Tapos ang usapan.

If they tell you, he’s too young or too old. He’s too short or he’s too tall. If they tell you, he’s too rich or too otherwise, too pretty or too unpretty for you, or too rugged or too clean. If he’s too smart or too dumb. If they tell you he’s too boring or…

“On making your first full-length, and how it breaks your heart”

Note: I wrote this to my high school friends’ (we call our group Bugsy) Facebook group page on one madaling araw of October 2011, days before I shot the awards night sequence, one of the most important scenes in my first full-length film. That scene was the film’s ending, and we had to simulate a…

Millisecond (an update)

the millisecond before her feet touched the ground, she fell in love, & she’s never touched the ground again since, it’s been almost 3 years

To borrow from Deep Blue Something

And I said,/ what about/ being pikon and nagtataas ng boses kapag hindi magkaintindihan?/ He said, I/ think I/ remember those things,/ and as I recall,/ I think,/ we both don’t like it,/ and I said, Well,/ that’s two things we’ve got.//

Huwag kang matakot na umibig at lumuha

Naka-pinta ito sa dingding ng bahay ng kaibigan ko. Nasa bandang taas, malapit na sa kisame, para kailangan mong tingalain itong isa sa mga bilin sa atin ng Eraserheads. Aba Ely, sa dinami-rami ng mga bagay na kinatatakutan ko, ehem, in fairness to me, ang umibig o ang lumuha nang dahil sa pag-ibig ay hindi…

Naks.

I fell in love with Sagada the first time I went there. The second time I went there, I fell in love even more. . . with Michael.  

korning pasalubong

“May nabili na akong pasalubong sa’yo,” sabi ko sa kanya. “Ano?” “Peanut kisses at kalamay galing Bohol. Bottle opener galing Sagada. At astig na wooden ashtray galing Banaue,” pagmamalaki ko. “Lahat yun galing sa puso ko.” “Ha? Nagkasya yun lahat sa puso mo?!” “Oo naman, ikaw nga nagkasya e, yung pasalubong pa kaya?” “may nabili…