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Hindi Makakarating Kung Hindi Aalis :)

So I won invites to the premiere night of Sakaling Hindi Makarating. And I'm just so thankful to SM Cinema for helping me tick this off my list. Since it was released last year, I've been wanting to see it. Aside from the good reviews, I was also looking forward to the movie locations. 

I had great expectations, and I'm so glad they were met. :)

Bonus pa that I got to see Pepe Herrera and Alex De Rossi up close and personal. 

Hindi na lang ako nagpa-picture kasi may kasama na rin akong celebrity at sa kanya pa lang, sobrang na-starstruck na ako. (I'm talking of Paolo Santos, of course! ♥)

Anyway, the movie will make you fall in love with the Philippines. There's really so much beauty in this little archipelago. The movie will inspire you to explore the hidden gems of our beloved country. I love that it also featured the local culture. May trivia bawat lugar. And I assure you, mapapasabi ka talaga ng "it's more fun in the Philippines!" At mapapahanap ng promo fare papunta sa isa sa destinations na pinakita nila (Zamboanga, Siquijor via Dumaguete, Marinduque, Ilocos Norte, Batanes).

Also, and more importantly, Sakaling Hindi Makarating is a strong affirmation to just GO

Go for it (though it may seem an impossible dream). Director Ice Adanan spent five years making the film a reality. She met a lot of challenges along the way, but she still went for it. Despite the budget constraints, despite some people's unsolicited advice to just forget about it. And look, narating na niya ang mainstream cinema. 

Go where your heart leads you. And you will surely be brought back home. I won't explain this because I encourage you to watch the movie and find out for yourself what it means. As for me, it's crystal clear... and now I'm in a whole new world with you! (Char!)

Go. Find your happiness. Chase your dreams. Love yourself. 

It's not being selfish. It's just called "growing up." Sometimes, you get so used to your current reality that you already find it "comfortable" no matter how ugly it is, and that you just can't leave. But unless you actually GO out of that comfort zone, you will never grow. 

Huwag kang pumayag na hanggang diyan ka na lang. Masyadong malawak ang mundo para magmukmok ka sa isang sulok. E ano kung ang tagal mo na sa sitwasyong iyan? Sabi nga ni Paul, it's just x years. It's nothing compared to the rest of your life. Don't waste your days by not living them to the fullest. 

Kaya tara na at maglakbay!

Because it is only when you go that you will be able to see what lies beyond the horizon. And more often than not, it's a beautiful surprise. :)

Don't be afraid. Just go. ♥

And know that you are not alone. 

You can watch Sakaling Hindi Makarating at the nearest cinema beginning Wednesday, February 1, 2017. Bring your friends with you! Lalo na yung mga feeling "stuck" in a hopeless, lifeless situation. This film will prove to you that indeed, LIFE GOES ON. Sometimes, it's just you who decides to stay just because you're afraid of what will happen if you go. Well, guess what? You'll never know unless you do. 

Piece of advice. :)

Some freebies from the premiere night.


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