This will be one of the many Starting Over Again blogs.
While I am not explicitly advertising about how much I gained insights through that movie, I guess I can relay what’s in my mind here in my favorite place.
Don’t know where to start so I guess I’ll just list (and outline – my NEBOSH IGC study is getting me conscious with this action words!) the things I have liked about the movie. I guess where I can relate.
1. Letterlater.com –
a fictional website included in the movie, I think that’s a good idea that you’ll send it on a later date even to yourself or to someone. No, I don’t want to cause or recreate a similar scenario to my life but would it not be fun to look back to the way you write and what you wrote and what you felt at the time you were writing the letter?
If you, by any chance, came across a similar scenario, though.. would you not be curious enough to ask that someone his or her thoughts about what you sent to him way back? A lot of what ifs.. but there you go. It appealed to the forever curious in me.
2. Iza Calzado as Patty lines
If you’re going to ask me who’s my favorite character, It will be Patty, yes, the current girlfriend. She broke out of the stereotype of a threatened territorial lioness who will be jealous, trashy and whatever you expected a girlfriend should act towards an ex. Yes, she made her point. ” Where’s me? Nasaan ako sa plano? I’m sure Ginny (Toni’s character) will give me my space,”. While this may be innocently pertains to the plan of the proposed restaurant, it can also be perceived as a ‘subtle’ way of claiming ownership over the guy they both love. Points to Iza and her character for not becoming the maldita girlfriend.
Of all the lines they said in the movie, most of my favorite is from her character. Can’t help but forget bits and pieces though, so I’ll just mention what I remember:
“We started in the most predictable (dunno if this is the right term) as friends.”
“Our love may be quiet and boring, but it is sure.”
“In love there is no fear.” – Patty (Filch’d somewhere in the net, because)
“Ours began in a most unexciting way, as friends. Now, our love may be quiet and boring but it is sure. With the right amount of trust and love, and even an allowance for mistake.” (thanks slambookproject.com)
“Yang hope na yan. Lason yan. Parang drugs na nakaka-adik.” – Okay this one is not from Patty anymore, but this one definitely tickled my funny bone. 🙂
Adik ka na naman sa pag-asa eh. Try mo na kaya lumaklak ng realidad? (same as above :P)
3. Lessons learned
No, I don’t –Yes — I really don’t know if I have a similar situation, to be honest.
Yes I did have some quite similar situations in the past, as seen in my previous posts… but then again never worthy of a long and raging hope all these years.
Not everything is meant to be continued. Some is sent your way again just to bring you to a sense of closure,
Closure. Big word, to borrow from Sarah.
They will come across your way again not because they should be a part of your life again, but to give you that sense of completion and peace not only to that person involved, but to yourself as well.
Yes, we did a lot of stupid stuff, foolish stuff when we were younger. Some were even made out naivete, some out of stubbornness, refusing to see and heed what was right at that time, but obeying what felt right at that time.
It’s really funny, I never experienced that wild funny daring and yes, I’ll say it again, foolish love like what GInny had for Marco, but I did a lot of foolish things in the past, not out of love – but out of adventure and a brimming well of curiosity in my system.
Now here they are again, returning and asking for the so-called and very stereotype ‘second-chance’. Hmm. The ironic thing is, no matter how I yearn for a relationship and no matter how I think I’m ready to enter into this whole new world of serious stuff, I can’t bring myself to ‘bring back the spark’ (Yes I know, I’m getting all cliched with my descriptions).
They are open and willing, and we have sobered-up a lot since we all met, but then I just can’t bring myself to commit.
I look for something yes. But perhaps, what I’m looking for will not be found in them and with them.
However, they have both given me a chance to see myself from a different light, allowed me to look back what are the things I did way back.
How much I need to change, How much I have changed. I thought I had buried deep in the past all the foolish things, I don’t even consciously remember what I did or what I was thinking way back. But they managed to bring it back to the surface. They managed to make me remember what are things I felt way back, why I did those things, and that deep longing that I still have today.
Both them asked: What are you looking for?
I just couldn’t answer them. So I said, I don’t know. I really don’t know.
I wish I could tell you. I would, as soon as I got it figured out.