Archive for December, 2008

2008 YAPPIE AWARDS — UPDATED

Posted: December 27, 2008 in Uncategorized

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Hello YAPPERs, I’ve been away for Christmas & I might be away again for the New Years but I just cannot go without giving an update @ this YAP Blog & about the YAPPIE AWARDS.

I thank all those that have sent their nominations for the many awards to recognize the Best of the Best in YAP for the Year 2008 & so I would just want to say, that because of the inquiries & because many are just now sending in their nominees, that the nominations are still open & will be open tentatively until January the 10th 2009, and then the voting can start right after until January 31st. And then we can announce the winners on February the 1st, 2009–well about the time of the First Year Anniversary of this YAP BLOG, yoohoo!

Okay back to the 2008 YAPPIE Awards. I am now updating the list to include the nominations already sent in (mostly through comments on the original blog post) & those that you will send in plus my own nominees.

A. YAPPER OF THE YEAR AWARD

This award is given to the most outstanding YAPPER of the Year, in terms of providing excellent, informative, correct and insightful YAP Questions and Answers as well as being a law abiding YAPPER.

Nominees to date: Annabelle P allan y

1. The Most Prolific YAPPER of 2008 For Posting of YAP Questions

This award is given to the YAPPER who have the most questions posted for the year 2008.

Nominees to date: Annabelle P allan y

2. The Most Prolific YAPPER of 2008 For Answering of YAP Questions

This award is given to the YAPPER who have given the most number of answers for the same period.

Nominees to date: Annabelle P allan y Jaimee Harmony Juan C

3. The Most Popular YAPPER of 2008

This award is given to the YAPPER with the most number of fans, the most number of stars, the most number of thumbs-up or just the most well known YAPPER for the whole year.

Nominees to date: Annabelle P allan y Jaimee Harmony always agua dulce Japs Well

4. The Most Thought-Provoking YAPPER of 2008

This award is given the YAPPER with the most stimulating YAP questions posted as well as the most provocative answers given in the year 2008.

Nominees to date: Annabelle P allan y Aref H4 sweetwater Big P pharoah windblown Japs

5. The Funniest YAPPER of 2008

This award is given the YAPPER with the most hilarious and entertaining YAP questions posted as well as the most side-splitting, knee-slapping and riotous answers and comments given in the year 2008���clean fun that is.

Nominees to date: Aref H4 jd Annabelle P jongbong pain in the neck

6. The Male ���Crush Ng Bayan��� YAPPER of 2008

This award is given to the Male YAPPER who has the most number of female fans during the year 2008.

Nominees to date: Arf think tank choco crunchies arnold

7. The Female ���Crush Ng Bayan��� YAPPER of 2008

This award is given to the Female YAPPER who has the most number of male fans for the same period.

Nominees to date: Jaimee Harmony Anne C smile Flappy Paddle Gearbox

8. The YAP Couple of the Year 2008

This award is given to the one male and one female who has been the most publicly romantic YAP couple during the last 12 months.

Nominees to date: Jaimee Harmony – Out of Hand Barrio lass – think tank

9. The YAP Newcomer of the Year

This award is given to a YAP newcomer during the year 2008 and who has become a great contributor to YAP for the past 12 months.

Nominees to date: Lilli Ann M beetlle

10. The YAP Oldtimer of the Year

This award is given to the earliest YAPPER who is still YAPPING during the year 2008.

Nominees to date: Annabelle P think tank rhythm Jaimee Harmony

11. The Most Missed YAPPER of the Year.

This award is given to the YAPPER who has been previously YAPPING but has not done so in 2008.

Nominees to date: Great Days Bopols vibal Shirley G

12. The Most Well-Loved Non-Filipino YAPPER of the Year.

This award is given to the most well-loved Foreign YAPPER of 2008���can be someone who was born outside of the Philippines or someone born in the Philippines of Non-Filipino parents.

Nominees to date: Papa Chuck jd Out of Hand Big P oneiloilo

13. The Best YAMMER to Inhabit YAP for the Year 2008

This award is given to the most well-loved YAMMER who have invaded the pages of YAP for the last 12 months.

Nominees to date: yuanyuan mr bean mr crab mr singh mr crocodile Yaya Jeffy Gindy

14. The Best YAP Troll of 2008

This award is given to the most well-loved YAP Troll of the year.

Nominees to date: banana no more banana Trollie GRO Well

Additional Award

B. Mister or Miss Congeniality YAPPER of 2008
(The Most Helpful & Courteous YAPPER of 2008)

This Award is given to the YAPPER who has been not only the most courteous YAPPER for the year 2008 but also the most helpful in giving answers.

Nominees to date: Crispy Pata kahlan nynaeve

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I Feel Like…

Posted: December 20, 2008 in Uncategorized

I feel like… James Bond

You know fives times over.

If you don’t get it look here:

J@ps
Hello J@ps
Total Points 5,007
Level 5

I mean if you still don’t get It, look at the Total Points; 5 double O 7s.

Anyway what’s even more fun is that I received an email that read like this:

Clearly, you have no fear of heights!

Congrats on reaching Level 5. Wooo hooo!

You can now ask, answer, and vote even more than you could at Level 4. And, you’re still in that exclusive group of folks who can rate questions and answers! Check out the chart below. The next step is Level 6, so get those fingers movin’!

Take me to Yahoo! Answers

Thanks for sharing what you know with the world!

The Yahoo! Answers Team

Level Points Range Ratings you can give per day Votes you can give per day Questions you can ask per day Answers you can give per day Comments you can make per day
7 25000+ unlimited 100 unlimited unlimited unlimited
6 10000 – 24999 unlimited 100 unlimited unlimited unlimited
5 5000 – 9999 unlimited 100 unlimited unlimited unlimited
4 2500 – 4999 unlimited 80 20 80 40
3 1000 – 2499 unlimited 60 15 60 30
2 250 – 999 unlimited 40 10 40 20
1 1 – 249 0 20 5 20 10

Get easy, one click access to your favorites. Make Yahoo! your home page.

Okay, can you beat that? I am now a Level 5 YAPPER. Through the ups & the downs, through the ins & the outs, the lefts and the rights.

I now can rate unlimitedly, ask questions unlimitedly, answer questions unlimitedly & make comments unlimitedly. Not that I am going to do that. But just the same I now have the same power as the Level 6s & the Level 7s.

Hahaha, just joking around peeps. I’m taking a break at work & just wanted to get some laughs.

Anyway have a great day & Merry Christmas!

And one more thing I am feeling right now, aside from the Holiday Spirit. I feel that no one except Chocho Crunchies is nominating anyone or themselves for any of the YAPPIE AWARDS… C’mon people let’s give honor to the Best of the Best of YAP.

By the way I am also thinking of adding one more YAPPIE AWARD, the YAPPER of the YEAR Award, what do you think?

YAPPIE AWARDS

Posted: December 18, 2008 in Uncategorized

The YEAR 2008 is FINALLY coming to a close and we all know that a lot of wonderful and not so wonderful things have happened all around us, near and far, online and out and also right within our midst.

But this year I wanted to end the year with a ball and of course welcome the new year with a blast.

I also would want to dream again and to see a YAP Family that is having fun and at the same time helping out one another by sharing their knowledge, their expertise and know-how with people who have urgent questions or concerns that needs to be answered. And of course being a good representative for all Filipinos worldwide especially for those outside their home country.

And what better way to have a ball, than to acknowledge the Best of the Best in YAP and to have fun than to put up THE FIRST ANNUAL YAPPIE AWARDS…

You might ask what is a YAPPIE, well similar to a YUPPIE, a YAPPIE is… well it’s just a term I came up with to refer to YAPPERs.

Well so okay, let us just be sure with the criteria for a YAPPER:

REQUIREMENTS TO BE A YAPPER

1. Must be male or female.

2. Must be old enough or mature enough to understand these requirements.

3. Must have posted at least one question or gave one answer to Yahoo Answers Philippines (YAP) in the last 12 months or so.

And so now that everyone is clear on this, we shall open the nominations for the YAPPIE AWARDS of 2008.

Up for Nominations would be the:

1. The Most Prolific YAPPER of 2008 For Posting of YAP Questions

This award is given to the YAPPER who have the most questions posted for the year 2008.

2. The Most Prolific YAPPER of 2008 For Answering of YAP Questions

This award is given to the YAPPER who have given the most number of answers for the same period.

3. The Most Popular YAPPER of 2008

This award is given to the YAPPER with the most number of fans, the most number of stars, the most number of thumbs-up or just the most well known YAPPER for the whole year.

4. The Most Thought-Provoking YAPPER of 2008

This award is given the YAPPER with the most stimulating YAP questions posted as well as the most provocative answers given in the year 2008.

5. The Funniest YAPPER of 2008

This award is given the YAPPER with the most hilarious and entertaining YAP questions posted as well as the most side-splitting, knee-slapping and riotous answers and comments given in the year 2008—clean fun that is.

6. The Male “Crush Ng Bayan” YAPPER of 2008

This award is given to the Male YAPPER who has the most number of female fans during the year 2008.

7. The Female “Crush Ng Bayan” YAPPER of 2008

This award is given to the Female YAPPER who has the most number of male fans for the same period.

8. The YAP Couple of the Year 2008

This award is given to the one male and one female who has been the most publicly romantic YAP couple during the last 12 months.

9. The YAP Newcomer of the Year

This award is given to a YAP newcomer during the year 2008 and who has become a great contributor to YAP for the past 12 months.

10. The YAP Oldtimer of the Year

This award is given to the earliest YAPPER who is still YAPPING during the year 2008.

11. The Most Missed YAPPER of the Year.

This award is given to the YAPPER who has been previously YAPPING but has not done so in 2008.

12. The Most Well-Loved Non-Filipino YAPPER of the Year.

This award is given to the most well-loved Foreign YAPPER of 2008—can be someone who was born outside of the Philippines or someone born in the Philippines of Non-Filipino parents.

13. The Best YAMMER to Inhabit YAP for the Year 2008

This award is given to the most well-loved YAMMER who have invaded the pages of YAP for the last 12 months.

14. The Best YAP Troll of 2008

This award is given to the most well-loved YAP Troll of the year.

15. Other Awards Are Still Open To Suggestions.

RULES:

All YAPPERs are allowed to nominate and cast their vote for any or all of the 14 YAPPIE Awards up for grabs For The Year 2008.

All YAPPERs are allowed to open up a 2008 YAPPIE Award and put forth their nominee for it.

Manny Pacman

Posted: December 6, 2008 in Uncategorized

I just got back from one of my friend’s blog post (deb’s), regarding the Pacman-Dela Hoya fight later tonight (or today in the Philippines).

And there, I left a comment. But I was thinking that Pacman deserves a Blog Post here as well.

As even though we would like to admit it or not, today he is probably the most famous Filipino. And that could be of all time. For today, he is well known & a well respected name throughout the boxing/fighting fans of every country of the world–idolized by people of different races, ages, genders & status in life.

For some time now, he has been the best pound-for-pound boxer of the world. He is the only Asian Boxer to win a World Title in four different weight classes. (I know it should have been five but I guess one of the weight classes he won, did not qualify).

But in case you are one of those Filipinos who would rather see the bad things about the Philippines & any Filipino without looking at the good things, I would like to share to you a few good things about Pacman.

One, he has become a remarkable representative if not an ambassador of the Philippines. (His height, weight & skin color as close to that of an average Filipino as is possible–even though I’m taller than him by about 3 inches, heavier by 3 pounds & older than more than 3 years but at least we have almost the same skin color).

Okay, we can say that he might not have the Hollywood looks of say an Oscar Dela Hoya but as a boxer, he is among the more better looking ones if not among the more likable ones. He has a great personality, a sense of humor & a likable boyhood charm. He has also maintained a humility to him which is hard to find in most people who became famous & rich. Although he’s singing needs some more work, but at least he is not shy about it as we normally see with most Filipinos who think that they have the gift of singing while everybody else thinks otherwise & this is so Pinoy–at least having that love for music.

And okay, you might be thinking, his English, his grammar, his diction & his accent are bad. And it has always been. Remember he was a high school dropout (or even before he reached high school). He was forced to work at an early age to help support himself & his family. But if you have been following him, his English has been steadily improving. I think he has even gone back to school or has been tutored. And we must remember, he is not unlike any normal Pinoy, he is multi-linguial, as he speaks his native tongue, then Tagalog which he would have learned from school, he might be able to speak a number of other regional languages/dialects from nearby provinces, of course he is working with his English & I wouldn’t be surprised to know that he can speak & understand basic Spanish as well. (One couldn’t have that much exposure with Hispanics for a long time & not pick up a few Spanish words & phrases, well at least the swore words).

So to me, he best describes the Filipino, if not the Filipino Spirit.

He dreamt big, he worked long & hard at achieving it, he was raised in a fear of God or in a Catholic home & against all odds, he has become what he want to be–a World Champion. And as I have said four different classes/times over.

He is also probably among the richest Filipino Athletes of all time & a well-known endorser of such giant worldwide brands such as Nike.

But to me one of his most endearing traits is his philanthropic ways. Distributing cash & food as if they will go out of style–giving back to the community & society which made him who he is today. Even providing hundreds of students with scholarships for grade school & high school–giving these kids & their families a fighting chance in life & an opportunity to dream & achieve it. Lastly. making sure he still lives in his native land if not his native community, even though we know that that part of the Philippines is not the safest of areas.

And so again I say, today he is probably the most important ambassador we have or will ever have in a long time.

So win or lose, I still say Manny, I take off my hat to you.

And I pray that you will win tonight!

For those who want to see who the Pacman is, you can still catch the 24/7 videos HBO has done of Oscar & Manny in preparation for their Dream Match tonight.

And you can catch them at these links:

De La Hoya Pacquiao 24/7 HBO

�� Dream Match 24/7 Episode 4

�� Dream Match 24/7 Episode 3

�� Dream Match 24/7 Episode 2

�� Dream Match 24/7 Episode 1

You are also invited to answer my Open Q at:

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=Aijir_uYbgnWSEowv6r_UoPsy6IX;_yl…

ADDITIONAL:

I just closed that q as we now know who won.

SCORECARD
Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Total
Oscar De La Hoya 9 9 9 9 9 9 8 9 TKO
Manny Pacquiao 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 W

Pacman wins by TKO at the end of the 8th Round.

Read this excerpt from the HBO Website:

A STUNNING UPSET; PACQUIAO KO 8

Chuck Johnson

December 6, 2008

LAS VEGAS – Oscar De La Hoya came into the ring wearing old-school brown colored gloves. By the time he left the ring, he just looked old.

In one of the most stunning and completely dominating upsets in boxing history, Manny Pacquiao won “The Dream Match” by TKO victory Saturday night when De La Hoya’s corner threw in the towel after the eighth round.

A crowd of 15,001 fans at the MGM Grand Garden Arena and a worldwide HBO Pay-Per-View television audience witnessed what was described by HBO Sports President Ross Greenburg as “one of the greatest performances by a prize fighter I’ve seen in 31 years in this business.”

Pacquiao, who began his career as a 106-pounder and had never before fought above 135 pounds, defied the big-man beats the smaller-man logic by winning his celebrated welterweight debut against the sport’s most popular fighter.

Showing why he’s considered boxing’s No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter, Pacquiao repeatedly struck with lightning-quick and precision hand speed to pummel De La Hoya to the face and body almost at will, and stayed fast and light on his feet to dance and dart away from taking a big punch, always circling to De La Hoya’s right to avoid his vaunted left hook.

Most predictions gave the WBC lightweight champion, who has also won world titles at three smaller weight classes, no chance to beat De La Hoya, a ten-time world champion who has fought as high as 160 pounds. The Golden Boy, who was moving down in weight, was expected to steamroll Pacquiao, who moved up two weight classes for the 147-pound showdown.

It was clear from the start that the theater of the unexpected was changing another boxing script.

“They said this was a mismatch and it was a mismatch,” Top Rank promoter Bob Arum said, taking a jab at all the wrong prognosticators, many whom thought the bout should never have been made in the first place because of De La Hoya’s size advantage.

The stunning part was that Pacquiao not only won but also dictated virtually every round of the scheduled 12-round fight.