Part 3 of Palarong Pambansa 2012 Interview: Julie Ann Borneo Inspiring Gymnast from Leyte
Posted by: | on May 12, 2012
It took some time to write this post because this is the last part of Special Education Philippines‘ interview with this wonderful, young girl. I am not sure if our paths will ever cross again. I would love to see her perform or accept a medal for the hard work she and the rest of her team has done to reach the Palarong Pambansa. Who knows? Maybe she’ll become one of legendary gymnasts of Leyte? Maybe I might see her in the international arena representing the Philippines? But there’s also the other side of the coin. Maybe I won’t see her anymore.
Julie Ann Borneo - Leyte Gymnast for Palarong Pambansa 2012
In this interview, a young 11-year old girl shyly shares with me her dreams as a gymnast. It may not mean that much to many but I know it means the world to her. This blog has always been about reaching those whose voices might be too faint to be heard. It’s not about popularity. It’s not about ranking. It’s not about who is first.
Life is not a race but a marathon. Who ends up first in the finish line is not the question. Rather it’s about who crosses the finish line with their heads up high because they run a clean race. These people run in their life without hurting, bullying or stopping their competition from being successful in their own race. Because they know that their progress is not measured by other people’s accomplishments. Their yardstick is not their neighbor. Their meter is themselves and they owe their success only to their improvement. Sometimes the turtles can win against the rabbits and there are stories even fables written about it.
Region 8 Gymnastics Team Palarong Pambansa 2012
This last clip is dedicated not just to the gymnasts who played for the Palaro but to all the Palarong Pambansa players who have participated in the Palaro 2012. Some may have accepted their medals and recognition by now while most have packed their bags to go back home to their respective cities. There’s one thing I’m sure, all of them are winners in their own respective way.
Special Education Philippines has this fervent wish to all the Palarong Pambansa players and coaches: May the atmosphere of sportsmanship be always in your heart. May each and everyone of you be a walking inspiration. May you always dream big and aim high for your success.