For Tim Lincecum, it’s Cy Young and not sayang

November 12, 2008 · Posted in General, Links, sports · 10 Comments 

Teachers and FANHS folks, here’s another thing to put in your Filipino American history books. Pinoy major league pitcher Tim Lincecum has won the 2008 National League Cy Young award.

Tim Lincecum 

Giants ace Tim Lincecum wins NL Cy Young Award - Associated Press

Charice-Mania is running wild! (on daytime tv)

September 15, 2008 · Posted in General, Links, Music, Videos · 16 Comments 

Charice Pempengco keeps impressing the masses and now she’s gotten the attention of French Canada’s gift to the world – Celine Dion. 

On September 9, 2008, daytime talkshow host Oprah Winfrey had the young Pinay perform on her show only to surprise Charice with a video greeting from Celine Dion where she invited Charice to sing a duet at the Celine Dion concert in Madison Square Garden.  As much as Celine’s music immediately kills any sex drive and alcoholic buzz in my system, that is an impressive accomplishment for young Charice Pempengco.

If you don’t know her name yet, you better learn it fast because she is on her way to be the next big thing.

The Most Talented Girl in the World : Teen Singing Sensation - Oprah.com (damn, I can’t belive I’m linking something to Oprah.com)

www.charicepempengco.com | Charice Pempengco Official Site

Hawaiian Little League Team Wins World Championship

August 25, 2008 · Posted in General, Links, sports · 22 Comments 

Caleb Duhay of the Little League Champion team from HawaiiThere might have been very little Filipino representation in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, but one championship event this week was full of Pinoy representation as the Waipi’o little league baseball team beat the team from Matamoros, Mexico, 12-3 to win the Little League World Series Sunday in South Williamsport, PA.

The team, representing the US West region, beat the Mexican team, whose players are taller, have averaged eight runs a game and beat Japan’s little league representatives during the International Championship round Saturday. On that day, the Hawaiian little leaguers scored an improbable 7-5 victory against the team from Lake Charles, LA (representing the US Southwest) after rallying from a 5-1 deficit to score six runs in at the top of the 6th and final inning to win the game and move on to the World Championship.

The Aloha State’s team hails from Waipahu, a Honolulu suburb known for its large Filipino population, and owed much of its success to players like pitcher Caleb Duhay (pictured), who pitched 5 1/3 innings with only three earned runs in the final match. Duhay also contributed three runs and a hit of his own at the plate. Catcher Keelen Obedoza scored a hit as well. Other Pinoys on the team such as outfielders Jedd Andrade, Matthew Yap and Jordan Ulep also contributed to the team’s championship. 

News Link: http://www.honoluluadvertiser.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080824/BREAKING02/80824033

Box Score: http://www.littleleague.org/series/2008divisions/llbb/WSBoxScores/llws32.html

Little League site: http://www.littleleague.org

Big thanks to Elson Trinidad for sending this in.

The Asian Journal Actually Covered Something Cool!

August 5, 2008 · Posted in General, Links · 3 Comments 

I think hell just dropped a few degrees because the Asian Journal actually did a decent piece on the Pinoys and Pinays that are competing in MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew.

Much props to Asian Journal writer Joseph Pimentel for the article.  Now if they could just do something about that wack ass name.  Anyway, check out the link:

FilAms representing top 3 groups in MTV dance show - by Joseph Pimentel, from Asian Journal

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