I live in the South of Metro Manila and I can't help but notice this billboard hoisted along the South Superhighway when I was homebound from Muntinlupa a day ago. “Maghihintay Ako, -- Manuel” is simply eye-catching!
It gave me something to think about. Who is Manuel? Is he another love-stricken person who professes his undying love for the woman he is smitten with?
Love is not just words, but also action. And professing one's love without shame or pride and sharing it with the world would truly make Manuel's girl happy.
As a firm believer in true love, I can’t help but envy his girl. I love it when a man asserts his love for a woman.
Though perplexed at the story behind the billboard, I forgot about it until I saw another similar billboard going up North near Valenzuela.
Manuel's attestation now got my full attention this time. Why is he waiting? Who is he waiting for? This second billboard distracted me and my daughter at mid-conversation that I gave it a longer look hoping not to miss the critical clue in the mystery billboard we were looking at on the road.
The billboard sign indicates the date May 22, 2015 and EDSA Shangri-La Hotel. What would happen at EDSA Shangri-La Hotel on the day stated? Is this a wedding proposal? Who is this mysterious character Manuel is waiting for?
Does this statement stir you emotionally as well? What comes first to your mind after reading it?
This seems like another event that remains puzzlingly unsettled until the very end. Share your thoughts. I'd like to read it.