Thursday, June 30, 2005

Qpids: Episode 6.4

The episode opened with a live performance of the song "Tell Me Where it Hurts" by MYMP.

During the song number, video clips of the 8 remaining loveteams flashed on the video screens overhead. The loveteams can be seen seated together on a platform at the back of the stage.

In the next segment, Anne introduces the members of the Love Council: Director Joyce Bernal, Mr. William Martinez, and Direk Laurenti Dyogi.

Luis then asked Hazel & Mhyco, Karel & Gabb, Carla & Janus, and Carlo & Vane to step forward.

They watch the video clips of each of the loveteams. At the end of the Carla-Janus video clip, we see the two of them smiling.

Direk Lauren is the Love Council member who will share his comments for their loveteam.

Direk Lauren says: Carla, Janus... Janus is a very powerful actor, alam natin yun diba? Carla, very expressive ang mga mata mo. Kaya lang kapag nagbibigkas ka ng Tagalog na linya, lumalabas ang insecurity mo. So, work on that. Pero, okay ang tandem.

In the following segment, each of the pairs will now be told whether they belong to the Red Heart (safe) zone or the Blue Heart (danger) zone.

When only Carla & Janus and Carlo & Vanessa remained on stage, Direk Lauren announced that the first pair he will name will proceed to the Blue Heart.

He then asked Carlo and Vanessa to proceed to the Blue Heart, and said that Carla and Janus belong to the Red Heart.

Carla and Janus are visibly overcome with joy at the news... and both look to the audience (I assume to their families).

They then join Hazel and Mhyco in the Red Heart zone, and we can see Janus wiping Carla's tears.

Later in the evening, we also see Carla and Janus congratulate Hazel and Mhyco for winning this week's immunity bear.

The episode ends before the weakest pair is revealed. Anne also says that a shocking twist will be revealed in tomorrow's episode.

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Qpids: Episode 6.3

In Episode 6.1, Direk Lauren had explained the mechanics of the Romantic Comedy Acting Loventure to all remaining 8 loveteams. Carla and Janus had been grouped together with Paw and Mikel to portray scenes from Lovers in Paris.

Their segment of this episode opens with Luis explaining via voiceover that Paw and Mikel would have the lead role of Vivian and Carlo, while Carla and Janus would be in a supporting role portraying a male and female passerby.

Former prince charming Mike Agassi returns as a special guest for this segment.

Carla in her interview said that since Paw and Mikel were already in the Red Heart (safe) zone, she and Janus needed this opportunity to prove that they are also worthy of being in the Red Heart zone.

Luis in his voiceover asked how comfortable Carla would be acting in a scene with her former prince charming Mikel. Carla responds: "I'm very confident. Alam ko magaling umarte si Janus. Lalaban kami."


At one point though, Direk Lauren calls Janus aside and tells Janus that he's being KSP.

Direk Lauren: "E paano, kahit wala ka sa eksena, gumagawa ka ng eksena."

Janus responds to Direk: "E siyempre, paano ako mapapansin? E ang gwa-gwapo ng mga kalaban ko eh."


The scene then changes to Janus and Mikel apparently having an argument.

Janus in his interview says: "Inaamin ko naman, gusto kong mabago yung bad temper ko. Kasi, bihira ako magalit, pero pagmagalit ako talaga... kailangan huwag niyo akong lapitan... kasi... " Carla interjects: "Maniwala kayo."

Mikel in his interview says that Janus is upset with him because Direk Lauren had caught Janus smoking in one of the bathrooms.

Direk Lauren noted the number of cigarette butts on the floor and started asking the others in the room who else had smoked.

When no one else confessed to the deed, Janus angrily said, "O sige, ako na ang nagyosi ng lahat na yan, pati yung lights."

Despite repeated questioning by Direk Lauren, no one else admitted to smoking in the bathroom. Mikel in his interview said he had not been smoking, that he was just lying in bed at that time.


Finally, it was time to rehearse and shoot the scene of Carla and Janus, where this time they would be portraying Vivian and Carlo walking together in a park.

During their interview, Janus and Carla laughingly talked about their experience working with Mike Agassi, whose mission was apparently to try to distract them both during rehearsals.

Turns out Mike had been trying to distract them by asking inane questions, and by coming into the scene at the wrong times.

Before long, it was time to shoot the actual scene. Carla and Janus (portraying Vivian and Carlo) walk together through the park, and after sitting together, "Carlo" hands "Vivian" a piggy bank, saying: This is our baby, please take care of it and fatten it up.

"Vivian" sets the piggy bank down to one side and starts opening her bag, saying that she has something to give to "Carlo". At that point, Mike enters the scene and tries to snatch the piggy bank. Janus goes after him and wrestles with him until Mike drops the piggy bank.

Carla seizes the opportunity to rescue the piggy bank, then starts to run from the scene.

She eventually realizes that Janus is not behind her, and returns to where the two men were still wrestling on the floor, then starts to hit Mike on the head with her bag. Janus finally manages to wriggle out of Mike's grasp, and together, Carla and Janus make a run for it.

They're both laughing in their interview as they describe the scene that follows. Mike gets up and starts running after Janus, completely ignoring the piggy bank which was still with Carla.

The two men chase each other around the garden, but eventually stop when Janus slips on the grass. Janus is laughing in his interview when he says the editors will no doubt replay the scene of him slipping on the grass a few times (which they did. LOL).

At this point, we see a segment of Paw and Mikel's interview, where they talk about the Carla-Janus loveteam.

Mikel: It's fun to see Janus being beaten up by Carla all the time. Diba?

Paw: Para sakin talaga maganda ang Janus-Carla tandem. Kasi... for a change... kasi, lahat kami dito, sweet-sweety. Sila yung iba. Sila ang nagpapaiba ng mode... happy-happy.


We then get to see the final versions of both the Paw-Mikel and Carla-Janus scenes.

The episode ends with Direk Lauren meeting everyone once again at the living room of the house, where he reminds them that 50% of the elimination criteria is dependent on how they performed during this loventure.

Direk says: Okay, maraming nangyari sa araw na 'to. This loventure, hindi ko alam kung puro love ang nangyari. May mga awayan, oncam and offcam; may mga nasita na pinagmulan ng pag-aaway. This is a test, not only of your acting abilities, but also of your relationships with each other bilang loveteam and bilang magkakaibigan.

He continues: The love council will review your performances. 50% of your scores will be based on the love council. The other 50% will be based on the votes. The one who will receive the immunity bear will be revealed at Heartbreak Night on Thursday.

Sunday, June 26, 2005

Qpids: Episode 6.1

Another new week has started on Qpids, and the eight remaining loveteams (including Carla and Janus) proceed to a house in an unspecified location for their next Loventure.

Soon after the 8 loveteams settle down, Mr. Qpido, Direk Lauren Dyogi arrives with four special guests: Marc Cortez, J.E. Sison, Mike Agassi, and Joseph Bitangcol.

Direk Lauren explains that the next challenge for the loveteams will be a Romantic Comedy Acting Loventure. Each princess will be given a chance to randomly pick a script for a scene taken from Meteor Garden or Lovers in Paris, which the loveteams will then have to act out.

Direk Lauren also stressed that the Love Council will use the results of this acting challenge as their basis for selecting the loveteam that will receive the immunity bear at this Thursday's upcoming Heartbreak Night.

Carla's randomly selected script was a scene from Lovers in Paris. After the scripts were distributed, the 8 loveteams were divided into four groups. Each group was told they have 30 minutes to discuss amongst themselves, assign the roles in the script, and rehearse.

Carla and Janus were grouped with Paw and Mikel. Among the special guests, Mike Agassi was assigned to their group. Their group very quickly came to an agreement about the roles, and were able to start reviewing their scripts.

Both Janus and Carla also took the opportunity to give Mikel some encouragement and advice, since he seemed to not be completely focused on the challenge.

The episode ended with a sneak peak into tomorrow's episode, where we get to watch the first group perform.

Qpids: Sunday Loventures 2

In the second episode of Qpids Sunday Loventures, we learn that the CAR-JAN LABSTEAM ranked #5 in terms of PLDT/text votes among the final 9 loveteams.


We also see an additional scene from the Bear Kita date of Carla and Janus.

It's very late by the time Janus brings Carla back home, and as they approach the door, Janus expresses his worry about having to face Carla's older brother. He doesn't feel better when Carla says this time, he may have to face her father!

Janus looks around the room, nervously awaiting his fate while Carla goes to speak to her family.

Eventually, she returns to find Janus looking uneasy, sitting on the couch.

Carla: Okay lang yun. Bukas nalang daw.
Janus: Papatayin?
Carla: Pupuntahan ka sa bahay niyo.
Janus: (gulp!)

Just before leaving her house, Janus asks Carla for a kiss goodnight by pointing to his cheek. She responds with "Hug nalang," then gives him a hug.

But Janus asks for a kiss on his cheek again. This time, Carla pecks his cheek with her fingertips while making the sound of a kiss with her mouth.

Janus is still not satisfied and asks one more time. Carla moves forward as if to kiss him, but at the last minute turns her head away. Janus laughs and he finally moves forward to beso Carla on her cheek.

Saturday, June 25, 2005


From Qpids Episode 5.3
The 'Bear Kita' date of Carla and Janus

Finally found the lyrics to the song that was playing towards the end of Carla and Janus' date.

Composed by Ryan Cayabyab
Originally performed by The Company
Also performed by Regine Velasquez

Araw-gabi nasa isip ka
Napapanaginip ka kahit sa'n man magpunta
Araw-gabi nalalasing sa tuwa kapag kapiling ka
Araw-gabi tayong dal'wa

Verse 2
Biruin mong nasabi ko ang nais kong ipahatid
Dapat mo nang mabatid laman nitong dibdib
Tila sampung daang awitin
Natapos kong likhain
Ito ang tunay na damdamin
Tanggapin at dinggin

Araw-gabi nasa isip ka
Napapanaginip ka kahit sa'n man magpunta
Araw-gabi nalalasing sa tuwa kapag kapiling ka
Araw-gabi tayong dal'wa

Many thanks to Zuhl's Lyrics Page.

Friday, June 24, 2005

Qpids: Episode 5.5

When Part 1 of the First Heartbreak Night ended, Carla and Janus were with four other loveteams in the Danger Zone.

When it was time for Carla and Janus to learn the fate of their loveteam, Anne and Luis called them forward to join Karel and Gabb.

Luis then announced that Carla and Janus were the stronger pair, and they were asked to move to the Red Heart area (safe zone).

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Qpids: Episode 5.4

It's Part 1 of the First Heartbreak Night of Qpids, where a loveteam's story will have to come to an end.

The episode was broadcast from Studio 1 of the ABS-CBN Compound.

Mark Bautista and Rachelle Ann Go opened the show with their rendition of Dito Sa Puso Ko (the Qpids Theme Song), as Luis called each loveteam on stage (by loveteam number).

Each loveteam walked to the front, waved to the audience, then moved to the back of the stage, where a platform had been prepared for them.

Carla and Janus were the 4th to be called, since they are Loveteam #4

After the song number, Luis announced that it was time to divide the 9 pairs into two groups. The 4 pairs that received the most votes will get to sit in the Red Heart area, where they would be safe from elimination. The remaining 5 pairs will have to stay in the Blue Heart area, which is the danger zone.

Luis called each Loveteam forward and announced the zone they were to go to.

Carla and Janus were asked to go to the Blue Heart area, the Danger Zone.

The episode ended before the loveteam with the least number of votes was announced. We'll all have to tune in to Part 2 of Heartbreak Night (tomorrow) to find out whose lovestory will be coming to an end.

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Qpids: Episode 5.3

Anne and Luis open the episode by introducing the 'Bear Kita' date of Carla and Janus. Luis says -- with Janus, always expect the unexpected. Anne says -- for sure, this will be comedic! Janus intends to be a one-man, deluxe, service-staff for Carla on this first date.

Luis says: Janus will definitely be able to make Carla laugh. E pag-paiyakin kaya, sino ang magaling diyan? Anne responds: Alam ko 'yan! Itago nalang natin sa pangalan na... Mikel Campos.

The episode starts with Janus standing on the roadside, flagging down a cab. He's all dressed up in a tux, wearing a backpack, and is carrying a strange assortment of items.

Meanwhile, Carla is at home watching TV and is surprised by the unexpected arrival of the Qpids camera crew. She is told that they're there to shoot a segment for Qpids Sunday Loventures (QSL). She greets the viewers, then shows everyone the bruises she has on her knees and legs from their Fanatic All-stars rehearsals. She also says she hurt her arm... but that Janus massaged it to make it better.

In the cab, Janus is anticipating the surprise that he'll be springing on Carla. He shows off the various items he's got with him for this date: air freshener, tissue, insect repellant, and his mahiwagang basket... the contents of which he will reveal later.

Back at home, the crew interview Carla's mom and brother about Janus. Mommy Tonette says Janus is a nice guy -- but she says she expects Carla to not be padalos-dalos. Kuya Alec says: "Behave.... have fun, but not too much."

In the cab, Janus shows off the bilao of kakanin that he has for Carla's family.

Finally, he arrives at Carla's home and nervously makes his way to the door. As he knocks, he calls out Carla's name.

Inside, Carla has apparently recognized Janus' voice, so she goes to open the door, and hides behind it as Janus picks up his many items from the floor and walks in, saying: "Wow, Haunted House. Bumukas mag-isa..."

With Carla hiding behind him, Janus enters the house and greets Carla's brother with: Voulez vous coucher avec moi? (LOL) He greets Carla's mom with a bit of pseudo-French before finally realizing that Carla is just standing behind him.

He then presents his bilao of kakanin to Carla's mom, then asks for her permission to take Carla out on their date.

Janus then unveils the contents of his backpack -- a very short red carpet. He throws flower petals on the carpet and invites Carla to walk on it.

Laughing, she steps on and when she reaches the end, he asks her to stop, then pulls the other end of the carpet around to the front so she can continue walking... until finally, they're in the cab. LOL.

Once they're on their way in the cab, Janus presents Carla with a Snickers chocolate bar. He says it's a bit melted but he got it because it reminded him of her. Carla is all smiles and reveals that she likes eating that candy bar during rehearsals.

As they continue on their way, Janus decides to get on the phone and call Mikel. When Mikel answers the phone, Janus tells Mikel that he and Carla are out on a date and that Carla wants to talk to him. He then hands the phone to her.

In his interview, Janus says he did it to make Carla happy. Also he admits: Gusto ko siyang (Mikel) inggitin eh. Gusto ko siya naman ang magselos. Back in the cab, Janus says he's willing to do whatever it takes to make Carla happy, even if it's having her talk to Mikel on his cellphone using up his load credits! (Awww).

Carla in her interview says: Naging honest naman ako kay Janus. It came to the point na malapit na akong mahulog kay Mikel. Pero it takes two to tango. Pinakita niya na mas karapat-dapat siya. Kung ikaw talaga ang gusto ng tao... hahabulin ka.

When they arrive in Marikina City, Janus prepares to unveil his next surprise while Carla uses the restroom. He has rented a large high-heeled-shoe-shaped vehicle (in bright pink, no less). He also had his red carpet unrolled with flower petals all over it.

Carla is surprised to see the giant shoe when she returns, but she gamely gets on board (sino ba naman ang nakakasakay ng sapatos?) and the two of them enjoy their afternoon parading around Marikina City together.

Janus in his interview says: "Nagulat ako na si Carla ay ganun pala ka cowboy -- hindi maarte, malambing, understanding, palabiro, and down-to-earth."

As night falls, they arrive at the Riverbanks Amusement Center, where they enjoy a ride on a paddle boat (which Janus didn't have to push!), a round on the bumpcarts, a few turns around the teacups, and a few songs at the karaoke bar.

Carla in her interview says the entire day was very memorable, including their walk across the bridge with other people around them.

Janus leads her to their next stop, a picnic dinner (with matching red carpet and flower petals). He presents her with a bouquet and a small cage with hamsters (?). During dinner, since they had agreed that they would seriously talk, Carla asked Janus about his father, Renato del Prado.

Janus reveals that he has not seen his father for quite some time. Wala akong sama ng loob sa erpat ko. Hindi naman kailangan iyakan ang lahat ng bagay. Mahirap mag-invest ng emotions sa isang tao na wala duon.

Carla (in her interview): Janus is the one who's there for me. Kagaya ng sinabi niya kanina, paano mo bibigyan ng pagmamahal ang taong wala sa tabi mo? Siya yung nandiyan eh.

Janus (in his interview): Feeling ko gusto niya pa rin si Mikel eh, kahit papaano. Ano ba ang meron ang payatot na yun at gustong-gusto siya ni Carla. Papayat din kaya ako!

During their after-dinner chat, Janus keeps telling Carla he thinks that she still likes Mikel. She tells him she doesn't know why he can't get it into his head that she's over Mikel, and that he's the one she wants to be with.

Janus then asks: "Kung liligawan kita, sasagutin mo ba ako?" Carla answers: "Ewan ko. Ligawan mo muna ako, kaya nga nanliligaw eh."

When Carla asks him how he feels about her, Janus answers: "Ba't naman gagawin ng isang lalaki sa isang babae ang lahat ng ginawa ko?"

Janus (in his interview): She's pretty, she's sweet. What more can I ask for? Basta okay siya. Tanggap niya ako. Tanggap ko rin siya. Okay na yun!

Carla (in her interview, while we see more scenes from their date): Love takes time. Mas totoo ang feeling pag step-by-step. Hindi mabilisan. Kung talagang special ang nararamdaman mo para sa tao, huwag mong i-madali....

Carla continues: Muntik na akong umiyak. Muntik na akong masaktan. Pero paano ako iiyak, kung ang kasama ko ay nagpapatawa sa akin?