Hey, let me explain first. Don’t let the title fool you ok?
Virginity sucks (so it seems) for this ex-engaged couple, especially for this unnamed young actress in this article I read from a tabloid. I know I shouldn’t be wasting my time reading tabloids, but hey, I need to know what’s going on in local showbiz (lame excuse) being in the media at kung gusto kong makipagbalitaktakan sa mga friend ko na showbiz-oriented.
Anyway, yesterday afternoon after my on-air duty I decided to finish my meryenda while browsing through the broadsheets, then the tabloids. In between sipping my coffee and leafing through some articles, I came across this piece by a showbiz-writer (I have nothing against the writer) and it bothered me so much I had to write something about it. It really broke my heart, it upsets me and it challenged me to do more.
Imagine, a guy called off his marriage to his fiancée dahil hindi pumayag ang girl na ibigay ang sarili n’ya and she wants to keep her virginity before marriage since may petsa na ang kasal nila? My goodness! I applaud the girl of her strong stance, but man, oh man! What is wrong with people today? Goodness gracious!
Do they even know how difficult it is to be a virgin (much more to be pure/blameless/holy) nowadays? Ang dami kayang tukso ngayon, lalo na kung nasa showbiz ka. (Feeling!) Endangered species na nga yata mga virgin ngayon! (Hayan, kumukulo na naman dugo ko.)
I know this happens in real life, pero when I read this article it became even more real to me. Although I couldn’t verify and assure the veracity of this story, but whether it is true or not, nakaka-sad and
sometimes nakaka-discourage pa rin na hindi na pinahahalagahan ngayon ang virginity or purity (by the way, there’s a BIG difference between the two).
Buti na lang, we’re not doing it (keeping our virginity) for men or for ourselves or else madidispoint lang talaga tayo. Personally, it's my way of honoring God and idagdag ko na rin making my Ma proud. Kahit sa aspect man lang na ito maipagmalaki ako ng mother dear ko.
Hay, masasabi ko lang dun sa girl (if she’ll ever read my blog) you go girl! It’s his loss and you’re doing the right thing. Save it for THE right guy and within the bounds of marriage.
At dun sa guy, buti na lang 'di kita kilala kundi puputulan talaga kita! (O nagrere-act ka na naman!) What I mean is, puputulan ko s'ya ng support sa kanyang mga movie, TV guesting at endorsement. (Ang taray ng beauty ko!)
Hay naku, dismayado lang talaga ako kasi maraming kids and youth ang nag-e-emulate at nag-i-idolize sa mga showbiz personality. Whether it be good or bad, ginagaya ng mga audience and fan nila ang kanilang actions. Sana they’ll make use of their “kasikatan” and their talent/medium to be good role models and to teach positive values to the younger and even older generation.
* Isinulat ni LJ Salceda ng 702 DZAS