I was very excited to receive my Time 100 Most Influential issue for 2009. I was so glad to see that our very own Manny Pacquiao made the Time 100 Heroes and Icons list. His tribute article was written by no less than former world boxing champion Lennox Lewis himself. I shared this information with my hubby who said that
President Gloria Arroyo may declare May 8 as a non-working holiday to celebrate Manny Pacquiao Day. Feeling a bit out of place, Edward politely inquired who Manny Pacquiao is. My hubby and I looked at him in utter disbelief.
â€œYou do not know Manny Pacquiao? How long have you been living under a huge boulder?â€ my hubby replied.
â€œTo be fair, I have been extremely preoccupied with fighting the Volturi, raising a vampire baby and learning how to desensitize myself from werewolvesâ€™ smells,” Edward replied. “I didnâ€™t have time to watch ESPN.â€
â€œOh, Edward,” I said, “itâ€™s such a travesty! You have to get to know Manny Pacquiao. He is the best boxer who ever lived. Here,” I added, “let me show you what Manny Pacquiao can do.â€
I quickly turned my computer on and showed him this TeamPilipinas video of the legendary Pacquiao-Hatton fight.
â€œWow, that is phenomenal! He is lightning fast and obviously very strong.â€ Edward said.
â€œObviously,” I replied. “How do you think you would fare in a fight with Pacquiao? Youâ€™re a vampire with mindreading powers after all.â€
â€œ I am a vampire and I am stronger than the average human but after seeing that fight…” his voice trailed off. “…even I am scared of him. He has my highest regard.â€
â€œYou can also do incredible things, Edward. Remember these?â€ I said as I showed him these two photos.
â€œYou saved Bella from certain death twice.â€
â€œYeah, I did. I guess that makes me a bit of a hero too, huh?â€ Edward replied.
â€œIâ€™d say. This gives me an idea…can you do something for me?â€ I asked.
â€œTell me what you want, and you can have it.â€ Edward replied.
â€œI want a photo of my two heroes of the day.â€ I said and Edward obliged.