I would jog around the Ateneo campus. To lose weight and get in shape, I reasoned out. Only, I failed. There would be a football match going on. There was Pasargad. Air Force. Navy. Loyola. Union. And Kaya. I thought them weird with their red and green socks. I thought them cool because of the international nature of the squad. But they played damn good football. So I sat and watched and forgot to run. And it became a routine. Later they moved from Ateneo to ULTRA to Nomads. I watched. One with the trees and feeling like a loser because the only ones who watched were the wives or girlfriends of the players. But they played damn good football. And those days are forever stored in the good memory section of my mind.
For Lloyd Lim, Dave Fegidero, and John Rey Bela-Ong.
Thanks to the Kaya FC Board of Directors: Santi Araneta, Marivi Camcam, Nicky Camcam, Mike Camahort, Armand del Rosario, Chris Hagedorn, Philip Hagedorn, and Ramon Araneta.
Standing from L-R: Lloyd Lim, Dave Fegidero, Armand del Rosario, Aly Borromeo, Anton del Rosario, Christian Lozano, Gil Talavera, Selu Lozano, Hans Smit. Sitting L-R: Jose Torbela, Rudy del Rosario, Freddy Gonzalez, Red Avelino, Noy Carpena, Mari Javier, and Devilon Bayno.