Friday, May 20, 2011

* Shakey's V-League Season 8 (1st Conference) Finals

Again I am back into sports photography and now I'm covering the Shakey's V-League Women's Volleyball Season 8 (1st conference) Finals between ADMU (Ateneo) vs AdU (Adamson). Adamson has dominated the league in the past seasons and has won against Ateneo during their previous SVL Finals meet up. Ateneo is leading 1-0 in the finals series winning Game 1.

Adamson started strong in the first set winning it 24-26. Ateneo bounced back during the second and third set with the scores of 25-18 and 25-22. I though Ateneo would finish the game but Adamson fights back and pushed the game into set five 19-25. The set started with both teams scoring but Ateneo made stops and finished the set 15-11.

Charo Soriano the rookie coach of Ateneo who is also a former player of the team is really happy because this is the first SVL championship for the team. MVP award goes to Team Captain and setter Jem Ferrer of ADMU.

* Philippine Fashion Week | Emily Sy, Joyce Pilarsky, Jun-Jun Cambe and Michelle Lim

Held at Function Room 4 of the SMX Convention Center. The show started 4pm and ended around 6pm. 4 local elite designers showing their works and collections. It was my first time to take photos and see their respective designs and it was nice

Emily Sy

Joyce Pilarsky

Jun-Jun Cambe

Michelle Lim

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

* Philippine Fashion Week | Men's Wear

I missed the Philippine Fashion Week event last year and this time I told myself that I won't. I didn't receive invites through the mail this time but I was able to get 4 tickets for 4 shows from friends.

Only had 4 hours sleep because of work I went to SM Mall of Asia around 6pm to meet a good friend who also modeled in Fashion Week before and got my tickets from him for the Men's Wear fashion show Function Room 5 7:30pm. I went to SMX early because I was avoiding traffic because of the Justin Bieber concert in the SM Mall of Asia grounds. As expected different and fashionable attires everywhere. A lot of Photographers and personalities in the area. I'm really excited to take photos because I wanted to try my new lens which is my 70-200mm f/2.8 Sigma lens which will help me take photos better this time.

Line is already long for the show and it's only 7pm and I'm happy I was able to have a better position in the Photographer's area and had my monopod and my camera all set up for the fashion show. Fashion show started around 8:15pm and ends around 9:30pm. Anyways here are some of the photos that I was able to take in the Men's Wear fashion show and also a photo with former MTV VJ Sarah Meier

* Pacquiao vs Mosley

05.07.11 | MGM Grand Las Vegas, NV

Another Pacquiao fight again and everyone is excited, and now it's against Sugar Shane Mosley who is also considered one of the best fighters and will be remembered with his fights against Oscar dela Hoya and Antonio Margarito. This time Mosley is challenging the pound for pound king for his Welterweight title.

I've watched all of the episodes of Showtime 360 Pacquiao vs Mosley but I would still prefer HBO 24/7 (just an opinion) it showed their training and preparation for this fight.

I was happy with the fight because Pacquiao won but just like any other peoples opinion it was not that fun compared to his previous fight, everyone screamed and jumped from their seats when Pacquiao knocked out Mosley in the 3rd round. A lot of hugs, high fives and head butt warnings in this fight and Pacquiao also went down because of a push during the 10th round. I can say that it angered Pacquiao because after that he became aggressive and started fighting seriously. Mosley on the other hand didn't showed his skills because it looks like he's being cautious and even his foot work is really bad. I was expecting a slug fest but Mosley looks slow and didn't came in the ring to fight. Pacquiao won via decision in this fight.