June 23, 2009

Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao

Emmanuel "Manny" Pacquiao, born December 17, 1978, Manny is from General Santos, Philippines. A really popular personality today who was given the nick name "Pacman". I am also a Filipino the same as Pacquiao and I've been watching all of his boxing match since he started boxing. Although their family is a religious family Manny did not see boxing as a brutal sport.

He started boxing in 1995 when he was still 16 years old. No one really expected that he would be a popular boxer. Today, Manny Paquiao is popularly known as the "pound for pound" Champion.

Manny Pacquiao's Ladder to Success:

Manny fought for his titles and faced a lot of popular boxers. Most of the boxers who were in line were the famous Mexican boxers. His first fight was against a Mexican Legend in boxing, Marco Antonio Barrera He won against Barrera with a TKO (Technical Knock Out) in the 11th round of the match. It didn't reach a year he had another match against another Mexican. He went against Juan Manuel Marquez which is also another well known Mexican boxer. The match ended with a decision which was a draw.

The fight for Manny that made him popular was his fight against the Hero of Thailand who was known as Fahsan 3k Battery. The fight only lasted for 4 rounds. In this match, Manny's powerful left hand was revealed to the sport of boxing. Fahsan both feet lifted when Pacquiao got him with his powerful left hand. His legacy started in the year 2001 when he had a title shot at the IBF Super Bantamweight Championship.

His third Mexican opponent was Erik Morales. this time the match was really exciting even though Pacquiao lost by a unanimous decision he really showed a good fight. But after six month after his lose against Morales he had another fight and it was against Hector Velasquez. Manny showed that he can really fight and he won against Velasquez. People wanted a re-match of Pacquiao VS Morales because they believe that Pacquiao can beat Morales. So they had a re-match, Pacquiao won in their rematch with another TKO.

After his win against Morales he would still be facing 2 more Mexcian boxers. The next one he faced was Oscar Larios. Pacquiao won against Larios with another TKO. His win against Larios created a lot of controversy regarding his wins. Since his match against Morales is tied (1-1) they wanted a tie breaker. They had a third match, once again Pacquiao proved that he can beat Morales.

Since he won against the best boxers, he was named the Boxer of the Year in 2006.

His legacy didn't stop their, he had some several fights that made him deserve to be called the boxer of the year. He fought against Jorge Solis another Mexican. Suffering a head butt in this fight he still managed to win the match. After his win against Solis they still questioned his talent and power. Barrera wanted another re-match to prove that he can beat Pacquiao. But Barrera failed and lost which was his announced final fight of his career.

A really popular boxer wanted to test his strength because he won against all the famous Mexcian Boxers. His next opponent was the famous Oscar "the Golden Boy" De La Hoya. It was a fight that has a lot of intensity. Pacquiao managed to beat De La Hoya and probably the last Mexican that he has to face.

Manny Pacquiao was announced the "Pound for Pound" Champion after winning 4 titles in different weight categories.

June 22, 2009

The NBA's best three-man unit

Who is the NBA's best 3 man unit? Well for the past 2 seasons we could say that Paul Pierce, Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett is the best and Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Toni Parker comes second place. But we should never forget the "Big Three" of Chicago Bulls who won 6 Championships. Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen and Dennis Rodman I believe is the best Three man unit that the NBA ever had.


No doubt that they had the upper hand in this category. Jordan and Pippen combined around 50 - 60 points per game, and Rodman adds around 9 - 10 point per game. But it is not the amount that we should look at its when the points is needed. We all know that Michael Jordan is one of the best clutch shooters in the NBA. In the 2009 NBA Season Ray Allen and Paul Pierce is the clutch shooters for the Big three units. But if you look deeper into their statistics, Jordan and Pippen are also both clutch shooters and has a higher percentage at clutch times.


Who are the considered "mad man" in rebounding? well one of them is Dennis Rodman, Kevin Garnett and Tim Duncan are also "Monsters" of the board but Dennis Rodman has a different passion in rebounding. Even if we disregard Those three, Jordan and Pippen also have some skill in rebounding which we could not see in Pierce, Allen, Ginobili and Parker.


I can say that Garnett and Duncan has the upper hand in Blocked Shots Per game against Rodman. But in terms of Steals and forced turnovers, I believe Chicago Bulls "Big Three" has the upper hand on this. Jordan is also well known for his defense and so as for Pippen. The new "Big Three Units" today are more concentrated on Offense, but the "Big Three Unit" of Chicago Bulls (Jordan, Pippen, Rodman) has their own strengths in Offense and in Defense.


Pierce (Boston Celtics) has the leadership but not unlike of the leadership of Jordan. Duncan (San Antonio Spurs) also has the capability, but there are times that Duncan cannot perform well for his team. Being a leader should perform over all duties in the court. You will never give the ball to Duncan when you need a 3 point basket at crunch time. In Pierce's part yes you can count on him, but what about those times that you need a tight Defense to win? Pierce is not well known for his Defense. For Jordan, during crunch time either a final 3 point basket or a tight defense to seal the deal, you can count of him. For me, that the real quality of Leadership.

So if you ask me who is the NBA's Best three-man unit, I would stick with Jordan, Pippen and Rodman of the Chicago Bulls.

June 21, 2009

Top 10 Graduation Songs of All Time

Graduation comes once in a while. Choosing the best graduation song for your graduation is important. If you pick the best song you will never forget your Graduation Day. Every time you will hear your Graduation song again, it will just make your tears want to fall from your eyes.

Top 10 Graduation Songs of All Time:

1. Graduation: By Vitamin C

Released in 1999, this song gives the perfect remembrance for any graduate. The lyrics itself narrates everything that students do in school in actual life. Things you wouldn't want to forget, things you would miss doing. And it's not things that you are doing alone but things that you do together with your friends. Memories that will always touch our hearts. "As we go on we remember, all the times we are together and as our lives change from what ever, we will still be friends forever.

2. We are the Champions: By Queen

If this song makes you feel great winning a championship what else if you used it as a Graduation song? It feels better! Graduating is like winning a championship, maybe even better. Championship could be won with how many games, but graduating is finishing a lot of school days. It would be a great reward hearing this song when you finally made it through assignment, quizzes, projects and examinations!

3. Good Riddance: By Green Day

When you graduate it is just the same feeling as "at last!" For parents school is important for their children but for students school is hell. This song is perfect for graduation because it gives them the feeling of being released from hell. But it's not only freedom that they would feel; they would also feel the achievement that they accomplished.

4. Pomp & Circumstance: By Jack Livingston marching Band

The feeling of going up the stage and receiving your diploma I one of the most exciting and memorable feeling we could ever experience. While you are handed your diploma and you will hear this song it would make you smile that would reach the heavens. The marching beat type of this song is like the ultimate feeling of success.

5. Leaving on a Jet Plane: By Peter, Paul and Mary

Many graduates are being sent far from their Home town. Graduates are going to reflect on that during the graduation rites. This song will make the graduates feel both loneliness and happiness. Happiness, they would be happy for the progress of both their friends and their own.

6. I Believe I can fly: By R. Kelly

In the movie Space jam, it felt good when Michael Jordan came out of the spaceship after a win against the "Monstars". Same thing with Graduations, it's a great feeling you have finished your responsibility as a student. It would make you feel like you just won an impossible battle to win when you play this song in your graduation.

7. Unwritten: By Natasha Bedingfield

After Graduating you will be thinking about your future which is why this song belongs to the Top 10. The song will probably make the graduates feel excited of the things to come.

8. Breakaway: By Kelly Clarkson

When you graduate you graduate as a batch. You will always remember your graduation day as the day you realized that you are not an outcast from your batch. It might just make you cry on your graduation day.

9. It's So Hard to say Goodbye to Yesterday: By Boys to Men

This song is a goodbye song which will also be the graduate's goodbye to their classmates, friends, good times and teachers. While you are in your graduation rites you will just feel the whole essence of "goodbye, I will miss you".

10. Just Stand Up: By (Beyonce, Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige, Rihanna, Fergie, Sheryl Crow, Melissa Etheridge, Natasha Bedingfield, Miley Cyrus, Leona Lewis, Carrie Underwood, Keyshia Col, Leann Rimes, Ashanti and Ciara)

Graduates sometimes feel loneliness during their graduation. They are feeling lonely because they will be going in separate ways with their friends and they will be alone. "things get better, through whatever. Do it all Just Stand Up"

June 20, 2009

Reasons why Crocs are popular

Some may find it ugly, some may find it fabulous, that's what made the brand of shoe "Crocs" so popular.

For those who say Crocs has an odd and ugly design.

There are 2 designs of that is very eye catching, the ugly designs and the beautiful designs. Many people say that "Crocs" has an ugly and odd design, well thats their strategy to fame. People will give attention to your shoes if it has a great design, but, they will also give attention to your shoes if has an ugly design or an odd design. I can't say that Crocs has an ugly design, but I can say that Crocs has a unique design of their shoes. Here in the Philippines a lot of local designers are trying to imitate or pirate the design of Crocs, for the main reason that Crocs is really popular these days. From a far you can tell if someone is using Crocs, thats what made them popular! the unique and distinguishable design. Thats why for those who say that Crocs has an odd and ugly design, well, Crocs is thanking those people because it is the reason why Crocs is very noticeable.

For those who say Crocs is Fabulous.

There are a lot of shoes in the market that is really popular, but Crocs made a different impression. There are those who say Crocs design is odd but what they don't realize that their design is quite fabulous. Who would ever thought that a bulky looking shoes would look nice? Well, Crocs made that impression. Crocs became famous because of those people who say its fabulous, the unique design of Crocs attracted buyers because most people are looking for shoes that has a unique design. Another characteristics of Crocs why it became popular because it is comfortable to use, if ever you own a Crocs you can wear it for the whole day and you don't need to worry about hurting your foot.

With the combination of both positive and negative critics, Crocs is now as popular as the other leading brands of shoes like Nike, Adidas, Jordan, Girbaud and others. Who would even believe that a negative reaction on something can make something popular. Let me give an example, if you guys would remember William Hung who auditioned in American Idol's thats an example of negative reactions making things possible. The same thing with Crocs because some people think that it has an odd design, now people are talking about it and thats how it spread the word. Now you know why Crocs is that popular; combine the unique design, negative critics and its comfortable texture.

How record labels adapt to a world of online music

In our world today, most purchases, research, reviews, and others are done on-line. One of the most popular searched or purchased on-line is in line with our music industry. Most people these days get their favorite music or favorite song on the Internet when we can still purchase them in a shop.

How do record labels adapt to this growing popularity of the Internet? There are many ways in which record labels adapt to this, by means of promoting new albums on-line.

Record labels are making sure that they are the first ones to be promoting their new talents or albums on-line. But still there are those people who are sneaking in and trying to take the first step in promoting besides the main record labels. In reality, those people who are trying to sneak in on these promotions are always failing. Let's face it, those who are taking advantages on this type of occasions could sell new products of a record label for a low price, but, they don't last that long. The main reason is quality and assurance, purchasing from the main record labels will give you a 100% assurance that their quality is the best from the rest.

Another approach of these record labels in adapting is by eliminating piracy. There are some people who are not content to sneak in on promotions' they go to plan "B" and start making pirated copies of new songs. Record labels are making sure that piracy would be lessened or even better eliminated with the help of the Government.

Selling their products on-line more than in the market is another approach. For the consumers, this is an advantage because it is more accessible and sometimes cheaper. We often search the web for new songs that will be released, sometimes we encounter sites that promotes free downloads of this songs. As I've said, the quality and assurance of this songs may not be the same as the record label's copy. People will soon end up deleting the downloaded file and start looking for the real deal on-line. There are some who could not find what they are looking for on the net, so they still have a second choice, which is in the market or stores.

In this way, record labels are still winning the race, but as we all know the sales of record labels are still decreasing. The reason behind the decrease is basically the undying illegal acts of some people. Even though record labels are always finding ways to stop them, it seems that these people still find ways to make money in different ways.

June 19, 2009

Kzee's Collection

This is a collection of everything that I am interested with. I will also post about things I know that I would like to share to everyone. There are a lot of things that we would like to explore and share them to family and friends. The Internet has been a great source of exploration and sharing of ideas. I am interested in basketball, music, video games, technology, gadgets and many more. There are a lot of people out there who has the same interests as mine. I hope you could find things that you want to know about your interest in here. With the fast growing phase of our technology, there are a lot of new things that we could get interested with. And when we get interested to it, we want to know more about it. Same thing with me, I often research and ask about things that I want to know about. Sooner or later you can find them here.

Latest news and current events could also be found here. I love watching news and current events especially when you can debate on it. Conflicts between two parties are normal these days. We can see conflicts in every corner of the streets. Life in the streets will also be shown and discussed or what is popularly known as the "street life" or "thug life". As for those things that we don't discuss that much, I believe it would be best to discuss about it as well. Knowing a bit of everything will lead us to somewhere for sure.

I hope you will enjoy reading the future articles that would be published in this blog. I will be posting a lot of images and pictures as well to highly emphasize on things that I wanted to share. Just like the words "to see is to believe."


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