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.
Here's a video we did for Gatorade. Script by Alexx Esponga and me. Stu Balmaceda helped out as did the fine folks at Stellar Atelier. Thanks to Edwin Reyes of DLSU as well as Coach Gee Abanilla for the assist.
I also write regularly for Business Mirror; philstar.com; abs-cbnnews.com, and rappler.com.
I am also currently the media officer for the Filoil Flying V Hanes Premier Cup, the National Basketball Training Center, and the Flying V Davao Thunders.
I do PR consultancy for a variety of clients that I do not want to divulge.
I used to teach journalism at the Ateneo de Manila University hand have given lectures about journalism, new media, marketing, and public relations at the Ateneo, UP Diliman, UST, San Beda, Immaculate Conception Academy, Miriam College, Mindanao State University, FIFA seminars, and a few other schools and organizations.
I used to write for the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Philippines Free Press, and Maxim Philippines. I have also contributed to FHM, Men's Health, Tower Sports NBA, Rebound, and a few other sports, interior design, and lifestyle magazines as well. Most recently, I was the editor-in-chief of PBA Life, the Official Lifestyle Magazine of the Philippine Basketball Association as well as Season 40 edition of Hardcourt, the season-in-review.
My blog, Bleachers' Brew, serves as a hub for many of my writings (but not all as there are some that are exclusive).
When I have free time, I listen to my collection of over 5,000 CDs, read, watch DVDs, or walk my dog around the subdivision.
My all-time favorite football team. I bleed Liverpool Red.
Books in my collection: Four Four Two with a great feature on Boca Juniors!
CDs in my collection: Marvin Gaye's Greatest Hits
My fave bands/musicians
British Sea Power, Rancid, Pearl Jam, Tool, Broken Social Scene, Dave Matthews Band, U2, the Cure, Smashing Pumpkins, Reel Big Fish, Bob Marley and the Wailers, Ra Ra Riot, Foo Fighters, Sigur Ros, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Oasis, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, the Clash, Death Cab for Cutie, X, Eyes Set to Kill, Mastodon, the Gaslight Anthem, Interpol, The Boxer Rebellion, Up Dharma Down, Taken By Cars, Techy Romantics, Stars, Deftones, Ivy, Seapony, Cocteau Twins, My Sad Captains, Ballet School, the Smiths, and New Order.