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, September 18, 2012

Profiling Kaya's Nate Burkey and Jonah Romero

As part of my Introduction to Journalism class in my alma mater of Ateneo de Manila, I frequently have guests who either give short talks about their respective expertise in media or are celebrities/athletes. In the latter's case, I have my students write either commentary or profile them. We've had chefs, indie bands, and broadcast journalists, and athletes in attendance.

Last Tuesday, September 11 (for today, Tuesday September 18, we had indie band Your Imaginary Friends and TJ Manotoc), I invited footballers Nate Burkey and Jonah Romero of Kaya to make a guest appearance in my class where my students were tasked to write a feature article/op-ed piece about them. Here are some of the best of the bunch. Bear in mind that none of them are with the official school newspaper, The Guidon, or something similar. The photo on the right is from Carmela Nery.

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