AHHHH JUST AHHHH. WORDS AREN’T ENOUGH FOR THIS AHHHH AND PHILIPPINES IS INCLUDED AHHHH. #littleinfinities
The 1975 Live In Manila
Ohhhhh hey.It’s been almost a week since I saw them that they’re real. The accent’s real, Matty’s real, George is real, oh goodness gracious Ross is real, and Adam is real! I remember seeing a title on the suggestion section of YouTube while I'm watching a Vampire Weekend video 2 years ago, and it is entitled “Sex”, and in my mind “Who the hell will entitle their song sex?!” Yeah, that’s my initial reaction. However, as time passes by, and when their song Chocolate became a hit, and when they even DMed all of their followers on Twitter before just to say that they’ll be having an album, I guess I became a big fan. (that sentence was weird, I know) Anyway too much for the love, let me now share my experience right now.
Dear How I Met Your Mother
It’s my first time in months to cry once more while watching an entire show, and it’s my first time in my life to constantly crying every now and then (yeah maybe you’ll say I'm overreacting or I’m overacting, but no), yeah, I slept because a friend of mine told me to sleep because we’re both crying, so I slept and now I woke up, then a flashback hit me, and it is when Barney’s carrying her daughter Ellie (and now I’m crying again so forgive me if I’ll have grammatical errors here, the reason is I'm crying while typing, and my emotions are overriding the proper condition of my mind).
Moving on, the last time I made a blog entry of a finale is the time when Make It Or Break It ended, but I just stated the reasons why I love them, so now I’ll make a letter for How I Met Your Mother, just for fun (and for more tears to shed).
Before this one starts: It’s a long one so you’ll either leave or continue.
What a March!
March 2014 is really coming to an end, and I’ll tell you this…MARCH 2014 IS ONE OF THE BEST MONTHS OF MY ENTIRE EXISTENCE. I actually don’t know how to describe everything, but all I know is God blessed me with these big events, and with these people that I met, and the best one was that some of them knew me. So I’ll make a list of my weekly adventure this month.
March 5, 2014: Wicked Day!
Indeed, a One Short Day in the Emerald City! It’s like I want to go back to that time, and repeat the show once more. Wicked is actually one of the best shows I’ve watched in my life. And now, I want to congratulate the cast and the people who made Wicked in Manila possible once more.
The I met them part:The collage went weird, but whatever, these Aussie people were(and still are) soooooo lovely! It’s just so nice to almost meet everyone from the lead cast up to the lovely ensembles. I’m hoping to see them again real soon!
March 16: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Live In Manila / The concert I attended out of nowhere.We won tickets, and this happened, and this was my first time to attend to a rap concert, and IT WAS FREAKIN AWESOME. I actually want to tell a lot of things about this concert, but it will take me years to finish.
March 25: DivergentWell, I have to include it anyway. But man, I know some Divergent fans won’t agree with me, but the movie alone was amazing! I cried 3 times, and it’s so cool that Divergent was so connected with Allegiant that I have to cry. Kbye I’m weird, I know. ALSO ALSO Theo’s hot.
March 27-28: The 1975 Live In Manila
I’ll make a separate blog entry for this once I get the other meet and greet photo, because yes I met them not just once but twice. OH LOVELY LADS.
I don’t know how to thank God and my parents(haha feeling famous line) for all the blessings I’ve received this month. Once more, oh lovely.
Mitch Albom 2014: The Book Signing Event
I’ve waited for that day to happen, that day on where I will have all these nostalgic feels while attending a book signing event, and I guess I totally felt all those nostalgic feels yesterday, February 22. Indeed, a magical day on where I met one of my childhood heroes, one of my favorite authors, one of my favorite people on Earth, and most especially I met one of the coolest/down to Earth/greatest people ever!
BEFORE THE EVENT: I arrived in Glorietta at exactly 7:30 AM, and at first I thought I’ll be like one of the first ones there, but yeah, I was wrong because when I arrived, I’m the 79th person to be there already.Me and my dad waited for more than 2 and a half hours, and then a lot of things happened (my class happened) before the event, and then by 1:30 or 1PM me and my friend, Tricia, arrived once more in Glorietta, and goodness the line for the registration became longer than ever! Setting that aside, of course when we arrived at the Activity Area we didn’t get a chance to get a seat, but the good part there was that we’re this close to the stage.THE TALK: Then, after long hours of waiting, Mitch finally arrived!He was upstairs at first, taking some photos of the crowd, and I tell you I really felt that he’s like a rockstar! Almost everyone’s screaming his name, and the fans were just simply screaming during that time.
And when he went up to the stage, I tell you he’s real, he’s real! The man is real!And then when he talked, goodness the man is definitely real!This time he’s talking about Detroit Pistons (haha), life, and Morrie. When he started talking about Morrie, everyone really clapped their hands, while I was there taking photos and I’m actually about to cry during that time. He also said that Morrie would be so happy seeing us, while keeping his words alive.
Mitch also talked about The Five People You Meet In Heaven, slash the book that made me read more books that was written by him (yeah I read that first before Tuesdays with Morrie). That’s why when he’s talking about that, goosebumps were all over me, and again, I’m about to cry once more, espcially the part on where he’s talking about Tala. Man, every time I reread that book, that part never failed to make me cry like a little girl.
Taking a break from some serious parts he told us something about their band named The Rock Bottom Remainders, where he’s with some other authors like Stephen King. Then, he said that their band is actually not a band because they’re really bad, well I doubt that, it actually made me really want to see them play live! He even said that their band’s like Metallica not playing some songs, but them writing a book. And while he told us about that everyone’s chanting “Sample, sample!” for Mitch to sing a song for us. Then he got no choice and sang an Elvis song, yes, he totally didn’t expect that he will actually sing! But Mitch, you’re one of the greatest people who did the Elvis impersonation, haha. *I’ll try to post the video somewhere*
After that he shared some things about For One More Day, and I’m so glad that he talked about that, because that’s one of my favorite books that was written by him. I can somehow feel some tears on my face that time, but I ignored it and just listened to him. He even told us that the part there when Posey went inside to the library to get the book for Chick really happened in real life with him and his mother. The book is indeed a personal one for him, not just because it was inspired by his relationship with his mother, but it was also the last book (that he wrote) that her mother read before her stroke.
He also talked about the gist of The First Phone Call From Heaven, and he also told us that he will be back here (for the film’s premiere) if the film adaptation of the book (that’s still under production) will be successful. Besides him coming back here he shared some things about Tacloban, and him sharing his part by donating 40 boats and 10 libraries (together with some authors). Oh lovely, the libraries in Tacloban will become so colorful with words by those authors like, John Green, Stephen Chbosky, Stephen King, Sophie Kinsella, etc. And by that moment I realized that Mitch is indeed a gift from Above!
"Giving is living." was the last part of his talk, he told us that that’s the greatest lesson that he got from Morrie, and yes, I totally agree with him, because the world will always be a better place if we will know how to give, help, and share our part and blessings to everyone.
After the talk, he went near to the crowd, though sad that I wasn’t on the middle part of the stage to be a part of the group photo with Mitch, anyhow look how cute they all are.
BOOK SIGNING SESSION: Tricia and I were the 141st and 142nd people for the book signing. Actually, our turn happened so fast because we actually waited for like 30 minutes only for the book signing session. And again, if you’re my friend, or if you have read some of my *fangirling* blog entries you know that I’m actually a different person while I fangirl. So I’ll just share our conversation for this.
But before that I tell you my heart’s really pounding, and my hands were shaking again.
Me: Oh hi, I painted something for you.
*while shaking and all that, I can’t take out my painting from the paper bag so he was the one who took the painting out, haha shame on me.
Mitch: Ohhh, this is so nice of you, thank you so much.
*then we hugged*
Even though we only got a minute conversation, I tell you my mind already went to somewhere, and again I almost cried once more. Oh my. By the way, here’s a photo of us.And here’s my signed copy of The First Phone Call From Heaven with the Sharpie marker that I got.
Finally, I want to say this again and again. Mitch Albom, you are indeed one of the greatest people I’ve met, and I felt so lucky when I met you. You never failed to inspire me really, and I will always be one of the happiest people to know your words and to finally meet you. See you soon Mitch, and thank you for everything as in every single thing.
Thank you to National Bookstore too for making this event possible. Again, see you soon and God bless you always Mitch Albom!
Phoenix Live In Manila: Our Own Meet & Greet
After the show I told my friends that we must stay and try our luck because maybe the band will suddenly go out, then minutes after the event when we’re only the ones inside the venue…and then yes! Christian appeared, thanks to Del for getting his attention to go to us haha. *more stories about Christian in a while*
And then of course we still stayed up to the point that the bouncers let us out already *evil laugh*, and then for the next part of this adventure I want to thank Karpos Multimedia for allowing us and actually gave us the privilege to meet the band. They told us to wait at the artists’ exit, so we did, and this happened.OH MY. Let me fangirl for a bit. So I saw Christian once more because he’s the first one to go out, and we said hi to him and, then when I went to the other side of the garage, Deck was there, and I literally ran to him, and he’s laughing, actually almost everyone’s laughing haha. Yes yes yes, look at Deck, this photo was taken right after our weird conversation haha. This was our conversation, plus imagine Deck’s French accent.
Me: Deck you are my crush since the 6th grade!!!
Deck: *gets my instax photo and signs it* How old were you during your 6th grade?
Me: 12 I guess? It’s 2008.
Deck: Oh my god *while laughing* I’m nearly your grandfather now. *laughs again* I’m just kidding. *pats my back*
Me: Can I hug you?
Deck: *ARMS WIDE OPEN*
After that I heard that they wanted Thomas to enter the car already so I really went to him right away and asked for a photo, he’s so nice too!Yeah, my eyes were in tears of joy during that time.
Then finally with Branco! Oh, he’s a really cool guy! Then here’s the last part of the story, since Thomas has been inside already and he’s actually the only one who didn’t sign on one of my Instax photos, it’s because he’s forced to enter the car right away(haha). So Christian saw me, and this is what happened…
Me: *holding the photo* Can I still ask for Thomas to sign for this?
Christian: Yes of course, don’t worry, I’ll take care of this. *with his French accent*
*Then moments later
Christian: Here you go, I’ll see you soon! *with smiles on his face*
Here are the signed photographs!
YAY. So I don’t know what to say again. OH MY. AHHHH. LOVELY PEOPLE ARE LOVELY. Now, I just want to say thank you forever and ever and ever and ever Phoenix for giving us a chance to meet you guys. To the Phoenix management, thank you so much too! Finally to Karpos Multimedia, most especially to Stephanie Uy, thank you so much!!!! God bless you all, and ‘til the next concert/Phoenix show!
Phoenix Live In Manila: The Show
OH MY GOODNESS. WHAT I EXPERIENCED LAST NIGHT WAS BEYOND HAPPINESS(I WAITED YEARS FOR THIS TO HAPPEN), OH LOVELY.
For now I have to calm down, and share what happened. So first I met with my friends, and met a lot of new friends, that I begged to stay with me (this will be for my next blog entry), AND LOOK WHAT HAPPENED TO US YAY. Yes, we waited for like 2 hours, and you know we’re so sneaky that’s why before the show started we already found our spot to the barricades, and this was our view…Yeah you know, yeah. Yes. Yes. They started with Entertainment, and OH MY. THEY’RE MORE AMAZING LIVE.And this wa something cool, when they started singing everyone sang too, and for the Lisztomania part, Thomas stopped for a second while he was (WHILE HE WAS) singing, and said “Oh my God” and did the conductor pose, and he told us that the Manila crowd was the best because of our liveliness and all that. Well, that’s just the effect of the “waiting for years thing”.
Right now I’ll just let the photos talk, because up until now I still can’t explain what I felt during the whole show.This was during the Sunskrupt! part, and this is actually one of my favorite parts of the show, and I’ve been waiting for them to play this too since I really love this mashup! It’s so chill and during that time Thomas was just lying down on the stage, plus the AVP’s amazing!Oh 1901.Then they went out again, but with Christian and Thomas only, and man, it’s like they’re all serenading us, lovely voice, and that intimate moment, and I appreciated Countdown more than ever.AND THE MOST SHOCKING PART WAS THEY PLAYED FUNKY SQUAREDANCE.
Now here’s the goodbye/the Entertainment reprise part/the Thomas Mars crowdsurfing event.
This is indeed the best concert I’ve been to! Not just because of the band itself, but also for the energy that they brought to Manila! Phoenix, what happened was really one of the bests, that’s why I wanted to say thank you for letting us experience this, and to Karpos Multimedia, congratulations guys, this event was a success!
Part II: http://eenainwonderland.tumblr.com/post/74164072156/phoenix-live-in-manila-our-own-meet-greet
Capital Cities Live In Manila
AHHHHHHHHHH let me scream again AHHHHHHHHHHH. CAPITAL CITIES MADE ALL THE AYALA MALLS/THE WHOLE MANILA AN INSTANT DISCO PLACE. Oh goodness I really can’t explain my happiness with my first concert of 2014, and I am so glad that for the 4th year of this tradition of mine I spent it with them. Also I am so glad that I am with my GREAT FRIENDS who sang and danced with me during the whole concert, I am also so glad that all of my friends during the concert know all the songs (yeah we’re the most noisy people there)!
They opened the event with Kangaroo Court.
Yes, that’s their own shuffle/the Capital Cities shuffle.THE FARRAH FAWCETT HAIR PART!!!
Staying Alive/the part where the parents became alive.
Clothes were flying during Safe and Sound!
Now here’s the album signing part + hey to my concert buddies!Since yes, I didn’t get a chance to have a photo with the whole group these photos are my selfies with Spencer and Sebu, sad to say I don’t have one with Ryan. Anyhow back story why me and Sebu did that, because a friend of mine told me to be hyper, so I asked Sebu to do the “gangster pose”, and I tell you I really felt that he’s so confuse while we’re doing that!BEST CONCERT BUDDIES EVER. Thank you so much guys!
Finally I ant to say THANK YOU SO MUCH TO CAPITAL CITIES FOR BEING AWESOMAZING, and thank you to MMI for bring Capital Cities, cheers to more great concerts soon!
Events/Happenings of My 2013
It’s been (almost) a week since we truly said goodbye 2013, and I guess I’m pretty late for this countdown whatever. Maybe for the world (most especially the Philiipines), it’s not the best year ever due to some things that happened, but for me it’s the best year of my existence. 2013 is a year on where I experienced the true meaning of “You’ll find mercy in the rain”, the year on where I realized a lot of things, a year on where I finally get to value simplicity, a year on where I experienced grief, yet 2013 also brought the true meaning of happiness to my life. Right now I will share some memorable events of my 2013.