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…

Amnesia

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…

Been extra-emotional lately, even love songs played at the mall make me cry. Then again, it was Stay from On the Wings of Love. Of course it will make me cry.#

Cannot

I cannot wait for this to be over. Let me be free.

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‘Yung mga ganitong mahalagang kaganapan talaga ang dapat bino-blog eh: inangkas ako ni Papa Ian Veneracion sa motor niyaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa at ito lang ang picture koooooooooooooooo

Madilim

5am. May nakita ako sa kalsada, tumatawid, si Boylet at si Ate Gurl, mukhang galing gimikan at mukhang may balak sa pumunta sa kung saan, alam mo na. Hinawakan ang kamay ni Ate Gurl, dahan-dahan, at si Ate Gurl, pinigil ang kilig. Sinubukang wag ngumiti sa kilig. Kaso may dimples siya. Lumalim nang lumalim. Mas…

A dozen

Coming home to garlic rice and cheesy caldereta, and a bouquet of red roses are all a girl really ever needs sometimes.

Oh shit

I guess now my assumption is truer now than ever: I am a better scriptwriter than a director, and it breaks my heart to realize that.

Italy

Four years (and 40lbs ago), I was in Italy for the first time for my first international film festival for my first full-length film. With my production designer and good friend Digo Ricio (I would later work with him again in On the Wings of Love), we went around Italy–Udine, Pisa, Bologna, Venice, Florence–with zero…

Avenue Q (Off-Broadway, New World Stages)

   Avenue Q (Off-Broadway): 5 out of 5! Apat na beses akong naluha (oo, comedy, musical at may mga puppets, pero yes, naiyak ako!!! May pinagdadaanan ba ‘ko?!): (1) “There’s a Fine, Fine Line” by Kate Monster (But there’s a fine, fine line between love/ And a waste of your time) (2) “I Wish I…

The Lion King (Broadway, Minskoff Theater)

   I have been warned–boring daw, underwhelming, marami pang ibang okay sa Broadway…pero nung namatay na ang ilaw, at narinig ko na ang pamilyar na hiyaw–oo, ‘yung hiyaw na ‘yun, alam mo ‘yun, ‘di ba?–ako ay bumalik sa pagkabata, at sa isang iglap, ako ay Grade 4 na muli. Naiyak ako sa Blackbird, naiyak ako…