Sunday, January 18, 2009

First Love at McDonald's

A good friend of mine and I were talking about a miscellany of stuff about home, work and other whatnots last week, when she mentioned about the latest McDonald's TV commercial and how she thinks I can relate to its story.

“Umm, what commercial?”

I think I’m one of the few, if not, the only one who hasn’t viewed the said TVC on this side of the world. As I’ve mentioned before, I don’t watch TV much. Aside from blogging and roaming around the malls, I spend my free time at home sleeping, endlessly fixing things in my room, reading, listening to music, drawing or doing other artsy stuff, and exchanging silly stories with big tickles with my Little Lady.

Though I occasionally sit for a while in the living room when the little one is watching Hannah Montana, Wizards of Waverly Place or The Fairly OddParents on cable, that’s the maximum extent of dosage I get from TV, aside from watching DVDs whenever time permits.

Curious, I searched the TVC on YouTube, and here is what I got:

She is right; I can somehow relate to the ad.

The lead characters were childhood friends. And then years after when they saw each other again, the girl already has a family (ouch). The emotion being presented in the end by both the guy and the girl signifies a hint of regret of what might have been. The guy, who was in love all the while, ended the TVC with the line: “At kahit hindi naging kami sa huli, siya pa rin ang first love ko.” (And although we didn’t end up together, she is still my first love).

Well, don’t we all have a bunch of tiny regrets for opportunities and chances in the past that passed us by? For those that we freely let go of and chose not to take, the ones that we wanted to take, but didn’t have enough courage to pursue, and for chances we took but didn’t turn out the way we wanted them to.

Hopefully, from this year on, we can seize and maximize every opportunity that comes our way in all areas of our life. Create them, if we must; not only for ourselves but for others as well. Give chance to all possibilities we can embrace.

Now, how did I relate to the ad again? *sighs*

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