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“Makati, 1984”

Written by Amado Lacuesta
Directed by Ishmael Bernal
Cast: Hilda Koronel, Chanda Romero, Carmi Martin, Rio Locsin, Gina Pareño

On the surface, the first team-up of writer Amado Lacuesta and director Ishmael Bernal is rather unlikely. Prior to the release of Working Girls in 1984, Lacuesta was a bank executive in Makati, working his way up the company ladder, and Bernal had already been making movies for more than a decade, including the highly regarded works Manila By Night, Himala, and Broken Marriage. Lacuesta’s background was focused on business, Bernal on art and its many limbs. Both showed remarkable success in their fields, and their paths wouldn’t have crossed if one of them hadn’t chased his other dream.

Noted for writing dialogues in his pad of paper at work, Lacuesta pursued writing on the side. Having little exposure to film production did not discourage him to submit a…

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The Blog of Disquiet

I’ve been reading sad books. Books about sad people. While I was reading Suzanne Scanlon’s Promising Young Women (which I reviewed here), I was rereading Two Girls, Fat and Thin by Mary Gaitskill, and at this point in my life I must have reread it five or six times. It’s always a bad idea for me to read this book—I’m always in a funk for a week after, sometimes longer, or perhaps but now it’s just lodged itself somewhere inside me and each time I reread it it’s like lighting a match. Two Girls is about two girls, but it’s also about gender war(s), heterosexuality as violence. Chris Kraus writes about wanting to solve heterosexuality before turning 40 in I Love Dick but I feel like every conversation with single straight women friends over beer is an attempt to solve heterosexuality, and after a few drinks the solution is…

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Ang tunay na maganda hindi malandi. Baliktarin natin. Ang tunay na malandi hindi maganda.

Yung quotes na yan ang lagi kong tinatandaan. Naglakas-loob na ko mag-approach. Anyare? N-G-A-N-G-A.   HAHAH. So I need to stop na. Everything happens for a reason. Siguro nga hindi pa ito yung time. Siguro someday at the right time, I will meet him. Kapag wala na yung feelings ko. HAHA. Well, that’s life. It isn’t fair.  =)) ♥


Jellied Peach Melba

Recipe tin

Drain 1 can (8 3/4oz) sliced peaches, reserving syrup.

Add water to syrup to make 1 cup; bring to a boil. Dissolve 1 pkg peach flavored gelatin, in boiling liquid.

Add 2 cups ice cubes; stir until gelatin begins to thicken, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove unmelted ice.

Stir in peaches and pour into 6 dessert glasses. Chill until set, about 30 minutes.

Use 1 cup vanilla ice cream and about 2 tablespoons raspberry jam, to each serving with a scoop of ice cream and a spoonful of jam.

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