Ateneo finishes off FEU, returns to UAAP volleyball finals Luisa Morales (Philstar.com) - May 8, 2019 - 5:52pm SAN JUAN, Philippines – The Ateneo Lady Eagles are back in the Finals after beating the FEU Lady Tamaraws in four sets, 25-20, 21-25, 25-23, 25-14, in their do-or-die semis match in Season 81 of the UAAP women’s volleyball tournament at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan on Wednesday. The Lady Eagles exacted revenge on FEU after losing their twice-to-beat advantage against the Lady Tamaraws last weekend. Seniors Kat Tolentino, Maddie Madayag and Bea de Leon connived to keep the upset-seeking Lady Tamaraws at bay. Meanwhile, Jer Malabanan and Jeanette Villareal led FEU in their gallant stand against the Lady Eagles. Malabanan, Heather Guino-o and Kyle Negrito have all played their final UAAP game with the Lady Tamaraws. Ateneo will face the sizzling UST Golden Tigresses in the finals on Saturday. … [Read more...] about Ateneo finishes off FEU, returns to UAAP volleyball finals
Revenge final season
FEU banishes Ateneo ghost, advances to finals Luisa Morales (Philstar.com) - May 4, 2019 - 4:24pm MANILA, Philippines – The FEU Tamaraws were finally able to exact revenge on tormentors Ateneo Blue Eagles in four sets, 21-25, 25-23, 25-22, 25-22, to move on to the finals of the 81st UAAP men's volleyball tourney at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay on Saturday. FEU, which was booted out of the finals last year by the Katipunan-based squad, made sure not to repeat last season's mistakes. JP Bugaoan, Richard Solis and Jude Garcia all had big games to steer the Tamaraws to victory. Despite an opening set victory led by Ateneo's Tony Koyfman and Ron Medalla, the Blue Eagles couldn't overcome FEU. The Tamaraws return to the finals for the first time in six seasons, facing the winner of the NU-Adamson tussle next weekend. … [Read more...] about FEU banishes Ateneo ghost, advances to finals
By Amber Dowling Special to the Star Wed., May 1, 2019 Hollywood has a big, fat problem. The new six-part comedy Shrill, dropping on Crave on Friday, has all the makings of a modern hit. A 30-something millennial becomes woke to her sexuality and takes control of her life, solidifying her place in the world in the process. It doesn’t sound like a subversive series — it has been widely lauded in the States, where it’s already launched on Hulu and been renewed for a second season — but the description lacks one minuscule detail: series lead Aidy Bryant is fat. The Saturday Night Live star is the latest in a slew of women reclaiming the taboo word and proving that when it comes to fleshed out characters, their actual flesh isn’t what makes them interesting. For more than a century Hollywood has adhered to strict beauty standards for its leading ladies while relying on overweight supporting characters for laughs. Fat girls could break chairs or … [Read more...] about Shrill finally carves out a place for fat women on television
By Travis M. Andrews The Washington Post Mon., April 29, 2019 Spoiler alert: This story contains spoilers for Game of Thrones. Sure, Cersei Lannister might sit on the Iron Throne, and Daenerys Targaryen may have a solid claim to it, but make no mistake: after Sunday night’s episode, Arya Stark is the queen of Westeros. At least, symbolically speaking. For those who somehow don’t know and have decided to read this spoiler-filled post anyhow, the great Battle of Winterfell between the living and the Army of the Dead ended with Arya killing the Night King in one of the most breathtaking action sequences put on the small screen. There’s an adage about storytelling that a twist should be utterly shocking while feeling inevitable. And the conclusion to the great battle — and, thus, the conclusion to the army of the undead — fulfilled that adage perfectly. Because, while the scene was shocking in the moment, the show has left a trail of clues … [Read more...] about All hail Arya Stark, the true Queen of Westeros
Well, most of us. Even those who’ll lament the narrative’s end, but will be none the worse for wear and tear through eight seasons (make that nine years). Yeah, like Otso Diretso, plus 1. I can’t watch Episode 3’s original airing this morning, as I'll be involved in another annual ritual involving fiction and poetry. But I’ve been happily assured that Florentina Homes in Dumaguete has a cable TV local provider whose channels include HBO. And that I can even watch the 10 p.m. replay on HD at Gabby’s Bistro, with its wider screen as a Cignal recipient. So, like most of you who are GOT 8 (and Otso Diretso) fans, I should see who get killed off in the Great Battle of Winterfell. Should be quite a bloodbath, with blogging pretenders to three-eyed raven augury largely predicting that the Night King will take Game 1, and decimate Winterfell the way Thanos did the Avengers. Until his White Walkers claim a nine-dash line to include the Winterfell crypt, … [Read more...] about Who will survive ‘GOT’?