JUNE Mar Fajardo said he is anticipating another cold Christmas this year, so much so that the Petron sophomore doesn't mind playing in the Christmas Day game against Barangay Ginebra.
The 6-10 sensation from Cebu was candid enough to admit that he hasn't entered into a relationship after a "heartbreaking experience" with his first (and so far only) girlfriend two years ago.
With his parents and entire family likely to be in Cebu during the happiest time of the year, Fajardo said he would rather be renewing his college rivalry with Greg Slaughter before a sellout crowd at the Mall of Asia Arena than being home alone in the Big City.
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“Masaya na rin muna siguro ako ng ganito. Focus muna ako sa career, mas maganda rin ang walang girlfriend … wala kang ibang iisipin kundi sarili mo." - Petron center June Mar Fajardo
“Sa Pasko? Sa condo lang ako mag-isa. Wala naman din ako magagawa nun, kasi may game eh. Hindi naman makakarating parents ko nun,” the big man told Spin.ph.
Asked about his love life, Fajardo declared he’d rather focus on his career than commit to somebody at this point.
“Masaya na rin muna siguro ako ng ganito. Focus muna ako sa career, mas maganda rin ang walang girlfriend … wala kang ibang iisipin kundi sarili mo. Makaka-focus ka pa sa career,” said the 24-year-old bachelor.
Fajardo declined to talk about his past relationship, saying he has already learned to move on.
“Matagal na yun. Hindi ko na rin alam kung nasaan na siya. Pero siya pa lang naging girlfriend ko,” he said.
“Sa ngayon, wala pa akong balak. Hindi ko pa iniisip yun (commitment). Hindi naman totoo na kailangang may inspirasyon ka … si God lang at family ko ang inspiration ko, sobra-sobra pa.”
Asked if he’ll one day hook up with a celebrity like some of his fellow PBA stars, Fajardo broke into a laugh and said: “Ay magulo yun. Ma-e-expose ka run. Siyempre dun lang tayo sa may simpleng pamumuhay.”