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Emil Amok!

Pacquiao and Lincecum: Tale of two sports icons

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Ask any Filipino sports fan to name the two most dominant athletes with full or part-Filipino heritage and would there be any other names beside the pugilist Manny Pacquiao and the San Francisco Giants double-Cy, twin-no hit hurler, Tim Lincecum? Anyone else out there? Back in 2009, when Pacquiao was on the rise, he appeared at AT&T Park to promote [...]

Posted: September 2nd, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Emil Amok!

Robin Williams, honorary Filipino-American

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At a time when all the world could use a laugh, we got a shocker. Robin Williams, who had spent so much time entertaining the world, had forgotten to leave something for himself. As someone who had covered Williams as part of the Bay Area’s entertainment scene while working as the arts and entertainment reporter at [...]

Posted: August 13th, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

Emil Amok!

Email from an American-Filipino friend in Israel

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There are no limits to the far-flung Global Pinoy, especially in the Middle East. I’ve got relatives there. Don’t you? It’s the long Filipino commute. But the hotspot these days is Israel.  And after a Filipina won “X Factor Israel,” well we know that when that country is under siege Pinoys are at risk. It’s estimated that there [...]

Posted: August 11th, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

Emil Amok!

LeBron’s message for Global Filipinos: It’s all about getting home

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lebron-james1

The world is deep, complex and serious. And news by its nature, is never really “good.” If it’s that “good,” it’s almost always really bad. To balance all that, we have sports. When it comes to the fun and games department in life, good news really is good news. Sports is our release and our proxy. [...]

Posted: July 14th, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists,Featured Columns | Read More »

Emil Amok!

Baseball’s Mt. Pinatubo erupts again — Lincecum throws a second no-hitter

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Last year, when Lincecum was struggling and thought to be in his last season as a San Francisco Giant, he threw his first no-hitter against the San Diego Padres.

Posted: June 27th, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

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