MMFF 2016: Die Beautiful

Die Beautiful is one of the MMFF 2016 entries that caught my interest because of the best actor award that Paolo Ballesteros acquired at the Tokyo International Film Festival. Besides his talent in the make-up transformation which he is now famous for, Paolo also proved to be a brilliant actor. Seeing this …

MMFF 2016: Saving Sally

First of all, I would like to salute all the graphic artists out there (especially my brother) for the great talent you share with mankind. I swear you make the world a little bit better.  So yesterday was MMFF 2016 movie marathon day, and so far, I've seen two. Saving Sally  is one of them - it was what…

How Did I Become a Published Author

They say there's no such thing as a frustrated writer. That as long as one writes, then one can be considered a writer. I wanted to believe this so bad, but then oftentimes it felt like the fulfilment of being a writer comes from the fact that someone actually takes the time to read what I write. This se…

If I Knew Then

Nicole Alcaraz, a twenty-something entrepreneur was dragged by her brother, Dwayne, to their old ancestral house formerly owned by their grandparents. Dwayne is determined to make the house profitable, so he either sells it or make a business out of it. As Nicole explores the house one last time, she disco…

Moymoy Lulumboy and Rebel Fiction Book Launch at The MIBF 2016

MIBF is one of the main events that's most awaited by book addicts like me. There are lots of book-related happenings and this weekend, I was honored to be invited to the launch of the third installment of Segundo Matias Jr.'s book, Moymoy Lulumboy and the newest batch of YA Tagalog reads, Rebel Fict…

Train to Busan: Learning about humanity from a zombie movie

I haven't seen a lot of zombie movies. In fact, my only reference would be Walking Dead, and I didn't even finish all the seasons available. Train to Busan has become a phenomenal hit, and my FB timeline is full of raves about this Korean zombie movie. Since I am going gaga over Kdramas these days (#…

Book Talks: Secret Lives Of Books

As an author and having attended quite a few workshops about writing, I always keep an eye on various events, symposia, dialogues and seminars (for free, of course!) that would definitely make me grow as a writer. I am just so glad that yesterday, Kim and I pushed our plans to attend this symposium called Bo…

Gotti's Ristorante for My Italian Food Cravings

After the PPCRV volunteering I did for the elections, the somewhat depressing outcome of the results and the day today that was so tiring yet fulfilling, I figured I deserved a treat. Although chocolate cake and coffee could have been heaven, I decided to go for pasta and pizza for lunch. My stop? Gotti'…