES !

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The score is tied at 99 all with a 3.23 seconds to go on the shot clock and fans are all on their feet in the 75,000+ capacity filled to to the rafters Philippine Arena and the while the world watch the most important last shot of a young, NBA aspiring local superstar Kobe Paras one of the two sons of the only PBA Rookie + MVP tower of power Benjie Paras take a pass from the PBA scoring champion Terrence Bill Romeo who fakes and drive for an alley hoop to Kobe Paras who soars high above rim enough to kiss it or drink coffee for an elevation remarkably high for an NBA standard and strongly dunk to finish the longest 3.23 seconds of the game that’ll always be debated as one of the finest finishes of the Philippines National Team in the FIBA tournament.

This is how it is envisioned by a kid from the million roads of the urban and rural areas of the country’s makeshift basketball courts when I asked him what he thinks about FIBA Basketball.  The Philippines is the basketball Mecca of Asia ! It’s undeniable, the most popular of all sports discipline that have change the many life’s of every kids who started it to every university, colleges varsity team, even to its far flung rural areas of the three big islands of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

Beyond Sports speaks to Jordan Clarkson

 

The photos above is enough to gauge how the game is being loved and passionately played in every place of the country even during the times of hardship. When Typhoon Haiyan devastated the middle portion of the country the first thing that Filipinos did aside from recouping their lives was to play basketball for they believe that life must go on no matter what and how it looks like to do it even submerged in waist deep flood waters the itch to touch the ball and continue to dream big have never faded.

The Philippines is a home to millions and millions of basketball fans from all walks of life, the competent heart and a dedicated warrior is traceable from the toddlers as young as 3 years old to the senior citizens of BASKETBALL Clubs of the elites and corporate world. It is the most watched sports program ever in the country and hosting the FIBA WORLD CUP 2023 together with the other Asian countries of Japan and Indonesia will bring the sports to a new level of diversity, hospitality and tourism. img_1812

We believe we can and we believe we must host the FIBA World Cup 2023 !

I’d like to thank the owners of all these great photographs who’ve captured the true  actions and moments of how the Filipinos love and played the sports of the new generation, the FIBA Basketball. Credit goes to Mr. Jinno Rufino for the Youtube Video of Fil-Am Jordan Clarkson for Beyond Sports Philippines. #PlayLouderIn2023

Dribble Drive Motion will never be the same once all these players from around the globe get to see the white sands of Boracay, the high seas of La Union and the delectable foods of 7,100 islands of the Philippines! – Paquito

Rejected or Ejected

Any referee must see the whole thing with impartiality, without any vested interest and must maintain that unbiased judgement all throughout the prescribed time in the determination of results. A lot must be in different fence or ideologies when it comes to the recent debacles the referees were in for the NBA current season games but this time it involves the superstars in their own will… from Carmelo Anthony to Kevin Durant. Some labeled it as nasty while for the others they’ve opined it as just and deserving. Whilst we forgot that the 11th, 12th and 13th man on the floor presence were duly recognized by both teams and the fans were all but there to witness the game.

Some have expressed their disappointment through their social media accounts, given their status in the league as role models and risking the multi million dollar endorsement contract they have. Then this meant real issue they got to face if they want the fans to stay in those pricey bleachers aight…

The fans are there to witness high intense and close game as possible as they can and when the assigned arbiter take things into their hands the outcome not only displeases the fans but the main act themselves.. the players.

For the meantime, congratulations to the new UAAP Season 80 Basketball champion the Ateneo De Manila University Blue Eagles who dethroned the De La Salle University Green Archers in the final score of 88 – 86, where both teams have high respect to the officiating all throughout the game. Nice game.

Go by the rules no more no less. – Paquito

Do not Read If You’re Alone this Christmas… or You Might Want to Know How to Avoid it.

Hi to all my dear readers and followers in the blog and social world. December, the last month of the calendar and the most significant of all …. It’s the most wonderful time of the year… heard from the piped-in music playing all the surrounding establishment and you can’t help but think about the last one you had… It may be sad or worth not reminiscing for some. Observer’s say that most of the union are formed or dramatized through mutual acceptance of one’s love provocation to enter into a sort of serious level of relationship during the last month of the year. Hey, I thought this is about Christmas ? How come were rearing towards courtship, relationship and whatever you may want to call it but with a single denominator which is Love.

What makes the month so special to everyone has been answered a thousand years ago and it’s a cyclical moment that almost all the Christians are looking about. The cold weather and the very essence of it is what it makes so special, including food. The true meaning of giving has somehow creating magical things tis the season’ in everyone’s heart that they seemed to forget the bad old days even for a while and embrace the true meaning of the season… even for a while with emphasis.

Going back to the goal, it’s very different nowadays as compared to good old days. Maybe its the artificial phenomena involving technology that made things work fast and faster for others. Does it the love within that makes the young generation melt their heart faster than it used to be with the aid of those gadgets? Was it because they think and process things faster that makes them jump into conclusion and left it where they wanted once bland moment creeps in or expectation becomes unreliable? Wish upon a star you all whisper as it’s all about trust and confidence along the way that may be is at stake and not the promises you keep to yourself and half-handed you put in some effort to satisfy your end, and in the end you end up yearning for more …. more than you are expecting making the complications rougher than ever.

So if you wanna make your season worth remembering come the next one, make it one in the real of honesty, purity and just. keeping it simple is all but the only way to avoid getting empty handed come greeting time on the eve of the 25th of month and end up solo till the next most wonderful time of the year.

Hey… where just starting , next read will be the do’s and dont’s of the above. Thank you for reading and please don’t forget to share because it’s free to share…

And so this is Christmas.. look what have you done. J. Lennon – Paquito