December 10th, 2007

emma; only girl in the world

All I Want For Christmas...

I haven't really made a wish list despite my years here on LJ. So this year I decided to give it a try. It couldn't hurt to put my wishes into writing. Most of them are unattainable, I realized, but it's alright. Think positive, who knows it might happen after all. Thanks to mellowdee for inspiring me to make a list this year! Collapse )

My List
1. END THE WRITERS STRIKE
This is really my number one wish this year because when the writer's strike ends, my shows come back for an entire season instead of just a measly 13 episodes. My shows like Chuck, Pushing Daisies and of course Gossip Girl have all been cut down to half seasons and I'm terribly needing more of them. Please let the strike end so I can finally get on to my shows.

2. ANOTHER YEAR OF LJ PAID ACCOUNT
I've grown very attached to my paid account and because I didn't have any money midyear, I wasn't able to buy a permanent account. Thus I'm hoping that I get blessed with another lovely year of paid time on my beloved LJ. I promise to try to update more often. If school doesn't get in the way.

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Carol of the Shiny Happy People

Singing was never my strong trait. Yes, everyone can "supposedly" carry a tune, and in the shower or in Magic Sing, I'm pretty damn good. But real singing, I leave that to Pamy. This is why I really look up to singers in general. Not only does it take talent, but guts to stand in front of a crowd and belt their hearts out.

At tonight's CMC CarolFest (which I originally thought was named KarolFest after CMC chair, karolyee), my heart was throbbing was with pride when I heard the MChorale sing. Of course there's bias, but they did practice their asses off and it paid off. Singing a jing-jing-jing Jingle Bells, a masscommified Kumukutikutitap and the official CMC song, I couldn't help but cheer them on.


taken from Bev Lopez's multiply

I didn't even care for the cash prize (although the org would surely need it), it was just wonderful to win it. As Kimbe said, "Ang galing MCO ay may galing" Or something like that. Congratulations MChorale: Headmaster, Nel, Con, Yvonne, Cherrie, Micx, Rach, Sandy, Barry, Harry, Christer, Ely, Ed, and Simon. What's fabulous about you guys is individually you all sound amazing, but together, you sound even more superb. Fabulous.
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Watch Patty Squee

So let me fangirl. That's what I do best after all. I know I'm his sister and I will be forever biased, but let me. I've fangirled for people I don't even know, I think I'm entitled to fangirl for my own brother.

It just so happens that my uber talented younger brother Pietro veganpunk_ and a few of his "friends" (classmates in 3M Ateneo High School) happened to be too good that their little class project got recorded and picked up by Song BMG!

Yes, that means that their songwriting project for AP Class is now a CD being sold in actual record stores. First off, I'm blown away. By association, this is the nearest I'm going to get near to a record. I doubt I'll ever record one myself (as thy vocal prowess is zilch). I don't know how easy it is to get a record deal, but I doubt it was THAT easy.

Second, my brother can actually compose?! I knew he was good with instruments, but to actually compose a song, that's original is beyond me. I remember in grade 4, we were supposed to "compose" a song for CL, and I totally suggested a Zesto theme song, thinking I was the only one who listened to radio advertisements -- which I now realize (thanks to Pamy, was a Bon Jovi song which i love to sing on Magic Sing -- "Livin' On a Prayer"). Hello plagiarism. I was plagiarizing a Plagiarizer. What would Ma'am A***** say??? I'm such a freak. I can barely string two notes (that sound good together) on the piano and Pietro made an entire song -- which was chosen as the "first single" for the album.

Third, my brother's name is on a CD! And his song is on the damn thing! Hello rockstar! This is just way too exciting for me. Thing is, we're all more excited for it than my brother is. He actually seems embarrassed by our overexcitement -- which is understandable, as Pietro has never been the showy type. Which is why he will freak when he finds out I text brig-ed my friends and hello LiveJournal pimpage.

The boys of the M Section were just so good in writing, not just essays, but poetries which they have later turned into musical compositions. In fact, two of the album tracks were already used to compete for "Awit Nasyonalista," a yearly songwriting competition of Ateneos Social Studies Department. (This competition should be noted as the one responsible in putting together some of the most popular bands of today such as Parokya ni Edgar.)

Music that embodies the minds of the entire class, their experiences, yearnings and raw emotions of these young kids wanting to express themselves - are what one can expect from this 5-track EP, which is co-produced by Ryan Cayabyab.


But really, if you're feeling nice, go out and get the album! MBoys 09 is out now! It costs Php 155 for 5 tracks and a music video. It's available in most record stores, I think. This is the only time I'm ever going to pimp anything (I think), so obviously this means something to me. In the end, I'm just squeeing cause my brother is in this. Basically, I'm just fangirling.

And apparently, I'm not the only ate fangirling. Another of my brother's classamtes ate's also plugged it. See, I'm not alone.