No pain, no gain! Exactly 2yrs ago tahdeyyy! #iwantmore

No pain, no gain! Exactly 2yrs ago tahdeyyy! #iwantmore

Tagged by @saimabintibrahim. #20FactsAboutMe 

1 My full name is: Mary Rose April Barcelona Navarro. Just call me April or Abril or Navarro. Coz if you don’t—
2 I easily get “pikon”. And nothing can change that. Ha! 😑
3 I’m left-handed. Literally & figuratively? 😁
4 I have a tattoo in my left arm. And I wanna have some more! The more the merrier! 😎
5 I hate my Bachelor’s Degree. I just continued my studies for the sake of having a crappy diploma. I should’ve pursued my life-long dream (check #6)
6 I wanted to be a filmmaker. But fate doesn’t want to 😞
7 I was already 14 yrs old when I learned to ride a bike
8 I spent my freshman year in college at Lyceum of the Phils in Intramuros, Manila & then I transferred to PLM planning to take up Civil Engineering but I backed out (haha) & ended up in a business course
9 I used to eat carrots like a rabbit (yes, ala bugs bunny)
10 I have never arrived at work late (i should write an idiot’s guide about that)
11 I’m a film maniac 🎬πŸŽ₯ 
12 I love watching cooking shows but I hate cooking itself. Oh the irony!
13 Favorite fictional character of all time: Darth Vader 
14 I always consider myself a superior human being, that’s why I don’t socialize/interact with other people instantly. There’s always an IQ pre-requisite
15 I believe in time-travel, aliens, multiverse & I do believe in God but I don’t believe the priests/preachers. I prefer to seek God, His wisdom & all His creations in my own terms
16 I’m a crazy ass Eraserheads fan. 
17 Certified PINTASERA. #KayaKungPangetKaAlamMoNaHahaha
18 Greatest fear: getting old or getting fat 
19 Not known to many, I’m a sucker for douchebags, tsss.. 
20 I love The Beatles! ❀️

Go tag yourself! Haha! 😁

Tagged by @saimabintibrahim. #20FactsAboutMe

1 My full name is: Mary Rose April Barcelona Navarro. Just call me April or Abril or Navarro. Coz if you don’t—
2 I easily get “pikon”. And nothing can change that. Ha! 😑
3 I’m left-handed. Literally & figuratively? 😁
4 I have a tattoo in my left arm. And I wanna have some more! The more the merrier! 😎
5 I hate my Bachelor’s Degree. I just continued my studies for the sake of having a crappy diploma. I should’ve pursued my life-long dream (check #6)
6 I wanted to be a filmmaker. But fate doesn’t want to 😞
7 I was already 14 yrs old when I learned to ride a bike
8 I spent my freshman year in college at Lyceum of the Phils in Intramuros, Manila & then I transferred to PLM planning to take up Civil Engineering but I backed out (haha) & ended up in a business course
9 I used to eat carrots like a rabbit (yes, ala bugs bunny)
10 I have never arrived at work late (i should write an idiot’s guide about that)
11 I’m a film maniac 🎬πŸŽ₯
12 I love watching cooking shows but I hate cooking itself. Oh the irony!
13 Favorite fictional character of all time: Darth Vader
14 I always consider myself a superior human being, that’s why I don’t socialize/interact with other people instantly. There’s always an IQ pre-requisite
15 I believe in time-travel, aliens, multiverse & I do believe in God but I don’t believe the priests/preachers. I prefer to seek God, His wisdom & all His creations in my own terms
16 I’m a crazy ass Eraserheads fan.
17 Certified PINTASERA. #KayaKungPangetKaAlamMoNaHahaha
18 Greatest fear: getting old or getting fat
19 Not known to many, I’m a sucker for douchebags, tsss..
20 I love The Beatles! ❀️

Go tag yourself! Haha! 😁

C’mon guys, it’s FREE! Now is the time for you to legally download QUALITY music from four of the most gifted musicians in this planet. #john #paul #george #ringo #thankyou

C’mon guys, it’s FREE! Now is the time for you to legally download QUALITY music from four of the most gifted musicians in this planet. #john #paul #george #ringo #thankyou

Anyare sa cord ng telepono ko? Ang sarap ah… hahaha! #twisterfriesisback #yehey #pulubinanamanakonito

Anyare sa cord ng telepono ko? Ang sarap ah… hahaha! #twisterfriesisback #yehey #pulubinanamanakonito

Miss ko na ‘to, at yung magaling kong instructor na… πŸ˜…

Miss ko na ‘to, at yung magaling kong instructor na… πŸ˜…

Gumagana pa sya! Yipee!

Fun fact: i bought this discman on Sept. 7, 2002, same year when they disbanded. After 12 years, it’s still working, like ‘twas waiting for the band’s comeback, at least for a new record. Some things are built to last, for the love of music, eternal it is.. πŸ˜πŸŽΆπŸ‘Œ

Like I’m posing for a shot in a magazine, what the hell does it mean? #EsquireEheads #eheads #waitingforthebus #abbeyroad #surreal

Like I’m posing for a shot in a magazine, what the hell does it mean? #EsquireEheads #eheads #waitingforthebus #abbeyroad #surreal

Two for the road. The fffffff Abbey Road. #EsquireEheads #sabado #1995

Two for the road. The fffffff Abbey Road. #EsquireEheads #sabado #1995

Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!! 

(special thanks to: Yaya Wens @mrs_sheldonplankton & Ane @annegelato for the reservation & pick-up!) #InvertedE #eheads #EsquireEheads #esquireph #sabado #1995 #angsayasayakograbe

Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!

(special thanks to: Yaya Wens @mrs_sheldonplankton & Ane @annegelato for the reservation & pick-up!) #InvertedE #eheads #EsquireEheads #esquireph #sabado #1995 #angsayasayakograbe

Ayun. Sa wakas! πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ˜±

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This month, we’re making pop-cultural history in collaboration with the biggest band the country has ever known: the Eraserheads. 
Since their breakup over a decade ago, fans have despaired of ever hearing new music from these beloved icons, even as their subsequent reunion concerts here and abroad broke all attendance records. Now, we bring to you the Eraserheads of the 21st century, with two new singles: “Sabado” and “1995,” only available with the CD included in this issue. 
Also in this issue: Editor-in-Chief Erwin Romulo’s in-depth account of the Eraserheads’ London tour. Audrey N. Carpio voyages to the mighty Victoria falls in Zambia. And Jerome Gomez journeys to Japan. 
Rounding out this Travel issue: a former flight attendant fills us in on what really happens when you’re traveling 37,000 feet above the ground. Also: ever wonder what people get out of bed for in the more distant corners of the globe? A look at seven breakfasts, from Mexico to Suriname. 
Plus: new fiction from Luis Katigbak, a What I’ve Learned interview with the inimitable (and incorrigible) Teodoro “Teddyboy” Locsin Jr., and an ESQ&A with acclaimed historian Ambeth Ocampo.

All this and more, this month on Esquire Philippines.
#EsquireEheads

Ayun. Sa wakas! πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ˜± —- This month, we’re making pop-cultural history in collaboration with the biggest band the country has ever known: the Eraserheads.
Since their breakup over a decade ago, fans have despaired of ever hearing new music from these beloved icons, even as their subsequent reunion concerts here and abroad broke all attendance records. Now, we bring to you the Eraserheads of the 21st century, with two new singles: “Sabado” and “1995,” only available with the CD included in this issue.
Also in this issue: Editor-in-Chief Erwin Romulo’s in-depth account of the Eraserheads’ London tour. Audrey N. Carpio voyages to the mighty Victoria falls in Zambia. And Jerome Gomez journeys to Japan.
Rounding out this Travel issue: a former flight attendant fills us in on what really happens when you’re traveling 37,000 feet above the ground. Also: ever wonder what people get out of bed for in the more distant corners of the globe? A look at seven breakfasts, from Mexico to Suriname.
Plus: new fiction from Luis Katigbak, a What I’ve Learned interview with the inimitable (and incorrigible) Teodoro “Teddyboy” Locsin Jr., and an ESQ&A with acclaimed historian Ambeth Ocampo.

All this and more, this month on Esquire Philippines.
#EsquireEheads

Alam nyo ba kung bakit inverted E yan ha? Abangan! πŸ˜πŸ˜±πŸ‘Œ #esquirephilippines #september

Alam nyo ba kung bakit inverted E yan ha? Abangan! πŸ˜πŸ˜±πŸ‘Œ #esquirephilippines #september

Welcome to Brgy. Ginebra, Rodney Brondial! #NSD #GinKings (at Robinson’s Ermita, Manila)

Welcome to Brgy. Ginebra, Rodney Brondial! #NSD #GinKings (at Robinson’s Ermita, Manila)

Meanwhile, in a galaxy far, far away.. #vaderselfie #plushtoy #imperialmarch

Meanwhile, in a galaxy far, far away.. #vaderselfie #plushtoy #imperialmarch

Exploring Life - Living In My Preferred Dimension

Cinemalaya X - A Decade Of Connecting Dimensions

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It’s been a week since Cinemalaya festival waved goodbye. I have mixed feelings as it reaches the end of the line.

I was so happy that I’ve been able to watch 7 full-length films & 5 short films, but at the same time sad β€˜coz it’s over & I haven’t seen all the films I wanna see this year (if only I could avail the pocket-draining Festival Pass). Delighted, that it surpassed last year’s ticket sales & continued to stretch its arms to film lovers like me & recruit some more. Dismayed, by the online upload of entries for the last 2 years, which is more of a whack to our filmmakers than a high five to their magnum opus.

I attended the festival for four days. And I literally lived inside the venue for one day. That’s the time I told myself, β€œYou know what, I can do this forever”.

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My 1st day (8/2):

So I came in late for the first screening, about 5 minutes late I guess, but I still enjoyed what was left for me on the first short film played.

SHORTS B
10AM -STUDIO THEATER

EYEBALL 🌟🌟 2/5
Mind-blowing ending. Oh well, I mean, LITERALLY.

INA-TAY 🌟🌟🌟🌟 4/5
Its beki designed script was pure fun! The crowd were bursting with laughter!

INDAYOG NG NAYATAMAK 🌟🌟🌟 3/5
Work of art. I’m not used to this element but it got me glued on the screen.

LOLA 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 5/5
Badass granny! I liked how they roll the ending. Predictable, but good execution. (BEST SCREENPLAY, BEST DIRECTOR & AUDIENCE CHOICE)

NAKABIBINGING KADILIMAN 🌟🌟🌟 3/5
Nice actors. Started with light scenes and ended up heavy.


HARI NG TONDO 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 5/5
12:45PM -LITTLE THEATER
(Director’s Showcase)
This reminded me of the 90s vibe -the punchlines, the scenes, even the cliches! Mainstream release awaits this one. Not the best entry but it doesn’t matter, I loved it! (BEST ACTOR, BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS & SPECIAL JURY AWARD)

SEPARADOS 🌟🌟 2/5
3:30PM -STUDIO THEATER
(New Breed)
Had a few laughs & good moments but it must have been submitted at the wrong festival. The film fits more appropriately at MMFF.

THE JANITOR 🌟🌟🌟🌟 4/5
6:15PM -LITTLE THEATER
(Director’s Showcase)
Alex Medina. He’s in, I’m in! Haha! Alright, the gruesome torture scene is its strongest point. Okay, plus all the yummy guys. (BEST DIRECTOR, BEST EDITING, BEST SCREENPLAY, BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR)

MARIQUINA 🌟🌟🌟🌟 4/5
9PM -LITTLE THEATER
(New Breed)
Its subtlety captured me. Could have been too melodramatic if it landed on the wrong hands (thank goodness it didn’t!). The Cinemalaya feels is strong in this one. (BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS)

My 2nd day (8/3):

#Y πŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸ’« 3.5/5
3:30PM -LITTLE THEATER
(New Breed)
A bit disappointed with the characters (or actors?) but the story itself pulled me back to my senses. I can relate with Mile’s plight & incomprehensible views. There are some things in this life that are too personal to share & too difficult for others to understand. (SPECIAL CITATION FOR ENSEMBLE ACTING)

My 3rd day (8/5):

HUSTISYA 🌟🌟🌟 3/5
9PM -STUDIO THEATER
(Director’s Showcase)
Great performances mixed with weak storyline & everything else. But who cares? The Superstar will save the day. (BEST ACTRESS, NETPAC AWARD & AUDIENCE CHOICE)

4th & last day (8/8):Β 

1ST KO SI 3RD 🌟🌟🌟🌟 4/5
9PM -MAIN THEATER
(New Breed)
Save the funny one for last. We laughed in unison at every β€œLOL” moments in the film which resonated around the theater. Packed with a li’l dose of drama, but there’s more kilig & fun. A sure hit when released commercially. (BEST ACTOR)

And that’s it! I just wish DAGITAB could get a commercial release to see how it really did great to receive all the praises I’ve read & the awards they raked at the festival.

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Exploring Life - A Whirlwind Inside of My Head β‡’

iamyouasyouareme:

I still can’t find the right words for an introduction that defined the greatest night I’ve had in this lifetime. Alright, cut the crap! Whhhhhhhhhhhhoooooooooooooooooaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!

LINKIN PARK LIVE IN MANILA – LIVING THINGS WORLD TOUR 2013

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The band who managed to squeeze…

It’s been a year but I can still feel!

TheConqueror

**there are some times when one has to fight, even if there's no chance of winning.**





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