The Grand Finale! Three is a Company.

The Grand Finale! Manny “PacMan” Pacquiao vs. Erik “El Terrible” Morales III! What more can you ask for?

If you are an Erik Morales fan then you’d probably ask for more effort on the part of El Terrible, but for PacMan fans? All is proven. Why the title? Manny Pacquiao had a guaranteed 3 Million Dollar purse, knocking out Erik Morales on the 3rd round of the fight, with 3 seconds remaining til’ the end of the round and in the 3rd installment of the PacMan/El Terrible superfeatherweight rivalry, not to mention he was knocked down a total of 3 times.

What really caused Erik Morales’ loss? Without thinking, you would probably say that Manny Pacqiuao is the better fighter of the two, that is if you’re a PacMan fan. But in fairness to the PacMan, he was definitely better in almost every aspect possible. He was stronger, faster and heck he was even bigger physically. He actually looked like a welterweight division boxer. But personally I think it’s not all because of PacMan’s superiority over El Terrible, I think it’s mostly because of El Terrible himself. Why so? Do remember that they had a rematch clause on 2nd fight contract which prompted this 3rd outing. I’m sure that they both definitely knew about this. El Terrible already struggled to make the weight on their 2nd fight, he was knocked out in the 10th round and lost via KO for the first time in his illustrious boxing career. As the 3rd fight was all prepped up and waiting to happen, he should have known that he would again have a hard time making the 130 lbs. Super Featherweight limit. Then why the f#%k did he let himself gain that much weight? The last I’ve heard was that he weighed as much as 162 lbs. Planning to go Middleweight? Hell definitely not, he’ll get killed in that division. Just imagine shedding that much weight in 4 months and then going mano y mano with the very same fighter that knocked him out for the first time. That’s just sheer stupidity. What was he and his trainers thinking?

Manny Pacquiao improved his “boxing” skills big time. Being just a “fighter”, his improvement was amazing. The lateral movements, the counter-punching and who would’ve thought that he could still get stronger than he was before, not even mentioning his ever blinding speed. He threw 6-punch combinations within 2 to 3 seconds. Now that’s literally blinding speed. Props to the people’s champ for that. He just carved his name on the top of the pound for pound rankings.

Now, my previous article about the World Pool Championships held here in Manila, Philippines was more about how the politicians try and share (translated: hoard) the glory due the athletes. Now, here they come again. Wait until PacMan gets back home and you’ll see exactly what I’m talking about.

NEED I SAY MORE?!?
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WPC – World Pool Championships? Where Politicians Converge!

2 days after the conclusion of the World 9-Ball Pool Championships held in Manila, Philippines and triumphed by our very own Ronato Alcano, my prediction happened.

About 3 or 4 days after the prestigious tournament attended by 128 professional pool players from all over the world, I predicted that either a local or a Taiwanese will end up hoisting the world championship trophy. More importantly I foresaw that if a local would end up winning the tournament, our “not-so-publicity-and-camera-shy” president would again take the opportunity to share the glory of the champ.

I have nothing against the new champion Ronnie Alcano. I am not saying that he doesn’t deserve any of the attention he’s getting from the Filipinos, foreigners and “politicians”, heck he deserves all of those and more. The point I’m trying to give emphasis on is that “why the fuck do we allow these politicians to bask in the sunshine of Ronnie’s glory (that rhymed huh?!).

Ronato Alcano, 34 years old from Calamba, Laguna, rose from humble beginnings. Introduced to the game of billiards by his late father Ricardo who ran a billiard hall at the old market plaza. He and his brothers honed their billiard skills in that very same pool hall, but like all responsible parents, they wanted Ronnie to concentrate on his studies rather than playing billiards. But then, Ronnie’s love of the game got the better of him and he chose to play billiards instead of concentrating on his studies. His mother was featured on television a day after he won the championship. Living in a 50-square meter, one-bedroom house situated on a privately owned lot that was bare of any electrical appliances aside from a television set and two electric fans. The house had a rusty roof and had no ceiling, causing the heat to build up inside like a baking oven and walls made of unfinished hollow blocks. From a small time pool shark he progressed to becoming a professional player and eventually to a world champion with the help of Mr. Perry Mariano, a pool enthusiast himself.

Question, where were these ____ (insert profane adjective here) politicians during the times he wasn’t a champion yet? Answer, they are nowhere near him. Probably somewhere, again, basking in somebody else’s glory who made a name for themselves before Ronnie. Were they instrumental, in any way, in Ronnie’s success? Definitely not! Now, why would they start making these “courtesy calls” to Ronnie and getting all these photo-ops with the champ? Simple, P-O-L-I-T-I-C-S. Election period is nearing and they need all the exposure they can get. As for madam president, Order of Lakandula?? Champion for Life??? Very much deserved, yes. Giving him one million pesos together with the medal and the award? Definitely appreciated. But then again and again and again proving that the good president (note the sarcasm here) will never pass up an opportunity to get a photo opportunity with famous people who made their way to success on their own.

One word for these people, “saw-saw”.

Cheers!
(photo courtesy of the Matchroom Sports World Pool Championships 2006 Official website.)

Tapsilog anybody?

I received an e-mail which is really hilarious that I thought it’d be very much wrong if I wouldn’t share it to everybody else. I’m sorry for those who doesn’t understand my native tongue because I don’t think there would be any way that I can translate it to english and make it sound as funny. Here it goes:

This is a green menu Joke….. But I had to send it to you guys, cause I
was laughing so hard. You have to read from the beginning until the end.

Pinoy’s Favorite Food:
THIS WAS POSTED IN ONE RESTAURANT NEAR NAIA AIRPORT, so, maybe next time you are around the area, you may as well dine-in there, and check out their menu;

AS YOU GO ON, IT’S BECOMING INTERESTING AND MORE FLAVORFUL!!!
(this is based on true facts…)

1. TAPSILOG – Tapa, Sinangag, Itlog

2. LONGSILOG – Longganisa, Sinangag, Itlog

3. HOTSILOG – Hotdog, Sinangag, Itlog

4. PORKSILOG – Pork, Sinangag, Itlog

5. CHICKSILOG – Chicken, Sinangag Itlog

6. AZUCARERA – Adobong Aso

7. LUGLOG – Lugaw, Itlog

8. PAKAPLOG – Pandesal, Kape, Itlog

9. KALOG – Kanin, Itlog

10. PAKALOG – Pandesal, Kanin, Itlog

11. MAALOG NA BETLOG – Maalat na Itlog, Pakbet, Itlog

12. BAHAW – Bakang Inihaw (akala ninyo kaning lamig ano)

13. KALKAL – Kalderetang Kalabaw

14. HIMAS – Hipon Malasado

15. HIMAS SUSO – Hipon Malasado, Sugpo, Keso

16. HIMAS PEKPEK – Hipon Malasado, Kropek, Pinekpekan

17. PEKPEK MONG MALAKI – Kropek, Pinekpekan, Monggo, Malasado, Laing, Kilawin

18. DILA – Dinuguan, Laing

19. DILAAN MO – Dinuguan, Laing, Dalandan, Molo

20. BOKA BOKA – Bopis, Kanin, Bokayo, Kape

21. BOKA BOKA MO PA – Bopis, Kanin, Bokayo, Kape, Molong Pancit

22. KANTOT – Kanin, Tortang Talong

23. KANTOT PA – Kanin, Tortang Talong, Pancit

24. SIGE KANTOT PA – Sinigang na Pige, Kanin, Tortang Talong, Pancit

25. SIGE KANTOT PA IBAON MO – Sinigang na Pige, Kanin, Tortang Talong, Pancit – Take out

26. SIGE KANTOT PA HA – Sinigang na Pige, Kanin, Tortang Talong, Pancit, Halo-halo

27. SIGE KANTOT PA IBAON MO PAPA – Sinigang na Pige, Kanin, Tortang Talong, Pancit… Take out with Ketchup

28. PAKANTOT – Pandesal, Kanin, Tortang Talong

29. PAPAKANTOT – Papaitan, Kanin, Tortang Talong

30. PAPAKANTOT KA BA – Papaitan, Kanin, Tortang Talong, Kapeng Barako

31. PAKANTOT SA YO – Pandesal, Kanin, Tortang Talong, Saging + Yosi

32. PAKANTOT KA – Pandesal, Kanin, Tortang Talong, Kape

33. PAKANTOT KA HABANG MATIGAS PA – Pandesal, Kanin, Tortang Talong, Kape, Inihaw na Bangus, Maruya, Tinola, Ginisang Aso, Pancit

34. SUBO – Sugpo, Bopis

35. SUBO MO – Sugpo, Bopis, Molo

36. SUBO MO PA – Sugpo, Bopis, Molo, Pancit

37. SUBO MO PA MAIGE – Sugpo, Bopis, Molo, Mais, Pige

38. SUBO MO TITE KO – Sugpo, Bopis, Tinola, Teryaki, Kochinta

39. SUBO MO TITE KO BILIS – Sugpo, Bopis, Tinola Teryaki, Kochinta, Bihon, Tawilis

40. SUBO MO TITE KO BILIS, HAYOP! – …same as #39, minura mo lang yung waiter kasi ang tagal ng order.

NOW, YOU BELIEVE FILIPINO CUISINE MENUS CAN BE SO APPETIZING, SERVED
WITH SIZZLING LIBIDO… ENJOY YOUR MEAL, BON APPETITI!!!

ROTFLMAO!!!

Instant Messenger Virus alert… NOT!!!

   I have received a notice from yahoo, yet again, regarding an ID that is,”A Horrible Virus”. That when you add it to your list it kills your hard drive.

   Being the computer geek that I am and the smart ass that I am, I had to try and figure out if this was even possible.

   After much thought, about 2 minutes, I therefore conclude that this is all loads of crap. How the hell can an added name to your Instant messenger screw your computer up? JEEZ!!! What really bothers me is that I’ve received this stupid message about ‘N’ number of times already, which only means that people actually believe this crap. I just hope most of them would come to their senses and start to realize what kind of crap they’re actually believing in. I guess I’m just too smart for everybody huh? *snigger* lol. Anyways, here’s a copy of the actual message that I got.

“LISTEN UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If someone by the name of j_neutron07 wants to add you to their list dont accept it. Its a virus. Tell everyone on your list because if somebody on your list adds them you will get it too. It is a hard drive killer and a very horrible virus. Please pass this on to everyone on your list. We need to find out who using these accounts. Sorry for the inconvenience. Right click on your group name of your buddy list and click Send Message to all. Copy and paste this message. PLEASE COPY/PASTE AND REPOST”

Damn spammer!

All I can say is “KISS!”.

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KISS! = Keep It Simple, Stupid!

Monday Bloody Monday!!!

GOOD MORNING!!! *flashing a cheerful smile*.

   Damn, who am I kidding? There’s nothing good about the morning. My mobile is dead with an empty battery, I wake up with a bit of hang over and I’m f%@#ing late for work. Plus the fact that it’s a Monday!

   Ahhh, Mondays…. The day of the week that I never got to like… My mantra for the day, “Today is Monday, it will not be a busy day.” repeat 3 times…

   Enough complaining for today, back to work… *yawn*

Virus Alert!!!

Kama Sutra Virus

   A day has passed just after the scheduled activation of the new virus/worm that’s been circulating via e-mail posed as perverted e-mails and I’ve been surfing the net for news regarding its effects. Fortunately, I haven’t seen much damage caused yet. BUT WAIT! No reason to rejoice yet, it’s the weekends and most people are not in their offices. Being that as it is, their computers are not turned on and won’t be noticing that their files are getting f#@%ed up already. I’m still reading around looking for ways and good tips on how to avoid being infected.

   For those who haven’t heard of the virus threat yet you may want to surf around and start gathering information about it. It’s not just a simple worm that Windows users have been experiencing for a few years now. It deletes Microsoft Office files (*.doc,*.xls,*.ppt,*.pps,*.mdb,*.mde) and Adobe files(*.pdf, *.psd). It also deletes/disables your existing antivirus and creates tons of copies of itself in specific folders. Another thing it does is add/edit entries in your registry to make sure it executes everytime you open Windows.

   Oh well, I hope the virus infection won’t get worse. DAMN! whoever invented the virus should be tortured and then re-tortured. Just imagine being infected with this stupid thing, I’d miss a couple of years’ worth of files.

   Creepy!

Stupid is, as stupid does.

Friday morning, Feb. 3, ’06

Usual morning ceremonies, wake up, shower then I kiss my wife goodbye and start off to work. Passing by the 7-11 across the road and getting my usual dose of C2 green tea beverage. Then hopping on the jeepney which is waiting for passengers on the side of the street. Unfortunately, halos naka-park na siya sa tagal naghihintay ng pasahero, and to make matters worse he wasn’t even on the jeepney stop.
DANG! No wonder this country’s going down to the dogs! A simple traffic rule can’t even be followed. And then came this traffic officer asking the driver to move the vehicle or else he’ll be issuing him a traffic violation ticket. And then the fun part starts, the stupid driver seems to be mocking the officer by not budging even a bit. And then our friendly traffic officer starts brandishing his traffic ticket approaching our also friendly but definitely stupid driver. That’s when the jeepney moved.
And then the driver starts talking back to the officer, well it seems like he’s talking back with all this nonsense about not being considerate and not understanding the situation of them drivers but his voice was so low that even I, who was beside him, was having difficulty hearing his monologue. And then he starts to add some volume to his voice only when the jeepney was far enough for the traffic officer not to hear. Trying to sound like he’s a toughie? Maybe. For what? For me to hear? DAMN!
Aaahhh, quoting Forrest Gump, “Stupid is, as stupid does.” Enough of my senseless blabbering. Back to my ever boring and monotonous work…

Oh, and by the way, today’s my brother’s 21st birthday. I’ll be partying tonight…

LET’S PAARRRRTAAAYY!!

*sigh*