Olympic Filipino figure skater Michael Christian Martinez with Rae Abigael Caacbay, a ballerina

After The balladeer meets the ballerina, here comes "The ballerina and the prince of ice"! (Thanks Ate Au for the title!) :))) Oh my goodness you guys, am I the luckiest ballerina ever? I feel so blessed!

The Ballerina and The Prince of Ice

I have the cutest and most adorable pas de deaux partner ever! OHMGEEE. hahaha :)))) Hello there Michael Christian Martinez, the most incredible Olympic Filipino figure skater ever ! =D Alright, so yes. I really am the luckiest ballerina ever. heehee.

(Look! Our feet are both turned-out!)

My second fairy tale happened last Sunday during Michael Christian Martinez' Grand Fans day held at Megatrade Hall 2 in SM Megamall. Michael "is the first skater from Southeast Asia and figure skater from the tropical zone to qualify for the Olympics and the only athlete to represent the Philippines at the 2014 Winter Olympics." (click this).  So anyway, back to "the story of my life" hahaha. Oh my gosh! So here it goes...

I was not aware that he'll have a grand fans day for I was so busy and so pre-occupied with my thesis. But I was contacted by Tita Bess and she invited me to dance ballet for Michael Martinez. OF COURSE I SAID YES! This is the Michael Martinez we're talking about dreamers! haha <3 Oh my gosh! Tita Bess is like my fairy-god mother ---> David Archuleta finally noticed me and saw me dance; and now, Michael Martinez NOTICED ME AND SAW ME DANCE! =3

Unlike my unpreparedness and on-the-spot dance for David, I actually spent half of my Saturday practicing this dance for Michael because he is a figure skater and the music which Tita Bess wants me to dance is the music which Michael used in the sochi.ru 2014. In short, hello pressure! Truth be told, I was so nervous.

I actually can't even look at him during the dance because I was so shy. Mejo tinignan ko lang siya nung start tapos hindi na. haha :\ :))

Ito ngiti niya sakin. hihi. (This is his smile to me). OMG. I made him smile! hahaha. okay. I am very kinikilig right now. :)))

The stage wasn't wood nor carpeted. It was glass or plastic yata (what kind of Interior Design student am I? I can't even identify. LOL). Anyway, so this means that it's actually a bit dangerous for me to dance because I might break a bone or injure myself. But since I already had an experience dancing on this type of surface (remember the Trishie Couture Grand Launch?), I know that I can dance on it. But I can't do it in an extreme manner though. Too bad. But thank God I didn't embarrass myself and fall. :")

Guys, to be honest, muntik nang di mangyari ang pictures na 'to. :( hahaha
Because you see, after my performance, I went down the stage. Tapos I walked slowly, dahan-dahan talaga guys, with matching sulyap kay Michael while actually thinking, "ano ba yaaan. di ko man lang siya mayayakap. :(" Basta I swear, lakad tapos pa-demure na tingin sa kanya. Eh siya din kasi tumitingin na sakin tapos gusto din niyang tumayo na ewan. Yung parang nagkakahiyaan kami. Eh tumayo na siya, tapos ako sabay takbo papunta sa kanya sabay nag-hug kami. Parang teleserye lang ang peg. hahaha. Tapos ito na yun guys. Oh my gee. Ang cute naming tignan. hahaha. eh kasi, bagay daw kami. tapos magkamuka daw kami. :D hahaha.

Sorry for my tagalog international readers. It's better expressed like this. sorry. :( You can google translate if you want to have an idea though. hihi.~

 There were 3 performances for Michael Martinez. I was the first to perform and the only soloist (naks. ako lang kasi solo flight ee). :) The rest were by group. :) Here's our group shot! :D

I always do the attitude back pose in the different places I visit. I'm actually planning to do some kind of creative project on this. :))

The grand fans day was so amazing and so fun! I met a lot of new friends too! My parents were so supportive, they went to the Megamall with me because I really don't know how to commute. haha. They didn't watch though. I just flooded them with stories. hihi.~

And now, I shall flood you with Michael's adorable face.

Also, I feel so loved. There were Michael Martinez' fans who asked me (while I was staring at Michael during the autograph signing) if they can get their pictures taken with me. And I was like, "ay totoo ba guys? shocks naman..." HAHAHA. Oh my gosh, sorry for my reaction. I'm usually the one who asks people to get my pictures taken with them, not the other way around. But anyway, THANK YOU SO MUCH! Honestly, I've experienced this several times in different places, but it's just that, I always react in the same way. haha. sorry. Love you all. mwah mwah~

Also, thank you for these compliments. Actually, meron pa nga but I just want to say that I truly appreciate it when people appreciate and like my craft since ballet is usually ignored here in the Philippines. But I guess, Michael Martinez has helped in promoting the performing arts. *thumbs up* :DD

wooohooo! Amazing day! Full of kiligs, smiles, and friendships! It was such a wonderful day!~
Sobrang bait ni Michael Martinez grabe. :"")

fan art by Aster Joshua Mostrales‎ of Team Pinoy Mikees

If you want to see more photos about this grand fans day, you can go here.
If you want to watch the video of my performance, you can go here.

Photos taken by Jason Pineda. You can visit the following and check-out his amazing shots!

P.S. Yes you guys, The Rae Abigael Caacbay and Michael Christian Martinez in the blog post title is a must. I mean, it's not everyday that you can use "Rae Abigael Caacbay and Michael Christian Martinez" in one sentence! Di baaaaaa? Ok. Must. Stop. spazzing. and. fan-girling .now. haha!~


Rae Abigael J. Caacbay is a young creative who went through a quarter life crisis by the end of 2016. Though she's still lost, she keeps on moving forward anyway as a ballerina, visual artist, lifestyle blogger, and a BS Interior Design graduate based in the Philippines.


  1. Rae Abigael, this is awesome, congratulations for getting this chance... you looked beautiful up on that stage, you have such a toned dancers body... wow... you look amazing :)

    1. I feel so blessed. Thank you so much Launna! :)) God bless!~

  2. Awwwww super fun! I give you major props for being so brave!

    Stay Chic,
    Lattes & Lacee

    1. thank you! :) whatever the case is, as long as I will be dancing, I will dance. hehe~

  3. Congrats, Rae. Lucky you. Me and my friends wanted to go to this. We were at the celebrity bazaar when someone told us he was having an m&g next door. We took a peek but we were intimidated by his fans - they were too young and a lot were chaperoned, haha. We are 'old' farts, lol(mid 20s). Might get strange looks from attendees. It looks fun though. Most of the fans who chatted with us outside were really nice and they all looked like they had some religious, otherworldly experience.
    Michael is probably classically trained. You can tell by his poise and the way he starts his fs routine.

    1. Hello, thank you so much! :) Too bad you didn't push through and you guys just took a peek! No one is too old when it comes to fangirling! :D Ako nga, I'm 20 (but still chaperoned. hahaha). I'm pretty sure that you will not get strange looks from the fans because they are all so sweet, nice, and super friendly! Next time, don't get intimidated because their focus is really concentrated kay Michael. hihi :))) Also, YES! that's the thing about fangirling eh. I'm not as die-hard as I am to Michael when you compare it to David Archuleta, but still, fangirling is like a religion. But we don't really worship the stars. haha. It's just that, I guess they really had made this strong impact in our lives kaya ganun. haha :))

      And I agree. I think Michael is really classically trained. The way he stands, the way he sits, and just his gestures. I find this really adorable. haha :3

      I hope you enjoyed shopping at the bazaar though! Thank you again and God bless! :))

  4. I'm sure you'll cherish these memories for a long time. I don't think I've met anyone from the Olympics.

    1. They will be in my heart forever. hehe :) God bless Adam! :D

  5. That is so amazing! I watched the video of you dancing - wow you're so talented!!! :) x

  6. Dancing for Michael Martinez and before that for David Archuleta? Congratulations for being noticed and recognised for the accomplished skill resulting from your devotion to the dancing you love. You're becoming a real star!


    1. awwww. your words are so nice! Thank you so much! I hope I'll be able to dance in Paris or somewhere around the world. :)

  7. This is so super! Congrats! xxx


  8. CUTIEEEEEEE. Hahaha. Luckyyyyyyyyyy. <3 And dat dancing deserves dat smile. :)))

    1. haha! thank you so much sie! :) grabe 'tong dance na 'to. another life accomplishment. hahaha :D

  9. wooow! soo lucky <3

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  10. such a nice photos
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    let me know
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  11. Congratulation! This is awesome, and you look gorgeous! :) xx

  12. wow, you are very pretty with some of the movements you do on the stage, successfor you...

    1. thank you so much! :) I just love to dance. hehe~

  13. Wow cool! I`m figure skater! Thanks for commenting!

    1. hello! seriously? awesomecakes! what age did you start skating? :)))

  14. ok. I'm following you now. I wait your follow back

  15. OMG! you're so lucky rae! inggit ako! haha :D


    1. hello Lavina! haha :) thank youuuuu. don't be inggit! hehe. take care :))))

  16. I'm loving your post!
    Have a great Sunday :)
    xx Tina

    Style Sinners

  17. WOW RAE!
    good for you.
    that is such a great opportunity.


    i am now following your blog
    through GFC & Bloglovin'.

    Ms. Kei

    1. thanks keyti! it really was. definitely a moment i will remember until forever. :)))) Seriously grateful for this ^^)

  18. Wow, sounds like a wonderful experience, you must be amazing at what you do hun. Thanks for your great comment, May you have a productive week ahead!

  19. such a lovely post :)


  20. Wowwwww
    You are amazing!!!!!!
    Good for you sweetie
    I love your blog, so cool
    Would you like to follow each other on BLOGLOVIN ?
    Maggie D.
    The Indian Savage Diary

  21. Sounds like it was such an amazing experience for you.
    Congratulations, love!


    1. It really was! Thank you so much pretty! :">

  22. It sounds like that was so awesome! :)