Spell Saab

Hi guys! I just got home from our very first technical rehearsals for No Filter. (Read my entry about No Filter over here.)

Our cast and prod have a Whatsapp group and last week my co-star, Micah Muñoz, shared that he was having trouble falling asleep. Our dramaturge (yes, I only learned that word when I joined this project – look it up!) Wanggo Gallaga told him to write. He said Micah probably couldn’t sleep because he had a lot of things on his mind.

“Write, Micah. If you can’t sleep, that means you have a lot on your mind. Release them. Write a journal entry, a poem, a song… Just get it out. And you don’t have to show it to anyone. As long as it doesn’t stay inside you.”

Brilliant piece of advice, that’s why I love Wanggo! So now I’m in bed, very tired but I want to just release some of the things in my head. Earlier today we were interviewed by Young Star and it got me to open up about how the prevalence of mediocrity has pushed me to overthink things. I’ve been so pressured to come up with ~*thinkpieces*~ and proving myself that I end up stopping myself from just plain “making kwento” about my day.

The truth is: I have no mediocre days.

I find my days fun and exciting and it’s perfectly fine if you don’t agree with me. I’ll do this diary entry and not feel like I should be keeping my memories to myself. I want to sleep peacefully so I want to let go of my thoughts. Besides, that’s why I started an online journal in the first place — so that I can keep a record of my days and look back at them in the years to come. Okay, enough disclaimers. You wouldn’t be here if you didn’t care so I’m not even going to try and win you over. Lelz.

For the past month and a half, we’ve been going to our director Toff De Venecia‘s lovely home to rehearse almost everyday.

Mikael Daez

Mikael Daez

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Yesterday, I had a bit of time in the morning to get my hair color retouched in time for our show opening this weekend. Thank you so much to Matrix Philippines for taking care of my neglected hair. I promise to condition everyday and use the hair mask you gave me at least twice a week!

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Afterwards, I went to H&M’s showroom at 2pm to pick out our clothes for the show with the rest of the cast. So much fun but, of course, I forgot my camera in the car (/facepalm). It’s okay though, you’ll see our outfits when you watch No Filter. Heehee. YOU’RE WATCHING, RIGHT?!?

Lauren and I grabbed some sandwiches before heading to Toff’s (because I forgot to order Diet Diva yesterday!!). I was supposed to leave before 8 for my 9PM Cheats call time at Route 196 but I got to leave at 8:15pm. In my panic I left my sandwich huhuhu how tragic. I totally forgot to eat dinner and drank 2 beers last night. Needless to say, I was slurring my words on the way home — but the important thing is that I was slurring my lines for No Filter to a very eager audience (I LOVE YOU, JIM).

This is the case for a lot of us in the cast. Fellow cast member (and newfound friend hehe) Jasmine Curtis-Smith said she woke up one morning reciting her lines. I’ve been repeating my monologue in the shower, in the car, in bed, basically everywhere. This is my first play after all so I really don’t want to let Toff down. Actually, I think more importantly: I don’t want to let myself down.

Today we moved to RCBC Theater and it was very exciting to settle into our dressing rooms!!

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Lauren Young and I are alternates for No Filter. We're also best friends. As if you didn't already know that hehehe

Lauren Young and I are alternates for No Filter. We’re also best friends IRL. As if you didn’t already know that hehehe

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It was also scary because it was a totally new environment.

Our stage manager, Anissa and my Adidas Superstars

Our stage manager, Anissa and my Adidas Superstars

Gives me butterflies

Gives me butterflies

Lauren, Khalil Kaimo, Cai Cortez

Lauren, Khalil Kaimo, Cai Cortez

I’m mostly scared of seeing a familiar face in the audience and getting too excited that I forget my lines. AGH. I actually had a dream about that!!! HOW NERVOUS AM I?!?!!

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Spot the difference(s)

Spot the difference(s)

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Anyway, the bottomline is that I’m super duper excited. And I’m glad I didn’t overthink this blog post – I plan to do a nightly diary type entry so I sleep sounder. I’ve also got an actual journal on my bedside table but that’s for my more private thoughts. C’mon, I can’t totally go #NoFilter. TEEHEE.

♥,
Saab

July 29, 2015

Saab

39 Comments

  1. Reply

    Jane

    July 22, 2015

    Hi Saab! You are my current obsession. Haha! Sorry if that sounds creepy. :P
    I just discovered your blog last week, and now I always find myself going back to your website and reading old posts. You seem super cool, I like your fashion style, your candidness, your wit and humor, your skin, etc.. (it’s a long list. :p)
    Plus you and Jim are my couple pegs. ♥
    Ikaw na te!

    More power to you and your blog. Cheers! :D

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      Saab

      July 22, 2015

      THANK YOU!!!<3<3<3

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    Kristin

    July 22, 2015

    So sad won’t be able to watch you…I don’t live in Manila huhuhuhu but super excited for you. Break a leg!! (tama naman diba? hehehe)

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      Saab

      July 22, 2015

      YES! But hopefully not literally… My greatest fear is to fall off stage D:D:

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    janine

    July 22, 2015

    So excited for your “nightly diary type entry” :D
    And me loves the way you dress up!! #goals
    Love you Saab!!

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      Saab

      July 22, 2015

      Yay thanks, Janine!!!

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    ♥ahna♥

    July 22, 2015

    how nice… good luck to the NO FILTER..

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      Saab

      July 22, 2015

      Thank you :)

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    Christine

    July 22, 2015

    ang cute ng upuan ng rcbc theater! mas na-excite tuloy ako manood. :) kaya mo yan saab! galingan nyo! eeee! see you!! <3 <3

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      Saab

      July 22, 2015

      Yayyyy!!

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    Nica

    July 22, 2015

    There is always something alluring with your simplicity and style. ^_^ God bless you and the rest of NO FILTER team. In case you feel that stage fright (hopefully not) just look right through their heads. Aja Saab!

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      Saab

      July 27, 2015

      <3<3

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    christine karen

    July 23, 2015

    Good luck Saab!

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      Saab

      July 27, 2015

      Thank you!:)

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    Jae

    July 23, 2015

    Hi, Saab! IDK if you’ve gotten/read my email, but what lens did you use to take these photos? :)

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      Saab

      July 27, 2015

      Hi Jae! Sorry, haven’t checked my e-mail all week because of rehearsals!! I used my kit lens lang :)

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        Jae

        July 29, 2015

        Seryoso? The 16-50mm ones? My husband got me an a6000, too, and the bundle came with that lens and a telephoto one (55-210mm)! I’m hopeful that a mirrorless camera will produce the same quality as most dSLRs!

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          Saab

          July 29, 2015

          Yes, 16-50mm :)

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    Dona

    July 23, 2015

    Awww. This blog entry is pushing me more to go to back to blogging. Thanks for always being an inspiration, Saab! God bless on your No Filter show! <3

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      Saab

      July 27, 2015

      Yay!:)

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    secretwalangclue

    July 23, 2015

    Good luck and have fun!

    Cai Cortez looks familiar, im not sure where i watched her before.

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      Saab

      July 27, 2015

      You’ve probably seen her in Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank or Here Comes The Bride. We call her “pambansang bestie ng Pilipinas” haha!

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        secretwalangclue

        July 28, 2015

        YES!! I’ve seen both those movies and naalala ko na haha! :D

        Post a blog about your experience sa No Filter :D

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    April

    July 24, 2015

    Saab! I badly wanna see this play! Can I buy tickets on the site or tickets can only be purchased via ticketworld?

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      Saab

      July 27, 2015

      You can walk in and buy tickets there :) Or you may call The Sandbox Collective at 585-6909 or 0917-8996680 to reserve tix and pick up on the day you’re watching :)

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    meryllkk

    July 24, 2015

    Can I get a backstage pass to see you after the show? I’ll give you a congratulatory gift. Ano raw?! Hahahaha Goodluck, Saabae! <3

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      Saab

      July 27, 2015

      Thank you so much Meryll for coming to the show!! And thank you so much for the book!!!<3

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        MeryllKK

        July 29, 2015

        You’re welcome! <3 Tell me what you think about the book when you're done hehe. Sana maka-relate ka :)

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    Ley S.

    July 24, 2015

    Hey Saab! After reading this entry, and learning a new word (dramaturge), my friend mentions the word “dramaturgo” in a random conversation later the same day. I was like “Hey, I just learned that word today!” Hahaha. Congrats and good luck on your play! :)

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      Saab

      July 27, 2015

      THAT ALWAYS HAPPENS TO ME!! I learned a new term from my sis-in-law (“Girl Friday” a.k.a. a faithful female assistant) and I saw the term used in 2 different articles I read the next day. Galing! Hehe. Thank you :)

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    ahna

    July 27, 2015

    hi girl may I ask.. anu ba color ng hair mo?? I like it.. thanks a lot!

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      Saab

      July 27, 2015

      Ash blonde from Matrix :)

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    April

    July 28, 2015

    Hi Saab! Was able to watch the 07/26, 3pm show! Yayy! You were so great! ♥
    Congratulations to all of you, especially you! Nailed it! Jim was such a sweetheart giving you the bo[u]quet of flower even before you [b]ow! Love! :)

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      Saab

      July 29, 2015

      Thank you so much!!!!!

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    Grems

    July 28, 2015

    Huhuhu I wasn’t able to watch!! But I know that you did great!! Congratulations! :D Can’t wait to read your nightly diary entry! :)

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    Karly

    August 1, 2015

    Hi Saab. I’ve always love you since I discovered your blog years ago. Huhu. Where can I send you a letter? I really wish you could give me an email add or something. Hehe. I don’t want to comment what I want to say because I want to (talk?) to you in private? Haha. Wow. FC! Yun lang thanks for always inspiring me! :) I don’t want to seem creepy though. Haha.

    P.S. I was dying to watch your performance but have zero budget cause I am still a student and have no money at all. Hahaha. Being it is still our vacation. I love you. I know you did great! :) Stay awesome! :D

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    Mj

    August 2, 2015

    Nakakakilig to see your name as Saab Magalona-Bacarro <3 Reminds me of your wedding and Jim's proposal blog entries.

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      Saab

      August 6, 2015

      HIHIHI

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