26 10 2007

Hi guys, if you are familiar with this cartoon series I’m sure, kahit di ka mahilig sa basketball mahu-hook ka sa story nya… A while ago, papunta ko work I’ve seen another episode of this heart pounding basketball toon series… The episode wherein Shohoku fights team Kainan… The ending score is 88-90… They almost win… unfortunately, they ran out of time… I felt sad about that… Sakuragi cried a lot… sa kanya kasi yung last na bola… nagkamali sya ng pinasahan… he accidentally passed the ball to their opponent… 

— by Eugene Cheng

       Sports manga are often an overlooked genre, and there has not been an attempt yet to introduce this genre to the American comic market. The peoples of other countries, predominantly in the East, have long been following such stories.
  High school basketball? Who would have thought that manga dealing with high school basketball could be so riveting? Well, Inoue Takehiko proves that it indeed makes a great topic for storytelling with his popular SLAM DUNK series, which has given way to both a TV series, and a couple of theatrical movies. Just what makes this series so popular among basketball fans and non-basketball fans alike?
  One of the main reasons for the popularity of SLAM DUNK among basketball fans is the detail in his artwork. Inoue renders the basketball court and motion with surprising accuracy. It is obvious that Inoue is an avid fan of the National Basketball Association (NBA). But he does not lose those fans, who are not familiar with the rules of basketball either. He periodically supplies readers with explanations of certain terms or aspects of the game with a super-deformed version of himself (Dr. T). Of course, it helps to have familiarity with the game, but it is not a prerequisite for enjoying the series.

The Story

The main character of the story is Sakuragi Hanamichi, a first-year high school student who was unsuccessful in his endeavors to find agirlfriend in junior high school. Or more to the fact, he was dumped fifty times over the three years of junior high school. The fiftieth girl who rejected him admitted to him that she liked someone on the basketball team. So coming into Shohoku High School, Hanamichi had a bit of a bias against basketball. At the mere mention of the word, he would give a resounding head-butt to the unwitting speaker.
  But on the first day of school, he runs into a cute girl who asks our red-headed protagonist if he plays basketball. Sakuragi is rather tall for his age and is a fairly burly fellow because of the fights he and his friends tend to engage in. Naturally, Sakuragi falls head over heels for this girl, Haruko, and responds that he is indeed a “sportsman”. One thing leads to another, and Sakuragi ends up joining the basketball team.

The Starting Lineup

Sakuragi Hanamichi is a first year student. He plays the power forward position, is 188 centimeters tall, and weighs 83 kilograms. He eventually becomes a decent player after several issues. His most notable features are his red hair, his tenacity when playing, his ability to take massive amounts of punishment, and his rebounding skills. He often refers to himself as the “Rebound King”. He likes Akagi Haruko, but has not told her yet. He is at first disliked by Akagi Takenori, but eventually, he earns his grudging respect. Sakuragi has a penchant for giving people strange nicknames.
  Akagi Takenori is a third year student, the captain of the Shohoku Team, and Haruko’s older brother. He plays at the center position, is 197 centimeters tall, and weighs 90 kilograms. It is later revealed in the series that he, like Sakuragi, was a horrible basketball player at first. He has a flat-top haircut and looks a lot like New York Knicks co-captain Patrick Ewing. Sakuragi gives him the nickname of “Gori” which is short for “Gorilla”. Akagi is not too fond of this nickname, but it is appropriate because of his slam dunks, which the whole school refers to as the “Gorilla Dunk”. Akagi eventually tries to help Sakuragi become a better player and teaches him the skills he needs, despite their embarrassing first one-on-one game.
  Rukawa Kaede is another first year student. On most teams, it is unusual to have rookies on the starting roster, yet the current Shohoku team has two starting rookies. Rukawa was a superstar in junior high school and maintains his high level of play in high school. He plays at the small forward position, is 187 centimeters tall, and weighs 75 kilograms. His good looks and superior game play have made him the object of infatuation of many girls in the school, including Akagi Haruko. But Rukawa has no interest in women, and is always looking to elevate his game to the next level. When he plays, he is very selfish, and very rarely passes the ball. He has earned the nickname “Fox” from Sakuragi because of his sly attitude. He and Sakuragi become natural enemies.
  Miyagi Ryota is a second year student. He plays at the point guard position, is 168 centimeters tall, and weighs 59 kilograms. His dribbling and passing skills are excellent, but his height often becomes a disadvantage when playing against taller players. Nevertheless, Miyagi often steps up his game play up when this occurs. He is also somewhat of a delinquent, and gets into fights. He is in love with Ayako, the manager of the basketball team. At first, he and Sakuragi become enemies because of their natural antagonistic tendencies, but when they learn of each other’s unrequited love for another girl, they become fast friends. Sakuragi henceforth refers to Miyagi affectionately as “Ryo-san”.
  Mitsui Hisashi is a third year student who rejoins the team after a year of absence around the same time Miyagi joins. He plays at the shooting guard position, is 184 centimeters tall, and weighs 70 kilograms. In junior high school, he was declared Most Valuable Player because of his great shooting ability, in particular, for his ability to consistently make three point shots. Mitsui twisted his ankle in his first year and was forced to leave the team for a year. During that year he became quite a delinquent and joined a gang. All the while, he secretly wanted to return to the basketball team. With his appearance, Shohoku finally has the consistent back court scorer that it needed.

Give it a Shot

Even though I am an avid basketball fan, I found myself avoiding this series. Perhaps I was afraid of the injustices and inaccuracies that such a book might contain. Eventually, however, my curiosity got the better of me, and I picked up the first issue. Since then, I have been following the series with a near-fanatic fervor. Sakuragi’s antics amuse me, and I always look forward to seeing what the future brings. This is indeed quite an addicting series.
  SLAM DUNK has since ended its run in Shonen Jump, and Inoue Takehiko has moved on to start another basketball-related manga series.


Oh my…

25 10 2007

Guys… madalang n ko makakapag blog… hmmm… naghihigpit  n sila ngayun… ayaw n kami papuntahin sa unapproved website… asar naman… actually bawal naman talaga… so wala n kmi magagawa ngayun… no more blogging inside the office… huhuhu… 😦 medyo malungkot… huwaaaaa….

Don’t worry… may time p naman outside the office… Pipilitin ko makapagpost hanggang kaya… wehehe… anyways wala naman dito yung iba ko friends… anu ba yun… dadalawa nga lng yata nakakaalam ng blog ko nato e… bago lng kasi…

Survey galing sa isang baliw… (galing kay Ardee to!)

24 10 2007

1. Pinakagusto mong tawag sayo?
~baby? joke… xempre John Bailor, JB, Bill, Jabeh, John, Johnny… dami no?
2 . Latest addiction
~Chat… yun trabaho ko e… ehehe

3 . Pinakagusto mong gawin?
~Magpahinga buong araw… matulog, kumain… magtampisaw sa ilog… wahahaha

4.Ano ang mga leisure plans mo within
this year?
~pumunta sa beach… particularly, palawan, bora or puerto princesa/gallera… add up adventure

5. Meron ka bang crush ngayon?
~madami… bakit mo natanong?

6. Food na gusto mo kainin ngayon?
~hmmm…. strawberry cake…

7.Kalokohang ginawa nung high school?
~sorry ha… matino ako nung high school e… hehehe

8. Last Song Syndrome?
~Someday… ni nina?

9 . Unforgettable teacher(s)/ prof?
~madami eh, Si onak nlng

10. Fave street food?
~day old, balut…

11 fave childhood game?
~tumbang preso???

12 . Natatandaan mo pa panaginip mo
~oo… yung old classmate ko nung college…

13 . Natatandaan mo pa pangalan ng
pinakauna nyong family pet?
~si TALA lng naaalala ko e… dead n yun…

..14 is missing?…

15. Kung magiging cast ka ng isang tv
show/teleserye /anime, ano un?
~Johnny bravo… hahaha.. kaso may pagka bobitz yun e… ehem… wag na magkoment yung iba jan…

16. kpg bngyn ka ng pera anong bgy
bblin mo?
~Bahay at lupa!!!

17 .Pinakagustong movie mo na kung san
kasama ang pinakagusto mong artista?
~Sobrang dami… most recent is “little children”

18. Laging paalala ng magulang na lagi
mo namang hnde sinusunod?
~Kumain ng breakfast

19.Anong masasabi mo sa huling movie
na napanood mo?
~Amazing story… nakakainis yung kontra bida…

20. Kung may isang bagay kang sasabihin
sa sarili mo, ano un?
~Magtrabaho k mabuti… para yumaman ka…

21. Ano nman isasagot moh sa sriLi mo?
~okay… I will…

22. Have you had your birthday yet?
~next year pa… February 7

23. Are you the same person as you were
at the beginning of 2007?
~feeling ko hndi na…

24 . Are you still in the same job?
~no… new job na to…

25. Is your favourite color still ur
fave up to now?
~yes.. may nadagdag p nga e…

26. Have you got the same style/colour
hair ?
~color, yes… hairstyle, changes by mood… hehehehe

27 . Have you been involved with the
police this year?
~not at all

28. All time drinking place for 2007?
~khit san…

29 . Is your best friend still your
~wala ako matawag na best friend e… I’m searching for one… Gusto mo?

30 . Got any tattoos or piercings this
~wala… gusto ko sana piercing sa eyebrow…

31. Had a hair cut?
~last month pa…

32 . Lost someone you cared about this
~yes… yes… yes… few days pa lng nakakalipas… 😦

33 .Been on a holiday this year?

34. Been in love this year?
~Yes, yes, yes…

Great Poem…

24 10 2007

I’ve read this poem during our ESL training at Nucomm… it’s deep and meaningfull …




24 10 2007

Here’s one of the newest post of Inday:


Minsan ay nagpasama ang amo ni Inday sa kanya para mag-grocery. Dahil sa tindi ng trapik nung araw na yun, napilitan silang maghanap ng ibang daan.

Pag-pasok sa kalye, ay bigla na lang may sumulpot na MMDA at pinahinto sila.

Amo: Shit. Badtrip naman.

Inday: Great! (being sarcastic)

Lumapit si manong MMDA sa bintana ng amo ni Inday.

Manong MMDA: Sir, di niyo ba alam na one way po itong pinasukan niyo?

Amo: Kung alam ko ede sana di na ako dumaan dito.

Manong MMDA: Lisensya na lang po sir.

Dudukutin na sana ng amo ni Inday ang pitaka nya nang nalaman nyang naiwan nya pala ito sa bahay. patay!

Amo: Ahh chief, ehh kasi ahh naiwan ko pala pitaka ko sa bahay. pasensya na po.

Manong MMDA: Naku sir, matinding violation po yan. Yung registration na lang po.

Inabot ng amo ang registration papers ng sasakyan kay manong MMDA.

Binasa ni manong at sumilip sa plaka ng sasakyan. mukhang coding pa ata sila Inday.

Manong MMDA: Sir, mukhang nakalimutan niyo atang coding kayo ngayon.

Amo: Nyeta naman, kung minamalas nga naman talaga oo. Sir, baka ahmm, pwede natin gawan ng paraan.

Naiinip na si Inday sa kahihintay kaya’t naisipan nyang kausapin na rin si manong.

Inday: Excuse us Mr. Officer but we really don’t have time to dily-daly out here. We still have places to go and people to see so can you…

Amo: Pwede ba Inday, tumahimik ka na lang dyan. Hayaan mo na akong makipag-usap dito…

Sumilip si Inday sa loob ng sasakyan at nanlaki ang mga mata.

Manong MMDA: Is that you Inday? The most famous chambermaid in the world? Bollocks! I can’t believe my luck! I’ve heard so much about you and I’m quite such a fan. I even have you on my blogroll! Tell you what, if you could just give me your autograph, I’d be happy to escort you guys to wherever your destination is.

Pumayag si Inday at pinirmahan ang likod ng ticketbook ni manong.

Amo: [dumugo ang ilong]

(grabe na talaga powers ni Inday)

Don’t give up…

24 10 2007

I read this from a friends spam mail… wehehe… well, I think this would be helpfull on my situation…


It is madness to hate all roses because you got scratched with one thorn,

to give up on your dreams because one didn’t come true,

to lose faith in prayers because one wasn’t answered,

to give up on your efforts because one of them failed,

to condemned all of your friends because one betrayed you,

not to believe in love because someone was unfaithful or didn’t love you back,

to throw away all your chances to be happy because you didn’t succeed on the first attempt..

Just don’t ever give up!!


23 10 2007

Maroon 5 Lyrics Makes Me Wonder Lyrics

I wake up with blood-shot eyes
Struggled to memorize
The way it felt between your thighs
Pleasure that made you cry
Feels so good to be bad
Not worth the aftermath, after that
After that
Try to get you back

I still don’t have the reason
And you don’t have the time
And it really makes me wonder
If I ever gave a f**k about you

Give me something to believe in
Cause I don’t believe in you
Anymore, Anymore
I wonder if it even makes a difference to try
So this is goodbye

God damn, my spinning head
Decisions that made my bed
Now I must lay in it
And deal with things I left unsaid
I want to dive into you
Forget what you’re going through
I get behind, make your move
Forget about the truth

I still don’t have the reason
And you don’t have the time
And it really makes me wonder
If I ever gave a f**k about you

[Chorus 1 + 2]
Give me something to believe in

Cause I don’t believe in you
Anymore, Anymore
I wonder if it even makes a difference,
It even makes a difference to try (yeah)
And you told me how you’re feeling
But I don’t believe it’s true
Anymore, Anymore
I wonder if it even makes a difference to cry
(Oh no)
So this is goodbye

I’ve been here before
One day a week
And it won’t hurt anymore
You caught me in a lie
I have no alibi
The words you say don’t have a meaning

I still don’t have the reason
And you don’t have the time
And it really makes me wonder
If I ever gave a f**k about you and I…
and so this is goodbye

[Chorus 1 + 2]
Give me something to believe in
Cause I don’t believe in you,
Anymore, Anymore
I wonder if it even makes a difference,
It even makes a difference to try
And you told me how you’re feeling
But I don’t believe it’s true
Anymore Anymore
I wonder if it even makes a difference to cry
(Oh no)
So this is goodbye
So this is goodbye, yeah (x 3)
(Oh no)