There’s a kind of “mush” all over the country as Valentine-crazy Pinoys gear up for V-Day, awaiting the coming of Cupid. I asked some celebs what their fave romantic movies are and what it taught them about love.
My personal pick is “As Good As It Gets,” which makes the viewer look at intimacy and commitment in a different light. The charming Helen Hunt-Jack Nicholson starrer also urges us to make peace with the past, and proves that there’s more to intimacy than sex.
Whether your heart is in limbo or in paradise, may Valentine’s Day bring you a little closer to your “happy ever after.”
Angel Aquino: “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”
People in relationships find themselves smitten, bewitched, madly or sensibly in love, bored, swept off their feet, stuck, happy, unhappy. Not necessarily in that order. If you’re the type who can’t stand the roller-coaster or the person you’re with, then you’d do everything to get out of there. But those who believe in the person they have decided to be with, stay. And they take the boredom and the frequent feeling of being stuck and wanting to break away and be able to see their beloved as the other who is just as willingly stuck as they are—because both of them know it’s not the same without each other.
Zsa Zsa Padilla: “PS I Love You”
It has taught me that, no matter how hard it is to be left behind, I’ll always have Dolphy’s films/body of work to ease the pain of losing him. Just like in the movie: The young widow was left with messages intended to console her and help her start a new life. Didn’t Dolphy say that, should we miss him, all we had to do was press “PLAY?”
It made me realize that what is meant to be, is meant to be and that love will never fail to surprise us.
These movies taught me that, no matter when or what time or who the other person is, two people can fall in love, depending on the circumstance. And no matter how strong that love may grow, it doesn’t mean it would last forever. On the other hand, no matter how impossible the circumstance seems, it doesn’t mean they can never be.
Paolo Avelino: “Casablanca”
It teaches us that love is sacrifice.
Miriam Quiambao: “Love Actually”
It shows that love comes in various colors, and that though life may not seem perfect at times, for as long as love is present, it can bring so much more meaning and fulfillment in life.
Jed Madela: “The Notebook”
It made me see that love happens when you least expect it. Rich or poor, young or old, when it hits you, you’re hooked. It also taught me that true love is patient, selfless, unconditional.
Rocco Nacino: “If Only”
It taught me to live every day like it was your last, especially when it comes to love. Give it your all because you’ll never know when it will be taken away.
Christian Bautista: “The Notebook”
It showed me that love goes beyond all boundaries, sickness, time etc.
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ABS-CBN at 60!
With the theme “Kwento Natin ’To,” ABS-CBN’s 60th anniversary pays tribute to the life story of every Filipino that molded it to become the country’s leading TV network and inspired the hard-working people behind it to live up to the company’s motto. As part of the year-long celebration, 60 employees will share, on air, their individual stories of how the network has become part of their lives.
Chairman and CEO Gabby Lopez recently announced that many radical and trailblazing strategies would be launched to redefine the way they do business. President and COO Charo Santos-Concio pointed out that the viewers don’t owe the network anything; instead, the network owes it to the viewers to provide quality programming inspired by their stories.
The “60 years of Philippine TV” kick-off event was hosted by Noli de Castro and Korina Sanchez. Gary Valenciano, Kuh Ledesma, Jed Madela, Erik Santos, Yeng Constantino, Jovit Baldivino, Marcelito Pomoy rendered song numbers, accompanied by the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra.
The Kapamilya network is still sizzling at 60!