Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Hail Mary Shots

This video presents some of the reasons why Ateneo is called the "Hail Mary Team". I really can't forget the last play, because I watched the game live! Naaalala ko pa na halos maiyak ako nun.

Lapit na ng Final 4. More "Hail Mary's" for the Blue Eagles!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Happy Birthday!

Your Birthdate: August 18

You are a cohesive force - able to bring many people together for a common cause.

You tend to excel in work situations, but you also facilitate a lot of social gatherings too.

Beyond being a good leader, you are good at inspiring others.

You also keep your powerful emotions in check - you know when to emote and when to repress.

Your strength: Emotional maturity beyond your years

Your weakness: Wearing yourself down with too many responsibilities

Your power color: Crimson red

Your power symbol: Snowflake

Your power month: September

What Does Your Birth Date Mean?


Birthday ko ngayon. Ang tanda ko na, malapit na ko lumagpas sa kalendaryo. Taos ang pasasalamat ko sa Panginoon sa napakaraming biyaya na naipagkaloob niya sa akin. Meron din akong ilang kahilingan na sana ay magkaroon ng katuparan, God willing. Magiging tahimik ang selebrasyong ito, kasama ng aking mga pinakamamahal sa buhay :)

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Adidas Sports Apparel

I really think that this is a good idea, featuring the hottest college basketball teams in the country and the fiercest of rivals (There's also another version featuring players from La Salle). From a marketing point of view, this is a good strategy. Both Ateneo and La Salle have strong following from their students and alumni, who have money.

I liked the jackets, and am seriously considering to buy one. I wonder which color to buy, blue or white?

Monday, August 11, 2008

Top architects, designers to build Gawad Kalinga’s first ‘Designer Village’ in Taguig

This should be very interesting. One of my favorite firms, Recio+Casas, is involved in this project. Can't wait to see this!


TAGUIG CITY, August 10, 2008—At least 2,500 families residing at slum areas here are the beneficiaries of the Gawad Kalinga’s first “Designer Village” that features medium-rise housing village designed and constructed by topnotch architects, designers and engineers of the country.

During the launching Friday of the “Designer Village” at the NBC Tent at The Fort, GK founder Antonio Meloto said it is an unprecedented move that the country’s best talents have committed to design low-cost housing for the poorest of the poor.

“The launching of the GK Designer Village Campaign with Taguig as the first designer GK City will make history. For the first time, top architects, designers and builders of the Philippines have committed their priceless talents to make GK communities the canvass for their artistry and patriotism,” Meloto said.

Among those who will design the “Designer Village,” which will set the template of GK’s future housing communities, are Bong Recio of Recio+Casas Architects, Bobby Manosa of Francisco Mañosa & Partners, Jun Palafox of Palafox Associates, Edith Oliveros of the Philippine School of Interior Design (PSID), and Willy Cosculluela of Cultura Profetica.

These stalwarts in their respective fields will constitute the GK Board of Consulters for Design and will work together with top architects from United Architects of the Philippines, Philippine Institute of Architects, Philippine Institute of Interior Designers, Philippine Association of Landscape Architects and students and faculty from top architectural schools nationwide.

In explaining the plan for the “Designer Village,” Meloto disclosed that the squatter residents along the C5 road, from Petron to Caltex on the northbound side and from McKinley Road to Heritage Park on the southbound, will be the first beneficiaries of the village that will feature a combination of medium-rise condo-type housing, row housing and single detached housing.

“This time, we are upgrading the GK communities to further inspire our poor constituents to live a dignified life. We believe that by creating for them a beautiful environment, we can encourage the beautiful behavior in them,” he said.

For his part, Taguig Mayor Sigfrido Tiñga said the city government is one with GK in this joint undertaking.

“We are very happy that GK chose Taguig residents to benefit from its first ‘Designer Village.’ With the partnership between GK and the Taguig City government, housing the homeless can indeed be done,” the mayor said.

Aside from Tiñga, attendees of the GK “Designer Village” launch include Vice President and Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council chairman Noli de Castro, Quezon City Mayor Feliciano Belmonte, Las Piñas Mayor Vergel Aguilar, Pateros Mayor Joey Medina and HUDCC secretary general Lucille Ortile.

Among the spectators in the event were chief executives of Globe Telecommunications, ABS-CBN Foundation, Philips Philippines, PLDT Company and many others who acknowledged the vision of GK and pledged support in the construction of the “Designer Village.”

A social project of the Couples for Christ, GK now has 1,700 housing communities of rainbow-colored houses, manicured gardens and garbage-free surroundings.

With its new “888 Goal,” GK aims to house five million families by 2024. (Kris Bayos)

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Ateneo vs. UST

Gusto ko talaga mapanood ng live ang laro ng Ateneo at UST. Kasama kong nanood si Doy at si Cheska. Buti pinalad naman kaming makakuha ng Lower Box tickets sa Araneta (muntik na kami sa Upper B SRO!)! First time ko nakapanood nang ganun kalapit sa isang basketball game. Ganda ng view!

As always, masayang kasama ang aking kasintahan at kapatid sa ganitong mga okasyon. At mas napasaya ang aking panonood nang manalo ang Ateneo! Ang kapatid ko, kahit natalo ang team niya, ay mukhang masaya pa rin naman :)

Maganda ang pagtatapos na ito ng first round ng UAAP games para sa Ateneo. Sana tuloy-tuloy ang pagpanalo hanggang makaabot sa Championship!
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