But it was a different story, far from my thoughts. When the camera started rolling, I was blanketed with shyness. I thought that the less I speak, the less mistake I would make. I was not at my best. I gave my own insight and shared my input but I should have said a lot more.
In our first restaurant location, I already noticed the chart menu that says.. No MSG, No artificial flavoring, No food coloring..etc. and thought this is what I always look for as part of my review. But when the camera started to roll, I couldn't tell anything about it and said other point instead. Okay, things like these really happen sometimes. I was like dosed up with a lot of caffeine in my body. I was bit nervous.
Yes, I enjoyed a lot albeit stressful in front of camera. It was my first time and everything was impromptu. There is no script to read, no drama, no director to tell me what to do. Just on the spot review!
My first experience to share the camera with celebrities was overwhelming. I am waiting till the airing time of the episode. I guess I will loose a lot of pounds on my weight for that waiting period anticipating how I would look on TV during the verdict more so, figuring out what I actually said during the food chat. Though I know I wouldn't have the same exposure, I was there as part of the episode and a glimpse of me on the camera would mean a whole lot to me. The host, KUYA TONIPET is very articulate and spontaneous. He's really a good host! And by the way, he's more handsome off screen. than on TV.
Other reviewers are Carl Guevara, a model and actor of GMA and Nadia Lei Macaya, a student and fashion enthusiast.
What you see is what you get. I gave a "Flop" score in one of the restaurants that I reviewed, so please watch and find out the final verdict of other restaurants. I will post my own blog review at FLAKESANDNUTS.info...soon. I guess I also flop when I said, Rocker's Island instead of Riker's. So what? I am not perfect who knows all. Even the experts flop too.
All the staff of POPTALK were all kind to me especially the Segment Producer who's very accommodating. At the end of the taping she asked me if I enjoyed the experience and I said yes, a lot but I am sure though, a very uncomfortable me would register on the screen. After all the nervousness and awkwardness, it's the experience that counts. For once in my life, I've guested on TV.
Mamarhaye, GMA's Make up Artist, was so kind for keeping me look good during the entire taping. You're the best Mamarhaye! See the transformation of myself when aired, at least at this point, I pop. Haha. Yes! I was totally pampered with all the retouch during the taping. Thank you so much Mamarhaye.
|With GMA's Make UP Artist Mamarhaye|
This is it for now. I will post a lot more later. The photos above were taken by my friend Joy Mendiola who was there with me during the taping. I know this is just a very quick appearance and I sounded like I am launching a movie, but hey, this is such A BIGGIE MEAL thing for me.
This episode, POPTALK All Day Breakfast will be aired on GMA NewsTV, August 27, 2013 at 10:00pm.
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