Q: “Bakit ako?” [Why me?]

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The GMA News video interview of Christopher Lao posted in the network’s website has, “in all intent”, was meant to warn drivers of the perils of wading through flooded streets in Metro Manila. Or so GMA thought.

The video and the seemingly “rude” comments about Lao blaming everybody else for his tragedy has gone viral and the very “social” Filipinos vilified him, calling him different names.  My first reaction to the video was this:  “walang common sense”.  But that’s it.  What happened to him is more of an eye opener for all of us, especially drivers, to always be cautious and alert during this flood season.  But what irked me most is the reaction of other people to the point of bullying Lao in the social networks, creating “hate” pages in Facebook and bad-mouthing and bashing in Twitter.

Why single out Lao?  Considering the bigger picture, what happened to Lao is not the first time.  There are many incidents like this that have happened already and gone “unnoticed”.  Stop the “hate”!  Sirang-sira na ang tao na wala namang ibang inagrabyado.

I would like to believe that some Filipinos are very good in bashing to the point of destroying the person.  Come to think of it – those who bash Lao in the net are those who do not have cars. LOL

I do not know Lao personally.  I also reacted negatively with what happened to him but I did not let the whole world know about it.  And I don’t hate him for what he said in the interview because most of those are true anyway.

Jar of Hearts

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And who do you think you are?
Runnin’ ’round leaving scars
Collecting your jar of hearts
And tearing love apart
You’re gonna catch a cold
From the ice inside your soul
Don’t come back for me
Who do you think you are?

SMASH

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I know I am a Gleek but last night’s final 4 performance in The Voice (NBC) made my heart leaped a bit when I saw one of my favorite AI alumni Katherine McPhee (Season 5) promoting the soon-to-be hit TV musical drama series SMASH.

The upcoming NBC musical revolves around the making of a Broadway musical about the life of the legendary Marilyn Monroe and all that happens along the way amongst the people behind it. The cast is stellar and includes Debra Messing, Anjelica Houston and Brian D’Arcy James.

And two more important things: this show is Steven Spielberg-produced and music is provided by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. Fabulous! I’m sure it will a great show. I hope. No! I’m sure it will be great.

(Soundtrack will be released by Columbia Records).