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‘Finding You’ Stars Discuss: Is Having Hyperthymesia a Curse or a Blessing?

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Barbie Imperial, Jerome Ponce, producer Lily Monteverde, Jane Oineza and director Easy Ferrer of ‘Finding You’

Hyperthymesia is a condition that leads people to be able to remember an abnormally large number of their life experiences in vivid detail.

This is the case of Jerome Ponce’s character in the upcoming romance film ‘Finding You.’

You know, a memory can be a happy one, but it can also be a sad and painful one. So, having remembered everything vividly including the ups and downs of your life, is it a curse or a blessing? The cast and director of Finding You share how they feel about this:

“For me, gagawin ko siyang strength ko para maging mas masaya araw-araw.” – writer and director Easy Ferrer.

“I won’t pretend na alam ko kung.. kasi mahirap din eh. Siyempre lahat ng bagay naaalala mo, lahat ng memory, kahit maliliit na bagay, so mahirap. Pero siguro hindi ko hahanapan ng cure kasi iisipin ko siya in a positive way na marami kang naaalala na good memories, lahat ng masasayang bonding, lahat naalala mo, unforgettable. Siguro ‘yun, mas titignan ko na lang siya in a positive way.” – Jane Oineza

“Tatanggapin ko na lang na ganun talaga ang binigay ni God sa akin, and hindi ko na rin siya hahanapan ng cure kasi, like sa sinabi ni Jane, at least maaalala ko ‘yung memories, hindi ko makakalimutan. Pero kung masasakit na memories naman, siguro for me tatanggapin ko. Para sa akin kasi, ‘yung pain naman, like ‘yung mga pain na naranasan ko before, naging ako ‘to ngayon kasi na-experience ko siya. So, ‘yun tatanggapin ko siya.” – Barbie Imperial.

“Sakin siguro aaralin ko lahat ng languages sa mundo. Alam mo lahat, diba. Tsaka naaalala mo naman lahat, so bakit hindi ko na lang ikutin ‘yung mundo, maging useful ako para sa mundo. Siguro ‘yun ang iniisip ko, tinitignan ko na lang sa brighter side hindi sa bad side. Read books all the time, hour by hour, day by day. Enjoy ko na lang ‘yung life, kasi that’s life. Hindi mo na pwede baguhin ‘yung life na binigay sa’yo.” – Jerome Ponce.

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Barbie Imperial, Jerome Ponce, Jane Oineza and director Easy Ferrer of ‘Finding You’

So, what the team of ‘Finding You’ wants to say, is that, we have to accept what’s given to us as it is. We have to find a better use for the gift or curse that is given to us. We always have a choice, anyway. Choose to be better and to find happiness in every decision we make.

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‘Finding You’ opens in cinemas May 29, 2019 from Regal Entertainment, Inc. The film stars Jerome Ponce, Jane Oineza, Barbie Imperial, Jon Lucas, Kate Alejandrino, Claire Ruiz, Paeng Sudayan with Lui Manansala, Menggie Cobarrubias, Francis Mata and Rob Sy. Written and directed by Easy Ferrer.

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