Jul 20, 2014

Don't Want An Ending: Sam Tsui and Kurt Schneider in Manila!


"At  least tonight, it's just you and me and honestly, that's everything I need…"

   Only few artists nowadays are really worth watching live I suppose. Aside from the expensive tickets, I'm very picky of  the artists; I choose those who I could look up to and will surely inspire me. Because a night with them is just for entertainment, but good memories and experiences are much more treasured long time.


     I've known these artists since 2011 but I've only got to "fangirl" over them early this year. Sam Tsui looked like my former crush and I only knew him for his version of "Jar of Hearts" and "Just a Dream" (with Christina Grimmie).  Kurt Schneider…, well, he's Kurt Schneider. He's not really that high profile person so I barely know him then.

    Until early this year a lot of my friends shared a video of the cover of "Counting Stars" by Alex Goot, Chrissy Constanza, and Kurt. I didn't even know them back then and I haven't even heard the original song! But then I gave up and watched it and found everything; from the prod, music and direction; cool. Then here's the Let it Go/Let her Go mash-up of Sam Tsui which I also found very cleverly done. These vids on replay, a friend of mine pointed out Kurt to be her crush and told me that he's so great in instruments and has that adorable personality. Wondered, I streamed over Kurt's channel during my free times and that's where the rabbit hole started.



  Sam Tsui and Kurt Schneider were schoolmates and graduates of Yale University, who love music so much they started making music videos around 2009. Sam has that incredible vocal range that suits ballads and pop very well, while Kurt ,although he has that mellow voice, he doesn't sing much but does the production, recording, direction, arrangement and acoustics. He's known for playing various instruments known to mankind (haha!). Well, that's very basic intro if you're not a fangirl of these two. But in my own terms, these tandem make me discover originals from their covers and find the latter very well done. They also make originals, which are also greatly (and mostly) written by Kurt and performed by Sam. As of now I love Kurt's one-take shots of Bruno Mars medley and Maroon 5 medley while I can't stop singing Sam Tsui's mashups, Summer Pop Medley, Michael Jackson medley, and originals: Make it Up, Shadow, Grey Area and Don't Want an Ending.

Now, I knew why my friend liked Kurt! And I do love him too!

        Just this summer I promised that if ever they would schedule a concert here in the Philippines, I would surely go and watch these two perform. And behold, just few weeks after that realization of mine, they announced that they will have a two-night show here in June! The ticket prices were fine, even though we only have few weeks to save up. I got really excited and we all planned to watch.
I also included it to my birthday wish list! Well, look who greeted me! So adorable Kurt! :3

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Jul 11, 2014

Ayosdito.ph iBall 2014


 Another event full of media and bloggers, AyosDito.ph iBall 2014 was an interactive appreciation party to let the community and users know more about our trusty buy and sell site. 




I've been invited to this gathering two years ago but I wasn't available that time, but now I wouldn't miss the chance! Last year we've been using this site to buy a car and I'm one of the most interested to know how everything goes in there. Aside from that, it was hosted by the internet action star Ramon Bautista (seeing him in UP wasn't easy though haha XD), Jojo the Love Survivor (of Magic 89.9), and Boys Night Out DJs Tony Toni, Slick Rick and Sam YG!






The event was held at Alphatent, Alphaland Tower. The whole place was surrounded by pinoy themed graffiti walls by visual artist Jose Gabriel. I also liked the food. It's simple with pinoy theme but varied and tasted really good!






Opening flash mob by La Salle Dance Company Street




Hosts: Jojo the Love Survivor and Sir Ramon Bautista


Hosts: Tony Toni, Slick Rick and Sam YG (Boys Night Out)

The hosts gave a good laugh for everyone. I can't remember taking my eyes off these fun people. Everybody seemed to enjoy the night with jokes, pick-up lines and banats!

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