Denden Lazaro-Revilla welcomes new life, new team

Mark Escarlote on May 29, 2020 11:59 AM
Denden Lazaro-Revilla welcomes new life, new team
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Libero Denden Lazaro-Revilla is enjoying her new life as a married woman and the welcome change of playing for a new volleyball club.

Speaking on Migs Bustos’ Off the Record podcast, the volleyball star shared how she’s adjusting after tying the knot with PBA player LA Revilla last January.

“Adjusting pa rin,” said the former Ateneo de Manila Lady Eagle and two-time UAAP champion. “For the longest time I’ve lived alone and now I have someone else’s home and it’s a boy. It’s so hard to live with a boy.”

“LA’s good at chores ha. He cooks, he knows how to clean. But it’s so different that I have to share a space with someone else,” Lazaro-Revilla quipped. “I have to share my bed space, my closet space, I have so much junk. Kahit na marunong maglinis si LA there are some things, yung mga maliliit na bagay na naka-catch ko pa na, ‘You didn’t clean this. You forgot to put like a coaster or a placemat. Oh, you didn’t clean.’ Yung mga ganoong bagay, like the details.” 

The 28-year-old volleybelle also mentioned how the lockdown gave them more time to bond, get used to living together and to know and discover more things about each other.  

“Ngayon ECQ lang kami nagiging ganyan na like getting irritated na with each other. Especially like I’m so nagging. I nag him all the time. I think I get on his nerves na and sometimes he gets on my nerves but you learn to live with it because he’s your partner,” said Lazaro-Revilla.

The former national team member also expressed her excitement to play in the Premier Volleyball League as part of the ChocoMucho where she will be reunited with some of her former Ateneo teammates.

“I’m really happy to be back with old teammates from Ateneo. Sina Bea De Leon, Maddie Madayag,” said Lazaro-Revilla, who last saw action with Petron in the Philippine Superliga. “I’m familiar with most of the people in the team.”

She’s also looking forward to play for coach Oliver Almadro as well as playing alongside De La Salle University legend Manilla Santos.

“I’m really happy to be under coach Oliver. I never played under him so it’s a new system to get used to,” she said.

“I’m really happy to be teammates with the great Manilla Santos. I’m looking forward to that,” added Lazaro-Revilla.

The prized libero trained with the Flying Titans for two months before team activities were halted due to the lockdown brought by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.    

“Hopefully, we get back to training soon,” she said.

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