feel the sense of my senses…


Agence France-Presse

OTTAWA–Tickets, check. Passports, check. Luggage, check. Baby … oops.

A family boarded a flight on Monday in westernmost Canada, and forgot their tot at the Vancouver international airport, media said Tuesday.

The 23-month-old boy’s family had just arrived in Canada from the Philippines, but they were forced to repack their overweight bags before catching a connecting flight to Winnipeg, causing them to run late.

In their sprint to the gate, the family became separated.

The boy’s father Jun Parreno, told local media he had thought his son was with his wife and the boy’s grandparents, who ran ahead. They thought the boy was with his dad.

On the plane, the family members were seated separately and so did not immediately realize they had left the child behind.

Sometime later, a security guard found the boy, who speaks no English, wandering near the departure gate, and Air Canada officials tracked down his shocked parents on the flight.

Because the boy was so young, he was not issued a boarding pass and would have sat on a parent’s lap during the flight, so airline personnel did not notice a passenger was missing.

According to the Vancouver Sun, airport security found a Tagalog-speaking Air Canada agent who looked after the child while his father flew 2,300 kilometers (1,400 miles) back to Vancouver to pick him up and then return to Winnipeg to rejoin the immigrant family on their first day in Canada.

The baby was kept in Air Canada’s offices and staff found him some toys, said local media.

“Air Canada took good care of him,” Parreno told the daily Winnipeg Free Press upon arrival. “I’m grateful.”


{April 24, 2008}   my prediction..

i know it’s hard to predict NOW that how will my team (MAVS) stands in the 1st round playoffs vs New Orleans Hornets..but i’m a fan..big fan of DIRK Nowitzki!! so what do you expect =) i still go for Dallas even by this time, 0-2 (in favor of NO), STILL…….I can feel DALLAS can make it.. =)

Many of my friends DON’T believe that Dirk is one of the consistent players of Mavs..some says he really do can’t help Avery Johnson’s camp..you can say that he shouldn’t be the Most Valuable Player, he choked last year’s NBA playoffs (with GSW playoffs 2007), can’t assist his co-players and still afraid to block other NBA players..BAD INSIGHTS!! Dirk is one of the ALL-STARs since he entered NBA..how do you describe an all star player? how do you call HE is for ALL-STAR? even if he has no RING to be proud of, you can’t really say he is not better or the best..many teams in NBA don’t have CHAMPIONSHIP titles but still they have better and best players of the bench =)

Sorry, but no one can change my opinions or my views about DALLAS and DIRK..let’s just wait and see how things will be going..from playoffs to championship..oryt!?! AJA MAVS!!

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{April 24, 2008}   Charlie Green..

another Half-Filipino joined the BGT =) hehe..a co-blogger post a comment to my Decena article and she said that Charlie Green is  also a talented singer who joined the competition 😉

Filipinos are very talented and me, as a Filipina, im proud to say that we can also be one of the best in the Universe..ayt?!?

Here’s the video of Charlie Green:

tnx May for the comment =)

MABUHAY ka MADONNA DECENA!! Filipinos are very proud of you 😉 good luck and we hope for your success..AJA!!

here’s here video =)

By HOWARD ULMAN, AP Sports Writer

BOSTON (AP)—Ray Allen scored 18 points and Kevin Garnett had 16 as the two newcomers who led the Boston Celtics to the NBA’s best record sparked them to a 104-81 win Sunday night in their playoff opener against the Atlanta Hawks.

Garnett stopped a 14-3 Hawks run with a jumper, starting a six-point Boston surge that made it 35-27 in the second quarter. And Allen scored 10 straight Celtics points midway through the third that extended a 13-point lead to 67-48 with 5:39 left in the period.

The top-seeded Celtics’ lead ranged from 12 to 27 points the rest of the way.

The second game of the best-of-seven series will be in Boston on Wednesday night.

Eighth-seeded Atlanta, which ended the NBA’s longest playoff drought with its first appearance in nine years, was led by rookie Al Horford with 20 points and 10 rebounds and Joe Johnson added 19 points.

Garnett had skipped two days of practice for personal reasons before rejoining his teammates Saturday. He didn’t miss a beat.

Playing in his first playoff series in four years, the former Minnesota star had 10 rebounds. When he left with 3:26 remaining in the game, fans chanted “MVP, MVP.”

llen is in the playoffs for the first time in three seasons after being obtained in an offseason trade with Seattle to provide a smooth shooting touch. He showed that when he hit his four consecutive shots, two of them 3-pointers.

Paul Pierce scored 16 for Boston and Rajon Rondo had 15.

The Celtics are 4-0 this season against the Hawks with all the wins by at least 10 points.

They pulled away in the third quarter behind their starting backcourt. They led 57-44 with eight minutes left in the period, before Allen’s shooting spree preceded six straight Boston points by Rondo, who landed on the floor after his final basket that made it 73-55 with one quarter left.

The Celtics led 26-13 with three minutes left in the first before the Hawks made it 29-27 on Marvin Williams’ jumper with 10:39 left in the second. By that time, Atlanta’s Josh Smith, second in the NBA with 2.8 blocks, already had three.

Then Garnett, on Boston’s bench with two fouls, returned and immediately hit a 14-footer to kick off the 6-0 run.

With the score 35-31, Sam Cassell scored the game’s next seven points, giving the Celtics a 42-31 lead with 5:11 left in the second.


Red Sox owner John Henry sat next to Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck in the front row. Four of Henry’s players, David Ortiz, Mike Lowell, Dustin Pedroia and Kevin Youkilis, sat behind the basket by Atlanta’s bench. … Celtics coach Doc Rivers watched the third period of the Bruins 5-4 win in which they scored four goals Saturday night to beat Montreal and force a seventh game in their NHL first-round series. “Whether you’re a hockey fan or not, that was great sports,” he said.


*sigh*..a no challenge match up..but im not for celtics..its juz  hawks is not a perfect match up for me.. =)

By LARRY LAGE, AP Sports Writer

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP)—The Detroit Pistons were hanging out at the scorer’s table as if it was a preseason game, joking around with a former teammate as he enjoyed a drink and nachos in the front row.

Philadelphia made them pay for it.

Andre Miller scored 20 points and Willie Green had a career playoff-high 17, helping the 76ers stun Detroit 90-86 Sunday in Game 1 of their first-round series.

Sixers forward Reggie Evans smiled when told the Pistons were shooting the breeze with Flip Murray during breaks in the game.

“That’s good,” Evans said.

Rasheed Wallace took the blame for the loss—despite having 24 points, nine rebounds and matching a franchise playoff record with seven blocks—but didn’t think blowing a big lead had anything to do with talking to Murray.

“That’s my man,” Wallace explained.

The Eastern Conference’s second-seeded team was expected to beat the seventh-seeded Sixers by double digits and did lead by 15 midway through the third quarter.

But Philadelphia refused to follow the script.

After the Sixers trailed 62-47, Green made two baskets during a 10-0 run that sparked a comeback.

“That kind of swung the momentum,” Miller said.

Miller gave Philadelphia a lead midway through the fourth quarter for the first time since late in the first.

After Chauncey Billups missed three of four free throws and a layup in 2-plus minutes late in the game, he made two from the line to pull the Pistons within one with 45 seconds left.

Detroit’s Jason Maxiell drew a charge on the ensuing possession, giving the home team a chance to avoid an upset.

The Pistons set up a play that created an open shot for Tayshaun Prince, but his jumper was short. After Andre Iguodala made one of two free throws with 11 seconds left, Wallace missed a shot near the basket that would have tied it at 88.

“I’m going to put this one me,” Wallace said. “There’s no excuses.

“The last bunny, that was a bucket I should’ve made. I’m going to take this one on the chin.”

Iguodala made two free throws with 7 seconds left to seal the win.

“I’m pretty sure we shocked a lot of people,” Evans said.

Both teams will get two days off before Detroit hosts Game 2 on Wednesday night.

“We’ve got to fire back on Wednesday,” Pistons coach Flip Saunders said. “It’s a must-win game now.”

The Pistons, who have advanced to five straight conference finals, hadn’t lost a Game 1 in the first round since 2003 against Orlando.

Iguodala finished with a career playoff-high 16 points after a slow start, Evans had a career playoff-high 11 points and 14 rebounds and Thaddeus Young scored 10 for the Sixers in his postseason debut.

Billups scored 14, Richard Hamilton had 13 points on 5-of-17 shooting, Maxiell contributed 12 points and a career playoff-high 11 rebounds and Prince added 12.

The Sixers started and closed strong despite being the least-experienced team in the playoffs, matching up with a team that trails only the San Antonio Spurs in combined playoff games.

“There’s no question that we grew up in the second half,” Philadelphia coach Maurice Cheeks said.

Philadelphia led by six points early in the game, but Detroit scored the last 11 points of the first quarter and held the Sixers scoreless for 5-plus minutes. That drought spilled into the second and included a cold stretch in which they made just 2-of-21 shots.

Wallace’s 3-pointer midway through the second quarter capped a 23-6 run and gave the Pistons an 11-point lead.

The Sixers scored the first eight points of the second half and Detroit missed its first six shots before going on an 11-2 run to lead by 15.

The Pistons, notorious for their inconsistent effort, proved the cushion wasn’t large enough.

“That’s Detroit,” Iguodala said. “They turn it on and turn it off.

“We just kept fighting the whole way.”


Bob Lanier and Ben Wallace also blocked seven shots in the playoffs for the Pistons. … The Pistons started the playoffs with 678 games of experience to Philadelphia’s 95. … Wallace was called for a technical in the first half, complaining about a call against teammate Prince. He had 12 technicals during the regular season, his fewest since he played for Cheeks during the 2002-03 season in Portland. … Theo Ratliff, a former Sixer, made his first playoff appearance for the Pistons since 1997 and had two blocks in his first 2 minutes. … Billups made 92 percent of his free throws in the regular season and missed three only once. … Cheeks chose to start Young over Evans.


awww..pistons from number 2, hihi..pistons fans, don’t be too confident 😀 sixers ROCKS!!

NEW ORLEANS (AP)—The jitters that come with an NBA playoff debut prevented Chris Paul from taking his typical afternoon nap before playing the Dallas Mavericks.

Unfortunately for the Mavs, Paul was the same player he’s been all season when the Hornets needed him most, and the same “M-V-P!” chants that rained down from the New Orleans Arena stands during numerous recent triumphs made a thunderous postseason return.

Paul had 35 points, 10 assists and four steals in his first playoff game Saturday night, lifting New Orleans to a 104-92 come-from-behind victory over Dallas in Game 1 of their first-round series.

“Today, after shootaround, I couldn’t go to sleep,” Paul said, explaining that he instead tuned in to Game 1 of the Cleveland-Washington series, then some of the San Antonio-Phoenix opener. “I saw the intensity of it … and I was like, ‘Man, this is serious.”’

Then he went out and performed like a playoff veteran, taking the game over with 15 third-quarter points as the Hornets erased a 12-point halftime lead.

“Before we started the second half, I told him ’ … when series like this are up in the air, you’ve got to go out there and impose your will,”’ Hornets coach Byron Scott said.

Game 2 is Tuesday night.

Scott had said leading up to this series that playoff experience was valuable but overrated.

What else was he going to say?

The Mavericks have been in the playoffs eight years in a row. The Hornets hadn’t been to the postseason in four years, and their only current player on the roster back then was West, who was a rookie reserve.

But for one game, at least, Scott’s logic looked sound.

West scored 23 points against Dallas. Tyson Chandler had 10 points and 15 rebounds to help New Orleans not only storm back but win going away.

Dirk Nowitzki had his way with New Orleans early and finished with 31 points, but scored only four during Dallas’ fourth-quarter collapse. Josh Howard added 17 points for the Mavericks, who were in the finals two years ago.

“It’s one game,” Nowitzki said. “The team that loses has to go back, adjust and find ways to get it done the next game.”

Jason Kidd, the All-Star point guard the Mavericks were hoping would be the missing piece to a championship run when they traded for him midseason, finished with 11 points and nine assists.

But the Mavericks had only nine field goals in the second half and no answer Paul, whose third year in the NBA has included a maiden All-Star game nod and serious consideration for league MVP.

“In the third quarter he just dominated the game,” Dallas coach Avery Johnson said. “We tried giving him a couple different looks, but we’re going to have to be much more sound in our defense. We can’t let him get out of our traps.”

The Hornets also got 14 points from Peja Stojakovic, one of their few grizzled playoff vets, who hit a pair of 3-pointers in the final period to help squelch any notion of a Dallas comeback.

Dallas, which lost, stunningly, in the first round of last year’s playoffs to eighth-seeded Golden State, won’t go down without a struggle. With this game out of reach, the Mavs seemed to be already psyching themselves up for the next contest with physical play.

Nowitzki and West were assessed double technicals after exchanging words, nose-to-nose, with West holding his hand up to the edge of Nowitzki’s cheek. Afterward, both players downplayed the brief standoff as typical playoff intensity.

New Orleans looked like a tight group in the first half, missing open jumpers, free throws, even a layup. The Hornets were 9-of-27 shooting in the first quarter, when Dallas took a 26-19 lead behind 11 points from Nowitzki.

Hustling defense kept the Hornets within single digits most of the first half, but Dallas, which missed its first nine 3-point attempts, went ahead 49-38 on Kidd’s open 3 late in the second period. Howard added another in the final seconds, putting the Mavs ahead 52-40 at halftime.

The Hornets desperately needed a player to rise to the occasion on offense in the third quarter—and Paul came through.

He had a 7-0 run by himself on a jumper, driving floater and fast-break layup as he was fouled to pull New Orleans to 65-63. The Hornets tied it at 68 on Bonzi Wells’ jumper with 2:20 to go in the third period, then Wells’ steal led to Paul’s fast-break layup for a 70-68 lead.

Chandler’s follow-up dunk made it 76-72 at the end of the third, during which New Orleans outscored Dallas 36-20.

Paul then hit a floater, set up Chandler’s alley-oop and West’s layup during a 10-0 run early in the fourth quarter to put New Orleans up 86-74.

“In the first half I thought we came out a little anxious, not loose enough,” West said. “In the second half we got back to doing the things that got us to this point, and we were able to take over the game.”


Before tipoff, the Hornets hung their Southwest Division championship banner from the rafters after a brief comment from team owner George Shinn. “Many people didn’t think would come back; they were wrong,” Shinn began. “Many people didn’t think we’d have fan support; they were wrong. Many people didn’t think we’d make the playoffs; they were wrong again.” … The Hornets missed five of their seven free throws in the first half, while Dallas made 16-of-19 during that span.


still..i go for my DALLAS team..AJA, AJA FIGHTING!!

Copyright 2008 NBAE (Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images)

DALLAS – APRIL 16: Chris Paul #3 of the New Orleans Hornets gets trapped at half court by Jason Kidd #2 and Brandon Bass #32 of the Dallas Mavericks on April 16, 2008 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2008 NBAE (Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images)

DALLAS (AP)—There are a few significant things the Dallas Mavericks don’t have to worry about going into the playoffs this time.

No pressure trying to live up to being the No. 1 seed, like last season when the Mavericks became the only top seed eliminated in a best-of-seven first-round series—a year after they lost in the NBA finals.

“It’s definitely different,” Dirk Nowitzki said Thursday. “Last year the pressure was on us, and this year we kind of go out and play and have fun. Hopefully, we can do that.”

Plus, by beating New Orleans in the regular season finale Wednesday night, Dallas avoided starting the playoffs in Los Angeles against Kobe Bryant and the Lakers.

“I don’t think we wanted to start in L.A.,” Nowitzki admitted again.

Now the only way the Mavericks and Lakers can meet this postseason is if both win two series and get to the Western Conference finals.

The Mavericks (51-31) will still start the playoffs on the road for the first time since 2001 as the No. 7 seed.

Game 1 is Saturday night in New Orleans against the Hornets, the Southwest Division champions but a team lacking significant playoff experience.

“We hope it’s an advantage,” Jerry Stackhouse said. “It can go both ways. You can have a team that inexperience starts to show during the playoffs, or they’re so carefree from their inexperience that they go out and play lights out.”

The Mavericks have plenty of postseason experience, this being their eighth straight playoff appearance. Nowitzki, Stackhouse, Josh Howard and Jason Terry have all been involved in at least half of them. Point guard Jason Kidd, the midseason addition, has started 100 career playoff games with two trips to the NBA finals while in New Jersey.

But there have also been notable postseason failures, and those were recently. Dallas blew a 2-0 series lead in the 2006 finals, then won a team-record 67 games last season only to be upset in the first round by Golden State.

“What happened last year, that’s behind us,” Howard said. “Now, we’re just trying to win games. … We’re flying under the radar, guys are more loose and looking to have fun. The pressure is off.”

Howard and the Mavericks know what to expect in the playoffs, but they will be a new experience for MVP-caliber guard Chris Paul and many of the Hornets after they were one of the league’s biggest surprises and best teams throughout the regular season.

“It’s just a situation where we’re not the team being talked about,” coach Avery Johnson said. “Hopefully, down the road we’ll give somebody something to talk about.”

The Mavericks are only 12-11 since March 1. They had consecutive losses over the weekend to sub-.500 teams Portland and Seattle before rallying to beat the Hornets 111-98 in the regular season finale.

“It was good for us to win and get some momentum,” Nowitzki said.

“It was important for us to win this game for our confidence, so we can go in on a high level,” Terry said. “Now we go down there, where we lost two games. We know that. But we also know we’re a good team and we can beat them. Game 1 is big.”

Dallas and New Orleans split their four games during the regular season, with the home team winning each time. The Mavericks’ last game in New Orleans— coach Avery Johnson’s hometown—was Feb. 20, when they lost 104-93 in the first game after the All-Star break and Kidd’s debut in his return to the Mavs after a trade from New Jersey.

“We’ve always believed we were going to be in the playoffs,” Kidd said. “Now that we’re there, it’s time for us to just have fun with it and find a way to win some games.”

Kidd capped the regular season with his 100th career triple-double, the 13th this season but first since rejoining the Mavericks, the team that drafted him. Kidd had 27 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds, an impressive showing for the veteran against the talented youngster Paul in a playoff preview.

“More than sending a message, we’ve been kind of nudging Kidd to play that way for a while,” Johnson said. “He understands I like him to play that way, I love him to be aggressive.”


Stackhouse played 16 minutes Wednesday night after missing nine games because of a groin injury. “I feel good,” Stackhouse said Thursday. “I didn’t have any effects after the game, or any today, so that’s definitely a positive.” … Nowitzki missed only four games because of his high ankle sprain last month. “I came back a little early. If the playoffs wouldn’t have been on the line, I probably would have rested a few more days,” Nowitzki said Thursday. “Now, it’s good. Once the playoffs start, the adrenaline will be flowing. I don’t think the ankle will slow me down.”


Eastern Conference:
( 1 ) Boston Celtics vs. ( 8 ) Atlanta Hawks:

Game 1 – Sun April 20 Atlanta at Boston 8:30PM ET TNT
Game 2 – Wed April 23 Atlanta at Boston 8:00PM ET TNT
Game 3 – Sat April 26 Boston at Atlanta 8:00PM ET ESPN/R
Game 4 – Mon April 28 Boston at Atlanta 8:00PM ET TNT
Game 5 * Wed April 30 Atlanta at Boston TBD TBD
Game 6 * Fri May 2 Boston at Atlanta TBD TBD
Game 7 * Sun May 4 Atlanta at Boston TBD TBD
( 2 ) Detroit Pistons vs. ( 7 ) Philadelphia 76ers:

Game 1 – Sun April 20 Philadelphia at Detroit 6:00PM ET TNT
Game 2 – Wed April 23 Philadelphia at Detroit 7:30PM ET NBATV
Game 3 – Fri April 25 Detroit at Philadelphia 7:00PM ET ESPN2
Game 4 – Sun April 27 Detroit at Philadelphia 7:00PM ET TNT
Game 5 * Tue April 29 Philadelphia at Detroit TBD TBD
Game 6 * Thu May 1 Detroit at Philadelphia TBD TBD
Game 7 * Sat May 3 Philadelphia at Detroit TBD TNT
( 3 ) Orlando Magic vs. ( 6 ) Toronto Raptors:

Game 1 – Sun April 20 Toronto at Orlando 12:30PM ET TNT
Game 2 – Tue April 22 Toronto at Orlando 7:30PM ET NBATV
Game 3 – Thu April 24 Orlando at Toronto 7:30PM ET NBATV
Game 4 – Sat April 26 Orlando at Toronto 3:00PM ET TNT
Game 5 * Mon April 28 Toronto at Orlando 7:30PM ET NBATV
Game 6 * Thu May 1 Orlando at Toronto TBD TBD
Game 7 * Sat May 3 Toronto at Orlando TBD TNT
( 4 ) Cleveland Cavaliers vs. ( 5 ) Washington Wizards:

Game 1 – Sat April 19 Washington at Cleveland 12:30PM ET ESPN
Game 2 – Mon April 21 Washington at Cleveland 7:00PM ET TNT
Game 3 – Thu April 24 Cleveland at Washington 8:00PM ET TNT
Game 4 – Sun April 27 Cleveland at Washington 1:00PM ET ABC
Game 5 * Wed April 30 Washington at Cleveland TBD TBD
Game 6 * Fri May 2 Cleveland at Washington TBD TBD
Game 7 * Sun May 4 Washington at Cleveland TBD TBD

Western Conference:

( 1 ) Los Angeles Lakers vs. ( 8 ) Denver Nuggets:

Game 1 – Sun April 20 Denver at L.A. Lakers 3:00PM ET ABC/R
Game 2 – Wed April 23 Denver at L.A. Lakers 10:30PM ET TNT
Game 3 – Sat April 26 L.A. Lakers at Denver 5:30PM ET TNT
Game 4 – Mon April 28 L.A. Lakers at Denver 10:30PM ET TNT
Game 5 * Wed April 30 Denver at L.A. Lakers TBD TBD
Game 6 * Fri May 2 L.A. Lakers at Denver TBD TBD
Game 7 * Sun May 4 Denver at L.A. Lakers TBD TBD
( 2 ) New Orleans Hornets vs. ( 7 ) Dallas Mavericks:

Game 1 – Sat April 19 Dallas at New Orleans 7:00PM ET ESPN
Game 2 – Tue April 22 Dallas at New Orleans 7:00PM ET TNT
Game 3 – Fri April 25 New Orleans at Dallas 8:00PM ET ESPN
Game 4 – Sun April 27 New Orleans at Dallas 9:30PM ET TNT
Game 5 * Tue April 29 Dallas at New Orleans TBD TBD
Game 6 * Thu May 1 New Orleans at Dallas TBD TBD
Game 7 * Sat May 3 Dallas at New Orleans TBD TNT
( 3 ) San Antonio Spurs vs. ( 6 ) Phoenix Suns:

Game 1 – Sat April 19 Phoenix at San Antonio 3:00PM ET ABC/R
Game 2 – Tue April 22 Phoenix at San Antonio 9:30PM ET TNT
Game 3 – Fri April 25 San Antonio at Phoenix 10:30PM ET ESPN
Game 4 – Sun April 27 San Antonio at Phoenix 3:30PM ET ABC/R
Game 5 * Tue April 29 Phoenix at San Antonio TBD TBD
Game 6 * Thu May 1 San Antonio at Phoenix TBD TBD
Game 7 * Sat May 3 Phoenix at San Antonio TBD TNT
( 4 ) Utah Jazz vs. ( 5 ) Houston Rockets:

Game 1 – Sat April 19 Utah at Houston 9:30PM ET ESPN
Game 2 – Mon April 21 Utah at Houston 9:30PM ET TNT
Game 3 –Thu April 24 Houston at Utah 10:30PM ET TNT
Game 4 – Sat April 26 Houston at Utah 10:30PM ET ESPN
Game 5 * Tue April 29 Utah at Houston TBD TBD
Game 6 * Fri May 2 Houston at Utah TBD TBD
Game 7 * Sun May 4 Utah at Houston TBD TBD

* if necessary


{April 17, 2008}   rock en roll david!!

and u’ll always be my baby..haayyy, im missin someone with this song..=(

amazing!! rock on david!! =)

et cetera