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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Nov 13, 2015

Jullie Yap Daza On The Transition Of 'Etiquette For Mistresses' From Her Book To The Big Screen

JULLIE YAP DAZA was one of the press people who covered the APHCA affair and we asked her if she saw the movie version of her best-selling book, “Etiquette for Mistresses”. “Yes, I did,” she says. “I kept on inquiring about it from my daughter Pat-P (who works with ABS-CBN), and she said, Ma, bayaan mo na lang sila. Abangan mo na lang yung movie. I really had nothing to do with the movie. I was not even consulted to be part of the discussion. I just know Chris Martinez and Mia Concio have written scripts of their own but these were not used. I realized okay na ring I wasn’t part of the movie kasi it’s a different medium and it’s impossible for them naman to use all the 52 stories in my book. I just noticed in the story of Kim Chiu, why would a politician (Zoren Legaspi) ask his mistress to move from Cebu to Manila, then pagdating dito, he won’t even allow her to text him or call him, di ba? The ending at the airport is also not in my book, but they used some of the rules. I have more than 20 rules and they used about 6 or 7 in the movie.”

IT WAS OUR first trip to Taipei and we really enjoyed touring the beautiful city. It was developed only after Chang Kai Shek moved there from Mainland China in 1949 but it has since been developed marvelously. Our hotel was in Taoyuan City near the airport and Taipei city proper is 45 minutes away from there by car, but there’s no traffic as they have a wonderful network of elevated highways criss-crossing throughout the city. If only we have those here. We visited Chang Kai Shek memorial with its changing of the guards and the museum there offers a wealth of information how Taiwan (formerly Formosa) was formed. We went to other places but, of course, the centerpiece is our visit to Taipei 101, a multi-level shopping mall and financial center with 101 stories that is a landmark for being the tallest building in the city built in 2004. It used to be the tallest building in the world until Burj Khalifa in Dubai was built in 2010.