Saturday, September 22, 2012

UAAP Cheerdance Competition 2012

Indeed! Cheerdance Conmpetition is more fun in the Philippines as we came up and witness the annual competition of the best of the best schools in Cheer leading with 8 Universities all over the Metro including De La Salle University, Ateneo, Adamson, National University, Far Eastern University , University of the East, University of Sto. Tomas and the Last years winning University, University of the Philippines who will bagged this years winning school?

Catch the TV coverage Today! 2pm at Studio 23 Live straight from Mall of Asia Arena!  :)

The Heat is about to start but the UAAP Cheer dance competition hit the Trending Topic!

Here are the Official list Order of Performance of the Universities

1.Adamson Pep Squad
2.DLSU Animo Squad
3.NU Pep Squad
4.FEU Cheering Squad
5.UE Pep Squad
6.UST Salinggawi Dance Troupe
7.Ateneo Blue Babble Battalion
8.UP Pep Squad

Additional Information 

This year's edition of UAAP Cheerdance Competition becomes hotter and bolder with the participation of eight of the country's best universities - a show of talent, creativity and team spirit!

How to judge the UAAP Cheerdance Competition:  An InterAKTV Visual Guide:

First rule: rank your alma mater in top place; then, for the rest of the standings, may the pointers in the following help.

There is no doubt that school loyalty can easily cloud one’s judgment in a competition that may be deemed as subjective as the UAAP Cheerdance Competition. There are neither balls to shoot nor a record time to beat. During the competition itself, there is no running tally of how the competitors stack up against each other, and so by the time the winners are announced, some fans may find themselves bewildered by the result.

However, the UAAP CDC, happening Saturday, September 22, at the SM Mall of Asia Arena, is not as subjective as it appears. There are other things to look out for in a routine than a team’s props, costumes, or theme.

The trend started in 2009, when instead of traditionally having all eight UAAP schools represented in the board of judges, the league appointed officials from gymnastics, cheerleading, and dance organizations based in the country and outside. Last year, there were two Singaporean representatives from the Internal Cheer Union; a Filipino and Japanese judge from the International Federation of Cheerleading; and the artistic director of Ballet Philippines.

The result: technical merits have weighed heavier than artistic ones. Last year’s criteria had a total of 45 points fully devoted to the routine’s level of difficulty and cheerleading stunts, such as lifts, pyramids, and tumbling skills; while the remaining 45 points could be categorized under either technical or artistic values, i.e., “synchronization” and “formations.” The remaining 10 points was credited to “overall effectiveness.”

For some reason, the criteria changes each year — and more logically, so do the set of judges — so take note of who the judges and what the criteria are. (They are normally announced at the start of the competition.)

So what are the technical skills that one should look out for? From last year’s criteria, lifts and stunts; degree of difficulty; and pyramids were allotted 10 points each, so let’s start with those.

The big guns

Lifts and stunts, in this case, refer to the partner or group stunts performed by a squad. (In normal cheerleading terms, a “stunt” is a catchall word for pyramids, tumbling skills, and tosses, but in the UAAP CDC, they are all categorized separately.)

The UP Pep Squad, for example, opened its 2011 routine with an unprecedented four sets of double cupies — one person (the base) balanced two flyers, each “cupped” on one hand. Note, however, that the base was assisted by two other pep squad members — an unassisted double cupie would have merited a higher difficulty score — but still, the stunt is nothing to sniff at. (In the same year, the DLSU Animo Squad attempted the same stunt with assistants, but failed.)

No UAAP team has done an unassisted double cupie in the competition — even an unassisted cupie (one flyer, one base) is hard to execute — so that’s one thing to look out for this Saturday. Aside from the Fighting Maroons, watch out for the DLSU Animo Squad and Ateneo Blue Babble Battalion, who have all introduced unassisted partner stunts in the last few years.

A pyramid is a grouping of multiple stunts. As with partner stunts, one must watch out for the ratio between the base and the flyers. Is the base crowded with assistants? How many persons does it take to support one flyer? Are the assistants supporting the foot, the leg, or knee of the flyer? (Ideally, they should not go beyond the ankle.)

For all this effort, how many middle/top flyers are in fact, up there? The pyramid to beat is UP’s 4-4-5 pyramid (four bases, four middle and five top flyers). We’ll see if this year, any of the schools would manage to squeeze in a sixth top flyer in its pyramid.

Aside from the number of flyers, base, and assistants, one should also consider how the flyers were mounted for both partner or group stunts and pyramids. Were they tossed from the ground? Or did another flyer help her partner crawl to the top? How many counts did it take for the team to complete the pyramid?

A toss mount is in itself already difficult but it can be even more complex with a full-up, where a flyer rotates 360-degrees sideways, or a rewind, where a flyer back-flips. UP and the FEU Cheering Squad have done those feats in its pyramid and stunts in the last two years. It will be more exciting if we see them or other teams do a double full-up (two-cycle rotation) or unassisted rewinds on Saturday.

All things being equal — meaning there are the same number of flyers and base — you’ll look at the pyramid or partner stunts’ stability and the flyers’ final pose: a wobbly or unsustained formation would earn deduction, while flyers who form a scorpion, bow and arrow, or even a handstand get more points than those who are “merely” up there.

The height isn’t much of a factor as most schools do a 2.5-high pyramid anyway — anything higher is considered illegal for safety reasons.

Once the partner stunt /pyramid is formed, check out the flyer’s dismount. At this point, some flyers would still show off their skills — for good reasons — performing a full-, double-, up to a triple-down for extra impact.

Unclean landings, wherein body parts hit the floor (other than what the stunt called for), would however, earn deductions. The job of the assistants and spotters would also be crucial at this point—they need to make sure the flyers are caught safely.

Other technical factors

Jumps, tumbling skills, and tosses were allotted five points each in last year’s criteria. They may look minor, but when accrued, it can give a huge boost to a squad, as in DLSU’s case, which featured a variety of well-executed full-twist tosses and tumbling passes, and which helped them clinch second place last year.

For tosses, you’ll look at the height. The NU Cheer Squadron showed many variations of tosses in last year’s competition but the flyers didn’t end up long enough in the air for them to execute their stunts gracefully — that’s something for the Bulldogs to improve on as they are in their strongest shape yet to barge into the Top 3.

Tumbling seems to be the bane of most squads’ routines — it’s not unusual to see cheerleaders make the sign of the cross immediately before executing their passes, hoping to at least land safely afterward. Common errors include losing balance after the flip and using their hand or bum to prop them back up.

Most dancers also land way off the mark, particularly in a standing back tuck, wherein a cheerleader is supposed to flip backwards (with knees “tucked” toward their abdomen) in place and without the use of his/her hands. FEU has been the most impressive UAAP team in this regard — the Tamaraws have fielded as much as five full twisters last year. Almost of all of them could also do a running and standing back tuck.

Overall, technical judges would also check how much percentage of a squad is performing these skills (and in how many variations) to determine the difficulty level of a team’s routine.

A school’s theme, while not categorically included in the criteria, does help set the artistic direction of the routine, including its choreography, cohesiveness, and visual impact. Fast-paced music, pleasing sound effects, and positive facial expression should highlight what should be an energetic performance from start to end.

Criteria for Judging

-Dance Technique (10)
-Lifts and Stunts (10)
-Choreography (10)
-Degree of Difficulty (10)
-Synchronization (10)
-Pyramids (10)
-Jumps (5)
-Tumbling skills (5)
-Tosses (5)
-Formations (5)
-Audibility/Clarity of cheers (5)
-Uniforms and Props (5)
=Overall Effectiveness (10)

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Live While We're Young

One Direction's latest single on their second album is out now! Aired last September 20, 2012. as of today,the video gathered over 6.5 million Hits

Order the new single 'Live While We're Young' now
Pre-order TAKE ME HOME Now:


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Music video by One Direction performing Live While We're Young. (C) 2012 Simco Limited under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited Category: Music

"Live While We're Young" is a song by British-Irish boy band One Direction taken from their upcoming second studio album, Take me Home (2012). It is to be released as the lead single on 30 September 2012, by Syco Records. Helmed by Rami Yacoub, Carl Falk and Savan Kotecha, "Live While We're Young" is an upbeat pop song. Made available for global pre-order on 24 August 2012, the song became the fastest-selling pre-order single in history, topping the advance sales charts in forty countries.
An accompanying music video officially premiered on 20 September 2012, after an unauthorized leak. The song has been positively received by music critics, characterizing it as an happy catchy summer anthem

Live While We're Young Lyrics

{Liam} Hey girl I'm waiting on ya, waiting on ya
Come on and let me sneak you out
And have a celebration, a celebration
The music up the windows down

Yeah, we'll be doing what we do
Just pretending that we're cool
And we know it too
Yeah, we'll keep doing what we do
Just pretending that we're cool
So tonight

Let's go crazy, crazy, crazy till we see the sun
I know we only met but let's pretend it's love
And never, never, never stop for anyone
Tonight let's get some and live while we're young
And live while we're young
Tonight let's get some
And live while we're young

Hey girl, it's now or never, it's now or never
Don't over think just let it go
And if we get together, yeah, get together
Don't let the pictures leave your phone

Yeah, we'll be doing what we do
Just pretending that we're cool
So tonight

Let's go crazy, crazy, crazy till we see the sun
I know we only met but let's pretend it's love
And never, never, never stop for anyone
Tonight let's get some and live while we're young
Come on and live while we're young
Tonight let's get some
And live while we're young

And girl, you and I, we're bout to make some memories tonight

I wanna live while we're young
We wanna live while we're youn

Let's go crazy, crazy, crazy till we see the sun
I know we only met but let's pretend it's love
And never, never, never stop for anyone
Tonight let's get some and live while we're young

Crazy, crazy, crazy till we see the sun
I know we only met but let's pretend it's love
And never, never, never stop for anyone
Tonight let's get some and live while we're young

(Wanna live, wanna live, wanna live...)

Young! We wanna live while we're young

Tonight let's get some

And live while we're young

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Friday, September 21, 2012

Jasmine Trias Official Website

Who wouldn't forget to the only girl from American Idol who wears flower in her ear? The one whose always have a smile to everyone while saying ''ALOHA!'' and the one who introduce you the tagline of ''Paparapapa Love ko 'to'' from Mc Donalds. I know you already know her and you are right! It's Jasmine Trias! :)

After going back to the states was back 2006 from the Philippines from engaging different commitment internationally including her career and private life, we are not aware that she's actively doing some series of concerts and shows from Las Vegas with the Society of Seven and the rest of other International artist while she was not around here in the Philppines.

and now she's back again! Pursuing her career  Internationally as her Official Website witll open soon for updates on her future projects, concerts, clips and her music that we first heard from American Idol.

Let's support Jasmine Trias! our first Fil-American Idol that made us Pinoy Proud and Proud Pinoy!:)

Jasmine Trias Signing Autographs

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Jasmine Trias Official Website Homepage

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

My 21st Birthday Bash - The Party

It's already September but I can't get enough of the gathering of my loved ones Happened on my very special day, t'was 10th of March  and I'm so overwhelmed by all the people who came and witness as I enter another milestone in my life you wonder why I have all those stuffs because Debut Celebration particularly in a guy is very unusual. t'was kinda awkward for me but I realized that I want to try something new and I was trying to make a change not just for myself but for the tradition that we normally used to be. Good thing I do have a supportive and loving family who help me out to make it possible as well as my classmates friends and relatives. It was also my advance Graduation party by that time also so we really pursue this event for two celebration.  My Birthday is March 08, but we decided to to move the celebration to 10th of March, saturday to give favour to those who have a class and might having busy schedule on the said date. I want to share some of the pics Taken on my Birthday from Lester and some of my friends who took the pictures during the celebration. Hope you and Enjoy Because I enjoy seeing every single pics I do have on this special night of my life :)


I just love Penshoppe! :D

It's Obvious that I love Penshoppe

with a cute bear. Thanks Mei! :)

Give away Photos

Nike Shoes Yeah!

The Venue - Preparation

We decided to chose the Formerly Seven Sister Restaurant (owned by my relatives and family)  to be the venue of my Birthday Bash, aside to the fact that it is also located in our compound there is also a lot of unforgettable moments and events happened on that place. with the consent of Tita Emmy all the way from states so we decided to set up those stuffs. with over 130 chairs and 14 Tables and a stage

The Venue: Formerly Seven Sister Restaurant

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Let the Party Begin!

The Stage. I just recently realized that I used La Salle and Ateneo color codes as my Motif but It was nice I think :)


My Birthday Cake! I find it soooo cute! Thanks Ate and Kuya!

Let the show begin!

Opening Production Number with Christian, Arvin, Victor and Jasper

Fresh Like Dougie :)


Marj and Sally

With 2 of the 4 Hosts of the night - Marj and Sally

With 2 of the 4 Hosts of the night - Marj and Sally

21 Models

 To start the Program, 21 Models heat up the stage as they ramp one by one and show everyone what they've got from My co-candidate in Mr. & Ms. CIE 2008 Maelyn, Clarissa and Jasper - Mr. & Ms Cavite Global 2009 Lendel Mei and Mitch Teen Fashionista of Metro Manila's Razel, Ezra, Roppie, Carl, Tricia, Macky, Kevin and Haynes Close friends Ralph, Ernest, Cindy and Daddy Allan. I'm just impressed seeing them on-stage eventhough we don't have any rehearsals or blocking yet they already know what to do on stage. :)

L-R Ralph, Clarisa, Roppie, Ezra, Razel, Ray, Macky, Carl and Haynes

Having Fun on-stage

21 Models

L-R Front: Ernest, Ralph, Roppie, Razel, Tricia, Haynes 2nd Row Ro-Ar, Clarisa, Ezra, Mei, Macky and Carl

21 Grooves

We keep the audience Moving and Grooving as we present the 21 Grooves, in a usual debut particularly to a Girl celebrant  it is classified as 18 Roses, we all know that the debutant paired to different kinds of close guy friends/relatives  who gave a rose and dance together in the rhythm of the music. since I was Guy, we made a twist and Dance into different Genre's of music such as slow dance,modern,hiphop,cha-cha, novelty and a whole lot more. with my 21 close friends and family including my Mom, Sister, Dad, Marj, Bernice, Angie, Jen Princess, Cindy, Ultimate Dance Kids, Kevin, Razel, Cristina, Ernest, Mama She and Tricia.

Do I make you Proud? with My Mom Perla :)
Dancing to the tune of Martin Nievera with my Sister Irene

Movin' with wait a Minute by Pussycat dolls with Bernice

Doing the Dougie with Jasper

Party People with Cindy

It's a K-POP moment with Wilson!

Push it? pull it! Dancing a craze with my loving pumpkins :)

Dancing Waka waka with my brother Kevin!

were still waiting for out turrnnn! with Christina! :)

yay yay yaaaaahhh!!! grooving a Vhong Navarro hit with Lester

Interpretative Dance with Sally

Fire ball with Kristine

with my Sister gracing the audience with Papi! :)
is it by chance?? with Angie
Meet my swagger Daddy! he's the one who taught  me how to Dougie. see? :)

Doing a kembot craze with Razel!

Party Rock with Ralph and Ernest
Moving like a Jagger with Mama Sheila :)
With my last dance. Tricia :)

Blowing the Party Cake! 

It's such a great feeling to be with your loved ones singing around. It was really a priceless moment for me.

It's time to Blowwwwww! :p
Happy :)

With my Proud Parents


It's my time to Thank Everybody and It almost took a long minutes before I finished my Thank-ious.. the feeling was really really priceless.. Happy :)