Fincher, Sorkin

I watched The Social Network tonight – my fourth time to see this brilliant piece of filmmaking. Oh, Fincher, Sorkin, you get more brilliant with every viewing. I say this with no trace of mockery or sarcasm, but really, how to be you po?


Our dog died the other night. He played in the rain then found a frog and chased it, as he usually would any moving thing. He bit the frog and died almost instantly. All of a sudden, all my worries about wanting to get my passion back, about viewers bashing our show – and some…

May mga bagay

May mga bagay na hindi na talaga babalik. Tulad ng nakaka-It Girl kong jawline. And the filmmaker that I was.


As I write this, if we are to believe rumora, we are just a few minutes away from Lav Diaz winning the Golden Lion for Ang Babaeng Humayo. When brilliant but still very humble people like Lav win, it is easy to root for them. I hope Lav wins. Even if he doesn’t, I hope…


I will always be proud to have worked with direk Joyce and Ayrin. Easily some of the best years of my life.


I think I’m overrated.😦

Athens, Greece, 2010 and 2016

View of the Parthenon from our pre-prod. It’s 7:40pm here. Naaalala ko nung unang punta namin dito ni Irene Villamor para sa For the First Time ni direk Joyce Bernal, 2010 yata yun. AD siya tapos scriptcon ako. Nung una kong nakita tong Parthenon, halos maiyak ako, no joke. Tinanggal ko yung tsinelas ko (yung…


Someday I will learn to write about you again.


I read an old post of mine about pelikula. I wrote this after shooting a sequence from last year’s All You Need is Pag-ibig, where I had my actors sing Rizal Underground’s Bilanggo, one of my favorite songs of all time: Oh pelikula, you set my heart on fire. And you know what? That made me…

How did you know (s)he was the one?

(I was inspired by an outtake from The Late Show With Stephen Colbert where Stephen was asked by an audience member this simple question: When you met the woman that is now your wife, how did you know she was the one? He went on to answer this with a sincere, heartwarming anecdote that almost…


Si Manong Uber na nasakyan ko, mareklamo. Ang traffic daw, baka abutin kami ng siyam-siyam sa daan. Kapag nag-green na ang stoplight, bubusinahan niya agad ang nasa harap niya. Maantala lang kami nang kaunti sa daan, bubusina na agad siya. Nagmamadali si Manong Uber, na para bang may flight akong hinahabol sa NAIA kung saan…