On-screen capture. Thanks to Micmoc for this photo.
l-r: Daphne, Liza, Ingrid, and me
My days on TV are far behind me ”“ or so I thought. Two years as a newscaster on Studio 23 was more than enough. So what was I doing last night guesting on ANC Life? I’d gotten offers before to guest on other shows and I’d always turned them down politely but firmly. ANC Life however is hosted by my friend and former co-worker Daphne OseÃ±a-Paez, also of the now-defunct show “F.” I’ve always liked Daphne, she’s really one of the more grounded people in the cutthroat world of broadcasting.
The topic was blogging, and I joined two other Filipino bloggers: Liza of The Fash Pack, and Ingrid of Tresor, self-confessed bag hag/hog. I’m not sure how they feel about me blowing their anonymity, but well, we were all on TV last night!
The show was broadcast live. TV studios maintain sub-zero temperatures because of their equipment, so needless to say, I had to work very hard to keep from chattering. (My knees were shaking under my skirt). Being inside that small room made me feel like we were all having a friendly conversation. In reality however, one look at that camera jolted us to the reality that our “conversation” was actually being beamed nationwide. It made me all the more self-conscious.
But it was fun. Daphne was an insightful host, asking us questions like how we started out, where we hope to take our blogs, and have any of us gotten into trouble because of our blogs.
Here’s a look at some of the scenes.
The fluorescent lights in the studios will make anyone look pale, even someone as dark as me. Here I am just after being made-up.
Clowning around with Boo before the show.
The hush happens when the floor director says so.
Making a point… with hands flailing and earrings swinging.
Sharing a laugh.
See what fellow blogger Eric says about my guesting last night.