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Aiza: Philippines Got Talent

Latest in the series of Philippines Got Talent is Aiza. Her full name is Aiza Delos Reyes Tanggote. I am telling you this lady can sing! She has a really powerful voice with a good range and is versatile across many genres. I never tire of telling her I love her voice <3 You can judge for yourselves in this series of videos shot last Sunday night at the Hat Trick Sports Bar in Bacolod. The vids were shot by Zabrina on her cellphone and aren’t the best quality but it doesn’t detract from Aiza’s tones. Carlo Yrure Martin accompanies on guitar. Together they are known as #UndercoverAcoustic. I wonder where they got that name from? 🙂 If you want to catch them, and I suggest… Read More

What This Expat Does to Chill Out in Bacolod City

There is an answer to every question and the question What This Expat Does to Chill Out in Bacolod City certainly has an answer! Allow me some slack please as I know it isn’t a question 🙂 This post is a follow up to my last one about a great night out at the Hat Trick Sports Bar and Grill. I don’t wish to say much about my singing as I have had better nights at the mic 🙂 Ultimately I don’t believe I will be giving up my “day job” of writing books! In my defense, the invitation to sing with the band was both sudden and unexpected. Get Back is a song I have sung before but never Let It Be and I struggled… Read More

Market Pub and Hat Trick Sports and Grill Bar Bacolod City

The Market Pub and the Hat Trick Sports and Grill Bar are to all intents and purposes the same bar (but not – read on) owned and operated by Miguel Rivero and supervised by John Yves Ronaldo Gargalicano. You can find the Market Pub on Facebook here and the Hat Trick here.  I have also written about Miguel and the Hat Trick several times and you can find those here and here  and here. Last night I dropped in unannounced primarily to check out the the Market Pub now that Miguel has put the finishing touches to the interior. It was always his intention to re-create an English-style pub and he has done a very good job of it. Of course it is football themed as Miguel, John… Read More

BeinSports SkyCable Thank You Very Much

Wow! BeinSports and Sky Cable I thank you so very much! BeinSports is NOW available in Bacolod! Yay! 🙂 🙂 I must also thank Miguel of the Hat Trick Sports Grill bar for starting up the campaign on Facebook to  bring BeinSports  to Bacolod and Talisay. I don’t know what did the (hat) trick but whatever it was I am truly grateful. At times it seemed like I was the lone voice in the wilderness as I was missing my fix of English football in the Philippines. I had written about English football in the Philippines (or lack of) and was beginning to despair of ever watching Liverpool FC on TV ever again! They are not the only club I watch. There will be plenty of chances to watch… Read More

Bein Sports, Bacolod and the Hat Trick Sports Grill

Thank goodness for the Hat Trick Sports Grill  Bar in Bacolod run by Miguel Luis Rivero. He’s my hero! Some of you may know that I have been waging what seemed like a solitary campaign to receive Bein Sports channels in Bacolod. Bein Sports hold the rights from the English Premier League to broadcast English footy in the Philippines. It not only shows English football but also games from all over Europe including Champions’ League games.  Europe is where the best players in the world ply their trade. Think Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Neymar, Christiano Ronaldo, Aguero, Yaya Toure, Eden Hazard and Philippe Coutinho. My campaign is a long and weary one met with frustration at every turn. Read here  for the full story. I… Read More

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