Friday, November 20, 2009

Manny Pacquiao, 7 World Titles in Boxing

Last November 15, 2009 I had watched the fight between Miguel Cotto and Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao. I was so nervous that Pacman may be knocked out since I know how strong the punch of Cotto by seeing his previous fights before. The Puerto Rican champ had given his title to the Filipino challenger.

Now, Pacman is one of the world 's known pound-for-pound king in boxing arena. He is the pride of General Santos City in Southern Philippines and the Filipinos everywhere in the world.

I believe he is the only singing boxer, a comedian, a politician and highest paid commercial endorser today. Before his fight with Cotto he managed to film his upcoming movie "Wapakman" to be shown on 25th of December this year, of course in the Philippines.

Way back to his latest fight with Cotto here are the highlights:

I could not get the right angle inside the Araneta Coliseum while watching the live event courtesy of pay-per-view (PPV) so after the fight at home I managed to watch again courtesy of delayed telecast from one of the leading local television networks. On this photo, Cotto receives a hard punch from Pacquiao.

Before the fight Cotto added tattoos on his body.

Cotto is unresponsive to Pacquiao's attack.

You can see the move of Pacquiao here with his side stance. His footworks really work in his fight with the Puerto Rican defending champ. In the 12th round with having 55 seconds remaining the referee has stopped the fight in favor of Pacquiao by TKO.

Pacquiao has now seven (7) WBO world titles. They have now negotiation with Floyd Mayweather, Jr.'s camp for their fight plan to be expected by next year.

President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has awarded the "Order of Sikatuna", the highest recognition only given to those Filipinos who made exceptional and meritorious services to the Republic of Philippines.

Friday, November 6, 2009

All Saints and Souls Day 2009 : Visiting Our Loved-Ones

Have you visited your departed loved-ones this year 2009?

Here are some of the images that I have taken last November 1 :

My grandfather who raised me to become what I am right now, a responsible and a law abiding citizen. I had learned lots from him. He made sure that I can finish my studies in college. I might become a drug addict or smoker if not what I had absorbed from my grandfather as becoming a good example. He walked the talk that's why it became effective to me.

When I was young he taught me some moral values. Despite of getting old I had seen how he loved my grandmother. His daily routine was to wake up every morning to cook for our breakfast. He did not finish his study but because he wanted to offer good life for his family he strove for the best and retired as Planner and Estimator (considering the fact that he only just finished 6th grade in elementary education)which mostly those engineering graduate can get that kind of position.

Before he died he managed to finish his autobiography. He was rushed to hospital and until on November 15, 2002 my aunt and I decided to go to the hospital in the province which about 6 hours travel by land to visit him but we did not make it. He died 11:00am and we arrived 1:15pm. He died beside his wife. He was 88.

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