Meet NUís Myla Pablo: the aspiring flight attendant

Barry Viloria on Feb 16, 2016 04:20 PM
Meet NUís Myla Pablo: the aspiring flight attendant
The funny team captain of the Lady Bulldogs has a secret dream: traveling the world! (Photos by Barry Viloria)

NU’s Myla Pablo might overawe you at first with her team captain title, but every bit of intimidation ends there. She’s one happy, funny, polite gal “sabi ng teammates ko,” although she’s a young lady of a few words. And this is how she operates as the leader of the Lady Bulldogs, currently at 2-1 this season. As Roger Gorayeb’s team gets hammered like nails during their daily 7-9 a.m. trainings—stretching, jogging, spiking included, Pablo draws herself back to help lessen the pressure and stress off her teammates’ shoulders.

“Pag kasama ko po sila, sobrang gulo po lalo na ‘pag sa dorm. Di ka na makatulog kasi sobrang ingay, pero masaya naman kasi walang hiwa-hiwalay, sama-sama lang lahat sa isang bahay,” she says with a laugh.

Pablo is presently on her fifth year in Marketing at NU. It’s her last year to play for her Alma Mater, though she’s still keen to pursue it even after graduation. Give it around two or three years more, she says, before resting for a bit.

As for Pablo’s next, more long-term plan? To be a flight attendant.

“Pangarap ko yun eh,” she says about her life dream. “Siguro, high school pa lang, gustong gusto ko na maging stewardess.”

Pablo really wanted to be in the skies from the beginning, and her course now was the closest one to help her achieve that goal. After getting her Marketing degree, she might want to take a more legitimate course to finally get herself a certificate. She has since wanted to realize her dream of traveling many countries, which is a perk of working in a cabin.

“Parang ang sarap lang kasi na lahat nang bansa napupuntahan mo!”

“Meron akong mga friends na flight attendant din. Nagandahan at parang na-inspire lang ako. Magaganda sila, pero maganda rin ako—joke lang!”

For the aspiring flight attendant, however, it’s now about being more focused on the tournament. It can be a challenge for the nice, almost-too-lenient captain Pablo. But she has reason—after all, it’s this team dynamics that has landed them the Shakey's V-League collegiate conference title. (Pablo was awarded Finals MVP in he tournament.)

“Siguro, bilang senior po, ayon nga, kailangan kong (maging mas istrikto) sa team ko kasi inaabuso ako sa pagkabait ko,” she notes shyly. “Di kasi ako marunong magalit. Pag nagapapalam, go lang, gawin ninyo gusto ninyong gawin. alam na nila ang tama at mali alam na nila ang mali.”

A UAAP championship is definitely the red dot on NU’s dartboard right now, says Pablo. Flight attendant dreams aside, of course.

“Last playing year ko na nga, kailangan kong ipa-champion ang NU.”

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