She Knew It Was Over Before It Even Ended

#TCFNoteToSelf She knew. She could tell by the way you no longer held her hand the way you used to. She could tell by the kisses that used to be sweet expressions of affection, but had become routine and obligatory. She could tell by the miniscule details that you took for granted, but she kept her eyes on. She knew. She dreaded it, but she knew. She knew she no longer held your rapt attention as she once had. She knew she no longer topped your priorities like before. She knew that you would no longer take that hour’s drive...

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To Her Silly Crush with the Silly Jokes

#TCFNoteToSelf She may appear carefree, outgoing and perfectly happy. I’ll have you know that she just got over a devastating heartbreak, and beneath the surface, she’s still nursing her heart. She may appear as if smiles and laughs come easy to her. I’ll have you know that these are all for show, because smiling is way easier than dredging up painful memories for an explanation. She may appear as if she’ll never run out of quips and jokes. Although a little awkward at times, she’s naturally witty once she becomes comfortable. I’ll have you know that the jokes are likewise...

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Sweetest Promposal by an Athelete

Promposals weren't a thing during my time. The scenario would usually be, to go to the prom with your boyfriend, close friends or someone who would ask you out. Lately though, there have been a lot of sweet promposals circulating the internet and wouldn't you say "awww" upon seeing someone ask their date to the prom by doing well thought gestures? 17-year-old Joran Fuller had an idea of one of the sweetest promposal for his girlfriend Claire Short. Both Joran and Claire are big fans of running, so Fuller decided to use an app called Strava that tracks a runner’s route....

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Missing You Doesn’t Mean Wanting You Back

#TCFNoteToSelf The sorrow of a regretful parting is just one of the many experiences that a person goes through in life. Like love, it is inevitable. Like love, it is overwhelming. And like love, it concerns the heart. A break-up between two people once bound by love, and strengthened by years of being together, is as poetic as it is painful. I know this because the pain of our parting festers like an irritated wound badly in need of antiseptic despite the passing of weeks. I miss you, and my heart couldn’t help but notice your absence every time I...

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To The Guy Who Has Been Broken – I won’t Promise You Anything Less But My Best

I understand that the past was pretty bad on you. And although I have been there, I won't be able to understand what and how it was like for you. Yes, I empathize and sympathize for you but believe me, I know that every heartbreak anyone goes thru is theirs and theirs alone.  You have told me glimpses and pieces of it, although you don't need to, I happily listened. I know you are guarding yourself from trusting people, I am too. You may not have gotten to trusting me yet. But everytime you question love and your purpose or...

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Here’s The Thing They Don’t Tell You About Romance

Being a girl who is entirely skeptical about love yet writing romantic poems, I am a walking cliche. But growing up  reading all those books that talk about romance, you tend to have this preconceived notion about falling in love. Here's the thing: it's not exactly true. Even when I was a child, I became so engrossed in the whole concept of having that romantic swept-off-your-feet type of romance. Partner that with every Disney movie and YA book, and you have yourself an idealistic romantic. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="595"] Photo: tumblr.com[/caption] So what changed? I'll tell you what changed. It's...

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17 Things You Should Never Tell Your Filipina Girlfriend

Girlfriends are not always the fragile kind of people that most movies, TV shows make us think they are. However, saying the wrong thing to your Filipina girlfriend may set them off and will make you regret for the rest of your life. Even if you know in your soul that your intentions are pure, if you say it the wrong way, then you are in trouble. If you have said anything on this list, you most probably realized it immediately that you made a mistake. And you most likely have uttered a silent prayer for yourself and wished that...

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9 Things You Take For Granted In Your Tinder Profile

Tinder has been a major player in the online dating scene for a good two years now. You'd think people would have the basics of the perfect Tinder profile down pat by now, right? Unfortunately not. There are many things people tend to forego on Tinder. In their crazed desperation for a new significant other, users may have taken these useful Tinder features for granted. Read on further, and if you take your cues from us, you'll have a significantly more effective profile than your friends'... Even the 'hotter' ones who secretly tick you off. Your Profile Description The profile...

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Falling In Love With A Manic Pixie Dream Girl

What is a manic pixie dream girl? You may not have heard of the term, but you certainly know of one—the quirky, fun-loving, romantic, fantasy girl you can’t help but love (or hate) in movies or TV shows. Think Zooey Deschanel in 500 Days of Summer. She’s pretty, she’s different, she’s all the good kinds of “weird”, and she’s also the kind of girl you should never ever hope to have. A manic pixie dream girl (MPDG, for short) is not a person. She’s an idea. The thing with love in the movies is that it varies so much from...

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Dating Apps: eHarmony vs. Tinder

Dating apps or online dating has been part of the dating culture already. However it is a bit hard to decide which of the applications you should sign up for considering the number of websites and applications that caters to online dating already. To help you out on deciding, let me share what I know about the two most popular dating applications nowadays: Tinder and eHarmony. eHarmony is a paid application launched in the year 2000, while Tinder is a free dating application launched just 3 years ago. According to their data, there are 438 people everyday who gets married because...

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22 And Single: When You’ve Learned To Be Lonely

I'm a millennial. I'm 22 years old, single, in-between jobs, and writing this in the middle of a busy Starbucks branch in TriNoma, at the risk of everyone around me seeing the title of this article. Did I mention I'm totally and hopelessly single? In an era of social media and television where relationships are nothing but glamor and sweet romance, it's hard not to be bitter about the loneliness that pokes out the dark corners of the back of your mind. Some of us millennials may be embracing single life, relishing our freedom and making the most of every...

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Rules of A Basic Sketch, A Spoken Word Poem

I wrote this poem around two or three years ago, around the time I had come to terms with being single after the longest relationship I’ve had so far. It was a difficult time made easier by focusing on my schoolwork, which was basically painting and drawing. I had also discovered my love for spoken word poetry because of people like Sarah Kay and Phil Kaye. Watching videos from Button Poetry also inspired me to write a little poem of my own. Although I’ve never actually performed this piece, I attached a recording for the full effect in case you...

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