July 21-27

Few things move me more than seeing two old couples still sweet to each other, like that MMK episode with screen legend Anita Linda and theater icon Tony Mabesa. She says that sometimes, she feels that he hadn't fulfilled his promise that he will never leave her, because he wasn't the man he was. Still, he is her husband, and she will stick with him, despite dementia or Alzheimer's or whatever, for the rest of her life That is (cry, cry!) true love! This is a scene from the unforgettable episode of Maalaala Mo Kaya, ABS-CBN, shown June 23, 2012

Saw two 1960s film on TV around the first of June (FOJ). The first was with Eddie Gutierrez, Lito Legapi and Jose Mari Gonzales (who looked like my dad, according to my grandma) during their prime. The following day, it was a Cinderella movie (with Bella Flores as one of the evil stepsisters) starring the great Gloria Romero. Classics!

I saw only one episode of the ABS-CBN soap Walang Hanggan, around the first week of May. It was where Coco Martin (Masahista) and Julia Montes (Way Back Home) were enjoying the fiesta in the countryside. Then Julia's husband, Paulo Avelino (Ang Sayaw Ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa), came and took her home, looking jealous. I don't know what's going on, but it seems that Richard Gomez and Dawn Zulueta wants a DNA test to prove that Coco is their son. Susan Roces knows the secret but Helen Gamboa doesn't want anyone to know. So Coco and Paulo are supposed to be brothers -- in love with the same woman

The heart dances with joy with the music of love. Carla Abellana is the light of my life, the muse who inspires me to be my best. There's a reason why I was riding the Southmall-Lawton route every night, from the second half of June to the third week of July 2012. I got to watch, and grown to love, her, on the 9 p.m., GMA-7 soap Makapiling Kang Muli on the bus TV. In that time of my life, I also grew fond of Luna Blanca and One True Love, showing before and after. Carla will never marry me, considering that, among others, she doesn't even know I exist. So I dedicate Joey Albert's A Million Miles Away to her: "Just give it a try, though I'm like chasing rainbows in the sky, I want to hold you in my dreams and make believe that it's true, although I know, I know that it's impossible to do, 'cause you're a star..."

In Makapiling Kang Muli, Leilani (Carla) has become a lawyer but she still loves the ranch cowboy Martin (Richard Gutierrez), her ex-boyfriend whom she hates. Martin was framed for murder by Louie (Mark Anthony Fernandez) because girlfriend Graciella (Sarah Labhati) loves him too. He had to plead guilty when Mark Gil, son of Silvestre ranch matriarch Gloria Romero, hostaged his uncle Robert Arevalo. Meanwhile, syndicate boss Philip Salvador forced Leilani to be the lawyer of his jailed son Wesley (Felix Roco). Martin and Wesley met in prison. They escaped. The getaway chopper exploded. Leilani thought Martin was dead. Thanks to her new boyfriend Javier (TJ Trinidad), she and Martin, on the July 25 episode, finally saw each other again

Thank you for the photos! Starmometer (Anita). TheUrbanHistorian.tumbler (Gloria). AngSaWariKo.com (Walang Hanggan). PinoySpot.blogspot(Carla). i-TropangTV(Makapiling Kang Muli poster). LionHearTV.blogspot (Makapiling cast). JamesMauldin.net (smiling kids)



“You cannot count on the physical proximity of someone you love, all the time. A seed that sprouts at the foot of its parent tree remains stunted until it is transplanted. Rama will be in my care, and he will be quite well. But ultimately, he will leave me too. Every human being, when the time comes, has to depart to seek his fulfillment in his own way.”