Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
The Olympians still lost to the Maroons but as they say it was how the game was played and how the Olympians have been gelled as a team fort the past months. In the first quarter the Maroons seized the upperhand right away through their veterans Jay Agbayani, Martin Reyes, Arvin Braganza and Mark Lopez. The Olympians on the other hand were more focused on defense as they found it hard to puncture the hoop. Center Martin Antonio paced the Olympians as he stood toe to toe against the big boys of the Maroons. Complementing him is center forward Maclean Sabellina and rookie guard Mark Orrias
The Maroons were also trying to practice their pressure defense and when they did the Olympians found it hard to bring the ball to the front court as their press break was not in sync. When the Olympians finally broke the press through Nonoy Crisostomo’s passing, cutting and ball handling skills, the Olympians settled down, got some fastbreaks and threatened the Maroons 26-28 with a minute in to go at the half. Unfortunately though, the Olympians relaxed in the final 30 seconds that made the Maroons score 7 unanswered points.
The second half was more of a chess match until the final 5 minutes when the Maroons courtesy of their new scoring leader Mike SIlungan scored inside and outside while the Olympians did not have an answer to the high flying UP main man. Tom Washington was also a factor in defense and was adequate on offense. The new Olympians are now getting accustomed to their roles and hopefully improve more by the time the Father Martin’s Cup comes.
The team will be bannered by veterans Martin Antonio and Tom Washington at center, the forwarrds are Maclean Sabellina, Raffy Waminal, Bryan Daguplo, Guards Norman Ihalas, Paul Sabacahan, Nonoy Crisostomo, and the injured Macky Macabasco. This year’s rookies are guards JC Po and Mark Orias and forward Vergelio Cariño. Hopefully this summer the team can still get four more rookies for this year's team. Bottomline, they improvement is beggining to show.
Mr. Pagsi usually gives a short speech before each presentation and what caught my mind was the playbill that he held which was given to him by Brother Jim Dunne years back signifying that the play "The Fantastics" from has just celebrated its 40th year in broadway. And for those who have watched SInta know that Mr. Pagsi watched the Fanstastics back then in the 60's when he was in New York and combined it with his imagination to create the longest running play in the country.
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Stay tuned more details coming in the next few days about this wonderful event.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Today there was something quite different from what I usually do, I took a different route and the traffic at 7:00 am at the C5 highway going southbound is so unbearable. After coasting along Eastwood I thought I had an easy ride but unfortunately the traffic along Tiendesitas is the tail end of the cars going to the Pateros intersection. Needless to say it took me 40 minutes to get to my destination and look for a suitable parking area. Luckily I got to check in to the office at 8:07 am.
Our first day at our new office was quite relaxing since we used up the whole day unpacking all the office files and equipment we previously filed and setting up our stations. The building is not yet finished. In fact the offices of all the executives will still have another week before it is finished and the school grounds at the 2nd to 5th floors are still being finished. Nevertheless I am still getting accustomed to my new surroundings.
A new office, a new school year and a new outlook definitely shows that STI is pointing upwards and good things will surely follow. Once the building is finished expect something big from STI.
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
Congrats Bito and hope to be invited in more plays in the future. Hopefully next time you will also sing!