Paquito Answer for the Day 33

Are you ready for the Big One ? – Anonymous

Manila, Philippines – May 30, 2017

The numerous earthquakes here and around the globe have been so prominent that the feared Pacific Rim of fire have a record high significant magnitude and devastating effect within and surrounding the said rim of fire. Recently another not so strong earthquake were felt in the evening that it has created an undue commotion especially to those living in the high rise building where the intensity was at least 15% to 25% stronger given the building design and expected reaction it may have during the ground shake. The local and international agency have made known to the public their prediction of something most of the people should be well prepared for, which is “the Big One”. Damages of colossal scale and hundreds and thousands or millions of casualties are something people are fearing about.

Why, How and What…  to do things are the common questions they all think about. It is the survival they’re all have in mind. A lot of tips are shown in local televisions, social media are flooded with useful and irrelevant post pertaining to it. And one thing for sure is bound to happen, the dreaded Big One, are you ready for it?  Your comments please…

It is the smallest preparation that will make you ready for that big one. – Paquito

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Ring or Bust for KD

May 30, 2017 – Manila, Philippines

The defending champion are the underdog believe it or not and it’s not because they’re a low-caliber team but because of the strategy they’ve made going into the championship series for the third time versus its old nemesis. A lot of questions linger in the air as it is not the real story but one thing is for sure to happen, a marquee player who’ve decided to change team is now in the big dance that is no other than Kevin Durant. Some said it caused a lot of imbalance to most of the team around them even if he decided to go to the other fence which is the East, but that’s history now and let’s look forward to those “imbalance” they’re taking about that even your blogger is quite unsure if there really is an efffect to its opponent especially if the guy leading that team is “The King” Lebron James.

I’m a bit excited seeing this two team clash in Game 1 till 5, which is after they’ve used the homecourt advantage and going by the distance which am sure is one of the catalyst to win the Larry O’Brien trophy. How will Tristan Thompson defend Javale McGee is just one of the proverbial story we should be looking for. What defense and offense will the Golden State Warriors gonna use to hold Kyrie Irving on-check to destabilize the strong run and gun play of the Cavaliers? Will KD go head to head with Lebron James and vice versa? Can JR Smith still plays big with a taller GSW defense?

As Lebron James asked for a backup guard that was answered by the addition of veteran Deron Williams, it will be difficult for him to stay on the course with younger guys of the Warriors ? The preparation of both teams made from the off season will not be that significant with the Cavaliers side unlike with the Warriors they got an MVP rated player who has one mission which is to win a championship. And KD is somehow on the right time and the right place as the trek to the peak is done and the only thing that is now difficult to achieve is to remain on that peak but not after facing the fiery scorching and thunder of Lebron James and company’s armored fortress.

Will KD get the first ring he was chasing with the Splash brothers and McGee after the series ? Or Lebron James will continue to cement his greatness in the NBA? Your comments please ….

The ball bounce whenever it touch the floor, players palm, board and rim… that’s a lot of odd for a single basket. The same odd to win a Championship with a great opponent. – Paquito

Bowl of Fun , Davies Paint & Architects Inter-Color Bowling Game

Davies Paints, one of the most prominent supporter of United Architects of the Philippines,… once more shared an evening of fun, food and laughter with the active professionals from the District A-3 chapters. Quezon City, QC-Capitol, QC-Central,  QC-Silangan, Tandang Sora and South Triangle chapters as they converged in one of the coziest bowling venue in the city at Paeng’s Eastwood Bowl  Center, Citywalk Mall Eastwood City Libis Quezon City last May 23, 2017. The inter-color bowling fun games have netted six teams… Team Orange produced the highest tenpin score and awarded as Champion and other five teams, Lavender, Yellow, Pastel Blue, Red and Gray. Individual honors were also given to four strong and consistent bowlers of the night. Major sponsor representative Ms. Jojie D. Quintos led the awarding of cash prices to the winners and minor tokens as well to those who’ve able to hit two consecutive strikes and spare respectively. Fenestram Corporation represented by Ms Sheena Maningas ,  Buildrite Construction Chemicals, MSA Enterprises and Leona Design Builders representatives made themselves available despite that evening’s horrendous traffic.

District  A3 Director  Ar Cecile Cayman-Gamana and Chapter Presidents Maria Carla Epino, fuap of  QC Chapter who was also the program manager, Randel Leona of QC Capitol, Cesar Aris of QC Silangan, Joana Lisa Dunca of Tandang Sora, Joselito Francisco of QC Central and Arnold Sebastian of South Triangle were in full force with their corresponding bowling players both of amateur and newbies with the game.

 

 The event was so intense that it run for almost five hours to determine the individual honors that really took the best from each of the participants while if there could be an award for the most consistent canal and slowest bowling roll, it is a  hands down am sure had been awarded to Ar. Rey, besides it’s a bowl of fun!
While everyone bowled just for fun, some strike ten bottles and got score best for golf. – Paquito

Warriors Sweep the Spurs heading to the NBA Finals for the Third Time!

The NBA fever is heating up as the bold predictions of basketball gurus and fans are slowly taking shape ! We can never be excited with the recent win of the Boston Celtics versus the defending NBA champs, the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Now that the Golden State Warriors have flexed its muscle via multiple sweep that started with the Portland Trailblazers where Damian Lillard predicted a bold 4-2 victory in favor to them then followed by four to nothing western semifinals game with the Utah Jazz that seen its future in Gordon Hayward who was the only Jazz player to put up good numbers versus the Warriors defenders. And finally in the recently concluded western conference finals games against the San Antonio Spurs, Kevin Durant who’ve missed several games into the playoffs have made his presence felt by helping the Warriors trio of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green sweep the best of Texas area where most of the observers have expressed their opinions that..

“it would have been a different series should the Spurs leading scorer have not encountered that ungrateful ankle injury off a three point shot”

with Zaza Pachulia who in turn also got injured in the succeeding game and unable to play till the clincher.

The question now is , will the Warriors challenge the defending champion if ever the Cleveland Cavaliers close the series in their next two games , at home and at the TD Garden for Game 5. It is a different Warriors roster as compared to last year, gone were Andre Bogut, Harrison Barnes and Speights who are somehow part of the wrecking crews of Coach Steve Kerr.

Aside from KD as the major addition to the team, center Javale McGee provides not only the height and muscle inside the paint but his agility is nowhere near for a challenge versus any of the Eastern finalist team. Tristan Thompson is a little slower and Al Horford lacks the power to slow down McGee.


It’ll be a battle of torching the rims with consistent treys and free throws. Man for man the Warriors has a little edge in 1-2 position against the Cavs, but at the 3-4 it’s the other way around. We are about to see a battle of tenacity and sacrifices from both teams as these two have a score to settle way back two seasons. Though am not writing off the Celtics to score an upset with their depleted lineup, the way Boston guys have responded to the challenge of getting drown in the hole is remarkable. The big question is if Le Bron James will continue his poor performance in Game 3 or he’ll come with guns blazing to finish off the Celtics in Game 5 ? That needs to be seen as we can never tell what adjustments are the Celtics and Coach Brad Stevens are cooking up in Cleveland in order to duplicate the path they’ve done with the Wizards.

Think about this, the supporting crews of the Cavaliers are mere audience to Kevin Love’s shooting clinic that they’ve forgot to manned the wing in its entirety that the Celtics were able to break lose and penetrate the paint with Kelly Olynyk scoring in silence off an outstanding performance versus the Wizards.

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Boston played smarter than the Cavs with the way Coach Brad Steven handled the game in short Ty Lue was out-coached, period. What is clear right now is this … the Golden State Warriors are on their third trip to the NBA Finals waiting as if to defend the lost title not to regain it with the way the series have transpired in the west.

We let the Spurs go as the Celtics are showing it’s not luck in winning games in the east with the Cavaliers defending its land while the Dub nation are watching. – Paquito

photo credits to cbs sports, getty images, warriors instagram account.

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Never trust people you’ve just met. – Paquito 

Paquito Quote for the Day 36

With the way a man announces his excitement be it in fear or advantage, never do it in public for it might dictate two things in everyone’s eye… humility or arrogance. As the ongoing Eastern Conference Finals in the NBA 2017 Playoffs are halfway showing the separation of pretenders against contenders we cannot deny but accept the fact that some are gifted in many ways apart from their genetic valuable DNA but of skills each player did for himself to prove what he is capable of in bringing up the competition level game after game.

Loudmouths are fool who see things far differently from reality. – Paquito

Photo credit to FoxSports

What We Do Know About Kawhi Leonard’s Ankle Injury, NBA Western Conference Finals 2017

Most of the social media links and posts are braided with the recent season remaining threatening ankle injury that cost the first game loss of the Western Conference Finals of the San Antonio Spurs from the Golden State Warriors. One of the argument was if the act were committed intentionally or not. And the other one is about the way game was won by the Golden State Warriors.

Kawhi Leonard’s injury started during the Western Conference Semifinals versus the Houston Rockets off a banking shot with James Harden, then in the recently concluded game 1 with the bench team mate foot and the Zaza Pachulia’s incidence where his landing left foot got in contact with the latter’s left foot. Spurs were up and in control until the said foul.  The San Antonio Spurs according to Spurs fans could’ve won the game easily with Kawhi Leonard on the floor but loss it with a single possession. That is according to them, but in my own point of view… I saw it very different.

First and foremost, the game is in a hostile turf with one of the loudest fans in the NBA and nowhere will the Warriors will just hand them the victory very easily. Second, it’s game 1 and both are reading and feeling the tenacity of each defense and offense that’ll purposely bring the x-factor and the winning combo and pacing of the western conference finals. Though the San Antonio Spurs have the better experience in this level of competition we cannot discount the fluidity and cohesion of the Warriors with one of the deadliest snipers in the league. Third in the equation is the way the Warriors have perfected the small ball efficiency from beyond the arc to the inner lanes as evident with the players way of manning the defensive stops possession after possession that even the referees are sometimes caught in awe, even forgotten to whistle some travelings and illegal screens due to the faster and more agile pace of the Golden State Warriors team.

Lastly, both teams are feeling the absence or gaps of important players and coach. Spurs veteran point guard Tony Parker and the Golden State Warriors Head Coach Steve Kerr.

What we’ve seen in game 1 particularly the Kawhi Leonard and Zaza Pachulia are  a normal occurrence in this high level of championship game that we must put our focus in both team’s strategies and best combination on the floor in all four quarters of the game. Let’s see how the Spurs will bounce back and hold our breath how the Warriors have figured out the Spurs after a two points victory 48 hours from now!

A teams victory is an effort made by a team not a single very talented individual. – Paquito

 

Je vole avec mes rêves

We all have had a dream. To be someone we think we should be who we are. And in our own little way we daydream that we start to measure our fate and capability to sustain the much desired likeness we wanted to be. This is best illustrated with hand painted art work as professionally and emotionally done by a young artist who see things differently from those seasoned illusionist. As a child is always fascinated with the blue wide skies above him in this same breadth he curiously wanted to surge flying with his own little dream.  

Dreamers like a child …. chase it , weave it and always fly with it. – Paquito

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Akala Mo Lang Yun !

There is no denying that our traits are tested when it comes to controlling ourselves… somehow as loose as the lanyard of a coward dog. We tend to close our sight towards the obvious reasons and contemplation’s that could be better if we take down our intense approach and think things up before we plunge into the shallowest reasons we could ever had.

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Words once said is as its slowest if we try to get it back. – Paquito