Sunday, April 8, 2012


The Fan

Took the image above during the Easter Sunday knockout game between
B-Meg & Meralco which the Llamados won.  The previous game saw Barako Bull eliminate Alaska.  This set the stage for the Talk n' Text vs Barako Bull and the B-Meg vs Ginebra Semis Series [Best-of-Five].  BTW, The pretty lass above is a Meralco fan. 

Those 2 matches  were the first ever PBA matches I watched this Conference.  I'll probably watch all the following semis [Best-of-Five] matches & [Best-of -Seven] Finals Series - minus the games to be held in  Ynares, Antipolo.  I didn't miss the PBA that much since I was able to give more time to my other priorities - but coming back to watch it is refreshing.  I'm expect particularly excited about the Ginebra / B-Meg Semis Matches [because of their fan following].

I heard that the Shakey's V-League's 9th Season, slated to open April 15, has been moved to April 24.  The Fil-Oil Basketball League, meanwhile opens this Saturday, April 14 [Arena , San Juan], with the Defending 4-Peat Champs Ateneo Blue Eagles and La Salle Green Archers taking on separate opponents.

Babad nanaman ako sa laro !
BTW, Guys
As of August of 2012, my second blog at
[posts from April, 2012 to July, 2012]

has been deleted by due to
[according to an E-mail they sent],
"Violation of SPAM policies"

Honestly, I think someone hacked my blog.

BUT - Moving on - I decided to put up 3 sites at -


last August 1, 2012

I'm starting literally from scratch.

This blog, though, as of March, 2013 still gets a lotta hits a day.
The number of hits [in 24 hrs] can go as high as 645! and as low as 150 !


Do visit my new sites !!!
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Happy Easter To You All !!!

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Saturday, April 7, 2012

Archive Pic

Army  vs  Arirang
- Ready Or Not Here I Come -

- Keeper pointing / Attacker dribbling / Ball in play /
Referee keeping pace /  Background clear -
Well crafted image - If I may say so

Took this photo at the Ateneo High School Football Fields [I can't even remember what league it was I was shooting at that time, anymore] using a Nikon D-60 DSLR [what a disappointment] complemented by a manual focus 300mm telephoto lens.  One can say, I was a "wanting to become a real sports photojournalist" when this image was taken [late 2008].

 Fourtunately, Now, I can say that I AM indeed a bona fide / legit / honest-to-goodness sports photojournalist. Have earned a few stripes here and there - and continue to do so - but it is never enough - one simply has to keep at it relentlessy.  That's the only was to succeed.

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Portraits of Marga

From Alabang to Ateneo to Al-Jazeera

{JSYK [Just so you'll know], between Ateneo and Al-Jazeera
 there should be GMA-7 and PROBE, but hey, 
it'll disrupt the flow of the three As in the title}

Met young Marga Ortigas way back when she was in Woodrose High [she was a friend of a first cousin of mine].  From Woodrose High she went on to finish a Comm Course at the Ateneo  and moved on to do news for GMA-7, and also became a member of the PROBE Team [headed by CheChe Lazo].  Never really kept track or touch with her [actually never got close to her] so I was just pleasantly surprised, one day, to find out that she was with Al-Jazeera.

No matter, that was just some trivia to help transition into these portraits - which I took of her at her res in  Ayala Alabang.  Things is , I did eventualy have 2 portrait shoots with her. The first was a one-on-one/solo shoot - the second was with her friends Patricia Evangelista and Leah Caringal.

That's her good friend, Patricia Evangelista, standing [who also finished a
 Comm Course at Ateneo - last I heard she was in New York].
Patricia's the type to dye her hair fuschia, aqua blue or whatever 
color fancies her - wouldn't be surprised if she has body piercings now.


 Marga loved M & Ms.

Marga was still with GMA-7 when I had the two portrait shoots. I was in-house photographer for a weekly then [I was provided a dark room where I got to process and print ALL my Black & White Film work].

During those "Film Days", I'd usually take at least a hundred shots  [Color & Black & White versions combined] [per session] of my subjects  - and it did reach as much as 150 upwards [depending on the situation].  Yes, those were the days - "Talagang Babad" ako sa portraiture.  BTW, the shots with Marga were personal shoots, NOT an assignments.

JPEGs above are from scanned [3x5] analogue prints - surface imperfections and scratches left as is.  Have a lot more angles of Marga - seated/barefoot/full body shots etc. - but at present can't find them [so I can scan them] - Well, maybe when I get to sort out my archives again.

Soon Enough
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Baseball Thursday

UAAP Baseball
Final Four Matches 
#1-NU    vs    #4-UST
#2-ADM    vs    #3-DLS

February 16, Thursday
Rizal Memorial

UST Tigers force a rubber match

 Oops !!
- An interesting sequence caught by my DSLR -

At the bottom of the 9th play is halted due to a heavy downpour.
After due deliberation, the game officials hand the win over to the
 Blue Eagles,  considering Ateneo's huge lead.
This Ateneo W eliminates the Green Archers,
 as the Eagles claim the first Finals Slot.

Will update this post with more JPEGs after 
I purchase more blog space from Google in the next few days.

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Step Ladder

UAAP Women's Volleyball
Step Ladder Match

#3-UST    vs    #4-FEU
February 15, Wednesday
Arena, San Juan

UST Tigresses Eliminate FEU Lady Tamaraws in Four
25-22    23-25    25-27    25-21

- Still Paying Their Dues -
Leading 19-16 in Set #4, the young, less experienced FEU Lady Tamaraws
choke under the pressure, allow UST to rally and eventually beat them.

Will be updated w lots of JPEGs after I purchase
 more space from Google in the next few days
[I used up ALL of my storage, says blogspot,
 cause of too many posted pictures - What The ??]

The funny thing is, when posting, the blogspot advisory telling me I can't add any more images comes out occasionally, at times it doesn't appear at all
-- that's just weird.

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Thursday, April 5, 2012


Snaps -> Simple & Light - Yet Soulful

[Yes, Great Memories Are made of Simple Moments Like These]

This is only a quarter portion of the view.
I avoided the frames where the huge glass panels 
converge at the edge of the room, while taking this photo.

How did you spend your Holy Wednesday ?  Me, I had the fortune of spending some 4-5 hours with five guys "discussing business & artistic concerns" - and sharing lottsa laughs - in a 23rd Floor corner office overlooking a portion of BGC.  Shared a simple lunch with them, too, and of course, I  ended up serving my usual ->"JPEGs for dessert" [so to speak].  Here are some of them.

 Reason 2 Smile - Rick O. is in the House.

 This image was taken by Krizelle "Kring" Lacson.
Great chops [Daniel], great timing by Kring, 
- simple but effective composition. [My kinda photo !]

 I took this one of Kring [w/ her Henna].

Kring also took this one of Arlet [She's a Judo Freak]. 
 I lent Arlet and Kring a DSLR each to take on-the-spots of each other, 
occasionally giving them picture taking tips.

Actually Took a whole lotta photos. 
These just happen to be the ones I'm willing to share.

- Parting Shots -
Just B4 everybody bounces, have [L-R]
Rick Olivares / Paolo Carlos / Kring Lacson / Arlet Coronado
and Daniel Gonzales sit on the floor and - well - just BE.

Kring and Arlet are fresh grads [as in they marched last March 24] from the Ateneo.  Daniel, from North Virginia, is an opera singer. He is now with the NAVY Football Team, currently participating in the UFL.

Good Times !!!

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