So Random

. 6/21/2009

EX is, well, an ex-boyfriend who I dumped because he was just too melodramatic. Below are a snippets from our chance encounter via YM. (Note: I edited parts because I hate it when people spel wUrdz lyk dis.)


EX: Do you still remember me?

Reign: No.

EX: Ok.

Reign: I’m kidding. Of course I remember you.

EX: Kumusta na?

Reign: Cut to the chase. What do you need?

EX: Wala lang. I miss you.

Reign: Damn it.


Hmmm. What to say to someone who says they miss you when you don’t miss them back?




EX: May BF ka now?

Reign: No.

EX: Ako I’m dating someone.

Reign: Did I ask?

EX: Nasabi ko lang. Kasi he reminds me of you.

Reign: Wow. I’m very very flattered.

EX: :)

Reign: FYI, that was sarcasm.

EX: :(


Why do exes have the need to know about your current romantic situations? And why to they feel the need to one-up you? Is this some kind of a contest?



EX: Pwede ba tayo magkita ulit?

Reign: What for?

EX: Sobrang na-miss talaga kita.

Reign: Oh?

EX: Oo. Let’s go out. Date tayo.

Reign: ‘Di ba nga you are dating someone?

EX: Oo, pero I think mas masaya ako pag ikaw ulit kasama ko.

Reign: ‘Di ako clown. Hahahaha.

EX: Ewan. I just want to be with you again.


The last line made me stop typing. I thought about it. It was so random. So unexpected. A part of me wants to say “yes” because I am so bored and I sorta kinda want to see him too – no, I don’t miss him, that’s different. But I know being with him again is a disaster in the making. So for a couple of moments, which felt like an eternity, I thought about how to reply and I came up with this…


Reign: Sure. Let’s have dinner.


Whatever. I am a sucker for disasters anyway.


I just found out that yet another ex-boyfriend of mine is going to be a father. That’s it. I am very very convinced that I am an avatar of a Hindu fertility god. Barren? Touch Reign Loleng and be a parent in an instant!



There are now 344 reported cases of Influenza A(H1N1) in the Philippines. It’s only inevitable that I will get it soon. There – I just made a case for going to Hong Kong despite the pandemic. See you in 5 days.


hong-kong-night-market-people-eating-full HK night market looks like a hotbed for H1N1 doesn’t it?



No Beach

. 6/18/2009

This year I was not able to go to the beach so I went ahead and took a moment to scan old pictures of myself enjoying the sand. And I found this…



Ugh! I hate the fact that I wasn’t able to go to the beach this summer. Oh well, at least I am going to HK next week. It’ll be my first time. Anyone know any places in HK that I should visit? Thanks.



Snippets: Tumbleweeds, Roxanne, Moustache, 295, Cheyenne

. 6/11/2009

Overheard: Tumbleweeds


Three gay guys on a coffee place…


G1: It’s been six months since I had last sex. I miss it.

G2: That’s depressing. Your ass is a desert.

G3: You should check it. Baka may tumbleweeds na diyan. Hahaha!

G1: Whatever, I like tumbleweeds. It’s rustic.

G2: Honey, there’s nothing rustic about tumbleweeds. Do not romanticize your non-existent sex life.


Roxanne Guinoo


roxanne … is one of the nicest celebrities that I’ve met. I really thought that she would be an uber-bitch. I don’t know why. I guess she just exudes that aura. Anyway, I met her and she is super nice. I promise to watch her next movie, teleserye, whatever.


I wanted to ask her about Jake Cuenca but that would be too much, no?




Don’t Shave, Ever



I have seen a slew of celebrities around ABS-CBN but I’ve never really been starstrucked. And then I met Jimmy Encarnacion. He was Ces Drilon’s cameraman who were kidnapped last year in Sulu. Here is what I remember from my brief meeting with him.


Reign: Sir!

Jimmy: Hello. (smiles)

Reign: (extends hand, shakes Jimmy’s hand) Bilib ako po ako sa tapang niyo.

Jimmy: (still smiling) Salamat.

Reign: Huwag po kayo mag-aahit, sexy kayo tingnan pag may bigote. (I really don’t know why I said it.)

Jimmy: (turns all red, laughs a little) Thank you!


I am in love with him. He’s just so cute.




I’m fat. I’m obese. There I said it. But somehow, there are days that I feel just so sexy, slim. Reverse anorexia? Is there something wrong with me?


I Won’t Walk Away, Promise

I love you, Cheyenne. I love you so much.




'Yung kay Hayden...

. 5/27/2009

Buti pa 'tong buhok ko mahaba, 'yung kay Hayden...
Buti pa ang pila sa Lotto mahaba, 'yung kay Hayden...
Buti pa 'yung utang ko sa tindahan mahaba, 'yung kay Hayden...
Buti pa 'yung mga kuko ni Mystica mahaba, 'yung kay Hayden...
Buti pa ang Coke 1.5 malaki, 'yung kay Hayden...
Buti pa si Sharon mataba, 'yung kay Hayden...
Buti pa ang yelo matigas, 'yung kay Hayden...
Buti pa ang ulo ng batang makulit matigas, 'yung kay Hayden...
Buti pa 'yung luto ni nanay mukhang masarap, 'yung kay Hayden...
Buti pa 'yung baba ni Ai-Ai mahaba, 'yung kay Hayden...
Buti pa 'yung legs ni Melanie Marquez mahaba, 'yung kay Hayden...



I Cried A Little Bit

. 5/21/2009



brokeback_mountain In 2006, Brokeback Mountain was the frontrunner to win the Oscar Best Picture. Everyone expected it. Even the people who made  the other films nominated that year. Jack Nicholson announced the winner. He opens the envelope and reads… “Crash!” He gave a don’t-be-mad-at-me-I-only-read-it look. I cried a little bit.


Flash forward to 2009, Adam Lambert was a few moments away from being named the next American Idol. Everyone knew it was going to happen, perhaps, even Kris Allen himself knew. Seacrest opens the envelope and reads the name of the winner. It is… “Kris Allen.” I can almost hear it. 100 million drag queens ripped their gowns in despair. Gays all over the world are mourning. Homophobia is so mainstream. Mainstream is so homophobic. I cried a little bit.





Academy Award Nominee Mo’Nique?

. 5/20/2009


The Film Experience lists Mo’Nique as a front-runner for Oscar 2009 Best Supporting Actress for “Precious”. Trailer looks good. Mariah Carey seems like she wants to be taken seriously as an an actress – de-glam! Can’t wait.

Hmmm, so in less than a year we will be hearing a lot of “Oscar Nominee Mo’Nique?” If Queen Latifah can do it why can’t she? This is actually within the realm of possibility since Precious is backed by Oprah Winfrey who is said to have lobbied majorly for “Crash” to win Best Picture upsetting “Brokeback Mountain.”



Two-Month Hiatus...

. 5/17/2009

... is over.

  • I've finally finished my screenplay. I missed the Palanca deadline but oh well. Very very happy that I completed it. It's not exactly a masterpiece but I can officially say that I wrote something that's well over 90 pages.
  • Workshop is fun. I am currently attending a Film and TV Production workshop. The first few sessions were amazing. Learned a lot, especially from Ricky Lee. I never expected him to be funny. Seriously, he should be a stand-up comic. Next week we will be talking about costume and production design. Not too excited about that.
  • Creative living. DVD marathon. Books. Music. Loving it.
  • "Dead na si Lolo" revived my hope for the Philippine Movies. "Heavenly Touch" killed it. What a waste of time and money.
  • "United States of Tara" is my new favorite TV series. Second season will be on 2010. "The Office", "Lost", "American Idol", "Amazing Race", "Survivor: Toncantins" season finales in a span of two weeks. What to watch now? I guess "Parks and Recreations" is an adequate "The Office" subsitute.
  • Everyone is single. College BFFs. High School BFFs. Singlehood has its pros and cons - okay, mostly cons. But if you and your closest friends are experiencing a synchronized single-blessedness, it doesn't feel so lonely.
  • I am currently crushing on someone. Yey me!
  • In two months, the new niece will come. Must lobby hard for a good name. Adrianna Reign? Amandine Rachel? Suggestions? Must start with either letter A or R.
  • My weight is at an all-time high. Cracks in confidence observed. Must avoid breakdown.
  • Jillions of celebrity sighting. Not really starstrucked. Except maybe Tonton Guttierez wearing super tight jeans. The guy is hung.
  • Oh, and yeah, I turned 27.



Who Is Marco Morales?

. 3/15/2009

Last week, I was able to see a movie called “Booking” and boy was I disappointed. I meant to write a review the film, but during my research I was more interested with its lead star – Marco Morales. I googled him and boy was I overwhelmed with the throng of blog articles (and pictures) about him.

marco morales Who is he?

A friend told me that he was once a part of GMA-7’s Sunday afternoon show SOP and was a singer and a member of a boy group SOP Showboyz.

So is he a singer?

Not quite. I checked his filmography – not much there – and I noticed that he has appeared prominently in three films - “Booking”, “Butas”, and “Walang Kawala.” All three films are independently produced and let’s be frank about this, they all sell sex. Of the three, “Booking” and “Walang Kawala” are gay-themed and I happened to have seen both of them.

So he is actor, then?

Let’s check.

In “Walang Kawala” he only appeared in few scenes but he is very memorable for showing his goods. He played a macho dancer so a sexy dance scene was almost obligatory, but the full frontal nudity came in as a shock for me. I seriously did not expect that. The gay man in me appreciated the peek-a-boo moment but the artist in me was asking “is that even necessary?” Conflicted as I may be, but I sure as hell remembered him. That scene and Joseph Bitangcol’s kunot-noo-galit-ako intense acting are the two things I best remember from that movie. For good reasons or not, I remembered who Marco Morales is.

Now “Butas” I haven’t seen, but I am currently downloading a copy. A friend of mine saw it and I asked him what he thought of the movie. What he said didn’t exactly surprise me. Marco Morales, apparently, showed his goods again for the world to see. And I asked my friend, “was he good in it?” to which he replied “I really don’t know, I was busy checking out his dick.”

Guess who made a quick cameo on Morales’ “Booking?” If you say his thing, then you guessed right. If your eyes are quick enough, you could spot it making a very quick appearance. I swear his penis should be on the marquee on his next movie. They should credit it a la “WITH A SPECIAL PARTICIPATION OF… Marco Morales’ Penis.” I heard that the movie did not do well in the box-office (granted it is indie so this is no surprise) and I think the reason for that is overexposure. And I am not even kidding. After seeing the same thing over and over again, people are bound to get tried of it.

Again, who the hell is Marco Morales?

Marco Morales is an actor who is not afraid to take off his clothes for “art.” And more than that, he is the personification of everything that is wrong with independent films in the Philippines. Nowadays, producers and directors are getting away with showing titillating movies that sells sex as long as they call it “indie.” They are duping the public into thinking that what they’re movies are of the high art just because it is labeled as such. They are duping actors like Marco Morales to strip on camera because it is “indie.” Gone are the days were the word “indie” is synonymous to a cinematic experience of higher art form. Now, when you say “indie” it just means a film that could have been produced by Seiko in the ‘90’s.

I’m not condemning Marco Morales. In fact, I feel for him. He is being victimized by some people who wants to make some money off of his penis. I even think that in his mind he is doing something, uhm, important and artistic.

I’m not even condemning independent film producers because I have seen a lot of them and some of them are just brilliant and a true cinematic gems like “100”, “Padyak”, “Tulad ng Dati.” In fact, “Padyak” has one gay sex scene and it was handled tastefully.

What I am trying to do is challenge the producers to make good films and not bank on nudity and hide behind a convenient label that may help them avoid the flak of the censors. Hey, they marketed “Booking” as the gay version of Lino Brocka’s “Bona”. Talk about misleading. I am also asking them to make better gay-themed movies that do not use sex as a major selling point. Can’t we make a gay-themed movie that does not involve sex?

I am also asking the gay movie audience – US - to be hungry for good quality gay films. The likes that does not portray us as sex-starved maniacs who would use art as a way to show some skin. Let’s be vigilant, and if possible be involved.

After all, we are not just about sex – aren’t we?



Is This Really Him?

. 2/18/2009

As a blogger, to take back something something that you have already posted is probably one of the biggest crime you could commit. But please before you call me out on anything, let me show you this…

Lani is Joker I take it back. A few posts ago, I was all praises with Lani Misalucha’s transformation. Not anymore. But before you Lani fans go hating on me, let me just say that I am still a fan of hers. I still think that she is a very talented singer. But come on now, Lani. You should have stopped with the surgeries when you are starting to look like one of the Jacksons. But then again, she could be thinking of replacing Heath Ledger in the next Batman movie. Joker anyone?

Speaking of cosmetic surgery – on to Regine Velasquez. I recently had a friendly debate with a friend about her transformation. The topic was not “Did she have something done?”. it was “What did really change?”

Regine's Evolution I see brow lift, nose job and collagen. What do you see? Please don’t mention the obvious. (Weight gain.)

But you know sometimes, you really don’t need cosmetic surgery to look like a Hollywood celebrity. Case in point – Pokwang.

Pokwang is Lucy Liu Are they related? They could be sisters don’t they. If Pokwang did some surgical enhancement please let me know.

And finally, off-topic but a bit intriguing.

James YapIs this really James Yap? Seriously? Kris Aquino is one lucky girl.




. 2/11/2009

Recently, I read an article online about the perks of singlehood. Five things were listed as fabulous things about being single:

1. My time is my own.
2. Everything stays were I left it.
3. No one has to see my faults.
4. My money is my own.
5. I can go whenever I want, wherever I want.

If, like me, you have been single and alone for almost an entire lifetime, you know that the statements posted above are not fabulous things about being single but a defense mechanism or convenient excuses to avoid relationships (or explain why you are not in one.) It’s pathetic to mask the pangs of loneliness by putting up a pseudo-positive attitude. I am the kind of fag who wallows and swims in my despair hoping I learn something from it.

I need a person who will drag me to Church even though I never want to attend mass. I need someone to talk on the phone with until the morning even though I hate very long telephone conversations. I need someone to share my time with. I need someone who will ask me watch the latest Nicole Kidman film even though I hate her to death. I need someone who’ll tell me to pick-up clothes from the dry cleaners even though I am allergic to laundry detergent.

My life is cluttered. My room is cluttered. My mind is cluttered. I need someone who’ll pick up after me, organize me or at least someone worth organizing my life for. I place things at the wrong places and I need someone to tell me where to put them and how to arrange them.

I think I am perfect – I am conceited. Someone has to tell me that I need to lose weight, my clothes are not fashionable, I talk too much, I can’t sing, I have to shut up. Someone has to tell me that I could be wrong. I need the reminder.

I love to give the perfect present. I like to give someone a CD of my favorite band. I want someone to shop clothes for and spend time thinking what would look best for him.

I would love to have someone to jog to CCP with, to swim in the beaches of Boracay with, to visit the museums of Rome with, and to make go to Disneyland with. (Boracay, Rome, Disneyland? Ang babaw ko, dude.)

I need a man. Not a boy

Or maybe I just need sex… matagal na rin ah!