I'll be on GMA News TV's POP Talk on Oct. 9!

Yes friends, you read it right! I'll be a guest reviewer on POP Talk's episode tomorrow "Basta driver, food lover" which you can catch on GMA News TV (Channel 11) at 10PM.
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Kuya Tonipet, Alyssa Alano and myself riding a jeepney

While it never really crossed my mind to have my face on national television, I was super excited when I got contacted to join the show as a guest reviewer for a food trip episode. I am very far from being pro when it comes to food critiquing, but I grabbed the opportunity for the exposure and experience. It's not everyday that I receive offers like this anyway.

What's different in this episode than the other food-related ones in the show is that we scoured the Metro to try 3 of the eateries famous to public transport drivers. So together with POP Talk's host Kuya Tonipet, the sexy host and actress Alyssa Alano, and 18-year jeepney driver Boni Generoso Sanchez, we checked out Dannylicious, Nelia's Eatery and Bulaluhan sa España before chilling at Bon Appetea for the verdict.

Dannylicious Liempo
Grilled Liempo from Dannylicious

Nelia Eatery Sweet and Sour Fish
Sweet & Sour Fish from Nelia's Eatery

Bulaluhan sa Espanya Special Bulalo
Special Bulalo from Bulaluhan sa España

Bonappetea Milk Tea
Milk Teas courtesy of Bon Appetea

Honestly, I'm more nervous than excited to see myself on television. Alyssa is really pro, and even Kuya Boni was a natural. I, on the other hand, thought that I was doing fine until I saw the episode teaser on GMA News TV. Then, I got to see it again on Facebook and I can't help but think, "Ack, I look so awkward in front of the camera!" I seemed a little tulala in the clip and may pasmile-smile pa. Nakakahiya lang! I'm just hoping that the POP Talk editors have cut out the parts where I look too dazed and plain weird. Oh, and please, if you do watch this episode, be nice and don't judge me. It's really different when there's a camera in front of you. I wasn't able to think straight at some points. I'm just hoping that I didn't do too poorly. Sana di naman masyadong nagkalat!

Basta Driver, Food Lover

Despite my nervousness, I'm still very thankful to GMA News TV for this one-of-a-kind experience. Kuya Tonipet, Alyssa, Kuya Boni and everyone in the show were a pleasure to have worked with. Special thanks to Mama Isabel too for making my gorgeous television-ready make-up and extra poofy hair. I honestly felt like a celeb with the retouches and punas-pawis moments. Haha! Again, thank you so much and sa uulitin!

So friends, please watch POP Talk on GMA News TV (Channel 11) tomorrow October 9, 2012, night at 10PM not just to catch me being camera awkward, but also to find out about three driver-famous inexpensive eateries in the Metro!

UPDATE:

Here's a snippet from the POP Talk episode I was in. Pop na pop!

42 comments:

  1. I'm so excited for you! Wouldn't miss it for the world. =D Looks like you're made to be a star. I could never do that since I'm so shy.

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  2. Congrats, Sumi! This looks great, and I'm glad you're getting so much exposure because you're good at what you do. :D

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  3. Sayang, sana nakasama din kami ni Ken. Istorbo ang work :))

    Congrats, Sumi! I set my alarm, so I can watch this episode. You look pretty, even while you were biting meat off that barbecue stick!! ^_^

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  4. I am excited to watch the episode :)

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  5. congrats! one of my favorite shows ko 'yan sa GMA News TV.

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  6. Cute mo kaya!!! :D Not awkward at all! Can't wait to see this!!! hihihih go sumi!!!

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  7. congrats! sana di ako antukin niyan, tulog na ko ng 10PM e. hehe!

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  8. Wow naman, big time ka na! :) You don't look awkward at all. Sayang I can't watch it since I have work during that time. But I'm sure you'll be great. Here's to more TV appearances for you!

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  9. Congratulations!! I'm sure you had a blast with them, not only did you get to enjoy the food but you got to be on TV, too!

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  10. Congratulations on this opportunity, Sumi! Will try to see if I can catch it.

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  11. Congratulations on your first of many tv appearance. :-)

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  12. Congrats, Sumi! Don't forget me when you're famous :). You deserve that break. This is the start of bigger things for you, I can tell :)

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  13. Pretty sumi! Celebrity na celebrity ang dting mo! :) will definitely watch this! :) Pop na Pop! :)

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  14. Congratulations!! Khit mejo tulala, yyou're still pretty!

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  15. Congrats Sumi! You're soooo pretty!

    * I have an upcoming giveaway sponsored by Suesh. Subscribe to my channel to be able to join my upcoming giveaway. It will be opened for my local and international subscribers! ^_^

    xoxo,

    Iya
    http://youtube.com/missplpify
    http://missplpify.blogspot.com
    http://facebook.com/Missplpify

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  16. CONGRATS Miss Sumi! will watch it tomorrow :)

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  17. Good luck Sumi. I'm sure you're gonna do great in the show and maybe open up more opportunities for you like network talent. =>

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  18. That's so cool Sumi! This is a great experience for you... get a copy for the video ;)
    I can totally relate since I was also video-ed for a TV segment in Moments, and I got self-conscious. But it's over, and now, I just laugh at myself. :)

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  19. Kaka-excite naman! Sana maalala ko siya bukas, I like watching Pop Talk. I'm curious about Dannylicious' Liempo, it looks good. Panay near Espana lang ba pinuntahan niyo?

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  20. Congrats Sumi! I told my hubby to watch it for me kasi baka tulog na kami ni Kenzo that time.

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  21. wow! from the blogosphere to the TV! all the best, Sumi! hope to watch this one. :)

    http://kimiviajera.blogspot.com/

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  22. Sumi, you already! Panonoorin ko talaga to! Congrats! =)

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  23. very pretty naman ng aming celebrity-foodie blogger friend! Congratulations! I will watch the episode surely somewhere, kahit someday din hehe ;)

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  24. Congratulations Sumi!!!! :D You're very lucky indeed to be in the show! Woot!

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  25. I will surely watch this episode, Ms Sumi.
    Congratulations on this rare opportunity to be
    featured on TV. More power to your blog and to
    you of course.

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  26. congratulations sumi!! you deserve it cause you write so well!!! :) you are one of the best food bloggers ever :)

    Rovie
    The Bargain Doll
    :)

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  27. Congratulations! you really are one of the best! I didn't get to see yet the episode but I'll just catch it up somewhere else later.

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  28. Watched it :) As promised I won;t miss it. So proud of you dear!

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  29. Congrats, that was so awesome. It's a great and unforgettable experience to be invited by a TV network.

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  30. Congrats Sumi! Being invited to be on TV is always a cool experience! :) *clap clap clap* :)

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  31. Wow what an awesome experience! You look so gorj!
    Thanks for sharing the experience with us and great post, as usual.

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  32. omg..di ko alam ito
    sana may nag record :(

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  33. yay! ikaw na ate ang Celebrity! More Power to Purpledoll.net!

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  34. Congratulations Sumi! I'm now searching for that episode in Youtube. Wala pa.. But will wait for it. :)

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  35. congratulations! Would love to watch that episode :) Will wait for youtube na rin lang.

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  36. aww Congratulations! I'm so behind na with reading people's blogs! XD

    I hope you get more chances like this! :)

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