Gerald Anderson

luau?

Before we went to Palliser Park Marina (the camping site), there’s been a big mystery on what supper will the Executives’ (a.k.a. Execs) prepare on the Saturday night of the company outing.

what could it be?

Two execs kept the whole employees guessing… The anticipation heightened when one of them mentioned that it can either be the perfect supper ever or a complete disaster. Ha!

Questions kept popping up especially when people saw one of the Execs digging a pit within the campsite. Eventually, someone let the cat out of the bag before the first camping night was over. So much for the secrecy. 😉

“hidden” pit

Apparently, the “special” supper is part of a tradition done in Hawaii and it is called luau. Therefore, the Execs decided to have the VendAsta version of luau  for the first company camping.

Here’s the summary on how it was done… the VendAsta way:

pig (& chicken) :p

sprinkle with magic spices

wrap

“ritual”

throw in the hot pit

cover

take it out after 10-12 hours

wait…

ready?

ready… for real?

Result: Epic fail.

uncooked pig

But wait…

Being real troopers, that did not dampen the Execs’ spirit. Plan B was thought of in a flash. And the VendAstians helped out to make it happen.

Output: Tasty deep fried whole chicken and grilled pork

chicken

pork

(Err… I don’t eat pork so I just had my share of the delicious deep fried chicken which reminded me of the Philippines’ Langhap Sarap Jollibee endorsed by Sarah Geronimo and Gerald Anderson (a.k.a. AshRald) 🙂 )

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On a side note, the Philippines has it’s own tradition of roasting pig. The roasted pig is famously called “lechon baboy” and it’s present in almost all occasions like family reunion. Click here to read family reunion article.

lechon baboy

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P.S. What went wrong on the “luau” thingy, will forever(?) remain an enigma. :p

pilates

I know… I know…

I’ve been writing so much about Sarah Geronimo and Gerald Anderson (a.k.a. AshRald or Sasa & Gege) when in fact this is a personal blog, not a showbiz blog. Nonetheless, although Sasa & Gege are celebrities, I still regard the AshRald bond as a personal journey given that I officially belong to the AshRald community.

Don’t get it wrong, AshRald is not a cult or something. It’s the connection of cool and classy individuals brought together through the Sarah and Gerald love waves.

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Click the links below to read AshRald related articles:
birth         Sasa & Gege         AshRald Connection
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Before I continue blabbering about how awesome to be in the AshRald circle, I need to control myself.  I can already feel James Lee’s famous “dagger eyes” glaring at me (all the way from Singapore) and silently telling that I should get back on track. Shhh… James Lee is my buddy as well as my worst and best critic! 😉  (Click here to read related article -> Big Sister’s House)

Let’s get the ball rolling…

I admit I’m a “health” buff and I do love to work out… However, doing it continuously is an enormous challenge. My body is not flexible and since time immemorial, I have difficulty reaching my toes without bending my knees. It’s bizarre! To think that I’m so tiny like Tinkerbell. Tsk tsk tsk. The funny thing is, eating non-stop is totally a piece of cake for me and effortless for me. :p

Surprise… surprise!  I bought a Mari Winsor Pilates dvd with a pair of  mini “dumbbells” sometime last week. Doing Pilates for beginners really felt great but it took a toll on me and I stopped for few months and then, started again, then stopped for few weeks … and the cycle continues on and on and on…

mini “dumbbells”

Now, I’ve been dragging myself in doing the simple routines and incorporating some of the things that DJ Mitch (@TheSoulfulVixen) taught me. And to spice it up, I’ve also added the dougie dance moves. Boy! The last one definitely pumped me up! Whoa!

the dougie dance

Anyway, slowly but surely. I’m getting there. Who wants join?  

AshRald Connection

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See Related AshRald articles:
birth
Sasa & Gege
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So…
I just want to let the whole world to know that I’m now an official AshRald member!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m on number 585.
(Note: I understand I’ve been a member for more than a month now. No, this is not a delayed reaction… it’s a delayed upload! Arghhh!!!! My apologies my beloved AshRalds, it’s been really crazy for the past few weeks. )

My social media identity:
Twitter Handle: krungkrung4u
PEX Account:     krungkrung4u
*** Note: It’s my first time to be in a forum and I’m still working my way in the PinoyExchange (PEX) portal. Please bear with me. I’ll do my best to be active the soonest. 🙂

Alternate Email: info.thecuriousme@gmail.com
Facebook: email me if you want me to add you on my FaceBook. 🙂

It’s absolutely insane because I’m too old for this and I’m not really into this kind of things. I do read celebrity articles but I’m not an avid fan of anyone until Sasa and Gege (a.k.a. AshRald) became one and even sang “Back at One”. Ha! That sounded like a poem.

Sasa & Gege

Allow me to get this off my chest:
I so love Sasa and Gege and the whole AshRald group!!!

Whoa! The extremely powerful energetic waves that are transmitted is so contagious even if we are all thousand miles apart. Let’s live up to the AshRald name! Be classy, chic, and open-minded. We all know that bashing is for barbarians, right?  Let’s continue to spread love and “ultramagnetic AshRald” super duper mega over positive vibes.

AshRald “family”

Below are the AshRald WattPad stories that I religiously follow:
Slowly But Surely by borntoshare (Wendelyn Dianne)

*** That creative mind of yours is really amazing! Keep the stories going! 🙂
*** Thank you for being one of my twitter friends now. 😀

Never Gonna Let You Go by Kate Joaquin

*** You’re an excellent writer. I understand sometimes it’s difficult to do self motivation. I also get lazy in updating my blog. LOL One thing that keeps me going are the readers. 🙂
*** I hope we can also be friends on twitter. 🙂

What Love Is by JecaMarieGeli

*** Did you know that I’m not fond of Enchong Dee but because of your story, I’m beginning to like him. Ha! You are indeed a powerful and “moving” writer.
*** I hope we can also be friends on twitter. 🙂

AshRald Fan Fiction by MakaAshRaldAko
*** waiting for update 🙂

AshRald FanFic: My Ideal Man by TheSuperBatgirl
*** waiting for update 🙂

Fallin’ (Short Story) AshRald Productions by KateJoaquin
*** I hope it becomes a “long” story. 🙂
I haven’t read the English stories… for some reason, I prefer reading the AshRald Tagalog WattPad stories. What’s wrong with me? Maybe the twitterpated (“kilig”) factor is more intense if it’s in Tagalog?  Not to worry, when I get the hang of it, I’ll start reading the AshRald English WattPad stories.
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Just thinking out loud… maybe we can set a schedule and have a worldwide AshRald Connection day eh?
I prefer to call it AshRald Connection because in my point of view, we are not just supporters, we are family… connected because of AshRald. Does it make sense? 😉

How?
1. Set a time and day (in which both Sasa and Gege are free)
*** We may be on different time zones but we need to consider their busy schedule 😉

2. Lay out a program / games / Q&A wherein AshRald and AshRaldTOS can participate (which also includes the Popstar Power Couple)

3. Send an email blast to all AshRald and AshRaldTOS members regarding this momentous event and consolidate who can make it and those who can’t.

4. AshRald Philippines will gather in one place together with Sasa and Gege
AshRaldTOS will figure out how to meet up in one location per country. If it’s not possible we have to content ourselves in the comfort of our homes and make full use of the power of technology. 😀

5. AshRald Philippines and AshRald TOS will all gather via Skype or FaceTime whichever is more appropriate.

It would be great if a committee will be formed to organize this event. I know it’s a crazy idea but we’ll never know. Miracles do happen. 😀

Thoughts anyone? 🙂

P.S.
My heartfelt thanks to the following:
Nicole (@gabriella0225) – for helping me out in the AshRald application

Wendy (@wendelyndianne) – for mentioning my blogsite on twitter and most of all for continuously writing the ever inspiring “Slowly But Surely” fan fiction. You rock! 😉

AshRald President Ro (@RoroRoar22) – for starting up the AshRald community and for being so accommodating with newbies like me.

Kate (@imissshockends) – for being so kind enough and incredibly patient in answering my silly questions.

kalabaw moo (@kalabaw_moo) – for being so bubbly and friendly.

Abby(@AbbyDenniel) – for being my new twitter friend.

@AshRald and @AshRaldTOS for the warm welcome.

And to all AshRalds who followed me on twitter even if I hibernated for quite sometime… I will make sure that I follow you back. Let me know if I’ve unintentionally missed anyone. 😀

Sasa & Gege

In as much as I would like to be a silent follower of Sasa (Sarah Geronimo) & Gege (Gerald Anderson)… I must say, I could no longer contain it!  I’m now a super fan! My little sisters, Fritchie Anderson and DJ Mitch, are now getting infected with my “contagious” admiration for Sasa & Gege! Ha! (Click here to read related article about Sasa & Gege- “birth”)

Sasa & Gege

I’m really going bonkers! Out of the blue (whether I’m on the street walking or in the work place or wherever), I would “belt out” the theme songs of their two (2) movie-team up, I won’t last a day without you and Fallin’. And of course, its out of tune! :p

Catch Me I’m In Love (“Fallin'”)

Won’t Last a Day Without You

Their love team & courtship stage is sending followers all over the world in frenzy! An “old” lady like me can even feel a shiver down my spine just by watching them (even if they are just looking at each other!). Their love story is absolutely an epic!

click image to view the video

click image to view the video

***Note: If you can’t understand Tagalog, just watch their actions. 😀

Sarah, being a true blue Filipina (in all ways), is definitely a rare gem! Her preference for her suitors to woo her parents first makes her a  total knock out!  Considering that Gege (a Filipino – American) grew up in the U.S.A., it’s fascinating to see how he abides to Sarah’s wish and follow the Filipino old-fashioned way of courtship. Also, he’s all out in shouting to the world how much he cares for Sasa, protecting her and makes time to be with her even if his schedule is so hectic! Whew! Weaklings can’t do that right M.A. and T.W.? :p

click image to view the video

*** Note: If you can’t understand Tagalog, just watch their actions. 😀

Whether we admit it or not, we all dream of this kind of courtship and relationship. By watching Sasa and Gege’s friendship transform into something special makes us realize that dreams do come true. I guess, that’s the reason why a lot of people (young and old) are drawn to their blossoming relationship and magical moments. Aside from giving an automatic smile on our face, it certainly gives hope and inspiration to all of us.   Agree?

Gege visiting Sasa in her TV Commercial shoot

By respecting their privacy to date freely will definitely ease up the pressure that they are receiving right now. Like what the Popsters, Ashralds, and other Sasa & Gege’s supporters always say, the best way to help them is to work hand in hand in praying for their relationship to last a lifetime. They deserve it! Let’s unite in spreading positive vibes!

Now, while patiently waiting for the next chapter of their love story… I’ll continue reading Kate Joaquin’s “Never Gonna Let You Go – AshRald Fan Fiction” and BornToShare’s (Does anyone know BornToShare’s real name?) “Slowly But Surely – AshRald Fan Fiction”. “AshRald Fan Fictions” are  an ongoing imaginary tale about Sasa & Gege.

Click the image to read the Never Gonna Let You Go – AshRald Fan Fiction

*** Note: I haven’t met Kate yet but I saw her “script” via Facebook. She’s a 17-year old fan of Sasa & Gege. And she has the making of an excellent writer! Whoa! I suggest you check it out. Keep it up Kate! 😀  

Click the image to read the “Slowly But Surely – AshRald Fan Fiction”

*** Note:I just discovered the Slowly But Surely – AshRald Fan Fiction!  Please give me a buzz if you know the writer’s name so that I can post it on my blog. 🙂 I’m so excited to start reading it. I’m sure it’s as awesome as Never Gonna Let You Go. Wheeey!  Way to go BornToShare! 😉

***Update: I’ve read Slowly But Surely and I admit… I cried!!!!!!!!!! OMG! Wendelyn Dianne (@wendelyndianne)  is such a passionate writer! You betcha! Finally, after researching her name for ages, I found it! Thanks to Kate (@imisshockends) for ending my “agony”. 😀 I’m just so happy because they are also now my twitter friends. I love AshRald and AshRaldTOS! 🙂 

P.S. OMG, did I just sound like a PR Manager for Sasa & Gege?

More Sasa & Gege videos:
http://ashrald.com/videos.html
http://ashrald.com/videos.html

birth

It felt like a million years had passed since my last post. Ha! Did you miss me?

We had a long weekend last week but for some reason, I did not manage to write even a single article. I was able to rest, recharge, and unwind for a bit though.

Anyhow, last Sunday night, I was fiddling with my phone and checking some Filipino YouTube videos when I saw Sarah Geronimo and Gerald Anderson’s production number in ABS-CBN’s variety show, ASAP. Their “electrifying chemistry” was so evident that I felt some goosebumps while watching them. Sarah and Gerald (a.k.a. Sasa & Gege) are both famous celebrities in the Philippines (and all over the world where there is a Filipino channel).

So, why am I blabbering about them? Honestly, I’m not an avid fan. However, after spending 3 hours of my Sunday night and 12 hours of my Monday searching YouTube videos about them, I was completely hooked! It’s crazy! I can’t stop giggling and smiling while watching their interviews, production numbers, the “Sasa & Gege” web show, and most especially the series of enchanting videos on the Sasa & Gege “love” story made by the Ashrald (group of avid Sasa & Gege fans). I was totally impressed!

hot number! click image to view the video

“i found the best” 😀 click image to view the video

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click image to view the Sasa & Gege “love” story

I’m fully aware that I’m too old for this twitterpated (a.k.a. “kilig”) moments but what the heck. I can’t help it! :p Watching Sasa and Gege is a perfect stress reliever! What I find it endearing is that, they emit sparks and positive energy without being sensual. It’s similar to NOT wearing revealing clothes yet you still exude x-factor and undeniable appeal. You know what I mean.;)

click image to view the video (Power of Touch)

“fallin” 😉 click image to view the video

Sasa and Gege is such a refreshing pair. I like Sasa because she’s the epitome of a true blue Filipina. She deserves to be happy and free.  My fondness for Gege started when he made Sasa smile again.

hmmm… 😀

Ki Tae Young & Eugene (married)

Truly, Sasa & Gege is a birth of a new smile… new hope… and new love(?).  🙂