Monday, January 30, 2012

the filipino is [not really] a dancing crowd

at least that's what i deduced from last night's performance.

i read somewhere that in almost, if not, all the runs of the hit musicale mamma mia!, the crowd gets on their feet during the finale song - dancing queen. last night, however, only a few among the filipino audience, myself included, got on our feet and danced to the beat.

it was a different story though when it comes to the singing part. whenever the characters burst into a song, expect some members of the audience to sing along. i guess it's the abba effect.

or maybe we're just more into singing.

anyway, i won't be posting any review about mamma mia! i leave that to the likes of "the" gibbs cadiz - an authority when it comes to arts and culture. i'm sure he's got something to say.

the musical runs until february 19 at the ccp main theater. if you're into such, or maybe just a little curious, i'm sure you'll have lots of fun. jason and i did.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

hush little baby | part 3

"believe that everything will be alright. this is a blessing."

jason: bakit blessing? ano 'yun?

john stan: baby ni (friend's name).

jason: bakit? aampunin mo?

john stan: hindi. sabi ko lang blessing 'yun.

jason: ah. akala ko pakakasalan mo siya, sungalngalin kita!

in a few months, i am expecting another godson/goddaughter.

yes, she's keeping the baby.

Friday, January 13, 2012

hush little baby | part 2

i don't want her having an abortion. that for me is not open to discussion. however, at the end of the day, that's not my decision to make.

and my friend is seriously considering it.

"tanggap mo pa rin ba ako kahit gaga ako?"

"if there's one friend who will understand you, ako 'yun."

i decided to come over to her house right then. i felt that she needed me at that very moment; needed me more than i could possibly imagine.

i found her on her bed, a few pieces of misoprostol scattered around.

"i can't take it. i'm afraid."

"then don't."

"anong gagawin ko? nahihiya ako."

"tell your family. siguro magagalit sila, magdadamdam. pero sa umpisa lang 'yan. they will understand. they have to understand."

"paano si (boyfriend's name)?"

"tell him. you owe it to him."

"iiwanan niya ko."

"hindi mo siya masisisi."

to be continued

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

hush little baby | part 1

it all started exactly a week ago.

"john stan, i am pregnant..."

just then, the world came crashing down.

to say that i am surprised would be an understatement. i know there's nothing wrong with having a baby but this one in particular entails a lot of consequences.

"not with my boyfriend. this is from another guy."

" i need your help. i can't have this baby."

to be continued

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

more fun, indeed!

one old picture, photoshop, and some wit - there, my own personal #itsmorefuninthephilippines meme.

and yes, creating it is part of the fun, too.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

welcoming 2012

i slept early last night but amazingly woke up one year after.

as expected, i woke up right after midnight; 12:04 to be precise. it was jason calling to greet me a happy new year. sweet! he called me again later in the morning to tell me that his sisters are looking for me at their celebration. aww, sweeter!

i'm part of the family already!

and speaking of family, mom and dad also called me up at around 12:30. they told me they're having some barbecue, pasta and ham for media noche. i told them i only have a huge bowl of steaming hot lucky me instant seafood noodles... and lots and lots of money.

charaught lang!

i turned the television on and saw that tangled is shown in star movies. deciding to watch, i opened my fridge to get a box of ferrero rochers. while watching, i logged on to facebook and posted a message to my fans.

noticing an "interesting" link, i found myself browsing thai porn. some hot action ensued.

looking back at the television, i saw the credits rolling.

damn tangled, i missed you again!