Monday, October 28, 2013

Are you ready?

I think one of the things friends have asked me a lot about these past few months is my relationship status. And my answer is always.. "wala eh." I don't actually mind, most of the time. I think being single is very liberating and well, sets me apart from a lot of adults my age. Honestly, though, I don't think I am ready to be un-single. To be associated with someone else. To be in a relationship.

"Bakit di ka pa ready?" 

One close guy friend of mine just asked me earlier. I told him because I have a lot of things planned for myself and in all those plans, being in a harmonious marriage, sits last. I want to give back to my parents. I have dreams for them. At this point in time, I also feel like neither my family nor myself are ready for me to settle down.

All that said, maybe this is His way of telling me that I have to wait for His plans for me. Maybe I am not ready because I really shouldn't be anything but single now. I trust Him. Marriage is a blessing from Him and so, I wait.

Assalamualaikum =)

Thursday, October 24, 2013


I am obsessed with books. Since I was a super kulit kid, I remember asking my parents, my titas, and titos to buy me books. =) I like the idea of getting lost in the characters' story, and well, sometimes BE the character, in a way. I like visualizing images in my head based on the author's words.. seeing the love interest of the main character for the first time, the meet-cute, the sunset, the kitchen, the view of the backyard from the veranda, the food, the dresses, the luxury, the lack and/or absence of luxury.. everything!

I can probably marry books. Hoho. That's how much I love books.

So.. having poured out my heart to you regarding my love for books.. I am head over heels obsessing over eREADERS! Imagine carrying 1000+ books and some more with you all the time.. heaven, right?

The Kobo Glo
Photo not mine. Credits to VillageBooks.Com 

It is often compared with Kindle's Paperwhite. But the thing that separates Kobo Glo from all other eReaders out there is the fact that it reads all eBook formats! Epub, mobi, PDF.. everything! And it is the only eBook that has a micro SD card slot. "With 2 GB of internal memory and the option to expand up to 32 GB with a Micro SD cardKobo Glo can store up to 30,000 of your favourite eBooks and documents.. (Kobo.Com)" Sweeeet!

This is definitely on top of my wishlist. Time to save up!

Assalamualaikum =)

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

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This morning I wanted to have a real good laugh. Much to my delight, I found exactly what I need! A funny, smart, really good laugh! (Yes, huge emphasis on SMART.)

If you haven't heard of her and seen her videos, well whattayawaitingfeeerr! (of course I made that up, haha)

This made me laugh! Hey, I myself is guilty of posting selfies (these days with almost everyone owning a smartphone, who isn't?) but just to a certain level of non-awkardness. And I don't post selfie after selfie after selfie after selfie!.. Please.. it gets terribly annoying. The thing I adore about her is the fact that she mirrors my thoughts. And since I cannot exactly convert my thoughts into words, she does the job!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

She's The One: NOT A REVIEW

This is NOT a review because I am not good in making reviews. Though I can definitely say that I enjoyed the movie♥ After a month of extreme happenings here in Zamboanga City, it felt good to laugh and fall inlove. Dingdong Dantes and Bea Alonzo clicked! They had chemistry and played each of their roles wonderfully. (Warning: This may be biased especially with Dingdong Dantes because I have been inlove with him since I was 8. Do the math.)

The story revolves around Wacky and Cath. Wacky, a TV host struggling in his career and Cath, his bestfriend who lives with her grandparents after the death of her parents. She takes care of her grandparents and siblings, and also handles a business where Wacky is a partner. So they happened to be bestfriends, who promised to be that forever. But.. along the road, they fell in love. But never had the courage to go beyond friends. (Cath then tried to move on by dating David, played by Enrique Gil.)

Honestly, that hurts. Why can love never be enough? It should be, shouldn't it? If you like the person, go, fall, say it. If he doesn't like you back, move on, because he is not the one.


Can a man and a woman be just friends? 
What happens if one realizes it can be more than that? And probably wants more than just that? 
Do you cross the fine line between friends and lovers? 
Is it fair to never go beyond friendship just because of a possibility of ruining everything?

All those questions, eh? I know someone who's going thru the same sitch as Wacky and Cath. They've known each other for a little over 7 years! And have been really close since day one. She fell for him first, for seven years tried to move on but hasn't been successful. The guy, on the other hand, well.. never really been single until now. She already stopped hoping, although now, she seems to be rekindling whatever romantic feeling she had for him. The thing is they actually look like a couple. I've seen them together whenever we're out with friends. They are inseparable. The way they look at each other is full of adoration. For those who don't know them, would definitely think they are a newly wed couple.

I don't know what's stopping them.

Well.. I kinda know. The guy is scared of hurting her and ruining their "friendship." The girl, on the other hand, is just as scared but more willing to try where it could lead them.

The guys should at least try not to hurt her. She has been the most constant thing in his life. He knows that. He sees that. He feels that. And obvious that he cares for her as much as she does. It's a little bit unfair that he loves her so much but so scared of losing her that he decides to just "keep" her.

As for the girl, I want her to be happy. She's been "moving on" for soooo long now. Ironically, I feel like she has trapped herself in a bubble and avoided seeing other people for him. I wish she finds her happiness without him.

If one day, THEY happen, I hope they stay together forever. May they love and treasure each other and be the best of friends until Jannah. 

As for the questions I have listed, I don't think I have the answers. 

For those in similar situation as Wacky and Cath, and my friends, I hope you love yourself first before giving away that love. And always remember, what is meant to be, no matter what happens, will be. 

So.. smile, love and always have faith♥

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Bright side!

Alhamdulillah after almost 2 weeks of harsh rains, the scorching heat of the sun is back! To look outside and see the clear blue sky, feel the sun rays, experience the humidity again.. everything so dry and cheerful. Just beautiful. Indeed a rainbow after the rain. Praises to Allah SWT.

I am finally getting a ton of things done :) after being on a house arrest for a very long time, I am going outside and tick stuff of my to-do list, in shaa Allah.

I pray you are doing well.

Peace, love and everything sweet!


P.S. Photo above from here.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Something Personal

I have the tendency to make excuses for other people. I guess that's my way of coping with an undesirable situation, turn it to something understandable. Bearable.

For the past few years, I have been trying my best to understand, came up with excuses after excuses for a close relative. I got none now. I feel like maybe she's just intentionally insensitive. Top it with me being very sensitive, so with every remark she makes, it stings. It could also be that she thinks I am still a teenager with all the rage and hormones that she has deduced me to being just that (see?, another excuse).

Well, it is true that I cannot please everybody, no one can. But I also think that sometimes people have decided not to give a second chance. 

And that is beyond unfair.

May Allah SWT make it easy for me to understand. May He help me rid of anger over this matter. Ameen.