Film Showing + Pasta Buffet + Doughnut Overload on The 12th of June

June 12 is the official Independence Day of the Philippines. It is considered as an important holiday for the Filipinos because it is the day wherein our ancestors finally had their freedom from the Spaniards. It also happened to be an important day for my second short film called The 12th of June. It has nothing to do with the history of the Philippine Independence, but errr… I consider it as a special day since it also falls on a Saturday this year.

Watching The 12th of June

Watching The 12th of June on the 12th of June, 2010

I first had my film showing at Mam Bebs in Davao City last year with the help of Avatar Media and had another one at Tomato Bomb. Some of my blogger friends were able to see Kuya Bunso and Positive. However, more friends were asking when I’ll be having the next screening. Since I wanted to host one so badly, I planned to have it on The 12th of June with no particular place or any other activity yet.

I first heard about Penpen’s Resto at Ping Medina’s Twitter account. The place happened to have Pasta Buffets on Tuesdays and the second floor is open for parties, film showing among others. I inquired through Ping Medina’s Facebook account and I’m glad that he replied. I then decided to have a Pasta Buffet Party + Film Showing there.

Now let me narrate everything that happened on my very own independence day:

To Mica with Love From Chloe :D

Chloe The Hotlight Girl's Treat πŸ˜€

I woke up late and bombarded my friends with text message asking if they’d make it on the film showing. My college bestfriend arrived at home straight from her work then we went to Krispy Kreme Greenhills to pick up Chloe’s surprise. I was surprised when I found out she’ll give out 35 boxes of original-glazed donuts! The staff remembered that i shot some scenes of The 12th of June last July 2009 and they’re asking me when I’m going to shoot again LOL.

Trunkload of Krispy Kreme Donuts!

Trunkload of Krispy Kreme Boxes - Literally!

We waited for Winston and Hannah came to pick us up. We placed the Krispy Kreme Doughnuts at the trunk and inside the car. Literal na trunkload of doughnuts ito!

Pasta All You Can!

Pasta All You Can at Penpen's Resto

When we arrived at Penpen, we all opened our laptops and enjoyed the free wifi. I am impressed that the Pasta Buffet table is already ready and there’s a number of sauces to choose from. My favorite is Aligue and Tinapa Flakes πŸ˜›

Jade, may isa pang box

I think this is Jade's second box already πŸ˜›


DONUT stop eating doughnuts, okie?! πŸ˜›

Then Jade Lopez, together with Rocky came in. I am so happy that they made it at the film showing and i haven’t seen the lovebirds for a long time na πŸ˜› Jade finished two boxes of doughnuts LOL πŸ˜›

Takaw Jade

Tita Janette and Jade were excited to go to the pasta buffet table πŸ˜€

Pasta Pasta Boys

Now its Winston, Carlos and Carl's Turn!

Pasta and Donut Party

Truly a blogger's night. Guess why LOL

Then guests started to arrive much to my happiness weee πŸ˜€ We formally started dinner at 8:15 and we pushed through with the first film at 8:30PM

Kuya Bunso is the first film to be shown. It is my ‘eldest’ baby. This is the product of my Sinelab Workshop Project and I narrated the story behind Kuya Bunso. Originally, we were asked by our mentors at Sinelab to write something very close to our hearts for our first project. I chose family and autism because during that time, Carlo just left the country to study in England and be with my mom. The biggest challenge though was to look for perfect actors to fit in the characters. I am happy to find the right ones in my barkada πŸ™‚ It is a project of firsts to most of us – first script, first movie, first acting stint and many, many more first πŸ˜› Cai, who played the role of Jackie/Akie was there. Winston, Ada and Ed were also part of the cast. A much-detailed entry about Kuya Bunso is found at my Missing Carlo blog. I wouldn’t elaborate much so for your questions, kindly send me an email πŸ˜›

The second movie shown that night is Positive. It is actually my ‘youngest’ baby. The film revolves around Celine, a young married woman who lives a promiscuous life. She will later on realize the consequences of her infidelity but there’s a twist in the end that i hope made the viewers shocked. My friend Shena Velasquez played the role of Celine with much passion. Judd, who played the role of Hector is wearing his Hayok shirt that night. Carlos and Ada were present too. I think this is my boldest short film as of the moment and I believe that I wrote much quotable quotes in this one. I am so Positive about this one πŸ˜›

Watching The 12th of June

Watching The 12th of June

I had ‘The 12th of June’ as my finale since it is June 12 πŸ˜› The 12th of June is all about Eloisa, a home-based virtual assistant who will take a risk on the 12th of June. I am seriously having a hard time trying to give a very short synopsis on this one so i’ll give you keywords: Vitual Assistant, Amnesia, Insomnia, Lack of Sleep, Possessive Girlfriend, Corny Couples, Blogger, Twitter, Sunrise, Family, Independence Day, Love, Destiny, Heartbreak, Hope, New Beginning.

Mica Rodriguez and Jade Lopez :D

Mica and Jade's six years of friendship (err... almost seven!)

I chose Jade Lopez of Starstruck to play the lead role mainly because I think its about time for my dear friend to have a movie of her own (even if its just a short one). See, I am a fan of Jade eversince she joined Starstruck, and I believe that within her batch, she is the best one when it comes to acting. Too bad GMA-7 gave her limited roles such as Kikay and Fashionista without too much character angst or whatever. I will write a separate blog entry about Jade by next week and it will be a very long one πŸ˜›

After showing the three films, all the attendees have different bets on which one is their favorite film which is a good sign, i think. We continued with our pasta and donut overload tasks for that night πŸ˜› Here are some of the pictures taken:

Rocky and Jade <3

Rocky and Jade : Ang nagda-diet at ang matakaw πŸ˜€

Mica, Jade and Lecel

Mica, Jade and Lecel... and the fan at the left (tamad mag-edit sorry naman LOL)

Spot a Blogger

Tita Janette and Winston Face-buking

Hannah, Mica, Cai, Ed and Carl = My Loves :D

Hannah, Mica, Cai, Ed and Carl = I MISS!

Sarah and Cai

Sarah and Cai = DFAT Sisters

Winston, Ada, Cai and Mica loves Krispy Kreme!

NYOKERS Winston, Ada, Cai and Mica loves Krispy Kreme!

Piktur Piktur

Positive crew giving a positive vibe


Karla, Sha, Fritz, Nina, Winston and Me (blurry awts )

Rina, Mica and Alvin

Rina, Mica and Alvin at Penpen's Ground Floor

Shut Da Pak Up

Watching Positive on its second round

Ano Itey

The instant pictorial at the stage part

Winston and Tita Janette Loves KK

Winston and Tita Janette representing Cebu! πŸ˜€

Carlos, Shena and Mica

Now with POSITIVE's Carlos Palma and Shena Velasquez

And now for the Krispy Kreme Loaded Photos:

The Chloe Attempt

My failed attempt to do the Chloe post *winks*

Judd Loves KK No Doubt

Judd, kain ka ng kain ang taba-taba mo na! (

Carlos The Donut Monster

Carlos of is the doughnut monster! Rawr!

Shena Loves KK

Shena is Positive with Krispy Kreme overload

Jonel Loves KK

Jonel wants KK too! (where's Sago?!)


Joriben laughs with Krispy Kreme πŸ˜€

Carlos and Judd's Silly Moment

Carlos and Judd, DONUT eat too much na, uy!


Wala na! Ubos na! Simot! πŸ˜€

I would like to thank everyone who went that night! I am glad that you guys chose to spend the Saturday evening watching my films and eating too much pasta and doughnuts. Shoutouts to Tita Janette, Winston, Hannah, Cai, Ada, Edward, Carl, Shena, Judd, Carlos,  Karla, Sha, Fritz, Nina, Sarah,Jonel, Rina, Alvin, Louis, Doc, Rocky and Jade πŸ™‚

Special thanks to Ping Medina of Penpen’s Resto, Chloe The Hotlight Girl, Geiser-Maclang and Tita Janette.

PS: I would like to take this opportunity to ask for your help and vote for The 12th of June at’s Online Movie Film Festival. Just Register, Watch and Vote here. Thanks a bunch! πŸ˜€

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12 Comments to Film Showing + Pasta Buffet + Doughnut Overload on The 12th of June

  1. anna peña
    June 15th, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    Hello Mica! Congrats, this is one big leap forward! Good luck !

  2. Hannah
    June 15th, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    yaye! at may nag pose pa ng *twilight* – ish hahaha…

    Jade is so purrrty in person! friendly pa love the dimples pareyo kayo mica woot

  3. dana
    June 16th, 2010 at 12:44 am

    I am really sorry I didn’t make it! Kainis talaga!! Congratulations Mica!

  4. drew
    June 17th, 2010 at 12:31 am

    Congrats beb. Sooo proud of you. Hope you make more movies!!

  5. Rins
    June 17th, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    Thanks Mica for the invite!

    Ang galing! I personally liked “Positive” because of the twist at the end. πŸ™‚

    More! More! More!

  6. Micamyx
    June 19th, 2010 at 3:54 am

    @Tita Anna – Thank you po! Bakit di kayo nakapunta? πŸ™

    @Hannah – Oo nga eh LOL i liked her way back kasi I saw myself in her. Salamat nung Saturday ha πŸ™‚

    @Dana – Haha sayang! Let’s meet soon girl πŸ˜€

    @Drew – Thank you Beb πŸ™‚ Wish you were with us though.

    @Rins – Salamat din Rins πŸ˜› Sana masundan asap hehe

  7. Ed
    June 19th, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    grabe ang Krispy Kreme overload dito ahhh… I want one! hehe

  8. Janette Toral
    June 22nd, 2010 at 8:04 am

    Congratulations Mica! =)

  9. Mee-i
    June 22nd, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    sana makanuod din ako minsan ng shorts mo mica, Congrats ng madami! πŸ™‚

  10. xG
    December 15th, 2010 at 5:52 am

    pwedeng pakipaliwanag sa akin
    kung bakit nakatag ako sa post na ito?

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