a 'Wowowee' day, we were on TV!

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The badminton game

My Aunt's neighbor has a badminton club that starts everyday at 6 AM.  I figured to stay fit after eating alot while on holiday, badminton was the solution to burn off some calories.  The group had theme color, yellow.  My Aunt was able to lend me an orange shirt.  They had four courts and the fee was only 15 PHP for the entire morning.  It was great, I played for about 2 1/2 hours.  I mentioned to them to watch us on tv on November 20th, because we will be in the popular "Wowowee' game show.

Later that day, me, Aunt Erie an her driver went to the Green Hills area to pick-up the tickets.  My co-worker in NYC hooked me up with a relative who worked for ABS-CBN tv station.  After about 30 minutes of not being able to find the Eisenhower Street, we realized that Madoll's apartment was in Eisenhower Building.

The welcome dinner/karaoke night with badminton group
  Her maids relayed us the wrong information.  We gave the maid toys and candies for Madoll's twin daughters and we were given five tixs for the show.  My nanny, Ate Peding, couldn't not take a day off because her employer won't let her.  We got my cousin, Alyssa, who was off from college that day, to tag along.

On Thursday morming, we (Ate Divine & her son Dominic) were up early by 6 AM, had breakfast, showered and Alyssa arrived by 9 AM.  Our driver drove us to the studio located in Quezon City.  Dang, the lines to secure the tickets for the show was long.  It seemed that it was a line for an American Idol auditions.

In the studio
  We entered at the 'Starbucks' gate and charmed the security guards that a staff will meet us up.  This was a 'white lie', thanked heavens Madoll did come by and set us up with a ABS-CBN intern.  We still has an hour to burn before the taping, so our intern suggested if we wanted a 'Studio Tour' for 500 PHP.  Why not?  We were already there.  We were takend to the ABS-CBN Nightly Newsroom an the studio of 'Familya: Deal or No Deal.'  Nice to see that Pinoys got suckered to this show as well.  We learned during the tour that the D or N D 'banker' was really an anonymous character.  Only the main producer and some staff knew who the person wa.  The joke of the day was Dominic and Alyssa would be changing their Friendster profile photo with the 'Deal or No Deal' photo-ops.
With the studio logo

We are now on the line to get inot the actual 'Wowowee' studio which was about another half an hour wait.  I wanted to take a photo with the paige who wore a cool yellow  'Wowowee' jacket.  I tried to get a photo with him but he misunderstood me.  I just only wanted a photo of me and the back of his jacket which has the big logo on it.

The doors opened and we piled inside.  We decided to sit on the right side, third row.  We should have sat near the DJ booth because we found out afterwards, the camera dudes spent MORE time there.  The audience warmer guy made sure that we were pumped-up and make the loudest cheer once the host (Willie Revillame) entered the stage.  We even learned the silly ' 'Wowowee' hand dance, like the Village People's YMCA.

With Ate Divine, Dominic and Alyssa waiting for the show to start
  The energy was way up once the taping got started and we didn't even get selected as part of the first game contest - 'hep, hep, hooray' game.  The funniest parts were the contest between the local peanut sellers.  The contestants were allowed to give shout-outs to their beloved.  They were alot of 'I Love You' and 'You're my only One.'  The best zinger was a guy who told his wife to stop working too hard because she might drop dead soon due to over exhaustion.

At the beginning of the show, Willie handed out aobut 15 'Wowowee' jackets.  Only the senior citizens, a disabled woman and a boy who was mentally challenged who got some.  For some strange reason, they liked getting foreigners to the join in the contest.  This time was a white dude from Entfield, CT?  Who the hell knows of that place?  Very obscure.

During a contest
  I was getting more recognition with my 'What's Up, Brooklyn, NY' homemade poster.  I even put a dedication for my GF, 'I Love K. Stone.'  I did finally get a full head shot when the camera zoomed on me + my poster sign.  OK, who ever out there who was able to tape the Nov 20th episode?  Please, let me know.  My cousin's VCR was busted.

In between commercials, they were two gay guys serving as Audience Entertainers - Trista & the other dude (I can't remember his name).  They were a HOOT!  I even voluntered to sing in-between the commerial breaks and as always, I forgot the lyrics to my song (Faithfully by Journey).  I won tickets for their live comedy show at LafLines club.

After three hours of taping, we were already getting our fill.  The show ended and we were herded out the studio.  We went to Trinoma Mall and decided to have a late lunch at Max's Restaurant.  I was dying for some good chicken + a lomi noodles, Yummy!

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The badminton game
The badminton game
The welcome dinner/karaoke night w…
The welcome dinner/karaoke night …
In the studio
In the studio
With the studio logo
With the studio logo
With Ate Divine, Dominic and Alyss…
With Ate Divine, Dominic and Alys…
During a contest
During a contest
During the studio tour with Sharon…
During the studio tour with Sharo…
During the studio tour at the ABS-…
During the studio tour at the ABS…
During the studio tour at the Fam…
During the studio tour at the 'Fa…
During the studio tour with my Ate…
During the studio tour with my At…
All of us infront of Familya: Dea…
All of us infront of 'Familya: De…
The host of Wowowee tv show
The host of Wowowee tv show
The official website
The official website
During the warm up (pre-show)
During the warm up (pre-show)
During a contest with dude from CT
During a contest with dude from CT
Dominic posing away
Dominic posing away
They do have the sexy dancers too
They do have the sexy dancers too
Willie with his 3 other lady host
Willie with his 3 other lady host
Our late lunch at Max Restaurant
Our late lunch at Max Restaurant
At the Trinoma Mall fountains area
At the Trinoma Mall fountains area
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