Who is Mel Gohing’s secret admirer ‘JB’?
Mark Escarlote on Jun 01, 2017 11:33 PM
Who is 'JB'?
Pocari Sweat veteran libero Mel Gohing emerged from the Lady Warriors' dugout carrying a huge bouquet of white roses just minutes after they clinched the no. 3 seed in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference semifinals.
The former De La Salle University standout flashed a sweet smile that revealed her row of braces.
Asked if whom it was from, Gohing was clueless.
“‘JB’ yung naka-pangalan pero I don’t know kung ‘yun ba talaga ang real name niya,” said the 25-year-old defense specialist while adding, “JB kung sino ka man pakilala ka na.”
It turned out that it was not the first time that Gohing received flowers from 'JB'.
“Pangatlo na,” said Gohing. “Nag-start ‘to noong first game ng quarters so nagulat lang ako kasi biglang (may flowers) kasi wala naman akong kinakausap recently kasi sobrang focus ako sa game.”
“Kaya niloloko ako ng mga tao na single pero ako naman OK lang kasi focus ako sa team tapos biglang ‘yun every before game meron na lang pumapasok,” she added. “Tapos ako hindi ko alam ano mafi-feel ko kasi first time nga na may nag-surprise sa akin and effort tapos palaki pa nang palaki ang bulaklak na dumadating everytime na tumatagal so nakaka-touch lang.”
Each of the bouquets, which gets bigger each time, she received had notes on it with short but inspiring and sweet messages.
“Sabi niya lang parang good luck to your game, I would love to meet you in person, mga ganoon,” said Gohing. “Nakaka-touch, hindi pa ako kinikilig kasi hindi ko pa siya kilala, pero parang ang weird ng feeling kung kikiligin ako kasi di ko pa siya kilala so mahirap umasa. Char!”
With Pocari Sweat still in the thick of the battle for the title, Gohing said that she has no time to go out often and meet other people since she broke up with ex-boyfriend Matt Salem of National University seven months ago.
“Wala talaga (akong idea) kasi wala talaga akong kinakausap ngayon as in focused ako sa team so ‘yun block-buster muna ang mga interesado ngayon kasi gusto ko mag-focus sa season,” Gohing explained. “Niloloko nga ako nina coach (Rommel Abella). Pero sabi ko, coach after the season na lang kasi focus muna.”
The bubbly libero further related that she might have an idea how ‘JB’ got the notion for the choice of roses to give her.
“Actually kasi nag-post ako sa Instagram noong wedding ng brother ko, ‘yung bouquet kasi ng mga bridesmaids white, eh hindi talaga ko mahilig sa mga flowers echos kasi gusto ko ‘yung chocolates mga edible, pero ayun nag-post ako na. ‘I don’t really like roses but white roses has an exemption,’” she said. “So ayun nakakatuwa kasi gusto ko talaga white and tulips. Sinabi ko talaga eh no? Ay hindi ‘wag naman (magpadala ng ng tulips) mahal na ‘yun.”
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