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Just Ginebra fans being awesome

It was last Tuesday, April 17, when Barangay Ginebra Kings ended their run in the ongoing PBA Commissioner's Cup when they lost to BMeg Derby Ace Llamados in a best-of-five semifinals series. It was a totally painful loss, and I do not want to elaborate on that any further.

Anyway, I just casually posted "Ang summer na walang Ginebra ay napakalamig." on my Twitter and Facebook accounts. Just a few minutes after that, I decided to ask the rest of the Ginebra Tweeps via @BarangayGinebra on how their summer will be without our team. I was surprised to have their overflowing responses! Honestly, I didn't know I will get that much replies since it was already past midnight. Nevertheless, my Twitter feed went insane! Not only did I receive tons of replies, but those were very creative and witty one-liners as well. I never doubted Ginebra fans' creativity and originality, but I just thought that their spirits will be down after the loss. Little did I know that they will enjoy our little Twitter game.

And so, the next day, this is what happened.

Whoa! I really didn't expect this! To be featured in an online article isn't something that happens on any normal day. I didn't realize that the impact of what Ginebra fans did overnight was this big. Well, I don't know. But for me, this is already big. Sir Tony Atayde tweeted that "Philippine sports has no greater passion than that of a Ginebra fan." I totally agree. You won't be able to find these kinds of fans elsewhere. Fans who cheers and supports the team at all costs. Fans who vents their anger and cries out loud anywhere possible against all odds. Fans who bravely communicate their emotions. Those are Ginebra fans.    
I guess, in my almost two years of handling @BarangayGinebra, I have encountered every type of online Ginebra fans that exists. Fans asking Ginebra related questions, fans tweeting "Go Ginebra! Beat (insert team here)", fans ranting, fans cursing, fans bashing, fans praying, fans loving, and even non-Ginebra fans hating. There's more to it than just doing the play-by-play updates during the game. But I'll write about it next time.

For now, I would like to express my deepest gratitude to all the fans for simply being awesome. I wouldn't have it any other way. *wink*

PS. Read the all the feedbacks on "Ang summer na walang Ginebra ay..." HERE. Be surprised. Be amazed. Be proud. Have fun!



I rarely go out. But when I do...

First post for 2012. Soooooorry. The first quarter of the year has been the busiest months of my college life. Seriously. I am lucky to even get to post this entry. Hahaha! 

Anyway, today was the first time I went out (as in out, out) this summer and of course, where will I be? 


Nah, I didn't really went around Manila today. I was just at Mendiola, Manila. These pictures just made it look like I strolled the whole day.

It's also the first time that I used the monochromatic feature thingy on my camera. I'm glad I used it because I get to have the vintage feel that I wanted although I could also get that from Photoshop. :p

So many first times happened today. Yay!

I hope everyone is enjoying the summer. Even though I am just stuck here at home (with occasional getaways), I am really happy to have this much needed break. So much happened these past three months that I wasn't able to post here, even though I have made some attempts (ehem. drafts.)

And lastly, were you able to feel the cold summer nights last week? I loved it. :)

Cheers to summer 2012! XOXO.


So, the title of this post says it all.

These pictures actually started the vintage feel today. A really old model of a radio and a typewriter from the office of my mom. I always see these things every time I go there. I don't know why I took pictures of them today.
We went to Arias Street to check out an apartment. Since we are residing in Cavite and my brothers and my mom are studying/working in Manila, it's good for them to just live nearby during the weekdays. Last year, they were staying at Bicutan during the weekdays --- still far from school. So here, no more long rides home next school year, brothers! Welcome back to Manila after four years!
Here's one out of the three musketeers, Daniel! Go follow him on Twitter! Haha!
After I took these photos, I had a eureka moment! I'll collect street/road name shots from now on. Let this be my driving force to go out of my bedroom, then out of our house, and explore the world. Wish me luck! *game face on*
Arias Street is actually just in front of the Malacañan Palace. Awesome! And for a little trivia, here are 10 things you may not know about Malacañan Palace.
These shots were taken on our way home to Cavite. I do not know the name of the building on the first photo. I just took a shot on the red light. The second photo is the Millennium Clock in front of the Rizal Monument, Roxas Boulevard, Manila.

More shots on our way home. I took it from inside our car. It's cool that these photos were clear despite our not so clean windshield. :p
I rarely go out. But when I do... I am always happy. :-)