I was away for two weeks at Twitter and two weeks away from ASAP 2012.
Now, you all know I was feeling "sensitive" about bashers at Twitter. My responds at Twitter has been everywhere- even at Da Buzz. Let me get this straight. I am no Twitter police. Just voicing out an opinion which seems to be what everyone else is doing these days. I guess gone are the days when people kept their opinions to themselves. We are all guilty of tweeting about anything and everything. TMI. Maybe it was a cue for me to act a little more conservatively. When celebrities like myself respond to negative comments, it's news. When one hides under a pseudonym, it's considered "writings on a wall". Ah, democracy...how easily it can be used and abused.
I never said goodbye to Twitter for the simple reason I know I just needed some "cool off" time. I know that trolls and negativity and bashing will always be around. I am not new to this. I was just feeling vulnerable and felt the need to defend myself.
Although Twitter is not 100% positive, there is actually more good than bad in this place. News is faster. It's the best way to connect with people from all walks of life. Pictures from famous people are way cooler and more intimate. It's the fastest way to connect with newfound friends and fans. It's really a great place, if one just drowns out the negativity. Ignore. Mute. Block. Notify. Report as Spammer. That should be my mantra, right? : )
Now about ASAP 2012. I was absent two weeks ago because I had marathon taping with the cast, staff and crew of Budoy for it's farewell week. We partied by the end of the week. And I just felt it appropriate to rest Sunday. So that's what I did. The staff of ASAP knew that I was going to be absent even before my marathon taping started.
Then last Sunday, I was absent again because I have been sick. Sinusitis, Asthma, cough and GERD. That's my body's way of saying I needed more time to rest. I had a fever last Monday- which is quite rare for me. I felt better Tuesday and started working out at home. Wednesday 3am, the headaches came. Went to my pulmo doctor and he said I had sinusitis. By Thursday, my stomach was acting up. Went to my stomach doctor and he prescribed new medicine. By Friday, i started coughing. I was advised to rest the whole week.
So last week was spent mostly in isolation. How ironic to be finally home but actually not spending time with my family. But on the upside, I was able to go on marathon viewing of movies and tv show updates, I was able to read my magazines, play drawsome, work out a little, get some sun, chat on the phone, text, shop online and plan an awesome family vacation with my girls!
So, it's the start of a brand new week. And I am feeling cheerful and positive.
Thank you to everyone who tweeted very encouraging words. Thank you for all the love, prayers, concern and support you give my way. I am blessed. I am lucky. I am loved by you!!! : ) And yes, I miss you, too! Just as much as I miss my Budoy family and my ASAP family.
This afternoon, I will be having a pictorial with Zia for a magazine cover. It's actually my second cover with the same magazine with Zia! I just realized that now. The first time was when she was 7-8 years old. Time sure flies.
With all that's said and done, I am back. I miss you. See ya.
Congrats to Zia for bagging her first major award at MYX as Most Promising Artist of 2012!!! And this Sunday, she received her first Gold Record Award for her self titled debut album under Polyeast Records. This is your first of many, ZZ. I am so proud of you! Guys, if you don't have a copy yet, get one now. It's also available in itunes.