Arwind Santos ditches neon-hued gear for white lucky charms

Aug 8, 2019
PHOTO: Jerome Ascano

It seems like the stars have aligned for the San Miguel Beermen last Wednesday as they survived TNT KaTropa in a Game 2 double overtime thriller in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup finals at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Arwind Santos, however, believed all the energy and luck that allowed the team to equalize the series were brought forth by the matching white hairband and arm sleeve he wore during the game.

He said a Feng Shui master advised him to take a break from his famous neon-colored accessories and try something new to change the vibe taking hold of the team.

“Ngayon lang ako nag-white, sabi lang ng Feng Shui master ko na subukan ko,” he revealed. “Hindi naman ako Chinese, pero naniniwala ako sa ‘luck’, ‘yung pampaswerte ba.”

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According to the Chinese astrology, white is one of the lucky colors of this year.

Though going white proved to be fortuitous for the team at endgame, Santos assured fans that they'll still see him donning his signature vibrant-colored gear down the road.

“Ibabalik ko pa rin naman yung neon, hindi mawawala yun," he said. "Sinubukan ko lang yung swerte, pero pag sinabing kailangan kong magpagupit? ‘Yan ang di ko gagawin. Pero yang mga ganyang susuotin lang, okay lang sa'kin.”

Santos' return to neon, however, will have to wait for now because chances are high he's going to sport white again for Game 3.

“Malamang susuotin ko pa rin kasi nanalo kami ngayon eh.”

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