So yesterday was quite a day for me. I woke at some time between 5 and 5:30 a.m. Why? I was scheduled to guest in ANC’s new show Mornings @ ANC.
“Nina”:http://email@example.com asked me if I could guest on their new show. I said yes of course. I asked if we could talk about “PSOD”:http://www.psod.org.ph I wanted to promote PSOD if I was going to guest on their show. Of course she graciously said yes.
So there I was early in the morning, getting ready to take the trip to ABS-CBN. I left the house at 8 a.m. thinking that traffic would be terrible. The call time was at 9 and I didn’t want to be late. There was no traffic. I was there at 8:15 a.m. Well better early than late. I killed time in the car till 8:45 a.m.
We made our way to Studio 6 of ABS-CBN. On the way there I bumped into “Bernadette Sembrano”:http://www.bernadettesembrano.com/. She and I were acquaintances so she said hi. We chatted for awhile asking each other how we are. She walked me to the studio. She said she’d also write about me so we exchanged numbers. She left afterwards.
I went inside Studio 6 to look for “Nina”:http://firstname.lastname@example.org. Man, it was cold in there.. Good thing I wore an undershirt. Otherwise I would have been frozen stiff. After a few mins, she came in. We exchanged hellos. We chatted for awhile since the segment was still a good 20 to 30 mins away.
Game time came.. We sat on the set. Mics placed and cues given. We’d be going live in a few seconds. The interview came and it went ok. Questions asked were pretty much standard. What’s Pompe, Family, etc.. Questions I’ve answered numerous times before. We also spoke about “PSOD”:http://www.psod.org.ph that was the more important aspect of the interview.
A funny thing happened though. Nina asked me (not exact words, only as how I remembered it) “They said you might only live till the age of 30, how come you still feel so blessed?”. I replied “Let’s put it simply, I’m here right now on ANC, being interviewed by a pretty lady, how can I not feel blessed?”. Ha Ha Ha.
It might sound funny, my cousin even told me I was so slick.. Honestly I just wanted to put it in simple terms. Really, that’s how I feel. How can I not feel blessed when I was given a chance to go on T.V. to promote a worthy cause, add to that it was a pretty lady that was asking the questions. It’s all good!
In life it’s the simple things that make it interesting. I know what happened was a simple thing, trivial to some but to me I appreciate experiences like that very much. It makes life fun. It’s things like this that you appreciate when faced with a situation like mine.
After the interview, Nina, gave me a tour of ABS-CBN’s news room. It was fantastic. I got to meet people that I’ve wanted to meet, such as Maria Resa, Chari Villa, Julius Babao, etc.. I like the news and it was fun to meet the people I watch every day. I especially loved meeting Maria for the simple fact that I admire her work very much. I’ve watched her since the time she was on CNN and I liked her work. So that was definitely a treat.
To make things more interesting. Yesterday was also the same day that they decided to air the feature on TV patrol. So in a way I got a lot of media mileage that day. Ha Ha Ha.
Thanks to the people who watched. The ones who sent SMS messages and left comments here on my blog. I really appreciate it.
Oh one more thing, Bernadette (another pretty lady) decide to drop by that day. We had a good chat and got to know each other better. I’d like to think we’re not just acquaintances now but friends.