Sunday, June 2, 2013

Looks Like I'm Going to be Active Again in Flickr. Why? 1 TB Free Space

I was a member of Flickr since June 2009 and even had a pro account then. With the advent of other photo sharing and social sites, and want wanting to shell out $ for the pro account, became inactive in the Flickr domain.

However, now with its 1 TB free space offer, it seems like I'm attracted to go back again to becoming an active member.  I like also its new look.

The new cover page look as you enter Flickr
Aside from the freebie of 1 TB storage, sharing is now easier with its sharing features.

Visit my Flickr page at

Add me as a contact or follow me in Flickr, Ted Claudio (Before it was Teddy*Bear).

See you there!


Saturday, June 1, 2013

A Bad Night for Filipino MMA Fans at the One FC: Rise to Power

courtesy of One FC

It was a bad night for Filipino MMA fighter and fans as the disappointing results of the matches of the One FC: Rise to Power.  6 Filipino MMA contenders including the main event fight between Honorio "The Rock" Banario and Koji Oishi went in favor to the foreign fighters.

Main Event: Honorio Banario vs Koji Oishi

The main event featured Honorio Banario defending his title for the first time. The first round was a back-and-forth slugfest that put the packed crowd on its feet. Honario put Oishi down but was saved by the bell.

Honorio puts Oishi down but was saved by the bell!
(photo from One FC FB page)

In the second stanza, Oishi landed a right hook that dropped Banario and silenced the crowd. Oishi instinctively jumped on his foe and finished the fight with several punches. Oishi was crowned the new ONE FC Featherweight World Champion.

The fans in attendance at MOA Arena also witnessed history as Masakatsu Uedawas crowned the first ever ONE FC Bantamweight Grand Prix champion.  The bout featured back-and-forth action that earned it fight-of-the-night honors. Ueda nearly finished the Filipino MMA fighter Belingon in both the first and second round with submission attempts, and imposed his superior grappling skills against the explosive Belingon in all three rounds to earn a unanimous decision victory.

The other Filipino contingents: Rey Docyogen, Eduard Folayang, Geje Eustaquio and  Ryan Diaz also lose their fights.

The Filipino crowd left SM Mall of Asia Arena disappointed with the results with our home grown fighters not taking a single win at the One FC: Rise to Power event.

The striking styles were no match to the grappling styles of the opponents making the Pinoys more on the defensive most of the times. 


Main event

Koji Oishi defeats HonorioBanario by knockout at 1:45 minutes of round 2

Main card

  • Bibiano Fernandes defeats Koetsu Okazaki by unanimous decision at 5:00 minutes of round 3
  • Masakatsu Ueda defeats Kevin Belingon by unanimous decision at 5:00 minutes of round 3
  • Yasuhiro Urushitani defeats Rey Docyogen by split decision at 5:00 minutes of round 3
  • Nobutatsu Suzuki defeats Phil Baroni by knockout at 4:17 minutes of round 1
  • Kamal Shalorus defeats Eduard Folayang by unanimous decision at 5:00 minutes of round 3
  • Andrew Leone defeats Geje Eustaquio by unanimous decision at 5:00 minutes of round 3


  • YusupSaadulaev defeats Ryan Diaz by anaconda submission at 2:57 minutes of round 2
  • Lowen Tynanes defeats Felipe Enomotoby TKO due to referee stoppage at 2:41 minutes of round 1 
  • Tony Johnson defeats Tim Slyvia at 3:25 minutes by TKO due to doctor stoppage of round 2

For more updates on ONE Fighting Championship™, please visit and follow on Twitter @ONEFCMMA and Facebook at

Yours truly Ted Claudio

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Thursday, May 30, 2013


Courtesy of One FC

One Fighting Championshiop (One FC) officially weighed-in the contenders for May 31, 2013 fights Rise to Power a day before the match, May 30, 2013 at the Atrium of SM Mall of Asia.

Here are the official results:


ONE FC Featherweight World Championship bout:
Honorio Banario (65.75 kg/ 144.7 lbs) VS Koji Oishi (65.8 kg/144.8 lbs)


Interim ONE FC Bantamweight World Championship bout:
Bibiano Fernandes (61.1 kg/ 134.4 lbs) VS Koetsu Okazaki (61.1 kg/134.4 lbs)
ONE FC Bantamweight Grand Prix Final:
Masakatsu Ueda (61.2 kg/ 134.6 lbs) VS Kevin Belingon (60.9 kg/134.0 lbs)

Flyweight bout:
Yasuhiro Urushitani (56.7 kg/ 124.7 lbs) VS Rey Docyogen (56.7 kg/124.7 lbs)

Welterweight bout:
Phil Baroni (76.8 kg/169.0 lbs) VS Nobutatsu Suzuki (77.0 kg/169.4 lbs)

Lightweight bout:
Kamal Shalorus (70.1 kg/154.2 lbs) VS Eduard Folayang (70.2 kg/154.4 lbs)

Catchweight bout:
Andrew Leone (58 kg/127.7 lbs) VS Geje Eustaquio (56.7 kg/124.7 lbs)


Catchweight bout: Felipe Enomoto (69.6 kg/153.1 lbs) VS Lowen Tynanes (70.55 kg/155.2 lbs)

Catchweight bout: Ryan Diaz (65.8kg/144.8 lbs) VS Yusup Saadulaev (61.1 kg/ 134.4 lbs)

Catchweight bout: Tony Johnson (120.1 kg/264.2 lbs) VS Tim Sylvia (123.2 kg/271.0 lbs)

Fans from around the world can witness the action online via live streaming at The first three undercard fights are available for viewing free-of-charge and the main card fights will be available for purchase at just US$9.99.

Tickets for ONE FC: RISE TO POWER on 31 May is exclusively available at Casino Filipino outlets nationwide. Refer to for details.

For more updates on ONE Fighting Championship™, please visit and follow on Twitter @ONEFCMMA and Facebook at

Defending One FC featherweight champion Honario "The Rock" Banario

The beautiful and sexy ring girls of One FC

A girl gets her autograph in her arms

Contenders at the stage for photos and autographs


Weigh-in for Featherweight World Championship: Honorio Banario VS Koji Oishi

Weigh-in for ONE FC Bantamweight World Championship: Bibiano Fernandes VS Koetsu Okazaki

One FC Ring Girl Felixia Yeap Poses for the Press

One FC Ring Girls Poses for the Photographers

Ring Girl Christine Hallauer Posing for the Press

More videos are currently being edited and uploaded. Keep revisiting the blog.


One FC: Rise to Power at SM MOA Arena

The One FC championship is back in Manila for the Rise to Power on May 31, 2013 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.  The main event is the featherweight world championship between our very own Honario "The Rock" Banario versus Koji Oishi from Japan.

Here are the fight cards for the the event:

The official weigh-in will be on Thursday, May 30, 2013, 8 p.m. onwards at the SM Mall of Asia Atrium.


Saturday, May 25, 2013

BLAST OFF! The ToyCon 2013 Launch Event

One of the most awaited event in Philippine pop culture for this year, ToyCon 2013. But before the main event, here is the teaser: BLAST OFF! The ToyCon 2013 Launch Event.  An event of  toys and collectibles, comics, cosplay, and meet and greet with the queen of Philippine cosplay: Alodia Gosiengfiao.

It's a grand gathering of toys and childhood memorabilia aficionados. With lots of  pocket events for everyone: Take snapshots with Cosplayers, relive film favorites, dabble in the toy customization or sketching workshops, marvel at featured toys collection, and check out the long line of collectible merchandise available and of course the meet and greet with famed cosplayer Alodia Gosiengfiao.

Event Details

Date  : May 25, 2013, Saturday 12:00 - 10 pm
Venue: The Plaza, Newport Mall Resorts World Manila 


Panel talks at 1pm
Press con at 4pm

12 Noon - 3:00 PM : Cosplayers Photo-op, Panel Discussions, Film Showing, Toy Customization workshop, Artists sketching and workshop, Toy groups feature collections, selling activities

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM : MAD SCIENCE
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM : TOYCON 2013 Press Conference
5:00 PM – 6:00 pm : Mini Cosplay
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM : Alodia’s Meet & Greet
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM: Film Showing, Games, Auctions

The main event - 12th Philippine, Toys, Hobbies and Collectibles Convention aka Philippine ToyCon
will be on June 14-15-16, 2013 at Megatrade halls 1-2-3 in SM Megamall

See you there!

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Credits: Photo and poster provided by Toycon organizers.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Kuya's Special Lumpiang Sariwa: Not your typical Pinoy Lumpiang Sariwa

One of my favorite healthy food when I in "healthy eating" mood, is lumpiang sariwa (fresh vegetable spring roll).  As you have seen in my previous review of Globe Lumpia House,  it is one of my favorite Filipino veggie food!

Kuya's Special Lumpiang Sariwa is not your typical Filipino lumpiang sariwa. It's a variant of the original lumpiang sariwa.  Aside from the standard recipe ingredients of "Ubod" (Coconut pith), carrots, lettuce and garlic, it differentiates its taste from the norm with two special ingredients:  Thailand grass and Moroccan Nuts! These two ingredients give the dish a different but "desirable" flavor. The two additional ingredients have anti-oxidants, fiber, detoxifier, Vitamin E,  protein and Selenium make it a delight not only for the tummy but also for the body.

The lumpia costs Php. 50 pesos and is available in most of the food courts in major malls mostly as kiosk.

Kuya's Lumpiang Sariwa outlet at SM City North EDSA Food Court

I rate Kuya's version 3.75 out 5. Its different taste is something that you will like or hate. I like it but not as I love Globe Lumpia House's version because its a bit more sweet. I still recommend Kuya's version especially for the health conscious. It's still one of the best version of fresh spring roll around. It prefer it than the Bodhi's version.

So if you are in the food courts and looking for something healthy and enjoyable to eat as a side dish or even the main dish, try Kuya's Special Lumpiang Sariwa and enjoy a veggie delight!