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Philippine Lifestyle: Hindy Webber Is On The Cover of Rogue Magazine’s September Style Issue

Posted in All About The Philippines, Duke420 Articles, Philippine Events, Philippine Lifestyle, Philippine News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 10, 2008 by JJ Duque
Hindy Webber-Tantoco on the cover of September's Rogue Magazine

Hindy Webber-Tantoco On The Cover of Rogue's September Issue

Last August, Rogue Magazine had the Appetite Issue with the gorgeous Amanda Griffin-Jacob on the cover. For this September 2008, Rogue Magazine comes up with The Style Issue, and featured on the cover is the electrifying Hindy Webber-Tantoco, photographed through the lens of Mark Nicdao and with a story by Vanni de Sequera.

Other stuff found in The Style Issue of Rogue Magazine include a story on Elvira Manahan by Tats Manahan, plus an excerpt from Sante D’ Orazio‘s tribute to Gianni Versace, exclusive interview with Michael Bastian by Rafe Totengco, Steve Tirona and Ornussa Cadness talk about their wild trip in Los Angeles, California, including other interesting stylistic articles from the likes of Tals Diaz, Gino De La Paz, Jappy Gonzalez, Nick De Lange, Bong Salaveria and National Artist Butch Dalisay.

And of course, there is still many more. Online subscriptions to Rogue Magazine can be made at http://www.m-express.com.ph

Team Yap Is One Of The Top Contenders During San Mig Pub Quiz Night

Posted in All About The Philippines, Duke420 Articles, Philippine Events, Philippine Lifestyle with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 8, 2008 by JJ Duque

If you’ve lived in the Alabang area, you know very much that San Mig Pub is an institution, being one of the oldest watering holes in the area. At one point, you must’ve at least been to San Mig for lunch or for a few drinks, or maybe a lot of drinks. Well, at least, you know where it is, and you can’t not see it when you go malling at Alabang Town Center.

Throughout the long history of the very famous San Mig Pub, it’s only now that they’ve had a quiz night. Every Wednesdays, San Mig Pub hosts a quiz night that is very different from all the rest of the other quiz nights/ trivia nights of places like Murphy’s or the old Blarneystone or something like that. While the other places give you a pen and paper to record your answers as an individual contestant, the San Mig Pub Quiz Night allows you to participate in the competition as a team along with your friends. And instead of submitting your answers on a piece of paper, you have to raise up your hands and beat out the rest of the other participating teams in being the first one to get the right question. In case of a tie, then there is the roll of the dice that will be the basis of breaking the tiebreaker.

Team Yap at San Mig Pub Quiz Night

Team Yap at San Mig Pub Quiz Night

San Mig Pub Quiz Night quizmaster Deeg Rodriguez started this just a few months back, and one of its consistent regulars is the group of Team Yap, who has the distinction of being the first ever winner of the San Mig Pub Quiz Night. In their first title defense, however, Team Yap had to settle for second place after quiz master Deeg Rodriguez skipped all questions pertaining to alcoholic beverages. Apparently, Team Yap is also discreetly(?) known as the S.S. Alcoholics, and just had a huge advantage in that category.

Team Yap went on a brief hiatus following the recent passing of the mother of a Team Yap member, but returned to earn another second place finish. In Team Yap‘s last outing, they had to settle for a third place finish.

Nonetheless, Team Yap is still noted among one of the top contenders during the San Mig Pub Quiz Night held every Wednesday nights at the San Mig Pub in Alabang Town Center. Members of Team Yap have included Brian Banta, Carlo Aguinaldo, Marge Camacho, Ysa Laurel, Tals Diaz, Ines Cabarrus, Yesu Cabarrus, Noel Orosa, Paolo Rosero and JJ Duque among other members.

This coming Wednesday night, Team Yap hopes to improve from its last disappointing outing and come away with a second victory – one that is long overdue. Apart from pride and recognition, the San Mig Pub Quiz Night winners get gift certificates from San Mig Pub. Team Yap is very well known for sharing the spoils with the other contestants when they win.

Double nipples for everyone!

Rogue Magazine’s August ’08 Issue Now Available

Posted in All About The Philippines, Duke420 Articles, Philippine Current Events, Philippine Lifestyle, Philippine News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 7, 2008 by JJ Duque

I received this in my e-mail from Katrina Tuason-Cruz, the Marketing Director and Operations Manager of Rogue Magazine, and of course would like to share it with the Philippines Fun Wall.

What’s in this issue :

Amanda Griffin-Jacob on the August cover of Rogue

Amanda Griffin-Jacob on the August cover of Rogue

THE APPETITE ISSUE:

NEAL OSHIMA SHOOTS THE COUNTRY’S MOST DYNAMIC CULINARY PROFESSIONALS:
MARK AUBREY, TONYBOY ESCALANTE, MARGARITA FORES, J. GAMBOA, NORBERT GANDLER, ROLANDO LAUDICO, COLIN MACKAY, ARIEL MANUEL, ED QUIMSON, SAU DEL ROSARIO, JESSIE SINCIOCO and TONY TANG

AMANDA GRIFFIN DEVOURED, Story by Apa Ongpin, Photographed by Mark Nicdao

THE ODYSSEY OF A TUNA: FROM GENSAN TO SEATTLE By Gutsy Tuason

KITCHEN CONFIDENTIAL: BEHIND THE SCENES OF A NEW YORK RESTAURANT By Marco Rodriguez

PLUS!

SQUID VICIOUS RETURNS
THE GREAT BURGER ROAD TEST
and a BUTCHER’S GUIDE TO BEEF

ROGUE’S GALLERY

Tals Diaz goes incognito as she attempts to the find the Holy Grail of hamburgers. Gino de la Paz puts on his beer goggles before heading out to Murphy’s Pub for some Rogue brews. Paolo Reyes unscrews the cork of a Sundance-selected wine cooler labeled Bottle Shock. James Gabrillo meets the mad scientist behind Vitamin Beer as he nibbles on some edible artworks. Erwin Romulo ignites the flames of Pinoy heroism after reading Profiles Encourage. JC Bernardo smells something fishy in a velvet-roped sushi bar called Kobikicho. Anjanette Pe picks up some butcher’s jargon from a steak-loving meat expert. Chino Reyes tests a daredevil chef’s limits and gets Glutton for Punishment. Food blogger Wysgal dishes out some appetizing sites worthy of public consumption. Resident Rogue Trader Bruce Curran serves a five-course menu of financial choices.

STYLE GUIDE

Sail the seven seas, or at least imagine that maritime life with model boats from Authentic Models. It’s food for thought when it comes to kitchen-inspired grooming goodies.Get the clean, wholesome look of Jamie Oliver and the Carribbean laid-back lifestyle of Bond creator Ian Flemming. Leather footballs aren’t only beautiful collector items but also practical treasures.Get shorty with a brief history on your favorite weekend bottoms in Retrospect. Omega is going all Olympic on us with new limited editions of their Seamaster Aqua Terra Chronograph and Gentleman’s Constellation. The goodlife high-defined with tech-riffic offerings including Samsung’s YP-KS and HTC Touch Diamond.

ALSO!
IT’S NOT ME
Fiction by Luis Katigbak

For local and international subscriptions of Rogue, visit http://www.m-express.com.ph

DUKE 420 2 CENTS POSTSCRIPT

I was actually present at the Rogue office during the day that they were picking which of Amanda Griffin-Jacob’s pictures they were going to use for the cover. “They” being Jay Pou, Miguel Mari and Josemari Ugarte. I can’t really quote verbatim, or even remember who said what, but then the decision-making process was something like:

“This one looks safe for the advertisers, but I don’t think it’ll really capture the readers.”
“This one looks awkward. Her pose doesn’t look natural.”
“This one looks very disgusting. It looks like someone puked on her, but it’s really very sexy and it’ll make you want to look inside the magazine.”
“But then, will we get advertisers for that?”
“Well, they didn’t mind the Joey Mead cover with the flag”
“It doesn’t look appetizing for an appetite issue.”
“Actually, it does.”
“This one is just off. Her head’s too big, and her smile is pilit, but I like the cleavage.”
“This one, she has a great smile, but then you don’t even see her cleavage.”
“Does she have one that has the smile and the cleavage?”
“There’s something, but it’s a bit see-through?”
“Bad see-through, or good see-through?”

Hmmm. Hard decisions indeed. Well, I guess they eventually did pick the one that looked like someone puked on her. But that isn’t puke – it’s honey!

Sweet, huh?