What Is Home? A Film Review of Brooklyn (Juice.ph)

So, I'm back to contributing for Juice. It's been a long while since I've written for them. It's so nice to be back, to be honest; to be making my own money again and to contributing to something, anything. I got to see Brooklyn recently and I saw that the website hadn't reviewed it yet…Read more What Is Home? A Film Review of Brooklyn (Juice.ph)

Review of Focus and an article on The Thinking Man’s Classroom

Been catching movies again lately, now that Arts Month is done and Fringe is over and I am not rushing to another show (though, to be honest, I have a play to watch every day of this weekend starting tomorrow). I was able to catch Focus yesterday and I thought it was a pretty solid…Read more Review of Focus and an article on The Thinking Man’s Classroom

allow me this moment of weakness

I'm heading out to another wedding today. This time, it's for a couple who I'm very close to and I'm so happy to see them tying the knot and making their union official to friends and family in the rituals that are sacred to them and their family. I honestly don't know how I feel…Read more allow me this moment of weakness

Not catching The Fault in Our Stars (on the first day)

So, today The Fault in Our Stars is opening and I can't get to watch it. I wrote this blog entry in advance because I am in the beach with my cousin and my uncle and aunt and I'm getting away from the city and the world for awhile and reconnect with the sea. I…Read more Not catching The Fault in Our Stars (on the first day)

The Silence is Fragile

The silence is fragile here in this space between us; easily broken by the sudden rush of the words, like bullets, like an avalanche, like a meteor storm, and drowning out the nothingness with sentiments and the little sparks that we hope would ignite the tinder and kindling in our hearts.   Here is such…Read more The Silence is Fragile

Love is a fantasy we can make real: a review of Ruby Sparks

This movie totally blew my mind. I haven't stopped talking about it since I watched it last night. This is really a breakthrough for films, I think, because films like┬áRuby Sparks cuts through genres and all at once it is an intelligent quirky comedy, a fantastical romantic film, and a character drama that involves the…Read more Love is a fantasy we can make real: a review of Ruby Sparks

I never walked down that road before

**Warning: This entry is a bit melodramatic and sad. Proceed with caution. As much as I poke fun at Nicholas Sparks and the kind of books he's written, I've actually seen a lot of film adaptations based on his books. As a "literary person," I've always had a stance against "easy reading." Nicholas Sparks is…Read more I never walked down that road before