A Weekend Getaway: Hornblower Cruise

Ended the week with a small get away with my friend on the Hornblower Cruise in Marina Del Rey, Los Angeles. The event was hosted by KJazz and there was live music and served with a delicious brunch. The wonderful guitarist played some great hits like Al Green “Stay Together” and Michael Buble. When we first arrived, my friend and I were greeted with a warm welcome and champagne. The cruise was a two hour ride along the coast of Marina Del Rey, with the view of the ocean and the gorgeous skyline of Marina Del Rey. Though it was a bit chilly, considering we are in the midst of Fall, the sun peaked out and basked us all in its sunlight out on the deck which kept us warm in spite of the ocean breeze and cold weather.  I had a wonderful time and great talk with my friend, who accompanied me, throughout the ride. It’s memories like this that keep me humble and grateful for all that I have and am working towards. Thought I would share some photos down below of our trip.

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Hornblower Cruise, Top Deck
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Brunch

 

 

Online Submission For Vocal Competition: 2019 StarQuest Taste Of Soul Festival

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Ahh, I am so excited to announce that I submitted my audition video for the 2019 StarQuest: Taste of Soul Festival, which they just posted on their site. The festival will take place sometime in October, which I look forward to attending. As you may or may not know, I decided to stay in Los Angeles to get more involved with the great music scene here. As a little girl, I’ve always dreamt of becoming a professional singer and now that I am older, I have realized nothing else is my truest passion. I recall friends and family asking my 13 year-old self what I wanted to be when I was older and I knew I wanted to become a singer. But my insecurities, lack of faith/self-confidence, and judgment of others held me back. Today, I am currently trying to overcome my fears and leave all the negative energy built over the years behind and even though it is hard.. I know it will be worthwhile. I feel the most alive when I am singing, and I know that there is soo much more in my journey to learn and explore as an aspiring singer. And for me, as an artist, I think that is the most exciting part. I’ve learned this is only the beginning. If you have a chance, I ask if you can please check out my audition video. You can check it out here! Every like counts ♥ Also, please don’t forget to check out the fellow talented singers, which you can find here. Your encouragement and support truly means a lot. Thanks for sticking with me and listening to my rant. Please share && comment with your friends!

Much much love,

Lorraine

 

Lea Salonga’s Audition for Miss Saigon

Super stoked for the premiere of Miss Saigon at Hollywood Pantages this month.
Miss Saigon, was first played by Lea Salonga, a Filipina singer, who they discovered after producers’ long quest in Manila, Philippines 1988. Miss Saigon gained worldwide recognition and became a hit musical in the 90’s.  The following rendition of Miss Saigon (2015) was then played by another Filipina singer Eva Noblezada. I feel blessed to have come from the same heritage. Here is Ms. Salonga’s audition for the musical Miss Saigon, where she sings “Sun and Moon”. Just stunning, a diamond in the rough.

If you’re in the Los Angeles area and would be interested in attending, please click here for tickets.