Brat Boys Beyond: A Filipino Version of Hana Yori Dango

Rumor has it that another version of the manga Hana Yori Dango will come out this 2011. How true is the rumor? Who knows? But I’m begging ABS CBN to not embarrass the Philippines.

So far, there had been 5 adaptations of the manga: Meteor Garden (CTS Taiwan) 2001; Hana Yori Dango (TBS Japan) 2005; Boys Over Flowers (KBS Korea) 2009; Meteor Shower (Hunan TV China) 2009;  and Bunga (Astro Ria Malaysia) 2009. I had seen all except the Chinese and the Malaysian one and truthfully, I’m surprised there’s a Malaysian adaptation. No wonder Philippines is making one. They don’t want to lose.

Anyway, the title of the Filipino version is Brat Boys Beyond. Now, I don’t now who came up with that one. But why didn’t they just translated Boys Before Flowers to Filipino?


Hmm.. Mga Lalaki Bago Bulaklak… Ugh. I guess Brat Boys Beyond is sooo much better. Hay~ I guess we should just wait and see what’s going to happen. But while I’m waiting, I’ll be checking out the possible actors for the leads.

My brother’s blog says that Maja Salvador is the favorite for the role of Makino. But another site said that Sarah Geronimo is confirmed to be taking the role. Well, no one really fits the role. But what the heck? See their pictures and decide for yourself.
Maja Salvador

Maja Salvador

Maja Salvador

as for Sarah Geronimo…
Sarah Geronimo

Sarah Geronimo

Is it obvious that I don’t like her?

Translated Lyrics of Ang Hanap Ko by Michelle Ayalde

You are my dream
you’re always in my mind
I hope you’ll notice me
Every time you look
It’s like I’m
Melting by the wind

I dream of your hug
Always at my side
But I don’t know where we are now
I just know
I love you

What I’m looking for
Is you’re love
Together let’s feel
My Love
Just for you
In my heart
You’re hug is
The excitement I wait for
Because in my life
My dream is
The two of us until the end

La,la,la,la,la,la
la,la,la,la,la,la,

What I’m looking for
Is you’re love

La,la,la,la
La,la,la,la