Archive for October, 2012

go.

Posted: October 30, 2012 in Uncategorized

go, swim away.

tuldok

Posted: October 30, 2012 in Uncategorized

Ganito, bawat isa sa inyo ay isusulat ko. Ibubuhos ang lahat ng nais, ang nadarama, bawat pangarap at panaginip. At sa tuldok ng bawat istorya ay tuldok sa bawat kahibangan. Susulat ako’t magpapaalam.

CherryRed

raindrops

Posted: October 27, 2012 in Uncategorized

the raindrops that stick on my window

are like memories

just waiting for the perfect time

for the moonlight to shine on them

and make them sparkle again

and then i’ll remember

 

i’ll remember…

 

CherryRed oct ’12

walang katapusan

Posted: October 27, 2012 in Uncategorized

Dahil mawala man ang lahat ay hindi naman nauubos ang inspirasyon. Bawat araw ay mas lalo pang nadadagdagan ang mga bagay na pwedeng isipin at panaginipan at isulat. Masarap ang pakiramdam ng ganito. Lalo’t hindi uso ngayon ang mawalan ng panahon para gawin ang mga pansariling pangarap. Ang sarap ng pakiramdam. Ultimo papel at panulat ko’y napapangiti sa pagkabusog sa mga salita.

Salamat sa inspirasyon.

blowing a kiss to your sky now

Posted: October 25, 2012 in Uncategorized

Lately I’ve learned that it is through acknowledging what you want that you will get peace of mind. Sometimes, they don’t really have to be within reach. Some things are nice to look at from afar and wanting more than what you already have will only complicate things. Sometimes, trying to get more only spoils it. There are stars that are meant to be admired looking up from the ground (because if stars go down to reach you, they might just turn to dust).

And on this note, I blow a kiss to your sky and give out a deep sigh of relief. I smile, possessed by a great craving but satiated with contentment.

 

CherryRed 102512

It’s a wrap!

Posted: October 10, 2012 in Uncategorized

This feeling of fulfillment has pinned a smile on my face for hours now. I barely slept since yesterday and I only had one decent meal today but I feel so productive and energized. I’m not even thinking of going to sleep yet in the next two hours or so. It wasn’t easy at all – shooting for this film. The fact that it is a passion project makes me giddy but discourages me at the same time. I believe I have a good material, I got really great actors and a really reliable team but the big question of “what’s next?” still scares me. No sure screening yet, no sure film fest I’d enter. But reminding myself that I did this simply because I wanted to and I was able to pull it off gives me that sigh of relief. To hell with film fests and contests, I am excited to finish editing and organize a small cast party/screening where I’ll invite my friends and we’ll get drunk afterwards. I think that’s the beauty of being passionate about something, of doing something you really love to do. It’s not having to feel required to justify what you just did. It’s doing just for the love of.

Since we started filming, there was a big imaginary blinking “IT’S ALL HAPPENING” sign that I’ve been seeing whenever I close my eyes. None of this will ever be possible if not for the help and support of my friends who offered their services for free, who recommended actors, who gave discounts for rentals, and the list goes on.  I was so blessed with a great team who believed in the craft as much as I did – Monique, Miko, Piper and Gelo, our crew – Allie, Eric and Louie who barely asked for anything in return, our brilliant actors – Ibarra and Kat who played their parts so well, it felt like the script was written for them. It takes a lot of guts to lead a team for a project like this, but you made it easy for me. Thank you so much for believing in my vision. I also want to thank Penny for taking time out to take behind the scene photos, Sir Mark Laccay and Bianca – for the discount you gave me, Opa and Ate Nieto for recommending the actors. Thank you so much din po Atty. Tina of Conspiracy. 🙂

I will never get tired of thanking you guys. This really means a lot to me. It is not just shooting and finally being able to shout “it’s a wrap”, it is the fulfillment of one of my dreams and I am very glad that you were all a part of this. 🙂

Maniwala ka sa akin, maganda ka

Posted: October 8, 2012 in Uncategorized

Uulitin ko. Maniwala ka naman sana kapag sinasabi kong maganda ka. At ang ganda mo ay hindi nagtatapos sa mukha mo lang. Hindi nga lang maganda e, magaling ka pa. May panahon ngang sobrang humanga ako sa iyo, magaling ka kasing magsulat at magaling pumili ng mga librong babasahin.  Naging inspirasyon kita noong kinalawang ang utak ko at walang mapagtugmang mga salita para makabuo ng piyesang may saysay. Pati sa trip mong music okay ka. Andami kong napulot na soundtrip sayo. Ang galing mo din pumitik. Iba ang mga mata mo pagdating dyan. Tapos idagdag pa yung mga ideya mo, ibang klase. Tapos hindi ka nagpipilit magpa-sexy at magpaganda, hindi ka mainstream na tao. Swabe lang pumorma pero dalang-dala mo.

Hindi ko na nga rin alam kung bakit ko pa ito pinagdidikdikan sayo. Ano pa nga bang mababago? Ewanko din. Pero pakiramdam ko, karamihan sa mga problemang gumugulo sa iyo ay nandyan dahil minsan ay nakakalimutan mong maganda ka, at magaling ka, at talented, at may saysay.

Imposible namang hindi makita ng iba yun sayo. Kasi kahit yata minsan mo lang nakasama napapahanga mo na sa mga litrato mo. Wala na yatang point yung sinasabi ko. Pero naisip ko lang kasi..

Siguro, kung nakikita nya ang kislap sa mga mata mo kapag nakangiti ka
kung naririnig nya ang musika sa iyong pagtawa’t paghalakhak
kung nakikita nya ang tunay na kagandahan mong hindi nagtatapos sa mukha mo lang
baka sakaling hindi ka na nya isiping saktan pa.

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