Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Final 4 (Ateneo vs UE)

Honestly, I didn't expect the outcome to be a 20 point blowout, 50-70. I was actually surprised at how formidable our team can be if we play as one unit. Rabeh and I didn't even score much, but the others rose to the challenge in the scoring department, particularly Jai and Eric. People were asking if i was injured or what because I only made 2 points. In fact, there were even rumors the day before the game that I was injured. Funny how people know more things about me than I do. Well, i didn't have a very settled stomach when i woke up on the day of the game, but that really didn't bother me. I struggled at the beginning of the game so I didn't try too hard to look for my points. Anyway my teammates were doing really well so i supported them. But one thing was really notable during the game, our defense was solid! It annoys me when people ask if the UE players actually 'sold' the game. Well, I highly doubt that even if Marcy scored 0 and others didn't play up to par. But you have to give credit to our defense! They only had 21 points at half time. I hope that we can continue this level of play throughout the championship series, and even raise it some more.

At the start of the season, I didn't expect to have an Ateneo La Salle finals. These next few games will be the biggest games of my career and my greatest wish is to end on a high note! How sweet it would be if... you know... I don't wanna jinx it. People ask me how i'm feeling right now. I tell them i'm excited but i don't wanna get too excited because we haven't achieved anything yet. We can do all the celebrating after the job is done. Now it's all about focus and having the right mindset. There are indeed a lot of distractions, appearances, interviews, comments, etc. especially with all the hype that's being created! Tickets will be a problem again. Just have to block all of these. FOCUS is the keyword. We can only do so much, but with God's grace, I believe we can reach our goal. So thank you to all of you who have been praying for the team and i continue to ask you to pray for a smooth and FAIR game, and may the best team win! One big fight!

Chris

P.S. thanks to all those who stayed up late last night (Monday night) to catch Ripley's. We rated well, 21.5, way ahead for that time slot!

166 comments:

Anonymous said...

That was one great game!!! I agree with you about the defense we played. If we play the same way against DLSU, I'm sure we will come out victorious!!! Good luck to the team. One big fight!!!

kharen tuss said...

* i don't know what to say.. truthfully,i want Green Archers to win..i'd dfnitely b d happiest girl.

* but i think ur gonna tke h0me d trophy ds tym..

* ang ga-galing nyo kya! hmmmp!

* pero..u'r hppiness is my hppiness.. LUv kta eh!

*gdnyt..my fiance..(dream on kharen)

Anonymous said...

God Bless, Chris!! I wish you all the best!

Hope you do great on the biggest games of your uaap career! =)

You deserve all the good things that are happening to you...

meowchie said...

Hey Chris! Congrats to your team and your show Ripley's Believe it or Not.. You deserved all the blessings.. :) Good luck to the finals.. :)

One Big Fight! :)

lea c said...

nice entry. you really had great games this season! keep it up 'til finals! it's weird that the only game you lose happened on the day of st.ignatius, remember? nah... that's why your team stayed strong. yea... he won't let you down this time.

+ AMDG +


by the way, i've been reading your entries all over again and i really find them very interesting. simple yet very constructive that most readers can't resist to drop a comment. =D nice literary. you're a good writer. =D

Ayumi Nakamura-Takarai said...

Yep... Focus is indeed the keyword. Every time one wishes for something, he should keep his eyes wide open, focus, & know exactly what he wants...coz no one hits the targets with his eyes closed. You've proven yourself worthy of being where you are right now. You won't jinx..because we people believe in you. Whoever ends this season victorious may be labeled as the stronger one, but as far as we all know, your team has proven itself worthy of winning the championship this year.

Even though you haven't scored much in the game against UE, I never took it negatively. You were there helping your teammates and I believe that what you've shown out there is what a true Blue Eagle captain should be made of.

God bless, Chris. We're all behind you. and I believe, so is God. And I'm also praying for a fair game. This is your last year after all...i want you to finish it the way you want it.

Anonymous said...

Wow, I'm surprised you even found time to blog. Ignore those idiots who keep asking if the UE players were bought off. Ateneo started off slowly but dominated from the middle of the first quarter onwards. Excellent defense! UE didn't stand a chance. Hope you can keep it up in the finals. I would love to see you sweep La Salle but no pressure. :p

Off-topic: I know you're interested in investment banking so I'd like to know what you think about what's happening with Lehman Brothers, ML and AIG. After the finals though.. As you said, you need to focus on the series. ONE BIG FIGHT!

cerviniboys '08 said...

Although you mentioned in your blog that you haven't really accomplished anything yet, I believe that leading the team all the way to the finals is worthy of praise. Congratulations dude!

As the famous basketball cliche goes, defense wins championships. We all believe that as long as the team keeps playing good defense, everything will fall into place, and after 6 years, we'll become uaap champs again.

Good luck! You've almost always done well against la salle, and we all know you'll come out roaring(flying? :D), more determined and focused than you have ever been. You've always been clutch!

I know there are still a maximum of three games left in your uaap stint, but as early as now, I would like to congratulate and thank you for five awesome years playing for the ateneo community. Without a doubt, your name will forever be immortalized along with the other Ateneo shooting guards in the past, regardless of what happens in the finals. It's been a pleasure watching you play.

Keep the Faith! One Big Fight!

tootsieroll said...

nice entry. you really had great games this season! keep it up 'til finals! it's weird that the only game you lose happened on the day of st.ignatius, remember? nah... that's why your team stayed strong. yea... he won't let you down this time.

+ AMDG +


by the way, i've been reading your entries all over again and i really find them very interesting. simple yet very constructive that most readers can't resist to drop a comment. =D nice literary. you're a good writer. =D

Anonymous said...

go ateneo!!!!!!

Anna said...

This is it. Everything you worked for building up to these last couple of games. Remember the sacrifices, the hard work and the tough road it took to get to this point. It isn't over yet. But it is so close.
This is when championship teams step up. Remember the Eagles of old. Heart overcomes everything. Its there. Its yours. Now go claim it.
Good luck to you and the rest of the team. We will be there rooting for you every step of the way.

Anonymous said...

for a person who is deeply devoted to God, you are mighty superstitious, believing in jinxes and other stuff.

Anonymous said...

Good Job!

God bless!

-blace zerimar

p.s. Ateneo in Game 2 =)

vanille1708 said...

i just want you to know that you always amazed me with your posts.
thanks for having this blog because thru this you give us an insight on who you really are without all the hype in the media.

JIA YOU chris to the finals!
i'm also hoping for a FAIR game.

May the best team win!

side note:
and congrats for the high ratings! first time i watched ripleys last monday, and you are good!

angelle said...

hey Chris! wow. you made a new post. and its early midnight! hahaha. btw, i am really happy that i was abe to watch you live that game. and i have to admit, i was worried that you might be sick or worse injured during that game because you didn't score much. it's good to know that you were not. ;D

again, thank you for coming out of the south gate. you actually made my day 'cause i saw you real close again. even if i didn't get to have a pic with you, i was still very happy. thank you chris, SUPER THANK YOU TALAGA :)

congratulations for making it to the finals. im so happy for you and the whole team. the rivals in the finals (woah, it rhymes. haha) tickets were already sold out daw in just 3 hours! but i hope and pray hard that you win against la salle. you're the next champs! :))

okay, so much for my long comment. take care always Chris! i'll be supporting you all the way. GO ATENEO! ONE BIG FIGHT!

P.S. no big deal Chris. many of your fans (including me!) really stay up late every monday night just to watch your show. glad to hear that the ratings are high. :)

nica said...

I believe that your team's defense is the one responsible for the win!

nina said...

First up, CONGRATULATIONS! :) Now we know that even if you and Rabeh weren't scoring so much, Ateneo CAN and WILL win! :) DEFENSE WINS CHAMPIONSHIP! :)

You are definitely right about those tickets..GAH!We are having a hard time getting already..that's why we have a back-up to the back-up to the back-up plan..like NASA hahahah "REDUNDANCY AFTER REDUNDANCY AFTER REDUNDANCY" just so that we can get to watch the Finals, kahit pa GA,papatulan na!hehehe And they jacked up the Upper A tickets by P40!GAH!

Goodluck on Sunday! We know the team would be AWESOME! OBF!

michiko said...

congratulations chris! another great team effort. good luck in both of your finals - at school and in the uaap! :) AMDG - One big fight!

mobsterr said...

HALIKINU!! :D

i'm sure the Ateneo community will be trooping to the Church of the Gesu first before heading to araneta or moro lorenzo to watch the games :)

my prayers are with you and the Hail Mary team :)

Mary, for you!! :)

ELAINE MONTERO said...

yeah...your team really put up a great defense...pero syempre, we can't help but wonder why your performance is like that...you scored low...honestly, i missed the part where you scored! hehehe...ayun...so gud luk on your next game...please win over the archers...good luck and GOD BLESS!!!!
ONE BIG FIGHT!!!

andy said...

chris, yung 21.5 na rating, mega manila ba yun or nationwide?

meb said...

after 6 years, ateneo-la salle ulit sa finals...:)

gud luck!

brat9girl said...

Hey..! ; ) Got our tickets n for sunday! and yeah, grabbing those tickets was sure crazy! Imagine we had to wait in line for like 3 hours.. We had arrived at araneta at exactly 8am.. and we finally got hold of those tickets by 11am.. aww gawd.. :(

But it's even crazier to know that I'm not even an atenean (im a paulinian, hoping to get in the Ateneo Law school in my own time..) yet I still got myself so engrossed with this stuff even to the point of exposing myself to the scorching heat of the sun and having my legs ache to death for standing for hours in a really LOOOOONG line!

So much for that.. anyways.. Hope you guys would have a great game this sunday.. We'll be rooting for your side..

Prepare yourself 'coz we'll be there.. harhar! :)

Anonymous said...

go chris!

we support & pray for the team til ateneo won....

god bless blue eagles.....



shen

Jeff D. said...

Hey Chris! Nice to know that you're very level-headed going into the BIG game on Sunday.

Being an unbiased supporter (I'm from UP so I bleed neither blue nor green...haha), I must say that AdMU and DLSU are very fierce teams going into the finals. As early as now, I extend my congratulations to both for making it this far.

But as you implied, what everyone should really pray for is that the officiating by the referees during the finals be a lot more accurate and fair . I think I'm asking for too much but hey, I'll give it a try.

I watched the DLSU-FEU game last Sunday (Sept. 14) and that Referee #12 should be fired ASAP. He made so many bad calls it'll drive you bonkers! Hopefully the finals won't suffer the same fate. Fingers crossed!

The best of luck to both your team, Chris, and DLSU. Whoever wins truly deserves the title. Keep it positive!


P.S. Thank you so very much Chris for having the time to let my friend and me take a picture with you near the South Gate crucifix after your game with UE.

I know it was kind of rude how we sorta barged into your post-game "prayer time" but what you did proved what people say about you: You truly are a very Christ-centered & accomodating person. I guess I had to see it to believe it (Oops! Sorry for the Ripley's pun...haha).

apol27 said...

..uiii...great job!!

..its olways been my pryer n mkpxok kau s finals!!

..thnk God!!He heard mine!! ahihihi..

.. may God bless TI-yoU...to championship!!


..yi da zhengdou!!
..yunzhuan ateneo!! :p

Diane said...

I was able to watch the game live and though I find it a bit boring (because of the huge lead),
I must say that the team's defense was superb! Ang galing! I'm so proud of what the team has become. Congrats to all of you. :)

I will continue to pray for the team. I believe this is the time. One big fight!

daph_chocoholic said...

wHeeeee!!!!
i've been waiting for your post since sunday night..hahahaha...
it was an awesome game..i expected that you'd make lots of points that game but...nevermind you were so unselfish in letting your team make the points the points....
i guess it was the first time that your team had let other players play the last minutes of the game...
you really had a great defense...unbreakable..hahaha...i've seen there are no comments yet huh? is tihs the first?

congratulations to that wonderful game against UE..i do believe that this season is yours..Good luck to your final games with La Salle. I'm sure they will really tighten their defense and offense..(of course i know you know that..hahahaha...)

i'll really pray for your success and an injury-free game...
don't be too pressured...
all i can really say is that you pray, pray, pray, and pray before your practices and before each game...just offer your games to God and He'll surely grant what you want....

God Bless!

BOHOLANA said...

hi chris!!!
idol talaga kta!!!! galing mo!!!!

gud luck for the finals!!!!!

yakang-yaka nu yan!!!!! hehehe
GO GO GO GO 17!!!!!

GOD BLESS U AND UR TEAM!!!!

b. said...

good job chris and the rest of the team! i'm so excited that we are in the finals, even more thrilling is that we'll be facing dlsu. good luck on sunday! we'll be there for sure. though we won't be able to watch game 2 since we'll be out of the country then, we'll be praying for the hail mary team! we'll find a way to catch the game there. hope no injuries on the way to the finals! go rabeh, ryan, yuri, bacon, toni, kirk, jai, eric, nonoy, jobe, nico, mike, vince, oping, justin, chris! go ateneo OBF! to god be the glory!

Anonymous said...

yeah.. i watched your show... lupet ni tinker bell.. akalain mo, kala mo sa peter pan lgn nalipad pti pla satotoong buhay.. hehehehe... peru good luck sa finals... :)

angelko28 said...

i can't believe i'll be the first one. kidding. i know i won't be. haha.
i was cheering my lungs out during your game with UE at home cause I was having a dose of i-do-not-want-to-get-out-of-the-house syndrome.
I'll continue to pray for you and the team.
God Bless.
One Big Fight.

tisa said...

congratulations chris! i'll be praying for the team! it was great meeting you last november in singapore! :)

Anonymous said...

I was there and you're right, the team really played EXCELLENT defense! Sayang nga, you only made TIU points. BUT, the more important thing is, ADMU won.

See you Sept. 21. OBF!!!

Paula Marie Valles said...

well, you posted an article at midnight...

again, congratulations

good luck

and god bless!!!

jessa mae said...

Hello. kuya chris! its me again, the one from UE.. :D

nagtataka ka cguro kng bkit 'kuya'? im only 16 lng po kc eh..

i pray for the victory of your team.. (tOtoo! kht di aq Atenista. hihi!)

i admire you (so much) not only because of your looks, but also, your personality..

pano mo ba na-mamanage yung time mo? with a lot of commitments that you have.. pano mo po ba nagagawa yun? hmm.. galing mo tlga!

again, thanks for taking time to read my message.. !

sa uulitin.. ! ^-^

bfrances said...

Salut, Chris! Yes, your show has changed its time slot when Survivor grabbed its place in the roster of primetime shows. Well, Ripley's follows right after my favorite Korean series, so I still watch your show. It's really educational. It's already part of my Monday night habit. Congratulations for the good ratings!

And also to your win last Sunday. It's good to know that you're in full support for your team members. Bonne chance to your team's game vs. DLSU next Sunday. Too bad, I cannot watch your game due to an important field trip.

Godspeed,
Ben Francis Rances

P.S.: When will you start on planning for your foundation? I hope it's open for volunteers. Merci beaucoup. :)

Anonymous said...

hi chris!
its my bday today thats why you're my favorite ateneo player cause u wear my lucky number(#17), but of course mainly your uncomparable talent on playing basketball which not just me but many people commend plus your good heart which is for sure GOD is very happy that's why HE blessed you always for being a good christian.
I dont use my bday leave today, actually im on the office right now.I ask my boss to use my leave next thursday so I can able to watch the second game.I want to see you receiving all your awardsss,meaning marami(for sure you'll be there to receive cause your playing unlike last year you were in pacquiao's fight)including the championship for this season's league.
Collective prayers really do miracles, so count me in,to be one of those praying for the success of the ateneo not just for this year but for all the seasons to come.
so bye for now i have finished something before lunch so I can catch the mass @ 12nn.
God Bless po Captain and good luck to the team (pls.extend my regardz to all)!

p.s. can you greet me as a bday gift and reward for working on my bday just to catch you on thursday.tnx ng marami!!!!!

m.s.

sabriaü said...

Wow! You've posted a new entry again during the wee hours. Haha.
Hmm.. My dad also told me that maybe UE sold the game because they really played horribly. But i told him no! Of course not. Ateneo was just really superb. You showed championship form. And like what Mark Molina said, Ateneo is the obvious favorite to win the championship. well, not taking anything against La Salle of course because they're still the defending champs.
At first, I was bothered a bit by your low production of points. I observed you as you played, but i noticed that you seemed to be okay. So maybe you were just off in terms of scoring, but definitely not in making things happen for your team mates.
I wish you all the best for the finals. Alright, let's not jinx it. Haha!
I also pray you'd be this season's MVP... Do you care about that even a bit? Hehe.
One Big Fight!ü

arlene :) said...

2 wins lang.

We're praying for the team, Chris!

God Bless. :)

patty :) said...

yeah! i really stay up late every monday nights for Ripley's and for you, of course! :D
thanks for the new entry. :)
congratulations & good luck again!
Go Ateneo! =)

♥jen♥ said...

Hi Chris!
Congratulations!
you made it to the finals!
and we know that the blue eagles will be the champions this season.
you can do it!
just keep up the good work guyz!
soar high EAGLES!
One BIG FIGHT! :D
btw, Congratulations to your show Ripley's. it is a really good show.
take care!
God Bless!

Anonymous said...

i was expecting much from you last Sunday. oh well, the game was good. I was kinda bored. UE was way below my expectations.

good luck!
tickets are really big problems

j17

Anonymous said...

GO ATENEO!

WIN THE CHAMPIONSHIP...

GOD BLESS BLUE EAGLES

Anonymous said...

The defense was great. Keep it up We will continue to pray that the remaining games be injure free, safe and FAIR. Good Luck! Take Care!

haha said...

wow!.really 21.5?.super late pa naman nung ripley's last monday because of survivor philippines..madami pa ding nanood?.amazing!as in nakkabilib!hehe!yan ang tatak CHRIS TIU..dont leave and you will believe!!hehe

Goodluck CHRIS!!!

oda said...

hey chris congratulations!
hope you get the uaap championship!

sEvEntEen-0-sEvEn said...

Hi Chris,

It seems as if you're so so so busy with all the work huh… writing a short entry will justify it. But then its understandable because you may have schedules for the whole week already, or maybe up to next month, but it's all worth it… you get all you want - including successful showbiz career, #1 in UAAP team standing. Now you still have one goal… one last goal for this UAAP season ---winning the championship! And with all the hardwork, perseverance, trust, unity and teamwork of the blue eagles - your team is really expected in the championship game.

Winning up against UE is not that easy, and taking the lead at 70 - 50 is really a great surprise. Fans (including me of course) would really be proud of the team… Now we smell a close ADMU - DLSU game in the championship again… We'll continue praying for the team for a fair and healthy game always…To you and to the rest of the Blue Eagles - CONGATULATIONS!!!

One Big Fight ADMU!
** there's nothing impossible if you lift it all up to God**

Godbless, Blue Eagles!
JIMLY!

--dianne

nurse jane said...

TIUrprise the archers on Sunday!
Give them two consecutive loses!
God bless!..^o~

Anonymous said...

me first. :)

congrats for a splendid game of the blue eagles last sunday.. like you, i wasn't expecting that UE will not play too well because we all know that they are also stubborn and they wouldn't give you an easy game.. but then, maybe it isnt their time. the eagles have fought fair and square and you deserve to be in the finals.

good luck on sunday. we'll be there... if we can get our hands on the uaap tickets. haha. according to the Inquirer, tickets at the Araneta were sold out in just 3 hrs.

this is THE DREAM FINALS. hopefully, the officials on sunday will be fair to both teams.. wish all the best Chris.

-kryzzle

funatic-seventeen said...

hi kuya chris! I read one of your interview and super tumatak talaga sa mind and heart ko(nyaks!hehe) yung sinabi mong "Gusto ko namang ibigay yung championship sa ateneo" kakatouch. and if my memory serves me right, your birthday wish is "to be the champions this uaap season". it only shows how much you love your school. i know your co-ateneans are very proud and their very lucky to have someone like TIU who is determined and who gives all his best just to give pride for his alma mater. and i believe TIU will make a hisTIUry.

we, your supporters will keep on praying for the victory of your team. One big fight captain TIU!

P.S hope tumatak din sa heart and mind mo 'tong sinabi ko. hehe! asa pa ko!



:) Teshy

tita kay said...

As always, any Ateneo-La Salle game, moreso in the finals, stirs excitement and a different kind of high on both sides. The Ateneo community and the countless supporters of the Blue Eagles Team (outside Ateneo) are behind you all the way.

Son (may I call you that?), stay focused on the game and free yourself from all the pressure and distractions that go with it. Sometimes, it is the pressure from the community that robs the players of the joy in executing and finishing the job. My unsolicited advice for you and for the team is to ENJOY THE GAME ... BE CALM ... DO YOUR BEST ... GO FOR IT ... AND BELIEVE !!! I will continue to support you and your teammates through prayers.

Remember, your team is already a WINNER. No matter how the finals would end, the Blue Eagles will always be our CHAMPION.

For now, keep yourself healthy and relaxed. God bless!!!
: )

Btw, your hosting skill has improved a lot. We watched your show last Monday and we just love the way you deliver your lines. 21.5% - Super Great News! Congrats!!!

secret said...

today is 17..Your lucky day!hehe


may the best team win!!


one big fight!

Anonymous said...

bring back the glory days to teh blue and white. you can do it in 2 games. just believe and put all your heart into it. i feel its 2002 all over again

angel 17 ^-^ said...

congratulations!!!!we're going into the finals!!i was surprised with what happened last sunday!i thought it's gonna be really close but you have shown everybody you deserve to be in the finals!i'm so happy for all of you!you make us so proud!you've been struggling the first 5 minutes of the game but when eric came in,whoa!he made all the difference!and jai too!you and rabeh were kinda off but eric and jai came to the eagles' rescue!you were struggling but your lead was 20,what more if you're not?now,it's ateneo-la salle in the finals after 6 years!you beat them twice in the elims but as they say,never underestimate the heart of the champions so give your best huh!no turning back now..it's now or never..finish the job!the job LA,JC,doug,macky and ford have left off..i know la salle would want back to back championships but don't give them that!it's out year!it's our time!bring back the pride!i know you can do it!i believe in you!we do!now you have the chance to redeem yourselves from the losses the past 2 seasons..chance to give coach norman his first UAAP title and victory ride,chance to leave a legacy before you graduate..please win..for the team,for the ateneo community,for your supporters..we're all behind you to cheer for you,to support you and pray for you..let's not lose the most important games again..we're all looking forward to the bonfire!

fly higher blue eagles!!
go Ateneo!
one big fight!

AMDG!
WE BELIEVE!

Anonymous said...

If there is one person who can steer the ADMU MBT to Championship, hands down it will be you!

God Bless you Chris and the rest of the ADMU team.

AMDG
Go Ateneo! One Big Fight!

angel 17 ^-^ said...

wow! new post! you're online! well, have to repost my comment nalang here! best of luck on sunday! it's gonna be another classic! tickets are sold out na monday palang! hope i can watch! we support you and i always pray for you and the blue eagles! love ya all! =)

PS: if i'd be lucky enough to get tickets for sunday, i might bring my huge tarpaulin of you! hope you can sign it! =p

angel 17 ^-^ said...

oh and congrats for a high rating last monday! i stayed up to watch even though i was soooo sleepy! had to distract myself so i won't doze off! =D

FOCUS!

they say heart prevails over talent, but in your case, talent and heart.. unbeatable combination! let's just pray for the best!

AMDG..

magi17 said...

GOODLUCK TO YOU!!!


i am praying so hard for the TEAM!

mary grace said...

My classmates love your show because it is very interesting.. Keep up the good work! And also, goodluck sa sunday.. I know, mananalo kayo..

kalliepepper said...

i know i won't be the first one to comment here. =) still, congratulations! been looking forward for an Ateneo-La Salle finals right from the start of the season! eventhough i won't be able to watch game 1 & 2 for family reasons...=( my friends will keep me updated through txt though heheh...it's not enough but it'd have to do.

the tickets? just read yesterday that it's been sold out within 3 hours! no surprise though. I even saw a listing on eBay PH for upper box a tickets for P6000! whoa..

regarding your show's high ratings, it's not really a surprise. I, for one, have to fight with my brother just to watch your show haha. he's been sulking all throughout but he also watched it in the end =)

go BLUE EAGLES! ONE BIG FIGHT!

Anonymous said...

know more about the players of Blue Eaggles.. and Lady Eagles too..

http://www.goateneo.com/main/index.php/Men-s-Basketball.html
yan mag sawa kau.. :P

-kristina- said...

CHRIS..

.. just wanna share you these..


There's always the MOTIVATION of wanting to win. Everybody has that. But a champion needs, in his attitude, a MOTIVATION above and beyond winning.

Individuals play the game, but teams win CHAMPIONShips.

People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.

The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.

The spirit, the will to win, and the will to excel are the things that endure. These qualities are so much more important than the events that occur.

The idea is not to block every shot. The idea is to make your opponent believe that you might block every shot.

It doesn't matter who scores the points, it's who can get the ball to the scorer

The Harder you work the harder it is to surrender.

Professional coaches measure success in rings. College coaches measure success in championships.

Discipline builds winners, Winners stay disciplined!

There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group there is less competition there.

A Loser says, Well at least I tried! When in reality, at most he tried; A Winner doesn't have to say it, he just does it...be a doer, not a trier..

.. goodluck to your upcoming games..

i thought small things don't matter, but i think of the last game we've lost by one point.
hehe.. 1 point really hurts.. and do matter..

i BELIEVE IN YOU #17..
...thank's...

-kristina-

Anonymous said...

nice game chris! keep it up!

hope u'l be the MVP ds season and sna Blue eagles wil be the champs...

keep posting pls.! even if the season is over tnx!

karen said...

congrats again chris...todo suporta kmi dito sa bohol and we pray na manalo talaga kayo..God Bless..



from "bohol"

karen said...

congrats again chris...todo suporta kmi dito sa bohol and we pray na manalo talaga kayo..God Bless..



from "bohol"

iamtom said...

Congrats Chris!!! And Good Luck!!!

gracey said...

yah ur right i nvr expected the kind of game that UE showed last Sunday,its as if they are not in the mood to play.but as what u have said i have to gave credit to the kind of defense that EAGLES showed,it was really,really good.though you did not score with a double digit(just like what u normally do)u still blend in ur team and your assists really helps.im really glad with the kind of play that jai and eric showed,they really step up and i hope they or rather your team can bring that kind of play to the finals.honestly i never thought that UE sold the game,its just that they didnt get through u guys!!i would like to informed you that the tickets for finals are already sold out 3 hours after your game,thats what i heard on the radio and when i ask a friend to go to araneta to ask regarding the tickets- sadly they are all sold out(as in all games!).tickets will only be available at Ateneo,La Salle,and UP.i can only watch it on t.v..so sad..but wish u luck on Sunday and conrats on winning against UE..

zai jian!

P.S
i always watch Ripleys even if it is already late..i find it really educational and sometimes funny because of the voice over..btw nice karate moves..hehehe...

Anonymous said...

gudluck to you and ur team.. kaya nio yan,, AJA!

Anonymous said...

Good Luck Chris Tiu! ^^v


-j.

Anonymous said...

Good luck Chris!

And to the Ateneo Blue Eagles!

We Believe!

eien17 said...

hi chris!
-even if you had only 2pts, you did a good job out there, the way you assists and everything. I really wish you'll have this championship..you deserve it.
-i watched Ripley's last Monday.. Actually every monday,,though im a self-confessed kapamilya,,pagdating ng time ng show mo(Ripley's and Pinoy records) i switched channel na..You're doing great..Keep it up!
-Godbless and OBF!!
EIEN17

myv said...

..hi!!:)

..sunday is fast approaching..:)

..goodluck in the finals!! this is your year! just keep on praying!!:)

..im sure all your supporters will pray for you too..:)

..hmm..nice episode of ripleys..haha..:)a lot of improvement..:)

..take care! one big fight!!

Anonymous said...

HELL I'M NOT EVEN EXCITED, JUST PURE NERVOUS!!!haha WIN THIS CHRIS TIU...PLEEEEEEEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!! FOCUS LANG TALAGA!!! PLAY BASKETBALL. ateneo forever!!!

mikels said...

I watched Ripley's last Monday... your hosting REALLY improved. (:
i want DLSU to win.. but I hope you'll be MVP. even share... waaaah.. ang balimbing ko. Just goodluck on Sunday. Animo Ateneo!

john mark said...

congratz 2 d team..!!

you really demolished the warriors..

even if you just scored 2 points, you contributed naman in rebounding, assists, and even steals..

congratz and gud luck sa finals with la salle..

jm

:D

ainan said...

Hello! Mr Tiu

I felt peculiar when you only scored two points with your game against UE,nonetheless, just what you've said the credit should go for the rest of the team for a job well done. The twenty points indeed a huge difference.

I would like to commend you for a marked improvement on your hosting stint, i guess you did your homework! Just a few adjustment and you're already there.

Congrats on all the successes you're enjoying right now. We're all praying on the team's success on the finals.

emancipated_princess said...

Yippee! ADMU won against UE. Now, you’re qualified in the finals. You and your team would battle it out with your archrival DLSU. It seems like history repeats itself. But the only thing that (I hope) wouldn’t repeat is that they’ll win over your team again. I hope the adidas shirt (the one that says “bring back the pride”) is a good forward planner. Good Luck on your next 3 games with the greens. I think they would revenge against the blue eagles after you got the favor of the 2 games against them. But I believe because it is a 3-consecutive ADMU-DLSU game, both teams would be prepared (and also the fans too).. Woot!:) GO ATENEO! capTIUre the ball! :)) TIU can do it!

Henna.

emancipated_princess said...

What’s with the number 17? It apparently defines luck. Yepp.. LUCK! Just a few hours ago, our adviser announced the top 10 of the class.. And yes, I was there! See! It’s September 17 today. Actually, that thing was supposed to be announced yesterday, but my adviser said let’s just do it tomorrow so that you’ll get thrilled! Uhh. I hope kuya Chris, you’ll get to find time to tell your authentic ‘seventeen story.’ Many had dropped by your site (telling their lucky 17 experience and asking for your story) and we’re really excited to know why you found 17 as your jersey number since elementary. You’re lucky number became epidemic nowadays. 17—an ordinary number outside, but a big impact inside.:)

Anonymous said...

congrats, chris tiu..

nanuod din po aq nung monday nung rplys..

kya pg gcng q laki eyebug q...
...8am n aq ngcng,10am start ng class q..

at ska congrats dn po sa ateneo kc nkapsok kau sa finals at kalaban nio p la salle..

syang, gusto q sna mpanuod un ng live sa araneta...

pero bka hnd aq payagan kaya sa tv na lng aq mnu2od...


...ahehehe...

goodluck po!

by d wy tga UE aq

..at hndi po aq nani2walang binenta ng UE ung game...bkt p b cla mgpa2practice qng ibe2nta lng nla ung laro...
ndi lng po tlga kya un kc nasobrahan n cla sa practice..napagod b, hehehe ;)

..hnd lng po cguro i2 ung tym na mkapsok UE sa finals..

...anyway...
fan din po aq ng ateneo mski tga-UE aq...

so....
goodluck sa ateneo!!

glingan nyo po!

suportahan ta ka!!
hihihi!!!

-=juliemhae=-

Anonymous said...

Hi! kuya CHRIS the Tiuperman...

You can Do it..


BeaT
BeaT
BeaT
BeaT
AL SALLE GREED CHEATERS

sabriaü said...

i heard in the news over the radio that the NBI is watching out for scalpers of tickets for your game. they should have done that years ago. those scalpers are taking advantage of people, whether from the blue or green side, who are anxious to get tickets & watch you guys play. this just shows how highly-anticipated your games are.. oh well! let's just all hope & pray that everything will turn out right & every player will be safe. OBF! :)

Anonymous said...

hi chris!.. I agree with you.. congrats!.. good luck on sunday.. you can do it guys.. ONE BIG FIGHT!!..

reneelyn said...

hi chris.. what can I say???Hmmmm. the game was really a great game.. I agree and I believe the team blue eagles played against UE is more on defense that is why you won the game, I definitely give credit to all the other players who really step up in the game mostly especially eric, jai..the defense of nonoy and rabeh. I so proud of you chris not only in scoring but you are in assist.. I hope in final game one on sunday against DLSU you guys really improve and more on the defensive stop against them.. Im so much Happy if the ATENEO BLUE EAGLES will won the game one.. :) chris good luck one SUNDAY game... Congrats to your Ripley's believe or not for the nice ratings...

ATENEO ONE BIG FIGHT!!!!!!!:)


rEnEeLyN

lhen7 said...

Great game!! Congrats Chris!!
Ang galing talaga ng defense nyo.

Good luck sa Finals..

Go Ateneo!!!

onebigfightiu17 said...

YOU ROCK, CHRIS TIU! :">
Ateneo's blessed with very talented and great players which will HOPEFULLY lead us to bringing home this season's crown. Yipee! Although, I don't want the season to end yet. :(

'cause IT'S YOUR LAST YEAR IN UAAP. :(

We'll miss you. :(

Hope we'll still see you next season watching the games! HAHA.

GOD BLESS! Hope your tummy will be okay by Sunday. HEEHEE. :D

simplytoogood17 said...

well just like what boom said "he doesn't need to make a shot! he already contributed through assists and defense...." well i was kinda like, "what happened to him" but i agreed with boom... congratulations for reaching the finals... its your year to shine... GOD BLESS against la salle... and tc olways mr. TIUperman!

mayenne said...

Hey Chris!!
Congrats on winning against UE. I wasn't able to watch the game because I attended my sister's PTA. Haha:)) I just checked the official website of Ateneo to see who won the game. Anyway, good luck on your game against La Salle. I'm really hoping that you guys win the championship. I'm actually thinking of watching the game live but I'm having problems with the tickets. Huhu. :'c

And congrats on your show. It is nice to hear that it is rating well. Actually it is the only show I'm watching because of my hectic sked and my mom can't complain that I'm watching it even though it's airing late. Haha:))

Again, good luck to your next games with the Green Archers. I'm hoping and praying you guys win.

ONE BIG FIGHT!!:D

Bonnie said...

wow! congrats! i was expecting to see more of you but still the whole team did well.
At first i was kinda nervous coz U.E is on the lead on the 1st quarter. Thankfully you guys pulled it off. ill keep on praying for your team on this coming sunday.
Always remember the PUP community is at your back! godbless!

claire said...

hi... Chris... Claire here... I just wanna congratulate you on your win against UE last sunday... I really hope you win the championship... :D

eynah said...

hi chris!

goodluck on your game this sunday!

I know you can do it..

One big fight!^_^

almira said...

we're going to watch the game sana but UNFORTUNATELY tickets are no where to be bought na. waaahh.

anyway, do everything you can and everybody's counting on you, captain!

take care!

marvz said...

congrats poh...

GO ATENEO!

ingatz po lagi...

GOD Bless Chris!

nika ech. said...

hi chris! i'll tell mama to prepare a special dinner on friday since mvp will sponsor your dinner on saturday (i think). too bad i won't be able to watch the game on sunday, not even on tv! i'll be attending a seminar for NSTP. boo. :( oh well. i'll wish you the best, and God bless you and the rest of the team. one big fight! :)

-nika

p.s. regarding ripley's, i told you, those glasses are working for you. :p and i'm hoping to see you guys on friday. :)

eliazoan205 said...

chris! OBF.

thank you for playing for ateneo for 5 years. we'll never forget you!
(like what cervini 08 said.. =)

have faith and stay focused =)
we'll be watching you guys this sunday and thursday! (yes. we will cut.. =) ) win or lose, we love you all. =) GODSPEED.

i hope you'll sign our poster.. =)

jamy said...

Good luck and God bless!

"YES,WE BELIEVE"...

Anonymous said...

That was a really great game.
I was also surprise that your lead will be at 20 points. I thought that it will be a very tight game.

Anyway,

Goodluck to you and to the other eagles.
Keep up that solid defense you have.
Hope that you'll get the crown.

Goodluck!!

Jeri said...

Chris! A BIG Congratulations to you and the rest of the Ateneo Blue Eagles!

Jai and Eric really had a great game last Sunday!
Good Luck on your game this Sunday, I know you'll be back on track. :)

You should've seen those hundred Ateneans lining up at Araneta for more than five hours just to get tickets for the Finals game!

If you would ask them why, they will say that those efforts were worth it..you're really doing great, making the whole school proud.

Well, good luck again!

ONE BIG FIGHT!! :)


ps: How i wish all the players can have a blog like this..:p

3xie said...

helow! kuya chris! congratz sa gme!!! :> gud luck rin sa nxt gme vs la salle!!! pde po bng humngi ng tckt...kc po tlgang ang hirap mka bli...sna po mbgyn nio po aq png bday gft nio n rin po sakn...hehehhe..bday q po kc sa sept 29....cge po un lng...ah..w8...i always watch ripleys...tlgng ngppkpuyat aq pra lng dun...hhahahahha....cge po..looking fwrd to rep po sakn...pixie_1107....:> tnx!!! :>

psixteen said...

good luck on sunday! i already scored my tix last monday in ac. :D sold out in 3hrs i heard!

the last few games of ur collegiate bball career---against the archers even! i hope u dont play pro bball anymore; tis just diff in pba cos the school spirit is lacking already---thus im not able to follow the careers of my fave eagles anymore---and cyrus baguio [i still think hes one of the best ive seen---at least the one i was able to see when he was still playing for uaap]. maybe try out as a sportscaster or sports analyst? pay isnt much but tis ur love and passion for bball that pushes u to do it. :)

the eagles have improved smuch on the defense. guess tis also the players. that was one of the probs of the team back when we were in hs. rebound some more---and try to get second chance pts as well. brush up on the charity shots as it will be v crucial esp in the last few minutes in case of foul troub for the archers.

JAI-ERIC: the future of ateneo srs bball. ;)

about ripleys...i am still amused when u talk in fil b/c u normally dont---as w interviews and the like. i think u need to brush up on that---tis a common prob cos u prolly also grew up in an env't where english is the primary lang. but uve improved on cam cues---u just looked a bit too tired w last monday's ep. u were livelier during the previous shows.

just a little more sacrifice, chris. u and the rest of the eagles will end this uaap season w a BANG! ["hi" to coach jamike---i think hes the nicest coaches ive met] see u at the game! ;)

3xie said...

:>

nix14 said...

i just want to congratulate you again for winning against the warriors. i really wished that i had the chance to watch it. according to my classmate (and you stated it already in your blog entry. hehe.), your defense was really good. :) and you and rabeh didn't even get to score a lot during that game. but what if the both of you scored high that time? would that mean that the gap between the scores of admu and ue would be higher?

i really hope that you will have the same amount of defense on your upcoming games with dlsu. but it will be much better if your defense will be higher and of course, your offense should be high too, right? :)

GOOD LUCK on your games and KEEP ON BELIEVING TO GOD (though i think i really didn't need to write that here because it’s very clear that you are deeply devoted to Him :D). HAVE FAITH AND GOD BLESS!

GO ATENEO! GO WIN THE CHAMPIONSHIP!!! :)

ONE BIG FIGHT BLUE EAGLES! :D

psixteen said...

to the anonymous blogger who wrote this...
BeaT
BeaT
BeaT
BeaT
AL SALLE GREED CHEATERS

i dont think tis necessary to say negative stuff about the archers. im not a fan of those taft boys either but we arent any different from the ones who trashtalk in the games w comments like this.

to each his own but i still do not believe in bad mouthing other people, even ateneo's bitter rivals. cos i was also irrated w ateneo alumni seated at my back during last sunday's game...their comments on UE and DLSU were uncalled for. they were saying nasty things about the players. comment on bad calls and such---stay within the game and stop w the personal criticisms.

seriously. i pity ateneo for having schooled people like them. their professors' time wasted, their parents' money down the drain. :(

Anonymous said...

Hey Chris,

Just a criticism.

The team tends to get too relaxed whenever we're ahead of a couple of points. I hope they try to change the attitude and not do it again next time.

That's all. I know you're aware of that too. It's your job to remind them since you're the captain.

Thanks.

-A Concerned Atenean

LJ said...

Great game your team had there. Honestly, UE was not in their usual pace. And, don't mind what other people are saying. You did your best, that's why your team win - and you bring them there. Since you are the captain, they get their drive from you. No scores? That's fine. You already scored more points, because you gave your team an inspiration and drive to do their best.

Keep it up, Chris. Goodluck.

deboz said...

congratulations chris! i was not able to watch the game but i had someone to keep me updated.

i really pray that everyone of you will be in best shape enough to beat la salle. and tita kay was right,whoever comes out victorious in the finals, in our hearts, you and the rest of the blue eagles will always be the Champion! focus, believe in yourself, and just leave everything to God.
go ateneo! One big fight!

p.s.
your hosting is really improving a lot.congratulations!

sherwin said...

congratz for winning the game vs UE.. so your bday wish is close to reality right now, hope i didn't jinx it..

about your game versus UE, sorry but i don't care if you only just score 2 points, i'm just happy that you won the game (period).. hope you carry the momentum until the finals ( i just realize that you have 9-0 record after your loss to FEU )

about winning an award, i'm sure you have a seat in the mythical five but i don't know if you will be the MVP.. just what i said last tym, I'm not hoping that you will win the season MVP crown, but I'm praying that you be the Finals MVP.. so good luck on sunday..
one big fight..

PS.. i just heard that you, eric, nonoy, rabeh and i forgot the other one will be playing on dis season in the PBL on one team... hope my informant is correct (even i'm sure about his credibility) and congrats if it is true.. hope you be HAPPY on that team... :)

Anonymous said...

Chris! Your brother is so sweet! He's probably your number 1 fan!

"It is tough to compare my passion for the team against other fans and supporters of Ateneo. For some, if not most people, it is a matter of their love for their school, and the school pride, but for me, apart from that, and apart from that basketball has essentially been my life, apart from the fact that i am close friends with alot of players in the team, this is my brother who is playing and because of that, my passion and love for this team is very very strong. The bond made by blood is stronger than anything else. I share the same pain when they lose, and the same glory and pride when they win.


So, Go Ateneo, it's game time. Bring back the Glory. AMDG"

sherwin said...

congratz for winning the game vs UE.. so your bday wish is close to reality right now, hope i didn't jinx it..

about your game versus UE, sorry but i don't care if you only just score 2 points, i'm just happy that you won the game (period).. hope you carry the momentum until the finals ( i just realize that you have 9-0 record after your loss to FEU )

about winning an award, i'm sure you have a seat in the mythical five but i don't know if you will be the MVP.. just what i said last tym, I'm not hoping that you will win the season MVP crown, but I'm praying that you be the Finals MVP.. so good luck on sunday..
one big fight..

PS.. i just heard that you, eric, nonoy, rabeh and i forgot the other one will be playing on dis season in the PBL in one team... hope my informant is correct (even i'm sure about his credibility) and congrats if it is true and hope you be HAPPY on that team... :)

crazypeach said...

The next games will definitely be exciting! I'm wishing for a FAIR game as well!!! Good luck to everyone!!!! Too bad I can't watch it live again. it is always a problem because of the difficulties of getting tickets. The last time I was able to watch a DLSU-ADMU game was way back last 2004-2005 pa! Huhu! I miss those days! And to think it was already hard to get tickets even though it were only elimination games. What more now? Sigh.

About Ripley's...too bad I can't watch it all the time (I hate my work sched)...but I watch it whenever I get the chance (I was able to watch the two previous episodes). More power for your show!!!! ^_^

Anonymous said...

mahal na mahal kita..

mads said...

hello po!

GOD BLESS guys!!

always PRAY and stay FOCUS..

my prayers are with you guys.

go!go!go!!!

ONE BIG BIG FIGHT!

mads:)

hannah said...

congrats to your team.! the game was great.
i wud just like to ask if ryan buenafe doesn't have any forum like this? hehe.:)
i watch ripleys last monday night.your outfit goes well to you, unlike the one you have last week.hehe.
goodluck.!

Nerie. . said...

Congratulations for winning the game and for the high rating you got in Ripley's!!..:)

You know, I really want to watch the finals but I heard that the tickets were already sold. sadness..
wish that I can still get even one. (hoping)

Anyways, hope you'll be the champion this year. Just keep it up, do all your best, stay focus and stay believe in God.:)


nei.heart.tiu ^^,

Leanne said...

Hi Chris :) 'Hope you're doing well. Few days na lang for the championship series. Just do your best para win or lose no regrets. Also, have fun. Enjoy the game. But we’re hoping it would turn out fair and just.

By the way, it's good to know your show rated that well. We're always watching it here in Taipei. Nakaka-bilib talaga!:) Goodluck and God bless :) Jia you! ingat..wanan :)

sharleein said...

congrats chris! i'm really excited na for the game on sunday. i know you guys will brag the crown this year. :) lalo na ngayon na jai is doing his outside shots na ulit. almost all of the players in your team can contribute well.

it's just sad to think that you only have a maximum of 3 games remaining in UAAP. :( i'm gonna miss seeing you play for your school. how do you feel about it?

i hope you'll still go out on the south gate after the game on sunday. i think that would be the last time this year that i can watch a uaap game live. so i beg you to go out there because i really want to have a picture with you before you end your uaap career. i'm really hoping. :)

goodluck this sunday! one big fight!

johnzter said...

cool!!!!

you're really my idol so i keep track of everything you do

AMDG, lols now i know what that means:D

keep it up idol...

meg said...

what's your plan after this sem?

Nette said...

..goodluck to the team sa sunday!!..

..Godspeed for the Blue Eagles!!

Anonymous said...

I dont think lasalle stands a chance against ateneo. the powers that be will make it so for the betterment of the league and the rivalry. who wants a one-sided rivalry?

cj said...

hi Chris!

it was a great game against the warriors!

i thought that it would be a close fight as well!haha

nweiz, do you know that last tuesday, my sister told me that the tickets for the finals game this sunday were already sold out!
i was really disappointed for i really want to watch an ADMU-DLSU finals game! i really hate it!

i also wont be able to catch the second game on thursday cause i have a class! :(

hmm, i just really hope that there will be a third game so that there's still a chance for me to watch it live! haha
(am i bad for wishing for a third game? haha sorry!)

i even asked my sister to call ticketnet and ask when they will be selling tickets if ever there will be a third game! haha so that we can buy them at once! haha

nweiz, i know you could do it!
one big fight!

cj said...

hi Chris!

it was a great game against the warriors!

i thought that it would be a close fight as well!haha

nweiz, do you know that last tuesday, my sister told me that the tickets for the finals game this sunday were already sold out!
i was really disappointed for i really want to watch an ADMU-DLSU finals game! i really hate it!

i also wont be able to catch the second game on thursday cause i have a class! :(

hmm, i just really hope that there will be a third game so that there's still a chance for me to watch it live! haha
(am i bad for wishing for a third game? haha sorry!)

i even asked my sister to call ticketnet and ask when they will be selling tickets if ever there will be a third game! haha so that we can buy them at once! haha

nweiz, i know you could do it!
one big fight!

estrella said...

congratulations chris!

i wish you all the best!!

goodluck on the championships!

beat la salle!

GB!

cj said...

hey, i just watched the new video of spongecola entitled puso and i was surprised when i saw you there with jv,rico etc. haha

i think it was uaap's themesong.

you might want see the video.haha
here's the link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvyj9msxp3Y

just sharing. haha

rjoyee said...

=) congratz uaap71 (basketball) champions!! hehe certainly, this is the best season ever. you did impress us with your games.=) with the kind of play you showed us this season, it really proves that "TIU, #17, wherever he is (in the court), he is license to shoot..
goodluck sa finals.
we are all praying that no one will get hurt/injured.
goodluck champions!!
mr. MVP! (crossed-fingers)
one big fight!!

p.s...
hoping to get tickets to the finals..hai.. hehe

cherrytiu said...

wow! admu vs. dlsu on finals! that's one dream championship game for all of us who support you guys! i'm just overwhelmed right now that allow me to say, your game is the "highlight of this year" hehe! and i pray hard that you win, 'coz we all know, how sweet is that victory for you, after all, you worked hard on it and it's about time to be rewarded.. goodluck and ONE BIG FIGHT!..

apt said...

Great game last sunday! It was actually our first time to watch live this season. My husband shouted himself hoarse. hehe! The previous seasons, we always watched the weekend games live.

We're so excited with the upcoming finals! Got to hand it to the scalpers who are making a killing with the Ateneo-La Salle championship. Biktima kami! hahaha!

But anything to watch the team win!!

God bless guys. AMDG.
Go Ateneo!
One Big Fight!

+ i <3 tiu + said...

dear chris,

Thank you for being my inspiration. You are so good and great with regards to playing inside the court and to your studies but i know you are also a kind hearted person. And i really admire you for that lagi nga kitang binibida sa friends and classmates ko pati sa teachers. Hehe! I am praying that someday i'll also have the chance to meet and talk with you personally..it's my ultimate wish..

btw, thanks for sharing a moment of time with my comment. Stay the same.. Stay being CHRIS as in Charming, Humble, Radiant, Intelligent and Skillful..

goodluck on sunday..with your good leadership and teamwork i know you can beat la salle..Go ateneo! one big fight!

i <3 you CHRIS!!


P.S how i wish i could be a genie so i could grant your wish to be the champions this season.hehe :)


+prinsesa17+

music lover said...

+sing mode+

you gave me a reason to my being
and i love what i'm feeling
you gave me a meaning to my life
and i've gone beyond existence
and it all began since i met TIU!


keep on smiling Chris! :)

christina said...

as always..my prayers are with you and the rest of the team.

ONE BIG FIGHT TILL THE END!
God Bless :)

+ AMDG +

Anonymous said...

Hi Chris!! I will certainly be at the Araneta on Sept. 21 (got tickets already :). Let's also support the Eaglets in the Finals vs. the FEU Baby Tams (who unseated the defending champs Junior Archers in the semis). Game 1 of the Juniors Finals will be on Sept. 20 (3PM) at The Arena in San Juan.

OBF!!

Anonymous said...

waah im torn! i am from la salle and i want la salle to win but i love chris tiu! hahahaha! i think admu will win this time ( i cant believe im saying this. Good luck captain!

sEvEntEeN-0-sEvEn said...

Hi Chris,

Well, I just want to express
something...
Everytime I read you entry that that is somehow related with ADMU, with UAAP basketball games, or etc... it makes me feel that you're craving for another season to play at the UAAP or another year to stay at ADMU.
You always let your readers feel how you feel and enjoy what you enjoy doing. You let us feel your loyalty with your ALma MAter and your love for the Blue Eagles (family).
You see nman how it affects your supporters...we also feel sad that this will be the last year we'll be seeing you play (on tv)...

And as Ayumi Nakamura-Takarai said:
"God bless, Chris. We're all behind you. and I believe, so is God. And I'm also praying for a fair game. This is your last year after all...i want you to finish it the way you want it."


Sana next time happy thoughts naman...let us know, that you'll be playing for the PBL or that you're pursuing your showbiz career so we can catch you on tv often... or stuffs like that... :)

"it feels sad when you're sad"

so long...
Godbless!
GoodLuck Blue Eagles,you'll always be in my prayers... go for gold!!!

-JIMLY-


--dianne

mary joyce galvan said...

Hey! I'm sorry po but I didn't watch the game kasi po I took the ACET...Hehe! By the way, Congrats! Good luck to the finals. I actually wrote a blog on my multiply about the upcoming finals... Good luck again! :)

b said...

ALL BASKETBALL TEAMS BA OF ATENEO ARE IN THE FINALS?(OF COURSE ON THEIR RESPECTIVE DIVISION)
wow congrats ah. GO KEIFER I LOVE YOU.
I LIKE TEEDEE OF THE LADY EAGLES.
AND CHRIS TIU,AND JAI sa seniors.
*CROSSES FINGERS* grab the win.
goodluck.
:*

Anonymous said...

i'm glad that you expressed how you feel about comments on UE's throwing the game, thus discrediting the efforts of the team. that's what a true captain is-- he stands up for his teammates on AND off the court!

may our prayers for a championship be granted.

God bless you!

ian laput said...

THe tickets for the big first game sold like hot potatoes in just three hours when araneta began selling it and i'm dismayed for not being able to purchase one though i'm still hoping my brother could get me one there in Ateneo, if tickets are still available. i passed by araneta and scalpers were trying to sold me a general admission ticket for 500 pesos. WOW! this guys are but nothing else ABUSIVE EXPLOITERS!!! I just prayed they will be enlightened someday by God's call to justice. Anyway, CHRIS AND BLUE EAGLES...HAVE ONE GREAT BIG FIGHT!!! To GOD be the GLORY.

eldy said...

Goodluck Chris!! :D. All the best! Sana kayo ang manalo sa 1st game ;). One big fight! :). Godbless and Take Care always =)

patty :) said...

hmm.. my mood's so gloomy. weird.. well, maybe because it's sinking into my mind as the finals is fast approaching that it's your last playing year in the UAAP(probably the final 2 games, if you sweep the series).. that soon someone else would be ateneo's #17; that soon i won't be able to watch the most handsome & the coolest guard on-court dribbling that orange ball & shooting it through the hoop often beyond the 3-point arc; that soon there won't be funny banners with the playful "Tiu's" on them; that soon i won't be able to see those chinky eyes & immaculate smile of yours that simply leave me breathless; that soon this budding entrepreneur, consistent dean's lister, public servant, endorser & host(did i forget anything?) would be wearing a different jersey maybe with a different jersey #(depending on whether you'd pursue your basketball career in the PBA); that soon i'd be less excited in watching team ateneo play because my greatest inspiration isn't there anymore; that soon i'd only be seeing you regularly during saturdays(pinoy records) & monday nights(ripley's).. oh! there are so many things that are going through my mind that i can't express them all here.. i just feel so sad & helpless. this is a different feeling that i believe i haven't felt before. you inspire me in so many ways & you always lighten up my mood whenever i feel so down. i look up to you as a role model & as someone i truly, deeply & sincerely admire. i will definitely miss you, chris, we all will.. i wanna cry! aww. so dramatic! but true.. miss clarisse ong is the luckiest girl because she has your heart. i just pray that she won't hurt you & that you will always stay happy together. if destiny dictates it that you'd be together till death do you part, i hope you'd have a happy family with God at the center of your lives.. i just wish & pray that you be blessed more & more because you deserve it. i can't pinpoint any flaws in you, well maybe because i don't know you personally. many people say you're very accommodating & definitely not intimidating despite your popularity & all the success you've achieved. you've managed to keep your feet firmly rooted on the ground. you stay cool & calm even though the players from other teams are tough on you.. you're simply everything i've ever dreamed of. you're the bring-home-to-mom kinda guy(for sure my mom would be the happiest mother when i bring you home!).. boy-next-door. name it! every positive description fits you.. sigh. i hope after this UAAP season & even after years you'd still regularly update you blog. this is my only way of checking on you & knowing what you've been up to; i hope you could share more about personal stuff- including your family, friends, relatives, miss clarisse, etc.; i hope you'd have a grand fans day for all of us who are going gaga over you!; i hope, pray & wish that someday i can be with you & no one can bring us apart(yeah! now i'm really dreaming!).. as the song goes, "thank God i found you, i was lost without you.. my baby i'm so thankful i found you!" my life truly became more colorful & meaningful the moment i was aware of the existence of this man named CHRISTOPHER JOHN ALANDY-DY TIU..
from the bottom of my heart, a big THANK YOU for everything, chris. maybe you think you've done nothing, but you just mean the world to me. please continue being who you are, the chris we all knew & fell so deeply in love with.

i wish you happiness & good health now & always..

may team ateneo bring home the UAAP season 71 championship crown & may you be this season's MVP..

& may you always soar high & reach the farthest places..

God bless you. ily

:(

patty :) said...

hmm.. my mood's so gloomy. weird.. well, maybe because it's sinking into my mind as the finals is fast approaching that it's your last playing year in the UAAP(probably the final 2 games, if you sweep the series).. that soon someone else would be ateneo's #17; that soon i won't be able to watch the most handsome & the coolest guard on-court dribbling that orange ball & shooting it through the hoop often beyond the 3-point arc; that soon there won't be funny banners with the playful "Tiu's" on them; that soon i won't be able to see those chinky eyes & immaculate smile of yours that simply leave me breathless; that soon this budding entrepreneur, consistent dean's lister, public servant, endorser & host(did i forget anything?) would be wearing a different jersey maybe with a different jersey #(depending on whether you'd pursue your basketball career in the PBA); that soon i'd be less excited in watching team ateneo play because my greatest inspiration isn't there anymore; that soon i'd only be seeing you regularly during saturdays(pinoy records) & monday nights(ripley's).. oh! there are so many things that are going through my mind that i can't express them all here.. i just feel so sad & helpless. this is a different feeling that i believe i haven't felt before. you inspire me in so many ways & you always lighten up my mood whenever i feel so down. i look up to you as a role model & as someone i truly, deeply & sincerely admire. i will definitely miss you, chris, we all will.. i wanna cry! aww. so dramatic! but true.. miss clarisse ong is the luckiest girl because she has your heart. i just pray that she won't hurt you & that you will always stay happy together. if destiny dictates it that you'd be together till death do you part, i hope you'd have a happy family with God at the center of your lives.. i just wish & pray that you be blessed more & more because you deserve it. i can't pinpoint any flaws in you, well maybe because i don't know you personally. many people say you're very accommodating & definitely not intimidating despite your popularity & all the success you've achieved. you've managed to keep your feet firmly rooted on the ground. you stay cool & calm even though the players from other teams are tough on you.. you're simply everything i've ever dreamed of. you're the bring-home-to-mom kinda guy(for sure my mom would be the happiest mother when i bring you home!).. boy-next-door. name it! every positive description fits you.. sigh. i hope after this UAAP season & even after years you'd still regularly update you blog. this is my only way of checking on you & knowing what you've been up to; i hope you could share more about personal stuff- including your family, friends, relatives, miss clarisse, etc.; i hope you'd have a grand fans day for all of us who are going gaga over you!; i hope, pray & wish that someday i can be with you & no one can bring us apart(yeah! now i'm really dreaming!).. as the song goes, "thank God i found you, i was lost without you.. my baby i'm so thankful i found you!" my life truly became more colorful & meaningful the moment i was aware of the existence of this man named CHRISTOPHER JOHN ALANDY-DY TIU..
from the bottom of my heart, a big THANK YOU for everything, chris. maybe you think you've done nothing, but you just mean the world to me. please continue being who you are, the chris we all knew & fell so deeply in love with.

i wish you happiness & good health now & always..

may team ateneo bring home the UAAP season 71 championship crown & may you be this season's MVP..

& may you always soar high & reach the farthest places..

God bless you. ily

:(

myv said...

..goodnyt chris..:)

maridad reyes said...

hi chris. this maridad reyes no relation to jai , unfortunately. am the mother of a great fan of ateneo and of course of chris tiu. you know my daughter would really love to meet you in person, hope you can grant my wish rather my daughter's wish. Wanted t watch your game this Sunday but there are no more tickets available. hope she can watch one of your practice games together with her cousin. Good luck hope you win the championship. we are praying for your team. Go Ateneo!!!! One Big Fight!!!!! Can we watch your practice game to take pics with you and the whole team? Please email me at maridad_reyes@yahoo.com. Would love to hear from you.

dzoie@yahoo.com said...

+amdg+
hi chris... u guys deserved to be in the finals and to be Number 1..pinaghirapan niyo yan... we saw it.. ilang beses ko na nadinig yan.. even sa game niyo versus dlsu ung round two.. theres this dlsu girl with her friends sa valet sabi nmn niya may game fixing daw.. dont mind those people.. kasi lam natin ung totoo, WE BELIEVE!!!

about sa ue game, jai and eric stepped up.. pinakita lang nila na magiging team to beat pa din ang ateneo next season...=)

good luck chris this finals.. i know God will reward you since ur doing this for Him and for the community..we'll pray for u and the team..AJA!!! remember, use carry the miraculous medallion i gave u for protection.. God bless


kat

warriorprincess said...

Things are just gonna get interesting. I waited for 6 years for this match-up and we are actually on it again. Yeah, it was a solid defense. SOLID! that's the only word to describe it. For a moment I almost forgot that you were actually playing against a strong team...i loved the 3rd quarter scores. hahaha. (I really liked how eric played the game :P)

haylin said...

hi chris!

congratulations!another victory for our school..i was really surprised about the game. But anyway, it already happened. Lets face the future..go and kill the archers!hehehe

oNebigfight..
MAGIS

kharen tuss said...

..g00dnyt chRis

..just a reminder: pls. eat on time

..& pls. don't stress u'rself too
much..ok?

....i miss y0u..

lala12 said...

hope u get the finals mvp..:) you deserve it.. gudluck! thanks soo for being so nice when we asked you if it would be okay to take a picture with us. :D

Anonymous said...

hi chris,

Just do your best.
I believe in the team!
God bless you guys!

=)
Yes

Anonymous said...

hi chris tiu,
Thank you for being my inspiration.Because of you my life has changed. I became more responsible. I hope before the UAAP seasons end this year I meet you personally bcoz this is your last year in UAAP and also last year as a students in ateneo so we really miss your playing inside the court.Sana ma update mo pa rin kami thru your BLOGS.GOODLUCK on sunday game.GO ATENEO..GO CHRIS TIU..FIGHT!!!FIGHT!!!FIGHT!!!.GOD IS ALWAYS BESIDE YOU BBCOZ YOUR A GOOD PERSON NOT ONLY IN THE OUTSIDE BUT ALSO IN THE INSIDE.SMILE!

Anonymous said...

http://charlestiu.multiply.com/journal/item/39/The_UAAP.?replies_read=21

look at charles blog. how nice! hehe

lala12 said...

just a thought that i want to share with you. i know you did not really do well last ue game (i dont know how to say it in a better way ;) ) but u know what, you're still lucky. man, ive already experienced being in a crowd and i tell you, when players just go the wrong way, people shout at them, curse them, hate them, get mad at them, etc. but in that U.E. game, i never heard of anyone cursing you or what. that was so amazing. somehow i know that people may have felt disappointed but they just kept silent and continued cheering. how could they not hate you? :) maybe because you have earned their respect by being so much humble in court (and maybe off court). no show offs. unselfish. no pretentions. and most of all,hindi feeling magaling. no wonder a lot of people admire you. its just so sad that this will be your last year in uaap. Goodluck in your last remaining games, and thank you mr. #17. Godbless! :)

mikels said...

al salle greed cheaters?! To the anonymous monster who wrote this, 4 words: you're such a LOSER.

tita kay said...

I am very much impressed by the way you carry on your normal/usual activities as a student during the week prior to the finals. 'Atta boy!!!

As the finals is fast-approaching, I think I'm more pressured than anyone of you guys, combined. The anticipation ... I can't explain it, but it's like EXPERIENCING LABOR AND BIRTHING PAIS ALL OVER AGAIN.

In all the years that I've been watching the games of the Blue Eagles, I feel a different kind of attachment to this present bunch. My 12 y.o. daughter fondly calls you "TIUperman," Rabeh as the "Gentle Giant," with Jai, Nonoy, Nico, Eric and Ryan as the brothers that she never had. Actually, she wants to consider everyone in the team her "Kuya."

Anyway, expect us to cheer for the Blue Eagles on Sunday. We will continuously pray for your team, the coaching staff and the refs big

GO FOR IT!!! BF!

Christine Joyce said...

hi Chris!

You and the rest of the Blue Eagles really deserve to win. Hope you get the championship this time.=) Good luck on Sunday's game! I'll be praying for you.

Btw congrats for the Ripley's. I've been watching you since the start of Pinoy Records and you improved a lot.

You're so lucky to have a brother like Charles. (I have read his blog and it's so sweet.=))

God Bless Chris!

Nina (: said...

hey, seventeen ); i'm REALLY REALLY sad that me and my friends wasnt able to get tickets for this sunday, but i'm calling ticketnet everyday to be sure to get hold of the finals ü i'm sure you'll win, and that you'll be there ( somehow, i can feel it ) hahah ;D keep it up, Chris. i'm a big fan, and i know that many are =) please give me the chance to take a picture with you, i've been praying for that ever since ( and an autograph too ). anyway, break a leg Blue Eagles! One Big Fight! :))

Iris said...

I was glad my friend gave me a ticket as a gift for this game, it was my first time ever to watch a live UAAP game. The Blue Eagles winning made it so Memorable. Hope you beat the Archers in the Finals. Too bad I can't watch it live. Anyway. God Bless. Go ATENEO!

P.S. Anyway just want to share, during the game we called Jai Reyes "Ninoy" because he was in the iamninoy ad. :))

kristine said...

is it true that ateneo offers a course "the ateneo lasalle rivalry" or something similar to that wherein you teach the students the history of the rivalry? wherein one required reading material is an essay that is entitled "how to spell correctly during cheerdance competetion"? oh my! you must be really DESPERATE and THIRSTY for that championship! poor you :( poor ateneo! :(( well at least jv casio already had two championships during his college basketball career...on the other hand you have none.. aw.that must really be sad. if you win this season. congrats. that's ur first and last! :)) BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.
i'm looking forward to your blog/game review when you win this season..BUT I AM MORE EXCITED FOR YOUR BLOG/GAME REVIEW WHEN DLSU WINS!!!! wahahahahahahaah :))

mÜrieLz13 said...

hi Chris!!

Ateneo vs. UE game was ah-mazing!!

I hope you guys will win against DLSU and I can assure you, I'll be praying for a smooth and FAIR game *already praying ;)*

And I'll also be praying for you (ofcourse!!)

You and your teammates deserve to win this time around!

Good Luck to the team!
Keep up the good work!
and GOD BLESS!

and I agree..
ONE BIG FIGHT!!:)

Go ATENEO!

gracey said...

hey last night i was watching myx and they featire the newest video of spongecola.the song was entitled puso and if i am not mistaken it was the themesong for uaap at studio23.i never expected that the video will includes the bestor rather the star players of uaap.i can feel that the song was really for yourteam(hehehe)because a line from the song says:"humanda ka na sa paglipad,pakpak nating ilalantad"..see it justshows that spongecola really speaks for the blue eagles(xempre alumni sila ng Ateneo,hehehe)..nice acting from you and jai,i think you can make it to acting...well wish you all the best on thefinals andi hope forthe safety of the team...
zai jian..

frannie said...

Congrats, Chris! It would have been awesome to watch it live! I actually haven't seen the game yet, but I have access to it online. Thank God for the internet! I'm happy we won the first game! To God be all the glory!

dollyxzh said...

great game captain..
=]

ainan said...

Congrats! i was visiting your Blog last friday hoping you're already had an entry, but i was surprised when i read your entry and it has 286 comments already. Amazing, so many following.

I know the roller coaster ride you had this season, i watched the game last thursday and i agree that the 'defense' does it all.. I would like to extend my congratulations to rabeh, jai, mr. baclao, mr. buenafe and to all who composed the team.. You deserve the crown..

So, what's next? another cahpter was done. its now time to turn a new leaf. So what's next for Mr. Christopher John Alandy-Dy Tiu?.. :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Chris! Its me again JONA, the die hard Ginebra and the crazy over CHRIS TIU lady! (hehe)

Nabasa ko over various article last time, it seems me problem sa pagpasok sa PBL, naudlot tuloy ang tuwa ko, namin pala! Me and my friends are kinda excited about the good news sana, kaso, naunsyami. We are really hoping to see you soon playing in the pro. We are actually having a discussion pa nga, whether saang team ka mapupnta, some of my friends said Red Bull, takaw Atenista daw kasi sila, some of them said baka ikaw daw ang next top pick, so without involving any trades, sa medyo nangangailangan ng serbisyo mo na team. But I'll say, sana sa Ginebra! Im really, really praying!

So, kelan ka ba talaga namin mapapanuod sa PBA? Sana di na magtagal! (If possible, sana sa GINEBRA ka na lang, hehe)

Anonymous said...

Mr. Chris Tiu.
I really admire your beliefs and viewpoints in life. You are really one heck of a kind. How I wish I also have even half of the zest that drives you to excel perfectly in every endeavor you venture on.
You know what, all the words and quotable quotes you say really inspired me. You are really so amazing. How lucky are your love ones for having you. You are a gift to everyone, a special gift worth keeping for a lifetime...
Keep up the goodworks, continue to be a great wonder for others. May God bless you more..
-WENZH

Kim Mendoza said...

Hey Chris,

First and foremost, congratulations for winning the UAAP championship. You deserve it, for all your hard work. It's great to see you succeed in the field of sports, as well as in your academic endeavors. I heard you'll graduate this year, congratulations to you on that matter.

Honestly, I've known you as a player since I was in high school, but when I learned about all your accomplishments-- in academics(I know you were a cum laude), in sports(being accepted into the team is hard, especially in ADMU), in your community(i also happened to read an article that said you are a kagawad of your barangay in Makati, and I heard it from you yourself), and of course you duties as a Roman Catholic. It's amazing that you can do all these things, I mean, not all people manage to do these stuff. Specifically the last thing I mentioned, being a good Roman Catholic. Boy, I am happy to know that there's still people like you left in the world.

When I knew all these stuff about you, I was really inspired-- and amazed. It's more of admiration, I think. :p

Anyway, congratulations again, Chris. I'm pretty sure there's a bright future waiting ahead for you. Continue inspiring the youth, including myself. I wish I could see you in person and tell you how grateful I am, because of all the things you're doing, trying to change the world. I hope more people will follow your footsteps.

Congrats Chris! God bless you and you family. :)

**PAX**

UPD literature student said...

"And one more common thing is that both schools love to generalize. When one Atenean makes a bad goof-up (bonfire!) its generalized to the whole community! When one Lasallite makes a mistake or when there is a bad incident (awarding, illegitimate players) it is generalized to the whole community too! And i personally think that it is not fair."

yeah, dude. that's what you call essentialism. everyone's fond of doing that. but yeah, i agree. essentialism would get us nowhere -- unless of course if it's done strategically (a wonderful idea i got from spivak)