Thursday, January 22, 2009

Cool dance moves of “War Machine” of Iron Man…the Orange Chicken Dance with Tik Tok music!
Chowking held its “25th Anniversary Bloggers Nite” by introducing its new ORANGE CHICKEN that comes with a cool chicken dance.
I learned about the event from cosplayer Alodia Gosiengfiao and I got accepted as one of the ten blogger attendees for the event. It was held in the night of March 17, 2010 at Chowking’s the Fort branch. Big thanks to Alodia for keeping me informed of the event’s details. She told me that the theme was “orange”; I then had no choice but to turn my big orange fluffy skirt into a dress! I was sooo orange that night. It was my one and only orange clothing.
As someone who doesn’t watch television anymore, I was surprised that actor Jericho Rosales was there hosting the event! I didn’t even know that he was the endorser of Chowking’s new ORANGE CHICKEN. Just so you know, Jericho’s one of the only two Filipino celebrities I like. The other one being Ryan Agoncillo.
The event was so packed up like a club though that I couldn’t get through to have my picture taken with Jericho. But no biggie – my camera phone wasn’t good enough anyway.
A big part of the event is the cosplay contest. Yes, Chowking incorporated cosplay in its event. So many robots were so coool and big that they couldn’t get up in the other rooms. The cosplayers had to do the chicken dance with Tik Tok as the music and get rate votes on their YouTube videos of their dance.
My favorite among all cosplayers was WAR MACHINE! This was cosplayed by really-nice Mr. Christian. He had really cool moves despite his armor. And even Jericho commented that he liked WAR MACHINE so much that he had to have his photo taken with him. The hosts kept calling the cosplayer “Iron Man” though; they didn’t know that the character was WAR MACHINE.
I had the chance to talk to WAR MACHINE cosplayer Mr. Christian. He said that he doubts he will win this contest but it doesn’t matter to him – “What’s important is that we’re all having fun,” he commented while smiling before saying goodbye to us.
Do check out the video to see his dance and rate it 5 stars if you liked it. =)
Unfortunately, the video has now been removed =(

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Random: Pianofied version of Just The Way You Are, Beautiful Girls, and Today My Life Begins

Our talented friend JP / Ryvaeus played this for us today. It’s the first time he tried playing these songs; he plays be ear. So beautifully done! Thank you so much, JP.
Here’s a little history (written by him) about his relationship with the piano:
“I started playing piano when I was in third grade, how old I was at the time I can’t recall. Like many others, I was taught to read notes and play simple sheet music. For about three years after I finished the first level (or whatever it’s called), I stopped playing, because honestly, I hated it.
“I still wasn’t a fan of piano by the time I moved to the Philippines with my family back in November 1999 when I was 11 years old, but for some reason my parents decided to get a piano for our house. It took a few more years after that before I could start to appreciate the instrument and the music it makes, and at around the age of 15 I learned I could play by ear, long after I’d forgotten how to play by sight.
“I’m still learning, even after so many years of this love/hate relationship with the piano and in spite of all the songs I’ve recorded (and those I haven’t yet). In all honesty, I don’t think the learning will ever stop. There’s a huge pool of artists and an even larger collection of music out there, more than I’ll ever hear in my lifetime, and every one of them has the potential of contributing something new – beyond notes and melodies – to our ears. Inspiration comes in all shapes and sizes, and the muses of my songs are born from the music of others.”

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