Saturday, March 9, 2013

A first for National University Volleyball Team

Still frustrated with the defeat of Ateneo de Manila Lady Eagles University Women’s volleyball team in the UAAP Season 75 against the back-to-back, now three-peat champion De La Salle University Lady Spikers, my heart is still pounding watching today’s Men’s Volleyball match between the defending champion Far Eastern University and the first timer in the finals, National University Bulldogs. I do not know but underdogs always have a special spot in my heart. It was do-or-die moment in the third game of the UAAP Season 75 Men’s Volleyball finals at the San Juan Arena this afternoon. Each of the team was serious to snatch the championship title. The Bulldogs were able to rally with an 8-point lead by the Tamaraws and getting the first set 26-24. The second set went again to the Bulldogs, 25-22 and as Peter Torres took the back row, the Tamaraws took the third set 23-25. In the middle of the third set, Bulldogs’ Paglinawan was taken out of the court as he suffered from severe hamstring strain and was substituted by Tekiko who helped a lot in snatching their very first volleyball championship trophy. Torres’ quick hit closed the deal at 25-19. Torres’ quick and high-leaping attacks put his name in the roster of finals MVP. Add to Technorati Favorites

Friday, December 21, 2012

Spidey attacks Obama

This picture shows the lighter side of the most powerful man in the world. It was a candid shot at the oval office when one of Obama’s staff’s son dropped by the White House on October this year. The pint sized spiderman pretended to be shooting webs at the President and Obama played along. The picture came out after President Obama has been named Time Magazine’s person of the year. Obama’s mellow side is undoubtedly makes him stronger and more powerful.

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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Miss USA is Miss Universe 2012

I woke up past 11:00am and as I opened my Facebook account, I was overwhelmed seeing threads of comments mostly of disappointment over Philippines ending up as the first runner up. Janine Tugonon nailed the Q and A portion and although she struggled a little bit towards the end of her answer, she still managed to express herself brilliantly. Her voice, face and stature remind me of Miriam Quiambao who also bagged the first runner up title of Miss Universe in 1999. We still have so many things to rave about the result of this prestigious beauty pageant. Landing second place is something to celebrate. Kudos! Viva Pilipinas!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Ooops, UP did it again! The 3-peat bid!

It was crazy. My heart was racing. I did not know that what I was watching was the live coverage of UAAP Cheerdance Competition 2012 until I saw a friend’s status update of Facebook. Ofcourse I am rooting for my alma mater UP. The UP Pep Squad has kept the title of being the champion for two straight years. I think that the bar has been raised in terms of the stunts, costumes, routines and props. I was impressed by Adamson University’s and De la Salle University’s routines but my jaw dropped watching FEU’s Pep Squad. They have bene in the top 3 for eight years next is UP that kept seven champion titles. I was nervously eager to see what UP has to put to the table. They UP courtside was alone backstage instead of having the pep squad behind her back giving the audience words enticement. UP Pep Squad hid in the dressing room until the very last minute that their name was called on stage. They wear something more than tamed this time. A skin tone body suit for the girls and under shirts and pants of the same shade for the boys. They are more subdued this time but the girls’ shaved hair made a statement. I was at awe looking how they bodies fly in the air defying gravity and making the stunts as if they are in synchronized swimming. I was confident that everything is in the bag until one group of cheerdancers fell as they tried to form a pyramid at the end of their routine. I can feel my heart was pounding . The host has a good sense of prolonging the agony but it is all worth the wait. National University bagged the third place and I felt relieved hearing that FEU got the second place. I began screaming at the top of my lungs knowing that the first place will be UP’s. It was a clean sweep! UP’s Nicolette Erica Arambulo won the Samsung Stunner award, The UP Pep Squad also placed first in the group stunt competition and sealing the deal is taking home the UAAP Cheerdance Competition 2012 first place! Add to Technorati Favorites

Monday, August 6, 2012

Getting in tune

Rainy days give me good reason to stay at home. Aside from catching up on sleep and watching my favourite events in the 2012 London Olympics on TV at home, I get to check on the internet some interesting video uploads of those who are doing covers of well-known songs by aspiring musicians. Some just want to make then self noticed and some are really out there to help out some people realize their dreams. Musicians friend seagull guitars are one of the clips that caught my interest because for one I have been dying to learn how to play the guitar. I know that someday my dream will come true. Add to Technorati Favorites

Summer Olympics gets hotter

He became more famous now more than ever now that he is considered as one of the top seeds of the US swim team. So he scored four medals in the 2012 London Olympics and that makes him hotter. All in all, the 28-year old Florida native has 11 Olympic medals under his belt. He is seen to be signed up for a number of endorsement deals like his teammate Michael Phelps. Add to Technorati Favorites

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Comfy care

I like our hospital uniform. It is old school nursing. We get lots of compliments for it but as dainty as it looks, it is so inconvenient to wear in the dog days of summer much more in the height of rainy season. The typhoon season forces me to be in my casual clothes and just pack my whites so as to keep it as white as they should be. During these times that I wish that we are just allowed to be in grey s anatomy scrub pants in order for us to move freely and to save us from the laundry expenses so we do not have to pack our uniforms to work. Add to Technorati Favorites