№10: Raising the bar from 50 to 75: Updating the list of the NBA’s Greatest Players | S1E5 | The 10 Minutes or Less Podcast with Dr. Tedi Villasor | + More!

March 15, 2021


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Raising the bar from 50 to 75: Updating the list of the NBA’s Greatest Players (The 10 Minutes or Less Podcast with Dr. Tedi Villasor) [S1|E5]

Recorded on the evening of March 15, 2021, the fifth episode of The 10 Minutes or Less Podcast celebrates the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) 75th Anniversary by updating the “NBA’s Top 50” with an additional twenty-five players.

You can find the latest episode of The 10 Minutes of Less Podcast at the top of this newsletter.

Call for #PICOF2022 Submissions

I am excited to share that The Philippine International Comics Festival (PICOF) is now accepting pitches for their #PICOF2022 competition. It is open to newbie and professional comic book creators of all ages who have an original Filipino story in mind for an English graphic novel (96 pages in length).

PICOF is open to a number of genres and art styles such as Adventure, All-Ages, BL, Comedy, Erotica, Fantasy Furry, Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi, Slice-of-Life, Strips, Superhero, and Young Adult.

Last year, my Lindol co-creator Randy Valiente and I sent in our entry—entitled, “Mga Panaginip” (Dreams)—to the #PICOF2021 contest. The ten (10) finalists have yet to be announced but we remain hopeful and are keeping our fingers crossed.

If you are interested in such an opportunity, you will need to submit the following in PDF format with a signed entry form on or before MAY 30, 2021 to picoflions@gmail.com


b. PITCHLINE (1-3 sentences);

c. DETAILED STORYLINE (1-3 pages max);

d. MAIN CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT (1 page max including character design & character background);

e. FIRST 8 KOMIKS PAGES (sketches or pages);

f. PORTFOLIO of previous komiks or artworks related to the sample art (10 pages max);

g. CREATOR’S RESUME with a clear profile picture (1 page). Save all requirements (A-G) in one PDF file, with the creator’s name and title of entry as FILENAME.

Ex. DelaCruzJuan_TheNinthRayOfTheSun

Pitch it with the hashtag #PICOF2022.

Good luck guys!

The Commitment to Run

Back in mid 2007, I had this intense pre-workout routine wherein I would run on a treadmill for 20 minutes (Other qualifiers—that I won’t really get into—included gradually increasing my pace [speed] and gradient) every time I was at the gym. Back then, I was there a lot! I did it so often in fact that I found myself in pretty much the best shape of my life. How good you ask? Well, there was this one time that I played a couple of full court basketball games with my uncle and couple of strangers. They were all gassed by the second game and I was still zipping up and down the court like the Road Runner from Looney Tunes.

I did that for a couple of months and then my body finally gave. After a couple of missed workouts, I suddenly lost momentum and stopped completely.

Now here I am 14 years later, attempting to make some semblance of a running comeback. Not as intense as before, but something regular. Something that I can look forward to week after week.

I’ve actually been putting off any writing on this subject as I wanted to see if I could sustain this renewed “commitment to running.” Now, with 11 weeks into the New Year, I am happy to say that I have yet to miss a week of running.

In fact, I finally broke the 5 kilometer mark today! (Go, me!) I know my pace could be better but breaking the 5 kilometer barrier is such a big deal because I really couldn’t see myself ever hitting that distance when I started in January.

Now here I am.

Next up, making this 5 KM my average distance and see if I can bump it up to 6 KM by mid-April.

I’ll keep you guys posted on my progress.

If you have ever wanted to do something like this but could never seem to find the motivation, what you need to do is this: Go out and do it. That is the first and biggest step. It doesn’t matter what the distance is. What your time is. Remember, you went against the grain. Every fiber in your body saying, “Don’t do it!”

Yet, you did it!

Now go out and do it again! Heck, Maybe we can even virtual pace each other. Who knows what tomorrow many bring right?

This could be the first step to the new you.

So do not delay and start today.

Be good and stay safe.

- Dr. Tedi


Tedi Gustilo Villasor, Ph.D. is a former columnist for Baby Magazine (Philippines) as well as a past contributor to NBA.com/Philippines. His other works include the indie comic books Lindol and OBIsessions.

Click here for more information on his work as a psychologist.

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