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.