Though Valentines for me will be vastly different I still welcome the holiday. Jollibee has launched three new videos under its highly successful #KwentongJollibee series in time for Valentine’s Day.
Kianna and I attended a special exclusive screening at the Ayala Malls The 30th of the #KwentongJollibee videos that were inspired by true stories of love. The connotation of Jollibee and love instantly brings to mind only happy and mild musings however, I was more than pleasantly suprised to entertained with truly inspiring and heartfelt stories.
I make it a point to have one of my kids along (when permitted) to events I attend. Kianna has happily found someone she cares about (but no further than that!) and I loved that we shared this experience. Though she teased me a bit because of my loveless status, my kids are more than enough to make up for this new Valentines.
The three stories were incredible and thoughtfully made. Each story represents a different kind of love only affirming that love comes in all forms and sometimes not what we at all expected.
In what could be the most relatable case of unrequited, unconditional love, “Vow” pays homage to people who continue to love, without expecting anything in return. Directed by Ianco dela Cruz (who helmed all previous Kwentong Jollibee materials), it tells the story of a man who fell deeply in love with “the one” from the time he first saw her at a Jollibee store.
Available on February 9, 5pm
The second story “Date” explores the grim realities of life and love, yet brings to light the beautiful gift of endless love. Directed by Pepe Diokno, it showed how a young boy took the effort to arrange a surprise Valentine’s dinner for his mother following his father’s instructions to the letter. The son manages to set up the perfect date with his mom, complete with her Jollibee favorites. The mom was overwhelmed when the son shows her a video recording, which revealed that the Valentine’s date was yet another proof of her husband’s eternal love for her.
Available on February 10, 5pm
“Crush” is directed by Joel Ruiz and appeals to all the hopeless romantics in us. It is a feel-good and charming tale of a young college boy who’s head-over-heels in love with his schoolmate and who chooses to express his feelings by leaving her with anonymous cheerful notes with her favorite Jollibee burger. Decades later, a homecoming event sees the boy, now an elderly man, making the same romantic gesture for the love of his life.
Available on February 11, 3pm