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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

“GOOSEBUMPS” star Dylan Minnette a fan of horror book series


For Dylan Minnette, landing a leading role in Columbia Pictures' “Goosebumps” movie was a dream come true. The 18-year-old actor grew up an avid reader of the Goosebumps books, written by best-selling children’s author R.L. Stine, and now features as the young male lead in the big-screen adaptation, starring opposite Jack Black.

“I loved them,” Minnette says of the books, which have achieved sales of more than 400 million, worldwide. “I feel like `Goosebumps' inspired me to read more because they were exhilarating and fun. Also, they introduced me to horror at a young age, which I'm a huge fan of now.”

The young actor, who says he’s read at least 30 different books from the hit series, is keen to point out that the movie adaptation is not a horror movie. It’s more an action-packed adventure that happens to feature a host of iconic monsters.

“The movie is funny,” he explains, “and it’s scary and exhilarating, and that’s what I liked as a kid. I feel like the books introduced me to a whole new world. And, later on in life, I still always look back to `Goosebumps.' It had a big impact on my childhood.”

The chances are that “Goosebumps” could have a big impact on his adulthood, too. The movie, which is directed by Rob Letterman (“Shark Tale,” “Monsters vs Aliens,” “Gulliver’s Travels”), is eagerly anticipated and has built a big buzz among “Goosebumps” aficionados and film fans alike.

Minnette takes on the role of Zach Cooper, a high school student who is struggling to cope with small-town life after a move from the big city. He cheers up, however, when he meets the beautiful girl next door, Hannah (Odeya Rush). Every silver lining has a cloud, however, and Zach’s newfound happiness comes under threat when he learns that Hannah’s mysterious dad is in fact R.L. Stine (Jack Black), the author of the bestselling “Goosebumps” series.

As Zach learns more and more about the family next door, he discovers that the creatures from Stine’s stories are real, and that the author keeps the creatures locked up in their books. When Stine’s creations are accidentally released from their manuscripts, Zach is thrown into a night of adventure in which he, Hannah and their friend Champ (Ryan Lee) are pitted against a host of famous monsters.

“There is this thing called the Bog Monster,” says Minnette when he recalls the creatures from the movie. “Also, there are big scarecrows, mummies, big Jack O’Lanterns, vampires and there’s the Creeps, which real fans should enjoy. Also, the Graveyard Ghouls are very cool. They were played by actual actors from The Walking Dead, who had already acted as zombies.”

The Ghouls come courtesy of the Goosebumps book “Attack of the Graveyard Ghouls,” and they’re joined on screen by any number of creatures. Stine has published over 350 books and a whole host of his iconic creations are rendered into movie form, whether it’s the aforementioned Bog Monster from “You Can't Scare Me!,” “The Abominable Snowman of Pasadena” from the book of the same name, or even Murder the Clown from “When the Ghost Dog Howls.”

In fact, Minnette remembers the latter all too well. “The guy who played Murder the Clown was in character all the time,” he recalls of the shoot. “He’d be sitting in the corner staring at us constantly. We never actually knew if we were in danger, or what was going on.” He laughs. “We were like, ‘Hey! Why are you being so weird, man?’ Then as soon as he was out of the make up, he seemed like a nice, regular guy. I guess he was being Method!”

As well as enjoying the monsters, Minnette also got on well with his co-stars and says that the films’ leading adult actor, Black, made all the young cast feel like equals.

“It is obvious that Jack has worked with younger people before,” he says. “The three of us are all kids and he definitely found a way to be so good with us. He made us feel very equal, as though we were all doing the same thing, and that made our job a lot easier. He is great. Rob [Letterman] and Jack were like our parents,” he adds with a smile.

Minnette’s own, real-life parents have been very supportive, too, allowing their son to flourish on screen from an early age, while also making sure his feet remain set firmly on the ground. The actor is a well-spoken, humble and intelligent young man with a number of interests, including music. He sings and plays in a band called the Narwhals.

“I’ve matured a lot quicker because I’ve been working around adults since I was eight years old,” he says of his life in the entertainment industry. “I am used to working around adults all the time. I feel like I learned a lot of social skills from that. I’m super-thankful. It helped me grow up at the right time.”

Minnette hails from Evansville, Indiana, and made his move into performance when a convention came to town looking for young actors and models. Minnette attended and, while he was there, secured an agent in Chicago who landed his first gigs, in commercials and print advertising. By the time he was eight, he was auditioning for jobs in LA. His first TV role was an episode of “Drake & Josh.”

He then went on to enjoy a recurring role in the TV shows “Prison Break” and “Saving Grace.” He also appeared in the films “Let Me In,” “Labor Day” and Disney’s “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.” One of his career highlights, meanwhile, was working with Jake Gyllenhaal on “Prisoners.”

“He is such a good actor and such a cool guy,” beams Minnette. “He is so laid back and he doesn’t bask in Hollywood life. If I were to continue on with acting as my main thing, I think I’d want to do it like he does. And I’d love to be like Jack Black.”

Working with Black on “Goosebumps” was a real thrill, he says, and if the film invites a sequel, Minnette would love to return for more. “I hope there is a sequel and I hope I am in it because I am such a big fan. I feel I could put a lot of my heart into a sequel.”

Opening across the Philippines in Oct. 21, 2015, “Goosebumps” is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.



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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

“PAN” prepares roll out by bringing Neverland to life around the Globe


Fans Join the Journey with Stars Hugh Jackman, Levi Miller, Garrett Hedlund and Rooney Mara,
Plus Director Joe Wright, at Events from Melbourne to London, Hong Kong, Tokyo,
New York City, Mexico City and Beyond.

Gearing up for the release of the big screen, family adventure “Pan,” Warner Bros. Pictures has been bringing the film’s magical world to life with exciting and unique events across the globe. Global superstar Hugh Jackman, who plays the fearsome pirate Blackbeard, along with Levi Miller, who brings the iconic title character of Peter Pan to life, and acclaimed director Joe Wright will celebrate and experience many of these exciting versions of Neverland in person with fans, and will be joined at several stops by Rooney Mara, who plays Tiger Lily, and Garrett Hedlund—Hook before the hook.

This worldwide celebration will be connected via social media as fans everywhere will be invited to check-in virtually at each unique “Neverland” location via Facebook and Instagram, and post their experiences using #PanMovie.

The whirlwind tour began on September 2 in Australia, the home country of both Jackman and Miller, where “Pan” will make its global debut in theatres on September 24. Melbourne students from five local public schools saw advance footage from the film, followed by a surprise Q and A with Jackman.

In London, Leicester Square is being transformed into the film’s vividly imagined Neverland, with the immersive take-over of its Gardens being opened to ticketed families for free on Saturday, September 19. Under canopies of colorful tents, guests can discover Blackbeard’s Pirate Training Tent, Pan’s Warrior Tent, Tiger Lily’s Kingdom and watch performances on the Jolly Roger Stage. On Sunday, September 20, Leicester Square will also host the gala worldwide premiere of “Pan,” at the Empire Cinema and the Odeon Leicester Square. In addition to Jackman, Miller and Wright, stars Rooney Mara and Garrett Hedlund will join the UK celebration.

In Hong Kong, from September 18 to October 11, the city’s Times Square Mall will host a massive installation entitled “Every Legend Has a Beginning.” Featuring a village inspired by Tiger Lily’s in the film, plus a Jolly Roger ship modeled after the one in Blackbeard’s fleet, the Mall will offer a multi-media experience for fans with a variety of performances and imagery from the film and fans will have the opportunity to meet and greet Jackman on Monday, September 28. On the same day, Jackman will also become the first international star ever to participate in the Chinese Mid Autumn Festival celebration in Hong Kong, the Fire Dragon Festival. As a special honor, Jackman will be asked to hold the Fire Dragon’s pearl in the parade.

On October 1, Jackman, Miller and Wright will fly to Tokyo for the film’s premiere event, streamed live online from the Roppongi Hills Area at the Keyakizaka Complex, which will be transformed from stem to stern in the style of Neverland. The stars will be joined there by major Japanese musical artist Seiko Matsuda, before heading onto the TOHO Cinemas to view the film, which opens across Japan on October 31.

New York City hosts the gala U.S. premiere on Sunday, October 4, ahead of the film’s October 9 nationwide debut. Cast and filmmakers including Jackman, Miller, Mara, Hedlund and Wright will be joined by a host of other celebrities at the legendary Ziegfeld Theater.

In Mexico City on Tuesday October 6, the trio of Jackman, Miller and Wright will attend the film’s Latin American premiere at the all-new Toreo Parque Central’s vast Cinepolis Complex. With designs inspired by the Neverland natives’ village, Mermaid Lagoon and the Jolly Roger itself, a special live drum performance will be part of one of the most spectacular premiere events ever hosted in the country. All of these iconic Neverland elements will remain at Toreo Parque Central until October 18, giving families the opportunity to visit this exhibition for 12 extra days.

As Neverland sweeps the globe, a dazzling selection of the film’s costumes will simultaneously be debuting in exhibits throughout Asia, Europe, Latin America and the U.S. Costume designer Jacqueline Durran’s creations for Jackman’s Blackbeard, Miller’s Peter, Hedlund’s Hook and Mara’s Tiger Lily will be showcased at or around the events in Hong Kong, at Times Square Mall; London; New York City; Madrid; and Mexico City. Added stops include Prague, Dubai, Athens and more, with exact locations and dates to be announced.

There will also be mall installations including Brazil, Italy, the UAE and beyond, plus an airship with the Jolly Roger hitting the skies above Germany at events in Hamburg and Frankfurt, plus many more “Pan” themed activities around the world, bringing fans closer to Neverland than ever before.

Opening across the Philippines on Thursday, October 8, “Pan” is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.



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Monday, September 28, 2015

Jessica Chastain in command in Ridley Scott's immersive 3D spectacle “THE MARTIAN”


Golden Globe winner and Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain, who’s also considered as one of the most sought after actresses of her generation who gave memorable portrayals in groundbreaking movies such as “Interstellar,” “Zero Dark 30” and “Tree of Life” stars in Ridley Scott’s space adventure “The Martian” with Matt Damon, Kate Mara, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Peña, Sebasyian Stan, Aksel Hennie, Kirsten Wiig, Jeff Daniels and Sean Bean.

Based on the highly successful book by Andy Weir, “The Martian” tells of the gripping story of botanist Mark Watney, played by Damon in the film. Watney is one of the six-man crew of the Ares 3, an exploratory fact finding mission to Mars that goes radically wrong when the astronauts are caught in the middle of a ferociously violent sandstorm. As the crew scramble to get back on board their ship, Watney is speared by an antenna - leaving him injured and destroying his space suit’s bio monitors in the process.

Believing he is dead, Commander Melissa Lewis (Jessica Chastain) reluctantly aborts the mission to embark on the long journey back to earth. Watney, a biologist and a brilliantly innovative mechanical engineer, has survived but, at first, has no way to contact mission control back on Earth and let them know that he has survived. NASA eventually realises that he is still alive when satellite images show evidence of his endeavors and plan a rescue attempt – a race against time to reach him before his limited resources run out. Having made the decision to leave Watney behind, believing him to be dead, Lewis feels an enormous measure of regret and guilt that will later affect her actions and the integrity of her command.

Ridley Scott fleshed out some of the action sequences in the movie and made Commander Melissa Lewis’ arc even more active, creating another of the strong female roles that have marked many of his previous films. As leader of the third Mars mission, known as Ares III, Commander Lewis heads a crew of six, including Watney, and is in charge of the surface mission and the spacecraft that carried them there, the Hermes. The journey from Earth’s orbit to Mars required nine months, giving Lewis ample time to establish authority with her team, and for the astronauts to bond.

Jessica Chastain, who portrays Lewis says, “She is such a well-written character, another in the legacy of Ridley’s remarkable women characters. Lewis came from the Navy, and has to lead a team of specialists who are very smart and have very specific tasks to perform. She is friendly and personable with her crew, but wants to leave no doubt as to who is in charge.”

“Matt and I have now done two movies together (Interstellar was the other), and have only worked with each other on set for about a week,” says Chastain.

Chastain says she was fortunate in being able to spend some time with astronaut-chemist Tracy Caldwell Dyson, a Mission Specialist on Space Shuttle Endeavour flight STS-118 in August 2007, and who was part of the Expedition 24 crew on the International Space Station in 2010. Dyson briefed Chastain on both the technical and human elements of being an astronaut. Chastain says Dyson and other female astronauts are true role models. “They inspire women everywhere to pursue careers in science and mathematics,” the actress notes.

“I think it’s a great part for Jessica and perhaps unlikely because she’s not thought of as being a physical actress. But I saw a film she did called The Debt in which she played a spy and I was surprised and I was convinced she could do anything at that point. And there are strong performances throughout the film – I mentioned Jeff [Daniels] and there’s Sean [Bean], Chiwetel [Ejiofor], Kristen [Wiig], the guys on the Ares 3. I’m really pleased with them all,” says Scott of his uniquely talented “The Martian” cast.

“The Martian” opens September 30 from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.



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World geniuses unite for a daring rescue mission in Ridley Scott's “THE MARTIAN”


Based on real science and where help is million miles away from Earth, “The Martian” is directed by blockbuster filmmaker Ridley Scott with a star-studded cast led by Matt Damon along with Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Jeff Daniels, Michael Peña, Kate Mara, Sean Bean, Sebastian Stan, Aksel Hennie, Donald Glover, Mackenzie Davis, and Chiwetel Ejiofor.

From the bestselling novel by Andy Weir, “The Martian” brings the audience out of the confines of the Earth during a manned mission to Mars where astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Millions of miles away, NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring “the Martian” home, while his crewmates concurrently plot a daring, if not impossible rescue mission. As these stories of incredible bravery unfold, the world comes together to root for Watney’s safe return.

“This is the ultimate survival story,” says director Ridley Scott. “Mark Watney is placed under unimaginable duress and isolation, and the movie is about how he responds. Mark’s fate will be determined by whether he succumbs to panic and despair and accepts death as inevitable – or chooses to rely on his training, resourcefulness and sense of humor to stay calm and solve problems.”

Back on Earth, Teddy Sanders (Jeff Daniels), Director of NASA, bears an almost unfathomable responsibility, life and death decisions stop at his desk. Some of the top minds in the world await his judgments, and Teddy must effectively guide a few planet-sized egos. He is, after all, literally working with rocket scientists.

One such genius, Rich Purnell (Donald Glover), an “orbital dynamicist” waltzes into a meeting with the grown-ups and confidently proceeds to demonstrate the solution to getting Watney back. Along with director Bruce Ng (Benedict Wong), Sanders senses the validity of Purnell’s theory, which is affirmed by NASA’s Director of Mars missions, Dr. Vincent Kapoor (Chiwetel Ejiofor). Kapoor bears the most direct responsibility in handling the Watney crisis, and has placed his entire team into full-scale response mode.

“I spoke to some of the people at JPL and NASA to get an appreciation of the sort of pressure they operate under,” Ejiofor continues. “Astronauts place their ultimate trust in these agencies, and everyone who works there knows a single mistake will be uncovered at the worst possible time.”

The resources of NASA and JPL, however, are not going to be enough. Fortunately, the agency’s counterparts (Eddy Ko, Chen Shu) at the Chinese National Space Agency (CNSA) initiate contact with Sanders to offer the services of a prototype Chinese rocket that could undertake a resupply mission to Mars.

Once he has secured the assistance of China, Sanders has to worry about challenges to his authority from one of his own team — Ares III flight director Mitch Henderson (Sean Bean). Unlike Sanders, Henderson give a damn about NASA’s public relations problems. His one and only concern is getting his astronauts home. All of them. Henderson will set in motion an exceedingly risky chain of events that may jeopardize his job and force the crew of Hermes to make a profound decision that could result in charges of mutiny.

“The Martian” lands in theaters this September 30 nationwide from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros. (in 2D and 3D screens).



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"Who's he?"

No. I'm not asking for the guy's name. I know who he is. LOLZ!

Take a look at his photo below. I had actually blogged about him before (click here).

His name is Amos Francia and he's my crush. CHOZ! Well...one among the countless....Teehee!


This happened last Friday night when my friend and I went to Circuit Makati to watch this "fantabulous" musical called "Chuva Choo Choo: The Mr. Kupido Musicale".

Lemme ask you something....

What would you do....

When your friend all of a sudden introduced you to this guy and you're like so stunned you ended up holding and shaking his hand for almost over a minute while looking at his beautiful, round eyes and his equally handsome face....

That moment....

My friend and I were just talking about him the other day and she asked me as to what I would do if I got the chance to finally meet him in person and I was...like....just kinda playing around and told her that it's bound to happen then it would just happen....

"Sa tamang panahon."

And then I added, "Maybe this Friday night? At the musical? LOL! As if."

As if....

And so it did happen. Sa tamang panahon. Last Friday night.

"Hey, Amos! Hi! By the way, this is my friend, VinVin...."

Deep inside I knew it was him. I knew it was really him.

But as I was shaking his hand, holding it firmly, feeling the softness of his somewhat cold palm, all I was able to utter to my friend standing right next to me was....

"Who's he?" HUWAW! Um-acting pa talaga!

What was wrong with me?!

Somebody give me lessons on "meeting cute hot guys 101." Please!!! I so badly need it.



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Friday, September 25, 2015

Living on a planet where nothing grows in “THE MARTIAN” second trailer reveal


Left alone to survive, Matt Damon takes on the titular moniker in the latest space adventure set in the 2030s “The Martian” where his character Mark Watney got stranded on Mars when he was accidentally left by his team in their haste to abort the mission.

Based on the bestselling novel self-published by Andy Weir, the trailer further revealed the overwhelming odds Damon’s character Watney faces in order to survive...and after being presumed dead. The trailer’s recent reveal held at Pasadena at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory was attended by Matt Damon and director Ridley Scott together with the book’s author Andy Weir, astronaut Drew Feustel and NASA’s Planetary Science Division Director Dr. Jim Green.

In the reveal, NASA shared that the technology, the tools that helped the character survived in the 2030s are already being developed as it appears on the film. “'We're kind of on the cusp of being able to do everything that happens in the movie,” Matt Damon said, speaking of space exploration during the trailer reveal. “With the right funding and the right attention, these are the kinds of things that we will be exploring in the very near future and this is going to be a part of our kids' lives.”

“The Martian” will open September 30 in cinemas nationwide from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.



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Behold the first trailer of “THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE”


The highly anticipated first trailer of Columbia Pictures' “The Angry Birds Movie” has just been released and may be viewed below.

In the 3D animated comedy, “The Angry Birds Movie,” we'll finally find out why the birds are so angry.

The movie takes us to an island populated entirely by happy, flightless birds – or almost entirely. In this paradise, Red (Jason Sudeikis, “We're the Millers,” “Horrible Bosses”), a bird with a temper problem, speedy Chuck (Josh Gad in his first animated role since “Frozen”), and the volatile Bomb (Danny McBride, “This is the End”) have always been outsiders. But when the island is visited by mysterious green piggies, it’s up to these unlikely outcasts to figure out what the pigs are up to.

Featuring a hilarious, all-star voice cast that includes Bill Hader (“Inside Out”), Maya Rudolph (“Bridesmaids”), and Peter Dinklage (“Game of Thrones”), as well as Keegan-Michael Key (“Pitch Perfect 2”), Kate McKinnon (next year's “Ghostbusters”), Tony Hale (“Veep”), Ike Barinholtz (“Neighbors”), Hannibal Buress (“Broad City”), Jillian Bell (“22 Jump Street”), Danielle Brooks (“Orange is the New Black”), Latin music sensation Romeo Santos, and YouTube stars Smosh (Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla), the Columbia Pictures/Rovio Entertainment film is directed by Fergal Reilly and Clay Kaytis, produced by John Cohen and Catherine Winder, screenplay by Jon Vitti, and executive produced by Mikael Hed and David Maisel.

Opening across the Philippines on May 18, 2016, “Angry Birds” is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.



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Thursday, September 24, 2015

“THE MARTIAN” first trailer reveal


Following the release of 20th Century Fox’s first look photos of “The Martian,” the studio now brings the first trailer of Ridley Scott’s heart-stopping action thriller where a NASA astronaut, Mark Watney, played by Matt Damon is stranded on Mars while his crew plan a daring mission to bring him back to Earth.

The trailer reveals NASA sending a group of astronauts to Mars when they encountered a fierce storm forcing the crew to abort the mission and head back to Earth immediately. Mark Watney along with his crew members are on a mission to planet Mars where they are on board a ship called Hermes – the ship’s crew along with Damon includes Jessica Chastain, Kate Mara, Michael Peῆa, Sebastian Chan and Aksel Hennie.

Based on the best-selling novel by Andy Weir, “The Martian” is directed by Ridley Scott from a script by Drew Goddard (“World War Z,” “Cloverfield”), the film is produced by Simon Kinberg (“X-Men trilogy,” “Elysium”), Michael Schaefer (“Exodus: Gods and Kings”) and Mark Huffam (“Exodus”). Veterans of numerous Scott films are also back for “The Martian,” including director of photography Darius Walszki (“Exodus,” “Prometheus,” “Pirates of the Caribbean” films), production designer Arthur Max (Oscar® nominee for “American Gangster” and “Gladiator”) and costume designer Janty Yates (Oscar® winner for “Gladiator”).

Get ready for an out-of-this-world thrilling ride when “The Martian” opens November 30 nationwide from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros. in (Phils.) cinemas.



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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Matt Damon in “THE MARTIAN”


The recent release of the first look photos of Ridley Scott’s upcoming film “The Martian” starring Matt Damon reveals the actor as a stranded astronaut left behind by his crew after being presumed dead during a fierce storm.

“The Martian” features a star studded cast that includes Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Michael Pena, Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Donald Glover.

The movie is based on the best-selling novel by Andy Weir wherein Damon’s character Mark Watney, an astronaut left behind on Mars, must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to survive on the hostile planet while waiting for the most daring and impossible rescue mission to bring him back.

“The Martian” opens very soon this September 30 from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.



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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Thank you Francis Mossman for giving me a hug ♡♡♡

Behold....the next biggest love team after Alden Richards and Yaya Dub....

Francis Mossman and VinVin....


These photos were taken during the 2015 Cosmo Bachelor Bash last September 5th at the MOA Concert Grounds.

My friend and I arrived at the venue at around past 3PM. We were still able to roam around and had photos taken with some of the models because there weren't that much people at the venue yet at that time. After more than hour, it got a little boring already. I suddenly felt some monotony in the hot, humid air.

And so I told my friend that I'd just stand at one corner for a short while to rest. She, in turn, continued roaming around, which was fine. I just felt really kinda tired.

As I was looking at my surroundings, I noticed this hot, gorgeous guy standing near a booth with a friend. He kinda looked like a personified Jacob Black to me. His eyes. His nose. His body. Right there and then I told myself that, hey, I dig werewolves now. LOLZ! Though, Jacob isn't a werewolf anyway. Technically. He's a shapeshifting Quileute.

I somehow wondered as to why a straight guy like him was at that event. I thought that perhaps she was just there with his girlfriend. But his girlfriend was nowhere in sight. LOLZ!

Little did I know that while I was staring at him, he started to turn his face towards my direction. I was somewhat stunned. What if this guy would think that I was checking him out? Well...I kinda was, anyway. Teehee! But I still didn't want him to think that way. And so I pretended to start checking my phone for messages.

But from time to time I was stealing glances at him. From time to time. LOLZ! *kilig much*

Surprisingly, at one instance, as I was staring at him he immediately lifted his shirt up to somewhat wipe the sweat on his forehead. And so, yes, I, then, had the chance to see his perfectly-toned physique and abs. OHMIGASH!!! Ahihihihihi! I'm sorry. I'm now somewhat remembering the giddiness that I felt at that very moment.

Instantly as well, I decided to check my phone again. Pretentiously. CHOZ! I told myself that I was there at that event for one guy and one guy alone. And it's not Clint Bondad since he already has a girlfriend. It's SR. I'll talk more about SR some time in the future. Teehee!

After a few minutes my friend came back and so we started to roam around again. And as we were walking around, I saw "Jacob Black" having photo ops with some girls and becks. And I was like, I knew it...he's a model. He's a celebrity.

But, I didn't know his name, yet. I just found out about his name the following day.

He's Francis Mossman. A model, actor, footballer, and a certified "hotness overload" boyfriend material. Teehee!

Nonetheless, I gathered all my courage and asked him for a photo. That's the prim and proper me by the way. Teehee!

And then something unexpected happened. Something unexpected happened.

Something unexpected happened.


I've actually never been given a surprise hug by any guy before. Never. Ever. I've featured so many male models and celebrities on my blog this past decade or so and I've actually never received even a single hug from any of them (aside perhaps from Cliff Ho and Chris Cayzer *hurrah Aussies* but don't probably wouldn't count since they're more like good friends to me so there's nothing romantic there LOL).

This was my reaction when I suddenly got hugged by this hottie Scottish/Filipino/Aussie/New Zealander actor/model/footballer, Francis Mossman.

I was stunned!!!

Too bad Francis wasn't able to fully hug me. I'm so big. LOLZ!

He kept on telling me that he loved my shirt. I honestly didn't know why I wore that shirt that day. I just thought that since the event's gonna be held at an open venue it's gonna be so hot and humid, thus, I needed to wear something comfy and something that'll absorb heat. And so I decided to wear something white. And I picked this shirt. This is just a cheap shirt. Nothing really fancy. Not even expensive. But I so so so love this shirt. And I love it even more now since Francis also loves this shirt. Teehee! This was given to my by a friend when she went to London 2 years ago.

I'm not sure where Francis is now. He's a regular actor in the online (Youtube) series "The Horizon." I've only seen one episode when I looked him up online and it was really good. Nothing explicit. Deep inside I was like...CHANCE!!! LOLZ!!!

I hope I'll get to see Francis again soon. I guess he's now back in Australia or wherever it is that he's originally from. But, yeah, I'm still hoping to see him again anytime soon. Maybe I'll try to do an interview with him. Given the chance. I've never done that before for my blog. Never. So, perhaps, I want my "first interview" to be with someone special as well. Someone like Francis.

My "first time." Teeheee!!!

I love you, Francis Mossman. Thank you for giving me a hug. It meant a lot. So much. I'll cherish it forever. ♡♡♡

For more about Francis Mossman, like him on Facebook or follow him on Instagram @officialfrancismossman.



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Monday, September 21, 2015

Hunky singer Jay Marquez in "Chuva Choo Choo: The Mr. Kupido Musicale"

Yummy, right? Teehee!

Aside from being such a beefcake, Jay Marquez was also a former member of the renowned singing group "The Company" so you can really expect a stellar performance from him (as well as from the rest of the cast of this musicale). I'm so more than excited to see this show this coming Friday.

He will be playing several roles in "Chuva Choo Choo: The Mr. Kupido Musicale." One as a contestant in a singing contest, then a Tatay, then a macho dancer and lastly, as an impersonator in a bar called Mr. Kupido bar. He says that the chaos of doing all these is challenging but it's so fun as well.

I'm really looking forward to that macho dancer part. Ahihihihihihihi! I've never been to a gay bar before.

Check out more of Jay's handsome photos below. Chinito much! Watch out Sir Chief. Teehee!

Here are some behind the scenes photos of the show. I'm looking forward to seeing the equally hunky Jojo Riguerra as well.

Here are the rest of the cast members. My crush Edward Benosa is part of it, too. I wonder if I'll get to meet him as well this coming Friday?

But I'm so more than excited to see Jay. He's really a great performer. I love his voice. You should here him sing. Click here for a sample.

Catch the first four shows of Chuva Choo Choo on September 25, 26 (3pm and 8pm), 27(3pm) and its second run in January 2016.

For ticket inquiries, you may contact Cheng Pimentel of Stages Production Specialist Inc. at (63 917) 859-6544.

The show will be held at:

Power Mac Center Spotlight
3rd Level, Circuit Lane, Circuit Makati
AP Reyes St., Brgy. Carmona
Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines
Power Mac Center Spotlight

See you!



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