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issue 172 4/2011

future perfect

Kyle forcasts the year 2021

Technicolor in Triplicate Tykeshia Jackson times three in the season’s boldest colors

get your motor running Spotlight on Guam’s hottest rides

FEATURES 04 11 14 16 19 21 22 24



Tykeshia Jackson




Kyle predicts year 2021

on the road

Readers and events photos

subaru impreza wrx Auto spotlight

chod to mod

From “ick” to slick

groove: the premiere Photos from the party

action on the diamond Sports

beach bodies

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CONTRIBUTORS Troy Sagun Allan Cadawas Carmen Rojas Kyle Mandapat Emmanuel Rona

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KYLE FORCASTS THE YEAR 2021 Hafa Adai and what’s up to my peepsquad! It’s April and I would like to say thank you to everyone who has sent me a nice birthday greeting; to everyone else, there’s still time! A birthday is one of those days when you really think about your life. You think about the changes from the last birthday you had, and you start thinking about the changes you want for the next birthday. In thinking about that, I came up with another question, does anyone ever think about what their birthdays are going to be like in ten years? It is with that in mind that I present The Planet Kyle Real Life Guide to How Things Will Be on My Birthday in the Year 2021!



Okay, so decades ago the threedimensional movies that we see nowadays would have blown people’s minds! I think that things are going to be even better in ten years. How about this — TV in your eyes! Who needs a tube, when you can have the images projected straight to your pupils? You won’t have to worry about people standing in your way if the TV is in your eyeball. You won’t need a remote control and you won’t have to walk far to change the channel. The only down side to this would be if you have a wandering eye, like me, then I suppose the picture would be out of focus a lot…

How about this for big changes in a decade — cars that run on LEFTOVERS! Think about it this way — cars run on gas. Gas is really expensive. What is something we already have plenty of that isn’t expensive and is a great source of gas? Baluntan! Imagine a car that doesn’t need to pull into a fueling station to get it’s juice, but instead needs the juice of last week’s estufao or the pancit from your cousin’s baby christening! I think this innovation is right around the corner and in hopes of being the first person to drive a Balutanmobile, I am going to start saving all my leftovers now.

FLOORS THAT CLEAN THEMSELVES The last thing that I think will be normal thing in ten years has to do with cleaning. Nowadays, you spill something or drop a couple crumbs on your floor, you need to bust out an entire line of gadgets to clean it up. In the spirit of innovation and laziness, I believe that in ten years, we will see the everyday use of self-vacuuming floors. It won’t matter what you drop, because the floor will just suck it up. Faster than sweeping, cleaner than mopping and way easier on the eyes than your Auntie who is bending over to pick up the trash with a dustpan, selfcleaning floors will make mess a thing of the past, or in this case, our present. I just hope it runs on leftovers too, otherwise the self-vacuuming floors will use up a lot of power and that would… suck… get it?

All in all, I am looking forward to my birthday in ten years, like I looked forward to my birthday this year. Shout-outs to everyone else who celebrates their birthday this month, be safe and have a great one! If you have something you want to say about this month’s guide or a suggestion or question that may warrant a guide of its own, feel free to check me out on Facebook at kyle.mandapat or email me at Until next month, see you on the radio and SHOOOOOOTS!

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The iConnect team finishes the Rainbow Run on March 5.

on the road

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“Hard Rock Pete” won first place in TGIFriday’s Tumon Idol Karaoke Final. Joining him is Maria Omambac, general manager of TGIF Tumon and Lerma Aquino, financial business development director of TGIF. Kai’s Dirty Thirty Tattoo Party at Denial on Feb. 26.

The iConnect team enjoying their time at the GCA Rodeo Event.

Photos from iConnect

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The 44th Annual Hemisphere Pageant at Hyatt Regency Guam attended by MDM cover models Tykeshia Jackson and Eleanor Richwood on Mar. 18. Photos by Allan Cadawas

Photo by Jessica Peterson

Mr. Sim All White Birthday Party on Feb. 26 and Allan’s Birthday Party on Mar. 5 at Lush Nightclub.

St. Patrick’s Day party at Route 66 Pub on Mar. 17.

Photos by Allan Cadawas

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subaru impreza wrx By Jude V. Lizama

For a nominal chunk of change, the 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX is a sleek, sophisticated ride that has under-the-hood specs which equal its visually pleasing exterior. Its reasonable price and wider stance, by about two inches, allows for stability both on the roads and in your wallet. Its symmetrical all-wheel drive, six standard airbags, eco-friendly 20-25 highway miles per gallon, six-speaker audio system with Bluetooth hands-free phone and streaming audio connectivity,

USB port and iPod control capability, and available touchscreen GPS navigation system proves that this set of wheels is a fresh product connected to safety, technology and environmental trends.

Photos by Troy Sagun

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Dededo resident and Subaru owner, Kara Twiggs, shares what she loves about her 2009 WRX wagon. What three things do you like most about the WRX? AWD all the way baby! I love the way it handles, especially in autocross. Above all, I love the speed and the look. What type of gas mileage do you get? It depends on the weight of my foot for the day. What are your favorite physical features about the car? I love the STI body kit that comes on the 2009 and newer model WRX. It makes the car look more aggressive and not so plain like it did in the older models. What do you like most about how the WRX performs on the road? Traction is not an issue with these cars, so I don’t have to worry about the rain. Also, I love that it has very little body roll. It handles so well around the turns. Would you consider buying a new model WRX in the future? As much as I love the more aggressive, bulky look of the newer models, I probably wouldn’t just because I’m so attached to the one that I have. To any car enthusiast, their car is like family to them and I could not have asked for a better car. I can honestly say that I have my dream car! Now, if I had the money to keep mine and buy a newer model, I definitely would!

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Hello Assistant Editor, My husband is in desperate need of this makeover. He is always wearing a t-shirt with some kind of not-so-funny saying on it. The shirt he is wearing in the first photo has a picture of a dinosaur on it and it says “Vagatarian”, the second one says “Beer: The reason I get up each afternoon.” Anyone who knows him has seen him wearing the “Vagatarian” t-shirt multiple times and has asked if he has seven of them, one for each day of the week because he is always wearing it. He wears these not-so-funny t-shirts with torn up slippers and board shorts nearly every day. Although he may not be Chamorro we have Chamorro friends who constantly call him “Chod.” When we are at home, or anyone’s home for that matter, he goes barefoot the entire time. Even if the party is outside, my husband is the one tracking mud in your house because he is outside barefoot all the time. Although he may have no fashion sense whatsoever he is the most encouraging and positive person I know. He can make anyone feel like they can do anything. He works so hard for his family and is always there for his friends. I just feel like this would be a great way to show our appreciation for him and to show him just how great he can really be. All the best, Shalyn Allen

“...we have Chamorro friends who constantly call him ‘Chod’.”

With a letter that sincere and pleading it was easy to see why Mississippi-native Jamie Allen needed a transformation. We were rightly concerned when he listed “gift shops” as his clothing source. Fortunately, the 28-year-old IT consultant submitted to our sartorial update willingly. But will it stick? Jamie practically lives for the outdoors — whether it be fishing, working in the garden, or sailing on his new boat. It just made sense to give him a casual, yet respectable look appropriate for his age and interests.

Fossil Simon khaki belt ($25)

Sketchers Resolute leather loafers ($29.99)

American Rag straw hat ($19.50)

TIP: Mixing prints works as long as the size of the patterns is contrasting — one small and one large. A colorblocked plaid shirt looks polished against muted houndstooth pattern shorts.

DG Greenwald button-up shirt ($46) O’Neill plaid shorts ($46) Photos by Vikki Fong \ Clothes and accessories provided by Macy’s Guam

If you have a loveable but oafish, style-challenged friend, brother, uncle, husband, or boyfriend, send us his picture and we’ll take him from Chod to Mod. Email to

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T.G.I. FRIDAY’S Hagåtña | MARCH 12, 2011 Photos by Allan Cadawas




Good times and good eats!

By Jude V. Lizama Fans of America’s pastime, baseball, and a good value will find it a win-win situation to attend the Budweiser Baseball League match-ups down at the Paseo Stadium in Hagåtña. For the price of entry (which is no more than a few bucks), families, friends and couples can appreciate each other’s company by watching a sporting event that is equal parts fun and intense. The most unique feature of the entire experience is the benefit of Guam’s year-round tropical weather.

a bite. The godfather of all foods at BBL games is, however, the famous Masta’ Dog! For those of you who do not know what that is, take a chorizos pak pak and jam it in between a hot dog bun, then douse it in your favorite dressings and be prepared to shed a few tears of joy. There are other menu items for those with smaller appetites; but order the “Masta’” version of most things on the menu and you can be sure that it’s going to be bigger and better! Masta’ Double-Cheese-

The godfather of all foods at BBL games...the famous Masta’ Dog...take a chorizos pak pak and jam it in between a hot dog bun, then douse it in your favorite dressings and be prepared to shed a few tears of joy.

Those who are more careful will benefit from bringing an umbrella just in case; otherwise, the cool evening breeze and temperatures around the upper 70’s to lower 80’s just can be beat when looking for the perfect setting for a little rest and relaxation. Ice cold beverages and piping hot eats are also available to wet the pallet or satisfy the tummy. Due to the rich nature of much of the ballpark menu I would advise vegans and peskatarians to grab a quick bite before heading to the game. Nachos oozing with cheese and riddled with jalapeno peppers, chili dogs, cheeseburgers are all on-site to bring back the nostalgia of donning your favorite baseball cap and heading to the game for a game and

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burger or a Masta’ Chili Dog…I’ll take two! On a more serious note, make your way to one of these games and be ready for a great time. You can even get updates in real time by linking up with “Guam BBL” on facebook. BBL spokesman Mark Colby does a great job keeping the Guam BBL page up to date with fresh news; and, if you hear that deep voice over the PA system, that’s Mr. Colby in the flesh. Let’s dedicate this one to two fine gentlemen who are no longer with us, Ray Rojas and Steven Alcantara. We’ll always remember and appreciate you, especially during your time on the diamond!

2011 Guam BBL Standings as of March 10, 2011 Teams AK BOG Braves Cougars Reds Jr. Nats. Cyclones Belau

Wins-Loss 4-1 4-1 4-1 3-2 2-3 2-4 1-4 1-5

% .800 .800 .800 .600 .400 .333 .200 .166

Games Back ------1 2 2.5 3 3.5

Streak 4 Wins 2 Wins 1 Win 2 Loss 1 Loss 2 Wins 4 Loss 2 Loss

Runs Average as of March 10, 2011 Teams BOG AK Reds Jr. Nats. Braves Saipan Cougars Belau

Runs Scored

Games Played


52 48 47 51 42 36 25 24

5 5 5 6 5 5 5 6

10.4 9.6 9.4 8.5 8.4 7.2 5.0 4.0

Runs Average as of March 10, 2011 Derwin Aguon (Athletics) 2 J.R. Hattig (Reds) 2 Matt Muna (Athletics) 1

Alejandro Diaz (Athletics) 1 Rico Castro (Braves) 1 Glen Fernandez (Braves) 1

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It’s April. By Valentine’s Day you probably forgot all about your New Year’s resolution, and by St. Patty’s Day you are about to abandon all hope of obtaining that beach bod in time for summer. Not so fast! It’s never too late to get into shape. If you have fallen off the fitness wagon, jump back on! We are headed towards Beach Body-ville, population: you.

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LOSE WEIGHT If losing weight was your goal, it is not too late to shed a few pounds. In fact, for most people the majority of their weight loss is during the first one-third to half-point of their regimen. I am never a fan of fad or drastic diets, but you do have to step your game up if you are going to get the results you want in a short period of time. First, cut the carbs! I know, I know, you were just about to head to a fiesta and eat red rice and pancit. If you want results, you will have to say no. It’s too late to simply cut back on those empty carbs found in sugars, white (or red) rice and pasta. Now you need to cut them out. Next, cut out the fat. Say goodbye to the short ribs, burgers, and ice cream. Stock up on grilled chicken breast and fish. These low-fat, high-protein staples will become your best friends over the next few weeks. DO cardio You will need to hit the gym regularly and log some serious cardio. No less than three workouts per week for 45-plus minutes of cardio each time. Make it rigorous cardio. No more just dancing the cha-cha slide, you need some Zumba! No more casual bike rides. Get spinning now. A walk is not going to get you very far; you need to run to get from here to beach-fabulous. Let me tell you now: you will be sore. No getting around it. So stock up on water, and try to get some glutamine and good sources of protein in your system shortly after a workout to maximize the results. DRINK WATER Some of my favorite tricks for healthy, but rapid body changes are: drinking plenty of water, sprints, and rest. Seems simple right? Not exactly. These are things that everyone should be doing anyway, but very few of us are. For the water part, run to your favorite store and get one of those handy colored water containers — and don’t go anywhere

...the more water you drink, the more your body will get rid of those toxins and will feel full, lessening the cravings for junk food.

without it. Take it with you to your meetings, the kids’ doctor appointments, out to dinner, everywhere. Have it in your hands and you will drink it. And the more water you drink, the more your body will get rid of those toxins and will feel full, lessening the cravings for junk food. It will also give you a handy excuse to avoid those calorie loaded coffee drinks. Many who drink more water feel more energized and report a feeling of overall better health. SPRINT Sprints. Everyone hates these (except for us former sprinters). But they are fantastic at burning calories and getting those large muscle groups (quads, pecs, abs, glutes, lats, etc.) into shape. Start with five and grow by two. So, week 1 would be five sprints, week 3 would be seven sprints, week 5 would be nine and so on. Try to get a distance of 75-100 meters, which is about two-thirds of an average city block. Try to do this no less than three times per week. Make sure you warm up and stretch before attempting to do sprints. Jog for about five to ten minutes and then sit down and stretch. Repeat this after you sprint so you are less sore the next day. Note: less sore. You will be sore after this kind of workout. But it works. Fight through it and you will be happy with the results. REST Last but certainly not least — rest. This does not mean that you will lose weight by sleeping all day — far from it. However, you need to make sure you give your body adequate rest to meet the challenges you are presenting it. You will be consuming fewer calories and working out more, which will leave you feeling a bit more tired. The sprints will definitely be wearing you out, so make sure you get eight to ten hours of sleep every night — weekends too! Your body is designed to recover in your sleep, and releases hormones that aid in muscle growth and other healthful internal activities. It’s never too late to get in shape! But if the shape you were going for was rockin’, you need to get moving and hit it hard. See you on the beach!

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