Back then, we have TV, sports, and radio personalities as influencers. People are influenced by what they promote thru their programs, ads and TV networks. But as time inevitably changed, technology growth has evidently changed people’s lives too. SMS or social media sites dominated the online world. Young and old alike are obviously enjoying the benefits of this amazing technology.
My daughter Kea, mentioned a new show called I-Land. It is a reality show (for boys from different countries) that aims to find and create the next big KPop group for BeLift Lab. BeLift Lab (also known as BE:LIFT) is a South Korean label jointly established by Big Hit Entertainment and CJ ENM.
I-Land Training Ground
The young boys’ persona as future Kpop idols are being trained and developed, and the “I-Land” will be the ground for their growth. They have mentioned in their social media pages:
We also have favorites that aren’t in the I-Land, but our top picks happen to be always in the top list of trainees chosen by the judges and mentors too. I also posted and shared my personal favorites on my Instagram account.
My Top 7 are K, Sunghoon, Jake, Jay, Sunoo, Jungwon, and Heeseung. These boys happen to be my daughter’s top picks too. We also liked EJ, Daniel, Geonu and Kyungmin, as they have their own strong skills too.
I have always supported my daughter with her fangirling moments, and this isn’t the first time that we both enjoyed the experience. We have liked local and foreign singers, actors and actresses, and groups. I can still remember how happy and shy she was all at the same time when she finally got to meet Jameson Blake during the Ang Babaeng Allergic Sa WiFi movie premiere, which we were invited to see.
I saw the teenage me in her. All excited and giddy, but when fronted by the admired celebrity, becomes all timid and cold. Funny, but that is just how we are. That even makes the experience a lot memorable.
Since I really liked K amongst the I-Land candidates, I requested for Kea to draw him in chibi version. That’s the image above. I had it printed into stickers and thinking of asking her for another version. Haha!
The new global idol group will soon be named, and the Top 7 trainees will be picked. Six of the new group’s members will be selected by the global fans thru voting, and the seventh member will be picked by PD Bang Si Hyuk and the mentors. We can’t wait for the finale. BTS and TXT will be there during the announcement, tp welcome their new brothers.
Have you seen the I-Land too? Who amongst the trainees are your best seven? Let’s dream with these boys, and wish them success as we all welcome them to the music industry.
We saw the new and upcoming movie, Ang Babaeng Allergic Sa WiFi last August 13 in it’s Red Carpet Premiere. It was my girls’ first time to attend and see a movie in it’s premiere night, actually. They were excited and hesitant at the same time.
We did not have the tickets yet at the time we arrived as we were yet to meet Joy, a member of Blakers Republic. Blakers Republic is a fans club of Jameson Blake, a former Pinoy Big Brother 737 housemate and a member of It’s Showtime’s boy group, Hashtags. When we got hold of our free tickets, Joy assisted us to a good spot near the small stage that was prepared for the actors and actresses. She was also nice to have introduced K to Jameson’s mom.
Ang Babaeng Allergic Sa WiFi Lead Cast
His mom then accompanied K to a nearby restaurant where the lead casts wait. K was not really prepared that was going to happen. She told me that she was so shy when she was introduced to Sue Ramirez, the lead actress. And she was already feeling cold and shaking a little when she was introduced to Jameson Blake. The Shout Out girl finally met him. They had a little chit-chat, but it was Jameson who did most of the chatting. She got so timid. She also got a chance to have a photo taken with the other lead actor, Markus Paterson.
Jameson and the Shoutout Girl
K said that Jameson and his mom were so nice and accommodating. Jameson has already sent her a direct message and apologized for the controversial shoutout tweet, but he also mentioned to her that he really looked forward to meeting her in person. He also wished for K to enjoy the movie and thanked her before she exited the room.
Ang Babaeng Allergic sa Wi-Fi Movie Premiere
The cast, the director and the singer (Keiko Necesario) of the movie’s theme song were introduced inside the cinema before the movie started. Sue and Keiko even sang the song, While We Are Young – the audience sang with them.
The girls also saw pretty Mariz Racal, Inigo Pascual, Yayo Aguila, Lee O’Brian, Henz Villaraiz, Boots Anson-Roa, and Kiko Matos, to name a few.
Ang Babaeng Allergic sa Wi-Fi has a very unique story line. It is about a girl who suddenly developed a rare allergy to WiFi, called electromagnetic Hypersensitivity. Her lifestyle all of a sudden has to change as she had to leave her city life, social media, high school and deal with a long distance relationship with her boyfriend. She lived with her grandmother in a remote town where WiFi is not available. She discovers a lot of things and people that really matter.
We were also in awe of the cinematography. Well, I don’t know anything about it, but we liked what we saw. 🙂 There were instances that everyone would laugh, and then cry the next scene.
The movie is packed with life lessons and realizations that are emphasized by the movie’s soundtrack. I personally like all the songs in this movie and the part where you realize that , you really connect when when you disconnect.
The movie has touched the hearts of not just the lead actors’ fans but of many others. I saw K wiping her tears. The movie is something we can recommend to group of friends, and families too. this movie can be something to watch as a family as kids nowadays are so attached to their gadgets. It is but right to somehow drop these gadgets and appreciate what nature and the people who truly value and love us, have for us – at least before it is too late. Again, disconnect to reconnect with the real world.
Go watch Ang Babaeng Allergic sa Wi-Fi!
We are amazed of your generation’s achievements, but you have a lot more of what’s called Millennial dreams. We are genuinely happy that many young people like you has proven more than just being stereotypes. You have a vision. You are a dreamer. But then, life is not just about being a dreamer. It is not life at all if you just kept dreaming – you have to wake up and go get that dream become a reality. Something must be done to achieve these so called dreams. Along with the actions needed for such achievements, you have to be protected. Some kind of “assurance and protection” is necessary.
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Sept. 14 Gratitude Challenge entry
I am grateful for..
– the person who found Nhald’s wallet. Our faith in humanity is still there because of him/them.
– the ability to recognize something good out of an obvious mistake. We got the chance to go out together as partners, it was quite an adventure.
– the simple fact that my kids’ have the ability to take care of each other while Mom & Dad is out.
Sept. 15 Gratitude Challenge entry
– an additional rest day for the kids and that Malacañang initiated the suspension of classes as early as last night because of Thypoon Luis.
– my awesome Upwork clients for the trust they have given me.
– my daughter K’s achievement for the 1st grading period.
I have this posted on my Facebook account, but since we are promoting something really good here, it is best to share it in this blog too. So, if you were tagged by a friend, be it on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or through blogs and other social media platforms, go ahead and join in. You will be surprised as to how much there is to really be thankful for instead of wasting our time with all the what-if’s and I should have’s in mind.
Have a great day everyone!