Hands down, it’s not that easy. Nothing ever is. But we have to go through this, because if we don’t, we’ll stay broken; we’ll stay in that state where everything that reminds us of what used to be and what cannot be. Moving on is a crucial but important part of our lives. I know that it isn’t that easy to do. But we need to move on. Believe me; I’m still going through a lot. Crying should be the first thing you need to do. Cry until your eyes get red. Cry until your eyes get swollen. Cry until you can’t cry anymore. Crying will help you during this phase. It’ll help you release your feelings. Feelings you can’t even show to anyone because you feel like they’ll pity you… and you can’t even take that. You must learn to accept. Accept what happened and what cannot happen. Stop denying what happened. It’ll be for your own good. Save yourself from wishing that what happened was all just a bad dream – a nightmare. Wake up, princess. It’s time to face the cold reality of your life. I may sound harsh but all of it is true. I want you, who is reading this, to know that life after him wouldn’t be that easy. It won’t be now, but give it time and you will figure out that you don’t need only him in your life. There’s more to life than that foolish boy. Key point, don’t be bitter. Show him that you can have a life without him. Show him that losing you is a big deal. Last step? Move on. Be happy. Live your life the way you lived it before he came. Everything was alright back then, right? There are ton of boys out there willing to do anything just to be with a girl like you. Believe in yourself and you can do anything.
American Kids: Move out when they’re 18 with the full support of their parents. Filipino Kids: Move out when they’re 28, may have saved for that nice house and are a week away from getting married - unless there’s room in the basement for the newlyweds.
American Kids: When their Mom visits them she brings a nice bundt cake and you sip coffee and chat. Filipino Kids: When their Mom visits them she brings 3 days worth of food, and immediately begins to tidy up, dust & do the laundry.
American Kids: Their dads always call before they come over to visit them and its usually only on special occasions. Filipino Kids: Are not at all fazed when their dads come over, unannounced on a Saturday morning at 8:00 and starts pruning the peach & lemon trees. And if there are none, he will plant some!
American Parents: You can leave your kids with them and you always worry if everything is going to be ok plus you have to feed them after you pick them up. Filipino Parents: No problem, leave your kids there and if they get out of line your parents can set them straight - plus they get bathed, fed and get told stories of when you were young.
American Kids: Always pay retail and look in the yellow pages when they need something done. Filipino Kids: Just call their dad or uncle and ask for another dad’s or uncle’s phone number to get it done cash deal.
American Kids: Will come over to visit their parents and get only cake and coffee, no more. Filipino Kids: Will come over to visit their parents for lunch and get B-B-Q, Pancit, Lumpia, Adobo and Rice and stay for late dinner as well.
American Kids: Think that being Filipino is a great thing, Filipino Kids: Know that being Filipino is a great thing,
American Kids: Never ask the reason you have no food. Filipino Kids: Are the reason you have no food.
American Kids: Will say ‘hello” but are hesitant to hug. Filipino Kids: Will give you a big hug and a kiss, and great big hand shake and pat you on the back.
American Kids: Hardly invite over to eat or they have to share their portion. Filipino Kids: You always have your friends over to have something to eat regardless
American Kids: Call your parents Mr. and Mrs. Filipino Kids: Call your parents Uncle & Auntie.
American Kids: Have never seen you cry. Filipino Kids: Cry with you.
American Kids: Will eat at your dinner table and leave. Filipino Kids: Will spend hours there, talking, laughing and just being together.
American Kids: Borrow your stuff for a few days then give it back. Filipino Kids: Keep your stuff so long they forget it’s yours.
American Kids: Know a few things about you. Filipino Kids: Could write a book with direct quotes from you.
American Kids: Will leave their parents behind. Filipino Kids: Will hang out with their parents.
No one has ever looked at me the way that you do. No one has ever brushed my hair out of my eyes or touched my face the way that you do. And maybe this is selfish, but it's not just you I'm going to miss. It's the way I feel when I'm with you that I'm going to miss even more.
Yes, very much. Why? Because even though the time came that Peter Pan brought Wendy back to the real world, he was still able to be with Tink. She was needed by Peter Pan. Even though Peter Pan didn’t love Tink the way she loved him, she stuck with him til the end. That’s why I wanted to be her. Scratch that, I still want to be her. I wanna be that girl who will stay with that guy until the end.
“But when I look in the mirror, I see a girl who’s been through so much. And yet, she still finds a way to smile at the past. She still loves with all her heart, or what’s left of it. And when you see her walking in the hallway, I can guarantee you she’ll have her head up high, faking a smile just one last time. And for all those people who try to break her, you never will.”—(via raindropsonredroses) (via madmakihara) (via like-omg)
Highschool can tear us apart; hurts us; destroy us even. But theres one thing I’ve learned so far, & it wasn’t in math or english. It was that except for my best friends, i don’t need anything else. Because without them, I would be lost. Cause no matter how many broken hearts or messed up fights; no matter how messed up my family was, or what my grades were in school or how many stupid decisions i made, they were there & thats what really counts. That’s probably the single most important thing i’ve learned cause they changed my life.
“I just don’t want to do anything to pressure you, or drive you away. Even though sometimes I can’t help it. Just like I can’t help that I fell in love with you. Cause I did, I love you. And it scares me, a little bit, but there it is.”—(via eletheowl)
“You’re probably thinking I’ve forgotten all about you by now, but that’s far from it. I have missed you ever waking day, and my heart still hurts, but I’m getting better. I continue to smile and still go on without you. I know I have missed you, but I have kept it all inside me, only for me to know. I still wonder about your doings, how you are, what you’re doing, what we used to talk about, to laugh in your voice. Just, everything. I miss it all. However, I feel that the parting of us was for the best, because everything happens for a reason. Should destiny put us into a crossing road in the future, that is when I will see you again. Until then, remember this:no matter what, even through the screaming fights, the disagreements, mistakes and the tears we’ve cried, never, ever did I give up on you. So if you ever need a helping hand, do not hesitate to ask. I may be far away, but I will always be in reach.”—(via lottes)
Men are like books. Some tell tales of romance, some with deceiving covers, some shallow content, some obsolete yet reliable. Many claim to be a “new edition” only to find out that they tell the same old stories. Books are to be opened and read to appreciate its worth. If it fails to meet your expectations, leave it, anyway it's the readers prerogative, books don’t choose you, you choose your book and after the long research in the library, at the end of the day, you get to choose only one, one book to be brought home.
“I drink. I fight. I flirt. That’s how people see me. They can’t do anything about it. What they don’t know is that I only drink with people I know will take care of me when I get drunk. I fight when there’s something to fight for especially for my love one’s sake. And I only flirt with the one I know who only flirts with me and no one else.”—
Have you ever wanted to be the girl that: The girl that gets a hug and kiss every day? The girl that gets to wear his hoodie or gets to cuddle every night? The girl that he calls every morning and every night because her boyfriend wanted to be the first hello, and the last goodbye of the day. The girl that he misses and thinks about nonstop, and when you see each other, he holds her tight. The girl he talks about to his friends, and scared that he’ll lose her some way, somehow. The girl he goes crazy without talking to her once a day. Yeah, I’ve dreamt of that once. Or how about, the girl whose boyfriend that lives miles away, but he’ll call her and text her all he can. He’s jealous of all her friends that are boys, because they can see her everyday, but he can’t. Or the girl that makes him laughs and smiles and he hates her being upset. They have cute nicknames that actually have meaning. She can act mad, but he sees right through her. But the one thing she loves is that he gets her and understands her feelings and love for him. Yeah, I wanted to be his girl.
“It may seem that I haven’t been thinking of you & that this memory of you I’ve held in my heart, I’ve finally been able to let it go. I’m just trying to give you some space, give you some time to realize how much you mean to me & hopefully you’ll pick up your act & come back. You & I both know that deep inside this thing we got going on isn’t ever going to stop. Because as much as I cry, fight & stress about you, I wouldn’t do it if I didn’t think that you were worth it. Whoever you decide to let take my place, just remember that it won’t be for long because even though we’re not together, please don’t doubt that it was real. I don’t know what else to do but to wait, wait for better things, better days. A better time for us so that this time, we’re gonna make it. I don’t want a fresh start; I want to learn from our mistakes together. You know I’d do anything for you. I want to see how far you’ll go for me. There are a lot of things I want, & you’re not one of them. I need you. I keep trying to push away these feelings & hide the underneath anything that will keep me sane for the day. Me & you, we’re just the 8th wonder of the world. I’m dying inside because I hope what I’m saying isn’t too late. Ask anyone that knows me well; the best part about me was you.”—
“There’s no doubt about it, breakups suck. But in the first few hours or days or weeks that follow, there’s one important truth you need to recognize: some things can’t and shouldn’t be fixed, especially that loser who dumped you or forced you to dump him. It’s over for a reason, and deep down inside, you probably know what that reason is.”—
“My heartbeat was louder than the sound of my steps to your door. You’re cold, but you’re beautiful. You’re a mess, but I like it that way. If you’re always looking for reasons not to be with someone, then you find them. But at some point you just have to let go, and give your heart what it deserves.”—One Tree Hill
“Don’t waste your time on someone who does not appreciate you the way you should be appreciated. Don’t ever settle for mediocrity, for being just an option, for being the one who is just fun to be with, for being the one who is always there desperately waiting, for mere concern or pity or for someone who likes you just because s/he knows s/he’s got the power to break you. Don’t settle because deep down, you know who you are and you know without a doubt that you deserve better if not the best.”—