Thursday, December 18, 2008

The Warriors in 2008

*Taken from El Capitan's season review; with a few additional stuff

The Warriors had a very good year. We started out as part of Pool C and ended with both our male and female squads in Pool A (M&M2). Woohoo.

Team highlights:
  • We welcomed new teammates - MC2 peeps (friends na tayo! hehe), Felix, etc.
  • We joined a lot of PUA leagues and team-sponsored events (Malakas League, Summer League, Monsoon League, Malakas at Maganda 2, SP Hat, Monsters Hat, Battle Royale)
  • First international tourney - SPIRITS!
  • We finally left Urda to move on to a safer field (libre pa!)
  • WTF?!?! a continuation of last year's Urda Open (which hopefully goes on to be a Warriors tradition)
  • Hindi na tayo cliquish! Marami na tayo friends from other teams!
  • We beat a bunch of good teams this year (which previously we just had a quota against these teams)
  • We had a lot of Warriors activities! Summer outing at Punta Fuego with overnight inuman at Calamba, pre-Monsoon League matured drinking party, WTF party, star-studded Christmas party (hehe), movie nights, etc.
  • Balikbayans return - Ryan, Cheng and Vima
  • Jersey frenzy - new uniforms!
Individual Milestones:
  • Dondi weds Sarah
  • Partner na si AMP (plus the other promotees)
  • Engagement Galore! Cheng & Mike, Ina & Rikko, Tisha and Hamil
  • Lovebirds are finally official! Alam nyo na kung sino yun! Yiheeeee!
  • Keos becomes a new daddy!
Meron din mga nawalang teammates because of work abroad, SGV work, family reasons, etc. But you will always be part of the Warriors family. Kumbaga naka leave lang kayo, pero anytime puede kayo bumalik at sumali sa pick up, sa league at sa parties!

Woohoo! Good job, Warriors!

ULTIMATE!? Frisbeeee....

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


Manila Spirits:
Ultimate Warriors finishes #17 with 4 wins and 2 losses.
Good job, good job. :P

Next up:
Christmas Par-tay!

Oh yeah.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Coming Up

The Ultimate Warriors in their first ever international tourney...

Manila Spirits 2008
Nov. 22-23
Alabang Country Club

Go Warriors!

Monday, October 6, 2008

2008 Malakas at Maganda 2: Day 3 Highlights

Bullets by Dundiduters
(with additional quotable quotes from Tish the Dish, Doc, Kring!)

Seeding day for the boys.
  • Complete boys roster except New Nyorker Lawee. Awwww.
  • More boys equals a harder time fixing the rotation and less playing time for each person but it also gives us the opportunity of "line subbing" and keeping everybody fresh for the entire game.
  • And the boys team needed every person in gutting out its two wins via universal point.
  • First game vs Underdogs features a rematch of the Day 1 game which ended in a universal goal by Lawee.
  • The game showed again that these two teams are evenly matched as they traded points all the way to the last goal.
  • There was a bit of wind which affected play as each goal was scored on a downwind offensive opportunity.
  • Last point was called. Czar made a huck to Dondi which was almost intercepted by Ius but the tapped disc stayed afloat in the air and Dondi made a fortunate catch. Dondi to Roy, who caught the disc but was called short of a goal. After his trademark move (hehe), he picked up the disc and two short passes later Warriors score the final goal for the universal point win!
  • Second game vs Monster 1, the team we almost beat during the Summer League Pool B semifinals.
  • They only have 1 sub. 16 vs 8. Advantage Warriors.
  • Monster applied their trademark cup the entire game testing the Warriors patience.
  • Warriors proved they have the ability to break the cup as they patiently moved the disc up.
  • Short game and movement is improving. But once the endzone is in sight, eveyone moves in and clogs the area. Can't blame people for wanting to score. And sometimes you just have to remind them to "Clear that sh*t!"
  • Long game is also on as Mund bailed us out of trouble a couple of times with long accurate hucks to the endzone.
  • Warriors jumped to a 3 point lead and appeared poised for a runaway victory. Pero syempre, mas gusto ata natin ng "heart attack play" a.k.a. the universal point.
  • Monster scored three quick points to tie the game. Last point was called on the field. Eto na, aatakihin na naman ang mga tao sa kaba ng universal point.
  • Knowing that Monster will use the cup, the Warriors fielded in four handlers (Mund, Nana, Dondi and Enteng as popper/handler/hound extraordinaire).
  • Patience was tested to the limit. "Gapang" play ensued. Major props to Reymund for resisting the urge to throw his formidable huck. (This is the same as Mundz resisting a bottle of ice cold beer or sisig plus extra rice. Kaya major props talaga!)
  • The handlers took their time. Slowly bringing the disc up, sometimes gaining, sometimes losing a few meters. But the important thing is that we have possession and we don't commit the turnover. After countless passes of the handlers and with the help of the poppers, the Warriors finally reached the endzone for the game-winning universal point. (di ko matandaan kung sino, basta panalo!)
  • Our prize for winning? A trip to Pool A and a matchup with the number 1 team of the league. Nye, parang parusa instead of reward. hehe.
Because of the alternating games, the boys were able to catch the girls games as well.
  • Girls first game vs Flag Footed.
  • I think Mina was confused because of the opposing team's American footbal jerseys. Ayun, muntik na i-tackle yung isang babae.
  • Nakakalito si Reema and Ivy. Yeeeeessssss! Artistahin!
  • Flag Footed girls went hardcore as they made layout after layout after layout....
  • Good job Waryoritas short game. Although, the ladies still need a bit more consistency, you are already able to bring down the disc. Konti na lang, but we're getting there.
  • Jane has a mean huck. Forcing forehand or forcing backhand? No problem.
  • And although the girls only managed a single point, the final score did not show the heart and the hussle of our very fine lady Warriors.
  • Second game vs Discpatchadoras (friends of Annie Batumbakal na gabi gabi na lang na nasa Disco).
  • Warriors had a lot of missed opportunities near the endzone. Sayang! Pero ok lang yun. Baka excited lang maka-goal, parang ang mga boys.
  • From the start, medyo mainit na ang laban. That's when Mother Nature stepped in to cool the players down with rain.
  • Ang lamig sa sidelines. Buti na lang may Bacardi Coke.
  • The rain seemed to even up the field as the lady Warriors showed their mettle forcing multiple turnovers and scoring two points.
  • Girls come up short but they were pumped with their performance. And they should be! The opposing team is composed of experienced players and the Lady Warriors defense prevented them from reaching the point cap while being able to have its second-highest scoring game of the league. Wooohooo!
After the games, the Warriors went to Congo Grille for the usual Lamon fest.
  • Free sisig! Two courtesy of the Warriors Team Fund (WTF!!!) and two more courtesy of Bernard, the Congo Grille shift manager. Thanks Bernie! (feeling close)
  • Sabaw! Sabaw! Sabaw! Bulalo sabaw refill times three!
  • Extra rice please! Lintik na kanin P26 ang isa. Style ata ni Bernie na magbigay ng Sisig para magorder pa ng kanin.
  • A group of Disc players (combo of SP and BC) also came to Congo and took the long table beside us. A short pick up game followed. Buti walang nabasag. Up!!!
  • A not-so-sober Cherry approached our table (ay baliktad pala yung watch ko) and congratulated the girls for their effort and their improving skills. We're all growing as a team daw. Yeba! Sila rin daw ganun nung start. Inabot sila ng three finals appearance bago sila nagchampion. Hmmmm. Tayo kaya makakailang taon bago man lang makapag finals?
  • As a token of our gratitude, we sent one plate of sisig to the other table. Wala na kasing budget mag extra rice.
  • Baka may kwento pa sa kabilang side ng table, kayo na bahala. Basta ang alam ko lang si Czar anti-social. Panay ang PSP! hehe.
  • Ang kabilang side ng table naka nakaw ng iilang rice from the other side kasi nabitin sa P26 rice. Thank you!!!
  • Ang tagal dumating ng waterrrrr!!!!!
Who's line is it anyway?
  • "Clear that sh*t!!!"
  • "Donds, puede ko na ibato?" sabay smile
  • "Wag ka titingin sa malayo! Dito mo ibigay!" medyo pasigaw pero hindi naman galit.
  • "Go jane! Ibato mo na! Jane! Jane!" tapos si Jane wala sa loob ng field, nandun sa sideline, nagpapahinga
  • "I'm in na kaya, I'm in na!" with matching hand movements and actions (Doc gayahin mo nga ulit)
  • "......." di namin maintindihan pero she was mouthing something while trying to tackle her clueless foe. hehe
  • "May sale sa ATC" (sino ba yung wala sa Congo? hehe)
  • "Jog up! JOG UUUUP!" (Sabay nag-score 'yung binabantayan niya. Ahehe. Peace tayo, Mr. Anonymous!)
  • "Nagpapanic ako na I didn't have my list. I just realized I'm such a control freak."(di niya kasi hawak ang list niya ng mga confeermed and/or magdadala ng kotse)
  • "Alam na namin 'yon." (na control freak siya)
  • "Out of all the teams na nakalaban natin, isa lang 'yung masasabi kong mas maganda sa atin." (Apparently lumabas daw sila sa Maxim before! So...anong laban natin du'n di ba? Haha.)
  • "PICK-UP, GIRLS! PICK-UP, GIRLS! Hmmmm... pick-up girls... "
  • "Wow Pick-up Girls! Hmmmm, pwede hehehehe..."
  • FlagFooted Superstar: "So where you guys from?"
    (silent mode...di alam isasagot)
    FlagFooted Superstar: "I mean, what team?"
    "Warriors kame."
    "Lets just say we're accountants."

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

2008 Malakas at Maganda 2: Day 2 Highlights

Part 1 by Tish the Dish

Ultimit Waryurs Women vs. Devil Dogs from the Dirty South

Our first game was against the defending champs, the Devil Dogs (made up of the Devils + Alabang...and with at least three Team Pilipinas players! Anobuuuuzzz). And since they're the defending champs, sila ang napili ng camera crew na i-video. Again, anobuuuzzz. And if that weren't enough, nag-coach pa sa kanila si Derek! ANOBUUUUUZZZZ?!! (Wala kaming coach coz the boys were playing three fields away.:( ) Jacq, ngayon ka pa talaga umabsent di ba? Hehe. Nung magkatabi kami sa sideline (dalawa kaming sumisigaw sa endzone. Hahaha), gusto ko siya sabihan nang "Seryoso ka ba? Nakikita mo naman kung sino kalaban niyo di ba?"

And then napansin ko nung nawala 'yung camera crew, nawala din si Derek. Ang showbiz talaga ng Papa D mo! Pang-showtime talaga. Hahaha.

Final score: 13-1. Quota! Haha. The point was courtesy of Cel...and no, you are not exempted from next week's games. Hehe.

Ultimit Waryurs Women vs. JKK United

We thought we had a fighting chance against this team, made up of Jogadores, Kayumanggi, and K3 ata--based on the Day 1 scores, they were massacred din eh. And when we saw their go-to drills nung day 1 (magpractice ba naman sa harap natin, blocking our view of the boys' game!), parang kaya talaga.

I must say, our short game was really good. Palagi lang nagkakaproblema pagdating sa endzone. Dondi says it's coz sanay tayo sa Urda length, na 3/4 lang nung ACC field. So kung Urda 'yon, ang dami na nating points! Hehe.

Our main problems lang were:
  1. The wind. We have to get used to low passes. Ang daming sayang na hinangin na pass.
  2. Their hucks. We didn't expect them to have good long passes. So naka-ilang points sila from that.
It was cool though coz Alabang was cheering for us! They said that our movement is good na. I guess we really just have to fix our passes.

Final score: 8-4.

Must give props to....
  • The girls' defense! Maganda ang D natin! Ang dami nating blocks (si Jane nakarami), especially sa second game! Lahat ata tayo may block, including first-time tournament player Ayeen! Meron pa ngang unintentional block si Kring. Naglalakad lang naka-block na. Pati Alabang natawa! Haha.
  • I'm so proud of our girls coz they really hustled, especially sa second game. Nag-dive ang mga hindi naman nagda-dive dati (hi, Mina and Ena!), at gumaganda na ang cuts (hi, Apple!). You guys were hungrier for the disc this time around. Ahluvet.
  • The handlers are more confident now! We just have to work on our throws pag mahangin, at pag nala-line trap.

Part 2 by Crocodile Dundi
  • First game versus Pretty Boy and the Gang (PBG) which started with only six players so the UW Mens squad believed they had a chance...until PBG scored the first goal easily.
  • The boys were able to remain competitive at the beginning keeping the score close. Two more PBG players arrived and we were reduced to the "quota" game. Quota na tayo! Yehey!
  • We have to bring our A game to be able to beat the faster, more cohesive unit of PBG. Yesterday, we..uhm..didn't.
  • The Ultimate Warriors are in the running for the Pool B Championship...if PBG moves up to Pool A.
  • No worries though about the loss as PBG is certainly the toughest team in the pool. Just showed that the UW Mens still have a lot of room for improvement. And there's no place to move but up. The sky's the langit!
  • Second game versus TODA 2 was a little less intense. There was no pressure and the other team was also very spirited.
  • We knew we had the upper hand versus this team and we wanted to end the game as quick as possible so that we could cheer on our girls team. However, the wind was starting to pick up and it made it harder to complete offensive opportunities.
  • Greg was designated to check and help the girlz. (Nakatulong ba sya? Samin kasi, hindi e. haha. joke. Peace Greg! )
  • UW Mens was able to run away with the win but we did not reach the point cap so we were not able to catch the Women's game.
  • Third game versus Kayumanggi and the wind was really blowing mightily at this point.
  • Kayumanggi's strategy was obvious from the beginning..huck huck huck.
  • UW Mens Team was not able to defend the first few long hucks of Kayumanggi as the two teams traded the first few points.
  • The team showed patience in bringing down the disc, using the short game as it battled through the field against the strong wind. We also showed we could go for the long hucks as the handlers took advantage when the wind was in our favor..
  • After a tight start, the Warriors scored consecutive points to blow the game wide open and prompted the other team to ask for "mercy" and stop the game a few minutes before time cap. (Kayumanggi only had 7 players so they also had a hard time without subs and some of them suffered from cramps already)
  • UW Mens rushed to the other end of the fields to cheer on the last play for the UW Womens team versus JKK.
What did we learn:
  • Baduy pag sabay ang Mens at Womens game. Booooo! The boys were torn. We wanted to win our games but at the same time we wanted to cheer and support our girls. We want to be water boys and umbrella boys. Yung mga boys sa sideline, malayo ang tingin. Yung game ng girls ang pinapanood. Sana next week hindi na sabay ang games ng boys at girls.
  • We are at the mercy of the elements. Ang lakas ng hangin. Ang hirap pumasa. Hindi puede mataas masyado at hindi rin puede ang mahina. Dapat low, bullet passes. Dapat ma-practice maglaro na may hangin. Greg: "Dapat maghanap na tayo ng field na may hanging" Enteng: "Dapat matuto na tayo i-control ang hangin!" Hindi pa yan nakainom masyado. hehe.
  • Matigas ang ulo ng mga tao. Scenario 1: "Guys, wag masyado mataas ang mga pasa ha. Mahangin masyado." Tapos three consecutive passes ata na mataas tapos hahabulin ng receiver tapos mataas din ang pasa sa next receiver. Pero in fairness, umabot naman sa goal. Scenario 2: "Swing sa gitna." And you know what happens next. The infamous Urda Gilid play. In fairness ulit, naka-goal naman. Scenario 3: "Cut back!" sabay long ang mga loko! Scenario 4: "Don't clog!" Tatlong itlog sabay sabay nagcut sa gitna. Scenario 5: "Roy, wag mo itaas kamay mo ng ganun. Baka ma-misinterpret kasi na opposing team." Kasalukuyan na lang naming hinihintay na mapaaway kami. It's inevitable. hehe.
  • Rookies rock the show! Props to Chris and Jim for coming up big in their first PUA game.

Go girls! Go boys! Go ULTIMIT WARYURS!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

2008 Malakas at Maganda 2: Day 1 Highlights

Highlight #1: Bullets from Crocodile Dondi
  • Two games each for UW Mens (morning games) and UW Womens (afternoon games). First time Warriors fielded in a Womens Team. Woot-woot!
  • Suportahan ta ka! Warriors showed their love and support as the girls woke up early to support the boys and the boys stayed after thair games to support the girls.
  • Mens first game vs Underdogs/Jogadores/Wild Boys close fight all the way. Warriors have a new name - Universal Warriors Dancers (for their love of universal points, inspired by the original UMD).
  • Universal point ends in familiar fashion - game-winning goal by future New Nyorker Lawrence. Thank you Sonny Boy!
  • Men's second game vs Monster highlighted the Warriors improvement, showcasing their patience in the short game as they broke the opposing team's cup consistently earning easy points and jumping to an early big lead that they never relinquished. Final score: 10-5.
  • UW Mens gives Sonny Boy a big send-off as the team goes undefeated in the first day of elimination play.
  • UW Womens team played first ever PUA league game. Woot-woot! Boys show full suport.
  • UW Womens first game vs Slush, a powerhouse team composed of at least 2 Team Pilipinas members and a lot of good players.
  • Sarah showed ankle breaking skillz as her defender falls down at least once, everybody helps out in handling and the UW Womens team showed that they can play with the best of the Pool A teams! (talo pa ang UW Mens na na sa Pool B lang. hehe)
  • UW Womens did not score but they showed their heart, cutting hard to break free, hussling to chase on defense, falling down to save and catch discs.
  • Skky Vodka and Mountain Dew!
  • UW Womens second game vs another powerhouse, TODA Womens.
    Good defense by the ladies squad resulted in fastbreaking "gilid" plays only to come up short of the enszone multiple times. Until...Finally, one of the fastbreak runs made up of several quick cuts and short passes continued all the way for the UW Womens first ever goal! UW Womens first goal is the Highlight of the Day! Woot-woot!
  • Some members of the UW Mens stormed the field as they celebrated with the girls in what seemed like a championship-winning goal!
  • UW Womens lose both games but they still showed the other teams what they're made of and gained a whole lot of experience along the way. Good job ladies!
  • Warriors headed to Hotshots after the games. Matagal ang order at matagal din ang suklian.
  • Sonny Boy surprises the team with two cakes from Conti's (one with "Thank you Warriors" and the other with "Ultimate Frisbee" written in icing). The Warriors will surely miss the countless defensive stops, hussle plays and game-winning goals. Thank you Lawrence/Law/Lawee/Sonny Boy/Agent 0. Sing: Babalik ka rin...(sabay hagulgol. wahhhh)
  • The Warriors discussed Nat Sci stuff e.g., layers of the earth, types of cloud (sarah: "favorite ko cirrus), etc., displayed their Yoga skills (Gladys show us your half-moon), reminisced WTF and previous inuman sessions (1,2,3, Booooooooo!.. sabay smile) and generally had loads of fun while chugging in the burgers, fries and cakes.
  • Great day to celebrate friendship! (*tear*) Great day to be a disc adik! Great day to be an Ultimate Warrior! Next week, let's do it all over again.


Highlight#2: A Few Notes from Tish the Dish

For those who missed the games yesterday, the boys won both games. (Woohoo!) The girls lost both. Really badly. Haha. BUT I think we learned a lot from our games. The experience will make us better players! Hello, kalabanin ba naman ang SP at TODA. Ewan ko lang ha.

A few notes for the girls, based on my observations, and the things I heard people say:

* Be confident! It's like dancing, you have to own the step! Own your throws! (Tuloy, mukha raw akong sumasayaw pag nagfe-fake.) Nag-aalangan pa rin ako sa mga bato ko, lalo na pag mahangin, but the only way we're gonna learn is if we keep doing it, right?

* Clear! Andu'n pa rin 'yung sakit natin na nagco-clog up 'yung passing lane. When we cut and don't get the disc, clear kaagad instead of just cutting side to side and clogging up the area. Give others a chance to cut.

* Clear! Part 2. Let's not clog up the dump side din. Sumusunod ang defenders so it gets a bit crowded back there. Mahirap na rin magdump. Normally, pag H (horizontal stack), may isang handler naman who acts as the dump, so the cutters can just stay on their designated sides and cut.

* Clear! Part 3. Let's not clog the end zone...assuming we reach the end zone. Bwahahaha.

*Anticipate! Cutters, pag nakita niyo nang pa-swing sa handler on your side, cut forward na agad. I think this is the reason we have a hard time breaking the cup--parang we wait til the handler gets the disc before cutting. By then, nakapag-set up na ulit ng D 'yung kabilang team.

* Don't panic! We're so inspired by the top teams na sobrang bilis mag-catch and pass na minsan minamadali natin. It's cool if we can pass it forward right away, but sometimes it's just not possible So let's remember that we have 10 counts.:)

* Bawal magkasakit! Cel! Nang dahil sa 'yo, bawal kami ni Sarah magpahinga nang sabay. Syet. Bugbog ang katawan ko ngayon. Yelle and Jomen, we needed your Cherifer-powered height advantage yesterday. Ang tangkad ni Bing from Slush, hassle!

* Have fun! It's great that we're taking it seriously and everything, and that we're picking up lessons along the way. But let's not forget to enjoy ourselves! Wheee!


Highlight#3: Some Inspirational Thought from the Kneeling Doctor

I will be the first to say that playing with all men was not that fun, obviously many of our girls have very much contributed to where the team is right now, enough with the boys showcasing there skills, its the girl turn this time...

So Congratulations!!!! Your the ONLY team in PUA (our our team -- me included) that has kept its team as a core, win or lose, we are the same team, no cross over player, no imports, Just plain Warriors (which is becoming a Stable of Good Players). And with no ambition of playing for other or another team (as far as I know, and our intentions are, keeping my finger cross for the future hehehe, or not just yet). --Warriors sa Hat pala labo-labo so dun lang tayo magkakalaban laban -- May SP Hat pala --- wanna play --- ask Mikee and Tish (diba guys kyo ang may SP connection hehehe)

Backtract....( insert sound effects....)

When I saw the Ultimate Warrior last Malakas and Maganda at the start of the year, Malayo na ang narating natin, we celebrated the same way, each and every goal like it was the championship point up until now...
Thanks you din pala for Dondi for inviting me to play for M&M. I will say, I saw the girl yesterday like seeing the team at the start of the year, pardon the word pero RAW talaga, kasama nako dun, Raw na makunat pa hehehe.
Until this time we as one team are still in the process of learning.

Watching the games yesterday was very exciting, you made complete 3 to 4 passes, may it be upwind or with the wind, each time very near the endzone for a point, all are supporting each other. With the effects of the elements (i.e. the melting heat of the sun, wind, grass, etc) you guys were great.

Sana lagi kayong magprapractice ng completo ang line na puro girls, para ika-nga eh magka amoyan kyo.

Report for Game 1
-All of you had fun, which was the First thing I can say that you guy showed, Kudos to you!
-You have played the entire game!!!!!!! Kahit mainit tiniis nyo, kahit negrereklamo kayo kinkaya nyo.
-Your intensity in defense was very good, madami kayong good D, meaning, you can read the pass and know how to anticipate it, keep it up! Solid talaga ang defense natin! Parang Nursery KAMAY, PAA, TUHOD, BALIKAT, ULO yang ang Defensive Mode nyo!
-Di ko naman kayo masisisi (ay naku lalo na ako) kung medyo excited talaga pumasa, lalo na pag libre ang team mates, hangang ngayong di parin ako natututo mag relax hehehe, So RELAX lang tayo lahat hehehe.
>>>Most importanly di tayo nagsisishan, yan ang pinaka maganda trait natin, panalo tayo as a team, talo tayo as a team, pag panalo ang dami nating masasayang kwento, pag talo, kinakalimutan natin nangyari yun... isang magandang halimbawa ng tunay na samahan.
Kaya kung maka error kayo, wag natin isipin na sisihin tayo, ginawa natin yun para sa Team at hindi para sa ating sarili. Kaya pagkatapos ng laro isa lang ang cheer....

Report On Game 2
-Kung ako ang Diyos at ako ang masusunod, gagawin ko na eto ang first game ng mga girls, kasi naka-score kayo Dito as 1 solid girl team!!! Swabe, napatakbo kami at high fives sa lahat dahil naka score kayo!!!
Kala ng TODA nanalo tayo hehehe (wala naman kami import! nye nye nye!!!)
-mas madami kayo good passes at excellent Defense!!! Keep It Up!!!
-at kung nauna itong game na ito, at di pa gano pagod, bla maka score pa rin kayo more, although madami improvements from game 1, so either way, natuto parin.
-may mga na-observe din kami na players na maganda ang forehand and backhand, pwede pumasa ng long... hmmm, attend kayo ng practice para ma-identify natin yung mga roles ng players at ma-maximize ang use of resources.
-Yung nga lang mainit talaga ang araw, mas maiitim ang kalaban nyo, 2 lang yan, babad sila sa araw the entire week, kayo babad sa lamig ng Aircon ng SGV the whole day.
-Kahit mainit konting lamig ng ulo, madami plays na incidentals ika nga di sinasadya, so just play on, kung di alam ng defender nyo na nasaktan kayo, say it to them (style din yan to intimidate) na sinaktan, nasaktan kayo, para mag-sorry, di naman yan talaga mag-sosorry kung alam nya di nya sinasadya, Okie, Peace tayo!!!

Sana maka attend kayo ng practice para maka laro kayo as girls all team pag pick-up.
Sana pareho parin tayo ng objectives, to have fun, and try winning as one.
Open lahat to learn, to be taught, tulong tulong tayo. (wala pilitan sa ayaw =) Wag mahiya lahat naman tayo halos magkaka kilala na, at libre ang magtanong, sasagotin ni Dondi yan lahat (ehehehe)

Monday, September 8, 2008

2008 Warriors Tournament and Farty (WTF!?)

When: 6 September 2008, 9AM - 4PM
Where: Camp Aguinaldo
After Tourney Fool Farty: Rooftop, Cityland Wack Wack Royal Mansion
After Farty to the After Farty: Mr. Kebab, West Ave.

Master Shifu and the Dragon Warriors
Green-ada A-discs
My Ultimate Loving Team, Oh! (MULTO)

Tourney Results:
1st place - Green-ada A-discs
2nd place - MULTO
3rd place - Dragon Warriors
4th place - G-Spot

Friday, August 29, 2008

Warriors Tourney Festival aka WTF

Team A
  • Felix - El Capitan
  • Dondi
  • Roy
  • Garry
  • Harold
  • Cheng
  • Gladys
  • Leah
  • Ivy
  • Yelle

Team B

  • Ian - El Capitan
  • Greg
  • Doc
  • Patrick
  • Chris
  • Cel
  • G
  • Jacq
  • Frances

Team C

  • Czar - El Capitan
  • Nana
  • Mike
  • Shane
  • Dino
  • Regner
  • Sarah
  • Mina
  • Kring
  • Mavs

Team D

  • Lawee - El Capitan
  • Reymund
  • Macky
  • Jeser
  • Alvin
  • Wowee
  • Tisha
  • JM
  • Jomen
  • Ana
Coming soon.... Team names....

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Table Tennis Night

We have gone beyond Ultimate Frisbee. The Warriors have been active in other sports such as Wall Climbing, Badminton and recently (oh yeah and three cheers for the first timers, they were good) Table Tennis. Greg the White Dragon proved that he's really a dragowwnnn on the 4-sides of the table. Well, it's part of his genes and DNA to be a good Table Tennis Player. May nalalaman pa siyang excuse na "sa PE lang ako naglalaro", eh nasa bloodstream na niya puro pingpong balls na. What'll be our next sporty activity?? Well Teesya suggested we can have a larong kalye sportsfest. You know, patintero, tumbang-preso, luksong-tinik and piko!! Puwede puwede!!

Jacq vs. Greg aka "China vs. Korea"

Natalo ni China si Korea

Spectators. Si Mina hayop magserve at si Frances first-time lumaro pero nanalo!

Mr. China

Leahloo and Teesya

Boo Yelle Boo!! Working ka jan!! Hehehe peace tayo ah!!!

Mina vs. Greg aka Philippines vs. China

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

BoomBoom Room Mid-Monsoon Triple Celebration

Why the triple celebration?
1) El Capitan Dondi's Birthday
2) White Dragon Sholin God passed the CFA Level I
3) Rikko Batin's engaged

When I shared with the team that our lanai or "tea room" has been renovated, they insisted on baptizing it, the Ultimate Warriors way, by having a party. They even declared the place as the Boom Boom Room, and made it the team's official party venue. As the modest hostess and golden ticket, I agreed on having the very first BoomBoom Room party. After all, we started back in 2005, at the same place, wherein we drank and partied the night away like there was no tomorrow.

December 2005 - Right after the SGV Sportsfest, we were warming-up to get drunk and wasted

December 2005 - Ayan na, simula na ng isang mahabang gabi!

September 2006 - Golden Ticket's Birthday Celebration

December 2006 - Christmas Party
December 2006 - Taboo!

December 2006 - Laughter at its finest

December 2006 - Bago pa maging Hotseat si Mundz, yung Lays nalang daw muna

December 2006 - Kami nalang ata natira

What happened back in 2007? Oh yeah that's right, it was Whitee Co-Captain Greg's turn to host the party for the Warriors. Thus, it was White Dragon Shaolin God's year.

September 2007 - Urdaneta Open Party

December 2007 - Christmas Party 2007

Hmmm, I just noticed that the party host and hostess are those peeps whose names start with the letter "G" and have been victims of the gang bang... Hahaha!!

But this year, it's the moment of the BoomBoom Room.

Last August 2, well I do not consider it as an excuse to party just because there was no game the next day, but rather there were three reasons to celebrate and it was mentioned at the very first paragraph of this entry. At the same time, it was an avenue for all of us to talk about our past games and our action plans for Monsoon's Days 3 and 4.

Oh yeah, days before the party, I insisted on having a "mature drinking" session because I kinda didn't want the place to be trashed. Hey, back in the coveted 2005 washak party, it was kinda hard to clean-up for a week (especially cleaning up our barf-filled banga and puke-smothered carpet), (the next day after the party) quite difficult to cheer for the Philippine team back in the SEA Games in Manila due to a terrible hangover and be grounded for like a month.

So yeah, at that night, no shots were made.

Food was also great. (Please let me raise my bench here) I cooked two types of pasta: Pinoy pasta and puttanesca. They loved it so much, each of them went back to the lil buffet table for two to three times. Donds and Greg treated the gang 4 boxes of Pizza and Tish brought that oozingly sinful chocolate cake from her fabulous Tita.


This cake made us commit the capital sin of gluttony. But I gotta admit, it's effin damn good!

Of course, the party wouldn't be complete without the booze. Most of the stuff came from Sarah (waaahh Smirnoff rocks) and I still had 16 bottles of SMB Light (For Jaguar PO's consumption). Mike made his special vodka concoction.

Looks like it's gonna be a long night heh... But it was kept in their minds to have a mature drinking night... Hehe!

After a hearty dinner, the peeps started to go chill drinking. While the night was young, different activities were done: poker, videoke, entertainment provided by Felix (the dude got acoustic talent and has a cool guitar!) and lotsa kwentuhan sessions.

Jacq, Yelle and White Dragon... Uuuuyyyyy CFA Level I na 'yan!

Si Mike nabusog ayan inantok!

Hussler 'tong si Jacq o! Si Yelle alam na kinukunan ditowww... Hehe!

After their poker game

Rikko Batin will have a missus in the next few months.... Yeehaw!!

Doc's rendition of Frank Sinatra's "My Way"

Kwentuhan and kwelahan sessions... Doc maghohot-oil o!

Happy Berday Donds!

Sige nga Doc, ganyan ba maglagay ng Czarmel sawce?? Hehehe!

Leahloo: (with much seduction) Get some cake babehhhh!!

Sorreh I stole Felix's thunder

I guess part of the mature drinking night was having a hardhit and hotseat discussion. What was it all about? Well 'nuff said.

My lips are sealed.

The party ended at around 2am. Yep, as reiterated, no shots were made and we were still standing proud (as in no one barfed and mopped themselves on the floor). We were happy that we had the BoomBoom Room Mid-Monsoon Triple Celebration.

Monsoon Madness: Day 3

From the Director's Chair. Thou shall we listen to his thoughts.

Looking at the Ayala Alabang Country Club form the car, the grass was oh so green, from the previous pig pen we made of it 2 Sundays ago, grown and trimmed, the smell was different. Last Day of the Round Robin Phase of the Monsoon League. Watching sport for my 36 summers, we can see players, athletes, all of them aren't alike, small, short, big, stacky, fast, slow, gifted, trained, etc, etc, etc.

In sports lingo we have a term Dark Horse, it is a team or a player, or an individual, who is less considered to win, but not also to be underestimated because they call pull miracles and upsets. I cannot call the Ultimate Warriors a Dark Horse, other teams can now call us that. Speaking English very fluent and ala Conio type does not make you all the better, if not the greatest player of the sport your trying to play. You just have to show your stuff and let your achievements do the talking.Better or Worse? That my personal take, whats yours?

The Ultimate Warriors Team, from the views of other as like a so-so team. Never scouted, or what team are you playing "Warriors" I often get ah "AHHH". Ahhh Ulol mo!!! Hehehe, Talo kayo samin!!! Ulol!!!So di nila tayo kilala, kaya ganon, ngayon kilala na nila tayo. Takot na yan mga yan next time.


Welcome Back HOUNDZ TRIO. The game with Monster was a break of the curse of 1st game loss scenario (highlighted by Roy "WOW" Umali). This Monsoon League whenever the Warriors played there 1st Game we lost, i.e. Week 1 with Shawarma, Week 2 with Espana United. Well it has to stop somewhere. This was the Day that the curse of 1st game Lost was broken. Fairy Tale ending. MY VERSION OF UNIVERSAL POINT version 1.0 aka U-MINA-VERSAL POINT. Well, with that in mind, i will not be talking with the score, as we always lead the game with 2 points, then came behind with 1 point, the tied, the Universal Point. Going for our Win. PATIENCE IS A VIRTUE. That was the winning formula. As the renowned defense of both Monster 1 and 2, CUP (sana tama yan) defense was employed. The warriors was very much inspired by watching SPO1 and SPO2 playing on the pig pen, 2 sundays ago. Made use of there own version of the Ultra Magnetic Short Pass-Activate c/o Danny and Teacher Xtian (SPO1). We have moved the disc up and down oh so well. I dont want to mention names but, Dondi, Greg, Sarah, Mundz, Skeletor, Agent 0, Mike, Roy, Tish, Czarmel Sauce (hehehehe) were at their best. Technical notes confer that we only scored 2 points with long, i.e. Ahem ahem, the 3 point by Felix, with the my all the Way from Grg, and My catch to Felix point. And the oh so well famous Mina Raymond DISC-CONNECTION (from Cel's). All of the other points from short game, breaking the cup almost every time in our possession. Dondi and Sarah had also a HONEY-CONNECTION as Sarah caught a Honey pass right going left inside out by the Captain. The Ultimate Girl Warriors were like Houndz in defense, Jacq, Cel, Tish, Mina and the rest of the Girl warriors, help each other containing a versatile slightly quicker and taller Monster, whom scored atleast 3 points or so. Blocks to many to mention, as the played defense on the End Zone, and not making them score. Cheers to you Cel for the Block that nearly ricochet on some of the girls. Also there was also a point were we converted when few husk for the endzone many of the warriors was just not clearing out of the end zone, clogging the passing lane, Handler Skeletor I think was looking for a score pass to Roy, when the disc got a little bit blown off target, everybody jumped, catched the disc, but sorry Monster the Point was scored in between player (sa tagalog paningit) by the Sneaky Ninja Jacq, Nice one Jacq!!! Czarmel, Skeletor and Roy shared intercepting almost all of the Huck from the opponent, which made each possession turn into a goal. We were very thankful for gracing the show. Universal Highlight -- with a problem of game time keeping, everybody including myself was confused whether the game time cap was over. So I went to the committee and ask was the 1st set of games were finished, a very familiar PUA Board member replied "Kanina pa, kanina tapos" I told him that we were not able to hear it, and I asked him, can he announce the last point again for the benefit of our team and Monster to make it official. He then replied " hindi, hindi na pwede, ang tagal tagal nyo na naglalaro dapat marunong na kayo mag-time keep". Oh well he did pass by our field and said 3 minutes, and that was the last that I heard of it. So at a tied game and end of regulation time, the disc was almost to the other side of the field, needing to progress it entirety for a point and eventual win. Mundz was forced line while everybody was hearing the stall count, nearing stall, looking up to the trees a disc was flying as Mundz release a throw (which was the only throw available) outside in, where to? I dont know coz no one was calling him nor him barking at the receiver, ah this was the all so Famous Mundz-Mina DISC-CONNECTION as Mina caught Mundz was, where everybody on the field especially the Monster Team, concentration on there cup, it was broken by that DISC-CONNECTION, Mina to Dondi, Dondi killer Backhand to the Achilles Tendon Torned Lawrence aka Agent O, Now the SUN BLOCK JOKER, once again like so many times in the past scored for the Warriors. Game Point. WARRIORS WIN. Everybody relieved with the Hypertension Like Plays, came altogether a cheered as like we won our First Olympic Gold. Why did we win this game. Good decision, good call, good play. To my Captain there an old saying "To hear, one has only to listen", as we progress into the next games into the Finals Day, we often hear our captain call plays, which eventually we hear and listen, made us all look so good in the field, playing, having fun and enjoying and spreading the love!!!!To The The Ultimate Warriors, I very thankful you chose me to be in this team, rather me choosing you as a team, Puta Mushy Bullshit!!!!

Resting from a slightly controversial win with Monster, whom Crocodile Dondi Chronicles from the Summer League, were according to him we played our best game against a complete Monster Team, which they didn't won, but we lost. Payback was all so sweet.

Next game was Breakfast Club.... very friendly game, living up to the SOTG. Ano yun? Spirit of the Game, burp.. JR even said ano wag na tayo maglaro, uniman nalang, as if they were not driking already, hehehe! Sarah said OO nga inuman nalang. A game accepted as a win for BC.Well , off to the game, side by side in the sidelines (hmmm ang dami word na side yun including this one) with BC a game all so FUN, no pressure, Hakuna Ma-ta-ta. With BC, so many years the senior and Englesh Espekeneng, we manage to score the first point against them hehehehe. Thank you Enteng for the pass, which was intentionally for Gladys, which I eventually caught for a point hehehe, Hakuna Ma-ta-ta. During the duration of the game it was close, Warriors leading at least 1 point each time BC scored, in other words, they were trailing. Great Handlers from BC made the score all so close and tied often times in the game. All for the spirit of fun and SOTG. With the Houndz countlessly intercepting there Hucks, one BC asked what are we on? Growth Hormones, Horse Hormones or Steriods... Hehehe! As the Warriors mastered their speed against them on defense. With Leah's tackling one of the BC Guys thigh, and goes lets me see your armor and pads miss, hehehe! He even went to base camp to ask for Leah, saying "hey where your line backer who game me a tackle" hehehe! With time barking saying 8 minutes to go, with 1 point down, the Warriors needed a point to force a Universal Point against BC, nearing 3 minutes to go, moving the disc slowly but surely near our endzone, pass after pass we did, with the famous Urda gilid play, a broken play caught by Sonny Boy (Lawee Boy) nearing the endzone, with the defense and everybody clogging the passing lane, and not clearing out, what the heck just took the risk and threw a forehand to the MINA-MACHINE, with a pass caught with the skin of teeth (sa tagalog nasalo ng Kuko hahahaha). Tied scored, the BC team was oh so surprised with last point barking, that the Warriors force them to Universal Point. This is getting to be a habit. Exchange of possessions ensued, until finally we were able to have possession of the disc, a huck away to the winning point, (please fill in the name of the passer) the outside going in pass was caught again by the Achilles Torn Sonny Boy scored to give the BC the 1st lost in the Monsoon league, we were the only team who was able to Beat BC, hephep hurray!!!! With the pass completed and sealed the game, everybody was happy, I think including BC, which I think saw us very elated that we won against them, and was also happy for us winning against them, as we cheered each other, exchanging nice game gestures. With Mr 1 versus 100 man JR nodding in disbelief that we won, sitting on the chair as I gestured nice game with a grin on my face.


Winning Formula for this Game. With nothing hanging, we played relaxed, cheered, had fun with the other team. As time expired, with a chance to win, with the countless hours of practice and pick-up games we showed ourselves. It's fun to play, and it's more fun to play and win with the celebration of the spirit of the Game.


With the time keeping glitch from the Game against Monster 2, I heard Captain, told us, that he hoped that we learn from what happened with the time keeping in this game we had with Monster 2.

After the game from BC, as everyone was relaxing in Base Camp, reminiscing plays, Gary numerous block against a Monster player, The Return of QBF, which called a controversial foul at the end zone with monster. Also with Cel's foul called a release throw. In some small little groups of discussion. Cooling off, with several games of twister, when BC serenaded the Warrior basecamp to the tune of "Theme from Rocky's Eye of the Tiger" and some photo-ops. These guys were great! JR even pinch Dondz manhood as Sarah called it adultery, hehehe! Which reminds me that while playing against them the background music were collection of Spice Girls song, like everybody was dancing and singing, with the Spice Girls, Ice-Ice Baby, and some Retro Pinoy Music. Booting up once again to battle Ultimate Weekend Karma, according to Dondz, the defunct Jagadores et al. which the Warriors played in the last Monsoon League. The UWK (Ultimate Weekend Karma) played a game of Run, Huck and Catch, with each time they scored was when this White Guy was around, also the one during the game, gave Skeletor "the stench face" for a catch for a score, that even there own team mates saw it as a foul, but true to the SOTG, Enteng just brushed it off. More younger players, with the help of the blazing sun, were like draining our energy to catch up with them. The Warriors tied the game on the first part, then even lead with 2 points, then 3, before, the barrage of score made by UWK made it 1 point, as we exchange point with them with our possession. Sorry for this white guy who had been intercepted several times by Lawrence, Enteng and Czarmel Sauce, eating dust and grass in the process. (Hmmm parang si Mike yata yun ah, Mike diba!)

Greg was feeling oddly saying the Gatorade has something to do with it, coz it made him feel heavy and sluggish and all the more thirsty as he asked for some water. With Greg going over the officials table to check on the official time remaining, clock reads 10 more minutes until time lapses. The point the White Guy grab after, giving Skeletor a nudge seen by many. At this point the score was Warriors only leading by 1, with both teams informed that it still 8 minutes on time keeping. As the UWK employed there Huck Run Attack they manage to score once again for the tied, and another to lead by one. With them leading by one point, one player from UWK, and according to him, time has expired and our game was over, as he claimed that it was announced and both teams didn't hear it, being oh so controversial, a small technical arguement ensued with time keeping. Our Captain acknowledge the other teams captain to set the game is over, time capped expired. When the time barker audibly announce last point, a chance to tie for a universal point for the Warriors once again part 3. With almost everyone tired and almost empty, tried there best several times to execute and miss, until an execution of a more younger team scored the last point, lost but not beaten the Warrior Cheered On, celebrating a good day of Disc. Unfamiliar with the opponents and the 3 game stretch made the difference at the end. Returning to base camp, cooling down, shower and changing attires the Warrior went to Congo Grill before 6pm for a free Crispy Pata, with groups of 8, Lintek tapos na ang promo.All had a round of beer free of charge, in exchange of the other promo's. With the captains Birthday, food was served with him taking some meals to his tab.

Ang sarap ng Crispy Pata, Sisig at lahat ng ulam!!!!!!!!

Like any other birthday party a birthday song was rendered to the Captain!!!!

Once Again Happy Birthday to you Captain!!!

Saturday will be Our Finest Hour we can make this happen!!!


Doc on Pole este on Scoot pala.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Warriors Dictionary

Last update: March 19, 2010

- 1) A person who wants to do nothing but play ultimate; 2) Dondi (see "El Capitan"); 3) Tish the Dish; 4) Czar; 5) Fel; 6) Jacq

Agony - Captain Gregory, a.k.a. White Dragon

All the Way - A play which is basically a huck to the endzone after a first or second pass; Doc's favorite play

Angluben! Angluben! - Cheer for Tish the Dish whenever she would make a point at Boracay Open 2010, where she played for D12 Dragon Katol (a mix of Roaches and players from Cebu)

Bacolod Republic - The group of Warriors hailing from the Sugar Bowl of the Philippines, Bacolod; led by Chairman Emeritus Reymund a.k.a. Jaguar PO, it is made up of Kring, Vicky, Macky a.k.a. Mac from the Bac, Philip, and an assortment of other friends that have played and partied with the Warriors at one point or another

Bad Juju - Negative vibes; can be used as a noun or an adjective (usage: "All this negativity is bringin' me down. No to bad juju!" "That was a bad-juju game. Think happy thoughts!")

Bad Juju Girl (BJG) - The infamous hampas-er during the NYL09 semi-finals

Bano - A person who commits an error on the field (usage: After Greg's pull which covered only a third of the field, "Greg! Ano ba yan!? Bano!")

Barracks - The Warriors' new home field

Basurera/o - One who can catch basura passes, e.g., Jacq. All Waryoritas can actually be called this

Batas - A person with authority who initiates drills and plays; has been used several times to refer to Co-Captain Greg a.k.a. White Dragon (usage: "Ako ang batas!")

Bebeh Girls/Bebeh Gels - All-girl team made up of players from the Warriors, Circus Weng Weng, USC, and Breakfast Club

Boo - The standard shout when a Warrior commits a fumble during a no-pressure game (see "No-pressure Game"); the reply to any party-pooping message (usage: "I can't play on Saturday..." "Boo, Leahloo, boo!"); also "boo-la-lo" or "boo-la-te"

Boom-boom Room - Official Warriors' party venue, courtesy of Golden Ticket (see "Golden Ticket")

Byers - Czarmel-speak (see "Czarmel-speak") for "goodbye"

Call Time - The agreed meeting time, usually in SGV (note: Not to be confused with "Actual Time")

Clear - During a game, a cry heard whenever the end zone is clogged up

Clear that sh*t - During a game, a cry heard whenever the end zone is clogged up and no one listens to the cries of "Clear!"

Confeermed - Sure na sure

Confirmed - Less than 100% sure

Czarmel-speak - Unusual words (usually a cuter version of regular words) perpetuated by lead hound Czarmel (see "Byers," "Sadness," "Sureness")

D&G - The two captains, Dondi and Greg; could also refer to on-again, off-again teammates Derek and Gali

Dancing-dancing - What Jacq the Ripper does on a Friday night

Dangerous Girl - Jacq the Ripper's alter-ego who gets everyone drunk during parties

Double Happiness - When an individual on D blocks the disc, quickly goes on offense, and makes a point

Dutdut - Originally used to mean the uninvited poking and probing of newly inked skin, it can now also mean tattoo (usage: "Lei, papa-dutdut kami ni Sarah sa Monday. Sama ka?")

Dutduters Club - The uninvited pokers and probers of newly inked skin; current members include Jomen (President), Ces and Jacq the Ripper

El Capitan
- The team captain, Dondi a.k.a. Clyde

Fafa Fel - Stage name of Hound Felix; came about after making many Warrior girls swoon and sigh with his acoustic guitar performances during parties (usage: "Fafa Fel! I'm yours! I mean play naman I'm Yours ni Jason Mraz! Sigh!")

Fans - The Warriors' supporters during league games; includes family, friends, and non-playing Warriors

FedEx - Fafa Fel's nickname, given by a player from BC after the hound went into turbo mode and successfully blocked a disc at the end zone

Force Up - The ultimate dance move

Gang Bang - When an unsuspecting or secretly suspecting individual is encircled by gyrating members of the opposite sex; often occurs during parties involving excessive amounts of alcohol (usually followed by a name; one beginning with a "G" is preferred, but not required, e.g., Gang Bang Gladys, Gang Bang Greg)

Gapang Play - When the Warriors practice patience (see "Patience") to break a cup defense and slowly but surely bring down the disc to the endzone

Gerger - Alam niyo na 'yun

Golden Ticket - Gladiosa, our key to the riches of Punta Fuego and the Boom-boom Room

Gulungan sa Damuhan - A play wherein two Warriors go for the disc at the same time and end up colliding, falling to the ground, and rolling over several times due to monumentum (see "Monumentum"), a.k.a. "Rolling Attack"

Haciendero - Tish the Dish's husband

Hanimal - Refers to a player, usually female, who is a force to be reckoned with on the field

Happiness - When we have a scheduled pick-up game at San Lo (see "San Lo") and it doesn't rain

Happy David - Now defunct password to Urda (see "Urda")

Heart Attack Play - When the Warriors are playing for a Universal Point

Heyewie - Breathy sosy version of "eyew"

Hip-hop Shorts - The source of Tish the Dish's powers

Honey - Another name for El Capitan (see "El Capitan"), may also refer to El Capitan's other half Sarah a.k.a. Bonnie

Honeys, The - Refers to Bonnie and Clyde (see "El Capitan" and "Honey")

Hotness - Popularized by Bonnie; What you say (or rather, yell) before striking a pose, camera or no camera

Houndz - The Warriors' uber-fast runners: lead hound Czarmel, Lawrence, Ian, and Felix (usage: "Release the Houndz!")

Jaguar PO - Originally known as Jaguar Paw, this Chairman of the dreaded Bacolod Republic (see "Bacolod Republic"), is known for his powerful huck (forehand and backhand!) and his insatiable thirst for beer; his battlecry during parties: You can't drunk me!

Lawee Play - An offensive play involving short passes before a huck to the end zone

Mature Drinking - A night of alcohol that doesn't involve puking or passing out

Monumentum - The allowance of a few steps given to a person who has caught the disc on a run (usage: "Travel, pare." "Hinde, monumentum, pare.")

New Nyork - Mavs and Agent 0's new home

No-pressure Game - A game wherein the odds of the Warriors winning are slim to none; in this case, the quota is in effect (see "Quota")

Not Once, Twice, But Free! - Um, ano daw?

Papa D - One of the first people who taught the Warriors how to play; the object of many a Warrior girl's affections

- A virtue that the Warriors have slowly started to pick up, hence short passes to break the cup instead of a forced huck

QBF - Short for "Quick Brown Fox," the moniker given to Dubai-yuki Ryan

Quota - 1) The minimum number of points the Warriors aim for during a no-pressure game (see "No-pressure Game"), normally pegged at four points; 2) when the confeermed players for a pick-up game reaches 12 (usage: "Kalaban natin K3? OK, quota na 'to!" "Peeps, tuloy ang San Lo, quota na tayo. Happiness!")

Sadness - 1) When we have a scheduled pick-up game at San Lo and it rains; 2) when we don't have enough players for a pick-up game; 3) when Czarmel is stuck at the office on a Saturday night and can't join the Mid-Monsoon Par-tey

Sandwich - Minimized version of Gang Bang (see "Gang Bang") wherein an individual is trapped between two gyrating members of the opposite sex; a.k.a. "Double Team on the Dance Floor"

San Lo - Short for "San Lorenzo," venue of Friday night pick-up games; the reason behind cries of "Super Sarah Geronimo Anti-Rain Dance, activate!"

Scoring Machine - An individual who racks up the points, both on and off the field; reigning Aklan regional champion is Jomen

Snatcher - One who catches a pass that was intended for another player

Superstar - A Team Pilipinas player with mad skillz; often used to refer to Jasper, Teacher Teacher, D (v.2), and G (v.2)

Superstar Sandwich - 1) The sandwich of all sandwiches (see "Sandwich"); 2) Tish the Dish sandwich-ed by the Superstars (see "Superstar")

Sureness - The latest version of "Confeermed" (see "Confeermed")

Ultimate Warriors - NYL09 Pool B champs--and the team that I super love!

Urda - 1) Short for "Urdaneta"; 2) where it all began; 3) the Warriors' home base

Urda Open - The first tournament organized by the Ultimate Warriors, before they became the Ultimate Warriors; held in 2007 at Urda, it featured four teams: the original Ultimate Warriors (led by El Capitan), DKNY or Disc Ko Na 'Yan (led by QBF), Parokya ni V1no (led by Jaguar PO), and the League of Shadows (led by Reggie a.k.a. The Shadow)

Urda Play - 1) Bringing down the disc while strictly sticking to one side of the field; 2) the Warriors' favorite play; 3) also known as "Gilid Play"

Vendetta - When a Warrior refuses to get off the field so that he/she could exact revenge on an opposing player who blocked or scored off him/her

WTF?! - 1) Warriors Tourney and Farty, the Warriors' follow-up to Urda Open 2007; the name changed because the venue changed; was held in Camp Aguinaldo and featured four teams: Green-ada A-discs, My Ultimate Loving Team, Oh! (MULTO), Master Shifu and the Dragon Warriors, and G-Spot; 2) can also mean Warriors Team Fund

XX - New Warrior JM's nickname

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Monsoon Madness 2008: Day 2

From the Director's Chair. Thus, we shall pay our respects to his wisdom and observations.

UW vs. Espana United: 5-9

(mas madali manood kesa nasa loob, hehehe) - Short Game has improved leeps and bounds, there was a point for us i.e. the last point where Tish scored, the point started with a pull near the end zone (our end), short cuts and clogging was not a problem because everybody was not moving at the same time, Roy cuts, then Shane, then Kring, very patient and very fluid.(This was the point if you heard me Heckling before Dondi pick-up the Disc, "wala muna kikilos", sayang kasi ang movement kung di pa naman na-cacall na "disc in play" eh ikot na kayo ng ikot --- sasakit talaga ang mga katawan nyo lalo na Legs nyo, DIBA MINA hehehehe, pero masayang panooring na hinahabol-habol ka ng bantay mo hehehehe). My personal opinion is that whenever we play a seeded team we play our short game best, as compared to the later 2 games. Defense, our girls have to many blocks to count, well well well that is against Roselle Miranda (Philippine Team Lang Yun Noh!!!). Sa sideline ang ganda panoorin, napapa-hanep kame sa sideline, nice-blocks. Girls Warriors you were able to to that because, your were covering the offense at the back, you were able to read the pass of the handler and went ahead to the spot before the offensive player and was able to block it!!! That includes reading long hucks at the end zone. In summary girls have more blocks than the Boys hehehe, totoo yan. Well Dondi had same number of block or as many, lalo na against Molokai, malaki pa ang binabantayan nya. (insert Sarah, bakit ang laki ng binabantayan ng Honey Ko? Go Honey!!!!) Beterano na kasi yan hehehe (Peace!)

UW vs. Jogadores: 7-4


Erap taking a bath nang biglang lumindol. He ran outside the Beverly Hotel without his clothes on.
Guard: Mr. President! I think you forgot something...
Erap: Ay sh*t! Yung wristband ko!

Q: How do you confuse ERAP?
A: Stick him in a round room, and tell him to sit in the corner.

Pa-unang Salita --- we should not underestimate our competitors this does not mean, kahit na they never won with the Warriors, Jogadores (Malakas Maganda -- Underdogs) will never win against us. In all honesty, their handler Julius or IUS (Sometimes wearing a Jersey with BOSSING) is very good, Saturday morning before 9am Jogadores practices at Sunken Garden, then Later around 3-4pm goes to Ateneo Soccer Feild for afternoon session practice with Kayumanggi. Yun nga lang kulang-kulang lagi. Joy there Lady handler is always there. So nagprapractice sila. We scored 3 straight points against Jogadores, why? Favorite plays (long Hucks), Reymund to Lawrence, point 1, Reymund to Lawrence to Enteng point 3,Greg to Dondi, Dondi to Greg, Dondi (everybody insert: Si Patrict, Si Patrick sa endzone Open!!!!!!!!! --- Dondi insert (teka lang) Dondi -- pass risky and calculated, Patrick scores (1st Goal for the Monsoon yahooo!!! More to come Patrick. *** Comments We made those points against good defense, if you will see, how can we score 3 straight points, if we did not make good defense, thanks to the girls Ahem, ahem, ahem. hmmm, where are the girls teka, Tish was cuttting, Cel was running at the endzone, Sarah nasa likod ni Dondi. These point were all courtesy of the Girls defense, block, broken plays. Long points, this goes to show that all of us are improving, and that practices make us all better, against Jogadores, madamilong points, so nag-iincrease narin ang endurance and stamina natin, that the result of our weekly practices and pick-up.kaya na natin mag long point, starting from forcing to turn-over, slowly moving the disc, slowly thruupwind, mas accurate ang passes natin pag upwind kasi alam ng handler and receiver na upwind so na-reread na ang disc, Very Good Job in Disc reading! We made less turn over pag upwind. We make more risky huck pag with the wind tayo, kasi na tetempt ang handler to GO ALL THE WAY,PAG MAY SUMIGAW NG ALL THE WAY!!! ALL THE WAY!!! VERY TEMPTING hehehe. Pati Si Dondi na-tempt tuloy hehehehe (Nice One Honey!!!) Gilid plays, very effective, kasi sanay tayo sa Urdaneta na yan ang ginagawa, minsan gusto ko tuloy lagyan ng line sa gitna nawhite para kunyari yun ang sideline para nasa gitna tayo hehehe (HAHAHA WAY TO GO DOC)!

UW vs. Molokai: 8-7

Trivia: Molokai is a Bar/Resto in Makati where the Molokai Players drink regularly, the team was the defunct MAD (tama ba Greg?? oh well) Brainchild Dennis Zabal reformed the team last Summer League, and volunteered himself in teaching there newbies as I got to see them (the begginers) in SanLo with TODA Begginers night.

Was I playing both field, or 3 hmmm (TODA, Molokai, Warriors) well aside from doing my own drills for the love of the game, I scout the players as well. This is my way of compensating for my Age. I observe players strength and try to outplay them with there strength hehehe, matanda na talaga at magulang. So nag pra-practice din sila, we practice as well so as to protect our winning tradition hehehe.

Persons (Players) have natural tendencies di ba Reymund.

Analysis vs Molokai (sa totoo lang ayoko maglaro hehehe, kasi ni-nerbious ako, pag close ang laban gusto ko defense ako kesa offense -- kaya pala naka-score yung Naka-hubad hehehe, my Bad, cinover ko lang yung kasi walang bumabantay -- lame excuse)

Why did we lead by 3 points? Natural Tendencies --- Long Huck Reymund to Enteng, Enteng Dump to Reymund, Reymund to Lawrence, point 1,1-2, 1-2, 1-2, starting from the 3/4 of the field Sarah and Reymund combined for short and mid passes until Sarah went ahead without any defender until nakarating sila sa End Zone, Sarah, point 2. Di nakahabol ang defender kasi galing sa endzone nila trying to defend Sarah, so naiwan nya eventually, tired legs narin ang 4 na naging 5 later, take note yung "pleasantly healthy" na player nila. Medyo maganda nga panoorin kasi si Yelle ang Katapat parang TEN sila 1-0 hehehehe.

Teka lang... Nakalimutan ko pala yung highlights ng personal MVP tandadan ROY "WOW" UMALI. Sa dami dami ng Blocks mo sa Espana United, Goal sa Espana United. End Zone Strip for a End Zone Score, contested interception for a foul daw Haller!!! wala sayo ang Disc. Roy ang galing mo Idol, block against Molokai. Score against Molokai, and serveral saving catches!!!!Enteng ikaw din (insert : same as above with Roy) Sorry girls di kayo nakikita ni Mundz ang Greg kaya yung nasa long ang nakikita hehehe, nakikita nalang kayo pag stalling 7 na hehehe, This is where the TISH "coming coming coming audible comes into play" WHY? Pag nakakarining kasi ang defender ng audible ng may humihingi ng pass while cutting, tumitingin din sya, para ma block, also it could serve as a fake for the one audibly saying that he/she is cutting to make other areas open, make sense ba. Naka habol ang Molokai scoring 3-0, why did Molokai scored 3-2, then we scored 4-2, then 2 points for them tied at 4-4. Recap. The handler #23 was playing a short game, ala 1-2, with Dino, and the other Topless guy in chores in handling, at almost 3/4 of the field they went to the Chinese looking guy which eventually scored there 2 points, as observed, nag-semi stack kasi sila sa putik, and yung guys nilang long nasa side na walang putik, napansin ko nalang yun kasi medyo mabilis makatakbo kasi from midline pumupunta sa gilid kasi dun, di gano maputik kaya medyo makakatakbo. Trading points tayo after 4-4, 5-5. This was the point where DONDI said to himself "T*** **a kailangan natin manalo dito" with every Warriors was watching, Dondi was guarding #23 in an endzone play, ala box-out style, and low post in basketball combined, hehehe, the #23 Handler low-post Dondi, pwet muna for the position, sabay siko hehehe kalas si Dondi ayun score, hehehe, yan yung tumawag ng foul before that play hehehe, kita-kita ng lahat hahaha, then they led 6-5, hangang dun nalang sila. Winning formula, Dondi instructed Tish to employ a semi-cup sa handler, Tish was guarding a spot where it is actually blocking the cutting lanes from the midline, forcing bad throws which eventually ended a turnover, Sarah was also helping this way making them to be forced at 1 side of the Field (Thanks to the knowledge imparted by Nana, when we were tought the Cup Defense -- Nagbunga din -- meaning listening is part of learning talaga -- di nyo yan ma-aapreciate while playing -- the best view is from the sideline hehehe). Napako na sila sa 6, we scored back to back point, to win, to tie at 6-6, when official said LAST POINT, this was the nail bitting series of event ensued. Our disc at the 3/4 from our end zone, with the wind. Shane was the best cutter, as he had cut and catch several passes to make us across the field, nakasalo pa yan ng hinagin na disc na halos nakato na!!! Galing Mo Shane!!! Nakikita ko lahat yan.... Then several tries for the wind. 1st Lawrence, incomplete!!!!!!!! Foul daw kay Greg hehehehe (Kami ni Mike sa sideline, UUUUyyyyy tumawag ng Foul si Greg). Another try ang walang kamatayan na semi-long huck ulit!!! Greg after the back to handler, Roy naman made a wonderful cut, (Ayyyyy si Roy di nasalo --- Ako yung while pinching Mike's Shoulder) FOUL! FOUL! FOUL! FOUL CALLED!!!! Ay salamat. Dondi eto na yun sinasabi mo na nakaka nerbiyos, we were trying kaya sobrang kaba na lahat, nanonood nalang wala na nag checheer, awaiting the end result.

And finally OUR CFA PASSER MADE A PASS OF HIS LIFE, WITH A WINNING SCORED AT HIS RECENT CFA EXAM, WE ALL JUMPED AND CELEBRATED AT THE FIELD SHOUTING OUR HEARTS OUT!!!!! PUMASA SI GREG!!! PUMASA SI GREG!!!! SA CFA EXAM NYA!!!!!!!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS GREG!!!!!!!!!! ANG Galing mo talaga pumasa!!!!!, Di nakikita ni Greg ang mga cutters so, from previous plays Lawrence was cutting alone Greg's path of vision, after makita ni Greg si Lawrence cutting in, Lawrence went long, midline going toward left, and after FORCING GREG TO THROW FOREHAND (kasi puro daw Backhand), TIRAHAN NGA NG KILLER FOREHAND, OUTSIDE IN, while Lawrence was curling left to right!!! Ayun!!! Tapos ang Boxing.... Agent 0 saved the day from the Molokai, bwahahahahaha!!!!

Next week try watching with me.....
Doc on Scoot (never was I a good player, but a keen observer)

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Monsoon Madness 2008: Day 1

(By newly elected Captain Dondi)

Sunday. July 20, 2008.

Day 1. Monsoon League.
Alabang Country Club

Two months after the Summer League, the Ultimate Warriors braved the fields of Alabang for the start of Summer League Part 2. (Sobrang init, parang hindi Monsoon!) Fresh from their pre-Monsoon meeting and excited to compete once again, everyone laced up their cleats (except Jacq, Ms. Sleepyhead) well ahead of the first scheduled game. The team jogged together, stretched together, practiced throws together and ultimately baked under the merciless heat of the sun together. Oh Monsoon, where art thou?


Jacq - 2.5 games only. =)

Boys, Sara and Jaguar Po approachingMaayos pa pose ni White Dragon/Ako-Ang-Batas/Shaolin God CFA Master
Weck wacky na shuhhhh.... tinakpan pa si lleeyyuhhhhhhhhhh....


Wala na tayong fans!

9 males and 6 females. Just two lines and an extra male. Plus lack of sleep due to the pre-Monsoon meeting. Plus Smirnoff Ice still slowly swimming inside our system. And of course, how can we forget the Monsoon Sun? Proudly and perpetually above our heads, slowly draining every ounce of energy from our already lethargic bodies. Good Luck Warriors.


Game 1

Ultimate Warrios – 11
Shawarma Club – 13

It’s a bit disappointing that the Warriors lost to Shawarma Club (Xavier players) especially since the team has beaten this club each time they faced each other in the past. The Warriors were also holding the lead for most of the game. It was a cycle of getting a two point lead and relinquishing the lead just as fast. There was a bit of confusion also with the rotation (My bad guys) as sometimes there was just one handler on the field. The Warriors gave themselves an opportunity to win the game but a wild chain of events from the disc going through the hands of three players (two Warriors, one Shawarma) and ending in a layout goal for the Shawarma girl robbed us of the victory. But all in all, it was a good game for the Warriors considering the heat and lack of players and the heat and the adjusting with the new rotation scheme and of course, the heat.

Game 2

Ultimate Warriors – 13
Kayumanggi – 4

After a two-hour break, the Warriors faced their second opponent. Kayumanggi was a relatively beginner team and the Warriors took advantage. The team unleashed its secret weapon, Doctor extraordinaire, Jerome Castro. Dormant in the first game, the Doc exploded to score four or five goals in the contest, more than compensating for the absence of lead Hound Czarmel. Yeba! The newest member of the Houndz, Felix, also showcased his speed showing no signs that this was his first League game and only 3rd time overall to play Ultimate. But the unquestionable highlight of all highlights of course, is Roy ’s rolling attack. Now famously known in the Warriors circle as “gulungan sa damuhan”, Tisha and Roy scored in the endzone but no goal was counted. (Peace Tisha and Roy!) The event cannot be put into words and you just have to personally be there to understand. Sorry na lang sa mga absent. =)

Game 3

Ultimate Warriors – 12
TODA – 2

By the start of the 3rd game, the Warriors were already beaten down by the sun. The Warriors faced a team with a familiar face (Hi JM!). Both teams were actually laboring, showing signs of fatigue throughout the game. But the Warriors had enough in its tank to pull through and secure their second victory of the day.

After the games, most of the team went on to ATC to eat and rehydrate after three games in one day under extreme heat and competition. It was super tiring but super fun. And the Warriors can’t wait to do it all over again this Sunday.

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