Friday, October 28, 2011


Thursday, October 13, 2011

Saying yes to life after the storm

Chris Lao want to inform you...about auto insurance

Flood victim Christopher Lao, whose hapless outburst on GMA News programs last August launched an online wave of taunts and satire by social media users, stars in his own commercial which was released on YouTube on Thursday. 

Lao plays himself repeating the same words, including the now-famous quote, "I should have been informed," that he uttered to GMA reporter Jun Veneracion, who is played by an actor in the commercial for BPI.

"This is my way of saying yes to life," Lao told GMA News. "Some good finally came out of this crisis. It became an opportunity. I can now pay for the tuition of my daughter."

Lao is currently studying for the bar exams next month, but took time off to shoot the commercial last weekend. 

The commercial ends with the graphic, "Nature doesn't inform you." BPI used Lao to pitch its auto loans that come with one year free insurance covering acts of nature. In addition to BPI's YouTube channel, the ad is expected to air in cinemas. 

Lao said that the advertising agency McCann Erickson had first approached him in September to sound him out about the ad. He admitted to being uneasy about the idea, but had what he called an epiphany, that "I won't think of what other people say anymore."

The production team that made the commercial showed him video of the news report so he could replicate the emotion of his reaction to the incident. "I was okay na at the time," he said. 

According to Lao, he had gone through a depression after a version of the news report, shortened by a viewer to include just him, was uploaded on YouTube and shared widely, triggering ridicule on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. The original news story featured other victims of Typhoon Kabayan. Lao had driven his car into a flooded street in Quezon City where it began to drift as a GMA News camera crew was shooting in the vicinity. 

The Twitterworld was buzzing with mostly positive chatter about the ad, including at least one tweep confessing to having a crush on the buff Lao. 

— Howie Severino/Curated by AM MarzoƱa/TJD, GMA News

Good thing for Chris Lao and he already had a good reason to face the world again after being bullied in the social networking sites and on air.
When would my luck come....sigh........

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Song revival

Songs came from poem, but do you wonder how can a writer wrote all this ideas. Probably the idea didn't come from his mind, but from his heart. That's why many songs are revived today with there new arrangements or versions. Our taste in music change as time goes by but the message of the songs that we want to hear doesn't change. We all have experienced extreme emotions only with different settings or situations. Some of us got broke, some got to an accident and some got a broken heart. All this situations give us extreme emotions. But of course extreme emotions are not all negative feelings, there is also the positive one. If you had met the one, or you just passed your Bar or Board exam, or if you are just simply satisfied with what you have right now.

But if you can notice most of the songs that have been revived or had a different versions mostly are about negative feelings. It's maybe because most writers becomes more creative when they feel extreme negative emotions, especially when they have a  broken heart.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Shooting Stars

I remember a line from the song of a famous rapper that says you only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow, cause this opportunity comes once in a lifetime. Well I guess his right, everyone of us gets only one chance to shoot for that opportunity of a lifetime. Some of us was able to shoot for that opportunity but only few of them are able to hit the target. And some of us had the opportunity to shoot for that special opportunity to turn their lives around but they are too dumb or to lazy to take the shot. In short very few of us was able to hit the target and turn their lives around. Very few of us take the risk, and their are less people who succeed by taking the risk.

But what if you've been waiting for this opportunity all your life and it still doesn't come to you. Would you get out of your comfort zone and try to search for it? Or you'll just be patiently wait for it?

Some succeed by  just waiting for it, while others succeed by getting out of their comfort zones. But the sad part of the story is that many people fail to turn their lives around. Some failed because they just wait for it and do nothing. But what's disappointing is that some of us tried everything to turn their lives  around but ended up with nothing. And some didn't just ended up with nothing, they also pay the price of taking the risk. They also lose something they already have because they play the game of life and pay the price for it.