My UP law blockmates and I — jologs and luuuuveeeehn it — had wanted to catch A Love Story on its first showing day last week, kaso we were foiled by the high school and college students who trooped to the malls when classes were suspended dahil kay Egay. Sigh. Kaya ayun, kahapon lang ako nakapanood. And lest people think that we merely spent two solid hours staring at Aga Muhlach’s buff bod (haaay, ulam!), napaisip-isip din ako ng slight sa mga bagay-bagay. (spoiler alert coming up…)
Maricel, the other woman who Aga met after getting married to Angelica, is Aga’s true love. Tipong love of epic proportions, this-love-is-bigger-than-ourselves chorva. Si Angelica naman, two decades younger, yung totoong wife. Happy nung start, naging rocky dahil career girl sya, lalong naging rocky dahil pumasok si Maricel, tapos nabuntis si Angelica, na-fait accompli si Aga, and ayun, after much hand-wringing (“pagod na pagod na ako mag-makaawa”) she got her happy ending.
So, eto, my Sunday morning ruminating:
Kung isa lang pwede kong piliin, mas gusto ko ba ng love deep and true na mala-signal number 10 ang intensity pero at the end of the day hindi mapapasaakin (kumbaga sa agrarian reform, nakahabi na ang kaluluwa mo sa lupa, at nakahabi na ang kaluluwa ng lupa sa iyo, hindi ka pa din magiging CLOA holder, ineng — NOT EVER!! asa ka pa!!)?
O mas gusto ko ba ng happy-ever-after with constancy and security and five-ten-fifteen year wedding anniversaries, pero lagi kang afraid kasi hindi ikaw ang once-in-a-lifetime love?
Kayo: True love or happy endings?