Watch Me Entertain Myself!

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)

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


First time I did a public reading was during the Threesome book launch. I had such a blast, putting drama and comedy into my reading. I liked it so much that I looked forward to doing the reading of E’s book after mine.

Last Monday night I did another reading at another book launch, this time the biography of Antonio R. Mercado, the late chairman emeritus of Basic Advertising. I was asked to read by no less than Mrs. Monina Mercado, upon prodding by her daughter Anne. While I couldn’t very well say no to the late Mr. Mercado’s wife and daughter, part of me also said yes simply because it was another chance to read for an audience.

I guess I really miss performing in front of an audience. Since grade school all the way until college, I joined student theater groups. And even though ever opening night I felt like throwing up because of the jitters, I always managed to overcome stage fright and get through the whole show mostly unscathed.

But reading is great! It’s like acting without the need to memorize lines, hahaha. Still, I need to read the material first before going on stage. I hate cold reading—I need to know the proper pronunciation of certain words beforehand, plus I need to plan out how I’ll deliver the piece.

Soon I’ll be reading again from “The Wet Book” to another audience. Hmmm.

Dear viewers, what do you suggest I read this time?


Mac Callister said...

you're cute!

too bad i was not able to hear your readings hehe sampolan mo kami dito,post a recording!(demanding haha)

MkSurf8 said...

teh! gusto ko audience ako next time sa reading mo. balitaan mo ako. =)

E said...

Read the one that was selling you something hahaha! the one who kept calling you "ser"

Ming Meows said...

suggest ko lang teh, gawin mong seductive yung voice mo teh. yung tipong nagbabasa ng porn.

JAY see said...

henny penny.

palma tayona said...

I like the episode when some guy was giving you a sales pitch. that's pretty hilarious.