It was almost a year ago that news of Jam Sebastian’s diagnosis of lung cancer hit news sites all over the country. It was less than that since many of us sighed at the bittersweet kilig feels evoked by the video in which his girlfriend and YouTube filmmaking partner Mich Liggayu publicly proposed to him in May of last year. Lately the news has been filled with stories of his final struggle with cancer, which he succumbed to today, March 4, 2015, when his family made the decision to take him off life support, according to a report on Rappler.com.
But sad as this news of a talented 28-year-old death is, we wanted to celebrate the way he and his fiancee Mich touched thousands, even millions of lives, with their creativity and visible devotion. The couple’s YouTube channel, JamichTV, features short films made by the couple as well as clips from their life together and has over half a million subscribers and over 100 million views. Check out some of their best-known films below.
1. Text: Story of Best Friends
Princess (Mich) and Ivan (Jam) have been best friends since childhood, but what happens when Ivan joins a fraternity and starts drifting away?
2. By Chance
As the video’s description reads, “Jamvhille and Paolinne Michelle, better known as the real life couple ‘JAMICH’ opens their doors and gives you an inside look to their happy love/hate relationship. They’re like your ideal relationship but just like others, they are not perfect. Adjusting to their similarities and differences, see how they cope and deal with everyday tribulations. An inspirational short film made by them as they share their views about love & life.”[crp]
Janine (Mich) and Jose (Jam) live in the province, and theirs is an unconventional love story. As the video description points out, not all couples are sweet. And maybe not all romances end in happily ever after. But that doesn’t mean it’s not still a love story!
4. Classmates Love Story
If you’ve ever been stuck in the friendzone, this high school love story will definitely give you the feels and have you smiling at the mix of sweetness and frustration in the story.
5. OK Lang Yan
This is a short film from the movie 3 Idiots and Sex Is Zero, and it stars Jam and Mich as well as Jam’s brother Yexel.
What are your favorite JAMICH films? Has this couple touched your life? Don’t forget to share your love and support for Mich and the others Jam leaves behind on their YouTube channel, Facebook fan page, Twitter feed, and Instagram.
Screengrabs from Instagram.
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