I had to put this down because it’s the only thought swirling in my head when mama sent me out to buy kang-kong for dinner. I watched Lincoln this afternoon sir, the Steven Spielberg 2012 biopic of the American president. It received a handful of film awards and gave Daniel Day Lewis his third Oscar best-actor statue. Funny, […]

               You know you like a film when you’ve watched it four times in a week. Granted, you have the time and privilege to watch for free, but you just don’t monitor every screening time and sneak out of your post to catch it. Well I did, because it’s that good! […]

   “A sad fact which nevertheless needs to be faced is that a deeply committed Christian who wants to write stories or paint pictures or compose music to the glory of God simply may not have been given the talent, the gift, which a non-Christian, or even an atheist have in abundance. God is no […]

Dear Sir, So I volunteered for this year’s Cinemalaya. Why I didn’t participate (or watch even) for the past 8 years when I’ve been living across CCP for almost a quarter of a century is just beyond me. Anyway, I’m here now, writing this while on duty. It’s day four of the Festival, largest gathering […]

Dear Sir, I just finished reading Mockingjay, the final installment in Suzanne Collins’ three-part Hunger Games. It’s a crazy read sir. I started this morning at breakfast, couldn’t put it down until  11:30 this evening. Was vying for Katniss and Gale to end up together but I knew it was a long shot. So here […]

Dear Sir,                I’m sorry, I know I’ve been gone a while. It’s embarrassing that this’ll be my first letter for the year, 3 months after 2013 started. Much has happened, much has also not happened. Don’t worry, I’ll gradually fill you in.                 […]

Dear Sir, I don’t like forgiving people sir, especially if I love them, they’re a permanent part of my life, and yet they hurt me again and again and again, and I have to forgive them again and again and again. It’s difficult sir, not to mention painful. But I guess that’s the essence of […]

Dear Sir, They’ve released five song clips from the upcoming Les Miserables. The film looks really promising, might even earn some Oscar nods. Personally, I’m excited to see Hugh, Anne, and Eddie Redmayne’s performances. Hugh’s eyes are really getting me, I can almost feel his pain. He’s the character, not the actor. I don’t see […]

Dear Sir, The last of the Twilight Saga films finally came out. I can now move on with my life. It was a good finale, sort of. 80% was crap, but they spiced it up a little in the end to make a ‘better version’, it didn’t work though, but it did catch my attention, […]

“Imagine, nanggaling na sa ibang bansa itong mga waves na to.” -Bord, Saud Beach Pagudpud Gabu by Carlos Angeles The battering restlessness of the sea Insists a tidal fury upon the beach At Gabu and its pure consistency Havoc the wasteland far – hard within its reach Brutal the daylong bashing of its heart Against […]