*reposted as is earlier at my LJ so post time is off by hours*
one of the things i looooove about my line of work, i have the opportunity to meet international celebrities. and right now, i just came from the press con of the survivor stars ethan, jenna m and shii anne. studio 23 flew them over here in the philippines to do some promotional stint. damnit. it still isn't sinking in that i met my most fave survivor, ethan. *waits for everything to just sink in*
anyway, on to the press con, it first started with us waiting for the three to arrive and so since it was a lunch presscon, we had our lunch over a buffet. i can't eat though, i dunno, maybe because of excitement, but i just had some soup as appetizers and crepe for desert. then i had to go down for a while since i left my mobile at my place. and when i ride the elevator going up, i didn't realize that i was riding 5 floors up with shii anne! wow.. shii anne in the same elevator as me. i just realized it when i stepped out of the elevator and she talked with her companion. when i looked back, it was shii anne! oh my.
*gets sidetracked with email from work* just got this in my email: "thanks ethan! :)"... *gets smacked in the head* and now it totally sinks it. holllyyyyyyyy shiiiiiiit! i just met ethan!!!!!! asasdlkjhasd. ahhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!! *hyperventilates* *breathe iiiiinnnnnn* *breath ouuuuutttt* *calms down a little bit*
going back to the story, the next to arrive was ethan and jenna, and yes, they are a couple and a cute one to boot. since we were only three in a table of 10, they took the remaining seats at our table and that's where they ater their lunch. so that made ethan and me lunch mates! not seat mates though since he was like 2 seats away from where i am. but still, i'm sharing a table with ethan and jenna!
after their lunch, was the open forum or the question and anwer with the press people. i would have loved to ask if ever there are wedding bells on the horizon for ethan and jenna anytime soon, but then i don't have the guts to ask. anyway, they answered several questions... like what they did to their money (ethan opened up grassroots soccer, jenna invested her winning in real estate, and shii anne gave the car she won to her folks); if ever there's another all-stars, will they still join (all answered yes, plus they can do it even for free); what they're going to choose: love or money (both ethan and jenna picked love since... well they're together... and shii anne joked about her picking money over the other two, jenna and ethan); how are their relationships with the other survivors (shii anne is still good friends with some including kathy and for all-stars, there's no love lost between jenna l and her.. saying that they didn't really bond.. or something like that, jenna is best friends with heidi and still friends with rob c, ethan baby sits lex's son and visits tom's farm and then saying that he didn't really bond well with brandon and another survivor africa girl i can't remember); name 5 memorable events good or bad at survivor be it at all-stars or their own survivor (shii anne points out the supposedly merge at thailand, winning the car, getting to see each one getting voted out, and the raising-the-arm endurance challenge at all-stars, for jenna aside from winning the million dollars the peanut butter and jelly incident and the merge, and for ethan, winning the million dollars and playing with the kids. can't remember all their answers though but they all give 5 answers each.); if ever after survivor, personality-wise have they changed and what do they think of how the show and other people portrayed them (shii anne and ethan both said they didn't change, jenna on the other hand said that she thinks she changed since she was just 21 back then and was among the people who haven't even stepped out of her small circle of friends and world. and even if people think that she's a snot she really don't care); if ever there was a change in their popularity after survivor, any movie offers, or what nots (yes, they're all popular right now, and only a good actress can really hide from all the popularity and fame.. well, that's what ethan said. and jenna said that there aren't any movie offers but jokes about something like willing to do some tv show for philippine tv where she and ethan are a couple and shii anne then can guest... XD). well they also talked about other stuff like their perception of philippines and the philippine food. they already tried sisig (chopped pigs ears in a hot plate) kare-kare (goat meat in tomato sauce or something like that) and even though they don't know what it was when they ate it, they found it good.
the presscon ended with a pictorial session. i didn't get my pictures taken with them but i took a lot of pictures of them. though my stoopid camera acted all weird and only a fourth of the pictures are okay. it's good though that the gals i went to the presscon with had a reliable camera so i'll post a couple of pictures later when i get home. ei, and also, jenna noticed my mini cute cybershot while i was taking some photos of them. i heard her say, "wow, that a cute, small camera!" or something to that effect.
new layout since like what i said earlier, the last one was fugly even if you think otherwise. >.< that girl's kairi from kingdom hearts 2... well, i think it's kairi. anyway, i'm looking forward to that game coming out by september next year hopefully. argh! that's a long wait...
hmmm.. as for my earlier post, i said that i'll be back talking about bleach ep 1. sorry, got sidetracked with work. anyway, from what i remember there were a few discrepancies with the first chapter and the first ep: an extra scene in the city with rukia, that other sister (can't really remember her name ^^;;;) being the one held hostage instead of karin. well, even with those, the anime was still pretty cool. the animation didn't suck as much as naruto in it's mid-series (think big head small feet -.-;;). hopefully they don't go downhill with the animation. i absolutely looove the soundtrack. both bgms and op and end themes. the ed theme's still playing in my mind since yesterday. talk about last song syndrome... as for the seiyuu's, they sooo fit the characters. that's how i envisioned rukia and ichigo's father. as for ichigo, i was never able to think of someone to fit for him but his seiyuu did a pretty good job. i can't place seki as ichigo since he'll turn into another kyou for that matter. and so i was open to anyone as long as he did good. btw, isn't he the one who's did tidus' voice? i was always wondering about that since someone told me that tidus' jap voice is ghey. >.> oh, my absolute favorite seiyuu from ep 1: kubo tite! gawd damn! he's totally cuuuuuute as kon! that's just how hyper i thought of him. X3 <3<3<3 KUBO=GOD!!! now going to the fansubs, i have one gripe on akeep-anbu: why didn't they just keep shinigami instead of using soul ripper? i was intrigued with that one since they used ichi-nii as karin's name for ichigo. on the bleach community and even on everwhere else, shinigami's such a common term. i just hope they keep it next time... i don't know if i'll still be getting a-k|anbu next time. i still might though since their encodes are good. but i might shop around for a more descent translation. or just look at other fansubbers group through word of mouth. *shrugs* who knows... now to wait for another week for another installment of bleach. oh! and yakitate's also airing this tuesday! i saw the promo video for that one and i find azuma's voice and looks weird... it seems like... it's not him. *shrughs* still, i'd like to see that.
sorry if this post just doesn't make sense. it's 1:42 in the morning and i still lack much needed sleep. but damn. i'm currently watching kyou kara maou first ep and that silver haired guy is funnnyyyy! <3 again, the name escapes me. i only remember konrad and yuuri. :P
seriously speaking, i'm having palpitations right now since akeep-anbu already released their first ep of bleach. torrent found here. though lunar released it first, i just didn't want to get it then and spoil the goodness of bleach. XD yaay yaaay! bleach!!!! i'm kinda selfish right now since i'm leeching it off irc and not bittorrent. waits for roughly 30 minutes for the download to finish. anyway, at least this is something that'll keep my spirits up after a dump. will be back later with my thoughts on it, hopefully.