Tuesday, December 29, 2009
But I just realized, as not real as these guys are... in their not real worlds? They're what they are... they're themselves.
All I'm saying is that to be awesome we don't have to copy em, they're them... and we're us. Let's start be our own unique selves...
Being yourself is not that bad... is one of the best advice that I've received and following it.
Thanks for letting this side of me free.
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Enjoying The Script's album right now. You guys gotta check this out. I don't know who to compare this guys like, but they have all the ingredients for awesomeness. They'll sure pass the driving tunes test.
They also kind of remind me of Mute Math in a way? I'm not really that sure. Just check em out... buy their album! It's worth it!
They just got in my iPod and already I can say The Script > Anberlin HAHAHA
Monday, December 21, 2009
#1.) Old Love: Music -- time to change the rusty strings on my guitar and get the metronome tapping again. Maybe write a few of my own in the process?
#2.) Old Love: Writing -- why not? I've been fairly active with my writing lately (mostly poetry) and like I said, maybe finally get to attempt to write songs this time.
#3.) Old Love: Books -- I was a bookworm when I was young. Yep that era of hard bound Hardy Boys books and the Lady Bug series are still sitting on my bookshelf. They never really got new brothers until the end of this year where I started buying those Tolkien books (Children of Hurin, The Hobbit)... maybe get around with some CS Lewis this time?
#4.) New Love: My Career. Need to build myself up if I want to improve in where I am right now. E-books where ya at? Maybe I need to invest in a "Kindle" too?
#5.) Old Love: Basketball. Should play alot more, and attend coach's clinics during saturdays. I'm having a blast on my asst. coach role in our young team. I train and play with them too having to lose weight in the process too.
#6.) Save Up! I'm turning 25 in 3 months, and I guess I need to have my future secure as well. There's just alot of stuff that's about to happen. Need to see myself in my own place, and of course... the other stuff that would come inevitably... like family?
These are some things that I wanna do (#4 will definitely do) in this coming year. The others, we'll see as we go. But for now, why don't we just put some smiles on kids as they get to open their gifts?
Which reminds me... I still gots alot of shopping stuff to do!
Thursday, December 17, 2009
I have my twitter, plurk -- not that active there but, multiply, which this blog is also synced, flickr, to keep my photos, and now tumblr...
My tumblr account used to be marcodj.tumblr.com but then, other people that I don't know started following aswell. With that, I decided to change the address to somehow keep me anonymous.
Keep up with me in my tumblr if you're up for it peeps. http://djcheese.tumblr.com
oh... and I'm trying this one out, and kind of having fun as well...
got any questions for me? put em up in my formspring!
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
it goes with a tune that I can't belong
Pain now hums along a tune
My name along with the casualties it prunes
Why should I sit and stare
Along the vast sky with blinding glare
I still hold what tomorrow would bring
Chin up, stand up, a new song to sing
I know someday, this will all be over
For the distance that now beholds her
On that day when I come over
We'll be closer, we'll be closer
These words I heard over a song
Gives me hope where I could belong
I changed a bit to make it mine
and in time, your hand in mine
I don't know what else to think
your image pops out everytime I blink
and right now I know both are far to link
but then there's still these ideas to sink
that someday, this will all be over
that distance will no longer hold her
for one day I'll come over
finally, we'll be closer
Can we start over?
Some lines inspired from The Fray's song Syndicate.
Tuesday, December 08, 2009
and look at the people who came by to see their prodigal son. They surely did look at their browser windows, and at the first news that he's coming back... they came in running. It seems that no seats we're vacated and it's just awesome to see those #3 Philly Jersey's back in fashion again.
You go get em, you cornrowed, complaining, future hall-of-famer you... go and do yo thang. (11 points 5 rebounds 6 assists and a steal on his first game back as a Sixer)
Thursday, December 03, 2009
With New Moon likely to make yet another metric fuckload of money this weekend we need to find the bright side to the entire Twilight mania. There must be something good that comes from this awful Mormon fantasy that seems to have invaded our culture on every front. That something is the eventual movie version of Breaking Dawn.
This article is in no way written by me
Thursday, November 26, 2009
But what a year it's turning out to be for Filipinos. After being sent down to our knees with consecutive calamities, bastards then came rushing in like they just escaped from Gotham's Arkham Asylum.
Nobody could explain what kind of souls these people have to just have 57 (or probably more) killed without batting an eyelash. And for what reason? Contesting a political position?
After seeing the Gruesome Photos (found here) I'm at a loss for words. Everyone's been crying about it, and I think nobody from the clan would be punished here. I bet their grunts would be the only ones that would feel the lashing from our laws.
Two words for you guys.
Friday, November 13, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
it’s been a while
and it doesn’t help that we’re a thousand miles
I haven’t heard from lately
just wanted to know how are you exactly
emotions plays tough games
let them be
if you need some space
i’ll let you be
I hope i dont go overboard with what i feel
it’s just something that i thought would appeal
it’s so obvious that i feel for you still
i just don’t want to give you a hard time with your ideals
i’ll take a step back
just let me know
i’d freely freeze out
even though it blows
here comes that feeling
the one that sings the blues
when i’m sitting here blindly wading out the clues
we promised that no matter what
we’ll still be good
because we’re just that
too good for truth
so here i’ll stay
and watch you from afar
with my heart held tight
and its door ajar
so for now i’ll keep still
wait for the next time we say our spiels
and so here i’ll wait, stay and kneel
until we’re all ready to say what we feel
Friday, October 16, 2009
So I finally made true to one of my purchases for this year. I finally got hold of the iPod that I have placed on hold for a couple of years now.
You see, I'm not the kind of guy that would get gadgets here and there, for me, as long as they work, I'm good with that. My first mp3 player was a pink one given to me by an Uruk Hai. I thank the kind orc for that gift, and that's from the bottom of my heart. It was a 128mb player that made my commutes alright. I thought to myself that that size would be alright since I just need to carry a few selections and such. But I caught myself at a loss when I heard something on the radio and wanted to hear a better version of it in my ear, alas... I didn't have it loaded in my pocket size player.
My 2nd one was an improvement, it was a 128mb Creative MuVo that was given to me by a friend. It was just sitting there in his desk and when he knew that I didn't have that much to carry with, he gave me the MuVo. The MuVo was an improvement since it's sound quality was way better than the Orc gift. The old player went to my mom loaded with her default favorites. These players needed triple-A batteries to work, which was of course a pain in the ass since you had to charge em everytime.
My 3rd one lasted for a year and a half, my ever trusty 1gb Creative Zen Stone. It was a small player, as big as a skipping stone that hid snug in my pockets for that long of a time. This one carried alot of songs, I could drop a whole playlist there of a certain genre. During work, I find myself dumping alternative tracks, and before ball I fill it up with my Balla-list. There'll be rainy days that I need to have some slow ones in em. But... we all know that sooner or later 1gb wouldn't be enough. Yeah it'll last you for a trip, but then again, it doesn't support mood swings. It's not capable of switching from your rainy day mood to something that would prepare you for a fight.
This year, when I finally got a hold of a stable job, and I thank my new family (work) for that, I finally could afford this dream of mine that have evaded me for a couple of years now. I am finally an owner of an iPod. And guess what... It's playing a John Mayer Trio concert too while I'm typing this blog.
The clicker just felt right, the circling of my thumbs through the songs just felt awesome and the videos that would make my passenger butt go through an hour of travel adds spice to the awesomeness that it already is. I love it.
But then again... as my library continues to evolve, as the movies that I wanna load it up continue to progress... in a couple of years more... will it be enough?
Right now, I love her... and I don't think that'll change anytime soon... ... ... ...
Tuesday, October 06, 2009
They're not yet ready for the big leagues, they're too small, I doubt there will ever be a system where 6 footers can beat 7 footers. These are the words of those who doubted the young guys that comprised of the Smart Gilas team that beat the PBA backed RP Team, Powerade 69 to 98.
Their number 1 doubter, the so-called best local coach in the Phils (not! i.m.o.), Coach Guiao, didn't have answers for the perfectly executed plays by the Gilas squad that comprised mostly of college and amateur players. The Gilas squad also have Guiao's former Powerade player and almost Burger King lottery pick Japeth Aguilar, who himself man handled and toyed with the Powerade defense.
Gilas displayed fluid offensive motions that started with point guards Green Archer JV Casio and exiled Tamaraw, Mark Baroca. Picks after picks set the plays to make us see wide open jumpers, three pointers and emphatic slam dunks end it.
American, CJ Giles, finished the game with 22 points, 16 rebounds and 5 blocks to lead the Gilas team to a 29 point victory. FEU Tamaraw JR Cawaling almost broke the century mark as he hoisted a three pointer to end their final play as they winded the shot clock down. I think they didn't want to batter Powerade that much.
This is somehow a biased point since I was a supporter of the Gilas squad since day 1. And maybe the people who watched the game in Araneta last night saw what kind of beautiful basketball these young guys (some of them are still in college) displayed. What's scary about this squad is that they're still gonna grow into their prime together.
That game just proved that team chemistry, and basketball discipline trumps professional experience and talent any day. At least in Philippine soils.
I can't wait to see these guys play in the PBA in the All Filipino cup. I'd probably watch these guys again live. It's basketball love in first sight.
Monday, September 28, 2009
September 26, 2009. A day that will forever live in infamy, a day where Manila experienced Natures Wrath by the name of Ondoy. Hundred lives gone, Thousands missing, Hundreds of thousands of Filipinos displaced and millions of pesos worth of materials lost.
This is what Manila and Filipinos have been mourning for the past few days. All in tears, everybody lending a helping hand to everybody, doing something we Filipinos have been proud of, our concept of 'Bayanihan'.
Even Filipinos who are not outside were actively lending their time by posting updates through Facebook and Twitter, sending donations through text and everybody urging everyone to give give and give. I know it's sad that we're only awakened to hold each others hands during times like this, when a storm levels the playing field, but I'll take it nonetheless.
September 26, 2009, when Ondoy dropped a month's worth of rain in a span of 6 hours, drowned cities, leveled houses, and took lives, is also a day when Filipinos from everywhere stopped, listened and acted upon what they could do.
It would live in infamy alright... but there's still something we could take out from it...
This is also a day that we, as Filipinos, are one.
Now playing: Ben Harper - Reason To Mourn
Friday, September 11, 2009
Wednesday, September 09, 2009
I've been thinking of what to shoot for today. And since I got these vintage actions from Deviantart why not give my Stan Smith's a go...
So we end up here, I actually enjoyed this set. I have alot more in my Adobe Bridge, just got lazy fixing them all.
So here we are... Day 11 of 365... All tied up.
Tuesday, September 08, 2009
Monday, September 07, 2009
Just came from a basketball game. Just a usual monday night pickup game with schoolyard rules.
Ended up playing from 7:30-10:00 pm.
To my shoes... I dedicate this one for you.
You continue to do me well
Day 9 of 365 = "Worn"
Sunday, September 06, 2009
Saturday, September 05, 2009
It was another 'meh' day for me again for my 365.
Coming out of countless meetings, my brain was just wracked.
A fun day though, ended up trying to get what I can from inside the car.
This is what I got... It looks like a visualization you'll see from your music player, hence the title of this composition... Seeing The Music.
Friday, September 04, 2009
A fleeting past...
I vowed not to bring these ghosts back again.
I just couldn't help when they surface again.
So what would one do when he's reduced by this? He holds of memories that only he could remember. Holds something dear that's could probably not as big of a deal to anyone else.
How would one look if they're nothing but of a distant past...
A present friend...
Who can't let go of his ghosts of fading past.
Now playing: Jars of Clay - Faith Enough
I didn't like it.
I'm more of a traditional Hip-hop listener. I like those solid bass beats that some of old would spit into. And The Blueprint 3 ain't that.
Jay is a futurist, and the third outing of The Blueprint franchise was a step forward from probably what made Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop.
I'd go down with the old Biggie and Pac beats, I'd go down with the southern T.I. tracks. I would bop my head with some old Jigga tracks like Renegade and Takeover. This one only had 1 or 2 that would make me repeat on my iTunes.
It's not a bad album... It's probably a pioneer of the next wave of Hip-Hop tracks, but it's something that I need to grow on with.
The 411? The Blueprint 3 didn't pack enough heat with it.
1. What We Talkin' About
2. Thank You
3. D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune) **[***]
4. Run this Town (feat. Kanye West & Rihanna) ***[**]
5. Empire State of Mind (feat. Alicia Keys) *****
6. Real As It Gets (feat. Young Jeezy)
7. On To The Next One (feat. Swizz Beatz)
8. Off That (feat. Drake)
9. A Star is Born (feat. J. Cole)
10. Venus vs Mars
11. Already Home (feat. Kid Cudi)
12. Hate (feat. Kanye West) **[***]
14. So Ambitious (feat. Pharrell)
15. Young Forever (feat. Mr. Hudson)
the tracks on bold are the ones that are memorable for me.
Check out the Hip Hop is Read blog for a more in depth review of Jay-Z's Blueprint 3.
Now playing: Jay-Z - Song Cry
Thursday, September 03, 2009
I guess closing the book, laying down the goggles would be a perfect shot for the day that was (it's still counted as day 4 even if I took it 4 minutes past 12.)
anyway here's my composition for Day 4...
Tuesday, September 01, 2009
Other words would be Tanga, Bobo, Gago, and... Dumb Ass.
Cop: Sir gabi na po, nag mamaneho kayo na nakapatay yung headlights niyo.
Man: Pasensha na po, d ko napansin madilim na pala...
Cop: Eh kung hindi ka ba naman pala isa't kalahating ungas eh... akin na lisensha mo.
This is a video of Pampanga Representative Mikey Arroyo as the guest of Winnie Monsod and Arnold Clavio's show in GMA.
Winnie is asking Congressman Mikey Arroyo about the anomalies found in his SALN (Statement of Assets and Liabilities and Net Worth) regarding the $1.32 million (P63.7-million) residential house in the United States.
It's just crazy how a person would rise from a net worth of P5 million to P76.9 million in a matter of 3 years and blows up to P99 million in the next three years.
Watch the Congressman's face as he tries to explain himself to the hosts and see how uncomfortable he's feeling as he bursts out in awkward laughter and unconscious finger twiddles.
And of course... walang ungas sa videos na to... ... ...
Part 1 of 2
Part 2 of 2
Now playing: The 88 - Hide Another Mistake
The Dark Knight
Tamad na to re-capture it since my camera went low batt while I was taking this.. This is the best one that came out haha the other ones are really fugly.
It's just hard running around Gotham City finding The Batman and asking him to pose for you.
I'm not Peter Parker you know.
Now playing: R.E.M. - At My Most Beautiful
With my camera just sitting there at home, I said, why not? This would help me on all sorts for taking photos. I already posted two of my photo's in my flickr account. Might show it here in my blog as well.
Now playing: Nada Surf - Beautiful Beat
Now playing: The Five Stairsteps - O-o-h Child
Friday, August 28, 2009
Yup, that's a copy of a message that was faxed by a certain Ms. Helen Tibaldo to have these tarps created for our Presidents visit in Baguio today.
I'm just going to look at the bright side... I'm just going to endure 9 more months of your antics madam!
Now playing: 50 Cent - Piggy Bank
Thursday, August 13, 2009
I think he was playing on a pre-season game somewhere in the States, where they usually invite NBA and College players to play against each other. Unfortunately for Stack, he got the taste of what could be the next big star in the NBA. Kentucky's prize recruit, John Wall.
Here's the Youtube via The Dagger via HoopMixTape.
Friday, August 07, 2009
This coming NBA Season, No Ungas Allowed brings you...
This series is inspired by the ruckus that 'The King' made during the offseason when the Crawford kid made one during LBJ's camp and...
Now playing: Michael Jackson - Thriller
Thursday, August 06, 2009
After our careful watching of the send off the country gave to her mother, former president Cory, this is certainly something that would make you ('pffffft') out the hot coffee you're sipping as you're reading this morning paper ('will not tell but you probably know already').
At that moment you'd probably know that there's hot coffee all around your food, your pants and on your paper. You wear your glasses, put down the cup of coffee you're holding as you brave yourself to read the paper once more.
You rub your eyes roughly and slap yourself to check if you're dreaming.
You focus more, and everything suddenly became real.
Someone was either up late last night, dreaming of things to come, or just used to adding that name after typing 'President'. One thing's for sure... Someone's getting fired today.
In other news,
someone is really serious in running for the presidency. Mar Roxas, Manny Villar, and now, Jejomar Binay are using media... someone else was using a personal touch on campaigning.
Now playing: Audioslave - Revelations
Tuesday, August 04, 2009
and... I didn't realize that it's already Shark Week!!!!
it's one of the features that Discovery Channel does annually that concentrates, well... on sharks.
They're just fascinating to see, on TV, and the things they do and what to do when they do what they do. It's good to be on the know.
So all throughout this week... Discovery Channel will feature specials about these awesome monsters.
Here's the TV Schedule for those who are interested...
oh... and they don't do that (rawr!) according to them experts.
Now playing: Snow Patrol - Engines
Monday, August 03, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
Now that we're almost midway through the free agent signings and teams in the NBA are mostly done or wrapping up with their transactions, I'm still left with one question... "Where will AI be next season?"
It's just hard to see a player of Iverson's caliber not to be part of any team next year. But then again, it's also hard to see where he'll fit this coming season. I've browsed through the ideas of him joining the other teams, I just don't know where to fit his game.
Memphis thought about it and offered $5mill for 1 year, but that means that he'll be coming off the bench. This would certainly, and obviously halt the development of the Grizzlies young guards in Conley and OJ Mayo.
The Clippers also entertained the idea of bringing in AI... to sell tickets.
Most of these deals would also come with the stipulation that AI would come off the bench... Detroit tried it... AI ended his season early with a "bad back". Now I don't know if he'll ever sign for something like it.
As we go through the off-season... the question still remains... Where will AI be at the start of this season?
Now playing: Red Hot Chilli Peppers - Soul To Squeeze
From left to right you can see the armors from Mark I to Mark IV. Mark I was the one he used to escape his capturers. Mark II was the one he tried to fly around the city. Mark III was the one that he used to fight Iron Mongerer. Mark IV is the one that he might be using in the 2nd film... With Terrence Howard, Rhodes saying "Next time baby" as he looked at one armor in Starks basement would be a hint that Rhodes will be flying around with buddy Stark in the 2nd film...
Everything will all be seen come May 2010.
Now playing: Third Eye Blind - God Of Wine
Thursday, July 23, 2009
True enough, he's been acting like one lately. After winning the league MVP award and his team basically racking every silverware out there... He was dubbed as LeCryBaby when he left the court after their team bowed out against the Magic... and now he's nowhere to be found after 2nd year man dunked on him in his own camp.
Getting dunked on is nothing really... but then this guy really made a big deal out of it.
In the 30 second mark of this video... you'll see why Jordan Crawford is 'geeked' and why he became... LeBitch.
Friday, July 17, 2009
Without leaving anything behind, I witnessed this man poured it all to his work, and to his family.
Helping people who are in need was part of his name, every landslide that involves miners, he was there to initiate rescue. He always said and showed love to his children, and how they grew up would be the very testimony of how he gave it. And lastly, he never stopped believing and loving God until the very end.
To that I raise my glass for my Tito. Who always surprised me with advices and always shared a warm hug. He who never stepped back when there are challenges, and he who showed and shared alot of love to his family. I thank you for that Tito Ernie...
There'll be a day when we'll all meet again... without pain, without sadness and mourning... there'll be a day for that... today I just want to thank you, and celebrate your life.
I'll miss you Tito Ernie... Journey on.
Now playing: Marc Cohn - One Safe Place
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Here's my playlist.
1. Annie Lennox - Dark Road
2. Lover, You Should Come Over - Jeff Buckley
3. The Space Between - Dave Matthews Band
4. Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley
5. It's Okay to Think About Ending - Earlimart
6. Colors - Amos Lee w/ Norah Jones
7. Are You Alright? - Lucinda Williams
8. Orange Sky - Alexi Murdoch
9. Angel - Jack Johnson
10. I'm Gonna Find Another You - John Mayer
11. Make You Feel My Love - Adele
12. Bad News - Jack Johnson
13. Comfortable - John Mayer
14. Walking After You - Foo Fighters
15. Slow Dancing In A Burning Room - John Mayer
16. In The Deep - Bird York
17. Human - Civil Twilight
18. Gravity - John Mayer
19. Grey Room - Damien Rice
20. Waiting On An Angel - Ben Harper
21. Chasing Pavements - Adele
22. Some Devil - Dave Matthews
23. The Scientist - Coldplay
24. St. Patricks Day - John Mayer
25. Drown In My Own Tears - Ray Charles
26. Dreaming With A Broken Heart - John Mayer
27. The Last Goodbye - Jeff Buckley
28. Morning Yearning - Ben Harper
29. Tears and Rain - James Blunt
30. One Safe Place - Marc Cohn
31. Grace is Gone - Dave Matthews Band
32. Re: Stacks - Bon Iver (The Song from House MD clip)
33. Falling Slowly - Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova
34. Not as We - Alanis Morisette
35. Fake Plastic Tree - Radiohead
36. Hope for the Hopeless - A Fine Frenzy
37. I'm Gonna Find Another You - John Mayer
38. The Shining - Badly Drawn Boy
39. Love for a Child - Jason Mraz
40. Into Dust - Mazzy Star
41. Quiet - John Mayer
42. Last Request (Acoustic) - Paolo Nutini
43. On Saturday Afternoons in 1963 - Ricky Lee Jones
Have one gloomy rainy day! hehe.
Now playing: Dave Matthews Band - The Space Between
Today started out well... A good sleep, and woke up just in time to grab breakfast and get prepared before stepping out of the condo to get a cab to work.
Then... suddenly... rain started to fall...
cold air breezed in through the windows and sang a soothing lullaby that sent me packing up to dreamland for another 30 minutes.
It compromised my preparation, but then again, I'm just a 20 minute walk away from my office, I just didn't want to arrive all sweaty to work so I still get a cab every morning. This day was different... I stepped out of the condo at around 7:15 am and there's just no available taxi that was passing by.
I sucked it in and began to take little steps... starting from 1 and then taking the second until I got here. Accompanied by the drops of rain, I couldn't help but whip out my phone and just get this thing in pictures. Like I said in my previous blog... I miss my camera.
And so here I am... at work... trying to recollect my thoughts of the wet adventure (not really). And I'm really hoping we could also get tickets later for the first night of the new Harry Potter movie.
And also... where did I friggin put that umbrella?
Now playing: Annie Lennox - Dark Road
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Some of my contacts in Flickr would post the San Francisco bridge on a foggy night with a full moon to boot, or a small water fall thats on their creek that's just around the corner of their house. These guys can just get up, grab their cameras and move in to make gorgeous pictures.
I, on the other hand, is struggling to find shots that's just outside my yard. I have a river that's oozing with trash because of the inconsiderate people living near it. With cluttered houses, there's just not much there. I have to travel for miles to get something going.
One of the things that I usually go for are landscapes. As you can see, most of my Flickr posts would have these on. I also love to get the grungy architectures that our old churches here in the Philippines would give, I'd love to have those on black and white too.
Hehe... but then again, most photographers would just make something ordinary... interesting...
Sometimes I just wish I can do that in a jiffy...
But with all things said and done... I think I'm just missing my camera. He's just there sitting right beside my monitor at home. I think I'm going to take him out this Friday and Saturday.
Some of my shots of Baclayon Church in Bohol and Chocolate Hills
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Dead Set - I got my hands on this show and wished there's more than 5 episodes of this. My brother finished gobbling all 5 of em last night while I slept through the 2nd because it was just that late in the evening already. I would've stayed up if I could blast the volume up and watch it how it's supposed to, blasting speakers and me screaming like a bitch.
That's what I did while playing the Zombie Game in Call of Duty: World at War and while the zombies gang up on you when you alarm them in Left 4 Dead.
Plot Summary by IMDb.
It's eviction night at the Big Brother house, but something very strange is happening; the dead are coming alive and attacking the living. When zombies attack all of the audience outside, the Big Brother contestants are unaware of the death outside the fan-proof (and zombie-proof) big brother house until the show's runner, Kelly, comes into the house and warns them of the doom outside. Stuck with even less contact with the outside world, the house-mates must sneak out of the house to get supplies, without being seen by the zombies.
This is what they should do with the show Heroes. Let them be taken into prison by the government and be isolated from everyone. A virus then spreads amongst the nation making all of them zombies. Now it's up to the Heroes to save them all from it... find a cure or...
now wouldn't that be awesome? then Claire Bennet gets bitten by one and will be the Zombie that never dies. HOW ABOUT THAT FOR A PLOT!
cmon NBC sign me...
On other news...
The boys are back in town
Now playing: Joss Stone - I Had a Dream
Modern Warfare 2 which is pegged to be released November is showing out what they'll include in their 'prestige package'.
Fully functioning Night Vision mother friggin Goggles.
This is something worth to be seen but then again... I just want to get my hands on the game and play it. I remember the good ol days when I slept over my friends place and played Modern Warfare 1. I sat on it... and never stood up. I finished the whole game in one sitting from about 8:00 pm to 1:00 am the next day. I didn't get to go to work that day because of being so fatigued with war.
My brother then got the World at War and man o man... it didn't disappoint as well. Packaged with an awesome 'Zombie Mode' bonus game... You won't get tired of playing it.
My franken-pc monster isn't up yet, and looking at my finances, it's not going along with what was planned. This game is coming out November... maybe I can cook something up before the time comes.
War is at hand... Gotta be equipped for it.
Monday, July 13, 2009
Upon residing in Mandaluyong for most of the weekends. Me and my cousin developed a ritual to hang out for a movie every now and then to ease the boredom of not having the comforts of your own home. We watch movies every now and then.
Last week after the explosive week that the 2nd Transformers film caused, we found ourselves staring at posters of Hannah Montana and Ice Age 3... movies that we wouldn't to get ourselves into.
This following weeks would mean redemption as the 6th Harry Potter film is coming out on July 15th? 16th?... Johnny Depp's Public Enemies will be showing on July 22, and Up to end this month. I think Year One, Land of the Lost and GI Joe would be coming out one by one too...
Well cousin... we won't get bored for these coming weeks... good thing Shang is just around the corner.
Now playing: Chris Cornell - Never Far Away
Friday, July 10, 2009
Karim Benzema, the fourth coming for Real Madrid.
The presentation of Karim Benzema ended the 1st wave of signings that included Spanish defender, Raul Albiol, the Brazilian playmaker Kaka and the Portuguese phenom Cristiano Ronaldo. Florentino Perez and Valdano promises 3 more signings that could include Xabi Alonso among them.
Now playing: Mute Math - Picture
A great deal of teams have greatly improved their stock with their current movements while the others, including my Phoenix Suns, inactivity simply baffles me.
Early this morning a deal concerning the move of Shawn Marion to the Dallas Mavericks is finalized which apparently broke my heart because, even if it was a long shot, I wanted him back in Phoenix. Now there are talks about the Jazz' Carlos Boozer is being shopped by the Bulls.
Which brings me to my question...
The Orlando Magic got Vince Carter, the Boston Celtics got Rasheed Wallace, the San Antonio Spurs got Richard Jefferson and Antonio McDyess, the Los Angeles Lakers got Ron Artest, and lastly... the Dallas Mavericks got Shawn Marion and possibly Marcin Gortat... while the Phoenix Suns got Ben Wallace and Sasha Pavlovic and the 48th pick of next years draft (AWESOME!).
I know we're really steering into rebuilding this franchise but without picks next year, who happens to showcase John Wall, I don't know when I'll see this franchise climb up again that playoff spot.
The Phoenix Suns are looking into trading Amar'e Stoudemire but somehow no one is biting, we're still in possession of Steve Nash who's really not getting any younger, we're trying to hold on to Grant Hill who's basically at the final run of his career and a bunch of questionable young men named Alando Tucker, Robin Lopez and this years draft picks Earl Clark and Taylor "not Blake" Griffin.
Having those I'm looking into starting the season with this lineup that doesn't really make much sense. Steve Nash, Leandro Barbosa/Tucker/Richardson, Jason Richardson/Earl Clark, Louis Amundson, and Amar'e.
I just don't know how this lineup could get into the playoffs again, and having no picks... because we sent our UNPROTECTED pick to OKC next year along with Kurt Thomas for cash, there's just nothing to look forward to in the next 3 or more years.
The only thing that this franchise can boast of now is their secret fountain of youth that made Grant Hill and Shaq valuable assets once more. Maybe we could buy into that and get cheap could've-been-stars that seeks a second chance to revitalize their careers like Darius Miles who was recently waived by the Memphis Grizzlies. Make a way to get Yao and T-Mac to come over, see if we can reassemble Penny and give it a go like the kind of team the Celtics is assembling... at least do something for crying out loud.
Sometimes I wish I didn't like the Suns, sometimes I wish I wasn't a fan, but like it or not, I'm with them for the long haul, I just don't imagine myself not being one. I've been following them since Sir Charles led them to almost win a title, I followed them when they had Jason Kidd and Penny to lead the charge. I followed them down when Stephon Marbury brought them under and I followed them when Steve Nash made us believe again...
So... What is Steve Kerr doing?
Now playing: David Crowder Band - Rain Down
Tuesday, July 07, 2009
A week after Real Madrid presented their first signing, Kaka, the Madrid faithful, 80,000 of them, came back to the Santiago Bernabeu to meet the 2nd 'galactico' to arrive in Madrid.
The 80,000 strong that came in Santiago Bernabeu witnessed how CR9 began to live his dream.
Galacticos - The term used to describe Real Madrid circa 2000-2004 who boasted a roster that comprised of the worlds biggest soccer names like Zinadine Zidane, Luis Figo, Raul, Roberto Carlos, Ronaldo and Raul.
This team won the La Liga title in 2000-2001 and 2002-2003 (some consider the league title that Real Madrid won in 2006-2007 signed off the era) and the UEFA Champions League in 2001-2002.
2nd Wave - The 2nd wave of the Galacticos began when Florentino Perez, the bringer of the previous Galacticos in Real Madrid, won the presidency and brought Kaka, Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema to play with Real.
Now playing: Ambassador - The Day I Met U
Monday, July 06, 2009
It's been a while since we've had this guys, and since we're experiencing one of the most busy offseason movement ever... why not talk about them right?
let's begin from the top
Shaquille O'Neal to Clevelend for Ben Wallace and Sasha Pavlovic
The Suns simply traded the monster they rejuvenated for their cause that didn't work... and got nothing but budget breathing space back, and I'm not quite sure how they're going to use it. The free agents are coming and going as we speak, and Ben Wallace haven't made a decision whether to retire or not. Pavlovic may be serviceable from the Phoenix bench, but this lineup is really depleted. I'm expecting another grim season for my Suns.
Vince Carter and Ryan Anderson to Orlando for Courtney Lee, Tony Battie, and Rafer Alston
This was a smart move for both teams. The Nets got a bright future in Lee and good role players in Alston and Battie. But with Harris already running the floor, I don't know if Alston could keep his mouth shut given that he's gonna come off the bench.
The Magic on the other hand gambled on Vince's old knees. This could make or break for them as Vince showed that he can still shoot outside, but... he's more of Half Man, Half Deteriorated right now... But we'll see. They gave a good prospect out and got another one in the form of Ryan Anderson who could really play the Orlando game. RAnderson can really shoot it outside, and if he's really someone who could bloom to a Troy Murphy? Dwight would love that hard rebounder and outside shooter with him any day.
Richard Jefferson to the Spurs for Bruce Bowen, Kurt Thomas and Fabricio Oberto
Spurs may have another run for the title for them with the addition of Richard Jefferson. They didn't need Bruce Bowen, KT and Fabricio and they got a quality scorer back. With Pop's wits, RJ may be seeing alot of shots the way Roger Mason Jr did.
The Bucks on the other hand traded Oberto for Amir Johnson who may become a quality young stud off their bench (or starting). Nothing to expect from Milwaukee but they may create some fantasy players there.
Mike Miller, Randy Foye to the Wizards for Etan Thomas, Darius Songalia, Oleksiy Pecherov
One word... Quality.
The Wizards got two quality guys from Minesotta for a bag of... something else. Mike Miller and Randy Foye can help their team off the bench who already boasts of a lineup consisting Agent Zero Minutes, Antawn Jamison and Caron Butler. With the addition of the offensive guru, Flip Saunders... expect this team to give us a change we can believe in...
The Wolves on the other hand... seems to still have Kevin McHale running the show... 3 PG's on draft day and these guys? hmmmmm... If they're expiring contracts I'd understand.
Jamal Crawford to the Heat for Acie Law and Speedy Claxton.
The Golden State Warriors resolved their clogged up back court situation by sending away Jamal Crawford for... a couple of guards. Well I'm not seeing Law or Claxton suit up for Nelson this year... but the Hawks got a headache with Crawford. I'm interested on how disrupted their rotation would be.
Darko Milicic to the Knicks for Quentin Richardson.
A wise move for the Knicks here because... David Lee might move some place.
Zach Randolph to the Grizzlies for Quentin Richardson.
Time to experience some locker room chaos in Memphis.
Jason Kapono to the 76ers for Reggie Evans.
Sixers got a shooter... Raptors got a dude.
Ron Artest to the Lakers
This is something of a head scratcher, I liked how they used Trevor and I don't know how they'll handle Artests attitude. He's no Rodman because Dennis didn't take shots from MJ and Pip... Ron would take alot of questionable shots, more than Fisher will ever do, from Kobe and the others... And I don't know if it's wise for the Lakers to put a guy who took a hiatus from Basketball to pursue a rap career in LA. It's going to be a wild ride... but still, it's going to be entertaining come November.
Trevor Ariza to the Rockets
This is another headscratcher. Ariza thrived in LA because he had a Kobe Bryant to support. I don't know if Trevor would be a go to guy, but I'd still love him to prove me wrong. The guy has a great attitude (from what I see on tv) and would love him to be big. Houston could be that place for him...
Ben Gordon and Charlie Villanueva to the Pistons
The Pistons are rebuilding and they got these guys. Ben Gordon who basically doesn't have any idea what a friggin assist is and Charlie Villanueva who's game is so inconsistent it's always a gamble on playing him on your fantasy team.
I really don't know how Rip, Ben Gordon and Stuckey could work together... but then again the league hasn't started yet and this could still change...
Hedo Turkoglu to the Raptors
The Magic would surely miss this guy but he did demand alot for what he's capable of doing. The Raptors gave him that. This is a move to keep Bosh thinking if staying in Toronto would work in the next few years. Given that Marion could still sign for them, T-dot may make a run for the playoffs this year...
All I know is that under Bryan Colangelo... they won't have to fear in building a team. That guy knows alot when it comes to those.
Rasheed Wallace to the Celtics
Well leprechaun fans... Sheed gives the Celtics another chance to run at that title. Boston has become the last chance hotel for these kind of stars that had PJ Brown kiss that ring 2 seasons ago. Well Sheed has a chance for his 2nd here in Boston... damn. Time for Perk to say goodbye to them minutes.
Still wished he had gone to Orlando.
Now playing: Michael Jackson - Thriller
Now playing: Michael Jackson - Thriller
Wednesday, July 01, 2009
With thousands coming to welcome him in Real Madrid, the new Madridista, fresh of a CONFED Cup win in South Africa with Brazil, finally steps on The Bernabeu with a huge grin on his face. How could you not, when you're playing for possibly the most decorated club in European Football history.
Now playing: Kanye West - Amazing Ft. Young Jeezy
Monday, June 29, 2009
So I was going around the mall this Saturday, and I finally got in close proximity of The Bro Code.
It's full of Broledge and Wisbrom. This totally trumps Sun Tzu's Art of War.
And as I was browsing through the pages I saw this.
followed with the very list of 21 of the most Psychidelic songs you'll ever hear.
01 - Bon Jovi - You Give Love A Bad Name.mp3
02 - Twisted Sister - I Wanna Rock.mp3
03 - Digital Underground - The Humpty Dance.mp3
04 - Journey - Don't Stop Believin'.mp3
05 - Joe Esposito - You're The Best Around.mp3
06 - Kiss - Lick It Up.mp3
07 - Guns N' Roses - Paradise City.mp3
08 - Rush - Tom Sawyer.mp3
09 - Vince DiCola & Stan Bush - The Transformers Theme [Alternate Version].mp3
10 - Billy Idol - Dancing With Myself.mp3
11 - Scorpions - Rock You Like A Hurricane.mp3
12 - Styx - Come Sail Away.mp3
13 - Lynyrd Skynyrd - Free Bird.mp3
14 - Van Halen - Panama.mp3
15 - Rick Springfield - Jessie's Girl.mp3
16 - Poison - Talk Dirty To Me.mp3
17 - ACDC - Thunder struck.MP3
18 - Damn Yankees - High Enough.mp3
19 - Naughty By Nature - Hip Hop Hooray.mp3
20 - Mötley Crue - Dr. Feelgood.mp3
21 - Ratt - Round And Round.mp3
I won't disclose the name of the mall to protect itself from being flocked upon knowledge that it has possession of the coveted Bro Code
Now playing: Bon Jovi - You Give Love A Bad Name
Friday, June 26, 2009
Despite the controversies surrounding Michael Jackson, you can never deny the legacy he'll leave in the music industry. Not just in the US of A, but to the world.
We lost the biggest pop icon who is in his 50 years of age. Finally you'll have peace.
Today will be a Michael Jackson on my iTunes day.
Now playing: Michael Jackson - You Are Not Alone
Monday, June 22, 2009
A 3 hour fire in the PSE West Tower Basement damaged the whole thing that distributes electricity through out the building. When I arrived there earlier everyone was downstairs. So I was thinking that this would be awesome since I can go home early and work from there. But meetings should be attended and I have to go with everyone in Site B which is in Marikina City.
Logistically again... It would be hard for me to get back to Mandaluyong to rendezvouz with my Dad home. Get ready and prepare for ball. To which I'm still trying to device a way to make that one happen.
Looks like we'll be here until tomorrow... or worse. Best thing about it is that I can work from home again, and if I ever get called to the office, We don't need to wear slacks and leather shoes!
So here's one to kick my week off!
Damn it... I miss my NBA.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
So this could be the last of the puppet shows we've seen through out the playoffs.
From Lebron clapping out powder all over their room to Kobe looking for his
As the NBA year turned out to a close and to another one brewing up with off-season talks, let's take a look on what's cooking so far.
Let's start with the two teams that battled it out for this years prized possession.
The Lakers won't have to deal so much and I guess they'll be primed for another championship run next year. Let's see if the myth of PJ's championships comes in 3's can get busted.
We might see a better Laker team next year now that Trevor would be starting out the whole season. I won't be surprised if Jordan Farmar might break in the lineup aswell, since Oldman Fish is, well, an Old Man.
The Orlando Magic has alot in their hands starting with Rafer Alston. The talking heads have already showed both sides of them keeping Skippy and trading him away for peace and harmony. For me I just don't know what to expect with a healthy Jameer Nelson and Skip in one team. Both guards would demand minutes, and Jameer is one of the core members of the group. The ideal and logical move here is to ship Skip out of Orlando. He would make a good backup guard, and they can now play small ball with both of them out in the open court. Just some possibilities, but Skip would most likely Skip out of Orlando.
Hedo has publicly said that he'll opt out of his current contract. But I'd see him go back with the Magic. Where else would he play point-forward? If he moves, he'd be left with nothing but a shooting forward who'd most likely be two notches down from his performance in Orlando.
Josh Smith's name has been ringing bells lately... Just not sure where he'd fit.
Shaq is rumored to be on the move and cast a shadow in Cleveland. But I just don't see the light with what they're offering the Suns. Getting Ben Wallace and Pavlovic is just not enough with Shaq. The Big Kid maybe old, but compared to Ben... He's more valuable. I just don't see how this would benefit Phoenix, and it's not even around the area of clearing salary cap since Big Ben still has another year of his huge ass contract. I'd rather have Shaq than these two.
Unless... Steve Kerr is really a moron.
This is the last season before the Big Transfer Act of the NBA materializes... This would likely dictate where we'll see King James in the following year. Who'll be with RuPaul... and where will amazing happen next.