On the first day of 2013, we went to the mall to watch the annual film fest of Tagalog movies. Unfortunately, I forgot my phone so I wasn’t able to document anything, like take pictures of stuff or anything. But I managed to live without it eventually. I had no choice.
While waiting in line for our movie tickets, I saw the author of my favorite book: Para Kay B. I saw Ricky Lee passed by in front of me. I remember telling myself to have my book signed by him, given the chance. But unfortunately, again, I don’t have my book with me. I also don’t have a camera phone to take a picture with him. But luckily, I have Papa with me so we used his camera phone.
I was speechless. I have a lot of things to say to him, like how much I loved his book, or where does he get his inspiration on writing, what tips he can give… And so on. I know those are a lot to ask for a casual encounter so maybe that’s the reason I held back. But anyway, I’m still thankful to stumbleupon a living legend.
Moving on to the movie, we watched Sisterakas, a movie starring Ai-ai delas Alas, Kris Aquino and Vice Ganda. Every scene is a win! We we’re laughing the entire time. No regrets.
When we got out of the cinema, we spotted another celebrity: Martin del Rosario, lead star of afternoon TV series Pintada.
He’s a man of few words. He didn’t even say a word. He just smiled instantly. But I understand. Maybe he’s just tired. He wants time to bond with his family but people approach him every now and then.
Oh, the price of fame. But he’s so nice to still smile, though. And for that, we are truly thankful. I just can’t resist being starstrucked whenever I see celebrities.
First day high, so far, so good. I hope it’ll be like this all throughout the year. If not, I hope to have the strength to face everything bravely. And so I leave it all to God. Amen.