Penguin through the years

This logo gives the warm fuzzies as it reminds me of my late grandfather, Emilio Galang.

Munsingwear store

We called it Munsingwear and recognized it by its original penguin logo
My grandfather, an avid golfer back in the day, used to wear them a lot. A former Commissioner of Immigration, his portrait still hangs at the Bureau of Immigration in Intramuros, where he used to hold office.

My grandfather, the commissioner

Started in 1955 as line of golf shirts, it was sported by gold legends Jack Nicklaus (R)


and even Arnold Palmer (in white) before his name also became a brand of sportswear.

Arnold Palmer in Munsingwear

It was worn by Clint Eastwood in the ’70s

Clint Eastwood

In 1995 it was relaunched as Original Penguin and has since been spotted on Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt and Angelina

Jake Gyllenhaal

Jake Gyllenhaal

Robert Pattinson

Robert Pattinson

Manny Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao

Darren Criss of Glee

Darren Criss

Keira Knightley

Keira Knightley

and Niall Horan Of One Direction.

Niall Horan Of One Direction

(To be continued)

Georgina Wilson, It Girl

Esquire Philippines‘s “Woman We Love” is Georgina Wilson, who shows her bolder side in this July’s issue.
The British-Filipina “It Girl” unravels how she truly feels about certain issues in the country, and why it’s always important to take a stand—whether or not the majority agrees.
“Having a strong opinion doesn’t mean you’re negative or whatever. It’s just that you love your country and you have hopes for it. And that demands that you speak up and do something about it,” she tells Esquire.

Georgina Wilson Esquire cover

Esquire trains the spotlight on every man’s passion as it releases its Sports Issue, featuring legendary sports journalist Ronnie Nathanielsz, PBA player Mick Pennisi, and boxer Nonito Donaire Jr., who finds his match and greatest defender in his wife, Tae Kwon Do blackbelter Rachel Marcial.
More than just being The Filipino Flash’s equal, Rachel is all too capable in the controversy-riddled world of boxing as she reveals interesting details about Nonito, his family, her career, and their marriage.

Also in this month’s issue of Esquire are a couple of lists featuring songs every man should listen to in 2012, things your father should have taught you, Sonny Angara in Man at His Best, and more.
Esquire Philippines is available in newsstands and bookstores nationwide at Php 195.
All iPad users also get a chance to have a copy of the Sports Issue’s alternate cover.

Georgina Wilson

Delicious, sweet crab at Li Li

Love crabs?
Hyatt Hotel and Casino Manila invites you to try their sweet crabs at their signature Cantonese restaurant, Li Li, up to August 30, 2012. Enjoy a wide selection of succulent crabmeat as Chef de Cuisine Andy Chan prepares a variety of delicacies, Cantonese style.

Sweet Crab at Li Li

Choose from Mud Crab or Blue Swimmer Crab with their naturally sweet flavor for lunch or dinner.
Order them steamed and served with smooth egg white and cream; wok-fried with chili, garlic and coconut sauce; deep-fried with scallops, crab roe and shrimp mousse; or braised with vermicelli and satay sauce.
To reserve or inquire, call 247-8666 or 245-1234 ext. 7291 or e-mail

Miss Selfridge opens at Greenbelt 5

UK High Street clothing brand Miss Selfridge recently opened its first store at Greenbelt 5, with the latest Summer 2012 collection in pastels, neons, florals, Aztec-prints, denims, laces and chiffons cut into youthful peplums, bodycons, cut-outs, and uneven hemlines.


Spotted at the VIP event were actress Bela Padilla

Bela Padilla

Audrey MacCormack

Audrey Maccormac

Preview magazine’s Lyca Puno

Lyca Puno

Model Jasmine Maeirhofer

Jasmine Maeirhofer

Robinsons Specialty Stores, Inc. (RSSI) is the exclusive franchisee of Miss Selfridge in the Philippines.
To know more about Miss Selfridge, go to

What happened last Friday

Some of you may be waiting for a follow-up on the Birkin scammer issue. I got new information today. However I’m not allowed to blog about it. Instead, let me tell you what happened last Friday at the Globe Tatt Awards.


Jeroen had to stay home with the boys, so Grace and I went to the NBC Tent past 7.
Spotted at the door: Victor Basa and Divine Lee


David Milan


Globe Tattoo Head of Nomadic Broadband Business, Dong Ronquillo


Mike Concepcion


Bianca Gonzalez

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Ginggay dela Merced


Grace Velasco


Robbie Becroft

Robbie Becroft

Mikee Carrion


And me.


I was not feeling well. Ryan Vergara took this photo. As you can see I’ll never be a Sunsilk model.
We were early birds. My friends and I got Table 18.

Table 18

Margarita Forés was in Italy for the Festa Artusiana, so I just want to tell her that the food and her staff were really lovely.
I loved the slow-roasted beef belly (tiny portion, lower right)


The dessert makes me want to get married again.


For my vegetarian friend Nikki, we made a special request through Margarita’s headwaiter


She loved it


So how did it go? I came home with the Stylisimo award!! Thanks to all of you who voted for me!

Thank you!

The following day I found out that Mang Siniong‘s daughters campaigned to their friends and relatives to vote for me.
That night I got my prize money (Php 100,000 from Globe) which will go towards purchasing Mang Siniong’s house :)
Thank you Globe! And thank you judges who voted for me.
On my way out I met Bogart The Explorer who won The Explorer award (surprise!).

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Congratulations too to Ryan and Garovs of Everywhere We Shoot who won Visualizer.

Ryan and Garovs

Here’s the complete list of winners:
The One – Bianca Gonzales
The Explorer – Bogart The Explorer
The Advocate – PAWS
Indie Rocker – Gloc9
Visualizer – Everywhere We Shoot
Game Changer – Jinoe Gavan
Stylisimo – Cecile van Straten
Video Slinger – Jamich
Tech Junkie – Jason De Villa
#Thought-Mover – Kimpoy Feliciano

Special Awards:
The Freshest – Robbie Becroft and
The Prodigy – Luigi Yotoko
Safe Surfer – GMA’s Think Before You Click Campaign
People’s Choice – Julie Anne San Jose
Trending Personality – Julie Anne San Jose
Trending Radio – Morning Rush (Chico Garcia, Delamar Arias and Gino Quillamor)
Trending TV – Vice Ganda
Trending Podcast – Becky Nights

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