This film caused quite a stir in the local cinema world when it premiered and more so, when it received recognition from countless film fests such as The Montreal World Film Festival in Quebec and The Berlin International Film Festival. This coming-of-age film of a 12-year old gay , portrayed by Nathan Lopez was told genuinely and in a straight-forward manner. In the opening scene one can observe a stark contrast on the audio and visuals: while the shots show the slums and the ugly part of Manila the audio plays a song by Yoyoy Villame that professes undying love for the Philippines and goes on describing how beautiful the country is. Lopez becomes smitten by a young policeman (J.R. Valentin) who saved him from bullies and he was later shown daydreaming while the song in the background seems to profess what he feels. Some lines of the song, when translated goes like this: "My heart is like a moth, attracted to your light" The cast showed strong support for Lopez and all these are seasoned and notable local actors namely: Soliman Cruz (Lopez' father), Neil Ryan Sese and Ping Medina, who both play the roles of Lopez' brothers. I was personally glad to see that despite the tragedy that ensued ( the father was shot by a policeman) , the brothers chose not to get revenge but straightened their act. Lopez finally got to attend school again and eventually overcame his fantasies for his knight in shining armor.