It’s our favorite time of the year—that’s aside from Christmas and the FHM 100 Sexiest Victory Party; okay, it’s our THIRD favorite time of the year! But who’s counting, right? What’s more important is it’s now February. The love month. The okay-lang-magwaldas-para-sa-date month. The only month men are allowed to be ultra-cheesy.
But do you have any idea HOW to be cheesy? Are you and your girlfriend/missus constantly bickering about your lack of romance? Do you attribute your singlehood to your lack of wooing skills? Well, we’re going to solve these all for you! FHM will be dishing out daily how-to-be-a-Don-Romantiko tips the whole month of February!
Gentlemen, welcome to FHM’s 28 Days Of Romansahan!
DAY #1: CHEESY TIPS FROM 6 CLASSIC PINOY ROM-COMS
In case you hadn’t noticed, we’re only two weeks away from Valentine’s Day.
Given the time of year, you might fall under the following categories:
1) Single and dreading it, purposely forgetting V-Day because it’s like rubbing salt on deep wounds. Boohoo, emo kid.
2) Single and ready to mingle, V-Day or not.
Whichever you are, our advice is simple: Let the spirit of Cupid take over you!
Go watch a romantic movie with someone. It's up to you if she's special or not. If you really have none, well, no worries, there will always be a tub of buttered popcorn, beer, and a huge pillow for you to cuddle with—sad as that may sound.
If you don't want to cuddle with a pillow though, here we offer you help on how to woo/keep that special girl you tricked into going out with you with the assistance of some classic Pinoy romance flicks.
Increase the cheese buddy. Increase the cheese, and you might just get your cheese squeezed.
Labs Kita, Okey Ka Lang?
Stars: Jolina Magdangal and Marvin Agustin
Director: Jerry Lopez Sineneng
You thought that all these friendzone issues started just now? This classic Jolina-Marvin movie would make you think otherwise.
Cheesiest Line: “Oh yes, kaibigan mo ako, kaibigan mo lang ako… And I’m so stupid to make the biggest mistake of falling in love with my bestfriend!”
Increase the cheese: At a certain point, you have to address the elephant in the room sitting in between you and your "bestfriend" whom you've always really liked. Address it like a man: Go up to her and tell her how you feel even if it means that you might get rejected.
Got 2 Believe
Stars: Rico Yan and Claudine Barretto
Director: Olivia Lamasan
Remember Claudine and Rico? Yes, good times.
Cheesiest Line: "Hindi ko alam, it just hit me! I didn’t even believe in forever, Toni… But I think I found forever in you…”
Increase the cheese: Remember to routinely sprinkle the word "forever" whenever you're talking to your girl. Whenever they hear that word, funny things happen inside them.
One More Chance
Stars: Bea Alonzo and John Lloyd Cruz
Director: Cathy Garcia-Molina
Popoy (Cruz) gets dumped by her girlfriend of five years Basha (Alonzo). Popoy becomes a mess but eventually learns to love again because of Trisha (Maja Salvador). Soon enough, Basha realizes that the love of his life...is still Popoy. Pano na?
Cheesiest Line: “Mahal na mahal kita at ang sakit sakit na.”
Increase the cheese: Sometimes, being direct with your words will hit her emotional center the hardest. If there is genuine feeling from you, you won't need to use big words.