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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

New Thundercats Cartoon

I was wondering why Thundercats were trending on Twitter, now I realize it's because if the NEW Thundercat Cartoon! It kinda looks anime-ish and almost completely different from the original. The svelte characters are more svelte, the bulkier ones are more bulky, and everything seems to be exaggerated. Again, anime-ish. I wish they could have done a better job...

here is a first look at the new thundercats cartoon

The Top Ten Bar Dinks

10. The Weng Weng

This Filipno cocktails contains Vodka, Tequila, Brandy, bourbon, Whickey, Rum, Orange Juice, Pine Apple Juice, and Grenadine and is the namesake of its creator, a Filipino chef. It has become wildly popular in the country for its potency.

9. The Zombie

Although this cocktail looks festive and flirty, it is really potent and packs a huge punch. Made with three types of rum rum, orange juice, cherry brandy, and grenadine, this fabulously pink cocktail seems meek, but can get you drink in no time.

8. Tonic With Gin Or Vodka

If you are looking for some common and traditional drink available in every bar, you can opt for tonic with gin or vodka. This is the perfect drink for any season, and any time. To get the flavor, mix tonic with gin or vodka. If you want, you can also garnish the drink with some lime.

7. Mojito

The Mojito is a refreshing cocktail with white rum, lime, and mint. This Cuban cocktail is popular among bars from Alaska to Zimbabwe, and everywhere else in between! Although it seems light and fizzy, this dirnk actually packs quite a punch.

6. Martini

Martinis have now come in so many exciting flavours that people are starting to notice. From apple pie martinis to chocolate martinis, to iced teanis, the simple martini has now come a long way and is still one of the most popular cocktails in the world!

5. Vodka- Sprite

This simple, fizzy drink takes the fifth spot because it is relatively simple, it tastes familiar, and people know exactly what to expect when they order this.

4. Rum-Cola

Because the Philippine nightscape is relatively young, and people are not yet very experimental with drinks, they often gravitate to familiar flavours. Rum Cola is definitely simple, familiar tasting, and easy on the budget. Thus, it gets the fourth spot.

3. Ready-to-Drink Alcohol Mixes

Like Tanduay Ice, Gilbey’s premium Strength, Mudslide, Vodka Cruisers, Erg, and a whole lot more, these pre-mixed, ready-to-drink cocktails are easy on the budget and taste great. These are readily available in any bar, in any city.

2. Margarita

Margarita, one of the most popular cocktail drinks, is available in different variations. Conventionally, Margarita is known to be a cocktail of orange liquor, lime juice and tequila. Yet, there are other variations like blue margarita, blue lagoon margarita, apple margarita, coco margarita, mango margarita, red margarita,lychee margarita and many more.

1. Beer

Icy cold beer with white foam on its top is undoubtedly one of the most popular bar drinks across the globe. Though drinks made with beer are not classified as cocktails, it enjoys popularity in almost every bar. If you want to warm up yourself on the winter nights, beer is for you.

Drink of the Week: Chocolatini

The Chocolatini is a very simple cocktail. All you have to do is combine a shot of Vodka and a shot of Irish Cream, and shake those two ingredients in a shaker with ice, until it has combined and is cool. Strain over a Martini glass and garnish however you wish

January 26 is Chocolate Cake Day

Today is Chocolate Cake Day! So gather all your chocoholic friends and eat some chocolate cake, with some chocolate cocktails!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Top Ten Pinoy Pulutan

I took a poll among all my online buddies and received 75 replies. These are the most popular "pulutan" food in the Philippines:

1.) Sisig with 30 percent of all the votes

2.) Peanuts gets 8 percent of the votes

3.) Chicharong bulaklak also gets 8 percent

4.) Kropek takes a considerable 4 percent

5.) Surprisingly lechon gets 4 percent as well

6.) Fish crackers come in at number 6 with 2 percent of the votes

7.) Fries also get 2 percent

8.) Lechon manok has 2 percent

9.) Pizza gets 2 percent

10.) and finally, the raw and fresh Sashimi is awarded 2 percent of the votes

My Tweets

Here is a compilation of some of my most re-tweeted Tweets.

@zhaun: Alcohol is good for the bad times. it is good for the good times too. Even when it is bad, it is still good. And when it is good, it is bad.

@zhaun: The only person you really need to please is yourself. Do what makes you happy. Hopefully, it makes everyone else around you happy.

@zhaun: Friends celebrate over dinner because food feeds the tummy,conversation feeds the mind, and friendship feeds the soul.

@zhaun: If you think about your problems, it will multiply. If you call friends and talk it over some Margarita, it will divide. Haha

@zhaun: People always have the impression that all I do is party. That is sooo untrue. i work very, very, very hard...when I feel like it. Haha

@zhaun: No matter what anybody says, your star will shine as bright as your smile. You are a star, dear follower. Acknowledge it, and own it.

@zhaun: One of these days, you have to realize that you were born because your parents were bored one night and forgot to use contraception.

@zhaun: At the end of the day, aren't we all just losers, trying to be cool?

@zhaun: Remember those people our parents have warned us about? We have become those people.

@zhaun: The policeman asked if I was intoxicated. I assured him there was no Blood in my Alcohol system.

Tweet, tweet!

Twitter is fast becoming the preferred social networking site for partyphiles, yuppies, glitterati, and celebrities; and it is easy to understand why. Twitter gives you the chance to share your nuggets of thought with the whole world, or at the very least, the people who follow you. More importantly, it gives you instant information in easily digestible portions (140 characters). Also, this no nonsense, no frills, social networking website allows you to take a peek at the people you wish to. You never have to follow people back, unless you want to. This allows for you to feel like a star and get all the attention that you want; or gives you the perfect avenue for stalking your favorite celebrity or campus crush. The possibilities are endless (well, almost. You have to observe the 140 character rule, but there is Twitlonger for that) with Twitter; especially because more and more people are logging on, and an increasing number of applications are being custom made for the site. So, if you still have not started tweeting, here are some of the tweets you’ve missed:

Rap star and wonder-producer Kany West, @kanyewest: Yo Britney, I'm really happy for you and I'mma let you be #1, but me and Jay-Z single is one of the best songs of all time! LOL

Rapper 50 Cent, @50cent: I haven't been putting out new music cause I think people need to miss me. I go hard everybody knows this

R&B Senstation, Jay Sean, @jaysean: I hate it wen u click on a "music vid" on YouTube&instead it's some dude in his bedroom giving his critique.I don't care! I wanna c the vid!

Country star who is now infamous for her extra-marital affair, LeAnn Rimes, @leannrimes: Love when you get the line perfectly straight w/ liquid eyeliner!

R&B Singer and Beyonce’s little sister, Solange Knowles, @solangeknowles: I had candles burning,was doing some kind of lyrical interp dancing & knocked one over. Opened eyes & flames galore. Momma Tina was PISSED

Weirdo-extraordinaire, Lady Gaga, @ladygaga: "I've had enough, this is my prayer, that l'll die living just as free as my Hair."

Some unknown rapper, Loso, @_Loso: Miley Cyrus was the #1 searched artist on Google this year. "Not because of her music but because she turned 18" -Ch 11 news

Rapper Chamillionaire, @chamillionaire: This man legally changed his name to "Captain Awesome" and the newscaster says "He doesn't look so awesome to me." Ha Ha.

Local Tweet Fanatic, @_TRIcycle_: Rule number one never ask someone you follow to follow back! In the first place they never asked you to follow them.

Local Tweeter, Liezl Fabian, @liezlfabian: Some people talk behind your back and say stupid things about you. But they only know your name, not your story. Love your life not theirs !

Local Partyphile, Eric Floyd, @ericfloyd: You're so old you knew burger king when he was a prince.

Davaoena actress Bangs Garcia, @bangsy_valerie: “Talent is God given, be humble; fame is man given, be thankful; conceit is self-given, be careful."

A nameless Twitter account, @sodamntrue: Aww... I'm sorry. Did my sarcasim hurt your feelings? Get over it.

Local Rock Star, Kean Cipriano, @keancipriano: Its the season to be chubby falalalalalalalala!!

Local Actor, Rafael Rossell, @rafaelrosell: Dear mr airport security man;
Does that old lady with a bottle of water look like a terrorist to you compared to that guy with shades who walked in with no bags at all travelling to far distant country? Catch the lola, but by all means dont suspect the shady guy in shades and a black hoody w no luggage at all!

Local partyphile, Shalimar Rodriguez, @iamshalimar: My life is a party... You're just one of my confetti!

Glee Star, @chriscolfer: I'll be on Leno tonight! I'm running out of talk show stories! Maybe I'll finally talk about my prison time in the Philippines...

Local actress, Alessandra de Rossi, @msderossi: please don’t try suicide at home. and don’t try it in public. Don’t try it at all. DON'T.

A fake Lord Voldermort account (from Harry Potter), @Lord_Voldermort7: Do not reach for the stars. They are giant balls of fiery gas. Waste of time.

@Lord_Voldermort7: What's the point of saying "no offense?" All it really means is 'I'm about to be offensive & you'll just have to deal with it.'

News Anchor, Karen Davila, @Karen_Davila: Irony of life. Cong. Ronald Singson jailed in HK for drug trafficking. In 2007, he authored an anti-drugs bill.

@karen_Davila: Farmers in Farmville outnumber the (real) farmers in US 1 to 60. can you believe it?

Director, Dondon Santos, @dondonsantos: "im weird :) you laugh at me coz im different. i laugh at you coz youre all the same. :)"

Comedienne, K Brosas, @kbrosas: Energizer bunny arrested!.....charged with.....BATTERY!! Hehe.. :)

International TV Host, Conan O’ Brien, @conanobrien: Just read that Facebook has reached 500 million users. Congrats to everyone who helped create history's largest stalker/pedophile buffet.

Alessandra de Rossi and Assunta de Rossi’s Mom, who prefers to be called Madame de Rossi, @ermatsko: "celebrity: someone who works all his life to be recognized, and then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognized."

I hope you enjoy all these and start following these personalities. More importantly, you may follow me at

Listen to Confessions of a Partyphile (the radio show) on 105.9 Mix FM every Wednesday nights from 6 to 9. For comments, suggestions, and more confessions from this partyphile, you may log on to

Drink of the Week: Sandstorm Mocktail

Since we are celebrating a kid-friendly / family-friendly holiday (National Popcorn Day), I decided to give out a recipe for a mocktail (non-alcoholic cocktail).

The sandstorm is tart and sweet ad satisfying, but non-alcoholic. Between you and me, if you are above legal age, I'd just pour in some Vodka in this mix to get a really gorgeous Cocktail! But that's just me. here is the non-alcoholic version:

In a shaker, combine

  • three shots of cranberry juice
  • two shots of pineapple juice
  • two shots of orange juice
  • a tablespoon of grenadine
Shake until the ingredients are completely blended, strain over a tall tumbler, and then garnish with a wedge of lime.

January 19 is NAtional Popcorn Day


Seriously, have you had some cocktails with Margarita in it? It is amazing! More importantly, since this is a child friendly snack, you could pair it with something wholesome. A mocktail!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Top Ten Lies People Tell When They're Drunk

First of all id like to thank @hykudesesto for giving me the idea about the topic and @msderossi for asking her followers

10 I'll just go to the toilet

Code for: I'm leaving. Now!

9 You’re so beautiful.

Code for: Everyone is beautiful after six shots of Tequila

8 Yes, sir. I won’t be late tomorrow.

Code for: I won’t be late. I’ll be absent.

7 No, I don’t feel like vomiting.

Code for: Make way! My dinner is about to fill the dance floor.

6 I just had one drink, Mom.

Code for: One drink, one bottle, what's the difference?

5 Sorry. I don’t know how I ended up in your bed.

Code for: Does it really matter how I got here?

4 I swear, I thought you were my girlfriend.

Code for: You are soooo much hotter than my girlfriend.

3 Yes, I love you.

Code for: Let’s make babies.

2 I’m single

Code for: She won’t know about this.

1 I’m not drunk, I’m tipsy.

Code for: I’m about to pass out

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Drink of the Week: Parrot Cocktail

Our drink of the week is called the Parrot Cocktail. It is made with Scorpion Mezcal, a brand of Mezcal which has a Scorpion right inside the bottle. Most brands of Mezcal have caterpillars (although most people think it's a worm) in them; but this one is for the drinker with an appetite for something WILD (coz we're celebrating the feast of fabulous wild men today).

You can order Scoprion Mezcals at your favorite Liquor store. If you are in Davao, you should know that the Brewery is the only place you can get it in. Plus, it is sooo much cheaper than in other places. I swear. Partyphile Promise! haha

Anyway, here is the recipe for the Parrot Cocktail:

In a rocks glass put three ice cubes, a shot of Scorpion Mezcal and a slice of Grapefruit or Pomelo Soda. Garnish with an orange slice.

Jauary 12 is the Feast of Fabulous Wild Men

Today is the feat of fabulous Wild Men! So gather all your crazy, fun loving male friends, drink up, and wait for some crazy antics to ensue!

From your favorite Wild Man, the Partyphile...

Zhaun Ortega

Your Twitter requests, Granted!

I asked you on my Twitter account about which songs you would want me to provide you quick download links to. Here are some of the links.

Click here for a quick download link for Owl City's Fireflies

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Top Ten Alcohol Facts

  1. cocktails were actually first made to disguise the flavour of spirits and liquors that were of inferior quality
  2. the world’s most expensive cocktail is worth 175,000 pesos and is a mixture of champagne and cognac poured over a sugar cube and a diamond.
  3. the most ordered cocktail in the world is the gin and tonic.
  4. coffee can worsen a hangover because it dehydrates you more.
  5. bottled tequila does not contain worms. Mezcal is the drink wherein one may find worms. And they aren’t even worms, they are caterpillars.
  6. the highest alcohol content for beer is 41%, which is a little higher than most commercial brands of Vodka and Tequila. The beer is named “sink the Bismarck” and is brewed by Brewdog.
  7. The word “toast,” which means wishing good health originated in ancient Rome. A piece of toasted bread was literally dropped into wine back then.
  8. Champagne may only be called champagne if the grapes used for the wine came from the Champagne region in France. Otherwise, the drink is simply a Sparkling White Wine.
  9. all fruits contain a small amount of alcohol in them. More importantly, people produce alcohol as well.
  10. In some European countries McDonald’s serves alcohol. Some parents like to drink alcohol while kids munch on fries and chicken nuggets.

Drink of the Week: Dry Martini

Since we are celebrating trivia day, I want to ask you:

What is the most popular cocktail in the world?

It is the Dry Martini -- shaken, not stirred. Thanks to James Bond.

The correct ingredients are three measures gin, half a measure dry martini, ice to strain it all over and an olive.

The New (Year) Truth

So the New Year has finally dawned on us. Horoscopes are starting to fill our Twitter timelines, fortune tellers finally land guesting stints on television talk shows, and somehow, worrying about one’s luck is now “in”. We always think that somehow, our luck changes with the change of the year. Somehow, everybody is convinced that the new year lives up to its name; we always see it as a fresh new start, a wonderful beginning; a much-needed change from the monotony that is our lives. But no. This article is not about that. I am pretty sure that you have read a gazillion and one articles about “fresh beginnings” and “brand spankin’ new trends for the new year”; so I won’t dish out another article with that topic just because it seems too overdone, even though it is usually given a fresh new coat of sarcasm, to make it seem like it is as fresh as the new year.

A lot of people say that Christmas is nothing but a marketing ploy; heck, even the priest during Christmas Day homily suggested that it is becoming that for many people. The same is true for the next holiday that we are bound to face: Valentine’s. But nobody seems to really think the same for New Year’s. How come? Well, because people think it actually happens. People think that because they buy a new calendar and jot down a different number when writing dates, that automatically means that the New Year is real. But is it? Is it real enough for us to change the way we look at our lives, at least for a year? Or is it just a marketing ploy to get us to spend on fruits and food? It is there to give us just another reason to celebrate, or does a New Year actually affect our lives, in a real sense? Think about it. Has your luck really depended on the year?

What irks me about the way people treat the New Year is that they often think the rest of the year would be dictated by what they know during the first month of it. Horoscopes are dished out and Facebook statuses start claiming that this year would definitely be theirs; but when did it cease to be?

If you really think about; we have always been the masters of our own ships. We have always dictated our luck. In fact, I strongly believe that luck is simply the acknowledgment of the number of fortunate events one experiences, and blessings one receives. Therefore, “your year” should never be based on the switching of the calendar; it must always be based by the switching of one’s perception.

And there is a lot of reason to do just that. Even the simple privilege to party is enough reason to look at life on the sunny side of things. Because the truth is, the New Year is, for some people, still the same old monotonous routine. While for the lucky ones who have started believing that life is as beautiful as how you see it, the New Year is, the same old gorgeous journey. So never claim that 2011 will be your year just because your horoscope says so. Claim it, because you actually believe it with every fiber of your being. Because we all know you have so much to be thankful for. So this 2011, do not think about your luck because we all know you are bound to experience little triumphs and failures this year. And what is important is that you know you can celebrate with the rest of the partyphile world when you succeed, and party with a vengence, when you fail.

Confession 11:

So its a new year… But you still look the same, smell the same, act the same, and feel the same. Why do we still look forward to a new year? Because it gives us a sliver of hope that maybe this time we'll truly be happy... maybe this year, will be OUR year. But you have to realize dear partyphile, it has always been YOUR year, you just choose not to own it.

January 4 is Trivia Day

Today is Trivia Day! So gather all of your friends, and play a Trivia game, or learn new things about how your friends are when they are drunk.

Drink up, partphiles!

Davao's Ultimate Partyphile,

Zhaun Ortega