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5 Truth Bombs That Only Your Best Friend Can Tell You

What are best friends for but to give you tough love?
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They say that true friends say nice things behind your back and bad things to your face. Tough love is tough to take, but if your BFF can't give you a much-needed reality check, then who will? It’s a necessity, especially if you find yourself in an extremely difficult situation, like Sam and Isa in the movie Ang Kwento Nating Dalawa. Sam is a filmmaker who has a fellowship waiting for him in Berlin; Isa is an aspiring writer who is leaving for the US—and is also in a relationship with another person. These are just a few reasons why their relationship seems to be doomed, with one plot twist revealed at the very end further complicating things.

To be fair, it's hard to see things clearly when you're in the middle of everything. That's what best friends are for—to knock some sense into you. Sam luckily had Luke, who blew up the second Sam confessed everything to him. Here are just a few of Luke’s truth bombs to save for when the situation calls for it!  

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  1. Truth Bomb #1: The Time Reality Check

"Pa'no kami mag-b-break, eh hindi naman kami?"

"Sinong niloko mo? Ano 'yun, mutual landian lang?"

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Translation: You can fool yourself but not your bestie. 

  1. Truth Bomb #2: The Fact Check

"Ang labo. Kala ko hindi kayo? Tapos nagkaro'n tayo ng time frame na six months?"

No detail gets past the BFF.

  1. Truth Bomb #3: The Analysis

"Kilala kita eh. Nag-overthink ka na naman tapos sinabayan mo ng katangahan. Ayun, boom!"

Ouch.

  1. Truth Bomb #4: The Advice

"Real talk lang. Kayang-kaya mong ipaglaban 'yan. Masyado mo lang in-o-overthink lahat. 'Yung pagka-filmmaker mo masyado mong pinapasok sa bawat aspeto ng buhay mo."

The truth really hurts.

  1. Truth Bomb #5: The Tough Love

"Ikaw matalino ka, pero mas madalas kang tanga eh 'no? Isip-isip din minsan! Sabak ka ng sabak. Sana dun tayo sa tama. Alam mo naman ‘yung ending nito eh."

Mic. Drop.

As you very well know, though, try as your friends might to give good advice, the next step will be ultimately up to you. Your best friends are just there to help you out—and maybe say "I told you so" when the time is right!

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Ang Kwento Nating Dalawa is now available to stream on iFlix.

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Stalks celebrities, watches TV, marathons movies, curls up with books, and flails at concerts for a living. Also: semi-hardcore Whovian.
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Cold Food

The most thrilling and delightful moment of any school day is opening up your baon during breaks. There is always so much excitement in unveiling your homemade meal and snacks housed inside matching heat-insulating containers. Because preparing packed meals is an age-old tradition of showing parental love, loved ones pour effort into curating a nutritious meal accompanied by a selection of side dishes, desserts, and beverages daily; it reminds us that we are being taken care of, even from far away.

Baon plays a significant role in a Filipino childhood. Almost every Filipino child comes to school with baon made especially for them by their parents or household helpers. Even Filipinos in the labor force continue to bring baon for varying reasons: to save money, recycle leftovers, cater to personal taste, or attend to special needs. Nonetheless, eating your baon is a heart-warming experience that allows Filipinos to bring a piece of home along with them wherever they go.

Even other cultures practice making packed lunch. In Japan, mothers create bento--Japanese meals in partitioned boxes. Because of the popularity of bento, trends have emerged, such as the Kyaraben, or character-themed bento. Naturally, Japanese parents and students began competing for who had the cutest and tastiest bento, and this is similar to what I have witnessed in my own childhood. I remember seeing my classmates sharing their snacks and lunches. They would compare and boast about their parents' or yayas’ cooking. In my case, I never had the chance to join in the competition or indulge in homemade cooking. Up until this day, I have never brought any baon to school.

For a long time, I envied others. As trivial or petty as it may seem, not having baon became a problem for my grade school self. During that time, I had to sit in a separate cafeteria away from my friends because the kids who bought food were assigned to sit elsewhere. You could consider me spoiled, but I wanted to experience something most kids did. I had food at home, so what made it so hard to bring some with me to school?

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