Friday, December 28, 2007

Pre- 2008 party!

Location: Brgy. Manresa, Q.C.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Paskong pinoy 2007

CCP COmplex, Roxas Blvd, Manila

Crap, I don't even have a photo of this, leche.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Christmas tiangge at novaliches

Location: Robinson's Novaliches

Tiangges are a staple Pinoy Christmas requirement for everyone for the simple reason that you don't seriously drown in consumerism compared to buying stuff from your local mall. This week we daily featured Christmas Tiangges, or "strip malls".

Monday, December 03, 2007

I forgot the title of the event, dammit


Guest were girlgroup "mocha"
Was happy I was with my best girlfriend/ beermate nahnah!
Forget the event, we were busy with our makeup!
Screw that, I even did a lousy job with mine.
As our host would put it, "look, their eyelashes are way too curled..."

Monday, November 26, 2007

Monday, November 19, 2007

Snake day- Screw "Kamandag"

Guest: Inez Veneracion
Location: Novaliches ata, can't remember

Ask me why Snake day?
This was supposedly for tha launch of the GMA Primetime show that I know nothing of, nor care for that matter.
But they didn't really gave us anything their show related, so we mounted our own reptilian event, with boas in tow.
It's short airtime, or worse, nothing at all-- is every live morning tv remote producer's nightmare.
That took place during this event.
It didn't helped that there are some annoying loud people to worsen the already fucky situation.

Special thanks to Inez Veneracion's tsismis and gay quips. She made my day.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Huwag gayahin

A note to aspiring young kids: Don't let success go over your head too much.
that's unhealthy.

Nadine S@monte hasn't earned too much to declare herself as a diva.
Kid, don't give us the attitude. Do that when you've earned yourself to gain respect. Because even Ms. Manilyn Reynes herself is well grounded, and she's got everything in the world to act like one, yet, she's remained modest despite her success.

Just because your face is adorning the billboards in obscure places doesn't give you the authority to act like did to my researcher.

Monday, November 05, 2007

The transformers of Marikina city

Marikina city hall, Marikina

1. Truckie the UH mobile truck wasn't there. The Marikina government office offered a truck that resembles truckie.
Too bad it rained pretty hard at the location, forcing us to move inside the city hall premises.

2. A group of Cosplay fanatics are the brains behind the cool costumes worn by the three hosts. Mark Cerezo & the rest of ground zero

3. I was in a good mood during the entire duration of my event. I wonder why. no Edric, it's not you. I'm actually nice already. Haha

Thursday, November 01, 2007

2007 Undas Coverage

Manila South Cemetery, Makati, MM.

This is an annual event wherein unnecessary stress occurs.
Efforts have gone kaput.
On a lighter side, thankfully I get to experience this once a year.
I love my job, after all.

One thing we've learned-- there are a lot of pinoys making a living watching over the dead.
This old lady right here lives in the cemetery, cleaning the tomb of some person she works for.
She gets paid 600 a year. Whoa.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Trick or treat!

Sta Cruz, Manila

Watch how my crazy FD (Floor Director) make the kids dance a crazy move.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Air Force

Villamor Air Base, Pasay City

Call me weird but Wide open spaces are not really my type of thing whenever I'd go and have an event.
I have no control.
To top it off one of my hosts waltzed in an hour late.
I was so pissed that I didn't bother to take a video.
How fucked up is that?

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Eva's Eugenio's fitness secret

Location: Napocor Village, Tandang Sora

Ay hija, bigkis lang yan...

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

What is your dream?

Mine's a lot, and I'm glad one of them is a reality.

For almost cuatro años, el todo año, I've been living my dream.
Read about the mush here

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

2nd Alimango & Sugpo Festival

Location: Orani, Bataan

Monday night, 11pm: Dragging my sleepy carcass to work, I pondered why so early. I arrived at the station seeing the crew & the rest of my team gettin ready to pull out from the station.

11:10pm: Bataan bound. I plugged my earphones and drowned in ricky martin's spanish canciones. *sigh* I slept on the way

1:20am, Tuesday- beautiful location. I remember I was also here last year. This year is way organized than last year's. I liked that.

2:00am I zonked back to sleep

4:30am: Alarmed upon waking up to see the watch. Crap! I overslept. I got ready.

5:15am- start of the show

8:30am- show ends, pack-up

9;00am- breakfast. I didn't go crazy over the food. I'm allergic to em.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Labanderas? Seriously?


Hell yeah I'm serious.

1. Pauline guested again. Yay
2. Reg flashed the audienced with her black panties.
3. Nagkasagutan kami ni ate kulet. Pero as soon as mag-pack up, bati na kami ulit.

Monday, September 24, 2007

1st tahong festival

Loc: Cavite

I'm proud that my researcher Gina has mounted this on her own as her partner was sick. Such a smart girl.Being a researcher in this show is definitely not easy. But this girl is just one helluva smart-ass lady.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Beatles tribute with guests Ariel & Maverick

Loc: Sta. Cruz, Manila

We had a Beatle day for no Beatle-ish reason at all.

These guys are just plain gifted. They're too freakin funny for words. Damn, they're amazing.

Friday, September 07, 2007

Tunog tao & the oiliest face this side of showbiz

I do not associate myself with showbiz workwise.
In as much as i can, i steer clear from any of it.
Anyhoo, in any of my live segments, i make sure that the young guest celebs give due respect to my hosts.
Last friday, we had four young celebs as guest for one dance segment.
My researcher reported that the kids didn't even greet my hosts upon introduction.
While they did not showed any form of disrespect to me, let me just say this:
You disrespectful turds have a lot to learn and should always recognize the senior artists.
Oh, the oiliest face I'm talking about is that starstruck girl who looks a lot like KC Concepcion. While KC has breeding, style, class and manners, this one doesn't.
I don't know her and I didn't bother to take a photo either.
When you're a celebrity you're obliged to do what you are told.
You do not exhibit any form of disgust to the crowd, because you are there because of them.
Oh and always carry a shine absorber paper. You're too oily.

Monday, August 27, 2007

My best live remote event this year (so far)


I have proposed a segment bordering on fitness (aerobics, pole dancing, kickboxing) to incorporate in the mobile tambayan a few weeks back. when it was finally approved i had to beg my friend nahnah for this duty. haha. i'm a health nut what can i say. weeeee!

Monday, August 20, 2007

Presenting.. B2B2B


Or as Tatay ed would put it.. back to back to bakla
Dancesport Showdown

The details will solely be for me. Ang moral lesson that I'd like to share, quoted from Bong Marquez aka the amazing Dancesport gay guy...
Bakla siya...Bakla ako... Ang mga bakla hindi dapat nagaaway!
Aba'y oo nga naman mader.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Carnapped vehicle

4:15 am- an hour before the show starts, there was a frantic phonecall from the manager of the Go Girls (the dancers we hire for the show). Turns out the service vehicle they were about stolen.
Instead of focusing on the live event, a fraction of my mind was on the incident. I ruminated how we all are vulnerable to these types of situations. Good thing no one was hurt. It was devastating how all the stuff of the girls were also stolen but at least everyone was okay, albeit the slight trauma. *sigh*

Monday, August 06, 2007

Technical shit fucked me over not once but three freakin times!

The search for UH MObile Tambayan's Tabachingching

But we still managed to make up for that whoo hoo

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Drivers na makukulit

with guest host JC Cuadrado and celebrity guests sugar and whatsherface i forgot the name s sexy comedienne that looks like ruffa mae

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Monday, July 16, 2007

Monday, July 09, 2007

Dance showdown- Vegas, bellydance & latin dance

Brgy Holy Spirit, Q.C.

Raging Divas a.k.a. Badings

Bellydancing whatev

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

UH Mobile Tambayan goes Hip Hop (pinoy style)

Brgy. Bagung Bayan,
Taguig,Metro Manila
Guests: Andrew E/ "Movers", Beat guys

I always declare how I hate kids, but everyone was just genuinely happy here, I was dumbfounded by how the kids knew every single word of Andrew E's song.

I always say how I hated crowds on my event, but this was a good crowd.

This is the classic "humanap ka ng panget" song that I remember being very popular when I was growing up, but he added a new ring to it that everyone was singing with him.

Friday, June 29, 2007

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Monday, June 25, 2007

Launch of UH Mobile Tambayan!

Tondo, Manila

(a.k.a. Hell on wheels to me)

Live coverage- Tondo

Linggo- Technical Rehearsal

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Friday, June 15, 2007

June 14- Ronda Eskwela sa E. ROdriguez High School

Nabura yung photo sa school, because of this pic. Haha

Friday, June 08, 2007

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Y@smien Kurd|'s house tour- (Taped segment)

Y@smien Kurdi- Local teen star.
Was glad to finish the shoot in time for editing, thanks to Lyn

Monday, June 04, 2007

First day of school frenzy

Ang public-school education sa Pilipinas ay talagang naka-aawa.
Biruin nyo sa isang classroom ang average na estudyante ay tumataya mula 40-70 children?
Hindi pa dyan natatapos yan. may inilalaan lamang na apat hanggang limang oras na pagututuro sa bawat classroom, a far cry of an average 7-8 hours in private schools.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

The quest for the Longest longganiza... the world!
Come to think of it, there's no other place in the world that produces this processed meat but Pilipinas, so what's the point of competing? Hahahaha

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Monday, May 21, 2007

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Maureen Larazzabal sa 8 waves resort

San Rafael, Bulacan

Shooting date: May 11
Editing: May 12
Airing Date:May 17

No photo, nadelete ko, nyeta

Monday, May 14, 2007

Eleksyon 2007 Coverage- Day 1

The coldest, longest 15 hours
(Sa Loob ng War room)

War Room: Where the remote coordination from various remote points all over the country are done

Linggo, 10:30pm: I arrived at the station with the feeling of dread: I was too early so I had no choice but to be alone in the office (one of things I hate because it's nighttime and I'm such a chicken)waiting for ate carol, who has the same shift as I do.

12:15am: Ate Carol finally arrived and we both realized that we're too early still. We loitered around the station, ate checked out stuff that needs to be done, oddly, not too many people were around. We started wondering if there was any coverage at all. It was too calm that we were afraid a surge of people would come in a flash.

2:00am Following a midnight snack and a quick power nap, things got rolling at the war room. War room started to get busy. All the bosses were there! I thought to myself: "Daym this is such a big deal!". (I can be such a kid sometimes)
After Ma'am Jess' prayer, the entire room were in whoo-hoo mode and energetic screams.

4:00am The official start of one of the longest coverage I've been in: Think Unang hirit times three. I'm not complaining, I'm thankful I was inside the station. I feel for those who were in the remote areas because the temperature outside was scorching.

8:00am I checked out the clock and was surprised to see it was only 8am, I was used to that hour being close to our morning show's ending. I still had five hours left on my shift. Five freakin hours!

1:00pm: With ate carol's evident reluctance, I dragged her out of the war room: I was getting cranky and tired and our shift's over. I can't wait to hit the sheets.

1. I didn't get to vote.
2. Caffeine doesn't wake me up the way it used to; or maybe the instant coffee wasn't just strong
3. Energy drinks were not effective too.
4. I kept nodding off my sleepiness at the war room: Me after all these years of working at abnormal hours, still the eternal sleepyhead
5. Mam Jess, still get me all starstrucked despite working for her in the news department for the longest time. She's one of those people who's got a presence and one of the kindest bosses around.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Pulilan Carabao Fiesta

Pulilan, Bulacan

Naubos ang lakas ko sa event. I'm getting old

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Cerealicious snack bar

Sherwood Place, Taft Avenue, Manila

Despite the constant workload during events, be it live event or a taped segment, I never forget to snap a photo or two, to document my work. My camera is always with me whenever I'd do my segments. For some bizaare reason, despite the fairly laid-back environment of the snack bar we featured, I, the eternal photo whore for documentation purposes forgot.

Something is terribly bugging me when we shot this.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

3rd Luyang Dilaw Festival segueway sa "Who's your Daddy?" Sitcom shoot

Marilao, Bulacan
Live Coverage 5:15am-8:30am

(the weirdest sounding fiesta to date)
Masasaya ang mga taga Marilao, Bulacan. Masaya ang crew ko. Masaya ang Host ko, Mukhang masaya naman ang researcher kong si MC. Ako lang ang hindi. Ewan ko ba, stressed ako lately, nyeta. Hay. Mahaba-haba pa ang araw ko dahil while doing live, I'm mapping out how to go about the shoot ng "Who's your daddy now?" isang sitcom.

Segment shoot: "Who's Your Daddy Now?" set
1:00pm-6:00pm- Filmex, Makati

I can't remember if I've mentioned sitcoms aren't my cup of tea. Sitcoms required long waiting hours. Actually, shooting behind the scenes and sitcoms require long hours eternity talaga. "Who's your daddy now?" Is the latest addition to GMA's roster of sitcoms that I wouldn't waste time watching. So it was ironic I was shooting it, my motivating factor was the fact that my favorite researcher Shelly initiated this shoot, otherwise ayoko talaga. Pasaway talaga. By the time I went back to GMA, I was so out of it due to sheer exhaustion.

Friday, April 27, 2007

2007 Aliwan Fiesta

Star City, Pasay

Marami-raming dancers ito ha. Think almost a thousand! Whoa!

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Hell no, tell me you didn't do that to the chickens

8th Kinulob Festival-Mabini, Batangas



I do not have any attachment nor affinity to chickens the same way as I view pigs or other any four-legged animals; Manok for me is edible. I do not get all angry, teary-eyed or go "aaaaw" whenever I'd see a chicken being slaughtered on TV, but must they do this to my semi-favorite meat? Dress them up before having to devour them?
Hell no.
Kinulob is a Batangueno word and an old-fashioned way of broiling chicken. This is how they do it in Mabini, Batangas. To commemorate their proud ways of broiling chicken old skul, they've initiated a festival in honor or it along with their patron saint. Most funny thing, I was there for more than five hours but when it was time for us to be fed, Mayor's staff served us hefty amounts of pork. How funny is that?
Where have all the chickens gone?

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Pinoy pop superstars

Fernwood gardens, Q.C.

Nagkabanggaan ng ego sa event nato. I'm not talking about the contestants tho. They're a wonderful bunch of talents.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

The Packing fenzy over P@cquiao

Pacquiao Arrival coverage
Airport-Manila City Hall then finally- Manila Hotel
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Nasa kalagitnaan ako ng panaginip ng tumawag ang asawa ko at around three in the mornin. When I hung up after talkin to my candyman, I saw 5 missed calls. Nyeta! Akalain mong tinatawagan pala ako ng mga kasama ko as early as 11pm the previous night. Turns out darating si pareng Manny fresh from winning that boxing title in San Antonio, Texas and kelangan din daw ako sumama sa coverage.
Pota. I had the 2nd quickest shower in my bathing history and flew to the location.
The coverage wasn't actually as unruly and messy as compared to the last time he went home after a fight. I was happily traipsing Manila Hotel in my hot shoes and girly purple blouse, haha.
The coverage, objective and content-wise, I believe was near disaster as the two networks were up to thier necks to prove who's better in airing the story. It didn't help that our reporters and the other station's were both (almost) inconsiderate in sharing the Pinoy boxer icon. Apparently taking turns in airing live is not an option, it is never considered. Get the better angle, ask the better questions.
All the while my thoughts were somewhere else. Just thinking that if this boxer guy does continue to run for politics, he's heading for a catastrophe. To quote him some months ago when it was rumored that he's running for politics, he uttered, "I'm a boxer, not a politician..."
So what the hell happened to that statement he made?
I have to hand it to our reporters, of course. It's not easy to spurt out questions when the competition is so hell bent on capturing the attention of the same interviewee, never considering any form of respect to their colleagues.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Resort feature-Loreland farm resort

Antipolo City
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I've had better days than this. Hindi masyadong intellectually stimulating ang mga ganitong feature.
Walang feel of intense "rush" hehe
The water was just so inviting though.
Shame I couldn't packing swim, leche.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

5th Pandan Festival (NA NAMAN?!?)

This time sa Mapandan, Pangasinan
Live airing: Kahapon, April 10, 2006
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A week after that Luisiana Festival, here I am covering another Pandan Festival on the very same day a week before. Hahaha.
That four-hour drive to Pangasinan was so worth it that I regret making a face when that assignment was given to me last week before Holy week vacation. I felt that fresh rush (again) of going live for the first time again. For some unexplainable reason, all the three segments which aired was well worth every airtime, I thought.

Sometimes in my other live remote coverages, I just do it for the freakin heck of it. But this one, I've proven to myself that this work of mine, despite several instances where our health and happiness are compromised, I find true sense in what I'm doing.
Haha. Eeew. I sound so packing dramatic its disgusting.