Sunday, October 31, 2004

A little something about Friday...

The Wave Halloween Event went well, and for a new place, MetroWalk was pretty much full that night. Only a few people went in costume. But those few people were really serious about winning the 10k. "Kinareer" is how to best describe it. :) The winner was this big guy who was dressed like the big fat bloody guy with the big fat bloody mom in the movie 13 Ghosts. Hehehe... Basta he was wearing a gigantic white shirt with dried blood stains and sweat on it, and his skin was wrapped with stretched plastic balloon and dried tissue painted in such a way that it looked like rotting flesh. He scared the shit out of me. One look at the guy and you knew he'd grab the 10k. Eh tapos he was so big pa talaga. Grabe. 2nd runner up was this guy from Discovery Suites who was dressed as "The Crow." He really looked like the character, complete with the violin and all. :) 3rd place was this mysterious guy who came dressed as "Death." He wouldn't show his face. It was hidden under the layers of his black robe. The "head" of Death was placed on top of the guy's real head, so that when you looked at him, the first thing you'd notice is just black cloak and no face. Creepy! Then there were some in Mulawin costumes. And one guy came as a robot. Roby said he looked like an "Egyptian Voltes 5." Hahahaha! Some kids were in costume too. But I was the only adult in a fairy costume. At first I felt shy, when Hon and I got there and saw that the other Wave jocks didn't come in costume. But after seeing the contestants and their really creepy costumes, I thought what the heck! I had the prettiest costume. :) Feels nice to be the star, even just for a day. :)

I'll post some pics soon.

Friday, October 29, 2004

The big night!

Pretty excited about the Halloween event tonight. I just hope there would be enough people to fill the place. Metrowalk is quite new, and a lot still don't know about the place. We're hoping that our 10K prize for the costume contest, and the famous Erik Mana, would be enough to lure a big crowd. We're keeping our fingers crossed. This morning I got really pissed off with a colleague of mine. She was wishing the event would be cancelled because she had no idea where the entrance to Metrowalk is. Talk about DUMB! And another colleague said she won't go if we're not required to. It's really sad. I guess Sir Joe is right in a way, most of us don't care anymore. We just go about our daily routine, boarding and leaving, and having our own lives, our own rakets and all. It's like people are just in this for the money, or the popularity. The LOVE for the station...well, it's just not there anymore. And I wonder if there ever was. I wouldn't want this event to be cancelled, even if it rains. Sir Joe said we might cancel if it rains because we don't have a tent. That would be a big disappointment for people who will be getting ready with their costumes and hoping to win the 10K. And I have worked so hard for this event - brainstorming with Jada and Roby, writing the scripts for the teasers and merch plugs, planning the decorations, and making sure Garry wouldn't forget about the bands and the psychics and the booths. That's why I'm excited. Not because I have a super fabulous fairy costume. But because I've worked so hard for this. I wanted us to have the best event. Even if our sister station got the better venue. I made sure we had better promotion, more interesting contests with bigger prizes. I wanted to prove that Wave still comes up with the BEST events. It's just sad that the others don't care anymore. And one person can't possibly do it all for them, have the initiative and be super enthusiastic to cover up the others' disinterest. It's tiring. Oh well. I just hope everything turns out okay tonight. PLEASE GOD, BLESS OUR EVENT! I went to Toy Kingdom this morning to buy Hon's Viking head costume. It's really cute! :)

We joined Tita Mags for breakfast this morning at Discovery Suites, me and Jun DJ. Then we checked out the bazaar there. I got these FABULOUS slippers for just 500! Well, I'm not really sure if that was a good bargain, but the original price was 650, and I convinced them with all my might to sell it to me for just 500. And anyway, I LOVE the slippers! They're so girlie! :) Can't wait to wear them with my short denim skirt or capris. Tita Mags and Tito Jessie will be joining our event, and they even have matching black costumes. They'll be the 2nd "game" couple for the night, next to me and Honey. :)

Tuesday, October 26, 2004

What up, what up, what up?

I spent the whole day Saturday in bed, finishing Angels & Demons, and finally starting with The DaVinci Code. I say Dan Brown is marvelous and his books are intelligent, uber interesting and gripping! Never before have I been so carried away and taken control of by a mere novel. I'm now halfway The DaVinci Code, and I am truly fascinated! Haven't read the books? Well, here are teasers intriguing enough to convince you to buy them: THE ILLUMINATI, JESUS CHRIST - NOT DIVINE?, MARY MAGDALENE NOT A PROSTITUTE AND HER ROLE IN CHRIST’S LIFE, THE HIDDEN SYMBOLS AND MEANINGS IN THE MONA LISA AND THE LAST SUPPER, THE DESTROYED GOSPELS OF THE BIBLE CONTAINING THE TRUTH ABOUT CHRIST. All-raves and two-thumbs-up for Dan Brown's ANGELS & DEMONS and THE DAVINCI CODE.

Sunday was a super busy day for me, and my Honey, who went with me. I hosted the Hands On Manila VIP Auction at the NBC Tent. It was a big event, participated by big names in the society. I was actually working side by side with Inquirer President herself - Sandy Prieto. And one of the HOM founding people - Nicole Fandiño. The Zobel de Ayalas came in the afternoon. The very rich giving time for the less fortunate. After the event, we dashed to Virgin Café for the Dreamcast Fashion Show Event. I was doing VO. It was super tiring, but rewarding in itself as I met new (and important) people, and I earned enough moolah for the Puerto Galera trip Hon and I are having two or three weeks from now. Actually, now I have enough money for a Boracay trip. But we decided to just go next year. I'll pool as much TF as I can so that next year, when we head to Boracay, we can splurge and overindulge! :)

I checked out the bikinis at Surf World and Nothing But Water, and found them too much for my budget. So I'll make do with my two-piece swimsuit. Bright green, flowery and exposes enough tummy - I guess that'll do. I'll buy me a bikini next year, when I have enough money, and courage, and a tummy that looks ironed-flat. :) Before our Puerto Galera trip, we'll schedule a Greenhills visit to grab board shorts and flip-flops for me, and beach shorts and Nike slippers for Hon.

When Hon bought me my new personalized bracelet, he bought a little Chinese character pendant that he placed on the bracelet I got him from Hong Kong. He got the "love' symbol. It's so cool, so bling! :)

I'm super excited about the Wave Halloween Event on Friday. I'm going to be dressed as a Fairy Princess! I'll be wearing the gown I wore during my besty's wedding. I was thinking of having it cut halfway above the knee. But my mom said I'd look more like a real fairy if I wore a long gown - elegant and enchanting! I'll buy the Viking head costume for Hon. I was thinking of just buying him a cape, then he can dress in black and look like Dracula. But I wouldn't know where to buy a big black cape. I guess the Viking hat will do.

If you're free, do join us!
STRANGE ENCOUNTERS - THE WAVE HALLOWEEN EVENT, Oct. 29, MetroWalk Ortigas. Party starts at 8pm. See ya!

Thursday, October 21, 2004

Happy Thursday!

One good thing about Honey's new (but temporary) schedule is we can have breakfast together after my show. And with me not having to do anything important until lunchtime, we can while away for two to three hours in the mall. So we went to Galleria this morning, had breakfast at Sushiya, and walked the calories off afterwards. Hon bought me a really nice personalized bracelet. I've always wanted to have one that looked like my sister's. Yehey! Now I have one! Thanks baby! We walked around 50th Avenue for a couple of minutes. I'm thinking of buying a beret. I'm just not ready to take that daring step yet, 'coz I've never really worn hats before, not as a part of my everyday get-up that is. But it looks okay on me, don't you think? I think I'll start with a safe color - like black, plain white or beige. :) I had to cancel my recording at Dream. Too busy here at Wave, with Gerric on leave. Tonight I'm hosting our gig at Chilis Greenhills. Sigh! Long day for me.

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

The Viking and his Fairy Princess!

Hon and I went to Toy Kingdom Megamall this morning to look at wings for my Halloween costume. They have a big section of costumes, and it was super fun browsing through all of them. They got masks and wigs and witch gowns - the works! I found the perfect pair of wings for my fairy costume! Not as big as the angel wings I wanted to buy in Quiapo, but they're pretty much OK. I got them for less than 400, sans the travel and traffic. Plus I got a really cute wand to complete the get-up. Now all I have to do is look for a lacy pink dress, some glitter makeup, and the Hot Fairy Mama is set to go! :) Alvin had fun trying on the different wigs and head costumes. Check out the pics. He looks really cute wearing the Viking wig. He should wear that to the Wave Halloween event. I'm sure we'll make a striking pair - The Viking and his Fairy Princess! :)

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

One exhausted Vina

Yesterday we had our dubbing for Darating Ang Umaga for TFC. We did 4 episodes, and we recorded for 7 hours! It was exhausting! I wasn't even having fun anymore. I was having a migraine fit. That really made it hard for me to concentrate. But I did pretty okay naman. Pressure lang playing Vina's role. I really have to act my best because she's the lead.

I was so tired and drained and starving! I only had crackers for breakfast before the recording. Alvin bought me McDo after picking me up a little before 6pm. No food in between. I think I'm starting to develop an ulcer. And I was super tired after the whole recording. My body just wanted to crash. I was in need of a warm hug and warm food and some consoling. At the end of the day, I had to settle for clean sheets and my always-inviting bed. Things are gonna be better the next day. So's so-so.

A corny flick, Chinese food and FAMILY!

Over the weekend, after starting Saturday with my beau, my family and I went to Eastwood to watch Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow. Dad picked the movie, and tickets were on me. After seeing the very first scene with the gigantic robots, we already knew it was gonna be a CORNY flick. Entertaining in a way, but really corny. The only thing that kept me from dozing is Jude Law's incredibly handsome face. I loved him together with Angelina Jolie. Gwyneth Paltrow is a bore. I caught Dad dozing several times. According to him, the movie was: "sobrang baduy, di ko ma-take." :) We had lunch at Super Bowl of China. One of the best stops for Chinese chow! Adie and Anthony couldn't come with us since they had their own appointments. So it was just the parents, me and Andrea. That's why I didn't feel bad paying for the tickets. Hehehe :)

Saturday, October 16, 2004

Happy Saturday!

Hon and I are celebrating our monthsary today. Four years and six months of being together, and many many more years to count and share! He surprised me by waking me (and my whole family) up early, just to invite me for breakfast. And he gave me a bouquet of my favorite "happy" flowers, which I personally think are more beautiful than roses. We had breakfast at Chocolate Kiss, and as always we enjoyed our food. I just LOVE their iced tea! Then we went to Ever to buy some personal stuff, and I got me a CD of The Sims Superstar. Once again I've become an addict. :) I bought chicken wings for Snow White (our Jap Spitz) and Ming-Ming (our new fat, gray stray cat)...and guess who ate them? Hehehe... my mom. Later we'll be going to Eastwood to catch Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow. My dad's not going to work today, so I decided to treat them to a flick. Yipee! Another great day to spend with my mom and dad! Even if the movie looks a bit cheesy, pwede na din. :) It's going to be one fun Saturday! And I'm happy I started it with the man I love! Love you, baby! Happy anniversary! :)

Friday, October 15, 2004

Missed blogging!

Hey, missed this so much! I haven't been able to make entries to my blog because I've been so busy this week. I spent Monday with my beau because he didn't have work that night. Tuesday was super loaded, I had my first dubbing for Darating Ang Umaga - english version for TFC. Then I had some stuff to record for Dream. After that I had a meeting with my highschool friend Kata and Doy her business partner. They organized this event I hosted yesterday at Mandarin Oriental - Alcatel Forum 2004. I even bought a dress and new black heels for that. I didn't have anything corporate in my closet. :) Anyway, it's a been a very busy week. I'm still trying to catch my breath. I wasn't even able to change my mood icon. It still says TGIF, and what do you know, it's TGIF again! :)

Perks of the week:
- I finally got the shoes I want! They're not Shoe Salon, but they're multi-colored and I LOVE them! I got them at the B Club Boutique at the Greenbelt 1 Shopping Plaza. And the best thing about it is that they were on sale! I got the sandals for just 840! Cool, huh?
- We were able to come up with a really exciting Halloween event for Wave. We're calling it STRANGE ENCOUNTERS. We got a walk-in movie, roaming "ghosts," psychics and fortune tellers, and our very own illusionist Erik Mana! We're giving away 10K to the person with the creepiest costume. And we also have this contest called "Prove that Ghosts Exist" where listeners can send in photos or videos where they were able to capture a ghost/spirit. The scariest and most authentic-looking entry wins. Here's a pic of Robi the Rascal doing a zombie act. That's gonna be his costume for the event. :) I'll either be an angel or a fairy, depends on the wings I buy. Do join STRANGE ENCOUNTERS - The Wave Halloween Event, Oct. 29, at the MetroWalk Ortigas.

Friday, October 8, 2004

Friday with a friend!

Mareng Ida and I went to Makati this afternoon. We submitted our voice samples to AdFarm. One of their studios was vacant, so we were able to read some scripts. Super fun! Next stop, Roadrunner! We'll probably go there next Saturday. We'll be doing some studio-hopping probably. We just need to find out where the other studios are located. :) After AdFarm, we had heay lunch at Chili's. Ida had GCs so lunch was on her. Thanks mare! Cheers to friendship! :) We're thinking of putting up our own studio. Problem is, we don't have the money for investment. I'll try to talk my dad into it. And we'll probably look for more partners. My besty and her hubby are perfect! Voice talent and editor duo. Maybe Gerric would want to join too. Gerric is the uber-talented and creative sound engineer of Wave 89.1. Jason has recording equipment already at home. We hope he joins in, too. We'll probably use the Wave studio for the meantime. Hehehe.... squatters. It's a great plan, because we don't really need to get people from outside or people we don't know. And besides, this is what we do best! We hope it pushes through! On our way back to Wave, it was super traffic! And we both needed to use the bathroom...urgently! So to distract ourselves, and our bladders, we just put out our compacts and lipsticks, and smiled for the cam! :)

Things to be thankful for!

A month ago, I auditioned for the english dubbing of a local telenovela which will be shown on, if I'm not mistaken, The Filipino Channel or something. I auditioned for the role of Arriana, played by Vina Morales. Yesterday, Diane of Roadrunner texted me and told me that my voice was chosen. And I couldn't help but grin and text her back - YEHEY! Some people may find it funny, but for me, it's a great experience! I enjoyed the audition, trying to follow the movements of Vina Morales's lips while doing my lines. And I even had to sound heartbroken during the scenes where she was crying. Super fun! Now I'm very happy I was chosen to play the part...or should i say 'voice' the part. I've always enjoyed acting. Back in high school, I was so much into theater. I starred in major productions and a lot of school plays. In college, I had a heavy drama role when we made our 30-minute movie for our Film class. Truly a drama queen - heart and soul! :) We start dubbing for the telenovela next week, and I can hardly wait!

I also did some acting yesterday during our shoot for Wed TV. I played the role of a desperate bride-to-be, hating the gown a designer made for her. So she ends up going to the mall, discovering Sari-Sari, trying on a couple of gowns and finally finding the perfect wedding ensemble. I had the time of my life! :) The shoot was super fun. And Aya, the director, is really super nice! The gowns were lovely! And I got to wear the best one with a veil, tiara and swarovski jewelry! I looked like a queen! :) Too bad my beau wasn't there to see me, or take pictures. Well, anyway, just watch Wed TV on Monday, 11pm on RPN9.

I'm super BROKE! Good thing I have three events during the weekend. So that means MOOLAH! I'm hosting the Wave/Ambi-Pur stick-on on Saturday in Greenhills. And I'll be doing remote broadcast for two McDonald's events. Thank God for "rakets!" They save you from bankruptcy. :)

Thursday, October 7, 2004

Home Sweet Home!

I find it amusing – everytime people talk about family, I get all emotional. Melodramatic at times. I love my folks. Even more now that I’ve grown old enough to leave our home. Sounds funny, I know. When I was younger, I couldn’t wait to leave and get my own place and not follow my dad’s rules anymore. But now, I don’t even want to think of leaving. I can’t stand being away from my parents for a long time. I miss them terribly. I miss my dad’s corny jokes and funny dance steps. And even his loud voice when he’s angry or when he just feels like yelling. I miss my mom’s cooking, and stories, and her wrong lyrics. I even miss my siblings when I’m away. I’ve grown so attached to them, and I don’t know what changed me. Maybe it’s growing up, and finally understanding why my parents are so strict. Maybe it’s because I’ve seen how very lucky I am, having a family I can joke around with, share life with, and sing videoke with. I’ve seen other families, and it made me realize that mine is so much better. We have our own imperfections and misunderstandings. Sometimes we fight like crazy. But we’re intact, tightly knit. And my parents are just wonderful! You should see them together. They do the funniest, most baduy things! Everyday, I thank God for giving me such wonderful people to call my own…my own family! They’re absolutely the BEST!

Model bride!

Wed TV will be featuring Sari-Sari this month. The store will be launching its one-stop wedding shop. Wed TV director Aya chose me to model Sari-Sari's RTW wedding gowns. Yesterday I had my gown fitting in Katipunan. It was fun! I got to try on half a dozen wedding gowns! Tubes, spaghetti straps, halters, tulle, plain silks, beads, pearls, crystals - they were all lovely! I got to wear a lovely gown during my besty's wedding. But wearing a bride's gown really makes you more beautiful! And I enjoyed every minute of my fitting session. We'll be shooting tonight, at Sari-Sari Megamall. Exciting! Last night, I was thinking about the fitting session, my modeling the wedding gowns, and remembering how overweight I was about two years ago. Had I not lost weight, nobody would offer me this chance to model on TV. And I'm really thankful. Thankful I stuck with my diet. Thankful to GOD for helping me shed off my body's excess baggage. Thankful for opportunities like this. This may be just a few minutes on the tube, but just the fact that they chose me to model their gowns is rewarding enough. :)


My old blog was sabotaged! I don't know how or why it happened. That's why it was empty yesterday. I checked the template, and found all the details deleted! Grrr...! Now I'm fixing everything. I have to put back haloscan, the tagboard, the counter and everything. Really, really weird. I don't know if this has something to do with the Fahrenheit 9/11 review I posted, and the stuff I said about...well, the star of the movie. Maybe you're not allowed to say anything bad about...the star of the movie. Hmm...

Friday, October 1, 2004

Bestfriends for life!

Had lunch with my besty yesterday at Chilis Morato. We had a great time as usual. We haven't seen each other for...what, weeks? months? A very long time! So we did a lot of catching up, stories, chika and all. Being with her is always like therapy for me. She's the only person I can really talk to about anything and everything (aside from my beau), and she knows and understands me inside and out. She and her hubby Edward are thinking of migrating for greener pastures. I think of what it's like without my bestfriend around, when she's no longer just a phone call and a cab ride away. It's a sad thought. :( But of course, I'm here to support her, and I wish them luck. Len told me to go to her OB. I'm having second thoughts, all the tests sound scary. And what if they find something wrong with me? I'd rather not know if I'm sick or dying or something. Hehehe. :) But maybe I'll give it a try one of these days. Let me gather enough courage first. Looking forward to our next lunch date. Luv ya, bespren! :)

Lunch Date

Hon and I went to Megamall this morning. I had to get clothes at Mossimo for my hosting tonight. Wave is having this R&B Journey event at The Basement. Actually I swore to myself before that I wouldn't host any event that would be done there. I abhor the place! I hate the atmosphere, the crowd is too young and rowdy, it's too damn dark and noisy and everyone smokes like there's no tomorrow. The Beatbox 2 Competition was really a culture shock for me. And Rye and I said we wouldn't host anything like that anymore. Well, here I am, hosting there again tonight. I hope this time people would be tamer. No need to cuss and all. It's just gonna be a listening party anyway. Hon bought a new cap at Mossimo. We've been looking for a right-sized cap for weeks now. Good thing we found one. Actually he wants a beret. (Did I spell that right?) But that's even harder to find. So for now, the cap will do. We had lunch at French Baker. And I had chicken asparagus soup. Chicken! :( There goes my cleansing diet. Tomorrow we plan to have buffet dinner at Saisaki. Then maybe catch a flick at Rockwell. Last full show for Fahrenheit 9/11 is at 10pm. Just perfect. And that's the only thing that's good to watch right now. Wish me luck on my hosting. I hope I survive tonight. :)