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The Roger Federer Stamps

Here is the photo of the blog contest’s prize that I just received (mainit-init pa) two mintues ago from Jayred.

Commemorative stamps of Roger Federer from X-Pat Files
Roger Federer Stamps

“Swerti ako” kasi na-receive ko agad ito. During this period of the year, mails are normally delayed by a month and sometimes or more often than not, di mo na matatanggap. Fasting I guess has something to do with it. LOL

Maraming Salamat Jayred.

Something is wrong

I received this photo from a friend. Indeed a picture is worth a thousand words or in this case two. And, this makes some or other group of people happy.

Wrong spelling of La Salle

I say, something is wrong. Something is not right. Something went wrong. Something was wrong. Right?

To my friends out there, Sophie, Pare, sorry, I can’t help it. PEACE Man!


The Sweetest Win, An Unbelievable Defeat

Just how exciting UAAP (University Athletic Association of the Philippines) Men’s Basketball is?

Well, let us go back in 2006 UAAP Finals, Game 1, Ateneo de Manila University (AdMU) versus University of Santo Tomas (UST) and see how fortune swings fast in UAAP Men’s Basketball. Ateneo needed only a second to win

As they say history repeats itself and so it does and so it did on August 30, 2007. With 2 seconds left, UST ahead by 1 point, a long shot by Kirk Long, and the rest was a repeat of history. Ateneo won.


Today at 3pm at Araneta Coliseum, ADMU meets DLSU for the third time this season. Which side and what color will you be? Are you going BLUE or GREEN?

About NBA, free throws and us

Last night after work, I was able to watch the fourth game of the NBA Western Conference Finals between Utah Jazz and San Antonio Spurs.

The game ended with scores of 91– 79. The San Antonio Spurs leads the series 3 to 1, and might win the Western Conference crown on their next encounter.

At the end of the third quarter, Utah Jazz came close at 63 – 62 but at crunchtime, lost their poise and their game. With Ginobli working hard and putting almost every free throws at the fourth quarter, the Utah Jazz permanently lost the handle.

The fans were very disappointed. It was not easy for them to see their team defeated in their home court coming from a win on third game. Debris were all over the court as they let loose whatever they have in their hands after the buzzer.

I do not have a detailed analysis of what happened but surely, the other team is much superior than the other at this game, and besides this post is actually about free throws. he he.

I am amazed and intrigued up to this time why free throws are harder to sink in that basket.(?)

We are often mesmerized by player who despite the many obstacles or defense put against, can get that ball in, normally in an incredible manner. But as always, not in free throw. Why?

Why when nobody is guarding, nobody is harrasing, nobody is blocking, and no resistance whatsover on the other end, still, misses the small hole of that basket?

My theory is that, although there are no outside resistance, it is the enemy from within that is hampering it. That enemy within is called HimSELF, YourSELF or MySELF.

Which leads me to this question. Who is harder for you to defeat, the outside demons or the demons inside yourself?

Tell me.

Who is Paulino Alcantara?

Are you wondering who this guy is?

Folks, in case you do not know, Paulino Alcantara was a Filipino football player from Iloilo who played for FC Barcelona between 1912 and 1927, scored 357 goals in 357 matches. He is still the club’s all-time top goalscorer and will go down in history as the greatest Filipino football player of all time.

Please check this out: Paulino Alcantara

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We are the CHAMPIONS!

I love this song by the Queen.

I’ve paid my dues
Time after time, I’ve done my sentence
But committed no crime
And bad mistakes, I’ve made a few.
I’ve had my share of sand
Kicked in my face, But I’ve come through.
And we mean to go on and on and on and on

We are the champions – my friends. And we’ll keep on fighting
Till the end.
We are the champions! We are the champions!
No time for losers, ‘Cause we are the champions of the World.

We are the CHAMPIONS! Need I say More again?


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