My 82-year-old grandma watched the movie “Kita Kita”. While leaving the cinema, she asked “Si Piolo Pascual ba yung artista sa pelikula?” (Is Piolo Pascual the actor in the movie?) That convinced me to watch “Kita Kita” (and the many write ups and good reviews about the movie).
“Kita Kita” is not the usual “kilig” movie that makes the movie goers giggle because the guy is good-looking and handsome. But Empoy (Tonyo in the movie) made me laugh… and these are what I realized:
- “Nakakabulag pala ang stress” (Stress can lead to temporary blindness)
The character in the movie, Lea, had temporary blindness due to stress. Stress can lead to so many sicknesses and diseases. Let us try to keep ourselves stress-free. This is easier said than done. But our life journey will be much bearable and lighter if we learn how to handle stress, big or small.
2. The best way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Filipinos get to know each another while eating. Food makes us happy.
In the movie, the characters get to know each other by feeding the other, and finally eating together. Food plays an important role in our relationships. Food makes us happy.
I also realized that Filipinos who are living outside the country will always miss “sinigang” and “adobo”. Every Filipino should try and learn how to cook these two recipes.
3. “Bumiling ka ng isa hanggang sampu bago ka magsalita.” (Count from one to ten before you say anything.)
One of the best part of the “Kita Kita” is when Lea stopped and counted one to ten when she was very upset and angry. She was counting “isa…”, “dalawa…” giving each number meaning, story and explanation. The writer and director made this part memorable to the audience. The “one to ten” monologue was repeated when the movie was about to end, this time from Empoy’s character. We can all have our “one to ten” list in our lives. The “isa hangang sampu” list is now the trending style of writing the reviews for the movie. You may use the same style in your journaling.
4. “Noong nakakakita ka, ‘di mo ako nakita. Nang mabulag ka, doon mo lang ako nakita.” – Tonyo (When you can see, you did not see me. When you’re blinded, you just saw me.)
People play different roles in the different seasons of our lives. We relate to people around us depending on our present situation, but you will always reap what you sow. Sow kindness and you will reap kindness, sow love and you will reap love.
5. “Mga Kabayan”, Filipino films are still worth watching! And you would like to go to Sapporo or try the beer after the movie 🙂
It’s been a while since I get to watch a good Tagalog movie…it is either I can predict the ending or the movie is just a Tagalog version of a nice English film. “Kita Kita” is different. No wonder it has earned the attention of the Filipino viewers worldwide.
If you have a free time, try watching the movie…