The characters of Jack Dawson and Rose DeWitt Bukaters on the epic movie Titanic are fictional, eventually their once in a blue moon love affair as well. But if there are people who can breathe life to the power couple’s love and sorrows, let me point over the klieg light to Filipino millenial love birds, Billy Jason Abeledo and Allen Mae Garcia.
Billy is a budding seafarer. He toiled onboard the MV Stellar Daisy, a Very Large Ore Carrier (VLOC) ship.
Unfortunately on March 31, the ship broke in two pieces and sank quickly at deep sea, dragging Billy and 13 other crewmembers to their potential graveyards. Since the shipwreck, concerned authorities declared them missing.
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While she’s not there to hold his hands, and run for their life to survive, Allen Mae, the charming girlfriend of Billy, had been likely drowned in tears and acted restless like the stormy sea when she first heard of the tragedy.
As of this writing, Billy is nowhere to be found and has yet to go back home. Patiently waiting, perhaps it’s the prayers and hopes of kind people around, and all the golden memories of her boy which keep Allen’s heart afloat, and fighting.
Under Article 391 of the Civil Code, Billy can be declared legally dead only after a four year waiting period. In four years time since he disappeared, will Billy be Allen’s the one that got away? Or one day, he returns to her girl with a bouquet of flowers on hand, and they redo a funky carpool karaoke?
It has been almost 3 months of heartbreak. Longing for his love in cold nights of summer, Allen is likely losing ground (but still holding on by claws and not letting go of him, ever).
We don’t know His plans yet but we pray hard that the loving boyfriend will come back home soon. As the Titanic’s theme song My Heart Will Go On says,
Love can touch us one time
And last for a lifetime
And never let go ‘til we’re gone
Near, far, Billy, wherever you are.
Allen is missing you so much!
Since you were gone, she often posted on Facebook her grief, and we can’t help ourselves not to weep while reading her thoughts of you 😥 😥 😥
Allen is one strong, sweet and unsinkable lady. Billy in return, had recriprocated her warm love. Their reunion maybe a raindrop in the drought but their hearts, loving unconditionally, will weather the storm.
Laban lang Allen. Laban lang kasi mahal karin ni Billy. ❤
*Photos and posts screengrabbed from Allen Mae Garcia’s Facebook/allenmaegrc.