Posted by: theboyfromsmallville | September 24, 2008

It’s that time of the year again

LONG before Billy Crystal’s witty sarcasm and rapid-fire retorts retreated to the pompous, flashy humor that is so prevalent in today’s comic scene and long before Meg Ryan’s wide-eyed charm dried up into an overused, overmilked  lump of sappiness, I did watch romantic comedies for both the romance and the comedy.

Nowadays, it’s basically because of the comedy. And sometimes, even that part doesn’t get pulled off cleanly.

So, in a throwback to those days, here’s something from the Billy Crystal-Meg Ryan hit When Harry Met Sally. It’s loaded with mush, I know, but considering what day it is today, methinks it’s quite apt. And besides, celebrating this holiday for the third time means starting it off with a quote for the third time:

I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible. ” –Harry Burns to Sally Albright, on New Year’s Eve.

Happy Rest-of-your-life, everyone!

For starters, Happy Rest-of-your-life chabs!

I know there are a lot of things you want accomplished and to accomplish. Because in a world that’s tight-roping on a very fine line, those are two different terms. But consider this: While there will always be difficulties, there will always be forked paths but hey, no matter where we end up, we will always have this:

08.08.08 is *love*

08.08.08 is *love*

—which should be our Harry-Burns-Sally-Albright-New-Year’s-Eve moment.

Rest-of-your-life Day should also be about friends who make life half the chore it is. So let’s spread the greetings all over, people!

To the little island imp, the little sister who’s been more big sister: I still continue to have a good feeling about this one. Not just the UP Cum Laude, but the ever-spinning fencer/surfer/footballer/bro-in-law. To you both, Happy Rest-of-your-life. Start it the soonest! Twin sister, fret not about being far from home! Seize the moment, the opportunity, the chance, the what-have-you. This is your life. Start taking control of it. To friends who love rainbows, may a kaleidoscope of colors spray-paint the rest of your lives. To friends with forthcoming projects, let’s get the ball rolling. To friends of loved ones, friends who’ve found new love, gotten over old ones, living out present ones, to those who have flown back home by circumstance,  friends who have suddenly popped up out of nowhere, to the wasakrew, may you all be blessed with the knowledge that today is the day the rest of your life begins.

Unhinge yourselves from the past, or from a murky present. Take only the lessons learned and the memories worth keeping. Let this day be the reminder that the only way to get to where we want to be is to move forward.

Okay, okay. Saccharine glut. I mush shush now.

But before that, Happy Rest-of-your-life, Smallville, Wherever your are.



  1. awww. hee. happy Rest-of-Your-Life, big bro!

    o ewanonaman kung hindi ako marunong magtago ng kilig? eh… ganun eh. hee. :-D

  2. […] Hence this post. […]

  3. *hugs*

    thanks twin bro. namimiss na kita. paguwi ko marami tayo paguusapan.

    happy rest of your life to you and bibay. i hope i’ll get to meet my happy ever after na din. :-)

  4. happy rest of your life to you too :)

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