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23 February 2011

Bacolod - Day 2, Philippines-Mongolia Matchday (Go Azkals!)

Day 2 breakfast was at Circle Inn. Food sucks. Hehe. The buffet breakfast was not that expensive but the choices were super limited so we decided to order ala carte. Rhuel had a clubhouse sandwich. Ako ham and cheese yata. Basta, nothing special.

Lunch was at Bob's. We had lechon macau and inihaw na liempo. It was okay. We also tried their cakes. Not okay. Calea set such a high standard. Hehe.

Then we were off to the Pana-ad Stadium to watch the game. When we got off the jeep, we were told that we need to ride a trike. We decided to walk since the signs say it was only 300 meters away. It was kinda far though. Hehe. 

Pero fun kasi madaming tao.

We were able to get decent seats even if the major sponsors have reserved the best seats already. We felt like we were paparazzis. Daming star sightings. Hehe. Marc Nelson, Dyan Castillejo, TJ Manotoc, Cesca Litton, COMELEC Commissioner Larrazabal, Vince Hizon, Patricia Bermudez, etc. Coolness.

The crowd went wild everytime the Azkals went out of the dugout. The fans were cool. May singing, cheering, wave, etc. Hehe.

I won't go into the details of the game because I am not an expert. Basta, the Philippines won over Mongolia, 2 goals to nil. Chieffy Caligdong made the first goal while Phil Younghusband made the 2nd goal. Yey! The fireworks after the game were splendid. :)

Problem was the ride back to the city after the game. Ang daming tao pero walang jeep. Hehe. We decided to try hitching rides with the vehicles that passed by. They were ignoring us - except the manong truck driver who was going to deliver sugar cane to another town. Yey. Hirap umakyat sa taas ng truck. Hehe. He dropped us off downtown.

We had dinner at the 18th Pala-Pala Seafood Restaurant. Dampa-style siya. You buy fresh seafoods then they'll cook it for you. We had shrimps and barbecue. Yum.

Then back to the hotel to sleep for a few hours. Then it was time to head to the airport for our flight back to Manila. Again, the trip was star studded. We even got Chino Trinidad's seat. Hehe. The Mongolian team was also in the airport but they were taking the PAL flight.

Over-all, the trip was really worth it. I had so much fun cheering for our team. I hope to watch more football matches in the future. And I hope the Azkals will win more games too. :)


  1. Lucky you were able to watch this game. I'm a big fan of the Azkals especially the cute Younghusbands ;)

  2. Thanks! Glad to find another fan. I prefer Neil Etheridge though. Hehe. Ang fan girls ata natin. :)