I Don’t Really Sing, But I Had To… for a Good Cause!

T’is the season to be jolly, and merry… and most all, GIVING! 🙂

And so to to keep this short and simple, I’ll go straight to the point: PLEASE VOTE FOR US!!!

Yes, vote for my “group” called The Time Jumpers.

What are we and WHAT do we do have we done?

Well, we simply created our own music video, covering T. Swift‘s latest hit. But most importantly, WHY?

Here’s the answer:

“Every child has the right to proper education.”

That’s why for several years now, our company has been helping young people achieve their dreams through the gift of education. Hence, the birth of Food for Hungry Minds School (FHMS).

Year after year after year, our company has been instrumental in feeding these hungry minds. Since 2001, FHMS, together with other corporate sponsors, have provided quality education to disadvantaged children from “depressed areas in Manila, namely Paco, Pandacan, San Andres, Sta. Ana, Leveriza and Bulacan.”

Employees have momentarily become actors, singers, dancers, mimes and musicians, proudly showcasing their talents in exchange for raising money.

This year, “SUS!NAVPasikat” is a music video competition where several groups of employees choose a song of their liking and create music videos, with them doing the legwork from dancing and singing, to storytelling and styling, down to the editing and marketing. As a company, we aim to raise Php600,000.00, enough to send 24 kids through secondary school.

We are members of the AOps (Airline Operations) and Product teams, collectively called The Time Jumpers.

If you enjoyed what you just watched, do vote for us. Tell the person next to you, your family and friends to do the same. Tell everyone you know that when you vote, when we all vote, be it one or many, we slowly but surely satisfy the hungry mind.

To know more, please visit their website:
http://foodforhungryminds.org/donate/

Now that you know the WHAT and WHY, now’s the time to let you know WHEN and HOW. Voting is only until December 17, 2014 (Wednesday) and to buy tickets (there’s a raffle!), simply e-mail me at mikhaelageorgette@gmail.com

Tickets are priced for as little as PHP50 (or a little over one US dollar), and it doesn’t matter whether you’re from the Philippines, the United States, or anywhere in the world. Just let me know if you’re interested to “help.” Like I said, all of this is for the benefit of FHMS. 🙂

So to let you decide whether or not you’ll vote for us, here’s our video:

The Time Jumpers‘ version of
Taylor Swift‘s “Shake It Off”

And to convince you more (hopefully!), here’s more:

BONUS!!!
Our long but hilarious BTS footage

If you’re not convinced, you can always check out other groups’ entries by clicking HERE. After all, we all share the same goal. 🙂

Wishing you a Happy Christmas
and reminding you to “shake it off” whenever life requires you to,
MIKA

For Some Reason, I Found Myself Listening to THESE

“Call Me Maybe”
by Carly Rae Jepsen

“Payphone”
by Maroon 5 featuring Wiz Khalifa

And for some reason, they both have something to do with A PHONE.  Hahaha!

On a serious note, it got me thinking why these songs are hits…  And I guess just like every song, it’s because people can relate to their lyrics.  Not to mention, groove to their melodies! 😉

But let’s start with “Payphone.  How exactly can people relate to it?  Okay, the music video’s out of the question.  The whole concept of it and its relation to the song are still a mystery to me!  This version is actually better, in my opinion:

But anyway, if you’re going to ask me, the part that really got my attention was this:

“If happy ever after did exist, I would still be holding you like this.  And all those fairytales are full of s*it; one more f*cking love song, I’ll be sick…  I’m at a payphone.”

And it wasn’t just the “happy ever after” and “fairytales” that made me press the replay button again and again, it’s the way it was written — in second conditional (excuse the grammarzilla in me) and with straight-to-the-point-no-excuses swearwords!  It’s as if the writer really tried to express both the LOVE and PAIN he/she felt, feels, and will feel!  And for me, he/she succeeded in doing that exactly. 😀

As for “Call Me, Maybe, how do people relate to it?  Hmm…  To make it easier, let’s make the question how do I relate to it?  Hahaha!

Well, I’ll let you in on a secret: Ms. Jepsen‘s hit song is actually one of my fantasies when I travel!  You know, go to a foreign place, spot that kind of guy, approach him, give him my number even though we both know it’s craaazy, but then what’s done’s done, so the ball’s already in his court and it’s up to him whether or not he’ll do the next move.  Call me.  But maybe.  Tapos ang kanta! 😛

That.  And well, the song’s truly catchy!  Even YOU can’t deny that!  Mwahahahahaha!

And there goes another rambling from yours truly. =))  To end this, I just want to say that I also found myself WATCHING these.  Enjoy!!!

my fellow Lasallians‘ take on “Call Me, Maybe”

ANIMO!

Alex G‘s sweet rendition of “Payphone”

I wish she stuck with the original swearwords, though.
Instead of changing them to “it” and “stupid” respectively…  If you know what I mean! 🙂