Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Ora et Labora

Today is the big day!

Batch 2014-2015 of St. Scholastica's College will now go up the stage to receive their diplomas, culminating their 4-year journey in Mass Comm.

This is a special batch for me because it's the first batch I handled as Chairperson of the Department. And while I wasn't there physically, my heart is there, filled with pride, as they graduate.

Congratulations, 4MC-ADV, 4MC-BJ, 4MC-DC and 4MC-PJ! May you always carry the spirit of Ora et Labora in all your endeavors!

Monday, March 23, 2015

A man of Man-E-Faces

During my conversation with Pichon during the wedding, our topic eventually led us to our common ground - Toys!

We were both huge fans of He-Man, and rabidly collected the action figures. We asked each other if we remembered the first figure we bought from the collection, and I vividly remember who my first figure was.

It was Man-E-Faces!

I lost this toy a long time ago. Heck, I might even have given it to Patrick or Pichon. But I still remember how it looked like, how it felt, and how thrilled I was when I bought this toy in Nova Fontana.

Maybe I'll look for one of these in Japan. Just for old time's sake.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

My cousin's wedding

Even before Patrick became a child star, a multi-awarded actor, and a household name, he was - for us - a cousin.

Every summer, they'd go to our house in Morato, or we'd go to their house in Del Monte. There, we'd play a gamut of games, from the classic tag to G.I. Joes. Other times, we'd go to Valle Verde Country Club and go swimming, along with his siblings Pichon and Cheka, as well as their cousins, Shasha and Bunny.

Yesterday, little Icky Boy finally tied the knot, and we were more than happy to witness the union.

What was awesome about the wedding was the fact that I got to see some of my childhood friends and cousins who I haven't seen in decades. That includes John-John, who's now taller than everyone and just goes by the name John.

(John is the tall guy beside me) 

I also had a good conversation with Shasha (or Sharmaine in showbiz circles) and had a good laugh over our childhood antics.

It was so much fun reconnecting with people from my childhood that we saw the wedding not as a showbiz wedding (though there were a lot of 90s actors present) but a family affair. An event where we saw our little cousin turn into a man, and starting his new life with his new family.

Congratulations to the newlyweds!

Saturday, March 21, 2015


Coinciding with Kurt's prom last week, Dad, Raymond, Kevin and Kurt thought of having a little fun. Taking a cue from Kurt, they all wore coats and did their very own Abbey Road photo.

They were, indeed, a Fab Four!

Friday, March 20, 2015

FMM: Hardcore!

One of my favorite acts from the 70s is Tavares. And one of my favorite Tavares songs is "Hardcore Poetry."

This song is perfection! From the lyrics, to the way it was sung.

It was sung so beautifully, it became a sort of exhibition piece for singers. If they're able to sing it the way Tavares sung it, then they've made it.

I've heard a lot of showbands try to sing this song, but nothing comes close to the original.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Birthday March

It's that time of the month again. I had to whip up a theme and poster for our monthly birthday get together.

Since it's the lenten season and we're supposed to abstain from meat, I thought, what about a seafood party!

Now here's a get together I'd definitely want to catch. (Pun intended.)

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Missed roads

While scanning the net, I saw this photo of how the EDSA-Ortigas crossing looked like in the 90s.

Gosh, I remember this time when the flyovers weren't there yet, and there weren't too many high rise buildings in Ortigas.

How I wish they could've maintained EDSA this way.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Morning Madness

A week ago, I told our producer that I miss the old days when we'd shoot commercials until the wee hours of the morning.

So what happens a week after? Our shoot wraps up at 4:30am the next day!

Yup, I missed this feeling. (Let's just not do it again anytime soon.)

Monday, March 16, 2015

All aboard!

I don't know who laid out the viewing seats for our shoot, but it definitely looks like a bus ride to me.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

You give me fever.

In case you see me focused and busy on my phone, it's most likely because I'm playing Cooking Fever. Hahaha.

I swear, this game is addicting. (Maybe it's because I used to be a McDonald's crew and can totally relate to this game.