Saturday, December 26, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Masaya itong trabaho ko lalo na kung pumupunta sa iba't ibang lugar hindi ung naka tengga ka lang sa opisina dahil marami akong nakakasalamuhang tao, nakikilala, nagiging pamilyar sa isang lugar na dati rati ay sa mapa ko lang nakikita. Ang buong Luzon ay medyo kabisado ko na lalo na kapag commute maliban lang sa BICOL REGION at QUEZON. Ang isa sa hindi ko malilimutang karanasan ay nitong nakaraang linggo lamang nang papunta kami ng ROXAS Isabela, naranasan kong sumakay sa taas ng bubong ng JEEPNEY!! isipin nyo un!? dahil walang choice na iba pang masasakyan kesa naman maghintay pa sa mga pasaherong lulan kami nung una ay naghihintay pa, kaya dito na kami sumakay sa punuan. Isa lang ang masasabi ko! ako ay masaya pagkatapos ng adventure na un! ang sarap sumigaw, para ngang gusto kong isigaw lahat ng hinanakit ko sa mundong ibabaw. Kaso hanggang yahoo!! lang ang sigaw ko at tawa ng tawa dahil habang umaandar ang jeep ay tumatama sa mukha mo ang maliliit na insekto dahil sa kaliwa at kanan ng daan ay puro bukirin.
Masaya maglakbay dahil nakakalimutan ko ang mga problema ko, nalilimutan ko dahil sa magagandang tanawin tulad ng mga bundok, bukirin, kakahuyan, ulap at kalangitan. Kapag nakakita nga ako ng bukirin ay naaalala ko ang FARMVILLE. Haha!. Habang tiningnan ko ang tanawin sa labas ay marami akong naiisip, tulad ng Paano kaya kung ang bukiring ito ay napuno na ng mga bahay?, paano nalang kung ang mga bundok ay tuluyan ng nakalbo?, paano nalang kung walang magsasaka na nagisisikap araruhin ang palayan para lang tayo ay may makain?. Nakita ko ang isang magsasaka, kasama ang kanyang kalabaw ay inaararo nila ang sakahan. Nakikita ko silang hirap sa pagsaka dahil mano mano lamang ito kumpara sa iba na ang gamit nila ay de makina na. Sa probinsya mo malalasap ang sariwang hangin dahil marami pang puno dito, napansin ko nga na pag-uwi ko dito ng manila ay nakakapanibago sa paghinga dahil mausok. Hayz! parang ang sarap tumira sa probinsya kaso mukhang hindi ko kakayanin tumira doon lalo na kung walang internet! para mag facebook, twitter, check email, yahoo messenger at iba pa. Sa ngayon ang susunod yatang destinasyon ay CEBU na? pero ewan ko lang kung matutuloy ito dahil medyo malaki ang budget na kinakailangan dito. So hanggang sa susunod nalang uli.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
MANILA, Philippines - It took a lot of guts to do what Manny Pacquiao did in beating Miguel Cotto for his seventh world boxing championship in seven different weight divisions at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas last Saturday night (yesterday morning, Manila).
Pacquiao, a 3-1 favorite, realized from the onset that Cotto’s power left jab – the same weapon he used in scoring a unanimous 12-round decision over Sugar Shane Mosley in 2007 – would be a huge problem.
Cotto pumped double left jabs to keep Pacquiao off-balance in taking the first round of their WBO welterweight title bout. Fighting from a distance, Cotto had the advantage of dictating tempo because of his jarring left jab.
Pacquiao knew that his chances of winning hinged on getting Cotto to come forward so he could use his hand-speed and foot-speed to frustrate the Puerto Rican. But if Cotto continued to throw the left jab, it would be a long night for the Filipino icon.
Pacquiao made instant adjustments to offset Cotto’s edge but it meant taking a huge risk. Abandoning his plan to stick and run, Pacquiao held his ground, inviting Cotto to engage. He even did a version of Muhammad Ali’s rope-a-dope, leaning against the ropes without hitting back to lure Cotto inside. Pacquiao’s gamble was to raise Cotto’s level of confidence so he would forget about jabbing from a distance and instead, move in to unload power shots.
In the third round, a right put Cotto down for a mandatory eight-count but it hardly made the Puerto Rican think twice about moving in. Cotto wasn’t badly hurt and in fact, was on the attack before the round ended.
Pacquiao’s adjustment was evident in the fourth as he allowed Cotto space to lean on him against the ropes. It was a dangerous strategy as Pacquiao exposed the side of his body to Cotto’s murderous left hooks. But Pacquiao figured it was the only way to get Cotto out of his jabbing mode and make him an easier target.
What happened late the fourth round was exactly how Pacquiao planned it. Cotto became comfortable throwing short-range bombs and got caught with a vicious left hook to the jaw. It was a brutal blow. Cotto dropped to his knees and looked wobbly as he stood up. The bell rang shortly after to save the Puerto Rican from another fall.
Clearly, Cotto couldn’t figure out what Pacquiao was up to and walked into the Filipino’s trap. In the sixth round, Pacquiao staggered Cotto once more, methodically turning the contest into a one-sided massacre. Cotto’s face was a mask of lumps, bruises and cuts. He looked like a beaten man before the bell sounded to open the seventh round.
With his will to win slowly eroded by Pacquiao’s unforgiving pressure, Cotto decided to do the unthinkable for a defending champion – he began to run. At that point, all he wanted to do was to survive the fight on his feet. He got on an imaginary bicycle and took off, leaving Pacquiao in hot pursuit. Cotto’s aggressiveness was gone, a thing of the past, and he transformed into a shadow of his old self, running scared instead of standing up to fight.
If you think about it, Cotto would’ve probably stolen some rounds from Pacquiao using the power jab to stymie the Filipino’s momentum. That would’ve kept Pacquiao at bay. But Pacquiao had Cotto all figured out. He knew if Cotto continued to dictate with the jab, he wouldn’t be able to get untracked. The danger of losing on points loomed.
Cotto’s adjustment to box starting the seventh round threw off Pacquiao momentarily. Cotto might have even taken the eighth canto using the stick-and-move routine as the Filipino tried to chase down his prey. But the change in tactics proved futile. Inevitably, Pacquiao caught up with Cotto who progressively grew slower as the fight wore on.
Referee Kenny Bayless mercifully stepped in to halt the carnage at 0:55 of the 12th round. He could’ve allowed Cotto to finish the distance as it didn’t seem like he was in any danger of going down. But Cotto didn’t deserve the reprieve. Down the stretch, he fought like a mouse running away from a cat – it was no way for a champion to go. You would expect a defending titlist to go down fighting, not to go down running.
Bayless did the right thing to stop it and award Pacquiao the satisfaction of winning inside the distance. Cotto no longer fought back anyway and in fact, Bayless would’ve been justified to stop it even a few rounds earlier.
For Pacquiao, the five elements that sealed the victory were:
• Speed. Clearly, Cotto had no antidote to negate Pacquiao’s hand-speed and foot-speed. The boxing adage of “speed kills in the ring” was obvious in the fight.
• Stamina. Pacquiao was in excellent physical condition. He still looked fresh in the 12th round and probably could’ve gone a few more. The Filipino was stung occasionally but never took a step back.
• Adjustments. Pacquiao didn’t take long to make adjustments. He took away Cotto’s power left jab by drawing him close then as the Puerto Rican got comfortable inside, the Filipino whirled around to throw his bombs. Pacquiao fought intelligently. Cotto wasn’t smart enough to blunt Pacquiao’s edge.
• Two-fisted attack. Pacquiao rained punches from all angles. Cotto didn’t know where the blows came from. Pacquiao decked Cotto with a right in the third and a left in the fourth.
• Heart. Pacquiao took a big gamble by leaning against the ropes to invite Cotto to whale away. Only a gutsy and fearless fighter would do it. Pacquiao once more showed how big his heart is and when you come down to it, that was the margin of difference.
credit this news to Joaquin Henson (Philstar News Service, www.philstar.com)
Wednesday, November 04, 2009
Bawat darating ang Undas ay nakiugalian na naming pumunta sa Libingan ng mga Bayani para dalawin ang aming lolo na namayapa noong April 30, 1993. Isa siyang Kapitan ng USAFFE at nakipaglaban sa gyera laban sa mga hapon. Nitong nakaraan lamang na lunes ay hindi ko akalain na maraming sasama para dalawin siya. Kung mapapansin nyo sa video ay puno ang jeep na sinasakyan namin. Sabi nga ng isang army security sa gate (overloading na kayo ah), pero hinayaan lang nya kami.. Hehe. Parang Christmas event ang nangyari sa amin pagdating namin sa bahay! ang pinsan naming sila Kelvin, Kim and Kathleen ay nakipag bonding sa amin sa loob ng 18 years, mga shy type kasi sila.. Hehe.. Nagkaroon ng simpleng kantahan ng oldies and new generation at himala akong nagpainom at nagpa PIZZA!!.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Kagabi lamang habang papauwi kami ng Manila galing Balayan Batangas para mag install ng eagle eye naganap ang hindi namin inaasahan.
Ang daan sa cavite, tagaytay ay puro pa kurba at madilim pa. Habang binabagtas namin ang daan ay biglang may namataan si manong driver na nasiraang truck. Tipong biglang preno ung Van na sinasakyan namin dahil dapat mag oovertake kami nun, kaya nag preno kasi baka merong sumulpot na sasakyan sa kabilang lane. At nang pumreno na ung Van na sinasakyan namin ay biglang may narinig nalang akong malakas na kalabog sa likuran. Dahan dahan akong lumingon patalikod para tingnan ang iba pa naming kasama ni jonathan na pasahero. May nasaktan na isang matanda hawak hawak ang batok niya, Nakita ko din ung isang babae na hawak hawak ang kanyang ulo.
Lahat kami ay nagulat sa mga nangyari, Dalian bumaba ang nakabangga sa amin at chineck up kami kung may nasaktan sa amin. Bumaba kami at doon ko nalaman na isang jeepney pala ang may sala. Dumating ang mga pulis para imbestigahan ang pangyayari habang kami naman ni Jonathan ay nag vvideo, un nga lang nakalimutan ko ung memory card ko sa bahay kaya bukas ko nalang upload ung video. Habang nag-uusap ang magkabilang panig ay patuloy kami sa pag video ni jonathan ng biglang meron nanamang muntik ma aksidente na isang truck at suv, at sumunod ang dalawang bus.
Nagpapasalamat kami sa Diyos dahil buhay pa kami at yun lang ang nangyari sa amin. Ung tipong hindi malala kasi kung nagkataon na may nakasalubong kaming truck at umiwas ung van namin, malamang sa bangin kami pupulutin. Hayz..
Masarap mag field pero kalakip nito ang aksidente. Kung may insurance lamang kami sa kumpanya na pinagttrabahuan ko ay malamang mas masarap mag trabaho. Nakaka trauma ang mga pangyayari...
Sa totoo lang, ang hirap ng ginagawa namin magkabit ng eagle eye camera. Si tanjo nga eh natumba sa upuan habang nag sscrew buti nalang hindi malala ang pagkakabagsak niya..
Tapos na namin ang REGION 4A. At sana wala na talagang gumawa ng Non-Appearance sa Eagle eye.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
In your life, you'll make note of a lot of people. Ones with whom you shared something special, ones who will always mean something. There's the one you first kissed, the one you first loved, the one you lost your virginity to, the one you put on a pedestal, the one you're with...and the one that got away.
Who is the one that got away? I guess it's that person with who everything was great, everything was perfect, but the timing was just wrong. There was no fault in the person, there was no flaw in the chemistry, but the cards just didn't fall the right way, I suppose.
I believe in the fact that ending up with someone, finding a longtime partner that is, does not lie merely in the other person. I can actually argue that an equal part, or maybe even the greater part, has to do with the matter of timing. It has to do with you being ready to settle down and commit to someone in a way that goes beyond the little nice ties of giddy romance.
How often have you gone through it without even realizing it? When you're not ready to commit in that mature manner, it doesn't matter who you're with, it just doesn't work. Small problems become big; inconsequentials become dealbreakers simply because you're not ready and it shows. It's not that you and the person you're with are no good; it's just that it'snot yet right, and little things become the flashpoint of that fact
........... Then one day you're ready. You really are. And when this happens you'll be ready to settle down with someone. He or she may not be the most perfect, they might not be the brightest star of romance to ever have burned in your life, but it'll work because you're ready. It'll work because it's the right time and you'll make it work. And it'll make sense, it really will.
So that day comes when you're finally making sense of things, and you find yourself to be a different person. Things are different, your approach is different, you finally understand who you are and what you want, and you've become ready because the time has truly arrived. And mind you, there's no telling when this day will come.
Hopefully you're single but you could be in a long-term relationship, you could be married with three kids, it doesn't matter. All you know is that you've changed, and for some reason, the one that got away, is the first person you think about. You'll think about them because you'll wonder, "What if they were here today?" You'll wonder, "What if we were together now, with me as I am and not as I was?"
That's what the one that got away is, the biggest "What if?" you'll have in your life.
If you're married, you'll just have to accept the fact that the one that got away, got away. Believe me, no matter how fairy tale you think your marriage is, this can happen to the best of us. But hopefully you're mature enough to realize that you're already with the one you're with and this is just another test of your commitment, one which will just strengthen your marriage when you get past it.Sure, you'll think about him/her every so often, but it's alright. It's never nice to live with a "might have been," but it happens... Maybe the one that got away is the one who's already married. In which case it's the same thing. You just have to accept and know that your memories of that person will probably bring a nice little smile to your lips in the future when you're old and gray and reminiscing. But if neither of that is the case, then it's different.
What do you do if it's not yet too late? Simple...find him, find her. Because the very existence of a "one that got away" means that you'll always wonder, what if you got that one? Ask him out to coffee, ask her out to a movie, it doesn't matter if you've dropped in from out of nowhere. You'd be surprised, you just might be "the one that got away" as well for the person who is your "the one that got away." You might drop in from out of nowhere and it won't make a difference.
If the timing is finally right, it'll all just fall into place somehow and you know, I'm thinking, it would be a great feeling, in the end, to be able to say to someone, "Hey you, you're the one that almost got away."
So, its up to you guys, hehe.. no doubt i know one you will reminisce and have that sneaky smile, hahahaha
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Isang masamang panaginip ang gumising sa akin
Ala-alang di nabubura sa aking puso at isipan
Minsan nagbiro sa ‘yo ang tadhana
O bakit pa binigay sa ‘yo kung babawiin lang?
Sa halip nagpapasalamat
Natuto sa naranasan
Pinalipas ang lahat-lahat
Sa lalong madaling panahon
Subalit kung babalikan
Handa akong harapin ka
Maraming pamamaraan na nalalagay tayo sa sitwasyon na kung saan ay nasasaktan lang tayo sa bandang huli. Lahat tayo ay dumaranas ng pagkasawi at sakit sa piling ng mga tao na minahal natin. Bagama't sa simula ng ating pagkasawi ay nagtatanong tayo at naghihinanakit kung bakit kailangan nating dumanas ng ganito, ipinapakita pa rin sa awit na ito ang dapat na maging pananaw natin sa bandang huli “…sa halip nagpapasalamat...natuto sa naranasan”. Sabi sa Roma 8:28, ang lahat ng pangyayari ay pinapahintulutan ng Diyos para sa ikabubuti ng mga nagmamahal sa Kanya. Katulad ng isang doktor na kailangang bigyan ng mahapding pang-gamot ang isang batang may sugat, ang mga pangyayaring ito ay kailangan nating tanggapin at tingnan sa positibong pananaw. Aminin man natin o hindi, and mga karanasan natin ay sadyang turo sa atin para hindi na magkamali sa mga susunod na panahon. Ang mga ito rin ay sandigan natin para maging matatag at labanan ang buhay. Sa kabilang banda, may mga pangyayari na alam na natin ang kahihinatnan pero sinusuway natin ang katotohanan at kung minsan pa nga eh binibigyan pa ng katwiran ang isang napakalinaw na
Gamitin natin ang ating isip, pang-unawa, makinig sa mga taong malapit sa atin at may kakayahang magpayo ng tama. Sa ganitong pamamaraan, puwede pa rin tayong matuto ng hindi natin kailangang danasin ang ibang masakit na sitwasyon….
Minsan nagbiro sa ‘yo ang tadhanaO bakit pa binigay sa ‘yo kung babawiin lang?
Tadhana song by: Kitchie Nadal
Saturday, October 10, 2009
I'm letting you to know this guys of what happened to me. Bukod sa friends ko, ito lang ang outlet ko. Wala akong motibo dito para kaawaan ako ng babaeng tinutukoy ko. Gusto ko lang ilabas ang sama ng damdamin ko. Nakakatawa ung video ko pero, hindi nakakatawa ang nangyari sa akin.
Sobra ako magmahal at palagi kong nakakalimutan magtira para sa sarili ko.
Gustuhin ko man umiyak ay hindi na talaga, dahil ayoko na aksayahin pa ang luha ko sa isang babaeng ginamit o niloko lang ako. Kagabi nagkita kami sa SM MEGAMALL, pagkita namain after 4 months ay parang wala lang, parang okay lang kami pero hindi talaga okay. She gave me a Girbaud wallet regalo nya daw sa birthday ko. Gusto ko nga sabihin sa kanya na, Ikaw ang kelangan ko hindi ang regalong ito.
Nang nasa taxi na kami, nag-usap kami. Tanong ko sa kanya, SIGURADO KA NA BA SA DESISYON MO? biglang hindi siya nakasagot sabay sabi na di ko alam. Ito na ang panahon, Alam nyo gusto ko sabihin sa inyo at ilahad ang buong detalye ng love story ko pero masyado pang fresh for me. Siguro kapag nag resign na me dun ko i ppost lahat. Sinabi ko sa kanya na I can't move on hannga't nandito ako sa work ko, lagi kasi ko siyang nakikita sa YM, laging merong maraming nagpapaalala sa akin ng mga happy memories namin sa MEGAMALL, GATEWAY, TRINOMA, TAGAYTAY, BAGUIO, CALERUEGA, PINK SISTER at iba pa. Masakit sa akin pero kailangang tanggapin, ang hindi ko lang maintindihan eh kung bakit kelangan mangyari sa akin ito. Feeling ko ginamit lang ako habang nang mga panahong iyong hiwalay sila ay ako ang naging panakip butas, pero in some way nadama ko naman ang pagmamahal nya pero mas matindi nga lang ung sa akin. Tinanong ko kung nagkabalikan na sila, sabi nya OO. Tapos sabi ko, eh di niloloko mo lang pala ako?. hindi siya makapagsalita nun habang nasa pilahan kami ng taxi. Sabay may nag text sa kanya ung lalaki, at sabing "PAPATAYIN KITA". Kasi ung lalaki nag ffreak out na.. Nang mabasa ko un, sabi ko sa kanya "YAN BA UNG BABALIKAN MO?.". Hindi pa rin siya umiimik sa akin. Tapos sabi ko sa kanya, diba ako ung pinili mo? bakit ngayon iba na?..
Sa pitong buwan naming relasyon, tatlong buwan ko lang naramdaman ng todo ang pagmamahal nya. After thre months, unti unti na siyang naging cold sa akin. Inuunti unti nya ako.
Sabi nya marami siyang kinonsider na things. Okay nandun na tayo. Ako din madami kinonsider. I ask her kung masaya na siya sa pkikipagbalikan nya dun sa lalaki at ang sabi nya "MINSAN".
Ang dami nyo nang clue, pero alam ko naguguluhan kayo. Kasi ako naguguluhan din eh!. So balik tayo sa TAXI, niyakap ko siya pero parang umiwas siya sa akin na parang diring diri. I took our pic for the last time. I initiated to throw my cellfone, simcard outside. Niloko lang talaga ako, at hindi nya ako kayang ipagtanggol. Mas mahal nga lang nya siguro ung lalaking iyon. Pero from the very start pa lang ng kanilang pagsasama ay masama na eh. Nang pababa na ako sa TAXI ay iniwan ko ang singsing sa upuan, un ung RING na binili namin sa BAGUIO. At nung nasa Jeep na ako, tinext ko siya ng "YOU'LL NEVER SEE ME AGAIN".
Tuliro ako nun, at pagsakay ko ng bus unti unti nanaman pumapatak ang luha ko. Habang tina type ko ang blog na ito ay hindi ko mapigilang umiyak. Mahal ko talaga siya pero sana makapag move na ako, I can't let her go pero gagawin ko kasi yun ang gusto niya at dahil mahal ko siya.
I feel shattered into pieces hindi ko alam kung sino ang pupulot sa akin para gawing buo uli ako. Iniwan ako sa ere at binitawan ng basta basta nalang.
Lahat ng pagmamahal ko ibinigay ko sa kanya, kahit alam kong nag mumukha na akong tanga sa ginagawa ko. Sakripisyo na nauwi lang sa lahat, lahat ng inivest ko na kahit kalahati man lang ng pagmamahal ay hindi nya na kayang ibalik. Ganun pala yun no?, mapapagod at mapapagod ka rin lalo na kung ikaw nalang ang lumalaban para sa inyo at hindi na kayong dalawa.
Alam ko makakaya ko rin ito at matatagpuan ang babaeng para sa akin. At hanggang mahal ko siya kung babalik man siya sa akin ay tatanggapin ko siya ng buong buo hangga't wala pa akong minamahal na iba.
In our relationship, naging masaya ako kahit papaano. Well, its her lost not mine. I don't wanna see her forever.
MAHAL KITA, MINAHAL LANG TALAGA KITA.
IN POSITIVE WAY: I KNOW GOD HAS A REASON FOR THIS, kung ginawa nya akong instrumento para mabuo uli sila kahit masakit sa akin ay wala na akong magagawa pa kundi tanggapin nalang.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
By NRJ RAMOS
September 28, 2009, 2:42pm
The devastation wrought by typhoon “Ondoy” has made the Philippines one of the hottest topics on Twitter even among Hollywood stars.
Husband and wife Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore, who, until the last few hours were still continuously ‘tweeting’ about the situation, have posted links to organizations that could help in alleviating the plight of so many distraught Pinoys.
“Typhoon victims in Philippines in dire need of food/clothing. Call the American Red Cross to help,” the two urged.
Singer Josh Groban, who was one of the more graciously received visitors in Manila recently, also aired his concern via the web-based networking site.
“My heart goes out to my friends in the Philippines,” he tweeted, advising followers to send donations through Red Cross.
Singer Marie Digby voiced her sadness over the situation, calling out to Pinoy ‘Digbyholics’: “So sorry to hear about all the flooding in the Philippines!!! I'm hoping and praying for everyone's safety.”
Young star Demi Lovato of “Camp Rock”-fame joined in on the cause by re-tweeting links to the American Red Cross but not before stating, “Come on guys, the Red Cross is a beautiful thing and the Philippines need OUR help… Let's put it to good use and make our country proud…after all, it is called the AMERICAN Red Cross… and we have to be there for other countries. Please help them.”
Other celebrities like Pinoy singing sensation Charice Pempengco, “Charmed” actor Alyssa Milano, Paris Hilton, Ricky Martin, former M2M singer Marion Raven, singer-guitarist Michelle Branch, and Fall out Boy’s Pete Wentz have all called out for help in behalf of 'Ondoy's" victims by re-tweeting links to either the Philippine or American Red Cross.
Author Paulo Coelho (“The Alchemist,” “By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept”), meanwhile, posted on Twitter his frustration over what he termed the Philippine Red Cross’ seeming ‘Jurassic methods’ of collecting donations.
He posted: “I had to send a bank order. Jurassic! (People) can't act on impulse. Filipinos talk to Red Cross: (open) donations online!” and emphatically, “(Your) link does not have online donations. Paypal is not an option. Open online link.”
Monday, September 28, 2009
Noong Sabado ng umaga September 26, 2009 ay papunta akong Cavite para kitain ang aking kaibigan. Pa twit twit (twitter) pa ako sa cellfone ko at sinasabi ang mga nangyayari sa kapaligiran ko. Akala ko ay simpleng ulan lamang iyon subalit nagkamali ako, nang dumating ang bus na sinasakyan ko sa Ortigas ay hindi na umaandar ang mga sasakyan sa kabilang lane patungo sa Norte at gayun din sa Timog, nagpasya na akong bumaba kahit mabasa ako ng ulan. Sa bandang P.O.E.A. ay hanggang balikat na ang baha at ang mga sasakyan sa fly over ay hindi na talaga umaandar. Sumakay ako ng MRT at doon nakita ko ang kalunos lunos na mga pangyayari pag daan ng MRT sa Santolan, harap ng corinthian ay lubog na ang mga sasakyan sa tubig baha at may mangilan ngilan ay lumusong na.
Bumaba ako ng TRINOMA upang magpalipas nang oras doon para patilain ang ulan, kumain ako sa TOKYO TOKYO at biglang nag brown out.! haha. Malala na ito at naisipan ko ng umalis at pumunta sa terminal ng sasakyan. Wala doong jeep at fx, ang makikita mo lang doon ay mga tao. Naghintay ako ng sadali at nagpasyang maglakad nalang.
Sobrang lakas ng ulan at hangin, unti unting nababasa ang aking pantalon. Pag daan ko ng Circle sa Q.C. ay doon mo makikita ang nagtipon tipon na sasakyan dahil hindi sila makaraan sa gabewang na baha sa PHILCOA. Nilakad ko mula TRINOMA hanggang sa T.Sora, buti nalang pagtawid ko doon ay nakita ko kagad ang bus na SANTRANS at nakaupo pa ko bago ito napuno.
Pag dating ko sa terminal ng tricycle ay usap usapan na ang baha sa aming Subdivision, Lubog ang Phase 5, 3 and 2 sa tubig baha, ang ilan ay nagsipaglikas na sa Phase 1 covered court at sa simbahan.. Lampas tao ang baha. Pagdating ko ng bahay ay wala pang serbisyo ng kuryente.
Ang aking ermat nakitulog nalang sa bahay ng ka empleyado nya dahil wala ng tricycle ang gustong maghatid sa kanya patungo sa aming lugar.
Habang ako ay nakikinig ng balita sa radyo ay narinig ko na marami na ang nangangailangan ng tulong, gusto ko silang tulungan ngunit dasal nalamang ang ginawa ko. Buti huminto ang ulan kinaluaanan dahil kung hindi ay aabutin din kami ng tubig baha at marami pa sigurong mapipinsala sa kalamidad na iyon.
Kinabukasan ng umaga ay ginising ako ng aking Ama para ibalita ang kanyang mga nasaksihan, sa Phase 5. Kaya dali dali akong pumunta doon kasama ang aking kapatid at nasalubong ko ang aking kumare at kumpare kasama ang kanilang anak. Pagdating namin ng Phase 5 ay laking gulat ko sa nagpatong patong na pitong sasakyan at ang paligid ay puno ng basura. Pagdating naman namin ng phase 3 ay makikita mo ang isang Mitsubishi adventure na nasa ilog.
Pinuntahan namin ang mga kaibigan namin na nasalanta ng baha at naki simpatya. Kabilang dito ang kaibigan naming si Paula na anim na buwang buntis, at isa pa na si Sharina na namatayan ng Tito.
Hindi ko inaasahan na mangyayari ito. Sabi ng pag-asa ay ito ang highest rainfall since 1969 at sa loob ng 6 hours ay nalampasan nito ang monthly average ng ulan.
Grabe ang nangyaring kalamidad na ito. Sa tingin ko tayo rin ang may kasalanan nito dahil sa lupit natin sa inang kalikasan kaya binalikan iiya tayo. Gaya ng mga basura kung saan saan nalang natin itinatapon ay bumalik din sa atin. Ang bagsik ng kalikasan ay matindi, wala itong pinipili mayaman man o mahirap, Kaya alagaan natin ang ating kalikasan na bigay nang poong may kapal. Sana ang pangyayaring ito ay maging leksyon.
Friday, September 25, 2009
Mabigat at sobrang hirap ang naranasan ko. Ikaw ba naman paasahin at lokohin diba?. Eh ang tanga tanga ko nagmahal lang naman ako sa isang kumplikado, kasi naniwala ako eh... Maghintay lang kayo mga readers dahil ilalathala ko ang lahat ng nangyari sa akin simula noong makilala ko itong babaeng ito hanggang sa mga time na sinasaktan ko sarili ko sa pamamagitan ng pag sugat sa aking pulso. Pero sa isa kong blog isusulat. Nandun lahat ng nadarama ko!....
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
That gift! was drawn by JAYMIE!, some help by Kelly, Project idea by Ayes and Jeff..
MESSSAGES from: KEN, ROXANNE, BRIX, ADRIANA, ZIMMIE, CLAIRE, CARINA, PATRICK, PARKER, ULYSSES, VINCE, GEORGE, JAYMIE, KELLY, AYES and JEFF.
Thanks to all who joined.
I'm very glad she kept it! because before her first appearance in podium! I did all the preparation (editing, buying, printing)for that PHOTO FRAME on the same day in 1 hour.!.. And give it to her..
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Horrible, isn't it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest & it opens your heart and it means someone can get inside you and mess you up.
You build up all these defenses, you build up this whole armor, for years, so that no one can hurt you.
Then one person, no different from any other persons, wanders into your stupid life.
You give them a piece of you. They don't ask for it. They do something dumb like kiss you, or smile at you. And then your life isn't your own anymore.
Love takes hostages. It gets inside you. It eats you out and leaves you in the darkness. So a simple phrase like, "Its not working, maybe we should just be friends", how very perceptive, turns into a glass splinter working its way into your heart.
It hurts not just in the imagination, not just in the mind. Its a soul-hurt, a body-hurt. A real hurt that gets inside you and rips you apart pain.
I hate love but I live because of it.
Monday, September 14, 2009
September 12, 2009 - Late Birthday Celebration at NORTH EDSA and TRINOMA
Signing AKO ANG SIMULA "BOTO MO I PATROL MO"
Rommel Singing "PARA SAYO"
In fairness ah! Nanalo kami dito, Nagkaroon kami ng free MARGARITA at isang BEER.
Friday, September 11, 2009
Ang dami nila eh, Sharymar, Sweetie, Dianne of Singapore, Roxy, Tanjo, Jill, Best kulit., Ann temporal, Rolit of Elisa, Pitini, Cindy Olano, sa lahat ng emission sites!, Ate giselle isa sa mga loyal readers ko, sa lahat ng DIGBYHOLICS all over the world Esme of Singapore, Maconlee, Marvin Lee, Tammy of UK, Kelly of Hongkong, , Gerard, Jude the video editor, JJOE, VINCENT WOO of SEATTLE, JAYMIE of L.A. CALIFORNIA, Theresa, Nhanie, Emer, BRIX!! hehe. Sa kasamahan ko sa work SUSAN, GEL, CHE, VENZ, TANJO and APRIL. Kay Marie, miss kate, miss mai, sir rhay.. Ang dami ninyo!! sorry sa mga nakalimutan ko, lahat ng bumati sa akin sa FAceBoOK!..
Pero dalawa pa hinihintay ko, MARIE DIGBY and AYES MACATANGAY..
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Sa facebook pinakaunang nag greet ay si ELY? ung ex ng friend ko na si Abraham, naku yari ako baka mabasa nya ito! lolz.
Aside siguro sa pagiging excited dahil madadagdagan nanaman ang age ko!? haha sino ba naman naging masaya madagdagan ang age? pero wag kayo! Hindi ako mukhang matanda ah. haha. para mukha akong batang elementary na kung makakasalubong nyo ay magugulat nalang kayo na 26 na pala ako.. Imagine 26 na ako? hayz... May sshare ako kung tuwing age ang pag-uusapan hindi ko makakalimutan ung time na I had lunch kay Marie Digby she guess my age, at alam nyo ba kung ano sabi nya? I look 19 daw!? .. haha. Nag blush ako nun ah. Then I told her na we have the same age.
Wait wait tumunog cellfone ko, pagtingin ko text ni susan! hayz sui! siguro nakainom ka nanaman?. hehe may pa I LUBYU LUBYU ka pa ah.. hehe ang Cheesy. Thank you.
Nasan na ba ako?. Ito hindi pa rin makatulog at hinihintay ang tawag ng isang malapit sa puso ko, haha.. KIlala mo na kung sino ka! pero sa palagay ko wala na akong hinihintay na tawag sa ngayon dahil basta...
Nalulungkot ako na masaya. Malungkot kasi isa lang ang gusto ko makasama bukas eh siyempre siya basta siya. Kung pahihintulutan man ng panginoon na mangyari iyon, ay magiging masaya talaga ang kaarawan ko. Pero huwag na ako umasa dahil suntok sa buwan kung mangyari man ako.. OoopppSss!! nagiging emo nanaman ako EMOTIONAL!. Tama na muna ito dahil baka magkaiyan na tayo. Haha.. Pero sana she spend time with me tom.. or else.. haha! wag na I won't dare nalang I'll just do it.
Buwisit naubusan pa ng load ang SMART BRO ko. Hayz.. hindi ko na tuloy malaman ang updates sa mga TWEETER friends ko. Kay AYES! Happy trip tom. Ingat kayo papuntang HONG KONG and kamusta mo ako kay KELLY HEUNG ah dapat may pics. kayong dalawa. Si Ayes nga pala siya ung ka Admin ko sa website naming DIGBYHOLICS.com try nyo siya visit.
Isa pa palang hihintayin ko ay ang greetings galing kay MARIE DIGBY! I hope she won't forget my birthday. ;). SO ayun muna mga guys! sige tulog na ako.
Wednesday, September 09, 2009
Hey folks, so Marie had her first webcast last Sept. 7 on Facebook and as we all know Marie as a super nice and fun woman, unexpectedly got too emotional when she talks about putting so much heart and love to her new album Breathing Underwater.
We had this little interview when we met Marie Digby.. This is a video not just to support Marie Digby by buying the album but a message for all of the people to realize how much love and soul a musician they put in every song that they write and perform.
Comment, Rate, Favorite :)
for more information about Marie Digby visit our fansite,
Breathing Underwater available now in amazon.com MP3s for only $2.99 and available anywhere on Sept. 15! GO AND BUY IT. SHOW SOME LOVE!
Credits for video editing: Jude & Jeff Description by: Ayes
Tuesday, September 08, 2009
Tuesday, September 01, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
My name is Nalea J. Ko. I am a reporter with the Pacific Citizen newspaper, a national Asian American publication. I interviewed Marié Digby by phone last week for a feature article in our publication. I would very much like to include a quote from a Digbyholic. Are you available to speak with me this week? My deadline is Friday, Aug. 28. If it is more convenient, I can forward questions via e-mail. Please let me know.
As of now I'm still waiting for the questions to be answered by the admins of digbyholics. Wow! I can't believe this is happening. But I think it won't happen because of the deadline.
Monday, August 24, 2009
This is one of my few dreams:
8.)SONGWRITER / COMPOSER
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Feels like I spent all this time talking to walls
Feels like I gotta let go of the way it was before
Are your really there? Are you made of stone?
Am I talking to someone or am I here all alone
Are you alive, don't you feel, feel, feel?
Show me you're here, show me your tears
Don't you feel, feel, feel, feel?
Show me, hold me, speak up and tell me something
Change my mind before it's too late
Are you alive, show me you're human
Can't you feel, feel, feel, feel?
Seems like you're stuck in a daze, slipping away, away
I'm sick of trying to reach you, can't you say what's on your mind
Baby we're losing the race to far behind, behind
Tell me that I'm not the only one who can try, who can fight the wall
Are you alive, don't you feel, feel, feel?
Show me you're here, show me your tears
Don't you feel, feel, feel, feel?
Show me, hold me, speak up and tell me something
Change my mind before it's too late
Are you alive, show me you're human
Can't you feel, feel, feel, feel?
Sometimes the words they don't get through
What really speaks is what you do
Open up, let me inside, just wanna find you
Are you alive, are you, are you?
Show me you're here, show me your tears
Don't you feel, feel, feel, feel?
Show me, hold me, speak up and tell me something
Change my mind before it's too late
Are you alive, show me you're human
Can't you feel, feel, feel, feel?
Whoa, wake up, are you dead?
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Well, we are bored yesterday evening at Jaymie’s crib when something came out on my mind then shared it to them, Luckily they show willingness.
Doing some craziness of Say it Again. We hope you’ll like it.
Thursday, August 06, 2009
Monday, August 03, 2009
Summing up this one week experience was hard because every second was a memorable moment, every second counts, closing your eyes will missed a part of it. I can't cure this MDD as we called it a MARIé DIGBY DISORDER!. Well, I'm lucky to have it! so let's start my lunacy story.
I declared a digbyholic week last week here in PH, sorry guys that's my only power I can't declare a non-working holiday..LOL.
First stopped of Marié Digby the PODIUM here in ORTIGAS, early morning I can't control my excitement because this is the day that I've been waiting for. Before going to the PODIUM, I make things ready for 1 hour! Prepare the gifts for her. Print the MD ARMY PIC., buy Photo Frame, the Digbyholics shirt, paper bag and exclusive Digbyholics DVD.
When I'm already there with Ayes, I texted all the digybholics who leave their number on email, I met a lot of them Jay, JJOE, TERE, NHANIE, MITCHY, JP MANAHAN, JOWN, CARLO, JUDE , jown and jackie. Sorry, for those I forgot to mention. The show started at 5pm and when the emcee's announced her name my hand was shaking and stunned by her beauty! OH MAN!. I had a meet and greet session with her. Please watch the video below.
Before the show, awful experience happened to us because I forgot to separate Ayes 3 CD 's from the Paper bag we gave to marié. haha!. But I think it is meant to be! Right Ayes?. lol.
Day two before the concert, AYES TEXTED me this great news! from CHOY of MCA UNIVERSAL.
hi ayes! this is Choy from MCA music.. lunch with Marié on Sunday 1pm at EDSA Shangrila Hotel. You and Jeff can bring one person each :) see you there!
BTW! on The Podium event Miss Choy got AYES number and we never expected she's really serious about it of texting.
10am I went to SM to picked up the money sent by my Co Admin Vince via WESTERN UNION take note it will be my first time using this kind of service. If you don't know guys, he sent money for me to buy a ticket for ROX's. Some guys chip in (uly, ken, jaymie and me). A day before the concert I talked to Roxy's Mom to allow her to watched the concert and I succeed!. That's what you call the MD FAMILY as Marié said.
8pm concert venue: it was raining tough though the rain can't stop us from coming there! as we experienced traffic down the metro, loud music were playing inside JJoe's car actually we took video of it "AVALANCHE" and "CRAZIER THINGS". When we're already at the venue, we waited for ROXY and to our special balikbayan guest (co-admin) Jaymie! she flew here just to watch Marie Digby's concert.. We cover the arrival of Jaymie on the concert venue. LOL!
When I was inside the venue It feels like I'm totally dreaming. This is it, I've been dreaming to see her performs live!. As Ayes said: "There were exclusive VIP tables in front which celebrities and high profile people are seated who's just there to get drunk. No wonder why Marié went off the stage and joins the crowd and held so many hands!" which is really true!. We seated center left row E1,E2 and E5, Jaymie is right beside me. While she was singing "I was thinking that this girl is really amazing singing her heart infront of us specially the UNFOLD songs which is my second Favorite" I have goosebumps every song she sing. After the concert, its the MEET and AUTOGRAPH SIGNING SESSION where I had to thank my fellow DIGBYHOLICS TERE, NHANIE, CARLO and MICHAEL YAP. They told us that we have to buy the album to get a special meet and greet after the show!. Actually there were 12 wrist bands left! and lucky we are able to have some. While we're on the long line! I gave ayes the DIGBYHOLICS shirt!. YO! we are the admin of DIGBYHOLICS! proud proud. It was an awesome experience because we meet a lot of new people that loves MARIE DIGBY!, You'll be surprise cause someone you don't know will let introduce their self to you. Like this one "Are you Jeff? the moderator of Digbyholics? Yes I am, I'm with Ayes my co-admin. Then the conversation starts" same question ask "How do this group formed?". HAha.. After The signing we had a late dinner? or should I call it early breakfast?. LOL!.
Day 3: 1pm lunch but it was moved to 2pm because marié has to attend the SOP show. We where there early at quarter to two! and Ms. Choy approached us. When Marié Digby arrives, She seated beside AYES, Marie was infront of me. So, I wasn't able to talked that much!.. We talked about a lot, and I'm not gonna tell them all! specially the classified part. HAHA! right Jaymie?.
CONVERSATIONS that I won't forget (not detailed)..
Marie asked everyone, what is your favorite song on the album:
Jeff: AVALANCHE and CRAZIER things... I knew Marié didn't heard when I said crazier things.
Marie: What was that again?
So what I did was! I sung some lines of the song! right in front of her!. Then She brought out her camera making a joke that she will record it and going to post it on YOUTUBE! OMG!.
Marié asked everyone's age:
Jeff: Do you know how old I am?
Marié: Mmmm... 19?
Jeff: It was very flattering..... then I told her that we have the same age..
Marié ask everyone's birthday:
Jeff: September 11, 1983
Marié: oh my God I won't forget your birthday.
Marie was surprise to see my PINK DIGICAM...
By the way we have the same brand of Digital Camera "CASIO".
I have so much to say! I Can't express all the feelings that I'd experience!. After the LUNCH thing, I was on the bus and reminiscing all the MD experience and slowly tear fells down. So many emotions! Happy Because it was a dream come true, all hard works paid off and I am not regreting of anything, I'm not gonna stop supporting Marié till I get old I'll never get tired!. I'm sad because I'm going to miss her, We're gonna miss her all..
She's an inspiration to me who turns me in a positive way of thinking... Her songs will always reminds me that once in my life, a named MARIé DIGBY made a part of my life.
WE LOVE YOU ALL MARIé DIGBY!. Hope to see you soon again...
Ayes and I, didn't expect that we made up this far.... DREAM CAME TRUE!
Thanks Miss. Choy and Roland of MCA UNIVERSAL and the guy from hollywood records.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Marié Digby Meet&Greet/CD Signing Session at The Podium!
Good news everyone from Philippines! Marié Digby meet and greet / autograph signing session at The Podium on Wednesday, July 29th 2009. Make sure grab your copy of Breathing Underwater!! Thanks to Nivekevin for the information.
Marié Digby: Live in Manila! on August 1st 2009 at the NBC Tent 8:00 pm. Tickets are AVAILABLE nationwide @ SM Malls and all ticketnet outlets or call 911-5555 for ticket reservations. :)
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
David Noel redeemed himself big time from being the goat the last time, keying a Barangay Ginebra win Monday that sent the Kings to the threshold of the Motolite PBA Fiesta Conference championship.
Noel rifled in six triples and a total of 29 points, with 13 coming in the payoff period, as Ginebra pulled off a 106-98 victory over a stunned San Miguel side for the pivotal 3-2 lead in their best-of-seven championship series.
Jayjay Helterbrand and Eric Menk endured pains and had significant contributions in the crucial Game Five win fashioned out before a crowd of over 12,000 at the Araneta Coliseum.
The Kings become the first team to successfully defend a championship if they can wrap it up in Game Six Wednesday or in Game Seven Friday.
"Game Six will be a hell of a game. For sure, gusto nilang tumabla kami naman gusto ng tapusin ang series," said Ginebra coach Jong Uichico.
The Ginebra players said their biggest motivation is for them to no longer return to practice after Game Six.
San Miguel coach Siot Tanquingcen, however, remained confident they can force a deciding Game Seven.
"I'm still optimistic about it. God gave us the opportunity to be here. The eight other teams would kill themselves to be here. No big reason to feel down. They still need to win a game to get the championship. We just have to get even in Game Six then take it from there," said Tanquingcen.
"Good thing Jayjay (Helterbrand) and Eric (Menk) were able to play. And David, being a real competitor, made up for his crucial free throw misses in Game Four in a big way tonight," said Uichico.
"We like to be up 3-2 but we know what San Miguel is capable of doing. We hope we can play better and be luckier Wednesday," Uichico added.
Outplayed by Gabe Freeman Wednesday, Noel turned things around by stepping up early and playing aggressively throughout this time.
He sent his SMB counterpart to the showers early by fishing his sixth and final foul with 3:01 left in the contest.
"David doesn't want to leave a bad taste in the mouth. He really wanted to redeem himself from that Game Four missed free throws," said Uichico.
Freeman got into foul-trouble situation early and finished with only 16 points and 10 rebounds in only 24 minutes of action.
The Kings, the reigning Fiesta Conference champions, pummeled the Beermen with Freeman on the bench, erecting two 16-point margins before settling for a 56-42 spread at the half.
In the first four games of the series, the biggest lead Ginebra enjoyed in the first half was only 13.
"Basically, everybody were off tonight and we dug a hole so deep for us to overcome," said San Miguel coach Siot Tanquingcen.
The Kings stretched their lead to 18 early in the third quarter and showed great poise and confidence in fending off a San Miguel rally in the final canto.
David saved his best for last, pouring in 13 in the payoff period to personally quash the Beermen's comeback bid.
Noel, Helterbrand, Menk and Chico Lanete combined for a 7-of- 9 three-point shooting to highlight Ginebra's torrid assault in the second period.
Back-to-back treys by Noel and Lanete gave the Kings their first double-digit spread at 44-33 with 2:26 left in the first half.
They went on a roll with the team enjoying a remarkable 61.9-percent field-goal shooting in the second quarter, compared to San Miguel's 38.1-percent clip.
The Beermen, however, waged a searing in the third period, riding largely on the exploits of Bonbon Custodio and Mike Cortez as they charged to within one at 68-69.
They came back to life even as Freeman returned to the bench after picking a fourth foul with 4:42 left in the quarter. (NC)
Ginebra 106 - Noel 29, Menk 18, Lanete 14, Tubid 14, Helterbrand 9, Wilson 8, Mamaril 6, Reavis 5, Salvacion 3, Pacana 0, Baguio 0.
San Miguel 98 - Cortez 23, Freeman 16, Ildefonso 14, Villanueva 9, Hontiveros 9, Pennisi 7, Custodio 6, Washington 6, Pena 5, Racela 3, Gonzales 0, Pingris 0.
Quarterscores: 23-18, 56-42, 71-68, 106-98
Thursday, July 09, 2009
Wed, 07/08/2009 - 22:49 — junior SOURCE: PBA.pH
GABE Freeman is not the Motolite PBA Fiesta Conference Best Import for nothing.
Freeman came up with the most crucial plays down the stretch as San Miguel Beer scored a 106-104 escape over Barangay Ginebra Wednesday to bring their championship series at the Araneta Coliseum to square one anew.
Freeman's basket off his own offensive rebound and pair of charities in the last 13.5 seconds gave the Beermen a 105-101 lead that would prove critical when one is playing a team like the Kings.
And Ginebra reprised its never-say-die attitude once more, with Noel draining a clutch triple off a timeout, putting the crowd favorites within one, still 10.7 ticks left.
Then all went for naught after Mike Cortez split his charities just one second later.
In the frenetic series of events that ensued, Ginebra coach Jong Uichico was not able to call his lone remaining timeout and Chico Lanete and Ronald Tubid, instead of going for a mere equalizer, each missed their respective three-point try.
The victory should be a sweet one for SMB coach Siot Tanquingcen, coming as it did on the heels of a 103-116 loss in Game 3. Yet he first opted to lash out at the game officials for what he termed as being drawn in by the predominantly pro-Ginebra crowd.
“Not taking anything away from Ginebra because they played really hard and they shot very well. But we're not getting any breaks from the refs,” he said, partly referring to the 28 fouls called against them.
“Konting kanti kami, foul agad ang tawag. Pag nakanti mo kahit balahibo lang nila, nasa foul line na sila,” he said. “Pero it's human nature. We just have to deal with it.”
Uichico said it all boiled down to SMB's 24 offensive rebounds which the Beermen translated to 23 points.
“Just take two or four points off those we could have won it,” he said.
Freeman wound up with 23 points and 21 rebounds, with Dondon Hontiveros adding 19 points and Cortez and Danny Ildefonso combining for 33.
Newly-crowned season MVP Jayjay Helterbrand and Noel each had 22 points for Ginebra, although the former had to sit out the game's last three minutes when his injured hamstring acted up, prompting Uichico to rest the newly-crowned MVP.
Noel also had 18 rebounds and four assists, but missed three straight free throws in the last 16.2 seconds, following Freeman's putback.
The game had 18 deadlocks and 17 lead changes, the most in a PBA championship game since Talk 'N Text and Red Bull forged 13 and 23, respectively, in their 2002 Commissioner's Cup finale.
Despite Tanquingcen's post-game insinuations, SMB actually held sway for majority of the fourth quarter, building on what Hontiveros started in the period by posting the game's biggest difference at 99-92, off Cortez's triple, still 3:16 left.
But Ginebra tenaciously crept itself back into the game, led by Eric Menk, who spiked his 21-point output with five points in a 9-2 counter capped by Noel's free throws that tied it up at 101, 37.6 remaining.
“At least we had a shot,” noted Uichico.
Earlier, Hontiveros made a mockery of newly-named All-Defensive Team member Ronald Tubid, hitting three straight triples to rally the Beermen from a 71-73 deficit and propping them to an 81-76 lead.
Sunday Salvacion's triple gave Ginebra a 61-56 lead inside the first five minutes of the third period, but the trend that begun in the first half continued as the two teams remained entangled in a tight embrace.
The return of Ildefonso and Marc Pingris, fined and suspended the last time out for trying to go after a Ginebra fan, was expectedly greeted with derision by the predominantly pro-Kings crowd who repeatedly jeered the two.
Still it was SMB which took the half, 47-46, mainly due to Cortez, who went 2-for-2 from beyond the arc and 3-for-4 inside it for 12 points in the second period.
Freeman was no slouch either as he already teetered on the brink of a double-double with nine points and 12 boards at the half.
Helterbrand and Noel prevented Ginebra from falling too far behind as the former scattered 12 of his 14 first half points in the second period with the latter notching 12 points and eight rebounds.
The Beermen actually led by as much as 22-16 early but no immediate breakaway was forthcoming as the two teams battrled through 10 deadlocks and eight lead changes in the first 24 minutes of play.
San Miguel 106 - Freeman 23, Hontiveros 19, Cortez 18, Ildefonso 15, Villanueva 9, Washington 9, Pena 7, Pingris 6, Racela 0, Pennisi 0.
Ginebra 104 - Helterbrand 22, Noel 22, Menk 21, Tubid 10, Reavis 10, Baguio 9, Salvacion 5, Lanete 2, Mamaril 2, Wilson 1.
Quarters: 24-26, 47-46, 71-73, 106-104.
Monday, July 06, 2009
EVEN when he is not on his usual offensive mode, Jayjay Helterbrand still finds ways to help Barangay Ginebra.
Like what he did Sunday, chipping in a bit of a coaching suggestion which proved crucial and enabled the Kings to fashion a come-from behind 116-103 win over San Miguel Beer in their Motolite PBA Fiesta Conference championshiop duel at the Araneta Coliseum.
David Noel notched a first PBA career triple double with 32 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists, but Helterbrand's coaxing of coach Jong Uichico to try a defensive maneuver helped Ginebra rally back from what was once a 13-point deficit and into a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series.
“I thank him for suggesting we use Willy Wilson on Jay Washington,” related Uichico. “I said yes because what I was doing wasn’t working. He said, 'Let’s play Willie and see what he can do.' So I started him in the second half and it worked out well.”
Excellent, in fact, as Wilson anchored the defense that held Washington to just four second half points after the former already had his finals average of 18 points in the first two quarters.
The Kings' defensive stance also proved critical as they forced the Beermen to commit eight of their total 15 turnovers in the fourth period, all during the quarter's first nine minutes that helped fuel the former's charge.
Offense was simply no problem as the likes of Noel, Cyrus Baguio and Helterbrand joined hands in giving Ginebra as much as a 106-93 lead, a difference they maintained until the end.
Even SMB coach Siot Tanquingcen had to admit those turnovers were costly. So did getting outscored by 68-42 in the second half, inclouding 40-25 in the final period.
“We shot ourselves in the foot. We can't expect to give up 40 points in one quarter and win,” he said.
The defense on Washington, as well as the absence of the suspended Danny ldefonso and Marc Pingris, could also not be used as an alibi, Tanquingcen added.
“If we play our defense, it's not gonna be an issue,” he maintained. “We've got enough people to fill up what is needed. If we, as a unit, don't defend it's gonna be difficult for us.”
As it did so well in the series opener, Ginebra made up for its lack of size with its quickness and speedy ball movement to whittle what was a 13-point halftime lead to the game's first deadlock at 71, before it went into the final quarter behind by just 76-78.
And there was also hustle, which Baguio typified most in the fourth with some looseball recoveries and offensive rebounds that Noel and Billy Mamaril translated into baskets for a 10-0 run.
Helterbrand actually started that surge with a fastbreak basket, before Baguio and Noel each drained a triple and Noel a short jumper for a 90-82 spread, 8:46 left, leaving the predominantly pro-Ginebra crowd of more than 13,500 delirious.
Jonas Villanueva's penetrations usually led to Freeman baskets, but the Kings kept their poise and even stretched their lead to 13 pointson back-to-back treys by Noel and Baguio, only 3:12 left in the game.
Earlier on, Tanquingcen's words about not missing the services of Ildefonso and Pingris, who were suspended for the game and fined for trying to go after a Ginebra fan right after a 95-78 Game 2 win, would be proven correct.
Not with Washington and Mike Cortez inflicting the most damage early, enabling the Beermen to seize control and take a 61-48 lead into the break.
Washington has already reached his average in only 17 minutes of first half action, scoring 13 straight that was spiked by three triples and highlighted SMB's charge from an already imposing 54-48 lead.
Ginebra could have been in a deeper hole if not for Ronald Tubid and Noel.
After not even making any attempt in a six-minute relief stint in the first period, Tubid sprang to life in the second with nine points while Noel mostly carried the fight for the Kings in the opening quarter with 10.
Ginebra 116 - Noel 32, Menk 16, Tubid 13, Baguio 12, Salvacion 11, Helterbrand 9, Wilson 8, Reavis 7, Mamaril 4, Lanete 3, Intal 1, Artadi 0.
San miguel 103 - Freeman 25, Washington 22, Cortez 15, Hontiveros 12, Pennisi 10, Villanueva 9,Pena 6, Gonzales 4, Eman 0, Racela 0.
Quarters: 21-29, 48-61, 76-78, 116-103
Friday, July 03, 2009
Thursday, July 02, 2009
Barangay Ginebra jumped out of the starting gate and sustained a searing pace on a massive offense, hacking out a 102-96 win over San Miguel Beer in the opener of the Motolite PBA Fiesta Conference finale at the Araneta Coliseum Wednesday night.
The Kings converted 40 percent of their shots from the three-point area and outperformed the Beermen on the offensive board to fuel a torrid assault leading to their stirring victory at the start of the race-to-four-game series.
"Naka-swerte. We shot pretty well at the start then our defense worked in the second half. Naka-sagot kami sa opensa ng San Miguel when they started to get streaks," said San Miguel coach Jong Uichico.
"We like that situation na maka-una. Baka hindi kami nakasabay kung sila ang naka start ng malakas," Uichico added.
"We're not mentally prepared to play this game. It's not an excuse. Lahat lang talaga, from the coaches to the players, not prepared mentally," rued San Miguel coach Siot Tanquingcen.
"We let them convert 40 percent from the three-point area and get the offensive rebounds when they missed their shots. Our defense shouldn't stop in having them missed their shots. We should only stop when we already get the ball," Tanquingcen added.
Ginebra came out smoking, led by as many as 18 points and fended off a San Miguel rally at the finish with top gun Jayjay Helterbrand and five other Kings playing key roles.
Helterbrand and Paul Artadi got the team to a big start then Sunday Salvacion, Cyrus Baguio and David Noel took over to sustain the pace before Ronald Tubid had his key contributions helping hold off the SMB chase.
"We're still in the drawing board. It so happened that what we talked about and what we planned works in this game," said Uichico.
"We like this situation, winning Game One. But a first game is just a first game. It takes four games to win and we know the talent of San Miguel. They can be so overpowering that we really need to exert extra effort," Uichico added.
Helterbrand led all scorers with 21 points and added seven assists and six rebounds in a sterling performance in 38 minutes of action.
Baguio, Tubid, Artadi and Noel also scored in double figures for the Kings who surprisingly dominated the favored Beermen, leading by as big as 18 at 81-63.
The Beermen came threateningly close in the homestretch but the Kings stayed intact, holding SMB at bay on clutch shots by Tubid at the finish. Tubid fired seven of his 14 points in the last 32 seconds.
The Kings took an early double-digit spread at 19-9 and led by 17 at 53-36 before settling for a 53-41 spread at the half.
Helterbrand and Artadi started strong with the former going 4-of-7 from the three-point area and totaling 19 points in the first half and the latter knocking in three triples and a total of 11 points in the first five minutes of the contest.
With Gabe Freeman and Jay Washington hitting their strides, the Beermen came within two at 24-26 only to see the Kings make another decisive attack to rip the game apart at 53-36 with 1:54 left in the second quarter.
Helterbrand converted three of four three-point tries in the second period, the last capping the big blast that gave them the 17-point margin.
The Beermen made it a more manageable deficit as they scored seven unanswered points the rest of the first half. (NC)
Ginebra 102 -- Helterbrand 21, Baguio 17, Tubid 14, Artadi 13, Noel 13, Salvacion 9, Lanete 5, Mamaril 4, Intal 2, Menk 2, Reavis 2.
San Miguel 96 -- Washington 19, Villanueva 18, Freeman 16, Cortez 12, Hontivoeros 11, Racela 7, Ilderfopnso 4, Pena 4, Pennisi 3, Pingris 2.
Quarterscores: 26-22, 53-41, 81-65, 102-96
Wednesday, July 01, 2009
When going through the rigorous eliminations of the PBA, there are instances when teams grab our total attention and captivate us with their excellence. Such was the case in the 2009 Motolite Fiesta Conference with both the San Miguel Beermen and the Barangay Ginebra Kings.
In different moments of the near-five-month long tourney, these two talented teams took their games to a different gear with SMB posting a conference best 8-game win streak to start the conference while Barangay Ginebra winning eight out of its last nine games to book the last outright semifinal seat of the Fiesta.
Although teams can run the table in the elimination, it is no assurance that it will reward you a spot in the Finals. Both teams took the court once more in the semis and were tested by pesky counterparts. While Burger King tested SMB all the way to the end, Barangay Ginebra found the answer to Rain or Shine and never looked back, closing the series with three consecutive blowouts.
With the road to the Finals cleared, the two best teams are finally side by side. It’s the quick starting San Miguel Beermen against the late charging Barangay Ginebra Kings in a race-to-win-4. Fittingly, it’s the top two teams of the eliminations battling for the top prize of the conference.
These two teams have had storied campaigns in their years in the PBA with one owning the most crowns in league history while the other being the love of fans for many years now. In a league fueled by testosterone, it is ironic that our Finals protagonists happen to be sister teams. They might be called sister teams in the corporate field but this sibling rivalry has been percolating for many years now. They face each other for the fourth time in the finals and the second time in two years.
As sisters, you might expect these two teams to be identical in many regards. The one thing quite noticeable is that both have nice assets. When you look at them from head to toe, they both are well endowed. The only difference is that one is front-heavy while the other is back-heavy.
Looking at SMB, one thing it has in abundance is size up front. With guys like Dorian Pena, Mick Pennisi, Danny Ildefonso, Jay Washington and Marc Pingris, this is a team that can match up with the best bigs. This crew is so flexible that they have the ability to put pressure on opponents with their offense with one group, while still be able to lock you down defensively with another.
Barangay Ginebra may not have size up front but is well rounded in the backcourt. Owning the league’s top playmaker in Jayjay Helterbrand complimented by guys like Paul Artadi, Chico Lanete, Cyrus Baguio, Sunday Salvacion and Ronald Tubid, really serves to complete their own flexibility at the 1-2 spots.
Their imports may not have been their first choice but both served as the final piece to their puzzle. David Noel’s do-it-all style marked with unselfishness has been the glue that kept the Kings together while Gabe Freeman’s intensity and energy has lit a fire underneath the Beermen. They both have been solid but it looks as if their contribution will cancel each other out. I just can’t see them being the reason why they win this series. But they could become a reason for their team losing the series.
Even though the Fiesta is an import-laden conference, I still believe that the series will be won or lost by the locals.
For the Kings, the speed of Artadi, Tubid, Baguio and Helterbrand will continue to be a problem for the Beermen. The last time these two matched-up in the Finals, Helterbrand destroyed the defense of SMB’s guards. The only foreseeable answer would be the emerging Jonas Villanueva (or Bonbon Custodio, who has already been relegated to the backend of the rotation) who in turn could be key for SMB. Salvacion has always been lightning in a bottle and Coach Jong Uichico is hoping that the rains can bring some lightning for his team. Can’t really see any of their big men taking center stage for them but the Kings’ fans must hope that they can at least play their part.
SMB has many more options offensively and can hurt you in more ways. Their guards will definitely have their hands full against their counterparts but they can definitely score themselves. The wildcard has to be Villanueva who is having his best conference. He has not only supplied offense for his team but he is also currently quickest of foot defensively among their three point guards. While Dondon Hontiveros loves the bright lights and looks to cement his prolific year, Washington is a tough matchup for Barangay Ginebra and could also be a surprise. With the Kings only having Rafi Reavis, Billy Mamaril and Noel with size to defend the post, SMB’s bigs looks to be well fed at the post and should be major problems for the crowd-favorites.
The teacher and the student match-up for the fourth time in a playoff series and strangely, Uichico is still looking for his first series win against his protégé.
While San Miguel Beer and Barangay Ginebra have very little to separate them in terms of personnel, some intangibles may be able to paint a clearer picture.
The key advantage for the Kings has been and will always be crowd support. Nothing can carry better a team than a throng of 20,000 strong pushing you to make an extra play. It delivers an extra gear just when you thought you already put it on fifth. They have survived admirably the loss of three high profile players in Mark Caguioa, Eric Menk and Junthy Valenzuela and that really shows the never-say-attitude of this proud franchise. Count in Rudy Hatfield from the last time these teams figured in the Finals of the 2006-07 Philippine Cup and that’s four quality players right then and there.
San Miguel Beer, with only one title to show in the last 18 conferences, is a team that is out to prove a point. I feel that it is almost a team that is playing with a chip on its shoulder. The last time they met in the finals, they were beaten four straight after taking the first two. SMB has been a top-draw but every time they face its sister team, the outpouring of support for the Kings seem to dwarf them. Of the two, it looks like SMB has more to prove to Barangay Ginebra than the other way around.
Lastly, in terms of personnel, SMB has bona fide post-up players against zero for Barangay Ginebra. I always believe that you need some amount of post presence to clinch a playoff series. The Kings had it last year with Chris Alexander and even Menk had his moments. This year the defending champs have no one to go to at the post and that could be the biggest disadvantage.
While they both have impressed this conference, I believe SMB has a slight advantage in the intangibles and it should be enough to carry them in what is expected to be a long series.
original source: www.pba.ph
by: jason webb