On a side note, this was the best film I’ve ever written and directed (in my opinion). A lot of effort was put in by everyone that was involved. I could’ve done better, I already know it, but I’m very proud of everything I’ve learned about filmmaking since I’ve started.
We’re in the works on our next project now. It’s bigger and going to take more time, but I’m hoping it will come out as perfect as I visualize it. I go through many drafts with my scripts and with this next short film I’ve gone through the most. I’m hoping my writing blog can also attract filmmakers or screenwriters like myself. I’d love to get to know that community too.
I’ll update with pictures and maybe some posts on my productions. We work really hard on them and most of what goes on behind the scenes are undocumented and forgotten. I want to change that for my crew.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte began an official trip to Vietnam today, his first visit to the Communist state since taking office in June.
During a pre-departure meeting Monday at Malacañang Palace, the official residence of the president of the Philippines, foreign affairs spokesperson Charles Jose said the president was scheduled to meet with his Vietnamese counterpart, Tran Dai Quang, and other high-level leaders including Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.
Jose said the two countries were expected to discuss defence, trade and investment.
In a speech at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Pasay City, Duterte spoke to 40 years of formal diplomatic relationships between the Philippines and Vietnam.
“On this introductory visit to Hanoi, I look forward to renewing our ties of friendship between the Philippines and Vietnam and [to] reaffirm the commitment to work closer to achieve shared goals for our countries and peoples,” Sun Star Manila reported Duterte as saying.
After arriving in Hanoi, Duterte was expected to begin his visit by meeting with members of the 3,800-strong Philippine community in the country.
His two-day visit will include an official welcome at Vietnam’s Presidential Palace and wreath-laying ceremonies at the Monument of the National Heroes and Martyrs and at the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, all in Hanoi.
Developments in the South China Sea will likely be a major talking point between the two countries, according to Professor Ramon Beleno III, chair of the political science and history department at Ateneo de Davao University.
“With the recent decision of the tribunal on the [South China Sea], the Philippines needs more support from its partner states, especially Asean members,” said Beleno, referring to an international court ruling in favour of the Philippines in its dispute with China over maritime territory in the South China Sea.
“Since there is no governing body that will implement the decision of the tribunal, the Philippines depends on the pressure of other countries and non-state actors to push China in recognising the decision.”
“[I] think the Vietnamese should be familiar with Duterte’s leadership style,” he said. “It has yet to embrace multiparty democracy and still is controlled by one party.”
Arugay added that the Philippines could serve as a particularly tenacious ally in the face of regional security threats. Vietnam is also in dispute with China over maritime boundaries in the South China Sea.
“Duterte won the presidency because he sincerely wants to protect the weak and the powerless,” he said. “Vietnam and the Philippines are small powers located in a region where big bullies play and there are so many common interests to pursue.”
When this provocative Esquire cover image was released in 1968, Muhammad Ali had been stripped of his title for refusing to be inducted into the U.S. Armed Forces and serve in the Vietnam War. As a result, he was arrested, tried and found guilty of draft evasion.
The case would later be overthrown in the Supreme Court.
When Lyndon B. Johnson was
interviewed by a reporter who asked
him why American troops were in
Vietnam, he was so frustrated that
he unzipped his pants, pulled out
his penis (which he’d named ‘Jumbo’),
and shouted “This is why!” SourceSource 2
So yesterday I saw a rather young, cute couple at IKEA and one of them was wearing what appeared to be Steven’s shirt from Steven Universe.
As they were walking past, I complimented with, “Nice Steven Universe t-shirt!”. He does a double-take and turns around with a confused look on his face. I begin to realize that this man may have no clue what SU is.
This prompts me to ask, “What’s your shirt from?”. He responds, “The Republic of Vietnam…”