Sunday, September 30, 2007

That's why they call it THE BLUES...

Win with Honor, Lose with Dignity.

Many thanks to this year's HAIL MARY TEAM
for a memorable season...


Congratulations, LA SALLIANS!!!

La Salle was definitely The Better Team today.

Great game by Villanueva and Atkins,
excellent swarming Trapping D by the Archers!

"Life is not all about counting your wins and losses.
Sometimes, you encounter depressing failures
and disappointing defeats along the way.
Your tribulations may be more than your successes,
but it is how you end your battle that's more important."

---> comment ni Inday sa pagtatapos ng Ateneo-La Salle series


Saturday, September 29, 2007

The KING and I

One of my good friends from LA SALLE,
Pepelou Avecilla,
whose namesake bar, PEPS,
was the Ultimate La Sallian hangout back in the 1990s,
finally got his revenge on his Atenean tormentor,

Peps' PARTY PAK events company got me a gig
hosting a children's pageant in SM North EDSA,
and sure enough,

he conveniently forgot to tell me
that I had to wear a....

Meet some "Little Stars" who will someday
break lots of men's hearts;
from left to right:
Warda, Roshan, Yssa, AJ, & Jacie!

And here are the Chick Magnets-in-training:
Zyron, Haru, and Stanley!

The kids were a blast,
well-mannered and abundant with talent,
they behaved all throughout the almost 3-Hour (!) show.

it was KFC and Mr. Pogi time
with Mr. Little Star himself,
Timothy Lambert Chan, a.k.a. "Shoti"!


Friendster is like your cellphone,
where all your contacts are;

Multiply is like your iPod,
where you can store all your songs, videos, & pics;

Facebook is like a PSP or PS2,
where you can play all your games;

MySpace is like a pre-paid phonecard,
what you use to contact all your relatives in the USA!

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Reminiscent of Legendary UAAP MVPs



and yup,




... then on to the younger Pumaren!!!

The Best Place To Watch a UAAP Basketball Game...

I swear,
this was better than courtside at Araneta.

16 degrees celsius on a Sunday afternoon,
fog rolling in through the windows,

an extremely polite waiter serving coffee & coke,
cigarettes on hand for the tense moments,

laptop fired up,
the remote control at my fingertips,

and this classic Baguio scene right outside the door:

It was the "No Tomorrow" game
between my two beloved Alma Maters,
Ateneo and the University of Santo Tomas,
and I was torn...

...guess which shirt I wore?

is it just me, or is this the SILLIEST QUESTION EVER???

What's REZ CORTEZ doing here?

This article would have rocked if it featured this reply
from a member of
who was asked what he would like to be born again as:

"gusto ko ma-reincarnate as a panty"

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

†Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam†


September 27, 2007

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Non-Stop on the LOVE BUS!!!


"Save Gas, Take Bus",
was the slogan jauntily painted on those blue Love Buses
that were omnipresent in MetroManila back in the '80s.

"Save Gas, Save Cash, Take Bus",
is my new motto now that I have to go up to Baguio
at least once a month for business.

Do the Math:

Your Car: P2,100.oo +++
Gasoline, P1500 minimum
Toll, P300 round trip
Snacks, P300 (Starbucks at NLEX, Pancake House at Luisita Mall)

Restroom stops : as often as required

Stress, caused by tricycles in Tarlac and Pangasinan:

Victory Bus: P1,200.oo Round Trip
Gasoline, Toll, Snacks : all included in the price of the ticket

Restroom stops : none; there's a very clean one on the bus

Stewardess, present from Cubao to Baguio and back:

The cabin looks like that of an Airbus A300,

It's Business Class all the way,
extra-spacious seats that recline to a full 45 degrees,
and each comes complete with a swiveling footrest.

Bottle holder and front seat pocket?

Personal controls for your A/C vent,
call button, and overhead reading light...

Roomy overhead bins for handcarried
strawberries, flowers, and other pasalubong?
Of course!

And the kicker?

Drop-down flat screen monitors
for DVDs of really cool movies;

Spider-Man 3 and Mr. & Mrs. Smith
played back-to-back on my trip home.

But if you'd rather look at the view,
the extra-large seamless picture windows
will let you enjoy scenes like this:

The late-night red-eyes to the romantic City of Pines
take around 4.5 hours,

and daytime trips back to the harsh reality of Cubao,
approximately 5.5 hours.

Either way,
Very Very Very Highly Recommended!!!

For more information,
just log on to their official website:
Victory Liner


I've gotten wasted on all of these:

I can't wait to try this...

Temptation Indeed!!!

Red Ribbon's BANOFFEE!!!

At only P52.00 per calorie-laden slice,
and only P341 for the medium sized pie
and P572 for the large banoffee pie,
this is a much better deal than Starbucks'.

The RED RIBBON version
has a thick, buttery graham cracker crust,
loads of fresh bananas,
a whipped cream topping with just the right sweetness,
and best of all,
a rich toffee taste that's absolutely to-die-for!!!


talk about "Food Porn"...

... who was the copywriter, XEREX from Abante
or maybe that Argentina image model, Boy Abunda???

Saturday, September 22, 2007

The Return of 24K FRIDAY!!!

After a long, meandering journey
soulsearching for their new identity
on the FM band,

the new owners of 99.5 RT,
now called HiT FM,

have decided to go back to basics
and give to loyal RHYTHM OF THE CITY listeners
of almost three decades,
what they want most every Friday:


When I heard songs like "MINIMUM LOVE" and
"SWEETHEART" by Frankie and the Knockouts,

I knew that this was the authentic 24K,
not Fool's Gold.

For those geRiaTric 99.5 fans who are now abroad,
you can listen to the music that used to be played by
Jeremiah Jr., North Andrew, Bob Curry, and Eric Caine,

right here!!!

Seems that the Tuazons left their old tapes behind after all.
Thanks, ET!!!

SATURDAYS are all about the '90s on
RT's #1 Hit Weekend...

The Corrs, Alanis Morissette, Nirvana, Pearl Jam,
Bone Thugs 'N Harmony, Texas, Semisonic, PM Dawn,
and hopefully,

no friggin' Boy Bands!!!

Friday, September 21, 2007

September 21, 1972 : BATAS MILITAR

President of the Philippines,

by virtue of the powers vested upon me
by Article VII, Section 10, Paragraph ('2) of the Constitution,
do hereby place the entire Philippines
as defined in Article I, Section 1 of the Constitution

under martial law and,
in my capacity as their commander-in-chief,
do hereby command the armed forces of the Philippines,
to maintain law and order throughout the Philippines,
prevent or suppress all forms of lawless violence
as well as any act of insurrection or rebellion
and to enforce obedience to all the laws and decrees,
orders and regulations promulgated
by me personally or upon my direction.

It was thirty five years ago today,
Pres. Marcos made the country say "aray!"
He'd been going in and out of style
But he guaranteed to make us cry.

So may I re-introduce to you
The act you've known for all these years,
Pres. Marcos' Lonely Hearts Club Band...

We're Pres. Marcos' Lonely Hearts Club Band,
We hope you will enjoy the show,

We're Pres. Marcos' Lonely Hearts Club Band,
Sit back and let the country go.
Pres. Marcos' lonely, Pres. Marcos' lonely,
Pres. Marcos' Lonely Hearts Club Band.

It's wonderful to be here,
There's so much we can steal.

You're such a docile audience,
We'd like to take you home with us,
We'd love to take your home.

I don't really want to stop the show,
But I thought that you might like to know,
That the singer's going to sing a song,
And he wants you all to sing along.
So let me introduce to you...

The one and only Martial Law
And Pres. Marcos' Lonely Hearts Club Band...

Maaarrrrttiiiaaaalllll Lawww!!!!

What would you think if I throw you in jail,
Would you stand up and confess all to me?
Lend me your ears and I'll shout in your face,
And I'll try not to sequester your place.

Oh I get by with a little help from Enrile,
Mmm I get high with a little help from my Ver,
Mmm I'm gonna to try with a little help from my military.

What do you do when freedom is away.
(Does it worry you to be corrupt)
How do I feel by the end of the day
(Are you sad because you're on your own)
No, I get by with a little help from Tatad,
Mmm I get high with a little help from Danding,
Mmm I'm gonna to try with a little help from my wife!

Do you need anybody?
I just need Imelda to steal.
Could it be anybody?
There might be somebody to kill.

Would you believe in dictatorship at first sight?
Yes I'm certain that it happens all the time.
What do you see when you turn out the light?
I can't tell you, but I know it's gold!

Oh I get by with a little help from my friends,
Mmm I get high with a little help from my friends,
Oh I'm gonna try with a little help from my friends


Thursday, September 20, 2007


He was the Chiz Escudero of his time.

The most eloquent, and omnipresent oppositionist
to the ruling class and the powers-that-be.

Unlike Sen. Escudero, however,
Lean Alejandro didn't survive his political wars.

He was assassinated, with extreme prejudice,
twenty years ago,
his murder unsolved to this very day.

True, Lean was a Marxist,
an unabashed Leftist.

I never agreed with his socialist views,
but I always admired his dedication to his cause,
the upliftment of the Filipino People.

Only the good die young.

By Ma. Ceres P. Doyo

The youth of this generation
ought to have and ought to know someone like him,
someone so passionate and dedicated to a vision and a cause --
and yet so endearingly likeable.
Ask his friends and comrades.

He was the quintessential student or youth activist.
Leandro "Lean" Alejandro was all of 27
when he was killed in a hail of bullets 20 years ago.

He was emerging from his organization's office
when the forces of evil swooped down on him and gunned him down.
The predators had caught up with their prey
and would turn him into mincemeat.

What they did not know was that
the spirit of this young man would live on and beyond...

...this young man who lived intensely, bravely and romantically.

Love, indeed, was at the core of Lean's commitment
to the cause of justice and freedom.

He saw beyond his time.
"I am quite convinced that in a few years' time,
the nature of our struggles will change drastically.
We shall have to launch a democratic version
of the socialist revolution.
The national democratic struggle will be left behind by history
and we shall be buried with it in the heap of antiquity
if we do not shake ourselves awake and really lead."

Yes, and really lead with integrity.

Lean showed how.

SPA MOISTURE toothpaste?!??!!?

"... a revitalizing spa experience in your mouth!"


I hope they're not referring to a Foot Spa.

Unilever's next marketing campaign should be "for the boys":

"... a rejuvenating sauna bath experience in your mouth!"

CloseUp Spa Moisture :
soon to be the official toothpaste of
Maalikaya, Happy, Palacio Don Pedro, and Ginza!

She has more Wit & Brains than the Whole ARROYO Family Combined

I abhor the rest of her kinfolk,
but I like this low-profile, softspoken, intelligent lady.

Mess with her though, and she turns into a tiger.

Check out what Luli Arroyo says about Joey de Venecia,
on allegations that her father went to Hong Kong
to avoid a Senate inquiry:

“That’s again grasping at straws as thin as his hairline.”


Wednesday, September 19, 2007

The FINAL FOUR Doughnuts

those KK Philippines marketing guys are geniuses,
their sticky fingers perfectly attuned to their core market's pulse.

Krispy & Kremey Kudos,
ladies and gentlemen!


UE : strawberry

ATENEO : blueberry

UST : pineapple

LA SALLE : ampalaya

no truth to the rumor that if you bite into the Green Doughnut,
a sneaky Green Archer will throw a punch to the back of your head....

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