From Inquirer.net




I usually do sports things.

Like basketball, boxing, billiards and DOTA 2.

Yes, dammit… e-gaming is a sport.

I have never written about gymnastics before.

Carlos Yulo is a ninja.

I wonder what kind of training you need to do that requires you to spin around in the air like some sort of toy propeller and then lightly touch the mat and do another spin in the air like a toy propeller.

The dude is awesome.





And I like to think that I would restrain my emotions at the sight of girly floor exercises but… this guy made gymnastics cool. Look, any type of sport that requires a person to have a visible bulge in the groin and the said sport isn’t a combat sport is well… unlikely for men. But this guy says otherwise. I can’t even split… much less tumble in all directions.

Caloy Yulo, the first Pinoy World Gymnastics Champion in 41 editions, did things I never saw in the brief time I followed the sport. The international tiffs usually feature gymnastics as some sort of filler. We don’t know the sport… but especially back in the 90s, parents allow little girls to do ballet or splits. Yulo’s first two moves were typical but when he displayed those moves that lightly touch the mat and unleash another round of spins, it was gold.

And not only that. I loved how he thanked his Japanese coach after he got the score and constantly tugged on the Philippine flag in his shirt. The government sucks – I mean I guess as far as the 2000s go – when it comes to supporting the athletes. Alex Pagulayan and Wesley So distanced their selves from the country during international tiffs because they were never given support. Critics and online trolls rant at the fact that we’re never good in basketball but at the same time, can’t even endorse a noteworthy alternative to get funding.

And despite Hidilyn Diaz’s efforts to make it big in the global stage, we just can’t give her something to get inspired on.

But then we have Diaz… and now Yulo to go wicked sick in our quest to win our first gold medal in the Summer Games.

Hopefully instead of showering recognition on Yulo for his meteoric rise, support will come to give him better resources to achieve his dream. I guess it’s best for him to train outside the confines of the country but at least give him motivation like allowance or something. If e-gamers have nutritionists as well as physical therapists in their facilities, maybe Yulo can have the same things as well. During the time of Bea Lucero, Milo supported her even until when she switched to taekwondo. Yulo is only 19 and if Milo wants to have another face to put on their drinks, then they have this guy.  

If you’re looking for standard bearers for our quest for the 2020 Olympics, look no further than Yulo. The future looks bright for this young man and if we have someone like this, it would be insane to not use him to his full potential.

Sure, I bet it’s hard to watch gymnastics while holding a beer and screaming curses at the set but the moment when he showed respect to his coach is everything you want to see in a Karate Kid-like movie.

Let’s just ride on his high and let everything fall into place.

He knows what needs to be done so let’s do whatever we can to support him.

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Hi Cassidy Railey.

Wazap.

Your dad likes to blog and aside from documenting your adorable movements, I chronicle a lot of your important moments.

Remember the time when you allowed yourself to vomit from a kid.

Tadah.

It happened around October 13, 2019 at SM Hypermart Pasig. You’re learning how to become a goofy, little critter and you had a playpen friend that coughs a lot and in your words… sounded Japanese.

Anyway, he hit you and you for some insane reason, fell to stairs part of the playpen.

And then that kid hurled on you.

I think he just hit you on the pants but I saw a lot of vomit falling to your direction. You were telling the kids that the baby just spat a lot of things on you and the kid’s guardian was a bit embarrassed.

And then I rode your ass for about half an hour because you could have averted that if you just stayed away from the kid. I mean… the kid was coughing at you… without covering his mouth.

And he’s not even a girl.

Your Daddy will make you remember all the things you didn't know you need to know!!! 

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I am at UP Town Center. This is the third time I’ve been here and the second time I’m with my wife and kid.

Also, the first time I am going to buy a Funko Pop with my wife and kid here.

The first Pop I bought here is Metallica’s James Hetfield and I think I am going to look for a TV figure… or probably Toby from The Office. I have been stalling on the character because I already have a Michael Scott Pop and I don’t really like doubling on characters.

Although, I am so in love with the Selina Meyer special edition presidential Pop.

But maybe I am going to look for a new line. If I see a Yuyu Hakusho special edition character… I am going to buy that sumbitch. If I see Britta Perry’s Funko Pop, I will not “Britta” the opportunity.

Maybe the Guns and Roses trio?

Or hell… maybe the Miami Vice line is now available.

It’s not.

But perhaps.

An hour later, I bought two pops.

One is for my niece and the other is a Jim Henson Pop holding a Kermit the Frog puppet.

I was looking at pops… and they fell.

It sucked.

The owner was kind enough to let me be but the attention I caused was damning. I wasn’t going to buy the Fortnite pop but I had to. I tried to converse about pop while sweating a river and it felt like hell.

I HATE CONSEQUENCES!!!

But then again, I bought two pops as mentioned.

I will part with the Fortnite pop but I’m pretty sure that I’ll have something for Jim Henson. I am going to pair him up with my Bob Ross pop and once I get my Bill Nye pop, then I will have a trio of childhood favourites.

But yeah... I promise not act all clumsy as f*ck again.

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My October 6 ESPN fantasy basketball draft was conducted poorly.

Not going to lie but some participants arrived late, the draft became offline, and the thing I hate the most is that I had to help my opponents and at the same time plan for my strategy and at the same time, do admin work.

So I like picking late in H2H points leagues because I would rather have a strong second round pick than an unpredictable but strong early first rounder but the key to the strategy’s success is to not get catfished by your friend/opponent. At 17th, I selected Nikola Vucevic because he is a double-double magnet. I got my first dual-positioned player in LaMarcus Aldridge at number 24 and I completed my draft with Tobias Harris, Buddy Hield, Reggie Jackson, Bojan Bogdanovic, Dj Augustin, Joe Harris, and PJ Tucker.

When I finished third in the same tourney, I had Aldridge, Augustin, and Joe Harris in my lineup. I always had my eye on Vucevic because he is a big man that can help fantasy teams in almost all categories.

But I think I had my received a boost when ESPN gave Tobias Harris a SF tag.

At the start of the draft… or at least when I made my cheat sheet, Harris is only a PF. ESPN, unlike Yahoo, is notorious for being tight-fisted in terms of positions. This is why getting Tobias that extra position is important especially in a 20-team, 9-rostered league. I also have concerns in my SF position. Bojan played awesome in Indiana but I don’t know if he can replicate this in Utah.

I also don’t know how Tobias will mesh with Joel Embiid and Al Horford but fact of the matter is, he’s a starter.

And that’s awesome.

I will also change my weekly gameplay. Daily leagues require teams to have an expendable slot to obtain additional points but I think it’s better to hunt on possible options and keep them in the long run. I’m probably looking at some of the rookies and a couple of injured vets that could be available in February like Jusuf Nurkic and Klay Thompson.   

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I think I am going to twin draft this Sunday.

It sucks… it absolutely does.

I will participate in an ESPN fantasy basketball draft on October 13 at around 9pm and then I will participate in a Yahoo fantasy basketball draft on October 13 at around 9pm.

So yeah, I am really screwed.

I have two days to sway people to move one draft to an earlier schedule or to move one draft to a later schedule.

Now ain’t that pretty. 

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Sydrifiedblog sucks at the moment.

And it’s probably my fault.

I haven’t been blogging lately and for some reason I am fine about this because… I have a lot of things in my mind right now.

First up, there are a lot of things “sydrified” on the internet right now and when I bought a domain, I didn’t think of this factoid. Through nearly two decades of blogging, I tried Multiply, Live Journal, Weebly, Blogger, Wordpress, Wix and Squarespace… I think. Back then I was able to score publisher deals with Powerade, weekly columns on NBA Philippines and Philippine Star and man would I kill for at least 800 views per day.

I know this is not a lot… but it’s tons better than the views I am getting at the moment.

So yeah, I am seriously contemplating on another name.

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