Whether to celebrate a happy thought, commemorate a broken past, or express hate and rant, we may all be guilty of putting it out there for everyone to see (and the Internet to archive) by tagging our online posts with #hugot and #feels. It’s our easy access to virtually meeting people who can relate with whatever we’re going through.
Are they empathetic? Sure. But we say it’s equally entertaining.
So before we ring in the New Year, let’s roundup the #hugot lines and #feels that defined our highs and lows in 2015 and have hopefully helped us become better men. Cheers!
“Sa tamang panahon…” –Lola Nidora, in reference to ‘Kalyeserye’s’ AlDub
What it taught us: The phenomenal ‘Kalyeserye’ love tandem of Alden Richards and Yaya Dub [Maine Mendoza] taught us more than just the pabebe wave and gave us a daily dose of kalokohan.
If for anything, it serves traditional Pinoy values and comedy for lunch. Throughout its run on noontime TV, the audience’s biggest takeaway yet is probably that all good things happen in the right time. No shortcuts will get you to your goal. Still haven’t landed that job post yet? Still waiting for her sweet ‘yes’? Malaki pa rin ba ang waistline mo? Work on it, bro. Dadating yan; makukuha mo rin yan…sa tamang panahon.
“Dasal lang…dasal lang talaga.” –Alma Moreno on ANC’s Headstart with Karen Davila
What it taught us: Definitely nothing about politics. But thank you, LoveliNess, for reminding us to never forget to pray when things get hopeless…like how it sometimes gets in Philippine politics. And nationwide TV interviews. Eek!
“Yoko na, pagod na ko” -@PhilStar official account on Twitter
What it taught us: It’s okay to raise the white flag and concede when the going gets tough. Wag kang magpaka-martir.
“Kahit anong gawin niyo, walang makakapigil sa’min!” –Pabebe Girls
What it taught us: World domination. Well, not really. The Pabebe Girls sure raised brows with their viral video showing them seemingly threatening humankind—darting glances and all—but they re-taught us the “You and Me Against the World” attitude. Well in this case, it was “You and Me Against the Internet,” but you get the point.
“You are my what was, what is, and what will be.” –A Second Chance
What it taught us: The sequel to the ultimate hugot movie, One More Chance, took a toll in our emotions depicting real-life marital problems we can all relate to. The movie shows the ugly truth behind every young home, how to ride your way through it, and eventually still get that happy ending you wished for on your wedding day. At this point, Popoy and Basha have become every couple’s #relationshipgoals, and for a moment with this movie, it gives us hope that mayroong forever. “Promise?” “ Promise.”
“Buti pa sa EDSA may forever” -said every Pinoy motorist
“Para kang si Duterte, nakakalito ka. Ano ba talaga?” –#HugotLalake in reference to Rody Duterte’s presidential candidacy
What it taught us: When people know you want them so bad, they have the power to play with your emotions. Pakipot. Pahabol. Don’t give them that satisfaction. Play it cool, so they won’t take your wanting them for granted.
“…sumagi rin sa isip kong sumuko na lang.” –P-Noy, SONA 2015
What it taught us: Keyword: sumagi. When you’re on the verge of giving up, always remember why you started whatever it is you're doing. You will never know what else you’re capable of unless you take the plunge. Finish that master’s degree. Push yourself harder in the gym. Be patient with her. It will pay off, bro. When it does, let us know.
“Ako: Ate, pabili po ng kape.” “Tindera: Yung matapang?” “Ako: Opo, yung kaya akong ipaglaban.” –@nigz_antonio, Twitter
What it taught us: Don’t settle for anything less than you deserve. If she’s in it halfheartedly, she’s not a keeper. Ang hanapin mo, babaeng barako; yung kaya kang ipaglaban.
“Buti pa ang Roxas Boulevard, may closure.” –in reference to APEC Summit 2015
What it taught us: Amidst the traffic chaos caused by the APEC Summit this year, the government was successful in implementing security for the world leaders when they visited the country. It brought commuters and workers inconvenience, but it was necessary to keep the event successful. The point here is, sometimes you have to bar others from your life for your own good, peace of mind, and security. Do what is necessary.
“Hindi lahat nakukuha sa second chance.” –in reference to UST'S UAAP Season 78 Men’s Basketball Championship
What it taught us: WWE Wrestler and Hollywood star Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson tells us to always “be the hardest worker in the room.” But sometimes, no matter how hard you try, there will always be someone more hardworking and deserving than you. At least at the moment. It doesn’t mean you were not worthy, but it could only mean it’s not your time yet.
“Bakit, pag sinabi ba niya kung bakit, may magbabago? Ang bottomline, hindi ka na niya mahal.” –That Thing Called Tadhana
What it taught us: Acceptance. And that at some point in your life, you will bump into someone who will mean so much to you—not romantically, but she will teach you a thing or two about life. Pray to the gods she looks like Angelica Panganiban.
“When I met you, you looked at me like no one ever had.” #thefeelsawakens –Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
“Ito na ang huling tula na isusulat ko para sayo, mali…/ito na ang huling tula na isinulat ko tungkol sayo/Iniibig kita, at ubos na ubos na ako…” –Ito ang Huling Tula Na Isusulat Ko Para Sayo, Juan Miguel Severo
What it taught us: Juan Miguel Severo fast became our go-to guy for all things hugot. The man beautifully puts tragic emotions into a poetic piece and delivers it before a live audience. There are too many things Mr. Severo teaches us. For review, search him on Facebook: Juan Miguel Severo.
“It’s not you; it’s me.” #foreverhugot