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Nimbus Cloud. Kpop bitch. Chronic nitpicker. Travel addict. Foodie. Photography hobbyist. Former bandstalker (hence, the domain name of this blog).

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Sort-of-review: Súbete A Mi Moto, a series based on the history of phenomenal Puerto Rican boy group, Menudo

True confession: watching this new drama series based on the history of Menudo was not on my agenda even if I was, and still is, a die hard Menudo fan. It’s only for this reason: I don’t have an Amazon Prime Video subscription. I mean, I have the app pre-installed on my Smart TV, but you need a subscription to watch the shows in its entirety. And then I accidentally discovered that my Globe Postpaid plan comes with a free 6-month Amazon Prime subscription. I figured, I won’t take six months to binge watch fifteen 40+-minute episodes because, hello! Korean drama veteran! So I availed of the promo and spent two full days returning back to my childhood.

I think it’s safe to assume that anyone who lived in the 80’s would, at least, has heard of Menudo. As in the boyband, not the Mexican stew nor the ubiquitous Filipino fiesta dish. It’s a phenomenon that many people have said to be comparable to The Beatles, and I believe is yet to be duplicated by any of today’s popular acts. Just do a quick YouTube search of their old videos to see how crazy it was during their prime. Being hugely successful as they were, Menudo was not immune to issues and scandals. Over the course of two decades, several members either were released earlier than the mandatory 16-year old age of ‘graduation’, or voluntarily left the group due to various reasons. Two active members were caught in possession of illegal substances at an airport in Miami, which led to their expulsion from the group. Accusations abound regarding abuses within the organization, most notably of the sexual nature between the underaged members and the group’s mentor/founder/manager/producer, Señor Edgardo Diaz. To be perfectly honest, when news that a series depicting the history of Menudo through the eyes of its founder came out, I looked forward to watching it because I want to see whether they will include the scandals and how will these be presented. Exactly how factual will Súbete A Mi Moto be?

Right off the bat, the show issues a disclaimer. It’s actually shown at the beginning of each episode, just in case the viewer is missing the point. Which, based on the numerous comments I gathered, still did not work as a lot of avid Menudo fans – and even some former members – got upset at how the story was presented. The disclaimer clearly and repeatedly said that:

1. Súbete A Mi Moto is “inspired by true events and references events and figures from that era”;
2. It is a work of fiction;
3. It is based on interviews with Menudo’s creator, Edgardo Diaz.

Therefore, we shouldn’t expect a completely factual and accurate depiction of the “history of Menudo” because, in the first place, it’s a work of fiction that is only “inspired by true events”. It is not, by any means, a documentary where information should be balanced and presented objectively. Also, as it is based on Señor Diaz’s version of the story, we should expect that the show will present his side, and not anyone else’s. Am I right?

Personally, I was not able to relate to the first few episodes because I did not become a Menudo fan until 1985, when the group first became known in the Philippines with the song If You’re Not Here (By My Side). In fact, we Pinoys got majorly confused because when news first came out that Menudo is coming to the Philippines, the publicity photos showed the group with Ricky Melendez (he was still in the group when they recorded Reaching Out, the album that contains If You’re Not Here and Like A Cannonball). And then, instead of Mr. Melendez, they arrived with this tiny, extremely cute boy whose name is also Ricky but with a different surname and we’re like… who is this guy??? That’s when Pinoy fans got a major crash course on the concept of Menudo: members get replaced when they turn 16 or their voice and/or appearance change into something more adult-like. It didn’t matter, though, because Ricky Martin was such a welcome addition to the group that he became one of the most popular Menudo members in our country. It also began my ‘love affair’, so to speak, with the little boy named Ricky Martin that began when I was 11 and extends up to this very day when he’s all grown up and…

But I digress, and getting ahead of myself. Back to Súbete A Mi Moto.

I am very familiar with the group’s member history up until around 1989 when Ricky Martin finally retired from the group and got replaced by Rawy Torres. But that’s just about the extent of my knowledge about the pre-Robby Rosa era Menudo. The drama kinda messed up the order of member arrivals and departures (a recurring theme throughout the series), and there are times when I had to Google for the circumstances of each member’s departure to check its accuracy. The initial episodes did not elicit much reaction from me due to its unfamiliarity. It’s nice to ‘discover’ and appreciate the first gen Menudo songs, though. I didn’t realize until now how good those songs were as I didn’t really care about them before. I especially like Fuego and Claridad.

I was a lot more reactive when the Robby Rosa era of the story came. This was the period when I was fully involved as a Menudo fan. I know the order of member arrivals and departures by heart. I’m very well-versed with the songs, the concerts, the achievements, and even their physical appearances. It was during these episodes when my chat window with my longtime friend and fellow Menudo fan Mavic became “noisy”. We couldn’t stop complaining and nitpicking everything. :lmao: I mean, we know very, very, VERY well that Ricky Martin did not have a growth spurt while Robby was in the group. He has always been the smallest one prior to that. Even Raymond Acevedo, who came after Ricky, was taller than him. Meanwhile, the actor playing Raymond was tiny and never grew up in the series. :bop: He was even smaller than both Sergio Blass and Ruben Gomez. In actuality, Raymond was the tallest among the three. Also, in the series, they made Ricky Martin the tallest member in 1985, even before they first came to Manila. That is so NOT correct.

It was also very noticeable that they made it appear that Ricky Martin was the lead member in the group even during Robby and Charlie Masso’s time. Which is, again, not correct. I do think that they gave him much exposure and importance in the story because, as we all know, Ricky Martin is the most successful Menudo alumnus. Also, he never had a bad relationship with Edgardo. That we know of, anyway. And he has the best relationship with Joselo Vega, who is still with him until now.

Meanwhile, the most popular member in that era – Robby Rosa – became second fiddle and it was even made to appear that he left Menudo because he wanted more money and it was not given to him. When the other, more known version of the story, is that he left because he offered to write songs for the group but management just laughed it off. (Seriously, Edgardo. How hard did you bang your head against the wall when Robi aka. Draco Rosa eventually dished out worldwide hits like Maria, The Cup of Life and Livin’ La Vida Loca? Again, I digress.)

But if we view it on the overall, Súbete A Mi Moto showed that Menudo is really just about business. It’s all about the money for Edgardo Diaz. It’s all business from beginning to end. That’s all there is to it.

About the scandals. It’s still commendable that they showed both the glory days of the group and its eventual downfall. They showed that, Menudo may be this super-popular group that’s admired all over the world, but they’re still boys. They’re still children that need care and proper parental guidance. Sure, Joselo is there, but he’s just one person taking care of five adolescent boys at a time. I can understand why some ex-members took offense at the way they were depicted. Rene Farrait was shown as the rebellious one who’s the biggest flirt. I actually said, “no wonder he did not last long” when they made it appear that he was this member with raging hormones who got caught making out with hotel staff. And then it turned out, he wasn’t kicked out and was even given a solo contract after his Menudo stint. Oops. :razz: Mr. Farrait publicly declared that the drama was inaccurate, though, so I don’t know. I’m taking everything with a grain of salt because, again, read the disclaimers.

In all of these scandals and accusations – the drug incident with Sergio and Ruben, the pedophilia accusations from Ralphy and his dad, etc – Edgardo Diaz only has one answer: he was not aware that it was happening because he was too busy taking care of a thousand other things for Menudo. Very convenient excuse, and for all we know, he’s telling the truth. I kinda get what he’s saying, for reasons I can’t really say. And since this drama series is based on his side of the truth, I’ll just take it as it is. I’ll just do what any mature, responsible fan should do and that is, DO YOUR RESEARCH. From credible sources, of course. Still, we are not the ones to judge especially when our sources are just this show – which, again, read the disclaimers – and the various media reports which are even, at times, conflicting. We are not Edgardo Diaz, we are not Joselo, we are not any of the ex-Menudo members, heck we’re not even part of their working staff. We’re just chismosang kapitbahays. Bawal ang judgmental.

Just watch Súbete A Mi Moto for the nostalgia. To once again experience the beauty and innocence of being a fan in the 1980s, when everything was so raw and organic because internet and social media didn’t exist yet at the time. At first, I was actually turned off by the inclusion of the side story of the present-day blogger interviewing Edgardo and her mom who’s a former Menudo fan. It looked like an irrelevant filler that just disturbs the momentum of the story. Eventually, I realized that it was actually brilliant on their part to include the fans in the narrative. The reason being, THE FANS ARE THE OTHER HALF OF THE STORY. Menudo – or any famous artist, for that matter – will not achieve success without the fans. Not everyone understands the life of a fan. Why are we so crazy over these people who don’t even know that we exist? Why are we dedicating all our time, effort and money for them? At what extent are we willing to give for our idols? They showed it here. And this is the part where the viewers, the Menudo fans in particular, will fully relate. Regardless of whether you did something as insane as what the fans here did, you will just find yourself saying, “yup, that’s me.”

The final scene in Súbete A Mi Moto wrapped everything up so nicely. The conversation between Edgardo Diaz, founder, manager and producer of Menudo aka. The Corporation, and Renata, the fan aka. The Consumer. The discussion between business and passion. When Renata took out her memorabilia box, handed it over to Edgardo and said, “Here is the money my parents gave me, my first salary… everything. I never had the guts to throw it away”, I burst into tears.


Renata is me. I do have that box, which contained my parents’ money, my savings, my first salary, my life. I became a fan of many different artists over the years and I still have that box, one containing my fond memories of each and everyone of them.

In the end, both Corporation and Consumer just agreed that one cannot exist without the other. As they should be.

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As is customary in this blog, here is the bulleted list of Random Things I Nitpicked Noted From Watching Súbete A Mi Moto:

1. A show about the history of Menudo will never be complete without mentioning my beloved country, The Philippines. Of course. We were their biggest market in Asia alongside Japan. One of their biggest markets anywhere, actually. They even included a scene with “Lea Salonga”, although in reality, Lea Salonga never sang I’m Going Back To The Philippines with Menudo. Well, at least, they know which country Lea belongs to.


2. It may be off-putting, especially for the #PinoyPride!!! netizens, that the phrase, “where is the Philippines?” was mentioned by a Menudo member at least twice in the series. But before anyone complains, it’s actually a fact even until now that a lot of people in the West are not aware of the country named Philippines and where exactly it is. Given that the one saying it is a boy barely out of puberty (and it was in the 80s when there was no internet yet), you should cut them some slack.

3. I find it amusing that the shiny tight pants was an issue against Menudo before it became their trademark. :hihihi: At the same time, it hit me that, when we were ogling them in those tight, tight pants, we were ogling at literal minors, some of them children. :err: Yikes. If this happened in the present day, you bet the wokes on the internet will never let them get away with it.

4. Best performance for me: the actor who played Robby Rosa. :clap: He accurately got all of Robby’s nuances, and I commend him for not copying Robby’s high pitched speaking voice. It’s ok that it’s not 100% accurate, otherwise, it will appear caricature-ish. I guess the actor knows it, that’s why he opted to use his actual speaking voice. Aside from the nuances, his acting has depth. He was able to show that Robby is essentially not problematic, he’s just this artiste who wants his talents to be heard, seen and appreciated.

Second placer for me is the actor who played Rene Farrait, because he’s got swag. ;) I’m not sure how accurate his portrayal is since I was not a fan when Rene was in the group. But if their intention is to show that Rene was a rebel and a sex symbol when he was with the group, the actor certainly was able to act that one out convincingly.

In third place: the kid who played Ricky Martin, the tiny version. Ricky was suuuuuper adorable as a kid and the actor playing that version of him was exactly that. He got all of Ricky’s nuances as a child, too.

Side note: I need confirmation from my Ricky Martin friends, but I think the casting for Nereida Morales (Ricky’s mom) was physically accurate.

Special mention: the cutest one for me was the actor who played Charlie Masso.

5. There were subtle references to the brotherly relationship between Robby and Ricky Martin. (I should always be specific as to which Ricky I’m referring to. I mean, there were three Rickys in Menudo, you know.) In majority of their scenes, Robby was always shown as giving a protective gesture towards Ricky. I think it’s a shoutout to their eventual working relationship that continued post-Menudo. These two are the group’s most successful alumni, after all.

6. Question to anyone who was a fan of Menudo way back in the 80s: At the time, did you have any inkling whatsoever that Ricky Martin will be the one to have the most successful showbiz career, post-Menudo? I was – am – a very solid and loyal Ricky Martin fan, but that thought never occurred to me at the time. Some fan I am, huh.

7. The actor who played Joselo Vega is sooo dreamy. :dream: However, I’m not sure if we should invoke the, “it’s a work of fiction inspired by true events” on the fact that all and I mean ALL of the dance routines in this show did not give justice to the actual choreography that Joselo created for Menudo. I mean, the real-life Menudo were not fairly-good-to-borderline-bad dancers at all, and their routines were not limited to the iwagwag mo dance step that they constantly showed here. See: old footage of Hold Me and Jumpin’ Over for reference. Heck, let’s watch the original Súbete A Mi Moto routine for maximum accuracy.

8. As I have previously mentioned, me and my friend Mavic nitpicked a lot during the Robby/Ricky/Charlie-era episodes. (Side note: yes, the ‘Mavic’ credited on the Hold Me and Jumpin’ Over clips is the same Mavic whom I saw and nitpicked Súbete A Mi Moto with.) For one thing, they messed up the order of Menudo songs released during that era. Example: In the drama, Gafas Oscuras was performed by this line-up: Ricky Martin (who was lead vocals), Robby Rosa, Charlie Masso, Roy Rossello and Raymond Acevedo. In reality, Gafas Oscuras was released during Ricky’s final years with Menudo, when he was the oldest in the group.

I observed that all of the songs where Ricky Martin was lead vocals were featured prominently in the series. Most notably, the National Anthem of Ricky Martin fans in the mid-80s: Oh My Love. :dream: Con Un Beso Y Una Flor/I Can’t Spend Another Day (Without You), Dame Mas/Gimme More and the aforementioned Gafas Oscuras were also given specific segments in the course of the series. Ricky Martin didn’t have that many songs where he was lead vocals in Menudo so it’s easy to spot them. I guess they did this, again, as a tribute to Ricky being the biggest star that the group ever produced.

9. My biggest beef against Súbete A Mi Moto? We never heard a single note from the song Explosion. :nono: This, for me, is a huge travesty. Unforgiveable.

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That ‘WTF just happened???’ moment.

I haven’t been blogging lately because I got busy. Or lazy. Or both. :lol: But after finishing It’s OK To Be Not OK (the Netflix version of the title, which I am going to adopt for this write-up; the direct translation from the Korean title is Psycho, But It’s OK), I just feel that I have to write about it. Don’t expect a lengthy, romantic prose nor interpretations of symbolism nor anything like that. This is just me in my usual Agent P self, being shallow and all. :razz:

So here it is.

Mini-review: It’s OK To Be Not OK

***I’ll try my best to keep this spoiler-free even if, I think, I’m the last one in my universe to have seen this drama. But just in case, WARNING: There might be SPOILERS.

True confession: I was kinda afraid to watch It’s OK To Be Not OK (IOTBNO). I’ve been looking forward to it, being such a sucker for anything Kim Soo Hyun. However, I’m more of a binge-watcher. I have this thing about waiting for the original run to end – or at the very least, be on its last two episodes – before I start watching because I hate having to wait a week before I know what happens next. I painstakingly avoided looking at posts related to IOTBNO to avoid spoilers. Which is not an easy task, especially when the drama blew up. Nearly everyone on my social media feeds are talking about it, even raving about it as The. Best. K-Drama. EVERRRRR. It became more difficult when even Alden Richards, whom every move I follow religiously, is posting about it.

Eventually, it almost suffered the Meteor Garden Sickness with me. But mine was more of apprehensions rather than the usual, “everyone is watching it and I want to be different” sort of thing. What if I end up getting disappointed or shortchanged? I’m OK if it’s something like DOTS or CLOY which I didn’t mind at all if I ended up not raving about it. This drama has one of my absolute favorite actors on the cast, and is being fanboyed over by another one of my absolute favorite actors. To be disappointed about it would be devastating for me.

But, the other favorite actor, Alden Richards, is raving about it. Alden, who barely had interest in watching Korean dramas even if people are practically pushing him to watch one, is even Tweeting/Instagramming about it. What’s the big deal? So, despite being stumped with work deadlines, I started watching IOTBNO before the last episode was released.

Unlike my usual trend when watching K-dramas that interest me, it took me a week to finish the first 12 episodes. Yes, the work deadlines got in the way, but if I’m engrossed with a K-drama I usually devote a day or two to binge-watch and then just worry about cramming for deadlines later. :razz: (Don’t try this at home, kids. Pawang propesyunal po lamang ang nakakagawa n’on.) And then there’s the problem of my home internet connection acting up for a day or two. Still, I don’t usually let those things get in the way of my eagerness to watch a K-drama. For some reason, I was fine with watching IOTNBO one or two episodes at a time and not on a daily basis. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not bad nor boring. The pacing was just right, the acting was superb, and Kim Soo Hyun is drop dead gorgeous, I always end up muttering “bakit apaka-pogi mong bata ka?” at every close-up of his face. :dream: I’m just not getting the usual reactions that I see on social media as regards every episode of IOTNBO. To quote them American Idol judges, it’s just alright for me.

This part terrified me. Why didn’t I react the same way as they did? Why am I not shedding tears towards the scenes or episodes which, they said, were surefire tearjerkers? Am I really that dead inside?

Still, it didn’t dampen my interest and continued watching. For three reasons:
(1) The drama’s overall theme of the dark reality behind fairy tales;
(2) It tackles mental health issues, for which I could somewhat relate;
(3) Kim Soo Hyun. Of course.

And then, it happened. The end of Episode 13. The part that made me hit that ‘Pause’ button and yell, “WHAT THE F***?!?!?!?!” in full volume at 1:30 in the morning. :whoa:

After that, I simply could not stop watching. I binge watched until the end and finished just as the sun was rising this morning. It took me a good 30 minutes before I was able to sleep because my adrenaline level was so high, it took a lot of convincing myself to get some zzz’s first in order to stop myself from turning my laptop on and start blogging.

I finally understood what they were saying about this drama’s every scene being essential to the entire story. From Episode 14 thereon, I told myself that I should’ve paid more attention to the first 13. Every little thing was nicely wrapped up in the last three episodes. The writing was brilliant. The direction was brilliant. The ACTING was super-brilliant. I was stunned, amazed, to say the least. I don’t remember ever being floored by a K-drama like this before.

My entire experience watching It’s OK To Be Not OK taught me, first-hand, one of the lessons they tackled here: do not judge quickly without knowing the full story first.

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Just a side note as regards Alden Richards and It’s OK To Be Not OK.

I’m not just saying this because I’m his fan, he’s a fan of IOTBNO, and the drama is super popular: By the middle of Episode 1, I immediately thought that Alden Richards is perfect for the role of Moon Gang Tae. The entire character screams ALDEN RICHARDS. It actually screamed RICHARD REYES FAULKERSON, JR. to me, but I cannot elaborate, lest I be called feeling close or worse, overly delusional. Which, Agent P has always been from as far as the Rain era, so what the heck am I saying? :lmao:

Mind you, I had this thought way before Alden revealed in an interview last Friday that he became interested in IOTBNO because one of the GMA Drama writers recommended it to him and told him that he’s fit for the Moon Gang Tae role. Yes, I’m flexing something for which I have no proof, but remember which blog you’re reading. :glee:

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Quarantine viewing No. 7: The World of the Married.

Random Thoughts from watching The World of the Married, for which I will try to make it as spoiler-free as possible for those who haven’t seen it or haven’t finished it yet and don’t want to be spoiled:

1. This drama revolves around three words: Men. are. trash. :idea: Coincidentally, just the day before, I also finished watching a drama series that revolves around the concept that guys just date girls for the experience; if they want to be in a serious relationship, they’d choose another guy. (Then again, said show is a Boy Love drama.)

2. Anything broken – trust, for instance – can never be brought back to what it was before.

3. In a family conflict, it’s always the kids who suffer the most.

4. Some viewers are shipping the lead female character with the second lead male character and want them to be together in the end. For me, after seeing how things unfolded in her life, it’s better that she remained single. I mean, who says that a woman should have a man beside her to make her life complete? Of course, I’m a single woman who feels complete despite that fact, so my views are certainly different on this matter.

5. Having said that, I’m happy that in the end, this drama showed that women could be perfectly ok even if they’re not in a relationship. In fact, the ones who are single seemed to be happier. ;)

6. Marriages don’t always last a lifetime, but chismosang kapitbahays (gossiping neighbors) are forever.

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I’m often asked if The World of the Married is any good. My answer is: yes, it’s good. The pacing is just right, and the ending will make you feel shell-shocked that it’s over (which could be good or bad depending on how the viewer takes it). But have your hypertension meds or anything that makes you calm in handy, just in case. Otherwise, don’t blame me whenever you feel like strangling a character or two every episode. :aargh:

This drama featured some prolific acting performances, but two of them really stood out for me. One, of course, is Kim Hee Ae who plays the lead character Dr. Ji Sun Woo. She literally carried the entire thing from beginning to end, and carried it with style. :clap: The other one is Jeon Jin Seo as Dr. Ji’s son Lee Joon Young. The kid was able to effectively portray the inner turmoils of a son caught between his warring parents with so much restraint and maturity in his performance. Not once did he over-act. By the end of the final episode, you just want to adopt him to protect him from all the crazy-ass adults around him. It helps that he’s very cute, too. :hihihi:

Not sure if I can recommend this, though. There are viewers who watch K-dramas to relax and de-stress. If that’s your agenda, this won’t help at all.

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Quarantine viewing No. 6: Moon-Sun, revisited.

(Note: The English translation of the drama’s title has many incarnations, but for this blog I’ll be using the Netflix version since I saw it there.)

Out of the many new and not-so-new but I haven’t seen Korean (and non-Korean) series out there, I ended up watching Moon Embracing The Sun again. For some reason, Back in Time (시간을 거슬러) from the Moon-Sun OST kept playing in my head for several days even if I’ve never listened to it since what… 2012 or 2013? It’s weird, but I took it as a sign that I should go and watch Moon-Sun again. It’s been about eight years since I last saw it, after all. Thankfully, the show is on Netflix so I didn’t have to rummage through my old files anymore.


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Quarantine viewing No. 5: 2gether, The Series.

I won’t be categorizing this as a review, because it’s not.

I wasn’t planning on watching another series after spending several sleepless nights watching Itaewon Class and Hyena. But this Thai BL (boy’s love aka. yaoi) drama called 2gether has been trending on Twitter for quite some time now, and I’ve been seeing some friends on FB who are posting about it. I’m familiar with BL, having watched some Thai movies and lakorns of the similar genre in the past. In fact, my first foray in the world of Thai entertainment – and my introduction to Mario Maurer – was the movie The Love of Siam, a film that is often cited as the first LGBTQ-themed movie that was accepted by mainstream audiences in Thailand. Also, the yaoi concept is quite common in J-pop and K-pop. Therefore, watching a rom-com lakorn where the main protagonists are of the same gender will not freak me out anymore.

Well, I’m not freaked out. I was actually amazed that the concept of homophobia is totally absent in 2gether. This is a world where genders are practically non-existent. Everyone is totally fine with boys getting attracted with fellow boys. Girls don’t get depressed when they learn that their crushes are crushing on someone who is not a girl. (Actually, I was told by fan-friends that this is exactly the reason why the yaoi concept is accepted by East Asian fangirls. It’s totally ok for them if their male idol is being paired with another male because they don’t consider a guy as their rival. They can still go on with their illusions that their idol is available because no way that he’ll fall over a fellow male. But once their male idol gets involved with a female, it’s game over. Of course that’s not really necessarily true in real life, but you get the drift.)

However, as a single female who recognizes the existence of the LGBTQ+ community, I got depressed seeing all these good-looking men getting involved with each other. I mean, c’mon, females have outnumbered the males 2:1. Do we have to compete with the male population over the man of our dreams, too? :cry: :lmao:

If you want your dose of kilig, this one’s for you. The two leads, Vachirawit Chiva-aree aka. Bright as Sarawat and Metawin Opas-iamkajorn aka. Win as Tine, will provide loads of it. Assuming that you don’t frown over the fact that they’re both men, that is. Make that REALLY GOOD-LOOKING men. With abs and all. :drool2: The story is quite simple. It’s typical teen-age romcom, except that the protagonists are of the same gender. But as I said, their universe seems to be gender-less so just try to grapple with that concept if you’re not familiar with it.

My only problem now is, I made the mistake of starting with this drama while it’s still airing. The latest episode is Episode 9 out of 13, and I finished all nine in literally an entire day. The next episode is on Friday. Waiting for it is torture.

While waiting for Friday, I aimlessly clicked on 2gether-related videos on YouTube. Big mistake. I chanced upon random clips of Bright and learned that, true to his Sarawat persona, the guy can play a mean guitar and that’s really his voice singing in the drama. Charismatic guy, and musically-inclined. Deadly combination. I must stop researching before I get hooked. :err: As for his sexual preferences, he said in a recent interview that he has never been attracted to a man but he’s not closing his doors to the possibility. Regardless of whether he’s straight or not is not an issue for me. Remember: I’m a Ricky Martin fan.

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