Does this logo remind you of another great?
You think that was it’s intention? Does he
really use head and shoulders? How many rings
does he have? What island is he from again?
He is an icon with his hair and his total
devotion to the sport!
Does this logo remind you of another great?
This record has got to be one of the most anticipated and celebrated and he consistently delivers an album that we can enjoy. The money is a donation to his foundation, non-profit, his outlet to give back. He does this for the passion now. He already signed his name to history and battled the biggest and stayed in focus! Shout out the this handsome ass n***a (the game) – as known on twitter and the pic we have is also from his twitter as I relax to this Hallelujah joint from his new record! #Quality
The caring and helpful, Neat-Freak that has a soft spot for the children, and is the type to put others first before herself. Especially if it’s for the kids! Certified in business management and VP of her family business (JGInos) with a passion to grow her own company (da Bash & Co.), Alizzle Inos is a young entrepreneur who wants to give back to the youth and enjoy every moment along the way with the ones she cares about the most!
Revive Rota wanted to catch up with this Rota citizen and see what it is like to have the responsibility of a high school student. Not just any high school student, but one that has been making a lot of noise in the Wrestling department! Enter island boy D-Del who is pure Luta and ready to experience the world! After winning a couple silver medals in his first few tourneys, he is ready to really compete and take it to the next level as he seems to be enjoying the sport! 9-0 and had his first defeat last week.
“Well, you aint a winner till you know how it is to lose. And a silver medal aint bad!”
How does an Auntie manage to keep up and also stay sane.
Upon first making the move out here to the mainland, what was the hardest thing to leave besides family?
- Besides family, I would say it was hard leaving the lifestyle, culture, tradition, and custom. When I first made my move 12 years ago, I was scared and felt cultural shock. Its funny I felt that way given the fact that I’ve traveled to and from the mainland all my life, but I guess its living the real life and facing it on my own. When I see family taking part in our community and other island functions, it makes me feel really homesick. Now that I have been stateside for more than a decade, I think I have managed to adapt both lifestyle and making it my own…originality. lolz
What can you share with the youth today? What advice do you have for them?
- Follow your dreams. Life is an obstacle, but how you handle it and the approach you take to make life better is what really matters. I want the youths to know that anything in life is possible if they have the determination, the commitment, and the potential to carry it on. We live in a world of negativeness and there will always be that person or a group of people that would do anything to break you, but with a positive strength and your head up high, you will win the battle. Never live life for others but yourself.
What would you like to see happen on our island for the youth?
The islands need to have more community programs and activities to keep our youths busy, motivated, and learning. They need to explore every aspect that will prepare them for opportunities beyond what the island has. I remember when I was younger, I was an active member in various clubs such as drug free, the national honor society, and close-up. Things like these need to continue and students should be educated of the advantages to these programs. When I was in the islands, clubs were are not as active as before. These opportunities that should be taken advantage of because it is a learning opportunity. The community need to work together to ensure the success of the youths.
Is there a teacher who impacted you the most and what did he/she have such an impact?
The teacher that impacted me the most was Mr Matt Ooka. He believed in me and the things I did. He always kept me on point and made me realize that through all the mistakes I learn to make my life better. He also taught me that when we are presented with problems in our lives, the best way to work on it is through careful and positive analyzing in order to understand the situation and make good decisions. When I lost my mom at a young age and I was giving up on life, he made me understand that things happen for a reason and that my mom will forever be instilled in my heart.
In closing share what your experience has been or anything else you would like the youth to know.
Throughout the many obstacles in life (i.e. losing my mom at a young age and health issues) I never gave on my dreams and beliefs and continued my faith in the Lord even when people doubted me. Although I was faced with hard times, I kept a positive mind and an open heart. I new that God will not put me in a situation I could not handle. My family are my inspiration, my back bone, my rock, and my life. They make me who I am today and I am forever thankful. I am not at where I want to be just yet, but I am reaching beyond that star. I continue to accomplish my goals and at the same time challenge myself to work harder to continue the accomplishment I set forth for myself. It aint easy, but I am determine and committed. Life is a challenge that I am willing to face head strong and succeed.
Thanks for your time and honestly A.Lizzle.Inos – we wish D-Del the best and can’t wait to see him in the Nationals! Go D-Del!
United Nesia Fest prelude to more island reggae acts
By Clarissa V. David
With the successful staging of the United Nesia Fest: Coming Home Tour – Part 2, organizers are already poised to bring in more live island reggae music to Saipan.
“We will work hard to continue to bring the islands top-notch entertainment. Stay tuned and see you at Part 3,” said Rob Travilla, founder and creative director of Salbahe’ Co.
Salbahe’ Co. teamed up with Betelnut Radio for the concert event of the year, held Saturday evening at the Fiesta Resort & Spa in Garapan.
United Nesia Fest: Coming Home Tour – Part 2, which attracted 500 reggae fans from the Northern Marianas and Guam, was highlighted by the reggae sensation Tribal Theory.
“The turnout surpassed our expectations and we are truly grateful to everyone for coming out,” Travilla told Saipan Tribune.
Taking pride in its Pacific Island roots, the San Diego-based band was formed in 2005 and has established itself as one of the most sought-after live performing groups.
The group is composed of Ajay Blount in lead vocals; Alex Lugwa, drums; Edrick Clark, bass; Henry “Kiki” Curiel, keyboards/vocals; Nico Tuilesu, lead vocals; Peter Paul Guerrero-Cruz, guitar; and Seuko “Ku” Hawkins, lead vocals.
“The crowd loved Tribal Theory,” Travilla said, bringing everyone to their feet with their original compositions from their debut album “Hell of a Night,” including Stuck in the Middle, Hell of a Night, Tell Me, and the island’s favorite, DeJah Vu. They also sang songs from their EP, namely Reggae Party and Come On Over, and did a few covers like J Boog’s Ganja Farmer, Steel Pulse’s Your House, and Inner Circle’s Sweat.
Talented local performers served as opening acts that night, said Travilla. They are Ryan and Troy Imamura, Tom Basa Jr., Marvin Deleon Guerrero, 15 Rootz, and Ben The Human Beatbox.
Tribal Theory also did an encore performance at the Poseidon Bar in Garapan the following night, after spending the entire day doing water sports, sightseeing historical landmarks at the northern part of the island, and swimming at the Grotto.
Travilla said the group, including their manager Frank Aguon, thanked everyone for showing them a lot of love during their short stay on island.
Sponsors of the show were Docomo Pacific, Tan Siu Lin Foundation, Power 99, KMMNWLTH Stars & Stones, Mestisu Visuals, Fiesta Resort & Spa, KKMP 92.1FM, Boarderline Surf & Skate Shop, and Budget Car Rental.
So after over a decade from their last cancellation of a concert in Guam, the Thugs return to this Mariana Island on November 27th celebrating their 20 year career and millions of records sold in this amazing run. Despite internal disputes that have kept them from returning to full form over the years. The full ensemble united for Rock the Bells and keep the torch burning as they toured with the original gang!
This Reggae and Rap in the (Yigo Amusement) Park event is brought to you by Tropical Productions and also features Collie Buddz and New Kingston. Heineken present this amazing event and it looks to be one of the best to hit the island since the last time the buzz was high with Bone Thugs N Harmony! Go out and support some great artists/groups!
Check our Mary Mac doin it like a pop star! Support Island your Artists!
Portland’s Kimason takes out Boise’s last hope Adai Hao (3rd Place) to move on and face a tough Machalapun Team who remained undefeated! Kimason has their work cut out for them having to win twice in this double elimination. Machalapun kicked it off with a 5-0 lead while Portland maintained composure and chipped away at the lead until finally taking it for a win in the final inning 8-7 after tying it at 7-7! So with this win, Kimason must do it one more time to claim the ultimate prize of becoming the CNMI Labor Day Softball Tournament Champions returning to glory.
Can Machalapun claim the title after only entering the games last year? This group has made appoint throughout the tournament and it will be a battle to the end! Let’s see who will be crowned the new Champ? Will it be a newbie to the games or an original who have tasted victory in the past?
Photo by Manny Tenorio Jr.
Portland’s Kimason knocks out both of Boise’s hopes to reclaim the title in their hometown like they did last time Boise hosted the tournament. I would say Portland came in as the under dog in day two having to battle the defending champs and some undefeated teams in Adai Hao and Machalapun (Machalapun defeated Adai Hao in the battle of the undefeated). First, they defeat the Champs, Pac Chain, via 10-run rule and move on to face the older Adai Hao team who entered as an undefeated team in Day 2. They won a close game down to the wire 16-15 holding off the home team and moving on to face the Machalapun team that was also an undefeated bunch coming into Day 2. They must beat Machalapun twice in order to progress to the Championship game since they are undefeated! Portland has proven to have the ability to turn it on late in the tournament. Will the other teams run out of gas, and can Portland maintain it’s momentum? Score is now 5-0 in favor of the undefeated Machalapun as of 2:55pm PST. Let’s see what happen – live action on www.cnmiradio.com
So Portland’s Kimason looks like a Tugong team of past and bullies its way past the defending young guns of Pac Chain making sure the repeat does not occur in their hometown! They win by 10 runs up! Machalapun lives up to it’s name winning the battle of the undefeateds and sending Adai Hao to face a re-energized Portland team who is hungry for a Championship since the First annual games in Salem! Adai Hao has the home field advantage and these fans are no joke! They can lift spirits like witchdoctors and turn the momentum around like the Lakers Kobe Bryant in the clutch! So who will emerge as the new Champion? Stay tuned! Also KKMP is streaming live! www.cnmiradio.com
Day 2 of the CNMI Labor Day Softball Tournament kicks off and many are eliminated from play while a handful of others battle early at 8 am this morning to reach the Championship game! I hope those that did go out last night were able to bring it this morning (heard Hannah’s was the spot once again and if the Attao’s had anything to do with the hospitality like the last time Boise hosted, I know it was a “Hell of a Night” like Tribal Theory sings!) So no time to whine or complain – it’s game time and many didn’t travel all this way to not bring it! So here we go Marianas – Play Ball!
So Kimason defeats Atmarao today after squeaking by the Trenchers in an elimination game last night winning 10-9. This morning the put the 10-run rule into effect winning 19-9 over one of the hottest teams in the tournament (Atmarao).
Pac Chain gains momentum defeating Sakudi who eliminated their Bay Bros Typhoons to face this home tram on Day 2. Final score was 34-19! Looks like the defending Champs have got their swagger back!
Machalapun gives Sufa their first loss of this tournament 17-7 and advances deep in this tournament after making their debut last year and making noise out the gates!
The other Boise home team Adai Hao defeats Washington’s Marianas Islanders 20-7.
So Sufa moves on to play Pac Chain in an elimination battle that will test the defending champs. This is Sufa’s deepest push since they joined the tournament about 3-4 years ago making their debut in Las Vegas flying out from our beautiful island of Saipan!
Marianas Islanders take on Kimason in a grudge match that is too familiar! These NW vets will leave it all on the field to push forward and the other will begin their tour of coolers and join the CNMI reunion!
Adai Hao, the Champions from the last Boise games, will face an energized Machalapun and both are undefeated. Hmmmm – very interested! We will see how this plays out in the end as we draw closer to the final games of this year’s 2012 CNMI Labor Day Softball Tournament!
Team manager, Sam Salas, is no nonsense when it comes to her softball business! She has been solid as a rock getting her team ready for these games every year, as well as, yearly seasonal play in their city. The Arizona Atmarao team players are:
AJ Taitano, Shane Yamada, Wayne Techur, Jessie Agoun, Clay Castro, Derek Agoun, Marc Flores,
Smeddy Techur, Al Taitano, Frank Crisostomo, JJ Salas, Kelvin Seman, Zacarias Igisomar,
John Wayne Techur, John Crisostomo and Chris Concepcion.
Coming in as one of the favorites to win it all, they fall short this year as Portland’s Kimason finally gets the monkey off their back. Final score 19-9. Atmarao has eliminated many in the past and this year they take a bow earlier than expected. Be sure to see them ready when they host in there city with the home support ready to rally their boys to victory! Thank you for always keeping it lively and interesting Atmarao! You guys are true warriors on the field! #DrinkingTime
In the losers bracket
Maga’Lahi took on the Brotherhood. The Brotherhood moved on (15-2) to take on Sakudi. Sakudi won and had to face their Bay Area Bros – Typhoons in an epic battle of the Bay!
WashDaHo faced Las Vegas’ Isao. Isao won in epic fashion 23-9 going on to face the defending Champs – Pac Chain! Pac Chain claimed victory by a single point 14-13!
Proa faced off against Portland’s Ifit. Ifit wins 14-13.
Chamlau forfeits Bulacheru Kings who move on to face the Salem Trenchers. Trenchers win and move on to fight their Portland neighbors Kimason. Trenchers loss and Kimason advances winning 10-9.
So in the winners bracket
Kimason vs. Brotherhood (16-6 Kimason advances)
Sakudi vs. Sufa (Sufa advances and faces Kimason)
Kimason faces Sufa with a final score of 19-15 in favor of Sufa who waited for their opponent.
Chamlau forfeited against defending champs Pac Chain who advanced to face Atmarao – Atmarao won in a close match 15-14
Machalapun opened up taking on Isao and winning 11-10 and moving on to face the red hot Atmarao!
KMMNWLTH (San Diego) defeats Proa 11-5 in it’s opening elimination series
Ifit took on Maga’Lahi and won 12-5 moving on to face home team Adai Hao (former tournament champions)
KMMNWLTH and Adai Hao then faced off at 6pm tonight!
Trenchers took on WashDaHo and won 21-10 to then face Typhoons and losing 12-3.
The Marianas Islanders open up against the Bulacheru Kings and winning 21-6 moving on to face Typhoons (Bay Area). Marianas Islanders win a true battle 26-19.
update by Benzino
It’s a double elimination today in Boise – teams advance to day 2 of play with their hopes alive and day 2 uniforms ready to get dirty!
7. Pac Chain
1. Adai Hao
2. Bulacheru Kings
6. Marianas Islanders
“A couple team ISAO brothers sat out this tourney and because you didn’t have your “race police” out, you got drama on the field! Your rules simply suck! Should have considered a % of players that would be able to play in this Labor Day Tournament according to their tenure with their team!”
This has been a major concern of these annual games. I guess it all started in Kent, Washington a few years back when there were a handful of teams that didn’t have a majority of players from the CNMI. I agree with this posting on Facebook that we should allow players who have been with these teams for years to be allowed in anytime! What do you think? We need to work with all these days who have a majority of players from the CNMI – I mean many of these players not of CNMI decent are considered brothers already if not in-laws and niaos. So let’s not make this mistake in Arizona!
With Arizona ready to host the next tournament and the team making noise every year as a top contender, they are ready to spoil the favorites and take a trophy back home to defend! One of the most consistent teams to enter the tournament for the last 5 years, Team Atmarao’s tribal head Uncle Frank Crisostimo always keeps the team focused as key players like AJ Taitano leave it all on the field with a desire to win like no other! Be prepared for Arizona – the heat is on!
photo by JJSam Salas
Team Sakudi emerged on the scene as the Bay Area transitioned from it’s original “Da Bay” origins with a need to expand! The OGs went on to form Sakudi and Typhoon who have the potential to make noise and cause an upset in Boise this year! It is great to see Sakudi back and ready for action already going 2-0 in their first games of the tournament! Stay tuned!
photo by Shayne Villanueva
Team KMMNWLTH returns to Boise, Idaho to represent for Diego and improve on their 4th place finish last year in Portland, Oregon. KMMNWLTH carried on from Team Antigu that made it’s first appearance in Enumclaw, WA for the 2nd Annual CNMI Labor Day Softball Tournament! Good Luck boys and keep us posted!
photo by Mike Taisacan
It a great thing to see our people of the Marianas doing big things! Frank the Crank will make his debut on The Ultimate Fighter for it’s new season and we expect him to get into the house. This young gun has worked his ass off taking every opportunity to improve his fighting and to put him in the right position to get where he is. Training outta the Lloyd Irvin camp, he was destined to be seen and accomplish his great goal being inspired to work hard with other great fighters around him! A humble man who has remained loyal to every who has helped him along the way, he is built to be on this stage. Now don’t mistake his kindness for weakness because once you are in the cage with “The Crank” it’s a world of pain ready to react like a catapult! So to our bruddah getting ready for the biggest fight of his career thus far – we wish you all the best and support you and all you do! Zeng Zung! Fokai! Fa’um Chelu!
We know the islands loves them sone BTNH! ALmost every cousin I know has a track on their iPod or phone and which these Thuggish Ruggish Bones back on some Art of War ish, I’m ready to see a true collective and album that is a return to their roots!
After reuniting at Rock the Bells in San Bernardino, BTNH reveals (to AllHipHop) “that their new album, Art Of War III, will be released on November 27th.” All the original members – Krayzie, Bizzy, Wish, Flesh and Layzie) will be spitting on this record and committed to delivering exactly what every island boy and girl who’s heard Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. Be sure to support that first single “Bring It Back” and lets welcome them back!
Can this inexcusable fiasco get any worse in the CNMI? I ask our leaders – “What the hell is going on?!” How do these things happen mysteriously and why can’t our public servants focus on the work ahead instead of fighting amongst one another with hidden agendas. Can we pass meaningful, forward thinking bills that work with our goal to revive the islands. We cannot blame this collapse solely on the one person, but it is the fault of our leadership in general. The people we elected and can take out with our votes and organization. Technology is beautiful! It seems like we have a lot of work to do to save our healthcare, shameful retirement lack of funds, 40-1 education quotas, and an infrastructure that is ancient. I agree that the way Fitial has allegedly handled things is a bit suspicious and all the other elements of this so called approval makes no sense. I want to hear all sides and I also have my questions I’d like to ask. We will get to the bottom of it, but it just seems like another distraction to invest any more time than we already have. Let it take it’s natural course with the investigation and let’s continue to push forward and address our emergencies on the horizon! If Impeaching the Governor of Saipan is a solution to help our CNMI then the people and our elected officials will make the right choice.
“With mystery 100 million dollar deals, delivered, signed, sealed, ridiculous taxes on power bills, and more battle up the hill, our healthcare at a standstill, while we got grandma ill, a failure to just keep it real – it’s amazing how our people continue maintaining and not kill!”
It’s amazing how much gas is these days even for those of us in the United States. Unfortunately, my people in the Marianas experience an even higher rate for this gallon. Your petro is officially $5.10 a gallon! I still remember how hard it was to keep up with gas money the last time I visited and wanted see the the sights. I guess we have to pick our battles and go down this long list to recovery.
Well, I guess we can say that we knew something like this was just right around the corner. As we search for solutions and a way to restore the basic operations for the public, we also are trying to figure out who the culprits are and how did we get to this point? We are only hurting our people and this is yet another wake up call demanding our public servants do more and plan to effectively make an impact in what’s to come. They are many experts out there that could’ve predicted this and many who would also make sure we didn’t come to this point. It’s too late to prevent this drastic measure! We need to really take a good look at what is going and prepare means to recover and never let this happen again.