Setyembre 25, 2011

I SALUTE SMART GILAS PILIPINAS



After two and half decades, the Philippines reached to the semifinals of FIBA Asia. During the tournament Smart Gilas Pilipinas lost only one game against China on the first round and lost against Jordan on the semis. The last hope was for them to win the bronze medal against the Team of Korea.

It was a good start for our team. I even thought they will win the the third place. Here are their missed opportunities: low field goals percent of Korea, 14 point lead, 6 point lead within the last 5 mins, free throws of Williams, rebound and free throws of Lassiter. Korea succeeded to win the 4th quarter by a 2 point lead (Final score 68-70). And we lost for the third time against Korea. It was a heart breaking lost!


MY REAL EMOTIONS:
Sayang talaga! Naiyak ako sa pagkatalo ng Pilipinas dahil simula pa lang ng laban ay pinakita na ng Gilas na maipapanalo nila ang laro at maiiuwi ang Bronze Medal sa bansa. On the few seconds remaining my mom and I really cheered for our team. Pinagdasal namin na lahat ng free throws ay mashoot ng Pilipinas pati narin ang last 3 points shot ni JV Casio, yun nga lang di pumasok. At nakakapanghina na pati si Casio ay nghinayang sa tira na yun at napaiyak na lang siya.



"DEFEAT IS NOT THE WORST OF FAILURES. NOT TO HAVE TRIED IS THE TRUE FAILURE."


Nevertheless finishing 4th place in Fiba Asia is not easy and bad. The last time our country made it this far was in 1987.


On the brighter side, nobody expected Philippines to go this far. Hands down to the team for making it to the FINAL FOUR! I'm sure that all the teams who played against Gilas have a great RESPECT on the team. And I wish that ALL FILIPINOS will show the same. Those men showed that they can fight on the big teams in Asia. THROUGH SMART GILAS TEAM PILIPINAS we were able to be recognized once again in the map of world class basketball. 

I want to thank all Smart Gilas Pilipinas Players Team Captain Chris Tiu, JV Casio, Jimmy Alapag, Kelly Williams, Ranidel de Ocampo, Andy Barroca, Marcio Lassiter, Chris Lutz, Asi Taulava, Mac Baracael, Japeth Aguilar and Marcus Douthit FOR ALL THE HARD WORK, FOR THE HEART, FOR MAKING OUR COUNTRY PROUD! 


Also want to express thanks to Coach Rajko Toroman and all the assistant coaches Jude Roque, Chot Reyes, Charles Tiu and Ryan Gregorio.

#thankyouGILASPILIPINAS did trend.
All Filipino fans tweeted encouraging msg and support on our National Team.




MABUHAY PILIPINAS!
PROUD TO BE PINOY!
FOR ALL YOUR ENDEAVOR I SALUTE SMART GILAS TEAM PILIPINAS! 

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Here are the Highlights of the Game: 


- Philippines finished 4th place in the FIBA Asia Championship
- Marcus Douthit with 27 points and 22 rebounds
- Philippines missed 4 Free Throws at the end of the game; 2 by Williams, 1 by Douthit and 1 by Lassiter
- Jimmy Alapag 5/7 from three point range with 17 points
- Only 10 assist for Philippines and 13 turnovers that resulted to 13 points by Korea
- 3 point field goal percentage (35%) is higher than 2 point field goal percentage (33%)
- Kelly Williams with 9 points and 11 boards but missed 2 key free throws
- Marcio Lassiter with just 1 point but grabbed 9 rebounds
- Both teams with a low Free Throw Percentage, PHI (59%) and KOR (61%) but Korea made their free throws in the end game
- Biggest lead of Philippines was 13 points
- Chris Tiu and Chris Lutz fouled out of the ballgame
- Japeth Aguilar did not play this game
Game Scores:
Philippines 68 – Douthit 27, Alapag 17, Williams 9, Lutz 5, de Ocampo 3, Tiu 2, Casio 2, Baracael 2, Lassiter 1, Taulava 0, Barroca 0
Quarters: 14-7, 24-17, 47-36, 68-70


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Smart Gilas Pilipinas International and Local Tournaments Recap

2009-2011 Smart Gilas Win-Loss Record


Overall Standing in 3 years: 47 wins, 32 losses
(Based on Major Tournaments only, not including Exhibition Games)
Note:
-Highest place finish in an International Tournament was 3rd place in 2011 Jones Cup (SEABA not included)
-Big leap in win-loss record from 2010 to 2011
2011 (28 wins, 13 losses)
-FIBA Asia Championship – 4th Place (6-3)
-Jones Cup – 3rd Place (6-3)
-SEABA Championship – 1st Place (3-0)
-FIBA Asia Champions Cup – 4th Place (5-2)
-PBA Commissioners Cup – 3rd Place (8-5)
2010 (14 wins, 17 losses)
-Asian Games – 6th Place (6-5)
-Jones Cup – 4th Place (3-3)
-FIBA Asia Champions Cup – 7th Place (2-5)
-FIBA Asia Stankovic Cup – 4th Place (3-4)
2009 (5 wins, 2 losses)
-FIBA Asia Champions Cup – 5th Place (5-2)

Setyembre 24, 2011

HALINA SA LPU FT. PAROKYA NI EDGAR

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Dapat yung concert gaganapin noong August pero sa pagkakatanda ko dahil ata sa sama ng panahon kay minove yung concert date ng Sept. At yung ibang estudyante binenta yung ticket nila sa murang halaga, baka yung iba tinamad na pumunta at noong araw na mismo ng concert umuulan, its their lost, SAYA KAYA NOONG CONCERT kaIt's been a year since I was able to watch Parokya Ni Edgar on stage. I always check on their Facebook Fan page http://www.facebook.com/parokyaniedgarofficial or even their twitter accounts to see if they have a gig that fit my sched and accessible for me. :) Finally I was able to find out that they will be having a concert at Lyceum of the Philippines University. and right away I asked some of my High school barkada who are studying there and they did updated me if outsiders are allowed to watch the concert and how much is the entrance fee. :) 


hit muntik na umulan. Buti na lang noong nagsimula na ang PNE tumigil na ang ambon...At yun ang unang concert na napuntahan ko na di masyado madami ang nanuod. pero masaya parin syempre mas importante sa akin yung pagtugtog ng PNE kaysa sa manunuod ng concert. :) 


my story continues... 


"Halina sa LPU", Lyceum of the Philippines University - Manila, September 12, 2011, 7-9pm


Typecast is the front act of the concert and they played three songs.
  


TYPECAST  


Here we go with my favorite Pinoy Band...Parokya ni Edgar was supposed to play 8 songs but since the concert date was moved they want to make it up to their fans and because they love us they played 12 songs! Here are the songs they played: 
1) Buloy (Opening Song), (not in order) 2) Halaga, 3) Silvertoes, 4) Boys Do Fall in Love, 5) Alumni Homecoming, 6) Picha Pie played by Vinci, PNE back-up singer, 7) Inuman Na, 8) Para Sayo, (in order) 9) One and Only You, 10) Pangarap Lang Kita, 11) This Guy's in Love with You Pare, 12) Yes Yes Show (Last Song)  


TODO BIRIT SI IDOL!


OHYEAH! LOOK AT THOSE SLANTED EYES. SO CUTE! :)


HE'S NOT SINGING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM. HAHA. :)

ME? WALA AKONG GINAWANG MASAMA! HAHA. :)


MORE MORE BIRIT PA SI IDOL! :)


SILVERTOES




video
PNE PLAYS HALAGA

5:24 I SHOUTED "ILOVEYOU CHITO" AND I  EXPECTED THAT HE'LL REPLY 


SI VINCI ROCK EN ROLL KAHIT WALANG GITARA KAYA NAMAN...
...PINAKANTA NA SA KANYA ANG "PICHA PIE"
PARA NAMAN DAW MAY GAWIN SIYA SA STAGE SABI NI CHITO :)
I WANT TO HAVE A SAME SHIRT THAT VINCI WORE THAT NIGHT. 
"MAY PAROKYA NA, MAY KAMIKAZEE, MAY GLOC-9 PA"

HIS EYES MAKE ME MELT. ♥ ♥ ♥

EVERY TIME THEY HAVE CONCERT THEY SHARE WATER TO THE AUDIENCE. SO SWEET. :)



GAB PLAYED "ONE AND ONLY YOU" 
He played it with Dairus on guitar. Dito narin ng pahinga sina Chito, Vinci, Buhawi and Din.   

VINCI AND CHITO IN "PANGARAP LANG KITA".

Ang SWEET nila dito! Tamang kulit lang.  :)

VINCI AND CHITO IN "THIS GUY'S INLOVE WITH YOU PARE". 
(on your right) "...Every week, palaging may sleepover"


"YES YES SHOW" FOR THEIR LAST SONG

Kulit lang dahil kabisado ng audience yung rap ni Vinci. :)


 The concert ended at  around 9pm and we waited for the band to get out of the waiting area to have an autograph or picture with them. However we failed but not with their drummer. :) 

WITH DIN DIN MORENO, PNE DRUMMER
Kay DinDin na lang kami nakapagpapicture kasi ang higpit ng security ni Chito Miranda pero nahawakan ko naman yung kamay niya! at ang lamig niya, hindi ko lang sigurasdo kung siya yung malamig o ako. hahaha. :) at nakita ko si DinDin na naiwan sa stage at lakas loob na akong lumapit para magpapicture. Mabait naman yung ibang security kasi sila pa nagsabi sa akin na "Sige, magpapicture ka na" at nakakamayan ko pa siya. :)

OUR TICKETS

Setyembre 21, 2011

FANFUN SHARING w/ PNE

Parokya ni Edgar have a blog that I think their fans made and they have this cool thing called "FANFUN SHARING". In this part of their blog they give the fans a chance to share their experience with PNE. They ask the fans to compose a short blog about it that they can send to parokya.edgar@rocketmail.com . To know more about it and tell a story just click the link: http://pnerocks.blogspot.com/p/fanfun-sharing.html




Since I found out about it I wanted to share my experience on one of their concerts I've attended. Some part of my post is in Filipino because I just copied and pasted the description of the album on my fb account. It's the lazy me plus I know I will have the hard time translating it all in English. So bare with me. haha. :) 

Now telling the story...

Dated August 07, 2010


Afternoon that day while rehearsing for our competition for speech choir, somebody knocked on our door and giving away tickets for a concert. And since it's for free were like "Ate ako na lang!", the catch is "at andun ang Parokya ni Edgar" and I quietly approach the girl who's giving away tickets and I said "ate wala na bang ticket?" and OHYEAH! She handed me four more tickets! THAT GIRL IS AN ANGEL THAT DAY! :)

However the concert will happen the evening that same day and I didn't even ask permission to my parents. What's even worse I have only 200 pesos on my wallet. 

The last time I was able to watch their concert live was when they celebrated their anniversary at Myx and I was still on my sophomore year during HS. So why miss this opportunity? :)

PAROKYA NI EDGAR at Ultra, Pasig City


there was a technical problem while their singing Buloy but the crowd sang half of the song.

MY REAL EMOTIONS: 


PAROKYA NI EDGAR is the coolest band ever kahit dalawang beses nagkaroon ng technical problem, CHILL parin sila. MAHAL NA MAHAL SILA NG CROWD dahil kalahati ng kanta ay kinanta namin noong nag brown out. Pinagpaalam pa nila kung pwede lumapit ang crowd sa stage at go naman ang crowd. ASTIG TALAGA! napaka sweet nila sa crowd dahil namigay pa sila ng water at umikot pa si Vinci sa crowd. Sayang lang dahil hindi naki sabay si CHITO! huhu. pero LOVE NA LOVE KO PARIN SILA. Waiting for the next concert na mapapanuod ko sila. :)

We dont have alot of photos because were not prepared. :)

On my next post I'll be sharing their concert at LPU :)