Turning 24 and Directing My Own Life


I’m turning twenty four tomorrow! Yikes. I am turning twenty four. One year to go and i’m about to say hello to my silver year on planet earth. I am thankful i’m still alive and kicking!

At the set of The 12th of June (July 2009)

To be honest, i’m quite bored. When I turned 23, i had so much positive vibe in me. I love being busy doing the things i am passionate about. Unfortunately for now, i am here in my room stuck the whole day trying to do something productive. I have colds and i think my ear problem is back. Aside from that, i’m bored. Boredom is a disease that kills.

I browsed through my wishlist last year and i’m glad because some of it came true. There’s the surprise kiddie party prepared by my closest blogger friends for me (Grimace, clap your hands!), my film showing at PenPen Restaurant (Pen Medina ftw!), new blog theme that really suits me (thanks to the Lajara sisters!), coffee and dinner dates. When you look back, you realize that you write these wishlists, but it’s still up to you if you will make it happen. Your family and friends are there for you, but it’s up to you pa rin talaga hehehe 😛

I would like to travel more this year not for leisure, but to possibly shoot my films. I’ve done a number of short films using my LX3 camera for Project52Weeks and i can say that i was pretty successful with that. Unfortunately though, i failed to start on time this year. It’s never too late, i think. I MIGHT restart the whole P52W this month. Let’s see. I want to document my travels, do interviews and do short but sweet short films.

Let's make and watch more movies

Since I have three short films under my belt (Kuya Bunso, The 12th of June and Positive), i am now thinking of turning one of the screenplays i wrote into a short film. I want to do a romance-comedy this time then eventually go full-length. I may not have a degree from a reputable film school (i only managed to enroll in a Basic Scriptwriting workshop via Sinelab three years ago), but i can say that I CAN MAKE IT WORK. I am talking to a friend via Skype as i type these words and let’s just say that i am inspired to go and take the leap. Focus is all i need for now… and funding.

So there. For my 24th birthday, i will not request for a birthday party, a gadget (not as techie as you think) or a love life (not unless you’re worth fighting for LOL). I will make another film 😀

A friend of mine suggested that I add a ChipIn widget here. Hopefully, this works. The proceeds might not go to a charitable institution, but i assure you that i will make a good film out of this. I am a work in progress and i’m hoping you will help me out with this one :) Happy Birthday to me 😀

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8 Comments to Turning 24 and Directing My Own Life

  1. pusang-kalye
    May 5th, 2011 at 9:01 am

    bat ganun—-nung sinabi mong its your birthday tapos you will be turning 24, nalungkot ako. I know its not about me pero unfair. kala ko magnanarrow na yung gap between our age pero mas narealize ko tuloy kung ganu ako katanda at ganu ka kabata!!!it’s unfair!!!hahhaha.labyu Mica. as I said, ang bata mo pa—and yet you are already soooo blessed with a lot of opportunities in life.more to come!!!!!Happy Birthday—anu na–painum ka naman dyan!!!!tara.:D

  2. Mark
    May 5th, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    Happy Birthday Ms Mica , many happy returns and many more to come! Just an idea that came into my head after reading this entry, why don;t you film interviews with random people you meet ? Do this by taking a bus to , well Baguio maybe , ask the people you meet about their lives , just short 1 or 2 minute clips . Maybe longer . You can edit them together to make a doco , and even use them as a creative tool for ideas for screenplays. You will be amazed at the lives some people have lived. And always remember never to judge a book by it’s cover. I realise that there maybe cultural constraints but I’m sure an intelligent and creative woman such as yourself will find away around that. Keep smiling , keep living .

  3. maire
    May 5th, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    happy birthday myx my dear! have a blast tom! 😀

  4. Ada
    May 6th, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    Hala, tagal ko na palang hindi nagbabasa. NagChipOut pa ko sayo, hindi ko alam :( Balik ko na lang ulit 😉 Congrats Mica! Looking forward to your next film 😉

  5. Ada
    May 6th, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    hehe, currently in office fast typing. Lab yooo badet! Happy happy birthday 😉

  6. thepinaysolobackpacker
    May 7th, 2011 at 11:10 am

    happy birthday to one of the bloggers that I consider my friend. ate gale loves you so much! :) stay positive Mica! one day you’ll make it big! Looking forward to your nxt film din. Missing you much dear!

  7. helen
    May 12th, 2011 at 8:39 am

    micaaa! belated happy birthday! have lotsa happy hormones forever! :-) but enough emo to write your drama script. hihi. looking forward to watching your next creation! 😀

  8. Micamyx
    June 11th, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    Thanks everyone :) Love you all!


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