Friday, December 21, 2007
Monday, December 17, 2007
we braced for another meeting with them having to win all of our remaining game assignments to be able to get back at them. we did sin with ease, sweeping all our remaining games. that winning streak came at a halt during the first game of the title series. we almost won..."almost" being the operative word. our opponents literally took game one away from us just like the way they took our victory during the first meeting.
blame it on inexperience, blame it on sloppy calls and officiating, blame it on anybody and anything under the sun....the fact remains...the opponents swept us in the title series 2-0.
in a basketball game, there are winners and losers...we were the latter. after 7 straight years as the champion, we finally got our first 1st runner up finish and trophy.
i was not able to get the championship i worked hard for this year...maybe next year i'll get a chance at redemption but for now, i must still endure the agony of defeat.
Thursday, December 6, 2007
Posted by yoxx at 8:45 AM
Monday, December 3, 2007
Sunday, December 2, 2007
update: a pix of the cards of my joe's. the last card is my recent haul, a dtc major bludd figure. i'm looking forward to this weekend when i can hopefully purchase my dreadnoks.
Thursday, November 22, 2007
in the afternoon, we went to sm since i promised them that when i get back from iloilo, we will go malling. these are some pictures of them eating at shakey's and riding the carousel.
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Thursday, November 15, 2007
it is the time of year again wherein new titles for the different computer game consoles are being released week after week. one of my awaited titles this year is the annual smackdown vs.raw 2008. i've been reading about it since information about the game was released after wrestlemania 23 last march.
can't wait to get my hands on them.
update: finally got my copy yesterday (november 14, 2007) just had little time to try it out but it is really worth it.
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
this is gabby's picture at our "new place". she is leaning at our bed.
part of my sembreak was buying my "trophy toys"....we recently won the regionals in the milo sbp and wifey granted me two new toys as my "trophy". i bought a spiderman figure, and my 2nd dtc gi joe footloose. i already have two joe's to my collection.(i started buying toys as trophy's when we won the championship for the basketball summer league in 2006. i bought my wolverine figure and from that time i began buying toys as trophies to help me remember the championships we won. i still haven't bought something from our recent fbl win.....have to go and check the mall for more joe's this weekend.)
Monday, November 5, 2007
Monday, October 29, 2007
Monday, October 22, 2007
wifey and i recently purchased our very 1st television set.(our early christmas gift to ourselves since our old set won't turn on anymore....thanks tita sev for the old unit. :)) a samsung flat (reviews of the brand which states that they are the best producers of screens in the market today made us decide to go with the brand.)
because of this, my toys were displaced...the toys were previously atop the old unit but now, the new unit cannot accomodate them anymore that's why they were displaced. i took the liberty of arranging them on top of the divider and took a picture of them until i find a more suitable place for them. hopefully, when we transfer to the new house, i can place them on a nice display case.( a display case where gabby cannot reach them.)
(picture summary: pix 1-wolverine, cpt.america and eric draven action figures, pix 2 (l-r)-tallgeese gundam, elite forces figure, voltron, sandrock gundam, pix 3 gabby's mr. potato head, rasta man figurine, astroboy)
last saturday, i purchased my fist g.i.joe to start my new joe collection. i bought the spirit dtc which is from the wave 1 set of the g.i. joe dtc. only a few of the wave 1 figures is available here. i will just buy all the figures available for my collection. unfortunately, i was not able to take a picture of it. i will just update this post with the pix of my new joe. (wifey allowed me to collect them. she promised to buy me another figure at month's end. can't wait for that time to buy my new figures.) together with my joe, i bought gabby two new plush toys, tom & jerry. they will join gabby's other plush toys. (will just create a post of all of gabby's plush toys one of these days.)as promised, here are the update of the pics of my spirit joe:
the provincial campaign for our milo-sbp team has just been concluded and we are going back to the regional competetion to start our campaign for the national tournament. our boys won against assumption school of davao by a large margin. the game was played yesterday at the montaña gym here. one of our boy was named mvp. congratulations josh and to all of the sbp players...animo ateneo!
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
went to the local mall yesterday with wifey. everytime we go to the mall, i would always frequent the toy department to check for new action figures. something caught me unaware yesterday at the toy section, these action figues are all for sale....the toys of my childhood are once again finding their way to the local shores....i'm a child of the 80's and these action figures are very much a part of my childhood. can't resist to look at them figures and see if they are really real. (backstory: i've been searching for this line of toys for years after i misplaced the last figures i had at my own room...that was before i got married. upto now, whenever i go home, i still try to look for those toys i lost....i never really got over them afterall. i tried the other soldier action figure line created by bbi, the elite forces line but they didn't live up to the experience of having a gi joe.) now, with my discovery, i can't wait for the next payday to buy me at least one action figure i can play with. i'm planning on buying the major bludd figure i posted above. then slowly build up on my collection again. (i have thought about my early christmas wishlist but i guess, i don't need one. i just want my gi joe.) this time with the new releases from hasbro which they say will run upto 2008. this year really is a tribute to all things about my childhood and all the children of the 80's. (i just hope that wifey allows me to indulge on this....hehe)
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
the tech bug just bit me.
i've been trying my best to customize my office pc for quite sometime now and make it run as fast as it can. i've tried all the tweaks in all the places and the all softwares that lets me do it. this has been a personal project of mine....come up with a pc that works with limited resources. i've chanced upon portableapps. these are a set of pc apps in portable editions.......as the site would say...."runs comfortably from a 512 drive" these apps really do work and it does use minimum resources of my pc.
i've downloaded all the necessary apps i need and installed them individually on my pc. (i downloaded the suite but it won't work so i started downloading the individual apps contained in the suite.)
i was able to get the following portable apps to work:
a. clamwin portable
b. gaim portable
c. openoffice portable
d. firefox portable
e. vlc portable
the other apps i plan on installing perhaps some other time. hopefully by then, i will have a fully functional pc working on portable apps. (by the way, i was able to free up close to 10 GB of my 40 GB hard drive just by using the said apps....and still counting...cheers to portability
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
haven't blogged in a while due to a lot of things that has kept me pre-occupied for several days until this very day. to sum up the events that has kept me busy, i have tought of categorizong them into the title that i have for this entry: "happy-sad".
happy- had the chance to emcee our celebration of "buwan ng wika"
sad- my team b lost to holy child last saturday during the sbp games
happy- wifey and i celebrated 1 year of married life. she even got me a new fone for our anniversary.
sad- one of our players got hospitalized because of dengue
sad- my former teacher and now, co-teacher passed away today.( gracias, sir tony)
happy- finally finished all of my grades which are loooong over due.
life really can be so short....we have to enjoy every minute of our existence. we need not fret about things that come our way. basically, only there are only to things we can experience in our whole lifetime...."happy and sad".
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
this is a floorplan roughly based on the floorplan provided by the developers. of course, there can be slight differences because i just tried doing things by myself. hopefully, the layout i made and theirs will match more or less. excitement really is mounting as i think of living there a few mnths from now. when that time comes, all the home magazines i've been collecting will be ultimately put to good use.
the truth is, wifey and i are both happy that we are able to provide a nice home for our little princess. after today, construction of our home will start. we'll try to post pictures of the progress of our home monthly.
Monday, July 23, 2007
( cpt. america with wolverine and eric draven (both partly hidden))
( cap w/ wolverine and my discman)
Posted by yoxx at 2:40 PM
Thursday, July 12, 2007
Found this in my webmail inbox. This came from a friend, a former co-worker. Jsut like to share it.
Life and Coffee
A group of alumni, highly established in their careers, got together to
visit their old university lecturer. Conversation soon turned into
complaints about stress in work and life. Offering his guests coffee, the
lecturer went to the kitchen and returned with a large pot of coffee and
an assortment of cups: porcelain, plastic, glass, some plain-looking and some
expensive and exquisite, telling them to help themselves to hot coffee.
When all the students had a cup of coffee in hand, the lecturer said: "If
you noticed, all the nice-looking, expensive cups were taken up, leaving
behind the plain and cheap ones. While it is but normal for you to want
only the best for yourselves, that is the source of your problems and stress.
What all of you really wanted was coffee, not the cup, but you consciously
went for the better cups and are eyeing each other's cups."
Now, if life is coffee, then the jobs, money and position in society are
the cups. They are just tools to hold and contain life, but the quality of
life doesn't change.
Sometimes, by concentrating only on the cup, we fail to enjoy the coffee
Don't let the cups drive you...enjoy the coffee.
Posted by yoxx at 7:18 PM
Monday, July 2, 2007
however, slowly i am coping with the changes. with work, i just look forward to the weekend and everything turns out fine already. with family life changes, i just don't complain anymore....i just do things as they present themselves...like bathing gabby even if it's not a weekend and preparing meals in the weekend which i rarely do now (i just came up with a new recipe yesterday but that is for another blog.) with our finances, well...still coping...i got back my car i had to give up a few weeks ago because of....yes, our current financial scenario.
everything seems to be coming back to its original state now and i vow never to let these things happen again. (still i can't use my cellphone because i have t leave it with gabby so wifey can contact them, technology not working at its fullest that's why. our helper's fone can't get any signal from our place. this still has not returned to its original state).
it's a monday, hectic and manic yet a few days from now, it's the weekend already, time for myself and my family. can't wait for the weekend to arrive.
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Tuesday, June 5, 2007
Posted by yoxx at 8:15 AM
Friday, June 1, 2007
it has been quite a long time since i last placed an entry. i owe it to the summer vacation. no work, just stayed at home, went to basketball practice, coached a few games, took care of wifey and our bundle of joy, gabby. the recent vacation was a really looked forward event this time of year since it is the first summer vacation wifey and i would have after 4 years in work. this is our real "summer off", not the two weeks they normally would give starting employees here. a month of just lounging at home, watch tv, watch movies, play videogames.....all i can say is, that was life.
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
movies are meant to entertain us, cheer us up and let us forget about our daily worries and anxieties. since i've married, i haven't had the time to go to the movies however, if i have time, i visit my firendly neighborhood movie retailer (read: dvd, dvd) and buy some movies i may have missed. lately, i have been watching films that have been memorable for me. i really can't understand how i feel about the movies i've watched lately but i've been getting life lessons from them. ( this may be a sign of old age already, but nonetheless, i enjoy it.) i just like to share the latest i've learned while watching a movie.
Friday, April 20, 2007
gabby's picture @ church last sunday one of ching2's wacky look (taken @ gmall)
gabby, mami & dady lo (@ gmall)
i can finally attend to blogging. i can finally sit back and relax in my workstation. finally, i can post the images i've been wanting to post.finally, everything returns to normal.....:)
Posted by yoxx at 3:40 PM
Monday, April 16, 2007
the holy week, we spent with my family. we had to go to my mom and dad's place because gabby was getting restless because of the summer heat at our house. no choice on our part but to bring her there where the use of electricity is free, so with the water, cooking...so basically, we had a "free" holy week. ( it did save us from buying our food ration for a few days.) while we were there, i prepared some of my homecooked meals of which i am going to post @ dravenworkz cookbook one of these days. (I'm still very busy with work. don't have time to squeeze my brain for the directions on how i came up with my recipes.)
as i've mentioned in this entry a couple of times already, i've been quite busy for some time now. and yes, upto now, i'm stil busy....busy preparing work materials long overdue.( this is what one gets when one procastinates...but i think i'm better when i'm feeling the pressure to deliver. (i'm just trying to justify my procastination.........:)) however, we had a grand time over the weekend because we had our office outing at paradise island, samal...pictures from that activity will be posted within the week. (here i go procastinating again....) the weekend really was remarkable for me perhaps due to the fact that we went to mass as a family again, yve, gabby and myself. what made it even remarkable is that gabby had the chance to go strolling at the mall with us. (it is really one of the things i looked forward when i began this family.) (there are pictures of that strolling but.....you know, i opt to procastinate again.)
this has been my week and the week before this...and this is yoxx signing out.
Tuesday, April 3, 2007
Monday, April 2, 2007
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
(pictures taken here were before gabby turns another month older)
yve and gabby smiling.("magkamukha ba kami?")
there are still new pictures of gabby in her web album. please do check them out.