Manila Vanilla

What it's like to be a U.S. Fulbright scholar, basketball player, journalist, and the whitest man in Metro Manila.

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Location: Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines

New Yorker by birth, shipped across the globe to the world of malls, shanty-towns, patronage, corruption, basketball and a curious burnt-toast smell that wafts around at dusk

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Magaling si Manny!

I took this photograph Saturday afternoon, in anticipation of Sunday morning's rubber match in the trilogy between boxers Manny Pacquiao and Erik Morales. I meant for the photograph to display the widespread madness Filipinos display while supporting their countryman Pacquiao. And the image still serves that purpose. However -- and as anyone who saw Pacman basically end Morales' career with a third round knockout will probably attest -- this photo is a near-perfect visual metaphor for Manny's performance in the fight. He flattened Morales.


Anonymous Juan Schultz said...

Manny can beat Mayweather if we shoot him up with some horse amphetamines, speed matching speed.
And we know Manny can take a punch. Do we shoot him between the toes, or use suppositories? And since there's a mandatory blood test (I think) after every fight, we might have to use masking agents. I'll bet my two best oxen on Manny!

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