Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Cleaning Out My Closet

I just cleaned my closet today... taking away things that are no longer needed.... so I put away all the old clothes that are no longer in use and place it in the basket. I planned to give it away... Nothing really special, I just feel that its about time I let go of the things I have outworn.

I decided to put it all in the basket along with other stuff... I wish to give it away. And just as I am cleaning my room and my closet... I am also throwing old bad memories... something that is just so hard to let go... but this time, I am taking things seriously. Hmmm... its a whole new way to start life again I guess... :)

All these old stuff... I'm thinking of giving it to people who needs it most... As I was packing... my heart is filled with so much hope... that things would eventually fall to its place after this. I wanna feel better... I wanna be the better me, if not the best. And I intend to correct my life this time :)

Monday, March 16, 2009

The Ultimate Davao Getaway Guide Commercial Launching

After a series of commercial shoot for different establishments, we finally launched the commercial last April 16, 2008 at Eagle’s Bar at Marco Polo Hotel, and Media People, advertisers and entrepreneurs were present to witness the event.

I was really so proud because it was my first time to direct a commercial, and I finally made it happen. Would you believe it? Can’t believe it either (lol)

The Ultimate Davao Getaway Guide Commercial were shown in all airports in Mindanao such as Davao, Cagayan, General Santos, Zamboanga, and more. It will also be shown on local cable networks in Davao, Channel 63 and Channle 28. Watch out for it. (All smiles).


Saturday, March 14, 2009

Do Not Lose Heart

When I experience trouble in my life... and I feel like losing my grip on situation... I would read this verse from the bible... and reflect on it.. from there, I am reminded that I am well taken cared of by the heavenly Father... :)

So if you feel downcasted because of the unfavorable scenario in your life... read the Bible... you would definitely find God talking to you... you want best advice? you can find it there... Encouraging words? still, you can find it there... even good stories... :)

Do Not Lose Heart

Therefore we do not lose heart.Though outwardly we are wasting away,
yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.For our light and momentary troublesare achieving for us an eternal glorythat far outweighs them all.
So we fix our eyes not on what is seen,but on what is unseen.For what is seen is temporary,but what is unseen is eternal.

2 Corinthians 4:16-18

Friday, March 13, 2009

No Vendors Allowed

This photo is taken in one of my travels... one of the many reasons why the government should focus on education... especially in rural areas.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

A Night filled with Unexpectedly Wonderful Things

Even until today, I cant seem to get used to the fact that things really happen when you least expect it to... So much had happen last night that Its not everyday that I feel so proud and special at the same time.. hahaha... amazing that people you hardly know can turn out to be people you end up admiring for their kind and very appreciative hearts. I am just so elated with their way of showing their appreciation of what I did. And its like in an instant I just found myself having a connection with these people that I look up to in terms of dealing with others. People with a very wonderful soul.

Aside from these people who showed their gratitude to me, I am also blessed that people I had conflict with sometime in the past, became friends that I could smile with. I never really thought that I could even exchange smiles with these people because of the circumstance we come across with, but hell just that simple "Hello" and a genuine smile made the difference, and things are patched up again.

I am aware that people, especially those that we value can't be there for us sometimes... there will be times that they have to stray far from us, but I do know that friendship are kept... friendship that is just beyond compare... I had the chance to hear the voice of a friend, a very special one... over the phone last night... it was the first that I heard the person's voice after so many months... and that's when I figured that things have really changed but, what is so remarkable is that... real friendship lasts... and its beyond distance and beyond time.

These are just one of the great things that is just so memorable.. it really touched my heart. :)

Friday, March 6, 2009

Commercial: The Hof Gorei Resort Commercial Experience

My experience during the Hof Gorei Commercial Shoot was indeed a great deal of experience… I don’t know, but I don’t find video production work as a work so to speak but instead, a way of having fun? Find it weird? (laughs)

This is actually my first time to direct a commercial and man, though pressure gets into me sometimes? It also gives me an adrenaline rush… wanting to conquer the moment.

My day started at 6am where I was getting ready for an eight am call time at the Wharf going to Samal Island where the boat of the resort is set to pick us up at the exact time. And me directing went on the entire day… it was so fun… its really a great experience that one shouldn’t miss.

The resort is great place to relax and the rooms and cottages are really nice and a place for comfort… it has rustic native design that gives you a relaxing ambiance. And the view from the top of the guesthouse overlooks the entire resort and the sea.

shooting for the spills on the way to the resort

meet my beautiful VJ and Best Friend, KAT :)

taking a break after the spills

on with the shoot...

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Failure as an Opportunity

Every once in a while, we find ourselves in great adversity… and too many times we stumble. But hey, having to fall short once in a while is part of life… it makes life not so easy but it is exciting at the same time.

Even the most successful people in history experience different kinds of defeat before they reach success… and mind you they are the likes of Albert EinsteinThomas Edison… they went through temporary detours before they made a name in history.

For people such as them, they see failure as their teacher, it was their backbone for success… they used it as a tool to manage the future, before they even made a name in history, people think that they don’t amount to something, but they proved everyone wrong. They did not allow painful events to derail them from becoming who they are now.

So if you are experiencing temporary defeat in you life, remember you are not the only who experience defeat… and hey, Failure is an opportunity turned upside down. Think about it.


love ventures

So ironic that circumstance can excite us and make us sad at the same time. Its like, you are happy with what’s taking place, but you know, it could mean having to let go of something that also matters to you.
Right now, it’s really a mixed emotion for me. My boyfriend just got a new job… and I am really so happy for him… In fact, I am even proud of him. But along with my being happy is an upcoming loneliness. His job requires him to be thousands of miles away from each other… and boy, I don’t know if it would work out, I really hope it does…
I can’t be selfish and tell him not to go because I believe he deserves to prove something for himself… I mean this is something that would define his being, why would I hold him back? The only thing I know now is to believe that he is making something out of himself… and whatever his decisions will be… I will be happy for him.
* Boss, wish you all the best in your new path… things may change along the way, still I’m happy and proud that you finally made a step higher… you have my support.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Remembering Someone's Lost

Hi friends... I know I have been really out of touch for a time... I have been through so many things these past months that, I don't have a choice but to take some time off in the blogger world.

Today, I remember a tragic event that took place some years ago that really crippled some of the people I know that have been part of my life. Last 2003 of the same day, the day, that I saw one of the people close to me suffered because of a lost of a loved one... and she was the reason why I somehow got inspired to write a film about that incident that took place in the same day.

If you happen to be a regular reader of my blog... you would be familiar with our film entitled: "Marsokwatro", where i made a post about it last year, it is a film inspired by that tragic incident in the Davao International Airport, that robbed the lives of many. The day where, a supposed to be happy reunion turned out to be a day for mourning... a day where a bomb explosion erupted.

I'm blogging about it... because, I happen to recall how it feels like to be in that situation where you don't have any choice but to keep up with the way life just turned out... it was a downright painful experience to go through, but there is no way to run but to accept the reality, that we just can't be with those people we shared our entire life with... and though it was a very tragic event... I believe there is always a room for healing... my friend have moved on, though sometimes we think of him... we talk about him... and she even cry sometimes... but I saw in those eyes, a strong soul, who take things with faith that everything happens for the right reason... sometimes, it may be hard to grasp the real reason behind the situation... but eventually, things just end up the way they should.

To my friend Miah, I know, this is one of the painful moments, a moment of remembrance for our beloved "lolo". I wish you to be the strong soul that I have always believed you to be... I wish I can be there for you in this moment of painful remembering... and share in your moment of pain... but I guess the only thing I can do now, is to let you know that I'm here... and I'll be praying along with your family.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Five Reasons Why I LOVE BOHOL :)

Hmmm... I love Bohol... and there could be hundreds of reason why I love the place... but I think its better to simplify it to only 5 reasons.. :)

  • BOHOL is one of the nominees in the SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD. Hmmm... isn't it a reason enough to have a taste of BOHOL? tsk tsk :) -- a lot of tourist abroad comes to bohol and get to see its beauty... so why not have a taste of bohol?
  • I get to visit the very inviting FLOATING RESTAURANT of the LOBOC RIVER. (The Place where John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo with Sam Milby had a shoot on ) a very nice place... and THE FOOD? "deliciouso" (delicious) -- Prawns, chicken, Barbecues and the list goes on!
a remarkable performer with its instant fansloboc river at night
  • THE CHOCOLATE HILLS -- a very nice view of the chocolate hills. It was a very nice experience... Finally, I've seen it up close and really, its so amazing that it doesnt have that chocolatey color when you get to have a closer view. :) AMAZING isn't it?
up close in Bohol... Chocolate Hills
  • THE TARSIER -- yes the ENDANGERED TARSIER... Guys, these creatures may be weird looking? but hey, they are so cutie and so gentle... only, when you get to have that moment with TARSIERS? DO NOT TOUCH them and PUT OFF THE FLASHES FROM YOUR CAMERA. -- it is said that once you touch them they DIE. (and we don't want that. right??)
an endangered specie... Tarsier
  • THE PEOPLE -- yes, the people here are so hospitable and very accommodating. They would even let you in to their humble home... even if you are a complete stranger. No kidding guys. ITS TRUE. I even gained a friend after I visited BOHOL... her name is ROSE.

Now you know why I LOVE BOHOL? ITS the complete package... the experience... the adventure... the fun.... the friends... the place... the people... EVERYTHING! :)