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A Practical Guide Flick for People to Move On

On the occasion of Star Cinema’s 20th Anniversary, a film based on the best-selling self-help book of Ramon Bautista titled ‘Bakit Hindi Ka Crush ng Crush Mo’ (Why Your Crush isn’t into You) had its bloggers’ conference with the three leads and the writer who sat down on a Sunday afternoon, July 14, 3:30pm at the Training Hall B, 13th floor of ABS-CBN ELJCC Building.

Xiam Lim and in the inset-Kim Chiu. Photograph by Jing Javier.

Xiam Lim and in the inset-Kim Chiu. Photograph by Jing Javier.

Kim Chiu is partnered with Xian Lim, for the first time on the silver screen after their successful tandem on the television series ‘Ina, Kapatid, Anak’. Kian Cipriano is the third party and plays Gardo, Sandy Veloso’s (Chiu) ex-boyfriend, while Lim is Sandy’s dashing boss named Alex Prieto. In the story, the boss helps his female assistant to get back on her former lover and to be stronger in the department of having relationships.

During the bloggers’ conference, Xian was quick to answer when he was asked if he is a hopeless romantic, “Yes I am.”

On the other hand, Kim shared that she also experienced being ‘friend zoned‘.

The three leads are being joined by Pokwang, Diane Medina, Jojit Lorenzo, Ryan Boyce, Lilia Cuntapay, Tonton Gutierrez, and the author of himself, Ramon Bautista in the film.

The said romantic comedy is helmed by the blockbuster director Bb. Joyce Bernal and its script is written by Ramon Bautista and the writer of the box-office hit ‘It Takes A Man And A Woman’–Carmi Raymundo. This will hit cinemas nationwide on July 31, 2013.

For more latest updates about ‘Bakit Hindi Ka Crush Ng Crush Mo’, simply visit StarCinema website or like its facebook page and follow its twitter account.

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  • How to Escape the Friend Zone
  • Responding to Threesome

    Why are some people *too* malicious with words?

    I maybe *too* liberated in many ways and with my words, but it doesn’t necessarily equate that I am the type of person that is always malicious.

    Just this afternoon, I stumbled on an fb contact which showed his company and they were all three. I then commented, “Hahaha!!! Threesome kayo? :-))”

    Then my contact replied, “Threesome? No we are wholesome.”

    I was like what? I was in disbelief because for me the word didn’t mean a thing.

    To correct the person, I pasted the word’s definition.

    three·some [three-suhm] Show IPA

    1. consisting of three; threefold.
    2. performed or played by three persons.
    3. noun

    4. three forming a group.
    5. something in which three persons participate, as certain games.
    6. Golf. a match in which two players, playing alternately with one ball, compete against a third player who also plays one ball.

    I do hope that people learn to comprehend the word first prior to reacting right away.

    Threesome is not even defined on what he was trying to convey to me.

    Bloggers: The New Social Climbers?

    When this term: social climber was thrown by a PR person I highly regard–I cringed. I am a blogger as well. But first and foremost, I am a writer.

    Back in the early 2000, when our group was still facilitating writing workshops with the now-not-to-be-seen Goodwill Bookstore (which Sharon Cuneta once endorsed for millions, but still it didn’t pick-up) and with Powerbooks Specialty Store, we were clear with our participants the dos and donts of what it is to be a writer, and that includes being a blogger.

    Here are things that people should realize and know:

    Myth No. 1: Bloggers are writers.

    Not all. So please stop comparing bloggers from writers. Yes, there are writers who turned-into-bloggers, but it is not necessary that when one is a blogger, one is considered to be a writer.

    Writing is a skill in itself. It is also a talent. Blogging is also a skill, but these are two different stories. Will deal with it later.

    In the first place, most bloggers don’t even know how to write a complete sentence. Most of these new breed of bloggers are the copy-pasters. They cannot even come up with their own original contents. These type of bloggers are the ones that PR agencies hate.

    When you stumble on a blog page that says: PR Release–it simply goes to show–the blogger is too lazy to do his or her homework, or he or she was not interested with the product or the service or maybe the event. Now, is that what you call a writer? And mind you, they even steal contents and photographs from other bloggers.

    Myth No. 2: Bloggers will replace Journalists.

    Yes, Jay Rosen, a media critic, a writer, and a professor of journalism at New York University, have said, “Many blogging sites have matured to offer respectable reporting and older organizations have taken advantage of more democratic media.

    “And so we no longer have blogs vs. newspapers—we simply have media, and content, and publishing.”

    Thus, bloggers have that certain power, but journalists still have the integrity and the ethics. It is just balanced. No one will ever replace anyone. Both media have to work hand-in-hand.

    Myth No. 3: Bloggers are the Lesser-evil beings.

    I suppose, they are. Because they do not practice ‘envelopmental journalism’. But as the days have passed, and the demand of bloggers to becoming the extension of PR departments of businesses and other corporations–they have become quite corrupt in their own little ways. There is truth to the line: great things start from small beginnings.

    Some bloggers wouldn’t attend an event if there is no Php1000 worth of gift check or Php1000 cash allocated for them at the end of the event.

    Again, I personally don’t mind if bloggers are paid. My only issue is–please, they should DELIVER the goods. They shouldn’t just attend because of these lootbags and the cash they might get. They are not different from those who joined Willie Revillame’s game show on TV5.

    Bloggers for me are supposed to be the effective endorsers of products and services. Why? Because they should experience it and they are ordinary people as opposed to celebrities doing endorsements.

    But given all the three Myths, it dawned on me the term that the PR person called one ‘pseudo-blogger’: What is his position? He is a writer [which definitely not], a photographer, or a social climber?

    Based on my observations, I have nothing against bloggers acting like fans, but like all the aspiring and beginning writers in our previous workshops, we always say: “NEVER ACT LIKE A FAN.

    “Respect begets respect. Always remember you are there for your content. Your subjects also need you for their publicity and buzz.”

    Again, I agree with what the PR person have stressed–after the event, as a writer or a blogger, the work is done in terms of socialization. One must never expect anything beyond. If there’ll be any, be thankful for it and don’t gorge on it and don’t boast about it.