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Sacha Guitry once said, "You can pretend to be serious, but you can't pretend to be witty." Oh yes, I'm the great pretender.
(pilot episode: 20 January 2004)

Friday, January 25, 2008

Coco Loco

It was one of the most surreal moments I’ve experienced so far.

Last night I rushed to Robinson’s Galleria to watch Condo starring Coco Martin, he with the sad eyes and oh-so-pinchable cheeks (especially now since he’s gained weight). I’ll refrain from commenting too much about the movie; if it weren’t for the sight of Coco, I would have nodded off somewhere in the middle of the movie. He plays Benjie, a security guard who uses his job to withdraw from the world. The filmmakers want to make a particular point (the irony of an emotionally guarded security guard must really looked good on paper) but the ultimate message that I got in the end was: Benjie needs a pair of glasses. OMG, this is the indie film equivalent of an “Acebedo Optical, Acebedo Optical!” commercial. (Even Jao Mapa—whom I had a big crush back when he was just starting—cameos as an optometrist. I didn’t recognize him at first and was shocked when the credits rolled.)

The movie ended at a little past 11pm. When I stepped out of the movie house, Galleria was unusually empty of people—except for security guards! What was even freakier was that there were more than one security guard in every floor I passed through on my way to the basement parking. I mean, how freaky is that?!

But the freakiest bit was this: none of the guards looked anywhere near Coco Martin. Damn.


Baklang AJ said...

Acebedo Optical, Acebedo Optical!


Mabango si Coco martin in person! Saka ang sarap sarap niya talaga. Can't wait for Daybreak!

Anonymous said...

Ay! You watched Condo!
Invite me next time, you know I'm a sucker for indies and Coco Martin. :P

Thought it wasn't showing yet since they extended Sikil's run.

joelmcvie said...

@BAKLANG AJ: Really?! Mabango? Shet, I really wanna smell his singit...!

@TONY: Sorry at medyo spur-of-the-moment kasi yung pagnood ko ng "Condo", but next time I'll surely invite you to watch Coco in "Daybreak". =)

cant_u_read said...

diba may picture si dan tsaka the guy from "bangkok love story"? naalala mo?

hingin mo ngayon kay dan yung pictures nila ni coco nung hk gay & lesbian film fest of 2005. tsaka pics nila sa opening party. tsaka pics nila sa disney at sa disney train.


cant_u_read said...

p.s. hingin mo na rin kay dan yung ym id ni coco, tutal lagi din namang tinataguan ni dan ung coco online.

joelmcvie said...

@RYE: Alam mo, yang kaibigan mong yan, ha! Sabihin mo wag siyang DUPANG! LOL

Kai Santorino said...

i crush him... but was disappointed sa masahista. buti na lang cute nya. hope condo is way better than that.

joelmcvie said...

@KAI: "hope condo is way better than that". In a word, no.

Okay, two words: Nope, sorry.

Dan said...

Joel, totoo yong sinabi ni Rye.

1st movie nya yata yong Masahista. Tapos nakilala ko siya, yong Director & the rest of the production ppl sa party after the screening. The ff day, guests ko ang iba sa kanila, including Coco, sa Disney. Kaya ayun, cheka cheka & exchange ng YM IDs. Nung tumira siya for several months sa Canada, yon yong time na chat galore kami. Pero ngayong andami na nyang movies lately at busy na nga siya, bihirang bihira na lang kami mag-chat.

Kasama yong photos namin na na-delete nung na-reset ang computer ko last Nov nang magka-virus. Walang back up huhuhu! Kaya wala akong patunay na magkakilala nga kami huhuhu.

joelmcvie said...

@DAN: Sheeeeeeet! Wala nang pics?! Huhuhuhuhu!

Pero kapateed, bakit siya nag-Canada for several months? Ano'ng chika doon?