For months I haven't even visited my blog site, but I finally opened it today and it seems that I still have a good number of people visiting my page everyday. Even if I haven't updated since November last year. That's really awesome to know. At the same time, I feel bad that there's nothing new in the "LOCKER ROOM"
Some people have asked me on twitter why I haven't been updating my site (but I was always on tweeting)
It's just a lot of things... family, career, my foundations, etc. Been too busy to post updates. I think in my last update I explained how I got into the corporate world and that just took up a lot of my time.
My last entry was when I was in Palembang, Indonesia covering the SEA Games.
I thought I'd have enough time to blog while I was there but my schedule was just mad. We were always going home late, dead tired, but fulfilled. Small but productive bunch.
It was a great experience, and it pushed a lot of us to our limits.
I would do commentary on several sports in a day sometimes live, run after atheletes for interviews, cover the competitions at the venue with just the cameraman and microphone, help write updates for the Manila based team to use, and do feature stories all in a day sometimes. We all worked really hard. Didn't have time at all.
I also got really busy with the PHILIPPINE POPULAR MUSIC FESTIVAL. If you haven't heard about it, please go to www.philpop.com.ph. It's a song writing competition like Metro Pop was. For Philpop though we were able to get 3,000 entries not just from the Philippines but from Filipinos abroad, and we discovered 14 new and wonderful songs which you can purchase on itunes, mymusic store, and your favorite record bars. I did it all for the Philpop... from planning, execution, sponsorships, meetings, sourcing the people, attending rehearsals and recordings, producing some commercials and ads, giving approvals, to worrying, stressing, and all. I was the co-executive producer for the finals night, and also the album.
Still don't know how we pulled it off. God's really amazing. And I was working with really great people, including Maestro Ryan Cayabyab.
But my experiences while I was away from the "Locker Room" has definitely broadened my perspective, made my faith stronger, and made me realize that IMPOSSIBLE IS NOTHING. Sounds like an old line from a commercial, but that's how empowering the experience was.
I thought it was impossible, I thought I couldn't do it, I thought I wouldn't survive the stress - the kind where you can't sleep, you wake up in the middle of the night to turn on your computer to work, and wake up really early, skip eating and doing anything else including spending time with family that you can't breathe and you just want to give up. But I survived!
Sometimes life challenges you to go beyond what is U-manly possible. Don't give up, keep the faith, and work hard. REST IF YOU MUST BUT NEVER GIVE UP.
And once you've conquered on challenge, you look for the next one. Stay hungry. Keep working hard.