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3 Cost Effective Ways to Solve Metro Manila's Traffic Problem

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The Facebook page of ANC 24/7 is asking for its reader's suggestion on how to solve Metro Manila's traffic problem.


This got me thinking, "what is the best way to solve Metro Manila's traffic problem?" It's easy to make suggestions, what's hard is the implementation and the cost of implementation. So what is the the best way to solve Metro Manila's traffic problem and the most cost effective solution?

Punitive Fines
First of all, any implementation will definitely cost money, a lot of money. The cause of the traffic mess is the people themselves so it's only right that those causing the traffic problem should be fined and the fine should hurt. That way, the fines will pay for the cost of enforcing the law.
The fines should start at P500 and goes up every week if you don't pay it within 15 days. To enforce this and prevent people from ignoring the fine. It will be tied to their driver's license or car registration. They cannot renew their d…

Jeremy Lin - Knicks vs Hawks March 30, 2012

Check out tonight's game between the New York Knicks and the Atlanta Hawks at The Hoop Diaries.

http://thehoopdiaries.blogspot.com

Tricorder Project

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If you love Star Trek, you'll love this. Dr. Peter Jansen has developed a device that is modeled after the Tricorder.

He began his work in 2007 and he aims to make it easy for others to reproduce his designs. He has full schematics on his website and they are available under TAPR non-commercial hardware license.

The Mark 2 version runs on Debian Linux and the underlying source code is available under GPL.

The tricorder measures temperature, humidity, atmospheric pressure, magnetic fields, color, ambient light level, GPS location and distance to surface.

Check out this amazing device on this video.

Jeremy Lin - Knicks vs Magic March 28, 2012

The New York Knicks goes against the Orlando Magic Tonight. With Amar'e Stoudemire and Jeremy Lin out with injuries, it's up to Carmelo Anthony to carry the Knicks against the Magic.

Check out The Hoop Diaries for full highlights and videos of tonight's game.

http://thehoopdiaries.blogspot.com

DZMM's Arnel Ozaeta on shooting incident in Robinsons Galleria mall

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There was a shooting incident at Robinson's Galleria Mall today. Four people were injured in the shooting and there was report that grenades were found as well. Here's a report from DZMM.

James Cameron's First Footage From The Deep Sea Floor

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James Cameron releases the first ever video footage of the bottom of the Mariana Trench -- seven miles below the ocean's surface.

Buying Fresh Meat

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Funny TV prank. Your meat can't get any fresher than this!

Batman Chilling In His Lambo

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Batman driving on the I-95 in Maryland. This was of course before he was pulled over by the cops.

Then of course, he was pulled over by the cops for having no tags.


Basketball Never Stops

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This is how addicted Filipinos are to basketball.

Jeremy Lin - Knicks vs Pistons March 24, 2012

The New York Knicks won tonight's game against the Detroit Pistons 101 - 79. After suffering a bad loss to the Raptors last night, the Knicks came back with a powerful game.

Jeremy Lin finished with 13 points, 3 assist but had 7 turnovers. Stoudemire finished with 17 points, Chandler and Anthony both had 15 points and JR Smith had 14.

On the Pistons side, Ben Gordon finished with 20 points.

You can view the highlights of the game at The Hoop Diaries.

Jeremy Lin - Knicks vs Raptors March 12, 2012

The Knicks ended their five game winning streak tonight when they lost to the Raptors 96 to 79.

Jeremy Lin finished the game with just 6 points and 4 assist. Amar'e Stoudemire finished the game with 17 points while Steve Novak had 15 and Carmelo Anthony had 12.

The story of the nighs is DeRozan who finished with a season high 30 points while Bargnani had 21 for the Raptors.

Here are the highlights of the game at The Hoop Diaries.

The Bekiry - A Gay Inspired Business

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The Bekiry (not bakery) is a business started by a couple of friends who needed money to go to Boracay. The cupcake names are inspired by "becky" or gay as the Filipino gay linggo goes. They have a cupcake called the "Red Velveloosh" with a tag line "That time of the month" and others called iREESEStable (Reese's) and "Chenes and cream" for cookies and cream.

The bakers are called "bekers" and the customers are called "chostomers".

Here's a sample of their menu.
Here's their site on Facebook.

Here's a video of them when they were featured on TV5.


The List: Top 10 Players in Ginebra History

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I just read this interesting post about the Top 10 Players in Ginebra History. Of course, the list includes Robert Jaworski. It's a very interesting list and brings back a lot of memories about the old PBA.

Here are the honorable mentions.

1. Francis Arnaiz (1984-1986)
2. Vince Hizon (1994-1998)
3. Rudy Hatfield (2006-2007, 2009-2012)
4. Dante Gonzalgo (1986-1993)
5. Pido Jarencio (1992-1998)

Here's the list.

10. Rudy Distrito (1987-1992)
9. Marlou Aquino (1996-1999)
8. Noli Locsin (1994-1999)

7. Dondon Ampalayo (1986-1993)
6. Chito Loyzaga (1985-1993)
5. Eric Menk (2002-present)
4. Bal David (1996-2004)

3. Jayjay Helterbrand (2000-2002, 2004-present)
2. Mark Caguioa (2001-2008, 2009-present)

1. Robert Jaworski (1984-1998)

Check out the full list with descriptions and videos on PBA Addicts.

Beware Of Kidnappers

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I just read saw this from a friend's Facebook post.

Yesterday afternoon, my wife, son and Yaya went to buy some groceries at a supermarket in Sucat and while my wife was lining up to pay, Yaya and my son went to the “Funhouse” arcade near the food court. While my son was playing with a video game, a suspicious bald man, around 5’10”, with medium built and decent clothing approached yaya and was instructing her to give a piece of paper to my wife and leave my son with him. Yaya refused to follow his instruction so he insisted by bribing her with money. She continued to refuse with a louder voice which drew attention so the man walked away.
She immediately told my wife what happened and when they were about to go home, they saw him exiting the supermarket. Before they could point him out, he got into his car and drove away.

We reported the incident and they allowed us to view their surveillance cams. There we clearly saw that from the time yaya and my son entered the arcade, the ma…

Mick Pinnisi Epic Flop!

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PBA (Philippine Basketball Association) player, Mick Pinnisi's flop against Will McDonald after a head ball attack.

Jeremy Lin - Knicks vs Sixers March 21, 2012

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The New York Knicks' revival under coach Mike Woodson is turning the Atlantic Division into a three-team race.

The Philadelphia 76ers would prefer to keep that from happening.

The Knicks look to cut further into the 76ers' lead atop the Atlantic when the rivals meet for the final time this season Wednesday night at Wells Fargo Center.

New York (22-24) seemed to be fading as recently as a week ago, when a six-game skid dropped the club seven games behind Philadelphia and 4 1/2 back of second-place Boston, prompting coach Mike D'Antoni's resignation.

With Woodson at the helm, the Knicks have since won four in a row by an average of 22.5 points including Tuesday's 106-87 home victory over Toronto. Suddenly, New York is within four games of the Sixers and 2 1/2 of the Celtics.

Knicks win 82-79.

Watch highlights and other videos at The Hoop Diaries.

Strawberry Taho

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Whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa! What is this? I just saw this and it's strawberry taho! I love taho and I have never seen this before.

Apparently, this is sold in Baguio, the strawberry capital of the Philippines. I should try this some time.

Joe Jackson - Breaking Us In Two

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Nostalgia time! I always listen to 96.3 WRock on the radio when I was younger. They always play the best soft rock music.

Here's Joe Jackson's Breaking Us In Two.


Here's a concert he had in 1986.

Jeremy Lin - Knicks vs Raptors March 20, 2012

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From NBA.com

Linsanity had nearly reached its peak when Jeremy Lin hit a game-winning 3-pointer to defeat the Toronto Raptors last month.

While the hoopla surrounding Lin has since cooled a bit, interim coach Mike Woodson is starting to create a buzz of his own.

After New York's brutal losing stretch, Woodson seems to have the Knicks back on track and will look to stay undefeated when the Raptors visit Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night.

Mike D'Antoni resigned two days after the Knicks (21-24) suffered their sixth straight defeat March 12. A change at the top seems to have a made a world of difference for New York, which finds itself 3-0 under Woodson.

After blowing out Portland 121-79 in Woodson's first game Wednesday, the Knicks completed a home-and-home sweep of Indiana with Saturday's 102-88 road win.


The New York Knicks are playing with renewed vigor under Mike Woodson. Their defense has been top notched today against the Toronto Raptors. Carmelo Anthony looks …

Jayvhot - And I Am Telling You

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Contestant Jayvhot on Will Time Big Time. Really talented 13 year old singer.

Jeremy Lin’s Star Not Fading Off Court

From MarketWatch.
Knicks guard’s jersey is NBA’s top seller since February
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — For his aunt’s first-ever New York Knicks game last Wednesday, Antonio Yu shelled out $560 for a pair of tickets, and, to be certain they were appropriately dressed for the occasion, he paid $250 apiece for two officially licensed Jeremy Lin jerseys.

While the atmosphere of “Linsanity” surrounding the point-guard phenom may have died down somewhat on the hardwood, on the commercial side there still appears to be plenty of passion.

During Wednesday night’s win over the Portland Trail Blazers at Madison Square Garden, which snapped a six-game Knicks losing streak, many fans were donned No. 17 jerseys and T-shirts, some of them waving posters saying “Lincredible” and “Bal-Lin’.”

Lin merchandise dominated the Knicks concession stands and featured prominently in in-store displays.

Since Lin’s Feb. 4 breakout game, sales at online Knicks-linked stores — which carry about 50 Lin-related items —…

March 22, 2012 Press Release WARNING!

I've been seeing this warning about a major earthquake that's being predicted to happen on March 22, 2012. Don't know if it's true, but I'm sharing it here just in case.

By the way, a 7.6 earthquake hit Acapulco just a few minutes ago.

Update: March 21, 2012

There was a 6.6 magnitude earthquake in Papua New Guinea on 2012/03/21 22:15:06 UTC.

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All the major news outlets are being sent a copy of this March 22, 2012 Press Release WARNING stating that everyone living in or near a seismic zone should be warned to brace for one of the top five earthquake events in recorded history on March 22, 2012 at 4:58:34 UTC. Earth axis is expected to shift five+ inches with the world aquifers, when our planet passes 66,000 miles per hour through a gravity trough connecting the Sun and the inbound heavy-mass object (HMO). I have been sending warning messages to the media all along and nobody has responded with a single word. We shall see very soon if the next '…

Pinoy Humor

Anak: Tay! Tay! May multo daw sa bahay natin!

Tatay: Walang multo sa bahay natin anak! Wag ka nagpapaniwala sa ibang walang magawa sa buhay. Eh di sana kung may multo dito eh matagal na tayong lumipat ng bahay. Teka sino ba nagsabi sayo na may multo dito sa bahay anak?

Anak: Palagi po sinasabi ni Yaya sa akin na may multo daw dito.

Tatay: Anak, mag-impake ka na ngayon din. Lilipat na tayo ng bahay.

Anak: Bakit po itay? Akala ko ba walang multo dito? Bakit tayo aalis?

Tatay: Anak, WALA ka namang YAYA eh!

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AMA: Hoy Brando! Huwag kang babakla-bakla ha!

ANAK: Di po itay. Punta nga ako sa basketball court ngayon.

AMA: Yan, astig!

ANAK: Mama, nakita mo pompoms ko?

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ERAP: Hello, I would like to inquire how long is the flight to San Francisco?

OPERATOR: Just a minute, Sir..

ERAP: Really? Thank you...

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Driver: Boy, iaatras ko yung jeep. tingnan mo kung babangga

Boy: Sige atras pa.. atras pa... atras pa...

BBBLLLAAAGGG!!!

Boy: Ok!!! bangga n…

The Daly Show: Episode 7 "The Daly Superheroes" with NATHAN FILLION

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Is this what happens to voice actors when they play a character too long?

He's Alive!

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I just saw this photo and I just had to share it.

Difference Between Boys and Girls

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These are just the true things in life.

Ever Gotestco Grand Central Fire

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On March 16, 2012, Ever Gotestco Grand Mall Central Mall at Caloocan burned down. There were speculations that the fire was started on purpose. Some says it got so bad because the personnel running the mall was incompetent.

Here's some videos of the fire.





There's another video on Facebook showing that the fire started small and could have been prevented early. Here's the link.

Extreme Japanese Obstacle Course

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If you think the TV show Wipeout is hard, this is Wipeout Extreme! One of Japan's game shows. They think of everything don't they? You practically have to be a ninja to get through these.

Jeremy Lin - Knicks vs Pacers - March 17, 2012

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The Knicks won their 3rd straight game under Mike Woodson against the Indiana Pacers 102 - 88.

Full story and videos at The Hoop Diairies

Magkulitan Muna Tayo

Anak: Nay penge pera bibili lang ako ng HIGH CAKE
Nanay: Ano ka ba naman anak hanggang ngayon high cake parin ang tawag mo sa hot cake?
Anak: What ever penge nalang ng pera
Nanay: Kumuha ka nalang sa SOLDIER BAG ko...

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Question: Bakit ang sign na: NO ID NO ENTRY na nakikita sa mga school ay hindi tinitagalog?

Answer: Kasi pag tinatagalog yan: WALA ID WALA PASOK

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‎3 tanga nagsisiksikan sa maliit na **kama**:*
TANGA1: Pare, di tayo kasya. Bawas tayo ng isa, sa lapag na lang matulog. (Bumaba si Tanga 3.)
TANGA2: Ayan, pare maluwag na, akyat kana dito!

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Anak: Nay, nagtambling po ako sa school kanina!

Tay: Naku anak, wag kang tatambling sa school, baka makita yung panty mo!

Anak: Wag po kayong magalala! Tinago ko po yung panty ko sa bag!

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Sa Tindahan

Boy1: Manang pabili nga po Chuchirya
Boy2: Haha,patawa ka talaga pare
Boy1: Bakit naman pare
Boy2: Eh kc di nman Chuchirya ang tawag jan kundi JUMP FOODS pare, JUMP FOODS

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Jeremy Lin - Knicks vs Pacers March 16, 2012

The New York Knicks won for the 2nd straight game after their former coach Mike D'Antoni resigned on Wednesday. They beat the Pacers 115 - 100.

Jeremy Lin made 13 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assist, Carmelo made 12 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assist while J.R. Smith made 16 points. It was pretty balanced scoring for most of the Knicks and all players got to play again. At one point, the Knicks were up by 30 points before the Pacers narrowed the lead down to 15 points.

Check out the highlights and videos at The Hoop Diaries.

http://thehoopdiaries.blogspot.ca/2012/03/jeremy-lin-knicks-vs-pacers-march-16.html

Draw Something

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Have you guys played Draw Something? It's a new app in the Apple App Store that got people going crazy over it. Even I got addicted to it.

I usually just draw some simple stuff, but I found this guy who draws amazing stuff on Draw Something. Here's a sample of his drawings.

Check out all his drawings at Bobby's Draw Something Addiction.

Champion Cigarettes Classic 1987 Ad

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I don't advocate smoking, but this is one of the classic commercials on TV back in the 1980s. It's typical to have Westerners as their commercial models.

DARK SHADOWS Official Movie Trailer

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The official trailer for Tim Burton's "Dark Shadows".

Stars Johnny Depp as Barnabas Collins; & is based on the gothic soap opera that originally aired on American TV between 1966 until 1971.

In the year 1752, Joshua and Naomi Collins, with young son Barnabas, set sail from Liverpool, England to start a new life in America. But even an ocean was not enough to escape the mysterious curse that has plagued their family. Two decades pass and Barnabas has the world at his feet ... or at least the town of Collinsport, Maine.

The master of Collinwood Manor, Barnabas is rich, powerful and an inveterate playboy ... until he makes the grave mistake of breaking the heart of Angelique Bouchard (Eva Green). A witch, in every sense of the word, Angelique dooms him to a fate worse than death: turning him into a vampire, and then burying him alive. Two centuries later, Barnabas is inadvertently freed from his tomb and emerges into the very changed world of 1972.

He returns to Collinw…

Inay, Pahingi nang P500

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Matinding negosyate etong nanay na ito.

Mag Syota Nag-pipick Up Line

BF: Babe, para kang selecta, you're so yummy!
GF: Ikaw hon para kang krispy kreme, you're so sweet!
BF: Para kang starbucks, so addictive!
GF: Para kang jollibee, langhap-sarap!
BF: Para kang larsians, affordable!
GF: Para kang turo-turo, slightly dirty!!
BF: Haha! Para kang prito, oily!!
GF: Para kang inihaw, maitim!!
BF: Para kang tuyo, parehas kayo ng amoy!!
GF: Para kang paksiw, maasim!!
BF: Bagoong ka!
GF: Ikaw naman binuro!
BF: Panis ka!
GF: Bulok!
BF: Pangit!
GF: Lalo ka na!
BF: Break na tayo!
GF: Buti pa nga!

Basketball Prodigy Fil-Canadian Lance Fuentes on Canada's CTV

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Filipino Canadian Lance Fuentes whose parents are from Manila was featured on Canada's CTV. In the segment called Perry's Prospects, 10 year old Lance has been playing basketball since he was 4 years old and shoots 300 to 400 free throws a day. His favorite player is LeBron James.

I only took a video of the TV with my phone. Here's the link to the original video on CTV.

Jeremy Lin and Landry Fields "Secret" Handshake

Here's a shot video that Jeremy Lin and Landry Fields made explaining their secret handshake. Watch it at http://thehoopdiaries.blogspot.com

One Centavo Coin

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anyone remember this? This coin was very light it can float on water.

NBA Store Accidentally Puts Dwight Howard's Nets T-Shirt For Sale Online

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The NBA store accidentally put up Dwight Howard's T-shirt for sale online. The only problem is, it's with the New Jersey Nets. The Hoop Doctors got the full story here.

Evolution of the Moon

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Cool video showing how the moon evolved.

New Basketball Blog

I realized that my blog is getting a little bit too much of a mashup between a lot of different things. I also put up a lot of basketball stuff since Jeremy Lin came out.

So I've created a new blog dedicated to basketball only so I can limit this Pala-isip blog to things about the Philippines and what I think...not that anybody cares :)

Anyway, the new blog is called The Hoop Diaries. I hope you subscribe to it and visit often for highlights, game and training videos as well as some stuff about basketball I'll be writing. I've also set up the format so that the videos are larger.

I will continue to post stuff about basketball here, but it will mostly be about Philippine basketball.

http://thehoopdiaries.blogspot.com/

20 Reasons Why I Love The Philippines

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After the video 20 Reasons Why I Dislike the Philippines, here's a video by another American on why he loves the Philippines.

NBA Highlights March 14, 2012

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Here are highlights of the other games around the NBA today.

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Milwaukee Bucks.

Orlando Magic vs San Antonio Spurs.


Philedelphia Sixers vs Indiana Pacers.


Toronto Raptors Vs New Jersey Nets.


LA Lakers Vs New Orleans Hornets.

Jeremy Lin - Knicks vs Blazers March 14, 2012

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In a stunning turn of events, Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni resigned today shocking both his bosses and the players. Mike Woodson has been placed as Interim Head Coach.

The Knicks finally worked together using Coach D'Antoni's offensive system. Mike Woodson has experience trying to turn around a struggling team when he spent six years in Atlanta.

The Knicks won 121-79. Jeremy Lin finished with 6 points, 6 assist and 6 turnovers. Anthony finished with 16 points, Stoudemire with 17 points while J.R. Smith finished with 23 and Novak with 20.

They finally used Mike Bibby on the rotation as guard and everyone on the Knicks team got to play. This is the first time in a long time since Mike Bibby was used as Mike D'Antoni usually sticks with using only a few players in his rotation.

Here are the highlights.



Here's the halftime report.



The Beauty of the Philippines in 25 Pictures

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Saw this on Facebook. It shows the beauty of the Philippines in 25 stunning photos. One thing I can say about the Philippines, it's really a beautiful country. I just wish people would take care of it as well as they do their homes.

I'm posting all the photos here, but check out the Facebook Page as well for descriptions.