So I’ve been training for my new morning show with Candy on JAM 88.3. We’ve been training for months, doing the 12-3pm slot before actually practicing waking up in the wee hours of the morning every other day for the past 2 weeks. Like, we would be at the station at 6AM even if our shift started at 12nn. Think of it as training for a big game. We needed to get used to the lifestyle change.
Last week I looked at my schedule and I just dreaded the weekend before our first day. I was scared Candy and I wouldn’t make it in time for our first day. But, hey, nothing to worry about, I told myself. I was confident. I’m the type to wake up really early if I had to and that’s without even setting an alarm. My body just knows I’m supposed to be up. But on Thursday night, when Candy and I took over the 6-9pm show to promote ours, I started feeling sick.
I have to say though: taking over Lambert and Jobim’s show was crazy fun nonetheless. Okay, this is a detour from my actual story but I NEED TO SHARE THIS WITH YOU!! The hosts of JAM 88.3’s All Good Radio, Lambert & Jobim, had an ongoing slap bet to keep off alcohol. They said they would stay off it for 40 days. Now, you guys have to know Lambert & Jobim to understand how hard it must have been for the two but in all fairness, they lasted all of 21 days. But because they failed the challenge (that they brought upon themselves… Yup, they are very silly.), they had to be punished. Candy and I agreed to slap them.
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Hahahaha oh God I felt so horrible after slapping Lambert!!! But I’ve had some practice being a kontrabida on television. Hehe.
Anyway, that guesting was definitely all good except for the fact that I was starting to get feverish. So I got home and these crazy migraines wouldn’t stop and the next day I was just sick as a dog. I was heavily congested, I blame it entirely on the weather. Okay, I also blame it on dehydration because I keep forgetting to drink water ✌️ So.. Ultimately, I have no one to blame but myself. Huhu.
I had to wake up very early to leave the condo at 6:30AM the next day for our European VISA interview (we’re going in October!). We ended at 12noon because such is life. Jim and I went home and just tried to relax before preparing for our Cheats gig at Route 196. We played quite late, we got home past 1AM already. The next day I tried to rest again but Cheats had back-to-back gigs in Manila and then all the way in Katipunan for Route 196. We played late again and ended up getting home at like 3AM. Sunday, I had a photo shoot from 2-7PM and then family dinner in Greenbelt at 7:30 but like half the family showed up at 8:30 because #EDSA #INC. Ugh. So we ended at 10PM since mom and Maxx were in the States for 2 weeks and we missed them so much (note to self: blog about their wonderful pasalubongs!!!).
Cut to: #EDSA #INC again. Got home past 11PM. Didn’t bother preparing anything, I just brushed my teeth and went straight to bed because I still had the flu and had to wake up at 430AM. I set both my alarm clock and phone to go off at 4:15AM.
I woke up at 5:24AM.
For my 6AM show.
On my first day.
I literally jumped out of bed, brushed my teeth, washed my face, changed my panty (lol), put on shorts, shirts, slippers, grabbed a jacket and went to work. I got to work at 5:40+. Oh God, it was the first time I ever slept through my alarm!!! This scares me SO much. My body must be so tired and hindi ako pwede umasa kay Jim because sleeping through alarms is his whole life. Hahaha. I hope this blog post doesn’t come across like a #humblebrag (bakit ba ako nagha-hashtag??), I really am so happy I’m busy. I just need to spread the word: DRINK WATER. This happens to me every single time I don’t drink enough water.
Currently waiting for Jim to come home, I sent him out to get me some Hydrite. I am going to be so ready for the rest of the week. I believe I’ve got a sexy nasal voice so it’s not so bad.
Y’all were probably asleep this morning because of the long weekend but when you’re on your way to work/school tomorrow and the rest of your lives, we’ll be here to keep you company during the rush hour. WE ARE CRUSH HOUR!!! Tweet us @JAM883 or call us up 631-8803 and we can talk about anything you guys want. Don’t be shy.
I know I’m sick right now but I sure as heck hope you guys aren’t sick of me yet.