I have read or heard from somewhere that my sign is one of the luckiest this year of the Wooden Horse. In the past three years I’ve been winning raffles, Facebook and blogging contests left and right and so I really wonder how luckier could I be this 2014. Not until this month of July that I begin to believe that these astrology and predictions were true at least for me. I think (quoting Paulo Coelho) the whole universe conspired to make this happen for I had not one, not two but three back-to-back dream come trues all happening this fateful month of July.
Dream Come True #1: Last year there’s this dream to write for an online k-pop news website as a sideline and at the same time hobby. I remembered applying for one or two websites but got no reply from either. I was thinking then that they don’t like my style or I’m not really qualified in the first place so I stopped waiting or applying to another. But one morning of April this year, I received a message thru Facebook from the head organizer of k-pop events I frequent. From his hints I know it’s about a big thing but didn’t spill the great news until early July. I have been offered to be a contributor for this newly opened BNT News Philippines, the Philippine franchise of the global news website INTERNATIONAL BNT NEWS or BNT News Korea (with official website: http://bntnews.hankyung.com/) specializing in Korean entertainment, beauty and fashion. It’s like O-emm-geee! How on earth did I qualify since the other two who have been offered were already like experts in the field. I can’t explain the butterflies in the stomach feeling. I think attending every k-pop event in town made all the difference, hahaha #KFEST. 🙂 I know I have a full time job and other blogging duties (I have article deadlines as of this moment) but this chance is rarely given and so I grabbed it. Super thankful, thanks Kuya JP for the trust. Kindly visit BNT News Philippines website at http://bntnewsph.com/ and like our Facebook page at this link, #Promote lol!
Dream Come True #2: I’ve been wanting to write for this local kpop magazine Sparkling since 2011. Since I got my first copy of this mag I always read it cover to cover, and sometimes more than once for the article features were really so engaging for a k-fangirls like me and a big help for Filipinos booked or planning to visit Seoul for the travel feature articles. And after 3 years, yes after 3 years its so ironic that my dream came true in a way unexpected~ my k fan confession story sent last Jan that happened in Seoul was chosen to be published in Spring 2014 issue, waahhhhh! It was so funny because it’s the first issue in like 2 years that I missed to buy and read. Super thanks to a blogger friend Jamie who saw it and told me one night at the very same week the next Summer issue was out. Literally I can’t sleep well that night I’ve known it and before going to work the day after I looked for a copy first thing in the morning…and luckily found one in the nearest grocery. I have sent I at least 3 entries already for this regular part of Sparkling mag for the last 3 issues and I guess this A-prince encounter in Seoul is the best I have. It was one of the most unforgettable part of my Seoul adventure last Oct 2013. So much feels, and then I got published as an ice cream on top of my kilig, wahh! All I can say is its really free to dream because dreams can come true! So I can’t help it that after this one I am now wishing I would be given a chance to write a full feature article!!! Here is a proof of this dream come true and what is written on it! #Goodvibes overloaded much, a big thank you Sparkling. Kamsahamnida from the heart! ♥♥♥
Dream Come True #3: My friends in and outside of korean Ph world would know that when there is a korean star or k-pop group doing a concert in town surely I’m present to see them, hahaha. True, but those cases always entail long hours of waiting and haggardness just to take a glimpse on them and catch a precious wave and take a nice picture or video however blurred those can be. Oh I forget that its also a pain in my wallet! 😦 In almost 3 years of being an avid k-fangirl I can’t help but wish that someday I would cover a kpop concert or interview a Korean star. I know it’s such a crazy “suntok sa buwan” wish but wahhhh it happened this lucky month of July!!! Related to my second Dream Come true story above it was all thank you to BNT News Philippines and of course Kpop and Culture Fest events management. On the recently successfully held KFEST5 last July 20 at SM Megatrade Hall, SM Megamall I had a chance of a lifetime to sit with my fellow BNT News Philippines contributor face to face with the six talented and oh so good looking guys of rookie kpop group M.Pire for an exclusive interview!!! Yes you all read it right, an exclusive interview. I was not really expecting I will join the interview and to start the story we were pulled at the BNT News PH booth we are manning at the KFEST5 event when the boys were finally at SM Megamall in a conference room. We were not so prepared that its already a go signal except that my colleague has her set of guide questions already. We did some make-up retouch ups while waiting outside the conference room for them to get ready and at the same time discussing the game plan. She will be the main interviewer, I’m the official photog and tasked to do follow up questions. I’m usually not good at taking pictures while in front of handsome Korean stars but OMG, I did it while throwing follow up questions. I guess when it’s a call of responsibility you can forget how much you want to scream in kilig, hahaha! When I heard them talk and at the same time pose cutely or even in candid while I’m taking shots all those apprehensions died. Still when I’m at that moment it sometimes came to a point I think I’m floating. I can still recall one funny side story while we are waiting for our turn to interview one of them approached us asking if he can borrow a charger for iphone. That time we were not so sure who he is, later at the interview did we confirm he is Haru hahaha. To top these experience of course I scored a group pic with the M.Pire boys and got to shake hands with my fav TaeHee leader and Yooseung, one of the cutest of them all while we are doing the interview. ❤ I wanted a selca with Lumin, the friend of Jaejoong but we are just so overtime with the interview hahaha, but still I’m thankful. I forgot that I may have missed the performance of my fav cosplayer as part of KFEST5 stage numbers in lieu of this rare dream come true but I know its all worth it (luckily I didn’t, Yey to that!). Here are the unforgettable group pic and some of those pics I took myself, Congrats Reg! Hihihi, I’m really so proud of this achievement and all thanks to BNT News Philippines and kuya JP again! Next wish and I would really be thankful it this would be given, to be at the press conference of the upcoming CNBLUE Can’t Stop in Manila Concert! Wahh! Aja! #FingersCrossed 🙂 Anyway read here for the exclusive interview article of BNT News Philippines with M.Pire.
My lucky charms since 2011 are all still working for me to get all these unexpected dream come trues last July. Kamsahamnida and Super thank you all. I do hope these three lucky stories inspire you all to dream and work hard for your dreams. These all three started from a wish and since I started this personal blog of mine and write as much as I can and with prayers of course. If its meant for you it will. Till my next post 😉
Love and with all my sincere thank you,