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Baybeats Singapore 2010

Posted in misadventure of supaflip with tags , , , , , , , on August 31, 2010 by adaptorseventynine

I know its way to late to post this,but I’ve been very very busy this couple of weeks ago.Baybeats Singapore is an annual 3-day alternative music festival organized by Esplanade. It showcases various local acts as well as regional and international artistes.I attend the 2nd day of the event, looking forward to watch The Camerawalls, an indie band from the Philippines, and Chicosci.My very good and kind house mate Carl lend Me his dslr camera.The program is already started when I arrive, there is a street performance going on,its like walking along on a kids dream as there were clowns, drum and bugle, fairies, cheerleader like costumes, and some strange looking warriors.I took some shots and immediately go to check the concert stages.There were three stages,one is Baybeats Arena (Outdoor Theatre), Powerhouse Stage (The Edge), and the Chillout Stage (Concourse). Additionally, there is a series of magazine-style interview sessions at the Observation Deck (Library@Esplanade).

you know what to do…

dream…

The first band I watch is a band called “Santamonica” from Indonesia.Their sound is a eclectic mix of electronica/jazz/pop/synths.I really enjoy watching their sets because its been a while since I watch a live act (not counting the show bands from the clubs that I’ve been to).

Santamonica

After this I went to another platform stages,the  Powerhouse Stage, there I watch “An Honest Mistake” an rock/pop band from Malaysia. A good band also and a very cute gurl on vocals, plus I also manage to have a free stickers from the band.Too bad, the free cd’s they giving away for free is thrown way out of my direction (feel sorry for the girl who was hit in the arms by a flying cd case). After this I decided to take a break and just watch the people building up. I got a free Tetra Pak distilled water (I think I took 6 packs of it, I drink the two and the taste is quite awful)  a “Y Fest Singapore” button pin ( I think the Auntie on the booth is having a second thought on giving it to me), and 3 “Singtel” beach face towel.

An Honest Mistake

After this, a band called “Lunarin” is on the stage.A pretty chick on bass  with  two dudes on drums and guitar.A Singaporean band playing a heavy/rock/electronica.I was really amaze by Linda Ong bass playing skills, and with that pretty angelic face, playing metal tunes, heck!My  eyes and ears is on heavenly state. After this set, I decided to grab a snack first, a buttered corn and a tetra pak water. I sit along beside a bench and delightfully  admire the well light Singapore sky scrappers.

Linda Ong of Lunarin

nice…

After this, I quickly headed to go the Powerhouse stage to get a good camera position, because Ive already seen so many photographers and i don’t want to take a picture of someone’s head or camera all the time.After a few minutes, Chicosci started their sets, and this what I didn’t expect to happen.The crowd went nuts,the crowd slowly forming a mosh pit,and after a couple of minutes,WHAM!there is a big mosh pit on the center, there’s a lot of throwing punches and crowd surfing.I feel sorry for some of the gurls who got hit by the crowd surfers, some of the Filipina audiences in front of me got kick in the head,(ouch!) I just told them to move on the back because it will be get worse if they decided to stay put. By this time, I just enjoy the great music and crowds going on, I really wanted to join the mosh circle, but i was holding a camera, so i just decided to pogo jump and head bang along with the crowd. What really excite me is watching the mosh crowd running  building up a big circle slowly,then faster and faster, inching closer and closer to the center, and then chaos break at the middle.At this moment Miggy Chavez scream loudly “don’t break the circle!!!!!”.And the crowd goes wild again.I really enjoy the Chicosci sets because I missed my good old days of crowd moshing and I was really surprised that Ill experience it again here in SG.The crowds also was very happy after the sets as they took a break for a while,waiting for the next band.

Chicosci

Miggy Chavez of Chicosci

in the middle of it…

Clem Castro

The Camerawalls

I quickly headed to the “Arena” stage to catch The Camerawalls.I still manage to get a good camera angle position even though the seats is already full.But by this time, I’m a bit tired and exhausted after the Chicosci sets as I was having a difficult time to get a good shots of the band and the bands vocalist Clementine, as he was moving all the time during the performance.The stage lightning also is a not helping as it was all pointed towards my angle.But after a couple (okay, a dozen!) of tries, I manage to get a good photos.At this point i decided not to take any more pictures and just relax and enjoy the sounds Of Camerawalls in which they really perform very well.The crowd loves the sets and cheerfully  appreciated the band.After this I straight ahead at the backstage hoping to catch a glimpse of the band especially Clementine.There I met Clamentine, at first he thought I was a Singaporean, but I proudly talk to him in straight Bulakenyo  Tagalog (hehehe). I introduce my self to him and congratulate him for having a wonderful performance and told him I also live in Bulacan.I gladly took a picture of him and talk for a while with a Singaporean who thought that the bands songs are all cover songs, and Clementine proudly explains that the only song they cover on this sets is only one song  from “the Smiths”, in which they acknowledge before they start the song.After a couple of minutes,with a shirt drench wet with sweat, a messed up shoes and jeans, a lost eyeglass (of which I’m not proud to say, I lost it on Chicosci sets without knowing it, and with all the raucous  mosh pit that’s going on,good luck on finding it…huhuhu).I decided to call Amihan if she was already going home from a birthday party she attended to,and she was.So I decided to end my Baybeats experience and call it a day, with an aching legs and a very very happy smile,I meet Amihan on City Hall mrt station and cheerfully tell the story of what happened a while ago.I’m looking forward to next year Baybeats events, and hopefully there is more famous band acts that will play and more Filipino bands included on the line up , and hopefully by this time I have my own dslr camera with a good zoom lens…enjoy the pics and “dont break the circle!!!!!!!”

Eohan Zion Landayan

Create Your Badge

Miami Heat Fil-Am coach Spoelstra back in Philippines

Posted in NBA BASKETBALL with tags , , on August 6, 2010 by adaptorseventynine

Proud of his roots as a Filipino, Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra returned to the Philippines for a week-long promotion of a healthy lifestyle among the young. “I’m excited [about] teaching basketball and fitness,” said Spoelstra who is in the country to spearhead the NBA FIT program. “I want to make an impact to as many people as possible,” he added. Spoelstra who visited the country last year would be conducting basketball clinics along with his assistant coach David Fizdale at SM North Edsa, Far Eastern University and De La Salle University from August 7 to 10. On August 12, Spoelstra is also scheduled to visit his mother’s hometown, San Pablo, Laguna to share the fundamentals of basketball to locals. “Coming home to San Pablo (Laguna) would probably be emotional and meaningful,” said Spoelstra, adding, “It’s an opportunity to give back.” Aside from basketball, the NBA FIT program would hold urban fitness training, dance training, running clinic, hydration seminar, nutrition seminar, and cooking classes at SM North Edsa. For the schedule, kindly check NBA FIT’s website. The NBA FIT program promotes physical activity, nutrition, and making healthy choices, according to Edward Winkle, NBA Asia’s senior director for business development and marketing partnerships. Spoelstra said Filipinos are known to be very passionate about basketball but it should be complemented by fitness education. “Being fit would allow you to make not just healthy choices but social choices,” said Spoelstra.

Yahoo! Southeast Asia: What do you do first thing in the morning?

NPPA ImagesEric Spoelstra: I’ve tried to build a habit of working out in the morning depending on the schedule. But I’d like to get some kind of sweat, ideally, 45 minutes to an hour. Running, biking, lifting something that charged up my mind before breakfast

Y!: What is your usual breakfast?

ES: Three eggs, wheat toast, oatmeal, and a cup of coffee. I don’t change my breakfast very often.

Y!: Would you recommend doing exercise in the morning or in the afternoon?

ES: In the ideal world, it’s best for people to exercise in the morning, to jumpstart your day. It keeps your blood flowing. I think my brain works better. It doesn’t always work out that way so I work out in the afternoon. During the season, on game days, it’s part of my ritual. I work out in the afternoon. So, in the game, I’m kinda relax.

Y!: What do you do when you work out?
ES: During workout, I usually just drink water.

Y!: After workout?
ES: Sometimes I take protein supplements. But for a meal, I just keep it pretty simple. I like salads heavy with vegetables, tomatoes, broccoli, spinach, and some kind of chicken or fish on top.

Y!: How does it feel to be the first Filipino in NBA right now?
ES: I take a lot of pride on that. My heritage is very important to me. Hopefully, it would open doors for Filipinos, not exclusively but to anyone who has a dream, a passion.

Y!: But do you think it’s possible for another Filipino to enter the NBA?
ES: Sure. Why not? The game is becoming so global. The basketball players are coming from every region in the world. We scout every country, every city as possible. That’s an advantage here in the
Philippines since the Filipinos have the passion for basketball. People start playing at a young age. It really just take a dream, a vision at the right time and at the right place.

Y!: Pat Riley said that you were born to coach. What did Pat see in you to make him say something like that?
ES: I’m honored first of all that he would say something like that–that he has confidence in me to hold this position with the Miami Heat. I think factors were trust and develop a strong relationship with coach Riley. Familiarity and continuity were important in his decision on whom he wanted to be the next head coach when he stepped down so I take a lot of pride that he chose me but also, I understand that it’s a big responsibility and I take that seriously.

Y!: How’s the dynamic of Miami Heat now that Lebron James has joined the team?
ES: Well, we’re very excited and looking forward to the season. It’s 54 days away. This week, we’re focusing in this NBA FIT and that’s why I’m here. Once the week is done, then that’s the time to get prepared.

Y!: If ever you come to a situation where you have to give a last minute play shot, who would you give it to? Dwayne Wade or Lebron James?
ES: We’ll be able to make those decisions in 54 days.

By Izah Morales and Jason Domantay, Yahoo! Southeast Asia

The Big Shamrock!!!

Posted in NBA BASKETBALL with tags , , , , on August 5, 2010 by adaptorseventynine

BOSTON, MA – The Boston Celtics announced today that they have signed free agent center Shaquille O’Neal. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“It is not every day that you can add a player of Shaquille’s caliber to your team,” said Danny Ainge, Celtics President of Basketball Operations. “His past experience speaks for itself and we believe that he is a great fit for our roster.”

O’Neal, a 7’1″ center, posted averages of 12.0 points, 6.7 rebounds, 1.2 blocks and shot 56.6% from the field last season in 53 games for the Cleveland Cavaliers. The former Louisiana State Tiger is a three-time NBA Finals MVP (2000, 2001, 2002) and former NBA MVP (2000). He has been named to 15 All Star games and also has been named All-Star Game MVP three times. His 15 All-Star appearances are the second most all-time behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s 17. He is a member of four NBA Championship teams (3, Los Angeles Lakers, 2000, 2001, 2002; 1, Miami Heat, 2006). One of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA history (he was youngest member of this team, at the age of 24, when it was named in 1996), O’Neal also is one of just three players in NBA history to be named league MVP, All-Star Game MVP and Finals MVP in the same season (1999-2000).

“I am honored to be joining the Celtics,” said O’Neal. “I have played against Paul, Ray, Kevin, Rajon, and Jermaine for many years and it will be great to be able to call them my teammates. I cannot wait to get to Boston to get started in pursuit of another championship.”

The first overall pick in the 1992 NBA Draft by Orlando, O’Neal has posted career averages of 24.1 points, 11.0 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game. He also has appeared in 214 career playoff games with averages of 24.5 points, 11.7 rebounds and 2.1 blocks. O’Neal is the fifth leading scorer in NBA history (28,255 points) and is 14th in NBA history in total rebounds (12,921).

My first post

Posted in misadventure of supaflip with tags , , , on August 4, 2010 by adaptorseventynine

My first post, still trying to learn how to properly compose and put an image.This picture was taken while we are waiting for our flight back to Manila from Singapore.Hopefully i can keep posting up on this site.peace y’all!!!