My Halloween nail art designs were featured on Gandang Ricky Reyes (Todo Na To) television show at GMA News TV last November 01, 2014, Saturday at 9:00am. Before, I would get excited and invite you, my readers, to watch out for the show. But I only told a handful of people I know. Based on my experiences with TV features from this network, I learned not to expect much. I know that this may sound off to some because I should be thankful that they invited me to be part of their Halloween episode. I am thankful and sort of disappointed at the same time. More on that later.
On the show, I was given a short segment to feature Halloween nail art designs. Beforehand, I was interviewed about my art and a video shoot of me painting my nails. At the time, I was wearing the Return of the Black Cats Galore and intentionally did not paint a nail for the shoot. Everything went smoothly except that I was shaking a little while painting. I always get nervous when someone else is recording me as I paint my nails.
Here's the TV feature:
Please forgive the lousy video recording. I took it straight from the tube using a tripod. I was promised a copy but it never materialized. I also wasn't able to record from the very beginning because it all happened really fast without even a teaser. It didn't have proper credits as well. I was never introduced. There was no byline as I was speaking. Hopefully viewers were able to guess who I was through the pictures that was shown that had my watermark. I would have provided high resolution photos of my work if I was asked so that they could be displayed on screen at a scale that people can actually recognize the nail art and have time to appreciate it.
So sorry for all the rants. You see, I was fully prepared the day they came by the house. I just wished they did more research, gathered more worthy photos, and added proper credits.
This was the nail art I wore for the feature:
I always get giddy when there's an invitation to be featured on national television or newspaper because it's another chance for people to look at nail art in a different perspective, at least here in the Philippines. I pray that one of these days, there'll be a thorough feature on this craft.
Regardless of how I felt, I'd like to thank GMA News TV and the show for letting me be part of their Halloween episode.