(Thanks to RaffyB for the pictures during the event)
The night of the Golden Dove Awards was a surreal night. We had to drive to Tagaytay by dinnertime, then be home pretty late, when the very next day, I was on leave to go to a photo trip to Zambales, with a call time of 5am! We got there pretty early, waited for dinner, until RaffyB, Louie D, and Raffy Reyes arrived and we all enjoyed the buffet at the now renovated Taal Vista Hotel.
Delle and I were very happy to have won our respective categories, since it would’ve sucked if one won and the other didn’t. It would start a neverending asaran which would eventually lead to a very mature pikunan, so fate was kind in assuaging any imminent catfight.
There was just a weird moment though, a catch that caught us off guard. The presentors for the evening were basically a KBP officer paired with a broadcsater. So when our awards were announced, the presentors were, a KBP officer…and DELAMAR! It was just sooo weird. Delle had to actually say, “And the Golden Dove goes to…this is awkward…Delamar. (Pregnant pause) That’s me.” Then the next award turned out to be my category, so Delle had to present it to me as well. She even joked that anyone is free to check out the envelopes just to assure everyone that there was no “take it, take it”-type of scandal involved, that we were the real winners. Weird.
We also had a fanboy/fangirl moment when we found out that sitting right behind us, was the multiple winner and Broadcaster of the Year Awardee for the year, THE Korina Sanchez! We kept nudging each other to have the balls to ask her for a picture. It took RaffyB to ask her and she kindly obliged. She looked GREAT that night, every bit the force of nature that she is, and Delle was mad about her outfit, especially her red-bottom shoes.
We were just so happy that RX won 5 awards that night, it’s always nice to be recognized for the hard work that you put in. It’s extra special for me, because it’s my first EVER award for anything. And it’s nice that the first one was for doing what I’ve always loved doing…our beloved Morning Rush (sniff!).
And here’s the 3rd CMMA award for Back To The Eighties!
So like our plug says, “Thank You Judges! Thank You Listeners!” It’s sounds corny, but we mean it from the bottom of our hearts, that none of this would be possible without your support and continued patronage. Forgive the mush, but gratitude does this to people.
It’s lovely having 5 Birds…