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Apr. 1st, 2006 | 06:09 pm
mood: bouncybouncy
music: Core of Soul - Trash the Pride
posted by: jenshinrai in tearstorain



How does it feel to win a contest? Of course, you'd feel happy. Well, I've won contests before. How about winning a promo contest? Ok, let’s have the JF-Manila event as an example. If you were in (EDSA) Shangri-La last February then you’d remember the display of J-Artists where we had the privilege listening to J-Pop CDs, for free.

During the “display days”, listeners were given a survey form. Just filling it up gave one an entry “form” where you could win a CD. Of course, there’s nothing wrong joining so I did.

Two days ago, someone from Japan Foundation-Manila called. She was looking for moi. Well, she called to tell me that I won a CD. Yokatta!!


I was told that I can claim my prize in Pacific Star Bldg. Hades, I never knew where on Manila is that. But of course, she gave me the address. Still, I don’t know how to get there so I asked tito kenji (a friend actually) for directions.

While inside the FX, I’ve been thinking how to get to JF-M office as soon as possible. I only got less than 30 minutes. I asked the FX driver if we’ll pass PSB. The answer was no so I was just dropped in The Manila Peninsula.

I was supposed to ride on a jeep but none passed. Also, a police officer told me that I can walk from TMP to PSB. There’s no problem walking. I was just worried about time. 10 more minutes and they’re already closed.

Unlike in PS games, I don’t usually get lost in real life. I found Pacific Star Building. I’ve seen it before; I just didn’t know its name. I got inside the building and sped to the elevator. According to Shiela it’s on 12th floor. But I saw no “12” in the elevator buttons so I decided to go to the 15th floor. I thought, there should be 12th floor, but where? I used the elevator (again) to get to the right floor. Still then, there was no “12”. When I left the elevator, I was back in the ground floor.

I was running out of time so I decided to ask the receptionist (tama ba?).

“This is the Pacific Star Building, right?”

“Yes.”
“How do I get to the twelfth floor?” (bulol pa ako sa “r”)
*points* “The other side, ma’am.”
“Ok. Thank you.”

Phew! Finally, I made it to the twelfth floor. Well, I entered the office like a kid trying to conceal his excitement. Can’t help it.


I got CORE OF SOUL Natural Beauty. Heehee… My favourite band! Btw, I also had my picture taken twice. Of course, for documentation. =p

Before I left, I asked them if they have Pacific Friend. I was hoping to subscribe. But they said it’s already Nippon Friend (if my memory’s doing fine). Anyway, they gave me a copy of Nipponia (15 March) 2005.

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Cat - [songstress]

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from: gemtiger
date: Apr. 1st, 2006 03:02 pm (UTC)
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Oh, congratulations! :D Natural Beauty's my favourite, too :3

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JenShinrai

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from: jenshinrai
date: Apr. 5th, 2006 11:53 am (UTC)
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Thank you. ^_^

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saptulura2dy

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from: saptulura2dy
date: Apr. 3rd, 2006 12:03 pm (UTC)
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wow..another lucky winner from the survey thing of JF Manila..hehehe
there's another one who won COS cd in the event..he was a guy..and he managed to get the cd with an autograph sign...

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JenShinrai

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from: jenshinrai
date: Apr. 5th, 2006 11:54 am (UTC)
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Wow! *envious*

Anyway, I saw the list of winners and I think there are ten of us.

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Ligaya

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from: _ligaya_
date: May. 5th, 2006 04:05 am (UTC)
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I know that guy who won and got it autographed, he's a friend of mine. :) I'm also a fan of theirs because we did a documentary on JPop, which was inspired by JFMO (that's their official name)'s theme for this year. We followed some fans (who were also friends of mine :3) for roughly a week. Which reminds me, I owe them JFMO their copy of the documentary! @_@ Oops... v^_^000

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JenShinrai

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from: jenshinrai
date: May. 11th, 2006 03:21 pm (UTC)
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I think he's Sephiroth. A friend of mine told me so.

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Ligaya

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from: _ligaya_
date: May. 11th, 2006 03:23 pm (UTC)
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That's him. :D I wasn't sure you knew him so I didn't want to mention his name.

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JenShinrai

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from: jenshinrai
date: May. 15th, 2006 03:56 pm (UTC)
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A friend of mine told me. =D

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core of soul - natural beauty (english translation)

from: anonymous
date: Jan. 1st, 2009 04:11 pm (UTC)
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http://www.corichan.com/lyrics/eigo/cos-natural-eigo.html#01

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