Alyssa makes Filipino proud internationally
WHY is Alyssa Valdez exporting her volleyball talents to Thailand? The answer is simple: Money. Nothing wrong there. What would be wrong is when you deny it. Give another reason other than money? That’d be lying.
Hypocrisy we call it, too.
Hypocrites abound because they refuse to recognize the difference between being true to one’s self and not.
They camouflage a life of indecision and farce because they are unsure of themselves.
We all need money, period. As the store sign so graphically puts it: Your credit is good, but we need cash.
We all need cash. Without cash, we are virtually crippled. No food. No shelter. No clothing. No nothing. And no beer, too. And, to the incurable romantic: No money, no honey.
Was Jason Castro not reported middle of 2016 that he’d scoop wads of bills if and when he would finally ink a basketball contract in China?
Wasn’t he supposed to start playing last November as a point guard in a high-caliber team in a Chinese league? What happened? Kuryente? But it happens, you know. You get a whiff of it, and you immediately decide it would push through.
Journalists are eternally in love with scoops— sportswriters not excluded. Who said editors aren’t as gullible, too? Anyways, Castro, Asia’s No. 1 point-guard the last two Fiba Asia Championships, has stuck with us. China’s loss is MVP’s gain. And TNT Katropa is having a grand time continuing its romance with Castro, who is called “The Blur” for his exceptional ability to elude guards and a phalanx of defenders almost each time he attacks the lane.
But unlike Castro, Valdez seems sure now of flying overseas to exhibit her wares on the world stage, making the country proud.
The Ateneo star has consistently dominated the local volleyball scene so that her impending global stint should inspire her peers and dreamers alike to pursue their goals.
Valdez could open doors to other likeminded volleybelles wishing to also hit it big some day.
Ray Ray Parks still not being able to crash into the NBA should not dampen the spirit of Filipinos dying to breach world barriers. For, it is inherent in Filipinos to aim for the moon, whatever it takes.
Let’s not look far. There’s always Manny Pacquiao to lean on for inspiration.