Yes, I’ve officially watched it yesterday! I’m not used to watching Pinoy romantic movie but I decided to do so hoping to find some practical lessons in the most unlikely way.
As a personal finance guy, I have to find something out from this movie that is worth my time and my money. This film did not fail me…
1. A broken heart can possibly make you broke.
Break-ups are devastating and uncomfortable. We want to move-on as quickly as possible and sometimes we don’t realize that it can break a bank. We (still) need to be wise in handling our finances while fixing a broken heart.
If we are going to live in bitterness, it can lead to problem after problem. Wala ka na ngang lovelife, wala ka pang pera!
2. Life is short. Kumuha ng insurance.
Last weekend, a friend offered me an additional insurance but I could not decide yet since I’m still shopping around for a good policy. Then I realized now the fullness of its importance. Anything can happen to us.
Getting one would definitely not benefit us but it can do best for our family. Si Tonyo nga na*************…Life is indeed unpredictable!
3. Kilig is good but I need cash.
Spending time with our loveone is the best thing we can do to build special memories, Naks! So it’s better to always set aside a dating fund para hindi mamulubi right-after. Going-out and eating-out can sometimes hurt our wallet too, when left unchecked.
Dates doesn’t need to be always elegant and expensive. Sometimes, eating ramen together is all we need!
4. Do you like someone? Go, get a job!
Tonyo is a good role model and proves that he’s the real deal. He falls down but eventually gets-up on his feet. He finds ways to get a decent job and manned-up.
Wag maging palamunin, kung ayaw mo kumain ng cobbage araw-araw. No job, no lovelife! “It’s now. It’s never”- Tonyo
5. Live simply.
Being a minimalist is the new coolest thing. Less is MORE! That’s how Japanese apply practicality that resonates their simplicity. Living simply is the most effective way to a satisfying life. Contentment is the greatest financial reward we can have.
I believe the most valuable treasures are not found in possessions, fame, nice cars, but with people around us.
6. I want to go to Japan!
I’m sure after you watch the film, you will fall in love with Japan through its beauty and alluring places. No need to rush!
When you want to travel there, dapat pagplanohan ahead of time at pag-iponan ng mabuti. Wag ma-trigger agad…
7. Love is blind, so spend less.
You don’t need to always wear expensive and branded clothes just to impress people. Hindi lahat ng tao nakukuha sa appearance. Minsan, a cheaper shirt from ukay-ukay or overrun is good to go.
8. 245 ang ticket sa megamall.
This is a must-see movie but always remember, kung wala pa sa budget at di pa kaya manood ng sine,hintayin mo na lang sa dvd or sa tv this year. Pwede din kwento ko na lang sayo Bes, libre mo popcorn!
Always save-up for leisure and movies to watch…
9. Nakakabulag ang stress.
Stress can cause temporary blindness. It is a reality that not most people are even aware of. So do not let yourself work too much.
To our OFW kababayans out there in different parts of the world that are working hard for their families , please take good care of yourselves. This reminds us that there’s no substitute to a healthy lifestyle. Avoid getting stress.
10. Love is our greatest asset.
Tonyo, after all, teaches us how to invest something without chasing much for returns. He doesn’t have everything but he gave much to the end.
“May mga bagay na kailangan mong paghirapan bago mo makuha.” – Tonyo