In the afternoon when my mother-in-law is away, when I have some time to breathe, when it’s breastfeeding time, I do watch Tagalog movies on PBO (Philippine Box Office) on the TV cable channel. But of course, only when the film appeals me.
My husband asked me why I’m watching such Tagalog comedy films. I told him that watching Tagalog comedy films wears off my loneliness and stress. I’m easily laugh watching Tagalog movies like Praybeyt Benjamin, Ang Tanging Ina, Moron 5 The Crying Lady, and comedy films like those.
Cheesy? Why, because it’s a Tagalog film? If you’re a Filipino, then you don’t have the right to tell me that I’m “baduy”. If you’re a Filipino and you don’t watch Tagalog films even those serious ones, then maybe you hate your own hero Dr. Jose Rizal who once noted, “Ang hindi magmahal sa kanyang salita, mahigit pa sa hayop at malansang isda.” (Those who don’t love their own language, is worse than an animal and stench fish.” Well, sorry, I don’t think I had translated the sayings right 🙂 I’m not really that good in English.