SCRABBLE – Form Six Words and Express Yourself


Right after work, I went straight at home hoping that my internet connection is already fixed. Unfortunately, I found myself in a situation wherein i’d rather use a dial-up connection than use my wireless broadband. It ruined my blogging schedule for three straight nights!

Play Scrabble @ Be Active

Form Six Words and Express Yourself

Instead of feeling sorry for myself and declare it as an ‘unproductive’ night, I decided to edit some of the videos I took for my Project52Weeks. I admit that I have tons of  backlogs but I am slowly (but surely) working on it. I was able to edit four – One is a videoke presentation with my Cebu friends (Isang Lahi FTW!), One is a Survivor-like video with Ada and Jenny during our first trip to Puerto Princesa (nananaginip lang ba tayo?!), One is an interview with the one and only Gabe Mercado where I asked him about his video blog, his showbiz commitments and the late-rockeoke (huhu) and I also have a short film which is quite serious compared to the rest of the videos I previously presented to my audience.

Click ‘more’ to watch the video 🙂

I’ve been wanting to shoot this ‘Scrabble’ concept since I started with the project. The problem is I don’t have my own scrabble set and I have no willing partner for this one. Luckily, when I went to Be Resorts in Mactan, Cebu three weeks ago, I saw this Scrabble set in the Be Active room and asked if I can borrow it. Bryan Karl, a very good and obedient friend of mine agreed to act on this one so there 😀

The ‘Scrabble’ concept is taken from one of the scripts I wrote in college. It was originally for a love-themed screenplay which has something to do with trust vs. betrayal, love vs. hate and physical vs emotional abuse.

Ok, that screenplay is a dark one. But this part is different.

This short film contains zero dialogues, but with six important words. We have to keep in mind though that in everything we do, WORDS are NOT enough. WORDS are NEVER enough. If you want something to work they way you want it, you better act on it.

It’s like this: You want to achieve your dream of becoming an actress? Don’t just sit there and hope that a talent scout will get you. Audition, attend in go-sees or undergo workshops. Eventually, you will make it. You’re not happy with your current relationship? Don’t just rant there and curse your partner at the back. Tell it straight to his/her face or initiate a calm yet serious talk. Losing hope on something? You can pray, but you also need to help yourself.

In this video, I used the song ‘Life and Death’ from the OST of the TV series ‘LOST’. I am planning to change it later on when time permits 🙂

After editing the videos, I saw the news report about the Bus Hostage that happened earlier. I’d rather not blog my thoughts about the whole thing. I am saddened with the fact that we are trending in Google and Twitter, but these are just WORDS. WORDS not enough to bring our nation down. Instead of ranting too much or getting affected with what other people are saying, let us just do our duties as Filipinos. ACT in a good way. 🙂

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8 Comments to SCRABBLE – Form Six Words and Express Yourself

  1. Mikyu
    August 24th, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    natakot naman yata ako sa music. hahaha. pero it was nice! clap, clap! well done, mica & bryan! 😀

  2. drew
    August 24th, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    Nice! Love the concept and music!

  3. Rox
    August 24th, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    scary yong music. palitan nang something nakakaiyak na background music. bagay xa dun, a friend helping a friend in times of problems. pwede WORDS? hehehe joke lang

  4. Jakey Junkie The Bunny
    August 24th, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    Excellent work on the video, Mica.

    After reading your thoughts regarding words, I kind of remember a chuck of text from my favorite author’s book:

    “In life, people tend to wait for good things to come to them. And by waiting, they miss out. Usually, what you wish for doesn’t fall in your lap; it falls somewhere nearby, and you have to recognize it, stand up, and put in the time and work it takes to get it. This isn’t because the universe is cruel. It’s because the universe is smart. It has its own cat-string theory and knows we don’t appreciate things that fall in our laps. ” (Neil Strauss, “The Game”)

  5. Micamyx
    August 24th, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    @Mikyu – Hehe thanks. I used the song from Lost, pero i’ll change it with an original one when time permits 🙂 Thanks Mikyu!

    @Drew – Thanks Beb for sharing the song to me 🙂

    @Rox – LOL. That’s not the final cut and I have reasons on why I chose the song for the tentative video score and I rather keep the title 🙂 Thanks for the suggestions though.

    @Jakey – Nice one. Thanks for sharing that quote. I do believe that praying and wishing is good, but if you really want something, you have to exert extra effort 😀

  6. Judd
    August 26th, 2010 at 1:23 am

    Gawa tayong sampung libong pelikula ngayon na!

  7. Bryan Karl
    August 30th, 2010 at 11:42 am

    Hahaha no comment. No words needed. 😀

  8. Micamyx
    September 20th, 2010 at 6:25 am

    @Judd – O, ano pang hinihintay mo? Tara na!

    @Bryan Karl – 🙂


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