adelle lim: the ANGEL in “filipinas: 1941”

adelle lim: an angel that reaches to the only man she loves in the play "filipinas:1941"
adelle lim: an angel that reaches to the only man she loves in the play “filipinas:1941”

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A blogger once had a chat interview with the leading lady of Vince Tanada in the play “Filipinas: 1941”, in person of no less than Ms. Adelle Ibarrientos-Lim- the low key, subdued and simple pretty female Stager.

But since the interview went deeper into the play “Filipinas: 1941”, as Adelle talked more about the story of the play and the scenes sorrounding it, the chat interview got prolonged. Instead, the blogger thought more of writing something else about Adelle. He thought of reviewing her acting performance in the latest critically-acclaimed new play of Philippine Stagers Foundation.

She could really be the ANGEL in the said play. An angel that guided, that loved, that showed concern… and brought luck.

adelle: a subtle but well-felt performance
adelle: a subtle but well-felt performance

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Adelle’s performance (as Sofia, the novice nun who became an angel in the play and deeply in love with the character of Felipe, portrayed by Vince Tanada) was mystifying, deep and penetrating. She was so subdued in most of the scenes, but her strong presence was truly felt. She didn’t try to grab the attention away from her co-actors, but even at the background, the ANGEL was heavenly, self-sacrificing and uniquely wonderful.

In one scene with Vince Tanada, as she tried to strengthen-up his great love’s spirit and morale when strucked by great calamity and tragedy, Sofia was overwhelming. She was also so good at the finale scene of the play, when she and Vince finally met in heaven. Dressed in a very beautiful white gown, Adelle was truly angelic and her singing and acting prowess truly shone bright.

Thanks for a very convincing performance, Ms. Adelle Lim. Portraying an angel could be hard and challenging. But the subtlety and in-born talent of a truly great actress could give justice into it with a great deal of satisfaction.

And the angels in heaven smiles again.

 

(words by robert manuguid silverio)

 

adeele lim's great scene with vince tanada in the play "filipinas: 1941"
adeele lim’s great scene with vince tanada in the play “filipinas: 1941”

“three friends”

 

 

“THREE FRIENDS”

 

ONE: “YOU’RE LIKE A DREAM COME TRUE”.

TWO: “I JUST WANNA BE WITH YOU”.

THREE: “ISN’T IT PLAIN TO SEE, THAT YOU’RE THE ONLY ONE FOR ME”.

YES. THOSE WERE LYRICS OF A CLASSIC SONG BY BRIAN MCKNIGHT’S “BACK AT ONE”.

BUT IN A WORLD THAT EXISTED SOMEWHERE IN TIME, THOSE WORDS WERE SAID BY “THREE FRIENDS” TO EACH OTHER…

A WORLD THAT NO ONE SAW…

BUT ONLY SEEN BY “ONE”.

TOGETHER WITH THEIR OTHER FRIENDS,

THEY WOULD CONTINUE TO LIVE…

 

FOREVER.

 

(as written in robert manuguid silverio’s “book of love”, recorded in a TIME TUBE OF PARADISE).

 

 

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thank you, for giving my life back to me…. mr. rainbow!

the first time he “healed” me.

SSSIP's "A.W.E." ((ATTIC of WHITE ETHEREALS!))

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in those nights… for seven long weeks…

i longed to be healed.

alone, confused, in pain…

someone told me- “it could be cancer already. it’s not healing for quite sometime now”.

and i got nervous.

it couldn’t be… it shouldn’t be…

and thanks God, on the seventh week, i was assured

MY FOOT SPRAIN was healed…

thank you, mr. rainbow.

i knew you were there- when you showed the rainbow again to me on the SECOND TIME.

i knew.

that,

you were reassuring me of something.

you were telling me of something….

thank you, mr. rainbow.

i saw you in my dreams…

as a little boy looking for something under my bed…

when i woke up,

i saw my heavy leather sandals.

and i suddenly knew.

that,

it’s been the one that’s causing more stress on my foot sprain…

it was the culprit.

now, i really do believe in rainbows.

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“salamat at nariyan ka pa.”

 

 

“SALAMAT AT NARIYAN KA PA”

 

SABI NILA, ANG TUBIG RAW AY BUHAY…

ITO AY DUMADALOY SA ATING MGA UGAT,

INIIBSAN ANG ATING PAGKA-UHAW

NILILINIS ANG ATING KATAWAN…

 

PERO ALAM KO, SA BAWAT PATAK NG LUHANG TMUTULO SA AKING MGA MATA,

TULAD NG TUBIG, ITO’Y MALUNGKOT RIN…

KAILANGAN DIN NIYA NG AKAP, NG PAGMAMAHAL, NG PANSIN…

 

BALANG ARAW,

ANG TUBIG AY MAWAWALA SA AKING KATAWAN,

ITO’Y MATUTUYO, MAGLALAHO…

AT ANG LAMAN AY MAGIGING ISANG ALIKABOK NA LAMANG,

TATANGAYIN NG HANGIN… MAGIGING ISANG KAWALAN.

 

SA PAGHARAP NATIN SA DIYOS

BALANG ARAW,

TAYO’Y MULING MAGKAKASAMA-

TULAD NOON.

 

HINDI TAYO IIWANAN NG ATING MGA KAIBIGAN,

LALO NA ANG TUBIG, ANG ARAW AT ANG BUWAN- KASAMA NA ANG MGA BITUIN.

SISILAY ANG BAHAGHARI…

 

AT MULI,

TAYO’Y MABUBUHAY.

 

MAGPAKAILANMAN.

 

SALAMAT, KAIBIGAN.

AT NARIYAN KA PA.

 

(Nagmula sa “aklat ng pagibig” ni robert manuguid silverio, iniukit sa petsang hulyo 25, 2014.)*

 

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JOSE ANTONIO VARGAS’ DOCUMENTED OPENS 10th CINEMALAYA ON AUGUST 1

jose antonio vargas: a man with a "cause"
jose antonio vargas: a man with a “cause”

“JOSE ANTONIO VARGAS’ DOCUMENTED OPENS 10th CINEMALAYA ON AUGUST 1″

 

Jose Antonio Vargas’ Documented will open the 10th Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival and Competition on August 1-10 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. 

Jose Antonio Vargas is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, filmmaker, and the founder of Define American, a media and culture campaign that seeks to elevate the conversation around immigration and citizenship in a changing America. Documented is the first project of his production company, Apo Anak Productions, named in honor of his grandparents and mother.

In June 2011, the New York Times Magazine published a groundbreaking essay he wrote in which he chronicled his life in America as an undocumented immigrant. A year later, he appeared on the cover of TIME magazine worldwide with fellow undocumented immigrants as part of a follow-up story he wrote. Since then, he has testified at a United States Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on immigration reform, and been at the forefront of challenging the media’s coverage of undocumented immigrants.

In a statement published on http://documentedthefilm.com, Vargas said: 

“Every day, an estimated 1,100 immigrants are deported. The U.S. government has deported nearly 2 million immigrants in five years—a record.  But not me.  I am privileged to still be in America, my home, and privileged to put Documented on the screen.  To me, politics is culture. I became a journalist, and later, a filmmaker, to get to know my adoptive country and my volatile place in it as a gay, undocumented, Filipino American. As a newcomer to America who learned to “speak American” by watching movies, I firmly believe that to change the politics of immigration and citizenship, we must change culture—the way we portray undocumented people like me and our role in society. That’s why I felt compelled to take charge of my own narrative and write, produce, and direct Documented. This film, to me, is as much an artistic statement as it is a political one: I am not the “illegal” you think I am, and immigration is not what you think it is.”

Documented will be shown at 7 p.m. following the Cinemalaya opening ceremony, which starts at 6 p.m.  The event is open to the public.

Now on its tenth year, Cinemalaya X as this year’s edition is billed, is a project of the Cinemalaya Foundation, Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP and the Ayala Malls Cinemas).  Starting August 2, Cinemalaya Festival films will be shown at Ayala Malls in Greenbelt Makati, Alabang Town Center, TriNoma and Fairview Terraces in Quezon City. 

Cinemalaya is an all-digital film festival that aims to discover, encourage and honor cinematic works of Filipino filmmakers that boldly articulate and freely interpret the Filipino experience with fresh insight and artistic integrity.  For more information about Cinemalaya X, visitwww.cinemalaya.org, www.culturalcenter.gov.ph and the Cinemalaya facebook page or call the CCP at tel. no. 832-1125 local 1704-05.

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chris lim: grabe ang paghahandang ginawa para magampanan ng makatotohanan ang papel niya bilang si gen. douglas macarthur sa dulang “filipinas: 1941″…

chris lim as gen. douglas macarthur: commanding performance
chris lim as gen. douglas macarthur: commanding performance
chris: an inventive actor
chris: an inventive actor

Nagbawas siya ng more than 17 pounds… Nag-boxing siya at nag-aral ng martial arts… Nag-research siya ng husto ukol sa mga gawi, kilos at karakter ni General Macarthur… Walang humpay siyang nanood sa Youtube ng mga old videos ng mga Amerikano nu’ng World War 2… Pinag-aralan din niya ng husto ang American thwang and accent nu’ng panahon ng 1940’s.

At iyan ang isang tunay na aktor. Iyan si Ginoong Chris Lim, ang Stager ng Philippine Stagers Foundation na gumanap bilang si Gen. Douglas Macarthur sa dulang “Filipinas: 1941 (Isang Dulayawit)”.

chris: the stager-hearthrob further matures
chris: the stager-hearthrob further matures

“Pati ang singing voice ko sa dulang ito, dapat may great command!”, sabi minsan ni Chris sa isang blogger. “I mean, dapat may command ang singing voice ko dito dahil si General Macarthur ay isang leader at isang Heneral. Kaya talagang nag-voice lessons pa ako. Salamat naman at nakuha ko ang demands ni direk Vince Tanada pagdating sa boses ko.

“Sa lahat kasi ng characters ng dulang Filipinas: 1941, tatlo lang kaming non-fictional chracters doon, eh”, dagdag na wika pa ni Chris. “Kaya talagang mapapansin ang characters namin. Dapat maging maingat at makatotohanan ang portrayals namin. Hindi biro-biro ang gumanap bilang isang historical character. Lahat ng mga mata ay nakatingin sa iyo habang umaarte ka.”

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Pero ‘yun nga, kudos to Mr. Chris Lim! Lahat halos ng nakapanood na ng nabanggit na play ay humanga sa kanyang pagganap bilang Macarthur. Isa na rito si Ginoong Oliver Oliveros ng Broadwayworld.Com na sadyang hindi makapaniwala sa kagalingang ipinamalas ni Chris sa dula.

Kuhang-kuha niya ang mga kilos at mannerisms ng isang Heneral, pulidong-pulido ang kanyang old American thwang/accent at may kakaiba kang makikita sa istilo ng kanyang pag-arte. He invented something unique and thought-provoking in terms of acting portrayal.

“Hindi nga ako makahinga ngayon sa dami ng mga pumupuri sa akin”, pagtatapos na wika ni Chris sa isang kaibigang blogger. “Ang sarap pala ng pakiramdam na ang isang bagay na pinaghirapan mo talaga ay maa-appreciate nila. Ito ngaon ang magsisilbing inspirasyon sa akin upang namnamin ko pa ng husto ang pagiging isang thater actor ko. Mamahalin ko ang propesyong ito habang-buhay!”, anya pa.

Totoo ka, Chris Lim. Totoong-totoo.

 

(words by robert manuguid silverio)

a delightful performance
a delightful performance