Friday, June 12, 2020

Fil-Am Singing Sensation, Mr. Rhythms, Steven Paysu croons and conquers in Las Vegas, Nevada!

Touring all around the Philippines and the USA, the one and only Mr. Rhythms, Steven Paysu finally finds his way in Sin City! 
You can say that I hit the "jackpot" yet again as I return for another gig in Jackpot Casino and Bar. Steven Paysu was the star of the show, but another Filipino-American star, Eumie Capile Roque was featured in his concert. 
 And below is Miss Melanie Paysu, the very lovely and loving wifey of Mr. Rhythms. He attributes his success to her unwavering support! 
As you may know, Steven Paysu won in 'Tawag ng Tanghalan' seen in a popular noontime show in the Philippines. 
Talented Filipino-American songstress Eumie Capile (now Eumie Roque after getting married) is now based in Chicago. What an honor to introduce them both and do what I love to do! 
 Catch my Big Mouth! You can tell that I just love owning the stage with my invisible crown and holding my scepter... the microphone! 
Here are a few videos of me hosting during the evening...   
Lastly, I had my own little photo session before the show, with myself as my own photographer all thanks to my camera phone's timer feature! Can you tell that these were done in the restroom? Lol. Couldn't help myself, I felt rather good and pretty that evening...
Sorry not sorry for "feeling" myself that night! I felt great, music was awesome! 
These last two are my favorites. I do not feel old... I feel like Gold! 

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Hitting the Jackpot: Hosting for the Comedy Queens of Las Vegas, Nevada!

What is better than one awesome night of endless laughter! Two nights in a row with the finest comedy queens of Nevada! One of my most memorable gigs at Jackpot Bar Las Vegas featured two Filipino-American comedy acts, Rey Kilay and Vivorah Vivorah!
Let's meet the comedy queens of Las Vegas! Here is Vivorah Vivorah, all the way from the Bay... yes she drove to Vegas (about 8 hours away) from San Francisco Bay, California! 
And here's Rey Kilay who was one of the most famous comedians in the Philippines. I am so happy to be working with him now here in the USA... 
Kilay in Tagalog (Filipino) means "eyebrow." Don't our eyebrows look fab? Yup, both of us, eyebrows on fleek!
At the Encore evening. Here I was waiting for the show to begin!
Talk about 'hitting' the Jackpot for two nights in a row! Jackpot Bar and Grill also has a casino and event hall. Apart from the comedy queens I met other beautiful, talented queens too...
The night of regal hilarity was opened by shows from these two lovely women, the sexy lady in red is a Filipino-American fashion designer and business maven behind Be You Stars lounge wear, Jesica Dapat! The other one looking beautiful in black is local songstress, Sheela Kunishige... 
Jes has become a good friend. She recently ventured into making masks to help people out during these times, coping with the pandemic. And are her face masks so flirtatious and fabulous, I don't mind wearing 'em all day! 
Isn't she lovely? Jes and I prepping for her fashion show, which I also emceed, of course! Had fun describing her glorious runway creations!
One of the Be You Star models, Jennifer Renie Martin... 
Now posing with Chevy, Jes and Jennifer... Don't you just love the red and black color combination below? 
Before I end, here are a few clips of me doing my spiels that night... 
This video was during the first evening, thanking our sponsors... 
Here's a video of me doing my usual voice-over spiels. I love doing this! 
And one last video, of Day 2... thanks for visiting my blog today! 

Monday, May 11, 2020

A Memorial Day Weekend to Remember: Driving through 5 States in 8 days!

Home for me will always mean Nevada. I love Las Vegas, and appreciate the rest of this great nation! Last Memorial Day weekend was truly one for the books; we drove through Utah, Idaho, Oregon, Washington and then though California before we went back home to Nevada!
First Stop. Beautiful, peaceful Utah! We went around its capital, Salt Lake City, enjoyed chewy salt water taffy and scootered around the Capitol building and that unforgettable library in downtown Utah, the biggest we've ever seen in our lives! 
Exploring downtown and uptown Utah in e-scooters. Here's the Capitol Building, in Capitol Hill that overlooks the beautiful downtown Utah... 
Every inch of Capitol Hill, Utah was an elegant architectural masterpiece! 
More of the Salt Lake in Salt Lake City, of course! 
Next Stop: Idaho. Potatoes, anyone? But no, Idaho is actually called the "Gem State" and not Potato State, okay? It was the 43rd State to be part of the USA, after being admitted in the union on July 3, 1890.
Godric and I at the Shoshone Falls Park. 
As for me, I was exhausted driving. Excuse the "I look super exhausted, don't I" photos below... 
SNAKE RIVER. This grand river snakes through 4 different US States: Wyoming, Washington, Oregon and in this case, we viewed its majesty from the State of Idaho. 
And for the very first time, we saw a marmot up close... only in Idaho! Near the Snake River.
Jumping for joy when we reached Washington State! Just imagine how long and far we've been driving!
Boeing, Boeing, Gone! We also visited the Boeing hub in Everett, Washington State. Took the chance to remind my son who already wants to be a police officer that it might be smarter to first be part of the Marine Corps and be a helicopter pilot! Giving him a glimpse of the bright future that awaits him in our travels! Of course, a photo with shy Godric...

Godric and I in Seattle, Washington; we couldn't get tickets to go inside the Space Needle as it was sold out and didn't buy it in advance, so posing outside would have to do for now...
Godric wasn't so happy because we couldn't get tickets to go inside. Playing and taking photos outside will have to do for now... 
So we just walked around Seattle, and this was near Pike Place, where ours and the world's favorite coffee shop, Starbucks was born! 
Before heading back home to Nevada, we drove through California and had breakfast, and then ended up in another city, called Biggs. How Bigg is California, really? We always get lost somewhere and end up discovering something spectacular! 

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Snow much fun! My finest winter moments in beautiful Colorado with my son!

Summer has begun as I write this blog post, but I struggle to let the magical wintertime go...
The season of snow flakes and skiing is certainly my most favorite time of the year, and I am so blessed to always be able to visit the lovely State of Colorado for the most wonderful time of the year with my snow angel, who just turned 11, but will always be my snow bear! Here's my young one with the very first snowman he built, who we christened, Snowy! We left him behind in Aspen.
This was our last day in Aspen, Colorado; Godric and I did not want to leave!

He's always happy in Colorado.The first time we went to Colorado, we stayed in Aspen, drove around Snowmass and Carbondale too. And then for this last season, we explored Denver! 
Don't you just love the breathtaking alpine mountains? 
 Cable cars to bring us up so we can go skiing down!
Tumbling and snow-ball fighting! We just kept walking and ended up in the most magical places and even got to feed mountain goats! Every moment was Snow Amazing, Snow Enchanting!
Isn't my son, Godric Matthew just so handsome? I think he is more handsome when it's wintertime. Snow is our element!
 Skiing time! Oops! 
We ski at the Buttermilk in Aspen and then this last season we tried out Loveland in Denver, Colorado! Aspen was memorable and quite easy while Loveland was a bit challenging because we found ourselves in the wrong trail (blue one for expert-competitive skiers which was dangerous for beginners and leisure skiers like us) plus the weather wasn't as pleasant as we hoped it would be... 
And this was in Penny Hot Springs, yes, natural sulfur springs where Godric and I spent more than half a day! We met a couple of friends too and chatted about life! 
Colorado is Godric's most favorite place in the world for now, and while he is still a child, I want him to have all the most beautiful memories possible!
So much more to share, especially Denver Aquarium which my son also enjoyed so much; he did not even want to leave; he wanted to stay there and touch the sting rays and manta rays all day! But for now, a few videos of my most prized moments; learning to ski and make snow angels!