Honestly, I’m not much into romantic movies. I enjoyed a few though and I do believe there are a lot of romantic movies worth watching.
The last Pilipino romantic movie I enjoyed was My Amnesia Girl starring Toni Gonzaga and John Lloyd Cruz. Obviously, that was a long time ago and I can’t remember watching another one. So, now, I’m getting intrigued with the success of this new movie Starting Over Again. Is it really as good as people say it is?
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Well, I guess there’s only one way to find out.. I have to watch it. My daughter, Candid, seems so intent on watching it on the big screen, but her tight schedule in keeping her.
I guess I should consider it..
Kristoff: .. what if you hate the way he picks his nose?
Anna: .. picks his nose???
Kristoff: … and eats it.
Well, that’s one of the most popular exchanges between Anna and Kristoff from the animated film Frozen. You may agree with me if I say I found it funny.
But seriously, are we really willing to accept the worst in the person we love?
Twenty years ago, a friend of mine had a very kind and loving boyfriend. In addition to that, he was also smart and talented. As for the looks department, though he wasn’t exactly handsome, he didn’t look bad either. But I guess the thing that my friend really liked about him was his being thoughtful and kind plus the fact that he was very much in love with her.
And that love was put to the test sooner than we expected.
They attended the wedding of one of her close friends. One thing I could say about my friend is that she has a healthy appetite. So, she ate and ate.. and ate. With the amount of food she ingested, it wasn’t at all surprising that she suddenly felt her stomach aching. Though she didn’t feel that she had to go to the bathroom, she felt the urgent and great need to pass some.. gas.
She looked for the bathroom, but the line was impossibly long. She needed to get away before she embarrassed herself. She walked away as fast as she could without any idea where she was going. Then, she saw her boyfriend inside a telephone booth and an idea dawned on her.
She went inside the booth catching her boyfriend by surprise. In her most serious voice, she asked him..
‘Do you really love me?’
Her boyfriend was so stunned he could just nod.
‘Do you really, really, truly love me?’
This time, her boyfriend got very very curious..
‘Yes.. but.. what is this all about?’
My friend hugged her boyfriend and passed the loudest and most foul smelling fart in her whole life.
Well.. they didn’t break up that time. They did, though, after two years, and it had nothing to do with the, well.. the above mentioned farthing incident.
This cute little Teddy Bear is a valentine gift my daughter, Mika, received the day after Valentine’s Day. Well, sad to say this poor little bear was not very much cuddles by my daughter not because she didn’t find it cute enough. She said she likes it, only that she didn’t know whom it came from. There was no note attached to it nor any clue as to the giver was.
Awww.. isn’t that sad?
I met Arthur* last year when I was invited for a drink by a close friend. I’m sorry about this but I can be very discriminative sometimes, and with this particular person, I felt just.. that, discriminative, I mean.
I don’t know, but there was something off about him, for me. It’s harsh for me to say it but I will say it anyway, I didn’t like him. But as a matter of common courtesy, I didn’t snub him or anything.
The following day, I received a text message from an unknown number. But since he identified himself, I knew right away that it was the Arthur that I met the day before. Still trying to be polite, I texted him back and asked him how he was. We exchanged text messages until I felt I had enough so, I invented something to do and said my goodbye. Obviously, he wanted to befriend me. Well, I couldn’t find anything wrong with that.
The following day, he texted again, then the next day and the next. By then, I already got used to receiving text messages from him which are basically friendly and harmless. Then, he started to invite me to come over for their town fiesta which is still five months away.
I said that was very nice of him to invite me and that I’ll think it over. Then he said that he didn’t want me to think it over, he wanted me to say ‘yes’ right then and there. So, I said I couldn’t do that, that it’s still five months away and something important might come up. He said that’s why he was telling me about it as early as then, so, I could set aside other matters and give way for their town fiesta in my schedule.
Well, I was beginning to get pissed off but I had to be polite, so I said, I’ll try. But he wouldn’t take ‘no’ for an answer. So, I said I didn’t say no, I said ‘I’ll try. But it wasn’t good enough for him. He said he wanted me to come.
I said, I’ll try. That’s the only answer I could give him, take it or leave it.
Who is this guy???
I didn’t text him back again. EVER.
Though I already had a go at string, wind and percussion instruments, I wasn’t able to master any of them. But of all the musical instruments that I had a chance to play, guitar, keyboard, harmonica, bamboo flute, tambourine and guiro, I could say, I enjoyed the guitar most of all. The fact that I keep a guitar at home, but none of the other instruments, confirms that. It doesn’t mean of course that I don’t like playing the others, as a matter of fact, I would love to try other musical instruments, exotic ones preferably, classic exotic cajons maybe.
With my age, I’m not really that sure if I could learn as easily as I learned the other instruments, but with you tube, well, maybe I have a chance.
I was checking my Facebook account this morning and found some interesting pictures. They are of my college friend who is now in the US. He looks so happy that I instantly feel happy for him.
We have been friends since college. I was taking up Psychology while he was taking up Chemistry. Though it took him longer to finally graduate, a year after I did, his plans were already laid out and I believed with my whole heart that he would succeed in whatever it was he wanted to do with his life.
His dream was to be a licensed chemist and to work with the best chemical supplier in the country. But you just can’t predict fate. It has a way of negating your plans. He was accepted as an assistant manager in a pizza joint. Probably bored with that, he worked as a school teacher in his alma mater and then, he became one of the most successful photographers here in the Philippines.
Well, wherever he is and whatever may have happened with him, I miss him and I wish him all the luck in the word.
On February 14, my daughter, Mika received a very sweet gift, as in literally sweet. It was a box of Brownies Unlimited. And since all of us have sweet tooth, the gift just vanished without a trace, even a smudge of chocolate.
The nice part is that, my daughter has already turned this boy down, so, the brownies are just a token of friendship. I find that really sweet and he looks nice, too. Well, I hope he finds someone else who likes him in return.
As for my daughter, she’s still very young.. She can take all the time in the world to choose…
Last week, my friend, Jamie* sent me a private message on Facebook telling me she has a problem. Though I already have an idea what her problem was, I still had to confirm it. And I was right, sadly. She walked out on her husband.
Why? How could a woman leave her husband of 20+ years and 6 children. There was only one explanation I had in mind. She was pushed to leave.
I guessed it right.
That night, my friend came over. When I asked her what happened, she said she couldn’t recall everything. She just remembered changing her shirt, grabbing her wallet and walking out the door without turning back. When I asked her about her children, she said she couldn’t take them with her.
Twenty and more years ago, Jamie met the man of her dreams, though she didn’t know it at the time. Unaware of what she really felt for the guy, she was shaken when she learned that the guy got his girlfriend pregnant and married her. Jamie was devastated. She lost her friend, her mentor and the guy she deeply loved.
She turned to the easiest and most inviting of ways, self destruction. She entered into a relationship in an attempt to mend her broken heart. Naturally, it didn’t work. It was then she met Alex. He got her pregnant so they got married.
But if Jamie thought she was settling down for good, she was wrong. Alex was a suspicious, spineless and slothful creature who wouldn’t work and wouldn’t let his wife work because she might flirt with another man. But the bills were piling and the kids were growing fast. So, Jamie had to push Alex to work and so he did, but what he earned was not enough for their growing family. So, finally, he let Jamie work. But with his constant nagging, Jamie had to stop working and with what very little Alex was making, Jamie was soon deep in depth. And to top it all off, Alex, sick and tired of Jamie’s complaints started to raise his hands on her.
Overwhelmed with physical, financial and emotional problems, Jamie sought for a diversion and found one in Dino*. The relationship which started in Facebook eventually became physical. But it seems like Jamie is unlucky in love, Dino turned out to be a jerk. So, Jamie had to put an end to the relationship.
Unfortunately, a year after Jamie’s clandestine affair had ended, Alex found out about it. Jamie was caught and she had no choice but to admit her sin. Things got from bad to worse. The beating became more often and Jamie started to fear for her life. And even though Alex forgave his wife for her infidelity, could not forget what she did and he brings out the issue every single chance he gets.
Then, that night, Alex, out of the blue, announced to their children that he had something important to say. Then, to Jamie, he said that he would file an adultery case against her so that everybody would know, especially their children, what kind of whore she was.
Jamie didn’t know how she could face her children when that happens. She picked up her wallet from the table and walked out of the house..
Sad. Isn’t it?
*not real name