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On Gaming and Trash Talks

I am a gamer since 2006. I’ve become addicted to FreeStyle Online Street Basketball Philippines and have been attending FSPH events and tournaments within Metro Manila (Philippines).  The funny part is, I am not fond of or really into watching basketball games (whether local or international) AT ALL. I just found that game sooo addicting. I spent a lot of (almost) sleepless nights at computer shops (‘coz I was just renting a house at Narnia). 🙂 I have strayed away from my life goals and it seems like there’s nothing I can do to possibly come back and make that time up. I’ve been addicted 101% on that game. I’m not a “pro” in this field, I am just hooked into the game.

 

 

I stopped playing that online game when I had kids. Priorities. Then I’ve found out that they removed FSPH and moved to an international server as FreeStyle 2. I don’t have the full (correct) details though.

 

Then, recently, my favorite game is back but now on smartphones! I was so excited! I thought to myself, I can play the game again wherever I am and even before I sleep, and still can do my daily routines and obligations. It’s named Freestyle 2 Basketball Hero.

 

photo credits: Basketball Hero

 

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It’s almost similar to the old FSPH, though there are still a lot of rooms for improvement. It’s been 3 seasons since I started playing this addictive game. I’ve been playing alone (without any guilds) until I’ve reached level 38. They said that max level is 50, though I am not sure of it yet. Then, about two weeks ago, I finally found a club to join!

 

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La Salle Greenies vs. Zobel Junior Archers at 32nd SBP-Passerelle NCR Finals

PRESS RELEASE

 

SBP-Passerelle’s two-time defending SBP division champion La Salle Greenhills is all set to defend its title at the national level of the twin tournaments’ 32nd season. But La Salle Greenhills will have to secure its slot in the nationals by facing off with sister school De La Salle Santiago-Zobelin the National Capital Region (NCR) finals.

 

The highly-anticipated game between the sister schools will be held on September 17, 2017 at the Blue Eagle Gym in Ateneo de Manila University. Also much-awaited to be is the battle between two of NCR’s top teams in the Passerelle division, Nazareth School of National University and San Beda College.

 

The winners of the tournaments will face regional winners from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao at the national championship game in December.

 

Third and fourth placers will also be determined in the upcoming regional finals. Competing for third place are Ateneo de Manila University and San Sebastian Recoletos in the SBP Division. La Salle Greenhills and Ateneo de Manila will battle it out in the Passerelle division.

 

Organized by the Basketball Efficiency Scientific Training (BEST) Center, the country’s premier sports clinic, the 32nd SBP-Passerelle Twin Tournaments are supported by MILO, in cooperation with Rain or Shine Elasto Paints, Chris Sports, and SKLZ. They provide a venue for young cagers to apply what they learned in basketball training and showcase their skills.

 

BEST Center is a Hall of Famer of the Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) for Grassroots Development and the only corporate recipient of the Olympism Award from the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC).

 

For more information about BEST Center’s classes and tournaments, call the hotlines 411-6260, 3723066 and 372-3065, email bestcentersports@gmail.com or follow its official Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/BEST-Center-Sports-Inc/66172039922.

 

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Solane Boracay Cup at Balabag Basketball Court in Boracay

Solane, the country’s leading LPG solutions provider, recently held its first basketball cup tournament at the Balabag basketball court in Boracay aptly named the Solane Boracay Cup.

 

The event aimed to promote camaraderie and sportsmanship in a competitive and friendly game while encouraging a healthy lifestyle among its employees. The basketball tournament is also part of Solane’s corporate social responsibility program which seeks to help provide educational materials and school equipment to public schools.

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Live | Major League Baseball

Hey guys! Raise your hands if you are a baseball fan! Sharing with you the #MLBLive today! Let’s join the crowd online and experience this baseball game with all the excitement, smack-talk, cries of anguish and shrieks of joy thru Twitter!

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Press Release | Summer Time is TechnoMarine Time

Say HELLO to SUMMER!

Every summer has its own story…

Summer means sun, sea, sand, and more! It’s that great escape – to hit the beach, go on a hike, or simply get away from it all. And no other timepiece perfectly speaks of summer fun, frolic, and adventure than TechnoMarine!

Possessing an edgy yet elegant style with precision Swiss movement, a TechnoMarine watch is your perfect partner this sizzling sensational season, an invitation to imbibe the brand’s promise to live deeper with its Cruise and Reef collections.

The TechnoMarine Cruise Collection includes the Cruise Dream Lady which comes in stainless steel rose gold strap and 30mm white dial with 585 quartz movement and 200m water resistance, and the Jellyfish Cruise Lady which comes in white silicone strap and 40mm stainless steel white dial with OS60 quartz movement and 200m water resistance. For the Reef collection, there is Reef Titanium for men which comes in white silicone strap and 48mm titanium charcoal dial with Z60 quartz movement and 100m water resistance.

Be it in stainless steel, with gold tone or with a silicone strap, each distinctive and charismatic design, without a doubt, possesses a personality all its own – just like you!

So, this summer, take off, live deeper, and do it in style with TechnoMarine! Let’s have some fun in the sun!


Founded in 1997, TechnoMarine successfully merges the art of horological innovation with spirited design. For more info, visit TechnoMarine boutiques at SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, SM North Edsa, SM City Cebu, SM Lanang Premier, TriNoma, Greenbelt 3, Robinson’s Galleria, Robinson’s Magnolia, Shangri-La Plaza, My Tempo Resorts World, and all MyDiamond concept stores nationwide.
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My One-Day Christmas Shopping

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Yes, it’s 3 days to go until Christmas day and I woke up with full blast energy because today is a BIG day for me. No-no, it’s not my birthday nor anyone from my family… It’s a big day for me because today is my ONE-DAY CHRISTMAS SHOPPING DAY. Super redundant? I noticed that, too. Hehe 🙂

 

After starting my Christmas countdown yesterday (4 days to go ’til Christmas) at my social media accounts, I realized that I am not yet prepared for the coming Christmas day. No gifts for my family yet, no groceries, nothing! Well, yes, except that our Christmas tree is up and the Christmas socks of my kids are already hanging. So, I slept early last night for today’s “big” day.

 

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I woke up fueled up today, ready for an action-packed Christmas shopping. Some quick points to remember when you’re planning to have a full day Christmas shopping:

  • Wear comfortable clothes and shoes – Choose clothes that you’ll feel at ease and relaxed while shopping. You don’t need to wear dresses with very tight belt to look sexy or whatever your motive is. Your goal for this day is to complete your shopping and grocery list, not to flaunt your fashion style or be a ramp model in the middle of the supermarket. For shoes, wear something flat and comfortable, something that won’t be a load for a long day walking around the mall.
  • Get a list of things that you will buy at the grocery store. Plan your menu ahead. This will help you manage your time better with lesser chance of missing any ingredients.
  • Make a list also of the people you are going to give gifts. If you can write across their names the gifts you think they would like, the better.
  • Go out alone or plus one companion who can help you carry things (or be a hero to fall in line at the cashier while you grab the last items from your grocery list. Haha!). DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT BRING KIDS. It is of greater percentage that they’ll have tantrums when they get bored.
  • EAT BEFORE STARTING YOUR GROCERIES.

 

So, today’s the day!

 

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I started the day at the mall with my groceries. Why? (1) Since it’s already December 22, I assumed that there will be long queues at the cashiers. And I am right. Good thing I already planned my menu and jot down the ingredients. I was able to finish everything in 2 hours. (2) Priorities, food before gifts. I don’t want to spend my money to buy gifts for everyone at first and then sacrifice the food that we’ll eat or even the basic necessities at home. So, whatever’s left from my Christmas shopping budget after doing the groceries, that’ll be the money I will spend for the gifts for my family.

 

Want to know what are the GOOD DEALS I got for gifts?

 

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  • Entity – men’s cologne and lotion (Php 149/box)
  • Fashionable earphones – (Php 149 each) There are also some cute earphones that costs Php 129 each, these doesn’t have mic (pure earphones) and some because they doesn’t have pouch or casing.
  • Nivea gift pack – lotion, soap, deodorant and facial cream (Php 159)
  • Flash Cards/Picture Cards – I bought two packs: shapes/colors and fruits/vegetables. (Php 160)
  • Bath brush/sponge with wood handle – It’s 2-in-1, has long wood handle to reach the back and can be converted to a smaller one for reachable body parts (Php 109)
  • Glam BB Cream – a good deal which is buy 2 take 1 (Php149 each)
  • Hurricane – free size shirt (Php 99)
  • Pentel drawing set – drawing book/coloring book, color pens, oil pastels (Php 149)

 

There are some of the cheap items I got at the department store. You can really score a lot of good deals out there, just be patient and have plenty of time to roam around. But of course, when it comes to gift giving, it is always the thought that counts. The importance of remembering them, and giving back.

 

But do you know what’s the most important thing to remember on December 25?

 

“Joy to the world, the Lord has come!”

-Luke 2:11

 

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Just In: Ronnie Nathanielsz dies at 81

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Ronnie Nathanielsz

This veteran, sports writer-analyst, Ronnie Nathanielsz, passed away Friday morning in San Francisco (11 Nov 2016) at the age of 81 after suffering heart attack a week ago, as confirmed by Dyan Castillejo from her social media accounts.

As Dyan posted from her Instagram account:

“Ronnie was always fun and full of passion in all our coverages . His credibility integrity and drive to get good accurate details of the news first even at the age of 80 always inspired me . Thank you thank you thank you and gosh will miss you sooooooooooooooooo much . Lord Jesus give Ronnie a big hug for me”

It’s reported that he was rushed to the hospital on his way to witness Manny Pacquiao’s fight against Jessie Vargas last week in Las Vegas.

His family will have the funeral in San Francisco and later on, will transfer his remains to the Philippines.

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BEST Center Gives Back to the Community

The Basketball Efficiency & Scientific Training (BEST) Center, Philippines’ premiere basketball clinic, gave underprivileged kids the chance to enhance their basketball skills during a free two-day workshop held at Barangay Milagrosa, Project 4, Quezon City. The event was held as part of BEST Center’s community development program through sports.

 

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Participants were taught the basics of playing basketball in a scientific way, such as handling, dribbling, shooting, and passing. After the workshop, they were encouraged to continually practice these techniques to improve their game.

 

“BEST Center has always been an advocate of sports development especially in the grassroots level. It is our hope that by reaching out to the Filipino children through our clinics, we can inspire more kids to get into sports and lead an active healthy lifestyle,” said BEST Center founder Coach Nic Jorge.

 

The BEST Center clinics teaches kids the fundamentals of basketball and helps them develop good character and values such as discipline, sportsmanship and camaraderie through their interaction with coaches, instructors, classmates, and peers. Founded in 1978, BEST Center is an award-winning basketball clinic inducted in the Philippine Sportswriter Association Hall of Fame in 2007 for pioneering scientific approach of basketball training in the country.

 

Since its establishment, BEST Center has produced a string of top national cagers, including Chris Tiu and Keifer Ravena. The clinic has also expanded to offer volleyball training for girls. For more information on BEST Center’s classes and tournaments, visit its Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/BEST-Center-Sports-Inc-66172039922 or call telephone nos. 411-6260 and 372-3066 or telefax 372-3065. You may also inquire via email at bestcenter@gmail.com.

 


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