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.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

10th Pandan Festival

Luisiana, Laguna
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Live Airing date: Yesterday,April 3, 2006 (Failed to post up becoz I conked out as soon as I got home, tooooo tired.)

1. This is Unang Hirit's first coverage in Luisiana, Laguna
2. Climate in this southern area was surprisingly cold, a great escape from the effing heat of Manila
3. Eagle & Drew were a recipe for hilarious disaster on live TV, especially when they're sampling the native dishes and local ricecakes/ delicacies. At one point, Drew threw fried chicken balls to Eagle bading's mouth saying "Eagle o, balls, gustong gusto mo to diba!"
4. Mga Loko-lokong yun ako ang nahihiya for them