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Agot Isidro – Back to Basics

Imagine my surprise when I got a text from my sister inviting us to watch her show. Come and join us for an evening of good music with Agot’s Back to Basics concert on Feb. 7 and 8 at the Music Museum. Show starts at 8:30p.m. Tickets are available at UMPI office. Just call Ronald at 412-3403 or 415-8085. Tickets priced at P1,200.00 orchestra center, P1,000.00 orchestra side and P800.00 balcony. Thanks so much for your support!!! See you there!!!! So there…..Des and I are gonna watch the Feb 7 show along with a couple of other friends, do let us know if you want to join us. You know where to reach me....

BBC America goes MOD!

Cool!! Check out BBC America’s cool new site too. Also, check out BBC America’s new station ID featuring a Vespa P200E. Hat tip to 2StrokeBuzz for the...

Taking the plunge

Finally, after more than a year of sidestepping and forceful suggestion by Yey, we finally made the plunge. Des and I, and our niece Nikki went with Yey yesterday to Henry’s in Quiapo where we bought our Canon 350D. It was actually a good deal, I think anyway: Canon 350D Kit Canon 50mm f/1.8 II Ridata 1GB CF card Eyepiece extender A couple of Sunpak UV Filters for both lenses Got these for a bit under 39k. Now I’m off to try to create “real”...

Fuel the Fund

AMA contributes $100,000 to crash-study fundraising effort Ever since The Hurt Report was published by Dr. Harry Hurt back in 1981, his study has been the cornerstone for most motorcycle safety programs around the world. Now the United States Congress finally approved federal funding for a new, comprehensive study of motorcycle crashes to be done by the Oklahoma Transportation Center. But….. there’s one string attached. The federal grant for this research requires the user community—that means us—to come up with matching funds before the federal grant will be released. Here’s how the math works: The federal government has pledged up to $2.8 million to this project. And it’s requiring 50 percent matching funding from us. That means we need to raise $2.8 million of our own to get this study done. That’s why the AMA has initiated a drive to raise the $2.8 million needed. AMA has pledged $100,000 initially to kick it off and will be urging the companies involved in the industry to follow suit. They have set up a site where ordinary people can contribute to this cause. You can view the “Fuel the Fund” website here. This is a welcome development which will surely have an impact here in the Philippines as well as the rest of the world. With the number of accidents involving motorcycles on the rise, an exhaustive new study will shed light into the reasons and maybe the solutions to these...

5 things you probably didn’t know about me.

Continuing the vanity here…..care of Gail. I was a former RP Pool member for Tenpin Bowling. Bowling was the first sport I really excelled in. Influenced by my Mom, who taught me everything I knew about bowling, I started playing when I was 7 years old and only finally decided to quit around 5 years ago. I was part of the RP Pool which qualified (I finished 2nd overall) for the 1991 SEA Games which was held here. Unfortunately, I was never “picked” into the officiall team, but being part of the pool did have it’s perks. Ah well….. I’ve got 1 official Hole In One! Shot it during a friendly game with a couple of buddies a couple of years back. Shot it on a 140 yard Par 3 on Valley Golf’s South Course (I think it was the 14th, the island green where the guys sell balls from the pumping station). Yehey! And to think that after 30 odd years of bowling I never shot a perfect 300 game (shot 299 once) but a couple of years of golf gave me one official Hole in One! I went back to school at age 30 Back in 2000(?) (I was 32 then) I enrolled in Informatics to study to become an CIP (Certified Internet Professional or something like that). I had always been in love with technology and was busy tinkering around with computers since my Apple 2e days (don’t forget the AT, XT and the TRS-80). This was a logical step which, as fate would have it, has brought me to where I am today. I love fried chicken Give me fried chicken anyday, anytime, anyhour. **Chomp chomp** A close second is PF Jumbo Hotdog 😀 I was a restaurateur for more than 10 years My family ran Luigi’s Steakhouse on Tomas Morato Ave. (Now Alba’s) from 1989 to 2001. I was the General Manager of the restaurant and it’s branch in Sta. Lucia for a good part of that. I also helped set up the catering business and a bar (Live at the Ridge) which were spin offs of Luigi’s. Alas, bad times caught up with us and we had to close shop, this is what prompted me to go back to school and pursue a much needed career change. That experience will always be with me and has changed my outlook on life tremendously. Maybe someday I’ll open up a small Luigi’s somewhere and come home to where it all started. **sniff** There, I’m done…....

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