Who would be blamed if a leaf fell from a tree?Is it the wind that blew it away? Or the tree that let it go? Or
is it the leaf itself which never held tight?
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Monday, October 29, 2007
"Taking part in an endurance snowmobile race on the other side of the world a week before the first race of a season in which you have joined a new team and are the favourite for the world title would be dismissed as madness by most in F1.
Most drivers would - and did - go out to Australia early, the better to get over jet lag and acclimatise.
But not only did Raikkonen do it, win the snowmobile race, and get away with it, but he then went out and won the Australian Grand Prix as well. "
The rest of the story here.
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Monday, October 22, 2007
I like him not for his looks. Well. Okay, not JUST for his looks. You see, I can relate a lot to him. Kimi used to be the champion that never was, if you know what I mean. He had a series of muntik na, sayang, almost reaching but never there races. There's no doubt that he's a good driver. He just happens to be at the wrong place, at the wrong time, or driving the wrong car or using the wrong tires. He's always been runner-up - number two or number three. I thought the frustration would never end. Man. There was this one race (I don't remember where it was, but I know it was some two years ago cos I remember talking about this with my cousin) when Kimi led all the way, like 70 laps. Konti nalang eh, sobrang konti nalang... He was probably on the second to the last lap, if not the last, when the tire of his McLaren burst!!! Aaaaaargh. I remember the feeling, haha. Mygod. Bwiset talaga.
I've also encountered frustrations like this in my life (but of course, it's not sports-related! Hellow). I was kinda always behind by a slim margin - second best director, third place in comedy scriptwriting (I've always believed naman that the funniest things are spontaneous)... there was this time I ran for a top position in a college org. I've been in that org since Freshman year and every year, I'd get promoted. So in senior year, I had to run for that VP position just for the sake of. No one wanted to compete with me, but FOR THE SAKE OF (para fun, I guessed), they got someone to run against me. So okay... I was so relaxed, I focused on other things. Thesis time din eh. Didn't even bother to campaign, well, maybe a little. I just knew that I had a strong group in there. What I didn't anticipate was the number of people who were new to the org. I never thought they'd be enough to make my opponent win! What the hell. Mejo natulala ako after the counting... parang hello. Ano nangyayari, wake me up na. So after three years, member nalang ako?? I'm part of the commonfolk nalang haha! Tapos the winner was so shocked, she wanted to get me as co-VP or something. HELLO. I'd like to say, however, that I handle defeat well. I sourgraped, I had a lot of regrets, but at the end of the day, I had to accept it. That was a learning lesson for me. Now, I always remember to prepare... just prepare for anything that might come and to always have a battle plan.
So now, I realize the value of patience. Everyone of us has a purpose for being here, and at one point or another, we will have the opportunity to fulfill what it is that we're set out to do. Kimi is a good driver and when Michael Schumacher retired, Ferrari immediately sought to sign him. Back then, I was a bit anti-Ferrari for various reasons. I thought that the team was so full of itself and its owners kinda monopolized F1. They wanted to rule it and I'm all for fair play. I wanted to see the McLarens and the Renaults to prosper as well. So when Kimi decided to move to Ferrari, I was somewhat disillusioned. But then, it was all for the better. Kimi had driven for McLaren for quite a while already. He was McLaren's top guy. And while he had done all he could to get them a championship, there just comes a point in a driver's life when he's got to make decisions for his career. I'm sure McLaren did all it could to match the Ferrari offer but they just couldn't afford it... and it just didn't seem to work anymore. Obviously, the move to Ferrari was a good one. Now we have the world's best F1 driver racing for F1's best team.
Things will happen when they're meant to happen. Ateneo waited 14 years for a UAAP Championship. Couples wait for more than 5 or even 10 years before they could have a baby. You know the feeling when you're not looking for something anymore... then it just comes to find you.
For Kimi, he waited long enough for this. No one would have thought he'd emerge victorious, snatching the title from favorites Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton. The best thing is, after all the years of frustration, hardwork, disappointments, he never stopped trying. He never gave up his dream even when everyone else seemed to have lost hope in him.
Wilf, if you only saw this!
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
As it is, Multiply is already a breakthrough networking site which allows users to share photos, videos and blogs across a network. Perhaps what makes Multiply successful is the comment function. You can post all your stuff and your friends would be able to comment and let you know what they think. You can create your own world. If you have all the people you know in your network, sharing your life is much more easy.
In the past, when interesting things happen to me, I'd text my friends, meet up with them for coffee or beer and all that... Now, I can just post and they react. Real time.
And now, there's Facebook. Facebook is just like Multiply but with more things to do. It details your relationship with a person, like how you know each other ("Joy and XXX went to college together" or "Joy and XXX lived together"). People can poke each other, play poker, give gifts, choose a pet, share a drink, write on each other's super wall, post big photos, toss firecrackers and a lot more. I also think Facebook is more widely used than Mutliply. Heck I even found some clients from a nearby country in Facebook! But I won't befriend them yet... until they discover me, that is.
Tuesday, October 02, 2007
The Ateneans made a great gesture by wholeheartedly applauding the DLSU crowd while they sang their school hymn after the buzzer signaled a victory for La Salle. The Green Archers played really well that night. Maybe they wanted to be in the finals more than Ateneo did. Maybe not...
And when it was Ateneo's turn to sing the alma mater song for one last time, the team faced the Ateneo crowd and we all sang Mary For You with so much pride. We were so proud of the Hail Mary Squad that played fair and fought hard.
Ateneo may not have won but the very fact that the team fought unwaveringly and never gave up until the last second was reason enough for me to believe. I still believe. Just to know that the team had the heart, courage, passion and determination to win - sometimes, that's all you can ever ask for.
There's always a next year and many more years to come. My kids will definitely go to Ateneo! (if they study in the Philippines. Baka kasi Cambodian, feeling Brangelina)
All in all, I must say the team had a good run... like an old stocking. Hehe