September 25, 2010


Who hasn't watched the first episode of the new season of Glee yet? Because I'm not a gleek, unlike many of my friends, I haven't seen the whole episode. Still, I was able to watch some parts of it where Charice is on the scene singing! I'm one of those many Filipinos who are so much delighted having known that Charice is part of the famous, award-winning musical on tv, Glee. It's not just a so-so American tv show, it's highly-talked about, it's viewed in many parts of the world. And knowing that Charice is there, is a "Wohow!!". Her Telephone with Rachel Berry is outstanding, for me, it's better than the original. She also sings Beyonce's Listen and it's a standing-ovation performance. Charice is really freakin' good. I'm proud of her. She gives me more reasons why I've got to be proud being a Filipino.

Many years back, I saw Charice on tv. I said to myself that I should remember her because one day I know, from the talent that she has, she'll become very famous. The very first time I saw her was on
Magandang Tanghali Bayan. Kapamilya, remember? It's a noontime show hosted mainly by John Estrada, Willie Revillame and Randy Santiago. There was a segment called, "Bulilit Star Quest", which was a singing contest. Nine years old Charice was one of the contestants. At a very young age, she's singing like a pro. I liked that segment primarily because of Charice. She was my favorite. Long before the Grand Finals came, I was sure she'll become the champion. True to it, she did. Then I told myself that this kid would be a great singer someday. I thought after that, ABS-CBN will get her as a talent, but I was wrong. :(

Few years forward, there's this Little Big Star, a singing contest show hosted by Sarah Geronimo. I saw charice once again, she was there. I didn't care much about her because I was charmed by Sam Concepcion. Yeah, as usual, she's the best, but Sam was so cute and charming that many of the viewers (maybe even the judges too) forgot that it's a singing contest after all. Sam won and Charice was the second placer. Maybe he got many text votes, which was included on the rating. If you saw Charice's expression after Sarah proclaimed that she's only the first-runner up, you'd figure out that she's absolutely disappointed. We know what happened next, Sam was given numerous projects while she had only few minor ones. I hardly seen her on tv those days. From the looks of it, Charice making it big in Philippine entertainment is a fat chance.

Then the nation was pleasantly surprised when Ellen Degeneres spoke on her show how she was amazed by Charice's singing prowess. Well, everyone knows that that's the start of her career's big leap. She guested and performed on Oprah Winfrey Show. She had a duet with Celine Dion. Her voice was heard on the movie, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel. She has a hit single, Pyramid. And helluva lot more.

God has better plans than what Charice has for herself. Truly, you could never limit God. She deserves every good things she experiences these days. The rejections she tasted before are nothing now, but a spice of life.

She's got a one in a million talent and one in a million chance. Congratulations Charice! :)))

September 15, 2010

long-lived possession

My dictionary, The Merriam webster Dictionary, has been here with me for approximately eleven years now. The book that my mother bought only for me, is my long-lived possession. It's one of the few things that I brought from home to UP Diliman when I was an incoming freshman student.

  Merriam knows how much I need her. She knows my weakness, my poor memory of words and its corresponding meaning. Sure thing, she sees my impatient expressions many times every time I look for the meaning of the words I should have already known. Good thing books don't speak, because if they do, I might always hear Merriam complaining to me. She probably whines like this: "What the heck! I'm soo00 tired of you. How many times have you opened me just to look for 'ubiquitous'? A hundred times! I surrender." Yup, that's how I am. I easily forget the meaning of many words. It's tiring, there's nothing I could do though, but to run to my dictionary and say, "What does that mean again?"

Oh, thank you Merriam for being there for me ever since grade school. I handle you with care but still I'm sorry for your poor, terrible look. I can't help it, it's a sign of ageing, you know. (hehe) You are so ugly right now, but you don't have to worry about those brand-new dictionaries because, they've got nothing on you. They are plain strangers, yet you are my friend, a good friend. :))

September 07, 2010

Kim Ki Bum = Major major cutie

Oh yeah, I can't settle for one Korean crush because there are many irresistible faces.hehe. One of them is Kim Ki Bum, a former member of the popular Korean-Pop group, Super Junior. From what I've heard, he left Su Ju to concentrate on acting. Aish! He should go back to Su Ju.

This is a real cutie!!
His smile is enough. He already makes my day.

September 02, 2010

Glasses and I

After 21 years of providing me clear visions of the things around me, my eyes finally say, "You have to give me eyeglasses, Jellian. I am already nearsighted!" Have you ever experienced hoping something and at the same time never expecting it to happen? I've been hoping many times before of wearing glasses but never expecting it to happen too soon because I thought my eyes (w/ 20/20 vision) will last long enough. But here I am, already dependent to glasses at an age earlier from what I've calculated.

I like seeing young people wearing eyeglasses. They look cool and smart to me. In that sense, I wanted to have one too. My friends who are wearing eyeglasses warned me that it's not cool at all. Like me, they also wanted it but later on as they already use it they realize and see its true color: burden. Being dependent on something that God has not made for you to be dependent for is truly a burden. Now, I have to live agreeing with my friends that wearing glasses is indeed hassle. I maybe enjoying it these days but as time will pass by I shall see how blessed I was before having a 20/20 vision.

I went to the ophthalmologist for a free check-up (thanks to UP Health Service) and found out that my vision has escalated to 50/75 with astigmatism in my left eye. I remember when the doctor put lens in front of my eyes I couldn't help but be amazed because I can read all the letters on the Snellen's chart! Wohoo! It's a glorious feeling being able to see things clearly again. I asked Dra. Uichanco how I got a myopia. She spoke one word with certainty: genetic. Hmm..somehow. My father's mother (my lola) years before she died lost her sight. They didn't have the chance to know what was that illness because it was a time when people still do not rely to doctors. It was maybe a glaucoma which the doctor asked me if someone in my family had one and I said, "none". (I forgot my lola that time and I really didn't know if it's glaucoma). Whether hereditary or just my negligence, I have to give extra care to my eyes from this day onwards. I can't afford to lose more.

I am embracing this change. With arms wide open, I welcome this glasses as an addition to my life. Have to accept the present circumstance and just make the most out of it.


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