Meet Me In St. Gallen – Hugot Edition

The first thing that drew me into watching Spring Films and Viva Films’ movie Meet Me In St. Gallen was Moira dela Torre’s sedate version of You Are My Sunshine that made me both pensive and sleepy. The second thing that attracted me to it was

Carlo Aquino and his almost irresistible character in the film. Someone the younger would fall in love with many times over.

Meet Me In St. Gallen features Bela Padilla as Celeste Francisco and Aquino as Jesse Abaya and is directed by Irene Emma Villamor. Celeste is a feisty and free spirited graphic artist while Jesse is a medical student whose passion is singing in a band. Celeste and Jesse, whose names coincide with the title of a romantic comedy Celeste and Jesse Forever, are strangers who spend a magical night together talking, dancing, and drinking. The moments are so perfect that neither wants to break the illusion and they part as they meet – as strangers.

As fate would have it, Celeste and Jesse meet once again, four years after their initial encounter, as different people. Will their one magical night together survive the passage of time? Will their dream to visit St. Gallen, the Christmas Village, bring a happy ending to their almost-there-but-not-quite relationship?

 

For hugot lines from other movies, please read Mr. & Mrs. Cruz – Hugot Edition, Ang Dalawang Mrs. Reyes – Hugot Edition, Unexpectedly Yours – Hugot Edition, Last Night – Hugot Edition, Finally Found Someone – Hugot Edition, Can We Still Be Friends? – Hugot Edition, Kita Kita – Hugot Edition, Can’t Help Falling In Love – Hugot Edition, My Ex and Whys – Hugot Edition, and Heneral Luna – Hugot Edition.

Spring Films and Viva Films’ Meet Me In St. Gallen starring Bela Padilla as Celeste Francisco and Carlo Aquino as Jesse Abaya

 

Here are some of the Hugot Lines from Spring Films and Viva Films’ Meet Me In St. Gallen:

“Ma’am, nag-riring ho ang phone n’yo. Sagutin n’yo na. Baka boyfriend n’yo ‘yun.” – Taxi Driver

“Baka ho terorista ang kailangan ninyo kung gusto ninyo ng “shock”. – Celeste Francisco (Bela Padilla)

“Gusto ko lang naman ay marinig mo/ ang aking tinig/ kasabay ng liwanag sa paggising./ Palubog na ang araw/ kailan ba diringgin/ Pero ayos lang kung dumilim/’Pagkat sa gabi kumikinang ang bituin.” – Jesse Abaya (Carlo Aquino) singing Bituin

“Bituin, bituin/ Ako’y isang bituin.” – Jesse Abaya singing Bituin

“Isa man akong munting kislap sa paningin ninyo/ Ako naman ang araw ng sarili kong mundo.” – Jesse Abaya singing Bituin

“So, ‘yun na ‘yun, kanta na ang tawag mo dun.” – Jesse Abaya’s father wins most savage comment award

“Ma’am, hindi imposible kasi nasa Pilipinas ho tayo. Nasa third world country tayo. Lahat ng naisip mong imposible, nangyari na rito.” – Celeste Francisco

“Kaya sorry, hindi puwede. This is not acceptable. Ma’am, I quit. I resign. Mahal ko trabaho ko, pero mas mahal ko ang sarili ko.” – Celeste Francisco

“NOB 322, patay ka sa akin mamaya.” – Celeste Francisco

“Huwag kang kikilos ng masama. Sinabi ng huwag kang kikilos. Stalker k aba? Sinusundan mo ba ako?” – Celeste Francisco

“Hindi ako stalker.”

“So, nagagandahan ka sa akin kaya mo ako sinusundan? Hindi? So napapangitan ka?”

“Celeste. Kapag nasa coffee shop, Katy Perry ako.” – Celeste Francisco

“Sa mundo, dalawa lang ‘yan. Sila ang epal o ako ang epal. Mas gusto ko ako ang epal. Mas happy ako.” – Celeste Francisco

“Na-rattle. Nataranta. Nagkalat.” – Jesse Abaya

“Celeste and Jesse forever.” – Celeste Francisco

“Happy ending? Hindi rin. Hindi sila nagkatuluyan.” – Celeste Francisco

 

Celeste: Tayo, ‘wag tayong ganun.

Jesse: Ano?

Celeste: Facebook friends.

Jesse: I-aadd na kita eh.

Celeste: Huwag. What are the odds that two strangers magkakilala sa coffee shop at magkausap.

 

“Hirap kayang maging pangit. Maraming pasakit.” – Celeste Francisco

“Lagi mo bang sinasabi ang totoo?” – Jesse Abaya

“Napaka-dark pala ng childhood mo.” Jesse Abaya

“Alam mo ba that pigs have the longest orgasm? Kaya nila 30 minutes.” – Jesse Abaya

“Sa gabi, nagbabanda ka, sa umaga nanonood ka ng porn. Estudyante ka ba talaga? Kaya galit tatay mo sa ‘yo, eh.” – Celeste Francisco

“Gusto ko magsulat ng kanta tungkol sa pag-ibig, ng mga bagay na ibinubulong ko sa langit.” – Jesse Abalos

“What would the world be without love songs?” – Jesse Abaya

 

Jesse: Hatid kaya kita.

Celeste: ‘Wag na. Malalaman mo pa kung saan ako nakatira. Liligawan mo pa ako.

Jesse: Ganun ka ka sigurado?

 

Jesse: Ako na maglalaba.

Celeste: Ganun mo na ako kamahal?

 

“Usap. Ako, ikaw. With drinks.” – Jesse Abaya

“Kapag hinulaan mo ang mangyayari, naniniwala ka sa destiny.” – Celeste Francisco

“So, gusto mong sabihin na naniniwala ka sa isang bagay hanggang hindi ka na naniniwala?” – Celeste Francisco

“You can’t believe in something just because it’s there. Kasi kung ganun ‘yun ibig sabihin, convenience lang ‘yun.” – Celeste Francisco

“Compromise is tantamount to sacrifice.” – Celeste Francisco

“Ayoko rin naman ng compromise. Eh, kasi wala rin namang absolute, eh. ‘Yong meron lang, ‘yung nararamdaman ko dun sa sandaling naniniwala ako. ‘Yun lang ang hawak ko. ‘Yun lang.” – Jesse Abaya

 

Jesse: Celeste, salamat.

Celeste: Para sa…?

Jesse: Dumating ka, Celeste. Salamat.

Celeste: Para saan nga?

Jesse: Kasi nandito ka.

 

“Alam mo kapag matanda na ako, ‘yun uugud-ugod na, sana hindi pa ulyanin. Itong gabing ‘to iyonh babalik-balikan ko. Tapos iisipin ko na lang bakit kita nahalikan?” – Jesse Abaya

“Sobrang perfect naman ng moment na ‘to. ‘Wag nating sirain ito.” – Celeste Francisco

“Celeste and Jesse forever and ever.” – Celeste Francisco

“Jesse the doctor. Veterinarian. May mabuting naidulot ang usapan natin tungkol sa baboy.” – Jesse Abaya

 

Jesse: Guwapo pa rin ba ako? Guwapo pa rin ba ako? Kaya mo ako pinaupo dito?

Celeste: Oo.

Jesse: Buti na lang.

Barista: One tall Americano for Brad Pitt.

Celeste: Oh, my God. Hindi ka ganun ka-guwapo.

 

Jesse: Pero for what it’s worth, antagal ko bago nakalimutan ang kiss.

Celeste: Dapat lang.

Jesse: Ako ba ang first kiss mo?

Celeste: Hindi. Hindi nga.

 

Jesse: ‘Di ba sabi nila life changing daw ang first kiss.

Celeste: Oo, if you were my first kiss.

 

“The recklessness of the youth, wala na.” – Celeste Francisco

“Tungkol ba ito sa gabing iyon? Ako ‘to. Ako ‘to, eh. T-shirt ko ‘yan, eh.” – Jesse Abaya

“Huwag ka munang mamatay. I-feel mo muna to, on your way to greatness.” – Jesse Abaya

“Tinatagi. Tinatanggi.” – Jesse Abaya

“I hope I am a beautiful memory.” – Jesse Abaya

“Three years. Three years on and off. Marubdob na three years.” – Celeste Francisco

“Alam mo ang “what ifs” isa ‘yan sa pinakamahirap na tanong kasi maraming variables, maraming factors unless may parallel universe. Pero isa lang ang puwedeng posible, ang nangyari na.” – Jesse Abaya

“Passion ba ang nawala o napagod lang ako?” – Jesse Abaya

 

Celeste: Wala ka bang regrets?

Jesse: Useless.

Celeste: Sabi mo nga ‘di ba, we all have to find a way find ourselves?

 

Jesse: Ano pa gusto mong gawin?

Celeste: Siyempre marami pa, hindi ka naman puwedeng tumigil mangarap.

 

“Magkaiba ang malungkot sa mag-isa. Solitude is different from loneliness.” – Celeste Francisco

“Kilala mo naman ako. I’m the same girl. You’re the better Jesse.” – Celeste Francisco

“Na binago mo ang buhay mo, babaguhin ko rin ang buhay ko?” – Celeste Francisco

“Alam mo ba ang ipinagdasal ko? Ngayon lang kasi umayon ang puso at utak ko at sana tama sila pareho.” – Jesse Abaya

“Don’t make me your ideal man. Gawin mo akong tao, please.” – Jesse Abaya

“May boyfriend ako.” – Celeste Francisco

 

Celeste: ”Maybe I’m not your muse, ‘di mo naisip ‘yun?

Jesse: But you are my sunshine…

 

Jesse: Ano ang puwede kong gawin para maging akin ka?

Celeste: Tama ka eh, kasi you’re my ideal man. ‘Di ka masisira sa akin. You will always make me smile. …Baka ganito talaga tayo, dumadaan lang. Never to stay. Never to stay.

 

“You don’t break hearts on Christmas day. Bawal ‘yun. Bawal ‘yun.” – Jesse Abaya

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