Baka bingi, baka lang ha

“Direk, ano pong gusto nyong ipabili?” tanong ni Ate A, ang aming errand runner, kay Direk Joyce sa acting workshop ng Kimmy Dora. (Kahit beterano na ang mga artistang kasama sa pelikula, kailangan pa rin ang acting workshop para maging komportable ang mga artista sa kanilang bagong karakter at sa isa’t isa.) “Drip tall sa…

In memory of Alexis and the old me he wrote about

Ginawan ako ni Chard ng isang napakagandang recommendation letter para dun sa filmmaking workshop na sasalihan ko. Isa kasi yun sa mga requirements. Last year, dapat sasali ako, pero ewan ko, nawala sa isip ko. Nung nalaman ko na, tatlong araw na lang e deadline na. Kahit sabi ng FedEx, We Deliver., hindi naman nila…

I believe a thank you is in order sir

While my country awaits the official Comelec announcement that our hero Ninoy Aquino and former President Cory Aquino’s only son is our next President, I’m here in Tagaytay, woke up an hour late for the start of the sunrise (or “magic hour”, as film and photography people call it, where the sky turns into hues of orange…

She’s vegan, she’s pescetarian, and I don’t eat rice

I had an accidental lesson today on vegetarianism when I read my friend Mace’s blog. I already know what a vegetarian is, but for the longest time, I thought vegan was just short for vegetraian. (I didn’t know until fourth grade that “applaud” is the verb form of “applause” until my English teacher encircled the…

Susmaryosep, wala bang Biogesic sa Agoo?

Hindi ko alam kung pano pero habang nasa production meeting kami para sa pelikulang Robin Padilla-Toni Gonzaga ng Star Cinema, napunta ang usapan kay Judiel Nieva na sinabing nakikita raw si Mama Mary sa isang bundok sa Agoo, La Union, kung saan may dibuho pa ni Mama Mary na umiiyak ng dugo, na dinayo ng…