Mga Sumasampalataya

Nov 30, 2010


Last week, because I had too much time to spare and a little budget to spend, I decided to see My Amnesia Girl.

It is a typical Filipino romcom whose ending was ruined because someone thought they didn’t want the ending to be cliché. Anyway, I’m not going to rant about the film because even with the crappy ending, I still liked it.

It’s really not the film that I wanted to talk about. But there was something about the story that made me ponder.

Is there anything or anyone that happened or came to my life that I wanted to forget?

Unlike Irene (Toni Gonzaga), I haven’t been left standing alone on the altar by my groom. But there are certain things in my life that I know I’d have done without.


Embarrassing moments.


Bad decisions.

I’m not young anymore. I’ve made a lot of bad choices, and there are times I’d wish I could forget all of them. The saying that those things make you better persons in the end sometimes you’d think its crap. You know you’d still be a better person even if your paths haven’t crossed.

There are a couple of things I wanted to forget. Stupid people and wrong choices. But I guess I have to live with it.

How about you, is there anything/anyone you want to forget?


itsMePeriod said...

yes. someone from my past.

Guyrony said...

One of the writers of the film, I would want to completely delete in my memory.

Hush. No grudges meant. ;)

rah said...

I want to remember everything. Including remembering how to forget. But remembering is not the same with knowledge, and knowledge is definitely not wisdom. Remembering is the skill. Wisdom is the application. Wisdom is best with virtue.

chingoy, the great chef wannabe said...

marami.pero i just have to live w/ them... :)

Kyle said...

Sabi nga nila.

"Paano ka makakalimot kung iniisip mo yung gusto mong kalimutan."

I guess we just need to live with them. It's already part of our life and no one, even ourselves, can't erase it...

Spiral Prince said...

blunders, some people, and bad decisions

Nishiboy said...

i'd forget the night i groped blindly for a pillow and ended up yanking my aunt's breast. i had no idea she was sleeping beside me. still gives me chills whenever i remember it.

Gaspard said...

no i dont want to erase a certain thing from my past...those are the things that makes life more interesting and full of color...and we get to learn from them too...those are the things that makes us who we are :D

Peter said...

Paglimot? Imposible yata mabura ang memories kung wala ka namang topak?

paci said...

weird. yung mga bagay na akala kong nakalimutan ko na di pa pala. tapos yung ibang mahalagang di dapat kalimutan ang naliligwak sa memorya. hehehehe.

wanderingcommuter said...

not unless gawin mo yung ginawa sa spotless mind! hehehehe!

ang utak pwedeng makalimot. ang puso... pwede din, kapag hineart attack! LOL

Kane said...

Hi Engel, matagal ko ng pinag isipan itong bagay na ito.

It all started when I first saw the film the Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. That forced me to confront the idea of remembering // forgetting and how we use them to define who we are.

At some point, I think it's healthy to make peace with our past. Even the ugly, painful parts of it.


m2mtripper said...

No regrets at all. I've been from hell and back. IMO, regretting is a clear example of being unstable.

Trial and error lang. Paano ako matututo kung di ako susubok at magkakamali.


shenanigans said...

so far... this is the best realization ive ever read tungkol sa movie na yan..

napaisip din ako

kudos! ;)