Yes, then again I’m blogging and it’s because of one reason…yeah, I’m still partly busy, but I just want to share my awesome experience. And for my legal days I hope I won’t be lazy to blog again.
Years of planning, months of preparation, weeks of Disney songs, and days of sleepless nights (see the connection?). Pretty much that’s how I can describe this whole thing. I don’t want to say that I never thought I will have a photo exhibit one day in my life, because I really do! I tell you I dream a lot of things and I’m always thinking that those things are real (not will be real or became real), yeah you can say that I’m really ambitious. But you see those ambitions can lead us to somewhere, somewhere nice and amazing, because in life you just have to choose the right path even though there are a lot of broken pieces in it you just have to wait the unfolding of the mysteries and surprises as you walk along that path.
Now, I present to all of you my life (I think that’s the simplest way to describe it).
So there you go! I won’t share more photos since the photos are really A LOT, but I have to thank these people (http://eenainwonderland.tumblr.com/post/68658458727/eena-says-thanks-to-these-people), and here’s my special mention list!:
THE NOVA GALLERY (http://novagallerymanila.com/)! Thank you so much Ali, Kim and Kuya Ricky for helping me with everything that I need inside the gallery. And yeah they really got one of the most awesome galleries in the Philippines!
Stephanie Uy for my really amazing poster.
Meg Chavez for making a part of my invitation.
To the people who bought some photographs, THANK YOU SO MUCH THIS.
UNICEF, thank you so much too and Jesse Monsalve, thanks a lot too!
Some photographs are still being sold up until the end of December. http://flickr.com/photos/herownwonderwanderland
My models, yeah you know guys, THANK YOU.
My awesome college friends, most especially Belle, Jean, Justin, Chesca, Michelle, Rodz, Paola and the people who took the photographs and videos.
LASTLY MY PARENTS, THANK YOU, WORDS ARE NEVER ENOUGH FOR YOU GUYS, REALLY.
Right now all I can say is enjoy life and never stop chasing your dreams! Cheers to us!
Some photographs are from: Jean Abordo, Jara Rogacion, Ate Maria Wilson, Kuya PV Sandrino
her own wonderwanderland
To all the people who came (the arrangement is in no particular order),
Elementary: Ariane, Anna, Jeremi, Celine, Angelu, AND MY AWESOME FRIEND JAM (I know you really wanted to come.)
High School (you’re really A LOT so forgive me if I forgot some): Madel, Jara, Switzale, Benzon, Joyce, Chesca, Rae, Joanna, Roland, Juan Mig, Jhulio, Cat, Diana, Risha, Mikko, Ramzel, Freedom, Johanna, Frances, Sam, Mimie (plus your friends), Bob, Ivan P., Mikha, Leira, oooh here you go tell me if I forgot someone.
MY BABIES (yuck): Belle, Jean (add Marty here), Justin, Chesca, Michelle, Rodz, Paola, Jam (slash Bebe Snow), Camille (THANKS FOR RECORDING THE PROGRAM), Gel, Kryston, Alfred (THANKS FOR TAKING PHOTOS OF THE PROGRAM), Vastian, Edmar, Adrian, Cha, Katie (plus Ysel), Janina, Gione, Tricia, Ferdi (I know you wanted to come too)
BYO: Ate M, Ate Mia, Kuya PV, Rann, Vincent
Tito Fer, Tita Baby, Kuya Iko, Derick, Ate Maria and her mom, Ate Jannet, Kuya Yong and Diane.
YAY I HOPE I DIDN’T FORGET SOMEONE.
And to all the people who greeted and congratulated me, thank you so much!
Answer #1: Hi! I just took a photo of the screen of my camera with my iPod Touch.
Answer #2: I made it! Thanks!
Answer #3: OMG CAN I CRY BECAUSE OF THAT QUESTION?! WAIT WHO ARE YOU? I MEAN OMG WAIT NAIIYAK TALAGA AKO SORRY ANG OA. Well if I have to thank some popular people(I can’t thank a person only, sorry) of course I will thank…*prepare for this long list and I won’t provide any explanations anymore, and the way it’s arranged is not based on any rankings haha*…Hilary Duff, Katie Sokoler, John Green, Markus Zusak, Harper Lee, Veronica Roth, Cassie Clare, Steve Jobs, Lea Michele, Nicholas Sparks, Stephen Chbosky, The Temper Trap(yes I’ll be thanking them again), Mumford & Sons, Two Door Cinema Club, Hank Green, Ryan Higa, Kina Grannis, Wong Fu Productions, Mia Michaels, Travis Wall, Sara Bareilles, Ellie Goulding, Jack and Finn Harries, The Staves, Switchfoot, Grace Helbig, Lewis Caroll, Smosh, Neil Patrick Harris, Michael Phelps, Michelle Branch, Nastia Liukin, The Beatles, Neutral Milk Hotel, Anne Frank…and a lot more, in the end of my answers I just want to tell you that it is so hard to be a fangirl, and at then end of my day I just want to thank God instead(don’t get me wrong with this). Again, who are you?
Another chapter of Cinemalaya ended yesterday, where the winners were announced and indie films were celebrated. And for now let me share my experience with this year’s Cinemalaya.
Of course just like the usual I didn’t get to watch all the films this year, due to some works and school works(too much personal information, sorry). Moving on I must now comment first for this year’s Cinemalaya as a whole, yes I didn’t get to watch all (sorry for the redundancy), but based from the movie trailers I may say that this year’s indie film festival was a grand one, from the actors and actresses up to the stories of each film, so allow me to congratulate everyone for really working hard to share to us the reality, some realities that may seem to blind us each and everyday of our lives.
For now let me share the films I’ve watched and I will also share my favorites, and prepare for a lot of pictures since I believe that I’m just a normal person and not really a film enthusiast who can share her super long reviews about the films (ha! I’m just lazy, but I share some thoughts tho.)
There’s going to come a day when we’ve all grown up, had a career, maybe got married and had kids, when were all going about our daily routine. Maybe you’re driving to work with the car radio on, or you’re making dinner with the tv on in the lounge. Life as usual, and then we hear a name. It’s the name of the person you had a blog dedicated to when you were 16. The person you had posters of up on your bedroom wall, or as your desktop background. The person off that show you used to watch every week, as soon as it came out, or that band you used to love. The person from the cast of a movie that changed your life, or the character who you scrolled through page after page of fanfiction of. You haven’t heard that name in a long time, and it brings everything back. And then the name is followed by three words you thought you’d never hear. Has Passed Away. And then you put down the potato peeler and lean back against your kitchen bench, or you pull over to the side of the road, and tears are streaming down your face. And all over the world, there are people who used to be just like you, with tears marking their cheeks and sobs forcing their way out of their throat, because they remember. Because fandoms never really die out. We never really move on. We never really forget.
- cory monteith glee finn rachel lea michele RIP RIPCoryMonteith prayforlea
Who would have thought that I will be one of the biggest indie music lovers in this world?! But since I haven’t blogged in ages now, I don’t know maybe I will just have a “Flashback/Throwback” whatever for a while since I’m getting old, and I will really do my Video/Book review soon/once I finish what I’m currently reading.
In other news, let’s now have my Top 5(they’re actually not 5) favorite singers/bands that I always listen to when the younger me existed.
5. Toploader and The Corrs- I WILL ALWAYS BE DANCING IN THE MOONLIGHT WITH THEM(if it sounded so wrong, forgive me). Yes I loved them first because of A Walk to Remember(well you know that is like the film *and its OST* that I really do worship way back 2006 or 2007), then more records and additional more and they made me love them a lot, especially when I started to listen to their other records like “Achilles Heel” and “Just About Living”.
- Another one is The Corrs, well my dad is a fan and I became a fan too. And their songs are really this beautiful that sometimes it can make you cry, and most of the time it can make you feel relieved. :)
4. The HSM Cast/ASHLEY TISDALE- Well yeah I am in love with them, LIKE YEAH. They’re also like my childhood ender.
3. Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera- Another no need for explanations for this. It’s just that they’re like the pop queens during my younger days.
2. Vanessa Carlton and Avril Lavigne and Michelle Branch and Jojo- They really are not of the same genre, but I just really love them, actually not just before, I still love their songs up until now. You know their songs can really bring me back to my childhood days. Oh the good old days!
1. Hilary Duff- Yep! She is and still is one of those people that I really do admire, and just like what I’m always saying she’s like my childhood celebrity hero. However for her songs, I know it’s really the pop type, but I really love those, and yes my favorite Hilary Duff songs are “Why Not” and “Wake Up”. Well yeah she’s really lovely.
***Sorry if this blog entry is really crappy, I was just reminiscing things for the past few days lol.***
"If you lose a moment, you might lose a lot." -Why Not by Hilary Duff
all images were googled.
high school musical
To tell you guys the truth these are the 3 bands that I am so looking forward to seeing live. That is why when there are parts of me that’s really sad when I first knew I can’t come to Wanderland they are really the reason for it. *but since the MIRACLE happened, and it’s because of one of these bands woohoo I LOVE YOU GUYS*
Yeah moving on, I’ll now start with the all-time-not-aging band, Nada Surf. I know from the very start that they will give us a great show, I always love how Nada Surf is also a band that can mix everything, and can always calm and cheer the crowd. And also I am so glad that they played my favorite song of theirs which is “When I Was Young”. That song is really a very solemn one for me. Also besides Nada Surf being awesome at playing live, Matthew Caws(vocalist) is also so lively that he asked us to sway, be happy and be grumpy! Then before their set I really loved Daniel Lorca(bassist) for being so generous for giving us his 2 bottles of water because we’re really thirsty, and hey man I get to see your dreadlocks live!
And of course as a Nada Surf fan(even though I am really against smoking ha!), you’ll be excited to see a smoking while performing Daniel Lorca live!Then yes Nada Surf didn’t finish their setlist because of the time and all that, but of course as a set ender they played their all-time famous song Always Love!
WILD. Oh yeah that’s the best way to describe the next band! They are the Neon Trees, which I really expected to be that wild, and will totally wake up the crowd. I mean even though you’re not a fan of them, you’ll be really become one easily, just because Tyler Glenn is really playing along with all the people there. He almost threw everything to the crowd, and performed their BEST SONGS! 1 of those is my favorite 1983, yeah I really love to hear that song live, with all the dancing and crowd participation and all. Then one of my favorites too is Mad Love, and of course my favorite part there is the solo part of Elaine!!! And yes the whole set was really lively.
Neon Trees will also never end without those pieces of advice from Tyler, and yes before performing their last song Tyler said “Never ever ever ever in any circumstances let any asshole tell you that you’re not good enough.” and after that they performed the great “Everybody Talks”!
AND OF COURSE THERE CAME ANOTHER LONG BREAK, and actually I was nervous, and the “Miracle” that I’m always pertaining to is this band, and since words can’t describe how GREAT they are, here we go they are The Temper Trap! Well yeah most of my friends know this, that I am a fan of them since 2009(NOT BECAUSE OF (500) DAYS OF SUMMER, yes this is me being a hipster haha! But thank God for (500) Days, because without that movie maybe they’re not the headliner for this Wanderland.), and actually I was so afraid to not to see them play live, especially they almost made my life I mean from my happy days up to my decisions in life, their music is always present.
Fast forward when they went out of course EVERYONE SCREAMED. OF COURSE THEY’RE AWESOME HAHA. Then yeah they played “Love Lost” first(which I may say got one of the most unique music videos of all time!). Then yeah I began to sing along, and almost forgot to take pictures and all that. Then moving moving on they played “Trembling Hands” one of those songs that’s really close to my heart, and yes with that song I started crying, like really cried and my friends are partly concerned with me crying lol. Then yeah from that song up to the “Sweet Disposition” part I was crying, I actually forgot to take a video of “Miracle”, because that song is pure beauty and totally about the band.
And this is the guy who’s the reason for all these, again thank you Lorenzo. Thank you too for still recognizing me during the set, yes I REALLY DIED WHENEVER HE GLANCES AT US AND EVERY TIME A PART OF THOSE GLANCES ARE THE EYE TO EYE CONTACTS WITH ME. I love you Sillitto!
And if you are a true The Temper Trap fan you know that ones the band plays “Drum Song” already, you know that they will play Sweet Disposition next and it’s the end, and that’s why I cried so hard again.Now I totally experienced a moment of love, of a dream, of a laugh, of a kiss(with all the friendship and everything remarkable that I made that day), and of a cry with you guys. SEE YOU AGAIN SOON MY 5 OF THOSE FAVORITE PEOPLE ON EARTH(and play Need Your Love too!!!). I love you Guys!
And to all see you all again soon for Wanderland 2014! Hoping that they will still keep the indie vibe to it!
the temper trap
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WOOOOHOOO, yeah first and foremost if you are a follower of my Twitter you know that I am not supposed to go to Wanderland, and I am bitter about it(bitter means me bragging about things, that only my friends know). But since a MIRACLE happened, miracle means really a MIRACLE, when God sent an awesome band here on Earth yes they’re those people, and I am so glad that they know my name already, and I am so glad to meet them. *ahhh insert super happy and in-love face here*
Anyway too much for those things I must now start for the event itself! (All photos were taken with my iPod Touch only, since I promised myself to be a concert person, not a photographer that time haha!)Wanderland is the first music and arts festival in the country, and all thanks to the Karpos Multimedia for making this event totally possible! Because as a lover of indie bands I’ve been waiting for this kind of event long-long time ago, and it may be a compliment, but Wanderland is also said to be like a mini-Coachella(well let’s see maybe I can testify it sooner or later). However in all this event is really really fun, and magical at the same time.
The event started with 4 local indie bands, and as a Filipino, you may say that SHAME ON ME for not knowing all those local bands, but I guess I have to catch up soon with them, and listen and support their music.Taken by Cars started Wanderland 2013.
Followed by Pulso, which I guess I’m wandering around that’s why I didn’t get to have a chance to take a photo of them.
The third band is She’s Only Sixteen, and as for my observation the screaming girls really showed up with their set.Yolanda Moon is the fourth local band to perform, and I may say that they are the band that I really enjoyed. Since I’m a big sucker for that kind of music.
Then minutes later, an international-handsome-Australian duo started, and you’ll see that they really started well since they got the attention of the crowd easily. I knew Colour Coding through a friend, and since I attended their meet and greet I knew some of their songs already besides “Perfect”(WHICH IS REALLY GREAT). Besides their originals like Hold Tight, Kick and a lot more, they also covered a The Killers song entitled “When We Were Young” that I guess the crowd really enjoyed.
Avalanche City totally nailed it! Well I’m really not that a big fan of them(since the only song I know that they played is Love Love Love and Sunset), but after hearing them live, I totally loved them already! Yes, I really love their folk style, and their versatility, all of them are really versatile. And as a (partly)feminist I’m really proud of Romelli Rodriguez(violin) who’s really great. In all I really loved their performance, and their music and presence made me love them a lot.
Oh and yes I got Dave’s(vocalist) guitar pick! :)
Next band is a part of my MOST AWAITED BANDS for Wanderland. Since the time I watched “Naked”(yes I do watched Naked first before Stay), I said that I am really thrilled and is really expecting a lot from Tully on Tully. And what I got is that they really exceeded my expectations. From the part of Natalie being charming and all, up to them waking the crowd up. Also Tully on Tully made the crowd dancing, which was really cool!
And hell yeah(according to Tully on Tully themselves) I got Pete’s(the cool pianist guy) towel! lol.
Lastly before my part 2(slash the most awaited bands part), I may say that I am so proud with Up Dharma Down, a local band(yes shame on me again that I don’t know any of their songs, don’t kill me UDD fans), for being a part of the international bands line-up for the event. And yeah it’s my first time hearing their song and them playing live, and I may say now that I am now a fan. Armi Millare’s voice is really powerful.
PART II: http://eenainwonderland.tumblr.com/post/51294521972/wanderland-2013-part-ii
taken by cars
she's only sixteen
tully on tully
up dharma down
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