Sunday, November 29, 2009

sarap maglakbay

Matagal tagal na rin pala akong walang entry sa blog. Pasensya na sa mga readers ko dahil ako ay medyo busy sa trabaho. Kung mapapansin nyo sa facebook account ko ay marami akong mobile uploads at ang litrato ay iba't ibang lugar merong REGION 1, 2, 3 and 4 dahil ito sa trabaho ko, may kinakabit kaming isang aparato sa mga clients namin sa LUZON.

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

Boozy Woman In Subway Train Near-Miss

An intoxicated woman who stumbled onto railway tracks has survived an incredible near-miss with an oncoming subway train in Boston, Massachusetts.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Fight analysis: Mind over matter

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

A family bonding








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!!.


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