I worked on the Roadtrip album for almost three years (written in trips to Boracay, Vigan, Baguio, Tagaytay, etc.) and when it was finally time to release it, I wasn't even able to promote it because I was headed to the biggest "roadtrip" of my life... The Kitchen Musical. Today, I happily share with you snippets of my life in Singapore, the setting of our little TV show. It was a little lonely sometimes because it was my first time to be away from home... four months at that. The upside was that I really felt loved because my family and friends would visit me almost every weekend, I kid you not. Now, it's time to share the love...
Here's one of the songs I co-wrote with Sponge Cola lead vocalist Yael Yuzon.
Think of this as my postcard to you from Singapore...that arrived very very late =) haha!
A special thank you to Nelson from The Kitchen Musical- @juwanda_TFBB for letting me bake with you in your Fabulous Baker Boy Kitchen as well as being a part of this music video. Please request for this video on MYX by texting MYX REQUEST BASICALLY to 2366.
with love from Dubai,
P.S. A special shout out to everyone who visited me in Singapore
My Stages Family: my manager Tito Carlo Orosa, Tita Stella Sison, my personal manager David Cosico, Jeff Ando, Jen Casimero and Garry Lopez
My Yahoo Family: Janie Octia, Erwin Oliva and Joey Alarilla plus the Yahoo Singapore team.
My family: My mom, my dad, my "divine grandma" Manga from Las Vegas, my sister Zia, Tita Cynthia, Tito Ed and Tita Ysa.
My Poveda friends: Crissie Crisostomo-Ortines and Ge Ortines, Natasha & Sunil, designer Madhuri & Mukesh.
My barkada Gaki, drummer of the Flying Ipis band and her husband Carlo.
Friends @johnnyverse, @patticakes, @mia899, @ranfufu, @Arch1pelago's @liquidchad, Wendell Garcia, @yanyuzon, Mia, Mark and Nina.
@kc_concepcion, Yael Pineda from Lion King and the rest of the cast.
@missizacalzado who played Natalie Silver in the Kitchen Musical.
And to the biggest group who visited me: Chris, @yaelyraz, @suzy899, @ginoboi, @_jessicamendoza, @enzoweezy,
And even though you were really there for Ruffa's birthday and the F1. It was great bumping into you guys
@iloveruffag, @divinemlee, @victorbasa, @cristallehenares @bigbadbawang @rajolaurel @ricoblanco @timyap @JM_rodriguez
P.P.S. A special hello to all my new Filipino friends whom I met in Singapore. The ones I met on the train, at church, in the mall or in the bars and restaurants there. My friends from one of my favorite restaurants @mariobatali's Pizzeria Mozza. Executive Chef Karla Mendoza and her amazing staff who made me feel at home =)
My Sunday day-off friends and barkada from Poveda Marie Anne and Ging. And my local friends Mikey Ravelo, Ella from MBS and Roshan.
And of course to my Kitchen Musical Family. I miss you all!