Captured Moments

By: Linnor Marie

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Thursday, 12-May-2005 00:00 Email | Share | Bookmark

I hurriedly got dressed this morning, thrilled to watch Matthew play with his basketball team. At the last minute, Kyle decided to stay home to just have fun with little Jake. I would have wanted him to join us (you know, thinking it was a good way to bond), but later on realized that it was in fact good he stayed or he would have gotten bored rigid and ratty sitting in a warm court for nearly the whole morning.

The indoor court in the club was buzzing with boys, mostly players. There were parents too, eager to see their sons play. And the HAPEE Team players and Matt were donning their "aprons" (Jerry called it "bibs") over their shirts as they were getting all set for the game.

Matt played on the 1st and 4th quarters as center or forward player. He is one of the tallest players for the 9-12 age bracket. And seeing him shoot and do the rebounds, I suddenly had visions of myself having an NBA player for a son. That's NBA folks, no less. Yee-ha!

They actually lost to their opponent (boo!), but it was certainly a great match. It was their 3rd game on their very first league and I saw how it improved their team spirit, ball-handling and shooting skills. The experience was an excellent practice and would indubitably benefit their subsequent competitions.

huddled for the team's play strategies

Matt & Raymond - top 2 players for Hapee


We had a meeting with our co-tenants at this new mall (Banilad Town Center) this afternoon. Part of the agenda was the opening date slated for June 1. Yikes! That's 2 weeks away and we haven't started constructing our display module yet. I have to call one of my suppliers now to reserve more stocks. Panic time!


On a different note, the meeting was in Gloria Jean's in Banilad Town Center. To date, Gloria Jean's is the second foreign coffee franchise to open in Cebu after Starbucks. Since I’m not really a fan of these two, applause from me is not forthcoming. No bells and whistles. However, not wanting to be just onlookers while some of our co-tenants were ordering, Jerry and I were forced to try for ourselves.

It was my first time to sample their brewed coffee. I'm no coffee connoisseur, but I sure know when my buds are pleased. And for the price paid for a cup, the flavor wasn't much.

the mural in Gloria Jean's

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