Archive for November, 2011


Talk about our future like we had a clue. Never plan that one day I’d be losing you.

We used to dream about our future together. We even fought about where we would put up our future house  – I wanted to be somewhere solitary, you wanted to build our home underneath your parents’ nostrils. We’ve always agreed to have just two kids, a boy and a girl. You wanted them to look like you, I wanted them to be as tough as me. But now, our future’s blueprint have lost its detail. Like the way we’ve lost each other.


Sometimes when I miss you, I put those records on.

Music is one thing we’ve always had in common. I remember nights when you lulled me to sleep, days when we sang along to music on the radio. We used to scour the interwebs for duets just so we could sing them and prove to ourselves that we do blend well together – in life and in music. We might have hit the notes, but we sure missed on love.


And in another life I would make you stay. So I don’t have to say you were the one that got away.

If I could turn back the hands of time and relive my moments with you all over again, I would probably play my cards just a wee bit different. Maybe, just maybe, I would let you stay. Maybe I wouldn’t push you away when the going gets tough. Maybe I would hold on just a little bit longer. Maybes. All I got are maybes. Because baby, let’s face it: You already got away.


Posted: November 16, 2011 in The Daily Grind, The Internet is Awesome
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I don’t know what is up with us Filipinos making such a big deal with dates. Last year, 10/10/10 was the star of the show. And now, 11/11/11. People said we should celebrate it coz it only happens once in a lifetime, but so does other dates. One big fat DUH to you! Every single day is worth celebrating! Not unless someone invents a time machine that allows us to go back in time, I wouldn’t be caught making a big deal out of days just because the succession of numbers look fancy.

I don’t want to be a buzzkill, heh. So here’s a video from someone who obviously had a lot of time to kill last 11/11/11.

Just sharing with you a couple of links that amused me. Coz I’m easily amused liek datt.

1. 14 Punctuation Marks That You Never Knew Existed



It’s a combo-Exclamation/Question mark, and it’s awesome. It is the glorious punctuational equivalent of saying OMGWTF?!


2. 25 Everyday Things You Never Knew Had Names





3. 40 Ways to Let Go and Feel Less Pain

Visualize a box in your head labeled “Expectations.” Whenever you start dwelling on how things should be or should have been, mentally shelve the thoughts in this box.

Visualize an empowered single you—the person you were before meeting your last love. That person was pretty awesome, and now you have the chance to be him or her again.



 4. For Gifts You Can’t Wait to Give

Watch this short if you have around 9 minutes to spare. It’s oddly reminiscent of 500 Days of Summer only with a less hot lead actress (yay, offensive me!).

My heart weeps for the guy.

Earlier today while I was getting ready for work, I received a text message from one of my friends.

Kailangan kita. Actually, kailangan ko lahat ng kaibigan ko.
Trans: I need you. Actually, I need all of my friends

I immediately texted her back with panic milling through my head – you see, her daughter (my goddchild) just got hospitalized because of dengue. I feared she hasn’t recuperated yet and that her situation worsened. Thankfully, it’s an entirely different problem she’s encountering now. She broke up with her boyfriend. As it turns out, her boyfriend is one cheating bastard. She says it hurts, and I know it does… FOR NOW.

You see, in life, pain is inevitable. That’s the beauty of life. You need to experience darkness to appreciate the light. You need to see the bad to further enjoy the good. Cliche as it may sound, you do need to feel pain sometimes to savor the real taste of happiness.

I still vividly remember my grief when my favorite aunt drew her last breath while I was combing her hair. I was still a kid, still to fully grasp the power of cancer. But I felt the full impact of losing someone in my life; of getting robbed of the chance to experience the beauty of life with her again.

A breakup is just another form of death; and as with death, it is perfectly normal to grieve and feel pain for the death of a love. Breakups are never easy, especially those induced by cheaters. My friend is just unfortunate enough to be on the receiving end of a cheater’s wrath.

I couldn’t offer her any other advice but: “THIS TOO SHALL PASS”. No matter how painful or depressing or sucky it feels right now, it too, shall pass. It might hurt now, but it will all be better IN TIME. Give yourself time to grieve and heal and move forward. Surround yourself with things and people that make you happy. And maybe indulge on a drinking spree with me for good measure, yeah?

Have you ever been heartbroken? What helped you move on?