In this interview by Dyan Castillejo via ABS CBN, Manny and Jinky Pacquiao shares what keeps them going in spite of the devastating loss Manny suffered against Juan Manuel Marquez.
This is really inspiring.
Faith is tested both in the winning and in the losing. Manny is clearly passing this test.
Here are my favorite quotes:
“Pag dumating ang panahong matalo ka (sa isang paligsahan), buong puso mong tanggapin dahil pinasok mo yan eh.” (When the time comes you suffer defeat, accept it whole heartedly because you knew what you were getting in to.)
When asked who will he fight next…
“Wala pa… but definitely a boxer. hehe”
When Jinky was asked what she wanted for Manny (to keep playing or to retire)
“Gusto ko marinig niya si God kung anong sasabihin niya sa kanya.”
(I want him to hear from God what He wants to tell him.)
Manny: “It’s only material things. In heaven, walang popular popular duon.”
Here’s the interview.