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reshadestiny, Author at


I'm a prokaryotic entity who loves the blue hue and chicken curry.

I believe in the law of attraction, that each of us can shape our own destiny.

I started writing when I was still in my mother's womb. I'm the twin of Joan Jett from another dimension.

Posts By reshadestiny

A Filipina Actress Proud of Her Heritage: Marife Necesito

It’s past one in the afternoon and I was tempted to order an appetizer. Any appetizer from the Restaurant of Choice would have done. From the corner of my eye, I saw her, just as I was about to beckon one of the servers. She was dressed in a simple, (more…)Read More

Otso: Truth is in the Eyes of the Beholder

By Resha Destiny, Author Otso, which means Eight,  is the comeback film of Elwood Perez,  a prominent director in the late eighties and early nineties. A world apart from the movies exhibited alongside it at Sineng Pambansa: NFF (National Film Festival), Otso sports an achromatic trailer. The main cast (more…)Read More

Nora Aunor, Noranians: Pinay Icon and Philippine Showbiz as a Cultural Text

Book Review:  Si Nora Aunor Sa Mga Noranian: Mga Paggunita at Pagtatapat by Nestor De Guzman Nora Aunor is considered the Superstar of Philippine showbiz. In fact, this statement can be backed up by legions of fans across generations that adored and loved her, even at the cost of having to (more…)Read More

Mga Anino ng Kahapon: Illness as Metaphor

By Resha Destiny Madness, national security and militarization, diaspora, and  the social costs of labor migration outweigh its economic costs —Mga Anino ng Kahapon  has a lot to offer for Pinays who would like to see new realities of Filipino families surviving separation. Cast members Agot Isidro, Carlo Cruz Jay (more…)Read More

Bonifacio’s Arbitrary Destiny as San Andres B.

By Resha Destiny “The hero is one who kindles a great light in the world, who sets up blazing torches in the dark streets of life for men to see by. The saint is the man who walks through the dark paths of the world, himself a light.” – Felix (more…)Read More

Missing Smaug in “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”

What would you expect if character’s name appears in the title? You would expect him to be in center of the film’s narrative. Well, at least I did. But alas, the door-eating, gold-hogging dragon with Benedict Cumberbatch’s voice doesn’t appear until the last 30 minutes of the almost three-hour CGI-fest. (more…)Read More

A Less-Than Electrifying Thor Drawing the Female Gaze

By Resha Destiny WARNING: There are possible spoilers after the first paragraph. MY RATING: 6 out of 10 We all enjoy watching movies and visiting movie houses with our family, with our partners or with our girlfriends. Choosing the genre depends on what we look for inside the movie house—for (more…)Read More