My idols have virtually crossed paths. Again.

Those who have been reading this blog for quite a while know that two of my most favorite artists are Ricky Martin and Rain, and I have written several times that these two seem to have so many similarities and parallelisms. I am adding another one to that long list.

Just now, Ricky Martin has received the Most Influential International Artist Award at the China Music Awards in Macau (credits to Sassy of Australian Friends of Ricky Martin for the info):

The interesting part is, Rain won that same award (albeit, worded a bit differently: Most Influential Foreign Artist Award) at the QQ Music Awards in Shenzen, China just last month.

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I think I should move to China. :hihihi:

“Throwback” mode.

Hello! Anybody home? :razz:

Sorry for the lack of updates. I’ve been very busy lately with work and personal matters, so I haven’t had the time to update this blog. (Yes, I’m making excuses; but being busy is a better excuse than, say, I have nothing interesting to blog about. :P )

I seem to be in ‘throwback’ mode lately. We have a TV here in my office, and I always tune in to The Ryzza Mae Show and Eat Bulaga during (extended :P ) lunch break. Today’s guests are Wowie De Guzman, Marco McKinley and the Salas twins of that insanely popular dance group in the 90s, Universal Motion Dancers aka. UMD.

They taught Ryzza their famous dance routines from back in the day: the butterfly dance from Erasure’s Always (interesting to note that Kang Gary often does this step at Running Man, although I think he got it from Seo Taeji and Boys [who happened to be from the same era as UMD]), Timmy Thomas’ Dying Inside, Stars by Simply Red, the saxophone dance to the tune of Black Machine’s How Gee (a song which K-pop people might identify with Big Bang, but I will always identify it with UMD). (Proof that I’m really from that era: I was able to identify the artists behind each song without the aid of Mr. Google. :err: ) (I’m lying. I’m actually from an earlier era. :oops: )

As they were teaching Ryzza the steps, I found myself dancing along with them. Fortunately, I’m alone at the office so no one saw me dancing around the room. (Hopefully, there’s no CCTV. :err: ) I’m surprised that I still know all the steps. My body still has flesh memories of UMD’s choreography. :hihihi:

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And speaking of throwback… I spent Black Saturday watching the Circus Band and New Minstrels reunion concert on cable. It’s like the ultimate 70s-80s throwback concert. Though all of them have aged, the talent and most especially, the music, are still there.

The most applauded number at the concert is the ultimate sing-along OPM song, Umagang Kay Ganda. The original artists, Ray-Ann Fuentes and Tillie Moreno, last sung this together about thirty years ago.


credits: Jamil Buergo at YouTube

I’ll never be hungry with Filipino food.

I’m currently at a point where I’m not happy at work, and I’m not happy with my diversion from work (read: fangirling), and I have near-zero social life. Basically, the only thing that makes me smile nowadays is FOOD.

Yeah, it’s sad, grim and pathetic, I know. :sad:


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Still Alive.

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Today’s Mystery of the Universe: What is it about TOP that he literally just walks across the stage and says, “Boom shaka-laka!”, and everyone in the audience goes nuts? :shrug:

Not that it’s an issue or anything. I’m just amused by it. :razz:

A special edit of Big Bang’s Galaxy ‘Alive’ Tour was shown in some local cinemas last weekend and I saw it with some Voltes friends. We caught the final screening at SM Megamall. It’s interesting to note that despite the fact that it’s not a live show, people still queued up at the cinema to get the best seats in the house. The best seats being, not too close to the screen and right smack in the middle of the row. I think we’re already way past the queuing stage (and the fact that we’re almost late), so we just took the best free seats still available. Which turned out to be still not bad at all. Side note: I couldn’t help but take note of the ticket attendant’s bewildered voice when she asked me if I’m claiming tickets for Big Bang. Like, “really? You’re watching Big Bang??” :kilay: Why? Is there a rule that only people aged below 30 are allowed to watch a K-pop act? Hello, we’re the ones who can afford the VVIP seats, noh! :nono: (Sorry, affected lang.)

Anyway… we saw the live version of this show last 2012, so it was nice reminiscing the experience. For me and Thet, it was nice to finally see what the opening numbers looked like, given that we missed the first 15 minutes of it before. The BTS clips ranged from adorable to downright hilarious (Taeyang trolling the birthday surprise for Seungri was both evil and funny :evil: ). I just wish there were more BTS clips from the Manila leg, but one can’t have everything…

This is also probably one of the few times where the audience can freely discuss the ‘movie’ without anyone shushing them out. :hihihi: It’s quite funny seeing the fans screaming and doing the fanchants – with lightsticks, to boot! – even if we’re not watching a live show. But we’re all doing it, so whatever.

Watching a Big Bang concert in a movie theater only intensified our longing to see the boys again, live. I wonder when will the next concert be?

He’s got us hypnotized.

This is one of those moments that just has to be immortalized on this blog.

Last March 9, a friend made this photo of Kim Soo Hyun as her cover photo on Facebook:

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Naturally, there was much teasing (because someone finally dislodged her long-time cover on Facebook :hihihi: ) and swooning at that handsome face. We were so entranced that it took almost three days before someone asked if Kim Soo Hyun was reading that magazine upside down. :shock: :lmao:

To be perfectly honest, I was one of those who never noticed that the magazine was upside down until someone pointed it out. :oops: My Agent P senses need some sharpening…

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In related news, er, “news”, this Buzzfeed article about You Came From The Stars is just cray-cray:

An Insanely Popular Korean Drama Is Ruining Lives In China