Archive for June, 2009

GRIFFIN GETS #1 PICK IN THE NBA DRAFT

L-R: COMM. DAVID STERN AND BLAKE GRIFFIN

L-R: COMM. DAVID STERN AND BLAKE GRIFFIN (Courtesy of Getty Images)

Basketball has another new guy, Oklahoma’s Blake Griffin got the #1 pick in the 2009 NBA Draft last Thursday night in the RadioShack Theater in Madison Square Garden in New York City. He was drafted by the Los Angeles Clippers

Griffin, a 6’10 forward, averaged 22.7 pog, 14.4 rpg, 2.3 apg, 1.1 spg, and 1.2 bpg. On the other hand, the youngest professional basketball player in the world, Ricky Rubio (#5th pick was drafted by the Timberwolves. And other rising rookies like Haseem Thabeet (#2nd pick) and UNC stalwart Tyler Hansbrough (#13th pick) were drafted to Memphis and Indiana respectively.

For the complete draft coverage, here’s Yahoo! Sports’ complete list of 1st round draftees, the 2nd round draftees are found here in this link. And here’s a video from YouTube about the draft:

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AN ANGEL DIES

FARRAH FAWCETT

FARRAH FAWCETT

One of the popular members of the 1970’s TV series Charlie’s Angels, Farah Fawcett died last Thrusday morning in the Saint John’s Medical Center. She died due to anal cancer, which she lost her battle after three years. She was then married to actor Lee Majors for nine years before having fellow actor Ryan ‘O Neal as her live-in parter until her death.

-JAC

THE DEATH OF A GREAT

MICHAEL JACKSON

MICHAEL JACKSON

Music great and “The King of Pop” Michael Jackson died last Thursday afternoon in the UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, California due to Cardiac arrest and heart attcak, although there is still no official reason why he died, despite the LA Police are still investigating it.

Jackson, 50, debuted into the music scene via The Jackson 5 at age 4, later came out of the Jackson 5’s shadows at age 14, via the single “Ben”, which won the Best Song Award from the Golden Globe, and the rest is history, Jackson would later came back in 1979 and later emerged into one of the music’s most popular singers, even managed to have a few #1 Billboard hits like “Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough”, “Thriller”, and “Bad”.

But his private life made him very controversial, he was oftentimes accused of rape and child abuse, inwhich he was “not guilty” of those. And due to this problems, he had many issues about other things that revovled around him, from money to record labels, and even the rights for all of his songs.

And he even married Lisa Marie Presley, the daughter of another music great Elvis Presley, but later seperated in 1996, a few months later, he married nurse Deborah Jean Rove, whom he fathered 2 kids in Michael Joseph Jr. and Paris Michael Katherine, they later divorced in 1999. In 2002, he had another son in Prince Michael Jackson II from an unknown female whom he brought his son into the public during that November, the same year.

Despite his life is full of failure lately, he is known better to be a great musician, aside from Presley, who revolutionized the term “music”

-JAC

‘TONIGHT SHOW’ ANNOUNCER DIES

ED MCMAHON

ED MCMAHON

Now late night show host Johnny Carson will join someone in heaven, former Tonight Show announcer Ed McMahon, died at the age of 86, just this past Wednesday afternoon at the Ronald Regan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. He died due to health problems and a neck injury he suffered two years ago.

McMahon was one known for the line “Heeeerrrrrreeeeee’ssssss Johnnnny”, which became Carson’s popular entrance line during his 3o years of existence during late nights on NBC. He was also the former host of the First Star Search, which produced the likes of Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, and our very own, Banig.

CAGUIOA RETURNS TO THE PHILIPPINES

MARK CAGUIOA

MARK CAGUIOA

Basketball superstar Mark Caguioa returned to the Philippines last June 19 for a 2-week vacation despite having an injury. He will not play for Ginebra, though he will support them by seating behind their bench. Caguioa played for Ginebra from 2001 to 2008 before missing the entire season due to a knee injury.

-JAC

FIRST DAY RUSH

by Jose Antonio A. Conde

Say what?! School’s back! And most people would usually feel pressured, but yours truly felt the vice versa one (Just 50/50 FYI). Last Monday, June 22, my school, OB Montessori Greenhills, kicked off their school year with a big bang! And this was a happy day for me! And as a columnist, I am going to tell you some a series of stories. Now? Let’s do it!

Okay, so when I first entered there, I felt something pressured, wondering that something might happened the same as my WEFI days, but it turned out to be vice versa, so the very first person that I met is Derrick, one of my buddies who are one of my classmates that have been loyal to OB for several years (I wonder if I studided grade school there, dang!)  and he introduced Enrique, Akihiro, Rafael, and Jason (Who’s name is actually Chang Woo), and yes, at that time I can’t still remember their names. Like obviously, it’s first day, it’s just the foundation to friendship. And yeah, I went to Alyza’s place (my summer classmate, FYI) and became her seatmate for a couple of hours. And so the rest is there.

Mrs. Jeanette Fecundo became our adviser and so I was having difficulty in dealing with sweat and air-con, dang it sucks knowing myself that I’m a very sweaty person, uurgh! Oh well, I was owned by Mrs. Fecudo, so owned, I just instead stuck into my chair, and always sweat. Alright, so the classes started, I saw some of my former schoolmates from grade school just seeking something nostalgic!

And so we went to the Maria Montessori Hall which is a gym which is one of a kind, and all HS students had their orientation (and so as I) with Mrs. Duran, our HS principal. Somehow, there was a blopper which made me piss a lot, it’s like this, one of the higher level students made a mistake during the time he was doing the Panatang Makabayan, even Coach Sangco corrected him and the principal was disappointed. And after the flag ceremony, some random thoughts about the teachers of the entire department, having a total of 37 Greenhills HS teachers and a total of 91 in all branches (GH, Sta. Ana, Angeles, and Las Pinas). Oh well, Mr. Dela Pena of CAT made a prank by going into the unusual exit place, this must be very funny I guess.


And so as time flies, perhaps this must be the main event (Wait! What did I say?!), wanna know it now? Alright, so this is unusual or somehow, rare:  For some students, first day seems to be a new era for them, and yet they’re still finding for the right person to deal with, but to me, first day seems unusual to me, why? In my class, I became famous because of a simple, wanna know what it is? A locker. Long story. Here’s my take: One lunch, I was about to open my locker, then I got difficulty in opening it, and some of my classmates began to go outside just to see what’s going on me, and so I found a help from my American friend named Rodge and taught me the correct way to unlock the locker, well my code is correct, but I guess I just failed to manage it properly. Thanks man!!!And so after a sweaty struggle on unlocking the locker for almost half-an-hour, most of my classmates gave me a funny appreaction which made me happier to be in OB.

And I guess I’ll wrap this up yet it was a very happy day, to me. Cheers!!!

UAAP SEASON 72 SKED

Here’s some daily dose of UAAP Action, right here, right now! And here are the schedules:

Saturday, July 11, 2009
Araneta Coliseum
1PM Opening Ceremonies
2PM UST vs AdU
4PM DLSU vs UE

Sunday, July 12, 2009
Araneta Coliseum
2PM UP vs NU
4PM ADMU vs FEU

Thursday, July 16, 2009
Araneta Coliseum
2PM UST vs NU
4PM UE vs ADMU

Saturday, July 18, 2009
Araneta Coliseum
2PM UP vs AdU
4PM FEU vs DLSU

Sunday, July 19, 2009
Philsports Arena
2PM UE vs NU
4PM ADMU vs UST

Thursday, July 23, 2009
Philsports Arena
2PM DLSU vs UP
4PM FEU vs AdU

Saturday, July 25, 2009
Philsports Arena
2PM NU vs FEU
4PM ADMU vs UP

Sunday, July 26, 2009
Philsports Arena
2PM AdU vs DLSU
4PM UST vs UE

Thursday, July 30, 2009
Araneta Coliseum
2PM DLSU vs NU
4PM AdU vs ADMU

Saturday, August 1, 2009
Philsports Arena
2PM ADMU vs NU
4PM FEU vs UP

Sunday, August 2, 2009
Philsports Arena
2PM UE vs AdU
4PM UST vs DLSU

Thursday, August 6, 2009
Araneta Coliseum
2PM UP vs UE
4PM UST vs FEU

Saturday, August 8, 2009
Araneta Coliseum
2PM UST vs UP
4PM AdU vs NU

Sunday, August 9, 2009
Araneta Coliseum
1PM DLSU vs ADMU
5PM UE vs FEU

Second Round
Thursday, August 13, 2009 Araneta
Saturday, August 15, 2009 Araneta
Sunday, August 16, 2009 Philsports Arena
Thursday, August 20, 2009 Araneta
Saturday, August 22, 2009 Philsports Arena
Sunday, August 23, 2009 Philsports Arena
Thursday, August 27, 2009 Philsports Arena
Saturday, August 29, 2009 Philsports Arena
Sunday, August 30, 2009 Philsports Arena
Thursday, September 3, 2009 Araneta
Saturday, September 5, 2009 Araneta
Sunday, September 6, 2009 Philsports Arena
Thursday, September 10, 2009 Araneta
Saturday, September 12, 2009 Araneta
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Araneta Cheering Competition
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Araneta Playoffs
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Araneta Final Four
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Araneta Final Four if necessary
Sunday, September 27, 2009 Finals
Araneta
Thursday, October, 1, 2009 Finals
Araneta
Sunday, October, 4, 2009 Finals
Araneta

So there.

-JAC