Still from Learning Tagalog with Kayla

With an aesthetic very typical of the open television from the eighties, Kayla presents herself as a Tagalog instructor —the official language of the Phillipines—. Kayla starts by teaching the viewer conversation phrases and common expressions like: “Hello”, “How are you?”, but when she gets to the “I’m fine” part, doubt shows in her eyes.

Without dropping her instructor role, she takes you to her day to day routine while being locked down in her home: her attempts with bakery, her bad relationship with exercise, how she wants to return her cats to the shelter when they are misbehaving, the…

Kathia Villagrán

Marketeer turned into a film critic. Both cinephile and fangirl. bylines and Nerditud. Personal blog

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