Friday, June 26, 2009

Michael Jackson Rest In Peace

Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American recording artist and entertainer. The seventh child of the Jackson family, he debuted on the professional music scene at the age of 11 as a member of The Jackson 5 and began a solo career in 1971 while still a member of the group. Referred to as the "King of Pop" in subsequent years, four of his solo studio albums are among the world's best-selling records: Off the Wall (1979), Bad (1987), Dangerous (1991) and HIStory (1995), while his 1982 Thriller is the world's best-selling record of all time.

In the early 1980s, he became a dominant figure in popular music and the first African-American entertainer to amass a strong crossover following on MTV. The popularity of his music videos airing on MTV, such as "Beat It", "Billie Jean" and Thriller—credited for transforming the music video into an art form and a promotional tool—helped bring the relatively new channel to fame. Videos such as "Black or White" and "Scream" made Jackson an enduring staple on MTV in the 1990s. With stage performances and music videos, Jackson popularized a number of physically complicated dance techniques, such as the robot and the moonwalk. His distinctive musical sound and vocal style influenced many hip hop, pop and contemporary R&B artists.

One of the few artists to have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, his other achievements include multiple Guinness World Records—including one for "Most Successful Entertainer of All Time"—13 Grammy Awards, 13 number one singles in his solo career—more than any other male artist in the Hot 100 era. Jackson's highly publicized personal life, coupled with his successful career, made him a part of popular culture for almost four decades. Michael Jackson died of a suspected cardiac arrest or heart attack, although the cause of dead is still unknown, on June 25, 2009, aged 50. Wikipedia

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Rainy Season

As the nimbus started to gather vaporized water from the earth, I felt that its grayish color means only a heavy rain will poured as soon as it can’t hold water’s relative mass.

It’s rainy season once again. City streets will experience one of its worst problem – flooding. I noticed that an average rainfall in an hour or more easily flooded the street just right across our office located at A. S. Fotuna St., Mandaue City. This causes heavy traffic of the public utility jeeps en route to Talamban from the highway. Others may say jokingly that it's time to see the Fortuna River. Flood shut some PUJ dead since the water level reaches the engine compartment. This the situation where the drivers feared most, stranded in the middle of the flood in a stationary vehicle with some passengers outburst in anger.

Public should always be reminded the usefulness of proper garbage disposal. Canals and drainages always overflow every rain because of the trash blockade of waterways in the system. So everytime we see a flooding street, don’t just blame it solely to the poor drainage system but inculcate also in mind that this is also a part of our negligence.

Monday, June 15, 2009

ASMSI-CEBU Sportsfest Opening 2009

Opening of the Fr. Al’s Cup and the ASMSI – Cebu Sportsfest 2009.

June 14, 2009. I arrived as early as 7:00 am. Registration in-charges were ready for the arrival of the alumni. I proceeded to the canteen for my breakfast just to find out that the kettle for rice was used by our officers the day before the event. So I just have my breakfast of bingka, biko, cup of bulalo and a fried fish.

Past 8:00am, I can see alumni’s presence starting to fill the designated benches in the gymnasium and started to group themselves by batches. I’ve met some of the chatters as they made their way to the gym. Officers were so busy making sure of the activities’ success. All hail to them! The event made its distinction with the partnership of the media specifically the 94.7 Energy FM and SMART telecommunications.

The mass started with a procession for the feast of Corpus Christi or the commemoration of the institution of Eucharist which is also literally means ‘Body of Christ’. So as to have some blessing and will to lead the organization, a formal introduction to the new set of officers was done after the Holy Mass.

We felt uneasy especially our dear alumni president since alumni were already looking for the food. Some even sent me some messages if where the food was being served. We brought again the attention to our coop president Gilbert Nagaño about the food since it was a time for lunch. He called the caterer if they’re arriving in time and with the service malfunction, lunch was served past 1:oo pm. In times like this, you need juicy fruit gum. LOL. In a large crowd where food is to be served, it should always be ready ahead of time and 10:00 am will be a perfect for that. We’re so sorry for the untimely incident that has not been anticipated and so thankful for the alumni who did understand the situation though some have lost their temper. In behalf of the alumni cooperative, my deepest apology for the untoward situation it had caused. Let us unite and do what is best for the organization although shortcomings may arise. We didn't mean it that way and who would? After all, it was a lesson learned.

As the competing team per batches gathered inside the gym, crowd’s uproar made the ambiance so energetic and lively when the presentation of the muses began. Crowd’s favorite 14th batch snatched the Miss Energetic and Best in Production Number, 3rd batch as the Killer Smile and 13th batch as Miss Photogenic. My bet didn’t win, hmmm…zakaat. *rolling eyes. A beautiful acoustic intermission was rendered by Ray Cabasa aka hardwired and Zoraida Tablingon aka Gelin. Good job guys! Certificates were given to different batches as an appreciation for the unceasing support for the alumni organization and a special awards for the 94.7 Energy FM, EDM disco mobile and SMART communications for the partnership of the event.

Fireworks display ignited past 4:00 pm after the celebration that made the guard wondered what’s the thunderous bang about.

We departed 5:00 pm and took a ride in a KMK bus. Feeling exhausted, I found myself asleep on our way to SM. We took our dinner at Andoks Mabolo with sinigang and fried chicken in satisfying our craving stomach.

Our sincere appreciation to the alumni who rendered their support for the event and our heartfelt gratitude to our sponsors 94.7 Energy FM, SMART, Dunkin Donuts, Coca Cola, and Nature Spring who made this successful. To those who were there, DAGHANG SALAMAT and let us continue to serve the Lord with joy!

Sunday, June 14, 2009



The first branch of MAMA MARIA’S PIZZA was opened in Bacolod City in December of 2005. It was an immediate success, five more branches were opened in 2006 to serve thousands of patriots who ordered their favorite pizza flavors.

Last June 12, 2009, Independence Day, Mama Maria’s Pizza opened a franchise in Gorordo Ave. 888 Bldg. in which Cebu Bloggers Society was invite through McBilly. CBS gathered at the covered space for dining outside, allmost a perfect attendance for a 35 list of bloggers wanted to join the event. Although I’m a minute late but I was able to taste their delicious and tempting big size pizza. They served us their huge pizzas in different flavors. An authentic thin crunchy Italiano pizza crusts with flavors that suit the taste of every Filipino. Their process in making pizza is done in front of the customer to see how it is being prepared.

They will soon open another branch in Lapu-lapu City @ Mactan Tower Center along M.L Quezon Highway, Pajo. Come and taste the difference of a mouthwatering big pizzas only found in Mama Maria’s Pizza. You may reach them in their phone number (032) 417 11 77, they’re OPEN 24 HOURS.

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Hilongosnon's Voice

Perhaps other Hilongosnon may ask about the building in our public market that was left unfinished. Projects as big as this one somehow needs a feasibility study before implementing. This has something to do with the vicinity map or the location for a detailed planning. This is a long term project that needs thorough study like this one which is located in the heart of our town.

A feasibility study is a process which defines exactly what a project is and what strategic issues need to be considered to assess its feasibility, or likelihood of succeeding. Feasibility studies are useful both when starting a new business, and identifying a new opportunity for an existing business. Ideally, the feasibility study process involves making rational decisions about a number of enduring characteristics of a project, including:

• What exactly is the project? Is it possible? Is it practicable? Can it be done?
(I guess this can be done after how many decades had passed with the current “situation”.)
• Economic feasibility, technical feasibility, schedule feasibility, and operational feasibility - are the benefits greater than the costs?
(Eventually, this only wasted our taxes where years had gone and didn’t served its general purpose.)
• Technical feasibility - do we 'have the technology'? If not, can we get it?
(I believe there’s a workforce and all resources needed are available.)
• Schedule feasibility - will the system be ready on time?
(This project was long overdue.)
• Customer profile: Estimation of customers/revenues.
(Since this building is left unfinished, the targeted revenues were not achieved)
• Operational feasibility - do we have the resources to build the system? Will the system be acceptable? Will people use it?
(This building is a purposeful project done for the betterment of Hilongos and its constituents and turned out to be a useless project and a waste of money.)


For our councilmen, with this project at hand, what are your next steps for this? Do you let this building just stay rotten by time? Or have another building constructed like a mushroom that just grows anywhere without a long term purpose just like our DAR office or somewhat like temporary shelter waiting for the completion of our municipal mall, I mean municipal hall? Or maybe it is all about…hmmmmmm….money in the making. Well anyway, this is just my thought.

Temporary DAR Office?

Public Market Building

Is the planning and design of these structures a long term or just temporary?

Monday, June 8, 2009

The Biggest Tattoo Show on Earth™

Pack your bags cause we’re going to Las Vegas!!!

We have worked diligently to line up hundreds of vendors and artists to attend this year’s event. The Biggest Tattoo Show on Earth™ is the premiere tattoo convention, showcasing the latest trends, fashions and techniques in the tattoo industry.

This being our first year in Vegas, we will be throwing the biggest parties, and hosting the worlds top artists - making it the most incredible tattoo event in history! Seminars, training and demonstrations will be
scheduled, as well as charity events, tattoo contests, and did we
mention the Celebrity filled parties...

The show will be held October 2-4, 2009 in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. Click the links below and reserve your space in being part of the Biggest Tattoo Show on Earth™

See You in Sin City!

Community Nations LLC
1204 Lake Shore Drive
Lisle IL 60532

Participant Shops & Artists
- Andrew DiDomenico
- Dominick Arduino
- Will Heintelman
- Starlight Tattoo
- Emmy van de Giessen
- Guy Hains - Burning Monk Tattoo
- Diau-An
- Dark Millennia Studios
- Cherokee Tattoo Studio
- David Vidra

- Intenze Products
- Marine Agency
- Eternal Ink
- Giani
- Face & Body Professionals
- Tatu derm
- Micky Sharpz USA
- Kult Kustoms
- Technical Tattoo Supply
- Terry Bradley

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

NBA FINALS 2009 - Orlando vs Lakers

Who will get the trophy for this season? Can Superman lift his team and dimmed Lakers brightness this Final round? Much from the media hyped rival of KB and LBJ, Magic downed the Cavaliers and the defending champion Boston in the playoff. It’s not Nike against Nike endorser. It’s between the erstwhile Adidas model that is now a Nike endorser KB24 and Adidas DH12. It is Magic against the world of basketball who believes that Lakers will win at 6.

Believing that they got 2-0 from the regular season against Lakers, Magic got some confidence in doing it again this Final. Superman’s area is in the paint setting the outer table especially in the arc for Orlando’s 3-point marksmen. Hedo Turkoglu, Rashard Lewis, Mickael Pietrus, Courtney Lee and Rafer Alston will bomb from outside.

Kobe is the man that Magic needs to deal with. His determination in every season and leadership for his teammates can’t be denied. When he is on fire, he is on fire and that made him hard to stop. Gasol has been more aggressive in his games, and Bynum appears to have a pulse. He will serve as the humps on Howard’s road. Ariza should always be at his high level of performance and match against Magic’s snipers. Odom seems to be finding a rhythm after nursing a sore back.

Who can stop Howard down low? If they double team DH, there’s a big chance of leaving shooters outside for free. If DH will guard Gasol, who’ll be at Bynum? Can Nelson play this time to help the Magic like what he did during their two meetings? Does a stage fright factor for the newbie in the Final matters as what the statistics say?

2-3-2 is the format of the game and we knew that Phil Jackson is 43-0 when his team wins the first game of a series but I got to believe in magic. Haha. Everybody focused on DH12 but HT15 can create mismatches within the game. I’m a fan for this underdog team. GO MAGIC…disappoint the majority including Barak Obama. Hahaha. Maayo unta ug makakawat bisag usa ka game ang Magic sa Staple Center sa 1st two games.

See and enjoy Game 1 @ Staple Center, Thursday, June 4, 2009, 6:00 PM PDT (morag buntag sa June 5 sa atoa). Home court sa Lakers.

F Trevor Ariza: 8.9 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 1.8 apg, .460 FG%, .710 FT%
F Pau Gasol: 18.9 ppg, 9.6 rpg, 3.5 apg, .567 FG%, .781 FT%
C Andrew Bynum: 14.3 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 1.4 apg, .560 FG%, .707 FT%
G Kobe Bryant: 26.8 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 4.9 apg, .467 FG%, .856 FT%
G Derek Fisher: 10.2 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 3.2 apg, .430 FG%, .846 FT%

F Hedo Turkoglu: 16.9 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 4.9 apg, .413 FG%, .807 FT%
F Rashard Lewis: 17.7 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 2.6 apg, .439 FG%, .836 FT%
C Dwight Howard: 20.7 ppg, 13.9 rpg, 1.4 apg, .574 FG%, .594 FT%
G Courtney Lee: 8.3 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 1.2 apg, .454 FG%, .814 FT%
G Rafer Alston: 11.7 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 5.3 apg, .384 FG%, .744 FT%