Category Archives: Books and Literature

If I was a fighter in the UFC…

…then that would be the Apocalypse. Lol. Okay, that was irrelevant but here’s something that’s not: Veteran UFC fighter BJ Penn is coming to Manila! For fans out there, he’ll be having an open training at the SM Mall of Asia this Wednesday. What’s up with the most-rounded fighter of the Octagon? Is he retiring? While in the country, Penn will also be promoting the Philippine franchise of the UFC Magazine which I staffed for! Again, irrelevant. ( Read more… )

The UAAP Magic

I never would’ve given a damn about the UAAP if I didn’t go to one of its schools. I was then a vapid sports fan. But gradually, thanks to the “school spirit” concept,  I gave in to watching the Philippines’ largest college sports league, particularly the hoop fest and the cheerdance competition. UAAP, like a mentor once said, is taken seriously in contrast to commercial basketball conferences. It’s a clash of identity and no one backs down easily. ( Read more… )

Life after Harry Potter

It’s a shame toward my generation that I admit this: I was not that big a fan of the Harry Potter series. (Throw those judging leers, Rowling followers!) I, however, have experienced the Potter fever for a brief time in high school. I may have stopped reading after the fourth book (aka pop culture suicide) but when I depended my attraction to the series through those blockbuster movies, I’d say the magic was still there. ( Read more… )

Boobs for Sale

So I officially entered the magazine industry last March. I had my Summit Media stint in 2009 before, sure, but tis now the real thing where I got cash for helping out. Now on newsstands: Sports Illustrated Philippines Swimsuit Edition 2011! Buy now guys! P150 lang! Yep, that’s Irina Shayk on the cover. And if you flip those pages enough, you can scan through the spread where the models laid scorching on our very own sand in Boracay! ( Read more… )