If ako si Ate Best Friend sa Jollibee commercial

OKAY. So Jollibee released a new commercial recently and it is a prerequel of the one they released early this year. Everyone was in awe with the first one, yung “vow” but on this one, hati eh.

First of all, kudos to the people behind this campaign. I’m pretty sure you all worked hard for this. Good job for thinking outside the box. Magaling yung concept. Relatable!

Back to the commercial.  MASAKIT SYA BES! If I will put myself in her exact shoes and bring this whirlwind romance to life. Heto ang aking saloobin. 

If napansin mo, that very first time na nagkatinginan tayo, Napayuko ako. It’s because sa utak ko, “oo cute ka, pero hindi mo dapat nakita na nakatingin ako sayo. Dyahe!” but then you came up to me and asked if the seat was taken. I wanted to be alone sana so I could eat and study at the same time but then here you are all cute and charming. So kahit sabi ng parents ko “Don’t talk to strangers” eh I shared my table with you. Nauto mo ako sa smile at french-fries dipped in gravy! Napa-smile tuloy ako.

Then you saw her. Oo! Nakita ko yun! She was looking at the menu – You were looking at her – I was looking at you… Sino nakatingin sakin? I should have known by then that this love-struck feeling I have is not going anywhere. But then again nauto mo na naman ako sa french fries! So kahit I feel broken inside, napa-smile mo pa rin ako. Ang saya mo kasi eh after seeing her.

I was very supportive of you na kahit na para sa kanya na yung ginagawa mo eh ok lang. Kahit sabay tayo nagmumukhang engeng, I still cheer for you,kahit deep inside ang sakit sakit na. Yung totoo, nahawa ka ba sa pagiging dense nya sayo?

Then here comes her wedding. You were standing by the aisle, staring at her, speechless, amazed and hurt at the same time habang siya staring at the altar, walking, trying not to bawl due to happiness. And me? Staring at you, crying, and convincing myself that you and I will never going to happen. But then you saw me. I looked down. I walked away. I left.

Then now, here you are, eating french-fries while reminiscing our good times together. Nakakatawa ka. Just because you realized that I have feelings for you, eh bigla mo na lang din maiisip na gusto mo din ako? Of all the people you should be the one to know that what I felt for you is something really painful. Something that needs time. If you were really my friend… best friend, hindi mo ako bigla susungaban ng ganoong hirit. Sabay hahawak ka pa sa kamay ko pagkatapos mo hawakan yung french-fries. “Nagpunas ka man lang ba? Ang greasy ng kamay mo eh!”

So, what now? You like me, ok. Why just now? Gusto kita, but I have to move on from you! Kaya nga ako nakangiti ng hinawakan mo kamay ko eh kasi this time, I know better! There’s a perfect time to find your perfect pair (Jollibee, 2017). That’s true! But this is not the right time because you are not the one for me! You will always be my friend and I deserve someone better than you to be my “the one”.

Sabi sayo Jollibee eh, relatable siya!

That’s it for now!

Ash.

The Four Ls of life

Let’s be real. All those “what to do before you hit certain age” are scattered all over the net. But, are these really helpful nor realistic rather? How about I give you another thing to read about this topic? Shall we?

I know all lives are different. We may all have a thing or two or more experiences in our present lifetime that are the same but there’s still about 20% of it that makes it unique.

I believe that the only things that a person must always do regardless of what age you are about to be is to learn the 4Ls. It may sound cliché as it is but it is the truth.

4Ls is consist of the Live, Love, Laugh, Learn. These words are actually self explanatory but none of us especially young ones really didn’t know what these are and how it works.  What does it really means?

Live life to the fullest is really ain’t that hard. Without doing anything against the law, every people will be able to enjoy life by doing things against their comfort zone. I know, I know, it isn’t easy as it sounds but every people knows that you won’t be able to know who you really are and what you can do if you always keep yourself in the safe mode. Advice is to start with the things you have always wanted to do. Like those things that your mind takes you whenever you are day dreaming or before you sleep. Try cooking, pottery, kayaking, travel. Be adventurous! Just like what the Spice Girls said, spice up your life!

Learning doesn’t end in school but it goes along as you live. If you think you are already in a place where everything else is very familiar to you, change the routine or walk away as you are already trapped in your zone. Learning is not for the weak but for everyone.

When was the last time you really Laugh so hard that you cried? Do you remember? With all the sticks and stones thrown to each of us, we tend to forget to laugh or even just to smile. Life is so beautiful (and short) to be carried away with problems. Be genuinely happy!

Most people nowadays are over driven by their chosen careers that they put Love on the side. Being career oriented is good but being overly attached to it is wrong. Don’t let that day come when you wake up and realize you are already alone. Give yourself that chance to find true love.

Live to Learn to Love and Laugh, always. 

That’s it for now,

Ash