Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Firsts

"One could fall in love many times during the course of our lifetime, but the first rush of love always hold a special place in our hearts."

I don't own this quote, but I remember reading this as a Facebook status message of one my contacts. First love, first crush, first heartache, and all those "firsts" in our lives would always mark a special trace in our life. And when I say "firsts" I don't just pertain to love. I also refer to other experiences like first day as a college freshmen, first job interview, first payday, first promotion, first time to experience a failing grade.. we all have our own memorable and painful stories.

And why am I suddenly reminiscing about my "firsts"? Everything is all explained in this new TV Commercial of Nestle Philippines. 

I hope you could take time to watch this short TV commercial. It might take some minutes for the video clip to load, but I assure you that everything is worth the wait.





The music used in the video was a Filipino song originally performed by the Apo Hiking Society. The title of the song was "Di Ko Malimutan," which literally translates as "I will never forget." The song tells us that we can never forget the time when we started to learn how to love and to be loved in return.

The commercial became so close to my heart because it's very family oriented and it depicted the special unconditional love of our parents. Aside from God, I believe that parents are the next best individuals who can prove the existence of selfless love.  

Love grows and even strengthens over time. Our parents and families are again the best people to attest that this is possible. Who could ever thought that an innocent crush and "puppy love" could grow and develop for a lifetime. Loving someone over time is not always a walk in the park. Problems and trials will come and surviving all of these is what strengthens that love.

Yesterday was not a good day for me. If we share the same experience, I hope this video clip was able to somehow cheer you up. I know there will be more "firsts" that would come my way. Whatever it takes, I know it will pass and my life would carry on..

9 comments :

  1. Wow... I loved that clip. Thank you so much for sharing... the commercial was so strong that even though I couldn't understand the words I still could feel all of the emotions... it was amazing. family is such an amazing thing.. and when you look back on the path your life has taken, isn't it just so amazing how things have landed where they are now? and then how they keep growing? you never know what this will lead to...

    I hope you've had a better day since yesterday.

    - Amanda

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  2. What a sweet post! Even though I couldn't understand the language, I could feel its message deep within my hear. Be strong! Like one of my favorite quotes say: Life's not about waiting for the storms to pass..It's about learning to dance in the rain...

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  3. Family is a wonderful thing. You are lucky to have parents that are there for you. Family is the one constant in our lives. Feel better sweetie!

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  4. Hi Dianne! Thanks for visiting my blog! I love this commercial too. Brought tears to my eyes the first time I saw, it, haha :) I was looking through your other posts and they'r really interesting. Now following you!

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  5. Hello Diane,

    what an inspiring commercial! I'm sorry you had a bad day. Life is full of ups and downs and whatever it is that happened to make you sad, chalk it up to experience. You have such a sweet and thoughtful nature, I'm sure only good things will come your way in future. Believe it!!!
    take care,
    Duni

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  6. You are a very emotionally strong person. Very mature for your age. Your life will be full of many firsts, seconds and thirds. I loved the message you conveyed. I'll try to watch the video later today but wanted to comment now after reading your words of wisdom.

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  7. Aw! This is such a sweet post, Diane! I loved the commercial. I have tears in my eyes!!! Thanks so much for sharing this!!!

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  8. Hi Diane! Oh, just looking at the commercial touches my heart! I hope you have a better day today.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  9. I absolutely watches that with tears. It reminds me of the first several minutes of the movie UP! Goodness!

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