(teasing--and a girl's reaction to it) is a means for 'feeling out' a woman's attitude about an admirer or suitor.
If the denial is vehement and the girl starts avoiding the boy, then he gets the message that his desire to pursue her is hopeless.
However, tragedy soon strikes as Maristela died and his father Gorio married another woman by the name of Anacleta. Fortunato, on the other hand, met Natalia, a waitress at a local cafeteria. Needing to go abroad and work for his family, Fortunato left Potpot to Bekikang with a promise of a monthly support.
Bekikang and Anacleta never saw eye to eye, which led to Bekikang's miserable life in his once happy home. Bekikang soon found out that Natalie and Fortunato fell in love, and are already expecting a baby. All these promises were left unfulfilled, so Bekikang had to work for Potpot's future.
A 'home-run' is one where the girl formally accepts the man's love, and they become (serenade) the women at night and sing songs of love and affection. The man is usually accompanied by his close friends who provide moral support for the guy, apart from singing with him.
, the girl tells the man that he has to work hard to win her love. These two old couples remind me of a Guy de Maupassant short story. The other bird, its mate obviously, circled around it. It kept going around the spot where the first bird fell.
Thereafter, going out on several dates is like reaching the second and third bases. Softness wins out in Pinoy loving: it's only in yielding the self that one becomes complete.However, if the girl 'encourages' her suitor (either by being nice to him or not getting angry with the 'teasers'), then the man can court in earnest and the (bridge)--anyone who is a mutual friend of him and the girl he loves--who then conveys to the girl his affection for her.It is also a way of 'testing the waters' so to speak.Seven years have passed when Bekikang saw Fortunato and Natalie together. What worse is they want to get Potpot from Bekikang's custody.Potpot, however, run away to find Bekikang, who he considers his family.