Uno Guam Magazine - Issue 15
Uno Guam Magazine - Chantel Tingzon (December-January 2013) Guam's premiere men's magazine.
18 / stats How America does New Year’s resolutions. 20 / how Get others to follow your lead. 22 / insider Shedding light on Scientology. 24 / snapshot wanted: radar: 12 / unology Game of Thrones spoilers and holiday treats. 32 / wish list 2012 Stuff we’re dying to find in our Christmas stockings. 46 / movies Bilbo Baggins has his own Middle-earth adventures. 48 / style The Shepherds blend street wear, activism and philanthropy. Shanice Kayla Devera gets poppin’. 26 / career Richard Lai mixes business and sports. 28 / profile DJ Stephanie Loayza and violinist Esther Anaya are muy caliente. intro: 50 / sarah Medieval times with Miss Earth Guam Sarah Filush. 64 / future trends See what the future holds and what’s trending for 2013. live: prime: ISSUE#15 December / January 2013 86 / fitness We count the ways to achieve your fitness goals. 88 / tpi events Flashbacks of Tropical Productions events this past year. 72 / 90 / events 78 / mfl Previewing the returning teams, and a new one to stir things up. moty How Jon Tuck reaches his goals, proving why he is our Man of the Year. yunee Korean cutie Yunee Kim tells it like it is. Where there is action, there is Uno. 96 / 98 / roland Devoted yogi Roland Dela Cruz goes global for a cause. 100 / get out It’s bright lights, big city for the holidays. uno:this issue Making uno magazine Guam at its best We’re used to seeing him without a shirt, but even in a suit, Tuck is still a bad ass. Behind the scenes MASTHEAD You don’t mess with the Saiyan His moniker is “Super Saiyan,” and Jon Tuck has lived up to it with an immaculate MMA record. In the octagon he is fearless, aggressive, overpowering. In front of the camera and in a suit, he proves that he can be laid-back and even a comic, too. But even then, we can’t help but feel his potential energy just below the surface, a dynamo just waiting to be unleashed. We sure are glad we’re not facing him in the ring. EXECUTIVE PUBLISHER EJ Calvo EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Lana Lozano Denight SENIOR EDITOR Alexander A. Gatpandan EDITORS Gabe Lombard, Ryan Mummert, Johnny Ulloa ART DIRECTOR Juvy Dichoso SENIOR DESIGNER Wilver Alquino ADVERTISING & MARKETING Kimberlee Gogue SALES & DISTRIBUTION Kimberlee Gogue WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT John Paul Calvo, Gabriel Villanueva LOGISTICS Danny Daniel, Aaron Mempin image: Jay Tablante CONTRIBUTORS WRITERS Gabe Lombard, Ryan Mummert, Johnny Ulloa, Jay Leon Guerrero, Ken San Nicolas, R.D. Gibson PHOTOGRAPHY Adrian Banu, Manny Rona, Toto Labrador, John Galu Muña, Rendezvous Designs, Michael Marriott, Guam Visitors Bureau, Roland Dela Cruz, Bernadette Reyes, Jared Catahay, Mark Scott, Imagen Studios, Kurl Marx Mendoza, Jun Derecho, Oliger Tarroza, Emir Khan Bautista, Arthur Gimena, Jasper Salcedo, John McDaniel, John Balbin COVER & CONTENTS CREDITS Photography Jay Tablante Styling Mike Magallanes Grooming Jopie Sanchez Contributors this Issue Jay Leon Guerrero is 35 years old and a 2006 University of Guam graduate majoring in International Tourism and Hospitality Management. He currently works as a freelance writer, mainly about sports, and also works at United Airlines. Manny Rona found his passion in photography when he moved back to Guam in 2009. When not behind the camera, he is on active duty in the Air Force, working as a lab technician, and enjoys family time with his wife, two boys and baby on the way. Toto Labrador been shooting professionally for over 15 years, and does digital and film formats. Known for his clean, classic style, he contributes regularly to the Philippines’ top fashion, lifestyle, travel and architectural magazines. Mickey Hirai is a man of many colors, hats and hearts. He juggles the roles of a Creative Director for events company Full Circle and as a Production Designer who does set design, TV commercial and print shoots. Broken Records They may be trivial, but they sure as heck are hard to do. Published by 4‘ WAITING TO EXHALE 15-year-old Lachian Phelps held the longest note on a didgeridoo for 65.66 seconds. 2‘ ZIPPY CRAWLER Runner Kenichi Ito covered 100 meters in 17.47 seconds… on all fours! Advertise with UNO MAGAZINE IS PUBLISHED BIMONTHLY BY TROPICAL PRODUCTIONS AND REVOLUTION PRODUCTIONS. NO PART OF THIS MAGAZINE MAY BE REPRODUCED, IN PART OR IN WHOLE, WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION FROM THE PUBLISHERS. THE OPINIONS EXPRESSED IN THIS MAGAZINE DO NOT NECESSARILY REPRESENT THE VIEWS OF UNO MAGAZINE AND ITS PUBLISHERS. © 2013 UNO MAGAZINE 06 | uno | DECEMBER / JANUARY 2013 TIGHT FIT In London, 28 women squeezed into a BMW Mini, and, more incredibly, in a mere 18 minutes. SONIC BOOM Felix Baumgartner broke the speed of sound while skydiving from a record 128,100 ft high. CIRCULATION OF 5,000 COPIES X PASS-ON READERSHIP OF 5 TIMES X TARGET SPECIFIC AUDIENCES X SHOWCASE YOUR PRODUCT OR SERVICE IN A FULL-COLOR, GLOSSY FORMAT X HIGH READER INVOLVEMENT MEANS MORE ATTENTION PAID TO YOUR AD X THE LONGEST LIFE SPAN IN ALL MEDIA Contact James Castro | 687-4263 | firstname.lastname@example.org uno:message board LETTER FROM THE EDITOR PAST, PRESENTS & FUTURE TRENDS LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER GIVING THANKS I just want to thank my hardworking team at Uno Magazine and congratulate them on 15 awesome issues…and going strong! Thanks to all contributing writers and photogs for their creativity and drive, and special thanks to our incredible design team in Manila who put it all together. Uno features Guam at its best, covering the relevant events and topics for young adults in Guam, local music and sports, artists and entrepreneurs. There is no age limit for enjoying Guam’s best parties, restaurants, bands and the occasional beauties that grace our cover. Uno Magazine sales keep rising from issue to issue, and the demographic of our readers continue to expand. I often have people in their 40’s & 50’s commenting to me about how they recently picked up a copy of Uno for the first time and enjoyed it so much that they will continue to purchase every issue (or borrow their nephew’s copy). Subscriptions to the US keep growing as well, from Hawaii to Las Vegas, San Diego and Seattle, and even one guy in Florida. We will also continue to donate copies of Uno to our National Guard abroad as a gift for all they do for us. Finally, I want to thank all our sponsors and advertisers who make Uno Magazine possible. Only with their support will we be able to continue to do what we do and raise the bar for Guam publications and media products. Stay tuned for more of Guam at its best with new forms of Uno content in 2013. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! No successful man is without a woman behind him (or beside him), nor should a magazine be without one. When Mr. Uno (aka Nate Denight) stepped down as Editor-in-Chief to accept the position of Deputy General Manager at GVB last year and, in my opinion, is doing an excellent job, I was suckered into assuming his position as his successor. Before then, since Uno's inception, he would throw some pages my way to edit, ask for my input and opinions and handle some of the photo shoots. Little did I know that every page would eventually be thrown at me and everything else in between. I was given the task of keeping the machine running and wheels turning, keeping the male staff at Uno in check and relationships in tact by maintaining that balance of giving the men what they want while making the women not upset with their men for buying, or contributing to, an Issue of Uno. Aside from editing and some writing, I give the assignments, look for models, ensure deadlines are (almost) met, t's are crossed, i’s dotted, and checks are ready and waiting. We also have a talented woman as our Art Director with a creative team under her, putting up with revision after revision. In a nutshell, we are doing our best to keep Uno at its best. Why an Editor's letter from me now? I like to be low-key and out of the limelight, almost invisible for those of you who know me best. So much so that friends have wondered if I've been on vacation or have moved back to my native San Francisco. But our Executive Publisher and friend, EJ Calvo, encouraged me to write one this time since it would be an apropos time to introduce me to our audience as we wrap up yet another successful year of Uno, thanks to our contributors, advertisers, and most of all, our loyal readers, both near and far. This Issue, we make history with our first-ever guy cover, Uno’s Man of the Year and UFC’s Jon Tuck! We’ve also taken the guesswork out of making your own wish list by compiling Uno’s list of the hottest products for the modern man. Uno looks into the future and lets you in on what trends you’ll see in 2013. And Games of Thrones fan or not, I know you’ll be flipping right to our model, Sarah Filush, as she takes us back to Medieval times. Thank God we will live to see what the next year has in store for us as the haunting of Armageddon passes us by. So there you have it. Another year under our belt as we continue to bring you what's hot...and what's not...in Guam and around the world. My vote for Man of the Year? Well, it goes to none other than GVB's very own, Mr. Nathan Denight, of course! Next year maybe? Now if Uno only had a Woman of the Year... Happy holidays from the staff at Uno Magazine! EJ Calvo Executive Publisher Lana Lozano Denight Editor-in-Chief UNOMETER - HOLIDAY EDITION Baby Jesus JC is the reason for the season, so don’t pretend you’re not home when Santo Niño comes by. And don’t forget to go to Mass. Football Forget those domes. Football is made to be played in the elements. Nothing better than the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field. BURNIN’ HOT 022 | uno | DECEMBER / JANUARY 2013 Turkey Baked, deepfried, BBQ’d, it’s all good. All we want for Xmas is some stuffing, mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce, too. Office Parties Always really awesome or totally boring. Copy room action varies from making out with hot coworker to Xeroxing butts. Weight Gain Ever wonder why Santa is so fat? The holidays are the reason why 99.9% of New Year’s resolutions are to lose weight. Shopping Hours of your life wasted deciding what to get distant relatives and waiting in line make it the most unwonderful time of year. Xmas Music A steady diet of “Grandma Got Run Over” and “All I Want” would turn even Tiny Tim into Scrooge. Mariah, bah humbug! FREEZING COLD COWBOY NINJA B A R & G R I L L the point BEER BELOW ZERO AVAILABLE AT THE POINT AT THE SHERATON • JIA ASIAN BISTRO AT THE GUAM PLAZA HOTEL • COWBOY NINJA AT THE BLUE LAGOON PLAZA radar: UNOLOGY | STATS | HOW | INSIDER | CAREER | PROFILE SHANICE KAYLA DEVERA Control Freak She’s 20, 100% Filipino and recently sworn in as an air traffic control operator for the US Army. What’s this girl doing in the military? With that svelte figure and attractive face, Shanice could easily become a success in the modeling world. You can be sure that if we were pilots, we’d definitely be doing Maverick-style fly-by’s past her tower. image: Manny Rona 18 Stats: Quantifying New Year’s resolutions for you. 20 How: The art of making people follow your lead. 22 Insider: The secret world of Scientology revealed. 24 Profile: This dynamic duo will rock your world and ears. radar:calendar CALENDAR 2012 in Retrospect JANUARY FEBRUARY (FEB 5) NY GIANTS DEFEAT NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS IN SUPER BOWL XLVI (JAN 17) FIRST RUSSIAN VISITORS ARRIVE IN GUAM SINCE VISA WAIVER APPROVED 1 Uno looks back at the issues, controversies and major events that defined the passing year. MARCH (MAR 6) APPLE’S APP STORE DOWNLOADS PASS 25 BILLION APRIL (APR 8) BUBBA WATSON DEFEATS LOUIS OOSTHUIZEN IN A PLAYOFF TO WIN US MASTERS 2 3 4 (FEB 19) GAP OPENS ON GUAM (APR 9) FACEBOOK BUYS INSTAGRAM FOR $1 BILLION (MAR 11) “KONY 2012” GETS 100 MILLION YOUTUBE VIEWS MERELY SIX DAYS AFTER ITS RELEASE (JAN 18) WEBSITES, SUCH AS WIKIPEDIA, BLACK THEMSELVES OUT TO PROTEST SOPA MAY JUNE (JUN 27) SARAH FILUSH TAKES CROWN IN MISS EARTH GUAM JULY (JUL 20) 12 KILLED IN SHOOTING RAMPAGE AT THE DARK KNIGHT RISES SCREENING AUGUST (AUG 3) RIC BLAS, JR. BECOMES FIRST GUAM ATHLETE TO ADVANCE IN OLYMPICS (JUL 27) OPENING OF THE LONDON OLYMPICS 5 6 7 8 (MAY 12) TAGG ROMNEY ARRIVES IN GUAM (MAY 18) JENEVA BOSKO IS CROWNED MISS WORLD GUAM (AUG 29) NTT DOCOMO SIGNS DEAL TO BUY MCV BROADBAND (Jun 28) SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS KEY COMPONENTS OF OBAMACARE SEPTEMBER OCTOBER (SEPT 13) CARL GUTIERREZ WITHDRAWS FROM PUBLIC AUDITOR’S RACE (SEPT 24) FULL HOUSE CAST REUNITES FOR 25TH ANNIVERSARY NOVEMBER DECEMBER (NOV 6) GUAM ROCKS THE VOTE ON SENATORIAL ELECTION DAY; OBAMA WINS SECOND TERM 9 10 11 12 (Sept 25) BACON SHORTAGE WARNING (OCT 13) SPACE SHUTTLE ENDEAVOR TAKES ROAD TRIP TO OFFICIALLY END NASA’S SPACE SHUTTLE PROGRAM (OCT 20) BENJAMIN SHULTE IS NOMINATED FOR 2012 WORLD OPEN WATER SWIMMING MAN OF THE YEAR (OCT 28) SF GIANTS WIN MBL WORLD SERIES (NOV 7) COLORADO AND WASHINGTON APPROVE LEGALIZATION OF RECREATIONAL USE OF MARIJUANA (NOV 10) JON TUCK WINS AT UFC MACAU (DEC 21) MAYAN CALENDAR REACHES THE END OF ITS GREAT CYCLE OF 144,000 DAYS (DEC 31) NEWSWEEK’S LAST PRINT EDITION COMES OUT DECEMBER / JANUARY 2013 | uno | 017 radar:stats NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS Made to be broken? Facts & figures on America’s end-of-year promises. new year’s resolution fast facts: lengths of resolutions: PERCENT OF AMERICANS WHO MAKE ONE 45% 17% 38% JUST HOW LONG DO THOSE PROMISES KEEP 75% USUALLY 71% INFREQUENTLY 64% ABSOLUTELY NEVER 46% types of resolutions: ONE WEEK 31% 34% 38% 47% PAST TWO WEEKS PAST ONE MONTH PAST SIX MONTHS success rate: People who explicitly make new year’s resolutions are 10 times more likely to attain their goal than people who don’t. HOW DID PEOPLE FARE IN THEIR FOLLOW-THROUGH? 49% INFREQUENT SUCCESS 24% NEVER SUCCEED AND FAIL 8% MONEY WEIGHT SELF IMPROVEMENT / EDUCATION success rate by age: 14% SUCCESSFUL RELATIONSHIPS PEOPLE OVER 50 39% PEOPLE IN THEIR 20’S top 10 new year’s resolutions of 2012: LOSE WEIGHT GET ORGANIZED SPEND LESS, SAVE MORE ENJOY LIFE STAY FIT & HEALTHY LEARN SOMETHING NEW QUIT SMOKING HELP OTHERS FALL IN LOVE SPEND TIME WITH FAMILY 018 | uno | DECEMBER / JANUARY 2013 radar:how DR. NO (PROBLEM) HOW TO WIN FRIENDS AND INFLUENCE OTHERS Here are some…er… ”proven” methods to overcoming objections. Leader Board The art of giving a little and getting a lot is the key to making people do what you want. Getting the other person to say "yes" is a tale as old as time, and it’s really a beast too difficult to tame. But, after observing humans in their natural habitat, we’ve come up with these ways to get people to actually agree with you. Method 1: Silence ODDS FOR SUCCESS: 30% It usually helps if you let out an audible exhale (not too long or too loud, though). The other person will either think they’ve said something really dumb, or that they’ve said something that has offended you. Method 2: Gather Information ODDS FOR SUCCESS: 70% Ask open-ended questions to get to the root of what the objection is. People will usually tell you exactly what they need you to say. Method 3: Yes Man ODDS FOR SUCCESS: 25% Sometimes, the best way to get a yes is to get “yes” momentum. Purposely ask questions that you know the answer is “yes” before attempting to close. Method 4: Rebut ODDS FOR SUCCESS: 60% Anticipate what the person’s objections will be, and have quick rebuttals prepared. Method 5: Jedi Mind Trick ODDS FOR SUCCESS: 100% (TRUST US.) Every time you get a “no,” wave your hand in front of the person’s face and say “yes.” If this year’s election season has taught us anything, it’s that people are basically ignorant. Don’t make that face at me; I’m including myself in that statement. I found myself standing in the voting booth contemplating voting for a guy who looked really pathetic standing on the corner waving at me. What can I say? I felt sorry for him. Not exactly a vote on “the issues,” but hey, no one ever does what they say anyway. They just try not to offend anyone, make a bunch of promises and pray that they squeak by. It got me thinking - the real road to power isn’t about having better ideas than everyone else, it’s about getting everyone else to do what you want. Because we don’t want to see you waving on a street corner somewhere, Uno has some tips to give you a leg up in the art of influence; politics be damned. 1 'Tis Better To Give Than To Receive Not true at all, of course, but the best way to get someone to give you what you want is to give them something first. No doubt you’ve played out this same scenario (or had it played out on you; not likely, I know, but not impossible), as follows: Guy meets girl. Guy wants something* from girl (*hint: it’s what we all want). Guy showers girl with attention, gifts and lobster dinners. Girl gives guy what he wants. In an ideal world, the aforementioned scenario plays out exactly as written. In true life, however, the scenario typically ends with the lobster dinner for one, and her hooking up with some other guy. NO, I’M NOT BITTER! In any event, the art of influence requires you to put a little bit of skin in the game. (Not literally! Put that away…at least until you’re President.) 020 | uno | DECEMBER / JANUARY 2013 . 2 No, not the curly-haired, blonde 4 Speaking of questions, the Develop Rapport guy from True Romance (Quentin Tarantino’s first screenplay and second movie, for those of you born after ’92). Developing rapport means making the person you are trying to influence feel comfortable around you and open to talking about what they want. Example: Pretending you’re her friend so you know all the right buttons to push to get into her pants (which never works by the way; oh wait, you knew that). 3 Make Them Think It’s Their Idea Reverse psychology, underselling and talking around an idea rather than about it are all ways to lead the proverbial “horse” to water. What it’s really about is planting a seed, Inception style, just without all the folding buildings, sleeping pills and spinning tops. (My vote is that it’s still spinning.) Ask the Question most important step in the art of influence: letting people know what you want! Be sure to clearly state what you want from the other person, or else what’s the point? 5 Sometimes when you win, you actually lose; sometimes when Payback’s a Bitch you lose, you actually win; and sometimes when you win or lose, you actually tie. Why? Because if you go to the well too many times, the people who helped you are going to want payback. You must always make sure that the person helping your influencing feels like they’re getting equal or better value than you out of your arrangement. If not, then I suggest you find a street corner and start waving, pal. radar:insider SCIENTOLOGY The Church of Science...Fiction? Is the Church of Scientology the real deal? L. Ron Hubbard Scientology’s founder was a prolific sciencefiction writer. In fact, his official biography is not allowed in a library’s non-fiction section. Purpose Aside from trying to purge malicious spirits with an Auditor and an e-meter, they are actually into more normal things like solving drug problems, rehabilitating criminals, supporting literacy efforts and promoting moral codes among others. Famous True Believers Behind Judaism, Scientology probably has the most celebrity followers. Here’s the shortlist: Tom Cruise, John Travolta, Jenna Elfman, Kirstie Alley, Sonny Bono, Beck, Nancy Cartwright, Charles Manson. The Church of Scientology was founded by science-fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard and formed as a religion in 1953. Many believe it was founded as a way to make money and escape taxation. Officially, it teaches that we’re immortal, spiritual beings who just need to remember our true nature. Weird Science Scientologists believe that an alien tyrant named XENU brought people to Earth 75 million years ago, strapped them to volcanoes and blew them up with H-bombs. At that time, the Earth was called Teegeeack. The souls of the dead were brainwashed and now infect living humans. The Church charges $600 to remove these dead, alien souls. Movie Magic Comparisons between the new movie The Master, starring Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Scientology were quickly made. Notable is Hoffman's physical resemblance to L. Ron Hubbard, combined with a storyline that closely mirrors the founder's life. Global Ministry Besides the US, Scientology is a recognized religion in Australia, Croatia, Indonesia, Spain and Taiwan. However, others countries haven't officially accepted it like Canada, France, Russia and the UK. Chile even considers it a cult. Fund-amentals People-powered Scientology reportedly earns $500 million yearly: - $400 million from membership dues - $50 million from spiritual counseling - $50 million from fundraising Me-Reader? Scientologists spend years being trained in using the e-meter, a device that they believe has the ability to cure mental illnesses and cleanse the soul. But experts have pointed out that it only does electrical measurement. Guam Boy In July 1927, Hubbard lived on Guam as a military dependent. At the age of sixteen, Hubbard learned photographic techniques from Thomas Mayhew, a photographer living on Guam, and started a lifelong interest in photography. In May 2007, the L. Ron Hubbard Foundation exhibited his work from that time, including portraits of Chamorros and images of the villages of Hagåtña and Tumon. Hubbard continued to pursue his career as a professional photographer and journalist throughout his life. He would later become famous for his science-fiction writings and for founding Scientology, partly based on his experiences on Guam. 022 | uno | DECEMBER / JANUARY 2013 radar:career Goal Getter RICHARD LAI HAS COMBINED HIS PASSION FOR SOCCER WITH HIS BUSINESS SENSE TO LAUNCH GUAM FOOTBALL FORWARD. words: R.D. Gibson image: Adrian Banu It takes a lot of hard work to make an impact on the community. Richard Lai does it without even breaking a sweat. Hard work flows through his veins coming from a dynasty of driven businessmen and women. “I wouldn’t be able to devote my time to football if my brothers and family didn’t supply any support for what I believed in,” Lai said. STATS ON RICHARD BUSINESSES: OWNER, SAMURAI RESTAURANT; EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, SHIRLEY’S COFFEE SHOP ORGANIZATIONS: ASIAN FOOTBALL CONFEDERATION, EAST ASIAN FOOTBALL FEDERATION, FIFA, GUAM FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION, CHINESE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AWARDS: U.S. SBA 2012 SMALL BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR FOR THE LOVE OF THE GAME Though we know Lai as one of the Lai siblings who run the famous Shirley’s Coffee Shops, we cannot turn a blind eye to the work he has done for the soccer community. Lai pulled together his resources and used an international grant to build a worldclass field on Guam. “By creating a professional football complex, all age groups are given the opportunity to train on a professional level.” And he didn’t stop there. In addition to building a masterpiece for players, he employed international licensed coaches from throughout the region and the United States. It was all for the love of soccer and sharing with the community. For eight years, Lai served as chairman of the Guam Visitors Bureau Sports Tourism Committee. Through his work, he was able to have professional 026 | uno | DECEMBER / JANUARY 2013 football teams from Japan and Korea train on Guam during winter. STRENGTH IN NUMBERS More than anything, Lai hopes that sports can inspire a community, and a desire to do what you love. Lai says, “A community with a good sports program is a strong community.” He hoped that students would develop a love for soccer, snag soccer scholarships for college, and play professionally – inspiring a dream for young people living on Guam. It is this same dream the president of the Guam Football Association wishes to share throughout the region in Palau, the Federated States of Micronesia and Northern Mariana Islands. Looking to the future, he hopes they can one day become FIFA members. FIFA membership allows for extensive benefits in developing soccer programs like Guam has. CHARACTER BUILDING For Lai, sports play a significant role in the development of character. In a world plagued with electronic tablets and Angry Birds, sports bring us back to concepts of responsibility, focus, dedication and teamwork. “[Sports] create a better and healthy lifestyle,” says the man who also plays tennis and dives. “It also forces people to become more selfless, because every sport believes in teamwork in order for success.” CHAIN REACTION Lai recently received the U.S. Small Business Administration 2012 Small Business Person of the Year Award for his work in operating the Shirley’s Coffee Shop chain in Guam and Saipan. What was once a 28-seat coffee shop with four employees has turned into a local food giant boasting the “best fried rice” on Guam. “To me, sports is just like business,” said Lai. “It takes dedication, teamwork, and most of all, commitment. I focus on business because it is a commitment that I’ve made to myself to take care of my family, but I also devote some time to football because I’ve made a commitment to build up the community on Guam through sports.” Developing soccer programs has enhanced the caliber of Guam players. Under his leadership, many amateur and professional players have cultivated a love for this international sport. “You cannot have a community that is only focused on businesses. It’s just not possible,” said Lai. “With a balanced and strong community, all lines of business will grow.” wanted: WISH LIST | MOVIES | STYLE LENOVO IDEAPAD YOGA 13 Flippin’ Awesome In the world of convertible laptops, Lenovo’s IdeaPad Yoga 13 has quickly distinguished itself amidst a slew of similar products toting Windows 8, Microsoft’s newest operating system, which, as CNET succinctly puts it, is the OS that “applies the lessons of mobile to the personal computer.” It appears that the Yoga has learned very well. Microsoft and Intel call it “the best-in-class example,” a device that is more than enough for everyday tasks and with the added advantage of a folding touchscreen that benefits from a great hinge design that allows four basic positions: clamshell laptop, tablet, stand and net. Definitely our money’s worth. 32 Wish List: Sweet stuff to fill your stockings with. 46 Movies: Of Hobbits and dwarves and a dragon. 48 Style: Shirts that make casual look chic. wanted:movies Hollywood Presents Check out what Hollywood is stuffing our stockings with this holiday season. THIS IS 40 Judd Apatow’s spinoff to his 2007 film Knocked Up. A few years after their marriage, Debbie and Pete are still fighting. JACK REACHER THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY Tom Cruise is not 6’5”, but he dishes the same mayhem quality as the character in the book. Still, fans are grumbling. ZERO DARK THIRTY Kathryn Bigelow directs another military drama after the Hurt Locker, this time, it’s Bin Laden that is being disposed. DJANGO UNCHAINED Tarantino deals with slavery with a spaghetti western twist. DiCaprio remains charming, but adds ruthlessness to his résumé. THIS BAGGINS SETS THE STAGE Expect the Unexpected Welcome back to Middle-earth, where Hobbits rock, especially after one Frodo Baggins successfully destroyed the “one ring that ruled them all” (with a little help from a schizophrenic creature named Gollum, and a finger sacrifice to boot) and sent main baddie Sauron and his minions to ruin. But this is, of course, the conclusion of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, and Oscar-winning director Peter Jackson wanted to go the George Lucas way and make a prequel to the successful franchise. Fortunately for him, he does not have to start from scratch as J.R.R. Tolkien, author of the trilogy, actually had written a novel way before he even thought of The Lord of the Rings. And it’s one material equal if not better. In fact, Tolkien’s The Hobbit is so rich that Jackson is able to divide it into “Episodes 1, 2 and 3” with the first installment, subtitled “An Unexpected verdict website Bilbo lets himself be talked into taking an adventure of a lifetime, and blazing a trail for his nephew to follow. Journey,” showing on December 14, 2012. It promises to be as big as the Rings trilogy. The Hobbit is set years before the events of The Lord of the Rings, when Frodo’s uncle, Bilbo Baggins, is himself a young man. His carefree life is forever changed when one day, the wizard Gandalf comes with a band of 13 dwarves who are bent on reclaiming their kingdom under the Lonely Mountain from the dragon Smaug. Despite himself, Bilbo joins them. Their adventure leads them into the wild where they fight trolls, to Rivendell where they first encounter Elrond, and to the Misty Mountains where goblins attack them and cause Bilbo to be separated. In the tunnels, he finds a ring (of course we now know what it really is) and then meets Gollum who engages him in a game of riddles. Bilbo finally rejoins the dwarves. With Peter Jackson again at the helm, we expect The Hobbit to be as precious as The Lord of the Rings. www.thehobbit .com LES MISERABLES MISERY LOVES COMPANY MONSTERS, INC. 3D Action stars turn singers in this Hollywood adaptation. Children of 2012 are given the chance to see Sully, Mike Wazowski and Boo on the big screen once more, in full 3D. Imagine Wolverine, General Maximus and Catwoman belting out tunes a la Broadway. Actually, it’s their alteregos Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway who sing through tragedy and drama in this film adaptation of the BoublilSchönberg-Kretzmer stage musical that is in turn based 046 | uno | DECEMBER / JANUARY 2012 on the Victor Hugo French novel. Jackman is Valjean, an exprisoner who broke his parole and is avoiding recapture by Police Inspector Javert (Crowe). Along the way, he adopts the illegitimate daughter of Fantine (Hathaway). Their cat-and-mouse lives eventually take a toll on both men. wanted:style THE SHEPHERDS From Sheep to Shepherds Guiding and liberating minds, one shirt at a time. In December 2010, four friends – Greg San Nicolas, Pascual Artero, Thomas Rojas and Kyle Kondo – or brothers as they’d prefer, came together and decided to create an apparel line that would accomplish their mission of having their clothing serve as a medium for self-expression, but with style. “I personally feel that clothing is the most basic way for people to express themselves. When I wear a T-shirt with a slogan on it or a picture, I try to make sure it’s something I believe in. It’s a means to stir up some controversy and get people thinking,” Rojas explained. According to San Nicolas, they chose the name, The Shepherds, because “a shepherd is a guide, usually guiding followers to a better place.” In their case, it’s towards a better mentality. They want to create a community of “leaders, thinkers and innovators who can relate to their message and make it their own. As Gandhi put it, ‘Be the change you want to see in the world.’ We’re committed to doing just that,” Artero said. More than anything, these guys appreciate life. Kondo was diagnosed with leukemia shortly after they graduated from Father Dueñas in 2006, and through all his treatments and struggles, still managed to stay positive and help make The Shepherds into what it is today. One of the last things Kondo messaged to his brothers was a testament to his outlook on life: “Keep working on the brand, and run over the game,” would be the last text they received from him. Kondo didn’t want them to worry about him; he wanted them to focus on their dream. Down to three, the loss of one of the founding members would only fuel their drive to launch the clothing line. Now, with a slick website and a variety of loud, in-your-face T-shirts and neoteric button-up shirts to showcase, the style points alone would convince anyone to cop a shirt or two. Their collections, of which 10% of the collections’ profits will be donated to a charity of their choice every season, are available for sale on their website, theshepherdsco. com, and soon to be on kazbah.com, an up-andcoming online retail store for brands in the U.S. 048 | uno | DECEMBER / JANUARY 2013 The Woodsman Designed with a box pattern, this longsleeved button-up is a modern take on camouflage. Made of 100% cotton, it’s professional enough to wear to work yet stylish enough to wear on a night on the town. Details include the doublefront chest pockets and a convenient pen slot. $55.00 The TwoFace Short-sleeved and made of 100% Japanese Chambray, this button-up is inspired by 90s color-blocking of contrasting colors, giving it a unique, standout design, while the fitted cut makes for a contemporary look. $50.00 live: PARTIES | EVENTS | FITNESS | TRAVEL PXC 34 Thrilla in Manila 2 For one night, the Smart-Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, Philippines was filled with bone-crushing punches, suffocating strangleholds and the collective gasps from thousands in attendance for Pacific X-treme Combat 34. On offer were 12 bouts, including flyweight Eugene Toquero, shown here, and his TKO of Jerome Wanawan. The evening highlighted two main events: PXC lightweight champion Harris “The Hitman” Sarmiento versus upcoming Mark “The Mugen” Streigl and PXC flyweight titlist Ale Cali against Filipino MMA stalwart Erwin Tagle. image: Kurl Marx Mendoza, Oliger Tarroza, Jun Derecho, Emir Khan Bautista & Arthur Gimena 86 Fitness: Countdown to getting fit in 2013. 90 Events: Beauties, fighters, fair and parties. 93 Cocktails: Spirits that keep you bright. 100 Get Out: Start spreading the news. advertorial MID PAC & IWS PRESENTS HOLIDAY CHEERS FORGET THE EGGNOG, THESE COCKTAIL RECIPES ARE THE BETTER CHOICE TO SPREAD THE YULETIDE SPIRIT. PHOTOGRAPHY BY JAY TABLANTE APPLE JIM 50P Ingredients: · 2 parts Jim Beam · 1 part Sourz Apple Procedure: Carefully pour in the Sourz Apple, then the Jim Beam bourbon. If you pour slow enough, you will get a layered effect. If you pour too fast, it will mix the liquids. Garnish with a lemon twist. Ingredients: · 2 oz Rémy Martin Cognac · 8-10 mint leaves · 4 lime (wedges) · 1 tbsp sugar syrup · lemon-lime soda Procedure: Muddle the mint leaves, syrup and lime wedges in a cocktail shaker. Add the cognac. Shake well. Pour into a highball glass filled with crushed ice. Top with lemon-lime soda and garnish with a sprig of mint. REDTINI Ingredients: · 1½ oz Stoli Premium Vodka · ½ oz passion fruit syrup · ¼ lime (cut into wedges) Procedure: Squeeze the juice from the lime wedges into a cocktail shaker. Add the passion fruit syrup, red vodka and ice. Shake well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a slice of lime. THE LANESBOROUGH Ingredients: · .66 oz Grand Marnier · .66 oz cranberry juice · .66 oz passion fruit juice or puree · 2 oz Moët & Chandon Champagne Procedure: Add Grand Marnier, cranberry juice, passion fruit juice or puree to a shaker. Fill with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled champagne flute. Top with Moët & Chandon Champagne and garnish with an orange spiral twist. EQUESTRIENNE Ingredients: · 1 oz Skyy Infusions Citrus · 1 oz Pisang Ambon Liqueur · 2 dashes lime juice · apple cider Procedure: Add ice to a wine glass. Add the citrus vodka, lime juice and Pisang Ambon. Fill with apple cider. Garnish with apple slice and lime twist. CRANBERRY GIN AND TONIC Ingredients: · 1 tbsp cranberries · 1 tsp sugar · 1 cup ice cubes · 3 tbsp Tanqueray Gin · 1 tbsp fresh orange juice · ¼ cup tonic water Procedure: Muddle cranberries and sugar in a cocktail shaker. Add ice cubes, gin and fresh orange juice. Cover with lid and shake vigorously until thoroughly chilled (about 30 seconds). Pour into an 8-oz. glass. Top with tonic water. DECEMBER / JANUARY 2013 | uno | 093 live:mfl 2013 MFL Preview The Justice League Four teams, one champ. It’s anybody’s game. words: Ken San Nicolas images: Bernadette Reyes With the NFL season coming to a close in January, football fans around the world are wondering how to quench their thirst for the gridiron once a Superbowl champ is crowned. Guam residents need fear not, however, as the 14th season of the Miller Football League rolls around in January. Scheduled from January 26 to March 16, fans can enjoy gritty football action every Saturday and Sunday at the University of Guam football field. Cars Plus Rams The Cars Plus Rams are the defending champs and will be looking to repeat their successful performance this season. Quarterback Will Williams will be returning to lead the offense while the Rams’ defense looks to continue their relentless dominance. The Rams lost only one game during the 2012 season and came together at the right time. The Rams possessed arguably the best offensive line and rushing game in the league, with players like Jesse Manglona creating headaches 096 | uno | DECEMBER / JANUARY 2013 for defenses across the league. If Williams can continue to connect with his receivers, the Rams should have a strong chance of repeating. Shell Hal’s Angels Also in contention are the Shell Hal’s Angels. After winning back-to-back championships in 2010 and 2011, a disappointing performance in last year’s playoffs cemented a third place finish for the Angels. Luckily, the Angels roster is deep with talented firepower. Quarterback Stephen Phillips was one of the league’s top offensive performers. Phillips not only led his team in passing yards, but the stellar Father Dueñas alum also led his team in rushing yards. While rosters have yet to be confirmed, it is pretty safe to say that Phillips will have his fair share of offensive targets to choose from like Jared Ada, Josh Bulla, Mike Pangelinan and Josh Fenwick. The Angels defense was also one of the best defenses in the league, netting ten interceptions over the THE NEW DIRTY BIRDS The new year will bring the newly created Falcons. Led by head coach Dennis Williams, the upstart Falcons look to surprise their opponents. Coach Williams boasts an impressive football resume, having played and coached in the U.S., England and Germany. While little is known about the Falcons at this point, fans can expect that they will be prepared and ready to put on a show. course of the 2012 season. If they can keep their opponents out of the red zone, their powerful offense should be able to carry them to victory. Expect them to finish as one of the top teams in the league. Pepsi Warriors The Pepsi Warriors turned heads last year when they lost a hard-fought championship game to the Cars Plus Rams. Although they fell short, they proved to be one of the most consistent and gritty teams in the league. Led by a strong defensive squad consisting of Ryan Rios, Justin Andre and Angelo Barcinas, the Warriors look to shut down opposing offenses once again. The key to victory will be how well their offense moves the ball. If the running backs of the Warriors can grind out short yardage, this will open up big plays for receiver Sandy Fejeran, who had a stellar season last year. Conversions in the red zone will be imperative if the Warriors want chance at MFL gold. getout NEW YORK CITY NYE in NYC 1 KEY 11 ONE CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR Airport 01. JFK airport Hotel Metropolitan Art Museum of This year marks the 80th anniversary of the Chrismas Spectacular at Manhattan’s Radio City Music Hall. Here, watch the long and leggy Rockettes, a women’s precision dance troupe. Breakfast 08 Central Park 2 SHOW BUSINESS 02. Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan Hotel 03. Dean & Deluca Café central park 06 Recreation 07 Shopping 04. Rockefeller Center 05. Top of the Rock 10. South Street Seaport TWO Make your way to Lincoln Center to see a fave Christmas treat, Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker performed by the NYC Ballet, or to the buzzing Theatre District to either catch a Broadway show or to simply enjoy the vibe of this popular tourist spot. 3 4 THREE INDULGE IN “SIN” Head to Serendipity III in the Upper East Side and sample its trademark Frozen Hot Chocolate, destroying many a diet. FOUR WINDOW WONDERLAND Every year in December, Manhattan’s biggest department stores along Fifth Avenue reveal their nothing-but-imaginative holiday window displays. This is a must-do and a must-see when in town. FIVE THE 5 ROCK NEW YEAR Be the life of the party at Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve in Times Square, now hosted by Ryan Seacrest. Count down and watch the famous ball drop that ushers in the New Year, and don’t forget to steal a kiss. Arts and Culture Crowne 08. Museum Mile 09. City Hall l Park Centra e Boathous otel Plaza H Park 06. Central Park 02 Lunch 04 05 09 10 07. Central Park Boathouse Restaurant Top of th e Rock 03 Drinks 11. Lenox Lounge 01 New York City, NY Be a part of it Hurricane Sandy may have blasted the city, but the Big Apple hangs in there. Take a tour of The City that Never Sleeps. 5 am Take the Crowne After a 17-hour trip from Guam to JFK airport, settle down at the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan Hotel. 6 am Caffeine Rush Satisfy your coffee craving with a steaming mug at the Dean & Deluca Café. The hot chocolate is great too. 7 am Make a Cameo Since you only have a day to get a bite out of The Big Apple, focus on Manhattan. Start your adventure at the Rockefeller Center and stand outside the stu- 100 | uno | DECEMBER / JANUARY 2013 dio of the Today show. The camera might just pick you up. Give a shout-out to friends and family. 8 am Vantage Point Get a breathtaking view of NYC’s pictureperfect skyline and cityscape at the Top of the Rock Observation Deck. 8:30 am Ice Ice Baby Take a twirl on ice at the Rockefeller Center Ice Skating Rink, and get near the center’s world-famous Christmas tree. If you prefer to be an onlooker, do so at the 30 Rock building that towers above the rink. 9:30 am Central Perk Time to visit Central Park. Location for a lot of Hollywood movies, you’re sure to find familiar spots in this 843-acre green oasis. museums. Don’t miss El Museo del Barrio, and of course, The Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art, or The Met, the largest museum in the US. 3 pm Tunnel Time Get your fill at the Central Park Boathouse restaurant, just like Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan in When Harry Met Sally. Take a subway ride and drop off nearest City Hall. From there, view the 125-year-old Brooklyn Bridge. Next stop is the Federal Hall National Memorial, site of George Washington’s inauguration. 1 pm See a Museum 4:30 pm On the Waterfront Go east of Central Park and walk the Museum Mile with its 10 world-renowned Final stop in your subway ride is the South Street Seaport. You’ll find exhilarating 12 pm Let’s Do Lunch waterfront views and a lot of dining and shopping stores to hunt for souvenir items. 6:30 pm Fancy Feast Splurge on delectable seafood dishes at the Yankee Clipper that’s known for its socialite customers. The outstanding ambience and the delicious food are well worth every penny. 8:00 pm Harlem Night To cap off your NYC trip, try any one of Harlem’s performing arts venues, such as the Apollo Theater or Lenox Lounge for some great jazz music. 1