Sunday, October 31, 2010

* Haunting Pleasures: FHM Premiere Vixens Victory Party

Finally it's time to choose who will be the Ultimate Premiere Condoms Vixen. Event was held at LAX near SM Mall of Asia. It was down to 6 Finalist Paulene So, Sofie Garucho, Christine Marquez, Karen Bordador, Jahziel Manabat and Abby Poblador. It was my first time at LAX and I can say they are kinda strict with everything, they won't allow you to enter if you don't have an ID, DSLR's are not allowed and more. Place is kinda small for an event but for just a regular night out or party I can say it's fine. Event started a bit late and they had some games where a sexy dance contest for guys with two girls dancing with them, our friend Vince was really unlucky we all pointed at him and he was invited to join. Lucky he won because we are screaming "Take it Off" and the girls removed her shirt, unbuttoned his jeans and lowered it down and damn we are laughing and screaming out loud and of course he won.

Then finally the moment everyone is waiting for is the fashion show, all contestants who joined the search for the Ultimate Vixen was there except for Jem Milton. Kitty Girls performed and after that the finalist had a short sexy fashion show in their lingerie. The announcement of awards came and Sofie won as the most daring Vixen, and Jahziel and Abby won the sexiest curves. Now everyone is holding their breathe and waiting for the announcement of the winner, everyone was in shock when they announced that it was 3 way tie, everyone was like "What?" but anyways congratulations to the winners Christine, Karen and Paulene. Afterwards we went out and just hang out and grabbed some food at Shakey's Makati Ave. It was a nice and funny night and everyone went home laughing because of Vince.

* Run Rides Rave

Run Rides Rave is a whole day event that started with a fun run followed by a car show then bikini fashion show, a concert and a pool party held at Manila Ocean Park. Sponsored by the Philippines Number one Men's Magazine FHM this event was really successful despited of the bad weather. Ticket cost 400 bucks but the Fun Run and Car show part is free. Ticket entitles everyone to watch the show at Aquatica, two cocktail drinks, to watch the FHM bikini and fashion show and a live performance of Tanya Markova, EB babes, October 2010 Cover Girl and PBB Housemate Wendy Valdez and Letter Day Story.

It was like a soft opening of the Liquid Bar at Ocean Park, where people can drink, enjoy and get wet with the indoor pools. It was nice attending the event and meeting and seeing my friends enjoy the party.

Friday, October 29, 2010

* Arra Castro's Farewell Party

Vince, me, Arra, Robin and Mark

Arra Castro (FHM Girls Next Door/Model) invited us for a dinner at Shakey's E. Rodriguez in Quezon City for her farewell party, she's going to Wynn Hotel in Macau, China to work. She said she's going back probably next year so for sure her fans, friends and supporters would be missing her.

By the way Arra Castro is the winner of the FHM Girls Next Door 2007, she is also a commercial model and appeared in different ads and commercials. A very nice and friendly person, we met her at a car show event way back 2007 at SMX (Motolite booth), she also appeared in the pages of UNO magazine way back.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

* Team Anj: 4th Quarter Team Building

Around October me and my teammates are talking about our next team building, our first choice is Enchanted Kingdom, next is Star City and last would be a team breakfast at Bellevue Hotel. We ended up having a team breakfast at Max Fried Chicken at Alabang Town Center because of the the different schedules and rest days of each other.

I arrived late because my work is until 8:30am and call time is 7am, A lot of foods was served like Kare-Kare, Sinigang, Chicken, Halo-Halo, Buko Pandan and more. Had fun taking photos and welcoming our new teammates Grace, Liz and Noel.

* UFC 121: Lesnar vs Velasquez

Who is not excited with this UFC event? Everyone is waiting for this Heavyweight Championship bout between former WWE Superstar Brock Lesnar and undefeated Cain Velasquez. Also with the other fights like Shields against Kampmann for the Welterweight shot and the teacher versus student bout Ortiz and Hamill, where Ortiz coached Hamill during the Ultimate Fighter before.

Shields defeated Kampmann in a split decision and will face the winner of the Koschek and GSP fight this December. Hamill proved that he is the modern and improved version of Tito Ortiz, defeating Ortiz via unanimous decision and finally the Heavyweight Championship, Cain Velasquez became the first Mexican Heavyweight Champion, annihilating Brock Lesnar and knocking him out in the first round.


Preliminary card

Madsen defeated Yvel via TKO (punches) at 1:48 of round 1. This bout aired on the live broadcast following the Lesnar vs. Velasquez fight.
Camozzi defeated Yang via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28).
Stout defeated Taylor via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27).
Roberts defeated Guymon via submission (anaconda choke) at 1:13 of round 1. This bout aired last on the live broadcast following the Lesnar vs. Velasquez fight.

Preliminary card (Spike TV)

Lawlor defeated Côté via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).
McGee defeated Jensen via submission (arm triangle choke) at 1:21 of round 3.

Main card

Schaub defeated Gonzaga via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).
Hamill defeated Ortiz via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27).
Sanchez defeated Thiago via unanimous decision (30-26, 29-28, 29-28).
Shields defeated Kampmann via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 30-27).
Velasquez defeated Lesnar via TKO (punches) at 4:12 of round 1 to become the new UFC Heavyweight Champion.

Friday, October 22, 2010

* McDonald's Twister Fries

Every year I am waiting for McDonald's Twister Fries to be available again and this time it's back for a limited time only. I'm not sure if it's availability is every year or only once in every two years. Anyways I'm glad it's back.

Double Cheeseburger Meal and Twister Fries

Below are the prices and upgrades for Twister Fries.

Upgrade your fries to twister fries

Small-size meals: additional P28.00

Medium-size meals: additional P12.00

Alacarte & Combo
Twister Fries (solo): P58.00
Twister Fries + Regular Green Fizz Sprite McFloat: P79.00
Twister Fries + Monster Green Fizz Sprite McFloat: P89.00
Twister Fries + Regular Coke McFloat: P75.00

Twister Fries + Monster Coke Sprite McFloat: P85.00

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

* Apple Iphone 4 - By Arra Castro

Me and my beloved Iphone 4

*photo by: Roj "Uncle" Miguel

Since I saw the preview of the new Apple Iphone 4 month ago, I told myself that I really want this gadget and I would get one once it's available here.

Finally last month I was able to get one for myself and I can say the price is really worth it. Phone specifications are really amazing with it's HD Videos, Music, 5 megapixel camera, games, wifi accesability anytime (YM, Chikka,Skype, Facebook and more apps) and I can even call my friend aboad using facetime.

Apple's Iphone 4 really suits me and my lifestyle, I don't get bored during my vacant time especially when I have to wait during photoshoots.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

* UFC 120: Bisping vs Akiyama

UFC is once again back in England since UFC 95. I thought it would be a boring UFC pay per view but it's not, the Hardy and Condit fight was really awesome, They collide and hit each other at the same time but Hardy is the one who got knocked out. The Main event was a stand up match between Bisping and Akiyama, they exchanged punches and kicks till the end of the fight, Bisping got rocked in the first round but won the next two rounds getting the victory.


Preliminary Card

Light Heavyweight bout: James McSweeney vs. Fabio Maldonado
Maldonado defeated McSweeney via TKO (punches) at 0:48 of Round 3.
Lightweight bout: Spencer Fisher vs. Kurt Warburton
Fisher defeated Warburton via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).
Lightweight bout: Paul Sass vs. Mark Holst
Sass defeated Holst via submission (triangle choke) at 4:45 of Round 1. This bout aired last on the live broadcast following the Bisping vs. Akiyama fight. This bout also aired on the Spike TV broadcast following the Hathaway vs. Pyle fight.
Heavyweight bout: Rob Broughton vs. Vinicius Queiroz
Broughton defeated Queiroz via submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:43 of Round 3.
Light Heavyweight bout: Cyrille Diabaté vs. Alexander Gustafsson
Gustafsson defeated Diabaté via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:41 of Round 2. This bout aired first on the Spike TV broadcast in favor of the Wilks vs. Patrick fight.

Main card
Welterweight bout: James Wilks vs. Claude Patrick
Patrick defeated Wilks via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27). This bout aired normally on the live broadcast, but was removed from the Spike TV broadcast in favor of the Diabaté vs. Gustafsson fight.
Heavyweight bout: Cheick Kongo vs. Travis Browne
Browne and Kongo fought to a unanimous draw (28-28, 28-28, 28-28). Kongo had one point deducted in Round 3 for repeatedly grabbing Browne's shorts.
Welterweight bout: John Hathaway vs. Mike Pyle
Pyle defeated Hathaway by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).
Welterweight bout: Dan Hardy vs. Carlos Condit
Condit defeated Hardy via KO (punch) at 4:27 of Round 1.
Middleweight bout: Michael Bisping vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama
Bisping defeated Akiyama via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).

Saturday, October 16, 2010

* Muay Thai [day 2]

After a month finally I was able to go back to the Muay Thai gym and train. It was a friday and also my off. My agenda for the day was to train (Muay Thai) and lift weights but I failed to do the weight lifting part because I got tired with the Muay Thai training.

I arrived arround 1pm at Strikers Muay Thai Gym (San Pedro, Laguna) and saw Ken (trainer) and also familiar practicioners. People in the gym are really nice and they do share their techniques and gave some tips about Muay Thai. Since I just had lunch I decided to rest first, after a few minutes a Hybrid Yawyan practicioner from Quezon City arrived and wanted learn some Muay Thai combos for his incoming match this December. What I did was just watch for the moment. Master Ray arrived and I just recently learned that he is a former member of the Philippine Team, National and International Muay Thai tournament winner and also fought in the URCC (1-1 record) and he is also a Pastor. He was a nice guy and motivates everyone who trains in the gym, he also teaches Muay Thai in different gym and Elorde Boxing gym in Starmall Alabang. After a few minutes a group arrived who also trains in the gym regularly, two kids around 15-17 years old will train on that day. They are Christians and they do have like a Martial Arts club in their church and they did train and do some sparring sessions.

Sparring sessions continued and I just watched because and took videos since I was just new with Muay Thai, for now just Jabs and Straight punch is all I know and I can't wait to learn more (elbows, kicks and knees). It's just a light sparring session using 30-50% of the fighter's strength. I was kinda nervous with this part because I know you will get hurt but according to Master Ray sparring sessions is the best way to overcome fear with fighting. Sparring sessions ended around 4pm and now it's my turn to train. First is the warm up ,jumping on the rubber tires, shadow boxing, punching bags and the one on one session with the trainer 3 rounds and 5 minutes each where we practice on combos and the basic fundamentals of jabs and straight punch. I can say it was not easy and I'm gasping for air, my arms are too tired that I can't raise them anymore. i was adviced to do shadow boxing at home and to run to improve my cardio.

It was a nice Muay Thai session and I learned a lot, I got my own hand wraps and now I'm planning to buy my own gloves and punching bag. Till next session :)

Thursday, October 14, 2010

* UFC Magazine Philippines Edition

I just recently got a copy of the 1st UFC Magazine Philippines edition with UFC Welterweight Champion George St. Pierre on the cover, the release of the magazine was last month (September) same month when GSP visited our country. I checked the content and I can say I'm satisfied with it's content. A lot of interviews with UFC fighters like our own Brandon Vera, GSP,Randy Couture and more and also Dana White. A Magazine is not complete without any girls on it so that's why they include Iwa Moto in the issue who is also a Muay Thai practitioner to get her on shape.

The issue was really nice compare to other MMA magazines, the last part is where fighters and coaches teach some MMA moves and defense which is really nice. Looking forward for issue number 2.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

* 10-10-10 Happy Birthday :)

Another year has passed and now I'm a year older. When I was a kid I wanted to grow up and get older for me to be able to do some things that adults can only do and now looks like it's the opposite that I don't want to get older and stay at the age of 23-25 haha.

Anyways in the past year since my last birthday many things had happened. I matured as a person and learned from my past mistakes and now I'm a better person than before. I am very thankful to the Lord with all the blessings that I received and achievements that I had.
I was overwhelmed with the greetings that I got personally, through fone and specially online. I got 200+ wall post from my friends not only in the Philippines but around the world. It was nice the some of them are people who appreciates my photos. I just stayed at home during my birthday, it was sad because we wasn't able to go out (family) just like last year for some reasons, we just ordered pizza and pasta for dinner and I'm happy that my family enjoyed my treat. My brother attended the Run for Pasig 10.10.10 and gaved me this bracelet that would be given to you once you completed the track and it was really nice, my girlfriend sent me 2 voice message in my mobile which I consider one of the most precious gift that I received and something that I would keep and cherish. It was a sweet personal message for my birthday and a birthday song that she sang herself. I never expected those from her and it really made my day. I'm not used getting gifts anymore since I grew up because of financial difficulties before so when I started working, I'm the one who just buy a gift for myself.

For this year I do have a lot of goals to accomplish and I'll do myself to finish all of my goals. I'm really thankful for God for giving me another year and for all of the blessings, for making me a better and a stronger person. Looking forward for next year and hope it would be the same like this year a simple but happy birthday :)

Saturday, October 9, 2010

* Nuvali, Sta. Rosa Laguna

A friend of mine asked me to go to Nuvali and he asked me as well to bring my camera maybe I could take photos which I did, it was my first time to be there. I've heard of Nuvali from friends and they say it was a nice place. Went there 7am till 9:30am and I was able to take photos of the place, Saw a Convergys site and a lot of resto (Italliani's, Contis and more).

People can also feed the Coy's and there's a lot of them, a boat ride can also be an activity. Saw a lot of people who are doing their morning routines like biking and jogging during the morning. Anyways here's the link for the photos I took Nuvali