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As a judge of the Globe Tatt Awards, I had to be at The Peninsula Manila’s Salon de Ning at 6 PM.
But knowing how these things work, I left my house at 6:30 and followed the proceedings on Twitter.
Luckily traffic wasn’t a bitch and I arrived in good time.

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Since almost everyone was a blogger, there were so many cameras. As you know, I dislike being photographed so I squeezed in the back with Carlos Celdran and Rajo Laurel (nominees both) and Victor Basa.

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Starvation 2011! Victor was kind enough to steal me a hakaw 🙂

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Spotted: Blast from the past, Jeje Santos of Giniling Festival! Yes, Jeje was around long before the jejemon came into existence.

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Nominees Bianca Gonzalez and Laureen Uy with Liz Uy

Bianca Gonzalez, Laureen Uy, Liz Uy

While judges were being announced, I was hanging out with Matt Gozun and Jake Galvez of Becky Nights.

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Then Gang Badoy’s name was called. I overheard Jake Galvez say, “What’s Gang Badoy?”
Matt Gozun answers, “Tao yon, sis.”
I was cracking up when they called me to announce the nominees for the Stylista category.
After this I went back to Matt and said, “Nakakatawa si Jake. Hindi niya talaga alam kung sino si Gang Badoy.”
Matt says: “Is he here na ba?”
Me: “Anong he?? SHE!!”
Yes folks, Gang Badoy is a woman and I quote:

Gang Badoy

Luckily Gang arrived shortly after and got to meet Matt Gozun (L) and Jake Galvez (R). So yes, she is a tao, and a woman at that. 🙂

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After the program I was looking for Ginggay and found her at The Bar with Robby Carmona (L) and Divine Lee (R).

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I spotted an apostle-looking guy across the room and was told he was from Korn.

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To be honest, I don’t know Korn from Asin. But the blogger/loser/poser in me just had to take a picture.

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There was a dude with him, so kakahiya naman. Take 2.

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Siempre, join na rin si Ginggay, so Take 3.

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Just then my son called from home and said he needed to bring an apple to school tomorrow. But where to get an apple at this ungodly hour?
Carlos Celdran suggested calling Mariano Garchitorena or checking out the hotel’s Fitness Center where they may have complimentary bottled water and fruits.
But I had another plan. I dragged Ginggay to the Escolta buffet.
“Why are we going?” she asked.
“I need an apple for Ben’s homework. He needs it for school tomorrow.”
“Anong balak mo?”
“Kukuha ako.”
“As in ipapasok mo sa bag mo?”
“Kind of.”
Ginggay looked doubtful. We entered Escolta and I immediately saw this container of fruits.
“Ayun, Ginggay. Ayun!”

Apple

Ginggay: “Teka, teka, teka.”
Me: “I just need one apple. One apple.”
Ginggay: “Can I just call Stephanie Chong? Let’s do this right OK?”
Me: “Fine. Me I’m gonna look inside.”
I wanted to look for someone I knew who could get me an apple from the buffet table. Surely there must be someone I know….
And I found one! Just when Ginggay had Steffie on the phone. We didn’t steal it!

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So thank you Manila Pen, I can become a good mommy.
Love, Ben

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P.S. I’m so glad I am a judge and not a nominee because online voting/campaigning stresses me. (Thank you Globe!!)
So while waiting for official event photos, find out who’s nominated and start voting now!

http://tattoo.globe.com.ph/tattawards

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I love this entry…  beautiful pics of beautiful people and humor…   medyo namiss ko yung mga ganong kwento…

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Petpatco

Hi,  what’s the brand of Ben’s school bag?  It’s nice.  Thanks.

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CVS Reply:

i dunno, it’s from SM. I’ll check later

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Issa

hihi, i love the story about the apple… moms will do everything for their children talaga… 🙂

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pasensya na, akala ko rin nung una badingdong si gangbadoy, until i caught a news feature on tv recently and it was mentioned that SHE’s gangbadoy. i dont know pero something about the username would make one think na bading siya hehe.  love her witty tweets on Twitter.:)

siya pala yung nasa The Brew!:)

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hehehe, i love the apple story. good job, mom!

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Ginggay: “Teka, teka, teka.”

Me: “I just need one apple. One apple.”

Talk about the forbidden fruit. 🙂 Forbidden talaga kunin! 🙂

I’m shocked at how big your son’s school bag is! Ganun na ba ngayon talaga – maleta-size? Kawawa naman ang mga kids, lugging so much everyday. 🙁

Natawa ako talaga dun sa “apostle” comment. If I saw him myself, I would think the same plus “The rapture is here! Andito na si San Pedro!”

PS. Puwede bang ma-feature si Ms. Gang for Glossy, @divasoria? 🙂

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Hahaha. Apostle looking guy reminds me of hubby. One time, we were in Boni to buy some cookies, a kid came up and said, “Si Papa Jesus! Si Papa Jesus!” Tsk tsk tsk! Hubby is sometimes too lazy to shave. Grrrr!!!

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Biancavenusshamcey

I thought you bought your sons those expensive school bags that you featured in your site before? Bakit “Hawk” ata brand ng bag dun sa picture with an apple? #justaskingnothating

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CVS Reply:

yes we changed. hindi na kasya his stuff this year. i gave the Zuca bag to my assistant’s son

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Amanda

the lady with the apple looks like my sister’s friend. is her name hazel?

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CVS Reply:

i think she is the sister of Chinky

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amanda Reply:

then that’s hazel, chinky’s older sister. 

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Mel

You had me at “I noticed an apostle-looking guy…” Hahaha!

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Jeroen

I don`t like facebook voting but i love Rajo! Hope he wins 🙂

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mars

Ang bongga lang, ang nanay talaga hahamakin ang lahat (pati pagnanakaw) para lang sa assignment ng anak. LOL. Glad you know someone there kundi riot talaga

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Haha. We used to do that to our mom, too, remember at the very last minute, just when shops are closed/we left the mall/we’re about to leave for school that we need something for class. It drove her nuts but she always found a way, not without telling us off, of course. 

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Love ko ang diskarte niyo about the apple hahaha, winnar!!! 

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HAHAHA this is such a fun/ funny post Ms. C! oh my the Gang Badoy and apple bits XD #WalaLang

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