• Stories Behind Stories

    The Making Of Status: S̶i̶n̶g̶l̶e̶ Self-Sufficient

    Q: How did you come up with the story? A: Ang dami kasing stories (movies, TV series, novels) about single woman, eh. Pero napansin ko, iisa lang ang character ng bida: ‘yong tipong yearning for love, hopeless romantic, sabik magka-love life, hugot doon-hugot dito about their being single, searching and praying na dumating na si Mr. Right at matapos na ang pagiging single. Walang protagonist na single woman na choice nya ang maging single, emotionally independent at hindi naghahangad ng love. Kaya sabi ko sa sarili ko, why not make a single woman of a character na hindi ‘yong usual character ng ganitong type of story? Then I made Maureen–a…

  • Stories Behind Stories

    The Making Of 40 Days To Heaven

    Question: Paano nabuo ang plot/concept ng 40 Days To Heaven? Answer: The idea came up habang pinag-uusapan namin nina Sonia at Sofia (fellow PHR authors) ‘yong tungkol sa magiging concept ng Jeju trilogy namin. Hindi pa kami nakakabuo ng final concept para sa trilogy namin noon. Nagbe-brainstorming pa lang kami. Initially, ang balak namin iba-ibang genre. Then, sabi ni Sonia, try nya mag-horror. Kako, about ghosts? Then, iyon na nabuo ko yung plot sa isip ko in a snap. I suggested it to her. Kako, isulat niya ‘yong premise na naisip ko at sa Jeju ang location. Tinanggihan ni Sonia kaya ako na lang ang nagsulat pero hindi para sa…