Monday, December 27, 2010

Hello 2010 In Retrospect

Check, check, check!
Try 12 new restos
Meet 12 fabulous people - more than 12 :)
Try 12 new dishes
Read 12 good books - :)
Visit 12 new places
Write 12 blog entries - need to catch up, does social media posts count? :P
Buy 12 new outfits -more than 12
Attend 12 party invitations -yey!
Give 12 special gifts to 12 special people - hello maxed out cc!
Take 12 stunning winner photos - too much photos lol
Buy 12 worthy pieces
Find 12 favorite persons
Try 12 new things
Learn 12 lessons of experience - great lessons learned.
Count 12 great blessings - thank you Lord!
Do 12 good deeds - ;)
Discover 12 great artists - checks ipod, done!
Share 12 ideas to others - uh huh!
Gain 12 new friends - yeah, more than 12!
Learn 12 new vocabulary each month - words with frieds yey!

FAIL!
Cook 12 special dishes - i still suck in cooking :(

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Ginebra - still the Fast and the Furious' team!


As much as I agree on some developments on Ginebra, acquisitions for additional star power (Miller, Villanueva, Cortez) and preparing for the future (JC Intal, Jimbo Aquino), I bet the doubt on who's the heart and soul of Barangay Ginebra was answered last night!
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Friday, August 06, 2010

Isn't it ironic, don't you think

Sometimes series of events have its weird way of unfolding to make us realize what matters.

She parted ways with someone whom she thought was the one and it was a bad ending. She was devastated, she blamed him for neglecting what she has done for him. She was angry because of the promises that he broke, for not standing by her side when she needed him most. She was hurt because he made her come to a point that she had to threw everything away.

Months later, after buckets of tears and beers she found herself in an ironic situation.

She became the friend who had to join a pal in drowning his sorrow because he fought with his girlfriend. She was the friend who see's her guy friend's crumbling relationship and she's unsure if she would advice him to go try and fix it. Now, she's the friend of a guy who wants to jump in a new relationship even if it's barely a week that they broke up. She's suddenly a bystander in a familiar scenario and odd as it seems she understands how he could just throw their years together without solid second thoughts.

She found it funny to be part of the same situation because she was once the girlfriend who was hurt because her boyfriend was busy hanging out with her girl best friend while they have an unresolved issue. She was the girlfriend who wanted to talk things through to save what they have even though she knew they'll end up fighting. She was the ex girlfriend who felt numb when she found out that he already had someone new although it was barely a month that they broke up.

What a twist of fate! She was sad to see another couple go through the same experience but at least a lesson was learned. She has now accepted that she too had her share of mistakes. She can now smile and remember their great times together instead of dwelling on how they drifted apart. And now when someone asks what happened between her and the boy she used to love, she can now say that it was meant to be but maybe it was never meant to last.

Cyrus Baguio, UST Tigers, PBA Finals

Balls post.

Cyrus Baguio's defensive stance against Eric Menk ended Brgy. Ginebra's season and his end game steal sealed Alaska's finals stint much to TNT & MVP's dismay.

Earlier this season he was traded from Ginebra to Aalaska. What a sweet revenge to eliminate your former team and lead your new team to a possible championship. I'm a Ginebra fan but on this upcoming finals match between Alaska Aces and San Miguel Beermen, I'm rooting for the former. Sure, I had bad memories of Alaska team in my childhood -they were Ginebra's rival - but I like Tim Cone's system over the beermen's all star ladden line up.

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UST Tigers are exceeding expectations with 3-3 record, quota na! To think that they were ranked 8th by experts because of several valid points - veterans Ababou & Mirza graduated and the team opted out on preseason tournaments.

The UAAP's MBT 1st round is about to end and UST's remaining game is against FEU Tamarraws, the number 1 team whose proven that they're not only strong in papers. Its gonna be a tough game for the tigers but who knows if it rains enough 3's to give FEU their first loss. Aside from school spirit blah blah I really want the tigers to win just to watch coach Pido's humble, highlarious post game interviews.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Me and bad vides need to part ways

Immediately and non negotiable please.

Saturday, June 05, 2010

Paulo Coelho's The Winner Stands Alone

Image credit: http://www.amazon.com/Winner-Stands-Alone-Novel/dp/0061750441

The Winner Stands Alone gave me a "backstage pass" to Cannes film festival which I only see and hear from T.V.. This book takes on the interesting lives of different people - models , directors , actors , producers, locals - who attended this event. Its a sneak peek on the lives of the superclass and trying to be superclass. The plot and the characters are conventional, the main characters are trapped in the web of reaching their dreams at all costs.

Igor is a rich man whose desperate to get his wife back. The universal truth about break up stories is there are 3 sides: Igor's story, his ex wife's story and the truth.

Gabriella is a struggling actress who is getting the break she has always dreamed of.

Jasmine is on the brink of modeling success.

Hamid, a fashion designer in the middle of glitz and glamour at Cannes.

Criminal detective Savoy who wants to unveil the mystery.


Funny as it seems, I thought about the lyrics of Miley Cyrus' song The Climb, hey its right on the spot!

"Aint about how fast I get there
Aint about what's waiting on the other side
Its the climb"

A Beautiful Mind, A Beautiful Film



"A Beautiful Mind," is a story of Dr. John Nash, a genius and a victim of schizophrenia. The movie showed how his great mind have brought discoveries that guides humanity today but also how it almost betrayed him and ruined his life and family. Dr. Nash went from madness to greatness as he was able to prove his worth on the academic world, restore his life and family after all the delusions.

This movie, made me believe in the power of love AGAIN, on holding on to your loved one as shown by Dr. Nash' wife Alicia, played by Jennifer Conelly, who stayed by his side and continuously "believed that something extraordinary is possible."

Here's a funny quote from Dr Nash while courting his wife
"Ritual requires we proceed with a number of platonic activities before we have sex."

I was fascinated by Dr Nash's life, his journey to success and his vision of coming up with an original theory. It is inspirational because Dr Nash and his wife did not let his mental illness stop them from living their lives.

It made me reflect on my situation and its about time that I rise and take action!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Caguioa to Miller FTW

caguioa and millerWhere's 13?

Aside from an All Star or national team game, I never really imagined Caguioa playing pointguard to Miller. But as much as I love to have Cyrus Baguio on Ginebra's roster, I cant really find enough reason to convince myself to hate Willie Miller..hate is a strong word by the way..let me rephrase that..its hard to dislike him.

Ginebra's game against San Miguel beermen last Wednesday - my birthday :) - which I failed to finish, great thing someone uploaded it online - was IMO Miller's breakout game as a gin king. Together with Mark Caguioa, they both propelled a come from behind win. I was really unsatisfied of the previous trade because Baguio came out strong on the first match of Alaska & Ginebra, Cyrus even had consecutive great games as an Alaska main man. On the otherhand Miller had to slowly adjust mainly because Ginebra is very loaded on guards.

The new Ginebra team is slowly adjusting with Ginebra's core players - Helterbrand, Menk & Caguioa - coming off from injuries, Hatfield from LOA(?), new acquisitions like de Ocampo, Villanueva, Cruz, Miller. I just wish JC Intal can bring his A game again and they can find a tough, reliable import ASAP.

For 2 consecutive games, Ginebra has won due to end game efforts against Barako Bull and Alaska Aces. I dont know if its a bad or good thing but a win is a win.

Looking forward to another win, their next game is on Sunday versus the young guys of Rain or Shine.

Friday, January 01, 2010

Hello 2010

A repost from my cousin's blog :)

Try 12 new restos
Meet 12 fabulous people
Try 12 new dishes
Read 12 good books
Visit 12 new places
Write 12 blog entries
Buy 12 new outfits
Attend 12 party invitations
Give 12 special gifts to 12 special people
Take 12 stunning winner photos
Buy 12 worthy pieces
Cook 12 special dishes
Find 12 favorite persons
Try 12 new things
Learn 12 lessons of experience
Count 12 great blessings
Do 12 good deeds
Discover 12 great artists
Learn 12 new vocabulary each month
Share 12 ideas to others
Gain 12 new friends