Ria Limjap: Everything I know about love, I learned from Pinoy movies
Our SPOT.ph blogger's list of 10 love lessons, courtesy of Pinoy movies.
6. If you're a guy who can play the guitar, super. Ladies, all you have to do is look lovely and mahinhin. Fake it till you make it. Seriously though, old school ligawan is best. My favorite harana scene of all time is from Mike de Leon's Kung Mangarap Ka't Magising. Who can resist the charms of a young Christopher de Leon singing a love song to the lovely Hilda Koronel on top of a hill in Baguio? For a few moments, you really wish you could be there, too. 7. Talk to your understanding best friend, funny sidekick, or kindly relative. They might actually give you good advice, like: "Snap out of it." Or, "If you really love him, let him know." Sometimes another perspective helps. (I want my friendly sidekick to be Matet de Leon because she's awesome: grounded, funny, and reassuring.) 8. Melodrama is allowed, in fact, it is de rigueur. Make sure you have the stomach for it. See what I mean? 9. Contrabidas get their comeuppance in the end. This is karma, Pinoy-movie style. If you're bad, bad things will befall you. And if you're the bida, always be the bigger person and learn how to graciously forgive your karibal in the end. Here's the wonderful Cherie Gil as the ultimate contrabida in Butuing Walang Ningning: 10. It will end happily ever after. Boys and girls, fear not. There's love waiting for you.