Friday, July 21, 2017

Good Goodbye, Chester.

Chester's death was the first news I heard today. I was in the shuttle en route to work when I read Unang Hirit's caption "Bokalista ng Linkin Park natagpuang patay". Imagine waking up to that kind of news... My heart broke almost instantly. That time, I wasn't sure if it was Chester or Mike but I hoped and prayed that it was just some fake news. But it wasn't.

So today, I'm playing Linkin Park songs in memory of Chester. He can be replaced with another great voice but we all know, his talent is unrivaled. Linkin Park will never be the same again.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

On Kita Kita

This movie took me on a roller coaster ride. It wasn't anything like the typical romcoms that I watch every now and then. It was beyond amazing. It was sad and happy at the same time. The story is the epitome of a beautiful sadness.

The casting was perfect. The chemistry between Empoy and Alessandra is perfect. It shows even during their interviews and in the random BTS videos that have been going around social media. Empoy was a revelation. He was amazing in this movie. He was both funny and romantic and it was too hard not to fall in love in his character. Tonyo is the new pogi. Funny is the new pogi. On the other hand, Alessandra was also amazing as expected. She was so natural and really connected well with her character, Lea. She was effective as always.

For a filmbuff like myself, seeing films with a story line and cinematography as great as this is such a delight. I am hopeful that this is the start of the evolution of Filipino movies. If you haven't seen this movie, better make time for it while it's still showing. It's worth every peso and every ounce of energy.

As for me, I will never look at a heart and banana image the same way again.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017


Sometimes, I think about the past and wonder what it would have been like if I did not give you my number. Will we still get the chance to talk and be friends? Will we still fall in love?

Sometimes, I wonder what if you didn't notice me during that event. Will there still be another time where the same thing will happen? Will you still ask about me?

Sometimes, I wonder if we hadn't met the way we did, where we did, and when we did... will our paths still cross?

Sometimes, I wonder if I never let you go, will we still be together?

Sometimes, I still think of you. But most times, not anymore.