Thumbed-down application

Published August 25, 2018, 4:05 PM

by Hannah Torregoza 

The Self-made Personality (SP) started his career with no connections in the entertainment industry. The road was not easy for him. As soon as soon as he entered the industry, more handsome boys who had connections came into the picture.

(Illustrations by Rod Cañalita/Manila Bulletin) /
(Illustrations by Rod Cañalita/Manila Bulletin)

Thus, SP had to prove himself. He patiently moved from one role to another and even tried other aspects of the production when his acting career was going nowhere. Patience and attitude paid off because SP managed to build a strong foundation as the years passed.

Today, SP seems to have fulfilled the dream of any person. He has a stable career, sufficient finances, fewer intrigues, and family support. However, these achievements that have shaped SP into the person he is now were not enough to earn him membership to a sought-after organization. Quietly, SP filed his application and paid the hefty fee. He was confident that he would be accepted as member, as he has a reputable standing in public.

Unfortunately, the organization turned down his application and returned part of his filing fee. SP did not make a fuss and moved on.

So, why? Well, allegedly upon investigation, the approving committee did not like a Close Associate (CA) of SP. Apparently, they found CA to be not within their circle’s standards.

‘Don’t dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.’ – Denis Waitley

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Living off freebies

With love, things change and these changes can be drastic to one’s life. When Talented Actress (TA) found love in Appealing Guy (AG), her fans were happy, as she finally has peace in her heart.

Once things got serious, TA and AG were inseparable and TA allowed AG to be part of her world, which was quite different from his private life. Things turned when TA allegedly let go of her househelp and driver, whose duties AG took over because they wanted to be together and have as much privacy as possible.
(Illustrations by Rod Cañalita/Manila Bulletin) /
While such gestures could be read as being supportive, people in the know are worried for the reputation of TA. Allegedly, AG would use her name to get freebies. For instance, when she would travel for work, he, too will get her rate for tickets to make sure he is with her during the shootings. Even in meetings, AG would be present. His constant presence got him noticed by producers and, thus, he would get roles meant for bit players. He has endorsements as well.

Observers claim AG is getting his share of fame because of tagging along with TA; and that getting noticed and breaking into the glamorous world was his intention on why he chose to be with TA.

Still, the worry comes from TA being taken advantage. AG would be seen using her car and driving around. As AG does not seem to have work, as he is always with TA, her fans are concerned that he’s a freeloader, as he has a home, food, and other material things care of TA. Although he comes from a reputable background, his motives are still cast in doubt. The concern has even reached the point that AG is suspected to be using the money of TA to build a business building in his hometown.

Love can be blinding, but with TA so in love with AG, her heart would not have room for doubt.

‘It’s about taking advantage of the opportunities you have right now, and right now we’re in a position where you call somebody and they’re willing to pick up and take the call because they’re a fan, you have to take advantage of that and have a chance to capitalize on your ideas.’ – Dwyane Wade

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