It was on October 24, 2015 when “Tamang Panahon” concert was held at Philippine Arena, where 50,000 spectators gathered together to witness Maine Mendoza and Alden Richards as well as the triplet lolas — Lola Nidora (Wally Bayola), Lola Tinidora (Jose Manalo) and Lola Tidora (Paolo Ballesteros) and the rest of the Eat Bulaga hosts joining together — to celebrate the most-celebrated loveteam of the year being given the “right time” by Lola Tidora as part of the KalyeSerye story flow. The concert itself is also for the benefit of the selected schools for which the ALDUB Library will be constructed for. Prior to the ALDUB library project, Eat Bulaga, thru its Juan for all All for Juan segment, has been doing a “Plastic ni Juan” project which involves collection of empty plastic bottles from donators to be recycled and create monobloc chairs for public schools. Eat Bulaga has also introduced EB Scholarship program that offers scholarships to the financially poor but deserving students a couple of years ago.
Note: I have made my shoutout on my Facebook page few days ago, before completion of this blogwrite.
Y’all know guys that I am siding with Kapuso for… life. Right? And I ain’t fuckin’ insecure just because Imma’ be makin’ these shoutouts to Elmo after his transfer to Kapamilya network.
So let’s start.
Truth to be told, I hated it when Elmo transferred to Kapamilya network, though there is nothing we can do as to why he transferred since there are no more offers for him on GMA. However, I don’t think GMA never gave him a chance to shine as he was used to be paired with Julie Anne San Jose until he eventually paired with Lauren Young and lastly, with Janine Gutierrez. While the loveteam is not as insanely popular as KathNiel, JuliElmo tandem was getting decent amounts of exposure and this is what I considered the ideal tandem because both of them are talented — specifically music-wise. They may not be both great at dramas but they excel well in music, just that Julie Anne was performing better, and she is achieving more recognitions than Elmo including being an OPM Youth Ambassador. At the height of their tandem, I liked them better than KathNiel because #realtalk, KathNiel both suck at stage performances, and I don’t think they are decent enough in dramas despite all the workshops that ABS-CBN is bragging about.
That was 2013.
Fast-forward to 2015, and it Alden Richards is taking the entertainment industry by storm via ALDUB loveteam and on the same year, on the 3rd or 4th quarter of the year, Elmo has just transferred to ABS-CBN and the latter has plans on team him up with Janella Salvador. Prior to that, he mentioned that he wants to have his musicality mature. Now here is my take regarding “musical maturity”.
Realtalk – If he wants his hiphop musicality to mature, going mainstream is not always a good thing and this may not be highly recommended, but you gotta’ “go underground” and collaborate with some of the most hardcore hiphop artists in the Philippine hiphop scene. Gloc-9 may have his mainstream success, but he does not forget to get in-touch with his underground hiphop roots. While Fliptop and Sunugan/Konektado has been received by the mainstream radar, they were not totally accepted by many. This may not be unimaginable but you have to go thru battle rap just like Eminem, you gotta’ diss and get yo’self dissed, and thus, creativity stimulates further. Hindi man siguro pinagdaanan ng tatay niya ‘yun kaya lang kung pupunta ka sa States, ganun ang environment ng hiphop scene and not just all about bling-bling and shit. Isa pa, kung tunay kang HipHopper, kung tunay kang rapper, humahalimaw ka dapat sa freestyling, hindi lang basta sick flow. Hindi ka dapat nagcho-choke in the event na ‘basagan’ na. Hindi ka dapat putapete sa delivery.
Kung nagpapaka-HipHop siya tapos puro revival, puro ear-candy ang mga nira-rap niya, he betta’ expect na magiging laman siya ng pang-di-diss ng mga nagba-battle rap sa Fliptop at Sunugan, sarguhin na ang dapat sarguhin. Baka ultimong si Abra nga lang hindi niya mapantayan. Kung kikilalanin niyo ang bawat participants ng Fliptop at Sunugan, you will see na mas maraming magaling kay Abra, kahit nagmu-multi pa siya. Lalo pa si Loonie ng StickFiggas, to think na hindi na kinikilala si Loonie na kanang-kamay ni Kiko ng mga Magalona (sabi ni Smugglaz eh!).
He does not need to be decadently hardcore, but at least, hard enough not to be manipulated by the mainstream recording industry. To paraphrase Thomas Leroy in the 2010 movie Black Swan (played by Vincent Cassel), perfection is not just about control. It’s also about letting go. Surprise yourself so you can surprise the audience. Transcendence! Very few have it in them. You have to go beyond mainstream’s expectations if he wants to be at his late father’s level, or even surpass him, or Gloc-9.
Sa Kapamilya network, #realtalk, walang respeto sa musika ang putang-inang network iyan. May alam ba sila sa lalim ng mga musika other than pop music? Wala!
Video Courtesy of PEP.ph on Youtube.
[Update: I just made a shoutout on my Facebook page about Pastillas Girl’s ambush interview by PEP and even attached the posting of Lady Gagita’s bad experience with It’s Showtime. Feel free to check on this]
A month ago, I have posted on my Facebook page sharing my condolences to Angelica Jane Yap (known as “Pastillas Girl“) after her mother, Maria Tereza Hernandez, was shot to death and died last December 7, and I expressed my apologies to Angelica for bashing her. I must admit, I should have been matured enough to realize that it is not entirely Angelica’s fault as she was merely being used by It’s Showtime to save their pathetic show from shameful single-digit ratings. While I still pity on her for the whole Pastillas segment ordeal, and happy that she finally has a contract with Viva Entertainment, she should have lived in an ordinary life and do her job right in a Call Center. For those who are not aware, she used to be a Call Center Agent at VXI (and I assume it is in Muñoz branch) so I am guessing that her stint with the said company involves mainly on agent jobs and she may not have been promoted because someone should attest on her behalf in case she got promoted to at least, Subject Matter Expert position.
[Side Note: I hate to admit guys, I have never been promoted in my 8-year stint in the Call Center/BPO industry in 5 different companies, but I had my share of a point in my life that I did my job really great that is why I topped the CSAT metric on February 2011, and I was one of the perfect-scorers in QA last December and got a reward on a raffle. I think I will be writing about my life in this industry on a separate post.]
Hindi lahat siguro masasanay sa trabahong Call Center/BPO, and you all know what are the different things entailed in working in the Call Center/BPO industry, but comparison to becoming artista, still, working in the said industry would be better. If you want a normal, private life that is not hounded by fans/antis/intrigeros/entertainment writers/chismosos, a stable job and an income, a job that won’t render you like a dimwit, more sleep hours, lesser presure, then better be a Call Center employee than being an artista. Sure, the talent fee you will receive as an artista/celebrity ain’t a joke, but if you only receive meager projects, endorsements, modeling jobs, then better think of how you will save your money because it will go away quickly kung magbubuhay hari/reyna ka or mag-buhay social climber (ang hard!). Today you have a project, the next day you don’t. At least sa Call Center/BPO industry, ang level na ma-eexploit ka hindi kasing-tindi ng sa entertainment industry na dadating ka sa point na you will be forced to show what needs NOT to be shown or worst, you have to make-out with any executive just to get a project or to be a star.
I personally do not think that Call Center work is a no-brainer because your accent involuntarily IMPROVES over the course of time as well as your spontaneity in ENGLISH language , your vocabulary WIDENS, your level of understanding different English accents from all parts of the world STRENGTHENS, your attitude TOUGHENS, your knowledge in almost everything will make you a GOD, and the more the different companies and campaigns you work with, the more the knowledge and experience you garner. You may not exactly grow professionally, but you grow internally. Hindi mo na kelangang pumunta ng Amerika para malaman mo kung ano’ng klaseng tao ang mga Amerikano dahil kausap mo na sila, malalaman mo na ang pag-uugali nila, paano sila magsalita sa iyo. Kaya kung may Call Center experience ka na at may naka-encounter ka nang Amerikano, Briton, Australyano, Canadian, Indiano o kahit na ano pang lahi pa iyan, hindi ka tipikal na Pinoy na mukhang tanga kapag nakakita ng dayuhan. Just make your imagination grow. Kung ako tatanungin niyo, siyempre, napapatingin ako sa mga dayuhan pero hindi ako ‘yung tipong lalapit sa isang dayuhan na para akong nakakita ng anghel at kakaibiganin ko. Para saan pa ‘yun, aber?
Kung hindi mag-sho-showbiz si Angelica, then it is even well and good for her. Hindi ako naghahangad ng masama kay Angelica, ‘yung nga lang, sinabi niya na hindi siya sanay na ma-bash, hindi na lang siya nag-artista. Kung magpapakita siya na nagpapa-awa, lalamunin lang siya ng buhay ng mga bashers. Ang malas lang ni Angelica, after all the Mr. Pastillas shenanigans, she was not given any project by Kapamilya network, not even a hosting part in a show. ‘Binugaw’ na nga siya, hindi pa siya nabigyan ng pagkakataon to showcase her talent and anything that makes her worthy of respect.
So, balik tayo sa interview niya. Okay, hindi niya intention na ilaglag ang It’s Showtime but natuwa lang talaga ang Kapuso at ALDUBNation fans sa ginawa niya kasi, the interview served as “the best dish served cold” to ABS-CBN and It’s Showtime. At the back of my mind, I think this is the random moment I was waiting to happen para lang lalong mapahiya ang It’s Showtime. This interview just reminded ABS-CBN and It’s Showtime once again that KARMA IS A BITCH, since hindi lang naman si Angelica ang na-hopia ng It’s Showtime. Kung kilala ninyo si Vinzon Leojay Booc, or Lady Gagita — the well-known Lady Gaga impersonator — well, siya din na-hopia at nabastos ng It’s Showtime. Below is his vented frustration against the show:
Okay, as much as I’d like not to post it because I might sound desperate but I just want to share my sentiment regarding a worst scenario with me and a staff from “It’s Showtime”. Someone called me yesterday and asked if we could guest on the show as “Pabebe Warriors” and they also asked if we could try to find the real pabebe girls for a so-called “showdown”. So me and my boyfriend Raymond searched for the girls on the internet and I even talked to some of their friends and their fathers as well to ask permission for the girls. And after I got all their contact details, I forwarded everything to the staff. The next day, in hopes for some good news, I asked for an update and the staff replied “Mukhang malabo na.” I actually don’t want to rant but after all the efforts of helping them contact the girls, I didn’t got any apology after the cancellation of the guesting. I feel like we’ve been used in order for them to get in contact with the girls. Alam kong wala akong karapatan kasi hndi naman kami ang orihinal, pero bilang isa sa mga nagpasikat uli ng pabebe girls, I think that we don’t deserve to be treated like that.
Tatratuhin ka na lang na parang TAE o BASURA matapos kang pakinabangan. Putang-Inang buhay nga naman ano?
Natuwa naman ako kay Angelica when she stated how she recognized Maine Mendoza‘s magnanimous rise to fame. The way she answered is something that is not scripted. She innocently answered all the questions thrown by PEP.ph so yeah, she did not answer those words para lang maging relevant ulit. Kahit nga siya mismo, she was kinda’ relunctant to the idea of her being pitted against Yaya Dub, kasi nga “… si Yaya Dub ‘yan, ‘eh!“. Siguro nga, Maine is overrated as fuck to the haters and to the elitist showbiz spectators, wala pang masyadong napapatunayan sa acting or even singing, hindi pa siya multi-awarded. Unfortunately, can you blame a person for being fucking lucky enough to achieve success thru love team with Alden Richards? Can you blame a girl for being fucking charming enough?
I am glad that Angelica is now being handled by Viva and most probably, she will be under TV5 and I am one of the hopefuls for her na sana, magka-project siya at mag-improve sa craft niya. Another thing I could wish for her is to never lose herself. Men will come and go, so do friends and family, fame and money. So never lose yourself since that is the only thing you can have in the end. (Credits to Helen Gamboa’s quote in the movie Etiquette for the Mistresses). Bata pa si Angelica, so ang daming opportunities na naghihintay sa kanya. Huwag niya sayangin ang sarili niya sa mga bagay na, in the end, papaiyakin lang siya. Kung kelangang magtapos siya ng pag-aaral, magtapos siya so in the event na hindi na siya artista, at least she is in a broadcasting job that requires you to have completed a 4-year course. Pwede siya as associate sa isang department, or manager or executive. There is more to life than just becoming a celebrity.
Guys, I have so many posted things related to #ALDUB, so I highly recommend you guys to start checking my FB page dating back to September 2015 moving forward, and you will know guys I am into ALDUB and I am a proud #ALDUBNation citizen, and an ALDUB Warriors member.
Fast-forward to Metro Manila Film Festival 2015 and despite all the efforts made by ABS-CBN to make Beauty and the Bestie top the box office, still, My Bebe Love is still leading the box office, though Kapamilya claims Beauty and the Bestie as #1… and all thanks to the ticket-swapping and credit grabbing shit. Somehow, I wouldn’t give a shit if Beauty and the Bestie hits #1 for as long as Kapamilya bitches should recognize that My Bebe Love is fucking competent enough in box office. They must be fucking sick if they still claim it FLOPS, eventhough the movie itself is a major product placement.
Story-wise, My Bebe Love is somehow a failure, but Vic Sotto and Ai-Ai delas Alas proves that they are still the comedy powerhouse. Of course, some floozies claim that their comedy style is too old; unfortunately, their flavor of comedy — alongside the likes of Michael V — never goes out of style. Throwing punchlines is such a laughtrip, but still, those things are only reserved on comedy bars. If there is anyone out there who consider’s Vice Ganda’s humor as “innovative” and “fresh”, then that person must be having insipid tastes as hell.
As for Maine Mendoza winning best supporting actress, and there are some ugly bitches whining about her victory, well she fucking deserves it. You have not watched the movie, so don’t assume that all she did is dubsmashing and making wacky faces. She proved herself that she is more than what you see her on Dubsmash, so in the movie, her role is your typical daddy’s girl. Her delivery of English lines is absolutely FLAWLESS, she struts herself REGALLY, and she is able to give anyone the new brand of BITCH FACE that is as cold and bitch as Blair Waldorf. Yeah, I am saying this because I am Maine’s fan. However, is there any Kapamilya actress out there can give the same bitch face, at least as bitch as Blair? I don’t think so, not even Julia Barretto.
[Side Note: You can question Maine’s English communication skills, and that everyone can do that. Unfortunately, even some Call Center workers speak differently when they are off-the-phone, and when I say “different”, they resort to their usual tagalog-speaking mode and when speaking English, they are not as neutralized as when they are on-the-phone and worse, ending up trying oh-so-hard sosyal. I am not generalizing though. I have been into this industry for 8 years now (in 5 companies) so I am able to tell y’all about my observations on different people working in Call Centers. There is a sheer difference between someone who has been exposed to English language since childhood (watching and reading English-based media, and speaking the language since childhood) than someone who has just honed his/her English after getting into Call Center/BPO industry. Also, there is a sheer difference between someone who thinks and speaks STRAIGHT english than someone who thinks and speaks only KONYO english. Gets?
Therefore, English is NOT our first language. It is just that Maine is just as articulate as fuck, which, I could not see the same articulation from young TV personalities of her age that I see on TV. Hindi lahat maibibigay talag ng Kapamilya network ano?]
And just because I am glorifying Maine, does not mean I am dissing Meryl Soriano or Iza Calzado. I have high respects for the latter two actresses, and I do not question their ability. And if it is true that, according to speculation, Kapamilya — with the collaboration of MMFF officials — made Maine Mendoza to win so she can be bashed, well, they did it wrong. They did not succeed. And for those who claim they are “fans” of ALDUB ending up bashing Maine Mendoza for her win, they are not true fans. A true fan does not pretend doing all the realtalk. A true fan should be happy with her idol’s victory.
Another thing, Maine is getting more awards —- ditching the dubious Push Awards and Rawr Awards by LionHearTV — including Gintong Kabataan and Catholic Social Media Awards, plus getting more and more endorsements. Shea Arender of Broadway productions even invited Maine Mendoza to be in Broadway. I guess, it is enough for her haters — particularly Kapamilyatards — to shut their whore mouth and get their shit together.
Feel free to check my lengthy shoutouts on this FB page below.