Your Lie in April is the story of Kousei, a young piano prodigy who, after the death of his mother, had a mental breakdown and ultimately lost the ability to hear the music he played. Three years later, he meets his playboy best friend’s new girlfriend, Kaori—a free-spirited violinist who makes it her life’s mission to rekindle Kousei’s lost love for performing music on stage.

Your lie in April is a love story of two flawed teens brought together by their love of music. As I considered, this drama shows us the totally raging of two different situations; the battle of illness and the deep remorse of a child who was abused for the sake of his music.

I would call it also a deceitful masterpiece wherein at first it appears light-hearted, the songs are quite adorable, the visual was full of colorful pastels that lead you to the idea of being in love again, and yet it was more than that. The story is quite deeper, emotional and totally bittersweet.Though, there two sides who debated on this show- those who absolutely love it, and those that strongly dislike it, well I’m on the side of liking it. The characters of our spirited violinist who is confident, beautiful, fragile, strong-willed, and with Kosei’s black and white life, it was all simply blended into a chord of a vibrant journey.

With good art, music, likable characters and pain, I give this 9/10.

Spoiler: Why lie in April?  It’s all there in Kaori’s letter to Kousei.


“One, remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Two, never give up work. Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it. Three, if you are lucky enough to find love, remember it is there and don’t throw it away.”


RIP – Stephen Hawking



Count the ways I let you down.

On my fingers and toes but I’m running out.
Clever words can’t help me now.
I grip you tight but you’re slipping out.

And I remember your eyes were so bright.
When I first met you, so in love that night.
And now I’m kissing your tears goodnight.
And I can’t take it, you’re even perfect when you cry.

Beautiful goodbye.
It’s dripping from your eyes.
Your beautiful goodbye.
It’s dripping from your eyes.


I’m never gonna let you close to me.
Even though you mean the most to me.
‘Cause every time I open up, it hurts.

So I’m never gonna get too close to you.
Even when I mean the most to you.
In case you go and leave me in the dirt.

But every time you hurt me, the less that I cry.
And every time you leave me, the quicker these tears dry.
And every time you walk out, the less I love you.
Baby, we don’t stand a chance, it’s sad but it’s true.

We’re way too good at goodbyes.

Beautiful goodbye.

Too good at goodbyes.

It’s dripping from our eyes.

*Lyrics from Maroon 5 and Sam Smith*

Today’s Kira-Kun (J-movie 2017)


Ninon Okamura (Marie Iitoyo) and Yuiji Kira (Taishi Nakagawa) live next door to each other, but they have not talked with each other at school. Ninon Okamura learns from her parents that Yuji only has a year to live. One day, Yuiji Kira tells Ninon Okamura that he doesn’t want to die and he doesn’t to be alone. Ninon Okamura tells him that she will be by his side until he dies.

This drama is not bad and not so very good. Because of its cuteness and pureness, it’s worth watching for. I like the two leads chemistry, their characters are not forceful and the development was spontaneous. I truly enjoyed the visual of our Yuiji Kira, he is so pretty.

Plot-wise, the story is not that original, we have seen several movies that deals on lovers with fatal illnesses. But what makes this movie significant is their relationship that both portray of their loneliness but was able to catch their time, simply supporting and loving each other. I think  this all we need in reality.

This movie is the live-action adaptation of the Japanese manga Kyo no Kira-kun written by Rin Mikimoto. They have said that mangga is better than this movie, obviously, in reading the story would be more detailed and it’ll explore your imagination.

Nonetheless, I give this 8/10.



Two of my favorites friends are going back home to the Philippines for good. It’s quite sad when good people leave, but we have to be happy and wish them luck on their next journey.


May good fortune become your faithful companion during your life and take a good care of you every second of it! Wish you good luck in small businesses and long-term undertakings!

You will be missed and please never come back here again 🙂


We need a goal in our life. It doesn’t matter if the picture is big or small. It doesn’t matter if we succeeded or not.

We can plan the life we wanted, but some doors were opened and part of is not.

Sometimes we lose our track, but we can choose to be a victim or still have the intent on arriving.

Blunders will tag along, either we take control or shrinks in failure, it’s up to us if we can live beyond what we are capable of.

What matters most is how we accompany our lives with taking the chances we have because, in the end, we don’t want to feel regret, there is no medicine for it.

For all the chances we take, we can console ourselves by saying, “at least I have given it an honest shot.”



A beer fills me awake for hours, causing me weak in my knees.

I can still sense my intellect but it keeps bragging in the midst.

I want to free myself, be ecstatic of all the substance I hate.

Delight my heart with resignation.

Be mindful without hesitations.

But only dead air rattles my imaginary taste.

What am I thinking? my thoughts asked what makes my soul haul this feeling?

While I’m sober, I can restrain my complaint,

but now with just a beer, it warns me strain.

I am dead tired, my whole body pains,

Not even a dozen of medicine could help it within.

Waking up in the middle of the night, unable to sleep again,

My soul is shouting, not needing to feel the pain.

Why it bothers me for all the things I cannot have?

Ever since I was young, I played this game a lot.

Why am I alone in my exhaustion?

Where are the people I called my own?

As I continuously think of silliness,

I couldn’t do anything, but to make this clear,

In this cruel, unbiased world, nothing seems will change,

Except the taste of this luscious fucking beer.




Lee Gang Doo (Lee Joon-Ho) dreamed of becoming a soccer player, but an accident ended those dreams. His father died in the accident and he broke his leg. Gang-Doo spent 3 years in rehab. Now, he doesn’t have anything and just wastes his days. Gang-Doo then meets Ha Moon Soo.
Moon Soo (Won Jin-A) makes architecture models, she also endured an accident that killed her younger sibling. Moreover, she has suffered from the guilt that she survived. She has lived her life earnestly while suppressing her feelings. After meeting Gang Doo, Moon Soo begins to express her hidden feelings.

Just between lovers is an excellent drama, with a lot of emotions. It played completely my heart by showing the tragic events of our protagonist and their connection to the other characters as well.  They have approached the love in a realistic manner where a kind of relationship you will fall for. It was delicate where two people grow individually and together.

The storyline hit me for sure, feeling all sorts of sentiments. The cinematography was beautifully combined with alluring OST.

Character-wise, it was deeply developed, never leave any small details to emphasize the intent. There weren’t really any “good or bad” characters. They just simply describe kinds of people struggling with life and their fears and that what makes the story more compelling.

Acting-wise, for both relatively amateur, it was beyond expectation. Their chemistry also was perfect, they just totally killed it emphasizing their vulnerability and sincerity.

A must watch drama, a real melodrama actually. I cried but ended up incredibly in love.

Verdict: 10/10

“Because we survived… it’s a relief.”


“I really like right now—when today is becoming tomorrow and not much is going on.”



“It’s always been nice to have you near and to enjoy your company and your loyalty; it’s important to have the friendship and affection of someone with whom we can share our joys and sorrows, and discuss our problems without fear or reservations.

But, the best part of knowing someone like you is not to feel obliged to do something when we’re together, just like being able to watch TV without saying a word, not feeling bored or wanting to be by yourself; and I miss you when you’re far away, taking care of your life while I take care of mine.

To be a friend is to be able to enjoy the best things the other person has to offer, to recognize their faults, but to know they are bearable. On the other hand, to be a friend is to offer our virtues with all the generosity in the world and to live without masks or faces to hide our faults, habits or differences.

The meaning of friendship, something that surrounds us in such a natural way that we don’t even bother much to understand what it truly means. Maybe I can’t really express that meaning, but it’s good to know that there’s someone supporting us, even if sometimes they don’t fully agree with what we are thinking or doing and they don’t hesitate to show their point of view.

That’s what true friends are like because they know that a different opinion will not change a deep feeling of mutual and sincere trust.”

Cheers to all of us who have this kind of friendship!




It is true that family is extremely important to our lives, but reality shows that some of us are closer to our friends than to our family.  It was easy to confide and share our problems and even secrets to our friends.  You can see also others enjoy their time with their buddies more than with parents and siblings, maybe because family events are often serious or maybe a little boring.

Don’t get me wrong, I love my family, but the truth is, there’s some stuff that I am more comfortable to discuss with my friends.  It happened also that I didn’t get the same reactions from them (they are serious) compared to my friends who will take it lightly and made you laugh.  On the other hand, it is also tested that our family helps us no matter what, even though they are the last person we run to.

I just learned that if I want to be close to my family, I just have to treat them like my friends – be open,  have fun with them, in any case, start to communicate, let them feel “when you’re with them you can be yourself” and of course, always show them that they are more important than anyone else.

Further, let us also treat our friends like family, we should give them our trust, support, and commitment.

For me, nothing is to contend about Family Vs. Friends. They both played significant roles in our lives, and we needed them whether we like it or not.

TWO COPS (Kdrama 2017)


Cha Dong-Tak is a detective in pursuit of justice. A swindler’s spirit takes possession of his body. The detective and swindler’s spirit cooperate to solve cases. The detective falls in love with a reporter.

Two Cops is about an upright detective Cha Dong-Tak (Cho Jung-Seok) who ends up having his body possessed by the spirit of a con artist Gong Soo-Chang (Kim Sun-Ho). Two souls swapping in one body delivered some fresh air in the story and the mystery behind it becomes the ultimate reason for me to finish the series.

Story-wise, it was not so bad and not so really good.  It was engaging in the early episodes, became little draggy and boring in the middle, but got better towards the finale.

Acting-wise, there is no doubt about our two cops.  Their characterization is quite appealing and fun to watch. They bromance from hate to love is admirable and the teamwork was created fundamentally. I believe most of the viewers enjoyed more of their bromance relationship than with the female lead.

Two cops is a decent drama to watch, much the lessons to learn about to mend fences and be a better person.

Verdict: 8/10


Do not rush to marry. Take it slow. Take your time.

Marriage is never a race. The fastest seldom wins.

But the one who starts right and perseveres throughout does.

Build friendship first. It will be your strongest foundation later on.

Remember, looks and talents are fleeting and so are material things.

What lasts are character and maturity.

Know your essentials. Don’t compromise these.

Learn to let go of some preferences too. They can be done without.

The delays and mishaps have its reasons. Forgive and forget. Look forward and move on.

Don’t dwell on the past also.

Never blame others and self for your mistakes.

Instead, learn and grow from them.

Just don’t keep on repeating them as that’s foolishness already.

Don’t get ahead with God by the way.

He knows what’s best for you. Just trust in Him.

Get busy working on yourself as you wait.

Improve and be the best person that you can be.

I got married at a ripe old age of 37.

I courted my wife for more than three years.

And we’re blessed with two cute daughters.

I married right. Not too early and not too late.

This sharing is my way of paying it to forward the goodness I receive from the Lord Almighty through my marriage.

Oh yes, marriage is a bliss indeed and a beautiful thing if done right.

Don’t miss this out for you deserve only the best.

I give a toast to the married and soon to be married people reading this.

Francis Francisco-




Sayaka works at an office. She’s not very good at her job or with love. One night, she finds a man, Itsuki, collapsed in front of her home. She takes him inside and they begin to live together. Itsuki teaches Sayaka about cooking wild herbs and collecting wild herbs, but he has a secret.

So what’s his secret? watch it and you’ll find it.

Honestly, I need Itsuki in my life. Seeing him in my kitchen every day, preparing sumptuous food and eat together, it’s quite a comfort to me (though his character is so good to be true). And I think we need more films like this one; simple, gentle and warm.

There is nothing explosive in this movie, it was transparent to make you feel pure good, setting your mood in positive rays without picking on little details. I believe the purpose of this show is to enjoy it properly, away from villains and complications.

I like the two leads characters and portrayals. Itsuki, is an eye candy, gentleman and secretive, and I loved the way he dealt with Sayakawho is relatable, honest and lonely. Though their characters didn’t develop well considering the pace of the story,  still they have created a strong basis of the romance.

Evergreen love is a breeze love story. It will make you eat and fall in love!

Verdict: 9/0


Sometimes, we are the one who causes pain.  And I realized I owe a quite a bit of apology.

I met you at my lowest times.  I wasn’t exactly looking for love in that span of time, but just someone to fool around. I got you as the rebound for my failed relationship. I know I have created a big mess and have had hurt you enormously.

It should be a jarring relationship and because you are so good to suffer my flaws, I have to end it. My conscience begs me to do it because deep inside I know you are not worthy to share of every drop from my lies and insincerity.

I am sorry about the way I handled things to end.  You were too great, but I was so sure of myself that still, I can’t love you back, or anyone else.

I am sorry for ignoring your calls, for hiding myself and for keeping the truth. I am sorry for making you love me and never reciprocated it. I am sorry for giving you heartache you never deserved, for being with me in times of my needs, but left you unsettled. So sorry because I have hurt you cruelly.

Despite all, THANK YOU for writing me today, for hearing my words with an assurance that it wasn’t hard for you to forgive me.  Thank you for letting me those guilts off my chest.

I’m happy now that you got your real love from someone who deserves you better than me. I cheer for your endless happiness.