|Rachel Anne Daquis flows|
While waiting for a chance to go on a trip again, Lagalog is busy with work and in between, some recreation. I've been a volleyball fan for the longest time and watching the game is a not-so-secret vice for me (I used to play volleyball and is very familiar with the intricacies of the game, hence this fascination). Here are some snaps from the recent PVF Philippine Open where I had the privilege of catching the newly-formed RP women's team in action. They didn't fare well in the tourney but I was lucky to get some snaps which I call Sportraits since they somehow show these athletes in pensive and serious moments.
|UST alumna Ging Balse in a pensive mood pre-game|
Watching the games in Ninoy Aquino Stadium is sobering for me. I haven't been here since my sportswriting days at The Manila Standard ages ago and while I want to wax sentimental about it, the place looked shabby and worn-out. There were trash everywhere after the games and the roof leaks in various places when it rains. The seats have really seen better days, some broken into pieces, a lot of others with sticky seats from only God knows what. I appreciate the free entrance but I wouldn't mind being charged a fee to help restore a little dignity to this historical place (not many people know the sports complex was the site of the 1954 Asian Games. Imagine that).
|Fan favorite Daquis sparkles even under the uneven stadium lights|
|Former UST standout Ging Balse with her game face|