Fibr: Home’s Most Powerful Broadband

Let it be known that I can relate to Katniss Everdeen (The Hunger Games) in plenty of ways. This, considering that I was initially apprehensive to read the trilogy some years back because people warned told me it’s a love story. Not that I have anything against romance; it just made me think that I wouldn’t appreciate the book. Perhaps they haven’t come across Battle Royale yet, hence the vague comparison.

The entire trilogy left me sleepless. It’s an enjoyable read, and the same can be said for its movie rendition. Jennifer Lawrence is Katniss, no doubt about it.

I realized that there’s a Katniss in me, thanks to what my friend calls “introvert/aggressive personality” (a.k.a. you keep to yourself but you know you have to do something when you want it).

But really, what I need is a “dandelion in the spring.” A Peeta in my life. Now who sounds like a young adult romance novel? Kroo kroo.

Anyway, PLDT Fibr and Nuffnang are giving away tickets to a special screening of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. And so they ask, How would the odds be in your favor if you had a Fibr connection?

Allow me to answer the question with a visual aid:

Isparkleen and the Internet

Because I’m OC like that, I just had to make a flowchart of sorts

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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.


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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