No, Team Alembong, not that zoom-in. :hihihi:

This was supposed to be a 1st Monthsary gift for Alden International, but my internet acted up. It took one whole day before the whole thing got uploaded. :stretcher: Also, I got sidelined. A lot. :wall:

I was at the Broadway Studios of Eat Bulaga the other week to accompany a family of balikbayans. It was a last-minute thing and I didn’t have time to prep my photography gear. Thankfully, Blackie Lou, that tiny-thing-that-kicks-so-much-ass point-and-shoot with 30x zoom, was on hand with batteries fully charged. I had a grand time zooming in on Alden Richards as I spent the entire Sugod Bahay segment of Juan For All, All For Juan taking super-close up photos of him. :thumbup:

Eat Bulaga, 01 April 2016

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It wasn’t all a ‘zoom-in’ encounter, though. When he went around the studio to take selfies with the live audience, I was able to take a few photos of him with no zoom.

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Yep, he was literally right in front of me. He didn’t see me though. Well, why would he? :phew: Some friends said I should’ve called him, but with hundreds of other people screaming “Alden! Aldeeeeen!!!!”, do you think he would’ve heard me? Unless we have a secret name code that only the two of us would catch, which we don’t have.

Destiny played a mean trick on me that day. That moment above was the only time he went to my side. For the rest of the show (that he was on Broadway), he was allllll the way to the other side. Are you avoiding me, Alden? :kilay: :P

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Additional info: this particular episode of Eat Bulaga happened just a couple of days after my blog became (in)famous with AlDub Nation. :neutral: Not that it means anything…

Here are more photos from the Bench Launch Party of Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza, held last March 30, 2016 at TriNoMa Activity Center. Here are photos from the interview/fun games:

MaiChard for Bench - Interview/Game

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And these are from the Meet and Greet. If you’re one of the lucky winners, you may find yourself in one of these pics!

MaiChard for Bench - Meet and Greet

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Part 1 of the photos can be found here.

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American Idol has ended today. As an avid viewer for 13 out of 15 seasons, it is just fitting that I write about it now.

To be quite honest, I only caught a few episodes of the final season. My interest waned after Season 11 when they experimented with a new format and that awful combination of Carey and Minaj. :yuck: Add to that the decreasing number of replays; in the past, I would never miss a single episode because Star World and ETC would have an infinite number of replays every week.

For the final season, despite the presence of Mackenzie Bourg whom I liked during his season of The Voice, none of the contestants really piqued my interest. But for the love of the show, I tuned in at the live broadcast of the finale just to see if any of my old Idol favorites will turn up.

Random Thoughts from watching the last episode of American Idol:

1. I tuned in a bit late and missed the opening number. I did catch the final two’s duet, though. That’s when I realized why I did not watch this season. The final two are good, but do not have that ‘it’ factor that the previous finalists had. Interesting side note: One of the things I always look forward to with every season of Idol is watching Reality Check on TVLine.com. I totally forgot about it this year and only started watching last night. On the first episode, the first two contestants whom hosts Michael Slezak and Melinda Doolitle raved upon were this final two: La’Porsha and Trent.

2. Notable absences for me: Adam Lambert, David Archuleta. Archie was, apparently, at the opening number but that was his only appearance. Side note: Whatever happened to Season 6 runner-up Blake Lewis?

3. Idols that I really looked forward to seeing again: Bo Bice, Elliott Yamin, David Cook, Kris Allen, Jessica Sanchez, Phillip Phillips, Melinda Doolittle. Also: Sanjaya Malakar, Renaldo Lapuz, William Hung. Unfortunately, Renaldo wasn’t there. Side note: I wished that my sentimental faves Anoop Desai and Heejun Han would be there, but I kinda knew they won’t be.

4. Wonderful to see Bo Bice perform again. He was the first Idol contestant whom I fangirled on way back in Season 4; I even threw a fit when Carrie won (and then it was revealed that Carrie actually was a runaway winner in votes every week during that season). Bo looked so different now, but his singing hasn’t changed.

5. That Rockers line up would’ve been infinitely better if Adam was there instead of Constantine Maroulis. (Incidentally, why did Constantine have two numbers?) If Michael Johns hasn’t passed on, he would surely have been there.

6. Caleb Johnson’s weaknesses as a ‘rocker’ became more evident when he performed alongside the legit ones, namely, Bo, Daughtry and James Durbin.

7. Correct me if I’m wrong: the most represented Season at the finale was Season 5 with seven Idols. Am I right? Taylor Hicks, Kat McPhee, Elliott Yamin, Daughtry, Kellie Pickler, Ace Young, Bucky Covington. Seasons 3 and 11 had five each; Season 11 was represented by Phillip Phillips, Jessica Sanchez, Josh Ledet, Skylar Laine, Colton Dixon. Season 3’s five representatives were the best vocalists in their batch, and probably some of the best in the entire Idol franchise: Fantasia, Diana Di Garmo, La Toya London, George Huff and Jennifer Hudson. Side note: Season 3 actually had six representatives if we count William Hung.

8. Speaking of best vocalists, the Idol Gives Back tribute was the best number, in my opinion. I love that it ended with a very haunting rendition of The Prayer by Jessica Sanchez. :arrow: Second was the ‘best vocalists’ number with Season 3’s Three Divas at the centerpiece.

9. That inevitable WGWG (White Guy With Guitar) number had me spazzing because it had David Cook, Kris Allen and Phillip Phillips in one stage. :drool:

10. Some idols looked the same (and didn’t seem to age at all :shock: ) while some looked totally different. If they didn’t flash her name, I wouldn’t know that the girl with the pink hair was Allison Iraheta. :err: Josh Ledet also had his teeth fixed; I kinda liked the old Josh better.

11. Nice to see the original triumvirate of Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell again.

12. Nice of them to give solo spot numbers to the two most successful Idol alumni: Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood. I don’t get the need to give a long solo number to J.Lo. :shutup:

13. The finale show didn’t end with a bang; it went out a bit too quietly. It’s kinda disappointing for a show that shaped the landscape of talent shows in the new millennium.

Still, I’m gonna miss American Idol. You can say a lot of things about it, but it is what it is: LEGENDARY.

aka. Notes from the 30x Zoom Distance, Part 1.

This was supposed to be a 38th Weeksary gift for AlDub Nation, but my schedule got effed up today and I wasn’t able to upload the rest of the photos. I guess I’ll just have to make do with dividing it into three parts, which was my initial plan, anyway.

I was one of those who bought the required purchase to attend the Bench Launch Party for its newest endorsers, Alden Richards (Bench Fix Salon) and Maine Mendoza (for Bench fragrances). I had planned on going to TriNoMa as early as possible because, having attended a number of Bench/Suyen, Inc. events in the past for their Korean endorsers, I know that I would need to be there before the mall opens if I aim to gain access to the cordoned off area. Otherwise, I would have to do it the Kim Hyun Joong way. No, thanks, I’m past already that era. :ayaw:

Then Tuesday happened (event was on Wednesday), and my enthusiasm went kaput. :neutral:

Still, the blogger in me couldn’t resist going. Also, there’s someone from Alden International Team China who will be joining me so I have to be there. I just had to make some last minute changes; I ditched my DSLR and just brought Blackie Lou, the small Canon point-and-shoot with 30x zoom. I wanted to make an effort, but not that much effort. I know I’m not making sense but readers of this blog since the Kpop era would know exactly what I’m talking about.

I arrived at TriNoMa at around 2:00pm. They haven’t let people in yet, but the queue has snaked literally around TriNoMa Activity Center that the guards don’t even know where exactly was the end of the line. :shrug: I saw that save for a few seats meant for VIPs and Meet/Greet winners, the entire activity area was turned into a moshpit. And if I try to join the queue, I will be part of one big human oatmeal. Oh.Hell.No. :ayaw: Someone from one of my group chats suggested that I try to look for a safer spot on one of the higher floors where I could get a better vantage point instead of trying to wrestle my way into that moshpit. I waited for my friend from AIFC, then we scouted for a spot at the higher floors which was still relatively not-so-crowded and would have a good view of the stage.

That spot, it turned out, was Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf at the 3rd floor. It’s located directly across the Activity Center, three floors up. All tables have been occupied when we got there, but by some stroke of luck – more of a blessing, actually – one of the tables got vacated by people who weren’t there for AlDub. That table has this view:

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Perfect. :thumbup:

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Armed with a good vantage point and a camera that has 30x zoom, I got a lil’ bit too carried away with the coverage. I took almost 700 photos, which I managed to bring down to almost 500 after deleting the unfocused ones. Since I didn’t have enough time to sort it further, I just decided to post the entire thing. Here’s Gallery No. 1: Alden and Maine’s Production Number.

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Useless trivia: Lee Min Ho has had an event in Manila four times, and in three out of those four times, I was there. It’s one of those ‘for the sake of blogging’ things that I did a lot during my K-entertainment addiction era. Not bad for someone who’s admittedly not a fan. :hihihi:

Crowd situation at Trinoma for #LMHforBench @actorleeminho @bcbench #BenchSetter #BenchTM

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Given that I’m quite out-of-touch with anything Korean these days, I wasn’t really planning on attending the latest Bench event featuring Lee Min Ho. I’m already at the retired fangirl phase and not in the mood to fight tooth-and-nail against big crowds just for the sake of blogging :stretcher: However, I was at another Bench event at the same venue last Wednesday where I was able to take pretty good photos without getting squished by the crowd (the cordoned-off area was simply not a place I wanted to be even if I have the required purchase to gain access to it) with a combination of finding a safe zone, namely the coffee shop three floors up that has the best view of the activity area, and Blackie Lou, my trusted Canon camera with 30x zoom lens. :thumbup: I needed a change of scenery, so to speak, and a friend wanted to see Lee Min Ho, so I joined her for this event.

Can I just say, thank God that I ‘discovered’ a way to avoid this crowd?

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It doesn’t look as scary on still photos, but this crowd was literally moving like a tidal wave. There was a lot of pushing and shoving. Just like in the first Lee Min Ho event that I attended, it was like watching one huge lump of oatmeal, only a lot freakier because it was moving. :nailbite:

Then Lee Min Ho came out; I’m not too sure why, but he and host Sam Oh (again) stayed way up at the back of the stage even if there was considerable space left at the stage itself and out in front.

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One of my companions said that if they move forward, they’ll get too close to the cameras and they won’t fit into the big screen behind them. :shrug: Why didn’t they sort that out during set-up? Anyway, because Sam and LMH were almost stuck on that LED screen behind them, they were covered by the overhead lights and Lee Min Ho appeared headless from our vantage point up there at the safety zone. :aargh:

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Fortunately, he moved towards his right during the Meet and Greet and I was able to take a few not-headless pics of him.

Lee Min Ho for Bench 2016

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Unfortunately, it was over after a few minutes. I think he didn’t even last 20 minutes on stage? I realize that he was in a hurry because he still has to run to Megamall for another fanmeet, but I kinda felt bad for those who probably lined up at Trinoma even before the mall opened and had to fight through the moshpit just to see Lee Min Ho. Oh well, that’s fangirl life for you.

One last important note: there were no “praying mantis” moments at this event. :thumbup: Pinoy fans are learning how to treat Korean entertainers properly! Not-so-much for local artists, though. I’m still having nightmares from watching a few fans literally stealing kisses from the artistas during the Meet and Greet that happened just a couple of days prior… :ayaw:

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