Someone asked me how my blog and newspaper column came to be titled "Bleachers Brew". It's like this, it's an amalgam of sorts of two things: The bleachers area in the stadium/arena where I used to sit when I would watch baseball, football, and basketball games and Miles Davis' great jazz album Bitches Brew. That's how it got culled together. I originally planned on calling it "The View from the Big Chair" that is a nod to Tears For Fear's second album, Songs from the Big Chair. So there.

Friday, December 31, 2010

Goodbye to 2010. It was fun while it lasted.

Spain wins the 2010 World Cup in South Africa that was successful in so many ways * And I love that pic of Spanish fans celebrating in Barcelona after La Furia Roja beat the Dutch * Wasn’t that wild? Addressing the DLSU Women’s Football Team before their finals vs UST. * Tough loss by the Tigers to UST. Tried to capture it best as I could. * Singapore twice this year. Hong Kong. Vietnam and Indonesia. * Universal Studios * Hong Kong Disneyland * the Lakers win NBA * Phil Jax is the Lord of the Rings * The Blind Side * New kits: Liverpool FC, Spain, Seattle Sounders, Vietnam, AC Milan, Germany & FC Barcelona * cursed Nike commercial * Paul the Octopus * Having fun watching the Germans show the world a thing or two * Eastwood * Ryan Buenafe * Ateneo Blue Eagles * Can you say ‘three-peat? * 12 titles in the Norman Black era * Teaching in Ateneo * the Gatorade Brand Ambassadors * Great Lapu Lapu Run * stupid people I work with especially dumbasses with attitude problems * playing hoops * jumping back into the fray of PFF business * Mari Martinez * Nonong Araneta * Dan Palami * Media Officer Philippine National Men’s Football Team * My Dinh * Bung Karno * Bus rides * writing a special section that came out in Business World * Halikinu Radio * Goodbye NU 107 * Rebound and our struggles with a lousy distributor * PCU is unjustly persecuted * clashed with FEU once more * wasn’t it fun trying to cover the Alaska Aces? * Larissa Riquelme * Kiefer Ravena * posing with the World Series trophy * Diego Maradona I have no idea what to make of him * Ironman triathlon * Camarines Sur * Tim Cone * advocating instant replay * corruption in sports * PFF 7th Ordinary Congress * San Beda demolishes the NCAA * Chickenweather * Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders * Cliff Lee * Thomas Muller * Mesut Ozil * enough of Brock Lesnar * Arianny Celeste * Vizconde * I have a ticket to the 2011 NBA All Star game but I don’t have money to fly there * In the Huddle * Toy Story 3 * Kick Ass * What the hell is going on in the X-Men? * the Boxer Rebellion * Techy Romantics * Your Imaginary Friends * the Gentle Isolation * Broken Social Scene * Club 8 * Brownman Revival * the Camerawalls * Sleepwalk Circus * the Gaslight Anthem * Rancid * WAGs * Glee * Flash Forward * Friday Night Lights * Bianca Saldua * Sara Carbonero * Goodbye Rafa Benitez * Landon Donovan in Everton * 2010 Suzuki Cup * 2010 NBA Asia Challenge * Norell Enalai * Abbey Clancy * Katy Perry * NBA Premium * Tokyo Police Club * chicken rice * Manny Pacquiao * Versus has a new album * The One School * GroupM * Vice TV * Iron Man II * Disney buys Marvel * Blackberry * iPad * Azkals fever hits Southeast Asia * LeBron James turns heel * I love Kelly Kelly * Nexxus invades WWE * Amanda Bisk * The Big Bang Theory * Kaley Cuoco * can you believe that the SF Giants are champs? * Tim Lincecum * vuvuzelas * wikileaks world * no Google in China * Google’s Cloud system * Eyjafjallajokull * Shogun Rua * FC Barcelona rules the world *


  1. Spain winning the world cup was definitely one of my 2010 highlights! It was really early here, like around 5am (?) when they won, and I woke up the whole house when I screamed in celebration of their victory!!!!!