So the world’s best pound-for-pound fighter went home to a triumphant welcome as he toured key cities in Metro Manila yesterday. As officials scrambled for their own chance to share in the Pacquaio limelight, at least one piece of news caught my eye: youth party list Representative Raymond Palatino proclaimed Manny Pacquaio as the “Pambansang Hinlalaki.” A bit awkward sounding and the direct translation is “National Thumb.” Anyway, this was all meant to underscore Pacquiao’s role in encouraging people to vote in the 2010 elections (i.e. use their thumbs to register), a move that should complement Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan’s RV caravan.
Totally unrelated:, here’s one Pacquaio feel-good joke I got from my inbox today, courtesy of my friend Issa from Switzerland. Apologies to my British/Britain-based readers 😀
What is the relation between Pacquaio and yoga? Indian yoga is an exacting discipline and takes one to three years to achieve.
While Indian yogis go into the ‘stream of consciousness,” Mexicans lose consciousness by drinking too much tequila. Unknowingly, they imitate the classic yoga pose:
British yoga is the easiest of all.
It only takes six minutes to achieve.
Tawa naman dyan! Mag beer muna tayo! 😀