Friday, December 29, 2006

Carla in Abt Ur Luv - Epi 06

Episode Title: New Year's Eve (Sunday) Pasabog

This blog entry contains episode highlights involving Carla's character, Brenda.

At home, Brenda is getting instructions from her mom over the phone when Celine arrives. Celine apologizes to Neri, but couldn't help but ask if Neri is attracted to Gens. Surprised, Neri asks her if she's crazy, but doesn't deny it. Brenda hangs up the phone and Celine has to leave with her to go to the mall before Neri can give a real answer.


In the car on the way to the mall, Brenda asks Celine why she wants to be Neri's friend, especially since she was so jealous of her just a week ago. While Celine protests that her intentions are pure, Brenda laughs and quotes The Art of War: Keep your friends close, keep your enemies closer.


Later that day, Josh is sitting at the dining room with Neri, telling her it would be great if she would seduce Gens so Celine would be free to be with him. Just then, Brenda and Celine arrive with shopping bags. Celine presents a gift bag to Neri, saying she wants them to be good friends.

Watching Neri accept the gift, Josh sees his hopes of a Neri-Gens relationship evaporate, and leaves. When Celine asks if there's something wrong, Brenda agrees that it's strange Josh isn't hanging around Celine like he normally does.


Later that night, everyone is milling around outside their homes to enjoy the firecrackers as it approaches the midnight of the New Year.

Mich watches Brenda and Stick from behind a tree.

Everyone gathers on the street and counts down the seconds to the new year as fireworks explode in the air.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Carla and Janus, Break Na

The December 24, 2006 episode of The Buzz aired interview clips of Carla and Janus in the Buzz Express segment. A transcript of the video follows.

Christmas won't be the same without you

Hindi na nga 'same' ang Christmas para kina Carla Humphries at Janus del Prado, dahil nag-end na ang almost 6 months na relasyon nila. Nag-meet ang dalawa sa Qpids, pero dinedma na kaya sila ni Cupid dahil nag-break na sila?

Carla: It's a bit awkward when we see each other now. Last time kami nag-usap, when we finalized the break-up, ang alam ko we're friends. So I guess we just need time lang, just like all break-ups.

Janus: Tri-ny po namin maging magkaibigan for like a month. Hindi po nag-work out. Ultimo sa friendship ay hindi kami compatible (laughs).


Their break-up was first confirmed officially in the September 5, 2006 episode of Homeboy, where they were both guests.

Youtube video is available.

Monday, December 25, 2006

Abt Ur Luv on Hi Magazine Jan 2007

Abt Ur Luv is featured in the January 2007 issue of Hi Magazine.

Many thanks to dhelcee for scanning the pages.

Below is the excerpt about Carla:

May Acting
Hindi man ear-friendly ang name ni Carla Humphries, 18, naniniwala ang Star Magic na maganda ang future ng dalaga sa showbiz, dahil may "acting" naman ito na napatunayan niya sa Bituing Walang Ningning.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Holiday Greets!

Happy holidays to the visitors of this blog!

May the Spirit of Christmas be in your hearts and homes this holiday season. :-)

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Carla in Abt Ur Luv - Epi 05

Episode Title: Give Love on Christmas Monday

This blog entry contains episode highlights involving Carla's character, Brenda.

The gang is busy with preparations for their Christmas party when Brenda and Celine arrive to check on their progress.

They go through a checklist: invitations, decorations, lights, and stage set-up. Just as Brenda turns to look at Stick, he looks up at her and blows her a kiss.

When Celine sees this, she remarks that Stick is so different from Gens. Up to now, Gens hasn't even noticed that she's there. She confesses to Brenda that she sometimes doubts he still loves her.

Brenda suggests that Celine "test" Gens by doing something to make him jealous, since jealousy is the sure sign that Gens still cares for her. Celine immediately rejects the idea, but she can't help but wonder if such a "test" will work.


Later, Gwen, Celine, and Brenda return to the Smith home to find Josh sampling the food that Neri is preparing for the party. Josh then springs the bad news: the choir that Brenda has hired for the party won't be able to make it.

Brenda immediately panics, and the girls try to calm her down. Neri comes in from the kitchen and suggests that she find substitutes for the reenactment and play a CD for silent night.

Brenda calms down a bit, but still worries about the role-playing. She asks Gwen to consider being Mary, but Gwen backs out. Celine and Neri likewise say no.


Later, Brenda goes to see Hillary and informs her that she will have to play the role of Mary. Hillary tries to object, but Brenda uses the "big sister" card to get her to accept.

Bill quickly approaches Brenda and volunteers to be St. Joseph. Brenda agrees and asks Bill to attend their dress rehearsal later.


Later that afternoon, Brenda and Gwen are excited about the monito-monita revelation at the party because Gwen's admirer will be revealed. Brenda asks Gwen how she would feel if it turns out that her admirer is someone who's not her type.

Gwen says she wouldn't mind if it were Mao, since he's smart and charming. She also finds Ahmad hard working and charming. Just then, Lieu enters and almost trips, prompting the girls to giggle. Gwen says it can't possibly be Lieu since he's too shy to have revealed his feelings.

Just then, Stick arrives and tells Brenda that he and his brother Blue have argued.

Gwen tells him she would have wanted to have her family with her this Christmas, and tells Stick he should be thankful that his brother is there. Brenda and Stick exchange looks, then Brenda finally advises Stick not to think about it for now.


Stick is up on a ladder working on the lights with Brenda and Gwen when Celine suddenly runs past them, with Gens chasing after her.

Concerned, Gwen asks if Celine was crying... Brenda replies that she's not sure. She is about to go check on Celine when Blue arrives with a new problem -- Bill and Hillary have argued.

After she gets over her shock, Brenda asks Gwen to go check on Celine, then accompanies Blue to her home. Stick runs after them. Ahmad and Mao realize that their brother Bill is involved and chases after them as well, leaving the party venue deserted.

With no one else around, someone dressed in a Santa costume appears -- it is Mich, and she would like nothing better than to make Brenda's party a flop.


At the Smith home, Bill is nursing a bruised head, while Hillary reveals that Bill has been heckling her and even stole a kiss. Ahmad and Mao grab Bill and drag him home, just as Josh enters the house and tells Brenda that their things for the party are now missing.


Later, Brenda is anxious just before she opens the party and apologizes for the way the venue looks.

Mich smiles, pleased with her handiwork. But when Brenda says she hopes that the Spirit of Christmas is still with everyone, they quickly applaud to show their support.

The party continues as Brenda calls Hillary, Rickson, Vince, and Gens forward to reveal his monito or monita.

Her own monito is Stick. After giving him his present, she then calls Gwen, but her monito does not reveal himself. Brenda quickly says that the person probably hasn't arrived yet, so they will try again later.

Brenda then introduces the reenactment. It starts well, but the lights suddenly overload and the place goes dark, causing everyone to panic.

Brenda tries to assure everyone that things are fine, but she's in despair and tells Stick that she's ruined.

Just then, a homeless man rushes in with his pregnant wife. She is about to give birth and he asks for help. Lola Conching steps forward and says she can help. Brenda sends all the guys outside and grabs a tablecloth. Soon, a baby boy is born.

Just then, Mich notices a star shining brightly up in the sky and points it out. Everyone turns to take a look. Neri starts to sing Silent Night and everyone joins in the singing as they gaze up at the star.

Touched by the spirit of Christmas, people who have spent the day arguing ask for each other's forgiveness, including Blue and Stick.

The episode ends as Celine silently wishes that everyday was like Christmas.