19 Jan

Pasaol ready for ‘unli rice’ after torching UST

first_imgREAD: Mbala lauds Pasaol for record-setting career game“I’m really comfortable with my body because I’m a stretch four and I can also bang underneath,” said Pasaol who averaged 40.5 points and 10 rebounds in his past two games.And of the 32 points Pasaol scored against UST, none were bigger than the two that came with only 22.7 seconds left when he gave UE a 94-91 lead en route to the win.ADVERTISEMENT Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAlvin Pasaol sat down on his padded chair inside the pressroom of Mall of Asia Arena with sweat dripping from his shoulders as he wiped off his wet forehead.The chunky forward just put up a game-high 32 points days after dropping 49 to pace the Red Warriors to their 96-91 win over hapless University of Santo Tomas in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening PLAY LIST 01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening02:10SEA Games 2019: Didal collects 2nd skateboard gold00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene How to help the Taal evacuees DAY6 is for everybody Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacsoncenter_img Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up And with a performance to remember, since this came in UE’s lone win in the first round, Pasaol got the green light to indulge on something his coach Derrick Pumaren stopped him from enjoying since the start of the tournament.READ: Alvin unleashed: After scoring 49, Pasaol hopes for 50 next timeFEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“Manong [Pumaren] gave me a reward today and that is I get to eat an unli [unlimited] rice meal,” said Pasaol in Filipino Saturday. “He won’t stop me now and he really didn’t allow to eat that much because I bulk up easily.”Pasaol’s walking, and playing, weight usually dances between 80 and 90 kilograms but the high-scoring forward doesn’t mind the heft he carries during games. Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Sablan: UST will be one of the top teams next season LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

28 Dec


first_imgFEATURES: When she makes her way through the gate at the LYIT campus for next weekend’s Relay for Life, Letterkenny woman, Tina Moore, can sum up the experience in one line: “It’s as if someone has wrapped me in a warm, comfy blanket.”It’s ten years on since she embarked on a journey that nobody wants totake but so many are forced to – once they hear the words: ‘You’ve got cancer.” She describes hearing her particular diagnosis as an “awful shock” and wanting time to go back to those moments before being told by her doctor.Before the emergence of the sinister tumour that prompted her to seek medical advice.“I just thought, you’re making a terrible mistake, you’re talking about somebody else.“This happens on a T.V. programme or on the radio or you read about it somewhere but it can’t be happening to me. “There is that denial time until you can finally get your head aroundit,”  Lurgybrack resident, Tina, maintains.In December 2006 denial was no longer an option when she underwent amastectomy. “I was seen fairly quickly and had the mammogram, the ultrasound and a biopsy.“I was due to have it [the mastectomy] a week after the diagnosis and I was all ready for theatre but I had laryngitis and they cancelled the operation for a week.“They decided it could be a problem to bring me around and said I could have ended up in intensive care.”Tina was also ordered not to talk for the duration of the week to help ease her laryngitis.“But I was so glad to get the operation over especially as it was such a large tumour.” A month later, as the New Year got up and running, Tina was facing into a period of chemotherapy.“Every fourteen days for sixteen weeks,” she details the time frame.There followed a period of sickness and ailing energy levels until her body acclimatized to the treatment and the medication kicked in.“I completed the course of chemo in May 2007 and the following July started into five weeks of radiotherapy treatment at St Luke’s Hospital.” She travelled to Dublin on a Monday in the Friends of Letterkenny General Hospital bus driven by Manus Kelly.“I would go up on the Monday and back on the Friday every week during the treatment.It started in July 2007 and finished in the first week in August.”On one occasion, along with family members, including her sister, Ann Maybury who resides in Blanchardstown, Tina undertook a night-time tour of the city and was stepping off the bus on O’Connell Street when a tall American girl in her early twenties approached her.“She asked me to tell her my name and when I did she thanked me because, she said, ‘I want to pray for you.’ And then she ran off.“I have no idea who she was but she picked me out of hundreds of people on O’Connell Street that night. And I often think about it. I was actually going to ring in to the Gerry Ryan show on the radio about it but I never did.”During the Relay for Life of 2013, Tina decided to have her head shaved as part of the Church of Ireland Diocesan Relay team led by Canon Stewart Wright and his wife, Eva.As a result she raised a remarkable 4,082 euro and ten Sterling. “During the shave, members of ‘Team Spirit’ went round with buckets collecting and gathered 700 euro alone.”Tina had lost her hair during her cancer treatment but this time, as she says, she was in the driving seat.There was to be a surprise for the affable Kilross native after the completion of the shave. “I was just turning to go and get off the stage when who came out from behind it but Majella O’Donnell. I couldn’t believe it.“Apparently she had read beforehand about the shave and asked the Relay organisers could she come along. And she positioned herself  out of the limelight until I was finished.“I had watched her on the ‘Late Late Show’ talking about her own experience and had shed a few tears I remember.But for her to want to come along and be there for the head shave was something special for me,” Tina, one of the most bubbly personalities you could meet,proclaims.Not the only monies raised by a family member for cancer services, itshould be noted. Tina’s husband, Alan, and their good friend, HughGibbons, undertook the Historic Section of the Donegal Car Rally in2007 and helped generate 18,200 euro for the Day Services Oncologyunit at Letterkenny Hospital.Her cancer journey has, in its own way, been inspiring. “I have met somany amazing people along the way. And to this day I can only thankall the medical staff at St. Luke’s Hospital and those at LetterkennyGeneral Hospital, in the ancology day services and breast caredepartments.“I’m so grateful too, to Linda Orr from the Academy Hair and Beautysalon in Letterkenny who carried out the shave for me. I can’t believeit’s three years since I did it.”And ten years since she was told she had breast cancer and underwentthe mastectomy and the subsequent treatment that followed.And some time later got involved in Relay for Life and the Survivorschoir – that blanket of warmth and comfort that has embraced so manyin the event’s five year existence in Donegal.RELAY FOR LIFE: INSPIRATIONAL TINA MOORE SHARES HER INCREDIBLE STORY was last modified: May 30th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Featuresnewspicture specialRelay for Lifelast_img read more