James Reid, Nadine Lustre and JC Santos for Till I Met You

Sunday, August 28, 2016




Would you risk everything for LOVE?

That's what people think is easy, but really, it's not. This offering of Dreamscape and ABSCBN will make you think of the consequences when Team Real James Reid and Nadine Lustre fall in love in this story with JC Santos and the dreamy Mykonos, Athens, Santorini in Greece this August. 




At first, Nadine's character Iris fell in love with her childhood sweetheart Ali (played by JC Santos). Basti (played by James Reid) was a tour guid in Greece and when they got together, he fell in love with Iris, and so did she. It'll be a test of friendship, the strength of relationships, and love.

I'm not in Greece because I'm in Manila doing business. I have a restaurant and may not be in the Greece shoot. -Pokwang




I don't have he budget to go to Greece, I have lots of friends who are part of that shoot.  We appreciate scenes with them, even if they don't have sleep they always sense they want to fight. My birthday was there, in Abu Dhabi, they also gave me cakes in the airplane and they sang for me, when I arrived in Manila my twins were there. Angel helped us with medicines because Zoren got sick.  -Carmina Villaroel




The story started in friendship, the three of them including an LGBT, but they have to choose whether friends or family. They have chemistry right from the start but these are different characters. They were excited getting to know them because they are new. OTWOL is playful, there are flavors of it that we took here but a bit leveled up. We just added more stories of family and friendship. You will definitely see kissing scenes. The 4 cast members are already set, but the friendships have been complicated from day 1. They laugh even off screen so it was easy to see their rapport. It was super nice in Greece, I wanted to see people get that wow factor because the day effect is long. I had to make do with a skeleton crew. That experience is treasured, everyone helped a lot! The challenges was just more on language, they do speak english but there are terms where we had to fix. We did guerilla shoots, we had to do what we had to do. Ali has been there from the start, we didn't know how to do it at first but on the first taping day he was able to do it. I had to make him look like a bestfriend that would feel like a threat to an already exisiting love team.  -Antonette Jadaone

We'll see, the relationships that we have here are more matured. It's the chemistry of the three friends that are interesting. Since mu break, I don't have time to go out anymore. It's all work. I feel the Greek mythology, there's magic there because of the history. I think one memorable scene is he first meeting at Athens airport. You'll love that. Friendship is something worldly. We're lucky we were doing this for work, but we've been like this for almost everyday.  -James Reid

I don't want to spill details, but there will be some interesting things that will happen in the story. We personally know each other really well, so I don't think we have secrets from each other. I really wanted to go there, the food was awesome and it was on my bucketlist. Make sure you see the Santorini shots because that's where Iris is going to change. In Mykonos, there will be a surprise so you have to watch tomorrow. It's super happy with Direk Andoy too, we bond with him a lot. We didn't know OTWOL would be that successful but the same feeling is there. I like the friendship, family and love involved in this show. We are like bestfriends, we started like that and it just happened to end up perfectly. -Nadine Lustre




Carmina says "JaDine is different from other love teams but these two are so thrilled and thankful, I watched the kissing scenes and they are super famous but super humble and dedicated to their craft, they deserve their success right now.

Pokwang adds "It's my first time working with them but they are the ones excited to work with Pokwang, they laugh at me a lot and they are human. I like making their workplace stress free."

Angel Aquino says "I'm very happy to be with my OTWOL idols, they are great people and the magic of JaDine is different because they are real."

I was having a hard time during a scene in Mykonos. I can't spill the details, but it's life changing. -Jc

The show also stars Carmina Villaroel, Zoren Legaspi, Angel Aquino, Pokwang, Kim Molina, Robert Seña, Richard Yap and Jay Manalo. This is also Directed by Antonette Jadaone. It will be shown right after hit show "FPJ's Ang Probinsyano". We don't really need to promote this because they've already sold out CD's of the soundtrack and surely, will have huge ratings tomorrow!

We will update this as soon as I get photos from my dslr! :)

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Streetfood Love at BAGA Manila Amaia Steps Sucat



I took a trip down south with some of my blogger pals to Amaia Steps Sucat. It's that medium rise condominium complex a few kilometers right after you enter Paranaque's Bicutan exit. They've already built a couple of structures already on the former Nestle lot and about to complete a couple more in the next few years. I like the fact that they didn't build huge towers there, it would have ruined the landscape and it's actually a very quiet and progressive neighborhood. You'll love to raise a family there.

I went inside their showroom and they've pretty much made Amaia Steps Sucat a conducive place to live. The plan is to have a couple of stores, shops that can pretty much get you what you and your family need inside the community, not having to go out too far. That's convenient, and I've seen their spaces staged. Their designs have maximized the square footage of each unit. I could imagine it to fit single men, families and their guests. It's a nice place to start.






The Studio unit space is around 22.31 square meter. It costs 1.8 - 2.1 Million depending on where it is on the property.







This is the 1 Bedroom De Luxe space which is around 31.19 Square Meters. Price is around 2.1 to 2.3 Million, again depending on the location of the unit. This one is already okay for me but they've got a larger one fit for families like I mentioned earlier.






The biggest one was the Premier which is more or less around 40 Square Meters. It costs around 3.2 Million which is understandable because of the space which could fit 4 people easily. There are options for office space, but it depends on how you would be able to fix the layout. These are given bare so you have a blank canvas, a sink and toilet and bath to start with. Just get a great interior designer and it'll be lovely in no time! It was nice for them to let us see how they staged it, just ask anyone in the showroom and they'd be glad to help you check out the place.



We were also there for BAGA Manila, the association of Barbecuers and Grillers of Manila. They had us dine under the stars with a couple of tables and chairs, even a parcel of land intended for picnic using tropical lights usually seen in beach destinations in the Philippines. They are open Friday and Saturday from 5 PM onwards.














Amaia Land makes city living worthwhile with establishments like these that would make living in a community that would be easy, with more time to bond with your family. For those who would like to live there or ask about their property, just go to www.amaialand.com or their official facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/AmaiaLand.

For those who want to drop by for BAGA Manila, they will be there until January of 2017 so you've got a pretty long time to enjoy it. Remember, they are open every Friday and Saturday from 5PM onwards. I'll have my Lechon Kawali and Nachos plus really good drinks when I drop by Bicutan next week. You should too!

COW

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James Reid Endorses Fujifilm

Friday, August 26, 2016



Takuya Maeda of Fujifilm quips "Since we started our business here, together with our X Photographers we have been successful in penetrating our market because we're not just after sales, we're about making great cameras. Thanks to our influencers, our customer service centers, we have been successful in satisfying the Filipino customers even though the market is in a slump. We are increasing sales and we provide ways and reasons how to make customers enjoy our cameras. We can't think of any other endorser who would appeal to our market more than James Reid, he is sophisticated, good looking and he's got what we say that knack for photography."




It feels great to endorse a product that I use everyday! I only discovered it end of last year, pretty recent, I used different cameras before but it's the style I sticked to. I used the XT2, my favorite. It shoots in 4K video and I use it on the teleserye, very helpful. I have a lot of good memories in this canera, and BTS? They're coming. I guess I just pick the best ones and post it on Instagram, I'm a fan of apps but it's so much better to have it physically on hand that you can give the people. I love architecture, the places I go to give that, I take landscapes, my girlfriend (the crowd kinikig). I'll have an announcement post soon. You'll see it on my Instagram account too. 



I take photos of her when she sleeps, we travel a lot so she's my favorite subject. I have yet to experience taking photos of other people, I haven't though about it yet what to put in an exhibit. I don't know what line I'm interested. I think I'm a good photographer, they say I have a knack or eye for photography.



The project I'm in (showing on August 29) tackles LGBT relationships, I'm glad that ABSCBN trusted me with daring projects like that. I love Santorini and Mykonos, it's impossible to take a bad photo there. The most beautiful photo I've taken of Nadine is the one in Lake Tahoe. I like the XT2 and the videos and photos are used as part of the show. The design is me. Nadine got me into photography, she takes a lot of photos of me and I do too with her since she is my favorite subject. 90% of the scenes in my new show has this in my shoulder. I'm used to it, it's part of the job, it's been a long time and we're used to it. 
















Congratulations James on being the newest face of Fujifilm! 

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