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Hiatus and Introducing Oss and Roll

So I haven’t been writing lately. I’ve decided to create a new blog for all my Brazilian Jiu JItsu experience. It is named Oss and Roll. “Oss” embodies the spirit of perseverance and how someone reacts to pressure. Roll on the other hand would refer to jiu jitsu mat time. I am also busy with some other BJJ related projects that you might want to look into.One of which is Manila Kimonos. So it was really busy for me and I wasn’t slacking around at all.

Don’t worry this blog will still be getting posts hopefully in the near future.


Do it Yourself Developing and Scanning

We are currently in the testing phase of our project. I just bought a Canoscan 4400F and I really find it user friendly and something useful for my photography hobby. I personally like the fact that digital photography made people interested over photography all over again but I just, can’t take the fact that people are too lazy to get to know the basics. Why would you watermark all your photos, saturate all of them through adobe compromising the basic premise of composition, depth of field, and the correct exposure?

Everyone is heading straight to what the digital world could offer them. This is part of the reason why I really won’t jump towards digital photography and sell my gears. Though there are threats of discontinuing some of my favorite films, but as long as the third world is using them; film photography will still breathe.

We are planning to make things more affordable for people who love film photography. We all know how difficult it is today to really have someone get your black and white film developed with D76 developing. And the story really doesn’t end there. We are also aware how scanning could really cost you. What we are trying to do is to test whether it is feasible to scan and to develop on our very own. Well, we already did it on our films. It is just time for us to apply them to other people’s work. If all goes well, we might be launching it in the next few weeks.

Here are a few outtakes from the Tmax 100 using the Canon AE-1 Program, developed by Eugene’s D76 developer, scanned by the Canoscan 4400F.

My Take as a Fight Fan.

There are a lot of megabouts both coming from the world of Mixed Martial Arts and Boxing. As some fans are very much into either one of the two. Well, for me, I appreciate both sports at its finest. I don’t downplay boxing as dudes wearing those big puffy gloves or MMA being a sport where guys look like humping each other on the ground. There may be some weaknesses and strengths for both sports but I like them both anyways.

In MMA, I’m very much looking forward for the Shogun-Chuck fight. Both of the men are on need of a victory which spice things up a little bit more. Chuck is coming from a loss from Rashad Evans while Shogun Rua is coming from a lackluster victory over Coleman which exposed his lack of cardio.

It’s obvious that since the Liddel-Rampage fight, it’s been pretty much shaky for The Iceman. Shogun on the other hand haven’t proven anything yet on UFC since he was greeted by a rear naked choke courtesy of Forrest Griffen. The difference however is it looks to me that Shogun is the hungrier fighter as he trains with guys like Damian Maia. As a fight fan, I’m hoping to see the Shogun of PRIDE. Though it is a close match to call, my money is on Rua.

Moving along on the world of the boxing, there are a lot of talks going on with the Pacquiao-Hatton fight scheduled for May 2. There are the media yadah yadah that wants a piece of the pie on who should have the right to broadcast the fight in the Philippines, and as a Manny fight; it is inevitable that controversy and all those stuff surround the preparation of the big night.

This thing right here is simple. You have a guy who loves to wing his punches at you walking at straight lines. He has a new trainer who claims to reinvent a brawler but as far as the past fights are concerned specially with Lazcano and Magic Man; nothing is new. Yah, Reality sucks, Floyd Sr. doesn’t teach shit to The Hitman. While Pacman may not be the finest of boxers, but he developed well in the past years that he may well be the winner in that fight.

Funny Video.

I just couldn’t help but to laugh my ass off..

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