Sunday has officially become my Kaladkarin Day.
I reached home from spending the entire Saturday at Alden International’s first charity project/Concha’s date at around 1:00am-ish, Sunday morning. You can say that I was dead tired and sorely lacking in sleep.
Around 9:00am, I woke up and checked my phone. I got two messages: one from our founder and the other from the Team Leader of Team San Diego, CA, telling me that I should be at Sunday Pinasaya that morning to accompany our guests from Team California as they don’t know what to do.
The thing is, I really was supposed to be at SPS along with Team NCR, but we were all dead tired from the activities of the previous day not to mention that it’s Father’s Day. We all decided to skip it. (Seriously, though, who in his right mind would refuse the opportunity to watch Sunday Pinasaya live at the studio? My fan club is weird, really. ) I totally forgot about Team Cali.
I could’ve just said that I can’t go, right? Since I woke up late and everything. But NOOOoooo…! I’m a true-blue, certified Kaladkarin!
I took a very, very quick shower, wore the first shirt and jeans that I pulled out from my closet, stuffed Blackie Lou (batteries of which were fully charged, thank goodness) in my bag and literally ran out of the house. I reached GMA Studio 7 at around 10:30am, just as they were letting people inside the gates. *whew!*
When we were finally let inside the studio, there was some confusion as to where exactly are we going to be seated. At first, we were asked to go up the second floor with the rest of the walk-ins which was perfectly fine with me even if we’re not exactly walk-ins. You can sit me at the roof for all I care, I have zoom lens. But we were told to go back down again. Long story short, we ended up here:
Check out my literal ‘woke up like this’ look. I even forgot to put on some lipstick. Just when I was not camera-ready, I got front seats.
So anyway… this is one of my better – no, AWESOME – Sunday Pinasaya stints, for a number of reasons. The prime reason being something I, unfortunately, cannot openly talk about because one blog mistake is enough, thank you very much. Here’s another reason.
I was floored at how thin Ai Ai Delas Alas has become since the last time I saw her (and that was just what… a little over a month ago?). Since I was seated too near the stage, I was able to tell Ms. Ai during commercial break just before the Star Buzz segment, “Miss Ai, ang payat mo!”
That one remark led to Ms. Ai Ai Delas Alas extensively discussing her diet with us (by ‘us’, I mean me and my companions). Even if she was interrupted by the writer or FD from time to time to give her some last minute instructions, she would resume her chit-chat. This went on until the FD made the countdown to resume broadcast.
Honestly, never in my wildest dreams did I envision myself talking casually to someone like Ai Ai Delas Alas and the topic is about losing weight.
The problem with being too near the SPS stage is that sometimes, the cameramen gets in the way.
I barely was able to take photos during Alden’s Chef Boy Next Door segment because (1) it was Jerald Napoles who was facing my way for the most part (not that I mind taking photos of Je); and (2) this:
But I’m persistent. I will not let this be a setback. I figured, since he’s blocking me, I wouldn’t have to take photos by stealth. It’s like what happened two weeks ago when I had a built-in hiding place. But other than that, who would’ve thought that the cables and the cameraman’s LEGS could be used as a nice framing device?
P is for para-paraan.