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07
Jul
12

June 2012

It was a roller coaster month, I must say.  There came a point that I reached the lowest point of my life, but a lot of times, thankfully, I was on a high!  Still, it was a good month for me.  Here we go!

(singit lang ng konti nung May)

May 28 – I attended the RX Concert series featuring Imago. They were soooo nice! So happy when they sang “Sundo”… best moment of that night!

May 29 – Was lucky to be included in the guest list of the launch of the NEW iPad by Globe Tattoo. Thanks to Igersmanila for this opportunity! Went there with my friend winthoughts, and met other fellow igers.  Medyo boring yung launch pero panalo naman yung food.  And I had a chance to have a picture taken with TIM YAP! and I saw the very beautiful, the goddess, Georgina Wilson. Yum, este, wow! :))

June 01 – One of the craziest mini-instameet I attended! Inumanyt with Sarci!  We had dinner at Kalye Juan, Rob Manila, then transferred to Cowboy Grill in Malate.  It was crazy! We drank a lot of San Mig Light, then few shots of Tequilla.  We finished around 3 or 4 in the morning.  Then had a coffee at Aristocrat.  Then Aaron drove us all the way to Cavite and we ate Lugaw for breakfast.  I arrived home around 8am 😀

June 02 – At kahit kulang sa tulog, I asked some of my friends to watch Snow White and the Huntsman with me. Thankfully, sumama naman sila! Fun bonding with Leo, Izzie and Alex

June 07 – One of those mornings na ayoko ng balikan. A lot of things have been said.  One thing is for sure, I’m careful now.  And I’m still happy now.

June 08 – 1st BU has its Kick-off/Milestone at Texas Roadhouse Grill in El Pueblo… Love the food and most especially the dessert they prepared! Then after that, I met the Rushers and we visited Wow FM 🙂

June 09 – After sooo many years! lol Nakapagbadminton na ulet with some Rushers..  We tried organizing a game that day, and kahit 5 lang kami, it was fun! Then we meet other rushers in SM megamall and hangout sa labas ng starbucks

Then after this, I met with my college friends to welcome home (again) Eco! Dinner at Banana Leaf was not that fun hahaha! Kasi naman yung mga food!.. Not sanay with Malay Cuisine.  Thank God libre ni eco yun hehe.  Then we watched Prometheus at Podium.

June 12 – No work means Rushers EB.  Independence Day!  Went early morning at Strata to meet Winthoughts and and nagbabalik uwi na si Mitch (my IG friends), and first time meeting @Jaypoknat.  We went to RX booth and joined the other rushers. Bonding with Chico and Delle and Gino.  Free ice cream from Picket Fence. And kwentuhan!

Then I meet with Kuya Joe and Ate Macel and we went to Banawe to meet some of our friends for a buffet lunch at Chinatown’s Best Food.  Buffets are love! Then we made tambay sa house nila Kim at kwentuhan and coffee. That’s my typical holdiay!

June 15 – After so many attempts, natuloy na rin ang videoke session with Android Team! And ayun, I was tasked to organized it.. The place, the food, the budgeting, etc. Thank God it was a success! And so happy to know na talented kaming lahat haha!. Too bad may nakatalo sa 99 score ko. TSK.

June 16 – Then kinabukasan, Bowling game naman with the Rushers.. and again, I’m organizing the event!  Pansin ko lang napapadalas na sy actually haha!  And I’m so overwhelmed with the number of attendees!  And so happy that Chico and Gino joined us!! It was really fun!

June 23 – Second mini-instameet for this month is with my oBESe family! Videoke night and meeting our bunso, Jajeco, and our new member, Xander!

June 24 – Jay (astroboy0069) invited us to visit their house at Calamba, Laguna and participate on their Fiesta!  It was one of the best!  We ate lunch, of course, then sinolo na namin yung nirent nilang videoke machine! haha! Badtrip lang kasi madamot sa score yung machine. Boo!  We went home a lil late, around 8pm already.. but we had so much fun there!

June 29 – My college friend from US, Jepp, surprised us that night by showing up and treating us for a movie! We watched The Amazing Spiderman and it was… wait for it.. Amazing!!!!! 😀

June 30 – As usual, for the last saturday of the month, Rushers flocked to the RX Booth to visit CnDnG.  And it was the Lechon Party of Kikay Barkada!! We shared on this huge lechon from cebu and it was so delicious!! It was also a pleasure of mine to finally have a picture with Chefchefan and Callcenternurse.

Then after this, we went to Bonchon to eat some lunch (di pa nakuntento sa lechon), then headed to Greenhilss Badminton Center for the Rushers Badminton EB!  IT WAS AWESOME! another successful event for us.  And I’m so happy that Chico joined us that day.. Hopefully other RX jocks will join us next time! 🙂

And the day did not end there! My SMB friends went to Gerry’s Grill, SM North and had our free dinner courtesy of Irene!! Then we also tried the “Wengweng” cocktail.

Other than these happenings, this month has been really ok.  With work, I only have two lates, which is a good feat for me!  And I’m so proud with my iOS team, coz they’ve been accomplishing a lot of things on time!  My brother is now back at school, so I’m really wishing that he will do this seriously this time;  Then I got a new phone courtesy of Globe Postpaid Plan, and I’m really loving it!! Though my phone bills is uncontrollable 😦  and finally, I’m so addicted with Dragonvale!!! 😀

29
Jan
12

January 2012

January has been my busiest month so far!! Ang daming nangyari, and ang dami kong nagawa, nakilala, at naexperience.

Work

So far, my career is doing well. Lots of studying going on, so many preparations. At ngayun, nafifeel ko na ang pressure ng pagiging leader. Waaah.  Scheduling, delagation of tasks, training, reservation, technical support, code review… unti unti na akong sinasabak sa real work… medyo nakakakaba pa rin, and misan para kulang pa talaga skills ko.  But I gotta do it.

Then may mga new members kami, and happy naman kasi dumami na ang department namin. Now I’m training them and medyo pressure din talaga, lalo na pag nagtatanong na sila Lottie at Mark, tapos di ako sure sa sagot ko. Nakakahiya. So I need to make an effort talaga.

And my tardiness this month? WOW. May katumbas ng love letter! Huhuhu. Living the title of Filipino Time’s Person of The Year!

Health

I’m happy that I could say that I’m pretty healthy this month. No major sickness, though my weight is really bothering me hehe. Really need to gain weight so that I’ll feel good about myself.  Other than that, my root canal appointments with my dentist is still on going. Sabi nya mga 5 sessions pa siguro. waaaaah dami pa pala.

Love life

next.

Twitter

Again, my TT (twitter timeline) is crazier than ever! Following this new set of new rushers will really shake your TT! Ang hahyper nila… but I can still handle it.  And in just one month, I already gained 150+ new followers. Wow! Sana lang lahat sila nakikipaginteract sakin diba? 😛 But again, thank you! 🙂

Temple Run

the newest addiction! This is a new app on iOS and I’m sooo loving this game! Sobrang nakakaadik, to the point na kahit nasaan ako, I’m playing it. Napapahiga pa ako pag nagslide na yung character haha.

Path

This is the new community I discovered last year and I could say that I’m loving it more and more. Ngayun nalaman ko na kung pano ilink ang Path moments sa Twitter, FB at Foursquare.  At naayos na rin ang pag sleep at pag wake up ko. Yay! So many achievements lol… and few more friends to go, mapupuno na rin ako.. Though I dont wanna go to that point.  Hirap mamili ng aalisin eh pag puno na.

EBs/Instameets

And this month, I just had 9 EBs/Instameets!! Ang dami! Ako na ang may social life LOL.  It was hell fun! I met a lot of new friends and all of them are awesome! My memorable moments for this month are:

1. Despedida Inumanyt and Instacoffee with Sarci and the gang

2. Dinner with Kite and Rushers (ang sapilitang pagpiga sakin lol)

3. Videoke with SMB for Ron’s birthday

4. Instameet with Mitch sa RX

5. Dinner with Eric/Efsalo and IG friends

6. Birthday Party of Eric/Efsalo

7. Chinese New Year EB

8. TMR Book Signing!!!!

9. Inuman/Coffee/Videoke for April’s Despedida with our IG friends

 

It was one hell of a month!! So fun!! Here’s wishing that the rest of my 2012 will be like this! Fun, Epic, Memorable!

07
Dec
11

Oscar Dela Hopia

2002 or 2004. Dahil sa pagkahilig ko sa music, naisipan kong makinig sa radio araw-araw. Bumili ng mga songhits. At kumanta-kanta (lol). Then natiyempuhan ko ang The Morning Rush with Chico and Delamar. At ayun na.

Hindi lang dahil sa music kaya ako nahook sa show.. Pati na rin sa makukulit na top10 nila at informative conversations nila. Then sinubukan ko ding magtext.  First time ko yun… nagbaka sakali na mababasa sa radio. That was my birthday, 200* something. And when they read my message, tumamblig ako sa tuwa. At ayun na, nagsimula na ang kaadikan. 

Hanggang sa nagcollege na ako. Sinimulan ko ng magpasa ng entries sa top10. Jhun13 pa ako nun. At pag sinuswerte, nakakapasok naman sa top10. Iba yung feeling eh. And I did the next move. Hinanap ko sila sa internet. Nakita ko ang mumunting forum ng mga rushers. Nakigulo ako at nakisaya sa kanila. Hanggang sa dumating yung time na nagkaroon na ng EB. Oct 2007. Nameet ko na sila CnD!!!! At ayun, buwan buwan na ang pasama ko sa mga Rushers.

Then came Dec 8 2008.  Sa di malamang kadahilanan, nagpalit ako ng codename. Oscar Dela Hopia. At nagsimula na ang di ko inakalang mangyayari sa buhay ko. NAAAKS!!! :))

Dahil yata sa codename na to, napadalas ang pagpasok ko sa top10… at maraming naaliw sa akin. Yata. At ayun, parang instant popularity ang nangyari. Oo na, aaminin ko na sikat talaga yung codename na nagamit ko. Hindi din ako makapaniwala na ganun ang mangyayari.

Yung tipong makakatanggap ka ng DM o private message sa fb, saying “lagi kitang naririnig sa tmr”.. “nakakatuwa codename mo”.. “ikaw lagi nasa top10”.. “ang cute mo pala” (ok joke lang yan).. nakakataba ng puso!! 

Tapos ngayun, nagpublish na ng book ang TMR.. and sa gulat ko talaga, hongdomi kong entries. 😀 Nakakaoverwhelm talaga.. never ko naman inexpect na sa pagpapalit ng codename eh magiging ganito. So thankful na rin kasi dahil dito, madami akong nakilala, madami akong naging kaibigan, at madami akong naging pans! LOL (pagbigyan na, blog ko to :P)

Happy Anniversary Oscar Dela Hopia!!!

16
Jul
11

The Morning Rush. Happy 15th Anniversary!!

Last Friday (July 8), my favorite morning radio show, The Morning Rush w/ Chico and Delamar, celebrated their 15th anniversary.  Yes, it’s been that long that they’ve been making us smile and crazy every morning.  Then last saturday, they gathered all the rushers in CBTL, Ortigas to celebrate this momentous event.

I’ve been listening to them since 2002… but I’ve heard about them before pa. I can still remember that time.. when me and my kuya were so bored one morning, and we decided to surf the radio.  And we found them on KCFM. We listened to them a couple of days more, until they announced that it was their last show!… I lost them for a couple of years.. and when I was already in College, I found them again, on RX.  Since then, I was hooked!… I joined the forum of the rushers and found a lot of new friends.. I changed my codename, and blam! The rest is history..

The event last Saturday was jam packed despite the rain.  It was nice watching them live (haha though I’ve seen them live a lot of times na).  There were a lot of people, and it’s so nice because I saw a lot of people that I’ve been interacting with over Twitter.  There were also a lot of people saying “hi” to me, telling me that they finally met me. It was such a nice feeling!!! #celebrity

And one of the things that we’ve been waiting for that day is the announcement of the “large reveal”.  We were so happy and excited when they announced that they will be releasing a book!! A compilation of the Top Ten, in celebration of their 15th anniversary! 😀 (check it out here).

It was a fun-filled morning! And I’m looking forward for the Book Launch, and for the next EB! ^_^

13
Mar
11

TMR’s BIG REVEAL

Last thursday (March 10), before closing the show, Chico and Delamar announced that there will be an important announcement on tomorrow’s show.  So the duo encouraged everyone to listen to them, around 9 in the morning, to hear the big news.  I thought that there will be another big promo, and then…

I checked out twitter that afternoon, and my rusher friends are going crazy… a lot of them started guessing what the “BIG REVEAL” will be, and there were a lot.  I started adding my theories, and delamar herself kept on retweeting people’s theories… everyone became very excited, more so when Chico posted a blogpost regarding the tension he felt the whole day (LINK).  Since the duo said that they will announce it around 9am, I begged to them to do it earlier, since for sure, I won’t be able to hear it on that time.

Friday came. March 11, 2011.  The topic that morning is the “craziest theories about the BIG REVEAL”.  I enjoyed sending my entries, and some of them were picked.  But my true guess was they will be joining the TARA 5.  However, they mentioned right away that TARA 5, PBB, and Biggest Losers were the top guesses yesterday.  So I guess I’m wrong..

It was already 8:50am, and I was still in the bus.  I am obviously late.  So when I arrived in our building, I decided to go to the restroom first and wait for the announcement.  I even tweeted the show that I was in the CR, waiting for the BIG REVEAL.  Then delamar finally said it: “I’m having a baby”.  I was shocked! I even mouthed “OMG” and I smiled.  I’m so happy for delle, that’s really what I felt after hearing it.  I tweeted them right away and congratulated delle for the new blessing.

It’s just really heartwarming that Chico and Delle treats their listeners as part of their lives, as their close friends.  It’s humbling that they decided to share this with all of the listeners, just showing how genuine they are.  I’m happy and will always be proud to be a rusher. And all I wish now is the best for delamar, all the best for Chico as well, all the best for the duo and the show, and all the best for this blessing for our dear Delamar 🙂

20
Dec
10

the chosen one

One morning, I received a text from one of the highly-respected rusher, Blueritz.  He said that he’ll be on vacay on Dec 13 up to Jan 07.  Since I promised him before that he can rely on me during when he’s off, He then asked me if I could do the recording of TMR.  Of course, it is an honor, so I accepted it, even if I knew that it will be a bit difficult for me, coz I’m a very busy person, and I don’t have the right tools.

Speaking of tools/gadgets/equipment, maybe you’re wondering (or maybe not, but let me just assume, k?) how do I record the show.  I actually have no idea how Blueritz do it, but for me, I depend a lot on my very hi-tech MP4.

jaraaaaaan..

very hi-tech.. with matching invisible glass screen na binalutan ng scotch tape. Yes, it is still working.  I just thought of showing it here… baka may maawa at bigyan ako ng bagong mp4. Haha! (yung ipod touch kasi walang radio :P)

So this thing is actually my portable radio.. since first year college (now I’m working for 2 years).. buhay pa naman sya, thank God.

So what I do is charge my mp4 before I sleep, then when I wake up (kelangan sakto 6am… pero minsan nalelate din), I turned on the radio and record the show.  Good thing meron syang feature na pwedeng irecord yung radio.. so during top10, I record the show, then pag tapos na yung top10, I need to pause the recording.  I’m doing it while I’m eating breakfast, while taking a bath! (though lately kinakuntsaba ko na yung Kuya ko to do it while I’m busy), while I’m on my way to work, and during morning briefing sa work!! 😀

Oha dedicated much.. though I’m not that satisfied with my recordings.. kasi hindi sya HD. hehehe.  And there are certain area in EDSA na medyo mahina yung signal (so if you are listening and naging choppy or static, nasa EDSA-Crossing/Shaw ako nun, nakasakay sa bus)… pero ok pa naman.. mapagtatyagaan pa naman 🙂

So now, nakasurvive ako ng 1 week.. and I’m actually getting better, I must say.  Thanks to Targrod pala for suggesting an audio converter, mas napadali buhay ko… and thanks din sa mga nangulit *ehem* lol, at sa mga naghintay.

Hopefully my recordings are enough to satisfy your daily C&D cravings. I will do my best to make it much better, at mas updated pa.. (medyo busy lang kasi sa work)

Thanks guys, and merry christmas! soso este xoxo.

(naku medyo paawa epek pala tong post na to… baka magdalawang isip si blueritz sa susunod hahaha. kidding 😉 )

PODCASTS: https://jun1013.wordpress.com/tmr-podcasts/

13
Mar
10

Hodge Podge 3

Okay..  this seems to be the craziest week ever.

My monday is pretty awesome coz I won another promo at  The Morning Rush, P2000 worth of smart loads.

Now my problem is I dunno what I’ll do with this stuff. Oh I know.. I have to sell them somewhere… but I don’t know where.  Need to earn some money.. There are a lot of upcoming concert this summer.. must-see concerts.

And speaking of concert, I feel so bad that I missed the Paramore Concert here in Manila.  I really wanted to hear them live.. pero tinamad talaga ako.  Anyway, there are still a lot of concert na paparating, sabi ko nga.  I’m excited to see Owl City, Justin Timberlake & Jojo & Timbo, John Mayer, and Kelly Clarkson… so, I BADLY NEED MONEY.

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Sandra Bullock is one of my favorite Hollywood Actresses.   And on the 82nd Academy Awards, she bagged the Best Actress trophy.  I’m happy that she won this award.  I love her movies, I love her wit, and her personality.

I already seen her movie The Blind Side.  To tell you honestly, I didn’t cry when I saw the movie… but her performance is really good, I must say.  But when I heard her acceptance speech when she received the award, I was in tears!!

So there, I’m really happy that she won.  Academy Award Winner, Sandra Bullock.

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I know American Idol is really crappy right now… with the disappointing result of Top 12 and with the disgusting Kara-Simon Thing.  I’m just thankful that there are still reality shows that can save me from agony.

Love this season.  Great idea, Exciting challenges, Exciting survivors. Love it.  Of course, we usually root for the good guys, but for this season, I think I would love to see the Villains to win this.  They’re more entertaining.  The only bad news, to me, is that it’s not exciting anymore, coz I already found out who will be on the top 3.  Pero exciting pa rin kasi hindi ko naman alam yung mga magiging challenges and who will win.. so okay pa rin 🙂

I thought this is also a lame season. But No! Thank God to the Cowboys, Jett and Cord.  They are very entertaining, their expressions, their interviews, sobrang nakakatuwa.

I also love the father-daughter tandem.. I think they’re strong, and they’re playing the race really nice.  And for this season, the team that I hate is the Lesbian couple.  They’re annoying and sneaky.  Puro negative vibes.

I hope there’ll be more exciting challenges.  And I hope this will be an awesome season.  May the deserving team win!




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