My First Crush


Here’s a lovely animated film on YouTube. According to the film’s creator, Julia Pott, it is based on interviews about first crushes. I love her treatment! The storytelling is fascinating, the animation magical and the music keeps the video playful and nostalgic. It will also make you wonder about that first crush of yours. 😉

That last line was the sweetest, wasn’t it? Thanks to my sister for the lead on this video.

My first crush was a boy named Russ. I was in kindergarten. He sat across me during class and had the biggest crush on a girl from another class, a girl named Gina. It fascinated me how hooked he was on her, and how she ignored him. He’d literally chase her. I just watched from the sidelines. I tried to get his attention once but he just ignored me. It was a bit sad, but I moved on quickly. I wonder where he is now though!

Who was your first crush? 😉

0 comment on My First Crush

  1. Rach (Heart of Rachel)
    November 5, 2007 at 8:15 am (17 years ago)

    My first guy was our neighbor, ten years my senior. I admired him because of his smile and friendly nature. He was a friend of my dad and I would be ecstatic whenever he came over. :)

    BTW, you have an award on my blog.

    Thanks for sharing this cool video.

    Hi Rach! Thank you so much for that award. I am really touched! I am flattered over and over whenever I read about how this blog inspired you. :) Thank you! And now look at how you’re inspiring so many other bloggers. You’ve got TONS of awards!

  2. abby
    November 5, 2007 at 9:27 am (17 years ago)

    omg, my first crush was in kindergarten too! we were 5, his name was vidan and he liked this girl elaine. i remember being secretly irked at her ’cause she sat with crossed legs all the time, all along i thought it was a sign of flirtation/pang-maarte. i can’t remember how my affection ended though, it was so fleeting, hahaa.

    Hahaha parehas pala tayo! Unrequited crush!

  3. abby
    November 5, 2007 at 9:35 am (17 years ago)

    ps: what a great animation, my god! why does everything sound so much better in a british accent? 😀 i asked my husband if he remembers his first crush and he doesn’t! it gave me this teeniest sad feeling because i don’t know how people can ever forget their first crush, it’s the first time you felt something, whatever it may be, for someone, that’s not easily forgettable diba?

    Actually kung hindi British accent yun, mag-iiba rin ang mood ng video ‘no? And how can you not remember your 1st crush? Awwww. It must not have been that major! Pero still… anything that is your “first” is hard to forget.;)

  4. jojo
    November 5, 2007 at 9:57 am (17 years ago)

    ay sis, ang aga mo pala lumandi 😛

    i can’t remember my first crush…but I do remember my longest crush ever 😉

    Hindi mo maalala ang first crush mo? But why? 😀 Tandaan mooooooo. Hehehe. Kidding! Parang ang hirap lang makalimutan ng mga “first first” sa buhay. 😀

    Ay naintriga ako sa longest crush na yan! Hahaha!

  5. Pao
    November 5, 2007 at 12:23 pm (17 years ago)

    wow! i can’t remember my first crush anymore. what i do remember, though, ay yung mga guys na sobrang nagka-crush ako, as in kinahumalingan. 😆

    there was this classmate of mine in high school, named carlo, whom i had a huge crush on. nalaman ko meron isang girl from a lower level na may crush din sa kanya na maglalakas loob daw to ask him on a date! malandi! ginawa namin nung friend ko we stalked the girl at tinaray-tarayan the whole afternoon! 😆

    Very highschool ang mang-stalk at magtaray-tarayan ‘no?! Ginawa rin namin yan ng barkada ko!!! Hahaha! Hay, memories…

  6. sha
    November 5, 2007 at 2:27 pm (17 years ago)

    oh am still in touch with my first crush we were together from kindergarten till 3rd year high school.
    but i just noticed him when we were grade 2. i dont think he noticed me but rather my best friend but all girls liked him.tall brainy

  7. BabyPink
    November 5, 2007 at 11:45 pm (17 years ago)

    aaaww, that’s cute. pero parang hindi naman first crush and dini-describe nila kundi first love. hehehe:)

    Their infatuation ran deep!

  8. mari
    November 6, 2007 at 2:19 am (17 years ago)

    my first crush was a boy from the other section. i was in grade 1, morning class section. in the school i attended, girls are separated from boys. co-ed classes hardly come by.
    i came to notice him when he was “punished” for being talkative. he was sent by his teacher to stand in the corner in the girls’ section, which happened to be my classroom. cute boy with a mischievous smile. :)

    Ah, the appeal of these bad boys!

  9. Kay
    November 7, 2007 at 12:16 am (17 years ago)

    My first crush was a guy named YANSI. He was a neighbor and we would play as kids. He gave me my first valentine card but my big sis cut it into small pieces. I think she was a bit jealous since I was only 7 and Yansi was 9.

    He was also my first kiss but it was on the cheeks. He was also the first to propose to me since we were both chinese and his Dad wanted to arrange to have us marry each other when we become 18. I was 7 then and he was 9. He agreed to it but my Mom didn’t.

    I wonder what would have happened if the contract was sealed?

    How interesting! Do you know where he is now? 😀

  10. MarysMom
    November 8, 2007 at 5:19 am (17 years ago)

    I don’t think I had any crushes on anyone until I was a teenager. One that comes to mind was with a guy from our “brother” school, who I only saw once but I can still remember that one moment. Oh, I also know his full name— Amador Buenaseda III, Notre Dame, Class of ’81. Anybody know where he’s at?

    No idea. :) Interesting to find out what happened to him though, isn’t it?

  11. Meeya
    November 8, 2007 at 7:49 am (17 years ago)

    my first crush was alfredo lopez jr. he was my classmate nung kinder. (o diba kumpleto? haha!) i think my teacher knew i had a crush on him kasi ginawa niya kaming loveteam, hehe. anyway, i don’t know where he is now but i’d be interested to find out what ever became of him.

    Have you Googled him? 😀

  12. ...?
    April 22, 2008 at 9:10 pm (16 years ago)

    to marysmom,

    if im right, amador buenaseda III, one of the top businessmen in the phil. is living in Quezon City now


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