Wow! Some comments on my last post about how slow Wi-Fi is in this country are funny or from those who are incredibly...uninformed or misinformed (I'm being kind here.)!
Okay, since I think it is a fact that people know that I am...lemme just say not "unsmart," and even if I do not have all day to type out detail after detail of how "it" works --- here's a little explanation for those who have no idea what they are wrongly complaining about.
There are 104 million Pinoys and we have, from both TelCos (a "duopoly," sadly, in our country) a mere 15,000 cell sites, as compared to, say, Malaysia which has a population of about 29 million AND 25,000 CELL SITES, talagang kulelat at kawawa naman tayo.
Now, what the President and legislators and other politicians can do in our country to attempt to fix this wi-fi problem is to perhaps try to PUSH the TelCos to invest more in their infrastructure (build more cellsites) and improve their services. I dunno what they are thinking but if I were a businessman with almost no competition at dalawa lang kami, baka tamarin na akong gumastos pa sa pagpapagawa ng dagdag na cellsites. If there were more TelCo players, kahit 2 or 3 more, that would allow for greater competition and subsequently, better services for us Filipinos.
AND MATAGAL KO NA PONG NIREREKLAMO ITONG PROBLEMANG ITO, HINDI LANG PO NGAYON. Pati si Inday Sara, Mayor Duterte of Davao City, inireklamo din ito nung minsan syang nag-live sa FB. (Hi, Inday!)
Alangan naman sabihin ng Pangulo o kahit asawa ko at ibang Senador: "Telcos, magdagdag kayo ng cellsites o ipapakulong namin kayo!" Or "Pengeng 1 billion pesos, kasi gusto lang namin!" It doesn't work that way.
I am sure the President is doing what he promised about having the country's wi-fi improved. For all we know, may meetings na sila ng TelCos para sa ikabubuti nating lahat. After all, they know the solution lies with them and fast wi-fi is urgently needed by all of us. As for all other public servants, kung ano lang po ang kaya at nasa batas na gawin, yun lang ang magagawa nila. Public servants po sila, hindi sila si Lord o mga "genie-in-a-bottle."
Yun lang ang gusto ko sabihin. Andami ko pang alam sa kakareklamo ko sa asawa ko noon pa at sinasagot niya, pero ayoko na ito ang maging "SONA" ko sa araw po na ito.
Being on FB makes me so happy because it is a way for me to keep in touch with my fans, to be more reachable to them than ever before. Now, it is a given that there will always be trolls, and sometimes, like now, it just makes me feel good that I am helping to "enlighten" those who apparently were not, as one said, "careful about what you post on social media because it might thrown back to you," or something almost as incomprehensible as that. Hahaha!
Please, having said all that, this is a happy page. I do not seek to make enemies. Pero may mag bagay na minsan kailangan linawin. Name-calling is so childish and says more about the troll than it does me, so I am not bothered by that. Busy ako being productive.
Suggestion: Do one good deed a day kahit trolls kayo. Kung puede naman magrequest, respect begets respect and I am always respectful unless am provoked into rudeness, which is not on the surface of my character. So sana, kasi wala namang masama sa pag-disagree, pero magrespetuhan tayo. There are ways of disagreeing without being rude. Unless of course iba ang agenda talaga ng pagiging trolls ninyo eh alam na namin yun.
Lumalabas daw sa mukha ng tao ang asal. Ako laging masayahin at nakangiti. Hala, baka nakakusot ang mukha niyo kung pure negative ang saloobin!
Peace! Have a great day everyone!
God bless and lots of love.:-)
The post in question which escalated into so much hatred is the following posted on November 12, 2016:
I cannot believe (or take) how super SLOW wi-fi still is in the Philippines. How can I expect my country to progress a little faster if it doesn't even have the very basics necessary in this new techie world we move in? So beyond frustrating. Imagine if something like a document was very, very urgent, bound to affect a whole bunch of people, and you couldn't get it across because e-mail (or something as simple as a video upload) just wouldn't fly? Oh, please Lord, let them fix this never-ending problem. It's bad enough that we have to deal with the traffic situation and would rather stay home. Now we can't even expect to get things done ASAP sitting on our butts. Grrrrr!
A concert is not just a show for fans, it is an event! A gathering of devoted people expressing their admiration and dedication to the one they truly adore. Whenever I watched concerts on video particularly those of Madonna's and Barbra Streisand's, I get excited whenever fans are interviewed before the concert. As a fan myself, it is overwhelming when I see how thrilled and happy they are to be part of such events. I thought to myself, I hope that one day, I get to do that: interview Sharonians before and after Sharon Cuneta's concert. Finally, I did it! On the second night of the concert, armed with a longer battery pack, I brought my camera with me and pointed it at those people who matter: fans, Sharonians. Watching how the event unfolded warms my heart. Hopefully, this won't be my last. I want to do a tour documentary on Sharon! Bago man lang sana siya mag-retire, makagawa ako ng isa.
Bago n'yo panoorin ang first part ng Q&A ni ate Sharon, kwento lang ako ng konting background. What she's reading on the video is the one I sent to her . First batch ng questions na hiningi ko from All Things Sharon (ATS) members. It was edited in a way na pinagsama-sama ko ang similar questions kasi maraming iisa lang ang tanong. Kung same kayo ng tanong, nasa isang header with your names in it. Pag may follow-up question, nilalagay ko sa tabi ng names n'yo. Pag wala, names n'yo lang ang nandoon. Wala na-delete na tanong like what ate thought. Though, may messages na di ko 'ata nasama sa first batch kasi walang tanong. But I will go through it once more at isasama ko sa next batch.
Second batch of questions and messages were screencapped. So no need to worry na baka di kayo nasama.
Glenn Tabajeros, the man behind the wickedly funny wickedmouth.com, has made an accompanying "straight" trailer of Sharon Cuneta's "Bituing Walang Ningning" for his re-imagined, massacred trailer which incidentally also accompanies the deconstructed, hilarious, massacred review he did on the film. Read it here!
This is only the first ATS & Wicked Mouth (trailer) collaboration! Watch out for more soon!
Two years ago today, November 5th, you left us. You left me.
I always think that I am now okay, that I am a big girl and that you didn't really love me THAT much anyway, so could there really be much of a difference? And then I always realize that I am wrong.
I miss you, Mommy ko. I still haven't gotten used to being an orphan. I am a Mommy, but truly, I NEED to be the baby girl of my Mommy and Daddy. But both of you had been called home. And maybe that is why I often cannot sleep well, that I often feel lost nowadays, that I find things in my past to hold on to even if I should have let go long ago. I guess I want to go back to how things were. When Daddy seemed to be able to solve everyone's problems. When I could talk to you about an unfaithful boyfriend (or the husband then), or how someone in showbiz was rude to me and how you would remind me to always remember to just let them be, because maybe they weren't taught well by their parents like I was.
Sometimes I cry because I remember I want to buy something we both liked to eat together or whatever it is we used to share -- and just as I would start to get my phone, I would remember that you would never again be on the other side of the line.
I am sorry for being sassy sometimes when you were still around (I had a strong Mommy, after all. But even then.). I am sorry for always thinking of how I thought you made me feel that I was never good enough for you. I think every time I had my heart broken, I would trace it back to feeling rejected by you and sometimes act in public like I was on top of the world when deep inside me, I felt only worthless. Heck -- I was never enough for Gabby, or Richard, or Robin, or whoever else. I hope that I will always be enough for Kiko. Good enough. The only one he'll ever need. Just ENOUGH.
I am sorry, Mommy. I am sorry for making you feel also that I loved Daddy more than you. Perhaps it was my way of getting back at you. But you and I know I also truly loved him. He was crazy about his little girl after all.
I am sorry for everything I ever did or said to hurt you, whether intentionally or not. I am just sorry. Because now I need my Mommy and she isn't there. Not even for me to be able to hug as I say "I am so sorry" to her.
I love you very much, Mama.
I miss you more than I ever thought I would.
Oh I wish you were here to hear me vent and give me advice. I am 50 now. So much more has happened in my life since you've been gone. So many things have changed and continue to, especially inside my heart.
I still smell your scent. I bought bottles of the last perfume you used, but cannot bring myself to spray it on my pillows anymore after the first time I did. I kept the last bag you last used untouched, its contents undisturbed. Your wallet, your reading glasses, your sunglasses, etc... they are all still in the same place. I put your bag in a drawstring bag and keep it safely in a secret place here at home. I still see you in your colourful blouse and your pants and your beautiful made-up face and professionally styled hair (lest others might think you were not taking care of yourself, you vain lady! "Spooting nga" like my eldest!). In your wheelchair. With your bag. And your jewellery. And I miss you.
I haven't cooked for two Christmases and two New Year's Eves now, Mommy. It just wasn't the same knowing you weren't coming anyway. I did cook on one occasion, just to try to cook again. My goodness, all my life the kitchen was our place together. From the time I was little and would try to help in anyway I could. Even accidentally wounding a finger while trying to slice veggies like you. It's just not the same.
I miss you, Mommy ko. I just know already that I won't be able to sleep tonight. I will think of you. I will pray to God to let you give me a tight hug tonight and perhaps even sleep beside me, even for a little while.
I love you so much. Like never before.
I miss you, Mommy ko. I love you. I will always love you and think of you. Forever.
Hello, everyone! None muna my version of SONA halos nightly tonight, ha? I'm medyo dokleng na. But at least I was able to begin posting on my brand new IG account today. Yippee! @ReallySharonCuneta, for those of you who missed my previous announcement. My Twitter account is also still active - sharon_cuneta12. Aba nae-excite ako!
Also, I have a brand new niece! Nataleia Martine Godinez Valenciano! We all love Star Wars but Paolo Valenciano, son of Gary and Angeli (and my Director in my just-finished Solaire concerts) and his wife Samantha (Godinez, who is the niece of Martin Nievera. Nice no?:-) who is the papa of our new and very first apo - first princess to us and Kiko's siblings (and siempre Kuya Gary and Ate A.!) -- and Sam are SUPER-DUPER STAR WARS FANS! Their shih tzu (who is my shih tzu Daisy's younger cousin) is named TROOPER (as in Storm Trooper)! And now our darling little girl's nickname will be -- LEIA (thus the name NATALEIA!) She is soooo beautiful! Born November 2 after midnight, she looks like Kuya GV right now but her mommy's super pretty also as much as her papa is pogi and I'm sure she'll get the best of the combined gene pools! I can't wait to meet her. I love her so much already!
CONGRATULATIONS, PAOLO AND SAMANTHA!!!!!!!!! MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU. THE FORCE IS STRONG WITH YOU NOW...BaeVee has awakened! Hahaha! Love you both.
Anyway -- wala ngang SONA pero may news article pa rin pala hahaha!
Thank you to all of you who very quickly followed me on IG! I am so excited to post there and on YouTube for you guys. I loooove keeping in touch with you that way!
Goodnight and sleep tight! God bless you all and I love you!
5HAR0N, an All Things Sharon Get Together in celebration of Sharon Cuneta's 50th birthday, was held on January 16, 2016.
As part of the program, ATS presented "The 5har0n Cuneta Show" as tribute to the birthday girl. As the final dance, Sharonians danced to Sa Tuwing Naaalala Ka. It is a duet with Gary Valenciano from the movie Kaputol ng Isang Awit.
Choreographed by Bong Asiao, the Sharonians happily danced to the song and greeted the Megastar at the end.
Hi again, everyone! Have you recovered from my very long post last night about my traffic frustrations, and my Star Magic Ball heartbreak?!!! Hahaha! O kay tagal ko talagang hinintay maka-attend ng Star Magic Ball ng PAYAT kasi nahihiya ako pumunta ng ten years every year I was invited, at baka mapagkamalan na ako yung BALL o kaya ako ang buffet table. Tapos, wala din. Kasabay ng concert ko this year. Tsk tsk tsk...Di pa rin ako makarecover sa sama ng loob! Nekshyir na talaga God-willing! Gusto ko mapagkamalang ako ang girlfriend ni Coco na di nila kilala kung sino kasi ampayat! And (thanks to Mommy Elaine and my Gamboa clan's genes na walang katulad ang kutis at youthful looks that they ALWAYS look much younger than their age!-) ambata (Uyy. Nahipan na naman ng hangin sensya na po.)! Sabi nila sino yan? Pala ako lang. NAKS! Nakakahiya man kay Coco, bakit naman ang bills ng mga brains niyo? Sinabi ko bang Martin? Aba sana nga siya! Kasi baka wala na akong ex o friend na available at si Kiko di din puede, eh kay Awra ako mapunta. Generous pa naman ako sa mga bata! Gown naman ipapamana ko sa kanya eh di mukha naman kaming ''dats my tomboy" pareho? Ay nako san san na naman napupunta ito!
All I wanted to say was: I HAVE AN INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT NA, YEHEY! PERO WALA PA AKONG NAPOPOST KAHIT ISA, HA? Pasensiya na po -- wan by wan onli kasi kaka-youtube ko pa lang baka di na ako makatrabaho. Bisi si Ate Kakie kundi natuturuan ako lagi so sana sabay na din Snapchat. Aroooooooo! Hahahaha! My OFFICIAL IG ACCOUNT'S NAME IS: Janajararan! (Hindi yun. Eto po:) ReallySharonCuneta. Cute ba? Hahaha! /
Okay. Thanks again my loves! Goodnight and thank you for laughing with/at my posts, for loving me. I love you all! Sorry ha I could only reply to a few of your messages kanina. Malapit na ako ma-carpal tunnel syndrome sa kakatype (ah, hahaba ng posts ko do you wonder why? Aside from wanting to make kuwento, I AM A REALLY, REALLY FAST TYPER!)
I AM SO RESTLESS AGAIN THAT I DO NOT AGAIN KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH MYSELF!!!
I still have a hangover from my CONCERTS! WAAAAAAAHHHHH!!! Gusto ko ng 10 pa na repeat pero puno na schedule ko until at least June of next year (NOT COMPLAINING! THANK YOU PO, LORD JESUS! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! And to ALL OF YOU ALSO, of course!)!
On Friday I will have magkakasunod na meetings na -- with Star Cinema bosses, Direk Cathy Garcia Molina, etc. + Jonathan of Star Music for my album and I am excited about this because I think he's turning in na some song demos from several songwriters for my consideration. Pipili na baga ng isasali sa bagong album ko! I told him to please not put the names of the songwriters para sa kanta ko lang tala ibabase ang pagpili ko, right?
Next, namimiss ko na ang ABS-CBN! As in taping sa studios!!! Hahaha! Sa December (laking gulat ko nung sinabi sa akin as usual pero masayang gulat hindi naman mala-The Conjuring) kung kailan halos dikit na sa pasko ang date ay taping na ng bagong show namin na di ko alam kailan ia-announce -- baka gugulatin din kayo (hindi rin Conjuring don't worry)! Airing ito ng first week yata ng January. Hindi ko alam kung may birthday show ako kasi parang baka hihilik na ako sa stage pag nakatulog sa pagod lalo pag kasabay na ng shooting ng movie (Uuuuyy...nakikita ko smiles niyo Sharonians ko! Kilig pa more eh pare-pareho naman tayong di alam sino ba talaga kuya ang leading man ko at pati kami sa Star yata ay medyo naguguluhan ng konti!)
Basta me I'm waiting lang. Kahit si Bayani Agbayani pa ang leading man ko ang tuwa ko pa makashooting lang at isa pa yun - SHOOTING NA SHOOTING NA SHOOTING NA AKO! Gusto ko na pumunta sa set! Kaya lang mukha naman akong timang non kasi pagmimitingan pa lang ang storyline (though I have it na. Am sure there have been major revisions as is usual with movie projects.) kaya di ko pa alam saan ang location. Baka batukan ako ni Tita Malou at ni Direk. Hanggang ngayon kasi ako pa rin yung "nene" nila mula pa noon eh! Hahaha!
Tapos -- namimiss ko din ang Amerika! Waaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh!!!!!!! Kung puede lang hatiin ang katawan para complete lahat! Di ako makahinga ng mabuti eh ang tagal ko na di lumilipad papunta doon! Actually lipad lang okay na ako - the longer the flight, the better! I am weird that way. Pano - walang umiistorbo sa akin eh di ba sabi nga ng anak kong si Frankie, loner si Mama? Madaldal ako at masayahin pero actually sa bahay, tahimik ako halos walang kausap ayoko pa lumalabas lalong ayoko ng parties!
PEROOOOO --- ITO ANG MASAKLAP. TEN YEARS KONG HININTAY PUMAYAT PARA MAKAATTEND NG STAR MAGIC BALL DAHIL EVERY YEAR AY INVITED AKO. DUMATING NGAYON ANG NAPAKALAKI AT NAPAKAGANDANG INVITATION! SABI KO AGAD SA ASSISTANT KO, WHENEVER THAT IS, I'M GOING! PUPUNTA AKO!! Excited na excited ako nang bigla akong muntik dumapa flat sa face ko nang sabihin niya sa akin na, MA'AM, KASABAY PO NG CONCERT NIYO SA SOLAIRE NA SECOND NIGHT. NASAAN?!!! WALA NANG FOREVER WALA PANG HUSTISYA?!!!!!!!!!!!! HALOS IPA-CANCEL KO ANG CONCERT PERO TORN AKO! Sige na nga. Next year na lang (nekshyir nat dishyir) ako pupunta. Baka payat na payat na ako noon, pati si Kim Chiu di na ako masilayan kahit naririnig niya akong tumatawag sa kanya ng "Kim, Kim, ano ka ba bakit di mo ako pinapansin? Si Luis nasaan? Baka siya makita niya ako? Si Shawie ito bilib it or nat!" At sa meeting pa lang sa Friday, tatanungin ko na ang ABS-CBN (DA PHILIPPINES' LARGEST NETWORK - may music yun) KUNG KAILAN ANG DATE NG SUSUNOD NA STAR MAGIC BALL AT NOW PA LANG AY IPAPABLOCK-OFF KO NA ANG DATE! Mahirap na. Di naman ako forever 50 but looking 32 (Uuy. Na naman. Tsk Tsk Tsk. Hahahaha naaalala ko sa komiks noon ang kiss tsup tsup tsup! Tawa ako ng tawa pinapabasa sa akin kasi ng Viva ang mga tagalog na komiks para gumaling lalo ang tagalog ko daw!).
Well, well, well...Baka lahat ng plano ko sa buhay ay maisulat ko dito, 2021 na pala ay di ko pa namamalayan.
LORD, DI PO BA TALAGA PUEDENG KAHIT ONE MORE NA LANG NA LIFETIME PLEASE? KAHIT DI NA TWO, ONE NA LANG PO. ANG DAMI DAMI KO PA PONG GUSTONG GAWIN SA BUHAY KO KULANG ANG ORAS! SA TRAFFIC PA LANG EVERY HOUR NAKAKANERBIYOS NA KUNG SAAN KA NANDON DATNAN NG HINTO NG TRAPIK NG NAPAKATAGAL AY MAPILITAN KANG MAGING RESIDENTE!
Nung isang araw, akala ko bibigyan na ako ng voter's permit or whatever sa Pasay kasi ang tagal namin stuck sa Tramo. Maryosep. LORD PLEASE DAGDAGAN PO NATIN ANG KALYE NOW NA! HABANG BUHAY PA AKO! Dumadami sasakyan pero kulang ang kalye. Huhuhu...naiiyak na naman ako I'm sure galit na galit si Dr. Jose Rizal sa Luneta. Huwag sana sa pag-ayos ng trapik ay ang ending, siya ang mag-iiba ng residency. Statue na nga lang at labi, di kinaya ang trapik at ilipat pa! Whaddacantry! Whaddabansa! Whaiwhaiwhai?!!!!!!! Such a beautiful country and why have so many of us mishandled and not loved it the way we should have?!!!!!
Why why why? Laway. (Ay yuck sorry!)
Okay na muna baka di ako makapagpigil lahat ng santo matawag ko na. Pati Daddy at Mommy ko baka maaway ko na kasi nasa heaven sila bakit di nila ako buhatin palipad pag trapik?! Alabang to ABS-CBN 2-3 hours? Kay laki ng utang na loob mo kung 1-1/2 hours lang ang biyahe mo! Eh nasa Hong Kong na sana ako noon! 3 hours Bangkok na! Ano ba yan!
Siya sige, mga lab. Meme na kayo. Ako magwawala pa (pero secret lang at quietly lang, kasi tulog na si Kiko baka bigla ako maitak dito pag nagulat.)
Goodnight and hope naaliw kayo sa akin kalungkutan na sana ay sa inyo ay nakakatawa.
Dear Friends who subscribed to my YouTube channel:
I am so sorry for the confusion, but because I am such a newbie on YouTube and not really a techie (at di makahintay na matuto muna ng lahat bago mag-post ng videos doon for you!), I mistakenly created two channels. To those who subscribed to this one: The Sharon Cuneta Channel (with spaces between the words), mali po pala at dapat ay sa thesharoncunetachannel (no spaces) magsubscribe. I hope I can ask you the favour of subscribing to the right channel? Thank you so much! Apat na videos na ang nasa tamang channel so you'll know if okay na po ang nasubscribe-an niyo. So sorry about that again! Thank you!