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@MannyPacquiao and @Buboy both grew up together on the streets of General Santos City, #Philippines.
Rewind to the mid-1990s - Buboy was smoking, drinking and watching basketball on TV with Manny's younger brother, @BobbyPacquiao, in the back of a general store in #GenSan one day.
#Manny was living in Manila where he had moved to work and train as a #boxer and but was home on a break when he spotted them.
"You are smoking, huh? You got to come with me to Manila. You need to find your destiny."
Both Buboy and Bobby moved to #Manila - #MannyPacquiao was sleeping on the #boxinggym floor while working as a welder and builder, sending money home to his family so they could survive.
"We slept on floor of the gym, sleeping together inside the ring," Buboy recalls. "He was hiding me in his bed because only #fighter allowed in the gym."
When the boss found out, he told Buboy the only way he could stay was if he became a janitor. So Buboy pushed a mop around. Annoyed, Manny handed Buboy a pair of mitts and both stepped into the ring.
Today - Buboy now lives in a mansion the size of #Pacquiao's. #FreddieRoach might call the shots but Buboy's title of "assistant trainer" underplays his importance to the Pacquiao operation. Talk about loyalty.
Like any international superstar, Manny has collected many people throughout his career. He's kept some, discarded others along the way, but the one constant has been his lifelong friend, Buboy.
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Box bear crawls + sled pushes. All we need is some Benny Hill or Pac-Man music 😂
1338 hours ago
This reinvigorated the inner gamer in me.
1718 hours ago
Pac-Man Explained 🎮
In 1976, Cosmonaut Nikolai Peckmann was sent alone to an orbiting space station for what would be called Mission Six- to study the radiation levels and strange circumstances that killed all four crewmen of the last research mission.
By the third day, Peckmann's broken transmissions were coming back to ground control filled with increasing paranoia and delusion. He claimed that the spirits of the dead cosmonauts were coming to claim him, and that he had to keep moving to evade them. He shouted that if he could capture consume these spirits himself while he still had strength, he could move to the next level of consciousness...Truly the rantings of an insane man.
Indeed, video recovered later would show Peckmann running around the confined but maze-like station, downing emergency sedatives like a madman....pausing in a corner momentarily, only to throw back vitamin pills and give chase to his invisible demons.
He had exhausted the entire cargo of vitamins, pills, and fresh fruit well ahead of schedule. There was no way another crew could be assembled to rescue him before he starved. After one rather violently garbled transmission, the static cleared and the last live image on record is that of Peckmann's empty, wilted spacesuit on the cabin floor.
It was determined that another mission to recover any remains or gather any more research would be a waste of the people's money, and the station was allowed to drift out of orbit and into space- a failure never to be mentioned again. It was ordered and assumed that all video and paper evidence had been destroyed. ..then, at the dawn of the eighties, a fledgling arcade game company called NAMCO would stumble across the transcripts of these events, and the rest -as they say- is history.
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