Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Palos Pictorial - Behind the Scenes

Many thanks to appletej for posting these behind the scenes photos from the pictorial for the upcoming show Palos in Jake Cuenca's PinoyExchange thread.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Carla in Abt Ur Luv Episode 4-8

Episode Title: Barkada Horror Stories

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

Episode Highlights

Everyone's gathered together and they're dancing away at their halloween costume party... everyone except Brenda, who is unhappy because of the way things are with Stick.

Hillary notices and goes to speak with her sister. Brenda grows even more unhappy when she learns that Stick isn't at the party because he had driven Honey to the airport; it seems Honey is returning to the States.

Just then, someone in a gorilla costume approaches and it turns out to be Stick. He asks Brenda to forgive him for over-reacting. He also says that Honey is apologetic, and wrote Brenda a note. Brenda is moved by Honey's apology, and she and Stick happily patch things up.

After the party winds down, the gang agrees to stay a while longer to trade horror stories. Brenda surprises everyone by saying she has stories to share.

She tells them of the time she was at home watching TV and thought she saw Hillary head to the kitchen, so she asked Hill to get her some water. When no one replied, she entered the kitchen and saw there was no one there.

She also tells them of the time she came home to find Josh sleeping on the couch. She tries to wake him because she's expecting Celine to arrive soon, but Josh doesn't respond even though she's calling his name loudly.

Just then, the door opens and Josh walks in from outside the house! Brenda is shocked and looks back to find the couch empty.

Josh doesn't notice Brenda's reaction. He just tells her that his friends will be arriving soon and goes on upstairs. Brenda watches him go then turns again for another look...

Hillary and Josh are surprised to learn this, and Josh right away suggests that they move out. Brenda tells them nothing has happened since those two incidents last year, so she never bothered to tell them about it.

They then ask who has another story to share, and from behind them, someone in a Casper costume says she has a story. When someone comments that there was no Casper there earlier, everyone panics and runs away screaming... not realizing that it's just Yaya Ciana in costume.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

On the Asian Cruise

The Philippine Star published an article on the Asian Cruise that cast members of Abt Ur Luv joined recently.

Philippine Star, Lifestyle Section
October 21, 2007

Caption: Sawasdee, Bangkok:
Carla Humphries enjoys the rich history and culture of Bangkok.

Group photo (click for the large version)

Carla in Your Song: Tuyo na'ng Damdamin

This weekend's episode of Your Song is entitled Tuyo na'ng Damdamin and features Roxanne Guinoo (as Sheila) and Jake Cuenca (as Francis).

Carla portrays Mira, Sheila's friend, who has a crush on Francis.

Mira (Carla Humphries) and Sheila (Roxanne Guinoo) are friends at college. Mira has a big crush on schoolmate and swimmer Francis (Jake Cuenca) but Sheila, herself an excellent swimmer, dislikes him because she finds him arrogant.

In class, the girls learn that Francis is failing his exams, and is now in danger of being kicked off the swim team. Mira immediately becomes worried for him.

Mira talks Sheila into tutoring Francis so he can catch up with their classes. Despite her dislike of him, Sheila agrees.

The tutoring pays off when the teacher announces that Francis has passed the latest exams.

To thank Sheila for her help, Francis gives her a present, and Sheila remarks to Mira that he's not as bad as she originally thought. Mira is saddened to realize that Francis is starting to care for Sheila, but she keeps her feelings to herself.

Francis and Sheila become a couple, but before long, Francis begins to realize that he is not Sheila's priority, and this leads to arguments. Mira observes from afar but does not interfere.

Their relationship problems worsen when Sheila is picked to compete in a five-week tournament in Thailand, and Francis does not make the cut. They have a terrible argument just before Sheila leaves the country.

Mira is there to cheer Sheila on as the swim team leaves. Francis stands at the back to avoid being seen.

Sheila returns from the trip weeks later with the gold medal. She learns upon arriving that Francis is in a coma at the hospital after a terrible accident. She rushes to be by his side.

She notices a floral arrangement in the corner of the room, and is shocked when she sees the note, which reads: Francis, Get well soon hon... I love u! Mira. Just then, the door opens and it is Mira, who is surprised to see Sheila there.

Mira reveals to Sheila that she and Francis are now together; that when Sheila left for the tournament, Francis had been depressed because Sheila had broken up with him.

To Mira's surprise, Sheila denies breaking up with Francis. Mira tells her that's how Francis interpreted her actions. Sheila admits that she had many shortcomings as a girlfriend, but goes on to say that she never stopped loving Francis, and that she's going to fight for him.

At Sheila's words, Francis stirs in bed, and the two of them rush to his side.

Later, Francis comes out of his coma. Mira tells him that Sheila is back, and that she claims to still love him. Mira anxiously asks him if he still loves Sheila.

Before Francis can respond, Sheila enters the room and asks to speak to Francis privately. Despite her worries, Mira leaves the room.

The next day, Mira returns to the hospital to find Francis trying to get out of bed. She rushes to his side when he almost falls. Francis expresses his appreciation, and makes Mira happy when he says she's always there for him.

But Francis goes on to say that they were together because they needed each other, and that after a while, it's not good enough. Mira starts to cry as she realizes that Francis is breaking up with her.

He pleads with her to understand, and to be strong for him one more time.

Mira pulls away from him and watches as Francis rises unsteadily to his feet. Still crying, she remarks that it seems he can now manage on his own. She turns and leaves the room, sobbing.

Later, after being discharged from the hospital, Francis goes to see Sheila and they get back together.