I am a woman, looking and searching
I pry with elegance and inquire through my silent stare
I blink and men would smile, I cry with style.
I was languidly sitting on the bench, trying to rest my aching feet. It felt like I've walked a hundred miles already and the heat was burning my skin. I looked around and found her.
I went to see one of the entry films in this year's 9th Cinemanila International Film Festival at Gateway Cinema. U-Carmen e-Khayelitsha is a feature film based on Bizet's 19th century opera filmed on location in a modern South African township setting. Obviously, this film is musical but I was too excited to notice that when the movie was starting, I swore I would have walked out the cinema right after I saw a bunch of young soldiers belting behind the iron fence. And oh, I missed Quentin Tarantino during the opening night. He is the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award. I am a fan. How could I miss him?