Based sa web journal ni Ciara Sotto, napag-alaman ng PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) na noong April 20 pa pala umalis ang young singer-actress patungong Las Vegas. Kasama niyang umalis ang kanyang ina na si Helen Gamboa upang samahan siya sa mga unang araw niya roon.
Unang lumabas dito sa PEP ang balitang may offer kay Ciara na mag-perform sa isang bagong theater-restaurant sa Las Vegas. Pero bandang huli, nakiusap din si Ciara na huwag munang magsulat ng iba pang detalye tungkol dito dahil hindi pa naman daw definite ang lahat. Mas gusto niyang kapag nagsisimula na siyang mag-perform doon, along with some fellow Pinoy artists, ay saka na lang siya magsasalita about it.
Noong una ring nakausap ng PEP si Ciara, sinabi niyang she will live by herself. This is the first time Ciara will live a truly independent life. Dito kasi sa Pilipinas, sa kanilang bahay sa White Plains, kasama niya ang buong pamilya, plus yaya and driver pa. Ibang-iba ang magiging buhay niya sa Las Vegas, which she describes as "medyo nakakakaba na nakaka-excite."
Hindi pa nailagay ni Ciara sa kanyang journal kung kailan nakatakdang umuwi ng Pilipinas ang kanyang Mommy. Pero malamang na umuwi rin agad si Helen dahil sa kampanya ng asawang si Tito Sotto, na tumatakbo na namang muli for senator.
Pinahintulutan ni Ciara ang PEP na ilathala ang mga sumusunod na entries sa kanyang journal.
April 20, 2007, "goodbye"
"Hi.... I'm at the airport... feeling ko ako si Lupin sa pagka-mysterious... hehehe... but in time you will understand... please keep me in your prayers... I love you all so much... sweetness... angels... originals... magic 7... forever friends... thanks to all of you."
April 28, 2007, "naiiyak ako"
"HI everyone... I just woke up.... it's so lonely here because I'm so far away... good thing I'm with mom. This week was pretty light for me, I had vocal evaluation and it turned out ok.... on Monday, it's going to be dancing... I hope it will be fine too... we might have a show, that's why we're going thru all these things. I'm saying might because not everything is sure yet. I don't want to confirm it, biglang it won't happen d ba?... so I hope you guys pray with me for its success... we will rehearse for three months.... I miss Eat Bulaga soooo bad... Thank God for sms messaging, at least I'm in touch with them. I just miss waking up at 10 and being in the studio by 11, getting a glass of water and tissue from Mommy Luding, putting on make-up while ate Ara does my hair. Talking to mommy Grace when she comes in, having a chat with Direk Poochi, getting a cup of tea from Mang Marcing, eating food given by kuya Ronnie, choosing the right lipstick and blush-on for Pia Guanio, having Paolo [Ballesteros] criticize my outfit... and so much more... iiyak na ko, tama na... I hope you guys continue watching the show... miss you all... checkin' out!!!"
April 30, 2007, untitled
"Hey everyone... this week will be dance evolution week... so i'm preparing myself for a lot of cardio... which I don't usually do! haha... I hate going to the gym... but dancing all day is ok, I like it."
Kung magiging smooth lahat, na-mention ni Ciara noon na posible siyang mag-stay sa Las Vegas hanggang six months na walang uwian. After that, doon pa lang daw siya pupuwedeng magpabalik-balik from Las Vegas to the Philippines.