Thoughts About: On The Job (Indie Filipino Film)

Kyx has been bugging me to get on with watching On The Job; an indie Filipino film by Erik Matti. Kyx nd I have been watching thriller, crime, mystery films, mostly twist-y films I would say and he wanted to check if On The Job makes the cut in our taste. On The Job is a movie about 2 narrative. 1 about 2 gunmen who are already inmates/prisoners only to be allowed to go out in the open when a powerful politician/military person wants someone killed. Another narrative is about 2 policemen trying to solve a crime only to find out that the people responsible for a crime is right under their noses.

I don’t want to give away more spoilers but this film is definitely one of the movies you need to see before you die. The terrifying and eerie feeling of knowing that it is based on true events is enough to make you go crazy.

I guess I would rate it around 4.5 over 5 stars.

I am not a film major but I took up film class as a major subject back in college when I was still acquiring my bachelor’s degree for Communication Art so my standards on films can be pretty decent. I just have one major thing which is why I didn’t give it a perfect 5.

I feel like it aimed to have your mind blown but it didn’t. I mean it did on certain parts but from boiling down to a single plot, it’s pretty obvious. Okay, I don’t really know the objective or the goal of having 2 narratives. I feel like it gives you the clue that it will all be tangled down in the end but you know it is tangled up to begin with? Argh. I can’t explain! Lol.

It’s hard not to give spoilers on this but I don’t want to give anything else away but I guess I would eventually do it, grrr.

I feel like they wanted us to not know that the stories are weaved together or maybe I’m wrong? But that’s what I feel. They wanted to have this mind-fuck feel to it but it failed ? or is it just me thinking that?

Overall, it is one of the greatest films in the Filipino Film Industry and that makes me very proud.

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Heya!

I have made 2 blog posts yesterday but apparently, I forgot to publish them and now, it seems pointless to do so.

Anyway, yesterday I got the results for my Blood Chemistry Test and was able to discuss it with my Endocrinologist.

Good news- I don’t have a thyroid problem!!! My liver and kidney functions are normal and I CAN’T BE ANY HAPPIER!

Bad news- I have a high blood sugar and high cholesterol level. OH MA LAWD.

My doctor prescribed medicines, supplements and milk. I am not allowed to have dinner anymore for a month. My dinner would be 1 glass of Glucerna milk and 1 glass of water. I have no problem with that, most of the time I don’t eat a lot of dinner anyway.

I’m a bit worried but I feel like if I followed this strict diet, my blood sugar level would go back to normal and so is my cholesterol level. I hate how I’m having problems like this already! Lol.

What else could I update you guys with? Hmm.

Art Fair Philippines 2017

The Art Fair Philippines 2017 is an annual art fair event. It was held in The Link Parking, Makati City. Being an artist of a boyfriend, Kyx’s friends are artist themselves (of course) and some really pursued traditional painting (unlike Kyx who was more on the digital side).

(Here are some pieces and I’ll get to adding some more)

Ticket prices are 250.00 per head (about 2-3 US Dollars) not really expensive and I must say quite a bargain already. For students, they’d only pay 50 pesos (a dollar) and for the students of Makati City they would be free of charge as long as they have an ID.

I think it was a 3 day fair (Sorry I’m always not sure lol) we went on the 2nd day, Saturday February 18, 2017. There was a long line to get to the event. I think we waited for a good 30 minutes before we were allowed to pay for our tickets. After getting our tickets, we went straight to the 6th floor where Art Underground is (that’s Marc’s art representative; sorry to be politically incorrect cause in all honesty, I don’t know what it’s called but it’s just Marc’s management I believe) so we roamed around first and checked out the art pieces we can see. There were lots and lots and lots of art pieces that we were not able to see because basically the whole 6th to 11th floor have art pieces in them. Kyx and I were able to check out the art pieces on the 6th floor, which I will show you.. I wasn’t able to take a photo on all the art pieces cause either I am awkward or there are lots of other people taking photos.

The only driving force why Kyx and I went to the art fair was that our friend Marc Aran Reyes is showcasing his 3 huge pieces called “The Oneiric Time Piece”. Though we really loved the other art pieces, we went there mainly to support our friend.

I am keeping myself off from writing more about Marc but I can’t help it! Marc is such a wonderful person and an amazing artist. He’s always very humble and down to earth despite the fact that he is starting to rise in the art scene. Famous people and celebrities are lining up for his art work and his art are always sold out! Ahhhh I can’t be any prouder and happier for Marc. He deserves it!

He is so passionate and we can’t help but be really proud of him and his success.

Okay, enough of y fan-girling for my friend.

The only other thing that I didn’t like was a lot of people went there not because they’re enthusiasts but because they want to join the bandwagon. Not big of a problem in there but basic art manners are not even observed! A lot of other people are TOUCHING the art pieces my oh my. It’s horrific. Please people, do not touch the art works unless it is to be touched. It’s okay to take photos of it but make sure to be very careful. Also, make sure you don’t take photos with flash if advised.

Over all, the art fair was a great experience. I love every painting I saw and I got more and more inspired to do well in my watercolour paintings lol. I know I won’t be as big as Marc but whatev.

Here’s a group photo that our friend Kaye took. 

The Oneiric Time Piece by Marc Aran Reyes

How I see these art works are far beyond words. I can’t even find the words that put justice on Marc’s art works. You see, Marc Aran Reyes—the artist behind The Oneiric Time Piece (and lots more) has the minimalist style. All black and white and grey. You’d think this is simple and easy but the striking thing about his artworks are how detailed they all are. There’s a certain magnificence in it that even non art lovers could be captivated by this.

I mean you don’t need to be someone who loves art on a daily basis to be able to appreciate his works because his art works captivate the whole world (at least in my opinion)

The description about the “The Oneiric Time Piece” is also included in this post as a photo so you can read on about it. But here’s my interpretation:

The Oneiric Time Piece depicts a dream-like state unravelling the past, present and future. It’s like a parallel universe, slightly and ever so different from reality with eerie feelings of de javu, of knowing something but you can’t quite put your finger on it.


The Arduous Past depicts the tough times, the difficulty upon reaching something, someone.


The Wistful Present shows the sadness and loneliness symbolized by solitude but somehow hoping for a better future.


The Audacious Future showcases how the past and present affected the situation in the future. That being strained and lonely in both the past and present results to a boldness and fearlessness. A sort of surrender in a fierce manner.

These three amazing artworks may not be easily interpreted or may not be interpreted as to how the artist himself would but it gives you something that you can look at and interpret in your own manner. I like artworks like this. Beautifully created, unique and captivating. Relatable but different.


Marc Aran Reyes is an artist everyone should watch out for. His artworks will captivate you both heart and soul. His creation wouldn’t just be aesthetically satisfying and beautiful, but it will pound your brains and hearts—making you want to have more of it if possible. I guess being an enthusiast, I could say that his artworks capture my emotional side, the little heart in my head that speaks with a tiny voice almost unheard often times.

Everything Marc creates give me a slight electric shock. So satisfyingly good.

Also if I may add, my goodness his pieces are all very detailed you won’t even think it’s a freaking painting! Mind you, his works are oil on canvas!! It looks like a freaking photograph I can’t even. Ahhhhh Marc is soooooo friggin good!!!! Oh well. Marc is our friend and no I am not biased. 😀

Art Fair PH 2017 (teaser)

Hi guys! I ought to write about the Art Fair 2017! Hopefully, I get to do it tomorrow. I can’t wait to show you the pieces I saw there. I only got to see a few because it was soooo big and crowded lol.

Here’s why Kyx and I went there. We supported our friend, Marc who is showcasing 3 huge art pieces called the “The Oneiric Time Piece”


I’ll tell you everythinf about it tomorrow! ❤️

Art Fair 2017?

As of the moment, I’m with Kyx and we’re waiting for our turn to enter the Art Fair PH 2017. Hopefully, we get there ASAP cause I can’t wait to show you what’s up! Lol

Also, our friend has art pieces inside! Woo!

What’s Up Skin?

It has been almost 2 months since I encountered bad acne yet again. This is the worst I’ve ever had. I never had a pimple growing up and now, I’m nearly 26 years old yet I need to battle with acne. I think this has something to do with my hormones.

It was my last month of the 6 months stretch for hormonal pills and I think this is withdrawal symptoms ? Not entirely sure though.

Also, I have been stressed a lot the past few weeks which may have made my bad skin condition even worse!

I was counting the spots of tiny pimples last week and I got so sad about it. I hate how it had to be on my cheeks so I got myself a few products that may help make my skin better.

  1. Etude House Wonder Pore Facial Wash – My best friend, Pam told me that Etude’s Wonder Pore facial wash is great, it may be a bit expensive for a facial wash but she says it makes her skin feel and look nice. I got myself one tube of it and tried it immediately, it has 10 benefit claims and says it deeply cleanses the pores and whatnot. It also has a cooling effect which is a bonus (cause I love that cool sensation lol) I have been using it for a good 2 weeks now. My acne has not worsen, it kind of flatten but it’s still there. Although I think the facial wash does its job by cleaning my face really well so that’s about it. I’ll wait for a few more weeks and we’ll go from there.
  2. Galderma Benzac 5% – I was meaning to buy the 10% one but they only had it in big tubes. I feel like the big one is too expensive here in MNL wherein it could be half the price if I have it bought in UAE so I just bought the small tube here and I will ask my brother to buy 1 big tube for me while he’s in Dubai. Now, I’ve been using this product for 4 days and so far, so good! It flattened most of my pimples and I love that it’s water-based so I don’t get a sticky feeling when I put it on my face.
  3. L’Oreal Micellar Water – It was given to me by Kyx together with an Infalliable Stay Fresh Liquid Foundation. I love how it cleanses and moisturizes my face! But really, why is my face always so dirty??? I mean a while ago when I woke up, I took a bath, washed my face with the Wonder Pore then used the Micellar Water and I still have dirt on my face? To think I have washed my face and cleansed it the same way last night! Anyway, yes it does clean my face so good and so far, I love it!

Now, I’m testing these 3 products and hopefully my skin will go back to its normal phase minus all the acne problems!