The death of an idea

This rainy Sunday morning got me thinking about all the film concepts in my head that never saw the light of day, that weren’t given the go signal, that didn’t even reach being written on my laptop. I used to imagine this and that storyline, this and that plot – I may have told you…

Minsan ang pag-ibig

Minsan ang pag-ibig ay nakabalot sa makintab na palara. Na sa iyong pagbukas, makikita ang laman— wala palang kinang, kinakalawang. Ngunit mamahalin mo pa rin dahil ganoon ang nagmamahal, tumatanggap. At ganoon ang minamahal, tinatanggap. Minsan ang pag-ibig ay nakabalot sa lumang dyaryo at maruming papel. Na sa iyong pagbukas, makikita ang laman— isa palang…

That moment

I saw a picture on my producer’s Instagram, and that moment, it finally arrived. It’s that moment I’ve been waiting for – that moment that will make me excited to write again, make me want to tell stories again, make me believe in me again. I’ve been waiting for that moment to come. Nakakainip na…

Re-post: Mga aral at danas sa Palawan

(Originally posted at my old blog, ilayaonline.wordpress.com some ten years ago – June 2008. Whoa, ten years! Masarap balik-balikan, balingkinitan pa katawan ko niyan.) BAGO MAG-UMPISA nun ang Marimar (ang una kong sabak sa mundo ng telenovela, mainit-init pa ako galing pelikulang Paano Kita Iibigin), napagkwentuhan namin nina Direk Joyce at Ayrin ang usapang sweldo sa…

Project Boldstar

Naghalungkat ako sa inbox. Jusko, August 2016 pa pala ang Boldstar!!! Ito ang seryosong nompetchana???

anti-climactic

Filming for #foolishmovie is becoming erratic. Sayang, andun na ang momentum eh. More and more shooting days cancelled – some reasons more heartbreaking than others, so heartbreaking they make me cry. Or maybe I am just being overly dramatic, or that’s just really how I value pelikula. I’m just worried. I hope I sustain my…

Emosyonal

Nyeta nakabasa ako ng review ng Love You to the Stars and Back tapos naluha na lang ako. HORMONAL PO BA?!? But really, you don’t how much this film personally changed me. I am forever grateful.

Why

Why do good things happen to undeserving, ungrateful people?

And I should start with

I shall do Draft 3 of the script today. Pota ka, Tonet, galingan mo naman!!! Kinakausap ko na naman sarili ko. Bumangon kaya muna ako? Masama talaga itong mga day after.