I see your beautiful face

You are holding my hand tightly. I can feel that you have no intentions of letting it go.

We are running fast, making sure the thing is not catching up. You are ahead of me so I cannot see your face.


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Tadhana/ Fate

I chose a song in Filipino, my native tongue, which is the only language that can best express my feelings for you.

This is a song that best describes what I want to tell YOU. Yes, YOU.

May the wind, together with fate, bring this message across, once again.

Intramuros
Song by Up Dharma Down, a Filipino  band

And a cover by me in Soundcloud:


 

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Goddamn Tired

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How far will you go
For your love to truly show
For her to not just know
And to feel it once and for all

Do you fetch her at the station
If she reached her destination
Around six hours before dawn
And was all alone?

Only a portion of your time
And was just a short drive
But you don’t want to strive
To all her “desires”


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Feelings on a Saturday Night

blog-bg4-copy.jpg“Do you think you weren’t loved enough?”

“I was always hungry for love. Just once, I wanted to know what it was like to get my fill of it. To be fed so much love, I couldn’t take anymore. Just once. But they never gave that to me. Never. Not once.”

“So I made up my mind I would find someone who would love me unconditionally, 365 days a year.”

“Wow. Did your search pay-off?”

“That’s the hard part. I guess I’d been waiting so long and been looking for perfection. That makes it tough.”

“Waiting for the perfect love?”

“No… I’m looking for selfishness. Perfect selfishness.”

— Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood


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U.P. kong Pinakamamahal

 

University of the Philippines Sunflower

The U.P. Sunflower

Sa paglilinis ng bodega
Isang Linggo ng umaga
May mga bagay na nakita
Na nagpanumbalik ng mga alaala

University of the Philippines Admission Slip

“… you qualified for admission… to U.P. Diliman… for a DEGREE PROGRAM W/ AVAILABLE SLOTS…”

Taos-puso ang aking tuwa
Noong sa akin ay inihatid
Ang iyong liham ng pagtanggap
Na may basbas na kalakip

University of the Philippines Oblation

Atat.

Lumuwas na dali-dali
Patungong Quezon City
Upang litrato’y maiguhit
Kasama ang rebultong kapuri-puri

University of the Philippines Ikot Map

Oo, nag-print pa ako ng mapa. Bakit ba? 🙂

Nguni’t sa aking pag-ikut-ikot
Ay may mga nagpaabot
Na ang pagpapalitrato’y
May sumpa sa pagtatapos

Nihonggo quiz

Shin Airikku Sekku. Minus 0.5 points for the non-Japanese numberings! 🙂

Nagsimula ang unang taon
Sa pagbati ng Ohayou

Panonood ng horror,

eiga sai 2005 flyer

Eiga Sai 2005 Flyer. Required at may reaction paper. Pero hindi pa naman in Nihonggo. In English lang muna. 🙂

At pag-aaral ng mga sailor

Vampires, Psychic Girls, Flying Women and Sailor Scouts: Four faces of the young female in Japanese Popular Culture

Hindi ko rin akalaing may ganitong klaseng pag-aaral. 🙂

Nandiyan rin ang phonetics
Sa major na linguistics

International Phonetic Alphabet

Z is a voiced fricative and alveolar sound. Ano daw???

Kung saan nagkalintik-lintik
At sa pag-aaral ay natinik

University of the Philippines College of Mass Communication College Admission Slip

“This is to inform you that Ms. Sheen… of the College of Social Sciences and Philisophy is eligible… as a shiftee to the B.A in Film and Audio-Visual Communication program

Kaya’t hindi na nagpatumpik-tumpik
At sa CMC ay pumanhik
Upang sumpa’y hindi na manabik
At tuluyan nang manahimik

Si Bazin ay nagpakilala

Andre Bazin readings

The Evolution of the Language of Cinema. Andre Bazin.

Habang si Dark Room ay bentang-benta

C-print

Contact print. From the looks of it, may mali akong ginawa sa developer or fixer.

At sina Hi-8 at Mini-DV ay umaariba

Hi-8 and Mini-DV cameras

Oo, inabot ko ang Hi-8 cameras. Walang pakialamanan.

Lahat ito, upang si Karl ay lubos na mahinuha

marxism and psychoanalysis

Ang paboritong thesis theory ng mga film students. 🙂

Dito kung saan pagkamalikhai’y binungkal

Precious Mining Corporation. Thesis. University of the Philippines. College of Mass Communication.

May empleyado silang “Pa Ba Sino” ang pangalan. Logo by Lara Gotis. Mula sa “Salot”, isang maiksing pelikula ni Jay Jomar Quintos.

Tungo sa pagkilalang inaasam

agatha terencio

“Given… this 4th day of September, 1956” Mula sa “Agatha”, isang maiksing pelikula ni Sheiglyn Encelan.

Kahit pa huli sa teknolohiya

old school clapper

Define old school probinsiya shoot.

Ang mahalaga’y nadinig ka

potion. UP Film Institute

Ang Mahiwagang Tubig ng Kaligayahan. Mula sa “Brgy. Maligaya”, isang maiksing pelikula ni Sheen Irerick Seeckts.

Kaya’t nang ang kurso’y natapos na
At naglaho nang tuluyan ang sumpa
Magiting kong itinaas ang aking kaliwa
At isinuot ang sablay sa aking pagkanta
“U.P. naming Mahal…”
“Mabuhay ang pag-asa ng bayan!”

University of the Philippines graduation. UP Film Institute Basement.

Patungo sa mahal naming UP Film basement.

 

Kaya’t sa pagpapatuloy ng aking paglilinis

Ito ang mga lumihis

Sa basurahang sigurado na ang alis

Sabay sabing “kayo ay aking mami-miss”

ONE STEP AT A TIME: The 2013 Unclaimed Baggage Center Catalogue

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Welcome once again to my UNCLAIMED BAGGAGE CENTER, where uncollected luggage are being sold.
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This year I decided to take the ladder to freelance film life. Let’s take a look at this year’s list of items for sale to see how my climb had been. Enjoy!

(The 2012 Catalogue is available here)

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BAGGAGE NAME: Ekstra
BAGGAGE DESCRIPTION: Cinemalaya Directors’ Showcase Entry
DATE OF DEPOSIT:  01252013
STATUS: sold to me

With Ms. Vilma Santos on the set of EKSTRA

With Ms. Vilma Santos on the set of EKSTRA

For me, this film was all about catching up.

After spending more than a year in regular TV work, the few film projects in the last quarter of 2012 were like turning the car key and trying to ignite the engine that went dormant for quite a long time. In this project with Direk Jeffrey Jeturian, finally, I was able to jumpstart the sleeping engine of passion inside of me.

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BAGGAGE NAME: Sana Dati
BAGGAGE DESCRIPTION: Cinemalaya Director’s Showcase Entry
DATE OF DEPOSIT: 03302013
STATUS: sold to me

Actors and Actresses on the set of Sana Dati

Actors and Actresses on the set of Sana Dati

We were shooting this film in the same time frame as Ekstra so I was only able to supervise continuity for half of the shooting days. The movie was hailed Best Film in the Cinemalaya Directors’ Showcase category.
I could say that the experience was another step in the ladder. It was all about getting used to the life again, after more than a year.


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Tsuduku

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When fatigue and lazyness begin to conquer the system, an anime simply uplifts the spirits again.  It is a visual and spiritual stimulant that boosts self-confidence and perseverance: things that coffee and other energy drinks cannot supply.  And this is one of the reasons why I still love anime…  and will continue to love it up to the very end.

 

 

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Day 34 of the 365 Challenge