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AMAZIAN OF THE WEEK! Bruno Mars

September 13th, 2010 | 2 comments | Posted by Jen

Name: Bruno Mars (né Peter Hernandez)

Hails from: Hawaii

Occupation: Singer, songwriter, producer

Known for: Co-writing and producing the most viral song of 2010, Cee-Lo’s “Fuck You”; co-writing and lending his smooth R&B stylings to B.o.B’s “Nothin’ on You,” which was nominated for Best Pop Video at this year’s VMAs, where Mars performed a “Nothin’ on You,” “Airplanes” and “The Only Exception” medley with B.o.B and Paramore’s Hayley Williams, a trio MTV billed as the VMAs’ “dream team” (watch a grainy version of it here); looking kinda dorky cool in a fedora.

Speaking of dreams, Hawaiian native Bruno Mars, who is of Puerto Rican and Filipino descent, has been steadily realizing his of late. After penning the feel-good kiss-off song of the summer and getting nominated for a VMA, the 23 year-old singer, who’s thus far been better known for his writing and producing skillz, will finally take center stage with the release Continue reading AMAZIAN OF THE WEEK! Bruno Mars

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DISGRASIAN OF THE WEAK! Boxer Floyd “It’s All Love” Mayweather

September 10th, 2010 | 7 comments | Posted by Jen

After Floyd Mayweather said publicly via Ustream last week that rival boxer Manny Pacquiao was a “little yellow chump” and a “faggot,” that Pacquiao could “make me a shrimp tempura roll” and “make me a sushi roll and cook me some rice,” and that once Mayweather finally fought him and beat him, he was going to “cook him with some cats and dogs”–paging Morrissey!– Mayweather quickly issued an apology, claiming he “was just having fun,” “It’s all love,” and he doesn’t have a “racist bone” in his body.

It’s all love: Mayweather in a sombrero and the colors of Mexico, before his 2007 Cinco de Mayo fight against Oscar de la Hoya

If we take Mayweather at his word, then we can only conclude:

  1. Mayweather thinks “little yellow chump” and “faggot” are terms of endearment
  2. Mayweather truly believes Manny Pacquiao moonlights as a Japanese chef
  3. Mayweather thinks eating cats and dogs, not to mention little yellow chumps, is normal
  4. Mayweather is very, very hungry
  5. Mayweather has a highly unique take on love
  6. Mayweather has not had an X-ray recently to monitor the presence of racist bones in his body
  7. Mayweather is a little bitch who’d rather trash Pacquiao behind a computer screen–[Perhaps you're more suited to blogging, Floyd? We're always looking for interns to make us sushi rolls, FYI.--Ed.]–than fight him in the ring

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What We Want To Know About Tani Gorre Cantil-Sakauye, CA Supreme Court Chief Justice Nominee

July 21st, 2010 | 5 comments | Posted by Jen

California Gov. Schwarzenegger has nominated 3rd District Court of Appeal Justice Tani Gorre Cantil-Sakauye to be the next chief justice of the California Supreme Court, which would make Cantil-Sakauye the first Asian American (and Filipina) to lead the state’s highest court, if confirmed in November.

The LA Times calls the 50 year-old Sacramento native–who’s a Republican but also known as an “independent thinker”–”a surprise nominee who is relatively unknown outside judicial circles,” so here’s what we’d like to know about her:

  1. What are her politics?
  2. What’s up with that fabu name?
  3. What kind of face cream is she using and where do we get some?!

[LA Times: Gov. Schwarzenegger nominates first Asian American to lead California Supreme Court]

Thanks, Dad and Tom!

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How Did Manny Pacquiao Do It?

November 16th, 2009 | 5 comments | Posted by Jen

How did Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao make history this weekend, by becoming the first fighter to win seven world titles in seven different weight classes?

Intern Jasmine, our resident Pinaysian, has a theory.

adobo

It’s all in the adobo, baby.

[Sky News: Philippines Erupts As Boxer Makes History]

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BABEWATCH: Anna Maria Perez de Tagle

June 23rd, 2009 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

Name: Anna Maria Perez de Tagle (née Anna Maria Francesca Enriquez Perez de Tagle)

Age: 18

Occupation: Actress

Why She’s a Babe: While Anna Maria is best known for her work in tween vehicles such as Hannah Montana (in which her character tortured Miley Cyrus–a plus in our book) and Camp Rock, what we love about the 18 year-old–who is of Filipino, Irish, and Spanish descent–is her knowing look. She looks like she knows something that you don’t and she may never tell you what that is. And that’s a refreshing departure from all of those tween stars past and present who withhold nothing and are constantly trying to bare all (ahem, Lindsay).

Of course we’ll eat our words if nude Anna Maria pics hacked from her cell phone ever emerge, but until that sad, desperate moment, we’ll look forward to seeing her big-screen debut in the remake of one of our fave movies of all time, Fame, so that we, along with everyone else, can remember, remember, remember her (rather long and involved) name.

[Official Anna Maria Perez de Tagle website]
[Official Fame trailer]

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AMAZIAN OF THE WEEK! Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao

December 8th, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana


Name: Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao aka The Mexicutioner aka People’s Champ aka Pambansang Kamao (“National Fist”)

Occupation: Professional Boxer

Known for: Being the first Asian (and Pinoy) boxer to win four world titles in different weight divisions, and–as of June of this year–the Ring Magazine pound-for-pound top-ranked boxer in the world. Pacquiao defeated Golden Boy Oscar De La Hoya in “the Dream Match” with an eighth-round TKO this weekend, outstepping De La Hoya’s five-inch reach advantage to beat the icon. The victory, however, did not go without a humble response. From AP:

De La Hoya’s left eye was closed shut as he sat on his stool after the eighth round and the ring doctor, referee and his cornermen discussed his condition. De La Hoya offered no complaints when his corner decided he had enough, getting up from his stool and walking to the center of the ring to congratulate the victor.

“You’re still my idol,” Pacquiao told him.

“No, you’re my idol,” De La Hoya said.

Aww. For the time being, we’re going to go with De La Hoya–Pacquiao is our new idol, and we’re super psyched that there’s someone finally restoring the luster back to the name “Pacman”–unlike, say, Jen’s ne’er-do-well, now-silent, alchie Cowboy Adam “Pacman” Jones.

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AMAZIAN OF THE WEEK! Joey Antonio

July 21st, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen


Name: Joseph “Joey” Antonio

Hails from: Detroit

Occupation: Hip-hop dancer and former contestant on MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew (with the group A.S.I.I.D., aka “And So It Is Done”)

Known for: Being called the “hardest boy” in his group by ABDC judge Lil Mama; being known as”the deaf guy” and “the Asian guy” of the A.S.I.I.D. dance crew (who was sadly voted off last week) until people saw his moves, the pure joy with which he dances, and that smile, which transcended the competition, his ethnicity, and even his disability; rocking a FilipiFro (Filipino ‘fro).

Click here to see the A.S.I.I.D. performance that earned Joey props from Lil Mama.

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AMAZIAN OF THE WEEK! Major General Antonio Taguba

June 30th, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

Name: Major General Antonio Taguba

Occupation: Army Man and Truth Teller

Known for: Man-ing up, blowing the lid off of human rights abuses at Abu Ghraib, getting unceremoniously forced into retirement for doing the right thing, accusing the Bush administration of war crimes, looking really damn studly in uniform.

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Thanks, Jasmine!

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