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  • PinkPanther 2:23 pm on October 23, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: asap, asapinsydney   

    ASAP in Sydney 

    ASAP, the longest-running variety show in the Philippines brought the biggest party in Sydney, Australia!

    This happened just last Saturday, 20th October 2018! Super excited!

     

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    Ayon sa ticket, magsimula raw ang program mga 1pm. Well, di naman talaga ngsimula ng 1pm. It’s actually 2pm.  But the pre-show is super fun and DJ Jhaiho did a really good job in keeping the crowd alive, entertained and full of laughter. Sobra nakakatawa talaga to think na magisa lang sya at ala kabatuhan ng linya. With his huge metallic dress na sa tingin ko pa lang ay sobra mabigat na, nairaos nya yun 1+ hour habang hinihintay na mapuno yun venue.

     

    Nun una skeptical ako, mapupuno ba ng ASAP tong ICC! Alam kong marami rin ang Pinoy sa Sydney pero kung ako ang representasyon, parang 1 out of 40 ako sa bumili ng tiket. Nun ngiimbita nga ako kung sino ang gusto akong samahan, ala sa mga kaibigan ko gusto pumunta manood ng ASAP. Kalimitan dahil ala kilala masyado artista, ala TFC or sadya di lang mahilig. Buti na lang nun innounce na yun line up of artists at kasama si Daniel Padilla so may nahila ako!

    Marami ako obserbasyon at marami rin akong haka-haka at opinyon. Tao lamang at fan rin 🙂

    • Sobrang sulit ang 5-6 hours na palabas. Kakagutom pero sulit na rin. Yun nga lang napalakas ang kain ko after.
    • Pansin ko parang pumayat si Quen which is good. Siguro preparasyon sa next project nya.
    • Bakit? Bakit? Bakit “Honey, My Love, So Sweet” ang kinanta nina Daniel, Quen.. at Papa P?? Sabi kasi raw title ng next teleserye na pagbibitahan ng Mayward! But still!

    Meron tuloy ako nkita clip, niloloko loko nina Quen at DJ yun dance steps. Miski sila aware na jologs kanta.

    • Maganda talaga boses ni Toni. Very distinct.

     

    • Ala duda, Regine V is a legend, OPM icon talaga sya kahit san mapunta.  I’m glad na balik Kapamilya sa ulit. She deserves only the best and ABS CBN also deserves the best! Sobra galing! Nun lumabas sya, dagundong buong venue. Medyo ngcontrol audience para syempre maaappreciate yun boses nya pero marararamdaman mo talaga yun kakaibang impact nya sa lahat.  Strong stage presence, kakaibang aura, she owned the stage!!

     

    • At iba rin talaga ang sense of humour. Yan ang performer! Kung baga kahit after ng kanta, aliw pa rin audience. Kakaaliw sya at si Ogie nun nagbibiruan sila. Malamang hindi impromptu but still it’s so natural at kuhang kuha ang crowd.

     

    • As a Kim Chiu fan, I’m really proud and amazed on how Kim Chiu performed on stage.  Kinabukasan ko nalaman na that morning pala, naospital pa sya. But on stage, she demonstrated true professionalism as if nothing happened!

     

    • Isa sa mga favorite part ko yun number nina Gary V, Eric Santos, Angeline Quinto at Regine V! Eto nga ang kaisa- isa kong facebook live.

     

     

    • Sobrang taas ng energy ng mga dance numbers pero pinakagusto ko yun “Level up”.  I’m a fan now of Darren Espanto. Grabe ang talent ng batang to, overflowing. At ang energy… pang Gary V level na rin. Nun sumayaw sya, gusto ko tumayo at makilevel up na rin! 5! 4! 3! 2! 1! Let’s go!

     

    • Kalimitan ng mga kuha ko, maiiksi lang. Alam ko naman tyak na marami mag upload sa internet, malinaw pa at malapit sa stage. Kinunan ko lang mga simula nun performances para may babalikan ako na masasabi ko andun ako. hahaha

     

    • Pero narealise ko ang kagandahan pag sa gitna ka nakaupo, kitang kita mo reaksyon ng audience. Likod, taas, baba, lahat lahat! Yun lakas ng sigawan ng crowd, yun energy ng lahat pag may lumalabas sa stage. May nabasa kasi ako na boring raw at  ala masydo buhay ang audience.  Wait, pareho ba kami ng pinanood?  Tpos naisip ko baka dun sa inuupuan nya sobra ala energy mga tao. May nakapagsbi kasi na yun nasa harap at nasa gilid ng stage nakaupo, halos likod lang ng artista ang nakita nila 😦 Yun iba nsa likod ng naglalakihan camera. So kung ako man, malulungkot rin ako.

     

    • Sobra lakas ng sigawan for Daniel Padilla. Pero naisip lalo siguro kung kasama si Kathryn. Malamang kagulo lalo mga tao.

     

    • At eto malamang sa malamang, kung present si Coco Martin, aka Cardo Dalisay at mgduet sila ni Yassi, nginig na buo venue!  Bka mgstanding ovation pa! Maraming nanood na paborito teleserye ay “Ang Probinsyano” kaya marami rin ang nanghinayang na di nakasama si Coco.

     

    • One of my favourites is tribute to Ariel Rivera’s music. Kung ako rin si Ariel Rivera, maiiyak rin ako. Akalain mo best of the best ang kumanta ng mga songs nya tapos sobrang laki ng audience, sobrang lakas ng palakpakan tapos overseas pa!  Timing pa sa pgbabalik ni Regine so kasama rin sya sa ngbigay ng tribute. The songs brought back so many memories most especially that song“ Photograph” (not by Ed Sheeran!)

    I don’t have a decent clip on my phone but I found the complete segment from youtube:

     

     

     

    • Pansin ko sa Australia, unlike sa mga ASAP shows sa ibang bansa, ala banners ng mga fans club. Ang meron lang at di pa masydo pansinin ay yun Kim Chiu Global.

    Marami mga silent shippers.

    Tulad ko, di nman ako die hard fan pero kaya ako pumunta ng concert kasi gusto ko makita sina Kim Chiu, Toni Gonzaga at Regine Velasquez. Sayang nga di nakarating si Coco Martin! Gusto ko rin makita si Cardo!

    Pero di ibig sabihin na dahil ala fans clubs at pami-pamilya or barka barkada ang punta ay di na gaano maingay audience. Buhay na buhay ang paligid, palakpakan rin, sigawan!!  Screaming as if there’s no tomorrow!

    Sabagay mas maganda nga rin na ala banners kasi talagang makikita yun dami ng tao, na punong puno…. malinis tingnan sa picture 🙂

    • Finale:

     

     

    Usually sa mga concert, meron Encore songs.. or pag kunwari tapos na concert, tapos magsisigawan ang audience na pinababalik ang performer.  This time, sa sobrang tagal ng show, biruin mo 6 hrs halos, ala sumigaw ng More! More!! Ala not even one!

    Lahat gusto na muwi, gutom : )

     

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  • PinkPanther 7:32 am on October 7, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: abs-cbn ball 2018, Ashmatt, matteo guidicelli,   

    All Eyes on Ashmatt 

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    credit to the owner

    I’m one of the low-key Ashmatt fans and I’m not in any way embarrassed to admit that.

    “Ashmatt” is the combination of real life showbiz couple’ s names… Sarah Geronimo (Ash) and Matteo Guidicelli (Matt). Since they made their relationship public in 2013, they have never seen in entertainment social events together or probably they have been just very discreet in showing affection in public. You will rarely see them on stage at the same time or even if they do, they would be more than a meter away!

    Not until 2 days before the end of September! (BGM: Wake me up when September ends!)

    Well.. well.. well.. the waiting is over for all the Ashmatt fans as last Saturday, 29 September 2018, they attended the Abs-Cbn ball together for the first time! Walking on the red carpet, holding hands as they smiled generously to all flashing cameras. And to top it all, this is their first time to be interviewed together at the end of their red carpet walk by TV Patrol!

    So without further ado.. here are the rare keepsakes of the special occasion for all their fans..(me included)

     

    Matteo didn’t disappoint us as he posted the below video on his youtube blog with a very sweet lengthy video description:

    “This one was special. So I felt like I had to dedicate a description for this video that could do justice to what I experienced and felt that night. Or atleast try to. I’ve attended this ball countless times, but to be able to attend this ball with Sarah felt like I was experiencing it for the first time again, but even better.”

     

     

    On his Instagram, along with the same link of the video, he had this caption:

    @markbumgarner, few years back I told you “bro I’ll be the first man you’ll make a suit for.” Then a few months back I called you “bro it’s time for the suit.” I’m just very grateful you agreed to create statement pieces for Sarah and I. You are magic mark. From the race track to the most successful fashion designer today. Proud of you brother.

    My love, You make my whole world stop. Thank you for supporting me. I’m always here for you. You were the most beautiful woman last night at the ball!! My brother @pguidicelli thank you for being with us braaaa!!!! I’m blessed to be surrounded by magic in my life.

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    Also on Instagram, he posted this photo:

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    Bonus:

    On the very next day, Sarah Geronimo travelled to Japan in preparation for the ASEAN-Japan Music Festival where she performed two songs as the Philippine’s representative.

    Check out her stunning performance:

    We are so proud of you … Sarah G! You’re in indeed our country’s pride!

    And I bet, your  boyfriend is even prouder….

     
  • PinkPanther 1:58 pm on September 2, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Applers, Daragon is “still” alive 

    02 September 2017

    So I woke up lazily this morning like how I normally wake up every Saturday morning. Reluctantly opened my eyes, grabbed my phone and scrolled through some random posts in my instagram. For a second, I thought I was still in the La la land dreaming of some Daragon moments in a concert. And it clicked! It occurred to me that last night was GD’s concert in Manila, the Act III MOTTE in Manila, the one that I missed seeing here in Sydney last August.

    Oh well, to cut the introduction short, I spent almost half my day just simply checking all media accounts for any updates, posts, video clips, photos, comments from fans and haters alike. And the Daragon fans didn’t fail me! Floodgates were opened for all those who are waiting like me. All Applers who attended the concert are generous enough to share their experiences through photos and videos.. ..blurred, mostly shaky quality and with the fans’ screaming overpowering the performance. LOL. Who can blame them?

    Anyway,  here are my takeaways from this unforgettable Saturday as a Kpop fan:

     

    1. As a self-confessed both Daragon and Darahae fan, the feeling that I’ve got today is the same excitement that I felt when I read the news about Sandara and Donghae both acknowledging their one-decade friendship. They also posted the same photo on their instagram account evidencing their longtime “relationship”.

    I love the fact that both GD and Dara posted pictures in their instagram accounts right after the concert….the day after the concert. Especially those from GD. When I strolled down his instagram account, he doesn’t normally post lots of photos from his concert but this time, he posted not just 1 but 6 photos from his Manila concert, 3 of which are with “Noona” on them.

    I’m yet to confirm if it’s a fact or not. But one netizen observed that Sandara is the first girl that has ever been featured on GD’s public instagram account.

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    1. It’s not everyday that you see GD doing a live video for his fans but this time he did it for his Filipino fans. With Sandara on his live video, he seemed so giddy and awkward at the same time. He also seemed not familiar with how to do a live video or use his phone because at the end, it’s actually Sandara who closed the chat, demonstrating to GD how to do it (for next time? Hopefully)

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    1. GD’s OOTD during his performance with Sandara was so sleek and classy. Even his hairstyle was on point and not usual weird one! He really had this handsome aura and gentlemanly presence on stage who looked like a bachelor attending a formal dinner date with his girlfriend (Ehem!)

    Some netizens are deliberately comparing this performance with GD’s duet with CL in his Seoul’s concert that radiates a sexy vibe. They were claiming.. “Hey, GD knelt there too!”

    Honestly speaking, yes … CL is sexy but I don’t find GD sexy at all in his outfit then!! I don’t even know what’s wrong with his hairstyle and what’s with that fishnet during that performance with CL. But hey, it’s GD! Even if he’s wearing a rice sack, he’s still the fashion icon, still that same pretty boy in our eyes.

    Anyway, back to Daragon’s performance on stage. Their awkwardness on stage and giddy moments made this number much even sweeter and cute at the same time. Both could not help but felt “kilig” towards each other and that feeling transcended out from the stage to their fans watching inside the venue and even those who relied on short video clips like me.

     

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    1. “Ginalingan! May nanalo na. Uwian na! Uwi na ko. “

    Whatever Sandara meant when she said this, all I can say is I am amazed that Sandara knows this Filipino expression. She is indeed a Filipina at heart.  It’s normal when you heard a kababayan said this but not from a foreigner! ( Of course, I meant the English version of this.)

    It’s an exclusive Filipino expression but Sandara naturally expressed it with so much ease like a true-blooded local.

    1. What’s with the kneeling on that instgram photo? I don’t understand, GD!!

    The palm tree is self-explanatory. The “just seating” photo is normal but the kneeling in front of Sandara offering a “daisy” like flower.. for that particular photo, I could not find any explanation for it.

    Should the fans read between the lines? Is this still a fan service?? But he’s GD!? He is such a huge artist who does not need a loveteam. He can sell concert tickets on his own so there’s no need for that!

    So why?

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    1. What’s with the stomping on the floor during the “I miss you” number? Pointing at the spot where Sandara exited? Again, are they discreetly informing the public that they are an item? And their term of endearment is “Baby”? Hello?!

    1. Last time I checked, Sandara was  “just” a guest on that concert. But for a guest to be present on stage even at the Encore? Hmm.. well, why not if she is someone special to your heart?!  What better way to end the concert but be with someone who you want to be for the rest of your live until the end.    Again my delusional heart! Forgive me.
    2. There are many scenes from this concert that remind me of Jadine moments during their unforgettable concert ‘ever’, also in Araneta.
    • singing from opposite ends of the stage and meeting at the center.  They’re really good in maintaining the momentum for the audience who kept on screaming on the top of their voices, pushing anyone sitting next to them.
    • when GD knelt down. …I thought he was planning to do a confession not just for Sandara but to all Applers, as well. “Yes, we are together”, something like that. Definitely not a proposal, that’s too much. They should not kill Daragons instantly. Just kill us softly with kilig. So confession first so they can be sweet now in public and we’ll get used to it and next should be their proposal. That’s the plan. Not proposal right there and then during the concert. Some Daragon fans think too much. Let us be realistic. Any plans for any engagement or wedding should happen after the enlistment…

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    1. In that concert, they’ve been vocal about each other even though they are fully aware this will result “again” to speculations that they’re together, or they’re dating. They will be all over the entertainment news once again if they’re not careful.         But in Manila concert, Sandara telling GD that she misses him while GD praising Sandara saying she is “so” pretty”! We’ve got so much feels!

     

     

     

     

    1. Couple outfits are so obvious!  The red matching attire during the “Hello” number and their “peaceminusone” fashion for the “Crooked” performance, who can match that??

     

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    1. It seems that the backup dancers are members of the daragon fandom, as well. They fully support us and they are our representatives on the stage.. I hope they will continue to push both GD and Dara to be more open, more showy, more expressive, no bars! More confetti to throw!

     

    1. When? When? When? The million dollar question that no one knows what’s the answer and when it will be answered.

     

    For the time being, let us just be contented with the photos and clips from the fans who are sharing the same interest, that is Daragon “Appler” not-so- young anymore.

    (credits to all owners of videos and photos):

     

     

    Other Daragon moments:

     

     

     

     

     
  • PinkPanther 1:12 pm on July 29, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , ,   

    7 must watch Korean series 

    Most of them are old school Korean dramas but I will recommend them still! The mere fact that I’m still elated suggesting them only proves that they higlight some elements worthy to be remembered.
    1) My girl
    2) Boys Over Flowers
    also watch the Taiwanese version: Meteor Garden, Japanese version: Hanayori Dango and even the manga
    3)  Full House
    also watch the Thai version and Philippine version with the same title
    4)  Sassy Girl Chun-hyang
    5) Goblin
    6) Love Story in Harvard
    7) Wonderful Life
    Please note the the above do not include those drama series with plot of women disguising as men. There’s a separate post for that 🙂
     
  • PinkPanther 1:04 am on July 29, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , MOVIES, , musical, soundtrack   

    7 memorable production /musical numbers 

    1) Ice Castle 1978

    I may not watch this movie over and over again but I will always go back to this captivating scene that will surely melt anyone’s heart. Does not really matter if you’re a hopeless romantic or an indifferent partner who does not care!

    2) Lala land

    I’m not really a huge fan of this movie and watched it just for the sake of knowing why it won numerous awards during the Oscars. Out of curiosity.

    But I must admit, Ryan Gosling gained a new fan with this dance number:

     

     

    3) Highschool Musical

    This is the best pep talk ever! If you still wont put  your head on the game with this drill, I dont know what else will!

     

     

     

    4) Slumdog Millionaire

    There  is really no other better way to end a movie than having the lead characters groove to this Bollywood soundtrack popularized by the Pussy Cat dolls:

     

    5) She’s All That

    For those preparing for a debutante’s performance or a wedding production number with the new couple and their entourage, this dance-off number might give them some ideas:

     

     

     

     

    6) Beauty and the Beast

    Surprisingly, I love the antagonist, Gaston played by Luke Evans. more than the prince!!!

     

     

    7) Evita

    The whole movie per se is a grand production number and it’s not an easy task to single out a particular scene with the most impact. But this clip proves to me that Madonna CAN really sing sans all makeup, spotlights, and difficult dance moves. Madonna can pull out any performance!

    This song, along with “Dont cry for me Argentina” and “You must love me” are on repeat (manual) on my cassette tape!

     

     

    Bonus– Clips of my other two favourites from Evita:

     

     

     

     

     

    That concludes my 7 most memorable musical numbers from films.

    If you’ve got any suggestion on what my next list is, please provide your comments and that will be my next post.

    Thanks for dropping by.  Please dont forget to click subscribe.

     

    Till my next post 🙂 see yah.

     

     
  • PinkPanther 12:51 pm on July 25, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: aldub, asia's got talent, , british got talent, , , kathniel, , mayward, , Replay 1997,   

    7 Amazing Duo’s!  

     

    1. Hamish and Andy 

    No one can question the wit and charm that these two Australian blokes are bringing on the table.

    Here are the excerpts of their gap year episode which they shot in Asia way back in 2013. These clips in particular were taken during those days when they experienced Philippines:

     

     

     

     

     

    2) GD and Taeyang

    Walking down memory lane, GD and Taeyang spent their childhood and teenage years training under the wings of YG Entertainment, one of the huge names in Korean music! Now, both of them are 2/5 of the Bigbang boy group, who introduced hiphop Kpop to the world with their own style of music and fashion. Interestingly, they are also successful as individual performers who have received numerous rewards and accolades in their own rights attributing to their own talents and unique personalities.

    With the combined energies of these two huge characters, we should always expect an astounding performance on stage with them giving their all as if there is no tomorrow!

    Practice:

     

    Live performance:

     

     

    3) Jung Eun-ji and Seo In-guk for “All for You” from “Replay 1997” (Korea)

    This song performance goes straight to the heart! Even before I understand the lyrics, I could already understand the emotions of the song!

     

     

    4) Paul Zerdin and his partner 

    This is real talent!

     

    Bonus: I’m a huge fan of ventriloquism so I searched for other memorable acts whether from talent shows. Here are few of them:

     

     

     

    5) Mayward and Aldub 

    • MAYWARD

    First met at Pinoy Big Brother house, Maymay, a witty teen Pinay and Edward, charming cheerful half German half Filo teenage boy formed a friendship that turned into a partnership in the showbiz world. Now, dubbed as “Mayward”, Maymay Entrata and Edward Barber have become household names bringing laughter and “kilig” to their growing fandom.

     

     

     

    • ALDUB

    On the other hand, Aldub loveteam is a product not by force but by fate, hence being tagged as the “phenomenal” loveteam of the year. The first loveteam that I’ve known who has its own wikipidea page.

    Please check out the below link to see how the variety show, Eat Bulaga found a gem with this tandem resulting to soaring ratings and outpour of endorsements, huge followings, daily long queues and domino effect of fame and recognition across all their artists and staff.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AlDub

    GMA, the TV network itself has reported significant increase on their net revenue during that time frame.

    Here is Aldub’s first meeting:

    I’m sad that this channel stopped uploading English subtitled clips of Aldub.  Here are the first 9 episodes of the series:

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpcugN_zVQMyD1k1REYbLtA/videos

     

    Here is their “Mansion” episode (no subtitle):

     

    “Tamang Panahon” (Right Timing) episode (no subtitle):

     

     

     

    6) Gao and Liu

    From what I am aware of, the Chinese real life couple joined Asia’s Got talent and British Got Talent:

     

     

     

     

     

    7) Kathniel 

    Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla, or more commonly known as “Kathniel” used to be introduced as teen king and queen of Philippine television. Now, reaching their 20’s, they move to the “King and Queen of Hearts” title.

    Excerpts from their tv series “Pangako sa Yo” (My Promise to You):

     

     

     

    From the tv series “Got to Believe in Magic” of the younger Kathniel:

     

     

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  • PinkPanther 10:25 am on July 25, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: acting, awards, COMEDY, , hollywood,   

    7 Highlights (Awards Night) 

    With no further ado.. here they are.. Enjoy 🙂

    1. Jim Carrey 

     

    2. Steve Martin

     

     

     

     

     

    3. The Oscars: Best opening monologues

     

     

     

     

    4. Best Award Acceptance Speeches (funny)

     

     

     

     

     

     

    5. Presenting the Award

     

     

     

     

     

    6. Impressive Speeches

     

     

     

     

     

    7. Savage Moments 

    one and only Ricky Gervais

     

     

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