Archive for March, 2009

Philippine Events: The Metro Card Club Presents The Perfect 10 Poker Tournament

Posted in All About The Philippines, Duke420 Articles, Philippine Events, Philippines Sports with tags , , , , , on March 9, 2009 by South Arts Festival

Metro Card Club Perfect 10 Poster

Metro Card Club Perfect 10 Poster

The Perfect 10 is a No-Limit Texas Hold’em Freeze-out Poker Tournament which will feature a guaranteed pot of Php10 Million. That’s roughly $200,000 into the pot. It may not sound as big as some pots like in the World Series of Poker, but that’s by far going to be one of the biggest pots in the history of Philippine poker.

In any case, it’s a huge tournament that will expect a lot of Philippine poker players to compete in 4 days of poker from March 12 to March 15, 2009 at the Metro Card Club in Metrowalk, Ortigas Center.

The poster for the tournament posted faces of some great names of those who have done well in poker tournaments in the Philippines, in Asia and other parts of the world. Most notable, of course, is Neil “Dirty Ice Cream” Arce, who was the recent big winner at the Asian Poker Tour Manila main event.

But anyway – this is not going to be about Neil “Dirty Ice Cream” Arce. This Perfect 10 Poker Tournament will be about the rise of a new champion, the next new poker millionaire as the poster goes. And without sounding too arrogant, I really sincerely believe it’s going to be me. I honestly believe I have one of the best poker skills in the Philippines, and one who has a really great read on the game of poker. This is my time. I won a satellite to earn my seat into the tournament, and will win The Perfect 10, and the top prize of roughly Php3 Million pesos.

My name is JJ Duque, and I am the champion of the Metro Card Club Perfect 10, and the new poker millionaire. 🙂

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Philippine Music: Journey To Perform in Manila

Posted in All About The Philippines, Duke420 Articles, Philippine Events, Philippine Music with tags , , , , , on March 2, 2009 by South Arts Festival

I’ve talked about this extensively before – Journey coming to Manila. Well, it’s happening. That’s not new news. In fact, it’s already all over the news, and too much all over the news. Of course, the excitement is there. Most Filipinos are quite excited over the fact that the Philippines’ very own Arnel Pineda will be the lead singer for Journey. Well – that’s also old news.

In any case, the Journey concert date is March 14, 2009 at the SM Mall of Asia concert grounds. Tickets are available with Ticketnet at all SM outlets. Prices have been pegged at a range of Php515 at the standing-and-no-seat Bronze section to as much as Php10,300 for reserved seating in the Platinum section.

Well, all the speculation on when Journey would arrive in the Philppines is all over. The reality is that Journey will be performing in the Philippines. I have nothing bad to say about that. I know that my friends are all excited, and we’re already making plans on where to purchase our tickets and the plans for that night. Unfortunately for me, I won’t be around to catch the concert. If all goes as planned, then I still might be participating in the Metro Card Club’s Perfect 10 event – a poker tournament with a guaranteed pot of Php10 Million that will go on from March 12 to March 15. If I’m still playing in that, there’s no way I’d make it to watch Journey.

Anyway – I’m very happy for Arnel Pineda. he’s enjoyed much success touring with Journey over the last year, and I’m sure this upcoming concert performance in Manila will be an awesome icing on the cake, especially since he will be performing in front of his countrymen. I just wish that the organizers for the Philippine concert of Journey could include other stops and have a Philippine tour. Perhaps they could have performed also in Cebu or Davao or Baguio, or else maybe they could have a second night for their concert instead of just for one night. But still – at least they’re here. Maybe one night can be good enough.

Good luck, Arnel and enjoy your moment in the Philippine spotlight.

And to the rest of Journey – welcome to the Philippines. I hope you enjoy our country.

PS – After this successful concert of Journey in Manila, I hope Arnel Pineda won’t run for public office in 2010. Haha.

After the Philippine tour, Journey will be performing in Macau, Hawaii and then end their tour in Sacramento, California.