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Monday, March 30, 2015

Goodnight!: RKO From Mid-Air

3/30/2015 8:43:48 PM

Screengrab from YouTube
You can never deny what happened on this day in this year: It is the day where the professional wrestling’s biggest stage took over the world. And it’s called “WrestleMania.”

Sunday, March 29, 2015

The Pre-Take: WrestleMania 31 (Part 3)

3/29/2015 9:01:46 PM

screengrab from YouTube

Since it’s gonna be another heck-of-an-event this coming Sunday evening in Silicon Valley (Monday morning Manila time), expect the millions (and millions!) of wrestling fans around the globe to witness the World Wrestling Entertainment’s (WWE) 31st annual spectacle, popularly known as WrestleMania!

And what’s a WrestleMania for the SlickMaster – along with his followers (whom, by the way, are just countable by your fingertips!) without a “pre-take,” right? 

Talk about predictions, just like the way we have last year.

The Pre-take: WrestleMania 31 (Part 2)

3/29/2015 7:31:52 PM
Screengrab from YouTube

Since it’s gonna be another heck-of-an-event this coming Sunday evening in Silicon Valley (Monday morning Manila time), expect the millions (and millions!) of wrestling fans around the globe to witness the World Wrestling Entertainment’s (WWE) 31st annual spectacle, popularly known as WrestleMania!

And what’s a WrestleMania for the SlickMaster – along with his followers (whom, by the way, are just countable by your fingertips!) without a “pre-take,” right? 

Talk about predictions, just like the way we have last year.

Friday, March 27, 2015

The Pre-take: WrestleMania 31 (Part 1)

3/27/2015 1:55:14 PM

Screengrab from YouTube
Since it’s gonna be another heck-of-an-event this coming Sunday evening in Silicon Valley (Monday morning Manila time), expect the millions (and millions!) of wrestling fans around the globe to witness the World Wrestling Entertainment’s (WWE) 31st annual spectacle, popularly known as WrestleMania!

And what’s a WrestleMania for the SlickMaster – along with his followers (whom, by the way, are just countable by your fingertips!) without a “pre-take,” right? 

Talk about predictions, just like the way we have last year.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Throwback: Phil Collins – You'll Be In My Heart (OST – Tarzan)

1/24/2015 5:23:00 PM

As a 90s baby, I grew up in selected hits by those Disney animated movies, like Elton John’s “Can You Feel the Love Tonight?” (The Lion King), Vanessa Williams’ “Colors of the Wind” (Pocahontas), and Christina Aguillera’s “Reflection” (Mulan).

Though as an old school lover, I’ve always be a fan of that pop crooner by the name of Phil Collins, from The Groovy kind of Love, one of those songs I regularly heard when Love Radio was then having their Love Sweep; as well as my all-time top favorite (and at the same time, one of my favesing-along piece) Another Day in Paradise; and the upbeat Easy Lover, which by the way was the soundtrack of the very first WWE WrestleMania held 1984 at the Madison Square Garden.

Well, I admit I never saw the entirety of Tarzan. But I recalled way back then, as I spotted that old Tarzan commercial which had excerpts of this track titled “You’re in my Heart.”

Wrestled to Death

3/22/2015 2:15:59 PM

As I said on one of my previous posts, wrestling may be a sport with several plot twists, but taking the risks just to entertain you guys was NEVER a joke. And you can bet Daniel Orton on that (remember that joke issue with the PBA and Manny Pacquiao itself?).

What I’m talking about right now? As much as I want to include this on a previous post which tackled the accidental death of a wrestler in Mexico, I’m afraid I would have another article that is "very lengthy."

So here are three of the notable deaths inside the squared circle. As Ryan Songaila of Rappler reported:

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Lookback: WrestleMania XXX

3/9/2015 6:37:18 PM
As WrestleMania 31 is just around the corner, let’s take a lookback on some of the hits and misses on last year’s edition of the “Superbowl of Sports Entertainment.”

Since I started following pro wrestling (specifically, WWE) in 2012, this was the third time I personally watched WrestleMania in full circles, and perhaps the same number I watched the said event at all. (I could have told “as it happens” since  TV channels aired it just a few hours to within a few days from the WM event itself, but anyway...). 

Monday, March 23, 2015

He's back! E Ano Ngayon?

3/22/2015 9:29:38 PM

Masyado nang nakakaurat ang mga balita, mula sa pagbatikos kay Binay hanggang sa sa mga pagiging matigas ag ulo ni PNoy (both literally and figuratively), hanggang sa hangover ng tao sa Binibining Pilipinas mula sa bwarsh-bwarsh na pagsasalita ng isa sa mga hosts (eh? Si Ariella Arida daw ba ‘yun?) hanggang sa mala-stand up diumano ni Toni Gonzaga off-air, hanggang sa pagmulta ni Beau Belga dahil sa pagiging patola diumano sa ilang siraulong fan ng PBA (sino bang nasa katinuan ang mambabato ng bote sa hardcourt? Kups ampucha!).

Pero maiba tayo, pasensya na kung bigla akong nashowbiz dito. I heard na si Willie Revillame ay babalik sa telebisyon ah.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Death by Tragedy

3/22/2015 12:59:53 PM

Oh my goodness. This does not sit well at all. Now, what am I pertaining to? Relax. Just read this post, and you will see everything.

First things first: Think twice before you say something like “wrestling is fake,” ‘cause apparently it’s no joke getting body pain just to entertain people—especially if you are some sort of an “ex-fan.” 

And sometimes, it even cost them their lives. Much to what happened on Owen Hart, Mike DeBiase and Mitsuharu Misawa.

Well, this happened just recently; and in case you want to see this clip, I am now warning you that the footage might cause you some kind of disturbia. 

Saturday, March 21, 2015

No More Sleepless Nights in Eastwood City

1/16/2015 2:41:45 PM

Oh, dear Eastwood City. For the first time after some nth times, we met again. It’s like last week I was around the vicinity and just chilling, remember?

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The Scene Around: The Rest is Noise (Day 2)

3/18/2015 2:39:05 PM

How about an awesome way to end a month? Like spending a night out with good music, and the rest is definitely a noise you will like for the rest of your respective lives?

Talk about Indie Manila and Vandals on the Walls’ collaboration titled The Rest is Noise, held the last Friday and Saturday of February 2015. Yours truly, though, dropped by on its second leg held Saturday evening (February 28, 2015) at Route 196 in Blue Ridge, Quezon City. 

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Taunt After Taunt

3/18/2015 10:37:51 AM

So, isa sa mga pinakamalalang kaganapan recently sa Philippine Basketball Association ay ang pag-taunt diumano ni Beau Belga sa ilang mga tagahanga ng PBA sa isang laban noong nakaraang araw ng Linggo sa Cuneta Astrodome, Pasay City.

Tila hindi kasi nagustuhan ng ilang tagahangan ng Ginebra ang antics ni Beau Belga. Napikon ba. Kaya nambato na lang siya ng bote ng tubig.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Playback: Gaano ka-Pinoy ang Beauty Contest sa Pilipinas?

3/16/2015 4:28:30 PM

Since some people are still having signs of a hangover from the recent Binibining Pilipinas, here’s something I’d like to share with you: a 16-minute audio clip from that epic (now-defunct) program named The Disenchanted Kingdom.

Say, this one seems timely, eh?

Sunday, March 15, 2015


3/15/2015 4:20:15 PM
Bago ang lahat, isang korning joke muna.
Q: Ano ang PATO na pumapatay ng tao?
A: E di AmPATOan.
Okay, Tama na nga ang kabalbalan. Eto na nga, seryoso na!

Isa sa mga nakakainis na balitang gumalantang sa linggong ito ay ito: 

Photo credits: ABS-CBN News, NUJP Facebook Page

Oo, nakalaya pansamantalala si Sajid Islam Ampatuan matapaos nakapagpiyansa ng mahigit 11.6 milyong piso. Matatandaan na siya ang isa sa mga suspek sa kaso ng pagpaslang ng 58 katao sa isa sa mga malalagim na krimen sa Pilipinas, ang Maguindanao Massacre.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Can You Still Dig It?

3/14/2015 8:27:03 PM

I hate to sound like either Booker T’s entrance or the Iron Man Three’s closing credits clip here. First and foremost, I’m not writing this post to diss the Undertaker. In fact, he’s one of my favorite wrestlers in the World Wrestling Entertainment, especially if it’s about their biggest program named WrestleMania.

Though last year was perhaps the most surprising moment of them all—his loss to a ruthless athlete named Brock Lesnar. It was so shocking it even overshadowed the overhyped-but-underdelivered Andre the Giant memorial battle royal, as well as Daniel Bryan’s sojourn to championship.

Friday, March 13, 2015


11/22/2014 4:03:31 PM

Hustisya. Lahat ng tao’y gusto ng hustisya
Lahat ay gutom para sa hustisya.
Hustiysang hindi makamit ng ordinaryong nilalang.
Hustisyang nakalaan sa iilan lang.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The Scene Around: EDGES

2/24/2015 1:58:51 PM

It was an arts and music-packed evening last Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at Route 196 in Quezon City, as Docdef Productions and Fringe MNL teamed up and brought EDGES possible.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Just My Opinion: The Sudden Resignation?!

3/11/2015 12:01:20 PM

Screengrab from Youtube
It was a random speculation that was confirmed by a former-DZRH radio announcer yesterday: Mr. John Gemperle, much known as the popular radio personality Papa Jack, resigned from being a decade-long job at 90.7 Love Radio as its DJ. 

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Just My Opinion: Give the Divas a Chance!

3/6/2015 10:34:59 AM

Time seems to be an issue right now in the recent showings of WWE. 

How on earth, considering they owned a reality show right?

Monday, March 09, 2015

Death and Overrated

3/8/2015 9:22:10 PM

Sa isang hindi magandang balita, namatay ang isa sa mga Internet sensation sa nakalipas na mga taon. Oo, hindi kailanman naging magandang balita ang mga anunsyo ng pagkamatay sa alinmang lipunan, at sa kung saan pang konteksto o anggulo mo pa itong tignan.

Pero, ito ang problema: namatay nga si Jamvhille Sebastian. At ayaw kong bumira ng tanong na “eh ano ngayon?” Bagkus, kung may tirada si SlickMaster sa kasagsagan ng isyung ito, ay ito lamang.

Sunday, March 08, 2015

Just My Opinion: The Life and Times of Jimmy Alapag in the PBA

3/8/2015 8:42:20 PM

Photo credit: Rappler
One Wednesday evening of November 2005: It was during my early days of following the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) when I first took notice on this guy – small in the typical Pinoy basketball player size – with that quickness to put up plays for the Talk ‘N Text Phone Pals against Barangay Gineba San Miguel. The game was then slated at the packed Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City (and how can't I forget the match? I still even have the game's ticket on my archive.)

That guy was known as the “Mighty Mouse,” the Fil-American player named Jimmy Alapag.

KO’d in 14 Seconds

3/8/2015 9:57:56 AM

Last week, when I checked the latest Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) pay-per-view episode, it was a heck of catfight to cap the month of Feburary in downtown Los Angeles, California. Talk about Ronda Rousey going up for her fifth title defense against the tough top contender Cat Zingano. 

But as far as the prediction of a potential all-out war goes, it was unfortunate it ended... in just a glimpse.

Saturday, March 07, 2015

Gone But Not Forgotten (from an Observer's Point of View)

3/6/2015 12:31:23 PM
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I’m not saying this to kiss ass or to ride bandwagon (say, I just wonder: is anyone talking about him in the first place, aside from the people whom were closely related to him, and the music community?). In fact, I admit that I’m not even an avid fan. But I admire this guy a lot; I even remember he’s one of the persons I want to meet as a youngster (unfortunately, it didn’t happen).

Who exactly is Francis Durango Magalona? 

Friday, March 06, 2015

EDSA Traffic World Out There!

3/2/2015 5:09:04 PM

Photo credits: Leo M. Sabangan II, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 02/20/2014

EDSA. Minsan tao, madalas kalye.EDSA. Minsan People Power. Madalas, people suffer.EDSA. Minsan malawak. Minsan mahaba. Pero parang wasak lang sa tindi ng trapiko.EDSA. Minsan ay minahal ng tao. Ngunit madalas ay minumura na ng tao.

Thursday, March 05, 2015

D.S.T. (Deep Serious Trouble)

3/5/2015 8:29:05 AM

Babala: ang mababasa ay maaring naglalaman ng mga malalaim na kataga at kaisipan ngunit wala itong kinalaman sa ilang bagay gaya ng isang sikat na pelikulang pang romansa’t drama (dahil malamang, hindi naman ako broken-hearted at lalong hindi naman ako fan ni tita Whitney).

Sa totoo nga lang, hindi ko alam kung bakit ako nagsusulat nito e. Lalo na’t hindi naman ako sanay sumulat ng mga malalalim at may kinalaman sa aking personal na buhay. Sino ba ako, ‘di ba? Hindi naman ako gaya ng ilang internet sensation o yung mga superstar sa YouTube sa araw-araw ay may update sa buhay – daig pa nga nila minsan ang mga paborito mong iniiyakan, kinikiliga at ultimong mga kinamumuwian mo sa mga teleseryeng pinapanod mo. 

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Playback: Flying Down To the Stands

3/1/2015 5:19:48 PM

I’m still on a log-jammed mode, friends. As of this writing, I already made six postings and yet it’s only a third (1/3) of the proposed ones – and damn it; I’m too far behind especially when it comes to things like sports and news.

Say, it’s been a week though since yours truly dropped by at the Philippine Wrestling Revolution’s latest program titled Vendetta.

One of the matches there includes an All-Out War between the team of Mayhem Brannigan and the Apolcalypse and The Royal Flush.

Since I really have a hard time squeezing on my takes for that matter (yes, sorry, laides and gentlemen I have to delay things once again as much as I don’t want to), here’s something I’d like to share. Perhaps on all of the PWR’s events in the Philippines, this stunt was never executed.

Not until the Vendetta comes; and I am talking about Mr. Do or Die jumping off from the top stands.

Monday, March 02, 2015

The Rundown Slam: WWE Fastlane

3/1/2015 3:25:19 PM

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Just merely 35 nights before the grandest stage of sports entertainment, the World Wrestling Entertainment unleashed another pay-per-view, replacing Elimination Chamber in the process. The road seemed a smooth one as WWE took on the Fastlane.

WWE Fastlane comprised nine segments -- seven matches and two face-off sequences, in front of a not-so-loudly crowd FedEx Forum at Memphis, Tennessee. I wonder how Jerry “The King” Lawler felt that time. Sorry, man.

"Joke Time"

3/1/2015 1:27:32 PM

Photo credit: Rappler

Malaking biro raw ang paglalaro ni Manny Pacquiao sa Philippine Basketball Association, ayon yan sa isang import dati ng liga.

Oo. Isang import lang naman ang nagawang mang-insulto diumano sa isang manlalalro na mas kilalal bilang boksingero at konrgesista. 

The Rundown Slam: WWE NXT Takeover Rival

3/1/2015 3:16:19 PM

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Sami Zayn gets his hands at the man who once called him as “best friend” but at the same time that turned back on him after winning the NXT championship; while it’s Charlotte and Sasha Banks again for the NXT Women’s championship – plus Bayley and Becky Lynch; and a whole lot more occure4d in this NXT special event known as Takeover Rival.

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Just My Opinion: 2015 NBA All Star Game

3/1/2015 12:13:10 PM

(This is a late post.)

Stars shone the brightest in New York City during Valentines’ Day for the 2015 NBA All Star Game. Brooklyn provided the festivities for the Friday and Saturday, while the weekend never has been completed with the staging All-Star gamne itself at the epic Madison Square Garden.

At the end, records were shattered with a lot of three-point field goals; and it was the first time the Western Conference All-Stars garnered a victory after the previous four tries at the venue, 163-158.

Say, I won’t give much emphasis on the highlight reels, and other stats since I already posted this almost two weeks late. Let the video do the talking.