The CSR dream to Law School

You might be wondering about the title and ask out of nowhere,”what is she talking about?” For once, I had to disclosed a part of myself that was left buried for a longest time. Even my parents never knew about this (Mom, Dad, if you’re reading my blog please read ’til the end).

Yes. I dreamed to be a courtside reporter like the ones in UAAP or PBA games. The kind of job that is both tiring and thrilling. Reporting about the game and learning a thing or two from it is something I wanted. Some might think that my dream is too shallow for a girl who always been competitive and superior. For me, it’s one of the most challenging job a person can have. Reporting live is no joke. You can’t redo if you’ll mistakenly said a word. It’s always be a show must go on hyped.

I have high respect from all the people working as journalist, may it be in media or press. All my life I’ve been exposed how journalist does for a living. Being a daughter of one of the most respected journalist in town is something that I’m proud of.

Growing up to a family who are basketball fans, watching the games is something that I really enjoy the most. Now that I’m old enough, cheering for a rival school community isn’t an issue for me. Who cares if I cheer and support the white, gold and black? Anyway, going back to where I left off, it is one of my dreams to venture into journalism may it be on TV or writing.

But life has another idea for me and that’s law school.

Law school happened to the girl who dreamed to become a courtside reporter. Somehow the thrill is the same with being a csr since you can’t redo what you answered during recitations but you can however justify it when there’s a follow-up question.

I’m not regretting that I’m in lawschool now instead of chasing my dream to become a courtside reporter. I know that everything happens for a purpose. I may not be a courtside reporter who delivers reports about the game but sooner, I’ll be the person who will stand to defend a person of his right. I’m happy where I am now despite the stressed and sleepless nights. This blogpost will remind me that for once, I wanted to be a courtside reporter but life has greater opportunity and that is to become a lawyer and advocate for social justice. 🙂

[photo credits to the owner featuring one of my favorite UAAP courtside reporter of UST Kristelle Batchelor who happens to be a writer as well]

Fangirl POV: Kim Kaizen Lo was here

 

This post is 2 years delayed. I hope I’m not yet estopped to post this one.

Kim Kaizen Lo, former UST Growling Tiger Small forward #5 and PBA DLeague Tanduay Rhum #15.

A lot of people know the name Kim Kaizen Lo after a stint in the Sunday night show Gandang Gabi Vice or known to be GGV with other UAAP Players. The Kim Kaizen in that show was just his other side of his self that even his fans were surprised about it. The side that I, too, randomly saw whenever he engaged with others.

I took notice of Kim when I watched the replay games of season 76 and the championship game between UST and La Salle. At first I was intrigued whenever Kim holds the ball. I mean, he got the angle and position to shot the ball yet he passed it to his teammate. I was like “seriously?” but then, later on, I understand why.

One thing that I appreciate about Kim Lo is his game presence–as defensive player. Most  people who watched basketball games only focus to players who scores a lot or let’s face it, good-looking players are in hyped for fangirls *guilty as charged here*. So, just like any fangirl, Kim had my attention when the camera focus on his face for a couple of seconds before zooming out. I was turning the channels looking for a good program when it happened and that made me watch the game. It was really a good game against La Salle, though.

I actually watched Kim’s last game in UAAP live with my UST athlete friends. As far as I’m concern, the Mariano-Lo-Pe combo (Ferrer was injured) was something that shouldn’t be ignored. I think UST can place a higher placement finished in season 77 if such combo was polished sooner than the last game. My insight doesn’t matter though because I’m no basketball analyst. All I can say that the departure of Coach Pido Jarencio is a great loss for the team. I commend his coaching skills in honing the skills of the players like Jeric Teng and Jeric Fortuna plays. He knows what strings to pull off to solidify his players. And I should be stopping this analyst before anyone will say I’m talking nonsense. Okay, enough.

When I saw Kim during his 21st birthday (we surprised him hahaha), he’s actually shy. I even got a chance to stand near him during Angelus like “OMG! Kim Lo!”. Sadly, I wasn’t able to have a picture with him (hopefully, in the future. I’m not losing hope here). What I like about Kim as a normal person (meaning without basketball and stuff), he’s a loving Kuya to his younger siblings and of course, a very lovable master to wolf! (I really love his alaskan malamute). He’s actually appreciative to his fans despite of his “shy” nature but according to his friend, Qylla (who we met personally and had lunch with on his birthday), Kim is makulit daw. I think that shows in his GGV guesting when you watch the full episode. He’s actually witty eh, as shown in his radio guesting in UST Tiger Radio (if I’m not mistaken and my memory served it right). Based on his tweets, he’s a sensible, emotional and sensitive person that you need to know him more and dig deeper. There’s more to Kim Kaizen Lo than his facade in public. Setting aside of me being the fangirl, I want to know the Kim Kaizen Lo as a normal person in a friendly way.

For me, he is a conflicted contradiction or a paradox that its hard to figure out. What I only see and observe about him is only the tip of the iceberg. I may be wrong or right but Kim Kaizen Lo is not just a pretty face with the infamous spin move, there’s more to him than we can imagine. I really wish that he’ll venture to PBA soon but I respect if he’s not going to. There are countless of opportunities outside PBA that he can shine and show the world his capabilities as a person that a lot of us admire.

P.S. he’s not a believer of forever HAHAHAHA

***I wanna take this opportunity to thank KIMLOFANS’ admins Sara and Andrea for the opportunity. I did not only get a chance to see Kim Lo up close and personal but I also gain friends. Shoutout to Ate Aiea, Eunice, Ezra, Ella, Kim and Qylla. Also, my wattpad readers of my fanfiction stories 🙂

Hi Kim Kaizen! If you happen to see this blogpost, wag mo na i-share please HAHAHAHA nahihiya ako. I’m forever a fan of you kahit walang basketball stint. I’m still hoping na sana I can have a picture with you in the future (I’m not gonna lose hope. Pang bucketlist na hahaha). You probably don’t remember me but do remember that a lot of us believes in you no matter what happens 🙂 I know this blog post won’t suffice everything about you. Sorry naman bes. From one of your  fangirl’s point of view lang ito. Sorry if It take me two years to post this one pala.  Basta, always remember we got your back 🙂

 

 

Unsent Letter 1: The girl from far away.

To the guy who wears jersey #19,

Hey. I don’t know how to start this blog entry but I guess I should start with just a hey. I don’t remember where the story of you and I started. Maybe it started when I laid my eyes on you while watching your team’s game live for the very first time a year ago.

I was cheering another player back then but the moment you entered the game, I was captivated by your smile. Yes, your smile. Funny, right? You smiled at the crowd before you entered the game for a quality playing time. What made it more intriguing was when you continuously shooting 3’s that leave me more amazed as the crowd gone wild.

I remember I nudged my friend that time and whispered, “Is that KJL? He played well ha.” She then just gave me a knowing smile. She already knows me very well that a guy, like you, who plays sports with the famous chinito eyes is my weakness.

I followed you in all my social networking sites accounts–the latest was in snapchat. Just like any fangirl does, I tweeted sweet nothings tagging you and a part of me hoping to be notice. With a single favorite, my day went kilig overload. Funny how small gestures give simple joy to my fangirl heart.

Little by little, I stalked you to know you better. (Stalk talaga eh. Parang inverstigator na ako).  But unfortunately, it seems like you’re a discreet type of person. On the brighter side, you are really an honest person in ask.fm. I couldn’t help but exclaimed that you’re stalker friendly. Maybe you’re really honest even in person. I wish I could spend time with you. Kahit 1 hour lang masaya na ako. Kahit isang picture with you, I’ll be the happiest girl that walk in earth. Okay, medyo exaggerated.

When my friend asked for a video greeting from you, I gone ecstatic for days. I even made it as a remedy whenever I feel down, having a bad day or keeping me inspired and up to beat. It truly made me very kilig even if its normal for you to obliged the request of your fans. It only means how humble and down to earth you are.

I want you to know that even if we haven’t met in person, I already considered you as special in a way that you became part in my journey in life even if indirectly.

You’ve been a constant source of energy of bringing the best out of me. You’re even my most favorite protagonist whenever I write stories. Maybe I portray your character not in the way in true life but I want you to know that you’ve always in your best in one’s story. You radiantly show good vibes in every line and every scene that I pictured out because boy, you’re worth it for every good things this life may bring.

I want to take this chance to thank you for unleashing the creative and colorful side of Louisse. They’d said that fangirling can bring distraction to one’s life. Maybe it did or maybe it not. But with you, its a beautiful disaster. I crammed in my readings but I stayed inspired, knowing that even if you don’t know me personally, you believe in me. You became one of my soure of motivation and I thank you for that. Also, you became an instrument for me to know more people who shares the same passion of being the sixth man of the team. And even the reason why I got to share my passion to write stories though its fictional.

I pray and hope that someday our paths will cross. It maybe a year or a decade from now but do remember that the girl from far away believes in you. Always will and always did.

To top it all, always put in mind that you’re worth it.

The girl from far away,
Louisse