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Pseudo-techblog where the Corsarius gets serious. Visit blog.corsarius.net for his alter ego.

SEA Games Merchandise, Where are Thou?

Thursday, December 22, 2005 at 1:10 AM
Gilas figurine
I'm running late with this question, but does anyone know where to buy 2005 SEA Games merchandise? I've seen a scant number of t-shirts here and there, but not a single shop which sells them. The closest I've found is a little stall in SM Megamall (I think it was called Reynaldo's) which boasts of SEA Games figurines, keychains, and pen/memo holders. But no shirts! (I've given up the search for Gilas stuffed toys -- maybe they're exclusive for the winning athletes only.)

If you still want memorabilia of the Games, do rush to SM Megamall's ground floor, near the iceskating rink. I got my Gilas figurine slash pen/memo holder for only Php 200 -- the original price was Php 400. Yes, that's 50% off. There are available sizes other than the one in the picture.

Image courtesy of Wikipedia
As a side note, the original mascot for the 2005 SEA Games was a tarsier. Whoa. I'm just glad they changed it to the monkey-eating eagle, Gilas. That bird is simply the best symbol for the victorious Filipino athletes; I can't imagine the tarsier being the same.


Postscript. The 2005 ASEAN Para Games ended last Tuesday. Host Philippines garnered 19 gold medals, good for sixth place. This has been labeled by sportswriters as a "surprising" performance, as we won just 2 gold medals two years ago in Vietnam. Again, great job, athletes!

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Blogger ia @ 12/22/2005 9:26 AM

googling doesn't help either. (gasp!) the closest lead is this one. LOL. owel, at least you have a figurine.    



Blogger Corsarius @ 12/22/2005 7:42 PM

yep, i found that egroup too. but i think i spoke too soon -- never knew that the SM Department Store (North EDSA) was selling SEA Games pins! still, no shirts :(    



Blogger ia @ 1/05/2006 1:05 AM

Found shirts! Unofficial ones, though, and were only baby tees in very feminine colors. Perhaps I was too thrown off by the color combination (hot pink for the shirt and glitter for the logo) to even buy it.

Apparently Haribon made these figurines. I think.    



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