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I Cannot Pursue You Yet

I cannot pursue you Yet, And I might never do. I may be starting to like you a lot, in more ways than I had expected. I like all your go...

5 LDR Tips Para Tumibay Ka

Realities ng mga nasa LDR: maraming temptations at opportunities para mag-cheat mismatch yung schedule niyo para mag-usap madaling ma...

Tips Para Iwas Pokmaru

Part 1 1. Mindset: wala siyang gusto sayo, friendly lang (unless umamin) 2. Isiping mataas ang sugar level niya kaya sweet sayo 3. Expl...

Relationship Green Flags

Content from the BW Podcast   Change Someone with the proven ability to change. There's growth. There's change! Hindi  puro promises at ...

7 Lessons from a Single Mom

Hi! I'm a single mother now because I married wrong. While I consider having my son the best thing that happened to me, still I know that t...

Relationships

Widen your Perspective, ‘wag mag settle kay Bestfriend!

Always the kina-kaibigan pero never the kinaka-ibigan. Well, that’s life, I guess. O kaya naman siguro yan ung purpose na binigay sayo ni L...

Open letter to a struggling self

Dear self,  I know you’ve been struggling lately. You’re not yourself and you seemed lost in a place you’ve never been before. I know you’re ...

Liham para saaking unang pag-ibig

Liham para sa aking unang pag-ibig,                  Marahil hindi ito ang pinaka magandang tulang maitatala ko ...

“Just ride the tide until the sun rises again because it always does.”...

Open Letter Magkaiba pero iisa, magkaiba ang dahilan sa kung paano sila satin nawala ng tuluyan pero iisa lang ang pinatunguhan. Kalungkutan. Nawala...

To the man who still believes in old-fashioned courtship, keep it up!

To the man who believes that a woman is a treasure, I truly admire you. I wonder where you are. I wonder if you're near or far. No matter what it take...

Standards Over Emotions

Someday, will I be able to know such a good man who will love me and ask for my hand in marriage?If so,Will I be asked out for a date?Will I be i...

Poetries

Open letter to a struggling self

Dear self,  I know you’ve been struggling lately. You’re not yourself and you seemed lost in a place you’ve never been before. I know you’re wandering thru the m...

Maraming Salamat at Paalam, aking Ama! Hanggang sa muli nating pagkiki...

Tatay, Daddy, Papa, Erpat, Tatang, Itay…Anumang katawagan pa yan.. sila ang tinagurian na ating haligi ng tahanan… Sa aking ama, salamat sa walang sawang pagmamahal. I...

Ikaw sa Araw-araw

Ikaw ang paborito kong timpla ng kape na gumigising sa natutulog kong diwa. Ikaw ang aking ligaya sa namumukadkad na umaga. Ikaw ang unan ko't gutson, sa'yo ay may pahing...

You are MORE…

YOU ARE MORE... You are more than a pretty face You are more than what you know You are more than gold or silver You are more than your defeats and victories YOU ARE...

I Cannot Pursue You Yet

I cannot pursue you Yet, And I might never do. I may be starting to like you a lot, in more ways than I had expected. I like all your good things, your beauty, your p...

Moving On

We need to stop this non-relationship Relationship.

I think we need to stop. Not because I wanted to, but we have to. I promised myself not to settle for anything less than what I deserve; to not settle for temporary happiness; to pray to be th...

Open Letter for my ex

Take Your Time

End of conversation

Waiting

What If Naging Tayo?

What if naging tayo? What if ako 'yung pinili mo? What if minahal mo rin ako?' Siguro, mas nakilala pa kita ng mabuti at nakilala mo rin ako. Siguro, may kanta tayong laging babalik-balikan at may p...

Thank God I waited

Sana Ako

He said Yes!

Not Now

Faith

Open letter to a struggling self

Dear self,  I know you’ve been struggling lately. You’re not yourself and you seemed lost in a place you’ve never been before. I know you’re wandering thru the midst of nothingness right now ...

Ikaw sa Araw-araw

You are MORE…

I Cannot Pursue You Yet

Singleness

Things To While You are Still Single

SinglenessIsNotASickness KNOW YOUR PURPOSE - Being single is part of God's ultimate plan in your life. Allow God to mold you in his likeness and discover where God called you in this life. Beli...

Sa ngayon, ako muna

NBSBBtAlwysBrkn

Yes, it's you, the man who got God's yes. But maybe it's not yet the time to step up to the next level. Perhaps this is still the season for us to embrace our singlehood, appreciate our friendships, and learn to persevere in the presence of God alone. It is my excitement to...
All of us had our fair share of pain, disappointments, heart breaks, failure, losses and struggles on our journey. I know that none of those things I mentioned gave us a good time right? Experiencing those eventually results to breakdowns, tears and we end up getting lost; if...
Yung salitang mahal kita, kailan ba dapat binabanggit. Kapag ba andito na siya at nalapit? Dahil ba na attached kana kaya mo nasambit? O baka nasanay kalang kasi lagi siyang nakadikit. Mahal mo ba talaga? O gusto mo lang may magmahal sayo? Gusto mo lang ng ...
I didn't realize who I was almost 7 years ago since I came from long-term relationships. I was too co-dependent with my two exes. The pain inside the relationship is very addicting, mapapatanong ka if mahal mo pa ba yung taong katabi mo or you just need that person. Magkaiba kasi...
Sa bawat rebolusyon ng mundo sa araw, kasabay ang ikot nang mundo kong tila'y naiwan sa'yo. Habang umu-usad ang panahon, ako'y naglalakbay pabalik, Pabalik kung saan nandoon pa tayo. Kung saan malinaw at may kulay pa ang lahat. Pilit kong pinaniniwala ang sarili ko Na isa l...
Bulalakaw Sa tuwing dumaraan ka, Binibigyan mo nang liwanag ang kalangitan kong naba-balot sa kadiliman. Hindi ko mawari ang hiwagang dala mo, Sa pagka’t ako’y nabubulag sa liwanag na taglay mo. Sana sa mga susunod na pag daan mo ay tangayin mo na ko, Balutin mo ko sa i...
You always have time for things you put first. First things first, I just dont want to force anything on you. Maybe you're tired of the games, picking up the pieces to make you whole again or maybe you're waiting for someone to comeback which is the hardest to deal with. Lovi...
Yung kinakabahan ka sa tuwing kasama mo sya, dami mong naiiisip pero di mo magawang sabihin sa kanya lahat yun. Marahil di mo lang magawa dahil natatakot kang may masabi ka na di maganda o maging dahilan para di sya maging kumportable at lumayo sya sayo. Masaya ka palage pag nai...
Habang papasikat ang araw na tuluyang magbibigay ng liwanag sa lahat, Aking naitanong "Babalik pa ba sa normal ang lahat?" Ingay at tawanan ng mga batang naglalaro tila ba'y naglaho at ngayon ay napalitan ng pangamba at takot. Sikat ng araw, dala ay saya at pag-asa sa panib...
Ikaw ang paborito kong timpla ng kape na gumigising sa natutulog kong diwa. Ikaw ang aking ligaya sa namumukadkad na umaga. Ikaw ang unan ko't gutson, sa'yo ay may pahinga. Ikaw ang awit na 'di nakakasawang pakinggan. Ikaw ang kuwentong tanging ako lang ang nakakaalam.   ...
Hindi naman mahirap ang magmahal... Napatunayan ko 'yan dahil marami-rami na rin akong inibig. Marami-rami na rin akong sinuyo.  Pero bakit ang ibigin ay parang pag-abot sa mga bituin Bakit ang pagnais na ako naman ang mahalin ay napakahirap makamit? Gusto ko lang malaman, G...
At first, I thought making people believe in something you say or do is hard, but now I have realized that making yourself believe in something is harder. It's harder to make yourself believe that you don't care anymore when all you do is check up on them. It's hard ...
Ako, ito, dito. Sa tagpuan nang 'di mawaring dako. Sa lokasyon nang 'di mawaring anggulo. Itutuwid na ang liko. Maninindigan na't hindi magtatago. Para na rin matigil ang gulo, Mahal, lalaban ako. Pero hindi… Para sa'yo. Away-bati. Buo, kalahati. Okay tayo tapos maya-maya hin...
Content from the BW Podcast   Change Someone with the proven ability to change. There's growth. There's change! Hindi  puro promises at potentials. potential is potential but potential is useless without cultivation like a rich soil, or a deposit of oil underground, or a ...
Dear future wife, I thought everything will be smooth with my growth as a man that God designed me to be, but unfortunately, I still have a lot of room for improvement. I trained and disciplined myself so hard that I believe it is already okay and enough but I found myself tha...
I was writing ...when I remember the last time I held this pen was the time I said "I'm okay" though it means "I'm in pain." ...When tears started falling and I used it as my ink ...when I wrote letters to find peace but I found no ease The monsters of my yesterday were c...
A realization: You're always available for her, alam niya 'yon at sinabi mo pang "andito lang ako for you"; pero at the end of the day, it's who she chooses to be available for her. Ang panalo ay kaninong "andito lang ako" ang pipiliin niya.
Ipinagtagpo pero hindi itinadhana, pwedeng ipaglaban pero hindi pwedeng ipagpilitan. Ipinagtagpo tayo sa panahon na hindi nakalaan para sa atin. Ilang beses subukang ipaglaban ngunit nagkakaroon lang ng pagitan. Maling panahon nga ba? o hindi lang talaga tayo para sa isa’t isa...
Cold eyes. Cold lines. Missing the old times. Digesting all the butterflies, in my stomach. Searching for roads leading to a way back. Flashback. Reminiscing. Smiling. Like crazy I'm diving to the memories I've treasured, but is it meant to be forgotten? Asking, hoping for an...
Paalam na sa dulo na hindi natin naabot. Nasa gitna pa lang pero bigla nang natapos Mahirap tanggapin ang katotohanan na pinagtagpo pero hindi pinalago. 'Yun bang hinayaan manahan sa presensya ng bawat isa, hanggang sa bigla na lang huminto Hindi akalain na hahanapin yun...
Say this to yourself: CHOICE AKO NI LORD. Pinili ka ng Diyos dahil alam niya ang kayayahan mo. Pinili ka niya dahil alam niyang KAYA MO. Pinili ka niya dahil alam niyang kaya mong maglingkod ng buong puso. Hindi aksidente pag dinala ka ng Lord sa isang lugar o ministry at ...
For the past 3 years, Itinago ko ang mga totoo kong ngiti sa aking mukha. Lahat ng ngiti at tawa na pilit kong ipinapakita dati ay walang katotohan. Biglaan nalang itong naglaho! Habang lumilipas ang tatlong taon ay pilit ko itong hinanap. Hanggang ikaw ang aking nakita. Hindi...
I know it is tiring to count days, weeks, months, and even years. There are times when we find ourselves asking, “How long should I still wait?”, “Is there still a hope for me?”, and “Am I going to spend the rest of my life alone?” These questions together with the uncertainties ...
"mAHIWAGA PIPILIIN KA SA ARAW-ARAW... MAHIWAGA ANG NADARAMA SA'YO AY MALINAW..." -BEN&BEN I am a fan of Ben and Ben simula nang nairelease nila ang ilan sa mga pumatok nila na songs like Pagtingin, Kathang-Isip and especially ang kanta nila na Araw-araw. Ito yung mga kant...
People who come and go in our lives are the right people at the right time. That is why I defy the words they say about love for a right person at a wrong time or the wrong person at a right time. Because I do believe that there is no wrong with everything. It was always right. B...
I used to live with my transman ex, so most of my stuff, whenever I go back to Philippines is nasa apartment niya. We broke up 11 months ago. Supposedly nung March kukunin ng pinsan ko ang gamit ko sa kanya kaso daming lockdown na nangyari sa Pinas and busy din ang pinsan ko sin...
I confessed my feelings. And he replied. "I'm speechless". And I replied, "Okay".  That's how it ended. We started as colleagues to friends, going out after work (he was my colleague then but assigned sa ibang branch). Planning 'galas' and outing. We were texting and chatting on...
1. Commit to good communication. A lot of misunderstanding will likely happen simply because you probably have a different world view. Ask questions like, "What did you mean when you said that?" and "Why do you feel that way?" and be open to their answer being equally valid as yo...
WEIRD! Sobrang weird! I have this feeling na mayroon ka na ding nararamdaman sa akin, ngunit takot tayong parehas sa kakalabasan natin. Ang pagkakaiba nga lang nating dalawa ay sumubok akong sabihin ang nararamdaman ko sayo. As what I’ve expected, masakit ang nakuha kong sagot s...
Kaibigan, kaibigan, kaibigan.... Mga salitang pilit ibinibigkas ng aking isip, ngunit taliwas na bigkas ng aking puso. Ngiti na ngayon na lamang nakikita sa aking mukha na ikaw ang dahilan. Nananabik na makita ang mensahe mo na may pang-aasar ngunit ang asar ay napapalit...

Perhaps it’s you, but it’s not for now.

Yes, it's you, the man who got God's yes. But maybe it's not yet the time to step up to the next level. Perhaps this is still the season for us to embrace our singlehood, appreciate our friendships...

Set backs to set-up

All of us had our fair share of pain, disappointments, heart breaks, failure, losses and struggles on our journey. I know that none of those things I mentioned gave us a good time right? Experienc...

Mahal kita.

Yung salitang mahal kita, kailan ba dapat binabanggit. Kapag ba andito na siya at nalapit? Dahil ba na attached kana kaya mo nasambit? O baka nasanay kalang kasi lagi siyang nakadikit. ...

Things I’ve learned from past relationships

I didn't realize who I was almost 7 years ago since I came from long-term relationships. I was too co-dependent with my two exes. The pain inside the relationship is very addicting, mapapatanong ka if...

Baleng

Sa bawat rebolusyon ng mundo sa araw, kasabay ang ikot nang mundo kong tila'y naiwan sa'yo. Habang umu-usad ang panahon, ako'y naglalakbay pabalik, Pabalik kung saan nandoon pa tayo. Kung saan mal...

Bulalakaw (Para kay Molly)

Bulalakaw Sa tuwing dumaraan ka, Binibigyan mo nang liwanag ang kalangitan kong naba-balot sa kadiliman. Hindi ko mawari ang hiwagang dala mo, Sa pagka’t ako’y nabubulag sa liwanag na taglay mo....

First things first

You always have time for things you put first. First things first, I just dont want to force anything on you. Maybe you're tired of the games, picking up the pieces to make you whole again or mayb...

First thought in the morning

Yung kinakabahan ka sa tuwing kasama mo sya, dami mong naiiisip pero di mo magawang sabihin sa kanya lahat yun. Marahil di mo lang magawa dahil natatakot kang may masabi ka na di maganda o maging dah...

NEW-NORMAL

Habang papasikat ang araw na tuluyang magbibigay ng liwanag sa lahat, Aking naitanong "Babalik pa ba sa normal ang lahat?" Ingay at tawanan ng mga batang naglalaro tila ba'y naglaho at ngayon ay na...

Ikaw sa Araw-araw

Ikaw ang paborito kong timpla ng kape na gumigising sa natutulog kong diwa. Ikaw ang aking ligaya sa namumukadkad na umaga. Ikaw ang unan ko't gutson, sa'yo ay may pahinga. Ikaw ang awit na 'di nakaka...

Hindi naman mahirap ang magmahal…

Hindi naman mahirap ang magmahal... Napatunayan ko 'yan dahil marami-rami na rin akong inibig. Marami-rami na rin akong sinuyo.  Pero bakit ang ibigin ay parang pag-abot sa mga bituin Bakit ang pa...

Believe

At first, I thought making people believe in something you say or do is hard, but now I have realized that making yourself believe in something is harder. It's harder to make yourself believe t...

Ipaglalaban Kong Isuko Ka Na

Ako, ito, dito. Sa tagpuan nang 'di mawaring dako. Sa lokasyon nang 'di mawaring anggulo. Itutuwid na ang liko. Maninindigan na't hindi magtatago. Para na rin matigil ang gulo, Mahal, lalaban ako. Pe...

Relationship Green Flags

Content from the BW Podcast   Change Someone with the proven ability to change. There's growth. There's change! Hindi  puro promises at potentials. potential is potential but potential is useles...

An Open Letter To My Future Wife

Dear future wife, I thought everything will be smooth with my growth as a man that God designed me to be, but unfortunately, I still have a lot of room for improvement. I trained and disciplined my...

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I was writing ...when I remember the last time I held this pen was the time I said "I'm okay" though it means "I'm in pain." ...When tears started falling and I used it as my ink ...when I wrote...

Andito Lang Ako

A realization: You're always available for her, alam niya 'yon at sinabi mo pang "andito lang ako for you"; pero at the end of the day, it's who she chooses to be available for her. Ang panalo ay ...

Maling panahon, maling pagkakataon.

Ipinagtagpo pero hindi itinadhana, pwedeng ipaglaban pero hindi pwedeng ipagpilitan. Ipinagtagpo tayo sa panahon na hindi nakalaan para sa atin. Ilang beses subukang ipaglaban ngunit nagkakaroon la...

Go and Grow

Cold eyes. Cold lines. Missing the old times. Digesting all the butterflies, in my stomach. Searching for roads leading to a way back. Flashback. Reminiscing. Smiling. Like crazy I'm diving to the me...

Wakas ng Dulo na Hindi Natin Naabot

Paalam na sa dulo na hindi natin naabot. Nasa gitna pa lang pero bigla nang natapos Mahirap tanggapin ang katotohanan na pinagtagpo pero hindi pinalago. 'Yun bang hinayaan manahan sa presensya n...

CHOICE ka ni Lord

Say this to yourself: CHOICE AKO NI LORD. Pinili ka ng Diyos dahil alam niya ang kayayahan mo. Pinili ka niya dahil alam niyang KAYA MO. Pinili ka niya dahil alam niyang kaya mong maglingkod ng bu...

NGITI

For the past 3 years, Itinago ko ang mga totoo kong ngiti sa aking mukha. Lahat ng ngiti at tawa na pilit kong ipinapakita dati ay walang katotohan. Biglaan nalang itong naglaho! Habang lumilipas a...

This Is Why God Made You Wait

I know it is tiring to count days, weeks, months, and even years. There are times when we find ourselves asking, “How long should I still wait?”, “Is there still a hope for me?”, and “Am I going to sp...

MAGMAMAHAL, MAHIWAGA

"mAHIWAGA PIPILIIN KA SA ARAW-ARAW... MAHIWAGA ANG NADARAMA SA'YO AY MALINAW..." -BEN&BEN I am a fan of Ben and Ben simula nang nairelease nila ang ilan sa mga pumatok nila na songs like Pagti...