The Weekend Warrior

For the past months i’ve been a home buddy and i hardly have time for socializing. How to unload this self- sufficiency syndrome is to go home on weekend and have a blast of fun with the people. My siblings and their flatmates invited me to avail this special promo from Cobone – One night stay in hotel resort with breakfast and dinner buffet plus Iceland Waterpark passes for only 136AED only! Who wouldn’t want that. We are all set. Gettin excited for some splash and dive but the weather wasn’t on our side. Its been raining for days. (Climate change is real. y’know) The waterpark is closed. So how to turn this epic fail get-away to a stay of fun-filled laughs at the resort. Watch this…

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I love writing my thoughts. I love letting it all out. if there’s one person who i can share my thoughts with, i don’t think he/she can stand my overly dramatic self. this is the case, talking is important. it is intellectually stimulating and liberating. that is also the reason why i’m almost drown with self-thought. i have no one to talk to… at the moment.


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DTBY and KS: show parallelism

Think of remarkable DTBY scene so far and you will recall a stand alone picture. Now think about KS and you will not only recall the scene but also the emotion. Why is that. It is because of how the shot is presented in the frame. Lets delve into the KS perspective and in what aspect this so-called magic can be exploited in DTBY.

Given its spontaneity and limited resources (unplanned script, muted character mystery, real time relationship – no interaction in outside world), the show has unique way of presenting a story through a 3-frame shot. How did they utilize it is by emphasizing emotion. a muted yaya dub has no voice/dialogue to convey her thoughts but they maximize her presence through her facial expression. “Unang ngiti with matching pabebe wave” became a trademark. Maine has many faces. And that is a distinct talent among her contemporaries. She become the dubsmash queen not only because of her genius timing in dubbing but the many faces as well as emotions she portray.  Now how it was incorporated into the KS element, it is through close up shots. It is basically a shot taken on face level. It is used to show content importance and to heighten emotion. So the limited space in the frame force them to cut and present only the important element- the characters emotional response. That’s the splitscreen magic.”kilig na tagos hanggang bone marrow” The reason why most viewers felt the intensity of it being relatable is that you watch it as if yaya dub/alden is just on the other end of the tube. But this technique cant be used in DTBY format-wise. However, a character-driven shot is attainable.

Lets take for example the plywood scene. I love how they used a middle shot when Maine was being caught off guard seeing Alden for the first time. Her teary laugh, her eyes sparkle- it was exposed. You can actually feel how overwhelming it was for her. Then you see Alden on the opposite side in a shoulder level shot giving off an almost silhouette vibe. It felt like it was shot in Maine’s point of view. Everybody was given a peek of Alden in the eyes of Maine. Though not in a straight cut splitscreen format, the shot was taken in respect of telling a story exposing directly to viewers. The intensity is apparent even in still photos. They let us witness and be part of the tale.  (Definitely my most favorite KS episode.)


As for DTBY material, characters are now purely fictional. Its mainly the actors interpretation of their roles are being presented. The dynamics of Alden and Maine is a give away to every directors. Their chemistry is natural and on how it will transpire to the screen is by exposing it. Every interaction they made whether they are on a material or just in laidback social media stints, the little details magnifies. Kaya nga AlDub lang sapat na. So given with this structured material the least they could copy from KS is the AlDub element. Not the spontaneity, not the characters’ (goody) image, not the sudden appearance of incoherent material (things that gives no consistency to the story) and  not even Lola Nidora. In a more technical manner, AlDub element is the close up shot in face level. The shoulder shot for a triumvirate conversation. Longer screen time of their interaction. Thus, they execute viewer connection effortlessly.  Kahit maglandian lang sila you will still be entertain. This is what makes them team real- not only in status (i assume) but also in execution.  Im hoping the production team will play into this in the coming weeks as Sinag and Benjie will have more screen time together. Build the tension by giving  a focus not the pacing. After all Alden and Maine are the eye candies.

My favorite shot so far.



However if using spontaneity, the production team should be quick enough to capture a shot stealer and not to missed any opportunity for exposition. That scene where Sinag is secretly making “kilig face” after walking past Benjie is a missed shot.They can make it middle shot for Sinag and close up for Benjie. Spontaneous execution deserves a variety of camera angles. (In KS where the camera is steady, character adjust for the angle)


This is a missed shot.

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10 Reasons Why Most Men Can’t Handle A Deep Woman By:Rania Naim

The deeper you are, the harder it becomes for you to find someone who wants to have a relationships with you. You can go out on a lot of dates but at some point the relationship fails to progress any further and that is mainly because of the intensity of your depth. Not every man is strong enough to handle a deep woman. Here’s why:

1. A deep woman asks deep questions. A deep woman will probe further into your life and ask questions that you may not be prepared to answer. Even on the first date, she will dig deeper and ask personal and philosophical questions – she will never enjoy a shallow conversation.

2. A deep woman is honest. Too honest – often blunt. A deep woman takes her integrity seriously and one thing she believes in is honesty. If you ask her anything, she will tell you the truth and she expects the same from you.

3. A deep woman knows what she wants. Or who she wants. A deep woman knows right away if she likes you and doesn’t need to date around or explore her other options to be sure of her feelings. Her heart only beats for a special few people and she knows them right away.

4. A deep woman wants a deep relationship. She wants long conversations about your life, she wants to hear stories about your past, she wants to understand your pain and she wants to add value to your life. She wants a real relationship that goes beyond going out and having fun.

5. A deep woman is not afraid of intimacy. She is not afraid of getting closer or risking getting hurt in the process. She doesn’t think it will entrap her freedom or make her vulnerable. Her depth and intimacy go hand in hand and she will always cherish the beauty of intimacy in relationships.

6. A deep woman sees through you. She can see who you really are and what makes you vulnerable. She is not the one to hold back from pointing out what she sees in you or how well she can read you. Even though it makes you uncomfortable, she wants you to know that she understands you and that you can be yourself around her.

7. A deep woman craves consistency. She gets turned off by inconsistency or flaky behavior. She desires a strong connection and a solid bond and she knows that consistency is the foundation of that bond. A deep woman will not participate in the dating games.

8. A deep woman is intense. She may be slightly intimidating because she brings intensity to everything she does. Her emotions are intense and so are her thoughts. She will never be indifferent about things that matter to her – not everyone is strong enough to handle her intensity.

9. A deep woman only knows how to love deeply. If you can’t love her deeply, she will walk away. She doesn’t know how to casually date someone she’s really into or be friends with someone she has feelings for. A deep woman knows when someone can’t meet her halfway and she will slowly detach herself from anyone who is not willing to give her the deep love she is looking for.

10. A deep woman won’t wait for you. She will not wait for you to make up your mind or watch you be hesitant about her. She is strong and passionate and will not waste her emotions on someone who doesn’t appreciate her depth. Even though she is looking for a special kind of love, a deep woman is not afraid of being on her own.


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