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Talk on “Self-Injurious Behaviors among Adolescents: Assessment and Interventions with Dr. Ma. Teresa Gustilo-Villasor.”

06/23/2016 Leave a comment

Overview:

On July 22, Metropolitan Psychological Corporation (MPC) will be holding its second talk for 2016 entitled, “Self-Injurious Behaviors among Adolescents: Assessment and Interventions with Dr. Ma. Teresa Gustilo-Villasor.”

This event will be held at the Ateneo Professional Schools – Ateneo de Manila University in 20 Rockwell Drive, Rockwell Center, Makati City from 9 AM – 4 PM (Friday).

MTGV July Talk 2016

Promo for talk on “Self-Injurious Behaviors among Adolescents: Assessment and Interventions.”

 

Damian Lillard’s Adidas Take On Summer Tour (#DameTimeManila) Press Conference (June 14, 2016)

06/14/2016 Leave a comment
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#DameTimeManila Press Conference – Clockwise: Adidas pulls out all the stops on this incredible backdrop. | A smiling Damian Lillard.  A rare shot considering his stoic demeanor. | As close as I could get. | Thank you Adidas Philippines for this awesome backpack. | Thanks to NextJam for the souveneir ticket. | A photo of the Media Registration tarpaulin at the Kerry Sports Arena.   

It was past two in the afternoon when Damian Lamonte Ollie Lillard, the Portland Trailblazers dynamic 6’3’’ point guard, made his way to the seating area of the Kerry Sports Arena in Shang-ri La The Fort, Bonifacio Global City for his Manila press conference. The two-time NBA all-star took several questions from the media and this was what I asked him:

Dr. Tedi Villasor: “Hi Dame. We have a lot of aspiring high school, collegiate, and professional (basketball) players. Could you give us in your opinion what are the five qualities that they should possess to be really good basketball players?

Damian Lillard: “Off the top of my head, I would say that number one would have to be character. If you have high character, you work hard, be a good teammate, coachable and…all of the intangibles that go along with it.

 Having a good work ethic…wanting it more. Keep advancing in the levels of the game. Get your team to improve (towards) a championship.

 Third is…being competitive. Some guys keep raising (their) level (of play).

 Fourth, be honest with yourself. It is very important to be honest with yourself when it comes to weaknesses. You might be in a situation where you have to be that guy in the last six or seven games. Understand who you are and understand the situation you are in. Read more…

Review: ToyCon 2016 (June 11, 2016)

06/11/2016 Leave a comment
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ToyCon 2016 – Clockwise: Enterbay Michael Jordan | With the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Russell Westbrook | Happy 39th Birthday Voltes V! | Dean Cain answers some questions for his fans. | Psyched for Suicide Squad. | Voltes V exhibit.

ToyCon 2016 or is it ToyCon/PopLife Fan Xperience 2016 now?

Regardless, everyone knows that it was partnership that was borne from the success of last year’s AsiaPOP Comicon.  The formula: Bring in international celebrities/personalities in order to enrich our pop culture experience.

The caveat of course is that this “enriching experience” would almost always entail an additional expense which eventually presented itself in the form of a 400% increase in one-day ticket prices[i] and a 233% increase for three-day passes.  Other meet-and-greet packages were also announced but their sizable cost would only warrant the attention of the true fans of the celebrity guests.

Now, I am happy for those who can afford to shell out some hard cash to have an audience with our international guests…but what about us who are only really interested in seeing the hobby merchants?  Why make us pay so much more for people or acts that we have no real interest in seeing?

I surmise that the only fair way around this is that if the SMX Convention Center will still be the future home of ToyCon, then the organizers should allot one of the mini-halls on the second floor to the toy and comic merchants. With this concession (and a reduced entrance fee), it would—in my mind—become a more legitimate ToyCon wherein comic/toy enthusiasts and sellers can engaging in shoptalk. No flash. All hobby.  Just the way it should be. Read more…

Talk on “From the Classroom to the Boardroom to the Playing Field: Highlighting seven points to developing mental toughness.”

03/31/2016 Leave a comment

Overview:

On April 28, Metropolitan Psychological Corporation (MPC) will be holding its first talk for 2016 entitled, “From the Classroom to the Boardroom to the Playing Field: Highlighting seven points to developing mental toughness” with Dr. Tedi Gustilo Villasor.

This event will be held at the Ateneo Professional Schools – Ateneo de Manila University in 20 Rockwell Drive, Rockwell Center, Makati City from 9 AM – 12 NN (Thursday).

REGV April Talk 2016

Promo for talk on “From the Classroom to the Boardroom to the Playing Field: Highlighting seven points to developing mental toughness.”

Last Day (March 19, 2016)

03/19/2016 Leave a comment

 

If Jim Lee wasn’t already a superstar artist, working on Batman cemented it.

 For the last few years, those who have come to my clinic have seen this poster on my wall: Batman and Nightwing running in the rooftops of Gotham City.

The poster was inspired by the Batman (1940) #615 cover of superstar artist Jim Lee. Back in 2003 (or was it 2004), D.C. Comics marketed these Hush posters but not to long after–they stopped producing them for some reason.

To this day, I think D.C. Comics has yet to reissue them.

In its place will be a permanent wooden/glass display case that will be the future home of my art collection.

More on that in a future post. 

Jason Kidd’s 100th triple-double: Destiny will have to wait (February 10, 2008)

02/10/2016 Leave a comment

Originally posted in one of my old blogs back in February 15, 2008.

February 10, 2008.

Despite a sudden torrid downpour of snow as we walked towards the Izod Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey—I could feel it in the cold air.

This afternoon’s match up between the New Jersey Nets and Dallas Mavericks was going to be a good one.

Or at least I hoped it would be a good one, if only for two reasons.

  • Super courtside seats!!!
  • Triple-double #100 (Kidd had the opportunity to record his 100th career triple-double that afternoon and finished with 13 points, 14 assists, and six rebounds—falling short of the feat by 4 caroms).

Some of the highlights: Read more…

Review: Condura Skyway Marathon (February 7, 2016)

02/07/2016 Leave a comment
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Clockwise: My new Nike Free 5.0’s. | Condura Skyway Marathon runners kit. | Hello from up front! | Race Map at the back of the 2016 Condura Skyway Marathon finishers shirt. | The finish line. | Condura Skyway Marathon finishers shirt (21 km division).

Two days after flying in from the United States, there I was, jet lagged and all–getting ready for my second consecutive Condura Skyway Marathon.  Initially, I had thought that I would not be able to participate in this year’s Condura event due to my trip abroad.  But as luck would have it, while I was in the process of finalising my ticket, my schedule cleared up and the rest is history.

Prestigious and Exclusive

Since I’ve started running, I have always considered Condura to be the “unofficial starting point” to a new running season.  It is also–in my opinion–the most prestigious of all the running events that are out there due to its location and exclusivity.  After all, it is the only time of the year wherein human beings are allowed to run back-and-forth that long stretch of elevated road called Skyway.

Footwear

The race also marked the debut of my new Black/White Nike Free 5.0[i].  This pair, much like its predecessors Nike Free 4.0 and Nike Free 3.0, will probably last me two years.  Free’s–despite the obvious contradiction–are excellent investments and should serve you well.

Overall, I felt that I put up a major league stinker with a time of 3:11:43 (21.1 km).  I remember having a good pace in my first 10.5 km but I then started to develop some numbness in the little toe of my left foot.  It was at this point that I decided to take it easy[ii].
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[i] Which I never had a chance to break in as I purchased them a day before the race.
[ii] As I was not able to get a lot of practice runs in prior to Condura, the only expectation I had for myself that morning was to be able to finish the race.

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