Sunday, June 29, 2008


Filipino ring idol and national treasure Manny Pacquiao cemented his place among the legends of boxing with a spectacular ninth round knockout over Mexican-American David Diaz before Pacquiao’s wildly cheering countrymen at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.

Pacquiao who has been described by boxing writers as the “Mexecutioner” because of his demolition of Mexican legends Marco Antonio Barrera, Erik “El Terrible Morales and Juan Manuel Marquez and battered pretenders like undefeated Jorge Solis. Hector Velasquez, Emmanuel Lucero and Gabriel Mira lived up to his billing by an execution-style annihilation of the game but utterly outclassed Diaz.

A crowd of 8,326 watched Pacquiao fulfill his quest to re-write history by becoming the first Filipino and indeed the first Asian to win four world titles not counting the Ring Magazine featherweight championship which he won when he mauled Marco Antonio Barrera into submission in eleven rounds in November 2003 in the Alamadome in Texas, home of the San Antonio Spurs.

This time around it was the NBA champions Boston Celtics who were at special ringside to cheer Pacquiao who had invited them to watch the fight. Pacquiao endeared himself to the Celtics when, despite training in Los Angeles he picked the Celtics as his favorite team to beat the Lakers and when they did their admiration for one another was strengthened even further.

Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen went into Pacquiao’s crowded dressing room after the fight to congratulate the No.1 pound-for-pound fighter in the world who put on a display that overwhelmingly justified his Ring Magazine choice. Even if Floyd Mayweather Jr hadn’t retired, editor-in-chief Nigel Collins would have had a hard time not recognizing Pacquiao as No.1 based on his near flawless performance against Diaz.

Pacquiao who plays basketball with almost the same passion as he displays in the ring said he was “so happy to see my idols, the Boston Celtics.

Despite moving up to 135 pounds Pacquiao’s speed didn’t seem to diminish at all especially against a much slower Diaz who himself admitted he didn’t see the cracking left hook that dropped him face down in the ninth round after Pacquiao set him up with a stinging right straight.

It was as clinical an execution fight fans could ever witness and it began from the opening bell when Pacquiao exploded with vicious combinations that accentuated his speed. Pacquiao whose skills have been honed to perfection by celebrated trainer Freddie Roach showed exemplary footwork, new-found weapons in the hook and the uppercut and a stinging right straight that went with his devastating left.

Following Roach’s fight-plan throughout, Pacquiao didn’t allow Diaz the luxury of getting him pinned against the ropes and bludgeoned with body shots but spun out of trouble on a few occasions he was driven there and kept the fight in the center of the ring where his vaunted speed, literally killed any hope that Diaz nursed in his courageous heart.

Round after round Pacquiao ripped into the 1996 Olympian in a gold medal performance, inflicted a cut across the bridge of the lightweight champion’s nose and then opened up a nasty gash on his right eyebrow that began to ooze with blood prompting referee Vic Drakulich to have the ringside physician take a look at it not once but twice.

Instructed by assistant trainer Buboy Fernandez to feint with the right and then throw an uppercut Pacquiao hurt Diaz in round eight and when Diaz went to his corner at the end of the round he was seen shaking his head in disbelief.

Pacquiao sensed by this time that the fight had been taken out of the game Diaz and after rocking Diaz with a right he threw a right straight and as the 135 pound champion moved forward cracked him with a thunderous, perfectly-timed left hook sending Diaz crashing to the canvas flat on his face. Drakulich counted Diaz out at 2:24 of round nine.

In a post-fight interview Pacquiao said it was not easy to move up in weight but he was “lucky that God gave me the strength” Pacquiao said he felt “stronger” at 135 pounds and “it would be better to stay at 135 or I can fight at 140 pounds.”

He said he was “not worried about taking the punches” of the naturally heavier Diaz although he credited Diaz with being “the toughest opponent I ever had. I was surprised that he took a lot of strong punches, power punches and still stood up.” Later on Pacquiao conceded “he did hurt me one time during the fight.”

Diaz said he didn’t think Pacquiao “was that fast.” He said he “saw Manny getting a little tired a little bit at the end” and said to himself his tactic of trying to wear Pacquiao down was working but “he caught me with a good shot and that’s the way it goes. Sometimes you got to go out and say he was the better man tonight.”

Diaz admitted he didn’t see the punch that decked him, coming. “I was thinking he doesn’t hit that hard and then I was on the floor and I looked up and said what the heck. My hats off to him (Pacquiao). He is a great, great fighter and more than what I expected. You got to tip your hat off to him and say you are f—king good and that’s what Manny was.”

Top Rank promoter Bob Arum said “Manny is a great fighter and when he trains hard like he did, there’s nobody that can beat him. He really is a phenomenon. People say he is the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world. I believe he is.”

Arum said at present there are a lot of good lightweights for Pacquiao to fight but that WBA super featherweight champion Edwin Valero who has won all his fights by knockout would be a good fight. He also mentioned lightweight champion Nate Campbell.

Arum said Pacquiao’s lifestyle in the past was a drawback and that he and Roach had decided to put him in the gym in Los Angeles because there is no training in the Philippines anymore. Arum pointed out “look the shape he is in. Look how many punches he threw and didn’t get tired.”

For Roach who had predicted Pacquiao would win by a knockout in the eighth or ninth round his prized possession carried out his fight plan “to the tee. I am very proud of Manny.”

Pacquiao dedicated his victory to the victims of the recent devastating typhoon and said his “inspiration was drawn from those who suffered” even as he promised to provide whatever help he could when he returns home.

Pacquiao succeeded where the late great Hall-of-Famer Gabriel “Flash” Elorde failed when he twice fought Puerto Rican Carlos Ortiz for the world lightweight title and was stopped on both occasions in the 14th round, the second by knockout which was the first in Elorde’s illustrious career as world junior lightweight champion for almost seven-and-a-half years.


Friday, June 27, 2008

2008 Beijing Olympics

The countdown for the games began and the countdown for medals to be won will be viewed from here:


The Ideal Resume

Just want to share an email to me by iHireConstruction on how to make your resume and what should be the contents of an ideal resume. Here it is as i qoute:

"An employer’s first impression of a potential hire is usually their résumé. Your résumé must say almost everything about you as a professional. You’re competing with many applicants, so you may have less than 30 seconds, and limited words, to make a good impression. Be sure that your résumé is well-written and grammatically correct.

You should always begin with accurate contact information. The details here are needed by potential employers for background checks, reference verification, and to contact you to schedule an interview. Inaccurate information is cause for concern and suspicion—the employer may think you’re sloppy or have something to hide. Also, opportunity may only knock once, and if an employer can’t reach you, they may not try again.

Next, state your detailed career objective, which is the reason why you want to apply for the position. By including specific goals and avoiding general ones, the employer will see that your interests complement the best interests of their organization.

Your next section should include the relevant skills and knowledge that you’ve acquired in your current and previous jobs and highlight your major professional accomplishments. By detailing your experiences and achievements, you present evidence of your potential to succeed in the position and demonstrate the qualities that you possess and can contribute to further the growth of the employer’s organization.

If your skills and accomplishments are not described in an employment timeline, a professional history will be your next section. Your working life must be chronicled with specific dates, and you must avoid all gaps, even if you spent time in non-professional pursuits. Career breaks for education, family, and personal interests won’t count against you, and missing information may arouse suspicion and concern. Remember that your résumé should answer more questions than it raises.

Your educational background will comprise the next section. Some positions require degrees, licenses, and certifications. Listing your earned credentials provides evidence of your most measurable skills and demonstrates your ability to achieve important goals and see a challenging task through to its end.

The final section may provide information about memberships, hobbies, and interests. Some employers look beyond potential applicants’ qualifications for their position and are attracted to those who are well-rounded. Being active in certain organizations, especially as a leader, may demonstrate your commitment to your profession and your community and suggest unconventional resources that may enhance your ability to succeed.

Last, list your professional and character references or state your willingness to provide them.

There is no ideal résumé—each depends on the job and the employer. However, a good résumé is the critical first step to securing an interview and a new opportunity."

source: email dated june 14, 2008

Monday, June 23, 2008

Building the World Trade Center (1983) Documentary

This is a documentary about how was the World Trade Center was built. Critical Path Method (CPM) was utilize as the scheduling tool to ensure smooth progress on deliveries of materials (steel sections) that should arrive at the exact order and to the exact time needed. "CPM would coordinate every aspect of construction, track the flow of materials and minimize any delays."

source: Google Video

Friday, June 20, 2008

the "PACMAN"

Filipino national treasure Manny Pacquiao wants to create boxing history by succeeding in his quest to win a fourth world title when he battles World Boxing Council lightweight champion David Diaz at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas on June 28.

In a media conference call Pacquiao said “it’s very important to me and my country to put my name into boxing history.”

Pacquiao dispelled concerns that he may have lost some of his vaunted punching power and remarkable speed by moving up to lightweight (135 lbs) from super featherweight where he is champion after winning the title via a split decision from Juan Manuel Marquez last March 15. He said “I believe I am stronger than him (Diaz) at 135 pounds “ even as he indicated he had maintained his speed and in fact increased his strength.

Pacquiao is regarded as one of the most exciting fighters in the world today and was only recently elevated to the top of the pound-for-pound rankings by the “Bible of Boxing” Ring Magazine after Floyd Mayweather Jr officially informed Ring that he was retiring.

But Diaz who sent Mexican legend Erik “El Terrible” Morales into retirement after Pacquiao had hammered him into submission in a ten-round demolition in their rematch and a three round annihilation in the third fight of a brutal trilogy, isn’t fazed saying “I want this fight more than he does.”

In a Top Rank TV special Diaz who, like Pacquiao is managed by astute promoter Bob Arum said “This is a guy who has been going in different weight classes beating up on people and now he’s trying to do that at 135 and I think he’s going to run into a little bit of problems.”

Well-known boxing writer Doug Fischer says that style-wise the fight is a crowd-pleaser noting that Diaz, an American with a Mexican heritage and a former US Olympian, is a “pressure fighter and someone who likes to hunt his opponent down in the ring while Manny Pacquiao is a dynamic explosive fighter. He’s got all the natural talent in the world. He’s got the speed, he’s got the power.”

Arum said Diaz is known for non-stop activity and “throws punches to the body, to the head and tends to wear down his opponent. He has a rock-solid chin and an unlimited reservoir of energy while Manny Pacquiao we all know. He’s been a devastating puncher at the lower weight divisions and throws a million punches.”


Title: WBC Super Featherweight Champion
Record: W 46 (35 ko's) | L 3 | D 2
Age: 29
Reach: 67"
Height: 5′ 6½''
Stance: Southpaw

Title: WBC Lightweight Champion
Record: W 34 (17 ko's) | L 1 | D 1
Age: 31
Reach: 69"
Height: 5'6"
Stance: Southpaw


Sunday, June 15, 2008

Civilisation - Civil Engineers' Response

Great is to be a Civil Engineer. Infrastructures around us makes life easier and safer to live.

"We remember great civilisations such as the Romans, Egyptians and Maya - all were able to develop building techniques and systems to support life. Today, civilisation relies more than ever on teams of inventive people to design, build and maintain the sophisticated environment that surrounds us."

Watch the little DVD of civilisation now:



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