Friday, October 30, 2015

Pandora's Caja - Time To Say Goodbye

“There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.”

― Nelson Mandela

This is so very difficult for me to say, but I need to say it none the less. The time has come for me to close up shop on Pandora's Caja. I have enjoyed every single minute of sharing Chayanne and all of his hottie goodness with you, but the time has come for me to move the focus of my writing in a different direction. While I have enjoyed writing about Chayanne and other music artists on Pandora's Caja, my vision has changed, I have grown up.

I started writing with my community page called Guajira Girl. I had just become a huge fan of Chayanne and while I enjoyed the other fan pages, I knew I wanted to share my thoughts about Chayanne in my own voice, my unique perspective. As time went on it wasn't enough. I brought Guajira Girl to a close and Pandora Esperanza was born. I wanted to write, really WRITE! I started finding my voice inside of Pandora's Caja.

Writing so passionately about Chayanne lead to me to a deeper exploration of myself and my desire to express my thought s through the written word. I began to do interviews, and expand  my writing to other artists, then authors and film directors. The world of Pandora was growing.

The joy of the written word has been a passion of mine as far back as I can remember, and over the last two years it has become even more so. I found myself digging back into writing poetry and my favorite literary genre, romance. I also took one year to write about a major turning point in my life. Everything started to come full circle. I realized that my writing wanted to evolve, it didn't want to be just about Chayanne anymore. It wanted, no, it needed to grow. Pandora Esperanza was all grown up. Pandora Esperanza , Through My World And Over Again was born.

Now I write about whatever my heart desires. I express through poetry (Love Interrupted), book reviews and author interviews, (Footnotes,The Last Word) and the world and how I see it (Trees From Ashes). I will forever remain a die hard Chayanne fan! But now, I will write about him when the spirit moves me.

This has been a long journey; a long beautiful, wonderful, amazing journey. Thank you for taking it with me. I hope that you continue to walk with me. I would be remiss if I didn't thank those that have been nearest and dearest to me through out this process. Chay Lil ( Lillian Duncan) and Blackjoya Rucker, thank you both for being my behind the scenes fairy godmothers. Your encouragement with Pandora's Caja and with my life has been steadfast and unmovable. BailarinaJP, thank you for ALWAYS creating incredibly beautiful headers for my blogs! MUAH! You are so talented, much love. To Angie Arce, my Soul Sister!! Thank you for all of your love and support in life and in keeping me abreast of all the Chayanne Goodies floating out there on the internet!!! Not ONCE did you miss a beat and I am eternally grateful. Rosita Rodriguez Flores and Laura Garcia, my West Coast Sistas!!! I can't even begin to count how many translations you hammered through for me!! One day I will learn Spanish, more than being able to say, "Chayanne I love you!!" LOL! Anniee Renes, thank you for being my first guide in the fray, and my dear Forever Sister Friend. You believed in me when I didn't believe in myself and you gave me the courage to fly. Bariloche, my first partner in crime, thank you Lady for helping me to plant the seeds and to water this baby!! Teresa, Maria, and April HUGE hugs and kisses for being a part of keeping me company and all of your contributions to the Box!

To my Sister Twin, Fantasia Chayanne, there will never be enough words to thank you for all that you have done for me and for the Box. If I am the heartbeat, you are the blood. You helped to make this thing tick!! Without you this would have at times  been a lonely road to walk on. Te deseo lo major del mundo *HUGS*

All of the work that we did for Pandora's Caja will remain intact. I'll be leaving the PC FB page up for a bit but then, I'll be closing it down as well.

I have so much love in my heart for everyone that has been a part of all of this. It's that love that will continue to feed my creativity.

The whole point of being alive is to evolve into the complete person you were intended to be.
Oprah Winfrey

Much Love, Forever and Always,


Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Chayanne, Atlantic Cty, and a Litte Bit of Pixie Dust

August 8, Atlantic City, Boardwalk Arena; this is were the most magical night of my life took place. Chayanne in concert! Bringing the heat that only he can with his tour En Todo Estare. Ladies and gentlemen, this show is nothing short of SPECTACULAR!!

Chayanne commands your attention from the moment he walks off the stage until he graciously waves good-bye.

This was actually the third Chayanne concert that I've had the pleasure to attend. The first was in 2010, then GIGANT3S, and now 2015 En Todo Estare.

There are three larger than life screens, one on either side of the stage and one in the middle. During the performance there are video vignettes that play during selected songs. Each and everyone of these scenes is so well crafted, that they should be made into stand alone videos. My favorite was the video for the Chayanne classic Lola. It was sleek, modern, mysterious, and over the top sexy. Christian Grey Who?!

Chayanne pre-show time, This pic wasn't from the AC show, but heck he's shirtless! What's a girl to do!

If I have said it once, I've said it  a thousand times. Chayanne is timeless. Biologically, yes he is getting older; But his performance is as breathtaking as ever. As much as I was enjoying the concert I found myself thinking, " I hope they bring this to DVD!" I also hope that they explore the possibility of bringing En Todo Estare to Yahoo Live Nation. This is a venue for the entire planet to see what Chayanne can bring.

I'll be the first to tell you that I cannot speak Spanish, I've learned a few phrases over the years. When a person speaks Spanish slowly I can understand some things. I also know that music breaches all language barriers, and if En Todo Estaré was shown in a venue that already had a global viewership, new fans would crop up in droves.

 This year was the first concert where I was front row center. I was so close I could see where his sweat landed when it hit the stage. I didn't miss a beat. What do I enjoy most about Chayanne's concerts is that he makes you feel as if you are the only person in the room even though you're surrounded by thousands.

As for me, the story that I will be night with Chayanne in Atlantic City with the help of a little bit of Pixie dust, I flew.

Much Love,


Shout outs to my girl Carmen Rivera, much love to you Chica! It was a blast to finally get to hang out with you. Bariloche, what can I say Lady, it was so good to see you! Candela, Gurl!! Had great fun hanging out!! Lastly, fairies are real "I do believe in fairies! I do! I do!" *wink*


Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Now It's My Turn! Chayanne's En Todo Estare Tour Coming To Atlantic City, New Jersey

They say that patience is a virtue, well if that's the case, then I'm the most virtuous woman on planet earth! For months, along with thousands of fans I had to wait for Chayanne's En Todo Estare tour to come to the United States. We watched and waited. I have to tell you that I almost don't have any fingernails left! but now the wait is over. THIS Saturday August 8th at the Boardwalk Arena in Atlantic City, New Jersey, I will finally get to see Chayanne once again in all is SEXY FINE GLORY!!

Now, that I've gotten that out of my system, I can hopefully move on and write a halfway coherent article *wink*

All around the world and back again, Chayanne has take the En Todo Estare tour to millions of adoring fans, and he has not left left them disappointed. So this post is to give all of you a heads up, that I will be at Boardwalk arena with bells on!! I'm not only looking forward to seeing the show, but meeting some of my fellow fans that I haven't had the chance to meet in person. I will be Tweeting LIVE! So follow us on Twitter to catch the show in the moment!

So until then, Much, Much Love!

Thursday, April 30, 2015

And There You Have It! Chayanne On The Cover of People Espanol's 50 Most Beautiful

This is Chayanne's year and more than ever this is his time. With his latest album En Todo Estare killing on the charts, just being nominated for Latin Pop Album of the year in in the Premios Billboard 2015 Awards. And becoming a finalist in the Billboard Latin Marketing awards for Artist Promotion for Album In All Of Argentina, AND if that isn't enough he is already smack in the middle of a killer world wide tour! All I can say is thank God for my subscription to People en Español!! Thank you Armando Lucas Correa for putting Sir Hottie himself on the cover!!!

I'm not going to hold you long by repeating over, and over, and over again what we have always held a s straight truth on the Box's pages...... RIGHT! LOL! Yes I am, after all it's my blog so I can do what I want! Chayanne is simply, FINE!

With each passing year Chayanne's SWAG factor increases exponentially.

Chayanne tells people that it's genetics and exercise, maybe so, but whatever it is if they ever decide to bottle it and sell it, I'm going to be the first one in line!

Much Love,



Quizas no tenga su propia version del retrato de Dorian Gray encerrado en un sotano, pero hay que reconocer que los anos han sido bondadosos con Chayanne. "No tengo ningun retrato guardado en ningun lado", bromea el cantante de 46 anos, que saldra de gira este ano por todo el continente americano promoviendo su CD En Todo Estare (Sony Music Latin) genes ejercicio, te cuidas y alimentas bien". Algo mas? "Busco la felicidad todo el tiempo".

"This is the text that goes with this picture in People en Español"

Text translation:

"He may not have his own version of the portrait of Dorian Gray locked in a basement, but we must recognize that the years have been kind to Chayanne. "I do not have any picture kept any where," jokes the 46 year old singer, who will tour this year throughout the Americas promoting his CD En Todo Estare (Sony Music Latin) genetics,  exercise, you take care and eat well ". Anything else? "I seek happiness all the time."

Friday, September 19, 2014

En Todo Estaré: Chayanne Is A Serious "Swag Daddy"!

"This blog post is for all the Chayanne fans in Japan! Much love to Yhoko BailarinaJB and the ladies of Corazon-Nadeshiko/Chayfans Del Sol Naciente. - Pandora"

My people! My People! It has truly been a whirlwind of activity since Chayanne's latest album "En Todo Estaré" dropped! Interview after interview, photo shoots, and the fans are loving it!!

In the past I have written a pieces about Chayanne's albums within a day or two at the most after they drop, but this time I wanted to try something a little bit different. I wanted to really take my time to listen to the album and let it settle in.

One of the things that I enjoy the most about a fan of Chayanne's music is the evolution. If you go back through Chayanne's discography and listen to each album, you'll notice that none of them are the same. Chayanne continues to maintain what is best in his music choices and artistic interpretations, but he also continues to evolve, to reveal another layer, a deeper layer. As Chayanne has matured so has his music, this is how it should be. He sets the bar for everyone else in his genre. That's why, at least in my book he's a major "Swag Daddy".

"En Todo Estaré" has 11 tracks, the Deluxe version has 14 that include three bonus tracks. The bonus tracks are Tu Respiración (Your Breath)-The Acoustic Version,  Dímelo (Tell Me) - The Acoustic Version, and Humanos A Marte (Humans to Mars) - The Urban Remix featuring Yandel.

1. Madre Tierra (Oye)  - Mother Earth (Hey)
2. Humanos a Marte - Humans to Mars
3.Tu Respiración - Your Breath
4. Bailando Dos Corazones - Two Hearts Dancing
5. Mareaito Con Tu Amor - Dizzy WithYour Love
6.  En Todo Estaré - I'll Be In Everything
7. Quiero Bailar Contigo - I Want To Dance With You
8. Dímelo - Tell Me
9. De Todas - All
10 - Infinita Tu - You're Infinite
11. Tubuduru

Chayanne's latest album "En Todo Estare" had gone gold in Mexico.
There is truly something for everybody on the album. My stand outs  are Tu Respiración, Dimelo, and Tubuduru. I'm a sucker for a beautiful ballad what can I say, and Tubuduru to me is straight up HOUSE MUSIC which I love! I haven't been in a club in eons, but I image that if I was still going I could see myself asking the DJ to put that song in the que.

So far my favorite album promo was his "Google Hang Out" with fans! Several fans were selected to participate in a live chat with Chayanne via Skype. He was totally charming as always and the fans were so much fun to watch! I think we enjoyed watching them almost as much as they enjoyed talking with Chayanne.

I could go on and on, but alas, I think I've waxed "Chayannatic" enough.

Much Love,