Saturday, July 7, 2012

I'm Back(la)!

Wow I can't believe its been almost exactly a year since I last blogged. If not for Mcvie I wouldn't even remember I had a blog. So if you care to know what happened to me the past year, but I don't care if you don't cause this is my blog anyway, I have to say- so much has happened. So much has changed yet I feel like I still am the same man. For one, I tried getting into showbiz - but just yesterday, deep, deep in my heart I realized (with the help of Papi - but more about him later) that it wasn't the career path I want to take. I came out in a few magazines, a few tv commercials and it was just those few instances - not even mainstream - that I already got blogged about in sites 'outing' me.

Did it bother me? Yes. Was I affected? No.

Just last night I got a call from this studio guy offering me a role for one of the teleseryes. Albeit an extra role, it was still a role with multiple episodes. I told him to give me an hour to think about it. Until God gave me a sign... As I was going up the escalator in Power Plant, I was behind the group of Will Devaughn, Andy Smith and Jacq Yu. Who you say? Exactly my point. They have been trying to break in the industry and may have achieved a little bit of fame but I highly doubt they reached their goal. They actually ehrm excuse my language but they looked jologs or cheap. What was more pathetic was Will Devaughn pranked his friends by stopping the escalator - while other people were still there including myself. What an annoying ass. I realized I didn't want to be associated with them and right there and then I called the station guy to politely decline.

 He said that this was a role where Jake Cuenca started from (and coincidentally, I saw Jake Cuenca as well after the escalator incident) and that people would kill just to get a chance to be on TV. I guess for me there were too many cons that outweigh the pros. And getting in showbiz takes a different kind of animal. Its an industry where you REALLY REALLY wanna be an artista to be in and that you'd do ANYTHING to be famous.

 Besides, I'm not exactly 16 years old. There is a pecking order with the artistas. Even in TV commercials there is hierarchy already for lead, support extra etc- what more in showbiz?

 Another reason as well is that Papi was not too excited about it. He was flattered that I was offered a role but he said that assuming I do become successful, my (and probably his) private life would be in jeopardy and we wouldn't be able to do what we normally can do. Although he did say that if I really want it I should go for it and he will support me a hundred percent and will even make sure that I become famous as he owns shares in some media companies. So that my fans, is the end of my non-existent showbiz career that never even started.

8 comments:

  1. you made the right decision buddy. philippine showbiz is a very tight competition, better stay doing commercials. it's less of a hassle and you don't need to give up a lot of space in your private life. by the way, welcome back to blogosphere. i'll be looking forward for more post from you as i enjoy reading your blog :-)

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  2. glad to see you're back. :)

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    1. Wow can I just say na star struck ako? Haha

      Thank you! :)

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    1. haha thanks mcvie! always will be :p

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