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Saturday, May 31, 2014

#SharonHistory #POTD Showing Today 25 Years Ago

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Kahit Wala Ka Na is 25 years old! It stars Richard Gomez, Tonton Gutierrez, Cherie Gil, and Sharon Cuneta. I am not sure if I have seen this at the cinema, but I remember waiting for the theme song to be played on the radio so that I could record it and play it over and over again. (Sheryl Cruz's "Sabi Ko Na Nga Ba" single was also released at the same time. I played the two successively when I was able to record it.) I also remember Richard being asked by Inday Babiday about the allegations that he wasn't promoting the film. He said, "Hindi ko naman 'to pelikula. Bakit ako magpo-promote?" He was only playing a supporting role in the movie and a contrabida at that kaya medyo nagsusungit siya. 

What do you remember about the film? Share your stories with us!

Friday, May 30, 2014

#FlashbackFriday Sharon Cuneta Predicted To Be The Next Superstar in 1983

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Sister Vida of Pinoy Hotline Pilipino Super Extra (Vol. 1 No. 10) predicted in 1983 that Sharon Cuneta will follow the likes of Nora Aunor in becoming the next superstar. However, babala ni Sister Vida, mag-ingat siya pagdating sa pag-ibig dahil ito ang maaaring makasira sa kanyang karera.

So, what happened the year after? Sharon was given the title "Megastar" by Ed de Leon because she surpassed the number of Vilma Santos's successive box-office hits. She married Gabby Concepcion which further strengthened her career because she and Gabby were adored by their audience as a love team. Ang kanilang pagpapakasal ay tila isang fairy tale na nagkatotoo  Pero tuluyan man siyang nakipaghiway kay Gabby, nagawa na niyang iukit ang kanyang pangalan sa industriya. Hindi nakaapekto ang naturang hiwalayan sa paglamlam ng kanyang karera. Mas naging pursigido pa nga siyang magtrabaho nang maigi upang maitaguyod ang nag-iisang anak noon na si KC.

#FlashbackFriday Extra Hot: Kakabakaba na sina Sharon at Miguel! (June 9, 1983)

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"Kakabakaba na sina Sharon (Cuneta) at Miguel (Rodriguez)!" by Val A. Vidad dated June 9, 1983, Extra Hot Magazine for the movie To Love Again

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

#GuessTheMovie 13 Level Up! #POTD What Sharon Cuneta Movie Does This Picture Represent?


#GuessTheMovie 13 Level Up! #POTD What Sharon Cuneta Movie Does This Picture Represent?

1. Identify what the picture is.
2. Identify what Sharon Cuneta movie it could represent.
3. Explain why.

#GuessTheMovie 12 Level Up! #POTD Tatlong Mukha ng Pag-ibig


The answer to #GuessTheMovie 12 Level Up! #POTD is Tatlong Mukha ng Pag-ibig represented by the number three: The Holy Trinity, 3rd month, Triplet, Third eye. Tatlong Mukha ng Pag-ibig is a trilogy, three movies in one.

Congrats, Crissy Reyes, for getting it right the first time!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

#GuessTheMovie 12 Level Up! #POTD What Sharon Cuneta Movie Does This Picture Represent?


#GuessTheMovie 12 Level Up! #POTD What Sharon Cuneta Movie Does This Picture Represent?

 Answer the following:
1. Identify what is common among the pictures.
2. Identify the movie that the picture represents.
3. Identify the scene where the item is shown or the significance of the picture.

#GuessTheMovie 11 Level Up! #POTD Una Kang Naging Akin/Kung Kailangan Mo Ako


There should only be one answer to #GuessTheMovie 11 Level Up! #POTD but since both teams made a strong case for each of their choices, I would consider both films: Una Kang Naging Akin and Kung Kailangan Mo Ako. The common element among the films in the picture is amnesia where both Gabby Concepcion in Una Kang Naging Akin and Sharon Cuneta in Kung Kailangan Mo Ako experienced.

Congrats, Team Una and Team Kailangan! Kudos for putting much effort in figuring out the best answer for #GuessTheMovie 11 Level Up!!

Monday, May 26, 2014

#GuessTheMovie 11 Level Up! #POTD What Sharon Cuneta Movie Does This Picture Represent?


#GuessTheMovie 11 Level Up! #POTD What Sharon Cuneta Movie Does This Picture Represent?

 Answer the following:
1. Identify what is common among the pictures.
2. Identify the movie that the picture represents.
3. Identify the scene where the item is shown or the significance of the picture.

#GuessTheMovie 10 #POTD Maging Sino Ka Man


The answer to #GuessTheMovie 10 #POTD is Maging Sino Ka Man. The one in the picture is a mole. A mole or nunal in Filipino, in turn, represents the movie because Monique (Sharon Cuneta) hides her identity as Digna by putting a fake mole on her face.

Did you guess it right?

Friday, May 23, 2014

#GuessTheMovie 10 Level Up! #POTD What Sharon Cuneta Movie Does This Picture Represent?


#GuessTheMovie 10 Level Up! #POTD What Sharon Cuneta Movie Does This Picture Represent?

 Answer the following:
1. Identify the item in the picture.
2. Identify the movie that the picture represents.
3. Identify the scene where the item is shown or the significance of the picture.

#GuessTheMovie 9 #POTD 'Di Na Natuto (Sorry Na, Puwede Ba?)


The answer to #GuessTheMovie 9 #POTD is 'Di Na Natuto (Sorry Na, Puwede Ba?) represented by rice grains. Sinagasaan ni Ysmael (Robin Padilla) ang nilalatag na palay ni Carlota (Sharon Cuneta) sa daan upang patuyuin at doon nagsimula ang pagkikita nilang muli.

Did you guess it right?

Thursday, May 22, 2014

#GuessTheMovie 9 #POTD What Sharon Cuneta Movie Does This Picture Represent?


#GuessTheMovie 9 #POTD What Sharon Cuneta Movie Does This Picture Represent?

Answer the following:
1. Identify the item in the picture.
2. Identify the movie that the picture represents.
3. Identify the scene where the item is shown or the significance of the picture.

Two possible answers on this one but only is the best.

#GuessTheMovie 8 #POTD Pangako Sa 'Yo


The answer to #GuessTheMovie 8 #POTD is Pangako Sa 'Yo represented by a condom in a scene where Carissa (Sharon Cuneta) opened Benjie's (Bong Revilla) bag that he left in her house and saw a condom inside it.

Did you guess it right?

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

#GuessTheMovie 8 #POTD What Sharon Cuneta Movie Does This Picture Represent?


#GuessTheMovie 8 #POTD What Sharon Cuneta Movie Does This Picture Represent?

Answer the following:
1. Identify the item in the picture.
2. Identify the movie that the picture represents.
3. Identify the scene where the item is shown or the significance of the picture.

#GuessTheMovie 7 #POTD To Love Again


The answer to #GuessTheMovie 7 #POTD is To Love Again represented by logs. Raffy (Sharon Cuneta) decided to stay, hide, and work in a logging company to heal her broken heart.

Did you guess it right?

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

#GuessTheMovie 7 #POTD What Sharon Cuneta Movie Does This Picture Represent?


#GuessTheMovie 7 #POTD What Sharon Cuneta Movie Does This Picture Represent?

Answer the following:
1. Identify the item in the picture.
2. Identify the movie that the picture represents.
3. Identify the scene where the item is shown or the significance of the picture.

#GuessTheMovie 6 #POTD Pati Ba Pintig ng Puso?


The answer to #GuessTheMovie 6 #POTD is Pati Ba Pintig ng Puso? where Jenna (Sharon Cuneta) used a toilet bowl brush to clean SeƱor Griego's (Eddie Garcia) toilet bowl, showing her that she doesn't belong to his family, and he will never accept her as Aldrin's (Gabby Concepcion) wife.

Did you guess it right?

Monday, May 19, 2014

#GuessTheMovie 6 #POTD What Sharon Cuneta Movie Does This Picture Represent?


#GuessTheMovie 6 #POTD What Sharon Cuneta Movie Does This Picture Represent?

Answer the following:
1. Identify the item in the picture.
2. Identify the movie that the picture represents.
3. Identify the scene where the item is shown or the significance of the picture.

#GuessTheMovie 5 #POTD Caregiver


The answer to #GuessTheMovie 5 #POTD is Caregiver where Sarah (Sharon Cuneta) was asked to wear gloves by Mr. Morgan when handling his rare book. It became the start of a beautiful friendship. The care she was asked to give the book was the same care she has given to Mr. Morgan.

Did you guess it right?

Friday, May 16, 2014

#GuessTheMovie 5 #POTD What Sharon Cuneta Movie Does This Picture Represent?


#GuessTheMovie 5 #POTD What Sharon Cuneta Movie Does This Picture Represent?

Answer the following:
1. Identify the item in the picture.
2. Identify the movie that the picture represents.
3. Identify the scene where the item is shown or the significance of the picture.

#GuessTheMovie 4 #POTD Minsan, Minahal Kita


The answer to yesterday's #GuessTheMovie #POTD is Minsan, Minahal Kita. Diane (Sharon Cuneta) and Albert (Richard Gomez) decide to meet. When Albert arrives late at the meeting place, Diane is not there. It turns out, nagutom si Diane at bumili muna nang makakain.

Tumama ka ba?

Thursday, May 15, 2014

#GuessTheMovie 4 #POTD What Sharon Cuneta Movie Does This Picture Represent?


#GuessTheMovie 4 #POTD What Sharon Cuneta Movie Does This Picture Represent?

Answer the following:
1. Identify the item in the picture.
2. Identify the movie that the picture represents.
3. Identify the scene where the item is shown or the significance of the picture.

Two possible answers may come up but only one is the best.

Jessica Zafra's "P.S. I Love You"

Speaking of P.S. I Love You, here is Jessica Zafra's feature on the said film.
Sharon Replay: The Opposite of Poverty Porn

Today in anthropology we tackle a film from the early oeuvre of Sharon Cuneta: P.S. I Love You, her second team-up with Gabby Concepcion, directed by Eddie Garcia, yes, the actor.
Look, up in the sky, it’s a bird! It’s a plane! A private plane bearing businessman Eddie Garcia in a white suit. He has come to Boots Anson Roa’s hacienda to personally remind her that her P50 million loan is due. Boots Anson Roa suspects that he is tormenting her out of revenge: they used to be a couple, but she dumped him for the richer man that her parents approved of. Since then he has gotten fabulously wealthy. This is a common theme in Filipino movies: the person you reject goes on to become hysterically rich. I call it the Beh, Buti Nga. The ex-lovers are both widowed, a state that the movie wisely declines to exploit.
Boots Anson Roa discusses her financial troubles with her friend Barbara Perez, who reminds her that she and her husband are good friends of Eddie Garcia’s, especially before his wife died in a plane crass. In fact they are hoping that Eddie Garcia’s son and their daughter will end up together. Barbara Perez offers to negotiate terms with Eddie Garcia on Boots Anson Roa’s behalf.
Meanwhile Boots Anson Roa’s daughter Sharon Cuneta meets Gabby Concepcion after his polo match, and she immediately falls in hate at first sight. In Tagalog movies this means she is really mad about him. Also, if someone throw up in a Tagalog movie it means she is pregnant. No one ever has food poisoning or nausea. Fortunately no one onscreen throws up. Of course Gabby Concepcion turns out to be the son of Eddie Garcia. What a coincidence! If you think about it, 96.4 percent of movie plots rely on stunning coincidence.
But Sharon’s friend Lampel Luis, the daughter of Barbara Perez, is kind of interested in Gabby. She invites him to the den to watch Deep Throat, the Betamax copy of which she has mislabeled as The Deep. Attention young readers: Betamax is a video format that only caught on in the Philippines and Cuba, Deep Throat is a famous porn flick, and The Deep is a movie with sharks and wet T-shirts.
Gabby does not get it: he thinks they are viewing the porno out of a shared interest in the cinema. He’s like my gay friend who was working out at a gym when a trainer approached him and said, “Sir, paano ba makipag-relasyon sa bakla?” (How do you have a relationship with a gay man?) “Was he coming on to me?” my friend asked.
“No,” we assured him, “He was doing research for his sociology dissertation.”
“Then he started telling me about his five children.”
“Then he was not looking for a relationship, he was looking for an ATM.”
Lampel, Gabby, and Sharon go to Matabungkay Beach, where everyone’s running around in a swimsuit but Sharon is always completely covered up in a T-shirt and jeans. This may seem unnatural and risible, but I contend that this is one of the reasons that Sharon became a megastar. She knew she was not the hottest girl on the screen, she was insecure about her weight, it showed, and the audience responded to that because face it, We are all insecure about our looks and weight. Everyone, especially the gorgeous, because they know that their beauty could vanish in an instant.
(I just saw the weirdest poster: Irresistible Injectables! It was for a sale on botox, glutathione and other cosmetic treatments, and there was an accompanying photo of a needle approaching someone’s face. Clearly targeting the masochist market.)
So Gabby proceeds to fall for Sharon, which seems unlikely until you consider that she’s the only female in the place who isn’t drooling all over him. (This is an excellent stratagem, write it down.) Lampel snatches away the flower that Gabby has presented to Sharon, raising our hopes that she will be the Bella Flores/Zeny Zabala contravida in the equation. However, Lampel’s character disappoints us by turning out to be a decent human being. When Joel Alano appears she goes off with him, completely forgetting Gabby.
(Joel Alano was my classmate in UP. He suddenly died in second or third year. Continuing the Sharon connection, Francis Pangilinan was my classmate in UP. I would answer the teacher’s question, then he would reframe my answer, and the teacher would like his answer better.)
Back in Manila, Sharon and Gabby start going out. They go to the Aviary in Greenbelt Park where she sketches birds. For young readers: the Aviary in Greenbelt Park housed a collection of exotic birds. After walking around the Aviary we would go to the nearby Shakey’s which had the piano and banjo players and put on those silly cork hats.
Next: There are no poor people in the early Sharon movies.
- See more at: http://www.jessicarulestheuniverse.com/2010/08/05/sharon-replay-the-opposite-of-poverty-porn/#sthash.flfeECay.dpuf

#GuessTheMovie 3 #POTD P.S. I Love You


The answer to yesterday's #GuessTheMovie #POTD is P.S. I Love You in a scene where Shirley (Lampel Luis) invites Mark (Gabby Concepcion) to watch a movie in betamax entitled Deep Throat disguised as The Deep. Of course, Kristine (Sharon Cuneta) wouldn't know anything about the said film since she's Virgin Mary reincarnated!

Did you guess it right?

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

#GuessTheMovie 3 #POTD What Sharon Cuneta Does This Picture Represent?


#GuessTheMovie 3 #POTD What Sharon Cuneta Movie Does This Picture Represent?

Answer the following:
1. Identify the item in the picture.
2. Identify the movie that the picture represents.
3. Identify the scene where the item is shown or the significance of the picture.

The title of the movie will be posted tomorrow.

#GuessTheMovie 2 #POTD Babangon Ako't Dudurugin Kita


The answer to yesterday's #GuessTheMovie #POTD is Babangon Ako't Dudurugin Kita represented by melted (melting) ice. Makikita ito sa eksenang nagalit si Alfred sa pagtitipid na ginagawa ni Salve (Sharon Cuneta) sa hindi paggamit ng refrigerator. Ang yelong dapat ay ilalagay sana sa malamig na tubig na gusto niya ay tunaw na.

Did you guess it right?

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Picture of the Day #POTD: Sharon Cuneta "Terno"


Picture of the Day #POTD: Sharon Cuneta "Terno"

#GuessTheMovie 2 #POTD: What Sharon Cuneta Does This Picture Represent?


#GuessTheMovie #POTD What Sharon Cuneta Movie Does This Picture Represent?

Answer the following:
1. Identify the item in the picture.
2. Identify the movie that the picture represents.
3. Identify the scene where the item is shown or the significance of the picture.

The title of the movie will be posted tomorrow.

#GuessTheMovie 1 #POTD Bituing Walang Ningning


The answer to yesterday's #GuessTheMovie is Sharon Cuneta's Bituing Walang Ningning represented by a sampaguita.

Did you guess it right?

Monday, May 12, 2014

#GuessTheMovie 1 #POTD What Sharon Cuneta Movie Does This Picture Represent?


#GuessTheMovie 1 #POTD What Sharon Cuneta Movie Does This Picture Represent?

Answer the following:
1. Identify the item in the picture.
2. Identify the movie that the picture represents.
3. Identify the scene where the item is shown or the significance of the picture.

The title of the movie will be posted tomorrow.

Sharon Cuneta Invites You To See Her "Mega USA Casino Circuit Tour 2014"


NY Entourage Productions presents "Mega USA Casino Circuit Tour 2014". Sharon Cuneta will do a series of shows in the US starting June 14, Saturday, 8 PM at Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula, California, June 20 at Chumash Casino Resort, and June 22 at Thunder Valley Resort Casino.

 For tickets, contact NY Entourage Productions at 1-800-535-7442 or visit them via NSYSHOWS in Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

 Plan ahead and get your tickets now!

Chumash Casino Resort Presents Sharon Cuneta on June 20, 2014


Sharon Cuneta will perform at Chumash Casino Resort on June 20, 2014 as part of her "Mega USA Casino Circuit Tour 2014." She will be at Pechanga Resort Casino on June 14 and at Thunder Valley Casino Resort on June 22.

For tickets, contact NY Entourage Productions at 1-800-535-7442 or visit them via NSYSHOWS in Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Sharon Cuneta At Thunder Valley Casino Resort On June 22, 2014


Sharon Cuneta ends her "Mega USA Casino Circuit Tour 2014" on June 22, 2014 at Thunder Valley Casino Resort in Lincoln, California. The tour will start on June 14 at Pechanga Resort Casino and on June 20 at Chumash Casino Resort.

For tickets, please see poster.

Don't miss the opportunity of seeing the performance of the Megastar live!

Sharon Cuneta Starts US Tour on June 14, 2014


NY Entourage Productions presents "Mega USA Casino Circuit Tour 2014". Sharon Cuneta will do a series of shows in the US starting June 14, Saturday, 8 PM at Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula, California.

For other venues, show dates, and tickets, please see poster and visit NSYSHOWS via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Plan ahead and get your tickets now!

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Picture of the Day #POTD: Sharon Cuneta "Pie" (May 10, 2014)


Picture of the Day #POTD: Sharon Cuneta "Pie" (May 10, 2014)

Sharon Cuneta's McDonald's McCelebrations TVC "Yuppies"

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Sharon Cuneta's McDonald's McCelebrations TV commercial "Yuppies"

Sharon Cuneta's McDonald's McCelebrations TVC "Kids"

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Sharon Cuneta's McDonald's McCelebrations TV commercial "Kids"

Sharon Cuneta's McDonald's McDelivery TVC "Manong"

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Sharon Cuneta's McDonald's McDelivery TV commercial "Manong"

Sharon Cuneta's McDonald's McDelivery TVC "Direk"

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Sharon Cuneta's McDonald's McDelivery TV commercial "Direk"

Sharon Cuneta's McDonald's TVC With Miel Pangilinan

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Sharon Cuneta's McDonald's TV commercial with Miel Pangilinan

Sharon Cuneta's McDonald's TVC With Frankie Pangilinan

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Sharon Cuneta's McDonald's TV commercial with Frankie Pangilinan

Friday, May 9, 2014

The Songs of "Bituing Walang Ningning"

This is something I have written a few years ago... Before I begin, let's first describe what a Pinoy musical movie is. In the Philippines we don't have much musical movies in Hollywood standards where songs are written specifically for the characters or events in the film. Mostly pop songs (or adapted pop songs) are incorporated into the film and sang by the characters in dream sequences or at the end of the movie. If the leads are singers, they usually sing in bars, in concerts or during rehearsals. Songs are also used in (several) montages of "kilig" sequences or when the characters sing under the trees to express their devotions to one another.

Unlike any other Pinoy musical movies (or any Sharon Cuneta musical movies for that matter), kakaiba ang Bituing Walang Ningning ni Emmanuel Borlaza. The songs were very much part of the film. They were carefully chosen to tell a story. They expressed the emotions of the characters that they hardly verbalized. Most of them may not be written and produced especially for the film, but they fitted well in detailing the events that (were about to) transpired on screen.

I Just Called to Say I Love You. This Stevie Wonder original is heard several times in the film more than the theme song itself. However, sa tuwing maririnig natin ang awiting ito during the first half of the film, nagbabago ang kanyang kahulugan. Depending on who sings it under what circumstances, nagkakaru'n siya ng ibang purpose.

At the beginning of the film, it serves as a springboard when we hear it being played on the radio. Single ito ni Lavinia Arguelles (Cherie Gil), ang hinahangaang mang-aawit ni Dorina Pineda (Sharon Cuneta). As a devoted fan, Dorina is all ears to it while picking Sampaguita, and singing along with it once in a while. Tangan-tangan niya ang battery-operated radio sa kanyang braso habang hawak-hawak ang maliit na bilao kung saan niya nilalagay ang kinukuha niyang bulaklak gamit ang kanyang kaliwang kamay.

Iyon din ang mismong Sampaguita na kanyang iaalay para sa kanyang iniidolo na siya ring pinagkakakitaan niya upang makabili siya ng mga bagay na may kinalaman kay Lavinia tulad ng magasin.

Sa tagpong ito ay pinapakita na kung gaano ka-committed bilang fan ni Lavinia si Dorina. Sa pagtatrabaho man o pag-aaral, siya lagi ang laman ng kanyang isipan. Siya ang kanyang inspirasyon. Magutom man o malagay sa panganib ang buhay, hindi niya iindahin. Mahal niya siyang tunay.

"Hindi na baleng gumastos ako ng anim na piso dito eh kahit basahin ko man ng paulit-ulit, busog pa ko. Eh 'yang dalanghita na 'yan, kainin ko nga, natunaw naman. De wala rin."

I Can Wait Forever. Sa isa sa kanyang mga show events, ginamit ni Lavinia ang awiting ito (originally sung by Air Supply) upang ipahatid ang kanyang nararamdaman sa kasintahang si Nico Escobar (Christopher de Leon). Ito ang kanyang harana.

Nico is in love with her, and is much willing to marry her anytime. She, too, wants to marry him. But marriage has to wait. Marami pa siyang gustong ma-attain sa kanyang career. She still has to make sure that the pedestal she is standing on will remain hers forever.

So saying that she can wait forever demands something from Nico. She can wait forever, so long as he can wait for her, as well, not minding taking the backseat every now and then. She is career-oriented, and marriage is not a priority.

I Just Called to Say I Love You. Matapos haranahin ni Lavinia si Nico, ang kanyang adoring fans naman ang kanyang inaawitan via the promotion of her single. Away from the cheering crowd, she is a star. Keeping her distance from the roaring audience, she is a queen.

However, Dorina is different. Hindi siya paaawat sa pagpapakita ng kanyang pagmamahal kay Lavinia. She seizes the opportunity whenever she sees one. Nasaan man si Lavinia, andu'n siya upang suportahan ito. Wala siyang konsepto ng ka-cheapan o kahihiyan, so long as maipahayag niya ang kanyang affection para sa kanyang idolo.

Again, like her song to Nico, iba rin ang tunay na pinakakahulugan ni Lavinia sa awitin niyang ito para sa kanyang fans. Mahal niya sila so long as they know how to keep their distance from her. Mahal niya sila so long as alam nila kung saan sila lulugar sa kanyang buhay. Siya ang nag-iisang bituin sa langit. Sila ang mga taong nakamasid lamang sa kanyang ningning mula sa ibaba. Hinding-hindi sila dapat makakatagpo.

How Can I Tell You It's Over. Lavinia and the record studio people listen to her newly-recorded song (composed by Willy Cruz and Diane Siscar). It isn't as prominent as the other songs in the film for it is played softly in the background. Ganu'n pa man, ang nilalaman ng awitin ay nagbabadya on what's about to happen to the current lovers on screen.

Mabubunyag na ang tunay na hangarin nila sa buhay na hindi sang-ayon sa mga gusto nilang mangyari para sa isa't-isa. Nico wants marriage; Lavinia wants more fame.

Lavinia: Kung pakakasal ako sa 'yo, Nico, dalawang kundisyon. Una, hindi ako titigil sa pag-awit. Hindi kita maaasikaso. Ako ang aasikasuhin mo. Pangalawa, hindi tayo mag-aanak.


Ayokong magkaanak. Ayokong may magmana sa akin. Ayoko may makatulad, kahit pa anak ko.

With that, even before they knew it, their relationship falls apart. No matter how they try to salvage it, it won't work.
Matud Nila. Dorina part-times as a singer during wakes. In here she sings a Ben Zubiri-penned Cebuano song that speaks about undying love and aspiration for someone despite what others might say. Hindi na baleng magmukhang tanga at katawa-tawa, her feelings will remain the same.

The song could be an ode to the departed one. It could also be Dorina's promise to Lavinia, that she will remain loyal to her despite what others think of her.

However, later on, Dorina would have to give up fame and fortune for someone better. Anuman ang sabihin at isipin ng iba, pipiliin niya ang mas mahalaga para sa kanya.

Subalit sa naturang wika rin ng iba matatagpuan ni Dorina ang kanyang tinig. Si Augusta Victa (nasa litrato) ay isang club manager na nagustuhan ang tinig niya, at kinuha siya bilang singer ng club nila.

Ocean Deep. A Cliff Richard original, Dorina sings the song for the first time as a club singer. The lines "Can't you give this fool a chance" very much speaks of what she feels as a first time singer. Masaya siya sa tiwalang ibinigay ng club manager sa kanya subalit hindi lubusan ang tiwala niya sa kanyang sarili. With that, katakot-takot na pasasalamat ang kanyang pinaabot sa mga taong sumusuporta sa kanya. Bati rito, bati roon. Kaway riyan, kaway roon.

Dito pa lang ay makikikita na ang pagkakaiba ni Dorina kay Lavinia sa pakikitungo sa tao. Lavinia exudes confidence, but is stand-offish; Dorina is amateur, yet very warm.




Total Eclipse of the Heart. Ito ang awiting babago sa buhay ni Dorina. The song that will give her a 180 degrees turn. The moment Nico hears her, he knows that Lavinia has found her match. If Lavinia realizes that, he thinks, she may want to step down on her throne and becomes his wife.

Pero sa larong kani-kanilang tatahakin, hindi lang karera ang iikot kundi ang kani-kanilang mga puso.




Dorina begins her journey as a professional singer. When Larry Calma (Tommy Abuel) refuses to take Dorina under his wing, Nico becomes more determined to build her up. He trains her further in a bigger club. Soon enough, he puts up his own recording studio with friend Zosimo Blanco (Jay Ilagan) and manages her career.




Bituing Walang Ningning. This is the first time we get to hear the song written by Willy Cruz for the film. (In the movie it is Garry Diaz--Joel Torre, who supposedly penned the song for Dorina.) Wala pa siyang masyadong kahulugan sa mga karakter ng pelikula sa tagpong ito other than to introduce Dorina to the public formally as a singer.

On the side is Lavinia, wearing shades to disguise herself. Bumaba siya sa lupa upang kilalanin ang taong tinatapat sa kanya.




Nico tells Dorina his intention. He wants her to bring Lavinia down. Kung wala nang ningning ang bituin nito, wala itong ibang mapupuntuhan kundi siya. Gusto niyang siya ang maging mundo ni Lavinia, at hindi ang kinang ng entabladong sumilaw sa kanya.

Dorina is doubtful, but she agrees. She has feelings for him, but she has to let them go. Malaki ang utang na loob niya kay Nico. Pasasaanba't magkakaroon din ng tagumpay ang kanyang magiging pagsasakripisyo.

Sana'y Maghintay Ang Walang Hanggan. Garry plays the intruments in the piano. Dorina listens. Malungkot ang kanta. May longing na pinadarama. Garry wrote it for Dorina. Only that she is too focused on Nico to realize that.




I Just Called to Say I Love You. Dorina is finally launched as a singer. She sings the song her idol is known for as a homage for her. Noon ay sinasabayan niya lamang ang kantang iyon, subalit sa pagkakataong ito, kinakanta na niya ito para sa kanyang idolo.

Hindi ito nagustuhan ni Lavinia. Hinamak niya si Dorina at sinabing isa lamang siya pipitsuging manggagaya. Hindi pa isinisilang ang taong papalit sa kanyang kinalalagyan sa itaas.

It's My Turn (Diana Ross). Natanggal na ang piring ng mga mata ni Dorina. She now sees Lavinia for what she truly is--mayabang, mapangmata, mataas ang tingin sa sarili. Kung dati-rati'y hindi siya sang-ayon sa nais ni Nico, ngayon ay gagawin na niya ang pagbagsak kay Lavinia para sa kanyang sarili. Hinamak nito ang kanyang pagkatao at nararapat lamang na patunayan niya ang kanyang galing sa mga tulad nitong hindi naniniwala sa kanya.

Siya naman ngayon ang sisikat. Siya ang titingalain. Siya ang hahangaan. Siya ang magpapabagksak kay Lavinia Arguelles, ang kanyang dating idolo.




The Glamorous Life (Sheila E.). The moment Dorina decides on what to do with her life, fame and fortune come next--recordings, TV guestings, autograph signing, etc. Siya na mismo ang nagpaikot ng buhay niya na naaayon sa gusto niya mangyari, at hindi dahil lamang sa idinidikta ng iba sa kanya.

She wants to lead a glamorous life.
She won't need a man's touch...

Hindi pa sumusuko si Lavinia. She still has tricks up her sleeves. Kung si Nico ang naging dahilan sa tagumpay na tinatamasa ni Dorina, si Nico rin ang magiging daan upang mapabagsak niya ito.

Ngunit katulad ni Dorina, nagbago na rin ang priority ni Nico. Hindi na si Lavinia ang center ng kanyang mundo.

Sana'y Maghintay Ang Walang Hanggan. Garry already wrote the words to the song. He plays it for Dorina. She sings it for Nico. Nico is clueless about it. He gets jealous and gives up. Pinaubaya niya si Dorina kay Garry dahil alam niyang di kakayanin ni Dorina ang i-give up ang tinatamasa nitong tagumpay para sa kanya in case he pursues her further. He wants a wife, not a star.

Nico: Garry, alagaan mong mabuti si Dorina. She's a nice girl. She deserves the best.

Nico, on the other hand, is told by people around him that Dorina has feelings for him. He is still hesitant about it until Dorina herself confesses. Nonetheless, he is adamant. He can't compete with fame. He has to have Dorina all for himself. He asks her to give it all up and marry him.




Dorina gets confused. She has to make a choice--love or career. She can't have both. One has to go for the other one to stay. Nasa kanya kung ano ang mas matimbang sa kanyang puso.

Sana'y Maghintay Ang Walang Hanggan. On her big night with Lavinia, Dorina makes a plea to two of the most important things in her life--love and career. She tells them to be patient with her, to wait for her. And whatever she decides, sana'y maunawaan siya ng bawat isa sa kanila.

At this point may desisyon mang nabubuo na sa kanyang isipan ay mayro'n pa rin siyang halong pagdududa. Wala ba talagang pagkakataong pagsabayin ang pag-ibig at karera gayong tunay naman niyang minamahal ang bawat isa? Can't there be a compromise? At kung sakali bang mamili siya ng isa, makapaghihintay ba ang naiwan sa kanyang pagbabalik?

Sana'y maghintay ang walang hanggan
Sana ang iyong paglingap ay muli kong matikman...
She is at a crossroads. It feels to her as if there is no turning back once she makes a decision. Hindi na maaaring balikan pa ang isa. She has to make a commitment.

Subalit kung paglimot ay di mapigilan
Alalahanin mong kay tagal kitang hinintay...




Bituing Walang Ningning. The film's final song. The film's conclusion.

Dorina makes a choice. She chooses Nico over her career. She would rather have love and be happy than have fame and fortune and not have a peace of mind. Mas nanaisin niya ang pag-aaruga ni Nico kaysa ang maging mag-isa sa ilalim kinang ng entablado.

She makes peace with Lavinia who certainly made a choice, as well--her career. She will remain her inspiration, her idol. But this time, hindi na iinog ang kanyang mundo kay Lavinia. Mayroon na siyang pagbabalingan ng pansin na mas mahalaga pa sa isang iniidolo--si Nico, ang kanyang minamahal.

Mabuti pa kaya'y maging bituing walang ningning
Kung kapalit nito'y walang paglaho mong pagtingin...

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