PETRON star Aby Maraño is already in beast mode a day before the Blaze Spikers’ knockout semifinal match against Cignal in the Philippine Super Liga Grand Prix.
Not really so much about the game, but because of the traffic situation brought about by the closure of certain roads during the country’s hosting of the APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation) Summit.
Still, Maraño said the anger hasn't affected her focus on the do-or-die encounter.
"Hindi naman ako (apektado), iba naman ang traffic sa game. (Pero) perwisyo sa mga apektado kasi ang hirap for us to think paano kami makakapunta sa game venue ng hindi kami hassle," said Maraño, whose condominium, unfortunately, is located near the Mall of Asia, one of the venues for the summit.
“Eh ang ginagawa namin kailangan umalis ng maagang-maaga para lang makaiwas sa heavy traffic. Pag game, game. Ang nakakainis lang yung papunta at pauwi sa condo namin," she added.
As a result, the former La Salle skipper had to leave home very early just to get to the venue on time.
Her usual one to one and a half hour travel time to San Juan is now unpredictable, while their 1 p.m. training at Morayta on Wednesday required her to leave home at dawn and just kill time at her popular café TyangAby.
"Kapag may game lalo bukas 4 p.m. call time namin, kailangan by 10 a.m, makaalis na ako kasi one hour from MOA to MRT Taft, ganun kalala," she said.
"Like kaninang umaga, 5:30 a.m. umalis na ako sa condo traffic na. Pero 1 p.m. pa training ko ha. Kaloka 'di ba?” she noted
“Sa Tyang Aby na ako nag-sleep para malapit sa FEU kung saan kami nag-eensayo. Nakarating ako sa shop ng around 6:30 am," Marano added.
She also had to walk long stretches just to be able to get home.