Amy Winehouse found dead!

While everyone in my country is busy watching the Azkals vs Kuwait’s team game, a bad news struck the international music industry. One of the leading singer of today’s died last July 23, 2011 at her home in London. At the very young age of 27, Amy was gone. And police says that the cause of her death is still unknown, though rumors all over the globe says that it has something to do with her addiction.

A five-time Grammy winner, Amy has done a lot of things in the industry.  Aside from composing songs, she’s also one of the top singer of today’s generation. And so this post is for her, for a great singer– thank you for sharing your talent to us. You’ll always be remembered for your immense talent.

 

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Kuwait Vs. Azkals– Game Review

So the 2nd round of the qualifying match for the FIFA 2014 in Brazil for the Philippines and Kuwait was done last night– the first leg. And so, here’s my thought over this one. This maybe more on the Azkals.

The Azkals without their team Captain, Aly Borromeo and another defending midfielder, Stephan Schrock has to face Kuwait with some missing defenders. The two are among the most prominent team members who shook the field with their skills and momentum. Even before the suspension of these two guys, the Azkalas has some issues regarding their defense due to the fact that they have a lot of players who are attackers. And so, the play that they had against Sri Lanka was good enough due to the fact that they had put a lot of players on the defense but also with great effort on the midfield for penetration for the attack.

With the loss of two mid-defenders, the coach needs to fill in some gaps in the play. And so, the formation was 4-5-1, with only Phil Younghusband on the top and a lot of players on defense. The defense was good, but one can see that the penalty box is a bit crowded, with almost 8 Azkals in front of Ethridge and a mere 5 rivals, making it a good defense but somewhat messy. The counter attacks are also not strong, there are only a few moments on the first half that Phil Younghusband with Angel Guirado or James Younghusband can make it through the penalty box of the opponent– seems impossible for them to beyond the second defender. The clear was good, Phil can get the ball but a lack of support and 2-3 opponents defending for the ball seems impossible for him to make it a goal.

The two prominent attempt for a goal for the Azkals were Phil’s and Angel’s. Phil’s attempt was one of the of the few that seems lucky, outrunning the last man and facing the goalkeeper now but was too early to release the ball, and so was deflected by the keeper. And Angel’s head-shot that went for the bar, it could have been their confidence-booster.

I’ve read some comments after the game saying that Azkal’s a weak team, and for that I would never agree! They had a good game, they played intelligently, if they had lessen the number of defenders, the goal difference could have been wider. On the other side, yes, the Azkal could have scored if they had more attacking midfielders or attackers. But, we cannot deny the fact that when it comes to ball possession Kuwait’s team has an advantage. They had too much space, the Azkals were anticipating for an attack without making one for them.

This is their first time to face the Kuwait’s team, a strong team whose highest ranking on FIFA was 24th, and as of now are 50 slots higher than them, we’re not citing excuses here, what my point is the fact that Azkal is still young and they need a lot of things to learn as a team. And I hope on the 2nd leg, with the home-field advantage they can give us a better game. Last night’s was good, but we need to evolve faster; this is the highest round we had in FIFA.

As for the Kuwait’s team, they had ball possesion, maximization of the field and field switching is faster than the Azkals can anticipate, but they have to agree that it was a bit difficult to penetrate the Azkal’s defense.

SEO and Stuffs

Let’s face it, marketing online and business online are among the most popular job or business that people does nowadays. Aside from the fact that they are convenient(you just stay at home, sit in front of your computer and earn money), there are a lot of room for improvements and learning new things from day 1 never ceases and hmm– it’s easy money when you know a lot of things or when you are willing to learn a lot of new stuff.

Let me just clear it I’m not an SEO-expert, not yet. I got this new job with a good pay and I’m glad that I’m learning a lot from it. It’s not easy, but I think this job is better than the previous that I had. I’m a Computer Science major and I think I owe it to myself to learn things like this. I know this is not part of what I have learned from school but learning those things might be good on my resume.

I’m still on the final stage before I graduate. Let just say, the final hurdle. The most crucial part so I’m a bit busy too, but I won’t stop this job. I need this. I want this.

One of the lesson that people should know about SEO and stuffs and other internet marketing and online business and others is that they all requires a lot of patience. And know where you should get your information from. 😉

The End is Near–Harry Potter 7 Part 2

One decade of giving us the best books and movies along with it. I’m happy to say that I grew up with Harry and his friends and the magical world of Hogwarts.

Like any other Harry Potter fan, I dreamed of receiving my letter from the Headmaster inviting me to Hogwarts. I maybe Muggle-born but I will surely would give 100% of my effort to be as good as Hermione. I wanna shop in Diagon Alley, drink root beers, pick my own wand and a ride from the Hogwarts Express. Gee. I will never be ashamed of dreaming of these things, J.K. Rowling had fueled the dreamer in me through Harry Potter and her mastery over her craft.

I got hooked up from the first book up to the last one. The last book will always be my favorite from the series. The thing about it is that it is an eye-opener. Every secret, every silent efforts were revealed making everything fall into their rightful places. This book gives me so much to remember, not just the words but also the way I felt when reading it.

I used to laugh alone while reading the book and also the first time I cried over Sirius death and so on. It was the most heart-aching part of the series. I can’t help the tears over it. The series also taught me how to use my imagination when reading it, it’s as if I can hear Harry shout “Expeliarmus!” in my ear and the hissing voice of He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named as he says the deadly “Aveda Kedavra”.

The movie together with the books as they progressed and grew up together became better and better as time passes by. The Harry Potter Series will be a legend. And as the near is coming, I would love to watch them all over again and read them again too, I will never let you go Harry.

Someday, somehow I’ll be able to give these books to my children and tell them that I had a great childhood because of these series. Till next time Harry and friends!

Davao’s Mayor Sarah

A lot of fuzz has been heard over what the Mayor of Davao City did to a court sheriff. And I think a thought from someone inside Davao is better be heard. Yeah, I am not someone important in this city,but my voice is better be heard.

I am for the Mayor. I am not saying that what she did was right, smacking someone is not a right thing to do, but looking deeper, somewhat she has a reason to do it. I would rather smack someone than lost a lot of lives. A 2-hour extension before the demolition team would tear down thousands of properties. Of course, anyone whose home would be destroyed by the demolition team would do anything to stop what was suppose to happen.

The Mayor, after trying to help the flood-stricken citizen on the other parts of Davao, asked the sheriff and the judge to give her a 2-hour extension for her to be there, so as to avoid loss of lives. 2 hours is not long, it will make the demolition easier without even the slightest chance for anyone to get hurt. That was a spur of the moment. And we should also try to understand that the Mayor is undergoing a lot of things, she has a city to protect so she needs understanding.

She’s only protecting her people. She cared for her people. Davao has been and will always be the Safest place for anyone to live due to the protection of our local government.

This is one of the most livable city around the world, and we know that our Mayor would do anything to protect us. The bad comments of people outside of Davao city will never matter to her.  Her mind is focused to her city and her people and for that I salute her.

Moving on

Coming back was a mistake, the world that you thought you knew too well suddenly becomes an unfamiliar one. You drowned somewhere in their strange stare, their strange manner of talking to you. The way they laugh, the bond that you thought connects you was lost somewhere. And you don’t want to believe this. Not this one. This is like a living nightmare in a daylight, while you are still wide awake.

But you don’t have a single chance. This is for real. This is the thing that smack everyone back to reality.

Maybe coming back was a mistake.

Maybe for sure, you might lose me. I drowned somewhere, between your dreams and your pride.

Word unspoken

I can’t express what I feel, whenever there were a lot of people looking or listening to me. I lost grip of words, and I would never knew how to have those confidence to be able to speak up, and never stutter infront of anyone else. But I guess, this is just me.

And so as a repayment to myself, this blog was made. For my own selfish reasons. For the benefit of my hurt ego. My unspoken words will find its way here.

Happy reading…

–nana—;p

Flash Flood in Davao City

The number of casualties from the June 27th flash flood is still not fixed due to the fact that there are still a lot of people that are missing.

Davao City is one of the cities in the Philippines that is not visited by typhoon. It is a rare situation that a typhoon would visit Davao, for the last thirty years Davao’s typhoon visit is only one. And so, flood is a rare one here.

But last 27th of June, a Thunderstorm hits Davao. Heavy rains pour and around 11 am the water started to rise. Parts of Davao city has been submerged to water. And before anyone can know it the height of the water is almost at the roof.

The aftermath was seen in the morning, around 25 plus people died and some are missing. 25,000 families are affected. Some completely lost their home and some lost everything. Household parts, appliances and cars are everywhere. Evacuation was ordered afterwards and the bridge connecting the southern part of Davao to the Downtown area is inaccessible.

A lot of people suffered from the flood that everyone didn’t anticipate. Until now, the government and other LGU’s and some private organization are trying to fix the problems around Davao.

Davao will be able to rise from this problem as long as people would help each other.

Birthdays And Surprises

I just turned 21. Can you believe it? I’ve been living this world for 21 years already. LOL. Let me just share with you what happened that day. It was a day I thought was an ordinary one but became a more special one.

It all started when the clock hits 12 midnight of June 26th, it was my birthday already. And so facebook wall posts started to pour in, I don’t care if they just remembered my birthday because of facebook, let me just be happy about it. I only turn 21 once.

And then I received an international call from my boyfriend. Hehe. Yep, he lives a thousand miles away from me. Or you can also say, oceans and mountain away from me, but the less than 1 minute greetings made me happy. I requested him to sing for me, but he told me to do it later, he was still on the bus for a ride home.

And so back to the wall posts, chats and messages from my friends.

In the morning, well, he has a duty that day, but before he goes to work he sang happy birthday to me. :D. I became the happiest birthday celebrant that moment. I like it when people sing happy birthday to me even though it feels awkward. But this time, I feel so special. I wonder what’s in his voice that made me so happy.

My cousin sent me a cake with a Hello Kitty on top of it. Haha. I feel like I turned 12 rather than 21. XD

Mama and Papa prepared some food for my birthday and so those classmates and friends who lives nearby were the only people that were invited. I don’t like planning my birthday. So, it turned out that I have 3 guests. LOL.

And then his bigger surprise came in. He told my friend Hanae to buy a cake and some flowers for me. Waah. This is the first time that someone gave me a flower. And yeah, he’s really living abroad, a million miles away from me, but he was able to give me that kind of surprise. 😀 And he sent me a long sweet message and a sweeter note .

So we had dinner at home with a lot of talking. And some gossips. And talked to some friends over skype, well, my birthday is on a Sunday so everyone is at their respective home.

It was fun. We watched a local sitcom which made us laugh some more. And then, we had our good nights. And then, his mother called me asking me if I was able to receive the package they sent me, and I was so confuse that time, I wasn’t even able to process that one of his surprises was spoiled, due to the failure of the delivery company. Tsk.

So we had our usual midnight chat, yep, we can’t find any other time to chat because of the time difference. And he was a little disappointed that his surprise was ruined. But I was already the happiest and the luckiest birthday celebrant.

And so his surprise became a belated one.

And that was it, I’m in cloud nine every time I remembered his effort and all the things he did to show me that he cares and he values me. Thanks to him and to everyone who made my birthday special.

Disadvantage of having too many username and password

Changing your username and password all the time when you sign up to a new website has it’s own advantage and disadvantage.

Yes, it is advantage due to the fact that it increases your security for a certain site.

But the disadvantage of having too many is that the possibility of forgetting them is high. Well, you need to work on this. You need to remember them or maybe try some back up plans. Gee, this is really a tough one.

But I’m happy now. So welcome me back to my blog. xD

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