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 […]

Saud Beach photo by romantic places              We reached Saud Beach in Pagudpud late in the afternoon. Made use of the time to enjoy the sea and sunset. Standing there quite literally at the edge of the Philippines, giant windmills a blur at the distance, the majestic waves, the wind on my […]

Dear Sir, I’m having a Princess syndrome. It’s been following me for days. It started when my cousin in Dubai posted this: Just watched scene of Sleeping Beauty (yes, I know, Disney girl), and this line came at the end: “So arm yourself with this enchanted Shield of Virtue, and this mighty Sword of Truth, […]

Dear Sir, You know those times when you play and move a little too close to the boundary line and then you fall, not on the other side, but you fall nonetheless, and then for the rest of the day you can’t function properly because you just know something’s wrong? Today is that kind of day sir. […]