Love is in the Air…and on the Football Pitch!
Santino Honasan on Feb 13, 2015 04:53 PM
Athletes are people too, which means that this time of the year, they not only preoccupy themselves with their big games, but also with matters of the heart.
With Valentine’s Day coming up, ABS-CBN Sports got some of your favorite collegiate booters to share their upcoming plans on the most romantic day of the year!
What are your plans this coming Valentine’s Day?
Carlo Liay, Ateneo Blue Eagles: “I’ll just be at my girlfriend’s house, and I’ll try to cook for her. That’s a simple Valentine’s Day date.”
Mikko Mabanag, Ateneo Blue Eagles: “I just made some reservations, we’re gonna go to a restaurant.”
Paolo Salenga, NU Bulldogs: Pupunta ako sa family ko, kasi yung girlfriend ko aalis na sa February 21 papuntang Canada, so mag-spend kami ng time with each other, tapos sa family niya and sa family ko.”
Paolo Bugas, FEU Tamaraws: “Siguro yayayain ko mag-dinner yung special someone ko.”
Eric Giganto, FEU Tamaraws: “Yung girlfriend ko, athlete din e, and may game sila sa Valentine’s Day, so sad to say baka wala kaming plans. After the game na lang siguro.”
How did you court your girlfriend, or how are you courting your special someone? Any tips for the guys out there?
Carlo: “Just be honest, and make her feel right away that you like her.”
Mikko: “The same thing, be honest, and just be with the person as much as you can. Get to know her, and don’t rush things.”
Paolo S: “Kahit itanong niyo sa girlfriend ko, siya nanligaw e! (Laughs) Joke lang, patience lang, yung panliligaw, parang football yan, hindi naman pwedeng madaliin yan. Possession muna, so ligawan mo muna yung parents niya, pa-impress ka sa mga kaibigan niya and sa parents.”
Paolo B: “Madali lang naman, respetuhin niyo yung babae, be a gentleman, kasi isa ‘yan sa mga hinahanap ng mga babae, tsaka gawin mo yung effort mo at yung mga na-aappreciate nung babae.”
Eric: “Be patient, antayin niyo lang, kasi yung love, nadedevelop ‘yan e. Patience lang, mga boys! (Laughs)”
Being football players, how would you guys relate the game of football to love?
Mikko: “You should be disciplined, and there are always goals.”
Paolo S: “Tulad nga ng sinabi ko kanina, yung pag-ibig, parang bola yan, hindi mo dapat madaliin. Hindi mo naman mapapasagot yung babae agad. Dahan-dahanin mo muna, pa-impress ka muna.”
Eric: “Siguro sa akin, kung paano mo alagaan yung partner mo, ganun din yung pag-aalaga mo sa bola. Kung paano ka mag-care sa sport mo, ganun din dapat pagdating sa mga babae.”
Paolo B: “Sa akin naman, mas priority ko talaga yung football, kasi kung hindi dun, hindi ko naman makikilala yung special someone ko. Basta balance lang.”