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Ina Kapatid Anak: Stop the Endless Nail Biting, Please.

From the beginning of Ina Kapatid Anak, the director/writers have pushed the nail biting habit shared by Celyn and Margaux to their viewers. Too much. My annoyance with the nail biting issue began when one of the earlier scenes would cut to close-ups of Kim Chiu and Maja Salvador biting their nails. Yes, it was a way to hint that the two were sisters. Yes, a person bites their nails when they’re stressed out. And these two are always stressed out.

However, almost every episode features them doing this. All the time. To the point where it doesn’t even look natural. It’s like the director was thinking, “Hmm… we need to drive it in more to the viewers that they’re sisters. Like really drive it in. Cuz, like seriously, they’ll never get it”; so they’d put in some nail biting here and there. Oh, is Maja walking during the scene? Bite your nails girl. Last 10 seconds before we cut to a commercial break? Work that nail biting Kim. Oh yes. That’s it. Work it!

The nail biting doesn’t even look like it’s actual nail biting. I think you and I both know that once you’ve seen too many nail biting action going on in this teleserye, you become a damn expert. When portraying Margaux’s bad habit, I noticed that Maja just raises her nails to her mouth for a second as if they have a point system for every time they do that. Current count: 5,007. Whenever there’s a problem, Kim looks away from the person she’s speaking to, does this crying face, then brings her nails to her mouth which only lasts a second. I’ve seen nail biters in real life and they gnaw on those suckers for days. Either Kim and Maja take a workshop on proper nail biting or leave it out. We get it already.

Imortal News: Lia Ortega (Angel Locsin)

This was posted on Angel Locsin’s Official Facebook Fan Page:

IMORTAL: LIA ORTEGA

Honor was taken away from her when her heroic mother was branded a traitor by the whole of Lobo kind. Now, bearing the mark of her mother’s shame and treated like a slave, Lia is doing everything she can to clear her mother’s name and restore her standing in the powerful world of Taong Lobos. But to do this, she must first unleash the power that is sleeping inside her.

Crazy!! So many questions come to mind so I’ll be on the hunt for answers.

Only You: Pilot Episode (ENG SUBS!) Pt 2

Be sure to thank the uploader. Please ABS-CBN, don’t be an ass and take it down. -_-

Note: Be sure to watch out for the Angel and Diet chemistry. There’s still a part of me that wishes they end up together… lol 🙂

The Last Week (KIS): Rocky Finally Knows the TRUTH!

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Photo Credit: Kahit Isang Saglit @ Blogspot.com

The episode immediately (more like after 2 minutes of a summary of what has happened in the story) starts from where it left off last week: Anthony shoots Ronaldo and Garie comes screaming. Rocky appears some time later and Garie tells him that Anthony shot her Tatay.

Fast forward, we are taken into the hospital morgue with Ronaldo lying on the table with Garie weeping. There are numerous flashbacks from the past. Rocky comes and Garie tells him that she trusted him and it was because she loved him. Bewildered at that statement, Rocky says that he loves her too. However, now that her Tatay was murdered, Garie does not want to see him ever again. She tells him to leave.

Outside, Amir and Popong show up and the former gives Rocky a blow to the face. Popong tells him off and with her finger says, “Naiintindihan mo!” Amir then gives Rocky another good ‘ole hit on the face.

In his room, Rocky receives a call from Alona. She then tells him that both of them were wrong about Garie’s Tatay and that Ronaldo may have been telling them the truth after all. She confirms this by stating that it was her mother that confessed that Anthony had been courting Eunice, Garie’s mother.

Now, the pièce de résistance! Rocky sees that he has one voicemail and listens to the message of the year: it is the sound of Ronaldo’s final moments before Anthony kills him. Anthony basically confesses his part in everything; that he killed Rocky’s father, Francisco. And at the very last moment, Ronaldo also confesses that, because of the horrible act he did to Eunice, Anthony is actually Garie’s biological father.

In his rage, Rocky heads off to Anthony’s hotel room and confronts him, gun and all. Tomorrow is the episode to wait for!

My Thoughts

Wowza! This has to be one of the most thrilling episodes in the story. Honestly, I did not stay with this teleserye during most of its duration because there was just too much miscommunication, tears, and sadness every day. However, because it’s the last week, I just had to know what has been happening! Fortunately (and regretfully), I admit that the long summary before each episode greatly helps. 🙂

On Carmen Soo-Rosales (Garie)

Let me first comment on my thoughts of Carmen Soo. This woman is amazing. She’s humble, sweet, classy, and such a fresh face on TV. I sometimes get tired of seeing the same actors being recycled, so Carmen is definitely a new breeze of cool air. In today’s episode, I thought she did exceptionally well, especially in the scene where she was holding her Tatay as he died. I cried right then and there.

On Echo (Rocky)

On the other hand of the loveteam spectrum, we have Jericho. As always, he brings his all on screen. Since I have always made an effort to watch his movie or serye, I basically have his style memorized. When you watch Echo, you know you are going to get it all.

On Luisa Chong (Popong)

Now for Popong! (lol) This lady is awesome. I love how she spoke in Tagalog; it was truly believable. Whoever taught her how to speak those aforesaid words, give yourself a pat on the back.

On Albert Martinez (Ronaldo)

I just did not like how he was breathing while he was acting dead. Either Mr. Martinez should have put in more effort to delay his  breathing or the cameraman should have used other angles to show the hospital morgue scene. His breathing and the long flashbacks were what made me fast foward the episode.

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All in all, good episode today, especially the revelations. This episode surely created the platform for what is to come during this week. And I will surely be tuning in!

Much love,

Paula

Piolo & Angel Coming to LA!

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Two of my favorite Filipino actors, Piolo Pascual and Angel Locsin, are coming to town (MY TOWN) on December 6, 2008 at the Wadsworth Theater in Brentwood. They’re coming (with Sam Milby) for the premiere of their new movie, Land Down Under.

So, to those that are car-friendly or bus-savvy, you can buy your tickets for $25 and sign up for the Meet & Greet. Warning: The Meet & Greet has many limitations so be sure to read all directions and keep your temper under wraps.

Click Here For ALL the Information!

Unfortunately for me, there’s a small snail’s chance I’m going. I am neither car-friendly nor bus-savvy when it comes to places in the far West side of town (though, I myself, live in Hollywood). Though disappointed and a bit saddened, I have hopes that I’ll get to meet them when I get a vacation to the Philippines.

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Hoping that all is well with you,

Paula