Wednesday, June 30, 2010

* The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

It was my off and at the same time holiday here in the Philippines because of Noynoy's inauguration a the same time the much awaited movie Eclipse can now be watch in cinemas. As expected there would be a long line, long wait and worst is sold out tickets for the 1st day. I really wanted to watch this movie. Anyways we got our tickets around 4:45pm for the 11pm show so it's really a long wait but better than nothing.

This part of the Twilight saga tells how Victoria created an army of new born vampires to have her revenge for the Cullens and Bella. With all of the Twilight movies so far I like this one because it has more action specially the part where the Wolves and the Cullens unite to fight the new born Vampires and at the same time more werewolf members this time that includes Lia and Seth Clearwater. Enough of the spoilers of course reading the book would provide complete details of the story but the movie still made us see or visualizes what happened in the book. For me it was a good movie and looking forward for the next one.

Monday, June 28, 2010

* Strikeforce 25: Fedor vs Verdum

June 26, 2010 at HP Pavilion San Jose, CA

It's my second time to watch a Strikeforce event and since it's a Fedor fight i did watch it, it's kinda disappointing that Fedor lost in this fight and Verdum now famous with this win caught Fedor with an Arm Triangle making him tap.

*from wikipedia
Main Card

Heavyweight bout: Fedor Emelianenko vs. Fabricio Werdum
Werdum defeated Emelianenko via submission (triangle armbar) at 1:09 of round 1.
Middleweight bout: Cung Le vs. Scott Smith
Le defeated Smith via KO (kick to the body) at 1:46 of round 2.
Women's Middleweight Championship bout: Cristiane Santos (c) vs. Jan Finney
Santos defeated Finney via KO (knee to the body) at 2:56 of round 2.
Lightweight bout: Josh Thomson vs. Pat Healy
Thomson defeated Healy via submission (rear naked choke) at 4:27 of round 3.

Preliminary Card

Middleweight bout: Ron Keslar vs. Chris Cope
Cope defeats Keslar via TKO (head kick and punches) at 4:32 of round 2.
Welterweight bout: Bret Bergmark vs. Vagner Rocha
Bergmark defeats Rocha via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-26).
Middleweight bout: Yancey Medeiros vs. Gareth Joseph
Medeiros defeated Joseph via KO (punches) at 1:19 of round 2.
Lightweight bout: Bobby Stack vs. Derrick Burnsed
Stack defeated Burnsed via split decision (29-28, 27-30, 29-28).

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

* Ilocos Experience June 5 -7, 2010

A friend of mine asked me during the Jennifer Lee shoot if I wanted to come along to their Ilocos Trip, since the Singapore trip was cancelled I told myself that it would be a good idea to join, so i told my friend Alex that I'll join the trip to Ilocos (Vigan-Laoag-Pagudpod). A month before the trip I already filed my vacation leave and swap.

Friday 06.05.10
Went to Farmers Cubao to meet Alex and his officemate Mark who is also going to join the trip around 9pm, dropped by at Mcdo for our dinner and went to Partas Bus Terminal for our first stop which is Vigan. Decided to ride the deluxe bus which is 685 bucks and seats are way better than the regular bus to Vigan. The bus left the terminal 10:30 pm and we arrived at Vigan around 5:20am.

Saturday 06.06.10 *Vigan*

Vigan Church

It was raining and all stores and restaurants are still close so we decided to go to the Church to stay and pray. Saw a group of people who are doing aerobics at the Plaza area and even saw Manong who is at the church at that time dancing in the tune of Poker Face :)

at Calle Crisologo

The rain stopped and the sun showed up fo a bit so we are able to take photos of the church. After taking photos we have decided to have breakfast and since it was only around 6:00am we had goto and mami at the place where they serve empanada during the afternoon. After breakfast we went to Calle Crisologo to take photos there. Around 9am we decided to rent a kalesa (150/hr) and visit the spots in Vigan. First stop is at the Bantayan Bell Church and Tower then to Burgos Musuem and last is stop at Pagburnayan (Pottery Making).

Bantay Bell Tower | Burgos Museum | Pagburnayan

Had lunch at McDonald's *again* and rest for a while. Around 1pm we decide to go to Baluarte and took photos of the place and the animals.

Camel :) (at Baluarte)

Around 4pm we went back to town, rest and ate the famous Vigan Empanada and waited till around 6pm. Then we went to Calle Crisologo to buy some souvenirs and wait took photos of the street at night. After taking photos we left Vigan and went to Laoag where we stayed at Texicano Hotel.

Calle Crisologo at Night :)

Sunday 06.07.10 *Laoag-Pagudpud*
Had breakfast at Laoag then went to Burgos because the original part was for us to take photos of the Windmills and the Lighthouse but the weather is not cooperating so we decided to go Pagudpud.

Around 12:30pm we decided to ride a tricycle (600/tour). Our tour guide (Kuya Melvin) was really friendly he called us "Jump Shot Boys" cause we always took photos of ourselves jumping and that's per spot. First stop was at Kabigan falls and a tour guide will guide us and fee is 100 bucks for the tour guide. To reach the falls it would take a 10-15mins trek. The river and the falls is really beautiful, my first time to see a waterfalls.

Kabigan Falls

After Kabigan next stop was at the Patapat Viaduct where the view is really really good, after taking photos we went to Timmangtang Rock.

(above) Patapat Viaduct | (below) Timmangtang Rock

After taking photos at Timmangtang Rock next stop was at Bantay Abot Cave

*photo by Lex Mempin (left) | Bantay Abot Cave

and our last stop for the day was at Blue Lagoon. We stayed at Bella Azul beach house, the owner was really friendly and the room was clean. We took photos of the beach in the afternoon until around 7pm. The sand is really fine compare to the other beach that I have been and the water is really clear. We swim at night *1st time* because I don't usually swim at the beach during night. Too bad Alex lost the other pair of his brand new slippers.

Blue Lagoon beach around 6:30pm

Sunday 06.08.10 *Pagudpud - Burgos and Bangui*

We woke up around 5:30am to catch the Sunrise at Blue Lagoon, even though we are still sleepy waking up early that morning is really worth it :)

jump shot boys :)

beautiful sunrise at Blue Lagoon beach

After taking photos it's time to check out and move to our next destination after having breakfast.

Around 9am we left and next stop was at Bangui Ilocos Norte for the Windmill. Bus usually from Pagudpud to Bangui or Burgos is not air-conditioned and it's damn fast and fare is only 20 or 25 pesos *not sure* . Good thing the weather is okay and it's not raining but it's really really hot.

Rent a tricycle and went to Bangui Windmill, we took photos and it was so hot but it's worth it. The giant windmills really looks cool. Was able to buy a souvenir as well, a mini windmill for 70pesos.

at Bangui Windmill

After Bangui Windmills we had lunch and rest for an hour. Then ride a bus again to Burgos, Ilocos Norte. We rent a tricycle for a trip to Kapurpurawan Rock Formation. Like what most people says to us, it's really hard to go to the place because of the rough road but the spot is really nice especially the view.

Panoramic Shot of Kapurpurawan Rock Formation

one of the best view for me :)

Last stop was at Cape Bojeador Lighthouse located at Burgos, Ilocos Norte. It was built in 1892 and is still functioning to date, serving ships passing by the northern part of South China Sea.

This is one of the famous historical landmark in the province of Ilocos Norte. It is the highest lighthouse in the Philippines aboce sea level on top of a hill named Vigia de Nagparitan and is located in the town of Burgos.

I can say inside the lighthouse it was really hot but it was a nice place and the entrance is free .

Around 4:30 we decide to go back to Laoag to have dinner, my company went to the airport to catch their flight while the poor me looked for a internet cafe at Laoag to kill time until 9pm then I went to Partas (bus station) and bought a ticket to Manila and I can say it was a long trip from 9:30pm to 7am. It was one of a memorable experience for me because everything is really worth it. The place, the food, the fun, the people we meet and the photos we took. Till next trip :)

* Playboy Philippines June 2010 Presscon

I was invited by Ally Centeno of Playboy Philippines with the launching and press con for the June 2010 issue with cover girl Dianne Sison, June 2010 Playmate/Survivor Echo Caceres, April 2010 Playmate Sky Aisuru.

It was my first time to meet Dianne Sison who is a model, singer and actress and host of Studio 23's MOG TV. She also appeared with some shows in GMA and as well the upcoming film Chasing Fire. Dianne sometimes host gaming events mostly with E-Games events. Dianne is very very friendly and approachable, intelligent and loves to do things her way like signing autographs her way.

Echo Caceres from GMA 7 reality show Survivor is June 2010's Playmate. A very talented and jolly person and is a proud Bicolana who worked as a call center agent before she joined Survivor. She is the definition of a Filipina beauty with her fair complexion and looks. Her photos in the issue was very classy and sexy. We asked her why "Echo" and she said it like because she's "Loud" and she speaks what she feels.

The issue is a good one, it features Gerry Alanguilan who is one of the Filipino Comic Artist, he also did inking for several Marvel issues. The issue interviews Neil Gaiman and Matthew Fox, also features 2010 Best Games (PC and Console) and The Simpson's very own Marge.

Friday, June 18, 2010

* Championship Ring back to L.A. Lakers

*photo from

It has been a good series for the 2010 NBA Championship between the defending champ Los Angeles Lakers and the 2008 Champions Boston Celtics. It's was a sweet revenge for Kobe and the Los Angeles Lakers from what happen during the 2008 NBA Finals. With the help of Ron Artest and the supporting crew Yellow wins this time over Green. Kobe Bryant winning the MVP Finals award.

Here's the recap for the series

Game 1
Bos 89
LAL 102
Points: Bryant 30
Assist: Rondo 8
Rebounds: Gasol 14

Game 2
Bos 103
LAL 94
Points: Allen 32
Assist: Rondo 10
Rebounds: Rondo 12

Game 3
LAL 91
Bos 84
Points: Bryant 29
Assist: Rondo 8
Rebounds: Perkins 11

Game 4
LAL 89
Bos 96
Points: Bryant 33
Assist: Pierce 5
Rebounds: Odom 7

Game 5
LAL 86
Bos 92
Points: Bryant 38
Assist: Rondo 8
Rebounds: Gasol 12

Game 6
Bos 67
LAL 89
Points: Bryant 26
Assist: Gasol 9
Rebounds: Gasol 13

Game 7
Bos 79
LAL 83
Points: Bryant 23
Assist: Rondo 10
Rebounds: Gasol 18

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

* UFC 115: Liddell vs Franklin

Another fight for the Iceman Chuck Liddell and now against former Middleweight Champion Rich "Ace" Franklin. I'm a big Liddell fan so of course I go for Liddell, the fight was intense because both fighters are exchanging blows, later in the round Chuck gut a cut and blood is flowing in his face. Before the round ends Franklin was able to knockout Liddell giving him the victory for the fight.

* from
Preliminary card

Welterweight bout: Mike Pyle vs. Jesse Lennox
Pyle defeated Lennox via technical submission (triangle choke) at 4:44 of round 3. This bout aired on the PPV broadcast after the Liddell vs. Franklin fight.
Welterweight bout: Ricardo Funch vs. Claude Patrick
Patrick defeated Funch via submission (guillotine choke) at 1:48 of round 2. This bout aired on the Spike broadcast after the Danzig vs. Wiman fight.
Welterweight bout: James Wilks vs. Peter Sobotta
Wilks defeated Sobotta via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–28, 30–27).
Middleweight bout: David Loiseau vs. Mario Miranda
Miranda defeated Loiseau via TKO (punches) at 4:07 of round 2.

Preliminary card (Spike TV)

Lightweight bout: Mac Danzig vs. Matt Wiman
Wiman defeated Danzig via submission (guillotine choke) at 1:45 of round 1.
Lightweight bout: Tyson Griffin vs. Evan Dunham
Dunham defeated Griffin via split decision (30–27, 28–29, 29–28).

Main card

Welterweight bout: Carlos Condit vs. Rory MacDonald
Condit defeated MacDonald via TKO (strikes) at 4:53 of round 3.
Heavyweight bout: Ben Rothwell vs. Gilbert Yvel
Rothwell defeated Yvel via unanimous decision. (30–27, 29–28, 29–28)
Welterweight bout: Paulo Thiago vs. Martin Kampmann
Kampmann defeated Thiago via unanimous decision. (30–27, 30–27, 30–27)
Heavyweight bout: Mirko Filipović vs. Pat Barry
Filipović defeated Barry via submission (rear naked choke) at 4:30 of round 3.
Light Heavyweight bout: Chuck Liddell vs. Rich Franklin
Franklin defeated Liddell via KO (punch) at 4:55 of round 1.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

* FHM June 2010 Issue with Max Eigenmann

Max Eigenmann

After missing two FHM event finally I was able to attend again this month's FHM Autograph signing, I can say I got excited because the cover girl is new and to be honest I haven't seen her in the tube (because I don't watch the tv too much). The event was held at the Robinson's Galeria Supermarket area and I thought I will never make it because of the traffic and good thing I was able to make it by around 6:30pm. The security this time is not that strict compare to the previous signing where there are bouncers and at the same time the line is not that long.

I can say Max Eigenmann is pretty and she smiles to the person who would ask for her autograph although she's doesn't talk and like everyone says it's like she's not in the mood in signing the magazine but anyways possible she's tired from a taping or whatever and for me I am glad I had my copy sign. Keep on voting for the 100 sexiest woman at