The most hurtful part is that Joaquin has the option whether he’ll let her go while Chichay never had the chance to set her feelings free, to move on. He has Alex while she doesn’t have anyone. He has feelings for Alex while she has all her feelings for him. Yes, she may have Pedro but it has always been crystal clear since day zero that he is only a friend, a very good one actually. So yes, she has only herself to help nurse the crippling pain.
If there’s two people who genuinely loved in this story, that would be Chichay and Pedro.
Chichay who loved Joaquin too much to let him think that she left him, that she didn’t love him at all. He lost his memory, but she lost her heart from too much love, her trust in magic and more importantly herself. She forgot all of her in an effort to remember every inch of him.
Pedro who stood by Chichay and saw first hand how she broke her heart for that one boy who once promised her “Hindi magbabago ang nararamdaman ko, lalalim at lalalim lang” and for that one boy who will take her to the moon and let her realize that their love had been written by some very powerful force. He was there all along. While he served as Chichay’s crying shoulder, he has to hold tight his own heart from breaking along with her, or even worse.
This isn’t magic. If they insist, then Got To Believe apparently is one magic gone bad. xx
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I don’t know how you do it so easily. I don’t know how you manage to make me whole and then break me into pieces you can’t possibly imagine. I don’t know how I believed in your countless I love you’s and at the same time with this. How can you go on with life without needing me when all I ever wanted in this life is to be with you? And how do you expect me to forget when all I ever do was to live a life built around you? So please don’t expect too much from me. I am not good with moving on especially when it means a life without the one I have learned to live for. xx
"Kalimutan mo na ako."
We are familiar of the many tales of being left hanging and how broken one can get. But on the other side is an unfamiliar story of the one who left the greatest love of his or her life. Compared with the two, albeit Chichay left first, it was Joaquin who totally cut the strings that both were holding on. And compare to the both of them, it will be at least easy for Joaquin to live and move on with his life. To be left without any explanation may have hurt him, but to leave without fighting enough, to look like you gave up and to be the villain are what Chichay gladly embraced just for the sake of following the mantra of “family first” and of perhaps, saving her and Joaquin. The toll was too much yet she paid for it, still paying and will be paying. It’s like having a debt minus the thing you actually purchased. Or it’s like buying endless burden of regrets. Kindly add to it Joaquin’s “Sinaktan mo ko Chichay, ayoko na ng ipis sa buhay ko” which I swear was the part where I actually hoped to reach his face and slap him so hard so he will realize that she didn’t have a choice, you idiot. Okay. Erase that.
Joaquin will surely live his life. Though in pain covered up with anger, he will continue with his life convinced that he can because he will have to prove to everyone esp to the girl who broke his damn life that the boy is no longer scared and that the boy has become the man that can survive throught it all. Whilst Chichay remains stuck in the ground of sorrow. She will forever think of the love she could have had if only she didn’t let go easily, of her conscience that is constantly beating her up and for the endless lists of reasons that seem to grow everyday.
But just like everything in life, one just have to decide what to do with what was given. Whether good boy Joaquin becomes the bad boy or from the bubbly Chichay to the the miserable one, it’s too obvious that it is their choice. But i hope it wouldn’t be too long for things to get fixed. Maybe for now their love has to take a temporary backseat in order to grow -This is the least sunshine we can get for now. xx
PS. Ihatechu Juliana, lolo ni Joaquin and the rich kids of Malaya!!!!!!!!!
Happy to hear good reviews for Pagpag esp when people start talking of how great Kathryn’s acting skills were. I’m pushing for a Best Actress Award, but then alongside some veterans, I know I can only pray for her. Hihi. But it wouldn’t hurt if she’ll snatch the award right? Fine. Dapat thankful nalang sa nomination because to look at the more positive side, a nomination is a warning signal of more awards and recognitions to come. Our bebe deserves this. And for DJ, kaiyak na marunong na siyang umiyak. LOL. But then again, I have this strong feeling of him being a rockstar. Gusto ganun siya at hindi artista. IDK. Maybe because his dream is my dream as well. Alam ko kase Kath wants to be a brilliant actress, which she already is, then si DJ wants to be a rockstar and not artista. xx
It was the most crippling pain. It was as if my heart, or my whole life, has been taken away from me. I wish my love would have been enough for the both of us. I wish it was enough to make you stay. But the worst of them all is that I can only cry, I can only cry for us. xx
You might actually sang that part instead of reading it plainly but Taylor did a good job of telling us the exact story of Chichay and Joaquin. Yes, im writing this one out because i cannot believe that my supposed feel-good teleserye is slowly becoming like the other Fil teleseryes. I know too that it’s a good sign because that means that the story goes on (meaning, good rating etc) but I’m really a sucker for heartaches thus, i need an avenue to express this spasm of pain.
You know how some things get out of control, they tangled up into this twisted mass and you have no choice but to cut the strings or just let go so you sort of save a little bit of it? That’s what Chichay was forced to do. She has to let go even if it would kill her and Joaquin. It might be a severe kind of pain but its the kind of pain that they needed in order to be saved, perhaps even to be delivered from the more tragic kind of pain. He won’t understand it of course. He might even go into rebellion bearing in mind that Chichay left him because she can’t fight for him, or maybe even think that she did not love him in the first place. He will probably assume that love is not really true because if it does exist, he wouldn’t undergo such hell. Dagdagan pa ng nanay nya that will gladly make up intricate lies just to add insult to injury.
But let’s say, somebody gets an amnesia.
I say Chichay deserves it. Not that she literally does BUT I hope she gets relieved from all this undue hurt so she can start anew. As for Joaquin, let him be the bad ass. Because maybe in this way, his wicked mother will learn that even if she has Joaquin by her grounds, physically, she caused him to change into someone of the opposite that he was. Juliana wanted her son to be the ‘happiest man alive’ but take away Chichay and he’s become the ‘walking dead slash the saddest zombie ever’ Perchance this will enlighten her albeit too late but at least she learns from her son that happiness can’t be bought nor can it be dictated. xx