HABANG tinitipa namin ang kolum na ito kahapon ay kasalukuyang nasa Taiwan sina Arjo Atayde at Maine Mendoza para iselebra ang 24th birthday ng huli na isa sa surprised gift ng aktor.
Kahapon ng 6:00 a.m. ay nakita sina Arjo at Maine kasama ang ilang kaibigan sa NAIA Termina 2 patungong Taiwan sabi mismo ng supporters na nakasabay nila.
Pero bago ang Taiwan rendezvous ay may pasabog na asalto si Arjo para sa kanyang lady love na ginanap sa isang pribadong yate kasama ang mga kaibigan at kapatid ni Maine.
Madaling araw naman ng Linggo ay inamin na ni Maine na dating na sila ni Arjo sa pamamagitan ng kanyang blog na ipinost sa Twitter account @boojiemainemendoza at #MaineStillCuteAt24.
Kuwento ni Maine, “We have been going out for quite some time now, sure you know that since we are always on the ‘What’s the latest chika? section, kahit ang tagal na naming lumalabas (as if newsworthy) I know, I have been reading tweets from my supporters and I am well aware that majority of them are not in favor of him of anyone, actually. And Iunderstand the sentiments of some because of the ‘loveteam culture’ here in the Philippines.
“You might be waiting for an explanation as to why I chose him. Excuse me for saying this but, why not? You may have listed a long list of reasons why I shouldn’t but we all know it’s made out of hatred, anger and disappointment.
“I choose not to judge his character for whatever he’s done in the past because that does not define him as a person. I was raised to never judge a person, to always see the goodness of people no matter how other people see them.
“As for Arjo, I choose to go out with him multiple times so I’d get to know him better. I don’t see anything wrong with that. I welcomed him to my life, just like what I’d do to other people. I hope I am making myself clear with that.
“I wouldn’t deny that our friendship is growing deeper with time. He always goes out of his way to make me extra happy and actually puts in effort in everything he does. I appreciate everything he does for me and I am happy that I get to experience such wonderful things.”
Inamin din ni Maine na unang beses niyang ginawa na ipakilala sa magulang ang kanyang boyfriend.
“My family and friends know about this. In fact, he has met my family and friends on multiple occasions. He went to our house in Bulacan to personally talk to my parents and tell them that he has nothing but good intentions for their daughter.
“My parents also gave him a warning that they’d kill him if he does something bad to me. Haha! I remember him looking so timid as he sat on our couch in front of Teodoro and Mary Ann (magulang ni Maine). That was the first time I introduced someone to my parents so I was hella nervous, too!
“Surprisingly, everything turned out fine and he made it out alive! He has met my siblings, friends and team as well. I am just glad I have people in my life who could guide me and support me with the decisions I make. I appreciate their efforts to love me and believe that I am making the right decision of making my heart happy this time.”
At sa mga may ayaw kay Arjo ay may pakiusap si Maine.
“It is just sad how some go overboard with what is happening in my personal life. To the point of bombarding him and his family with threats and malicious messages left and right.
“I know how you feel and I respect you for feeling that way but I believe it will never be right and acceptable to resort to personal attacks to get back at anyone or to relieve your frustration.
“This applies to everyone, not just Arjo. A lot of people close to me have experienced the immense bashing from some ‘fans’ and haters combined, including my family and friends. It has to stop. You may not be required to love the people around the person you idolize but I don’t think it’s too much to show them at least some respect.”
Muling inulit ni Maine na magkaibigan lang sila ni Alden Richards.
“I believe I have already made myself clear last November 2017 that Alden and I are just friends. Still good friends and workmates up to this day. If you missed that part, please do read the letter again.”
“I am sorry if I am hurting you with my truth. I am sorry if the truth is too much to bear. I know how you feel, believe me. I know you invested so much time, effort, and money on us just to show how much you love us and we really do try our best to make you feel that everything you did/do for us is much appreciated and treasured – that we love you dearly and all of you are special to our hearts, too.
“Sadly, I cannot stay ay Yaya Dub forever. This is Maine, the real me. And this is real life. And I cannot go on with my life behind a fictional character.
“The world is big; there are so many things to do, so many places to go and so many people to meet. There are things beyond our control and sometimes we just have to let life happen and move forward.”
Sa kabila nang pag-aming ito ni Maine ay may mga nabasa pa rin kaming hindi sila naniniwala at hindi rin ang idolo nila ang nagsulat kundi ibang tao. At may mga nagsabing hindi na nila susuportahan ang dalaga.
May mga nagpahayag din ng kanilang saloobin at kung saan maligaya si Maine ay suportado nila. Aliw lang dahil may mga pananakot talaga, bakit hindi na lang irespeto kung sino ang gusto ng idolo nila.
Anyway, kung may mga mawawalang supporters ay nakatitiyak naman kaming maraming madaragdag.
ni Reggee Bonoan