Monday, February 28, 2011

* Hilera "Kid in a Coma" Album Launch

02.26.11 | Saguijo, Makati

The last time I was at Saguijo was early last year and finally I'm back at Saguijo. This time for Hilera's 3rd album launching "Kid in a Coma". Saw the line up at the Saguijo's website and the bands listed is good and at the same time support for Hilera. Since some of my friends are not available I've decided to go there and shoot alone, I arrived at Saguijo around 8:45pm and show has not yet started, 150 bucks for the entrance with 1 free beer. I was able to get a good spot to take photos (in front and near the aircon).

Around 9pm the show has started bands played Granada, The Royals, Giniling Festival, Kamikazee, Pupil, The ButcherCons, Gaijin and of course Hilera. Show was awesome and every band performed well and the attendees are all shouting, jumping, singing and happy. It was also nice seeing Ely Buendia and Raymund Marasigan (Eraserheads) played together with Hilera.

Hilera Merchandise was also sold outside 350 bucks for Hilera Shirt, 50 bucks for two Hilera Pins and Sticker and 150 bucks for "Kid in a Coma" Hilera album. Got an album, black shirt and the pins.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

* Chevrolet Celebrates 100 Years

Chevrolet celebrates it's centennial this 2011. It was celebrated at SM Mall of Asia (February 20, 2011). Chevrolet displays some of it's latest cars like the Chevy Cruze, Chevy Camara as seen in the movie Transformers and more. Admission was free and the only thing needed is to register and a free Chevy Centennial Pin will be given for free as well. I managed to take photos of the cars displayed in the area especially the Camaro.

Friday, February 18, 2011

* Strikeforce: Fedor vs Silva

The Last Emperor is back after his first lost after 10 years and now against a bigger and stronger opponent Antonio Silva. Andrei Arlovski is also fighting against Sergei Kharitonov.

It was shocking that Fedor lost for second time in a row and he was dominated this time by his bigger and stronger opponent. Hoping to his The Last Emperor back again.

Main card

Heavyweight Grand Prix quarterfinal bout: Fedor Emelianenko vs. Antonio Silva
Silva defeated Emelianenko via TKO (Doctor Stoppage) at end of of round 2.
Heavyweight Grand Prix quarterfinal bout: Andrei Arlovski vs. Sergei Kharitonov
Kharitonov defeated Arlovski via KO (punches) at 2:49 of round 1.
Heavyweight Grand Prix reserve bout: Shane Del Rosario vs. Lavar Johnson
Del Rosario defeated Johnson via submission (armbar) at 4:31 of round 1.
Heavyweight Grand Prix reserve bout: Chad Griggs vs. Gianpiero Villante
Griggs defeated Villante via TKO (punches) at 2:49 of round 1.
Heavyweight Grand Prix reserve bout: Valentijn Overeem vs. Ray Sefo
Overeem defeated Sefo via submission (neck crank) at 1:37 of round 1.

Preliminary card (HDNet)
Catchweight (156 lbs) bout: John Cholish vs. Marc Stevens
Cholish defeated Stevens via submission (kneebar) at 3:57 of round 2.
Welterweight bout: Igor Gracie vs. John Salgado
Gracie defeated Salgado via technical submission (arm triangle choke) at 3:04 of round 2.
Welterweight bout: Sam Oropeza vs. Don Carlo-Clauss
Oropeza defeated Carlo-Clauss via verbal submission (strikes) at 4:10 of round 1.
Featherweight bout: Anthony Leone vs. Josh LaBerge
LaBerge defeated Leone via TKO (doctor stoppage) at 5:00 of round 1.
Featherweight bout: Kevin Roddy vs. Jason McLean
McLean defeated Roddy via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28). This fight was not shown on the HDNet broadcast.

* UFC 126: Silva vs Belfort

It's the much awaited fight between Long time Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva and former UFC Champion Vitor Belfort. It was a good line up Jones vs Bader, Griffin and Franklin and of course the main event Silva vs Belfort. It was really unexpected and it was so quick and now everyone is looking forward for a super fight between GSP and Silva.

Preliminary card

Welterweight bout: Mike Pierce vs. Kenny Robertson
Pierce defeated Robertson via TKO (punches) at 0:29 of round 2.
Light Heavyweight bout: Kyle Kingsbury vs. Ricardo Romero
Kingsbury defeated Romero via TKO (strikes) at 0:21 of round 1. This bout aired on the Spike broadcast following the Mendes vs. Omigawa fight.
Lightweight bout: Paul Taylor vs. Gabe Ruediger
Taylor defeated Ruediger via KO (strikes) at 1:42 of round 2. This bout aired on the PPV broadcast following the Silva vs. Belfort fight.

Preliminary card (Facebook Stream)

Bantamweight bout: Norifumi Yamamoto vs. Demetrious Johnson
Johnson defeated Yamamoto via unanimous decision (29–28, 30–27, 30–27).

Preliminary card (Spike TV)

Featherweight bout: Chad Mendes vs. Michihiro Omigawa
Mendes defeated Omigawa via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27).
Lightweight bout: Donald Cerrone vs. Paul Kelly
Cerrone defeated Kelly via submission (rear naked choke) at 3:48 of round 2. This bout aired last on the PPV broadcast following the Taylor vs. Ruediger fight.

Main card

Bantamweight bout: Miguel Torres vs. Antonio Banuelos
Torres defeated Banuelos via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27).
Welterweight bout: Jake Ellenberger vs. Carlos Eduardo Rocha
Ellenberger defeated Rocha via split decision (27–30, 29–28, 29–28).
Light Heavyweight bout: Jon Jones vs. Ryan Bader
Jones defeated Bader via submission (guillotine choke) at 4:20 of round 2.
Light Heavyweight bout: Forrest Griffin vs. Rich Franklin
Griffin defeated Franklin via unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–28).
Middleweight Championship bout: Anderson Silva (c) vs. Vitor Belfort
Silva defeated Belfort via KO (Front Kick/Punches) at 3:25 of round 1 to retain the UFC Middleweight Championship.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

* Open Shoot at Cainta, Rizal


After several months I was able to join a model shoot and this time with 4 FHM Models and with 20+ photographers at Cainta, Rizal. I just saw this open shoot posted at Facebook organized by Erp Puente. My friends are joining the shoot so I was encourage to join as well, since I don't know the location we all decided to meet at Trinoma around 10:30am and went to the location around 12:30pm. Food was provided and we are divided into 4 groups and we are group 1 so we are the one's who will shoot first.

Even though I'm still sleepless and tired I'm happy I was able to take good photos and I skipped work (lol). I got home I think 12mn. Anyways hope you would like the sample photos posted below.

Aya Alonzo (FHM Hottie of the Month for October 2010)

Joyce Quizon (FHM Hottie for the Month of May 2010)

Maricar Reyes (FHM Hottie for the Month of Feb 2010)

Aiko Baniqued (Sponsor Model - FHM Nov 2010)

Thursday, February 3, 2011

* Chinese New Year Photowalk at Binondo

First photowalk for the Bruno boys at Binondo Manila to catch some happening during the Chinese New Year. Me, Ken, Vince, Philip, Earl and his gf met at Binondo Church around 6:45 (was supposed to be 5:30pm).

We first went inside the Binondo Church to capture some photos there, it was a little bit hard because it's already dark so I have to use ISO 800-1600. After Binondo Church we went to the streets of Binondo, dropped by at the Bee-Tin Store to buy Mooncakes, Tikoy and Hopia. There's a mini show where there are Dancing Dragons and it's my first time to watch them. Afterwards we got hungry and decided to eat at Masuki for their special Mami and Siomai.

We also took a long exposure photo of Binondo Church then we hang out at Starbucks Binondo to relax. Got home around 1am. It was a fun experience with my friends.