Monday, August 31, 2009

UAAP Season 72 Eliminations: ADMU Game 12 Results

The Blue Eagles trailed at the end of the first and second quarters before clamping down on defense in the fourth to turn back a pesky opponent. The game wasn't easy to watch but the Eagles needed "character-building" wins like this ahead of the playoffs.

Eagles clinch Final 4 bonus; Surging Tigers boost semis bid
By Jasmine W. Payo
Philippine Daily Inquirer

Ateneo claimed the first Final Four bonus even as University of Santo Tomas shored up its semifinal bid with a 79-58 trampling of ousted National U in the UAAP men’s basketball tournament at the FilOil Flying V Arena in San Juan.

Rabeh Al-Hussaini and Eric Salamat shone in the final quarter as the defending champion Blue Eagles turned back the Adamson Falcons, 61-52, and secured the first twice-to-beat advantage in the semifinals.

“The next goal is to try to get No. 1 so that we go into the semifinals facing the No. 4 team,” said Ateneo coach Norman Black.

The Eagles remained on top at 11-1, leaving the Far Eastern Tamaraws (10-2) and the University of the East Warriors (7-4) to battle for the last twice-to-beat semifinal incentive.

Continued...

With its eighth straight victory Ateneo tied FEU for the longest win streak in Season 72. Next up, a rematch against the UP Fighting Maroons, the only team the Blue Eagles have lost to so far.

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The Lady Eagles tumbled to 4-7 after beating NU and losing to Adamson.

Random thought: If the NU men's basketball team is called the Bulldogs, shouldn't its women's basketball counterpart be called the B*tches?

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Disband Of Brothers

Looks like Oasis is No-way-sis.
Noel Gallagher quits British rock group Oasis
Agence France-Presse

Lead guitarist Noel Gallagher said he was quitting British rock group Oasis because he can no longer work with his brother Liam, plunging the future of the group into doubt.

In a brief statement on the band's website, Noel said he was announcing "with some sadness and great relief" that "I quit Oasis tonight."

He added: "People will write and say what they like, but I simply could not go on working with Liam a day longer."

He made the announcement after the group suddenly cancelled a concert at a music festival near Paris on Friday, with organisers saying the brothers had had a fight backstage shortly before they were to play.

A spokesman for the organisers of the Rock en Seine festival announced to the 30,000 crowd: "The group no longer exists. They will not play tonight and they are cancelling the rest of their European tour."

Continued...

No word whether that spokesman made it out of there alive.

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[9:30 PM Edit]

The item above reminded me of my favorite Oasis-related moment, which happened during a field trip to Mt. Banahaw in my second year in college.

If I remember correctly, J and I were the only males in that group aside from our instructor, Mr. Palmero. We met a Rizalista cult, hiked in the rain, waded in a river, and explored caves.

The last cave we entered was especially gnarly—it was narrow, descended steeply into the mountain, and ended at a small but deep pool of water we were supposed to submerge ourselves in. We had no choice but to descend single file, sliding slowly on our butts.

Our female classmates went first. And as they slid down and waited for their turn in the water, they sang religious songs.

J and I, on the other hand, went with "Wonderwall."

Friday, August 28, 2009

UAAP Season 72 Eliminations: ADMU Game 11 Results

The Blue Eagles are now on a seven-game roll.
UAAP: Ateneo humiliates NU
abs-cbnNEWS.com

MANILA -- The Ateneo Blue Eagles moved one win away from a coveted twice-to-beat advantage in the Final Four with a merciless beating of the National University (NU) Bulldogs, 75-54, in the 72nd University Athletic Association of the Philippines UAAP) men’s basketball on Thursday.

Rabeh Al-Hussaini fired seven of his 15 points in the first quarter to help the Eagles get their 10th win in 11 games. 

The Bulldogs managed to score only three points in the first quarter, the second-lowest in the history of the league.

Continued...
After a relatively quiet couple of games Ryan Buenafe finally flashed the form that made him the 2008 Rookie of the Year. In only 17 minutes of action he notched 23 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 blocks. There was even a point in the third quarter when he had more points than the entire NU team.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Out Of The Strong Came Forth Tibibord

Got a minute? Go to The Advertising Slogan Generator, type in your name, and generate a slogan after each question below. Here are my results.

1. What do you say to yourself every morning?
"Make Fun of Tibibord."

2. What do you want other people say about you?
"It's Different in a Tibibord."

3. Someone asked you out. Your answer is...
"Just One Tibibord - Give It To Me!"

4. How would you answer a booty call?
"Your Flexible Tibibord."

5. How would you introduce yourself to someone you really like?
"Men Can't Help Acting On Tibibord."

6. How would you introduce yourself to someone you dislike?
"Tibibord-Lickin' Good."

7. You’re in a conversation and you suddenly feel the need to pee. How would you excuse yourself?
"Don't Leave Home Without Tibibord."

8. Your parents ask you why you got home late. You say...
"Where's The Tibibord?"

9. You’re failing a subject. You say...
"Have a Break. Have a Tibibord."

10. The love of your life asks you to marry her. What do you say?
"Beware of Expensive Tibibord."

11. Your girlfriend is breaking up with you. You tell her...
"I'm Not Gonna Pay A Lot For This Tibibord."

12. Someone told you you’re an asshole. You tell them...
"New Thinking. New Tibibord."

13. What are the best words to describe you?
"I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Tibibord."

14. If you’re going to have a movie about your life, the title is...
"Ho Ho Ho, Green Tibibord."

15. Your last words before you die...
"Tibibord. It's Everywhere You Wanna Be."

16. Your message to a special someone...
"I Like the Tibibord in You."

17. The title of this post will be...
"Out Of The Strong Came Forth Tibibord."

[Hat tip to LB.]

Monday, August 24, 2009

UAAP Season 72 Eliminations: ADMU Game 10 Results

Ateneo copped solo leadership of the tournament following its win and FEU's loss yesterday. The Blue Eagles have now reached the Final Four in eleven straight seasons and closed in on a twice-to-beat advantage in the semis.
Eagles make s’finals; UE stalls FEU bid
By Jasmine W. Payo
Philippine Daily Inquirer

MANILA, Philippines - Ateneo clinched the first Final Four berth but University of the East derailed a similar bid by Far Eastern University with an 87-72 rout in the UAAP men’s basketball tournament at the Araneta Coliseum.

Staying on course in their title defense bid, the Blue Eagles hammered out an 80-70 triumph over the University of Santo Tomas Tigers to boost their leading record to 9-1.

The Eagles drew plenty of help from swingman Kirk Long as main man Rabeh Al-Hussaini rode the bench early due to foul trouble.

Continued...
The Blue Eagles own the league's longest active win streak at six straight games. They have a relatively light schedule ahead—if upset-minded Adamson, UP and NU qualify as "light" assignments—before they face FEU on the last day of eliminations.

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The Lady Eagles are now 3-6 after succumbing to FEU.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

UAAP Season 72 Eliminations: UP Maroons La Salle

I'm swimming in schadenfreude—my other team stretched La Salle's losing streak to four, w00t!
UP shocks La Salle
Maroons slay another giant; Falcons rip Bulldogs

By Jasmine W. Payo
Philippine Daily Inquirer

MANILA, Philippines – Boosting its reputation as a giant-slayer, University of the Philippines compounded De La Salle’s woes with an 83-78 upset victory in the UAAP men’s basketball tournament yesterday at the FilOil Flying V Arena in San Juan.

The Maroons, lone conquerors of Ateneo’s defending champion Blue Eagles so far, stormed out front early with a big run behind rookie guard Mikee Reyes before veteran swingman Mark Lopez took over while coming through with a key defensive stop in the final stretch.

“I’m happy we’ve beaten three teams this year and we’ve beaten the bigger teams, but it doesn’t stop there,” said coach Aboy Castro after the Maroons dealt the Green Archers’ a fourth straight loss that jeopardized La Salle’s Final Four bid.

Continue...

My wish has come to pass—with four games left on their schedule the Fighting Maroons have matched their win total last year. The odds on my other wish are long, though, as UP's next three games are against league-leaders Ateneo, FEU and UE.

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Quote of the year contender. Ateneo coach Norman Black's instruction to his players during a late-game huddle in last week's rout of La Salle:
No yabang.
How... coño. How apt.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Dumb As Rocks

This Neil Gaiman revelation is months-old, but it's news to me.
Would you ever return to the 'Sandman' universe?

Maybe. I wanted to do a 20th anniversary story and it broke mostly because DC Comics would have loved me to do a 20th anniversary story at the same terms that were agreed upon in 1987 when I was a 26-year-old unknown. And my thought was, 'You know what guys, it really doesn't work like that.' I wasn't going to do a deal at the same terms we had in 1987 and they were not willing to do any better than that.

Continue reading "T.O. surprises don't stop for Gaiman"
What a bunch of geniuses! Good job, DC, you just threw away a license to print money.

[Hat tip to N. Santiago.]

Friday, August 21, 2009

UAAP Season 72 Jerseyvaluation: AdU Soaring Falcons

After comparing the Adamson uniform with those of Ateneo and La Salle it seems to me the adidas designers didn't try too hard with the Soaring Falcons' jersey. It's far from ugly, but it's no great shakes, either.


For instance, UP pulled off the team-name-at-the-side-of-the shorts thing better by using just the team moniker. And what does "Add yoU" even mean?


It's also never good to have practically the same uniform as a team from another collegiate league. Unless, of course, Adamson and Angeles University Foundation are sister schools.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Father Dacanay Had Seven Children, Seven Children Had Father Dacanay

Meet my old college professor, Fr. Adolfo Dacanay, SJ. Institusyon 'yan sa Ateneo so I'm pleasantly surprised that he's a fixture at Blue Eagle games.

[Photo credit: Fabilioh.com]

He doesn't just watch, though. In an article in The Guidon Fr. Dacanay revealed that he checks school papers during lulls in the on-court action. That's likely what he's doing in the photo below, which was taken during last Sunday's match against La Salle.

[Photo credit: Fabilioh.com]


Fr. Dacanay was my teacher in Theology of Marriage during my junior year. I remember that for major tests, we students could take either a written or an oral exam. Those who pick the latter had the further option to take the orals individually or as a group. I never had the guts so I always sat the written exam.

Years later I bumped into him in Ateneo. When I greeted him Fr. Dacanay replied, "Mr. Tibibord, you never took the orals."

Oops.

"That was because I was afraid of you, Father," I said.

He laughed.

[Hat tip to C. Tiu.]


I want this job.

Monday, August 17, 2009

UAAP Season 72 Eliminations: ADMU Game 9 Results

Before yesterday the Green Archers had not lost three straight games in the same UAAP season since head coach Franz Pumaren took over in Season 61. That changed after Ateneo dominated La Salle for its second victory over its archrival in seven days.
Fierce Eagles crush Archers; UE prevails
By Jasmine W. Payo
Philippine Daily Inquirer

MANILA, Philippines - Ateneo needed only a week to reaffirm its mastery over fierce rival La Salle.

Looking every bit the dominant side, the Blue Eagles completed an eliminations sweep of the Green Archers in an 81-65 crushing yesterday to grab the solo lead in the UAAP men’s basketball tournament in front of an overflow crowd of 17,524 at the Araneta Coliseum.

It was a game the Eagles led all the way, prompting coach Norman Black to label it as Ateneo’s “best game” so far this season.

Continued...
Props to the Adamson Soaring Falcons for inflicting that middle defeat in La Salle's three-game skid. The UAAP's other bird team helped snap a record that's over a decade old.

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The Lady Eagles are now 3-5 after routing UE.



Sunday, August 16, 2009

UAAP Season 72 Jerseyvaluation: UP Fighting Maroons

For two straight years now the Fighting Maroons have been creative and debuted three sets of jerseys instead of the traditional two.

They began their season wearing a white jersey with maroon, green, and gold trim. It looks sleek except that with the typeface used, it seems like there's another letter between "U" and "P."

[Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/inboundpass/ / CC BY 2.0]

Two games later UP resurrected the "Fighting Blacks" jersey that debuted in 2008.


The black uniforms instantly became memorable when the Maroons wore them in their giant upset of league leader Ateneo.


Don't they look fierce? Nobody cares that they were "inspired" by the 2008-09 UConn Huskies uniform.

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With five of its players scoring in double figures yesterday, UP opened its second round campaign by coming from behind to beat NU, 78-76.

The Fighting Maroons routed their opponents, 33-16, in the third quarter to erase an eight-point halftime deficit. They also out-rebounded and -assisted the Bulldogs the entire game by 11 and 10, respectively.

One more victory and the Maroons will match their three-win total last year. Here's hoping they do it.

Friday, August 14, 2009

UAAP Season 72 Eliminations: ADMU Game 8 Results

Before their matchup last Sunday Ateneo and La Salle were among the league's hottest teams, winning two and four straight games, respectively.

How quickly fortunes turn: yesterday the Green Archers lost to lowly Adamson for their second two-game losing streak of the season.

Ateneo, on the other hand, scalped UE for its fourth straight win and solo leadership of the tournament. The Blue Eagles outscored their opponents, 29-9, in the second quarter then withstood the Red Warriors' furious endgame rally.
Eagles, Falcons down rivals
Jasmine W. Payo
Philippine Daily Inquirer

Ateneo turned back a late rally by University of the East and held on for an 80-75 victory in the UAAP men’s basketball tournament yesterday at the Araneta Coliseum.

“The win wasn’t very pretty but it’s a win,” said Ateneo coach Norman Black after the defending champions secured the solo lead at 7-1.

“It was a very sloppy fourth quarter, a lot of turnovers and the defense relaxed. Luckily, we had enough points to win the game.”

A recent injury hardly slowed down Rabeh Al-Hussaini, who came through with a season-high 30 points for the Eagles on top of 12 rebounds and a couple of blocks.

Continued...
From one raptor team to another, good job, Falcons. That will easily be the highlight of your season.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

UAAP Season 72 Eliminations: ADMU 1st Round Recap

Tournament Standings
ADMU Blue Eagles (6-1)
FEU Tamaraws (6-1)
UE Red Warriors (4-3)
UST Growling Tigers (4-3)
DLSU Green Archers (4-3)
NU Bulldogs (2-5)
AdU Soaring Falcons (1-6)
UP Fighting Maroons (1-6)

Ateneo Game Results
Sunday, 12 July – 63-59 win over FEU
Thursday, 16 July – 72-57 win over UE
Sunday, 19 July – 93-77 win over UST
Sunday, 26 July – 58-68 loss to UP
Thursday, 30 July – 61-51 win over Adamson
Saturday, 1 August – 75-47 win over NU
Sunday, 9 August – 76-72 win over La Salle

Ateneo Individual Leaders
Minutes
Nonoy Baclao, 27.43 mpg
Rabeh Al-Hussaini, 26.0 mpg
Eric Salamat, 24.43 mpg

Points
Rabeh Al-Hussaini, 14.86 ppg
Eric Salamat, 11.71 ppg
Emman Monfort 7.71 ppg

Rebounds
Nonoy Baclao, 8.57 rpg
Rabeh Al-Hussaini, 6.0 rpg
Ryan Buenafe, 4.43 rpg

Assists
Eric Salamat, 3.0 apg
Ryan Buenafe, 1.86 apg
Jai Reyes, 1.86 apg

Steals
Eric Salamat, 1.71 spg
Ryan Buenafe, 1.14 spg
Nonoy Baclao, 0.57 spg
Emman Monfort, 0.57 spg

Blocks
Nonoy Baclao, 2.29 bpg
Nico Salva, 0.86 bpg
Ryan Buenafe , 0.43 bpg

[Hat tip to PBFantasy.com]

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

UAAP Season 72 Eliminations: Ateneo-La Salle Ticket Reminders

The Ateneo Office of University Development & Alumni Relations sent this e-mail:
11 August 2009

Notes:

1. As per the UAAP rule book, the schedule reflects pairings of teams based on team rankings at the end of the first round.

2. Ticket selling for this Sunday's game Ateneo vs La Salle will be on Friday, 14 August, not Thursday, 13 August, and will follow the 14 July 2009 and 4 August 2009 guidelines issued by the University Athletics Office.

3. Those who are able to watch the games LIVE are always encouraged to wear their favorite royal blue shirt and to cheer, cheer, and cheer!

Animo Ateneo!

Jun Dalandan
So that's why the games against La Salle are only a week apart! My bad.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

UAAP Season 72 Eliminations: ADMU 2nd Round Schedule

Here's the second round schedule for the Ateneo Blue Eagles:
Thursday, August 13
Araneta Coliseum
4 PM – Ateneo vs. UE

Sunday, August 16
Araneta Coliseum
4:30 PM – Ateneo vs. La Salle

Sunday, August 23
Araneta Coliseum
2 PM – Ateneo vs. UST

Thursday, August 27
Araneta Coliseum
4:00 PM – Ateneo vs. NU

Sunday, August 30
San Juan Arena
4 PM – Ateneo vs. Adamson

Sunday, September 6
San Juan Arena
4 PM – Ateneo vs. UP

Saturday, September 12
Araneta Coliseum
4 PM – Ateneo vs. FEU

Wait, the second Ateneo-La Salle encounter is this Sunday, exactly one week after the first? Where's the buildup in that? Fail.

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Here are the Ateneo Lady Eagles' next seven games:
Sunday, August 16
FEU Gym
9 AM – Ateneo vs. UE

Wednesday, August 19
FEU Gym
10:45 AM – Ateneo vs. FEU

Wednesday, August 27
San Juan Arena
Ateneo vs. NU

Sunday, August 30
FEU Gym
10:45 AM – Ateneo vs. Adamson

Wednesday, September 2
FEU Gym
10:45 AM – Ateneo vs. UST

Sunday, September 6
FEU Gym
2:15 PM – Ateneo vs. La Salle

Sunday, September 13
FEU Gym
10:45 AM – Ateneo vs. UP

Monday, August 10, 2009

UAAP Season 72 Eliminations: ADMU Game 7 Results

Now these are the games great rivalries are made of.
Eagles squirm past Archers in OT; Tamaraws down Warriors
By Cedelf P. Tupas, Jasmine W. Payo
Philippine Daily Inquirer

Yellow turned out to be the dominant shade in the blockbuster showdown. But on the court, Ateneo and La Salle showed their true colors.

In a match where animosity came into play early, Ateneo turned back fierce rival La Salle in overtime, 76-72, yesterday to grab a share of the lead at the end of the first round of the UAAP basketball tournament in front of a 15,000-strong crowd at the Araneta Coliseum.

Nonoy Baclao delivered key baskets for the Eagles in the extension, including a jumper and a tip-in that gave the Eagles a 72-69 advantage heading into the final two minutes.

Nico Salva also came through with an undergoal stab with 14.7 seconds to go for the final tally after a Bader Malabes triple pushed the Archers within a bucket, 74-72.

Continued...
With the victory the Blue Eagles tied opening-game winner FEU at the top of the standings. More importantly they continued their mastery over archrival La Salle, whom they've now beaten five straight times dating back to last season.

Props, by the way, to the La Salle coaches for defusing that late-game dustup between Blue Eagle Bacon Austria and Green Archer Joshua Webb. Their timely intervention nipped a melee that would've marred a game dedicated to the memory of the late President Corazon Aquino.

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The Ateneo Lady Eagles skid to 2-5 following losses to UST and DLSU.

Friday, August 7, 2009

UAAP Season 72 Jerseyvaluation: UE Red Warriors

After years of wearing Nike, the Red Warriors went with ANTA this season. The latter did a swell job, except that with the inclusion of the team moniker, there are too many design elements on the UE jersey.


The Red Warriors also have a logo-heavy uniform—there's an ANTA emblem on the shorts and the top, a Tanduay "T" down the right side of the shorts, a Cobra Energy Drink logo at the back of the jersey, and what looks like a Chinese character (which may or may not stand for another sponsor) down the left side of the shorts—but most of them are discreetly placed.

[Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/inboundpass/ / CC BY 2.0]

And while it is well-known that UE is owned by the Tan family of Asia Brewery and Tanduay Distillers fame, it is still offputting to see a rum company's trademark on the Red Warriors uniforms. Sure, the UAAP basketball tournament is commercialized, but it shouldn't be that commercialized. A collegiate team should not have as its sponsor a company that deals in "sin" products.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

About Cory And Her Honor Guard

Consummatum est.
DREAM: You should have gone to her funeral.

ORPHEUS: Why?

DREAM: To say goodbye.

ORPHEUS: I have not yet said goodbye to Eurydice.

DREAM: You should. You are mortal: it is the mortal way. You attend the funeral, you bid farewell. You grieve. Then you continue with your life. And at times, the fact of her absence will hit you like a blow to the chest, and you will weep. But this will happen less and less as time goes on. She is dead. You are alive. So live.

The Sandman: Fables and Reflections, "Orpheus"
As Neil Gaiman already said it first and best, that's all I'm going to write about that.

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[Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/24577542@N06/ / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0]

If there was anyone deserving of applause yesterday it was the four officers from the Philippine Army, Air Force, Navy, and National Police who stood as honor guard of former President Corazon Aquino's remains. Talk about hardiness: those men stood at attention atop Mrs. Aquino's hearse without a break and under inclement weather during the cortege's nine-hour journey from the Manila Cathedral to the Manila Memorial Park in Parañaque.

It's either their shoes were nailed, epoxied, or strapped to the bed of the hearse, or the quartet used Michael Jackson's patented Method and Means for Creating Anti-gravity Illusion. But no matter how they did it, theirs was an admirable feat.

[Hat tip to B. Pascual.]

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[9:15 PM Edit]

The Philippine Star identifies the four officers as Army Private First Class Antonio Cadiente, Airman Second Class Gener Laguindan, Navy Petty Officer 3 Edgardo Rodriguez, and Police Officer 1 Danilo Malab, Jr.

Again, gentlemen, well done.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

UAAP Season 72 Eliminations: Ateneo-La Salle Ticket Selling

I received this e-mail a few hours ago:
To : The Ateneo Community

From : Richard N. Palou
Director, University Athletics

Date : August 4 2009

Subject : UAAP 72 ATENEO-LA SALLE Ticket Selling
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This is to inform you of our set guidelines for the ticket selling of the UAAP 72 Ateneo-La Salle Seniors Basketball game. Please bear in mind that these guidelines were set to ensure order during the ticket selling.

I. Tickets are available for selling to the following Ateneo community members

a. Alumni
b. GS students, faculty, staff, and parents; HS students, faculty, and staff
c. Ateneo Professional Schools students, faculty, and staff

II. Only two (2) tickets per person may be purchased upon presentation of a valid identification (ID) card. Please see Section V below for valid IDs.

III. Proxies will NOT be allowed to purchase tickets nor to fall in line.

IV. Selling of tickets for the Ateneo-La Salle game is on August 6 2009,Thursday. Schedule and venue of ticket selling is as follows.

a. For alumni; GS faculty, staff, and parents; HS faculty and staff; and Ateneo Professional Schools students, faculty, and staff:
i. Venue: Ticket Booth, Blue Eagle Gym
ii. Time: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm or while supply lasts.

b. For Grade School students ONLY
i. Venue : GS Auditorium
ii. Time : 11:00 am – 1:00 pm or while supply lasts.

c. For High School students ONLY
i. Venue: HS APSA office
ii. Time : 12:00 nn – 2:00 pm or while supply lasts.

V. An identification (ID) card must be current and containing a photo to be valid. Ticket buyers are required to present any of the following IDs.

a. For ALUMNI:
i. Ateneo Alumni Association (AAA) card with photo
ii. Company ID card with photo
iii. Passport or government-issued ID cards such as Driver’s License, SSS, GSIS, Senior Citizen

b. For students, faculty, and staff: Ateneo ID card

c. Grade School parents: Ateneo ID of their child along with their ID with photo or government-issued ID. Photocopies of student ID and fetcher’s ID are not valid.
Weird, there's no mention of Loyola Schools students.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

How Well Do You Know Tibibord?

The Mechanical Contrivium says these are top 10 bits of trivia about me. Let's examine their truthfulness one by one. 1. Tibibord can sleep for three and a half years. False. Rest is a weapon, yes, but I don't want to be that armed. (For the record, my personal best is only 14 straight hours.) 2. Tibibord was originally called Cheerioats. False. My name is only three letters long. 3. Tibibord is born white; his pink feathers are caused by pigments in his typical diet of shrimp! The first part is true. I also had longish, curly locks as a toddler. Go figure. 4. Tibibord is the smallest of Jupiter's many moons. False. I was blessed with height. 5. Tibibord is only six percent water. True. The remaining ninety-four percent is made of equal parts beer, Tanduay Rum 5 Years, and ennui. 6. Only one person in two billion will live to be Tibibord. True. I will not will foist a Tibibord, Jr. upon the world. 7. The patron saint of Tibibord is Saint Eugenie. Absolutely false. Jesuits of the Philippine Province, you can call off the dogs now. 8. India tested its first nuclear Tibibord in 1974! False. I was born half a decade later. 9. Antarctica is the only continent without Tibibord! True. But that can be remedied. 10. The Australian billygoat plum contains a hundred times more Vitamin C than Tibibord. True. I'm a Vitamin D kind of guy. [Hat tip to A. Palomo]
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TPatS has a new Follower! 'Lamat, brod. Go fill up your Clean Sheet already.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

UAAP Season 72 Eliminations: ADMU Game 6 Results

Blue Eagles coach Norman Black really must arrest the team's tendency to start games sluggishly; it's not good for those Ateneo supporters with trick hearts.
Eagles soar, rip Bulldogs
abs-cbnNEWS.com

MANILA - The Ateneo Blue Eagles shrugged off a listless start to bulldoze their way to a 75-47 win over the National University (NU) Bulldogs during Saturday’s action in the 72nd University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) men's basketball tournament at the Araneta Coliseum.

The Blue Eagles sized up the Bulldogs in the first quarter, trailing by four points before uncorking a 15-0 run.

Ateneo held NU to just four points in the second quarter, entering the second half with an 18-point lead, 30-12. The gap even widened to a season-high 39, 69-30, in the 6:10 mark of the payoff period.

Continued...
I missed the game (again) because I was busy with moving work. Still, I was confident there will be no repeat of Ateneo's 2007 debacle against the same opponent. The Blue Eagles proved me right.

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The Lady Eagles are now at 2-3 after bowing to defending champion Adamson.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Project Exodus: April 2004

These posts from April 2004 are walking the Red Sea floor, careful not to step on flopping fish.