JERRY OLEA: Sa finale presscon ng teleseryeng Pusong Ligaw sa 9501 resto ng ABS-CBN last Saturday, January 6, inusisa pa rin si Albie Casiño kaugnay sa kontrobersiyang kinasangkutan niya.
“Tagal na nun! It’s been years!” napangiting pakli ng 24-anyos na aktor.
Mas gumaling siyang artista dahil dun.
“Thank you, thank you! May pinagdaanan sa buhay, eh! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!”
Naging better person din ba siya because of that?
“I mean, di ba, I was very young din... I think it is just part na nag-mature din ako bilang tao,” sambit ni Albie.
“The things that I know now, I should have known before, pero because that happened, now I know. Alam mo yun?”
Ang kanyang New Year resolutions...
“One is to read more books. Two, is to learn more skills. And three, is to stay off social media.”
Bakit ayaw niyang mag-socmed?
“I don’t know,” pagkibit-balikat ng binata.
“Because I’ve been reading some stuff lately that... like it’s a factor with depression daw. Right? Right?
“I don’t need that in my life, man!
“And I saw on a news report, I think it was TV Patrol a few days ago, they say a lot of kids are quitting social media, and they’re getting a lot happier.
“We’re not supposed to be judged 24/7, di ba? You know...
"And regular people on social media, because we’re celebrities, they feel like they have the right to judge us all the time in everything we do, so...”
What kinds of books does he like to read?
“I’m reading one now, it’s called Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, it’s by Neil deGrasse Tyson,” tugon ni Albie sabay tungga ng champagne.
“It sounds scientific, but it’s not. He dumbs it down. He dumbs it down that’s why it’s for people in a hurry.
“He’ll make you understand stuff. Like, I never understood what dark matter was. Now I do.”
Dark matter? Ano ‘yon?
“Basically, dark matter is like... in the solar system... they used to think that dark matter came from a black hole, but it doesn’t.
“Dark matter is energy that doesn’t interact with any of the matter that we have here.
“It doesn’t interact with solid, it doesn’t interact with liquid, it doesn’t interact with gas, but it’s everywhere in the solar system.
“Scientists are still figuring out what that is.”
NOEL FERRER: Tama naman yun—more books than social media.
At iba pa rin ang pag-turn ng page ng printed books than ebooks na hindi rin masyadong kinagat dito sa Pinas.
Ngapala, ano na pala ang nangyari sa Wild Boys na grupo ni Albie sa ASAP kasama nina Tommy Esguerra, Tanner Mata, Luis Hontiveros, at iba pa na kasama sa “You’ll Never Make It” at “Ultimate Da Who” list ni Alwyn Ignacio ng 2017? Parang naglaho na rin ba sila?
GORGY RULA: Dahil walang hilig sa socmed si Albie, hindi nakakarating sa kanya ang usap-usapan sa isang thread ng ilang grupo ng kababaiha't bading na meron daw itong kumakalat na sex video.
Maaaring kamukha lang niya ito dahil hindi nga raw siya involved sa socmed, sabi niya.
Hindi kagaya nitong isang kamiyembro ng grupo nilang si Luis Hontiveros, na lumabas na naman sa isang gay site ang matagal nang kumalat na sex video na tila may ka-chat siya habang nagpapaligaya ng sarili.
Hindi lang ang naghuhumindig niyang pagkalalaki ang kitang-kita kundi pati ang bandang likuran na ipinokus pa ang wagas na butas.
Ganun na makipag-sex chat ang ilang kalalakihan na ewan ko kung girl o boy ang ka-chat nila.