Why The Best In Costume Award Means A Lot

Sunday, February 21, 2016




Wearing a costume has been in my bucketlist for the longest time. For years I have waited for the perfect moment to do it. And on my 39th year on earth I was able to walk proudly from the car park to the venue donning a dark angel costume.




This was during the Glamour Monzters Zumba Fitness Party held last November at Tiendesitas hosted by The Philippine Twiinz Alec and Manny. But this article is not about that.




This is about my dream of becoming a volleyball player (or at least learn how to play volleyball). I had a semester of volleyball class in the university but sadly wasn't able to experience playing a real game. I remember feeling excited when I found out that I'll be having volleyball for PE in UST. When I was in grade 4, I convinced my dad to buy me a Mikasa volleyball. I brought it to school hoping I'd learn to play. But I ended up sitting on the bleachers watching my classmates play using my ball. They know how to play. I have a ball. Go figure. Fast forward to college, I discovered PE is not really taken seriously. I think I earned a 2.25 grade in volleyball without really learning how to play. Well at least I can say I deserved all my 1.25 grades in my law subjects. Ergo, I'm not the athletic type.

When my dear friends Alec and Manny (Oh, I really feel super proud typing the word friends hihi!) invited me to the Business Mirror Health & Fitness Z Party (read more about it HERE) and I found out it's a sports themed zumba party, I was ecstatic. I knew right away what to wear. I'll be a dancing volleyball player! Oh wow! Perfect marriage of two things I am not good at! Haha!! I've got my favorite UST shirt, black skimpy shorts, knee high socks (I loved this fashion statement when DLSU first wore knee high socks at the Shakeys V-League during the time of Manila Santos... yeah, many years ago!). 




Business Mirror Health & Fitness awarded me Best in Costume. And like Pia Wurtzbach was deprived of her victory walk, I wasn't able to receive my certificate on the stage in front of the 250 enthusiasts standing as witnesses. I had to leave before the awarding because my left contact lens got so dry it popped out. And I was not really expecting to win. I was there to have fun while getting fit. And di talaga ako masyadong prepared. Hahaha!!! On the brighter side, I had a solo moment with Zin Alec and Zin Manny at Gold's Gym Marikina yesterday for the awarding ceremony :)

There are dreams I have growing up. Some were achieved, some are still achievable and some are worth not pursuing but were replaced by other dreams. I will never be a volleyball player but I discovered I can do a little tennis. And if dressing up for two hours opened up the opportunity for me to become a volleyball player, then why not?!


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  1. This is one of the reasons I love to Cosplay. I become whoever I want to be for a day. Expensive though but the happiness I feel is priceless. Try Cosplay too.

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  2. That's so cool! Congratulations! What other cosplays have you done?

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  3. Congratulations and what a unique idea you had for that fitness event.. I was not really the athletic guy in college.. i am the nerdy one that who knows nothing about sports.. as much as I want to be in a basketball team, my body is not physically fit for such sports... but hey I got a sharp 1.0 in college for our PE subject LOL (not basketball but Arnis and I'm not really proud of it hahaha)..
    Thank you for sharing your story!

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  4. Congratulations! But yeah, contact lenses can be spoilers for events like this. Pfft. But it looks like you still had a great time.

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  5. Congrats on Best In Costume award! Why don't you try to play volleyball with your friends, just for fun? You don't have to be an expert (i suck at probably every sport ever existed but i i'm fairly good at it) and you'll still get to enjoy volleyball :)

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  6. Congratulations! Its always important to try to follow your dreams! Tennis and volleyball is both great! Well done!

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  7. Congratulations! It's never to late to fulfill one of your dreams! You should play volleyball more often, you will enjoy it and be happy ever after game :)

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  8. I LOOOOVE Cosplay! Huge nerd here! Congratulations!!! :D

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  9. Congratulations for the win and I am sure it was dear. I have just about discovered soccer and lost it too. So somewhere I understand your feelings

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  10. Congrats to you. I know how it feels to achieve a dream at a point or age you least expect it. Thus the saying, in God's time, fits.

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  11. Congratulations! It's quite amusing to know that they were able to create creative things around fitness world, such as wearing costumes on a Zumba party. A little bit odd but amusing :)

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  12. Ooh congratulations! Too bad you weren't able to receive it in person, it would have been a momentous event.

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  13. Congratulations of winning!!! It feels really good when you're finally able to check something off your bucketlist! ☺

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  14. Congratulations of winning!!! It feels really good when you're finally able to check something off your bucketlist! ☺

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  15. who does not love looking at a picture of yourself wearing a spanking awesome costume? I remember our Halloween costume, it freaked out lots of my managers and supervisors because I wore an all-white contact lenses lol. That was cool.

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  16. I can almost feel your happiness from your photos :-) congratulations and keep your spirits up, it makes you look younger.

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  17. Congratulations! I never experienced wearing any costumes yet. I like it and i wish to have the chance too! Maybe on my 40th birthday? Lol! :-)

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  18. Oh my gosh! Your contact lens popping out due to dryness is one of my worst fears (thankful that I haven't experienced that yet, and not hoping to). I want to try wearing a costume for something too, but I'm not that confident strutting in something out-of-this-world. Kudos to receiving an award!

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  19. The last time I wore a costume was when way back in grade school. Cosplaying has been an outstanding to-do activity before I turn 40.

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  20. Wow! Congratulation, I know the feeling if winning the best costume because i also won before, :)

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  21. What a cool win! I'm glad you won and had a good time in the costume contest! What a personal and fun victory!

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  22. Congrats! I remember having volleyball for PE class back in college as well and do I fail miserably. I have no upper body strength! Good thing my prof took pity on me and let me pass haha.

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  23. So much fun! I've never won that kind of award before but I would totally love that feeling!

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  24. Congratulations on winning the best in costume. You look good on your volleyball outfit. I'm sure you had a lot of fun doing Zumba.

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