Signed off by “Guy With Regrets 2007 AB”, the post describes Pia back in 2007, when she was studying Culinary Arts while starring in minor roles under ABS-CBN’s Star Magic.
The post quickly turns into a self-admonishing rant after admitting to cheating on her for another girl who, as karma would have had it, cheated on him.
True story or not, it is quite an entertaining read that still makes for a better love story than Twilight.
Full, original text in Tagalog below, followed by our English translation.
Nung College Pa Kami ni Pia Wurtzbach
Nene pa si Pia nung college. Oo, artistahin at eye-catching na ang ganda niya. Pero ‘di pa ganong kamature at karavishing.
Nagkakilala kami sa waiting area ng LRT V. Mapa nung 2007. Noon pa lang, may poise na siyang kumilos. Mahilig siyang tumingin sa paligid, nagpapaganda siguro. Nakatapak siya sa yellow line, kaya pabiro kong sinabi sa kanya, “Ate, wag kang tatalon”. Tumawa siya. Ta’s yun. Nag-usap kami. At simula nun, pasimple na kong nanliligaw.
‘Di siya taga-uste. Nag-aral siya sa Center for Asian Culinary Studies sa San Juan. Ako, AB Economics sa UST. Artista siya sa ABS, pero minor roles lang. Kaya ‘di siya masasabing sikat.
Meeting place namin lagi sa SM Sta. Mesa, which is gitna ng San Juan at Espanya. Madalas kami manood ng mga corny at cheap romantic comedy sa sine. Tuwang-tuwa siya sa mga ganong palabas. Ako, ‘di ko trip. Pero nagpapanggap na lang na natutuwa para sa kanya.
Lagi niyang sinasabi na magiging Miss Universe daw siya someday. Sasang-ayon na lang ako at makikiride. “Sure.” Pero ‘di talaga ko naniwala. Akala ko talaga, pang-university lang ang ganda niya. Never kong inexpect na aabot siya ng international.
Aaminin ko. Gago ako noon. ‘Di ko siya sineseryoso. ‘Di ako nag-eexert ng effort. Lagi ko siyang tinatake for granted. Madalas akong ‘di nagrereply. ‘Pag may lakad kami, minsan talkshit akong ‘di sumisipot. Napakagago. Inundervalue ko yung worth niya.
Nung outing namin ng block, ginawa ko ang pinakainsensitive at heartless na pagkakamali. Nagkafling ako with my blockmate na kaclose ko. Napakabait ni Pia. Napakagandang personality. Iyak siya ng iyak nung nalaman niyang niloko ko siya. Nakipaghiwalay siya sakin.
Kung gusto n’yo kong ibash, it’s okay. I guess I really deserve it. But that was 8 years ago. I learned a lot ever since. Yung next relationship ko, kinarma ako ng sobra. Ako naman yung ‘di sineryoso. Harap-harapang nanlalaki yung babae sakin. Bumalik sakin lahat ng panggagago ko. Narealize ko na sobrang mali yung ginawa ko.
Siguro kinuwento ko ‘to para lang sabihin sa lahat ng mga lalaki na WAG MAGING GAGO. Kasi una, babalik sayo yun. At pangalawa, ‘pag ginago mo ang babae, gagawa at gagawa ng paraan yan para patunayan sayo na maganda siya. Na dapat respetuhin mo siya. Na dapat tratuhin mo siya na Miss Universe.
Guy With Regrets
Below is our loose English translation:
When Pia Wurtzbach and I were in College
Pia was nene (baby girl) back in college. Yes, she has the makings of an celebrity and her beauty is eye-catching. But not yet as mature or as ravishing.
We met at the waiting area of LRT V. Mapa in 2007. Back then, she already moved with a lot of poise. She would often look around, perhaps trying to make herself appear beautiful. She was standing on the yellow line, so I jokingly told her, “Ate (elder sister), don’t jump”. She laughed. Then there. We talked. From then on, I slowly courted her.
She wasn’t from UST. She studied at Center for Asian Culinary Studies in San Juan. Me, AB Economics at UST. She was already a star in ABS, but she only had minor roles. So you can’t say she was that famous.
We always met at SM Sta. Mesa, which is in between San Juan and España. We would often watch corny and cheap romantic comedy movies. She really enjoyed shows like that. Me, they weren’t really my thing. But I would pretend to enjoy it just for her.
She always said that she would become Miss Universe someday. I would agree and ride (play) along. “Sure.” But I never really believed it. I thought, her beauty is just for good for the university (campus). I never expected her to reach International.
I will admit it. I was a jerk. I did not take her seriously. I did not exert any effort. I would always take her for granted. I would often ignore her. When we have a date, sometimes I would talk shit and not show up (flake). I was really a jerk. I undervalued her worth.
At our block outing, I made the most insensitive and heartless mistake. I had a fling with a blockmate with whom I was close to. Pia was too kind. Very nice personality. She kept crying when she found out I cheated on her. She broke up with me.
If you want to bash me, it’s okay. I guess I really deserve it. But that was 8 years ago. I learned a lot ever since. I got hit by karma on my next relationship. This time, I was the one who was not taken seriously. The girl cheated on me with another guy right in front of me. All the dick moves that I did to her came back to me. I realized that what I did was really wrong.
Maybe I am telling this story (lesson) as a lesson to all men to NOT BE A GAGO (asshole / jerk). Because first, all of that will come back to you. And second, if you disrespect a woman, she will always find a way to prove to you that she is beautiful. That you should respect her. That you should treat her like she was Miss Universe.
Guy With Regrets