Friday, March 7, 2014

The Secret Life of Walter Mustachio

Movie Title
The Secret Life of Walter Mustachio

Brgy. Cansomoroy, Balamban, Cebu
(032) 411 1600 loc. 1472 / 0923 978 7640 / 0915 345 5661
Contact person: Mr. Raffy Osumo

INT (in scriptwriting, this means indoors) : OFFICE – DAY (or could be NIGHT, doesn't matter, the lights are on)

Cluttered cube. Papers strewn all over. The hairs of Mr. Mustachio's mustache are sticking out in all directions. Computer screen is idle. And then the computer screen pops "You got mail!" Mr. Mustachio clicks on the notice and out comes an email from ASAP, with the subject line "Invite to Aboitizland's Canso X: Soft Launching on Feb. 15, 2014"

EXT (outdoors) : ABOITIZ BUILDING – DAY (February 15, 2014 at 7AM)

Mr. Mustachio arrives and walks to the entrance of the Aboitiz Building in Banilad. He sees people milling about. After a few minutes of chitchat, the lady from ASAP wearing a pink collared shirt asks people to pile into the first van.

EXT : ON THE ROAD – DAY (A few minutes after 7AM. Exact time does not matter)

In the van, Mr. Mustachio glances at his rear view mirror and sees Team Sweetie of Adrenaline Romance directly behind him. Sitting beside Team Sweetie is Baktin Corporation. On the row behind them sit some media people. And the last row are bloggers Lakbay Diva, Bisdak Explorer, and Habagat Central.

One guy requests to swing by McDonald's because he is hungry. The rumbling in that guy's stomach is so loud that Mr. Mustachio abruptly turns the van's steering wheel to the left to McDonald's drive–thru in JY Mall. 

EXT : CANSO X – DAY (...Day of the soft launch!)

The sun is up, all bright and shiny, blazing down on the great green expanse of Canso X. The AVP (Assistant Vice President) of Aboitizland's Industrial Business Unit, Ms. Abad, shows the guests an AVP (audio visual presentation) of Canso X and what it has to offer: biking, hiking, and camping.


While the AVP shows bikers in full gear shredding through the dirt track (see 0:29 of the AVP), scene fades to Mr. Mustachio clad in shiny new biking outfit burning through the dirt track himself. And doing stunts at that!

EXT : CANSOMOROY RIVER – HIGH NOON (but it's dark because of the tree cover)

Scene switches back to the AVP which is now showing a group of hikers following the Cansomoroy River and then rappelling (see 0:38 of the AVP). Scene fades to black and it is now Mr. Mustachio donning the white helmet, orange life vest, and rappelling down (grinning and showing his great white teeth to the camera) to where five people are waiting.



Back to reality at the Canso X soft launch, Mr. Mustachio continues watching the AVP at 1:06 (showing the restaurant, the food, and the playground), while eating bibingka and budbud, and downing it with sikwate (Cebuano hot chocolate drink).


The AVP continues rolling to the scene of a campfire (see 2:17 of the AVP) and while Mr. Mustachio's eyes are on the AVP, his mind wanders to... a cold night with friends and they are sitting around the warm campfire roasting marshmallows, drinking beer, and talking about the day's crazy adventure of extreme biking, hiking, rappelling, and caving. The tents are set up neatly around the campsite. The sky is sprinkled with a million stars. The outhouse is conveniently located in case any of them have to do number two.  Ah the beautiful outdoors.


Mr. Mustachio snaps back to reality, looks down at his crisp white long sleeved shirt, purple necktie, faded denim shorts, and brown slippers with a hole on the right heel, and realizes he is not dressed for any of the activities. He looks forward to coming back to Canso X, this time dressed right for the activities waiting for him at the mountain adventure park, just an hour's drive (v–hires leave for Balamban from Ayala Center Cebu terminal) from Cebu City.


While driving back a vanful of media people and bloggers through the twisty transcentral highway, Mr. Mustachio plots his moves for the next visit:
♦ wear proper clothes for a day with nature (no neckties!)
♦ prepare some money (entrance fee of Php50, biking fee of Php 200/pax, camping fee of Php 200/pax, tent rental of Php 350 for 2-3 pax or Php 500 for 3-5 pax, Php200/pax for hiking)
♦ bring his own bike and protective gear (Canso X does not have these for rent at the moment)
♦ bring some grub (restaurant may have limited offerings at this time; grand opening is some time April)
♦ and drag along some friends to this mountain adventure park for a weekend of pluck and peril!

PS. Do you know what the inspiration for Mr. Mustachio's secret life is?


  1. Quite a nice place for company teambuilding activity this summer.

  2. Lagi sir. Haha! Murag nagchorus man ko ato, haha!

  3. Wow! Looks like a fun place! And ehem, if you're thinking of bringing some friends, I have a hyperactive little pig you might know. ;)

    And hey, maybe you should consider directing films? Or scriptwriting perhaps? ;)

    Babe for Food - your BFF in Cebu dining! :)

    1. That will be the first and last rip off script I will ever write :D
      I plan to do the trek and camp soon. You wanna?

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    1. Actually, moagto man jud ta ko. But, something came up that day. So, I have to ditch CansoX. I feel bad gani, I wasn't able to inform the organizer na dili ko ka tunga. :(

  5. Unsaon pag adto if public transportation ra? Pwede ba? Thanks

    1. Yes, vhire going to Balamban. Thanks for dropping by.

  6. Are they open on weekends? I have suggested this place to my entire team. The reviews were really convincing.


    1. Hi. Thank you for dropping by. Canso X changed their name to Foressa Trails and won't open until Oct 15. Please check their facebook page for updates.