What if

“You could have loved me better if I had loved myself more” – he whispered.

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Stuck in the moment

Written along blurred lines

Our story may have been.

Back and forth, my love

You cannot change what is deemed.

Heartless

You seem to be cold with me

Yet I know I was the one to blame.

I once was warm and happy

Now I’m heartless and in pain.

Free Time

It’s been a while since I’ve updated anything here in the blog. I’ve been having a hard time balancing my time for my day job, school and the blog. I’ve been wanting to write about so many things, so many places and food and so much more. I’ll make it up to you guys 🙂

I hope you have no problem with balancing your time too, set your priorities and plan ahead. A good way to achieve something is to have a plan.

Will be posting soon! Thank you & I love you ❤️

Ps, here’s what the beach after sunset looked like:

Love, Tim 🍉

DIGYO: Stole My Heart

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Away from the hustle and bustle of the city life awaits the Cuatro Islas of Leyte. Four uniquely beautiful islands with pristine coastlines. I was enchanted to have roamed one of the four. Digyo, the smallest but the most alluring of them all captured my heart.

The journey starts with a boat ride from the port and in around 30 to 45 minutes travel time. Mind you, the waves there can be a challenge, so I suggest, you travel in the morning but if you’re an adventure junkie you might as well keep up with the waves. Once you reach the island you’ll see below the white sand and the different marine animals lurking therein. The island features nothing less than untouched beauty. Locals are few, there are only eight houses in the island and solar panels power the island lamp posts. Please charge your phones and cameras or bring many power banks as possible.

At night time, the wind is chilly but not biting. I, myself, slept in the sand and it was an amazing experience, no tents, no mosquito repellents, no reservations, just a blanket. The best part of that night was the glorious skyline full of stars because it’s far from light pollution. You’ll certainly get in touched and feel one with nature.

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You’d definitely need to bring sea goggles. The view below is as amazing as the view above. If you have underwater cameras then you’d definitely have a blast.

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Sunbathing is a must, but please, put on some sunscreen to protect the skin you’re in. There aren’t enough tall trees that could shade you in the seashore.

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I’d definitely go loco for some cocos. There are a lot.

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If you have a soft spot for seafoods, then you better gear up because the island offers so many different fresh produce. From shells, to different varieties of fish. Surely, it would be a gastronomic feast. Simple life hack: Bring someone who knows how to cook! Numnum

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Perhaps the best thing that the island gave to me was taking away a part of something that I needed to let out that I have kept in for quite sometime. I can’t lie, I really have a soft spot for beaches. They usually take my stress away. The best and humane form of pain relievers and water therapy at its finest.

I’d definitely be back. The three islands better be ready.

Tim.

Nagmahal. Nasaktan, Nag move-on at Nag blogger.

Sino ba naman ang hindi nakaranas na ng heartbreak? Manhid lang at yung mga self denial ang mga nasasabi na hindi sila nakarasan ng ganun. Tao tayo, at lalong hindi talaga tayo BAGAY.

Siguro narasan mo ng mainlove sa isang tao na binigay mo na ang lahat, pera mo, oras mo, pati katawan mo muntik mo ng ibigay, pero wala eh, hindi mo alam kung manhid siya or hindi ka lang niya talaga type. Kung ako ang tatanungin mo? Oo naranasan ko nayun. Masakit talaga kasi di niya ako mahal, pero mas masakit kung pinaasa ka lang, pinagmukha ka pang tanga. Okay na sana yun kasi at first alam mo na hindi talaga kayo pero bakit ganun besh, pinaramdam niya na parang meron. PINARAMDAM NIYA besh. Sabi nga nila, “smart people are dumb when it comes to love” paano nga ba yun? Matalino ka nga pero bakit nagpakabobo ka sa kanya? Ang sakit besh, ang sakit sakit. Gusto mong mag move on kaso hindi mo magawa. Gusto mong kalimutan siya pero ayan siya nag pi-pm sayo sa fb, na block muna nag friend request kapa ulit. Tanga kana, walang hanggang nagpapakatanga sa kanya.

Paano ka nga ba mag move on?

Hinding hindi ka makakapag move on kasi nagrereply ka sa mga chat nya. Nagbabakasakali ka na baka sana, sana sabihin niya na mahal ka niya. Well, isa kang tanga. Drunk messages at texts nga, pinapatulan mo. Chat pa kaya? Hala lerd tanga ka talaga.

So eto ako ngayon nagbabakasakali na makamove on. Gusto mo malaman kung paano? HETO NA BESH:

  1. Seen mo lahat ng chat niya.
  2. Delete mo number niya.
  3. Iwasan mo ang mga bagay at gawain na maalala mo siya gaya ng pagkain ng spaghetti, pagpunta sa plaza, pagkain ng hotdog, paglalakad sa gitna ng ulan, pagkain ng siopao, pagpunta sa clubs, sa national bookstore, pagbasa ng libro, pag gawa ng assignments, pagliligo sa pool at marami pang iba. So paano nato? Iwas iwas paba din ba?
  4. Huwag kang makipagkita sa kanya kapag gusto niyang makipag kita sayo… destiny na ang bahala kung magkikita talaga kayo. Lintik na destiny na yan.
  5. DELETE mo lahat ng pictures meron kayo, selfies, groufies at shoefies, cut out mo na rin sya sa yearbook mo. HAHA
  6. Isauli mo lahat ng meron ka na pag mamay-ari niya, notebook niya, papel niya, scratch paper, shades, pati shirts isauli mo na rin.

Marami pa akong naiisip na ilagay dyan kaso mukhang useless eh kasi hindi ko naman kayang gawin.

You know what? Sa totoo lang. Hindi naman talaga mahirap mag move on kung hindi mo lang siya minahal. I once read a quote that says “pain makes it authentic”. Kung nagmahal ka lang naman handa kang masaktan, handa mong tanggapin na baka panandalian lang to at baka hindi talaga kayo. Wala namang masama kung mamahalin mo siya ng labis pa sa pagmamahal mo sa sarili mo, pero siguraduhin mo muna na pagnasaktan ka, marunong ka pa ring bumangon, magpatawad at eventually makalimot. Alam ko na hindi ganun kadali, pero kailangan eh. Kailan mong gawin yan para maging buo ka ulit. Because at the end of the day, kahit iniwan tayo, sinaktan, at pinaglaruan, at humugot na ng bonggang bonga ang pagiging buo natin ang makakatulong sa atin para maka move on at magparaya.

So ganun, hindi pa ako buo, hindi ko pa kayang mag move on.

My take on the famous and infamous sides of social media.

Ages ago many strive to improve the mode and medium of communication, and who would have thought that talking to someone would be easier and even faster. In just a blink of an eye you can send a message to your friend from the other end of the world, compared to the latter years sending mail would take you months and would cost you so much either. Social media has been a key player towards the improvement and the downfall of the essence of communication. I myself have been affected by this phenomenon. Of the many social media platforms we have today I don’t know if some, if not most would know the true meaning of what they are really doing.

Based on my keen observation, some people would hurry to comment on a photo that is neither confirmed true or fraud. Some would site the history of what’s in-scripted in the file, others would downplay plain insults and an unfair judgement without even knowing what really is the truth. I can not imagine someone saying to my face all those comments and hate messages. Crying and feeling sorry for myself would be the first coping mechanism but it would be an understatement at some point. I wonder what goes through the mind of those people who take joy and fulfillment in bashing and painting grey other people’s life? Is it really that easy to let go of harsh words? Let us remember that we have been taught by our elders that words hurt more than knives. I am really curious if they believe in karma? or even  in the golden rule? But one thing’s for sure social media has not just changed and improved the lives we have today, it also elevated the style and art of criticizing people — we know and we don’t know.

When Pia Wurtzbach won Miss Universe, it was both a mad spectacle and a joyous event. People all over the world took to social media their congratulations and even their criticisms. Filipinos would defend her when the other parties ( you know who ) would bash her. I can clearly see that even until now ( check her IG ), there are still bashers and they’re still on that same party. What I would like to emphasize here is that bashing people is bashing people. We get angry if foreigners bash Filipinos, but why are we doing the same thing? I know, opinion is an opinion, and everyone is entitled to it, it’s up to us if we take it seriously or if we just ignore it but one thing’s certain, it will eventually hurt us. The extent of hurt will always be higher than the happiness one would feel reading positive reactions. Let us be civilized enough to refrain from using insolent opinions, if we have one then it’s better if we keep it to ourselves than hurt others.

But if I would be asked if social media should still exist and should still be used? I’d say yes.

Built on the foundation of improving communication, Social Media made our generation unique and I feel so lucky. Through the help of social media we can share our sympathies to those residing from afar instantaneously. Feel like we are close enough to the stars we admire when we see their posts at first hand. Through it, we have seen many people rose to fame like Maine. Individuals from all over the world can inspire others with what they wear, their ootd’s, their inspirations for food and fitness, their music covers and many more. Enterprises would no longer bank on expensive ads just to get their products to the market, they rely on social media to make their products known to others. Through social media, many have expressed their support and made the past election colorful. And I also believe that everyone has the right to be informed and with the advent of social media, everyone is.