Monthly Archives: April 2016

Talking Filipino Romances in English on Art 2 Art

A couple of weekends ago, Kate Evangelista and I found ourselves sitting in front of TV cameras while being interviewed by prima ballerina Lisa Macuja-Elizalde. Say what? It was surreal on so many levels. We met Filipina singing legend Pilita Corrales—she was interviewed before us. We chatted it up with a Filipina ballet luminary. Heck, just the fact that I was in front of a camera and not behind it was surreal enough for me.

I was way more nervous than I should be, but thankfully, Kate was there to save the day. That woman is a pro, I tell you. It’s the second time I got to do an interview alongside her (the first time was during the our joint Spark Books launch) and I still get distracted when she starts talking because I end up all riveted, listening to what she has to say.

Anyway, we talked about writing, books, #romanceclass (which I stupidly forgot to mention by name) and Fifty Shades of Gray. So if you can look past the ghetto video quality (It’s literally a video of the show as it was screening on the TV; thank goodness for tripods), please do watch, especially if romance—and seeing you’re on my blog, I bet it is—your kind of thing.

SIDENOTE:
#AprilFEELSDay on April 17 at Pegi Waffles in Greenhills. See you?