Party in the Philippines

This day. Was it real?

I saw Miley Cyrus to flesh. I didn’t even dream of seeing her personally. But it happened. I just can’t freaking believe it.

*my spot 🙂

I asked my parents to buy me VIP tickets, but they bought me SVIP tickets instead. I sooo love them! And yup I watched with my dad J Our seats were located on the 6th row, centerstage, and the stage was shaped like a T! We’re on the 2nd row from that extended part of the stage. While waiting inside the venue, I just couldn’t hide my excitement that I was acting a bit crazy and hugging my dad a lot. We were there a bit early, so I got the chance to hang out with my friend Iza. Then one of my blockmates sent me a text message saying that she saw me on tv! Cooool. Haha. I researched on it when I got home and yes there was me and my dad entering the venue! Here’s the link: http://www.gmanews.tv/largevideo/entertainment/82219/24oras-concert-ni-miley-cyrus-ngayong-gabi-na

To be honest, Miley’s concert is not everything I’ve ever imagined or wished it would be. In her DVDs, I’ve always seen a lot of effects like fireworks, cool lightings, and stuff like that. Her show in Manila is a bit too plain I guess, except for the backup dancers. BUT STILL, IT’S MILEY FREAKIN’ CYRUS AND SHE’S IN FRONT OF ME, AND SHE’S REAL – NO LONGER JUST A POSTER, OR A CHARACTER ON TV, OR A PHOTO ON MY LAPTOP, OR A FACE IN MY SHIRTS, PENCIL CASES, BAGS, ETC – SHE’S THERE BREATHING AND SINGING AND DANCING – AND SHE WAS SO CLOSE TO ME THAT I FELT LIKE I WAS DREAMING DURING THE ENTIRE SHOW – NO KIDDING.

Whew. I just couldn’t believe that I personally saw her, after admiring her since 2006. When my blockmate sent me a text message months ago saying that Miley is coming to the Philippines, I literally jumped for joy like a fool, in front of my mother.

One thing I didn’t like about the concert was the crowd. People from a big portion of the SVIP area are JUST SITTING, as if they didn’t care, although they were standing at first. But it was really disappointing to see them sitting. I wonder what Miley was thinking while she was performing. I understand that a lot of people, especially the kids, expected “Hannah Montana” but I think they should’ve showed a sense of excitement. I’m not bashing anyone here but I’m just really bitter and disappointed because most of them get their tickets for free and yet it’s like they don’t even care. Other people deserve their seats. But then again, life is unfair at times and there’s nothing I can do about it. What’s important is that Miley Cyrus actually went to the Philippines.

Tonight was EPIC. To the security guards and bouncers who let me stand on my chair, thank you. To the KJ ones, screw you. To the people who scream during Miley’s speeches and sad songs, screw you too. Haha jk. But well, I was kinda annoyed because I couldn’t understand what Miley was saying because of all the screaming. Anyway, thank you so much to my family, Music Management International, Futuretainment, Astroplus, the other sponsors/organizers/crew/every person who made this event possible. And of course, THANK YOU LORD!

(photo by me)

(photo by me)

(photo by Luiza Artillero)

(photo by Luiza Artillero)

(photo by Luiza Artillero)

(photo by Luiza Artillero)

In addition, I’ve been to a number of concerts, but this show is the first one that made me literally lose my voice! I’m glad my presentation in my Speech class is done! Haha. Well, I had a bad cough that day, so during the performance of the opening acts Sam Concepcion and Elmo Magalona, I couldn’t really scream. It was kinda like silent screaming and I was like “Why does it have to be today?!” then when Miley went on stage I screamed my lungs out and yup, voice came out of my mouth. The next day at school, I wore the Miley shirt I bought during the show. I was inside the elevator and then a girl, with some friends, went in, and she was also wearing a Miley shirt, with a different design though. And when she spoke, she also has no voice. We talked. Two girls with no voices talking to each other, then the people inside the elevator were giggling. Haha. It was  cool though.

(photo by Howell Santiago)

*I put two circles in the photo, Miley is the one in the bigger circle, and the other is me 🙂

*Thanks to Katty Lominoque for taking this photo!

*with SAM CONCEPCION

*with my dad

*with Luiza Artillero

*with Katty Lominoque & Pajee Lozada

Blog Title inspired by the song: Party in the USA – by Miley Cyrus

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Follow The Freeway, Break The Routine

This day I did something EPIC.
So, I joined these contests Miles for Miley & Wacky for Miley, both of which the grand winners will win Meet & Greet passes for Miley Cyrus.

(photo from Astroplus’ FB album)

Miles for Miley
The mechanics of the first contest is that the person who gathers the most number of points (based on their Miley Cyrus/Hannah Montana collection) wins.

(some items are not included in the photo)

When I first heard about this contest a few days before, I thought I had a chance. But when this day came, I realized that I don’t. I was in state of shock when I saw my competitors. I only brought 2 huge paper bags to the venue, while the other little girls have like 2-4 gigantic luggage. That’s just WOW. 

Wacky for Miley
This contest changed my life.
First of all, I really didn’t know what to expect. I thought they were only gonna take a picture of us then pick the best one from all 3 divisions. So, an hour or two after they took a picture of me, one of the organizers called me and said that I’m one of the finalists! And so, I went back to the venue. There, I met for the first my online friend, Luiza Artillero! 
At that time, we were the only teenager contestants at the room, all the others are little girls. Then we were able to chat for a while until one of the organizers came in and told us some instructions. I totally freaked out because I didn’t know that we’re suppose to go on stage and do all those posing and Q&A and stuff! I got so nervous because I’m the kind of girl who doesn’t do all those posing and stuff, and I don’t really do public speaking. On a normal occasion, I would have backed out, but then again, I was desperate to meet Miley Cyrus. She’s like my favorite artist of all time (I would love to elaborate but then it will take too long. lol)

So, we rehearsed and rehearsed until the show is about to start. And then backstage, I was still a little nervous (especially about the Q&A) so I talked to one of the organizers. I was like, “Ate, hindi naman po mahirap yung itatanong nila diba?” and she told me that the question is, “Why do you love Miley Cyrus?” After that, I started thinking about what to say. And as I am currently taking my SPEECOM class in school, the answer that I have thought of is kinda long . When the show started, every contestant who came onstage before me answered the question in one to two sentences only! So I did my best to shorten my answer, although it is still kind of long, but it was still cool though lol. I wasn’t that confident so I kinda messed up the posing. People said it was too fast. Oh well 🙂

After that, we all went down the stage to give way to the special performances by 1:43 and Myrus(?). While they were performing, my new friends and I took pictures with each other and had some chit-chats. It was so cool, because we just met each other that day but I feel like I’ve known them for a long time already! And then we were called backstage again for the announcement of the winners.
Unfortunately, I didn’t win the Meet & Greet pass. To be honest, I was kind of disappointed at first. But if I look at the event in a different perspective, I felt like a champion. Seriously.

First of all, I was able to step out of my comfort zone. I was able to do something I thought I could or would never do in my whole life.
Second, I met some cool people who share same interests as mine… friends that I’ve wished to have ever since the fangirl spirit inside of me has awakened.
This amazing and wonderful experience is totally unforgettable. I will remember this for the rest of my life.

I would like to thank my parents & my brother for all their effort and support. Also, I would like to thank ASTROPLUS for making this event happen and giving me the time of my life. And of course, GOD, for everything, especially the courage he has given me to face my own fear and the crowd.

*with Kristen Medina

*with Luiza Artillero

*with Little Hannah Montana

*with the girl who Can’t Be Tamed

*with Cassandra Salandanan

*with Agatha

*with Katty Lominoque – an online friend I also met for the first time!

Blog Title inspired by the song: More Than Alive – by The Ready Set