Someone asked me how my blog and newspaper column came to be titled "Bleachers Brew". It's like this, it's an amalgam of sorts of two things: The bleachers area in the stadium/arena where I used to sit when I would watch baseball, football, and basketball games and Miles Davis' great jazz album Bitches Brew. That's how it got culled together. I originally planned on calling it "The View from the Big Chair" that is a nod to Tears For Fear's second album, Songs from the Big Chair. So there.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

My first pair of Havaianas and I used them during the Singapore Cup

My first non-Singapore Cup post is all about Havaianas... not. Because it's still related. I first wore them in Singapore during the 2012 Singapore Cup! Ole!

I am probably one of the most unfashionable people. I prefer to be in jeans, rubber shoes or boat shoes, and a football shirt. I think the only branded stuff I buy consistently are my football tees as I do not wear knock-offs. Er, wait. I love K-Swiss, adidas, and also wear Asics. But I have digressed. 

As for Havaianas, I do get them for my kids but never for me. I'm fine with simple unbranded flip flops. After the Pachanga-Lions match, I was chatting with the coaching staff of the Red Phoenix and team owner/comebacking striker Freddy Gonzalez. Freddy asked me to drop by the Rockwell Tent to get my own Havaianas on the same day that Pachanga manager Jojo Rodriguez was getting for the entire club. I was actually at Rockwell during the opening and the person I met with had three pairs of flip flops. Little did I know that I'd have mine as well. 

Super thanks to Freddy! My old Ateneo high school classmate Gary Villanueva who organizes this event every year and Marc Alejo who put my very first Havaianas together. 

1 comment:

  1. Enjoy your Havaianas Sir Ricky :)