Still searching for the Korean Holy Grail
The search for Rain’s HK concert tickets still continues! Rizza called up UM-HK, who told her that they don’t have any idea when the tickets will be released (and they were supposed to be the media partners, so… WTF???) and as of now, they are only selling to Clouds (uh, hello again! Selling to Clouds have been discontinued a week ago. Unless you meant HK-Cloud, which still doesn’t exist). Then, an announcement was posted at the forums saying ticket selling via the internet will start on September 8; it was then denied by other parties, saying that date is still tentative. Of course, there’s this post by someone who said someone informed her that it’s not true that tickets have been sold out.
Ano ba talaga, oppa???
Ah basta, ako me ticket na. Pera na lang papunta ng HK ang problema ko.
The Ricky Martin-Rain connection
Rizza has put it most aptly in her blog that there seem to be too many parallelisms between Rain and Ricky Martin, as far as we are concerned. The Hong Kong thing, the fact that they’re both sex symbols, both good performers, both sing songs in a language we do not understand… Last I heard, Rain is being offered to be a Pepsi endorser. When I read that, I was teleported back to HK, Oct 2000, when I was running around the streets of HK looking for that Pepsi can with Ricky’s face on it. Deja vu in the making??? Gwabe na itoh!!! Kulang na lang magtayo si Rizza ng Asian Friends of Rain in Manila (AFRM). hehehe. (oops, I better not give her ideas. )
Aaand speaking of Ricky Martin… just got word – from Rizza, no less – that Ricky will be launching his new album on Friday, August 26, in Miami. He will not do a show; instead, he’ll be hosting a party for HIS FANS. Rizza basically got an invite from Ricky Martin’s management (whoever that may be) inviting her to go to the party, along with three other people (each guest is allowed a max of 4 invites). Hay naku. Pagkatapos nyo kaming isnab-isnabin dati, ngayon mag-iimbita kayo??? ‘Nlabo. (Though, seriously, if the event was not in a place which requires us to get visas, we’d probably fly there in a jiff.)
Which leads to this question that Rizza and I had been dreading: what if Ricky and Rain suddenly had a concert, say in Singapore or the Philippines, on the same dates? Ottoke???
Isn’t it ironic, don’tcha think??
My hands-down winner for the most idiotic, unhelpful and incompetent technical support group goes to…drumroll please… the idiots from DigitelOne ADSL/Moscom Internet! I am supposed to be on broadband internet connection. Unfortunately, it’s been out of whack for the past 3 months now, and no amount of phonecalls, visitation and non-stop complaints from me can solve it coz, well, they are idiots. I swear, if I had a choice, I’d junk this connection right away.
You know what’s ironic? The other day, I needed to send an urgent email. However, as usual, my DSL is down again (and I was supposed to be having unlimited internet connection!). So I ended up spending php28 bucks just to rent a computer so I can send a damn email. Ang saya, di ba?
Speaking of ‘Ironic’ (the song), I heard the re-mastered version yesterday and the line “it’s like meeting the man of my dreams, then I met his beautiful… husband” is gotta be the best line I’ve heard in years.