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Sunday, May 19, 2013

Postcard Series: Jomalig Hoops


Unlike our football crazy neighboring countries, the Philippines is a nation mad about the game of Basketball. Kids, even from far flung island of Jomalig knows who Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant are. You could see them imagining themselves in Game 7 end-game situation, counting down aloud from 5 seconds down to 4, 3, 2 and 1 while launching a shot that would beat the buzzer and clinch a championship. While, it still remain a fantasy to see a Filipino basketball player play in the NBA, the kids will continue to shoot balls in makeshift hoops such as this one made of old cooking pot and salvaged timber nailed on a coconut tree over flattened soil. Their own version of #HoopDreams




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