I write this with a minor hangover so excuse me if I go astray.
There’s a slight lull in blog worthy Pinoy Pop-Culture items. When that happens, I start thinking about other things to write about and there was a topic that came up in a conversation I had a few weeks ago with a friend of mine. This friend is a Pinay who is single and in her 30s. She was showing a little bitterness towards her situation and I don’t blame her. This woman is pretty, out going, and fun to be with but for whatever reason, she hasn’t had much success finding Mr. Right.
The conversation got me thinking about what I could do to help other single Pinays in their 30s to find single men. It’s a little easier when you are in your 20s because you’re supposed to be out clubbing or hanging out at the cool night spots. Once you hit 30 and you go to those clubs, you find yourself being one of the old folks at the young club. And let’s not even talk about the eventual betrayal our bodies do to us when the metabolism goes to shit and eating a small piece of cake takes you one step closer from being a young, urban and hip Filipino to the over the hill tito or tita that you remember seeing when you were a kid.
The purpose of this site isn’t to facilitate any matchmaking for single folks. And if you are in your 20s, you’re in your freakin’ prime so you better start getting while the getting is good. But there are those of us that are passed the 30 mark and still not hooked up. I’m all about trying to give folks information to give them a different perspective.
Single ladies over 30, this one is for you.
For all you MMA fans out there, Robbie Lawler defeated Scott Smith with a TKO in the 2nd round to retain the EliteXC Middleweight title. The fight took place on Saturday, July 26 in Stockton, CA and was aired in a prime time national broadcast on CBS. Pretty cool that a bi-racial Pinoy was in the main event for EliteXC’s second prime time network show. And he won by delivering some hard knees to the body and head of Smith. Props to both Smith and Lawler for a hard fought main event.
Check the links below for the news coverage:
Lawler TKOs Smith, EliteXC crowns two champions in Stockton - Denny Burkholder, CBSSports.com
Lawler’s sequel victory highlights epic night of EliteXC championships - Josh Gross, Inside MMA on SI.com
Comedian Ron Josol from Toronto, Canada came to visit the Pinoylife headquarters in Los Angeles (aka Moonie’s house) and took some time between watching MMA and a smoke break to do the first ever audio interview posted on Pinoylife.com! Get to know this Pinoy comic as he talks about his influences, his car accident, making longanisa, and soda.
Ron Josol Interview: Part 1 of 3
Read on for parts 2 and 3.
Have you heard of “M7 Magazine”? I had never heard of it until someone showed me a copy of the 2nd issue featuring Apl.De.Ap of the Black Eyed Peas on the cover. I’m staring at it as it sits here next to my laptop while I type this.
Whenever a new Filipino American print publication comes out, I have mixed feelings. On one hand, it’s great to see people trying to put out a publication that’s geared towards the Filipino American lifestyle. On the other hand, these publications always seem to get things wrong and put out a product that I just cannot relate to.
“Flip Magazine” came out in the 1990s only to be hampered with the fact that some of their target audience didn’t identify themselves as “Flips.” It probably didn’t help that one of the people behind Flip Magazine owed money to some folks which isn’t good when you’re trying to cover a magazine’s operating expenses.
Then there were the pan-Asian American publications like “Yolk Magazine” and “A Magazine” that are both no longer in existence, most likely due to their inability to sustain profit. And both magazines had national corporate advertisers!
Recently, “DP Magazine” came onto the scene and had comedian Jo Koy on one of their covers. If you’re wondering, DP stands for Discovering Pinoys and not Director of Photography or Double Penetration. I wish I could tell you who is on their latest issue but when I went to their official website www.discoveringpinoys.com, I got a page that said “This Account Has Been Suspended”. I guess we can add one more tombstone to the Pinoy publication graveyard.
Which brings us to the latest entry in the Filipino American start-up magazine saga – M7 Magazine. I’ve had a chance to scope out the latest issue and…
I’m working on some more content that should be on the site this week. To hold you guys over, here are some links to Pinoy sports stories on the interweb.
Triple-A manager gives bad news and good news
Filipino American baseball pitcher Geno Espineli gets the news that all Minor Leaguers hope to hear. Welcome to the big leagues Geno!
Voracious Pacquiao hungry for shot at De La Hoya
ESPN.com writer Dan Rafael discusses the possible scenario of a Pac-man vs. DLH fight.
A Filipino Embrace
A NYTimes.com article about NBA star Gilbert Arenas’ rock-star reception in the Philippines.
I swear, sometimes gifts just fall from the internet heavens.
Joel, the Pinoylife admin, got an email forward containing an article titled “Imagine a World Without Filipinos”. It was published in Saudi Arabian news outlet Al-Watan written by Abdullah Al-Maghlooth. If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s a quick read:
Click the image to read the original article
The gist of the article is generally positive so props to Abdullah for the kind words. The title does make you think. What would it be like if we got rid of all the Filipinos on the planet? I’m sure there are some racist cocksuckers that would have a month long celebration but this is a hypothetical scenario that will never happen so don’t start making your parade floats just yet. Abdullah Al-Maghlooth pointed out some obvious things such as the negative impact on available nurses, manual labor, nannies, maids, and most importantly how eliminating Filipinos would decrease of the amount of seamen in the world. (Damn right!)
But there are other side effects that Al-Maghlooth didn’t cover. I now present to you my version of the article, “Imagine a World Without Filipinos”.
Room to Improv cast member, UC Irvine alumnus and future mega-star Earl Baylon was recently casted as, get this, a HAWAIIAN in two Round Table Pizza commercials. I know, I know, a gig is a gig but man this is great!
See Earl in the video below at the 0:32 second mark as a “Hawaiian” and at 1:35 as the “SUPER Hawaiian”
Earl, did you honestly think I wasn’t gonna post this?!?! Have you even been to Hawaii?
Hello Pinoylifers. It feels good to be back. If you haven’t done so, please check the article about the Lea Salonga concert. It was a great show and if she ever gets booked to play at the Walt Disney Concert Hall with a full orchestra again, I strongly recommend going.
That being said, I did have some observations regarding Filipino behavior at the event and I just wanted to share a few things with all of you in the hopes that we, as a people, don’t look like complete ‘tards at the next formal concert.
Lea Salonga is no stranger to firsts. She was the first female casted as the lead role of Kim in the original London production of Miss Saigon. She was the Asian female casted to play the role of Eponine in the musical Les Miserables. And she was the first Asian woman selected to be the singing voices of not one, but two Disney princesses in the animated films Aladdin and Mulan.
On Friday, July 11, Lea Salonga added another first under her belt, becoming the first Filipina artist to headline at the new Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles.
If you needed further proof why Jeffrey Abalos is awesome, he put this video together and played it at his brother Royce’s wedding. Remember, there is no-charge for awesomeness.