WALK OF FAME Include 20 More Kapuso Stars

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Great Kapuso Morning to everyone!

We're here at the GMA Studios for what seems to be a continuation of the Walk of Fame, this was started by the late German Moreno and is now being continued by GMA Executives.

Artists who are now part of this installment include Aicelle Santos, Yasmien Kurdi, Kris Bernal, Miguel Tanfelix, Bianca Umali, Roi Vinzon, John Feir and Iya Villania. Plus Aiai Delas Alas, Gabby Concepcion, Carmina Villaroel, Megan Young, Dion Ignacio, Atom Araullo and Rovilson Fernandez.

We got to talk to some of them on the sidelines and they were all so happy to be immortalized in the sidewalks of GMA. Congratulations Kapuso!


OMG UNIQLO's 12.12 Sale Last Day Today

It's Christmas time and if you haven't visited UNIQLO yet, you're gonna be sorry! You see, UNIQLO is celebrating 12.12 with limited offers from only until today December 12. This include LifeWear pieces which I'm sure you already adore, perfect for your outfit ensembles this Holiday season.

It would also be the perfect gift if you haven't done Christmas shopping yet, so head on to their shops and try on UNIQLO’s LifeWear, see why they are the go to destination for affordable yet quality clothing in the country. Everyone who's anyone has a piece already, and you can build on that with some of the new things they have this season. It could be anything really,  something that would fit anyone's personality.

For your man, you can get the fuzzy and warm Men’s Jersey Lined Field Parka, the Men’s Oxford Long Sleeve Shirt, or if you want to visit a cold country, try giving him the 
Men’s HEATTECH Tights which would keep him warm and felt loved. For women you're gonna look lovely with the Women’s DRY-EX Crew Neck Short Sleeve T-shirts, Women’s Drape Crew Neck Short Sleeve T-shirts and Women’s Cotton Relax Ankle Pants. For the little kids you can give them HEATTECH Ultra Warm Crew Neck Long Sleeve T-shirts, HEATTECH Ultra Warm Leggings (if you want to go to cold destinations), or the Boys’ Mickey Stands Graphic Short Sleeve T-shirts if you want to make them ultra cute! There could be a lot more options especially the new lines of Marimekko and J. W. Anderson too.

There is just so many things you can have at UNIQLO, you must go there today!


Heartwarming Storyline: Write About Love to Impress at MMFF

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Missed this event but we had our compadre Jim of mrjimboy.com cover for us at the premiere night of Write About Love, a supposed romcom film produced by TBA Studios as entry to the Metro Manila Film Festival. Unbeknownst to those who have not watched it yet (of course including you as it's gonna be shown Christmas Day) the film is about two writers bound to clash creatively as one is rooted in making indie and the other is more mainstream films.

TBA Studios shot this a few months back, but the movie has transcened from being solely a good story. Albeit this is Director Crisanto B Aquino's directorial debut, he managed to put out inordinate conflict between the writers and squeeze in a considerable amount of affairs for the heart despite being attached to different parties. It likens the heartfelt fascination between their minds as they take directions in interpretation, though one asks, how did they get to spark interest after that?

The story borders mainstream and indie too, which hell approaches in telling an inception love story. #WriteAboutLove isn’t a typical romance film that would go the lengths of introducing a boy to a girl, in awkward situations, no love at first sight because they took time to grow on you. It makes you think of your own perception of love. It makes you question what love is — the kind that's not limited to romanticism, of terms of endearment and labels. The movie takes the path of cracking sick in making decisions — either good or bad. It makes you decide on what kind of story you put out there, and involve your own life. As funny as it sounds, we invest ourselves in work and relationships.

Write About Love is unconventional, it stands out from the run of the mill formulas they usually do. The film is not at all cheesy, but it puts tiny moments that are cute, heartwarming and captivating. Kudos to several iconic lines they delivered as expected with experienced actors like Joem Bascon and Rocco Nacino. Likewise with Miles Ocampo and a tad different Yeng Constantino. They also equipped it with an ambrosial musical score (by THE Jerrold Tarog), and be assured you'll cry a few times in 4 scenes. They delivered them all subtly and effectively.

You will see Rocco Nacino’s best performance to date, even if they're a new pairing, he didn't get awkward with Miles at all. He deserves a huge part on the back for riding his bike from his DOTS shoot, and back after the Premiere Night. Talk about dedication no? Joem Bascon is also on a league of his own, he didn't shortchange his role at all.

It would be a good film to watch this Christmas, especially for those who have weird and unconventional relationships. Write About Love is part of #MMFF2019, take a moment to get this as part of your list when theaters open this Christmas day!


HBO GO Battling Streaming Giants in PH

I have been dreaming to use HBO GO for a to compliment my viewing habits as it is like an extension of my current cable experience; which is perfect if I am not at home. With all the streaming services we have now in the market, HBO seems to be the one who could beat the others with content. Their original series, the different movies they have on their coffers, it just means they just need to be experienced by the ordinary pinoy. 

Good thing they got it priced reasonably at Php 149 recently and also got a 7 day FREE trial so users would be able to experience it first before they subscribe. Now you would be able to stream shows like Watchmen, Game of Thrones and other HBO Originals shows from HBO, HBO Asia and Cinemax. You can also get the kids busy with current shows like His Dark Materials and the season ender of Silicon Valley. For Mom, maybe she can try rewatching my personal fave Sex in the City because all their seasons are in the app too! 

Via app or the web, you can simply watch it simultaneously and check shows from HBO, HBO SIGNATURE, HBO HITS, HBO FAMILY, CINEMAX and RED BY HBO, these live stuff from HBO GO. You can also download the shows and watch them offline via the app which is easy to do and save for another time. We are fortunate to be in the ranks of Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam now that we can watch in the PH. WarnerMedia must be so happy about how excited the Filipinos are now that we have access to HBO GO. It’s available on both Google Play and the App Store. 

It's a good alternative, will they succeed toppling existing ones here?!