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  • junzo13 9:13 am on May 30, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    The weekly roundup – Filipinos in the NBA 

    Almost there...

    While we’re waiting for the first Filipino to play in the NBA, let’s take pride that the first Asian coach to reach the NBA Finals is one of our own. Erik Spoelstra coached the Miami Heat past the Chicago Bulls, earning a seat in the finals together with the Dallas Mavericks. It’s a repeat of the 2006 NBA Finals, but this time with some new faces, and some new roles (Spoelstra used to be an assistant coach for Miami in 2006). Best of luck to the Filipino coach and his stalwarts, this would surely be another epic series.

    Also, another Filipino may soon become a part of the NBA. Telco magnate Manny “MVP” Pangilinan is eying an investment in the Sacramento Kings, seeing a majority ownership of the ball club as one of his goals before retirement. Nothing is definite yet, as according to MVP, running an NBA team is a different game altogether, but it’s still welcome news, as it may pave way for more Filipinos in one of America’s premiere leagues.

    In other news:

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  • junzo13 9:02 am on May 23, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    The weekly roundup – Fighting spirit 

    Japan: life goes on.

    Ganbarou Nippon: it’s hard to find an exact English translation for this phrase, but it’s Japan’s driving force in this time of tragedy and recovery. It’s the spirit to move forward and create opportunities, a sign of hope and resilience for a country devastated by the worst disasters imaginable. The message is simple: if Japan can do it, all of us can. It’s all about positive attitude towards adversity.

    And as always, we wish the best for our brothers and sisters in Japan. Now, in other news:

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  • junzo13 9:51 am on May 16, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    The weekly roundup – Photography and the American dream 

    So that's the difference...

    With the advent of digital cameras, and with professional setups becoming more accessible to the public, it’s no surprise that photography is gaining popularity fast. And with that, the notion of turning photography into a livelihood may have crossed the minds of some people passionate about this craft. But is it worth the investment?

    Seattle-based photographer Laurence Kim shares his thoughts onĀ photography as a business and how it levels with other career options (in the US, at least). The article puts into perspective everything you must consider before quitting your day job and making photography your main source of income. Even if you’re not into photography, it’s definitely a good read as it shows you where you are positioned at the moment.

    Now, let’s go to this week’s news:

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  • junzo13 9:04 am on May 9, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    The weekly roundup – Another victory inside the ring 

    And the streak continues...

    Yes, it’s our very own Manny Pacquiao again. This time, it’s his victory against “Sugar” Shane Mosley that’s making headlines. The bout lasted a full 12 rounds, with the unanimous decision favoring the Filipino champ. It was also reported that celebrity Paris Hilton cheered for Pacquiao from ringside during the match, and that she’s planning to visit the Philippines later this year. For those who missed this epic duel, here’s a blog post with a summary of highlights from last Saturday’s fight.

    Congratulations once again Pacman, you make all of us proud! Now, for our weekly dose of news:

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  • junzo13 3:41 am on May 2, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    The weekly roundup – The royal wedding 

    I do!

    Last Friday, eyes were glued on television sets to witness what many call as “the wedding of the century”. It wasn’t just about the bridal march and saying “I do”, it was about meticulous preparations, an elaborate display of colors parading the streets of London, and a sea of people eagerly waiting for a glimpse of the royal couple. In case you missed all the action, go here and here to reminisce the moment in pictures.

    Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Now let’s take a look at more news: (More …)

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