Friday, January 28, 2005

Give me a bwreak

Dear Mouse,

Let me take a pause before I present the conclusion of the study by exploring an issue that has been bothering me since I saw an episode of Hiram. For those who are not familiar of this soap opera (including me), this afternoon series stars Kris Aquino, Dina Bonnavie, Heart Evangelista and some other stars whose names I cannot recall.

It is not about Kris. It is not about Dina. It is not even about that Heart Evangelista whose face always reflects that of a suffering mater dolorosa.

If not for well-coiffed hair and fashionable dresses, I could say that she is the lady "na dala ang hinagpis ng mundo" with her eyes that are always ready to shed buckets of tears at a drop of a hat.

But it is not what made me wonder if there is something wrong with me or to the director or writer of the soap.

There is Geoffrey Eigenmann, who I believe is a son of Gina and Michael de Mesa, a grandson of Rosemarie and Eddie Mesa and nephew to Cherie and Mark.

Every time I see him, he is delivering kilometric dialogues about his pain,about lost love,about his sacrifice, blah,blah.

While he is mouthing his speaking lines, tears form in his beautiful eyes. The emotions run high as the lady partner delivers her tear jerking piece.

Now you see the young man soaked in tears as if he needs two aspirins to prevent heart attack.

Ang sakit ng panga ko. Ang sakit ng dibdib ko. Tigilan ninyo na ako.

Ako po iyan. That's my feeling while watching the drama unfolds.

In my experience with the boyz, I still have to find a guy who is going to share his innermost thoughts and feelings with you IN TEARS without the aid of eyemo.

Don't know. But the guys I met sure, admitted that they were hurt... they also felt depressed after a major quarrel but it takes time before they will allow anybody to probe beneath their macho exterior. They would not let you catch him agonize about how he takes the pain. Those are the men.

The director must have wanted to develop the young star to a dramatic actor that he asks him to forget realities of life.

Come on, direk, men are not supposed to cry; it is not their psyche.

Huwag mong basain ang aking panyo dahil sa kaiiyak ko sa inis. Humph.

The Ca t


At 2:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

To borrow Ms. Kris Aquino's words in "Pilipinas, Game Ka Na Ba?, let me salute you for your comments & tell you, "C-o-r-r-e-c-t"!

Yes, it could have been in our Filipino culture that men don't usually cry, or for that matter would not shed a tear or two for just a miniscule problem. But in matters of the heart, that of LOVE - be it agape, eros or philos, man usually loses himself into the realm associated with women, that of "crying". But showing themselves in such situation will not demean their being one, but rather, add color their kind, that behind man's hard mantle is a soft spot & core for people to dwell upon!

Besides, things change & "Hiram's" projection of Geoff as a crying specie even if he is a man portends of the changes in time, that man thru the years & thru the roller-coaster that life has presented him all these years, including the travails & tsunami disasters that had walloped & hit man aces after aces of serves & strikes in matters of the psyche & heart, had eventually settled to its precipitate role of an emotional other side to give way to human emotion & blend with the angst & pains experienced by the opposite sex.

Anyway, so much for that, I just want to say thank you for the positive comment which otherwise requires a constructive rejoinder. By the way, I watch Hiram nightly as it sort of somehow, released the Hiram tensions I had in my mind's air-pockets. Moreover, because Ms. Kris Aquino & Dina Bonnevie are in it! Luv u Krissy!



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