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.