February 20, 2017

My favorite scene in JP Habac’s I’m Drunk, I Love You was when Dio (Paulo Avelino) started talking about his insecurities as an aspiring filmmaker, comparing himself with batch mates that were already featured in Young Star. The sound of frustration in Dio’s words clearly established the weight and meaning of it, especially if you’re a young Filipino artist. The thing is, I know exactly how Dio feels towards Young Star. The same way I also know how Carson feels towards Dio. Both romantic, both juvenile and silly.

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February 4, 2016

Simon challenging #CLeah is a good exercise in watching fiction. If there’s such a thing as “writing problem”, or “directing problem” there is also a thing as “watching problem.” The kind of narrative On The Wings Of Love is exposing us stretches our watching behavior. Where do we draw the line between Clark and James, Leah and Nadine, Simon and Paulo?

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January 7, 2016

I grew up with two Darnas to look up to — Nanette Medved’s and Anjanette Abayari’s. We didn’t have cable before. I would ask my Ninong […]

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December 22, 2015

Dear Leah, Strange at cliché at the same time, pero sasabihin kong napagdaanan ko na ang pinagdaraanan mo ngayon — ang magplano ng kasal (na […]

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May 20, 2015

“You’re young, you will get your recognition. And honestly, it is absolutely ridiculous to be two years in your career and counting your ideas. Everything […]

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