Not even a German blitzkrieg can stop him?

We have seen a lot of Manny Pacquiao wins over the years.

He has faced a lot of great boxers from all walks and at this point of his career, only Floyd Mayweather can make his matches interesting.

The Pacman is awesome in all aspects...

But somewhere in history, one man wants him to lose.


Honestly, whoever made this isn’t really that funny.

That is until Hitler blurts out Bobby Pacquiao – Manny’s ball-hunting brother!

Game over!

His name is Alberto del Rio...
and you already know that. 

Alberto del Rio’s destiny was fulfilled when he won the 2011 Royal Rumble. For a newcomer, the Mexican Aristocrat has everything handed to him on a silver platter. In his rookie season, he never joined NXT despite being a rookie and for some insane reason he also became a mentor on the show. He had a lot of airtime to make himself a household name unlike any other rookie not named Wade Barrett or Daniel Bryan.

And of course, with the win in the Royal Rumble, he earned the right to face a champion of his choice in Wrestlemania.

When I did my preview, I rated ADR sixth. My top pick John Morrison barely made any success. I was actually surprised that he treated him like dirt. He did one cool stunt but this merely made him the “stunt” guy. If they wanted to make a new star, he’s well done for the job. My second picks was Christian who is still in sickbay (although he made his presence felt when Edge used the Killswitch finisher on his title match against Dolph Ziggler since the Spear is banned in the match). My third pick, John Cena, could find himself in the spotlight after getting a feud with The Miz.

Surprisingly the two established vets, Triple H and Undertaker, failed to participate in the Rumble. However, Booker T and Kevin Nash (as Diesel) made an appearance albeit short in the 40-man field.

So this leaves Alberto del Rio.

His destiny would likewise give him an opportunity to take the World Championship away from Edge. WWE is in grave need of stars and with Nexus and The Corre doing their best impersonation of DX Army versus Nation of Domination, ADR can blossom into a legitimate main eventer that people can seriously hate.

I like the way that Alberto del Rio celebrated after throwing out Randy Orton who was then busy eliminating Wade Barrett. It was almost for naught because ADR never thought Santino Marella was still in the match. When Santino crept and Cobra-ed ADR, it made people think that ADR’s destiny wouldn’t be realized.

And for a while it made me dread that Santino transformed from a joke character to a legitimate Wrestlemania contender.


Anyway, click the link for their order of elimination.

The Miz took John Cena out despite not being on the Rumble. Cena in turn eliminated CM Punk, Michael McGillicutty, David Otunga, Mason Ryan, Tyson Kidd, Heath Slater, and Alex Riley (with the help of Kofi Kingston). Punk had the five eliminations on his own with Daniel Bryan, Chris Masters, Tyler Reks, Vladimir Koslov, and R-Truth while John Morrison and Mark Henry fell to the hands of Punk and the collective effort of the New Nexus.

Big Show, the Rumble’s largest athlete, eliminated Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre before Ezekiel Jackson ousted him.

As of this moment, the Wrestlemania dream is surrounded by questions.

When will Triple H return? How will Undertaker’s streak be defended? How will they story tell Alberto Del Rio versus Edge???

Game over!

Whatever uniform he wears, the same satisfaction he brings. 

Lebron James and the rest of the Miami messed up Oklahoma City’s chance to win to the tune of 108 to 103. LBJ had 23 points, 4 rebounds, 13 assists, 4 steals, and 3 blocks!

Dwight Howard, Chris Paul, Kevin Durant, and Russell Westbrook also played well for their respective squads!

Perhaps by this time you’ve figured out that LBJ is the Statmonkey of the Day!

Game over!

I want to have Alex Cabagnot’s hair cut.

My hair as of this moment barely resembles his.

But I want to have his hair.

The problem is that my hair curls when it gets long and it sucks. Initially, I just wanted my hair to grow really unattractive that women and men around will force me to trim it off.

Then I will come to my office really, really guapo... or having a pretty nice Mohawk...

But Cindy hates Mohawks.

How long this fad of mine will last is beyond anyone’s knowledge.

Will people pay me money for this to get cut?

Because that would be cool!!!

Game over!

The next FHM Philippines' cover girl

Hours after posting this, I researched for FHM Philippines’ next cover girl and while I have yet to predict a right answer...


Fil-Dutch Misa Campo is the new FHM cover girl. Prepare to see her strut her stuff this February! For the mainstream crowd she’s a virtual unknown just like Ellen Adarna. I don’t know who the hell she was actually at first but then I checked a Youtube video.


Turns out she’s a popular car show model in and out of the Philippines. While her field is kind of a bit different from the realm of Solenn Heusaff, Georgina Wilson, Kelly Misa, and Bubbles Paraiso, she’s still a stunner. According to her bio, she just celebrated her 24th birthday last January 23 and she was born in Montreal.

This is a shocking move as far as FHM Philippines is concern considering that Misa barely lives in the Philippines. The last time a person that is not based in the Philippines made the cover was Halle Berry (FHM Philippines’ January-February 2004 issue) and that was because she was voted the Sexiest Woman in the World in 2003.

As far as the videos and the pictures are concerned, she’ll have no excuse to go tame in her shoot. As always, I hope there’s a concept in her poses.

This could also be beneficial for Misa Campo. Pinoy Pride has been on a high these days and with Bruno Mars, Tim Lincecum, Erik Spoelstra, Leah Dizon, Ana Julaton, and Hailee Steinfeld trying to get the fame Manny Pacquiao, Apl de Ap, and Philippine Azkals are having at the moment, Misa could use her lineage for future acting gigs in the country.

One must ask – “Great another Fil-Am actress with zero acting skills!”

Have you seen her body?

I’m going to post my Feb 2011 issue review perhaps next week.

Game over.

The beach buddy look strikes again! 

My 2011 started with a thin wallet no thanks to buying gifts and the costs of partying.

I am not ranting or anything but it took a lot on budget.

This is why I failed to buy the first FHM Philippines issue of 2011!

I always mix up Carla Humphries with Sarah Christophers. I won’t blame you if you think I’m stupid but to respectfully not offend anyone, I am more of a Sarah Christophers fan. I think her face is pretty but her UNO April 2008 cover failed to meet expectations. You can see that she looks awkward posing in front of the camera which blows since she looks beautiful in front of the camera and the UNO issue had more pictures of Jude Law than her! WHY WOULD MEN WANT JUDE LAW PICTURES ON THEIR MAGAZINE!?! Those reasons made it easy for me to not buy the January 2011 FHM Philippines issue – because if she can’t be comfortable posing in UNO, then she’ll likely look awkward in FHM.

But fact is, Carla Humphries is the one posing in FHM and not Sarah Christophers!!!

Well that sucked!

But I think it’s all for the best. I saw some of the Carla Humphries photo at the FHM website and again, to not offend anyone, it seems as if they merely shipped her to some place where she can be shot with that ONLY in mind. She looks swell and all but I’m looking for at least an awesome concept to back up her hotness.

The good news though is that I have sick leave money.

It’s a lot!

I’m going to research on the new FHM cover girl and hopefully she’ll be awesome.

I’ll probably look for a e-book of this issue to check out the rest of the articles.

By the way, here’s Sarah Christophers. 




Andrew Bogut is the Statmonkey of the Day!

His exploits were instrumental in ridding off the New Jersey Nets, 91to 81. The Milwaukee Bucks’ slotman posted 17 points, 18 rebounds, 1 assist, and 7 blocks!

Zach Randolph, DeMarcus Cousins, Carlos Boozer, and Joe Johnson also played well for their respective squads.

Game over.

Morrison is a favorite to win. 

From 30 superstars they added ten more to make Rumble a little interesting. The Royal Rumble is an important part of WWE programming because Wrestlemania storylines are supposedly made here. Last year’s winner Edge shocked fans with his win since before the Rumble, he was in the organization’s injury list. 

For the WWE Championship held by The Miz, I can see The Awesome One retaining over Randy Orton to set a John Cena versus The Miz match in Wrestlemania. For the World Championship, Edge would likely win against Dolph Ziggler. Ziggler is on roll as of late and with the help of Vickie Guerrero, he is getting over with the fans.

However inside the Rumble, there are a bunch of superstars that has the chance to win the prized event. The winner goes on to headline Wrestlemania. The Rumble is WWE’s chance to instantly make stars out of their wrestlers. Past winners who won the Rumble to become top draws are Shawn Michaels, Bret Hart, Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock, Chris Benoit, and Rey Mysterio. The win either catapulted them to superstar status or made their superstar status a little bit greater.

Here are my ten picks that can benefit in the Royal Rumble and will likely win the event.

Oh and by the way, since there is no such thing as “brand extension” I’m not going to really restrict my choice depending on brand! 

Game starts now!

10 REY MYSTERIO / In terms of fresh feuds, pitting Reyrey against Dolph Ziggler, Randy Orton, or Edge could be a beautiful sight to see. However, Mysterio winning the Rumble for a second time remains dim. Add his injuries to his woes also. The only thing going well for Mysterio is his star power in which if you look at the current main event scenario, is not that praiseworthy.
LIKELY SCENARIO (or in this case, my wish list scenario): RANDY ORTON vs REY MYSTERIO for the WWE CHAMPIONSHIP

9 CM PUNK / Perhaps inside the Rumble Cena and Punk’s program will end, Punk will become Rumble winner, and Punk will brag about it. Enter Randy Orton – the new WWE Champion. You see, this is the only way Punk can break to the Wrestlemania main picture without the name John Cena attached to him. Another likely scenario is inserting Punk’s name to a possible Cena vs Miz encounter but the storyline they’ll do for that battle would be problematical and complicated. Edge is another superstar he can face but they really need to strengthen their angle to make this matchup fresh.

8 WADE BARRETT / I guess more than CM Punk, I can see Barrett getting the Rumble victory. Barrett has taken swipes on Edge as well as Teddy Long and Barrett would likely forget about Punk’s existence once he’s inserted in the main event picture. Plus, this will make The Corre an even more credible alliance in Smackdown... but then a Cena/Punk/Barrett match in Mania remains a possibility.

7 SHEAMUS / The fact that Sheamus has done nothing since winning the King of the Ring bugs me. While Triple H may attack Sheamus and this will lead to a grudge match in Wrestlemania, Sheamus has yet to have a program with Edge. This is a fresh match if you look at it. However, Sheamus better not face Randy Orton for the WWE title again! You hate to see it happen... but there’s a possibility that you will!

6 ALBERTO DEL RIO / The guy is pimping left and right that it is his destiny to win the Royal Rumble. I don’t really buy what he’s been advertising for the fact that unless Orton wins and Edge retains, I can’t see Del Rio become a face. While he has the mic and wrestling skills to become big in the business (and we already know that) he can also change the landscape of the main eventers in Mania once they announce him as the winner.

5 TRIPLE H / The man is WWE’s go-to-guy in terms of buyrates but he was virtually absent in the whole of 2010. Sure, he’ll likely come back to destroy Sheamus, who was the one that injured him (in reality he is taking care of WWE’s backstage as well as taking care of his kids), but he can make a superstar credible for the mere fact that he is facing The Game in wrestling’s biggest stage.

4 THE UNDERTAKER / Welcome to “streak” season. Expect Taker to brutalize people when he is inserted to the Rumble mix. There are a lot of unresolved issues that needs to be answered and one of those is Kane’s betrayal. However, we don’t need to see another Undertaker versus Kane match in Wrestlemania. While Barrett has been the name dropped to face Taker (since the original Nexus had a hand in disposing of the Taker), I can see The Miz as a worthy foe to try to break his streak.  Remember the line The Miz said about him being 17 wins away in breaking the Undertaker’s streak? MAKE HIM PAY DEADMAN!

3 JOHN CENA / The clamor for a Miz versus John Cena match in Wrestlemania is interesting. I believe that this match is like the second coming of Hulk Hogan versus Roddy Piper (with Alex Riley acting as Bob Orton). Sure, Cena in the main event is somewhat mandatory but you can discount the fact that his storyline with The New Nexus and The Corre hasn’t really ended yet (I see this as a triple threat match with CM Punk and Wade Barrett). Also, they’ve hinting on a possible Cena versus Orton match! Plus, Cena has been in the title picture for like... forever now. Give chance to others!

2 CHRISTIAN / Here’s my sentimental pick to win the Rumble. WWE has shown no faith in Christian as a main event player but you can discount the fact that Christian is over with the fans. I believe he was the only person to make the WWE version of the ECW belt credible and a win in the Rumble would not only benefit Christian but WWE as well. Sure, an Edge versus Christian match can be in the offing but WWE has a chance to replace the video where Benoit and Eddie Guerrero hug it out after Benoit won the title with Christian and Edge prevailing against their foes and showing it to the people as the event closes.

1 JOHN MORRISON / This is my logical pick to win the Rumble. Who saw his January 3 title bout against The Miz? That match was fucking sick and it was so good that it made the two credible threats for the championship. He was originally scheduled to face Miz but they thought Morrison can do better in the Rumble. He has the wrestling skills and while people think he doesn’t have the mic skills, it’s insane to not think that he isn’t ready to become the face of the WWE. I also think Miz and Morrison should have a rematch and what better way to do that than in Wrestlemania.

I can see The Miz dropping the belt but I can’t really see Dolph Ziggler winning it. I like Dolph’s style but when will Ziggler drop that ugly stage name?

Guys like Jack Swagger, Daniel Bryan, Drew McIntyre, Ted DiBiase, Kofi Kingston, R-Truth, Dashing Cody Rhodes, The Big Show, Kane, Santino Marella, Vladimir Koslov, Alex Riley, Tyson Kidd, Mark Henry, Zack Ryder, Evan Bourne Heath Slater, David Otunga, Justin Gabriel, Mason Ryan, Michael McGillicutty, Husky Harris, Ezekiel Jackson, Michael Tarver, DH Smith, Darren Young, Yoshi Tatsu, William Regal, Chavo Guerrero, Primo, JTG, Trent Baretta, Jackson Andrews, and other names that fail to pop up in my head right away are more than likely to be mere face value in the match.

Hopefully they’ll have a good showing in the Rumble.

And hopefully this Royal Rumble wouldn’t look like a bust.

Game over.

Russell Westbrook is a nice surprise this season.

Russell Westbrook is doing what Rajon Rondo should be doing this season.

For that, he is the Statmonkey of the Day.

Westbrook is again in the spotlight because against the Washington Wizards, he gave the Oklahoma City Thunder a triple-double performance en route to their 124 to 117 win. Westbrook violated the Wizards with his 35 points, 13 rebounds, 13 assists, and 2 blocks.

Dwight Howard, Lebron James, DJ Augustin, and Andrei Kirilenko did well for their respective squads as well.

Game over.

Those fat guys from Pugad Baboy knows their kamote!

I have to buy the new Pugad Baboy graphic novel.

For months, the new costs of the Pol Medina Junior compilations have really turned me off. 180 pesos for the same paper and layout means Pol Medina is demanding a fee because he’s famous. Sure, I know he’s probably the Mars Ravelo of his generation, but for a regular Joe (or Jose or Pepe for that matter), it’s a bit pricy. I remember when I bought Pugad Baboy 4 and 5 for only 65 pesos. I found stock at a defunct bookstore near the Makati Medical Center.

That was a long, LONG time ago.

But because of a particular strip seen inside the pages of the Philippine Daily Inquirer a couple of days back, I’m planning to continue my Pugad Baboy compilation streak even if I hate its current price.

We have been pushing for the success of Machete. Tin, the writer behind its plugs, has been thinking of all sorts of gimmicks and palaboks to boost its campaign. If you check out her Facebook page, you’ll see her cheeks “feeling” Aljur Abrenica’s chest. I think it’s safe to say that she wants Aljur to succeed. The Machete Diet is one of her creative creations.

Anyway, she was so happy when PMJR used the word she coined on Aljur’s diet and he placed it on her Facebook page. It means that the “sweet potatoes” Aljur has been using to replace rice in his system is gaining a lot of acclaim from people of all walks. This is good because not only did the campaign worked, it also made the show relevant.

Had they used Machete-exclusive barrel men as a giveaway in their press launch instead of Machete mugs...

Hey, maybe they can use this thought for merchandising purposes?

Game over.  

Today marked the 400th year of the royal, pontifical, catholic university of the Philippines.

I remember when I was a senior at St. James College of QC. I only took two entrance exams. One was the UPCAT... and the other was the UST Entrance Exam. I remember that I took the exams at the Education Building where I saw a lot of hot chicks wearing see-through blouses.

That was inspiration enough to pass my exams.

Luckily I was approved in all of my choices. My first choice was Communication Arts because I was poised to follow the footsteps of my parents in the broadcasting industry. My second choice was Hotel and Restaurant Management... a kind of a “what if” for me because I would have wanted to travel the globe to train and work in different posh hotels. My third choice was Business Administration – but looking back I would have written fine arts because I am often mistaken as a graphic artist.

After an assembly line-like registration and being oriented to different things I would have never tried during high school, I became at tuned to the phenomenon known to many as college. At this point, being geeky can be seen as being trendy and tekkie. With the help of my college buddies (Evilbrain, Novice, Geist), I found myself getting hooked at all sorts of video games. I also learned a lot of vices like smoking, alcohol, and gambling. What’s epic about my stay in college is the fact that you get stranded due to floods and you have no choice but to tread the waters to find a haven.

I also learned to face cool and unpopular decisions like sacrificing fun with friends for grades (a Counterstrike tournament comes to mind), sacrificing friends for grades (I enslaved a person in doing secretarial work because she gets in the way of our conceptualization), failing grades (a shoutout to my Philo professor), breaking laws (an OJT event comes to mind), and falling in and out of love (a bunch of sources can be mentioned).

Anyway, moving to my Communication Arts subject was a good experience. I learned to edit, direct, produce, write, and research – every single day and not a day goes by that I don’t think the school did a lot for my career. This is the same career that's keeping me out from going back to school. 

I am going to return to Tigerlandia to score on your commemorative freebies! 

Happy birthday, UST.

You are so old right now...

Hopefully you’ll still get old for a long, long time! 



The Flash is still the King of South Beach 

It was almost another Lebron James Statmonkey of the Day situation but count on Dwyane Wade to poop over the party.

D-Wade after all, is the main man of this supergroup.

In the absence of Chris Bosh, the Miami Heat was unable to stop Amar’e Stoudemire and his New York Knicks, 88 to 93. They managed to shackle Stat but other players stepped up like rookie Landry Fields, Danilo Gallinari, and Raymond Felton. However, individual stats proved that Dwyane Wade was the best with 34 points, 16 rebounds, 5 assists, and a steal.

Aside from James and Fields, rounding up the Top 5 are LaMarcus Aldridge and Tyson Chandler.

Game over.

Yes Tajiri... that was also my reaction. 

How can twenty or more women... barely wearing anything presentable... covered in petroleum jelly... be so icky?

Game over.

The Flash: Really flashy. 

One thing we want more than ever is to quicken the pace. We like to finish our tasks as fast as possible especially if the excitement level it garners is lacking.

Enter this clip. From basic stuffs to tedious problems, this clip could solve what you want.

These things have awesomeness... and more.

I’m currently practicing how to take off my shirt in under a second.

I can honestly see a future for myself with regards to taking off my shirt for money-related purposes.

Game over.

What if they are talking about me behind my back!?!

My cousin from Cagayan de Oro is named Cindy.

She’s going to study in Manila (accountancy) and she’s blackmailing me to treat her to Starbucks every Friday upon her arrival or else she’ll give a world of hurt. She can do that actually. I remember her when I was young and she’ll bite me for no apparent reason. I WAS NOT LIKE THAT GROWING UP! I told her that aside from being cheap, there is no way that I’ll treat her.

All of a sudden, she messaged my girlfriend and she’s telling on me.  

My girlfriend is also named Cindy.

Cindy barely looks at her Facebook page. She has less than ten friend requests, a ton of game requests, and updates she needs to look at. After her work (as of this month, it ends at around 12 midnight), we often go to random coffee shops and I’ll tell her how my day went and vice versa. When there is an electrical socket near us, I plug my laptop so we can buy expensive coffee and browse on a bunch of stuffs.

As she looks at her Facebook, she sees an unfamiliar face with a very familiar name.

When I saw my cousin, I said to her to click it because I want to know what the message is all about.

I told my mom about Cindy messaging to Cindy and my mom exclaims that cousin Cindy is truly her niece because she had the balls to ask a stranger as if she knows her already!

While she gave me no choice but to fulfil her coffee treat on “certain” occasions (as per my mom), I must find a way to seek my revenge on Cousin Cindy...

For example...




The Minnesota Timberwolves fought with all their might but in the end they just became victims of...


Kevin Durant is the Statmonkey of the Day!

We know Durant is a monstrous scorer but in the Oklahoma City Thunder’s 118 to 117 win against the Wolves, he unleashed a terrifying rebounding prowess as he accomplished 47 points, 18 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, and 2 blocks in their overtime win!

Aside from Durant playing well on this day were Kevin Love, Steve Nash, Deron Williams, and Dwight Howard.

Game over!

She's one of the reasons why Castle is awesome.

I found a seriously awesome download site where you can get movies, TV series, e-books, e-magazines, music, softwares, and internet games.

It’s called Google Hammer.

I don't know what pictures to put in... so here's a cute pic of Castle's Stana Katic.

When my friend Vlad gave me the link I thought it was a normal download site that will eventually leave me unsatisfied.

Boy was I wrong.

I actually got the PC Version of the Angry Birds in this site.

Kudos for the people who made this site what it is! I think you just need to visit the site to know what I’m talking about.

Visit the website at!

And make sure you spread the word!

Game over!!!

The guy is a numbskull and yet he gets the praise!

The guy knows good bread via smelling it.

I dunno about you, but that’s just awesome.

The Baker King, a Korean drama, is one of my guilty pleasures right now. It was originally seen on KBS and has since reached Philippine television via GMA. The story revolves around an illiterate idiot who is in search of his missing mom. Kim Tak Gu is dubbed The Baker King because he has the ability to create the best tasting bread in whole of Korea. What makes the lead character stand out is his optimism and delightful personality. Kim Tak Gu reminds me of a cross between Dragon Ball’s Son Gokou and Yu Yu Hakusho’s Yusuke.

Anyway, I’ve been finding time to catch the show. Hopefully I can get a copy of the show or spot an encore on KBS World. My parents saw the series in KBS World and they told me that the show had a great story arc and more importantly… a good ending. I’ve been checking out spoilers in the internet but it’s hard to spot a synopsis. I could try out logging to Crunchy Roll or You Tube but staying through long hours inside the office gives me the opportunity to catch the series on GMA.

I’m going to be an obedient little mongrel and I’m not going to spoil myself.

For how long?

Perhaps when my interest for the show wanes and I get to remember that I love this show and then I go to some place rich with pirated paraphernalia and I buy the series for a measly sum!!!  


Game over!

My officemates planned to jog Amoranto’s oval after office.

Since the turn of 2011, we have been health-conscious.

Because I changed my bag, I forgot to bring my Globe Tattoo. Actually, I was on the verge of buying a Smart Bro prepaid broadband. They were offering a great deal and I was checking my wallet on whether or not I have the budget to pursue it.

When 7:30 happened, we went to Amoranto. When he got there, there were a bunch of men wearing blue short sleeved polo shirts and a lot of chicks donning granny dresses.

In short, there is a religious congregation that is about to happen.

So what was a proposed start for health and well-being became a trip back to the office.

Game over.

Most of the time, he gets the job done.

JJ Hickson should have been the poster boy for Cleveland in the post-Lebron era but it really hasn’t been the case.

Perhaps this day could start JJ’s rise to the top?

While the Cleveland Cavaliers continue to suck in the standings, in their 95 to 112 loss against the Boston Celtics, Hickson played like a star. Hickson poured in 12 points, had 17 rebounds, 5 assists, and 4 blocks!

Other top performers include Andray Blatche, Rajon Rondo, Kwame Brown (yeah you read this right), and Blake Griffin.

Game over.

Not checking her pictures out is Masculinity Fail.

(The Fail of the Day is about any girly or gay moment I see and hear. From guys talking about fashion to guys checking out other men’s bottoms, whatever “thing” I witness, you’ll see it here.

This is like printscreen... but it’s really the person’s fault for being here in the first place.)

My friends were waiting to ride the elevator.

As we wait, we saw a male officemate also waiting.

We also saw a bunch of posters.

One particular poster has the hot Iwa Moto in it and with her is Will DeVaughn.

Basically, here is the scene:

FRIEND: Dude... ang payat na ni Iwa, no? (Translation: Iwa is now thin.)
OFFICEMATE: Oo nga eh, ang payat na nga talaga ni Will eh. (Translation: Yes. Will is thin too.)





I think it's time for the former vocalists of South Border to record an R & B album. 

One lunch time a few weeks back, I heard a tune on the radio. My friends and I just drove back from eating at some Timog Avenue establishment and as we looked for parking space, I heard this tune.

The music was called Rocketeer and while I don’t really dig R and B music, I was a fan of this tune.

The first thing I noticed was that it resembles South Border’s Ikaw Nga. Ikaw Nga was the soundtrack of the hit TV series’ Mulawin. Aside from the love affair of Richard Gutierrez’ Aguiluz and Angel Locsin’s Alwina, the song was instrumental in bringing a lot of viewers.

A friend then told me that Duncan Ramos and Vince Alaras collaborated on the song. They were the voices behind the Ikaw Nga whose music and lyrics were penned by the legendary Jay Durias. The song really sounded like as if Duncan and Vince were singing and I didn’t mind. Again it reminded me of Ikaw Nga and to some extent, South Border’s The Show. It sounded fantastic and I predict that “Flaaaaaaahahayhayhaaayyyyyyyyyy” would rule the airwaves and will have a slew of singers and wannabe singers singing it in either Party Pilipinas, PO5, or ASAP.  

A few years ago, I thought for sure Eargasmic was a foreign song but to my surprise, it was sung by Mobbstarr. You might not know them but they’re more popular under the name Dice and K-9.

Remember Itsumo?

Here’s Eargasmic if you want to check it out.

But then it was final – that joyous and hap’nin tune never came from a Pinoy group. The song was sung by a group called Far East Movement where they featured Ryan Tedder to since Rocketeer.

I won’t say whether or not the song was a ripoff because I think it’s not.

However, you can’t mistake that the chorus seriously sounds a lot like Ikaw Nga.

It’s nice to hear that for once, American music sounds a lot like Pinoy music. 

So perhaps maybe it's the right time for South Border, Freestyle, True Faith, and Side A Band (perhaps a re-imagined version) to moved out to whatever place they are hiding because their showband music is seriously the "in" thing again.  

Game over.