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Rise of love teams and the things we could learn from them

You know why you’re reading this blog? Because it’s Valentine’s Day. Regardless if you’re taken or taken for granted, you can learn a thing or two from here.

So let’s pay homage to the hottest love teams of this generation and find out what makes them so effective

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You know why you’re reading this blog? Because it’s Valentine’s Day. Regardless if you’re taken or taken for granted, you can learn a thing or two from here.

So let’s pay homage to the hottest love teams of this generation and find out what makes them so effective

 

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Photo from gmanetwork.com

  1. AlDub – Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza

What makes them effective: They’re funny and look so mushy on television. They beat other loveteams by being as close to reality as possible. They have the ever-present family members that don’t support their relationship, the ‘other woman’, the jealousy, and of course the ‘tampuhan’.

 

What we can learn from them: If your definition of perfect relationship is the AlDub, you’re in for a load of crap. Granted, they started how a relationship usually starts; dodging glances (parang mga grade 1 kahit nasa high school na), note giving (na kalat sa bag at lagot paglabas ni nanay), and repressed kilig moments among others. But now, people find them tedious, repetitive and boring. Why? Because of overconfidence and monotony, the two big no-no’s in a relationship. If your daily conversation now revolves only on ‘Hey baby kumain ka na? Ano kinain mo? Nabusog ka ba? Ano po gawa mo? Hihi mishu’ please, stop.

 

Tips: Be spontaneous, come on! You will only live once and you’re just going to ask your significant other what they had for lunch? For pete’s sake, go to their house then ask them to go on an adventure with you, rob a bank or whatever (don’t though), just don’t be bore to one another.

 

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Photo from: philnews.ph

  1. LizQuen – Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil

What makes them effective: Liza’s jaw-dropping looks and Enrique’s bun and guns. Most importantly, they have this undeniable chemistry on-screen. Heck, even my professor pirated the entire ‘Forevermore’ series to binge watch it. That’s how effective they are.

 

What we can learn from them: Looks are important but not fundamental. Let’s be honest, they look good together because they’re both good looking. But on the long run, if you’re going to apply that in an actual relationship, looks will do you no good.

 

Tips: I’m going to slap you with the cold hard truth; ‘Love is blind’ is true but ‘Love at first sight’ is pure crap. It’s actually ‘Attraction at first sight.’ No, don’t you dare argue with it. You know it is true deep down.

 

 

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  1. KathNiel- Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla

What makes them effective: KathNiel’s been around longer compared to other teen love teams plus they have unprecedented exposure through commercials, news bites, and scandals. They also portray this easy going couple that’s all smiles and problem free

 

What we can learn from them: That the power of love will prevail? God, how to do this. Keep things fun and memorable. Enjoy every single moment. Don’t be like those that say, “Hays iniwan ako walang forever.” I’m going to stab you on your forehead with Cupid’s stupid arrow if I ever hear you say that. Don’t go looking for forever. Let’s be realistic , that’s unreachable. Forever love? Pssh. Forever commitment yes, maybe, but not love.

Just. Don’t. Get. Involved. In. A. Phone. Call. Scandal.

 

Tips: If watching them makes you feel ‘kilig all over’ then they must be doing something good. Plus, like what I said above, forever is unrealistic.

 Make every passing moment that you’re together seem like forever. Relationships are not measured by years but by memories and moments. (Mandatory PAK GANERN)

 

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  1. JaDine- James Reid and Nadine Lustre

What makes them effective: If you’ve seen ‘Diary ng Panget’ you can’t deny that they have something good going on. Don’t mind the story, I personally find it tedious and overly clichéd. Look at the characters: a working student, who has an overflowing self-esteem that she should seriously consider working as a guidance councilor or a host of children’s party; and a rich spoiled brat, who had been harboring grief all along and has a borderline lisp when speaking Tagalog. Who would’ve thought they would click? After that movie, they went on to have two more movies. Then, they starred in an even more successful tv series, On The Wings of Love. Combine effective portrayals + overabundance of kilig moments + rumors that they’re an actual couple in real life + a huge fan base then you would have a love team that will become the standard of relationships much to the dismay of guys and girls all over the country.

 

What we can learn from them: Effort and small things can do marvelous things. Paper flowers that you created for days > store brought flowers. Aside from that, do stuff together no matter how stupid and ridiculous it is. Your partner wants to do nail art? Let her! She wants to rob a bank? Get the blue prints! Your boyfriend want to prank his dad? Prepare for a possible heart attack!

 

Tips: Effort. That’s it. Effort.

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13 “Mood” Tweets Celebrating UST’s Stepladder Win Against UP 

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The UST Growling Tigers were not alone in the celebration of their win against UP Fighting Maroons as the support of the whole Thomasian community was roaring from every University building and every nook of social media, especially Twitter. 

We compiled several tweets that express their congratulatory remarks in a creative way. 

1. UST CSC President Robert Gonzales tweeted a photo that shows a letter jokingly addressed to the Secretary General with the hope of suspending classes following game day. 

2. A tweet also explained the science behind the opponent’s failure to score a three-pointer.

3. Ah, yes. A self-degrading reply that explains why it isn’t science at all. 

4. Here’s some motivation gained from Subido’s clutch win! Way to go, Thomasians! 

5. The competition is not just between UST and Ateneo. 

6. Even Internet’s child, Scarlet Snow Belo, couldn’t pick one! 

7. Renzo Subido has swept not just the win, but also fans’ hearts. 

8. Honestly, we’re not offended. (paano_kapag_walang_class_chz.jpeg)

9. It doesn’t matter if you’re illiterate in the basketball language, as long as you cheer and support your team!

10. Indeed, the Growling Tigers strutted through opponents with a “tabi-dadaan-kami-attitude”. 

11. Whilom, who? Oh wait. It’s a word.

12. UST may have won against them, but their toilets are about to take a huge feat.

13. And of course, the classic Thomasian move: ghosting.

The fight is not over as the Growling Tigers try to hustle against Ateneo Blue Eagles in a best-of-three finals which commences this coming Saturday, November 16. 

Whether support will be shown by attending the game or by cheering for the winning team through convenient social media accounts, the Thomasian spirit will surely bleed through a swarm of blue.  

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Fighting Back, One ‘OK, Boomer’ at a Time

Just like the statement “men are trash,” the phrase “OK, boomer” is attacking a system rather than an individual. It challenges the mindset of the boomers that refuses to embrace change; ones who still cling to discriminatory remarks and outdated ideologies.

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It started as a TikTok meme. Then, a New Zealand lawmaker used it to address a rude comment in parliament.

The youth has often been the subject of judgment because of their tendency to be politically-correct and woke, especially from elders who view them as “overly-sensitive snowflakes.” 

What’s the youth’s response? “Ok, boomer.”

Recently, the phrase “OK, boomer” has been circulating around the internet, and has become the rallying cry of the youth against the older folks and the system they perpetuated over the years. 

The said phrase mocks baby boomers; the generation born between 1946 and 1964. The generation got its name from the huge increase in birth rate after World War II, and is considered as a prosperous time.

The popular use of the phrase circulates in TikTok where it is used to mock elders and their prejudices towards the youth. 

It became more popular when media outlets highlighted the term after Chlöe Swarbrick, a 25-year-old lawmaker from New Zealand was discussing the Zero Carbon Bill, which aims to cut the carbon emissions of New Zealand. In the video, a heckler commented about her age, in which she went off-script to retort “OK, Boomer.”

Netizens also used the phrase to call out the Department of Foreign Affairs Secretary Teddy Boy Locsin Jr. after cursing out a journalist on Twitter.

“OK, boomer,” later on became a perfect response to the generation on being problematic. An old, rich man complaining about millennials destroying everything? OK, boomer. An aunt of yours mocking your liberal arts degree, commenting on how easy it is? OK, boomer. Some random professor accusing you of being a “dilawan” and red-tagging you because of your Facebook posts? OK, boomer.

However, critics are crying foul over this phrase, with complaints mostly coming from older people. Some even compared the phrase to a racial slur, saying that it promotes ageism and discrimination. Critics think that it’s a below-the-belt attack against the boomers, a foul remark akin to bullying and racism. Well, sorry to say but it’s not.

To set the record straight, the boomers also fought for peace, racial equality and women’s empowerment at their time. What “OK, Boomer” addresses is not the people itself but their outdated way of thinking that is harming our society. 

Just like the statement “men are trash,” the phrase “OK, boomer” is attacking a system rather than an individual. It challenges the mindset of the boomers that refuses to embrace change; ones who still cling to discriminatory remarks and outdated ideologies. It wants boomers to  acknowledge that they have collectively done actions that contributed to societal issues such as climate change and worsening economy. It attempts to shake the narrative, making an older generation acknowledge the voice of the youth, making them act because they have the power and experience to do so.

This meme-worthy clapback is not just a collective sigh towards the problematic views of the old or a funny catchphrase hurled towards killjoy boomers—it is a statement, a call for action, a protest against problematic beliefs and actions.

It is a warning to the older that the kids aren’t alright and they are fighting back, one “OK, Boomer” at a time.

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Films to watch in Cinema One Originals 2019

Returning to cinemas and theaters on its 15th year, Cinema One Originals has launched its roster of films ranging from the genres of thriller, romance, and more! The film festival showcases various stories that will surely make the viewers’ minds wonder what lies beyond the trailers.

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Over the past decade, Cinema One Originals has given rise to a number of films that marked the hearts and minds of the Filipino. Through the artistry and expertise of Filipino filmmakers in cinematography and production, it has already showcased great films which became hit to the public like Imburnal (2008) by Sherad Anthony Sanchez, Violator (2014) by Eduardo Dayao, That Thing Called Tadhana (2014) by Antoinette Jadaone and Paki (2016) by Gian Carlo Abraham. These films have been lauded for its excellence, exception plots, and its appeal to viewers alike. 

Returning to cinemas and theaters on its 15th year, Cinema One Originals has launched its roster of films ranging from the genres of thriller, romance, and more! The film festival showcases various stories that will surely make the viewers’ minds wonder what lies beyond the trailers. So, Hurry up! Gather your friends now and buy your popcorn as Cinema One Originals proudly presents the following films for this year’s festival!

Tayo Muna Habang Hindi Pa Tayo by Denise O’Hara

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Relevant to the relationship which the generation engages today, Tayo Muna Habang Hindi Pa Tayo portrays the relationship of two individuals who share sensual experiences and romantic gestures with each other. However, both of the characters in the film do not share the same sentiment when it comes to commitment. In the end, they both part ways in the realization that such intimacy cannot just be shared with just anyone.

Yours Truly, Shirley by Nigel Santos

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After hearing a song by popstar Jhameson, Shirley is convinced that the popstar is a reincarnation of her late husband, Ronaldo. In the film, Shirley is seen to invest time and effort as she obsessively admires the popstar in the event of coping up with the pains and struggles of losing her beloved husband. 

Metamorphosis by J.E. Tiglao

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Metamorphosis reveals not a lot but says so much in its trailer. As it depicts the metamorphosis of a butterfly, there is a teenager in the background showing its life on a daily basis. It tackles the life of an individual born with male and female genitals.  

Utopia by Dustin Celestino

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Set in the dingy and dark parts of the city, Utopia depicts the meeting of a rookie police officer, vlogger, and an undercover agent as they try to uncover the delivery of dangerous and illegal substances. Utopia is about crime, thrill, wit and reality all in a perfect sandwich ready to keep you at the edge of your seat. 

O by Kevin Dayrit

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Pleasant in the forms of the soft sweet piano songs, sleek sofas and white linens, O talks about the story of a beguiled morgue intern Maria who is forced by the vampire Matilda to be a blood pusher and sell blood to other vampires. Twisted and unconventional, Maria is driven to do vile actions to accumulate blood in exchange for knowledge about the creatures roaming in the dark. 

Tia Madre by Eve Baswel

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Tia Madre takes in the form of a middle-aged woman who ardently loves her daughter. However, Emilia, the mother of a 10-year old girl, is a harboring alcoholic who abhors to be called a mother. Her daughter tries to compensate with her mother in the hopes that things will turn back to normal, as it should be.

Lucid by Natts Jadaone, Victor Villanueva, and Dan Villegas

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Ann Cruz is a typical individual who leads a monotonous life. She works a nine to five job, goes home, and the cycle repeats. However, when she sleeps, she is not just the Ann Cruz in her waking life. At night, she is a lucid dreamer who goes on dates and engages in scenarios that favours her. She later on meets a man who challenges her to dream more than she does.

Sila-Sila by Gian Carlo Abraham

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Sila-Sila is a coming-of-age film that tells a story of a 30-year old man who attempts to reconnect with his past friends and ex lovers in a class reunion. 

The screening of the eight films will run from November 7-17, 2019. Indeed, November is another exciting month for cineastes out there!

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For the full list of screening schedules and further details, visit the Cinema One Originals Facebook page or their website regarding the event.

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