Monday, November 24, 2008


The fork lead me to a dead end. Now, I can see a light at the end of the tunnel. I am going that way. Wish me luck! =)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Sweet Sunday

I slept the whole day last Saturday. I needed that.

Sunday was a blast! I got to meet Michael Johns and watch Chris Brown and Rihanna in concert. I couldn't think of a better way to spend Sunday.

I went to a nearby mall. I know I couldn't watch Michael Johns perform on a weekday, so I took advantage of the meet and greet set up by one of the sponsors of his visit here in the Philippines. Michael Johns was my first bet in American Idol season 7. I wanted him to win prior to David Cook bug bite. =)

"Dear Karen" autograph

photo op

signing away

I needed the fan because it was getting hot

During the short encounter, I was shaking but I wanted to tell him something so I was able to say a few words:

Me; Hello Michael. I'm Karen. It's nice meeting you.

MJ: Yeah, me too!

Me: You know what, I wanted you to win. I was rooting for you in American Idol.

MJ: Really?! That's great!

Me: I hope you can come back here for a concert.

MJ: I will. I will.

I was one of the lucky 50 who got an autographed flyer and a photo op. He also told us his Christmas single will be released soon and since he's pretty close to David Cook, David will be here January or February of next year. That is also the same time MJ will be releasing his album. Ain't that sweet? =)

After meeting, MJ, I met up with my sis. We went to Boni High Street for early dinner and we were in the Open Field at 7PM. The Rihanna and Chris Brown concert started a little after 8PM. We were really far from the stage, so we didn't have any decent pictures to share. It was a fun experience. Chris can really shake his booty and I loved it! Rihanna's "Unfaithful" gave me goosebumps too. I have a few complaints but the experience was worth it. They are both great performers!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


Have you ever felt like the universe is conspiring against your hopes and wishes?

Has it ever happened to you when everything seems to lead you to a direction you didn't want to take before?

Has it ever seemed like fate is acting against what your mind has set or willed on doing?

A co-worker of mine reminded me of this famous "Spiderman" quote two days ago: "With great power comes great responsibility." Cliche, but then again, it is so true, especially with where I am in my so-called career right now. I have never felt this "heaviness" on my shoulders before (except maybe when I was back in college and I desperately wanted to graduate on time). This feeling is different though. I am trying my best to cope and to take this a day at a time. I am glad I haven't even reached my limit yet. I am surprising myself with this show of motivation on my end when others seem to be giving up. Maybe this is due to a lack of option or maybe this is due to seeing others grab the chance and make a change.

I just wish that I can see the end of the rainbow. I know I will not regret this. I just want to know that I have been sacrificing a lot for something that is worth it.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008


I am seeing a fork in the road ahead. I have made up my mind to take one path. I don't think there's anything anyone can do about it. I have sacrificed a lot of time and effort in this. My life has been circling on nothing but work these past few weeks. I think it is about time I choose one way and move on.

I need my life back.