I have this tendency to just post stuff without reading them again… Uh those typographical errors and forgotten words!
I took a leap of faith and decided to watch “She’s Dating The Gangster” last night. A “typical” student (or alumna) of my high school would not watch the said movie because it’s so jologs (click here for the definition of jologs). It’s not that I’m underestimating the Filipino audience and their taste in entertainment. It’s just that there are girls in my high school who are too sosyal (click here for the definition of sosyal) and are ashamed to be jologs, there are some who don’t patronize Filipino entertainment, and there are those who think that the KathNiel love team is so overrated. I’m not a KathNiel fan (but I do dream of of Daniel Padilla once in a while), and I think that the quality of Philippine cinema is not at its best, but I do have to say that I’m not sosyal, and I enjoyed watching “She’s Dating The Gangster”.
I read a movie review on Rappler about the said movie (don’t be confused with the book), and it wasn’t a bad review. So I went for the movie, and I cried a bucket.
She’s Dating The Gangster does not only talk about romantic love, but it also talks about familial love, sacrifice, and timing: a few (or maybe all) of the the things that changed the lives of Kenji, Athena, (Athena) Abigail, Kenneth and Kelay. The great love of Athena and Kenji shared was undeniably short, sweet and sincere. Their love was true and full of hope. It was really unfortunate that it had to end, but hopefully Kenneth and Kelay can continue the broken but great love the older lovers had. Bianca Bernardino did a nice job in creating this story (though I haven’t read the book, but I assume it’s nice, too), and Cathy Garcia-Molina did a good job turning the book into a touching movie. Though the story wasn’t really great (the plot wasn’t so special and the characters didn’t really change; it wasn’t complex, but it exceeded the low expectation I had for it), the love of Kenji and Athena (and/or the KathNiel love team) brought the film to its success.
Though I cried a lot, my mood kept on getting disturbed by screaming and squealing fans all over the cinema. I mean, sure Daniel Padilla is undeniably handsome, and his team up with Kathryn Bernardo is truly phenomenal, but please, respect the other viewers! Also, I went to the mall in a wheelchair (since I underwent a knee surgery and I’m not mobile), and people kept on looking at me with weirded out eyes as if something was seriously wrong with me. Filipinos still have to work on their sensitivity for sure. People have grown to be indifferent to the needs and feelings of others. Oh well, at least the mall staff did their job.
The Filipino people need to improve on a lot of things, whether it’s in what they produce or how they treat others. It’s the only way to improve the situation in the country. Too bad, when we’re told to improve, we take it destructively (but it also depends on how they say it). We should stop being so insensitively sensitive, face whatever comment we have in our face, and make our selves better.
I did this mass unfriending on Facebook to lessen my load and my sins. Was this right?
I told my friendly mom about this, and she gave me this lecture on friends, acquaintances, and everything in between. I wasn’t asking for it, but I got it.
So, why did I unfriend half of my Facebook friends? Well, here are the reasons why:
1. I don’t like them;
2. I don’t have any special bond with them; and
3. I don’t know them.
Even my boyfriend questioned my decision of unfriending half of my Facebook friends, but I did what I did. Besides, I can always add them again, right? I’m not comfortable sharing every life moment with strangers. I can always change my settings, but what’s the use of that?
I may seem unfriendly, I know. But hey, at least I know who my friends are.