Unboxing the Unspoken: Think Twice

Dear you,

There’s a reason why I’m hesitant for you to wait for me.

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Twenty-two

“You will be stretched.
Your heart will be tested, and you will get out of your comfort zone.
You have to.
And you will.”

It was last December when someone declared these words to me. It was like a prophecy, and ironically, it was also my prayer at the back of my mind β€” only I was too scared to voice them out, because I don’t think I can do that.

I was 21.

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On why you should give Bar Boys a chance

I capped off my week by deciding to watch another PPP film (dahil extended sila, mga bes!) My original plan was to watch either Birdshot or Patay Na Si Hesus, but because I got off work at around 5, I didn’t catch them on time unless I wait for another 2 hours.

So I chose to watch Bar Boys instead. I got a lot of friends recommending this film primarily because they either plan to go to law school, or they’re already in law school. It wasn’t on my radar, but since Rocco Nacino’s there, I was willing to give it a shot.

So I did. And I have no regrets.

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30 dahilan kung bakit ako binaliw ng 100 Tula Para Kay Stella

Kahapon ang unang araw ng Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino, at nagkataon naman na maaga ang labas ko sa trabaho kaya naman naisip ko, bakit hindi pa ko manuod na?

Pinili kong unahin ang 100 Tula Para kay Stella, una dahil ang catchy ng title para sa mga mahihilig magsulat, at pangalawa, para suportahan ang ilang mga taga Victory Malolos na naging bahagi na rin ng pelikulang ito, sa likod man o harap ng camera. (Hey Gianne, Meynard, Carl and Jiad!)

Hindi ako nagsisisi sa pagpili ko dito sa pelikulang ito. Katunayan, dalawang buwan ko ‘to hinintay. Tungkol ‘to kay Fidel (JC Santos) na may speech defect pero mahilig magsulat ng tula. Nainlove sya kay Stella (Bela Padilla), isang rakistang lukaret pero sobrang ganda. Tapos naging magkaibigan sila. Tapos ano, sinulatan nya si Stella ng isang daang tula. Oo bes. Isang daan. Gano’n kalala ang tama n’ya kay Stella. Angas, noh?

Marami kayong mababasang mas magandang mga reviews sa mga susunod na araw sa Facebook. Hindi ako expert dito, pero kasi paglabas ko ng sinehan, ‘di ako nakasakay agad pauwi kasi dina-digest ko ‘yung mga nangyari. Para bang nung una akong lumabas sa cinema, okay pa ko, pero habang papalayo ako at papasakay ng taxi, do’n ko naiisip lahat, ta’s do’n ko lang napagtanto na shems, masakit pala talaga.

**Warning: this post may contain minor spoilers, so kung hindi mo pa napapanuod, bes panuorin mo na. Hanggang August 22 lang sila sa sinehan! Pero kung chill ka lang, then by all means, go ahead and scroll down.*

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