Friday, May 22, 2009

American Idol 2009


"This is American Idol..." Aah, music to my ears. As we all know this year was full of ups and downs. I was lucky enough to be chosen as an audience member for this year's American Idol Finale and drove down to LA with my good friend, Tanya, for the face off between Kris Allen and Adam Lambert.
Many of you have asked me how you can be an audience member for the American Idol Finale, as I've gone to the Finale for the last 4 years. Well, I'm about to spill it (hopefully this doesn't ruin my chances next year)...
At the beginning of the season, I join the wait list by submitting my information on this site (with all 3 of my email addresses):
ocatv.com.
A few weeks later, I receive an invitation to be an audience member for American Idol. There are normally about 16 American Idol contestants when I receive this invitation. As I'd obviously prefer to go to the Finale show, I wait until the date passes for this invitation and resubmit my wait list request. Like clockwork, this second submission is
the request for the Finale show. Keep in mind, they send out the invitations the Friday before the Finale, so there is not much time to plan if you don't live in the LA area. Next year I'm also going to try Seatfiller.com, as my friend had front row seats for this year's Finale.

Here's a video from where we were seated at the Pre-Finale show, after the show was over. You can see what a great view we had of Kris and Adam:
Guess who I voted for...

Honestly, I think Adam is the better singer/performer, but I picked Kris to be the next American Idol from the beginning of the season and stuck with him for the duration.
Plus, he's soo cute!

Here is a picture of me and Tanya standing in line for American Idol and a picture Dave took of me with my American Idol ticket in the background:

I thought this would be a good time to reminisce about a previous season of American Idol. Check out this video of me and my friend, Maricar, two years ago:

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day 2009!

Happy Mother's Day
I spent Mother's Day weekend with my wonderfully, awesome Mom! I was feeling a little under the weather, but did my best to rally. We enjoyed Mother's Day weekend by catching up while pulling weeds in the yard, shopping for food and jewelry at Downtown Campbell Farmer's Market, playing a fun game of gin rummy and visiting the neighborhood I grew up in South San Jose. All in all, a perfect Mother's Day!
Here's a pic of me and my mom:

Hope all Mother's enjoyed their Mother's Day, as well!

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Happy Cinco De Mayo!

Happy Cinco De Mayo

Cinco Dancer

To celebrate Cinco De Mayo, I ventured over to a friend's house for a fun-filled day with great friends! Here are a few pics of our wonderful day...


Hope all of you had a very Happy Cinco De Mayo, as well...

Friday, May 01, 2009

California Sun and Girls Night out

Dave and I had a wonderful time on the Santa Cruz coast. We decided we were due for a vacation. So we drove Hwy. 9 (back route from Los Gatos to the beach) to a wonderful spa overlooking the Santa Cruz Boardwalk beach at Chaminade Hotel, Santa Cruz, CA

Here are a few pics of me and my wonderful family at the beach:



And how can we forget "girls night out"!!! Here we are having a good time!


More to come...