Metro Manila Film Festival 2016 Picks

The Metro Manila Film Festival this year has good films compared to last year, thus I have set my mind to spend Christmas in the cinemas for a whole 12 hours watching 4 films. The trailers did draw me to these films anyhow. Going through the cinema schedules, I managed to squeeze all films within…

The Art of Optimism

If there is one learning I got this year, it’s the flare for keeping things positive, light, and bound with hope. It’s not that I got tragedy in my face, but it’s the fact that I somehow, naturally learned that way to turn things around despite how messed-up they are. They say that it take…

Tick Tick Boom – for the 30-Something Audience

I consider myself a child of the theater. Theater has brought me to tears, especially the musicals. Most people consider plays or musicals as mere artsy entertainment, but in reality, it’s a source of inspiration apart from the authenticity it bears brought about by, actual, real, and no-movie-cut scenes. Theater is essentially organic and more…

Keep it N.Y. Style at Chelsea Grand Café

I have always fancied the New York kind of restaurant, the one that we normally see in movies. The pleasure of taking every bite of the waffle or sandwich and staring at the busy metropolis, with the sound of honking, people passing by and chattering, and just that cozy feeling while living in the city…

As I bid adieu to my 20s

It’s 11:21PM, September 9th, 2016, and I am about to turn 30. Days, weeks, and a few months back, I have been thinking about this moment. I am very ceremonial when new things come, when new beginnings are at bay. I just want to make it special much like staring at sunsets, taking pictures of…

Niche: the continuous quest for oneself

Whenever I ask myself who I really am, I am left dumbfounded because I don’t exactly know. I often engage in things and activities that I find interesting and that most people do. I would say that I am achieving to becoming a renaissance man of my generation. But this is rather different. The Renaissance…

We are 50 Shades of Grey

The movie and book sensation 50 Shades of Grey has gone beyond just popularity. It has reached different people of differing opinions. Though it may be relevant to discuss things that affect human relations, it is also good to tackle the movie and books from the perspective of the avid fan or the viewer’s experience….