House Afloat

This photo is sad. But amazing at the same time. Days after the quake, photographed, it is floating in the pacific ocean after the Japan earthquake and tsunami.

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Kipling Designer DSLR Bag

I don't know that much about fashion but sometimes, I think I know a good design if I see one. And here's one.

Designed by Mexican fashion blogger Andy (Style Scrap Book), for European brand "Kipling".

I have been a blogger for over 3 years now and my SLR camera has become my number one accessory as I have to bring it with me to most events. I searched for a stylish camera bag for ages, but not only any bag, but something that would match my style perfectly, but I couldn't find it, that is why I decided to design one myself, so I partnered with very well known European brand Kipling and we made it happen!

This is a nice stylish camera bag for all ladies out there. For those who carry SLRs all the time, pro & photo hobbyists, tourists, attend events & parties, fellow blogger like Andy, this is one of the best glamour DSLR bags out there. No room for extra lens but who cares! This is a pretty bag. Right now, it is posted here but sale details, launch date, price are not yet up.

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adiZero Rose 1.5

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Coz of lil boy's acting alone, Serge Ibaka dunk deserved 50 points!

Glad the clip is on Youtube now. I mentioned this last time, this Ibaka dunk deserves 50 points! The kid's acting alone is worth, what, minimum 5 points!

LOL too, what the hell is wrong with Cheryl Miller, grabbing the boy (0:58) and saying "security take him out of here!"

Smart Gilas, First Look

Saw the whole game last night (parang proud pa ko na nakakabuo ako ng game now ah), Smart - Gilas versus its kapatid-sa-labas team Talk N Text. Smart-Gilas started well, then the boys started "playing" the game, some bad shots here and there, and walah TnT took control mid game. In the end though, Smart-Gilas escaped with a 103 - 98 win. Best player of the game is Douthit.

Speaking of...

Some things that surprised me last night...

1. Marcus Douthit played 43 minutes. That's too much for a bulky seven footer guy. Coach Toroman gotta rest Douthit. No way a big 7 footer can sustain anchoring defense and giving offense for almost the whole game. Note that, Smart Gilas play fast-paced basketball. Even the greatest conditioned athletes in the NBA need rest. Human, mind, muscles, lungs got limits. To maximize his strengths, he needs to play un-winded. I kinda expected him to totally fade come end of fourth. To his credit, he did not totally fade but it was obvious he tired just a little at bottom of the fourth, resulting in turnovers. He had a poor shooting night 'swell. Resting him or managing his minutes is not a bad idea. I'll text the Toro-man about this. But overall he is really an asset to Philippines basketball, got heft, height, game and attitude. Good attitude, that is. If PNoy can only sign the docs!
2. Chris Tiu has some speed in him. I do not follow UAAP, and Smart Gilas has been under-exposed in terms of TV games so I did not see much of Chris Tiu's killer shooting (2 of 3 from three line last night), killer speed and killer smile. I have two probable reasons why or how he runs or go with the ball so fast. It's either he is truly motivated to deliver for Smart Gilas OR, as I tweeted... "Mabilis din pala si Chris Tiu, siguro ini-imagine nya hinahabol sya ni Love Añover!"
3. That they can shoot the threes with such high percentage against a motivated and "challenged" TnT defense. The quick ball movement, the confidence they have playing in the system and players shooting range of course are reasons why they shot 40% on threes. It could have been higher if not for some "forced" shots they took in the middle quarters. Let's monitor how they'll shoot threes the rest of the elimination.
4. Special mention, Tweeted... "I like Lassiter. Quick, Shoots, Sharp. I am giving him "The Laser" as moniker. I'll submit this proposal to my dean for approval, Dean Quinito Henson of School of Moniker Giving." Remember folks, Dean Quinito is the guy who gave Jason Castro, "The Maestro" nic. Lassiter can play. He's aggressive on defense and packs some offense too. Without his play,16 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals, I dont think Smart Gilas team wins.

The Mamba

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On PBA Trades

In the end, SMB got the players they wanted. Rabeh Al-Hussaini, Baclao & Guevarra.

Initially, SMB planned to send Joseph Yeo, Mick Pennisi & Danny Seigle but Commissioner Salud shut it down. Final one man judgment: awfully lopsided.

But lo and behold, San Miguel Beer did not waste time and retooled the offer for another judgment day.

The repackaged deal includes long time San Miguel heroes - or this is a strong word - San Miguel legends, Dondon Hontiveros & Danny Seigle (Danny again, like he is the first guy they want to get rid off). Plus Dorian Pena, crowd favorite Paul Artadi and lord knows what else are in the SMB package.

In return, San Miguel gets young bigs Hussaini, Baclao and Guevarra. Final judgment, "an improvement" from the last 3-on-3 swap proposal. By changing draft picks, Mick & Yeo to Dondon, Artadi & Pena, suddenly it isn't a one sided deal anymore. And so the trade was approved.

San Miguel Beer, walang pinagsamahan.

Now, I really don't know what powers and authority the commissioner has, but for the sake of the commissioner himself and PBA as a whole, trades must not be decided by judgment of one man alone. It just can not be, borrow one from Stern.

What I mean is, look at Stern. In the NBA, Stern does not act as Lord of the Trades. NBA trade policies are set to get fair trades. Of course, there will be lopsided trade once in a while, there are no bullet-proof policies. But I can't remember a trade where Stern had the lone vote, this trade is a go, this trade is no go.

One with too much power is well, too much.

Easier said than done, but the commissioner and all of PBA must have clearer trading rules & regulations. And then, religiously implement these. The PBA will then be a better league, or a league with MORE integrity. They should factor in, players' age, number of years in the league, players' salary & salary cap, trading deadline, franchise player tags, and so on. They're all pro and good men, why not sit down and do this.

The next time another trade offer pops up, I dread the scenario when again, one man will judge the swap if it's deal or no deal.

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Jawo Moments

One of the first Jawo greeters. Here are some things I remember about Robert Jaworski's legendary play and career. This gonna be quick, rapid-fire (homage to Ric Bucher) list of what moments pop in my mind when I close my eyes and remember Mr. PBA, Robert Jaworski.

1. Competitive that he is, I remember that Allan Caidic "Slit-The-Throat" gesture.
2. Many times, sprawled on the floor, he'll do push-ups. One-time, he did it with one hand, left hand, then right hand.
3. I think Shell leading a series and needing one game to win the finals, they got balloons and confetti ready. But when Ginebra was about to win the game, Jaworski started mocking Shell and the Shell fans by looking up, he began holding his neck (he may be the first in the Philippine to use that choker gesture) and scratching & shaking his head. Classic.
4. Close hard-fought game vs a Bernard Fabiosa team, Fabiosa injured his shoulder (I think it's the injury that ended his Benie's career). Jaworski, on TV, doing his "nips & board" coaching, he said... "WALA NA YANG SI FABIOSA!"
5. He gave Jolas a baseline hit. I will no longer elaborate in detail, i don't want Rafe Boog's Kuya Jolas to be pissed again. (Notice that during Jojo Lastimosa's Alaska jersey retirement, he did not mention Jaworski but mentioned all others PBA legends like Ramon Fernandez, Franciz Arnaiz, Freddie Hubalde, et al.
6. The winning pass and shot of Robert Jaworski and Ramon Fernandez during the 1989 all-star game and the cool handshake between them.
7. The Crispa vs Toyota reunion game, Ramon Fernandez time to pass back to Jaworski. Jaworski Three Points!
8. When Jaworski visited a dying lolo's wish to see him before he passed.
9. 1997, after winning a championship, Robert Jaworski gathered his boys in the middle court to pray and then later, thanked the fans.
10. The times he sat, talked to fans and signed autographs, million times. That's the record that will not be broken ever by a PBA player.

Ladies and gentlemen, the one, the only, Robert Jaworski.

Happy Birthday again!

(Ill have to continue this, 10 bullet list is aint enough for the BIGGEST Philippine basketball personality.)


LeBron James Versus.

"Don't think for one minute that I haven't been keeping mental notes of everyone taking shots at me this summer. And I mean everyone." - LeBron James

Just helping you out 'Bron...

  • I want him to make sure that he puts my name on that (list). I thought that his little one-hour special was a punk move. - CHARLES BARKLEY

  • "Hey @kingjames - do your "mental notes" include an answer for why you no-showed Game 5 + quit in the last 90 secs of Game 6?" "Tape don't lie." - BILL SIMMONS

  • There's no way, with hindsight, I would've ever called up Larry, called up Magic and said, 'Hey, look, let's get together and play on one team' - MICHAEL JORDAN

  • Mike (Michael Jordan) and I are in 100% agreement on this. If you're the two-time defending NBA MVP, you don't leave anywhere. They come to you. That's ridiculous. I like LeBron. He's a great player. But I don't think in the history of sports you can find a two-time defending MVP leaving to go play with other people. (James) will never be Jordan. This clearly takes him out of the conversation. He can win as much as he wants to. There would have been something honorable about staying in Cleveland and trying to win it as 'The Man.' LeBron, if he would've won in Cleveland and if he could've got a championship there, it would have been over the top for his legacy, just one in Cleveland. No matter how many he wins in Miami, it clearly is Dwyane Wade's team. - CHARLES BARKLEY

  • I was surprised that he went to Miami. I thought he was, I guess, more of a competitor. The great ones do and usually stay in one location. This is a new era. It’s a little different than my time. - OTIS SMITH

  • (After the Boston Celtics defeated the Miami Heat) It's been a pleasure to bring my talents to south beach now on to Memphis - PAUL PIERCE

  • This is the NBA: No Boys Allowed. Big boys don't cry. But, if you're going to do it, do it in the toilet where no one can see. - PHIL JACKSON

  • I do chuckle a little bit when they sort of complain about the scrutiny when they get. My suggestion would be if you don't want the scrutiny, you don't hold a championship celebration before you've even practiced together. It's hard to go out yourself and invite that kind of crowd and celebration and attention, and then when things aren't going well, sort of bemoan the fact that you're getting that attention. To me, that doesn't follow. - STAN VAN GUNDY

  • I'm not a big fan of the style that Miami plays. Their basketball is very much in standing with Xbox games, or whatever those games are when you play one-on-one. Basketball is not a one-on-one game. It's a team game. - PHIL JACKSON

(But you know what, LBJ's tweet that he's taking note kinda works a little with the players than the executives, old-timers & coaches. Mo Williams & Daniel Gibson said some stuff but it's more of, emotional response to the Lebron coup than direct negative personal statements. Other than the two former friends & teammates, very few players (or none at all) are taking shots negative directed to the Miami Heat and James. Only Paul Pierce's mock made the list.)


PBA-DL: NLEX Road Warriors Launching

Karl Dehesa, Christian Reyes, Cliff Hodge, Chris Ellis signing t-shirts at NLEX Road Warriors launching.

Is it only me, that halfway through the clip, the NLEX Road Warriors Power Dancers should have gotten more attention?

Anyhow, let me declare my team this coming PBA-DL tournament. I'll be cheering for NLEX, as long as the Power Dancers are present during games, cheering with me.

Go NLEX, Hike! Hike! Hike!

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Ikea Desktop Organizer

We prepared a useful, design-conscious and cost-effective way – true to IKEA’s values – to organize and store your stuff even in your second home, your computer. You can download the IKEA e-Folder set, which consists of a background picture with an EXPEDIT storage unit and an icon set made of IKEA’s very own organizers to put order to the chaos on your Desktop. The e-Folder set can be already downloaded from three countries’ IKEA websites (Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary).

My workload is neck-high so I can't try this new IKEA e-folder but it sounds good and it looks good. This app created some buzz so I'm posting the links below.

Flying "UP" House

Planning on making your own flying house? Here are two vital stats, for the house, don't go big and heavy. What the Nat Geo guys did, the house is only 16 feet by 16 feet. For the lift, use 8 feet in diameter 300 weather balloons.

The "Up! House" flew over 10,000 feet in an hour. Not bad. The project is part of a new National Geographic Channel series called How Hard Can it Be? coming this fall.


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Folding Iran money = Sean Connery

Ok, that is cool.

Now time for us to make 5 Philippine Peso bill to Randy Santiago!

Supermarket TV Ads Screen with IR Sensor

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Supermarket TV Ads Screen with IR Sensor

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Supermarket TV Ads Screen with IR Sensor

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Universal Wrapping Paper

Universal gift wrapping paper, for all occasions. It has word-find puzzle pattern that has most of the occasions like Christmas, birthday, valentines, etc. And it has the cool "it is not a perfume" note. One only needs to "encircle" the occasion it is intended for. via

Chris Tiu in Action

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RIP Paquito Diaz

Dunno if it's true, that Paquito Diaz said, without him, there will be no FPJ. Hmmmm, FPJ got acting skills, superb film maker, got the looks and physique, knows what the masa wants, he got action skills (guns, box, swords, etc.), chicks magnet, those traits, more likely, ticket to movie action super duper star.

Having said that, we still have to say that indeed, Paquito Diaz, a legend in his own right, added to the legend of FPJ. Case in point, the video above, great scene by FPJ helped by acting & antics, only Paquito can deliver.

RIP to both guys. Every now and then, I long for new FPJ films. With Paquito of course.

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Awesome t-shirt for Miami Heat fans

Awesome t-shirt for Miami Heat fans. Featuring icon Marilyn Monroe.

This is a perfect give for your company president. Assuming he is a Miami Heat fan.

Wrap this tee, give it to your boss, and sing… “Happy… birthday… Mr. President…. ”

I wish this is available at S-CRED but it is now. Check Purpleheartclothing.com instead.

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China's Megatron Tank

Warning, do not mess with China, they have a Megatron Tank!

Ahhh, we need not worry for now. This is more of an art project rather than a mean killing machine. But if looks could kill, this one is a beast. Weighing 5,000 kg and measures 4.5m×3.2m×2.5m, this spikey metalwork is said to be built entirely of scrap steel.

Ok so at least for now, head to head in the battlefield, Philippines' Zimba tank will kick the hell out of this Megatron tank.


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Air Force One Speaker

A tasteful project but a costly one. It uses a pair of the iconic Nike Air Force One as the as the speaker body, housing a full range speaker, tweeter, amp and volume controls.