Looking back on young love: Kim Domingo, Jeric Gonzales, Rob Gomez answer Qs
As the old saying goes, “All is fair in love and war.” That is one of the first thoughts that entered my mind after getting to watch the official trailer for this Sunday’s episode of “Regal Studio Presents” entitled: “Bros B4 Rose” starring Kim Domingo, Jeric Gonzales, and Rob Gomez which will be shown today at 4:35 p.m. at GMA Network.
Indeed, nothing gets a man going more than to see a gorgeous, absolutely stunning, and almost out-of-this-world beautiful woman. And no real man in his right mind who has a good pair of eyes, loads of testosterone, and a beating heart can ever ignore such a sight to behold.
For me, this newest episode is especially for men and women who want to reminisce about their childhood crushes, their first romantic relationships, and get some insight as well as to what makes a group of single men who are friends end up trying to compete in winning over a woman’s attention, time, and ultimately, her love.
Here are my questions for Kim Domingo, Jeric Gonzales and Rob Gomez:
In our young teenage years, we experience endless crushes and puppy loves. Looking back to the time in your own life, narrate some of the things you did, in desperation, to attract the attention of your crush, which things when you recall, can make you laugh so hard at yourself now for having done them? All because you could say, “You were young and foolish then.”
Kim Domingo: I recall the time before when I had a super crush! This was in high school. I reached the point that I really didn’t want to be a stalker but somehow it did reach that point that I did appear to be one because after dismissal, I went to the extent of following him home! Ha ha ha. I wanted to know where he lived. So, there… stuff like those. I almost became a stalker! He was my super crush and my classmate in high school. So, when I remember that, I really laugh at myself. And I now think to myself, what was that?! I went as far as almost becoming a stalker because I would follow him around! It was like I was invading his privacy already since I had to know where he actually lived.
Jeric Gonzales: Oh, that’s so funny. Because that question leads me to remember those moments that are kinda cute. I don’t know if you experienced this. But when I was in high school… I was in second year, high school… there was a transferee. When I first saw her, it seemed everything came to a sudden stop for me… when I saw her. She really was my crush! When I saw her… this was in a corridor… it was a very, very long corridor… she was the only one I could see… So, there… What would I do? I would constantly leave my classroom, pretend I would be going to the CR so that I would be able to walk past her own classroom to catch a glimpse of her… just so that I could have another glance at her. I just wanted a glimpse of her again and again. So I would pretend to go back and forth to the CR many times to also see if she would also look my way. Then, sometimes I would slip her “love letters.” That was the practice then… letters on stationaries. There. I would leave letters… I would really look if she would get my letters and read them. So, there… Those moments were such thrilling times!
Rob Gomez: As for me… I remember now… I remember most when things didn’t go my way. I remember I was with friends. We were going to this fair… this fair back in high school in Pasig. And then, I had been seeing this girl for like the whole day. So, of course, as a guy, I was bragging to my friends: “She’s so pretty! So pretty! Should I approach her? What do you think?” So, of course, my friends encouraged me and prodded me, “Go! Go! Go!” I couldn’t back out because they challenged me. I worked up the courage and approached the girl only to learn she had a boyfriend. And the boyfriend was standing right behind me! So, I said to him, “Sorry, I didn’t know…” Naturally, I didn’t want to get in their way. So it was a back seat for me. To think, I had to work up the courage to approach the girl.
Of course, we know that if she’s really our biggest crush, we can’t be so forward and just abruptly talk to her. So, we resort to teasing before talking, right? Well, now, being a bit older and wiser, what do you do to attract the attention of the “object of your desire”? What efforts do you make to get his/her attention?
Kim Domingo: Uhm, you know I am now twenty-six years old. And I can say that I have learned a lot about love, about relationships. Previously, when I liked a guy, I would make the first move. I would show him I liked him… something like that. But I have learned, as they say. I don’t have anything against men, ha. This is just my opinion as a woman. As they say, sometimes when a woman shows the man immediately that she likes him, he becomes too self-confident, a swellhead. So, what will I do to attract his attention? I don’t think I can answer that. Because when I love, I love to the fullest. However, I have learned a lot about love, as I have said. So now, I hold back. Unlike before when I would go all out to show him I like him. In other words, I am more reserved now in expressing my feelings towards the man.
Jeric Gonzales: Well, I can say the same thing. But, of course, we don’t show immediately the person that we like her. Otherwise, she could get a different impression of our intention. In a way, for me, it’s better to relate to the person by talking… get to know her by talking to her because you will discover and know many things about her. What you learn about her can be your starting point of how you can show and express that you like her.
Rob Gomez: Thank you for the question. My answer is very close to Kim’s. But the difference is that story I narrated earlier, it was I who approached the girl. This time, I will make my presence felt. If I want a girl… if I like the girl… if I want her to notice me, I will notice her. I will make my presence felt. Of course, I will still say, “H!” But I will not be so obvious and make her feel I really like her. Just as Kim said, we don’t want to put the first foot in. So, that is what I have learned. I am more defensive now than offensive.
It is said, for love, “We will climb the highest mountain, we will swim the deepest sea.” But, what will you never do for love?
Kim Domingo: Wow… never do? Hmm, as I have said earlier, I have learned a lot. The things I would do before, I will not do again. So, there… Uhm, it’s okay to love but you know, in truth, I can’t speak with certainty or finality. Because we never know who we shall meet in the future. So, we cannot say, “This is only how much I will love him.” It’s not that way. We really cannot say. So, there… As I have said, I have learned a lot. What I would do before, I will not do again. So, it means “self first before others.” Something like that. Love yourself!
Jeric Gonzales: It’s the same for me. That’s really it. Love yourself first. However, it’s hard to say, right? We can’t really tell when we begin to love someone. We really can’t tell. However, you must take note and tell yourself you will not give 100%… as in, how can I give 100% of me?! I would lose my own self-respect, would I not? And you rrespect for the other. Always ask yourself, “How are you now? And how were you then, when she was not yet in your life?” That’s the most important thing. She should not be able to control who you are and what you stand for.
Rob Gomez: Hmm…climb the highest mountain, swim the deepest sea. Something I will never do? I think it is close to Kim’s also. I will never forget myself. I will never forget when I get into a relationship again… I will never forget who I am. What I am. And what I desire in life and who I want to be. And the goals I want to achieve. I will never forget my family and the people who care for me. Because that is the best type of love there is. Care, no vested interest, you know. I will never forget myself, my family, and the people that love me.
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