those F4 memories

The idea for this post came when @blissful_days tweeted: “F4 reunion harks back to memories of fun Pahiyas trip, exchanging vids w/ an officemate and marathoning MG2 at dawn before leaving for ofc!” For the last few days, social media has been abuzz with the long-awaited F4 reunion. It started when @VanNessVanWu tweeted this photo…

can we not make ugly actors cry?

There has to be a rule in dramaland: ugly actors should not be made to cry. Of course in reality, who looks good while crying? But we’re talking here of onscreen fantasy. Can we keep that fantasy? They should also not be made to wear costumes that enhance their unflattering features. Or cut their hair…

ex-idol responds (version 1)

(For humor’s sake) Dear Ex-Fan, This is in relation to your letter, “Dear Ex-Idol… Love, Your Ex-Fan” addressed to an unnamed celebrity. I took it upon myself to respond in behalf of my talent, who may or may not be the celebrity¬† you were referring to, and who I shall not name and shall be…

dear ex-idol… love, your ex-fan

Dear Ex-Idol, This is probably a long-delayed letter to you. I should have sent it a long time ago but every time I sit down to write this letter, I will always be filled with hope that maybe things can change for the better. Or you can change for the better. But as I have…

Eita & his drama plants

Eita has two dramas this season: the divorce drama SAIKOU NO RIKON and bromance MAHORO EKI MAE BANGAICHI. I still have a hangover from Nitta of LUCKY SEVEN so I watched SAIKOU NO RIKON. Now, what’s with Eita and his drama plants? He had that moss plant in LUCKY SEVEN. The previous moss plant died…

ARAFES: Arashi & their concerts

You haven’t watched an Asian pop concert until you watch ARASHI’s concerts. Their concerts are more than just song and dance. They are an experience. This video gives an idea on the thoughts and efforts that go into an ARASHI concert: * Just a note on the part about the technology used in ARASHI’s 2012…

blog: interviewing stars

There’s a lot of hoohah going around in Philippine blogosphere about an entertainment journalist’s cringe-worthy interview with Anne Hathaway during her promo tour of LES MISERABLES. I did not have the heart to watch the video of the interview but I read the transcript, which already made me cringe. Below is the video of that…

movie: PUNCH

I’ve seen PUNCH¬† listed as among the featured in-flight entertainment on some of the trips I took last year but it’s only now I got to watch it. It’s definitely not the typical Korean movie that showcases a gorgeously shot Seoul. The story takes place in a poor neighborhood where the main characters, 17-year-old Won-Deuk…