A ticket to Mars

My name's one way ticket to Mars. Well, at least I will have established my presence there...even if it's just my name hehe.


Round and Round the Radio Formats Go

The Rise of Bakya Programming in Philippine FM Radio

It used to be simpler. I grew up with FM radio, and during the 80s, Frequency Modulation in my opinion, was at its finest.

I'm sure the 60s and 70s were a lot of fun, but when I was growing up, a lot of us 80s Pinoy kids had our ears glued to FM because it was basically the only source of fresh music we had, especially so with the dawn of the second British music invasion and the rise of commercial rock. The American Top 40 hosted by the legendary Casey Kasem (syndicated and heard over the former 99.5 RT) was the definitive yardstick of what's hot and up there (still is, sans Kasem), sending us kids to record stores to buy the singles or albums which, back then were either in vinyl or cassette tape.


More Bob Ong in English: Bob Ong quotes...translated (Part 10)

On being human

“Makakapili ka ng lugar na uupuan mo, pero hindi mo mapipili ang taong uupo sa puwang sa tabi mo... Ganyan ang senaryo sa bus. Ganyan din sa pag-ibig... Lalong 'di mo kontrolado kung kelan siya bababa.”

You can choose where you sit, but you cannot choose the person who will sit on that space beside you… that’s how the scenario is in a bus. It’s the same with love… all the more you can’t control when he/she gets off.


Bob Ong in English - quotes from his book ‘Lumayo Ka Nga Sa Akin’

After such an extremely long hiatus, I’m back with my English translations of Bob Ong Quotes. This set of quotes is culled from Bob Ong’s book ‘Lumayo Ka Nga Sa Akin’ which I am translating as ‘Get As Far As You Can Away From Me’ (seeing that the title of the book is in question form, and because of the preposition “nga,” it’s as if the title is an expression of displeasure).

I really haven’t read the novel but judging from these quotes, most of them talk about current social attitudes, books and reading, art, media and their influences on the contemporary Filipino. Really very interesting…and so true!

So I hope you enjoy part 9 of my series of Bob Ong Quotes…Translated.


A post-valentine treat : Songs about love and heartbreak

I want to treat Pinkoy readers with a little something, like a post-valentine gift of sorts - A playlist, actually two playlists of some of my favorite love songs straight from my personal audio library.

(I need to keep a backup of these files somehow since a lot of these aren't being played anymore, especially that Prince song "When 2 R N Love" which I think wasn't really actually played during its time. Listen to it and you'll know why).

Warning though for those who are into standard love songs: Well, they're not (most of them anyway)...but still, I invite you to listen to them.


The Morning Brew 102512 Podcast#24

The Morning Brew on DWSB 89.5 Subic Bay Radio. Join us!

In today's Triple W (World Wide Weird) news:
Children flee movie ‘screaming’ after theater shows ‘Paranormal Activity 4’ instead of ‘Madagascar 3’

TOPIC OF THE DAY: What was that mistake that scarred you for life?

Listen & comment!


The Morning Brew 102312 Podcast#23

The Morning Brew on DWSB 89.5 Subic Bay Radio. Join us!

In today's Triple W (World Wide Weird) news:
'Report: Male Genitalia Shrinking'

TOPIC OF THE DAY: Are you satisfied with your current lovelife? Tell us why.

Listen & comment!

The Morning Brew 102212 Podcast#22

The Morning Brew on DWSB 89.5 Subic Bay Radio. Join us!

In today's Triple W (World Wide Weird) news:
'Fluke pushes early voting in Reno'

TOPIC OF THE DAY: Have you ever been judged wrongly?

Listen & comment!


Mid-morning laughs in podcast...soon!

I have to say, Pinkoy's blog has lately been gathering dust and cobwebs.

I have been very busy hosting my regular radio program called The Morning Brew over DWSB 89.5 FM Subic Bay Radio, apart from my other responsibilities as a media practitioner. I know, I know...this doesn't give me reason to just turn away from blogging. The printed word is my friend and my blogs helped me go through certain periods in my life when I needed to rant, say something stupid, or explode.


WorldWideWeird Files 1

[As promised, here are three odd (but true) stories from my tripleW files]

He was stranded for a number of days and just desperate for people to know where he was," said a spokesman for SaskPower, the electric utility is Saskatchewan, Canada. The unidentified man was lost in the wilds in the northern part of the province, and had no way out. But he had an axe, and figured if he cut down some power poles, the resulting electrical outage would bring linemen to repair the breech, and he'd be rescued. It worked like a charm, but two towns were left without power for about 30 hours, SaskPower says. "A lot of people are pretty upset about it," complained Ed Benoanie, a councillor of one of the towns affected, Hatchet Lake Denesuline Nation. When lost, he says, "stay where you are and build a big bonfire" ...Out of power poles.