"Te, unsa diay kalainan sa true love ug commitment?
(what is the difference between true love and commitment?)
Sometimes I am still in disbelief with how my cousin, in his teen, has already grown to be asking such kind question. He's already a sophomore in college but then to me he's still just that young boy I used to know whose interests are only into riding bicycle, playing around his neighborhood or just watching DVD's. Though we only see each other during family gatherings or special occasions, I never failed to ask my cousins how are they doing in their studies. But this time, his little query brought me into a thought that he'd already grown up while I have aged.(LOL!)
At first he showed me a picture of a young lady in his phone and then asked me if the girl is cute. I plainly answered 'yeah..'. I was about to tease him but it seemed that the wind had blown my thought away. With that look of seriousness in his eyes he asked, "te, unsa diay kalainan sa true love ug commitment?".
I gave my view without a second thought. However, I was hoping that I answered him just right to at least open up an idea. Although I wasn't sure if i'd grabbed the exact views for that matter but then it's still good to know that he bothered to ask. As young adult, I still would love to hear them asking things like this. There's always a 'kilig' factor when talking about relationship whether it's a failure or a success. Love is the only niche where all just seems eternal and nobody is an exemption.
At times when I look back and ponder on it, I too come up and wander just what really there is between true love and commitment . And why some things still fail even when two people already venture into it. Reconstructing my thoughts over and over. And perhaps, just perhaps, it happens to every one of us, just like a young boy...still asking for the difference.