Monday, February 14, 2011

Four Valentines.

I can't believe we celebrated Valentines 4 times this year. Haha! Parang Pasko lang ah? First, it was last Wednesday.

M: Til what time ka today?
K: 8ish
M: Let's have dinner. Eto na yung Valentines celeb naten, ha?
K: Okay!

He took me to Cafe Lidia, a hole-in-the-wall resto in Marikina.

Buffalo wings, Seafood pasta, 3-cheese pizza

Then came Saturday.

K: Oh, oh I know what to watch for Valentines!
M: What?
K: Tangled
M: Cartoons?
K: Yes. BAKET? *with matching piercing eyes*
M: Ah, okay!

Wala na siya nasabi, diba? Hahaha! So we ended up eating Chinese food at Delicious Kitchen and watched Tangled at Rob Galleria. Cute movie! There's this one scene that made me cry! Just one tear, FYI. Haha! As if that makes any difference.

The thief who stole my heart. Yehesss.

Then came Sunday. We heard mass and then fishball-isaw-sari sari store fiesta...

Photo op with our Royal Sakto bottles. Meron na pala nun?!

...followed by Heart's day dinner with BMG at 1521 Restaurant at Shaw blvd.

The gang

By the end of the night, he asked:

M: Are we still going out tom?
K: I don't know, kahit hindi na.
M: Okay, bahala na.

So Monday morning came. No expectations, since he's not the type who would plan something extravagant. Plus, I always figure out his "surprise" attempts, just because he's not so good with the poker face thingamajig. Hahaha. But tonight, he caught me off-guard. He went to the office and brought this:

Beauty queen (and over-priced) roses for me!

Here's the thing: I never encouraged him to buy me flowers on Valentines day just because I know it's waaaaay too expensive. Being the kuripot that he is, on our first V-day together, he gave me this :

LULU plant. Valentines 2007
Isang halaman sa paso, which he proudly declares that he made from scratch, pink wrapping and ribbon included. I named it LULU kasi...bulaklak siya na nasa LUpa. Baduy, I know.
The plant lived a short life though. As in...1 month? HAHAHA

After Lulu, wala na. Because really, I'd rather have a bag or gift certificates from clothing brands/The Spa as a V-day present. But yeah, aaminin ko...kinilig ako today. Mwahahaha.

Now back to the date. Since we're both craving for Bellini's seafood pasta, we decided to go to Cubao Expo. Unfortunately, they have a set meal for the night, so we ended up eating these instead:

Salmon pasta, Ravioli, Fish-something, Beef-something, Obama cake, Tiramisu

Salamat, at binusog mo ang puso ko. :)

Happy Valentines, everyone!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

My Janet Jackson Love Affair.

It's 4:25 in the morning and I still can't get over it. I'm just SOOOO HAPPY. As in.

Quick history: "Again" was my first fave Janet song. That was year 1993, 9 years old, 3rd grade. Yeah, too young for a heartbreak song but the lyrics didn't matter much at that time. Then came "Runaway", but I really fell in love with her music and dance moves when "The Velvet Rope" album was released. "Together Again" was the first Janet dance piece I performed in school and since then I've always considered her as my forever idol.

So you can probably imagine how excited I was when I found out about her concert here in Manila. Ay, ibang level! It's been my longtime dream to see her perform live and I never thought that it'll happen this year! Seryoso, akala ko hanggang sa DVD nalang ako til the day I die (grab a copy of her concert in Hawaii, it's PHENOMENAL)! I even said that if ever I'll have a second life, I want to be Janet's back-up dancer. Yes, I'm such a fangirl.

And then came February 4th, 2011. The BIG day.

Sinong kinikilig? HAHAHA

The Janet Crew A.K.A. My Forever Girls / BMG (Barkadahang Magastos)
(L-R) Chippie, Jego, Me, Binder, Tin, Deb, Ligster
Photo courtesy of Tin Zablan

Got the best Php 5K seats in the house! PICC is the place to be!
Thanks for buying our tickets, Binder! :)
Photo courtesy of Tin Zablan

After an hour of waiting, the lights finally went off and we were welcomed with this:

A video message from Janet.
I didn't understand a word she said because we were all screaming our hearts out!
Photo courtesy of Tin Zablan

Then they played the "Go Deep" music video, the song dedicated to Manila.
And this happened next:
(Disclaimer: Wiggly video. I'm very magulo, can't keep the arms steady coz I just HAD to dance and scream and raise my hands in between! LOL)

Your hotness. Sexy, sexy, sexy!

Janet busting a move with her awesome dancers
Photo courtesy of Tin Zablan

Oh I'd love to be in their shoes!
Photo courtesy of Tin Zablan

The 2nd set.
She sang "Nothing", "Come Back To Me", "Let's Wait A While" and "Again".
Photo courtesy of Tin Zablan

The 3rd set--MY FAVORITE!
She opened it with "Doesn't Really Matter"

Watch the dance break here:
(Again, wiggly video. Sorry! Can't help it!)

Then she sang "Escapade", "All for You" and I can't seem to remember the rest. Hahaha

4th set: Started with "Black Cat", and ended with "Rhythm Nation".

The great finale: "Together Again"
Photo courtesy of Tin Zablan

As soon as photos of Janet with MJ flashed the screen, tears just started rolling down my face.
She kept looking up, singing every word to her brother.

"Everywhere I go, every smile I see
I know you are there, smiling back at me
Dancing in moonlight, I know you are free
'Coz I can see your star, shining down on me."

Oh man it was such an emotional number! I was crying, jumping, dancing, and singing all at the same time!

Photo courtesy of Tin Zablan

The final bow.
Photo courtesy of Tin Zablan

What an amazing show! Thank you sooo much, Ms. J! You are a dream come true.

Tissue, please! HAHAHA