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ROSE TAN’S DATING EXPECTATION VS DATING REALITY

I am supposed to write about dates, not the fruit. I’m not even sure if dates are fruits or nuts. Let me Google.

49 seconds later…

Okay, they’re fruits.

I’m the nut.

Here are the Perfect Date Scenes from two of my novels and the Real Life Date Scenes I pulled them from.

Call it EXPECTATION VS REALITY.

EXPECTATION:

#BRAK and Blueberry had a date by the sea shore. It was a dark starry night. The cabana was all dressed up, food was great because Brak had all the cash to pay for it. And when Blueberry asked why the dashing bastard of Agron went to so much trouble arranging such romantic atmosphere, Brak said he was making ‘ligaw’.  You know what happened next. Every reader now wants to be in Blueberry’s shoes.

REALITY:

A dude I was so in love with brought me to the beach. We were alone in a big vacation house and  we took the mattress out from one of the rooms to the deck so we can lay there and watch the shooting stars. He arranged the wine and the glasses, he even had a rose for me. Too bad, he forgot to bring food. My romantic get-away ended up with me cooking Ligo for two and  the bastard of Tralala out on the streets looking for a carinderia’ng bukas  sa walang makain in the middle of the night. Aanhin mo ang Ligo kung walang kanin?

Lesson: Bring extra rice.

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EXPECTATION:

#Arik and Tarcila went to a rose farm somewhere in the mountain province–I forgot the name of the place. Arik was so happy to see the roses and the roses were happy to see Arik, they bloomed in his presence. Tarcila cried tears of joy, realizing how much she loved the traitor of Krohn. They held each other and kissed and promised undying love…

REALITY:

I brought a ‘slap-on bra’, the silicone type you just ‘salpak’ on the boobies, no straps whatsoever. I tried it on, loved it and forgot about it even when Ex-Boyfie came a-calling and wanted a spur of the moment excursion to a lake in a nearby town. Malandi as I was, I went as I was–crop pants, shirt, slippers and the ‘slap-ons’.

The traitor of Baranggay Uno was so happy to see the lake. He ran to the shore, graceful as a penguin on LSD. He kept calling me to him  so we can pretend to be running away to forever. I couldn’t move, the ‘slap-ons’ would not stay on anymore. They kept falling down, like the bridge of London. Beautiful me just sat there holding my silicone cups in place pretending I had a headache. In my boobies.

Lesson: Don’t buy ‘slap-ons’ made in China.

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You want more of these?

Are you sure?

Okay. Let me cook dinner first for my forever Valentine.

‘gang sa muli.


“What is your favorite date scene from the novels you’ve written?”

We asked this to our Precious Hearts Romances writers and as part of our Valentine Month, we will be posting their answers here. Keep posted for our next writers answer.


Rose Tan is a Romance Novelist. She has written several titles for Precious Hearts Romances including Bud Brothers which was adapted to television on ABSCBN. You can look for her books Arik: The Traitor Krohn and Brak: The Bastard of Agron here.


 

 

 

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From the Writers

Belle Feliz’s Remembers her Favorite Date

Paano kayo makakapag-date na nakapalibot ang inyon gmga magulang, mga kapatid, buong pamilya? This is Belle’s favorite date scene, in her novel, Remembering Sunday.

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Matatagpuan ang paborito kong date scene sa nobela kong Remembering Sunday, chapter thirty. Iyon ang unang “official proper date” ng mga karakter na sina Mattie at Jem.

Jem and Mattie grew up together. They were best friends. Their parents were best friends. Nang mag-iba ang kanilang relasyon ay naging concern din iyon sa kanilang mga magulang. They were happy for the two but they were also a little bit worried and concerned.

Humiling si Mattie ng isang proper date. She wanted a real date. Dinner. Steak. Candlelights. Music. The works. Jem got a reservation in a quiet, private and pricey restaurant. I loved writing this scene because it was fun and Mattie and Jem were just adorable. Medyo nakakatawa na sumama ang kanilang mga magulang at kapatid sa date na iyon. Magkahiwalay ang table pero naiilang at natatawa pa rin sina Jem at Mattie. Nagdesisyon sila na mag-pretend na wala ang kanilang pamilya sa paligid sa bandang huli. It was a lovely dinner date.

Mahal na mahal ko ang dalawang karakter na ito at alam ng mga nakabasa ang kinahinatnan ng kanilang relasyon. So I adore and cherish every happy memories they had together. I hope the readers also found it cute and endearing.


“What is your favorite date scene from the novels you’ve written?”

We asked this to our favorite writers and as part of our Valentine Month celebration, we will be posting their answers here. Watch out for our next writers who will share their experience.


Belle Feliz is a PHR writer. She has written “Constantly In Love” “Henrick’s Love” “Happy Ever After” and “Destined Love” among others.

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Three Dates with Dawn Igloria

One inside the car, the other one in Liberty Park and the third one was with a flash mob, here are Dawn Igloria’s three favorite date scenes.

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My Lovely Bride 167 Mirian & Francis

CAR scene ito nina Mirian at Francis na kagagaling lang sa honeymoon matapos ang kanilang marriage of convenience. Masama ang loob ni Francis sa sinabi ni Mirian na maghiwalay na lang sila ng tirahan. Kaya hindi siya kinikibo nito.

“Francis,” sabi ni Mirian nang hindi na siya makatiis, “puwede ka namang matulog sa amin during weekdays. Puwede pa rin tayong magtabi. At kung papayag ka, I can stay at your place during weekends.”

Biglang nagpreno si Francis. Galit na itinabi nito ang sasakyan. Puno ng hinanakit na tiningnan siya nito. “Do you think katawan mo lang ang habol ko nang pakasalan kita?”

“A-alam ko naman na hindi.”

“You’re right because I want all! Hindi kapirasong laman lang! Hindi ilang oras! Ang buong ikaw ang kailangan ko…!” Sandaling tumigil ito para kalmahin ang sarili. Mababa na ang boses nito nang muling magsalita, puno ng desperasyon ang mga mata. “Because I want to share with you my all, too. Gusto kong maging bahagi ng mga iniisip mo, ng mga pangarap mo… pati na ng mga takot mo. Ganoon ang pagmamahal, Mirian.”

 

Phr 4147 A Walk To Forever

ANG PREMISE ng scene na ito ay sinusubukang bumawi ni Joshua sa lahat ng heartbreaks na naibigay niya sa best friend at secret love na si Knicole.

Nagsimula ang scene sa pinuntahan ni Knicole na book signing. Nakita niya roon si Joshua na nagpapapirma ng mga pocketbooks sa mga paborito niyang authors. Sa huli, nagpapirma ito at nakipag-usap pa sa pinakapaborito niyang manunulat na si Armea Virata.

Nagulat silang lahat nang magsalita si Armea sa microphone. “Knicole, nasaan ka man sa gitna ng mga taong naririto, sana pakinggan mo ito: Sagutin mo na si Joshua.”

Naghiyawan ang mga tao at dumagundong sa ingay ang venue. Nagtago naman si Knicole sa gitna ng makapal na mga tao.

“True love comes only once. Kaya Knicole, huwag mo nang palampasin ang pagkakataon, patawarin mo na si Joshua.”

Biglang narinig ni Knicole ang isang magandang boses na kumakanta ng kantang Pinakamamahal ni Aiza Seguerra. At isa-isa nang naglabasan at nagsikanta ang flash mob hanggang isang boses na lang ang nangibabaw sa huling line ng kanta.

Si Joshua ang kumakanta. Nagulat na lang si Knicole nang hawakan siya nito at makita na magkatabi na pala sila. Natunton nito ang kinaroroonan niya!

“Pinakamatamis na pag-ibig ay ikaw… Ikaw ang natagpuan ng puso kong di naligaw.”

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Phr 5466 Adam’s Sassy Girl:

SPRING time ang eksenang ito na nangyari sa Liberty Park, Jersey City.

Yumapos sa baywang ni Adam si Kimi.  “Ang sarap mo yakapin.” Inilapit nito ang mukha sa leeg ni Adam. “Ang bangu-bango mo pa.” Ipinasok ni Kimi ang mga kamay sa ilalim ng shirt niya hanggang dumantay ang mga iyon sa kanyang balat. Pinisil pa nito ang tagiliran niya. “Pahiram ng body heat mo, ha?”

Kahit malamig ay biglang pinagpawisan si Adam. Hindi na siya nakatiis. Niyuko niya ito at akmang hahalikan nang biglang humarang ang palad ni Kimi.

“Wait lang,” sabi nito. “Bago tayo pumunta diyan, dapat may preliminaries muna.” Tumalikod si Kimi. Pakapang kinuha ang mga braso niya para iyakap sa katawan nito. “Ipatong mo ang mukha mo sa balikat ko.” Sumunod naman si Adam. “Tandaan mo, kapag nagka-girlfriend ka, ganitong posisyon ang gusto namin kapag nilalambing kami. Mas gusto namin na hinahalikan sa kamay.” Hinalikan ni Kimi ang likod ng kamay niya bilang demo.

Pagharap ng dalaga ay nakita ni Adam ang kislap sa mga mata ni Kimi na parang pinipigilan lang na mapaiyak. It made her even more beautiful.

“Gusto din namin na hinahaplos sa ulo, hinahalikan sa temple, sa tuktok ng ilong… Pero ang mas magpapakilig sa amin, ‘yong hahawakan kami sa baba, tititigan kami sa mga mata at sasabihan na: ‘Before I let you go, I just want to say I love you.’” Kumindat si Kimi sa kanya at biglang kumalas.

“Teka—”

Tinapik ni Kimi si Adam sa pisngi. “’Bye, Prince Adam. Gudlak sa paghahanap mo ng susunod na prinsesa. Baka hindi na tayo magkita. Flight ko na bukas.” Tumalikod na ito at naglakad palayo.


“What is your favorite date scene from the novels you’ve written?”

We asked this to our favorite writers and as part of our Valentine Month celebration, we will be posting their answers here. Watch out for our next writers who will share their experience.


Dawn Igloria is a Precious Hearts Romances’ writer since 2000. She has written several single titles and some series including “My Love, My Hero” and “My Lovely Bride.” Her single Isla Sanctuario was adapted into TV, Paraiso starring Jessy Mendiola and Matteo Guidicelli.