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   Ang mga nilalaman ng blog na ito ay solong pag-aari ng may-akda (bukod na lang kung sinabi niyang hindi...) at mahigpit na ipinagbabawal ang pagkopya, pamimirata at paggamit ng mga ito sa ibang paraan.

   Pero kung ayaw niyong papigil... bahala kayo. Meron naman tayong tinatawag na KARMA!

04.10.05


Ngayon ko na-realize... tumatanda na pala ako. Hindi na ako batang walang ibang inaalala kung hindi ang sarili ko. At malungkot ako dahil unti-unti na akong tumatanda.

[ as of 05.20.05, 3:39p ]

@ Asar ako dahil... Sira ang PC ko!!! ARGH! I knew that ancient artifact was about to give up one of these days!!! Tigang ako sa internet! DOUBLE ARGH!

@ Currently addicted to... ABS-CBN's Stained Glass. See latest post (May 05: Job hunting) for details. Ang guwapo kasi ni Dong Gun Oppa talaga!!!

@ Kras kong ilegal si... John Vladimir Manalo ng Goin' Bulilit. Need I explain kung bakit "ilegal" ang pagka-kras ko dito???

@ Latest hobby... Researching about Seoul, Korea and learning how to speak in Korean for a fan fiction I'm writing entitled "Cloudy Eyed Girl."

@ Plug lang... Michael Cruz' Official Site is now online! Check it out!


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Just heard this song and saw its music video, thanks to Mikester Mitzi (Michi). I'm really tripping over Lee Dong Gun Oppa! Perfect rendition! I LOVE it!

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And I love you so
Lee Dong Gun
(originally done by Perry Como)

And I love you so
The people ask me how
How I've lived 'til now
I tell them I don't know

I guess they understand
How lonely life has been
But life began again
The day you took my hand

And yes I know, 
how lonely life can be
The shadows follow me 
And the night won't set me free
But I don't let 
the evening get me down
Now that you're around me

And yes I know, 
how lonely life can be
The shadows follow me 
And the night won't set me free
But I don't let 
the evening get me down
Now that you're around me

GADGETS

magic sing!!! | an iPod! | mini mp3 player | SONY discman | 5 megapixel digicam with firewire | a new cellphone with hi-res camera | a new PC monitor and keyboard set

MUSIC STUFF

Beatles Album Collection | Michael Jackson's HIStory | Eraserheads Anthology | The Calling's 1st and 2nd album | a new guitar | Sugarfree's Dramachine

BOOKS

Angels & Demons by Dan Brown | Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom | Pugad Baboy 1-17 by Pol Medina (complete collection) | Secrets of the Code (Guide to reading The Da Vinci Code) | Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel

VCDs

Will & Grace Seasons 1-7 | Queer Eye for the Straight Guy | My Boyfriend is Type B (Korea)


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[ as of 05.05.05 ]

.songs in my head.
>> and i love you so - lee dong gun (oppa!)
>> love moves in mysterious ways - nina
>> now and forever - richard marx

.addictions.
>> Stained Glass (Korea) Lee Dong Gun | Kim Ha Neul
>> coffee (pa rin! may pinagbago ba? adik 'to!)
>> KR movies/dramas!

.crushes.
>> Lee Dong Gun Oppa!
>> Kwon Sang Woo Oppa!
>> John Vladimir Manalo of Goin' Bulilit (at talaga naman!!!)

.most abused words.
>> sarang hae yo!
>> oppa
>> charos!!!

.must-haves.
>> money! money! money!
>> a nice big hug everyday
>> jowa (hahaha! as if!)

.must-do's.
>> get a new job
>> layout Michael's poster
>> learn to speak Korean

"Alam kong hindi niya kasalanang magmahal ng iba, pero sana hindi ka niya sinasaktan." - text ni Beb (02.01.05)

* Friday, April 15 *

So, Wazzup?

Today, for the first time since my birthday and also my last day at work with the Wazzup, Wazzup crew, I visited the show's set. Nothing really has changed with the set, and the people most especially. They're still the same warm and funny people I knew, and left.

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One of the earliest Wazzup pics I took myself. Ain't Drew the cutest?


The first person from the cast who gave me my first tight hug was Drew. Wala pa ring nagbago. He's still the same old nice guy... and it was the same old "kilig" hug I got. He was like "Awww... Tara... we missed you!" and hugged me for a good 10 seconds there. Man, that was COOL.

Ahh... the infamous Sibil Christmas Party farewell photo. Loved it!I did miss Drew very much, especially because he was one of the people I so LOVED working with. (Yeah. THAT was the understatement of the year!) I got to give it to the guy... he's just simply adorable. Those who read my blog since last year would have known how Drew treats us, the staff. Well... finished with the 10-second hug... moving on...

I was so happy to see Toni once more. When I left Wazzup, she just transferred to ABS-CBN and was having a difficult time shielding herself from all the badmouthing she was getting from the press. Now, she's one of the most sought after TV hosts and comediennes in the industry. Not that she wasn't in that status before... it's just that her star shone brighter when she transferred.

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Tin and me wearing the uniform of the day: Bandannas!!!


Anyway, she kept on talking the usual Toni Gonzaga way: "Yan na nga ba'ng sinasabi ko Tara eh... bakit ka bumibisita rito samantalang bukas na ang anniversary!? Why? Why?" (I kinda paraphrased. The three hosts were all talking at the same time so I didn't get to catch exactly what each one was saying.) And then Kuya Vhong told Toni to show me a short video that she made, which, as Kuya Vhong said, had me in it.

Toni asked her PA to get her laptop, and then she turned it on. She handed it over to me and asked me to watch the video. It was a 4-minute music video collage of pictures taken of the Wazzup staff and cast, episode screencaps, pictorials and many more. I can hear Ronan Keating singing "When you say nothing at all" in the background. It was a wonderful and touching video that Toni edited herself. (Great job, Toni!)

While watching the video, Kuya Vhong teasingly handed me some tissue. Baka raw kasi maiyak ako... na sa totoo lang eh muntik-muntikanan na, kung hindi nila ako kinukulit nang sobra. As in sobrang ingay nila sa loob ng dressing room! Parang piyesta!

I also got to know Mel, the researcher who replaced me. Nagsusumbong sa akin kasi raw hindi Mel ang tawag sa kanya ng mga tao sa Wazzup kundi Tara. Even Toni would call her using my name. Earlier in fact, she said, when she handed Kuya Vhong the episode script, he told her, "Thanks, Tara."

That really touched me.

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One of the Christmas Toniokes we had where the three hosts had to sing. That's me in the green shirt. Note how serious Toni is. And look who's super enthusiastic to sing!


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Ladies and gentlemen, the actual singing. Heeheehee. Saludo ako kay Kuya Vhong dito. Biruin mo, siya lang ang tumula! :) Labyu, Kuya!


Kaya naman daw pala "Tara" ang tawag nila kay Mel eh dahil halos pareho raw kaming magbihis. Minsan nga raw, nag-off shoulder pa siya sabay baseball cap. Napaisip tuloy ako kung kailan ako nag-off shoulder. Hehehe. Besides that, she's also the one who replaced me as Toni's so-called vocal coach whenever there's Tonioke. And according to Sheiden, halos pareho rin kami ng style na mag-beat at kumumpas sa tabi ng teleprompter.

Nevertheless, I'm touched because Kuya Vhong, Drew and Toni didn't forget about me. Simple lang naman akong tao eh. Wag mo lang akong kalimutan, masaya na ako roon. So when I heard Mel's story, I was really touched to tears. Pero siyempre hindi ako umiyak noh... tama na muna ang melodrama. Besides, Wazzup is a gag show... not a soap opera.

It was so nice to see and hug some of my most favorite people on earth: my good friend Chaps, my "beb" Sheiden, my Papa Eric, Allan, Mark, Ate Shey, Kuya Vhong (who I missed so much!!!), Toni, Drew, my anak JC (who I saw the day before)... grabe, it was a very happy and sad day altogether. Even the utility men missed me (Mga Kuya!!! Walang kalimutan ah! Konyatan ko kayo!).

I would've stayed longer to hang out with the Wazzup people, but they were so busy putting up the grand Anniversary Special later today (which, I'm sure would be a blast) so I just discreetly left and wished them all good luck.

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This is a pictorial that followed after the shoot of the Studio 23 station ID. I'm the one in the orange shirt. Saya... super.


Anyhow, kahit anong sabihin ng mga tao na kesyo umalis ako sa show because I hate the show... it is SO WRONG. I loved the show to death and I would do anything and everything for the show, and for the people in the show with whom I have emotional attachments with. But once and for all, I would like them to know that I left the show not because I fell out of love with them, but because I realized I have to love my life also. Production is a serious business, and you gotta be physically fit to stay in the business. I lacked that trait, so I had to go. Pero gaya nga ng sinabi ko... if THIS is really for me, then chances are, babalik at babalik din ako rito.

Hindi man sa Wazzup family na minahal ko, pero sa mga taong natutunan kong mahalin, babalik at babalik ako. I miss them so much that I want to give them the tightest hugs in the world. Happy Anniversary to Wazzup, Wazzup!!!

brewed and stirred by the addict @1:48 AM