Three global beauty pageants were held yesterday: Miss Earth 2012 in Manila in which our very own Stephany Stefanowitz was crowned Miss Air; Mister International 2012 in Bangkok
as I foreseewherein our representative did not make it even as one of the finalists (proving that the phrase, “The third time’s the charm” is not really always the case when a back-to-back victory for Philippines eventuated both in the Land of Smiles earlier this month for Kevin Balot who nabbed the title Miss International Queen 2012 and for June Macasaet who won the Manhunt International 2012 belt); and last but not the least, a 1st Runner Up victory for Andrew Wolff on the Mister World 2012 competition held in Kent, England.
But you see, it’s not just “beauty & brains” day for the Philippines yesterday. It was also about sports as our very own Azkals (portmanteau of Filipino slang term, “Asong Kalye” or “Street Dog”) did their very best to score at least 1 goal over Thailand‘s War Elephants who tallied 2 goals at Rajamangala Stadium here in Bangkok during the opening of the Group A matches in the 2012 AFF Suzuki Cup.
The Azkals will have two more round of games to wrap up this week hoping to emerge victoriously over Vietnam on November 27 and with Myanmar on the 30th.
In the long run, I just want to congratulate each and everyone of them whether they represented our country on the stage of pageantry or in a sports arena…for making us Filipinos so proud. Mabuhay to all of you!