Thursday, January 05, 2017
Thursday, September 01, 2016
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
THE FIRST DVD I EVER BOUGHT . . .
of that was due to Gene Wilder's role as Willy Wonka:
Monday, August 29, 2016
THEY NEED NOT BE MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE.
Sunday, August 28, 2016
Thursday, July 07, 2016
SERIOUS DOUGH : SERIOUSLY GOOD PIZZA
My dad remembered Di Marks from the 1960s,
Pizza Hut taught us the stoner convenience of deliveries, and
New York-style pizza in our pizza-crazy country.
The toppings, stupendous.
The crust, well...
Monday, July 04, 2016
I WANT YOU TO BURN . . . BURN FOR ME BABY!!!
it's quite odd, but it sure tastes amazing:
Chef Miko Aspiras,
Innovator Charles Paw.
You know I love what you three keep on coming up with,
for their second branches?
Freezer Burn and Scout's Honor
should be right next to each other!!!
Thursday, June 30, 2016
It's true. All of it. We're much better off, as a country,
and as a nation, than we were six years ago. In 2010,
we were coming off a dozen years of two administrations
that rivaled the Marcos era in terms of corruption, but we all
forget so easily. That's alright, I'm certain history will be kinder.
As I will. This presidency was not perfect; as a matter of fact,
it was very imperfect. Luneta, Abaya, Mamapasano: massive
failures all. Heartbreaking. Exasperating. Game Changing. But
let us remember, there were quite a few tremendous victories too.
There's no glossing over the fact that PNoy's character flaws:
his brutal decision making processes, his lack of empathy,
his intransigence, his loyalty to his Liberal colleagues,
all contributed to an inevitable decline in popularity.
And that is the unique nature of Philippine politics.
We bring down the old to make way for the new.
And change is certainly coming. That is good.
President Duterte's success will be ours too.
But that is not cause to tear down President Aquino.
Nor rain insults on the color yellow. That is not a
political hue; it's a remembrance of his parents'
ultimate sacrifice for the Philippines. Haters
will hate, but to them, I say: "F*ck you all".
What have you done for the country lately,
but to act like whiny ugly spoiled brats?
I for one, will always be grateful to the man who never
wanted the office; a son who was forced to assume
the mantle, and not because he desired it, but
because we, once upon a time, demanded
that he do so. I will be forever grateful~
maraming salamat, Noynoy Aquino.
Monday, June 20, 2016
Sunday, June 19, 2016
THE ORIGINAL HIPSTER
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
SLASH BROTHER : How I became a Brand Ambassador for RÉMY MARTIN
I received this letter:
The campaign tagline,
applauded for their many passions.
and celebrate all their talents.
how could I say
NO to that?
The Remy Martin
Merci, Remy Martin!!!
Monday, June 13, 2016
AND SO I'M BACK . . . FROM OUTER SPACE!!!
Well, not really.
More like, I'm back from cyber space.
Or at least, another quadrant of the 'net:
THE DAILY SPANKS!!!
For the past five years, since March 2011,
I've been blessed to be part of the core team of Juice.ph,
the social portal of EYP, the electronic version of the Yellow Pages,
those massive doorstoppers that were invaluable during the rotary/analog era.
I was fortunate. I was given the latitude and the freedom to write whatever
I wanted to rant or rave about, from pop culture to politics, from sex to senti shit.
And write I did. Over the course of sixty-odd months, I published over 1,000 posts.
And for that, I'm forever blessed. There is no greater joy,
no deeper sense of accomplishment for writers, than seeing one's name
on a byline. And I had my byline in Juice.ph hundreds and hundreds of times.
Thanks for the trust, Juice.ph team. Thank you for letting me go off on my tangents,
and never pulling me back. Thank you for providing a channel that sharpened my skills.
I will always be grateful, and I will always consider our time together as a wonderful privilege.
And since this is already is sounding like an Academy Award acceptance speech,
allow me to run with it, and personally thank all my friends in Juice.ph, most specially,
to Doji Lopez, who invited me to be part of his hundred services half a decade ago, and
who always was my constant reader. Well, at least I'd like to think so. I certainly hope so!
To all my editors: Edz, who took care of The Daily Spanks for the longest time;
to Billy, who loved to leave comments; the glamorous ladies: Ms. Limon, Ysab, Sam,
Nicola, Jihan, Therese, Chiara; the gentlemen, led by Paolo, Ryan, and Teng, cheers to all!
Juice.ph will be fading away soon, but like Juan Ponce Enrile, it will never really die.
(drops the mic)
Five years after I stopped regularly posting on this ten year old blog
you're reading right now, we resume today. The prodigal son has come home.
Welcome back to MANILA BOY!!!
Tuesday, December 01, 2015
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
JESSY MENDIOLA : CALENDAR GIRL!!!
Saturday, November 21, 2015
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