Tuesday, December 10, 2013

when i joined tag’s pressure cooker game

It was Sunday, the 1st of December, the UAE National Day holiday. I was in the middle of making a batch of cupcakes when I received a call from an unknown number. I answered and to my surprise it was Maria Maldita of Tag 91.1 asking me if I was game to join their Pressure Cooker contest. Of course I said YES! and she immediately got ready by announcing the game and prize.

Everything happened so fast. When I heard her say “Hello Pamela!” I was so excited and nervous, which was obvious with the high pitch of my voice when I replied “Hello po!” (Syempre, magalang dapat. Hahaha). Here’s how the rest of our conversation went:

Maria Maldita: Ready ka na bang sumali sa Pressure Cooker Game?

Me: Yes po.

Maria Maldita: Ok, Pamela, sa loob ng 30 seconds, magbigay ng pangalan ng tatlong banda sa Pilipinas bukod sa Eraserheads. Go!

My brain went totally blank so I ran to the bedroom where Hubby was because (1) he had attended several concerts when he was in college, and (2) he had a shirt that had all the band names that performed in one of the concerts he had attended. Unfortunately, he was too distracted and the shirt was in the washing machine.

Me: Tatlong banda sa Pilipinas? Umm…umm…ahh…

My sister suggested a band.

Me: Neocolours?

Maria Maldita: Ok.

Me: Umm…banda sa Pilipinas…Parokya ni Edgar?

Maria Maldita: Ok. Isa pa!

My nephew suggested a name, which I later learned is a Filipino hip-hop rapper.

Me: Abra?

Maria Maldita: Abra?! Hahaha! Hindi! Isa pa. Kaya mo yan!

Me: Ahhh…umm…Six Cycle Mind? I wasn’t even sure of this answer because I don’t even know the band, but it just entered my brain. But luckily…

Maria Maldita: Yehey! Congratulations, Pamela!

I literally shrieked with happiness and relief! And when she asked me if I wanted to greet anyone, I just blurted out the names of the people who were in front of me: Guchi, Ate Ning, Gabe, Caila and Sophie. I forgot everyone else. So to all my friends out there, sorry na. I totally forgot because of all the excitement.

When I put down the phone, I didn’t even know how I would be able to claim the prize. But then yesterday, I received an SMS from 4003 with the details on how to collect it. And this morning, a staff from the radio called me to confirm if I received the SMS. Nakakatuwa! 

So what did I win from getting pressured for 30 seconds? 
2 tickets to see Eraserheads, Parokya ni Egdar and more on the 27th of December at the High Impact A2 Festival at Meydan Racecourse!
I haven't claimed the tickets yet, but I definitely will before the 26th of this month. 
 
Yaaaay! What a great treat for our monthsary!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

kalma lang

Nakakapagod. Nakakadismaya.  Nakaka-inis.
Maraming nakikita…lalo na ang kulang, ang mali.
Imbes na sa yo dumerecho, sa iba pa manggagaling.
Kung pwede lang bumitiw at sumuko, ginawa ko na.
Pero hindi pwede…dahil hindi ito para sa sarili, kundi para sa ibang tao.
Sa simula pa lang, alam namin na mahirap.
Pero pinasok namin ‘to. Tinanggap namin ‘to.
Kaya kahit nakakapagod, nakakadismaya at nakaka-inis, tuloy pa rin…hangga't kaya pa.

Monday, December 2, 2013

music monday: this is me

Ever since the idea of improving this blog entered my mind, I’ve been constantly trying to come up with names that will fit. I haven’t decided on anything yet but I’m sure the inspiration will hit me one day. All I know is I want the name alone to be able to tell a first time visitor what this blog is about.

While I was thinking this morning, I heard my daughter play this song by Demi Lovatoon Tisay. And since then, I can’t get it out of my head. Yeah, LSS (Last Song Syndrome).  I know it’s an old song, but it sends a beautiful message that we shouldn’t be afraid of who we are and just show the world that we are special in our own way.

And in the same way, I want my blog to say that…this is me.

 
I've always been the kind of girl
That hid my face
So afraid to tell the world
What I've got to say
But I have this dream
Right inside of me
I'm gonna let it show
It's time to let you know
 
Chorus
This is real, this is me
I'm exactly where I'm supposed to be now
Gonna let the light shine on me
Now I've found who I am
There's no way to hold it in
No more hiding who I wanna be
This is me
 
Do you know what it's like
To feel so in the dark?
To dream about a life
Where you're the shining star
Even though it seems
Like it's too far away
I have to believe in myself
It's the only way
 
You're the voice I hear inside my head
The reason that I'm singing
I need to find you, I gotta find you
 
You're the missing piece I need
The song inside of me
I need to find you, I gotta find you
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