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Former child star Sharlene San Pedro showcased her impressive ball-handling skills in a video she posted on her Instagram account on Friday.Sharlene posted a short clip of her playing a 1-on-1 game of hoops in a narrow alley.Sharlene has always had a ...
 
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The Undertaker's search for the perfect retirement match
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Brian Rae Asilo May 16, 2020

I miss playing the game that I love. It is the game that I grew up with--from casual plays on the streets, sports fest at school, to even the nerve-wracking do-or-die games during tournaments. I miss the intensity; when the time is ticking and the crowd cheering and screaming wildly, my heartbeat goes faster and I can feel the fire in my heart that keeps me burning.

Basketball is my passion, the one that gives me the excitement throughout the day. Basketball pushes me to a whole other level because, in order to be the best, you need to hustle and bustle. It shapes me to become the best that I can be. But most often, there will be challenges that strike you hard and pin you to the ground, crying because of severe pain. The pain that these hindrances give may come in any aspect--physical, mental, emotional, etc. Unfortunately, for me, the havoc has come onto my knee. I was injured during a friendly game and caused my right knee to be dislocated. The first thing that came to my mind was the fact that I would not be able to play for a long time and help my team win. It was heartbreaking for me because I knew already it would cost a lot of time for rest and no action on the court. But, I never gave up and promised myself to play even stronger after the healing process.

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This experience has taught me how to stand up, endure the pain, move forward, and keep improving. Basketball makes me happy, when I am sad, angry, alone. It gives me peace and surely it became my home. The basketball court is my sacred space where I can be myself. It has also taught me to become my own cheerleader. Even if others bring me down and hate me, I know for myself that I have the potential. And that alone gives me courage and confidence for everything; let alone the support I get from family and friends. It became a memory now since I need to prioritize my studies and due to lack of training, my game has changed a lot. It’ll be hard for me to get back because of the pain that sometimes I feel in my knee when I play hard and consecutively. But one thing is for sure, all the learning and memories will remain in me.

Basketball is not only a game for me; it is life-changing. It has made me learn more about myself, capabilities, and values. I am not the same person last year or any time ago. Basketball transforms me into a better person. Once you stop moving, that is when you lose the battle. Basketball is a part of me, it is who I am. It is where my heart is.

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The 18-year-old is skipping college to sign with the NBA's minor league.
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Rest in peace, Coach Aric.
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To the Person Who Does Not Know Any 1D Song

By: CJ Reyno

Never in my wildest dream I imagined to meet someone who does not know a single One Direction song or who does not even know, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, and err… Zayn Malik. How did you spend your teenagehood without listening to their songs? The disrespect to my #StyPayHorLikSon. My initial reaction, Vas Happenin’?

Since I was 12 years old, that was way back on 2012, One Direction songs have been my official life soundtrip, my go-to songs whenever I feel happy, sad, mad, excited, and etch. I can still remember how people went crazy just to attend their concert here in the Philippines. I must admit, I was one of those. LOL. The group was also dubbed as, “The Biggest Boyband in the World”. They were an era. You really left me in awe when you told me that you do not know a single One Direction song. Their songs are gold. But I was a little hopeful when a new messaged popped up on our conversation, “Hey I know one, Make You Beautiful”.

You do not know how my world collapsed after reading your message. I would like to say that I appreciate the effort, thanks, but they do not have a song entitled, Make You Beautiful, because it is, What Makes You Beautiful. I tried to explain but you said that they are just the same. (Tip: Never fight with a Directioner when it comes to this because we will not let our guards down). No! They are not the same. How can you make this big mistake? LOL. What Makes You Beautiful is One Direction’s debut song. Almost everyone knows this, “you’re insecure, don’t know what for,” ring a bell? The music video of this surpassed 1 billion views on Youtube. On my 21 years of existence, you are the very first person who told me this “I-Thought-It-Was-A-Joke-But-You-Are-Serious” statement.

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As a persuasive fangirl, I thought to myself that I should make you appreciate their music, that you should know that it is What Makes You Beautiful, not Make You Beautiful. The group may be in hiatus but their music is and will always remain superior. You are hard-headed lad. We even when to the point where you challenged me to treat so I can make you watch their music video. Am I even surprised that I agreed to this? HAHA. I feel like an agent trying to persuade her customer to buy a property on our company. You do not know how happy I was when you sent me your video listening to What Makes You Beautiful. I felt like I successfully closed a deal with my client. Not to exaggerate but I really jumped because of happiness after watching your video. It was the first message I checked that morning. Thank you for your effort, so much appreciated. Funny how our conversation starts with your innocence on One Direction until it goes deeper and last longer. Up All Nigh conversations which turned to almost Midnight Memories. Ironic how a Directioner had developed an admiration on someone who dislikes her favorite boys? Just like One Direction’s song, Change My Mind, “Never felt like this before. Are we friends or are we more?” I guess, like Liam’s line on Love You Goodbye, “It's inevitable everything that's good comes to an end. It's impossible to know if after this we can still be friends.”

I was happy that I made you listen to One Direction. At least I made you appreciate and made you aware that there is a song called, What Makes You Beautiful, not Make You Beautiful. I am happy that you already found your Girl Almighty. Wish me luck on finding my Summer Love. xoxo, Your Directioner friend

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