Why was Kalyeserye such a hit?

Why was Kalyeserye such a hit?

Note: This post was written on April 4, 2017.

If you're like me and you have a Filipino mother who can't live without watching her Filipino shows and dramas then you must be subscribed to either TFC (The Filipino Channel) or GMA Pinoy TV. Nowadays though, a simple search on Google can lead you to your favourite pinoy teleserye/soap opera (legal or not, idc do youu).

In 2016, the most viral filipino series, however, did not come from an afternoon soap or an evening drama but from the longest running noon time show in the Philippines, Eat Bulaga. It was the segment "Kalyeserye" that swooped the hearts of Filipinos around the world, even the biggest and toughest uncle I know got so much kilig (romantic excitement) from it!

Bon Jovi: This House is Not for Sale CONCERT

So yesterday, my dad's teenage dream was fulfilled.

We watched his favourite rock band Bon Jovi at the Air Canada Centre and it was awesome! I've actually never experienced a rock show before. I've been to concerts, yes, but I've never attended a classic rock band concert until last night. And this was extra special because I shared the experience with my dad. You see, if it wasn't for him, I don't think I would have been so crazy about music. He fuelled that desire for me.

The Book of Mormon

I never through in a million years that I would be able to watch The Book of Mormon the Musical for a number of reasons.

One, it was really popular and tickets get sold out right away.

Two, tickets are mad expensive!

Three, I'm pretty sure that it's against my religion to favour this show (I'm Catholic, obvi).

Four, I don't live in New York City.

BUT, a miracle happened - something incredible! - and I won tickets to see The Book of Mormon at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto!

Let me tell you my story.

Boba Boy

Since this blog post, I have gone to Boba Boy twice. It's pretty close to my house and I'm definitely all over the bubble tea spectacular that's been going on lately. What I love the most about bubble tea shops is that it brings people together and closer. Going to bubble tea places is always my favourite because it's one of those rare places these days that forces you to talk to each other, therefore build relationships. Something about coming together for a drink makes people open up and say what's on their mind. And they are not inebriated. At least in my experience.



Note: This blog post was written back in May 2017.

As I'm writing this, it has now been two weeks since the accident and I have not gone back to work yet. My family doctor diagnosed me with a concussion due to the headaches I've been getting ever since the accident. She strictly said no screens. That means no computer, no phone, no tv, no Netflix, no Youtube, no texting, no movies aka BE BORED TO DEATH.