The Pacman

When faced with a difficult situation such as dealing with Pompe, it helps to draw inspiration from people or things around you. It’s something that I’ve been doing in the past. First drawing inspiration from my family (mom, dad, brother and other members) and then from other things. One of the recent ones is the world famous Filipino boxer Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao.

Pacman Triumphs Over El Terrible

In a nail bitting match last Sunday (Saturday Las Vegas Time), Manny defeated legendary Mexican boxer Erik Morales in a 10th round TKO.

Boxing is a big sport here in the Philippines. It’s one sport that we Filipinos are quite good at. Although most of our boxers are in the lighter categories or classifications. That being said, the whole country was glued to the T.V. set watching the much anticipated bout.

I mean literally the streets were desserted during the fight. The local police even touted the fact that crime was nill during the match.

What inspired me about Manny was the route he had to take in order to become the world champion that he is. He hails from a poor family in “General Santos City”: He used to be a laborer before entering boxing. From there his career rose until he became world champion.

I also loved the fact that every time he’d start a fight, he’d go down on his knees and pray to ask God for help.

He’s a gracious winner as evidenced by his actions after the bout. Giving credit where credit is due and giving his respect to Erik Morales. He acknowledged that Morales was a great fighter and that he also had difficulty in beating him.

To the Pacman, congratulations for a great fight, for giving our country something to cheer about in this desperate of times, for uniting our people even for that short while. You make us proud to be Filipino!

2 Replies to “The Pacman”

  1. i was in a teambuilding that day in tagaytay. unfortunately that day put some toil on the car and gave the group a flat tire. we decided not to have the tire fixed until after the fight since all the gas stations were deserted in order to watch!! 🙂

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