Sunday, January 30, 2011

answer to my two emails

i sent two emails yesterday: one to a friend clearing writing credits in a film; and the other one to a boss in GMA asking if i can still stay in my present work if my company ventures to TV.

i dreamt that my friend answered my email in the affirmative.

the GMA boss didn't answer my email but i dreamt that i was being pirated to work in ABSCBN again. but at the last minute, i asked how much they are offering and found out that it was much lower than what i'm presently earning. so i declined and decided to stay in my present job but in my dream i was in TV5, not GMA.


some friends disappoint you. afterwards, the friendship will never be the same. maybe the solution is not to expect too much from them.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Failon ngayon

P20,000 can't start a new life Ted Failon. it can't even buy a tricycle i'm sure. naiinis ako na pag tumutulong sila sa mga tao, akala nila sobrang laki ng binibigay nila. ibigay ni'yo lang yung cash, wag ni'yo nang i-build up yung effect ng ganung amount of money. hindi yun life-changing no. kulang pa yun pampalibing sa namatay nilang kapamilya.

i don't like Ted Failon's way of reporting. hindi siya objective na news reporter e. plus napaplastikan ako sa kanilang tatlo ni Korina at Noli tuwing ending ng TV Patrol, kapag nagdi-discuss sila ng isang issue at nagpapalitan ng opinions. para sa akin,  parang nawawala yung credibility nila as reporters dahil dun sa banter nilang yun. dati gusto ko pa si Ted e, pero hindi na ngayon kasi para na siyang showbiz masyado.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

naloloka ako

sa kapatid kong 16 (turning 17 this Feb.)

when i was her age, i only had crushes. but at 16, she already has a bf! and she's living alone with my former housemates as her guardians. not only that but they now have Facebook where they can emote whenever they have LQs! during my time, you can only emote on your journal or with your friends. but now, you literally tell the whole world what you're feeling! kakaloka!


i love drawing. kahit lines pa lang ang dinodrawing ko ngayon, i'm loving it. i love going to my classes every Thursdays and Saturdays at Slim's. but i have to charge my iPod so i can block out the noise. some of my (very young) classmates talk a lot while working and one (behind me) has a speaker for his iPod forcing me to listen to his playlist.

concave and convex lines

Thursday, January 20, 2011

email from Looklet!

it said they want to feature me in Looklet! it's not that big a deal. i'm sure they have featured a lot of stylists there already. but still, i'm excited that they picked me.

i don't know if it's final. they're still asking me to make a look inspired by their next featured model Mariacarla Boscono.

Mariacarla in Vogue Italy 2010

i have until this sunday to send my look. exciting!

Monday, January 17, 2011

boracay experience

the short story: it was very tiring yet fun. better if was there to enjoy and not work. there were 24 of us, a total of 2 vans.

the long story...

it started wrong at the Manila airport when i accidentally checked in my Nike backpack containing my laptop. when i tried to get it back, the Cebu Pacific guy in charged of the radio looked unhappy to entertain my concerns. he tried to get it back but he made it obvious to me that he was annoyed at me for making him work. so when he told me that we can't get it back because it was my responsibility to make sure that i check in the right things, i snapped at him. i told him he wasn't nice from the start. i know it's my mistake but he should be nice and try to get the laptop instead of being rude to me! when i rewinded it later, i wanted to revise my lines desperately. that always happens to me. after a confrontation, i always end up wanting to revise the lines so it would sound better and more articulate and impactful. anyway the ending is that they weren't able to intercept my bag. i bet the Cebu Pacific guy didn't bother following up on it. good thing is my laptop still works.

we arrived there on Friday. it was not the Boracay i expected. there were lots of tourists and lots of restaurants and hotels along the beach.

La Carmela de Boracay hotel

our hotel room was gloomy so i stayed in the restaurant (where there's wifi) to write because i had deadlines. i didn't get to join them in their island-hopping the next day or try parasailing because i had to write. besides, it was my time of the month.

and i have to say, the food was expensive and not good at all! our first lunch was at PARAISO GRILL
where you choose the seafood you want and they cook it for you.

the place is as gloomy as it is captured here

There were just 6 of us but we paid like P4000 plus for food that wasn't great at all, in a place where it was so dark with no lighting and not even one electric fan to cool us down during that humid day.

we also ate at ARIA, the famous pizza place there but i'd rather have Shakey's pizza anytime. aside from the pizza with arugula the rest was forgettable. though the ambiance here is a lot better than Paraiso's.

pizza place Aria

on sunday, we travelled by road from Boracay to Dumangas, Iloilo where we took the RORO to Bacolod. it took us 13 hours from 10am-11pm including the detour because we got lost on our way to Dumangas.  it would have been my kind of trip if only i didn't have a script to submit that day. so when we arrived at the RORO port, i started writing and continued it in the ferry for 2 hours. in Bacolod, we had to go to a hotel to finish my script because there's no wifi in the house we stayed at.

our flight from Bacolod to Manila via Cebu Pacific also got cancelled because of aircraft problem so we had to take an earlier flight to Manila via PAL at 620am. that meant we only slept for an hour before we had to go to the airport.

when we arrived in Manila, i slept from 8am-330pm. heaven! so happy to be back in Manila!

overall i would say that Boracay is overrated. i liked the White Island in Camiguin better. it's just a small patch of white in the middle of the sea so it's more intimate and precious since it disappears by 5 or 6pm due to high tide so the last boat is at 4PM. you pay for your umbrella and table for only P100 (this was in 2007) and then you can also buy your lunch of grilled fish and rice from the vendors there.

White Island in Camiguin

but i want to give Boracay another chance so i think i'll go back there and see the island. i wouldn't be bringing any work with me, hopefully!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

bad trip kapag may pumapasok sa 'yong suweldo na hindi iyo. tapos siyempre gagastusin mo na.
tapos tsaka mo malalaman na hindi pala sa 'yo yun dapat at kelangan mong isoli!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

mcdo commercial - karen

naisip ko lang bigla. mali yung logic ng commercial na 'to. as much as i like it, it's just tonight that i realized something.

kung akala ni lolo, si 'gina' yung kasama niya. then hindi dapat matuwa si karen nung malaman niya na favorite apo ni lolo si 'karen'. kasi nagkabaligtad sila ng pangalan kay lolo. ang favorite talaga ni lolo ay si gina!

Monday, January 10, 2011

di na ko natutuwa

gulong-gulo na ko.

naiinis ako sa mga taong pabago-bago ng isip. maging decisive naman sana minsan.
gusto ko pag sinabi, yun na. if you're a leader, you have to be decisive. you have to stand by your decisions. you can't change your mind everytime. pano ka naman gagalangin ng mga tao mo?

if your decision is wrong, then learn from it. everybody makes mistakes. pero ang hindi ko kasi ma-take, yung nang-aabala ka ng maraming tao tapos pinapagod mo, just so you can make up your mind. ano'ng klase yun?

parang direktor yan na pabago-bago ng script kahit hindi naman niya alam ang gusto niya. then pag gusto na niya, tsaka siya magde-decide na yun ang gusto niya. wala siyang pakialam kahit naka-20th draft na ang writer.

mali yun. maling-mali! ayoko ng ganitong sistema.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

needs to be challenged

may gagong babae sa poker table ko na bigay ng bigay ng tissue kapag natatalo ko. parang hindi professional. 99 na yung rating niya (champion) while i'm only at 72 (ace). for the first time pumatol ako:

me: the tissue is so childish
loser: why bluff?
me: it's poker. part of the game.
loser: (blah blah blah in a different language. Greek ata)
me: whatever

i had only 300+ chips against her 2K. so i promised myself i wouldn't be leaving that table while she was there! she placed 3rd while i, with only 300 chips, ended up first place. BEEEEELAT!

wala lang. ginigising ko lang sarili ko kasi may deadline pa. pero antok na ko.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011


from $2000 to $294K in a day, i feel good!

have to play in a real casino soon. mananalo rin kaya ako dun?


i welcomed 2011 while working. it's going to be a busy 1st month of the year because we're starting 2 soaps and i'm lined up to write at least 2 TV scripts this january. there's also this essay i have to submit for my teacher's upcoming book due end of the month.

for the existing soap Little Star, it doesn't help that Jennilyn Mercado is hospitalized right now. we have additional work revising the scripts we wrote during the holidays (!) to take her out of the story while she recuperates. kawawa siya. kawawa rin kami :( ganun talaga lagi. kapag hindi ko matapos-tapos ang script, it means may major na mangyayari na kailangan din namin baguhin ang script. ayan na nga. buti na lang, 1 day lang out of 3 days ang naigapang ko kasi mai-scrap lang lahat.

if there's anything to look forward to, it's our HK trip (again) on the last week of this month.
i also have to really enroll at Slim's Art and Fashion school this week for dressmaking. i have to do this for myself! as in! 90% ng buhay ko, nakalaan sa film/TV, 5% lang ang personal life. that's how i feel because even when i'm with friends, we still talk about films or TV. recreation means watching movies or TV. internet comprises the other 5%.

kakaumpisa pa lang ng buwan, pagod na ko.