So…Meet Me In St. Gallen felt like a cliff notes/budget version of the Before Trilogy. If you haven’t seen that, then you should! But if you’re too tamad to watch three beautiful movies, you can stop being my friend. Charrr. Then this “talk-y” movie isn’t for you. Pero kung may TOTGA ka, siguro lahat tayo meron, e sige, parusahan mo sarili mo at manood ka. Lol. Nabasa niyo na yung mga deep at pa-deep realizations ng mga tao. Maiba na lang. Syempre may konting spoilers. Read at your own risk.

1. One minute in and this movie is starting out as realistic as it can be: nakakaubos ng pasensyang traffic, mga gagong taxi driver, and asshole na boss. #thirdworldcountryproblems

2. Celeste’s boss reminds me so much of an old boss. A LOT. Like pangit daw pero walang suggestion, how vague can you get? Kumuha ng creative person pero wala kangfreedom, bawal galawin ang nakasanayan na. Lol.

3. Carlo Aquino sings pala? Promising OST.

4. Jesse’s parents are savage AF. I thought parents are supposed to support all your dreams?

5. Bela Padilla is so in her element both being sarcastic and funny at the same time. Love her here.

6. Magkano kaya binayad ng CBTL sa movie? Ex deal? Ah, baka sila ang may sagot ng catering?

7. Note to self: Namimili ng pasahero ang driver ng NOB 332 Tarantula Taxi. Thank you Lord for TNVs. Also, anongpersonal vendetta ng writer sa mga taxi driver? Hahaha.

8. Finding Carlo Aquino: Magtatatambay sa coffee shop. Baka naman… Also, I love meet-cutes!

9. Nakaka-miss mag-disco. I mean clubbing. Haha. Napaghahalataan ang edad.

10. Conversations that can go until the wee hours of the morning is love. I’m a sucker for anyone who can keep up a conversation for such a long period of time. Great conversationalists are <3.

11. Carlo, pa-kiss din! Di kita iwan sa kotse promise!

12. What do you know, tulad din ng tiyahin niyang naniniwalasa destiny si Bela. Gurrrl. This whole preserving this “special night” and not adding him up on Facebook is going to blow back on your face. Gusto mo isang perfect night lang? Ayaw mo ng maraming perfect nights at memories? Besh, hindi ito Serendipity! Tanga rin.

13. Umalis si Celeste before sunrise.

14. Wow four years later?!

15. Ano kayang magandang pangalan sa coffee cup ko? Marimar? Darna? O “Taylor Swift” na lang labanan natinyang “Katy Perry” na yan lol.

16. Hoy ano ba kahit naka-fuccboi hairstyle na si Carlo, ampogi pa rin. Huhu. Bampira si kyah! Bakit ulitnagkasabay yung shoot ko sa Mindoro sa BTS ng Throwback Today? HUHUHUHU.

17. Importante ang red lipstick at kulot na bangs para makakuha ka ng Carlo Aquino lol. Or become a cute dog para man lang haranahin ka. Cheret.

18. See? May friend naman nga pala si Celeste bukod sa 800 Facebook friends niya!

19. HOY POTA ANGELICA PANGANIBAN! Forget Celeste and Jesse forever, Angelica and Carlo forever, bitchesss!

20. HOY POTA accomplished artist naman pala si ate moCeleste at nakakaloka ang big reveal ng painting ng Pink Floyd shirt huhuhu. Kala ko yung white shirt, maong pants, army jacket lang na installation ang tungkol sa kanya. Also, why does this shot remind me a lot of that shot in Tadhanasa BenCab museum?

21. Tinatang(g)i – para sa mga alaalang masakit na gusto mong kalimutan at mga alaalang binabalik-balikan. Ganda!

22. Holding hands? Ang lalandi po ninyo! May girlfriend ka, hoy, at hindi mo lang girlfriend, fiancée mo gago!

23. Tangina nitong mga kasama ko sa sinehan bakit kayo kinikilig e cheater si koya! Asshole.

24. Kape talaga sa taas ng bahay teh?! Ang lalande!

25. Huyyyy, ang ganda ng cinematography nila. Sinongcinematographer nito?! Ang ganda pati ng OST. Pasend ng link thanks haha.

26. Hoy Bela Padilla! Lahat na lang ng crush ko natikman moha! #KulongBanyo

27. Ihing-ihi na ko, pero sige, kapit lang. Kapit na kapit tayosa story nila.

28. Nagawa mong magpa-tattoo ng sun reminiscent of him, nakagawa ka ng paintings, tapos kontakin lang di nagawa? Ang arte ng pa-fate-fate kairita besh.

29. Solitude is different from loneliness. Check na check.

30. Hoy Bela Padilla, di mo kami maloloko, hindi ganyan angmukha ng babaeng kagigising lang. Kaya rin naming mag-no makeup makeup look lol.

31. ASSHOLE JESSE IS AN ASSHOLE.

32. Umalis si Jesse before sunset.

33. Ang ganda ng St. Gallen! It’s like a fuckin’ dream! Paranggaling sa snow globe! Kung malapit lang ‘to sa Pinas gagawin tong Sagada Part II ng mga tao tulad sa Tadhanalol “bandwagoners”.

34. Moira dela Torre is ruining this beautiful song. Please make her stop.

35. Guyth, patirahin niyo ko sa library na to!!! Also, two years later, ganyan agad kahaba buhok? Ano besh? Anongshampoo gamit mo? Wag mo kami pinaglololoko dito.

36. Sing-cold ng St. Gallen si mamshie Celeste dito.Presumido rin to si Jesse. Ano kuya, mahina angcomprehension? Sarili lang iniisip? Sinabi na ngang gusto niyang mag-isa mag-travel wow. Sa ‘kin mo i-send yang selfie na yan para di ako mainis sa ‘yo.

37. Ang shaket shaket. Sorry, may jowa na si ate. AFAM angsagot sa kalungkutan.

38. “Anong dapat kong gawin para maging akin ka?” Jesse to Celeste. Also me to Carlo Aquino.

39. You don’t break hearts on Christmas. HOOOY. But you did. You fucking did.

40. Naghiwalay sila before midnight. Am I reaching? Lol

41. Kahit hindi sila sa St. Gallen nagkita okay lang. Irrelevant yung lugar for me. Kahit sa Japan sila nagkita, pwedeng meet me in Japan ang title same pa rin ang epek. Parang for cinematography purposes lang, parang yung pelikulang Siargao I heard. Ooops. Unless dahil ung St. Gallen lang ang legit Christmas Village? Hindi ko Ginoogle. Pakikorek kung mali. Or kung may na-miss ako about it. Also, bakit “meet me?” e ayaw nga ni Bela makipagkita. O si Carlo ang nagsabi nito? Right? O in-overthink ko na naman?

42. You can both love each other up to the ends of the world, but if the timing isn’t right, it’s never going to happen. TIMING IS A BITCH.

43. Destiny is for losers. You don’t let fate decide what happens to you; you go out there and make your own destiny.

44. Holy fuck. I actually met my “Jesse” in one of my travels. Long, deep, and meaningful conversations na kinain na ng oblivion. HAHAHA. Kumusta na kaya siya?

45. Ambigat ng palabas na ‘to. Tara, kape na lang tayo.