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May 16, 2010

SINGLE CHRONICLE 1

I'm convincing myself that I'm okay now that I've ended one complication in my life (that's a story I'm not comfortable telling yet). So I thought to chronicle the bright side of my situation. The situation being free of complications. Being officially single. Not that I was with someone. But this time I'm really free. No kaflirts. Textmates. Dates. Really single.

Welcome to the chronicles of being single. So to start up...

I like watching movies alone.

I don't really see anything wrong with watching films in my lonesome. I understand the film better. I don't have to be composed when I'm with someone. I mean I can slouch if I want to, put my feet atop the seat in front of me, and do some other stuff, but more on that later on.

Come on, the only perk of watching a movie with someone is that you could hold hands with your date or if you're really lucky, makeout when you're watching a film. But I think that's it, that's why I like watching movies alone.

So, it's better to watch a movie alone because:
  1. YOU CAN CONCENTRATE ON THE MOVIE ITSELF. There's no annoying person who asks what happened while they were peeing. No one asking you to kiss her/him while the good parts of the film is showing. I mean if you just want to make out, get a room, and don't go to the cinemas.
  2. YOU CAN SIT ANYWHERE YOU LIKE. This is really good specially if you're watching a movie that everyone else want to see. You can sit on solo empty seats and not worry that you won't be seated with your friends. And it's worse when you go to see the first full show, but the available seat is only on the last full screening (this is obviously just an exaggeration but you know what I mean).
  3. YOU CAN FLIRT WITH THE GIRL/GUY ON THE OTHER AISLE. If you're the type who scour the cinema to find a potential date. I'm not like that. It's dark. But if you are, you won't be able to do so because you're on a date or you're scared that your friends will tease you. You're on your lonesome, you can do whatever you want.
  4. LESS EXPENSIVE. You can do whatever you want to do before or after the movie. When you're with someone you'll be forced to eat first, then have coffee after the movie. You'd sometimes be forced to treat your friend/date to see the film.
  5. PRE-SCREENING / POST-CREDITS. So you like seeing trailers of upcoming films. Watching movies alone, you can enter the cinema anytime you want. You don't have to wait for anyone in the ladies room, or for your date who's unable to choose between what popcorn flavor to bring in. And you won't get to miss any post-credit scenes since no one will pull you out of your seat to get out of the cinema.

The way I see it, it doesn't matter if people see it as a loser-y thing to do. I like watching movies alone. But it does not also say that I'd rather watch it alone than with someone. It's nice having to feel the awkward moment of deciding to hold your date's hand. I'm just saying there really is nothing wrong with watching a movie alone.

34 comments:

Lawstude said...

welcome to the club. after twelve years of being double, i enjoy singlehood now too.

No Benta said...

parekoy, i totally agree with some of your ideas like on the concentration on the movie when you're alone but there are still more privileges in hooking up with a partner.

walang taong perpekto...in other words, no man is an island (birit ng teacher ko)

read mo entry ko on "singles", a romantic comedy set during the 90's: http://no-benta.blogspot.com/2010/05/seattles-best-love-story.html

i hope you find your one true love soon. :)

SOLTERO said...

awww..i have only tried watching a movie alone jan sa Pinas dati and traumatic pa, me tumabi sakeng mama ahahah, after that never ko na ginawa kahit dito sa US.

an_indecent_mind said...

bakit parang mapait dito? lol

agree ako sayo, nabwibwisit akong isama ang ex-gf ko pag nanonood kami ng sine kasi kwento kwento sya ng kung ano ano nadidistract ako! mabuti kung pwede sana ulitin yung sine di ba?

suki ka siguro ng LFS no?? lol

Mokong™ said...

parang mahirap tol manood ng sine mag-isa, wala kang kakwentuhan about sa movie after mong manood...haha!hindi ka namn pwede magkwento sa hindi pa nakakapnood!!!haha

Alterjon said...

ayus din naman manood ng sine mag-isa. pero kaya lang, pag masyadong breath-taking yung eksena at gusto mong mag "woah" dahil sobrang na-amaze ka, medyo malungkot siya gawin ng nag-iisa. hehe.

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Mu[g]en said...

Hate to be your alter-ego gil, but you're 28. Your dating habits are for teens and your reasons for watching a movie alone most guys our age have outgrown many years ago. :)

dylan dimaubusan said...

Uh, so what's the point of saying this again?... ^_^

Stone-Cold Angel said...

Actually, pag di gusto ng misis ko yun gusto ko panoorin sa sine, mag isa akong nanonood. hahaha!

remember maraming babae kesa sa lalaki kaya hook up, make out and be happy! =)

Chingoy said...

nag-enjoy din ako dati ng manood ng sine mag-isa dahil maliban sa mga nabanggit mo, ilang bese ko na ring ginawa ang mag-cinema hopping na di ko magagawa kung may kasama ako. ang record ko ay 3 cinema movies in a day.

Sonia said...

haha, i actually like watching movies alone too. i get totally absorbed, tapos i like focusing on the good parts without having to worry about the impression i'm making on other people. Hey, i can hang it with a boyfriend, or my cousins, or friends...but there is just something about watching it alone that makes the cinematic experience more...dramatic?

Oh, and if you watch alone,you can just pick out a movie and you can just get up and go. di ba? :-D

Jepoy said...

I like this post much.

Ako din I don't mind watching movies alone and you're right there's nothing wrong with it.

Kala ko ako lang sa buong Pilipinas ang na nonood ng movies mag isa muntik na tuloy akong ma depress hehehehe

Nice post!

pusang kalye said...

there's always pride and dignity in knowing that you can do things on your own....

being single is blessedness...cheers to that!!!!

kcatwoman said...

hindi naman talaga losery pag nanonood ng film magisa, i do that all the time.sabi mo nga, you dont have to think about anyone else with you. you have time to concentrate on a movie. pero pag comedy yun, parang ang weird tumawa magisa. so pag comedy gusto ko may kasama lagi..

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Chyng said...

of course, having some ME time is fun. everyone needs it paminsan. Ü

uhm.. when you date someone and it doesnt work, sayo ba yung problema dahil mahirap na ulit magcommit? (curious lang)

The Gasoline Dude said...

I like watching movies alone too. Loner ako eh. ;)

aajao said...

ako rin loner :P

but i rarely watch movies alone. kahit noong single pa ko. i always tag a friend along. kase parang napapangitan ako na magreact sa pinapanood ko kung mag-isa lang ako. halimbawa comedy. pangit tumawa mag-isa. pag horror, pangit matakot mag-isa. pag love story, lalong pangit kayakap ang stranger sa tabi. hahaha

silentassasin said...

Ive also watched movies alone many times..before -college days . Yeah nothing wrong with that.
Badtrip lang pag tinatabihan ka ng mga bading, kainis kailangan mo pang lumipat ng ibang upuan para maka -iwas, sa mga nang aagaw ng lakas.LOL

Random Student said...

so anong movie ang pinanood mo alone the last time?

the donG said...

now im actually thinking of a movie i can watch alone. hmmm... maybe star wars.

glentot said...

Scary to watch alone, but it's true, there's nothing wrong with it.

Chyng said...

sumagot ka!!!
(pressure) hihi

gillboard said...

glentot: di naman nakakatakot.. siguro kung high school ka.. alala ko noon di ko tinapos panuorin yung Volcano kasi feeling ko may sunog sa labas ng sinehan.. hahaha.. seryoso!!!

dong: try mo yung mga medyo malalim na movie... maappreciate mo kasi walang nagtatanong kung bakit ganun, bat ganyan... hehe

random student: Here Comes The Bride...

gillboard said...

moyie: feeling mo naman type ka nila!!! hahaha.. joke lang

aajao: with my schedule, pahirapan mag tag along ng friend... dati tanghali lang ako pwede manuod sine... now weekend lang... tas karamihan may ginagawa... hay. tsaka most of the time, nauuwi na ako taya manlibre... kaya mas ayos sakin mag-isa.

gasdude: cheers sating mga loner!!!

gillboard said...

chyng: pressure ang tanong!!! may pahabol na comment pa.. sakin naman kasi date doesn't necessarily mean na kelangan na magcommit... sometimes it's just to have fun...or to get to know the other person better... yung commitment, saka na yun...

kcatwoman: actually, napansin ko yun nung nanuod ako last sunday ng Here Comes the Bride... pero ayus lang... nakakatawa naman kasi.. nakakailang lang pag hindi nagets ng ibang tao yung joke, tas ikaw lang yung tumatawa...

pusangkalye: yup... cheers to single blessedness.. kaya lang kasal ka na eh... hehehe

gillboard said...

jepoy: di naman... marami ding loner sa mundo!!! hehehe

sonia: true!! di ko nasabi yun.. sa susunod na lang... idadagdag ko.. hehe

chingoy: di ko kaya siguro ginagawa mo... pinakamadami ko is dalawa.. yun lang...

FerBert said...

mas gusto kong manood ng sine mag-isa dahil tulad nga ng nabanggit mo sa itaas mas nakakapagconcentrate pero pag may syota ako gusto ko kasama ko sya para mapagtsansing ako. lol

Photo Cache said...

I am one of those pipol who CANNOT, WILL NOT watch a movie along. I can eat out (sit in, not fastfood) ALONE, but going to the movies alone freaks me out. Must be all the manyakis we encountered back in my movie-going days in Manila where you can get showered by "man juice" - true story :D

I really like your side too, just am too traumatized to watch a movie alone. Beside it's really nice to have someone to hold hands with while watching or someone to save your seat when you have to go to the little ladies' room :D

gillboard said...

stonecold: ganun ba yun? hehehe

dylan: wala naman... wala lang akong maisulat.. hehehe

joms: i realized that. kung medyo mababaw man ang mga dahilan ko, kasi di ko naman naranasan yung pakikipagdate masyado noong bata pa ako. mababaw lang naman kasi ako.

gillboard said...

alterjohn: di naman masyado... meron din naman mapagkukwentuhan sa labas ng sinehan... sa mga friends or katrabaho...

mokong: sa mga katrabaho... ayos lang... ganun ako pag nanunuod ng sine mag-isa.. o kaya ibinablog ko... hehe

indecent: uy, hindi ako bitter!!! at nanunuod lang ako ng LFS pag may kasama ako...

gillboard said...

soltero: asus, tumabi lang naman... hehehe... pero ako unless guaranteed seats, lumilipat ako pag may tumatabi sakin na kahit sino... lalo na pag marami pang upuan.

nobenta: naku, di naman ako naghahanap pa muna ng true love.. tinakasan ako ng huli eh.. hehe

lawstude: masasabi ko rin yan... malapit na malapit na... hehehe

gillboard said...

photo cache: saan ka naman kasi nanunuod ng sine?! buti ako di ko pa nararanasan yan...

ferbert: ay oo naman!!! hahaha

Raft3r said...

naku
di ko kaya ata manood mag-isa
ewan ko nga ba kung bakit