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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Something amazing happened a few weeks ago! I am incredibly thankful that I got the opportunity to watch Pentatonix (PTX) live in Manila! Here’s the long backstory:

Last year, PTX performed in Manila (it was their first time in the country) and I wasn’t able to go. The sad thing was that I joined a random contest last year through social media and was actually lucky enough to win (one ticket)! I had to give it away because I had no transportation to go and I lacked a concert buddy. Devastated, I gave it to a random stranger via social media. This year, Philippine Concerts announced that they would be holding a contest for TWO tickets for PTX! I didn’t join because I didn’t think that I would win anyways since I had my chance last year. One of my best friends suddenly pushed me to join the contest because quote and unquote: “Who knows? You’re lucky anyways. Also, if you do win, you get a bigger chance of going since it’s two tickets.” I decided to give it a shot. I won. (Later on, that very friend was like: “I TOLD YOU SO OMG.”)

I quickly called my aunt, who enjoyed their Christmas album:
“Remember when I won tickets last year for PTX but wasn’t able to go?”
“Yes! Why? Did you wi-”
“I won again this year! Haha! This time two tickets! Do you want to watch with me?”

(That’s basically how the conversation went.)

And, so we went to the Smart Araneta Colliseum on the night of September 24, 2016:

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