Thursday, April 30, 2009

There Can Only Be One.

Derrick Rose, Dwight Howard, Mike Brown...

these individuals have already received what they deserve this year. The best rookie in this years class, the most tormenting player on the defensive end, and the mind and the leader that lead a young team to the best record and almost tying the best home record that the legends of Boston made...

the question still remains (or at least for thrills sake) who will be your 2008-2009...

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Really #2

this portion of political and other events ranting was inspired through SNL's weekend update. I guess, in this day and time, there's just too many stuff that would make you ask...

It's everywhere, inches away from each other, and miles apart.
Politicians faces are just plastered on every city around the Philippines bearing the same message you've read on the other side...

REALLY?!? do we really really really have to know that you're doing your job? REALLY?!?

I mean REALLY... isn't that something that you're supposed to do to begin with?

REALLY?!? you'd just have to plaster your face right next to your face to say a different message? REALLY?!?

You just have to spend some of OUR hard earned money to congratulate the graduates of this year... or the new people that would put money into your pockets... REALLY?!???

REALLY?!? my parents took care of me without making a banner about it... and you just have to for one meter of road repair project.. REALLY?!?

so instead of using the money for schools and extra books or programs for the less fortunate...

you need to have your picture taken, edited to make you look less of a schmuck you guys already are to be placed around our city like a movie poster.

REALLY!?!???!! motherbleepers... REALLY?!??

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Absurd Choreography + Governor = Priceless

In today's YouTube treasure hunting, my brother found this link and willingly shared it to me to complete my day, or calm my stress from the 3 hour driving I did en route to home today.

Without further ado, I bring you... a Miss Vilma Santos.

seriously? nobody told her where the party is?

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Ferrari F50mm!!!!!

My friend Leon said that this lens would make any shot look good.

So I put that myth to the test, I went out and shot random stuff... Car emblem, a gate, a plate number, a vodka bottle, my laptop, and indeed it made things look awesome.

So here's some of my shots.

I name the next composition... "yeah right!"

Friday, April 24, 2009

My Ate Is One Tough Mother... of Two Kids

A wise quote from my ate:

"All the make up in the world cannot hide the whore in you. Join the haliparot ay salot movement today!"

True story.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

I Know Delonte... It's Just So Beautiful

I came across this video through Ball Don't Lie and I gotta admit, these Cavaliers are just having too much fun.

From in game dancing, to taking pseudo portraits... and now... your hearts.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Earth Day

It's a bit late... but I was supposed to "Green" up my blog to support Big Momma Earth.

So here's to Earth... soon to be is "Earth Dayed".

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

New Shots

These are some of the shots that I took from our 4-18-09 trip in Eagle Ridge Golf and Country Club (Gen. Trias, Cavite).

Thought I'd share you guys some.

Struggle Within

Sith Apprentice


you can catch more of these shots in my Multiply Page.
Next post you guys may see here would be the ones shot by my new 50mm!!!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Really?!? with Marco DJ

I've been following SNL for quite some time and I've been having a really good laugh everytime their Really?!? skit come up on their weekend update.

So I thought, why not do it here, in my blog... since I always have something to rant about. I might not do them any justice, but just for shultz and giggles... here it is.

Senator Bong Revilla Jr. Isn't done with making movies and I just read that he's gonna do a take on Panday... and it's already in production...

Really?!? Senator? You have that much time to leave your office and be on set to do a movie? Really?!?

I mean... Really?!? this may be a way to put your face on the screen and on billboards before the ads ban gets in for the elections... Really?!?

Our taxes aren't enough?!? you have to take a space on our movie houses too? Really?!?


Anyway, It's not that funny... but seriously these are all the things that I have in my mind after reading the news clip about the Panday Movie.

I'm sure he knows what he's doing. I'm just not sure it's of the best interest of the state. You're a public servant... I don't think this is the right time to be making movies.

Again, these are just my opinions. They are not surrounded with concrete facts.

But here's one... his wife may be running for congress too...


Saturday, April 18, 2009

To Serve and Protect: Really?

If you've been watching the news lately, then you won't be a stranger to the news about the roughing up of Ted Failon's entourage (helpers and in-laws) by the QCPD. To which everyone else cries foul. Well, if you've been dragging and arresting everyone in sight without warrant... then I guess you have this coming. If you want to see how Mr. Failons in-laws are treated then you can watch it here.

Yesterday while going home, we we're tuned in the AM frequency and listening to the Vice Chairman of NaPolCom (National Police Commission) enumerate the violations these "men in uniform" made.

1. You cannot make warrantless arrests 24 hours from the moment the crime was done. Plus they're not within the scene and no concrete evidences were found to make these arrests.

2. The violation: Obstruction of Justice isn't valid since they found the body and these individuals didn't hide evidence. These cops even saw them clean the blood, and the weapon was presented to them.

In my opinion they're just making these arrests so that they won't look like they don't have a single clue on how to investigate, or what they're going to do. Too bad for them, these people are the MEDIA... so say hello to the public spectacle you're creating... clueless bastards.

3. The arrested parties Miranda rights was not read.
According to Vice Chairman, if these cops violated this procedure... they might face 8-10 years in prison... better yet... tie them where the public passes and have them be spat at or slapped in the face or chest (WOOOOO!) by anyone who wishes to do so.

These are only some of the stuff I remembered from yesterday. These motherless bastards are totally out of their place.

Commission on Human Rights and the NaPolCom are clearly hands on in this issue. Senator Kiko Pangilinan already took notice on this and said these actions should be condemned. The public is already outraged by how things are being done by this... honorable?... men.

Now the question is... What the -bleep- is up with these mother-bleep-ing -bleep-ers??
What should be done to them?
Your call...

Friday, April 17, 2009

Handing Out the Hardware

The NBA Regular season has ended, and we're just actually hours away from playoffs. Before any predictions are done, let's talk about the Regular Season Awards. From Rookie of the Year, Most Improved Player to the Most Valuable Player.

6 awards given to 6 individuals... who are they? time to get your votes in.

Most Improved Player

the award given to a player who basically is a nobody and went in this season and made some impact. One example who won this award about 2 or 3 years ago was former Phoenix Sun, Boris Diaw.

With this seasons crazy injury woes, there's alot of moments and alot of players who really took over those spots... and the nominees for the Boris Diaw award are...

Paul Milsap of the Utah Jazz
Thaddeus Young of the Philadelphia 76ers
Andrea Bargnani of the Toronto Raptors
Troy Murphy of the Indiana Pacers

Some blogs may have placed Danny Granger, Devin Harris and Brandon Roy in this category. But I came to thinking, these guys we're already built to be studs and they we're already delivering during their early years why place them here when they already hold their own respective franchises? so cheers to the 2nd unit guys who stepped up.

The Butter Pick:
I'm torn between the 4 players, Milsap became Boozer when he was out, Thaddeus Young told the Sixers management they didn't need Brand after all, Bargnani stepped up and showed what he can really do later this season, and Murphy went from a 10-10 guy to a potential 20-20 guy.

But with all said and done, my vote would go to the Italian Stallion, Andrea Bargnani simply because he's the one that improved his numbers from his previous season, heck even the 1st half of this season.

Defensive Player of the Year

The award who is unconsciously awarded to the big men of the league. The list hosts a barrage of bigs from Dikembe Mutombo to Ben Wallace to Marcus Camby and Kevin Garnett.

This years nominees are all worthy of the Defensive Player of the Year and the list this year may be mistaken for the MVP award too. Without further ado, here are the nominees for your Defensive of the Year award.

Lebron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers
Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magic
Dwayne Wade of the Miami Heat
Chris Paul of the New Orleans Hornets

The Butter Pick:
With this list? It's going to be another tough pick for me. But let's analyze one by one and see who would get my vote.
Lebron James, the heart and soul of the Cavs, would be seen locking on an opponent and never giving up on fast break. You'll see this man fly up and block shots or hustle you to give up the ball to him.
The next guy is an obvious nomination, Superman himself who leads the league in blocked shots and boards grabbed. should we even continue discussing this award? or give it to the only big here... who by tradition should get it.
Dwayne Wade... Mister do it all from scoring points, rebounding, stealing and blocking shots from guards to 7-footers (hello Dirk).
Chris Paul got my nomination simply because this guy logs 5+ steals on any given night. Don't dribble in front of this man.

After the analysis, I'd still give it to Dwight. This man really stops people. Heck the fantasy world even made a word for stupified centers against Dwight.
Another year another DPOY to a big.

Coach of the Year

The award given to the coach who did very well this season. To the coach who basically changed the tides of the franchise.. without further ado, here are your nominees.

Mike Brown of the Cleveland Cavaliers
Phil Jackson of the Los Angeles Lakers
Stan Van Gundy of the Orlando Magic
and... please give it to this man
Jerry Sloan of the Utah Jazz

The Butter Pick:
The obvious pick here is Mike Brown since he really reeled the Cavs to certain heights.
But then again Sloan is something else. He never had his full roster for the whole season and he also trusted in guys like Ronnie Brewer, Price and Miles and of course Most Improved Player nominee Paul Milsap to save the sound of the Jazz.. and guess what, they managed to stay on the playoffs.

out of sympathy and with the fact given... COY = Jerry Sloan... but we all know Mike Brown would win the real one.

6th Man of the Year:

The award given to the fire off the bench. The 6th starter of the team, the energizer bunny and the game changer when the starters are out. Past winners of this award are Leandro Barbosa, Manu Ginobili, Mike Miller and Ben Gordon... let's see who'll get them this year.

JR Smith of the Denver Nuggets
Nate Robinson of the New York Knicks
Jason Terry of the Dallas Mavericks
Charlie Villanueva of the Milwaukee Bucks

The Butter Pick:
JR Smith of the Denver Nuggets.
It's a toss up between Jason Terry or him, you all know how I hate the Mavs so... Smithy gets it. But consider how he provides fire power off the bench, and was consistent coming in the 2nd half of the season with 30+ points there and good FG%. This guy really matured under Billups guidance and he may even be overlooked for this award... so Smithy.

Rookie of the Year:

awarded to the most significant rookie for this year. A man who defies what being a rookie is and provides leadership and inspiration to a team. Amongst these ROY winners, some of them became MVP's of the league, to name a few Michael Jordan, Tim Duncan, Lebron James, Allen Iverson, Shaq and Benjie Paras to name a few. Emerging franchise players like Chris Paul, Brandon Roy and Durantula also won this award. The players who would be gunning for this one this year are the following:

Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls
Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder
Brook Lopez of the New Jersey Nets
OJ Mayo of the Memphis Grizzlies

honorable mention: Michael Beasley of the Miami Heat, Eric Gordon of the LA Clippers and Kevin Love of the Minnesota Timberwolves.

The Butter Pick:
The obvious one... Derrick Rose. Westbrook and Mayo would fight for it but it all falls down to consistency and Derrick Rose is posting consistent numbers on any given night. Lopez does too but Rose transformed a lottery team to a 7th seed team in one season, who's under a rookie coach too. This guy has superstar written all over him... and he looks like he doesnt even give a damn about it.

Most Valuable Player Award

This award is given to the player who did the most impact in the league. This is the most prominent individual award to any player since upon receiving this you're just one career away to the Hall of Fame along with the MJ's the Magic's the Kareem's the Bird's the Pierce? Kidding, that holds no truth. The nominees are...

Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers
Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magic
Dwayne Wade of the Miami Heat
Lebron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers

sorry Pierce... you ain't the greatest player in this league... heck not even in the fantasy leagues hah.

The Butter Pick:
I'm sleepy... Lebron James.
Best record, improved individual statistics, improved teammates and these guys arent even in the caliber of who KB has but theyre on top. This guy can control a game offensively and defensively. No doubt we're seeing another MVP wearing the number 23.

So those are my picks... how about yours? FIYAH!!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

It's Amazing!

Saw this video up in Ball Don't Lie's site up in Yahoo! Sports. And damn it we all know that...

It's amazing,
so amazing,
I'm all fired up for the post season!

On the other note, amazing is not happening on my end this year.
I may have lost the championship on my fantasy leagues today after finishing top seed and fighting both in the finals. Too many players resting and not playing is just tough to swallow.

My Phoenix Suns didn't make the cut aswell... oh well... Let amazing happen elsewhere.

Enjoy the video.

Short Changed

I feel bad today!

I rode a cab going to work, but unfortunately mister cab driver doesn't have change for a 500 bill, so I asked him to wait for him while I withdraw small bills, which I did. When I came out of the bank smiling, holding the 100 peso bill that I was to give the cab (and I was planning to bless him with the whole hundred) he wasn't there anymore.

I waited for him to come around for 10 minutes outside the bank, but to no avail, he didn't come back.

I don't roll this way. He gave me a service to which I should repay. But I don't know where he went or why he left. So I just pray that things go his way today.


I feel bad today.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The Most Anticipated Album Yet!

Preview of the new album of the Dave Matthews Band! Coming out on June 2, 2009.
Big Whiskey and GrooGrux King.

... "This is for LeRoi..." :'(

Monday, April 13, 2009

Walkway: Reflections on the Stations of the Cross

Hey guys, I uploaded my shots already on Multiply! Only my selected few. It won't give justice to the whole thing experience though. So if you guys didn't catch the walkway exhibit, sayang.

The easter concert to end the whole event was awesome too! Imagine all those artists on one stage singing praise songs! Truly a celebration of our Lords triumph over death!!!

I actually regret going once lang. Anyway, hopefully... most likely there'll be another one like this next year? So guys... Don't miss out on that one.

Anyway Flippish featured Walkway and maybe you can experience the Stations through the video they posted.


Coming Soon

Finally after shooting with my camera for a year... I managed to save up for a new lens. The ever famous "Nifty Fifty". This lens has been famous for making photos look awesome with ultra blurry backgrounds and a master of subject isolation.

This lens is also said to be perfect for light travelers since it's made with light materials, plastic, and with its compact size, you can't go wrong with this one if you're concerned with weight. I think this is Canons shortest and lightest lens as of date... which makes it more awesomer!

It has auto and manual focus aswell... the manual focus couldnt be used that much since the ring is said to be really small... I have yet to see it... will let you guys know as soon as I get my hands on it.

And like I said above, it's perfect for isolating subjects since it can really produce sharp images because of its capability to open its aperture up to f1.8! so hello milky-blurry backgrounds on my next shots.

And I guess the best out of it is it's price!!! It's only priced at Php 4,300 on DPOnline store. With it's price and it's capabilities... I guess it's a perfect 2nd lens for a hobbyist like me.

So come Saturday... I'll have a new toy to play with! next stop... a zoom lens :D

for a more detailed review of the lens check The Digital Picture site.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

WALKWAY Easter Concert - FREE


If you've been following my Plurks or Tweets, or have been active and in my friends list in Facebook then you've probably heard of Walkway, CS's take on our traditional stations of the cross. If you haven't then you can still check it out today! It's the last day for the exhibit and CS would also host a concert to celebrate Easter too, which is the body of this post.

They'll feature awesome artists like:

Barbie Almalbis
Gabriel Valenciano
Amber Davis
Marcus Davis, Jr.

So stop being like me who's basically waiting to fill out my social life online and stand up, and bring your asses to Bonifacio High Street, Taguig City (Beside Nike) and jam with us there! If you can come early then visit the Walkway Exhibit as well.

Get off your lazy Sunday couches and bring friends this evening. That's 7:00pm at the High Street mall grounds. We hope you can celebrate Easter with us!

*Photo courtesy of Samantha Godinez

[via churchSimplified] ::: Facebook

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Sasha Vujacic on Faking.

If you guys want to make your opponents look like idiots and make them ask "oh... whats.. going on?" during a basketball game, then this instructional video is for you.

China: Where iPhone Nano Happens

From the makers of the popular TV Phones here in the Philippines, the Chinese mobile phone makers, CECT brings you, the iPhone Nano-t. The m188 looks really similar to the popular iPhone but in a shell measuring 3.5 x 1.9 x 04 inches (roughly the size of a credit card). You can't brush this not-an-iPhone phone too with it's 2.6 inch touch screen, GPRS connectivity, an MP3/video player, an FM tuner with scheduled recording (now you can listen to Mo Twisters rants and crazy ramblings on the radio any given time) and a cheap little 640 x 480 resolution camera. You can also use your postpaid plans and your Sun cellular unlimited capabilities on this one since, unlike the iPhone, this one has dual SIM card slots. We can just wait for our friends over in Greenhills to get their shipment and for probably something around Php 4,800 or 5,000 ($100 in BigBoxStore) you can smirk at your friends who's carrying a wider iPhone with your inferior rip-off.

And of course... to get the most out of this deal, I have to quote DJ Tado on this one... "lower your expectations." [via Gearcrave via Technabob]

Friday, April 10, 2009

Where Tabachoy Happens

Well... It's a two day work week sandwhiched by holidays... and what does one person do when theres no work? Go Bananas with food! And since I just wanna blog about anything for a change... here's a detailed list of what I ate throughout the day... get ready to get bored.


Since this is the first meal of the day... I always look forward to kicking a day off with a bang... and by bang I mean a kingly meal.

The table was prepared with fried rice, scrambled eggs, sweet ham paired with hot choco and puto maya on the side.
Sidenote: when my mom gets busy in the kitchen... expect magic. My belly could be presented as evidence for that.

How can you go wrong with that? I had two runs at it. As always... breakfast = awesome.


Twas a bit different since my mom wants to dial the meat down today so she went with sweet and sour fish, mixed veggies (twas the innards of a fresh lumpia without the wrapper) salad with her own sauce to boot, and lumpiang shanghai for the non seafood eaters at home.


We we're having a movie day with my dad on the room when sandwhiches (with the left overs from this morning) came up the room. Me, my dad and my brother had a piece each when we we're still craving for more... Enter Lucky Me Pansit Canton and toasted bread.

I missed eating Pansit Canton... it's been a while since I last had those...


Oh dinner was something... My mom made grilled garlic chicken, and cream of corn soup.
I had two servings for dinner... but then again... it's vacation so... guilt is turned off.

Long weekends: Where Tabachoy Happens.

Thursday, April 09, 2009

When in Rome...

do as the Roman does...

When in the Philippines?
... do as the Pinoy does... piss your neighbors.

Today I've experienced my most stressful drive ever coming home from Eagle Ridge to home.

This is from General Trias Cavite to Las Pinas and I passed through Amadeo Road then Aguinaldo Highway then more roads that eventually lead me to Marcos Alvarez... otherwise known as the road to Moonwalk.

And seriously, I've never been stressed out with driving... I'd rather drive along EDSA than go through all those crap again.

And this is typical road behavior by our countrymen... Here's the detailed list of my stress elements.

#1. Jeepneys stopping in the middle of the road with broken tail lights.
- Consider that the road is a two lane road, that would usually make you run from about 40-60 kmph and right in front of you... a jeep would suddenly stop without warning! since his tail lights aren't functioning... So what would you do? scream at the top of my lungs (of course the windows are down... but it felt gooood) and flick a finger at the driver.

#2. Bicycle riders who are uungas ungasing themselves on the road.
- first define uungas ungas... uungas ungas is when these riders couldnt regain balance so they'd swing their handlebars from left to right... and they'd look like ungasses on the road. In my scenario... a two lane road (one per direction) and you have an uungas ungas biker on the side that takes away half of the road since you can't really go fast beside him... kasi nga uungas ungas eh... sumemplang pa siya... so kelangan ko pa siyang sundan... kasi d din ako maka overtake... leche.

#3. People that walk on the road.. not the sidewalk.
- so pano ako dadaan? punyemas! masagi ko pa yung grocery niya. lente!

#4. Bike na cuma-counterflow...
- HELLO!!!!!

#5. Taong biglang tatawid sa highway.
- these people don't know that it's hard to see them when its dark and youre eyes are catching the headlights of the vehicles coming from the opposite direction... ang bwisit pa dito... makikipag tanggo pasila sayo... pag aandar ka na... saka pa sila tatawid.

#6. Tricycles on the highway.
- as far as i know these guys shouldnt be allowed to run there... so I don't know what theyre doing there... stopping on a no left turn intersection... to turn left.

So these are the stress elements that I encountered on the road... and some of them went one after the other.

And I know that these things happen everytime to everyone... so...

When in the Philippines?
do as the Pinoy does...

I love the Philippines... but the people living in this country is the best ones that I know in pissing off their neighbors... Traffic palang to.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Daily Musings

"Evening was a shimmer in your hair,
Time was just a button in your gown
Memory's a torture that I'm going through...
She's not you..."

-Spin Doctors

Monday, April 06, 2009


Life... in all that it is... can be quite punishing to a person. And to this we ask if it really is a gift? Why were we thrown into this world that doesn't seem to play the way we want it to work. It works on it's own... and most of the time we run under it. Life... is a gift... others... it's more of a punishment. A test of our own strength, our own will and a test of the grounds we all step on.

To some... that ground is just an inch and everywhere you look it's nothing but pain and suffering. And to those who view life that way... there's no way to live it, so we decide to end it ourselves. And they may be viewed as selfish people... but on the contrary, they're just tormented by the very thing they try to hold on to.

This morning I was rocked by the news that my good friend Jov Kalinga decided to push himself towards the end to stop the pain that he may be feeling emotionally. He decided to give up his ghosts.

He was a good friend, and a great musician. He was a happy spirit, so it was really shocking to hear the news that he leapt towards his freedom.

For what it's worth... Here's a toast to you. May you find what you were seeking, and hopefully... against all teachings and beliefs... you're in our Creators arms.

You are loved by those of whom you left.

Rest in peace Jov.