But isnt it like that for us too? Like we dont really say the gender of the person we like. Its the same with camila when she says she wants to fall in love with somebody isnt it like ‘gusto ko mainlove sa isang tao’ in tagalog? Like we just assume that when your a girl, you’re talking about a boy. But in our language its kinda gender neutral right like ‘gusto ko ‘siya’. I’m just really confused cause i dont have this gaydar thing lol
Based from experience, while you sometimes use “I wanna fall in love with someone” meaning the concept of generally falling in love, it’s different when a person makes sure to use gender neutral pronouns especially in like three statements in one breath.
Usually, a Hetero person won’t have a problem using the pronoun he or she because that’s all he or she knows in life. “I wanna marry a boy.” “I wanna meet a girl” — you say “I wanna meet someone” if it’s a general statement or general sense. Like “sigh I wanna meet someone today…”….
But in Camila’s case, she’s telling her “dream” specifically and she said “I wanna meet SOMEBODY in a coffee shop, I wanna talk to THEM and fall in love with THEM.”
It’s a conscious effort to make it gender neutral. Because while “somebody” may be used without it being sus, the use of “THEM” twice seems like a conscious effort to make it vague.
I’m not saying it’s a fact for Camila. I’m saying based from experience, that’s what I do too. Because when I thought I was straight, I had no problem saying He or a boy. I NEVER used “them” or “somebody”. But now that I know I’m bi, I always use SOMEONE or a PERSON when I talk to people who don’t know me.
It’s just an observation. I’m not claiming it’s for everybody.— and our language is different. Because we have neutral pronouns. Unlike in English, where it’s more common to use he/she.
Mahal ko sya (I love her or him)
I love him/her (it’s uncommon to use I love THEM (unless the person is non-binary) – it’s usually specific depending on your preference.)