Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Dream, Believe, and Dream again

I have always accepted the fact that there are things in life which I can never do. These are monumental events and tasks that have defined people and carved history. Although anything conceived can be achieved, there are exemptions that must be swallowed hard. Perhaps I will never live any of these things, but at least I managed to dream them.

10. Being the US President..... Of course I am a not an American citizen and I don't have plans to be one. But becoming the most powerful man in the world has always been part of my wishes.

9. Doing a voyager impersonation..... Circling around the world with a ship is a daunting task. The hardest part of it is ensuring that the world is not big enough to be circled.

8. Acting for a heist movie..... After watching Ocean's 13, I kept on thinking the possibility of me being included in the film. Now we can already change the movie title to Ocean's 14.

7. Dating Princess Diana..... No one is perfect in this world. If there is anyone who will come close to the word perfection, then its Princess Diana.

6. Commanding one of Hitler's battalions..... Forget about the claim that Hitler was an anti-Christ. It is his war strategies that enamored me to guide his army.

5. Inventing a breakthrough innovation..... From the abacus to the computers, the world has never been the same again. I have always wanted to make something that will make life easy.

4. Investigating a global case..... It does not matter if I wok for FBI or CIA on this one. The most important thing is that I spearhead the team.

3. Playing in the World Cup Finals..... In this game I will score a hat trick. The most important goal will seal the game and allow me to lift the trophy.

2. Singing with the Beatles in a concert..... All I ask is five of my favorite songs to be sang by me with the greatest band of all time. I will; Here, there, and everywhere; The long and winding road; In my life; and Let it be.

1. Hitting a homerun at Fenway Park against the Yankees..... Here is the scenario, I am playing for the Red Sox and it is Game 7 of the ALCS, bottom of the 9th, no scores for both teams, 2 outs, nobody on, full count, with Roger Clemens on the mound. With a great swing, I drive the ball towards the Green Monster and the rest is history.

These go beyond hallucination. Indeed, these events will never happen even if I live 9 lifetimes. But it is a good thing that I came to fathom these moments. For that I have experienced greatness, and greatness no matter how brief stays with a man. Just Gene Hackman..... Sweet!!!

Friday, June 15, 2007

The Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs of 2007 according to the Legal Two-Timer

Janette Toral of Reflective Thinking - Taking the 8th Habit Challenge came up with this contest: The Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs of 2007.

The Rules
  1. Write a post listing a maximum of 10 blogs created since 8-1-2006 that you think are the most influential.
  2. Include a link to the original Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs of 2007 writing project post.
  3. Leave a comment on the original writing project post, with a link to your own post, so that your votes can be counted.
  4. Posts are tallied weekly. The project is on its third week and those blogs who have been voted only once so far will be deleted unless voted again in week 4.

Though I have only three nominees, I believe that they are the top three choices.

  1. The AnitoKid Chronikos - A financial analyst and information scientist's take on billiards and Philippine Sports
  2. The Broken Bow - Never put your bow on a sofa, you may sit on it, as I did
  3. Pulitika, Kalakalan at Iba Pa - Isang Sulyap sa Mga Makatotohanang Pangyayari

Good luck to all three! You make the Filipinos proud!

Thursday, June 14, 2007

G-U-I-L-TY...... maybe not......

The trial of deposed President Joseph "Erap" Estrada has been a circus. It has been a source of contradictions or I would rather say it has been an oxyMORON. The prosecutor claims that victory is within their sights, but the evidences suggest otherwise. On the other hand, Erap was supposed to be in prison but instead he manages to attend most of his outside endeavors. Now that the verdict is about to be served, a lot of people are still thinking if our justice system can be objective and fair.

The nation is divided when it comes to the guilt of Erap. Here are the reason why Erap might be convicted and at the same time acquitted.

He will be convicted because:

  • The government will place its hand on the case. Of course President GMA will have her opinion heard.
  • It took 6 years to end the case. The prosecutors will be favored because they can pile up their evidences.
  • The Philippines is known for breaking records. This will be a classic proof of that statement.
  • The judges will be pressured by the possible repercussions of Erap's acquittal. It has to be remembers that these judges have ambitions that wrest on the administration.
  • Convicting Erap is easier because he can be reprieved in the future. Acquitting Erap, however, is a different story.

He will be acquitted because

  • The evidence of the government is weak.
  • Having Chavit Singson testifying against Erap is a blessing for the former President.
  • The judges have no testicular fortitude to pull the trigger.
  • Erap will no longer regain the power that he had once.
  • The former President's legal team is just that good.

It is hard to predict the exact events that will transpire in relation to this case. Guilty or not, life will still go on for most of us. But isn't it better when our lives are lived in a soceity that promotes justice and equity. Sweet!!!

The ViralTag works! It really works!

Got this from The AnitoKid:


1.) Copy and paste the matrix of “ViralTags” below.

2.) Substitute the Host Tag and one of the “Viral Tags” in the matrix with your anchor text of choice with your blog’s URL. Please keep anchor text to a max of 3 words to keep the matrix size manageable.

3.) When you get a ping back from someone that has your link in one of their “Viral Tags”, practice good karma by copying his/her Host Tag’s anchor text (automatically the associated link will also be copied) and paste it over one of your “Viral Tags” below.

4.) Encourage and invite your readers to do the same and soon this can grow virally.

=== Copy and Paste below this line ===

Host Tag: AnitoKid Chronikos

The Beginning | Jolly Green Girl | Diet & Weight Loss | The Next Corner | Bloggers Journey | Key West or Bus | On the WebEd | Vi-Su | Reviews and Previews | Andy Coates | Daily Bulls | Ramblings | Internet Business Blog | Startup Entrepreneur Money | Billiards | The Broken Bow | KLAPKiDS | Esofthub's Web Finds | wotZcool | Overseas Filipino Worker | KidPinoy | Tech Gadgets Stocks | Monetize Your Blog | Job and Career | Calvin Harvey | Newsome | Blackyard Technologies | Inner 88 | Link Love | Blog in My Soup | Jason's Random Thoughts | Pixie Tail | Reyna Elena | Earn Money Online | Hanneng | Woman: God's Masterpiece | Controversy | Entrepreneurship Internet Web | Alex2000 | Blend | Sciura Pina | Cat on my Head | Dietro e la Casa | Gold Rush | Tech Startups Web2.0 | Mario's Weblog | Make Money Online | Plugins TV Blogging | Marco Bonomo | Cman's Money Page | Random Access Life | Really Funny Jokes | Patrick Curl | Wolly Weblog | Internet Marketing German | Stratz's Blog | Zarcone | 2012 Movies | Techcast Weekly | Business Blog Web | Samuel Silva | The Junky's Wife | il blog di iMod | Mrs. Sparrow | Tech Fun This n That | Blog Plus Ultra | Money Tips | Blogozine | Cool Websites | JackBook | BetShop Boy | BMoneySavvy | My Life | Catepol | Wissen Belastet | Adam OK | Yaab | Bloggo Intestinale | Fanatic Space | Crispnetworks | Telemac | Hoobin | Adzine for Marketees | Horeki | Manila Mom | Earn Global Online | Philippine Trip | Ageless Beautiy | Cafe Romanza | Maia Jose | Dogs, Pigs, Family | Credit Ability | Hot Buzz Hot Bizz | Mom's Veranda | Chuva | LunaTail | Blog dela TV | Andy Dang | BioHazard Gaming | Rich Minx | Steve's Tech Blog | How to Make Money Online | Jake Daily | Todo Musika | Really Smart Guy | 7 Confessions | John M. Justice | Make Extra Money | Filipino Programmers | Orient Lodge | Foximus | Static Thinkbox | Stealing Cameos from the Web | Photoshop Tutorials | Computer-75 | Super Blogging | Thomas' Off-the-Cuffs Blog | Linkrambler | La Jungla Sonora | Tech-Hack-Gadget | Jackbook | Blog it out | BMW-M-Power| Affiliate Watcher | Cash Money Blogging | Life Disguised in Humor | Ilsnet | MMMiii | Book Project | Mik3 | Wampago | Aopletal | Opinioni in Liberta | Business Chats | WCB Digest | That's What She Said | Gay Christians | Goldy World | Ryan Shamus | Miraz Tutorials | Islam for Me | Studs-Cash-Page | Mariuca | Munny 4 Hunny | First Time Dad | Dating in Your 40s | The Bookshelf | Russian Jokes | Sha Money Maker | No Heat | Dinosaurs | Bulletproof Harpist | Debt Quit | My Own Journey | Jehzlau Concepts | Orchid | Anything Goes | Zona Cerebral | Imakesmoney | Truth & Opinion | Best Air Miles Deals | Seevs Place | Batang Yagit | Little Nina | Jemme | Sintunado | Abaniko | Angel Blush | Nihal's Anything n Everything | Yummy Silicon Chips | Rob Neville | Blogger Trip | Make Money With Kasper | Food Time | CaribbeanCentral America Travel | Pinoy Blog Machine | A Day in the Life | Yoeru | Treasure Hunt | Cookie Labs | Cowboy's Wife | Secret Cookies | Opinionated Girl | A Great Pleasure | Nostalgia Manila | Mary Anna Ville | Life | One Day at a Time | OFW Center | Website Building | Quartz Mountain | Pocket Sermon | Harry Online | Nakanampucha | Mariuca's Perfume Gallery | Brainy Bimbo | Steli Efti | Daniele Salamina | Mean Green | About Body Work | Another Journey | Domingo 1967 | Vinceleste | Captain's Log | Best FaceBook| Composed Gentleman | Silent Whisper | Soho Quest | People Taste Like Chicken | Mumblings | KindaLikeSorta | Social Media Munching | Batang Baler | Crickitalia | Kev's Walkabout | Blog Contest Site | Tobsy | Technology at Hand | Just Wandering | Accounting | Life's Daily | Good Jokes | Easy Cash | Interesting Obsevations | Left in Aboite | Agloco Hours | Money Making | Greg Stratz | Walking Contradiction | Dirty Daily | GabTag | Nonsense Fun Tears | Pinoy Guitar | Blogger Whale | Everyday is My Lucky Day | Deden Amijaya | FeedGet | Motiveless Crime | MF | ViralTags | ViralTags | ViralTags | ViralTags | ViralTags | ViralTags | ViralTgags | ViralTags | ViralTags | ViralTags | ViralTags | ViralTags | ViralTags | ViralTags | ViralTags | ViralTags | ViralTags | ViralTags |

Important: Once I get a ping back from you, I will add your anchor text and the associated link you designate as “Host Tag” here, replacing one of the “ViralTags” from the matrix above. As more and more bloggers copy and paste this matrix, the more backlinks you will have with your anchor text. If everybody who copy and paste from your blog does the same, pretty soon this will spread and go viral. So, the sooner you participate, the more links with anchor text you will receive.

=== Copy and Paste from Above this line ===

There it is folks. This should help you improve your Technorati ranking, SERP and Google PR. Please leave comment here if you have copied from this matrix so that I can add you just in case your ping back didn’t reach me.

No Porn Sites
Only 1 link per person (i.e don’t hog the viralink!)
Please don’t tamper with other peoples url’s

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

The Viralink works!

A spin-off of the link train - saw this from AnitoKid, who got it from his friend, Andy. For us new bloggers, it could be quite beneficial for long term SEO reasons. It’s straight forward and could bring in a nice bunch of backlinks if everyone uses it right.

It’s called ViraLink and was masterminded by Andy Coates. Be sure to read the post about it over at his blog, as you may not understand it at first, but I assure you this could be a nice little link builder here. Instructions below:

———copy and paste the Viralink and instructions below this line———

Below is a matrix of 120 stars, I have already added a link to my blog onto one of the stars, all you need to do is copy and paste the grid into your blog and add your own link to one of the other spare stars, and tell others to do the same!


New Addition: When I receive a ping back once you have added the Viralink to your site I will add your link to this grid, and each person who copies the grid from here will also link to your site!

———copy and paste the Viralink and instructions above this line———

No Porn Sites!
Only 1 link per person (i.e don’t hog the viralink!)
Please don’t tamper with other peoples url’s

Enjoy guys!

The Technorati Train

I saw this at AnitoKid's - a Technorati Favorites exchange. You can read how this works at Dosh Dosh’s Ultimate Technorati Favorites Exchange: An Interactive Experience!

I am participating and would love to have you in my own Technorati favorites exchange.

If you’d like to join in:

a. Please click this icon: Add to Technorati Favorites

b. Come Back to this Post and Leave a Comment that you have Added me. Use your own Technorati Fave link in the comment so I know where to go. (i.e. http://technorati.com/faves?sub=addfavbtn&add=http://www.yourdomain.com)

c. I will go through my comments and then add you to my Technorati Faves list as well.

sites that i have fav'd and linked...
  1. BlogAboutMoneyOnline
  2. CantCoachThat.com
  3. eJabs.com
  4. AnitoKid
  5. Gauravonomics.com
  6. GarryConn.com
  7. GeniusTypes.com
  8. TheRojakBlog
  9. UntwistedVortex.com
  10. How to Earn Money Blogging
  11. MrGaryLee.com
  12. AskaX World
  13. T Jantunen.com
  14. CalvinWarr.com
  15. Vinod Live!
  16. Bil2me dot com
  17. Zath
  18. VersaCreations
  19. Azazil.net
  20. Blogging for Money
  21. Money Consciousness
  22. Brown Thoughts
  23. Quasi Fictional
  24. Foreign Perspectives
  25. Home Based Business
  26. The Million Dollar Experiment Down Under
  27. Sexy in Red
  28. I Thought Therefore I BlogMake Money Online: Quick n’ Easy Way
  29. MLM Forums online marketing blog
  30. Ramblings of an Undisturbed Mind
  31. NiaTrading Signals
  32. Technospot.net
  33. ContentPays.info
  34. Shadow Scope
  35. TechJunction
  36. FrugalMomma
  37. Life Spices
  38. Living Your Dreams
  39. My Online Collections
  40. Pentimento
  41. Article Discovery Politics
  42. Rugjeff’s Blog about Blogging
  43. Lack of Money is the Root of All Evil
  44. Digital Information Technology
  45. Inklings: The Copywriter’s Blog
  46. Internet Serious Business
  47. Romance Tracker
  48. Genus_Loci
  49. KylesCove.com
  50. Bubba Stuff
  51. Syaf the Geek
  52. Manila Mom
  53. UrgentClick
  54. Dannydang.com
  55. The Pond
  56. TeknoBites
  57. Life Rocks! 2.0
  58. Life in the Fast Lane
  59. Digital Phocus
  60. Blog-Op.com
  61. Dosh Dosh - kawaiikuma
  62. AskaX World - Andika Kusuma
  63. T Jantunen.com - T Jantunen
  64. CalvinWarr.com - Calvin Warr
  65. Vinod Live! - Vinod Ponmanadiyil
  66. Bil2me dot com
  67. Zath
  68. VersaCreationsAzazil.net
  69. MrGaryLee.com
  70. Blogging for Money - Michael A. Setyaputra
  71. Money Consciousness - Nenad
  72. Brown Thoughts - Brown Baron
  73. Quasi Fictional - Diogenes
  74. Foreign Perspectives - Arnold
  75. Home Based Business - Brian Pratt
  76. The Million Dollar Experiment Down Under - Rob St George
  77. Sexy in Red - Norlina
  78. JameoTips - ValkrieAngel
  79. I Thought, Therefore I Blog - Bet Shop Boy
  80. My Online Collections - Star500
  81. Ramblings of an Undisturbed Mind - Beth
  82. Make Money Online The Quick and Easy Way - ejcooksey
  83. Manila Mom - tessasandiego
  84. Gauravonomics - Gaurav Mishra
  85. Digital Mail - atul
  86. Skeet’s Stuff - Fave the Site
  87. SQ & Kiki’s Playground - Fave the Site
  88. http://blog-op.com/a-technorati-experiment-from-dosh-dosh/
  89. Texas RV Travel Blog - Fave the Site
  90. Gary Lee - Fave the Site
  91. Dosh Dosh - Fave the Site
  92. Nate Whitehill - Fave the Site
  93. Ms. Danielle - Fave the Site
  94. Jeff Kee - Fave the Site
  95. Scribble on the Wall - Fave the Site
  96. Jimi Morrisons Head - Fave the Site
  97. Jon Lee - Fave the Site
  98. Samanathon - Fave the Site
  99. Eat Drink & Be Merry - Fave the Site
  100. The Man of Silver - Fave the Site
  101. Hannes Johnson - Fave the Site
  102. My Dandelion Patch - Fave the Site
  103. Nathan Drach - Fave the Site
  104. SiteLogic - Fave the Site
  105. Julies Journal - Fave the Site
  106. Tea & Slippers - Fave the Site
  107. Stephen Fung - Fave the Site
  108. Ed Lau - Fave the Site
  109. QMusings - Fave the Site
  110. random thoughts
  111. the broken bow
  112. sweetpeamy
  113. softhub
  114. bigfoot sightings
  115. shankrilla
  116. rishiraj
  117. guaravonomics
  118. garryconn
  119. money-in-blog
  120. ejabs
  121. blog.fyais
  122. klamathdesign
  123. computer mobile corner
  124. my opinion counts
  125. xanga
  126. winding threads
  127. sy
  128. my life
  129. blog to profit
  130. hacked gadgets
  131. kg-sy
  132. a-thia
  133. techlivez
  134. sharing the life
  135. six degrees of inspiration
  136. most desirable
  137. man of contradiction
  138. pinoy seminars
  139. filipino entrepreneur
  140. india PR
  141. zorluhanz
  142. square cookies
  143. culture shiok!
  144. Nukilan Jejari Azhad
  145. reformat this
  146. earn money on the web
  147. nice4rice
  148. blogs et IE
  149. married melody
  150. tiny signs
  151. umaantabay

Sunday, April 22, 2007

The Hot and the Not

Today is Monday, and starting the week with a dose of politics seems to uplift my spirit. Last week, I made a rundown on the reasons why I will or will not vote. This time, I will provide the list of candidate who will and will never get my vote.

I will not vote.....

Mike Defensor..... The guy really likes to row a boat in two rivers. He appears to be competent, but his ass kissing attitude is scary.

Coco Pimentel..... Being a bar topnotcher is not an assurance of competence. But the most glaring barrier to his possible victory is his direct association with the elder Pimentel.

Sonia Roco..... Her comments on autism might ring a bell. On a clearer point, I am not voting her because she will just duplicate Loi Estrada.

Prospero Pichay..... Have you heard of his district being as prosperous as his name? If he can't do it on a local level, then a national position is unlikely.

Ralph Recto..... The EVAT was supposed to improve the economy. Well, as what I observe, the EVAT is an additional burden that diminishes buying power.

I will vote.....

Edgardo Angara..... No doubt Angara is a traditional politician. But among the candidates, he has passed the most significant laws.

Francis Pangilinan..... I am not voting him because he opted to stay independent. I am voting him because he is KC's stepfather.

Joker Arroyo..... Age does nor matter in politics according to some. Arroyo has figuratively and literally lived by this perception.

Francis Escudero..... There has to be someone who will inject new blood in the Senate. Among all the young candidates, Escudero's blood appears to be the most compatible.

Panfilo Lacson..... Throughout his career, Ping has been hounded by various controversies. But the man is tough and my best bet to instill integrity in the deteriorating walls of the Senate.

Of course this list will never materialize. But a hint will always help in making decisions. I may not be right, but at least I made a choice.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Farewell to the Unwell

For weeks, music enthusiasts and entertainment followers have been enamored by a guy named Sanjaya Malakar. The guy, despite the average voice, looks, and personality managed to survive several weeks before being eliminated. During the elimination show last night, Simon was sensing that something will happen after the bottom 3 was announced. His smile suggests that better days are ahead and he was right on target after Sanjaya was booted. With mediocrity written all over him, here is how Sanjaya managed to stay afloat.

10. The only way to be eliminated in the competition is to have the least number of votes. It favors contestants that get more attention from the judges.

9. Voting is usually decided based on favorites and not on who is the best singer. Definitely, contestants who have more following will succeed.

8. Performing several music genres can also provide some advantages. Even the best singers stink when out of their comfort zone.

7. A competition becomes more exciting when a mediocre remains in the hunt. It provides suspense which is important for the show's ratings.

6. Because Sanjaya regularly performed bad, the judging was shifted to some other aspects. Randy, for instance, looks at Sanjaya's hair than listen to the song.

5. Perhaps Sanjaya realized that his voice will never make him win American Idol. He compensated such weakness with other noticeable strengths.

4. Simon Cowell made Sanjaya famous. Allowing Sanjaya to stay will provide more interest to viewers as to what Simon will say after Sanjaya performs.

3. The tirades on Sanjaya over the media created an air of sympathy. Voters not particularly adept with judging good music based their votes on emotions.

2. Howard Stern publicly pushed for Sanjaya to win the American Idol. Stern was successful at first but ran out of support eventually.

1. American Idol is a competition. In any contest, underdogs can riseand take away the price from the expected winners.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Misadventures in the Railway Transit

Scene 1: The Long Journey (from Leviste to the MRT station)

Art: How come there was no extra rice?
Sam: I feel hungry....
Dundee: I got a picture with the resource speaker.....
Bert: Check out my haircut.....

Scene 2: Lost in Translation (queuing with hundred of people)

Art: What if I just took a bus?
Sam: My hunger is worsening.....
Dundee: I wonder if my picture with the resources speaker looks great.....
Bert: My new hairdo definitely rocks.....

Scene 3: Surprise, surprise (the entire MRT platform was full pf people)

Art: Do you think we can ride right away?
Sam: The hunger is killing me.....
Dundee: I think I made the right pose in the picture with the resource speaker.....
Bert: I took a work leave just to have this hair cut.....

Scene 4: The strategy (taking a southbound train instead)

Art: Can we just do a one round trip?
Sam: Now I am really hungry.....
Dundee: Next week I will suggest another photo shoot with the resource speaker.....
Bert: My hair will blow you away.....

Scene 5: Screw you! (being in a train exclusive for women is a bad idea)

Art: Are we in the wrong place?
Sam: I am losing my I.Q. with this hunger.....
Dundee: Maybe I can have a picture with the resource speaker in a different place.....
Bert: Stop, look, and envy my hair.....

Scene 6: Fools rush in (changing places means no place at all)

Art: Is there still enough room for us?
Sam: This hunger really sucks.....
Dundee: I am planning to frame my picture with the resource person.....
Bert: I am the king of the hair!

Scene 7: Refuge, finally (going home will take just one smooth ride)

Art: Can we switch places?
Sam: It will take 2 super meals to end this hunger.....
Dundee: I hope the resource person comes back next week.....
Bert: My hair saved the day.....

Scene 8: Conclusion

Art still questions,
Sam remains a hungry moron,
Dundee imagines his picture with the resource speaker,
Bert tries to show off his hair

This story appears to be weird. Indeed, the peculiarity of the characters' experiences sums up the entire account. Just try and read between the lines. You may find something of higher meaning.

Quote for the day: "I hope I can be as good a man as him, so that I can see him again someday." - Jim Ross (Hall of Fame commentator) This was said after Owen Hart's tragic death.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Ranking the Great Pugilists

The victory of Manny Pacquiao proved that he is the alpha dog in the super featherweight division. Barrera is too old, Marquez appears to be legit though, and others are well below Pacquiao's abilities. I consider boxing as my favorite individual sport because of the physicality and bloodshed involved. Through the years of watching boxing matches, I have been enamored by some and captivated by many. Paquiao is one of the best, but let's see if he belongs to the greatest boxers that I have seen.

10. Marco Antonio Barrera..... He has the uncanny ability to make comebacks and get up while being down. Plus he has the coolest monicker in boxing - "The Baby Face Assasin".

9. Felix Trinidad..... Before he decided destroy his career by challenging Bernard Hopkins, King Felix was amazing. His unbeaten streak is well publicized including his win over De La Hoya.

8. Oscar De La Hoya..... After capturing Olympic Gold, De La Hoya slowly paved his legacy. Despite all the losses, he still managed to change the world of boxing.

7. Evander Holyfield..... It is hard to find a physically challenged boxer such as Holyfield who dominated his division. Unsurprisingly, he did it using his wits.

6. Joe Calzaghe..... The guy is one of the most underrated boxers I have seen. All he did was to defend his title 20 times and stay unbeaten after 43 fights.

5. Julio Cesar Chavez..... I was beginning to grasp the sport of boxing when Chavez was at his prime. He was mesmerizing crowds then and destroying opponents in his path.

4. Bernard Hopkins..... After spending time in jail and getting beat by Roy Jones, Hopkins quickly learned the ropes. At present he is a partner of Golden Boy and manages to win.

3. Lennox Lewis..... Defeating Mike Tyson cemented the career of Lewis. Even before that fight, he was such a monster in the ring.

2. Roy Jones, Jr..... Watch Roy Jones and you will definitely be entertained. He has the capacity to give opponents boxing lessons and give a whole lot of beating.

1. Mike Tyson..... If you plan to watch Mike Tyson fights, you have to be glued on the TV screen. Just one blink and you will miss the entire match.

I would like to extend my apologies to Floyd Mayweather Jr., Winky Wright, and Erik Morales. It is noticeable that Pacquiao is absent in the list. Well, he never was an undisputed champion, he never had a sterling amateur-to-prime career, and he is one-dimensional. There will come a day when Manny will become part of the best. If only he can focus on boxing and knockout his political ambitions.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

To vote of not to vote.....

After a temporary hiatus, the legal two-time is back in business. This time, I have decided to make the posts more organized. At least readers can expect something for the day instead of the usual unpredictable discussions.

Since its Monday, I would like to discuss politics. The midterm election is approaching and I will provide reasons why I will and I will not vote.

I will not vote because.....

  • I am registered in a place miles away where I am currently residing. Technically, I will never be able to cast my vote.
  • There is a possibility that the election will be rigged. Wait a minute, the election will definitely be rigged.
  • The election has become highly commercialized. Since the campaign period, money has been flowing to create all election paraphernalia.
  • Based on the list of candidates provided by the COMELEC, it appears that the quality of candidates continue to dwindle. Just imagine choosing among entertainers, clowns, and traditional politicians.
  • Elections have passed and nothing significant has happened. This is why several voters have decided not to vote again.

I will vote because.....

  • I am a taxpayer. My payslip suggests that more than 2,000 Php goes to the government and a portion of it will be used for the elections.
  • Some of the candidates deserve the position they are aspiring for. Indeed, my vote will serve as an affirmation.
  • It is hard to imagine that the one vote I will contribute will affect the results. But weird things happen during such exercise.
  • The Philippine Constitution states that the right to suffrage is a privilege. Exercising such option is an act of conformity to state norms.
  • Perhaps the only legitimate way to promote change is through an election. Street protests will never push for change and other mechanisms will only make the situation worse.

Since I am not voting, my right to complain against the government is curtailed. To all voters, I have a suggestion that you can consider. Allow the past to affect you reflection, consider the present in making a manifestation, and weigh the future before making a decision.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Broad Sheets = Bored Shits?

I started reading dailies when I was 7 and I liked the idea of browsing through one of the most powerful tools mass media produced. But as my enjoyment for such activity increased, I slowly realized that the quality of newspapers was destined for deterioration. Definitely, there are several explanations to such observation and below is the list that justifies my vivid claim.

10. The swarming advertisements in newspapers are downright sickening. On Sundays, for instance, commercials instantly dominate the pages.

9. It appears that newspaper owners have started to learn the value of Economics. As the demand increases, prices will definitely follow.

8. Balance is an important aspect in delivering facts. Unfortunately, balance is a word that newspapers fail to recognize.

7. Among the different instruments that media hold, broad sheets continue to be hounded by bad marketing. It appears that the trend will continue for an undetermined period.

6. Distribution is always a key to succeed in the newspaper industry. Too bad places where airports are inexistent fail to read the headlines.

5. Most of the articles, based on my observation have become more partisan. Favorable news were auctioned and the highest bidder gets the nod.

4. Incompetent writers have become residents of newspapers. Even simple grammatical errors are left unchecked.

3. Newspapers tend to focus on several useless sections. The number of pages dedicated to entertainment greatly exceeds the pages allocated for more important aspects.

2. The existence of the Internet as a powerful substitute is evident. This easily explain the reasons why newspapers have shifted to the business side of media.

1. Since nothing interesting is happening, it is unimaginable to read any of the dailies. Indeed, it is a waste of effort and money.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Belting the 10th Octave

I have always been attracted to great singers. Looks never matter, but the voice definitely will. There are several artists that I admire because of their vocal prowess. Aside from the power singers, good old fashioned artists with angelic voices will fit in my list.

10. Carrie Underwood..... She looks like Reese Witherspoon and a classic country girl. Behind those looks, her voice melts my heart.

9. Norah Jones..... Her songs are masterpieces. The best thing about her is that she can cure my deficiency in sleeping.

8. Shania Twain..... The classic version of beauty with a voice. I like her when she wears sexy clothes and sing those country songs.

7. Kelly Clarkson..... America's darling can definitely sing. After winning the inaugural season of American Idol, she vindicated most of the people who voted for her.

6. Barbra Streisand..... Classic music and tunes are like flowers that eternally bloom. Indeed, Barbra is an all-around performer.

5. Celine Dion..... Voice power coupled with control is her main forte. She has mesmerized millions of hearts and those include mine.

4. Beyonce Knowles..... I have to say that she is the most complete artist aside Barbra Streisand. I have always wished that I am Jay-Z.

3. Charlotte Church..... This is where the angelic category falls in place. At the tender age of 13 she has already rocked my world.

2. Whitney Houston..... Her current problems will never overshadow the accomplishments she had made. Also, she is probably the best singer ever.

1. Christina Aguilera..... The most technically gifted singer alive. When she sings, life becomes profound and meaningful. Fascinating!

I realized that I made several omissions in my list. In this post, however, it is always my call. Period!

Monday, March 19, 2007


Although my name is unique is sucks big time. I had always wished my name was different, unfortunately its impossible (RA 9255 stinks). Through the years of immersing myself in front of the television, I have heard millions of nicknames. Perhaps I can list some of my favorites and let's see what's yours.

10. The Genetic Jackhammer..... This is Vince McMahon's creation and one of the finest in the business. This is superior complex at its best.

9. The Great Cornholio..... Beavis maybe dumb, but his alter ego is one of the coolest. Just add some caffeine, chocolate, and cola and your world will be rocked.

8. The Franchise..... For a lame duck like Steve Francis, this brand is definitely inappropriate. The name still rocks though and deserves to be on this list.

7. The Rattlesnake..... This post will not be complete without Stone Cold. The name speaks for the baddest wrestler ever.

6. The Excellence of Execution..... If you want technical perfection, then Bret Hart is your man. I have been a fan ever since and ranks him as one of the best.

5. The Caped Crusader..... It appears that Batman's nickname will rarely suggest super powers. Don't be fooled because he is more super that the others.

4. The Most Electrifying Man in Sports Entertainment..... Do you smell what The Rock is cooking. This is indeed a captivating catchphrase.

3. The Baby Face Assassin..... Despite his loss to Marquez, Marco Antonio Barrera still remains supreme. More important, his monicker will forever be cool.

2. His Airness..... There is no doubt that Michael Jordan deserves royalty. Add some creativity and style and the Airness was born.

1. The Fat Guy with no Money.....This is my all time favorite. After all, the best nickname has to fit you perfectly.

Tell me your name and I will tell you who you are. Sweet!

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Jupiter ten-timed......

I am a non-believer of destiny.... But I am certain that planets affect my life. Taking a routine online quiz, I found out that Jupiter inspire me more than Pluto... Well Pluto is gone, but Jupiter is here to stay.

Actually, the wheel of fortune was my card, given any preference, Jupiter seems to fit my personality....

Come to think of it.... I like two elements that Jupiter conforms to: balance and luck... Sweet!

The Two-timer Meets His Alter-ego

After a short quiz, I just realized that I am Batman.....

The results of the quiz suggest that my inclination to the following have led to such conclusion:

  • I am dark
  • I love gadgets
  • I am willing to help the oppressed
This is cool since Batman is the best of them all. Even without the super powers, he proved that money and brains can take you to places.

10talizing Beauty

I have always appreciated beauty within and beyond my sight. Perhaps it is a common thing for men to list their all-time most beautiful women. Indeed, it is a pleasure on my part to write something about the wonders walking on God's green earth. Although I have written several names in my pad, my utmost goal is to create that one perfect woman who will embody all the attitudes I prefer.

10. Body..... In this category, choosing Jennifer Lopez is moot and academic. I have always dreamed of touching her butt. It's priceless!

9. Face..... Some prefer the angelic and weird choices include exotic. But I have been a fan of assassins and Natalie Portman fits such description.

8. Smile..... This facet is so important to me. There are several good smiles out there, but I have to single out Cameron Diaz' heart sweeping smile.

7. Acting..... I have always been a fan of Charlize Theron. Despite the Oscar trophy, she is still underrated as an actress.

6. Singing..... Aside from the beauty from the outside, the women I am designing has to be a good singer. Well, Christina Aguilera is not your average singer.

5. Wealth..... If there is anything good about Paris Hilton, it is her wealth. She is filthy rich and that makes her part of my plans. This is amazing!

4. Stance..... When you can talk the talk, you also have to walk the walk. Even when walking or standing still, beauty has to emanate. Is Cindy Crawford in the house?

3. Attitude..... Angelina Jolie once said that movie producers are paying her millions for a nonsense job. She is frank isn't she?

2. Humility..... Beauty and humility are like oil and water. Kate Winslett, however, found a way to mix both.

1. Overall Beauty..... There is no doubt that Princess Diana owns this title. No one will argue with this choice I guess.

I know different people have varied perceptions on beauty. Although my choices are debatable, some of the names are hard to erase. Beauty is indeed eternal when appreciated.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Ten Sources of Laughter

Laughter is a way of life. It is hard to imagine a world without people breaking their gums just to express feelings of enjoyment. I myself have encountered several instances when I have to laugh out loud. I want to share some of these situations and I hope these make sense.

10. Beverly Hills Ninja..... May the soul of this film's main star rest in peace. The movie was hilarious and deserves to be included in this list.

9. Two-and-a-half Man..... I have been an avid fan of this sitcom. It reminds me of the way we communicate at home and the communication creates the laughter.

8. Balakubak..... This is a segment in the show Nuts Entertainment. It is strangely funny and the lines are creatively delivered.

7. Jim Carey..... After 8 years of watching him, I finally realized that he is Canadian. Forget about the citizenship, this guy is a certified hit.

6. South Park..... I always love the Merry F*****G Christmas song and Kyle's Mom is a B***c. The animation stinks, but the the laughter is unlimited.

5. Pugad Baboy..... Pol Medina, Jr. is a genius with his caricatures and satire. Aside from the jokes, it promotes social awareness.

4. Dwayne Johnson..... His monologues are classic and the way he trash talks makes me giggle so hard. If you smell what The Rock is cooking.

3. Three Stooges..... Dumb shows are really funny and the trio of misfits added several twists to their rackets. As what Curly often says, "I am a victim of a circumstance."

2. SNL..... The battle between between Alex Trebek and Sean Connery in Celebrity Jeopardy is unbeatable. This show is sweet.

1. Beavis and Butthead..... The immortal dumb asses have really swept my funny bones away. Their lines are incomparable and their innuendos will always be remembered.

If you think laughter is the best medicine, then a suggest to take a daily dose of these. You will get you money's worth and that's a guarantee.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Marching 10

The NFL is in hibernation, the NBA is preparing for the playoffs, the MLB is knocking at the door, and the NHL is still NHL. Given these realities, it is time to highlight the most important event in March which is the madness created by college basketball. After picking my bracket busters, here are the possible team that will lift the crown when the madness is over.

10. Duke..... For a perennial contender, this is way too low. But judging at their season, the Blue Devils were inconsistent. The Dukies, however, are hard to underestimate especially at this point.

9. Pittsburgh..... This is a tough team to beat when they are on a streak. It is important for Aaron Gray to be consistent and for the others to follow his lead.

8. Oral Roberts..... Indeed, this team has a slim chance in winning it all. But March Madness is all about surprises and I am sensing that Oral Roberts will amaze the world.

7. Texas Tech..... Aside from the Oral Roberts, another team will make a surprise. I have this feeling that Tech will create some interesting situations.

6. Texas..... Before Durant will jump to the pro league, he has to make an indelible mark in the tournament. He has the stuff, but his teammates have to significantly contribute.

5. North Carolina..... The team is complete and can make a serious run in the tourney. But the team is in the toughest division so goodluck.

4. Florida..... The Gators are tough only after 7 players, which will impact their chances negatively as the tournament progresses. By the way, repeats are rare and Florida will fall early.

3. Ohio St...... Greg Oden is a rare specimen and Conley slowly evolves into a quality court general. Inexperience will be a key to success and the Buckeyes greatly lack that aspect.

2. Kansas..... Year after year, Kansas has been ranked high, but also fall short in the tournament. This year will be different and better results will be realized once Rush starts to assert his game.

1. Georgetown..... It has been a while since the Hoyas made some noise. Top-ranked teams are usually a tad short and G'town will take advantage of that situation.

Although these are just predictions, there are events that will definitely happen. There will be upsets, the best team will lift the crown, and basketball heroes will be made.