Making Names

I really enjoy inventing names. Here’s my story.When I was in my younger years, I enjoy riding BMX bicycle. Not just riding, but extreme riding.  Like riding on stairs, jumping on top of my co-riders while they lay on the ground, riding down hills from a nearby dam, hittin’ some ramps, etc.  And from there, I formed a group called the NIGHTRIDERS.

Around 1982 to 1983, when I was with a group of friends who likes dancing, drinking, and staying up late, (hehehe), I named the group MIDNITE BOYS  (Magnificent Individual Dancers Now in the Era Best of Young)
In 1988, two friends of mine decided to go into business.  I suggested that a bikeshop would be good, bcoz we have so many bicycles.  I suggested them RADWORLD  to be the shop’s name.  I got it from a movie entitled RAD, and also that time the song Mad World of Tears for Fears was one of the popular hits.

Then in the year 2000, two friends of mine again, Jun and Gerald was thinking of opening up an Internet Cafe.  They asked for my help, that I would be the one to manage it and I accepted it. And again, I was the one who named it The P.O.R.T Computer Shop (PERFORMANCE ON REAL TIME).

I also invested on my own computer shop. I named it PC HAUS, simple isn’t it? You would think that I didn’t spent time thinking for my shop’s name. Actually it came from the street name where we live PESO ST so it came out with PC Haus (as in Peso St. Computer Haus), nice huh. But now it’s already close for some reason.

Some more names I had made:  SKDESIGN, and SKGEAR.  M2S  (Menace 2 Society) is also one I made for my friend who would like to open a store, selling famous criminals as his design. Likes GUERILLA WEAR, where their design logo is about the military, Che Guevarra, etc..

And of course, last but not the least, my nick on the net – raredog – which is also my real name in real life, but only the letters are juggled. 😀

Mount Apo : The Grandfather of Philippine Mountains

mt apo

It’s a great feeling once you’ve reached the top/summit of a mountain. Its like you’ve conquered your fear and boost your morale at the same time.

Mount Apo – From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Mount Apo is the highest mountain in the Philippines and overlooks Davao City, a few kilometres to the northeast.

Mt. Apo was first climbed on October 10, 1880 by a party led by Don Joaquin Rajal.

Mount Apo is one of the most popular climbing destinations in the country. The summit is very easy to reach, unlike other mountains such as Mount Halcon and Mount Banahaw.

On May 9, 1936, Mount Apo was declared a national park by President Manuel L. Quezon.

The mountain is home to over 270 bird species, with more than a hundred that are endemic.

A stratovolcano, Apo is flat topped, with three peaks. A source of geothermalenergy, the time of its most recent eruption is unknown, and none are verified in historic times.
I’ve put a picture of a group of men on top of Mount Apo waving a banner. One of them is my good friend Louie, he’s from Tagum City, Davao, he owns and manage Anito Outdoor Shop. And the best thing about that picture was the tarpaulin that they are holding. Because even though I’m not with them on that glorious moment, I’m with them in spirits, bcoz I was the one who designs it. 😀

MANO A MANO: Pacquiao vs Larios in Manila!


Mano A Mano: Paquiao vs Larios the much awaited match between the Philippines and Mexico’s finest boxers will be held in Manila live on July 02. And what’s even more challenging about ABS-CBN and MP Promotions maiden collaboration is that it will be seen all over the world through ABS-CBN’s local stations, The Filipino Channel, iNDemand, Direct TV and the networks Mexican broadcast partner. Filipinos can watch the match live wherever they are in the world.

With the International Superfeatherweight Championship Boxing Council on the line, expectations are even higher for the precedent-setting Pacquiao-Larios bout than the Pacquiao-Morales fight. The latter shattered television ratings as it garnered the highest viewers in Philippine TV history.

Of course Manny wants to give pride to his country once again. He will be facing probably the toughest boxer in history. Oscar Chololo Larios even toppled boxing greats Wayne McCullough and Israel Vasquez. The Pacman will be training once more in the US at the Wild Card Gym which his coach Freddie Roach owns in Los Angeles, California. Manny will be undergoing the same training he went through for his match with Eric Morales. He will be leaving on May 13 and will return to the country on June 14. “Hindi po ako nagsasalita ng tapos, gagawin ko po lahat ng aking makakaya para maibigay ulit ang karangalan sa ating bayan. It was Manny’s humble message to his kababayans.

Larios promises to show off his superb fighting skills by delivering punches like a machine gun. His manager described him as a tough fighter with nothing to lose and everything to gain. When asked how sure he is that he can survive 12 rounds with the Pacman in the ring the Mexican fighter said that all he knows is that he has confidence in himself. I can’t tell you exactly myself but I am going to win. I want to thank Manny for giving me this opportunity. I am not sure but I am going to try.

Mano A Mano is a boxing event fought by a Filipino, promoted by Filipinos and broadcast by Filipinos. To pull off this major project is a distinct honor for all Filipinos. From all perspectives, Mano A Mano is the fight for all Filipinos.