UAAP champs on their ‘new me’ this new year
Barry Viloria on Jan 07, 2016 07:55 PM
The heroes of the league reveal their resolutions for 2016! Curious what they are? (Photo by Barry Viloria)
As an avid sports fan, what’s your New Year’s resolution? For us here at ABS-CBN Sports, maybe it’s to write more, watch more, go to the gym on a thrice-a-week minimum, date volleyball players who will get to share our love for sports without faking it (#HalfJoke), or to not get too excited over PBA players turning the court into the Octagon.
Halfway through the season, we bumped into some of UAAP’s most recent champs about their New Year’s resolutions for 2016. Athletes as they are, some of these resolutions were all about maintaining, some sounded like something you’d hear from a politician, and some talked about changing their naughty sides for the good!
Here’s the transcript!
“Refrain from sneaking out and clubbing done in secret! Donate foods and clothes to informal settlers as a way to help. Visit cancer patients and give them a reason to smile!” - Justice Gimeno, NU Pep Squad (Champion, UAAP Season 78 cheerdance)
“To train harder, of course. And to win tournaments this year, hopefully international ones. I want to start from junior tourneys and then hopefully, kayanin din sa open tourneys!” - Lea Inlayo, UP Lady Shuttlers
(Champion and Rookie of the Year, UAAP Season 78 badminton)
“To stop procrastinating, study harder, and to ignore everything that is dragging me down and start being contented with what I have!” - Juan Miguel Ramos, UST Jins (Champion, UAAP Season 78 men’s taekwondo)
Rex Intal, Ateneo Blue Spikers
Champion, UAAP Season 77 men’s volleyball
“Firstly, since we just became champs is to not underestimate any team. It musn’t get into our heads na we are superior over any of them. We have to humble ourselves and prepare for each team. Last year kasi nag-relax kami at one point and we needed a wake up call pa. Secondly, we need to be more focused to maintain our composure in each game. I’m not saying na we are confident, but I believe our greatest opponents this season is ourselves! As long as we maintain focused, I believe we can win defend our title to record another historic back-to-back championship!”
“To be better than I was last year! And to be an inspiration to everyone!” - Annie Ramirez, UST Jins
(Champion, UAAP Season 77 women’s taekwondo)
“To be fit and have abs! Aldo, to reach out to other people—role models kami, we need to be an inspiration pa lalo sa ibang tao!” - Jessie King Lacuna, Ateneo FAST (Champion, UAAP Season 78 men’s swimming)
“Since I just graduated from both my UAAP career and school (I’m currently at grad school), it’s to get a job and start earning for myself! I applied in many companies and I'm just keeping my options open to anything. I'm still very young naman and I’m looking for experience muna before helping siguro mag help Sa family business or start my own. That's my first priority now. Another would be to get bulk AF! Ha ha!” - Walden Shayne Ledesma, DLSU Green Paddlers (Champion, UAAP Season 78 men’s table tennis)
“To improve/polish my game before UAAP Season 79 comes. And to be of help to others in every way I can, especially to homeless kids.” - Prince Orizu, FEU Tamaraws (Champion, UAAP Season 78 men’s basketball)