Showing posts with label UP. Show all posts
Showing posts with label UP. Show all posts

It’s Green vs. Maroon Night in Sydney as Loyal Alumni Cheer for their UAAP Basketball Teams

Filipinos abroad thirsting for good old collegiate basketball rivalry are in for a treat as TFC brings the UAAP Season 82 Watch Party in Australia. Proud alumni from De La Salle University and the University of the Philippines are given the venue to wear their colors and root for their alma mater at the One World Sports Bar, The Crown Hotel Parramatta.

It will be the second time the Green Archers are facing the Fighting Maroons on the hardcourt this season. During Round 1 of the tourney, UP nabbed the game with a 72-71 come-from-behind victory earning them their fourth win in a row. The upset is anticipated to fuel DLSU to claim their sixth victory.

As of writing, UP Fighting Maroons are on the 2nd spot at the Men’s Basketball Division and DLSU Green Archers, 5th. Leading is the unbeatable ADMU Blue Eagles with twelve wins. Will it be a sea of blue once again in the championship? Or will maroon or green be emerging to dethrone the reigning champs and rise as the new kings?

iBlog 6 Summit!

Its my first time as a blogger to attend the iBlog summit 6 at UP Diliman. I was curious because this is a blogger event that focuses more on the sharing blogger experiences, ideas, techniques and all other things a blogger can actually learn a lot from. The event is a 2-day summit staring April 16-17 from 8-5pm at the Malcom Hall.

So far I have only attended the second day since we were moving to a new house. But the speakers in the summit were recognized bloggers from the Pinoy Blog Awards. One of them was Marck Ronald Rimorin
(The Marocharim Experiment), who discussed about Political blogging and how it can contribute to society.  Noemi Dado from blogwatch also shared her experiences and observations with the blogs and conducts several interviews with candidates so it can provide more information to voters and spread them through the internet. Jinoe Gavan( shared his experiences with blog contests and gave tips and tricks on how to conduct a successful blog contest. Joseph Gonzales( gave a very enjoyable discussion on community blogging as he tell the story of his blog that helped the town of Baler, Aurora by connecting people and sharing the rich culture of the town. And finally, Marhgil Macuha gave a informative talk about earning from blog via SEO.

As usual, the manila bloggers' team is there to take part in the summit and also had a lot of fun. Too bad that I have to get back to komikon which is just a few steps away from the venue (curses!). But luckily, I have some blogger friends who also went with me who will also go there. While the others went to the famous isaw stalls of UP (which I wanted to go). And there  was a afterparty held in katipunan. But in general, alls well that ends well. We felt that the talks were given more time but learned a lot of things. Blogs and bloggers are getting more bigger and affecting the society more and more. Which I feel that next year we may need a bigger venue...just a thought.