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Monday, January 14th, 2008
Monday, January 14th 2008
Sorry. I haven't been on since last year, heh. Anyway, 2 days ago I went to see Adam's concert in Mamaroneck, New York. I had such a great time and I would defintely go to one of his concerts again. Adam sang new songs from his new album, "Blinding Light" which is coming out on April 30th. At the concert, he was just so funny and sweet. Then Adam told the audience that Larry's going to be a dad and told Larry that he should write it down from Adam, since he has two boys. Like for example: "Stop stepping on his head! No, no, no don't eat that! That's not food! You better stop swinging that or you are gonna whack me in the nuts!" LOL, I just love that. Anyway, he also sang my favorite song "See Me Shining" which he wrote this song for his wife while they were going through a hard time with their relationship. Then he talked about how great it was for him to particpate in Cabaret as Emcee during Closing Night on Broadway and sang, "Maybe This Time" from Cabaret. Also, sang "Maria" from West Side Story (He doesn't really like West Side Story). Then, Larry Edoff the piano player for Adam, told Adam not to curse knowing he had some students and some family members were there, so anyway he was going to explain his song but Adam interupped and sort of yelled at the person because someone got up from their seat. It was too funny. Then Larry sang, "Will I Drown?" with Adam singing back up. After that, Adam sang more songs from his new album. Then he and Larry went off stage and came back to sing 2 final songs. Before he sang "Glory," I yelled out "I love you Adam!" He perplexed and said "What?" as if he couldn't hear what I said. Then, he sang "Glory" which he still sounded amazing since I saw in him back in RENT during the summer. Adam then sang, "What I Did For Love" from A Chorus Line. After the show, everyone waited from to come out but he didn't. He was exhausted and sent apologies to his fans. If he came out, I would let him sign the cd "Civilian", a picture that I drew of him and also I would ask him for him an advice.
Question for Adam: Since I'm in a community play and is trying to go for my goal to be on Broadway one day, so what's your best advice to a person who is trying to go for their dreams?
Because I'm doing a play this year, "OLIVER!" and I always dreamt of being on Broadway. After seeing "AIDA" and "RENT", the actors like Adam Pascal for instance, that were up there, really inspired me in so many ways. I thought to myself, "What can I be up there? Like them, singing their heart out and act out." But thing is I have a disability, I'm deaf and has a Cochlear Implant which helps me to hear normal like everyone else. This is the part that makes me emotional, my parents think it's a joke to have dream like that and they hate my singing. They were supposedly afraid that I was going singing solo, but I'm not. I'm with a group (Chorus). Ever I was a child, I just loved being on stage. I thought it was so much fun. After 13 years of dancing, I decided to take a break and tried other things, I did cross-country for almost 4 years now. After that, I just missed being on stage. I decided to go for the play, "OLIVER!" and now I play a pickpocket and workhouse boy. You know, every practice I went. I just loved it so much, it was so much fun. There were singing and dancing involved, practices were long and tiring, but I still love it. People in CAST are so nice. If I ever became an actress on Broadway, I'm gonna tell to the people who have a disability like me who is trying to be an actor/actress, I'm gonna say to them, Don't ever try to give up, even you fall, you will try again and again as long you keep going for your goal. I just wish my parents could read this and understand how I really feel and even I told my dad about asking Adam for advice, sadly my dad threw back his head and laughed like I was crazy. But I'm not. I really wish I could meet Adam Pascal, he's my idol, I really look up to him, especially from a deaf person or anyone who has a disability would look up to someone famous and see if they want be to like that. And that's the one thing that I want to do is, to meet Adam, like I said before, a person who has a disability meeting someone famous would be a great opportunity to have a chance to socialize with that famous person, take pictures and stuff like that, you know? For me, I really admire him so greatly and I just want to be like him someday. Sometimes, I even imagine my mom in tears and saying "my deaf girl on broadway" in audience while I'm on stage on Broadway like she said while I was dancing when I was child, except for on the broadway part. Also, I can picture my best friend and my hearing therapist (who still has me for almost 10 years and she is like my 2nd mother to me) sitting on the front row and standing up and cheering for me at the end of the play. I can picture the stagedoor, the madness with people screaming my name and giving me their PLAYBILL to sign the autographs for them. Camera flashes going off in every direction. Nice to dream, huh? :(
I'M BACK ONCE AGAIN, 2 WEEKS AGO ON AUG 4TH WAS ONE OF THE BEST DAY IN ENTIRE LIFE! I WENT TO SEE "RENT" WITH MY MOM, IN NYC TO SEE ADAM PASCAL AND ANTHONY RAPP. OK, STARTING FROM THE BEGINNING, I WAS WAITING OUTSIDE OF THE THEATRE, MY MOM SAID,"LOOK OVER THERE, THAT LOOKS LIKE ANTHONY RAPP IN THE CAR." AND SHE WAS RIGHT. SO WHEN HE GOT OUT OF THE SILVER CAR, I WENT UP TO HIM AND ASKED HIM FOR AUTOGRAPH. HE GOT TO USE MY PEN TO SIGN IT. HE SAID I CAN'T SIGN AUTOGRAPHS RIGHT NOW, I'LL SIGN IT AFTER THE SHOW. THEN HE LEFT, AND FEW MINUTES LATER, A BLACK CAR ARRIVED. IT WAS TAMYRA GREY WHO WAS FROM THE AMERICAN IDOL. SHE PLAYS MIMI. I TOOK A PICTURE OF HER. I DIDN'T KNOW SHE WAS LOOKING AT MY CAMERAPHONE AND SMILE AFTER I TOOK IT. HEHEHE. 20 MINUTES LATER, WE WENT TO THE LOBBY TO WAIT TO GO INSIDE TO AUDTOURIUM. I PEEKED OUT THE DOOR OF THE THEATRE, AND SAW ADAM COMING OUT OF THE CAR, AS HE WAS COMING IN THE LOBBY, I WAS TRYING TO TAKE PIC OF HIM ON MY CAMERAPHONE. BUT IT WOULDN'T GO OFF. SO I WAVED AND YELLED "HI ADAM!" I REACHED OUT FOR HIS HAND AND GUESS WHAT? HE SHOOK MY HAND. I WAS ONLY GIRL TO SHAKE HIS HAND, HE DIDN'T HAVE TIME TO SOCIALIZE, HE WAS LATE. GOD, HE WAS SO CUTE IN PERSON, HE HAD NICE BLACK SUNGLASSES ON AND HAD BLACK WIFEBEATER SHIRT ON.*SIGHS* EVEN, I MELTED WHEN HE SMILED AND WAVED BACK TO THE PEOPLE IN THE LOBBY. TOO BAD THAT HE'S MARRIED AND HAS 2 CHILDREN. ANYWAY, THEN GUARDS LET US IN 1:50ISH AND THE SHOW STARTED SHORTLY AFTER 2. IT WAS AMAZING! EVERYONE CHEERED AND SCREAMED WHEN ADAM CAME OUT FIRST THEN ANTHONY RAPP, LIKE FOR A MINUTE. IT WAS REALLY AMAZING, ESPECIALLY HEARING ADAM SINGING "ONE SONG GLORY" LIVE! AFTER THE SHOW AT THE STAGE DOOR, I GOT MY PLAYBILL SIGNED BY ANTHONY RAPP AND TAMYRA GREY BUT NO ADAM.. :( HE DIDN'T COME OUT. BUT OH WELL AT LEAST I GOT TO SHAKE HIS HAND...
NOTHING MUCH HAPPENED LATELY..I'M JUST SITTING ON MY BED, LISTENING TO THE MUSICAL "AIDA" WHICH I SAW ON BROADWAY IN 7TH GRADE. AND I'M SINGING ALONG THE SONGS, I'M PRETTY SURE MY PARENTS ARE DOWNSTAIRS, COVERING THEIR EARS. WHEN I WAS LITTLE, I ALWAYS ACTED OUT IN FRONT OF MY PARENTS OR MY HEARING THERAPIST BECAUSE I COULDN'T EXPLAIN SOMETHING. I ALWAYS DREAMED OF BEING AN ACTRESS. I'VE BEEN DANCING FOR THE PAST 13 YRS, AND LOVED BEING ON STAGE. I WISH I COULD GO ON BROADWAY, AND SING MY HEART OUT. BUT MY VOICE IS SO BAD BECAUSE I'M DEAF, AND I CAN'T HEAR MYSELF SINGING RIGHT WITH MY HEARING AID. LIKE NORMAL PEOPLE, THEY HAVE BETTER QUALITY TO HEAR THAN ME. RIGHT NOW, I FEEL UPSET BY MY MOTHER, SAYING TO ME THAT YOU CAN'T SING ON BROADWAY, YOU'RE DEAF AND YOUR SINGING VOICE IS BAD. NOW I FEEL THAT MY GOAL AND MY DREAM IS RUINED, NOT ABLE TO SING OR ACT LIKE ADAM PASCAL, HEATHER HEADELY OR LEO DiCAPRIO OR KATE WINSLET, ETC. OH, WELL I'M GOING TO BE STUCK HERE IN MY SMALL CRAPPY TOWN, NOT BECOME WHAT I DREAMED OF SINCE I WAS A KID. AND MY HEARING TEACHER OR THERAPIST SUGGESTED I SHOULD GO OUT FOR THE SCHOOL PLAY. I'LL BE SO EMBARASSED BECAUSE OF MY VOICE. LIKE FOR INSTANCE, WHAT IF I GO OUT TO NEW YORK OR HOLLYWOOD, THEY PROBABLY REJECT ME BECAUSE I'M DEAF. BUT I MEAN DEAF PEOPLE COULD ANYTHING LIKE NORMAL PEOPLE. THEY'RE NOT DUMB, THEY ARE INTELLIGENT. I WANNA SHOW THE WORLD THAT I CAN DO THIS. I DON'T CARE WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT ME.
Current Mood: rejected
Wednesday, June 13th, 2007
Wednesday, June 13th 2007
AHH! YESTERDAY WAS MY LAST DAY OF SCHOOL! I'M SO HAPPY THAT I'M DONE WITH THE FINALS! :) NOW I'M GONNA ENJOY MY SUMMER BREAK AND RELAX, WATCH THE BAND OF BROTHERS SERIES AND TITANIC.
Current Mood: excited
Wednesday, June 6th, 2007
Wednesday, June 6th 2007
HAPPY D-DAY DAY! 63 YEARS AGO.. MANY OF OUR TROOPS INVADED THE BEACH OF NORMANDY, FRANCE. GOD BLESS THEM WHO DIED AND FOUGHT THEIR LIVES ON THE BEACH. SINCE ON THIS DAY, THE PARATROOPERS "EASY COMPANY" WERE DROPPED SHORTLY AFTER 1 AM AND SCATTERED ALL OVER NORMANDY. RICHARD "DICK" WINTERS AND EASY COMPANY TOOK THE GUNS OUT AT BRECOURT MANOR AND TOOK OVER.
FOR D-DAY I MADE A BAND OF BROTHERS SIGGY:
DO NOT TAKE THIS WITHOUT MY PERMISSION!!!!!!!!!!!
Current Mood: thankful
Monday, May 14th, 2007
Monday, May 14th 2007
I'm back, alot of things happened to me well, sort of..every saturday, I go these "modeling/acting" classes.. Well it's almost over. Next week is the last day. I kinda like it. It's fun. On April 28th, Brady Quinn dropped down to #22, which I thought he would never be dropped that low. :( But at least he got drafted to the Browns, which is awesome. Brady rooted for the team since he was 4 years old. And now he's playing for them. :) I wish you the best of luck Brady!!
Brady in his Browns jeresy:
Then on Saturday, I just found out that on Novemember 10, 2007. I'll be going to the Notre Dame College football game in South Bend, Indiana. It's a dream come true for me. I have rooting for them since I was a kid. My dad's side of my family is a huge fan of Notre Dame. Both of my cousins go there,(one will be a sophomore and one will be a senior). I'll be going with their mom and flying out to Indiana. I will defintley take some pictures!
Some pics of Notre Dame that I found online:
Notre Dame Stadium
Current Mood: hyper
Sunday, April 15th, 2007
Sunday, April 15th 2007
RIP..Ronald "SPARKY" C. Speirs who died on April 11, 2007 He was 86 years old.
WE LOST A PROUD MEMBER OF EASY COMPANY. YOU WILL BE MISSED.
EASY COMPANY'S MOTTO: "CURRAHEE!"
Current Mood: sad
Saturday, March 17th, 2007
Saturday, March 17th 2007
HAPPY ST.PATRICK'S DAY EVERYONE! I JUST CAME BACK FROM MY AUNT BETTY'S ST.PATRICK'S PARTY. NOW, I'M WATCHING THE BAND OF BROTHERS SERIES, EPISODE 10. I LOVE THIS EPISODE THE MOST. THIS EPISODE IS SWEET AND SAD (NOT TELLING YOU WHAT HAPPENED). THESE ACTORS REALLY PORTRAYED THESE AMAZING SOLIDERS SO GREAT. DAMIAN LEWIS PLAYED RICHARD WINTERS AMAZING. I LOVE THE CHARACTERS SHIFTY, HE'S SO DOWN TO EARTH. AND I LOVE LIEBGOTT, HE HAS A PREDATORY LOOK OUTSIDE OF HIM BUT INSIDE HE'S THE OPPOSITE OF THAT. HE'S SO SWEET AND CARING.
DARRELL "SHIFTY" POWERS
Current Mood: content
Thursday, February 22nd, 2007
Thursday, February 22nd 2007
HEY GUYS I'M BACK ONCE AGAIN....SOMETHING HAPPENED TO ME THAT I NEVER THOUGHT IT WOULD HAPPEN..I GOT BRADY QUINN'S AUTOGRAPH!(MY FAVORITE QUARTERBACK OF ALL TIME) OMG..I FELT SOO HAPPY AND ELATED.. WELL THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED, MY DAD'S COUISN'S DAUGHTER GOES TO THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME. HER MOM WAS AT THE INDIANA AIRPORT WAITING FOR GO ON THE FLIGHT TO COME HOME TO PA WITH HER..ALL OF THE SUDDEN SHE SEES BRADY QUINN (I THINK SHE SAID THAT HE LOST HIS LUGGAGE) ANYWAY SHE GOES UP TO HIM AND SAYS TO HIM THAT I HAVE A COUSIN WHO ABSOLUTELY ADORES YOU AND ASKED HIM FOR AN AUTOGRAPH. ON THE AUTOGRAPH, IT SAYS:
I LOOKED UP HIS PROVERB THAT MEANT FOR HIM.
"TRUST IN THE LORD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND LEAN NOT ON YOUR UNDERSTANDING, IN ALL YOUR WAYS TO ACKNOWLEDGE HIM, AND HE SHALL DIRECT YOUR PATHS."
Current Mood: giddy
Thursday, December 21st, 2006
Thursday, December 21st 2006
sorry i didnt update my journal... i was busy with schoolwork and helping with my parents for christmas...nothing new really going on lately...
Current Mood: happy
Sunday, November 26th, 2006
Sunday, November 26th 2006
Yesterday, i'm upset bc our Titanic forum is shutting down...
"Our forum will be greatly missed..." :(
Also, Notre Dame lost 44-24... :( that's their last game for their final season...i'm hoping they might go to sugar bowl..their rank is # 10 in BCS Rank...
Today was ehhhhh okay... BIOLOGY SUCKS! I studied for the past 2 days and the questions were sooo freakin hard...*sighs* Social Studies i have to this thing with NOTESHEETS for my research project. My topic is on Easy Company: 506th PIR, 101st Airborne (if anyone watches the Band of Brothers series) I'm doing it on the real men of Easy Company. So yea.. well i have nothing to write anymore..and i have to eat dinner soon..
Current Mood: okay
Friday, October 20th, 2006
Friday, October 20th 2006
hey, i was bored and decided to make my livejournal.. :) so tag me if u kno me...