On the way to the area. She would ask me, “Am I a fan? Is this what fans do?” She chose her outfit – jeggings, a “rock star” Tshirt (she thinks its purple, Justin Bieber’s favorite colour but it’s magenta), her only baseball cap (souvenir from Boracay market, must get her a better one), and her cool sneakers (silver high tops).
It was my turn to be going to a teeny bopper concert. Remember I missed Taylor Swift? This time we got only two tickets. So we had to break it gently to Lily, who was actually the bigger Bieber fan (Justin Beaver). She was a bit sad. But after a few minutes she said, “Ok fine, but please buy me jeggings too. I want jeggings.” More on that later…
It was all planned out well. Sophia and I would go to the concert. But days before, Sofitel Philippine Plaza Hotel called and invited me to host their event. I was torn. But in the end we decided that I’d take the Sofitel job – cushy, glamorous and luxurious… and fun! While Patrick would sacrifice again and take Sophia to the concert just as he did when Taylor Swift came to town. In the end it was a win-win situation for all. I got to spend alone time with Soph at the Sofitel. She loved our room and all the amenities. Patrick and Sophia had a great time. It didn’t rain. Lily and Stella were home safe. And in the end of the night we were all together.
At one point Sophia almost wanted to give up the concert and just swim at the pool. I told her we’d go back when we’re a complete family. Looking forward to staying a weekend here. Sofitel is a landmark hotel. It brings me back to my childhood when my parents would bring us to the Philippine Plaza for halo-halo by the pool.
I don’t hace photos from the concert. They’re all in Patrick’s phone. I’ll upload them soon.
Justin Bieber was sick. He tweeted so. I retweeted it. Ces Drilon read it on the evening news. I felt like Justin Bieber’s spokesperson. Haha. There are some issues coming out now – that he did this and didn’t do this. Whatever. He’s a kid. Can everyone please let him be? (spoken like a fan, haha). Honestly though after watching Never Say Never, a scary thought crossed my mind. The kid is frail. And they’re working him like a dog. That scene where the doctor gave him a mystery drink to heal his throat made me nervous. Remember Michael Jackson? Sorry to be a bummer. But really. No one is invincible. And with this crazy world tour, how much stress can a little body take? Awww, hugs.
After the concert, Sophia was disappointed. She told me they confiscated her fan sign. They took everyone’s. I told her it was so everyone could have a view to see Justin. Then she said, “But I like the sign and I’ll never see it again. And he didn’t see any of our signs.” I told her I took a picture of it. I also said, “Don’t worry. The guards brought your fan sign to Justin Bieber’s hotel room. He’ll see it.” She looked like she didn’t believe me. “Really, mommy?” Yup.
Then she goes, “I heard Hannah Montana is the next concert. I want to go to that one.” And with that I said, “Nope. She’s Miley Cyrus and we don’t like her. Stick to Taylor Swift.”
Enough concerts. You’re only 8.