Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Triumph and Awareness

Yes, Manny Pacquiao won the battle against Ricky Hatton and Filipinos around the world celebrated for this. I woke up a bit late last Sunday but still I was able to watch the fight but only on YouTube. It was tagged as "War of the Worlds: Battle of the East and West", I was delighted to the news that he knocked out Hatton only on the second round. The fight was intensed even if it was short and I wonder what was the reaction of the sponsors especially those on the commercial lineups. Again, I am so proud of being a Filipino and Pacman put again the Philippines on the map of the world. He is now the best pound for pound fighter and others say he is the best fighter of all time. Just one note, I really hate how Martin Nievera sang the National Anthem. I totally agree with NHI's (National Historic Institute) call to Mr. Nievera for a public apology.

On other note, we are all aware now that a new virus is threating the world, it is the AH1N1 or widely known as swine flu. Here in Singapore, all necessary precautions are being held. Just last night before I enter the Fusionopolis building where I will have my workout in Fitness First, a temperature screening surprised me. You have to queue and wait for your turn to check your temperature before entering the building premises. I have written my name on a sheet and a building staff put something on my ear (I don't know how to call it) and it presented my temperature that time and it was 36.5 so I passed the screening. I think 39 degrees is the minimum level to be suspected. It's a good thing that there is no confirmed cases yet in Singapore and in the Philippines. I still believe that the best protection against sickness is proper diet and regular exercise.

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