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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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.

1 Comments:

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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