Monday, September 15, 2014

The Men's Seniors Basketball team of my beloved Alma Mater, the University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers failed to make it to the UAAP Final 4 this year. I felt sad because they have gotten so close to winning the championship last year and now they are out of the competition. It was not a good year for the Tigers. They had to adjust to a new coach, whom I thought was a far cry from the talent of Pido Jarencio, UST coach from 2006-2013. Some players suffered injuries which put them out for the entire season. 


Oh well. There's always a next season. As we Thomasians say, "The wounded Tiger is hungry for a kill. See you next year." 

Indeed there is sunshine after the rain. Yesterday was the Cheerdance Competition of the UAAP. After 8 long years, the UST Salingawi Dancers are back on the podium. We bagged 3rd place! It was National University who won, followed by the University of the Philippines and then UST! I could just like hear the crowd shouting the ever famous cheer - Go USTe, Go USTe, Go, go, go, go, GO USTE!

Here is a video of their performance. I am so happy I can't help but blog about it and share.



Tomorrow is Tiger Day at UST. I wish I could be there to celebrate with the Thomasian community. However, my work schedule would not permit it. I will be one with them in spirit and that's for sure.


Growl loud and proud! We may have not made it to the Men's Seniors Basketball, but we can go for the overall UAAP Season 77 Championship! #GoUSTe! 

8 comments:

  1. That's right, there's always the next time and I bet they would make it next year!

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  2. I wanted to see what happened during the Sept 16 yellow day. Do you have follow-up pictures? My cousin graduated from UST too and she's always been proud, even though they didn't win the championship. I guess what's more important is that every team tried their best and played fair.

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    1. Hi Jo! UST played their last game of the season yesterday. The boys were obviously demotivated. I posted a picture on my facebook page. (https://www.facebook.com/bornadragon/photos/a.485881464851758.1073741828.447487148691190/572609636178940/?type=1&permPage=1). If your cousin would want to view more pictures, she can find them in the Facebook page TomasinoWeb.

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  3. i love the stunts and the choreography of the team. very nice indeed. thanks for sharing.

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  4. What an amazing performance! I've always admired the Salinggawi Dance Troupe. I'm from UP so I root for the Pep Squad, I believe they finished 2nd this year. Congrats to NU, to UST and UP for bagging the top spots!

    Thanks for sharing the video Eileen!

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    1. Hi Karen! OMG, you're from PEYUPS! haha. I enrolled in UP for my masters degree (UP-Open University) however, I never got past the first two semesters. So I guess I am a Tiger-Iska? (To keep you updated, "Iska" is a collective term for female UP students and graduates. Short for Iskolar ng Bayan) :)

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  5. I used to watch UAAP since I was from La Salle, however as time goes by, it grew sour on me, maybe I don't a time to watch it or I failed enrolling my kids where I had my bachelors degree. But anywho, congratz to the winners.

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  6. Oh well, I believe naman na they did great! :) And yes, there's a perfect time for everything! Go go go <3

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