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Good times on Studio 23 (Hong Kong Episode)

Posted in Most Recent Posts with tags , , , , , , , on September 26, 2008 by Benj
Good times on Studio 23 (Hong Kong)

Good times on Studio 23 (Hong Kong)

This is my second rewrite of this episode… My first try wouldn’t publish and somehow got erased… Drat! I’m thinking of getting my own domain and publishing there… πŸ™‚

The Hong Kong episode was a travelogue and a pretty interesting one at that…

Octopus card

The show began with Andi and Mojo espousing the wonders and benefits of the Octopus card… Basically a swipe card for all your public transportation needs, it works in buses, the MTR and other types of public transportation…

Singapore has one as well and it’s really convenient… I wonder when we’ll have something similar in the Philippines… Oh well, we still have the calesas and pedicabs and I doubt if they’ll hook them up to RFID cards anytime soon… πŸ™‚

Mongkok shopping

Grace and Mo had their own segment with Mongkok shopping being the focus of their spiels… Grace Lee with her encyclopedic knowledge of bags and shoes naturally gravitating towards the Ladies’ Fashion Market. My man Mo Twister went shopping for what’s nearest and dearest to a man’s heart… Athletic apparel and electronics…

Grace showed off her bargaining skills by haggling down some “jade” bracelets from HK$230 down to HK$150… Not too shabby, Grace…

Mo checked out some rubber shoes from ADIDAS and other sporting apparel…

A visit to the BC Mall then followed… BC Mall is one of the largest electronics shopping malls in Hong Kong and Mo gave a nice tip to viewers planning to visit Hong Kong in future… Check out the mall outlets with the letter “Q” in their signages, this indicates “Quality” and the Hong Kong Tourism Board guarantees that they have vetted the outlet and all its products are genuine… That’s certainly a comforting thought what with China just spitting distance away, the probability of counterfeit electronic products have gone up considerably…

Food, food and more food

Of course no visit to Hong Kong would be complete without tasting its world famous Cantonese cuisine… Forget your diets and indulge yourselves… Oh and please skip on the McDonald’s and Jollibee’s whenever you’re in Hong Kong, we have enough of them in Manila…

Ironically though, Grace took some sushi preparation lessons from a Chinese chef at SUSHI ONE and learned the rudiments of making soft shelled crabs sushi…

Meanwhile, Andi learned the basics of making beef noodles at an oddly named place, Cucino… Cucino is Italian for Open Kitchen… Must be one of those fusion places… They also serve pizza??? Hmmm, Italian Chinese? Odd…

Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum

The gang had some fun at Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum with Mojo and Grace hamming it up with theΒ  eerily realistic likenesses of famous celebrities…

Aaron Kwok

Mojo had some fun with the likeness of Aaron Kwok, a famous Hong Kong singer, who’s renowned for his buff body and singing prowess… Mojo tried to look down his pants, hehe…

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt

Grace Lee embraced Brad’s wax figure and declared ardently, “I wouldn’t mind having a scandal with Brad Pitt! But only with Brad”… Careful Grace, Angelina’s wax figure might haunt you, hehe…

US Presidents

Ex-President Bill Clinton and George “Dubya” Bush also got some airtime…

Yao MIng

China’s walking Great Wall, Yao Ming was also immortalized with a wax statue and boy was he freakishly tall… I mean Grace barely reached up to his waist… πŸ™‚

Wushu

The gang tried their hand at learning the ancient Chinese martial art of wushu with a certain Master Wong (not Wang) teaching them some sick moves with sword and spear… Crouching tiger, Hidden dragon type of moves…

Mojo showed off his version of gay-kun-do…Β  It was hilarious, hehe…

Mo and the ladies were really bad, hehe… Not very well coordinated, I must say…

But it was fun watching them try… Great times!

Till next time, I’m out of here…

Here are some screen caps of the action on the Hong Kong episode, click on the pics to enlarge:

Andi9 looking gorgeous

Andi9 looking gorgeous

Grace displaying her expertise

Grace displaying her expertise

Beef noodles, yummy!

Beef noodles, yummy!

Andi trying her hand at noodle making

Andi trying her hand at noodle making

Electronics haven - BC Mall

Electronics haven - BC Mall

Grace Lee turning Japanese

Grace Lee turning Japanese

Mo checking out some rubber shoes

Mo checking out some rubber shoes

Q is for quality

Q is for quality

Grace Lee vs. Yao Ming

Grace Lee vs. Yao Ming

Mo taking on the Dragon

Mo taking on the Dragon

Good times!


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Good times without Mo (Sept. 17, 2008)

Posted in Most Recent Posts with tags , , , , , , , on September 17, 2008 by Benj
John Legend - Photo courtesy of Wikipedia

John Legend - Photo courtesy of Wikipedia

I thought that there would be slim pickings today with the show missing our man Mo Twister who flew to Hong Kong this morning to interview singer-song writer, John Legend, but the two “girls” did a good job… Props to Grace Lee and Mojo Jojo… Now on to the show’s recap:

St. Scho girls

The booth was packed with St. Scholastica girls who were on tour of the various radio stations in Paragon Plaza and they provided a nice backdrop for the show today…

Nothing like a bunch of teenage girls to perk you up in the morning… πŸ™‚

Mojo’s superpower

Somehow the conversation went to fairies and superpowers and I had a good chuckle as Mojo said that if he ever had one, his superpower would be flower power… He could summon up flowers and make them grow on demand…

Imagine Mojo flitting around Metro Manila and making flowers sprout in all the pink urinals and the equally crimson elevated walkways of Metro Manila… He’ll be hired by Bayani Fernando for sure! πŸ™‚

The man who can’t be moved – The Script

There was a funny moment also when Grace said that Mojo had put on a lot of weight since their trip from Hong Kong with Mojo gorging on that yummy Chinese food with lots of MSG, hehe…

To steer the conversation away from fat jokes, he chose to play the song “The man who can’t be moved” by The Script… Now if that isn’t a fat song, I don’t know what is… πŸ™‚

Songs and Greetings

Speaking of songs, with Mojo manning the board, I counted two Madonna songs and a lot of dance music which Mo absolutely despises… That’s another indication that Mo’s not around, if you catch the show in mid-music, try listening to the songs, if it isn’t by Coldplay then Mo’s not around… πŸ™‚

The sneaky callers also took advantage of Mo’s absence by greeting their relatives, their friends, their ex’s, their pets, their imaginary friends, their mistresses and even Kokey… πŸ™‚

There was even on-air giving away of phone numbers by provincial callers… Mo would’ve killed the callers or texters who even suggested that, hehe…

Mean boss or mean co-workers

A caller tried to introduce a topic wherein he asked Mojo and Grace their preference of either having a mean boss or having mean co-workers… Both chose the latter option…

I would have to agree… But then again, your boss can make your life a living hell…

What about you guys? Your thoughts?

Don Francis prank

Regular caller Don Francis, tried to pull off a fast one by impersonating a man’s man on the show… You know the type, deep husky voice, with heavy breathing… Sort of like Brando Branganza before… Long time fans would know what the hell I’m talking about…Β  πŸ™‚

But Grace made him… I think she’s on hyper alert after being punked by Mo some weeks back, hehe…

Anyway, good try Don…

Listener visit contest

Another caller contributed to the show by suggesting that the trio hold a contest wherein they invite their respective fans to the show and the loser with the least number of fans showing up has to date whomever the winner wants… Imagine the possibilities!

Mojo was worried that he’d lose this one… I’d have to agree, hehe… Just judging from the results of the hilarious “Who knows Mojo Jojo?” segment… πŸ™‚

All in all it was a good show… Good job Mojo and Grace!

Next, I’ll blog about last night’s Good Times on Studio 23 show…

Till then, I’m out of here…

Good times!