I have a cool wallet, yeah I do

I was never the kind to like the long leather (and oftentimes designer) wallets that ladies usually have. I’m cheap. The first time I saw the Mighty Wallet online, I knew it’s the wallet for me. It’s still actually pricey for my taste (870 pesos), but for a very cool tear-proof, water-proof paper wallet like…

Hey Alexis, how are you?

By the way, I’m very happy that for the first time, someone (a journalist at the Festival) noticed what I wrote on my film’s closing credits right before “All rights reserved”: that I dedicate this film to Alexis Tioseco (“Para kay Alexis 1981-2009”). He was the reason I made bigger dreams for myself after college,…

An Open Letter to the Twenty-Something Who Wants to Change the World

An Open Letter to the Twenty-Something Who Wants to Change the World By Antoinette Jadaone Dear Fresh Grad, I think I saw you yesterday along Makati Avenue, clutching a brown envelope—inside are your resumés, right?—,wearing the most smart casual attire your closet will allow, waiting for the traffic light to change to red. You looked…

Missing Verona

When I went to Italy last April, I didn’t have time to visit Verona. I really wanted to go there to see Juliet’s balcony and write her a letter. I didn’t figure out Italy’s train system quick enough, so I ended up visiting Bologna and Pisa instead of Verona. Italy, I guess I’ll see you…