The country will stop again for Manny “Pacman” Pacquaio‘s fight this Sunday, November 14th. Tickets of the fight I’m sure have been sold out much earlier. So if you’re someone who can’t miss one of Pacman’s fights, head for Velocity Sports Bar at Marriott Hotel Manila.
With its sleek and state-of-the-art sporting ambience, the Velocity Sports Bar of Marriott Hotel Manila brings you the biggest match of the season. The World Super Welterweight Championship will be beamed live from from Dallas Cowboys Stadium Arlington Texas, USA from 8AM to 1PM.
The audience at Velocity Bar will surely experience a larger than life blow by blow adventure of the game in gigantic screens. Find out if Antonio Margarito will fall another victim to Pacquiao’s fist after celebrated victories over the likes of Juan Manuel Marquez, Oscar dela Hoya, and Ricky Hatton.
Take the viewing experience to a higher level with an inclusive ambrosial brunch buffet escapade, courtesy of Executive Chef Meik’s culinary choices: crispy bacon, corned beef, hash brown, garlic rice, Chinese bun, and Singapore noodles. The oven-fresh bakery section is also filled with an assortment of sweet and crisp bread choices which include pandesal, ensaymada, warm croissant, Danish bread roll, cheese cake, and apple tart. Wrap up the treat with a loadful of healthy fruits such as papaya, orange, watermelon, and mango. Then top it all off with creamy fruit yogurt, crunchy cornflakes and coco pops. Sip in indulgence free flow of San Miguel beer, soda or iced tea for only P1750 net or a choice of 2 San Miguel beer, iced tea, or soda for only P1500 net. Watch the nation’s sports hero with his biggest event of the year as he goes for the gold only at Velocity!
For inquiries or reservations, please call 988-9999 or visit www.marriott.com/mnlapboxing, Pacquiao-Margarito Fight, Sports, Velocity Bar, World Super Welterweight Championship | Comments
The “Freak” is Tim Lincecum, the star pitcher of the San Francisco Giants. And he will start Game 1 of the World Series against the Texas Rangers. This two-time Cy Young awardee (American baseball’s most prestigious award, equivalent to NBA’s MVP) is on a historic mission to finally lead the Giants to a long drought of being World Champions. It was the Giants manager Bruce Bochy who coined this monicker precisely because of his looks that doesn’t resemble a Major League pitcher. He stands at 5’10″, and looking skinny in his 170lb frame and sporting a shaggy black hair.
More significantly, he is a Fil-Am; born to a full-blooded Filipina mother named Rebecca Asis whose grandfather was from Batangas. His grandmother, Anastacia Dominguez was born in my hometown Siquijor. (Read more on his family’s linkage in Phil. Star’s sports column of Quinito Henson.)
Baseball is america’s No.1 sport, ahead of American Football and way ahead of basketball. For a Fil-Am to be the star pitcher of a Mjor League team fighting for the World Series crown is a fantastic achievement and honor.Baseball, Sports, World Series | Comments
It’s “Showtime” once again when the 2011 NBA Season opened yesterday with 3 blockbuster games, featuring the NBA’s most talked about superstars.
Miami Heat, bolstered by Lebron James, Dwayne Wade, and Cris Bosh, all superstars, takes on former champs Boston Celtics in what could be a preview of the East top rivalry. The three are out to prove their worth and bring back the trophy last won when Shaquille O’Neal and newcomer Wade won it several years ago. The Celtics, always the sentimental favorite because of its legacy, and the rest of the teams are out to prove that 3 superstars doesn’t make a champion team. Despite Lebron’s 31 points, Miami lost, 88-80. Signs of the times?
Kobe Bryant and the defending champs Los Angeles lakers took on the Houston Rockets, bannered by the return of Yao Ming. The rockets pushed the Lakers to th limit, but in the end, the champs won by a hairline, 110-108. The Lakers remain the team to beat. On the 3rd game, Portland Trailblazers demolished Amare Stoudamire less (he moved to the New York Knicks) Phoenix Suns, 106-92.
With the teams going on trades during the break, this year will again be another exciting season. My fearless forecast: it will still be Lakers this year.Basketball, NBA, Sports | Comments
If you’re into adventure and lots of nature, then you will surely enjoy Australia. That is what my husband told me. He went to Melbourne when we were still boyfriend and girlfriend, and had the time and circumstance been favorable, I would have gone with him.
But since we have a lot of friends there, the possibility of going back, with me tugging along this time, is not remote. Our friends have already been talking about going skydiving in Wollongong. Another group of friends also mentioned about a skydiving in Brisbane.
Well, we will try to go to Wollongong or Brisbane, but I know we will check out the skydiving in Sydney first. It will be like hitting two birds in one stone for me. I will not only see The Sydney Opera House but also get to skydive.
But before I do go skydiving and feel the adrenalin rush at 200kph, I’ll have to beef up on my skydiving skills, and prepare myself.
Here’s a word of caution from Dropzone:
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“Skydiving accidents rarely result from equipment failure or bad luck. Remember: knowledge, skill and attitude. It’s about you as the individual. Even though this is a dangerous sport, if you exercise your new skills, keep your cool and do everything you’re taught to do, you should be fine.”
If you’re like my husband and kids who love watching football, then you’re following the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.
During the early games, we were watching a match but all we heard was a loud droning-sound. We thought it was the sound system of the station or the coverage was bad. It was really bad!
Then later on we found out that the sound was produced by a vuvuzela, a three-foot long horn that emits a loud sound. And it’s part of South African culture to play this. But what if it hinders players and audience alike from concentrating and enjoying the games?
Find out more about vuvuzela HERE.2010 FIFA World Cup, Football, Sports | Comments
Kart racing enthusiasts out there, head for Level 5 7, Park Square 1, Ayala Center, Makati now. The CityKart Racing has just opened an outlet there.
Weekdays (Monday to Thursday): 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Weekends (Friday to Sunday): 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
I took this photo quickly as we were going out the parking one night. Will take better photos one of these days.CityKart Racing, Kart Racing, Makati City, Sports | Comments
by guestblogger, Nono Delid who blogs at Steel Connect
It’s not too often that you get to see in the flesh the NBA stars. Kobe Bryant came for a Nike event at Bonifacio High Street and went without us even seeing his shadow. When All Star Agent Zero, a.k.a. Gilbert Arenas of the Washington Wizards came to Adidas in Powerplant Mall in Rockwell two summers ago, we had to carry our kids in our arms for a good one hour just for them to get a glimpse of him; all we saw were all heads of the other fans wanting and pushing in front.
So, Saturday, April 17 was a great day for us when we got our invitation to be among the select few who will meet and greet BJ Armstrong at Marriott Hotel Manila‘s Velocity Bar. Thanks to Michelle Garcia, Marketing Communications Manager of Marriott Hotel Manila for the invite!
BJ Armstrong (BJ stands for Benjamin Jr.), was a one time All Star guard (1994) who played along with the great Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen of the great Chicago Bulls during their first magnificent 3-peat run as NBA champions from 1991-94. Playing out of University of Iowa, BJ Armstrong was Chicago’s 1st round draft pick and 18th overall during the 1989 NBA draft. Standing at 6’2″ and playing point guard, he was directing the plays of the Bulls frontline, at the same time, dishing out treys in clutch plays. In fact, during the 1992-93 season, he was the three point king. After Chicago, he played for Golden State, Toronto, Orlando and finally went back to Chicago. His last NBA game was a memorable one, as he revealed in an earlier interview with sports analyst/columnist Quinito Henson. As a Bull once again, they played a road game in Detroit (Michigan), his home city. At present, BJ, as an agent, handles several players, including Derrick Rose, Chicago’s superstar and 2009 NBA rookie of the year. Interestingly, some of his Chicago’s lesser known teammates played in our PBA. His contribution to basketball, especially in teaching the young kids the foundation and fundamentals of basketball brought him here in here in Manila as a special guest of NBA Asia, to promote their Jr, NBA program where kids 12-14 years old are trained under the watchful and expert handlinng of their coach, Frank Lopez.
Frank Lopez was with BJ’s party last Saturday, and as the crowd zoomed on BJ, I approached him as he was sipping his drink alone. Dressed like an NBA referre, Frank says, he has worked with the NBA for many years now. He started with the Orlando Magic organization way way back, when Shaq O’Neal and Penny Hardaway were still there. They hold playing sessions at the Jose Rizal University gym and he’s ably assisted by past PBA stars, like Benjie Paras, Ronnie Magsanoc, and Elmer Cabahug.This week, they must have already chosen their top 8 players from among the pool of 40 players.
Another NBA man we met at Marriott’s Velocity Bar was a pleasant guy, whom despite his impeccable English accent and all, while conversing with the foreigner guests, we knew all along was a Filipino. His business card says Carlo Singson, the Senior Manager, Business Development and Marketing Partnerships, NBA Asia, Limited with office listed in Hong kong. Carlo was born and grew up here, studied high school in La Salle Greenhilss but finished his college degree in the US. When asked who so far is their greatest product in this Jr. NBA program, he mentioned Keifer Ravena, star of the champion Ateneo Blue Eaglets team and son of a PBA great, Bong Ravena of the Purefoods team. And oh yes, how could we miss Jama Mahlalela, the good-looking Director of Basketball Operations of NBA Asia, Limited who wooed the crowd with his dashing looks.
Back to BJ, he says he’s going back to the US in time for Game 3 of the Celtics-Bulls 1st round play-off match. When I asked his opinion on the chances of the East’s 8th seeded Bulls against the league leading top seed Cavs of King (Lebron James), he just raised a thumbs up sign. Well maybe, it as just for good luck for his beloved Bulls squad (who is a definite underdog), to prevent a 4-0 sweep by a team tipped to go all the way to the finals. But there’s one thing we both agree: it’s still going to be a Laker and Kobe’s year.
Here are photos for posterity’s sake.
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Brace yourself for another exhilarating boxing match from the undisputed “pound-for-pound best fighter in the world”, Manny Pacquiao! After scoring a TKO over Miguel Cotto last November, the man dubbed “Pacman” was on the hunt for his next big fight. Emerging from the contenders was a hard-hitting welterweight originally from Ghana, Joshua Clottey.
This coming March 14, Sunday, Pacquiao is stepping into the ring again and ready to clash with the former IBF titlist Clottey. As our very own Pacman takes on the powerful fighter known as “The Hitter” inside the cavernous Dallas Cowboys’ Stadium, Marriott Hotel Manila will bring you all the action from the opening bell onward.
Like Pacman’s powerful left and right jabs, Marriott Manila offers two impressive venues on where you can watch “The Event: Pacquiao vs Clottey”: the modern Velocity Sports and Entertainment Bar, or the Grand Ballroom.
For only Php1000, Velocity will treat you to a Champion’s Set Breakfast plus two ice-cold San Miguel beers. Velocity Bar’s casual, cool and contemporary décor is anchored by a multiple large flat screens and state-of-the-art audio systems. Accommodating up to 200 people, each spot in the place is a prime seat to catch the action; Velocity lets you choose whether to sit at the bar, in booth seats, in a lounge area, or even a screened-off area that mimics a theater experience.
On the other hand, the hotel’s Grand Ballroom telecasts the action via a large projector screen, making you feel like you’re in the Cowboys’ Stadium yourself. For Php1500, you get a Filipino brunch buffet with free-flowing iced tea, chilled juices, coffee and tea.
With all eyes fixed on the massive Cowboys Stadium in Dallas, Texas, “The Event” promises to be a fight like no other. Don’t fail to watch this exciting event! Call 988 9999 and reserve your tickets now.
Housed on the ground floor of the sprawling Marriott Hotel Manila across NAIA Terminal 3, Velocity Bar and the Grand Ballroom are a quick 15-minute drive from the Makati business district and merely 15 minutes from Bonifacio Global City Taguig.
For more information and reservations, call the hotel directly at 988 9999 or visit www.marriott.com/mnlap
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Catch the Superbowl XLIV at the Velocity Bar, Marriott Hotel Manila!
February 8, 2009, 7AM-12NN
Includes American Breakfast plus 2 San Miguel Light or Pale Ale
Private areas are available. For reservations, please call 988 9999 loc 8114
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