PARIS IS SAID to be one of the most romantic getaways on earth. It is called the City of Lights with more than 275 monuments, hotels, churches, fountains, bridges and canals that light up the Paris skyline at night. Ewan ko kung sino ang hindi mai-in love sa beauty ng Paris with its fascinating tourist destinations like the Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, The Louvre, Notre Dame Cathedral, Seine River, Avenue des Champs-Élysées and Place de la Concorde? Imagine walking the streets of Paris na kaakbay o kahawak-kamay ang minamahal mo. Even Mona Lisa with her enigmatic smile might get jealous when she sees you at The Louvre.
Kaya nga maraming romantic films ang dito kinunan gaya ng Love in the Afternoon, Funny Face, Paris When it Sizzles, Charade, How to Steal a Million at Two for the Road na lahat ay pinagbidahan ni Audrey Hepburn; Amélie topbills Audrey Tautou as the quirky, shy waitress who changes the lives of the people around her; Dangerous Liaisons, a film about the sizzling but dangerous rendezvous of French noblemen played by Glenn Close, John Malkovich, Michelle Pfeiffer, Keanu Reeves, Uma Thurman and Swoosie Kurtz; Before Sunset where Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy’s characters are faced with the dilemma of what they will do if they were given a second chance with the one that got away; and Paris, Je T’aime na may 18 short films set in different arrondissements in Paris.
If you haven’t watched these films shot in Paris, you will have another chance to see Paris again with ABS-CBN’s upcoming primetime series Lovers in Paris starring Piolo Pascual and KC Concepcion. Ito ang Pinoy version ng sikat na Koreanovela na tinampukan ng love triangle nina Carlo, Vivian at Martin na nagpakilig, nagpatawa at nagpaiyak sa atin a few years ago. This is KC’s first teleserye.
Malapit sa puso ni KC ang Paris. Matagal na nanirahan si KC sa Paris because she studied at the American University of Paris. She knows Paris like the palm of her hand.
Did Paris cast its romantic spell on Piolo at KC? With Lovers in Paris, have they become lovers? “I will always be here for PJ. Parang si Tinkerbell kay Peter Pan,” KC says.
Well, let’s wait and see!
Kaibigan, usap tayo muli!
Points of Boy
by Boy Abunda