Starting Over Again

10 Lessons Learned from Starting Over Again


  1. Speak your mind! Communication is key in any relationship. The game of vagueness and “guess what I’m feeling” doesn’t pay off in the end because it only leads to mixed signals, unnecessary confusion and endless wondering that can be a waste of time.
  2. Courage. Grow some balls and in Ginny’s case Woman Up. Instead of running away from the issues like Ginny did, its best to deal with the issues up front and not leave the other party hanging. So not fair.
  3. Keep the Faith. It’s hard to have unconditional love for someone but you can try. Ginny gave up so quickly on Marco because he was settling for simpler dreams.  If she had been more honest about how she felt at the time maybe Marco could’ve understood her better and he would’ve been encouraged to dream bigger. Or they could’ve worked out their issues together rather than apart.
  4. Be Realistic! You can only do so much. “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, The courage to change the things I can, And wisdom to know the difference.”
  5. Let it Go! While the beautiful memories of the past are great to remember and recount. Unfortunately, they can’t be repeated.  Like the Disney Frozen songs  goes, “I’m never going back. The past is in past, let it go, let it go!”
  6. Accountability. Own up to your actions. Unfortunately, in Ginny’s case her decision to leave Marco hanging led to the consequence of her losing Marco…forever. It was pretty unfair of her to demand Marco for an explanation when she abruptly ended their relationship and didn’t have the decency to give him a fair reason.  Although, I must say that moment in the movie led to a pretty sizzling make-out scene.
  7. Acceptance. In the beginning, Ginny had Marco on a pedestal but when his imperfections started to surface she was quick to judge him and turn him away. When you love someone, you should be open to loving them for who they are. If you can’t, then it wasn’t meant to be.
  8. Love Bites. Love’s journey is not always like the fairytales.
  9. Forgive and Forget.  Seeking revenge isn’t always the way to healing a broken heart.  It can give you some temporary satisfaction but doesn’t give you closure. This all goes back to letting go of the past and realizing your self –worth is above the heartache and accepting that we’re all only human.
  10. Move on!  Life’s too short to dwell on the past. Allow yourself to heal from that heartache, forgive, forget, remain hopeful and open your heart to love’s endless possibilities.


My movie review:

Last, February 15, 2014, I was lucky enough to see the US premiere of Starting Over Again. While the movie served it’s purposed to entertain the audience I wasn’t completely sold on its “running around the bush” type of plot that was occasionally aided by flashbacks to fill in the blanks.  I felt the plot’s attempt to be enigmatic made some of the scenes predictable, occasionally corny and trite. I felt Toni Gonzaga’s performance was the film’s saving grace.  She managed to make a would be stalker type, childish and flawed character charming and funny. Perfect casting all around with Piolo as Ginny’s dream boy and Iza as Marco’s dignified girlfriend. I congratulate the screenwriter for at least presenting a more unconventional and realistic ending.  Is it a drama/romantic film as the Director Lamasan claims? It’s a romantic comedy type film with some dramatic moments. Ninety five percent of the time, the audience was laughing and the incidence of a “tear jerker” was very very very very small. Would I recommend you to see it? Sure!  Would I see it again? Probably not very soon.

What I would like to see is a Piolo Pascual and Iza Calzado romance/drama team up! I think these two actors especially Piolo Pascual (who I think is more than just eye candy) deserve better and more challenging material. Put on your thinking caps Star Cinema screenwriters!



Kilig Factor!

I think JLC and Sarah G. still got it. I just saw official It Takes A Man and A Woman music video today and pure kilig! Too cute! Can’t wait to see the movie! Here’s the music video 🙂 Enjoy!

It Takes A Man and A Woman and A WIG!!!

The countdown begins as the much anticipated 3rd and final installment of  the characters Miggy and Laida’s love story will finally be unveiled at the end of March 2013.  It’s been two years in the making for the much awaited reunion of JLC and Sarah Geronimo on the big screen and the excitement in the air is clearly evident, check out the loyal AshLloyd fan’s website, see the post on a planned blocked screening.

The first time I saw JLC and Sarah G. in action was in their movie, A Very Special Love. JLC looked pretty dapper playing a rich boy and Sarah G. was cute as a button. I enjoyed Sarah G.’s comedic timing and endearing presence but I couldn’t get my head past the mop stuck on her head, or should I say wig! Thankfully, her performance made up for it and the wig was soon forgotten. Plus JLC’s presence was a good enough distraction. Who can forget his rendition of Smokey Mountain’s “Kailan” song and how his big round eyes followed Laida around the room. Who cares if he sang a little off key, those eyes and these two put together definitely equaled super KILIG in my book.


In their second movie, You Changed My Life, I noticed Laida’s wig got bigger and the story line had a love interest twist with Rayver Cruz coming into the picture. I thought the kilig factor was still present but not as evident as the first movie.


I recently got to see It Takes A Man and A Woman preview online and was disappointed na hindi nag-level up yung hair ni Laida. I guess this look stuck to her. I guess I wouldn’t mind the wig if the hair stylist did a better job of making it look like it was really her hair. But at the end of the day, I love watching this pair perform together. I’m hoping a screening of their movie becomes available here in California or I’ll have to wait for the dvd to come out.

P.S. I also enjoyed watching their MMK team-up called, “Kwintas” (via youtube) and wouldn’t mind seeing them work on a sitcom together too. They’ve been throwing hints around of possible tv projects together. Wouldn’t be a bad idea.

So what’s the verdict, do you guys like Laida’s wig? You already know my vote.