“Fate does not come to you at just anytime. It should happen, often at the most dramatic moments brought by coincidence. That is what makes it fate. That is why, another term for fate, is timing. My first love was always held back by that damn ‘timing’.
In the end, fate and timing do not happen, out of coincidence. They are products of earnest, simple choices, that make up miraculous moments. Being resolute, making decisions without hesitation… that is what makes timing. He wanted her more than I did. And I should have been more courageous. It was not the traffic light’s fault. It was not timing. It was my hesitations.
Life is like a box of chocolates, you’ll never know what you’re gonna get. You may get a bitter chocolate and there’s nothing else you can do. That is the fate that I’ve chosen. There are no regrets, no tears and there is no need for a heartbreak.” -Jung Hwan, Reply 1988.
Buat para penggemar Kdrama mungkin kalimat-kalimat di atas sudah tidak asing lagi. Itu adalah narasi di adegan film Reply 1988 (Answer me 1988) episode 18. It was the most heartbroken scene I’ve ever watched. Saking kecewanya nonton episode ini, butuh waktu beberapa minggu untuk melanjutkan 2 episode selanjutnya. Bukan hanya karena acting pemainnya yang superb, tapi karena adegan ini terlalu relate dengan pengalaman saya. Before there might be too much feeling involved in real love life, one tends to build his/her own wall just to protect himself/herself from the heartbreak. Because one-sided love is the worst, right?