- Teenager me: Omg I'm surrounded by adults *panics*
- Adult me: Omg I'm surrounded by teenagers *panics*
juanrepublic asked: HAAAAANNAAAAAAAH! Na-miss ka ng dashboard ko. Mabuhay ka din! Haha! :D
Jooooohhn!! Haha namiss ko din makita posts mo sa dashboard ko. Ewan ko ba. Ilang beses ko na iniwan itong Tumblr account na to pero balik pa din ako ng balik!
Salamat din pala dun sa ibang mga nagmessage sa akin. Napansin nyo din na bumalik ako. Nakakatuwa at naalala nyo pa ko. Kilala nyo na kung sino kayo. Maraming salamat :)
You can’t be a Filipino and not know Meteor Garden, F4, or Barbie Hsu. Unless you had amnesia.
Though it was filmed almost 15 years ago (and aired on Filipino TV 10 years ago), the giddy feeling it brings remains the same, back when I was in high school, and now that I’m already in my mid-20’s. I still remember fantasizing about finding a Dao Ming Si in my life — not just a lover, but also a rich and handsome protector in an "us-against-the-world" love story. Any naive teenage girl would immediately fall in love with the story and wish they were Shancai.
Watching it for the first time during my high school years made me believe that real relationships are like that —- full of action, plot twists, and cheesy lines. It was 2004, I was 14, and I portrayed myself as the protagonist of my non-existent love story with my crush, who only talked to me probably once a month. I don’t know what made me do it, but in my delusion that a romantic story must be waiting for me at the end, I called him the night before his birthday and greeted him. I would daydream about the different ways we could probably end up together, and every interaction, no matter how meaningless, was inscribed in my mind. Thankfully, I got over that phase. We are still friends today, but we never talked about my stupid crush on him when we were teens.
Fast forward to present time. My perfect idea of love had been destroyed. I’ve gone through relationships and realized that sometimes, no matter how much you love each other, love isn’t enough. There are other things that matter more than romantic things, like family, future, dreams, and career… And it wasn’t actually bad to pick those things over a boyfriend. There is no such thing as an "us-against-the-world" story. In reality, it’s called "I’m-sorry-we’re-just-not-compatible" break-ups. I also learned that no matter how good it looks on TV, unfortunately, the giddy feeling that comes with cheesy lines and melting stares will never be able to sustain a relationship. Unlike Dao Ming Si and Shancai, many times it’s not an evil mother who will break up a pair, but unfaithfulness, pride, dishonesty, selfishness, and an unforgiving heart.
Why do I still bother to watch Meteor Garden, then?
I guess I just want a trip to memory lane, when my idea of love wasn’t complicated. Do you like each other? Then go and be together. Do not mind the world. Nothing can stop two souls who want to belong to each other. However, after growing older, I realized that love is never enough. Love can fade. Love alone does not sustain relationships.
Please don’t get me wrong, though. If I learned anything between the 10-year gap when TV shows were my standard in relationships and now, it’s realizing that true love is being committed, even after you run out of cheesy lines, even though there are more beautiful women out there, even when you are too busy to see each other everyday. True love is committing to stay together not just for the romantic sunsets, the weekend dates, and the thrill of being with someone.True love waits, and when it comes, it will be timeless.
Tried something for the first time today: BOWLING! I suck at it :D but it was a fun experience for someone who is afraid of trying new things.
First time Grab Taxi user and I must say that I am impressed.
I don’t ride taxis often but after standing in line for half an hour outside MRT Quezon Ave. station, with no signs that we will be allowed inside the station soon, I decided to find a tax that would take me to work. It was 8pm and all taxis had passengers. After 10 minutes, I remembered a friend who told me about Grab Taxi. I downloaded it and in just a minute a taxi stopped right in front of me!
Sometimes it lasts in love
but sometimes it hurts instead