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.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Bleachers' Brew Podcast #5 Shooting the breeze with the Ateneo Women's Volleyball Team's Jem Ferrer, Fille Cainglet, Dzi Gervacio, and Gretchen Ho

Here's a podcast interview that I wanted to do for sometime now -- with the Ateneo Women's Volleyball Team's Jem Ferrer, Fille Cainglet, Dzi Gervacio, and Gretchen Ho. Recorded outside dela Costa Hall at the Ateneo. We chatted about looking back at their stay in Ateneo, winning the V-League, Roger Gorayeb, the UAAP Finals with La Salle, and looking forward. It was a fun podcast as this team is dear to me (and they have been since 2006) when I first began to follow them. Even if I've not been able to watch the live games much in the past couple of years, I make it a point to check them out. Thanks, girls. See ya at the V-League.

50 comments:

  1. ang cute ng mga boses nila. :)))

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  2. sweet charming voices! how i love to get a talk with them :)))

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  3. hindi ko makilala kung kanino mga boses yun...sana may video narin..syang..but nakakatawa...its more fun in the philippines...

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  4. ang ganda ng mga boses nila. ang sarap pakinggan ! ang cute !\\

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  5. their boses are so ganda and cute.. parang I want to stitch their mouths na.. I wish they were boses na lang.. hahaha.. :D

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  6. i cannot tell if it's Dzi or Gretchen who's talking. parang same voice lang. hehe

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  7. ang cute ng mga boses. kaso mejo nalilito ako sa boses nila ho,fille n dzi..sana may video para mas maganda..

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  8. ILOVE this podcast interview :))

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  9. Ang cute ng mga boses nila and ang cute din nla :) mag dodouble major pala si Gretchen ho :) Good Luck :)

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  10. gretch & fille's voice are very distinct..for me :) fun fun podcast ALE!

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  11. Love Dzi and Fille's Voice :DD

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  12. bagay sa knila ung mga voice nla..ganda.. :))

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  13. hi, good job in doing this interview with the seniors of ALE. Hope we can hear the rookies as well. thanks.

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    1. Thanks. It sure helps I have quite a history with this team. I made a mistake. The last time I watched a full season of the team was during the rookie year of Jem, Dzi, Fill, Gretch, and A. Anyways. I am planning to do another one with the rest of the team Alyssa, Sarah, Den, Mary, Bea etc soon.

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    2. thanks Sir, we are excited to hear that. :D

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  14. nakakatuwa si dzi sumagot. HAHA
    SMART pero PILYANG answer. HAHHAHA
    I'm going to miss these four together with A. :)
    Mga Biases ko 'to eh.

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  15. ang cool ng boses ni jem. didn't expect na ganyan boses nya.
    so awesomeeee!

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  16. will you also do an interview with bea pascual, please? i'm sure many are interested to know how she is now.

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    1. I would love to hear an interview with Bea Pascual, what she does now, and life after volleyball.

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  17. Dzi sounds so smart. I would love to hear a solo interview with her, about herself, her personal views, things she believes in, her personal choices in life, her personal experiences, etc...

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  18. I want to see the leadership of Dzi on the court and hope to see her play as a setter as well (not to take anything away from Jem) because she looks like she has a potential playing as a good setter. And yes, please also do a solo interview with her about how she'll bring the team into the championship as a leader.

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  19. been listening to this for the nth time! i love dzi already!

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  20. Same here, been listening to them almost everyday...haha...One Big Fan!

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  21. can't believe i'm listening to this AGAIN for the nth time! won't there be a part 2 after they bag in the v-league championship? haha, assuming na agad :) i'm loving dzi already!!! solo interview with her please?!? she's going to be team captain naman for uaap 75, right? beggin' you please...

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    1. wooootwoooot... champions!!! dzi played a big part!!! Sir Ricky, please do a solo interview with el capitana gervacio!!!

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  22. They're voices are so cute!!! Ilang beses ko na 2 pinakinggan kasi nakakaadik eh!!

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  23. Dzi is MY MVP! THE most improved player! I've watched her the past 4 years and she seems to me like a butterfly coming out of her cocoon, ready to spread her beautiful wings and soar... Solo interview with her please?

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  24. agree, Dzi really improved a lot, can't wait to see her play in the UAAP.

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  25. Used to be "they're the team with the pretty girls that don't really win". Now they're the team with the pretty girls that win with a smile! Been watching this team for the past 4 years and seen them bloom! Each time I leave the arena, I'd always be infected with their smile, and feeling good - win or lose. Fille is so sweet...

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  26. their smiles really are infectious, their smiles will forever be remembered. With emphasis on the word remembered because So sad I if will not see them play again...:(

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  27. Wow, awesome interview! Feels like talking to the girls myself! THANK YOU!!!
    I was tempted to do a countdown on their use of "parang" and "like". lol :) cute though! I have not heard A.Nacachi speak yet, ever. Sayang wala sya dito. I love Dzi's laugh.
    I miss Bea Pascual...how about an interview with her too, please?

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  28. Parang ang sarap kausap ni Gretch... Wow, double major... Nice interview! Thanks Sir!

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    1. Agree! Gretchen is so funny - in a good way, so lovable. There was a time she bumped into Boom G. while he was doing a live coverage, and that was caught on TV. Cute! Then another time tinatawag na yung starting line-up. Tinawag si Dzi, then Gretch started running... buti nahila siya at napigilan ni Denden - caught on TV too! Kakatuwa!
      Looking forward to her transformation in the UAAP 75 - magt-trash talk narin daw sya. :))) Super like her!

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    2. no please, no trash talking...just show the swagger just like what Dzi is doing, that alone says a lot to the opponent...trash talking is not a good to the reputation of the team...:)

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    3. yeah, no trash talking. it's not in their character din so wag nalang. plus these girls are so nice and pretty, and that's what they're famous for. that's why i love them!

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    4. excactly!, we love them because of their character and attitude inside the court, they are all nice...fans loved them because of these...Congrats by the way for winning the Championship in Shakey's V-League...this will be a good boost going into UAAP...I love the performance!

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  29. sarap nilang pakinggan, how much more if complete sila kasama rookies?? sana ma-interview din rookies and a solo interview with the phenom Alyssa Valdez...

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  30. Thanks for this interview Sir, sana part 2! I'm sure sobrang saya, after nilang talunin sa championship ang uste! Sana kumpleto sila! Congrats to them! My favorite is Super DZI!!!!

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  31. Yes Sir, please do a solo interview with swagger Dzi and another interview with the whole team...:)

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  32. I keep listening to this over whenever I cant sleep, pang feel-good. Thanks! Sana din may solo interview with dzi or gretch. Dzi - for how she will lead ateneo towards the championship in uaap 75... Gretch for tidbits, fond memories about the v-league championship. :)

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  33. Hello members of the champion team!!! Wow, Go Gretchen Ho, the captain! Sir, is it possible to have a solo interview with the captain Dzi? I'd like to know how she plans to lead her team to the championship in UAAP 75. She's my favorite!

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  34. Confession time: Dati akong FEU fan. That game you mentioned vs FEU, that was UAAP 71 right? Napanood ko yun sa TV. That was when I started to fall in love with the lady eagles, kasi nakakatuwa, rookies palang ang gagaling na! Well, now I'm a certified ADMU fan! And a die hard Dzi fan! :)

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  35. history has been set by the Ateneo men's basketball team, it's time for the Lady Eagles to set its own record...malapit na ang UAAP Volleyball! Makikita ko na ulit sila maglaro...! :)

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  36. Listening to this for the nth time. Sana may part 2, yung complete ang Fab5! Last year na kasi nila. Huhuhu.

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  37. tama, sana me part 2 then c alyssa valdez and denden

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  38. of all the teams I've seen played in UAAP volleyball, only ALE can show different plays with a high degree of difficulty yet they pulled it through to the delight of the fans and viewers, La Salle is just playing plain and simple volleyball and of their height. ALE can dominate La Salle with those tricks they play...they just need to have a strong finish...Keep playing those tricks ALE, you can beat La Salle!

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  39. Fab 5, we will surely miss you...thanks for choosing and playing with ATENEO...OBF!

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  40. sana kunin c dzi as sportscaster sa gma 7 :)

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