Archive for May, 2009

Pacquiao

manny_pacquiaoEmmanuel Dapidran Pacquiao (born December 17, 1978), known as Manny “Pac-Man” Pacquiao is a Filipino professional boxer. He is the former WBC lightweight world champion, WBC super featherweight world champion, IBF super bantamweight world champion, and WBC flyweight world champion. He has also held the Ring Magazine titles for featherweight, super featherweight, and light welterweight divisions. For his achievements, he became the first Filipino and Asian boxer to win five world titles in five different weight divisions. He is currently the IBO and Ring Magazine Light Welterweight champion and is rated by the Ring Magazine as the #1 pound-for-pound boxer in the world.

Ricky Hatton vs. Manny Pacquiao, also billed as The Battle of the East and West, was a boxing light welterweight superfight for the International Boxing Organization (IBO) and The Ring light welterweight (super lightweight) championship. The bout was held between Manny Pacquiao of General Santos, Philippines and Ricky Hatton from Manchester, United Kingdom.

The superfight was held on May 2, 2009 at the MGM Grand Las Vegas at Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. Hatton was knocked down by Pacquiao twice during the first round, and another time in the second round to lose via 2nd round KO.

At this time Manny’s record is 49 Wins (37 knockouts, 12 decisions), 3 Defeats (2 by knockout, 1 by decision), 2 Draws.

Jai Ho (You are my Destiny)

“Jai Ho” is an Academy Award-winning Hindi song composed by A. R. Rahman, written by Gulzar, and performed by Sukhwinder Singh and Rahman, for the end credits of the film Slumdog Millionaire (2008), where it accompanies a choreographed dance sequence. The song also features vocals by Mahalakshmi Iyer, Tanvi Shah and Vijay Prakash. The Pussycat Dolls released a modified version of the song with English lyrics in 2009. This version was named “Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny)” and saw great success.

BFF (official trailer)

Mother’s Day

The modern Mother’s Day holiday was created by Anna Jarvis as a day for each family to honor its mother, and it’s now celebrated on various days in many places around the world. It complements Father’s Day, the celebration honoring fathers.

This holiday is relatively modern, being created at the start of the 20th century, and should not be confused with the early pagan and Christian traditions honoring mothers, or with the 16th century celebration of Mothering Sunday, which is also known as Mother’s Day in the UK.

In most countries the Mother’s Day celebration is a recent holiday derived from the original US celebration. Exceptions are, for example, the Mothering Sunday holiday in the UK.

In the Philippines, Mother’s Day was celebrate every 2nd Sunday of May. mothers_day_graphics_13

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