Liza Soberano Talks About Doing Her Own Stunts for Darna
Who's excited to see Liza Soberano as Darna? We know, we are! Now that she is preparing for the iconic role, she reveals that she's clocking in a lot of gym time to prepare for her stunts. That's right, Candy Girls, with Liza's dedication to the role, she's willing to do the stunts required for Darna and she doesn't want to use a stunt double as much as possible. She reasons, "para mas madali rin para sa director and cameramen kasi ang hirap rin 'pag dadayain." (via push.abs-cbn.com)
"You have to look strong but not be too strong because you don't want to hurt the person you're doing the scene with when you're doing stunts. You have to make it believable." –Liza Soberano
We're getting so much kilig from love team Julia Barretto and Joshua Garcia! Julia posted a get well soon letter on her Instagram which she captioned, "You sure do know how to make a sick girl's bad day a good one." Even if the sender's name was covered, we can be sure that it's a "J" and it's definitely from Joshua. But we're not the only ones who can't handle all the cuteness because Julia's friends Liza Soberano and Janella Salvador commented on the post saying, "I canttttttt ♥♥♥♥" and "Cuuuuute." Our #JoshLia hearts! (via pep.ph)
We're so sad about the news of Harry Styles' stepfather's passing. But even if the 1D members have their own solo careers now, they still reached out to Harry at this sad time in his life. Liam Payne posted on Instagram and said, "What a kind, gentle and beautiful soul, a true rarity to find in today's world. Sometimes they really do take the best of us too soon." While Niall Horan wrote, "Those who had the pleasure of knowing Robin will know that he was the nicest, kindest, most generous, hilariously funny guy you'll have met.” And Louis Tomlinson who also lost a loved one to leukemia posted his support on Twitter. Stay strong, Hazza! (via cosmopolitan.com.au)
We're so proud of K-Pop group BIGBANG who have broken their own record on YouTube! Their music video just surpassed 300 million views! That's a lot, but it's not a huge surprise. The vid's really good and we can't help but dance to the beat. (via soompi.com)
Aww, this is such a sweet moment! Weeks after the One Love Manchester benefit concert, Katy Perry shared a behind-the-scenes look at her experience. The video starts with Katy giving a big hug to Ariana Grande then other backstage moments with the other artists who performed at the concert. Watch it here! (via mtv.com)
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First. Pixie dust and paper cuts – these are the first things Wendy knew about Peter Pan. Aurora first met Prince Philip when she was sixteen. Learning how to ride a bike was also a first while I was growing up, but you are probably the first of too many. The first collection of dust and stars; maybe Luna will try to ask, who was your first? I might answer and tell her that it was you.
The first of too many stars in the sky. You are the first of too many fallen leaves during fall – and you will be the most anticipated snowflake as winter comes. A dark path that you can’t see without any light, hence, you were once the moon and there are the stars that shine so bright at night. Are we too early? Or we just really want to be ahead of time? Even in a glimpse, I would like to see the two of us connect as if we can reach the sky. There are other parts of the heavens you have never saw and other oceans you haven’t laid your feet onto – but the constellations will always wait for you. Close your eyes, love, close your eyes. Start counting backward: 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Count backward until you see the twinkling lights that will guide you to the right path. To the right satellite; to the right person. A first.
There are many firsts – first love, first heartbreak, first sport you played, the first thing you do in the morning, the first thing you remember about the person in front of you. There are a lot. It’s actually up to us how we will consider something as a first. So, Primo, you are already a first of too many.
If you know me, and know me well, I am not the biggest fan of idyllic lifestyles. With a Type A personality, I act immediately upon whatever challenge that needs to be addressed. I actually enjoy keeping my mind preoccupied: doing university work in my favourite cafe then running errands around town, grocery shopping here, updating my accounts there, photocopying documents on the way down the street - all just in time before having a glass of champagne at the bar with my friends come evening.
And so, you could imagine my bewilderment when the next challenge to be faced was an extensive self-quarantine protocol. I didn’t know what to do when my greatest responsibility in this situation was to do nothing at all. My first few attempts to combat my consternation were very much rooted in distraction and imagination. My distractions involved conducting research, writing songs, calling family and friends, filming videos, and eating chocolate! My imaginations and fantasies were centred on travelling, shopping, even clubbing (which I rarely do) for when they find a cure to COVID-19. I did anything and everything that could be considered constructive in order to pass the time, mainly hoping I could just undertake the basic human necessities to survive - that is, eat and sleep the day through - until the next day comes, until the world is closer to becoming a better place, until quarantine ends, until my flight follows through, until I see my family and friends again.
Days in self-isolation and suspended flights turned to weeks and turned to months. By the third extension here in Spain where I study Fashion Business, I had to tell myself this shall be my new normal now, that I was blessed to be healthy, that I was tired of merely existing and missed what it was like to actually live - even if just within four walls. Little by little, I began to find significance in the simple occurrences of the day: the soft glare of the rising sun beaming golden streaks through my bedroom window upon waking up, the fragrance of freshly washed bed sheets that I had painstakingly hung to fit a relatively small clothes rack without crumpling them, the crunch and tanginess of warm toasted bread topped with raspberry marmalade, the buzzing sound of a phone call from home just waiting to be answered, to the caress of a fuzzy sweater to keep warm at night. I realised, “What pleasures to be enjoyed in the pause of slow living!” Through this continued pause, which I loathed at first, I began to appreciate each moment of the day rather than wish it would pass more swiftly, moments I had overlooked so often before the lockdown. I started to find that the challenge of self-isolation was never to pause both the regular routines of life as well as the positive emotions that came with these - as initially, I thought it meant to pause all happiness, so as to withstand a time of endurance in hopes for a better tomorrow, much like a form of delaying gratification. Life is just too fragile these days to delay gratification any further.
Life has paused, but it has not stopped. Believe that like any punctuation mark in a sentence, the pause will provide the right timing of things to take place. Till then, let us not waste our time waiting. Instead, we could be in the moment, seek substance in simplicity (that is, in what we already have), And enjoy the pleasure in pause. “Practice the Pause. When in doubt, pause. When angry, pause. When tired, pause. When stressed, pause. And when you pause, pray.”