Wow, how time flies. "Eleven days in August" was already more than a year ago. Much has been said and written about Gilas Pilipinas and their performance at the recent World Cup, my favorite is Nikko Ramos' piece, "Through fun times and flatlines, mabuhay ang Gilas." I may not be able to write a blog entry as good as his but I can certainly say that we both had eyebags during that magical week =))
After the "almost", "coulda", "shoulda", "woulda" games, Gilas finally and officially won over Senegal. The first win in decades on the international stage. I honestly cried a bit when the buzzer finally ended. I wont be embarrassed to say it because I think I share the same emotional investment with majority of the country. We're even recognized by FIBA as the "Most Valuable Fan - Best Country!". I hope that MVP can continue with the Gilas program and we'll be able to host the next Basketball World Cup! For now, goodluck Gilas on the Asian Games!