Starstruck with Sarah G

The word “starstruck” was out of my system ever since my stint at ABS-CBN. After all, interns are tasked duties which involve coordinating and talking to celebrities. It’s surreal in the beginning, until it sinks in that these people on TV are still like regular men and women who just happened to be thrust into the spotlight. And then you get used to it.

The experience taught me a few things: that there really is more to shows than the edited output seen on TV, that it is a tough business, and that it requires so much work to be able to mount an episode or a show. From all the technicalities, equipment (which now reminds me of the pandeiro at guitar center and the like), processes, etc., I learned to appreciate everything else I’ve seen after that stint.

Sarah Geronimo Popstar ASAP 19 Live performance

Into the spotlight: Sarah G

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OneRepublic LIVE in Manila #OneRepublicMNL

OneRepublic in Manila for my birthday month. Even before the confirmed tour date, I realized I kept on including OneRepublic/Ryan Tedder unintentionally in every concert-related post in this blog, regardless of the fact that the entry is for another concert. I “Apologize,” other artists.

I remember writing about discovering the OneRepublic frontman’s songwriting talent (he wrote “Bleeding Love,” for one!) in my old (and first) Nuffnang blog in 2007. I have so much respect for songwriting talent, especially those who have produced hit singles/chart toppers (think Swedish songwriter/producer Max Martin). How they craft tracks for each artist they work with, considering their styles and vocal ability, to name a few, is just amazing. Now if only I could possibly attend their press conference here in Manila to hear more about Tedder’s songwriting process, and insights from other band members as well. Dreaming Out Loud, indeed. Sure, I had opportunities to attend press conferences before, through my colleagues/friends who would assign it to me. I should really do something about my lifestyle journalism career as soon as possible. Haha.

Anyway…

The thing is, I still do not even have a ticket for the concert! I set aside a fund for it early this year, but lots of things got in the way, subsequently eating up that fund. :( Right now I don’t have enough to score a seat with a good view of the stage. I don’t want to end up singing “It’s too late to apologize…” so here’s me trying my luck in this contest. Here are five songs I want to hear live. Thank you, Nuffnang!

OneRepublic LIVE in Manila #OneRepublicMNL Nuffnang Isparkleen

5. If I Lose Myself

I picture a boy and a girl having a great time, enjoying each other’s company. The sun begins to set and they end up watching the sunset together. You know, scenes straight out of a romance movie. #cinematic! That’s how “If I Lose Myself” is to me.

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