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Basketball | NBA-PBA / Re: BALONG Basketball League
« on: August 14, 2019, 03:46:06 AM »
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Youtube Replay / Re: The Bond Movies
« on: August 13, 2019, 10:07:03 PM »
When Dr No proved to be a hit Eon Productions quickly followed it up with From Russia With Love, considered by Fleming to be his best work. However, rather than the Cold War plot pitting the Russians and SMERSH against 007 the screenplay features SPECTRE play the Russians against MI6 in order to assassinate 007 and get hold of the Lektor code machine.

The second Bond film makes great use of the location work in Istanbul, as well as the scenes on board the Orient Express as Bond, Tania and Kerim flee with the Lektor. Bond’s claustrophobic fight with Red Grant, highlighted by Peter Hunt’s groundbreaking editing, has rarely been equalled in the series.

An assassin pulls a length of wire from his watch and silently approaches James Bond from behind. Looping the wire around Bond’s neck, the assassin pulls it tight and holds it there until Bond gasps his last breath.

From Russia With Love is the first James Bond film to feature the now obligatory pre-title sequence, and although the murdered man is immediately revealed to be wearing a mask of 007, the short sequence is atmospheric and full of suspense. Since James Bond does not appear until much later in the plot, this device must have been designed to introduce Sean Connery into the story much sooner than he would have otherwise done.

Differing only slightly (but vitally) from the Fleming story, From Russia With Love is probably the only Bond film not to have at its finale a huge exploding set. Instead of a 007-by-numbers world domination theme, the film concerns a plot by SPECTRE (SMERSH in the book) to assassinate Bond in compromising circumstances and at the same time obtain a Russian cipher machine in order to sell it back to the Russians.

From Russia With Love is the first film to feature the much loved Desmond Llewellyn (introduced by M as ‘The Equipment Officer’ from ‘Q-Branch’ and billed as Boothroyd in the credits) and follows the same structure as the book, with the beginning of the film devoted to planning the assassination, and although this makes the first half a little slow at times, the local colour provided by the locations and characters fleshes out the story to ultimately make it much more believable than most of the films.

This highlights one of the weaknesses of the film series from the 1970s onwards, when Fleming’s worldly sophistication was replaced almost entirely by a thin veneer of glamour and scenes like the gypsy camp, which is effectively used to provide local colour while driving the plot forward, have been replaced by the anonymity of the five star hotel and the needless action scene. With few gadgets, Bond has to rely upon his wits and during a gun flight at the gypsy camp he stands amid the confusion not knowing what to do, far from the decisive agent we see in most of the films.

By the time the story has progressed to the Orient Express the film is full of suspense and while locked in a sleeping compartment with SPECTRE assassin ‘Red’ Grant, Bond is force to fight to the death in a terrifyingly claustrophobic sequence accompanied by the rhythmic knock of the rails in the background.

At times some of the acting from supporting characters is a little weak, and whenever Kerim, the head of the Istanbul MI6 station, fires a gun he snatches at the trigger so that the whole weapon wobbles impossibly, but overall the cast play the roles well and unlike some of the series the film is coherent due to its reliance on Ian Fleming’s plot. With none of the over the top gadgets, plots and pyrotechnics that have become so closely associated with James Bond, From Russia With Love remains one of the best of the series.

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Youtube Replay / Re: The Bond Movies
« on: August 13, 2019, 10:04:05 PM »
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From Russia With Love (1963)

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Basketball | NBA-PBA / Re: BALONG Basketball League
« on: August 13, 2019, 02:57:35 PM »
bitaw swerte swerte lang. gikan sa lisod 3 days no eat, karon 3 days 5 eat. 3 + 5 = 8. sibo gihapon sa numero. 8 is my lucky no. it represents w/ot beginning and w/out end. you trace no. 8 on a piece of paper and you will see what i mean.


Basketball | NBA-PBA / Re: BALONG Basketball League
« on: August 13, 2019, 02:51:03 PM »
i'm on the way folks. mo uli ko sept. 15, mo balik ko sa states dec. 15. pagka hayahay ni. mr. balonglong tikongkong. gi pa ka natad lang ang new york manila. mora lang ug bohol cebu ;D

Basketball | NBA-PBA / Re: BALONG Basketball League
« on: August 12, 2019, 09:50:27 PM »
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« on: August 12, 2019, 04:18:30 PM »
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Tira-Pasagad | Saksak-Sinagol / Re: woman burns vagina
« on: August 12, 2019, 04:07:57 PM »
Thanks a lot, Gwyneth.

A Canadian woman who tried out a controversial steaming procedure once favored by GOOP guru Gwyneth Paltrow was left with severe second-degree burns on her vagina.

The case was reported in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada, with lead author Dr. Magali Robert explaining that even though vaginal steaming has long been used in some Asian and African cultures, doctors should be aware of the risks of the procedure.

The 62-year-old woman’s traditional Chinese doctor advised her to mix an herbal medicine blend in a pan of boiling water and sit over it for 20 minutes. The woman told her doctors she did this twice, then sought a second opinion — at which point doctors found she had sustained the second-degree burns.

Vaginal steaming usually involves squatting over a pot of steam infused with herbs as an alleged way of reducing vaginal prolapse, relieving cramps or bringing about other vague “cleansing” benefits.

In 2015, Paltrow’s lifestyle website GOOP raved about the procedure at a spa in Los Angeles. “This is a thousands-of-years-old practice in Korean spas,” she told Fast Company.

Since then, the procedure has become startlingly popular — even internet best friend Chrissy Teigen has tried it out.

However, even though we shouldn’t have to say this, vaginal steaming is not advisable. Dr. Jennifer Wider told Women’s Health that the supposed benefits of vaginal steaming haven’t been scientifically proven and, like our poor Canadian friend, could result in painful burns.

“The vaginal area is sensitive and these types of burns can be painful and difficult to treat,” says Wider.

Seriously, do not try this at home.

Tira-Pasagad | Saksak-Sinagol / woman burns vagina
« on: August 12, 2019, 04:06:55 PM »
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Youtube Replay / Re: The Bond Movies
« on: August 12, 2019, 04:01:49 PM »
In 1961 Albert R “Cubby” Broccoli found that Harry Saltzman had a six-month option to film the James Bond novels and tried to buy him out. But when Saltzman refused they teamed up instead and created Eon Productions to put 007 on the big screen.

Dr No remains a fairly faithful adaptation  of the novel but the screenwriters added a number of scenes. They also added Felix Leiter, who did not appear in the book. But while many of the classic Bond elements were introduced, the first Bond film lacks a John Barry score. Apart from the James Bond Theme the music is largely unmemorable.

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Youtube Replay / Re: The Bond Movies
« on: August 12, 2019, 04:00:28 PM »
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Youtube Replay / Re: The Bond Movies
« on: August 12, 2019, 03:58:59 PM »
Dr No is often overlooked, but it sets many of the elements in place for the later James Bond movies and Ursula Andress’ appearance on the beach is now an iconic screen moment. Although it features the James Bond Theme, one notable thing lacking is the “Bond sound”, first introduced by John Barry in From Russia With Love

Basketball | NBA-PBA / Re: BALONG Basketball League
« on: August 12, 2019, 03:51:58 PM »
the more you give, the more you receive. this has been true for me. proven. naa kanunay solod ang pitaka. kasagaran kong mang hatag, mag expect ug something in return. w/c is natural. ako, i dont care ug naay mo balik or wala. happy lang ko manghatag. usually i give money. kay daghang kwarta mo balik pod naho. on dec. 6, ako maoy mo open sa nightly CHRISTmas festivities sa maribojoc. the BALONG show will be like this. every half hour i will give away P1000. in between naay daghang giveaways. nag balikbayan box na ko ug mga backpacks nga ipanghatag. i really enjoy spending my money this way. dili ni pasikat. dili man ko kandidato kay nahuman na man ang election hihihi. just happy doing what i do.

Youtube Replay / Re: The Bond Movies
« on: August 12, 2019, 02:56:44 AM »
Dr No (1962)

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Following the disappearance of the head of the local secret service station in Jamaica and his assistant, M send James Bond to investigate. Bond quickly teams up with the CIA’s Felix Leiter and with the help of the CIA man and his local hand, Quarrel, Bond follows up a series of leads.
His investigations point him towards Crab Key, home to the enigmatic Dr No, and he and Quarrel set sail at night to investigate. After arriving, Bond awakes to find a bikini-clad girl collecting shells on the beach.

It turns out that Honey Ryder also sailed overnight, but alerted by the sail on her dinghy, Dr No sends a motor patrol boat to deal with the trespassers. Disappearing into the mangrove swamp, the three come face to face with a march buggy armed with a flame-thrower dressed up to look like a dragon.

After seeing Quarrel being scorched to death, Bond and Honey are taken to Dr No’s base after surrendering, where the two are surprised to find they have been expected in what appears to be some kind of luxury clinic. After dinner with the Doctor, during which he reveals that he has been interfering with American missile tests on behalf of SPECTRE, Bond is taken to a cell.

Escaping though a ventilation shaft, Bond tracks Dr No down to his laboratory and kills him. While a chain of gigantic explosions begins to rock the complex all around, Bond rescues Honey, and they make their escape from the island in a boat.

Connery’s hard edge, flawless delivery of one liners, a simple plot and absence of gadgets all work in the film’s favour and with a freshness that has evaded the series since Goldfinger, Dr No remains one of the best Bond films.

Basketball | NBA-PBA / Re: BALONG Basketball League
« on: August 12, 2019, 02:46:41 AM »
i am a happy man. when i want to do something i can do it. because i have the means. naa koy kwarta. dili gamay. dili pod daku. igo igo lang. gi kaloy-an sa GINOO. bisan unsa kalisod sa ahong giagi-an, naka lampos gihapon.kamong naga subay niining ahong estorya, naka hibaw na nga usahay ma straight ko ug 3 ka adlaw nga walay kaon. 3 days no eat. daghan naka suway ug 1 day 1 eat. taas kaayo ang swerte, gikan pa sa pagka seaman hangtod karon, mao ra ni ahong trabaho. organize ug basketbol tournament. mang hatag ug prizes sa audience. and the way things are going, dili na ni ma undang. i have accumulated enough funds to do this for the rest of my life

Basketball | NBA-PBA / Re: BALONG Basketball League
« on: August 12, 2019, 02:39:43 AM »
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Basketball | NBA-PBA / Re: BALONG Basketball League
« on: August 11, 2019, 11:42:57 PM »
actually dili man tanan basketbol ahong uli-on. naa poy gamay nga negosyo. so business and pleasure. mid september harvest ug bangus. ang nag bantay aning bangus farm ahong brother in law.

80% basketbol 20% bangus negosyo para balanced diet hihihi

Basketball | NBA-PBA / Re: BALONG Basketball League
« on: August 11, 2019, 06:09:13 PM »
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Youtube Replay / Re: The Bond Movies
« on: August 11, 2019, 09:27:25 AM »
Daniel Craig

Sean Connery

Pierce Brosnan

Roger Moore

Timothy Dalton

George Lazenby

Youtube Replay / Re: The Bond Movies
« on: August 11, 2019, 09:24:53 AM »
It’s hard to imagine a world without the James Bond films, which have been with us since Dr No hit the big screen in 1962.

The impact of Dr No on cinema audiences of the time was dramatic. There had never been anything like it before. It catapulted Sean Connery to fame and introduced us to an exciting and, for many, unimaginably sophisticated world.

It took James Bond from being a successful series of books to an unprecedented worldwide phenomenon, hitting its peak in the mid-1960s.

The actor may change. The style of each film reflects the time in which it was made. But more than 50 years later we still eagerly await each new instalment in the series.

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