Wednesday, November 14, 2007


“Stand by, rolling - 4, 3, 2… “

I wouldn’t hesitate jumping out of an aircraft flying 5000ft above ground (as long as I have a parachute w/ me); nor would I even feel scared standing on a cliff edge at 28,000ft! I would not even feel anything, but amazed, diving with an army of sharks swimming around me.

But looking at the camera to deliver spiels would, at times intimidate me, or completely made me feel like a fool to myself. It is one thing making kuento to friends (konyo!), or being interviewed, but it’s a completely different matter to ‘act and feel’ your spiels. I find it especially difficult to do the VO - Voice Overs (the recorded voice used while some docu film is playing).

But this challenge seems to go away when I think about the principle – “of doing the right things”. And my higher principle here is – Help Protect the Living Planet. At least the awareness and education campaign is big on this one – so I’ll keep my hopes high that we can really do something about our ailing environment. So I have to forget about my personal struggle w/ spiels or VOs, like bad weather or strong winds during a summit attempt – I have to ignore, endure and move on!! (naks)

So how did I landed in this nightmare… err.. opportunity?
I actually don’t know! HAHA! I still can’t remember if I firmly said YES to this stuff! My co-host, Doc Ferdz, doesn’t seem to remember either. Sometimes we felt like victims of brainwashing or something… HAHA! What I remember is making pasyal to GMA office (konyo talaga!), to pitch an expedition, reality-TV story, then being lured to audition for “100% Pinoy” – but then ended up auditioning for “Born to be Wild!” The next day or so, I was told -“You will be a host!” Talaga?!

Do I want to be a host?! Huh? Not exactly! Do I like wildlife docu work? YES!! In fact, I want to film wolves, polar bears (if they’re not yet extinct), even penguins! Do I want to help in conservation work? YES!!! - And so I guess a score of 2/3 eventually made the silent decision. Of course this means sacrificing a lot of time given that I have a full-time job, so I have to motivate myself with good thoughts: “Wildlife encounter!”, “For a good cause!”, “Umm, free weekend trips!!” hahaha!

Am I ready for this thing? I really don’t know, all I know is that,
I… am… BORN TO BE WILD!!! :)

1 comment:

Densho said...

hanep! dadami na naman chicks mo nyan! hahaha