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Versatile Actress (VA) is not exactly known for her skills in English and her attempts result in what she deems comedic. The production team resorts to remove the errors of VA by editing.

However, in the succeeding episodes, VA continued her style, which no longer sat well with the executives. The project requires expert opinion and not funny statements. Besides, the quality of the project might be affected and if the public gets wind of VA’s errors, the image of the project might be ruined. Editing could no longer fix VA’s antics.

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Having no choice, the production team met with VA and informed her of their concern. VA was instructed to speak in Filipino or Taglish and leave the English to her co-workers. VA laughed off the suggestion to save face obviously. However, VA has no choice but to follow.

‘Your grammar is a reflection of your image. Good or bad, you have made an impression. And like all impressions, you are in total control.’ – Jeffrey Gitomer

Can’t sit with us
Typical of any gathering, a clan photo is a must for Devout Relation’s (DR) family. Serious Talent (ST) happens to be with Close Kin (CK) of DR and he was present that moment. When everyone started gathering, DR chided ST he can only join them once he weds CK. To save face, ST volunteered to take the photo even if DR took back his statement. DR could not help it, as he is into religious practices.

Over dinner, DR talked to CK on the state of her relationship, that is, the date when ST will take her to the altar. Candidly, CK said ST has yet to propose. As ST was within hearing distance, teasing started. One quipped that ST might surprise CK with a proposal at that moment. ST only smiled at what he heard.

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Allegedly, ST is not a staunch believer in marriage, as he prefers partnership. He’s not so much into a permanent commitment witnessed by the public. His stand was one of the reasons his previous relationships failed.

‘To be fully seen by somebody, then, and be loved anyhow – this is a human offering that can border on miraculous.’ – Elizabeth Gilbert

Complicated decisions
When Wonderful Actor (WA) found out about the rumor that he might already become a father, he was excited. Like any excited possible father, he made sure his source was infallible and he was as happy as any first-time dad until the day he had to confirm for sure.

The camp of Alleged Parent (AP) has remained quiet over the issue. What fueled the rumor of her alleged interesting condition is that she packed up and left so suddenly recently. This means other projects her management team had planned for her will have to wait. For AP, she said family first, which no one questioned.

AP told WA that she was going on a short trip, but AP noticed that she seemed to be enjoying her vacation too much, which implied that she might be hiding something. Finally, WA called AP to find out the truth directly. The call was calm at first until WA asked why he was not informed and he had to learn about it from other people. AP denied his claim, but WA said that he trusted his source, who happens to be a network insider.

Things heated up because AP said to WA that he should not worry about it if ever it were true as he had a Pretty Lady (PL) with him anyway. Bringing back the PL issue was one way of AP getting back at WA. Fatigue, denials, and worry caved in and WA flared up. His voice raised and the call did not end on a happy note. Allegedly, they even broke up their relationship that was never admitted in public at all. After the incident, the two have yet to talk. What was worrisome for WA was the what ifs, that is, intentionally losing a potential bundle of joy.

‘When things break, it’s not the actual breaking that prevents them from getting back together again. It’s because a little piece gets lost – the two remaining ends couldn’t fit together even if they wanted to. The whole shape has changed.’ – David Levithan

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