“Collect moments, not things. Earn respect, not money. Enjoy love, not luxuries.”
Still in my “tagalog movie mode”, I have watched “Everyday I Love You” with Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil again. This movie also has featured Gerald Anderson as the former boyfriend of Audrey (Liza Soberano) in a coma. As I watched the movie, the quote above was on the wall of the hospital in the beginning of the movie, immediately it hit an emotion in me in which I can relate to the plot of the movie.
Having a first love is something and comparing that first love to a different current love is wrong. I relate to it because I was that different current love. The guy I was with felt like he compared me often to his ex-girlfriend. In fact, I was crazy to stay with him for so long. At that time, I felt as if I was obligated to stay in the relationship because we knew each other for awhile. And with that, as I watched Audrey do everything to stay with Tristan, she drifted away from her real self. And while meeting Ethan (Enrique Gil) was a coincidental accident, Audrey didn’t realize her true feelings until each moment spent with Ethan to help Tristan was getting closer to having her true self back and also having her dreams come true.
Again, Liza and Enrique play adorable characters. I say adorable because the connection/friendship that they have still shows in this movie. I was a bit disappointed when Ethan and Audrey say ‘I love you’ to each other after only knowing each other for a short period of time. However, as a hopeless romantic, it was sweet yet very expected that they were going to end up together. I do enjoy happy endings. Well, watching this movie has made me curious about what other movies in which Enrique and Liza have been in together.
Alas, while researching the love duo, I found out they have a tv series titled, “Forevermore”. I got giddy about seeing this love duo again. It’s not just an hour or two, but a whole series of them. So, I was happy to find the whole series on eBay for a reasonable price. Not only did I do research on “LizQuen”, but Gerald Anderson and other Filipino actors/actresses. Gerald has a love duo with Kim Chui, therefore making them “KimErald” and Daniel Padilla with Kathryn Bernardo known as love duo “KathNiel”. Also, Richard Gutierrez and Marian Rivera have some movies together, but they aren’t a couple offscreen. Richard is actually with his co-star Sarah Lahbati in their movie, “Seduction”, which I look forward to seeing. Oh, I can’t forget James Reid and Nadine Lustre, which I just bought their movie, “Diary ng Panget”. They are known as love duo “JaDine”, which is a really cute name. They have songs that they’ve sung together and have worked with movies together. Wow. I feel like I have some catching up to do with my culture. 😊
Although I’m fluent in Ilocano, understanding Tagalog is ok but it’s still different from actually speaking Tagalog. It’s got me thinking.. why is it that after how many years I didn’t learn how to speak Tagalog fluently? Shucks. I now find myself day dreaming that I could’ve gone to Philippines to study tagalog, and not only learn the language but to live it and truly support my culture. It’s difficult when there aren’t anyone around to speak it with and practice it with on a daily basis. Because “Everyday I Love You” has taught me that every day can actually be a “something” day, it’s like every day is an “I miss you” day when I’m distant from all my loved ones. Every day should be an “inspiration day” to be inspired and to inspire as well.