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When winning is worse than losing

In any sport, winning is not necessarily everything. In boxing, winning can be worse than losing. “After you win a fight that people think you didn’t deserve, instead of coming out to the public walking tall, you come out with your face down, hoping nobody reminds you of that...
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The Team Pacquiao Guarantee

By Jannelle So “What is more difficult to accept: the loss to Timothy Bradley via controversial decision; or the loss to Juan Manuel Marquez via knock out?” This was the question I asked at the media day of world boxing champion and congressman from the Philippines Manny Pacquiao...
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Of hotdogs, garoupa and foie gras

By Jannelle So MANILA – They sell 1,200 pieces of hotdogs… On a slow day. “On good days, we average a little over 2,000,” said Chef Benedicto “Ben” Bernardo of Franks Craft Beers at Resorts World Manila (RWM) where one can enjoy unique hotdog flavors such as the...
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From picking Oscar winners to frying a tilapia

They agree on who will and who should win an Oscar award this Sunday; but they disagree (and sometimes argue) on how to fry a tilapia. “Our biggest argument was how to fry a tilapia. Two writers attempting to be chefs bring out the worse in us,” said kababayan Hollywood...
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From picking Oscar winners to frying a tilapia

by Jannelle So They agree on who will and who should win an Oscar award this Sunday; but they disagree (and sometimes argue) on how to fry a tilapia. “Our biggest argument was how to fry a tilapia. Two writers attempting to be chefs bring out the worse in us,” said kababayan...
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Manny Pacquiao has two missions in Las Vegas fight

There are two things that 8-division world champion Manny Pacquaio would like to bring with him when he takes to the ring on April 12, 2014 for his rematch against 2-division champion Timothy Bradley. “Nasa kanya kasi ‘yung korona ko e. Gusto ko maibalik ulit,” he said in an...
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Enlisting in the military pays off

by Jannelle So This is how the country you serve can serve you back: provide you with skills set that are useful in order to excel in your personal and professional life; put your through college with financial assistance; make excellent health care accessible to you and to your...
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Redemption with an exclamation point

by: Jannelle So Not just with a period; but with an emphatic exclamation point! That’s how undefeated two-division world champion Timothy “Dessert Storm” Bradley would like to punctuate his rematch against eight-division world champion Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao. Admitting that...
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Created to connect

by Jannelle So We were created to connect. That’s why they say “No man is an island.” So we go through life building and nurturing connections, some bonds stronger than others; but important interactions, nonetheless. We connect with other individual and groups; and for a group...

Time for Marvel in Taiwan

SO LA -by Jannelle So We’re doing it again! A dress for $10; necklace for $5; and another $5 for a makeup kit — (I’m not good in Math, but this is simple enough for me to figure out) — shopping for three items for only $20? In Hollywood, this is only the cost of...
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