Managing ManhattanSmall-town clothing store manager Taylor McCall is called up to the big leagues to run a Manhattan clothing boutique after a chance encounter with Alyssa Shaw, the founder of the famed New York store, A-Line. But the reality of big city life is more than Taylor bargained for -- she's overwhelmed by the crowds, the noise, the pace, the expense and the overall craziness of Manhattan. As Taylor slowly settles into life in New York City, she meets Philip, a realtor who clearly wants to be more than friends. But work is consuming all of Taylor's attention, as she strives to meet sales targets and live up to expectations. When Taylor makes a major misstep, everything in her exciting new life comes crashing down. To get it back, Taylor must combine her newly acquired New York street-smarts with a dash of wholesome Midwestern charm. Kaleldo (2006)Kaleldo gives the viewer a glimpse of the nature of life. The film tells the story of a motherless family a decade after the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo inundated the town of Guagua in Pampanga with lagar-a clear singular display of the force of nature. Mang Rudy, the widowed woodcarver, wields an iron hand over his three daughters: the fun-loving but rebellious Grace, the youngest, who goes through the throes of adjusting to married life; the feisty and headstrong Lourdes, the middle daughter, who succumbs to an extra-marital affair; and the subservient and discriminated on eldest, Jess, a lesbian who brings home her girlfriend to take care of the father after he succumbs to a heart attack. The story unfolds in a series of events ( a wedding,a santacruzan, a parade, the annihilation of the summer cogon by fire, a death) that marks the beginning (early summer-"Kaleldo"), the middle (midsummer-"Maleldo") and the end (late summer-"Kauran") of summer. This confirms the film's statement that life, like the various turn of events that govern the characters' lives, is as changeable and volatile as the seasons.