it doesn’t feel like Christmas yet

As I'm writing this, I'm broke. I've got two projects that have been completed -- both projects have been horribly delayed (and I was helpless to do anything about it -- and one project that is ongoing but we haven't gotten our downpayment yet. And the two projects haven't paid me yet. Rockwell Christmas is…Read more it doesn’t feel like Christmas yet

In ‘Changing Partners,’ excellent filmmaking overshadows musical’s emotional strength (InterAksyon)

I was so intrigued coming to watch¬†Changing Partners¬†and wondering how it was going to be done through film. I saw the play version (read my review here) and loved it immensely and thought it was Vince De Jesus's strongest work yet. But it has such an unconventional structure and convention that I wanted to see…Read more In ‘Changing Partners,’ excellent filmmaking overshadows musical’s emotional strength (InterAksyon)

back to basics

I'm currently listening to Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5 in E Flat major, Op. 73 "Emperor": I. Allegro as conducted by Alfred Brendel with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Bernard Haitink. It just seemed appropriate after what just transpired only a few minutes ago as I'm typing this. As I've mentioned in a previous post…Read more back to basics

Taking Flight

Last night, I saw Sab Jose take flight. I met Sab during No Filter. She's partners with Toff in The Sandbox Collective and when we were working on No Filter, she handled all the marketing and PR and she was the assistant director and acting coach for the play. We got close, of course, like…Read more Taking Flight

I Met a Stranger in Barrio Alto (Team magazine)

Team magazine's Editor-in-Chief (and my good friend), Paolo Lorenzana, told me a few months ago that the sixth issue of Team magazine would be about travel. He wanted a travel story, a gay perspective on traveling, and if I had any story that I wanted to share, I should send him something. I had been…Read more I Met a Stranger in Barrio Alto (Team magazine)

Free HIV screening with Love Yourself on November 29

So, let's get serious about our HIV status, why don't we? World AIDS Day is coming up on December 1 and it's always a good time to ask ourselves: what have we done to stop the rise of HIV infections in our immediate circle/vicinity? Because you may not be at risk but, for sure, someone…Read more Free HIV screening with Love Yourself on November 29