Archive for July, 2012

Get Ready for Cinemalaya 8: Full Force

Manila, are you ready for the biggest gathering of the most talented filmmakers in the country? Make sure you are as Cinemalaya, now on its eighth year, wants to reach a bigger audience and adds two more locations for film screenings: Greenbelt 3 and Trinoma. The festival will run from July 20th to 29th at the Cultural Center of the Philippines.

Here is an overview on what to expect this year on Cinemalaya:



Bohe: Sons of the Waves by Nadjoua E. Bansil

Pasahero by Mario Celeda

As He Sleeps by Sheron Dayoc

Balintuna by Emmanuel Escalona Jr.

Victor by Jarell M. Serencio


Ang Paghihintay sa Bulong by Sigrid Andrea P. Bernardo

Manenaya (Waiting) by Richard Legaspi

Ruweda by Hannah Espia

Sarong Aldaw by Marianito Dio Jr.

Ulian (Senility) by Chuck Gutierrez


1. Ang Katiwala (The Caretaker) by Aloy Adlawan

2. Ang Nawawala (What Isn’t There) by Marietta “Marie” Jamora

3. Oros by Paul Sta. Ana and Obet Villela

4. Apparition by Vincent Sandoval / Darlene Malimas

5. Mga Dayo (Resident Aliens) by Julius Sotomayor Cena

6. Diablo by Mes De Guzman

7. Intoy Syokoy ng Kalye Marino by Lemuel Lorca and Jerry Gracio

8. REQUIEME by Loy Arcenas

9. Santa Nina by Emmanuel Q.Palo

10. The Animals by Gino Santos


1. Bwakaw by Jun Lana

2. Kalayaan (Wildlife) by Adolfo B. Alix Jr.

3. Kamera Obskura by Raymond Red

4. Posas by Jeffrey Jeturian

5. Mga Mumunting Lihim by Jose Javier Reyes



To learn more about Cinemalaya 2012, check out the Schedule of Film Screenings (PDF/Facebook Note) and this for tickets and passes.

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Art 2 Art, The A-Team, and everything in between!

Sunday is art day, methinks!

Art 2 Art by Lisa Macuja

I’ve been wanting to blog about this for quite a while now. A few Sundays ago, while in the car, my dad tuned in to DZRH 666 (ooh) on AM. I wasn’t really paying attention to what we were listening to, just that I knew it was a talk show on AM radio. But then I heard keywords like “art” and “classical music” and I suddenly perked up. The lady host at that time was interviewing a man who played the piano and made soundtracks for something. She then asked if the man ever taught his son how to play the piano and the man replied saying that his son wanted to learn the piano, as long as it wasn’t under his tutelage. The woman then shared that that was also the case with her daughter wanting to learn ballet as long as it was not under her. This made me think, “WAIT, WHAT? WHO IS THIS LADY?”

It was Lisa Macuja.

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Harry Potter News Round-Up!

In the Wizarding World (LOL JK, I totally mean the Harry Potter Fandom), July is considered Harry Potter Month. This isn’t a fact or anything; just something I came up with, considering that HP & JKR’s birthdays fall on the last day of July. Also, that all these books & movies came out in July of the previous years. 🙂


Chamber of Secrets – 2 July 1998 (UK)
Prisoner of Azkaban – 8 July 1999 (UK)
Goblet of Fire – 8 July 2000 (UK + US)
Half-Blood Prince – 16 July 2005 (UK + US)
Deathly Hallows – 21 July 2007 (UK + US)


Order of the Phoenix – 11 July 2007
Half Blood Prince – 15 July 2009
Deathly Hallows Part 2 – 11 July 2011


A friend of mine wrote a status on Facebook recently about how it’s July already, but this time, we don’t have any more Harry Potter books/movies to look forward to. Surprisingly, I wasn’t as sad as I hoped I would be when I read that status, just because I feel that Harry Potter is still pretty much alive. JKR was right when she said that Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home. I’ve recently taken to reading my Harry Potter books again, just finished with the Sorcerer’s Stone. I plan on reading all 7 and then proceed to watching all 8 movies, HOPEFULLY BEFORE THE MONTH ENDS. THAT and finishing up repairs for Hogwarts Philippines. It’s gonna be a long month for this fangirl. Hihi.

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