I’m Pawis And These Are My Mornings.
¿Qué te hace levantarte por la mañana?
Most people believe that waking up in the morning is another day; I see it as one day less. It may sound pessimistic, but I like to think of it as realistic. Every morning when I wake up, I know I have one less day to get what I want. I try to set short-term goals, to be able to meet them and I am also really motivated by external experiences that may be trivial for many, but for me they are important, such as hugging my two dogs, caressing my rabbit, exercising, or marveling at things. small that I always perceive; from the singing of the birds or a genuine hug. I believe that life is made up of those little experiences that you will carry in your heart until the last day.
How is the perfect morning for you?
Waking up without alarm, I try to do it like this. Listen to my body and stop my rest when he asks me to. Have a healthy breakfast, exercise and listen to the music that I like. I am a person of simple pleasures.
Cuando las cosas se vuelven abrumadoras, ¿cómo lo maneja?
I am an extremely intense person. So my reaction depends on the state of mind I’m in. Many times, I think about the solutions that I can have and if I don’t find any, I try not to think about it. But, if I am in a difficult moment, I usually explode, cry or always express what I think. I think that keeping the anguish or the feelings to you only hurts you.
“I believe that life is made up of those little experiences that you will carry in your heart until the last day”.
What has been one of the most memorable experiences of your career so far?
In sports, I met people I never thought I’d see. I saw Pelé, for example, but I mostly stick with the experiences. To be able to have the opportunity in the future to tell my grandchildren that I stepped on several fields, that I interviewed many people; but that, above all, I realized that fame does not make those who possess it less human. They are people like you and me. With sadness, fear and insecurities. Being in the media helped me or did not idealize any person.
Do you like to drink coffee and if so, what is your favorite caffeinated drink?
I like to drink tea better, but a good cappuccino with soy milk never disgusts me. And when it’s fall season, a coffee shop makes a pumpkin twist coffee that I love.
You are vegan, right? What was it that prompted you to lead this lifestyle?
I was born into an omnivorous family, like most people. I ate meat 22 years of my life.
When I was a teenager, one day I went to La Marquesa and saw my dad go fishing. For me, it was impressive to see the animal alive and then dead on his plate; that’s where I clicked. I didn’t eat that day and I told my parents that I was going to become a vegetarian, but they told me that while I was at home and was a minor, I should eat as they believed was good for me.
Truth be told, I was never a fan of red meat, I used to eat fish and chicken. It was at 22 that I decided to give up all chopping meat, for the love of animals. From one day to the next, I became ovo-lacto-vegetarian (that is, from animal products I only ate dairy and eggs) and three years later I left them, to adopt the vegan philosophy, which is not only a diet, but an ethical stance not to be part of it of the abuse of animals.
Do you have a routine for the day you go to the stadium?
Before the pandemic, I went to the stadium a lot. To begin with, if it was an important game for my team, I didn’t sleep well the night before. I would prepare a couple of hours before leaving, and just before arriving at the stadium, I would play the American anthem at full volume, to enter the parking lot with him.
How do you select what to wear that day?
I have jerseys that I like, but are oldies, then those are untouchable. I usually have a selection of current jerseys that give my team luck, it’s like a cabal; So those are the ones I use. If they lose with the jersey I bring, I will rest it for at least a year and try again.
What is your favorite jersey and why?
The one from the Apertura 2003, obviously from Club América.
I really like that the shield is made of a different material. It is not embroidered or sublimated, it is made of a kind of plastic on a plush base.
Also, the players who were there then excited me a lot; among them, one of my favorite goalkeepers: Adolfo Ríos.
There were also Duilio Davino, Ricardo Rojas, Pável Pardo, Germán Villa and Lipatín. All directed by the great Manuel Lapuente. A joy!
Soccer jerseys seem like an important part of your outfit, do you have any special way to combine them?
I usually only wear them in photo shoots or when I go to the stadium. When I put them on and don’t go to the stadium, I give my team bad luck.
I usually wear them with comfortable jeans, shorts, or leggings.
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