Coldplay Manila!

Several months ago, Coldplay announced that they’ll be having a concert here in the Philippines – as expected, tickets sold out right away, so even if you DID have the means to watch their concert, you couldn’t watch (and that’s already around 35,000 tickets)! My best friend, Courtney (whom you probably would recognize from this blog post) is an avid fan and was devastated when she found out that she wouldn’t be able to watch. As a supportive best friend, I couldn’t just stand by and do nothing – so I searched for every single contest for tickets available and joined as much as I could. Our last shot was Pepsi’s contest:

[Translation for international readers: “You still have a chance to win Coldplay Live in Manila tickets!” Don’t lose the chance to see and experience Coldplay: A Head Full of Dreams Tour with #PepsiSnapAndSync! Record yourself on Instagram holding a Pepsi product while lip syncing the featured Coldplay song of the week, share and tag us! Submission of entries is until March 30 so join now!”] (Photo from PepsiPH’s Instagram.

I swallowed my pride and embarrassment and used my ~communication arts skills~ to good use and made the video (which can be viewed on my Instagram (@philosophieyu). We had so much fun making the video and after a few days –

(Photo from PepsiPH’s Instagram) (My name is Sophia YSABELLE Yu, by the way HAHA – not Ysabella!)


So fast-forward to April 4, 2017 (Tuesday):

(Yes, my face is having some problems right now – it’s been a really stressful term AHHA)

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TLC Festival 2016!

A quote from Teen Beach Movie’s “Falling For Ya” – “the day started ordinary…” (this song is too catchy). Anyways, the day DID start off as ordinary, but at the end of the day I’m 100% sure I’ll never forget it.

Last year on the 5th of November, my cousin, Mika, and I decided to go to the TLC Festival in Bonifacio Global City.


We were really excited when we saw this poster because Buddy Valastro (a.k.a. the Cake Boss/Kitchen Boss) would be coming! I used to obsess over his show, watching episode after episode as Buddy and his team/family would make a cake from scratch and mold it into great works of art. (Try watching one episode here!)

Early in the morning of the 5th, I headed for Bonifacio High Street to meet up with my cousin. I pre-registered for the event so I lined up to get my pass. The line was so long and the heat of the sun didn’t really help, but after 30 minutes, I got my pass and was able to meet up with my cousin.

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