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Friday, September 18, 2009

a decade to remember - part 1

for over the past 10 years, a lot of events did happened that even shook us from every corner of the world. as for this, (though this seems to be too much advance for it's quite two months early to post this) i would post here what in my view, are the people of the first decade of the third millennium. (i posted this in random order, not on the way nor the measurement of the popularity that this guy may he/she had)

the big 3 of the nba draft class 2003. so, there's the main man who successfully jumped directly from high school to the professional basketball league in America named National basketball Association, and its two ballers who followed behind and even befriended him. originally, it's been the year that Lebron James went up the shrine of hype-and-fame that landed him with his fellow draftmates Carmelo Anthony and Dwayne Wade as one of the superstars in the league. from then, the three ballers established their existences.

Lebron wounded up being the Rookie of the Year in 2000, with the records of being the youngest player to create his name in the all-time stats sheet such as to score 40 points in a single game, have a triple double or scoring at least 10 in 3 different categories, scoring 10,000 points, named the all-star mvp to name a few. he even was a two time All Star Most Valuable Player in 2 of 3 East's wins in the said festive (2006 at Houston and 2008 at New Orleans) and the MVP of the recently concluded 2008-2009 season when they succumbed to Orlando Magic in game 6.

Melo, on the other hand, help the team (with the supporting casts of Allen Iverson, Marcus Camby, Kenyon Martin, Chauncey Billups, whom came and gone during the stretch of the decade) to make it to the playoffs after some long time, even if they lost out after the first round.

Wade performed at his best year in 2006 when he carried the Miami Heat to the franchise's first championship and named the Finals MVP.

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Kelly Clarkson. the winner of the first season of the American Idol whom turned out to be one of the most popular recording star there. after she won, she released numerous top singles such as Miss Independent (in 2003), Since You've been Gone, Walk Away, Never Again, (within 2005-2007), and her latest ones in 2009 namely: My Life Would Suck Without You, I Do Not Hook Up, and Already Gone.

Michael Jackson, whom found himself in every newspapers and tabloids again in the early years especially during his child molestation case. however, he was released after he claimed innocent about it and was proven true. his last top single "You rock My World" was released in 2001, and that prove that he was then in the downside of the fame that he brought four decades ago. he was supposed to have his comeback concert in 2009 entitled "This is It", but a sudden news broke out to all the parts of the world. he died at the afternoon of June 25, 2009, Thursday. the first reports were cardiac arrest, however, police ruled that it was homicide later on. his public memorial service at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California were witnessed by almost entire population of the world as some thousands attended the event at the said place and billions of people watched it all over the world. he left a legacy where he was the one of the best-seller recording artists of all-time, and he joined John Lennon, Elvis Presley as one of the most influential icons in the music industry. one of the tributes made by Sony Music to him was the documentary "Michael Jackson Number Ones" in 2003/2004

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this is it for part 1 of the series, if you have something or anything that you would suggest that i'll post to this blog series of mine, just let me know through my twitter at or at facebook or friendster accounts ( or at, or just leave a comment here. thanks! i will update this soon!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

just promoting... hehehe!

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Sunday, July 26, 2009

the best mj songs ever!

i know it's been a month since the world witnessed the untimely death of one of the legendary music icons of the 20th century in Michael Jackson and almost the entire (in not everyone) was shocked at that come June 26 morning (Manila time). As one of the million fans (whether solid, avid or just, whatever), here as my tribute my top 11 songs of Michael Jackson. and some of the best special mentions starting 12 onwards

1. Man In the Mirror
from the album Bad in 1987, and with the video showing all the clips involving the current events at that year, something that is quite unusual since MJ's videos were usually showing himself, doing his own sing and dance moves. this song actually spells one word for every listener of it: CHANGE

2. Billie Jean
this 1982 single from the best-seller Thriller tops the Billboard and other charts, with being at the #1 spot in around 7 straight weeks. and its music video was the first shown on MTV as the first music video of an african-american artist to be shown on the said channel. not to mention, the signature anthem for the signature dance - moonwalk. and also, this song became part of the soundtrack of Rocksatr Games' Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

3. Rock with You
perhaps you could spell motown music the MJ's way.... and also, the solo manner. with this 1979 single of his, it's no wonder some international music artists like this song, at all.

4. Ben
his single during those days of early 1970s where he is still part of his family group, the Jackson 5. a song dedicated to his pet rat? yea, you heard it right just in case you're not familiar with that song.

5. Black or White
aww!! that's the best intro this song has. from the album "Dangerous" released in 1991, with himself making that appearing at the statue of Liberty, well...maybe it's just studio or computer generated or something...

6. Heal the World
the charity song with another video of full of nothing but the happenings in the world. clear message, maybe we should hear it.... even some of our corrupt officials as well as the other inspirational songs from different artists.

7. Don't Stop 'til you Get Enough
this is such.... a 6-minute track full of disco blends of Motown, and arguably the very first single of Michael Jackson in the 1978/1979 album "Off the Wall"

8. Thriller
the longest music video ever shown, actually the MTV is also, a sshort film, cutted on a multi-million budget. hey, great show, eh?! not to mention the album itself was arguably the all-time best seller.... ever, unless someone oculd replace him which could be a mere long time from now.

9. Beat it
talk about 2 gangs involving on a fight there, huh?! and yeah, who's that guitarist whom collaborates with MJ at the instrumental part? i know it's from one of the best rock band in 1984 but i can't remember the name, haha! and who can't forget that red zipper jacket anyway?

10. The girl is mine

talk about collaborating with the Beatles' Paul McCartney on a song which battles one girl ny nonetheless, these two. at 1984 from the album "Thriller"

11. Bad
title track from his 1987 album, however his album couldn't raise its step higher of surpassing the 1982 record of Thriller. but a great song, no doubt about it, with your black leather jacket on.

the other follows, though sorry i can't give my own description at times.

12. Pretty Young Thing

13. Smooth Criminal
this is best shown or watched, should i say at his 1988 movie Moonwalker (or correct me if i'm wrong at that year of showing anyway)

14. In the Closet

15. I Just Can't Stop Loving You
I know this song has a female duet counterpart (though i prefer someone would name it, please!)

16. She's Out of My Life
a moving on after a breakup song, no doubt.

17. I Want You Back
remebering those days of Jackson 5, this i one of their very first hits.

18. Remember the Time
good for flashbacks, haha, just kidding. with Eddie Murphy, Imam, and Earvin "Magic" Johnson appearing on their respective cameo roles.

19. They Don't Care About Us

20. Human Nature
i just rememer that he was the first perosn who popularized this song before Kyla do her own remake version of this in 2004 at the album "Not Your Ordinary Girl"

21. Blame it to the Boogie
at the Jacksons dring Michael's teen years... good song for a dance events... maybe, retro-slash-motown or purely motown should i say

22. You Rock My World
his last single at 2001, also the last to hit at least top 10.

23. You Are Not Alone
One of the best songs from the album "HIStory" earning a 1996 Grammy Nominee and Awardee

24. One More Chance
watch the documentary Michael Jackson Number Ones in Youtube part 5 and see that for yourself

25. The Way You Make Me Feel

26. Scream
collaborating wth her sis Janet, at HIStory album

27. Gone To Soon
a perfect song to play during MJ's death... maybe because we didn't expect him to died as early as the age of 50.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Just Another Quote...

06/30/2009 04:30 PM

Listened to Michael Jackson's single from the album Bad, and perhaps you will find the last two lines of the chorus that could serve as the message of the song: one word could be enough for that: CHANGE

Sunday, May 24, 2009

The Shot. The Second Time Around.

05/24/2009 12:58 PM

When you talk about "the shot," the place could be anywhere. But even more on emphasizing, it was at the homecourt of the Cleveland Cavaliers. And if you yammer about the only one who made it famous, I guess you already know the answer....

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Monday, March 30, 2009

When "Failing" Could Mean "Fun" Though

Updated and revised: 4/23/2014 5:56:29 PM

It was a Sunday afternoon of good times while the rest of time is quite frustrating.

Friday, March 27, 2009


Originally published 03/27/2009 11:13 PM
Re-updated 6/21/2014 10:45:14 AM

So, it's already 11 pm here.As of press time another semester was ended; and so was the first half of my four year adventure in college.

Saturday, March 07, 2009

A Short Tribute to Master Rapper

Originally published 03/07/2009 2:51PM
Re-updated 6/21/2014 11:15:58 AM

Perhaps, a lot of people around the music industry -- regardless of any genre -- would mourn on the loss of a great music icon here in the Philippines. Because he also was one of the pillars of rap music here in the country, enough reason to tell that he's not called as "the pinoy king of rap" or "master rapper" for nothing.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Hell Month

02/23/2009 06:53 PM

So it has been two months since the start of 2009. And almost five weeks (or even four) before the end of the sophomore year. 

However, the challenges are just starting for me, as this month will be just nothing but more than what term for an ordinary college peep folk know. I'm talking about a so-called "hell month" (not just a hell week, okay?). 

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The Pre-take: 2009 NBA All-Star Weekend Side Events

02/10/2009 12:16PM

So, Jameer is out, and I should feel "damn sorry" for this young point guard whom were about to made his debut alongside "Superman" Dwight Howard and Rashard Lewis at the NBA's  mid-season showcase in Phoenix, Arizona. And Ray Allen has been serving as the replacement for the second straight time for the beasts of the East.

And also, it's too bad that the recipient for the 'worst news' during the early days in February are now the best team in the central division. Hey, I'm talking about the Cleveland Cavaliers. as Mo Williams was snubbed which could be the reason why this team are upset. 

LeBron just got stripped by a rebound short of his 21st career triple double at the Garden, which barely means he also failed to follow the footsteps of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar three decades ago as the only player to have a 50-point triple double game at the stats sheet. 

And they even lost to the Andrew Bynum-less (with Kobe being struck by a flu) Los Angeles Lakers. This time, their home-game winning streak snapped; following that 23-0 record at the Quicken Loans Arena, and also, the 27 straight home games dating back to the playoffs. (They only lost to the three-time playoff rivals Washington Wizards; speaking of the which, where the hell are they? sans Arenas; they just had their downfall at the standings, too.)

Anyway, let's go to the side events. Perhaps I noted some of them since I was lacking time to post this. It's Kevin Durant, who will lead the parade for the sophomores; while Michael Beasly and company takes the shot for the first-year players. Here are the lineups courtesy of

Saturday, January 31, 2009

The Pre-Take: 2009 NBA All-Star Game

01/31/2009 01:26 PM

The month of February is just around the corner. And as usual, every hoop fan would love to see this year's National Basketball Association (NBA) All Star game in Phoenix, Arizona this evening of February 15 (morning of 16 Manila time).

Just unlike the past year, I have my take for the upcoming exhibition. However, I received an e-mail from (and it's not spam; perks of having an account there) which announced their starting lineups (as follows).

East / Position / West
3 - Dwayne Wade (Miami Heat) / G / 3 - Chris Paul (New Orleans Hornets)
1 - Allen Iverson (Detroit Pistons) / G / 24 - Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers)
12 - Dwight Howard (Orlando Magic) / C / 11 - Yao Ming (Houston Rockets)
5 - Kevin Garnett (Boston Celtics) / F / 21 - Tim Duncan (San Antonio Spurs)
23 - Lebron James (Cleveland Cavaliers) / F / 1 - Amare Stoudemire (Phoenix Suns)

And here also are the reserves

(Player, Team, Postion)
2 - Joe Johnson, Atlanta Hawks, G
14 - Jameer Nelson, Orlando Magic, G
33 - Danny Granger, Indiana Pacers, G/F
34 - Paul Pierce, Boston Celtics, F
4 - Chris Bosh, Toronto Rapots, F
34 - Devin Harris, New Jersey Nets, G
9 - Rashard Lewis, Orlando Magic, F

41 - Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks, F
32 - Shaquille O'Neal, Phoenix Suns, C
7 - Brandon Roy, Portland Trail Blazers, G
7 - Chauncey Billups, Denver Nuggets, G
16 - Pau Gasol, Los Angeles Lakers, F/C
30 - David West, New Orleans Hornets, F
9 - Tony Parker, San Antonio Spurs, G

So far, the west had a slight advantage. They had big men in the reserves which includes almost everyone's fave, Shaq. And I noticed there are at least three players whom are capable to play the center post in the West than the East (only Howard was the 'five' in their roster). 

And I would think twice about including David West in the lineup. I thought it was supposed to fill in for Carmelo Anthony's. However,, the Nuggets forward was injured a month, an unfortunate incident to see if you're a Nuggets fan. 

And talk about the starters, I never even thought of the Amare-LeBron matchup. Like imagine that 6-10 F/C from the Valley of the Sun going head-to-head with one of the superstars from downtown Cleveland. Sounds like it would create a mismatch there, especially at the center spot.

However, it was Yao who gained a lot of votes than Stat. Perhaps it's because of the massive Chinese fan base (whom, obviously, will vote for him), Even if at my sight he should be on the reserve list, too bad. 

My prediction is it's a 60-40 chance in favor of the West; Kobe might win the MVP again, plus the chance that he could play again with his ex-teammate whom they made that 3-peat championship run on 2000-2002. 

However, if the East prevails in the contest, it's either Dwight Howard, Dwyane Wade or even LeBron James pitting for the prestigious individual accolade. Iverson's spot should have been laid for Harris or Nelson.. But The Answer has been aging and been part of the team already loaded with scorers. So it has been a cold hard fact to face: he might score much unlike those hey-days in Philly. 

Many of this event (Oh, I wish I could post again) will come before the all star events starts.

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Friday, January 30, 2009

"100 Facts About SlickMaster," A Remembrance Of An Old Friendster Bulletin Post

Originally posted: 1/30/09 11:28 AM
Re-updated: 4/25/2014 11:24:57 AM

I know it’s not a throwback Thursday when I updated this post (finally!) after five years. But hey, anyone here remembered this kind of posts in that once-premier social networking site known as Friendster?

I’m pretty sure aside from some announcements; the “bulletin board” used to have a lot of “survey” posts like this!