Paolo Javelona and his favorite things
Barry Viloria on Nov 16, 2015 03:42 AM
Follow Paolo on Instagram: @paopaojavelona11! (Photos by Vyn Radovan)
What’s not there to love about Paolo Javelona, the ever-smiling NU poster boy who—despite some ignorant haters—is regarded as one of the best defenders of this generation’s UAAP? We recently chanced upon the Marketing student (who’s down to his last playing year) for a quick chitchat on his favorites, and he just turned his charming mode on quick as a wink.
“Don’t fool us and your fans, we’re gullible,” we told the 23-year-old, whose collegiate basketball journey was strewn with homesickness and homesickness but has since risen to be this promising player.
Paolo, who plans to play for the PBA after graduation or work in any job “na makakabuhay ng pamilya,” would answer in all candor and honesty. A few of his answers bored us (you know, student-athletes whose life is limited to the training-school-dorm-hip-hop doom). Yet some more or less intrigued us like…
Favorite food: Sinigang!
Favorite type of music: RNB tsaka EDM!
Favorite musician: Drake, Kanye, Jay-Z
Favorite subject: Math? Ha ha! Hindi, joke lang! Pero mahilig ako sa History!
Favorite pet: Dog.
Favorite brother (he’s the youngest of three boys): Both!
Favorite color: Green—parang malinis. Ha ha!
Favorite movie: Coach Carter, Facing the Giants, and the entire The Fast and the Furious series—mahilig ako sa action and cars!
Favorite car: My dream car is a Ford Mustang!
Favorite hangout place on campus: Library—joke! Ha ha! Sa cafeteria kasi may pagkain!
Favorite hangout place off campus: Sa condo lang ng cousins ko sa Makati. Dun ako nag-s-stay.
Favorite travel destination: Sa Europe—kahit saan pero giusto ko mag-Amsterdam!
Favorite sports motto: “Never give up.”
Favorite sportsmen: Steven Nash, Dwyane Wade, Ricky Rubio. Sasama dapat ako kay Gelo (Alolino) nung dumating si Rubio dito kaso may practice at na-late na ko. Sayang!
Favorite NBA team: Miami Heat kasi andun si Dwyane Wade.
Favorite PBA team: Purefoods tsaka Ginebra—dream ko makalaro sa Ginebra!
Favorite actor: Channing Tatum and Johnny Depp—versatile sila pareho.
Favorite actress: Cara Delevingne dahil sa Paper Town.
Favorite TV show: On the Wings of Love—ang ganda kaya! (We tell him why not Pangako Sa Yo? instead?) Panget na yung PSY pero dati maganda sya.
Favorite online personality: King Bach ng Vine!
Favorite karaoke song: Marami, eh. Peru usually "Inuman Na" ng Parokya ni Edgar!
Favorite wholesome drink: Lemonade!
Favorite alcoholic drink: Jack Coke!
Favorite cartoons and cartoon characters: Looney Tunes—Bugs Bunny and Taz-Manian Devil!
Favorite TV channels: Sa dorm, usually nanunuod ako ng Cinema One, HBO, Balls, at kahit anong sports channel.
Favorite courtside reporter: (Past and present, we tell him.) Sa past, si Tricia Robredo. Wala lang, sobrang bait. Sya yung courtside reporter namin din kasi. Sobrang down-to-earth nya. Sobrang… wala akong masabi.”