HOW time flies.
Only a year ago, Susan Teng was proudly cheering for his son in the collegiate league; now she finds herself watching every game of his eldest son with Rain or Shine in the PBA.
Mommy Susan recalled how she used to be a fixture in PBA games while tagging along little Jeric back when her husband Alvin Teng was still playing for San Miguel Beer.
“Oo nga ang bilis ng panahon, parang kailan lang, ngayon nag-pi-PBA na siya,” she said of her rookie son.
Susan said she was elated seeing her son picked by the Elasto Painters in the last rookie draft, but is now more excited seeing Jeric playing alongside the team's resident stars Paul Lee, Gabe Norwood, and Jeff Chan.
“Nakakatuwa naman kasi kahit paaano eh nasusubaybayan natin siya," she added.
Seeing her oldest son follow in the footsteps of her dad was a dream come true for the Teng matriarch.
“Sobrang tuwa kasi lahat naman ng mga bata na basketball player ang pangarap ay makalaro sa PBA,” she said. “Kumbaga dream come true para sa anak ko na makalaro sa PBA, at the same time, masundan yung yapak ng ama niya."
The young Teng is still learning the ropes in the pro league, but Mommy Susan believes in time he’ll be able to prove his worth the way he did with University of Santo Tomas in the UAAP where he steered the Tigers to a pair of runner-up finishes during his final two years.
“Blessed lang siguro. I know in time, he’ll get the needed breaks in the PBA,” said Susan.