Monthly Archives: June 2008

Manny Pacquiao wins WBC Lightweight Champion belt

WBC super featherweight Champion Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao defeated WBC Lightweight Champion David Diaz to get his fourth world boxing title. In the fight dubbed “Lethal Combination,” Pacquiao (45-3-37 knockouts) scored a bloody knockout in the 9th round at 2:24 and became the new WBC Lightweight Champion. During his fight, Manny Pacquiao landed a total of 230 punches and 180 power shots versus 90 and 59 respectively by Diaz. By winning the belt, Pacquiao became the only Asian boxer to win four major boxing titles in four weight classes (Flyweight, Super bantamweight, Super featherweight, and Lightweight) and the first Filipino fighter to win a world title in the lightweight category. Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao’s next fight will be on November 8. the opponent is yet to be determined.

Watch the Manny Pacquiao put the beat down on David Diaz

Boston Celtics taking picture with Manny Pacquiao after the fight. Manny!!Manny!!Manny!!

Inbee Park wins the U.S. Women’s Open

Inbee Park became the youngest winner in the history of the U.S. Women’s Open and moved up 30 spots in the Women’s World Golf Rankings. Her inspiration was Se Ri Pak, the first South Korean and the youngest winner of the U.S. Women’s Open. Now, she had replaced Se Ri Pak as the youngest winner. Strong putting helped her to her first LPGA Tour victory. Park won with a total 9-under-par 283.

Watch the Inbee Park interview after winning the U.S. Women’s Open

John Yoo faces heat in Washington

John Yoo is a professor of Law at the Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley, known for his work from 2001 to 2003 in the United States Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel, assisting the Attorney General in his function as legal advisor to President Bush and all the executive branch agencies. He contributed to the PATRIOT Act and wrote memos in which he advocated the possible legality of torture and that enemy combatants could be denied protection under the Geneva Conventions.

Former Deputy Assistant Attorney General Office of Legal Counsel John Yoo and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) during House Judiciary Subcommittee Hearing on Detainee Interrogation. (the clip is kinda funny and frustrating at the same time.)

DJ QBert and Russell Peters skratching

Before Russell Peters became a comedian, he was a skratch DJ on the 1’s and the 2’s. Whenever he’s in the San Francisco Bay Area, he’s clownin’ & cuttin’ it up at DJ QBert’s skratch dojo, “The Lair of the Octagon.” Filipino-American DJ QBert is a former DMC World Champion in the early 90’s. He is also credited as the ambassador of the DJ World, transforming the once underestimated turntable into a bonafide musical instrument. You can also vote for DJ QBert as America’s Best DJ.

Watch DJ QBert and Russell Peters skratching in the Octagon

Masi Oka gets smart at the Apple store in SF

Masi Oka, the popular star of TV’s “Heroes” and the new movie “Get Smart,” talks with Chronicle reporter Ellen Lee about technology. Oka was at the downtown San Francisco Apple store to talk about his special Get Smart DVD, “Bruce and Lloyd Out of Control.”

Masi Oka talks about owning 7 Macs, getting the iPhone 3G, working at ILM, Heroes, and a real “blue tooth.”

watch the Masi Oka interview

Roger Fan’s Adventure in Mongolia

Roger Fan (Finishing the Game) has been traveling the past 5 months to places like Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, China, Mongolia, England, Netherlands, Canada, and Olympic Gardens. It seems that he’s addicted to traveling and Mongolia is one of his favorite spots. Here’s an exceprt from his blog:

Which leads me to MONGOLIA. If you have never been, I highly recommend you visit asap. Why? Well, I could spend hours pontificating on why this land-locked nation is one of the most fascinating and misunderstood places on earth. And we could discuss the fact that many of us have committed incest in our lives due to the recent scientific discovery that much of Asia’s population’s ancestry can be traced back to just one man, Genghis Khan. Oh yes, think twice before you get naughty with your significant other…you might just be making love to your sister. Instead, I present you this video documenting the journey of 4 lads into the heart of Mongolia. Enjoy.

Roger Fan travesl with his buddies Art Jeng, Ted Lai, & Ed Mun. Watch a travel adventure by Roger Fan (This video is pretty funny!!!)

Roger Fan – Lost in Amsterdam (This video is not safe for work)