The essence of sacrifices and other things we can learn from ‘Bar Boys’

Kip Oebanda does not fail to delight the audience with ‘Bar Boys’,  a 2017 comedy and drama film now available for viewing on his YouTube page. The fun and entertainment that it provides aside, it also teaches things that are applicable to everyone throughout their journey in life – from career to friendship to family to love.

Here’s what this story about four young men, who tested their fate by trying to get into law school, has to offer in terms of unforgettable lessons:

The Importance of a Support System

‘Bar Boys’ shares a great deal of accounts concerning families: the supportive ones, the ones you want to be recognized by, the ones who push you to bring out the best in you. Despite the diversity, all of the families featured are shown to have an enormous impact on the lives of the main characters who all eventually succeeded, inspired by the thought of making their loved ones happy and proud of them. However, even during the bad times, they showed grand encouragement that is indeed remarkable and touching.

How Far Friends Will Go

Without a doubt, shortcomings can sometimes get in your way and make things difficult. Still, you can be sure that your friends will be ready to help you. Although it may feel like they aren’t really there sometimes, they will still have your back, regardless of the misunderstandings and conflicts you might experience.


Although we tend to complain when things don’t go our way, it is important to remember how much it took to be there. Not everyone gets the same chances and opportunities. While some people may really desire something, they might not be privileged enough to get there. This should be enough to inspire you to keep fighting, so you can help those who are not as fortunate as you.


Life is difficult for everybody. Just because someone seems to be doing better than you in certain aspects, that doesn’t mean that they don’t have their own share of problems. No matter what you may be going through, remember that other people are going through something, too.

The Definition of Success

Everyone is so caught up with the idea of reaching one particular goal in order to be deemed successful. Truth be told, it doesn’t always work like that. Success can be seen in many different ways, such as making your parents proud, letting your friends be happy, and letting yourself enjoy things you think you don’t deserve. We tend to put too much pressure on ourselves, thinking that other people are more fulfilled. However, we can choose to be happy and make our loved ones happy while working towards success.

The Importance of Sacrifice

We are usually reminded to trust the process – that the finish line will be worth it and that there is a reward ahead. Although it may be true that there is a beautiful ending for everyone, it is the process that should be commended overall. Sure, it will be hard and challenging; but without sacrifice, you won’t be able to proceed. No matter what you have to give up, keep in mind that it will be for the better.

There are many more lessons that you can get from ‘Bar Boys’, so make sure to watch it, learn from it, and be moved by it.

You may watch ‘Bar Boys’ for free online here.

Check out other Filipino movies you can watch for free during the quarantine here.

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