Kuwentong Jollibee Valentine Series


Like many of my peers I laughed, anticipated the endings and shed many a tear as I watched these commercials of Jollibee for this season of hearts 2017.

Kuwentong Jollibee Valentine Series:  The Vow

From the moment the scene opened I already had my suspicions about how it would end but the romantic in me denied it and watched with bated breath just to see exactly how it would end.  For those who haven’t seen it I don’t want to spoil it for you so watch the video below first.

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FRIEND-ZONED!  Ouch!  But what a lovely statement they placed at the end …

Para sa mga patuloy na nagmamahal nang walang hinintay na kapalit.

Translation:  For those who love unconditionally …

Sniff!

Kuwentong Jollibee Valentine Series:  The Crush

This one was 95% silent film and the story was cute, light … it was the story of beauty and the geek.  And the ending was … sigh, wonderful!  My heart just soared.

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They say it is now the age of the geek.  Nowadays being a geek is cool, yes!  They close the video with this line …

Para sa mga hindi nag-give up sa pag-ibig.

Translation:  For those who did not give up on love.

This commercial made me feel warm and fuzzy all over. 😀

teddy bears

Kuwentong Jollibee Valentine Series:  Date

This one … I tell you, this one, I was already starting to cry from the get go.  I just knew it had to be something tragic.  Sniff!

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My throat clenched.  My heart twisted in my chest. I couldn’t breathe, I couldn’t see.  My tears were not just welling in my eyes, they were sliding down my cheeks non-stop.  No other commercial ever (that I can recall) has ever affected me so strongly as this.

And to end the scene with this …

Para sa pagmamahalang walang katapusan.

Translation:  For love that never ends.

As a parent I marvel at the boy’s inner strength.  What he did would be hard for anyone to do without breaking out into tears.  I still have both my parents but just the thought of losing even one fills my heart with sadness.

Sally Brown wailing

And after a series of emotional ups and downs my sisters and I turn to each other and we wondered who the ad agency of Jollibee is.  Whoever they are, they just got themselves some awards right there.

The Kuwentong Jollibee Valentine series reminds us that not all love is romantic love.  Thank you, Jollibee, for reminding us that love is not just for lovers.

To love and be loved is the greatest thing in the world.

3 words 8 letters … don’t be afraid to say them to the ones you love …