The moment that you see the movie trailer, you’d probably think that this is just one of those sexy-comedy movies only aimed at making your jaws and tummies ache the moment you step out of the cinema knowing how able the cast and crew are. But not until you watch the movie ’til the end.
Kim Molina, being the newest box office princess in her movie Jowable, creates a more defined meaning of the word “self-worth” (halaga). Elsa’s being desperate leaves everyone laughing and crying all at the same time. Everyone of us may, at some point, feel we are not worth anything or perhaps – anyone, well, a jowa (significant other) to be particular. We have our own little issues of self-worthiness that we battle with every single day.
And talking about “single,” well, all the single ladies out there, in particular, can’t be blamed for feeling unwanted for crying out loud. It’s probably because they haven’t seen the beauty of their “now,” or perhaps, they just haven’t watched this movie when they should actually feel #Jowable. So here, we’ve listed down quite a number of reasons why you deserve to feel #Jowable:
1. You’re worth the wait because you too can wait.
Remember when we were taught that “Patience is a virtue”? You can own it too. Your value is more than a little shining treasure. You should acknowledge that. The movie teaches all of us that there’s actually glory in waiting and that perhaps, God is preparing someone for us – a person we truly deserve. And it goes the same for the dreams we’re already feeling annoyed with waiting.
But let us not, of course, misinterpret that “waiting” as not having to do anything. Elsa prayed so hard, too, even when she got so impatient at some point and desperately asked God for someone to “love” her.
Remember, you’re worth the wait but learn to wait too.
2. You’re worth caring for because you, too, take care of yourself.
When you care for people, sometimes you forget that you also have to take care of yourself. You might think that putting on nice clothes and buying yourself make-up is a good enough excuse than actually “caring.” But you go on drinking until you drop just because you’re “single.”
You won’t find your significant other when you choose always to get drunk, though. Elsa’s best friend Karissa was right for saying, “Kaya hindi ka magkajowa kase inom ka nang inom” (The reason why you can’t get a boyfriend because you keep on drinking.) Which Elsa also argues that the reason why she’s drinking is that she doesn’t have a boyfriend. She unfortunately failed to see that she’d seem to care less of herself when she keeps on doing what she does – well, even taking a tumbler of beer around.
3. You’re worth fighting for because you’ve been fighting your own battle.
Elsa had been fighting her own battle, especially growing up surrounded by prostitution and her mother, Liberty, who never had a steady relationship with any man. But, she lived a life away from all those temptations. She fought her own battle even until the end.
We all have our own battles we need to fight that we have to bear in mind that we’re worth the fight too. Let us never settle for less because we’re always “more.”
4. You’re worth spending time with because you know how to spend it wisely.
Rather than spending so much time on spilled milk, you’d rather spend it giving value to yourself. You may always devote your time to things and people who have given theirs to you. Keep yourself away from those who struggle to spend a little time with you. You’re way better than that.
While it’s sad that those people and things do not choose us, you’d rather celebrate the ones who do. It can be annoying because you’re way too desperate to get what you want, but hey, remember, you’re #jowable. You’re worth the time from those people who choose to spend it with you.
5. You’re worth loving because you know how to love yourself too.
Love yourself because it will be hard for you to love others if you don’t start with yours. Start seeing today the same way you want to see it once you’ve found the right person, the right career. Choosing to rather feel positive will lead you elsewhere. When you choose positivity, your youthful glow will always be evident. Love yourself because you’re worth loving.
6. There’s more to yourself than what you choose to acknowledge.
You’re not just a mere person walking along the streets drunk because you’re single. You’re not just anyone out there envious how even insects experience romance and not you. You are more than just a desperate b*t*h because you’re #jowable. When you do things for people, you’re a blessing. When spread love to your family and friends, you’re a gift. Acknowledge the things that you can actually do and those that really define you. You don’t always need a significant other to define your worth.
7. There’s more to the world than what you choose to see.
The world isn’t cruel just because you’re single, or your so-called dream job just slammed the door right in front of your face. It’s the failure that will actually make you appreciate success. However, you won’t get there if you dwell on what’s not there. Cultivate the seeds of the now and reap the fruits of tomorrow.
Yes, there’s more to the world than just your “WHY’s.”
8. There’s more to people than what you choose to understand.
Every single person who chose to stay has a purpose in your life. Regardless of how blunt they become, regardless of how too much familiarity builds contempt between all of you, they chose to stay. When Elsa blurted out how her friends won’t give her the “romance” she needs, it was meant to tell us all that friends are the fortress who’d always want to stand firm through it all. All the while, she even felt unloved by her own mom.
So at a time when she conceived a child without a father, the friends who could not give her the “romance” she needs were the ones who helped her get through. It was her mom who fought the tough battle with her too.
There’s always more to every single thing and people that cause our demise. There’s a purpose. We miss the significant parts, but it’s never too late to acknowledge them.
At some point though, have you ever felt you were unjowable? If you have, better watch this movie and let us know if you still feel the same.
Reality. Commonality. Relatability. These were the elements that pulled this movie up to almost a million in only a few weeks! These things that happen every single day to every single person – a mixture of happiness, success, failures, and heartaches were creatively put together to hit us right in the feels.
Viva Films have yet set another record through the brilliance of the people behind #Jowable. This movie, in all its might, that started as a short-film by Vincentiments sprung the creative mind of the writer-director Darryl Yap. It had gained almost 10M views since its upload in 2018.
So, why do you deserve to feel jowable despite it all anyway? Well, it’s because you were created to be worth the best person you’re set to become. Be the better version of yourself. Elsa (Kim Molina) had better taught you that lesson. (*wink!)