Thursday, July 31, 2008

Watching Cinderella, A Magical Experience

Some months ago, the time when they were just starting to make a buzz about Lea Salonga as Cinderella here in Manila by Rodgers & Hammerstein, I was already giddy and so excited about it. Needless to say, I'm a huge Lea Salonga fan! So I waited until I see the ads about it and as soon as I knew the first showing date, I got the tickets pronto. I wanted to be one of the first lucky peeps to watch it and now I wanna be the first to blog about it. To begin with, the tickets are a bit pricey but I think it's worth it for such a royalty, magnificent show and excellent performance. For me, it's priceless. I also bought the original soundtrack of Lea Salonga's Cinderella and other souvenir program during the intermission. Now, I'm broke. Lol

Oh well, Lea is just as beautiful as ever and I really love her heavenly voice. Her Prince, played by Peter Saiden, is undeniably handsome and charming. He is truly crush-worthy. Their songs are beautifully and flawlessly sang together, for a while I thought their music was like a lullaby. I'm sure if I brought my baby with me, she'll be enjoying it too and I don't have to worry on putting her to sleep. I can't wait for that time when my Maia Chanelle will finally grow up so I can bring her with me to watch it. I admire Lea's talents and her unsurpassed ability to perform well in this musical with her grueling schedule of motherhood with her pretty baby Nicole. I also love the wicked step mother and step sisters' performances. But my favorite part was of course the magical and enchanting transformation from rags to riches in Scene 4 wherein the Fairy Godmother turns the pumpkin into a enchanted carriage, the little mice into horses, and Cinderella into a beautiful princess. I should've brought binoculars though.

I have watched videos of her other performances or musicals in YouTube especially those times when I was pregnant and I wanted my baby to hear beautiful music. Most of them I really really love to watch and listen over and over again and there are also those videos that are dull and so-so to watch. But watching Cinderella is another story. For me, it's a magical experience that I'll truly cherish for life. I hope you guys can watch it too so you can appreciate the music, the grand show and lavish costume of the Cinderella show. You still have a month to go to watch Cinderella. They will play in the Philippines from July 29 to August 24, 2008 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. The tour will also play in mainland China, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. Be Proud to be Pinoy!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

My Baby Maia Chanelle, Grand Prize Winner of Ai-non Cutest Baby Contest

I just received a call from Ainon telling me that my baby Maia Chanelle is one of the Grand Prize Winners of Ai-non Cutest Baby Photo Contest!

She is the Grand Prize Winner for the category of 0-5 months. I'm just so proud of her and when I told her about it, she just laughed. Lolz =) So in behalf of my baby girl, I want to say thanks to Ainon and thanks to tita Kim, my fellow girltalker who told me about it and sent me the link! Now, lemme translate and interpret my baby's speech for all of you.

She said, "Aaah..ah-goo..gooo...atah-tah tah...aaaaah...maaaaaaaaa.. ma...dah!"

Oh only means.."Thank you sooooo much!". Lol


We all vaguely expect a letter of thanks, but find them a crashing bore to write. Thanks sent immediately are thanks redoubled, we were told. “No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks” – Saint Ambrose.

So I wanted to send big BIG THANKS to MALDITANG PINAY, my fellow blogger who just sent my baby girl some precious gifts all the way from NC. I got the package yesterday and I really appreciate the lovely gift more than I can say, both for its own sake and for her kindness in sending it. PAGING MALDITANG PINAY! Really you are too generous... but I thank you with all my heart. =) I so love the Harley Davidson onesie with the print "my daddy drives a harley" and all the other cutie stuff you sent. Thanks sis.

Friday, July 18, 2008's Blogging Contest

I happened to reach zaldydalisay's blog while bloghopping. I'm not sure how I got there but it was surely one good hop which I got myself into. He is currently running a $100 blogging contest for his 3 years in blogging... and I thought that maybe I should give it a try.

Rules are so simple. You just have subscribe to his RSS feeds and then create a a blog entry that talks about this contest and contains a link back to using the anchor text “make money online”. Lastly, just post your entry url via comment to the contest page to let him know that you have joined.

That's what I did.

Prizes will be as follow:
1st prize: $50
2nd prize: $25
3rd prize: $15
Special prize: $10 for the blog entry that will contain the most comments.
Contest ends August 6, exactly running for 1 month.

So if u wanna join the fun, then join now but don't just throw your hat in the ring... make some noise and have fun doing it. Good luck to us all!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

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Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

mi bebe with Loolah :)

my lil angel

It's a bird! It's a plane! NO!!! It's Supergirl!!!

she's my hub's mini-me!!! she just turned 5 months and she's now doing the close-open thingy and Im lovin it! she's really playful and cheerful now! she's my lil sunshine! she's my everything! I just can't ask for more...