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February 27th, 2005

Here’s a long list of individuals, (icons, heroes, legends, not-so heroes, not-yet legends, historical figures, celebrities, villains, etc…) groups, things and events who had somehow etched their niche in my conscious and sub-conscious mind and influenced my world outlook by their ideas, theories, impact, insanity, heresies, humor, notoriety, beauty, madness, effect to health, excellence in their fields, and contribution to history.

Foreign:

Che Guevarra, Pele, Bertolt Brecht, Breaking of the Berlin Wall, Vladimir I. Lenin, Zinedine Zidane, Nelson Mandela, Bob Dylan, Isaac Newton, John Lennon, Mother Theresa, Matsuo Basho, Wolverine, Pablo Neruda, John Malkovich, Karl Marx, Oseinsi Moreihi Ueshiba, Joni Mitchell, Ronaldo, Albert Einstein, Al Pacino, Genghis Khan, Muhammad Ali, Zen, St. John the Baptist, Hassan al Banna, Willem Dafoe, CSN, Bjorn Borg, Marlon Brando, Jose Marti, Abraham Lincoln, Bruce Lee, Jacques De Molay, Japanese Arts and Architecture, Donovan, Ronaldinho, Dracula, Sugar Ray Leonard, JFK, Jesus Christ, Vanessa Redgrave, Antonio Gramsci, Internet, Robert De Niro, Jim Croce, Penthouse, Dylan Thomas, Martina Hingis, Ibn Sina, James Taylor, Frank S. Land, Schindler’s List, Oliver Khan, Ashley Judd, Time Magazine, The Roots, Cezanne, Isabel Allende, Ho Chi Minh, Star Wars the Movie, Led Zeppelin, Salvador Allende, Ashley Judd, The Sound of Music, Jack Kerouac, National Geographic, Rorouni Kenshin, Malcolm X, Meryl Streep, Charles Darwin, Mozart, Anthony Hopkins, Pope John XXIII, Sting, Marc Chagall, Dalai Lama, Jose Feliciano, Robert Redford, Jack Daniels, Mao Tse Tung, Martin Luther King, Hugh Hefner, Atomic Bomb, Al Capone, Mark Twain, Green Peace, Jet Li, Maria Callas, IRC-ICQ, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, Jodie Foster, Ludwig van Beethoven, AIDS, Mahathir Mohammad, Yahoo Mail, Rosa Luxembourg, Vincent Van Gogh, Marlboro, Bob Marley, Victor Jara, The UFO, Jack Nicholson, Friedrich Engels, Amnesty International, Chou En Lai, Johnnie Walker, Trevanian, the Unknown Soldier, Buddha, Jim Morrison, Friederich Nietzshe, Sophia Loren, Apollo Moon Landing, Ahmad Shah Massoud, Google, Robert Ludlum, Marquess de Sade, Ray Charles, Vietnam War, Fidel Castro, The Great Satchmo, Marilyn Monroe, Cuban and Nicaraguan Revolutionaries, Prophet Muhammad (SAW), Franz Liszt, Patrice Lumumba, Hare Krishna, Leon Trotsky, Band Aid, Playboy, Mahatma Gandhi, Pablo Picasso, Woodstock, Deng Xiao Ping, Charlie Chaplin, FIFA World Cup, Gen. Erwin Rommel, Mad Comics, Confucius, Mikhael Gorbachev, Frederic Chopin, UN, Xanana Gusmao, Tsunami Disaster, Leonardo da Vinci, 9-11 tragedy, etc…

National:

Lean Alejandro,Jose “Pepe” Diokno, Sultan Kudarat, Crisanto Evangelista, Lapu-Lapu, Pugad Baboy, The Katipunan – Magdiwang Faction, San Miguel Beer (Pale Pilsen), Amai Pakpak, Ma Mon Luk, Andres Bonifacio, Myrna Castillo, Mayrics, Pancho Villa, Francisco Dagohoy, Jamal Kiri, Winston Red, Nick Joaquin, Instant Noodles, Flor Contemplacion, First Filipino Propagandists, Tapsihan at Gotohan, Prof. Nur Misuari, Claro M. Recto, Goto King, Buklod, ABB, Paraluman sa Quiapo, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Andres Kalamungay Ugbok, Videokehan, Manny Pacquiao, Lualhati Bautista, Xerex Xaviera, Buntot Pusa or Baguio Gold, Elizabeth Ramsey, Coup de Etats, Edgar Jopson, Bulalohan sa Espana, Internet Café/Chat, Midweek Magazine, CPP-NPA-NDF, Sinulog Festival, Efren “Bata” Reyes, FPJ, 70’s Bistro, Lino Brocka, Patatag, Levi Celerio, Mendiola Massacre, Mga Isnabero at namimiling Taxi drivers, Nora and Vilma, Sen.Lorenzo (Ka Tanny) Tanada, Gary Granada, Fiesta, Pilita Corales, Bilyaran, Mercury Drug, Max Surban, Color Coding, Bro. Ely Soriano of Dating Daan, Ustadz Hashim Salamat, Abante Tonite, Persia House (Mr. Kebab na ngayon), Mindanao State University, isaw, EDSA Uprisings, Presidential Nuisance Candidates, Eman Lacaba, 7-11, Leo Echagaray, Inang Laya, Quiapo blackmarket, Jeepney, Tetchie Agbayani, Traffic, Romulo Kintanar, Asin, Gomburza, MNLF, Renato Constantino, Mr&Ms Magazine, MILF, Bagyo, Baha, Juan de la Cruz Band, Materyales Fuertes, Mendiola Bridge, Mt. Pinatubo eruption, Anito and Victoria Motels, Death Penalty, Pirated CDs/DVDs, OFWs, Pilipino Working Class, Bangsamoro, Local NGOs, MMDA, Tanduay Rum, Victoria Kapauan, Cong. Waykurat, Order of DeMolay, Mang Pandoy, Bro. Mike Velarde, Balut, Taho, Dindo Fernando, Yoyoy Villame, Pulis Maynila, Divisoria, Erap, Lotto, Bro. Erdie Manalo, Mindanao Uprising in the 70’s, ARMM, Television Networks, Skin Whiteners, Mindanao Cults, Sex Scandals, 80’s activists, Ora Pro Nobis, PETA, Indigenous Peoples, VIP Rooms, Meralco, UP Diliman, Ginebra, Domestic and International Airport, Bombay 5-6, Sta.Ana and San Lazaro race tracks, SM malls, Barangay Tanods, Liwasang Bonifacio, Mindanao War, Eat Bulaga, EB, Name-of-place-Massacres, Vigilantes, Rebel Soldiers, Bomba-Pene-ST movies, Oil Price Hikes, LRT-MRT, Luneta, My Family, etc…

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  1. March 3rd, 2005 at 15:06 | #1

    uhm

    that’s one very personal and varied list of places, people and things

  2. March 6th, 2005 at 22:48 | #2

    Greetings From Mars…this a very comprehensive list. Truly with these influences, your world outlook may be so very sublime. More Power.

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