Archive for May, 2012
WOW. This is a reminder that the world is round and many things can happen to a country in a century. For the better or for worse. I decided not to make it a “before” and “after” comparison as it won’t do anything to our morale. Ha! But the photo from Korean gives me hope!!!
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It was around January when I saw him for the first time. Star World relentlessly replayed American Idol so even on an early Saturday evening, while working out, I got to watch the show. AI auditions are normally entertaining and I would watch it for the humor as did many people. Suddenly, a guy came into the audition room, looking like any other hopeful, without a hint of flamboyance or star factor. He was the last guy from the Savannah leg and was bland as a piece of bond paper.
And then he sang Stevie Wonder’s Superstition. I stopped running. His voice and awkward mannerisms made him look like he had electricity going through his body. J.Lo said my thoughts out loud. Pretty good, I thought. Randy made him get his guitar and he sang his unique rendition of MJ’s thriller. I knew at that moment that I was gonna watch the the entire season.
Phillip Phillips was the guy’s name and funny as it may sound, I believed even then that it was a “showbiz” name – like Madonna or Beyonce Knowles or even Lady Gaga (as opposed to Stefanie).
I haven’t cared about Idol since the Jasmine Trias season. Sure, I followed season 4, too up until Carrie won. I also rooted for both Davids of season 8 and would occasionally watch performances of idol finalists in the past years. However, only now did I actually give a shit again and I didn’t even know why then.
I would’ve lost track of Phillip during the Hollywood and Vegas legs if not for Heejun Han and his hilarious personality. I loooooved that guy (not because he’s Korean but that helped too, sue me) and I enjoyed watching him quarrel with the obnoxious cowboy dude. I realized at that time that wow, he was in the same group as Phillip Phillips and they went all the way to the Top 24 together!!! I didn’t know they were best friends in the competition until Heejun was informed that he was in the Top 24 and P2 was the only person who was there to congratulate him.
The tissue tears. Oh, how Koreans love those.
PhilJun bromance. Shipping it since Feb 2012.
Even as early as the Top 24, I was a solid Phillip Phillips and Heejun Han supporter and only on the Top 12 did I even learn that a Pinoy that made it that far, too, just like Thia last year. My top 3 in the top 10 had always been P2, Han and Jay.
If you’re following me on Facebook or Twitter, you probably know by now that for half a month, I did The Master Cleanse and basically did not have even a morsel solid food for about 12 days. Some people may say it’s crazy and I can’t blame them, I agree. However, it’s a good kind of crazy detox and I can say with conviction that it’s one of the biggest accomplishments that I’ve done in my life. Ever!
At the end of the “journey”, I lost 6 lbs and 2 inches off my waist. Though I wanted to shed off excess fats (I was starting to hate my body again and felt the need to do something), weight-loss, IMO is only the secondary benefit. It’s more for cleansing, really. Again, let me remind you that physiologically, you can survive that long without solid food but mentally, uggggh. It was hell. Let me share with you my experience, from my “TMC diary”.
image from organicother.com
Before you start with the Lemonade Diet, you have to prep your digestive system first and you have three days for that. As for what you should eat, kindly refer to the website that was linked above.
Day 0 – I had regular food but ate a lot of fruits and vegetables. If you noticed on the PULP Summer Slam video, I was eating apples during the concert. It was my pre-Ease In day.
Day 1 – Strictly fruits and vegetables. I had nilagang baka but only ate the vegetables and the soup. I’m not even sure if that’s allowed since you’re only supposed to eat “live food”. For dinner, I had a salad from Goolai. I felt refreshed. Not that much adjustment since I can go a long time without rice. Surprisingly, the salad made me full and I had more urge to drink more water than I normally did.
Day 2 – I made myself some pure carrot + orange juice and vegetable soup. I started to feel kind of weak. Perhaps it was psychological but I had doubts then if fluids alone could sustain the body. The vegetable soup saved my day (as it’s not purely liquid).
Day 3 – Only had fresh orange juice the whole day and I survived! I kept on licking on a tablespoon covered with Maple syrup though because I needed the “taste”. I felt weak at times but the maple syrup seem to have this “energy kick” that would bring me back to life.
My spicy lemonade~
So for 10 days, I only had lemonade and this is how I made my “food”.