Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Human Nature: Love Spell

To love, to get hurt and to fall in love all over again - that is, my dear friends, human nature.

We fall in love - sleepless nights, butterflies in our tummy, endless exchange of witty messages, inside jokes, heartfelt touches and falling asleep with thoughts of him only to wake up still longing for him.

We get hurt - sleepless nights, aching in our chest, endless exchange of hurtful remarks, upsetting arguments, wounded looks and crying yourself to sleep only to wake up feeling that hole in your heart again.

The cycle only repeats itself until we find our other half. It’s one of the constant things that each of us, no matter where you are, no matter who you are, no matter what your beliefs are - we all endure it and we all seek for it.

We fall in love all over again - over thinking, instant connections, endless exchange of basic information, inside jokes, that sought-after spark and falling asleep with the hope of something new.

We endure it - the pain, the heartache, the lost loves, the throbbing memories because we have faith. Faith in fate, in destiny, in a greater power or in an already laid-out plan far superior than what our wretched minds can view at the moment. All of us have faith but most are just too proud to even admit it. We live our lives hoping for a brighter future and we hope to spend it with someone who is worth coming home to.

That is human nature. We live, we love, we get hurt and we’ll always find ourselves enraptured under that love spell. 

Disclaimer: Photo credit embedded on the picture.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Waiting for Ted Mosby

In the year 2030, a father sits his children down to tell them a story of how he met their mother. Nine seasons later, it reveals missing puzzle pieces from the previous seasons and concludes with mind boggling events.

Right from Season 1 until the last episode of the 9th season, I kept falling in love with Ted Mosby over and over again -  his flaws, his humor and his endless search for Mrs. Ted Mosby. The word destiny can highly be associated with Ted's character - he falls in love so many times, gets hurt even more but he never gives up. This might just be the hype because right now, as I type this, we only have one episode left before the dreaded end of one of my favorite TV shows so let's call this my appreciation post for guys like Ted. ;)

His faith in Destiny:
Come on?! How can you not fall in love with guys who says these things!

His thoughts:
It was like something from an old movie, where the sailor sees the girl across the crowded dance floor, turns to his buddy and says, “See that girl? I’m gonna marry her someday.”

— Ted Mosby, How I Met Your Mother

His vulnerable moments:

Love according to Ted:

“It’s love. I’m in love with her, okay? If you’re looking for the word that means caring for someone beyond all rationality and wanting them to have everything they want no matter how much it destroys you, it’s love! And when you love someone, you just don’t stop. Ever. Even when people roll their eyes, or call you crazy, even then, especially then! You just don’t give up, because if I could give up, if I could just take the world’s advice and move on and find someone else that wouldn't be love! That would be some other disposable thing that is not worth fighting for… But that is not what this is!”— Ted Mosby, How I Met Your Mother

I'm not gonna lie, my loves. Finding a guy like Ted Mosby these days will be one heck of a 'needle in a haystack' scenario. Pretty sure there are still a few left but let's face it, it's a dog-eat-dog-world out there and if a guy finds out that his friend is a total softie and especially if he admits that he believes in all those things, it would be like he signed himself up for a life of hurt and bullying. The real world is a total ass and I'm hoping that the few guys left who are incurable romantics don't change just to be accepted by society. Sometimes guys need to grow up! Geez! Being a softie doesn't define your manhood. Ugh. Anyway, for my sake, and for other girls still holding on out there, I'm hoping we'll find our own Ted Mosby's in the future. Never lose faith ladies. Never ;)
"Destiny. It takes faith to believe but it takes even more courage to keep on waiting for the right one."

Monday, January 20, 2014

Poetry in Motion

One guy. A million different emotions. What we had felt like poetry in motion. I'd go back to December if I could.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

The Happiness Diary

"Happiness is a state of mind therefore I choose to be happy. :)"
Source: Microsoft Encarta Dictionaries
You can choose happiness over any other emotion, that’s what I believe. Don’t get me wrong, there have been and I’m pretty sure there will still be times when I’ll feel down and would rather mope around in my room, blast the speakers up and sing along to those highly emotional songs at the top of my lungs without a care in the oh so cruel world but that is life. All we have to do is buckle up after we indulge ourselves to a cry-athon for that’s just a part of how our lives are programmed. Just hang in there, honey!

Emma Pillsbury of Glee weeps to "All by Myself"  on one of Glee's episodes.
We have to go through all those negative feelings to appreciate all the blessings that we have. That, my dearest readers, is what we often lack - appreciation which leads to contentment and satisfaction that will of course eventually lead to the feeling of utter bliss - the feeling of happiness.

You are allowed to drown in your sorrows from time to time but in the end, we have to face the facts that we either have to let go, move on or fix it (depending on the situation). It's like what they often say, “Cry a river, build a bridge and get the heck over it.”

I consider happiness a state of mind for we can always input in our sometimes illogical brains that we can be happy. What I personally do is I often consider bad things that have happened as a challenge that I need to overcome, a lesson that I have to learn, a consequence of the bad choices that I’ve made or just a precursor of something great that will eventually happen to me. If it’s meant to be, it will happen. If not, it simply means that you’re meant for something even better.

I've come to terms that you can find happiness in the simplest of things. Although it’s not that easy especially when you’re going through tough times but the secret to this is like what I have mentioned before, learning to appreciate the most trivial of things.

I recently stumbled upon a so-called #100happydays challenge shared by one of my colleagues on Facebook. Below you will find further details on the challenge or just click on to the link to be redirected to their site:

I’m only 6 days in and it is indeed a challenge. You have to find something in your life to be happy about each day; that yummy dessert that you always order in your fave cake shop, those adorable arm candies that you wear with your summer dress, that enchanting book that would instantly transport you to your own world the moment you open a page and just about anything that you rarely realize brings sunshine to your day.

In this information age, we rarely have time to think. We just go along with the motions and without realizing it, we forget the value of those trivial things that we encounter, touch, taste and go through each day. This is like a wake-up call. By finding something to be happy about each day, you get to ponder and recognize its worth in your life. Your day will instantly brighten just…like…that! :) Awesome, right?! Don’t believe me? You should try it out for yourself! You won’t regret it, I give you my word.

P.S.: Finding something to be happy about every day is not the only challenge, finding the time to be happy about it is too! I, myself, to be honest almost forgot that I had to do this challenge and it feels like you’re literally forgetting to be happy and my dears, I cannot afford not to be happy. Double negatory, eh? :D Come along and join the road to happiness with me! :) I post my simple joys on my instagram account as seen below: *whispers: Follow me while you're there too! Thanks love!*

IG: gynenkyra 
#100happydays #100daysofsunshine #happinessdiary

What are you waiting for?! I dare you to join this worthy-challenge with me so the world will have one less depressed emotional young adult/teen/adult around! :)

Friday, December 27, 2013

The Porcelain Doll

"Bitterness, heartbreak and disappointment translates into poetry."

There once was a doll who fell in love with a real live boy

She knew it was wrong for she was just a measly toy
There's this pounding in her chest and butterflies in her porcelain tummy
It kept bothering her but for once she felt genuinely happy.

He always knew that cute little doll was something of awe
He started to hum mushy songs, reality felt unreal at all
His heart began to soften, the world began to turn red
He didn't go out anymore, he chose to stay with her instead.

There was a magical connection that neither can fathom
They didn't need no explanation, this is where they belong
In each other's tender embrace, neither wanted to budge
With each holding hand, cold vs hard fingers playfully nudge.

Everything felt real but was it too good to be true?
He began to move away, is there something she can do?
She tried to understand but there was something holding him back.
The connection started to fade, her porcelain heart was about to crack.

She tried once more but he wasn't trying harder
She didn't know what but something was moving him farther
He started to ignore her, try as she may
He broke her to pieces. Still, she hopes he'll come back one day.
There once was a guy who broke her heart again!!!
What's new, right? She believed this to be the end.
She thought he'd be the one to break the ghastly curse.
Shame on her!! Shame on guys and their bloody thirst!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Humanity = UNITY

Grabbed from NASA's facebook page. Caption: Typhoon Haiyan seen from the International Space Station: Astronaut Karen Nyberg shared this picture of Typhoon Haiyan early in the morning of Nov. 9, 2013 from the station, some 240 miles above the Earth.
If you haven't heard about the recent super typhoon Haiyan (Philippines' Yolanda), the strongest recorded to hit earth, then girl, you must be living under a rock. My family is from Aklan, it's one of the direct paths the super typhoon hit last Friday, 8th of November 2013 and my oh my was I worried. Thank goodness my family was spared. Our home and other structures around suffered severe damage tho but material things, they're nothing to worry about - they're completely replaceable. We can always put a smile on our faces and get through it together but losing the life of our loved ones, that's a different story.

We just have to give it a hand to my countrymen, I am so proud of their optimism a midst what they have been through. Faith in God, that is what we always lean on. For your viewing displeasure, head on to the link for photos of the devastation. Note: These are just taken from one city. Imagine what the other cities and isolated areas have been through.

Our deepest appreciation for CNN. The above statement truly is heartwarming to hear. :) This is one of the things that will always keep us going. Leaders and other celebrities also showed their sympathy on CNN's article.

Source: Encarta Dictionaries
In times of struggle and suffering, we are glad that the rest of the world have our backs. I shall not delay any further. We may still have these smiles on our faces after that devastation but that doesn't mean we don't need help. My countrymen lost their family, shelter, food, clothing and even their jobs because of this typhoon. Sad to say, it has changed their lives. Inequality doesn't exist anymore and not in a good way - no one is rich nor poor. WE need your help to start over.
"It is too early to tell what exactly we will need, but definitely after the relief operations there is going to be a lot of work in terms of reconstruction and rehabilitation, particularly for people who have lost their homes," Philippines Ambassador to the U.S. Jose Cuisia Jr. told Voice of America."
Below you shall find links on how you can help and how the others have showed their support:

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As of 11 November 2013, a local magazine posted the following statistics of donations from all over the globe:
Grabbed from Kayumanggi Magazine's facebook page

Aviations Concepts Logistics, Inc. is also doing their part in helping out. I am more than honored to be a part of a team that truly cares.

These organizations are but a few of those who have showed their support. It truly warms our hearts that everywhere we turn and every website we click through, there will be people showing their sympathy and are willing to share their blessings. United we will stand together. We couldn't thank you enough. You will always be in our prayers.

*Sources: Yahoo News, Facebook posts, Google Search

Friday, October 4, 2013


Death - end of being alive: the ending of all vital functions or processes in an organism or cell. Microsoft® Encarta®
The title might have to be the most subtle way I can make this post sound lighter. No, I am not thinking of suicide or anything that may end my oh so valuable life. I would not even dare allow such thought inside my head but my fascination towards death, dying, suicide, murders, serial killers and all those things or reasons that lead to death has never always seemed real to me.

I have experienced death firsthand with my Daddy gone just over a couple of years ago and most of my grandparents leaving this physical world when I was younger but still, the idea of death, it has and still feels so surreal to me. I don’t know. I have feelings of course, I’m not insensitive and hollow like Dexter (TV series) but when it comes to the matter at hand, I don’t think I have grasped the idea that it’s real.

I might be confused or downright crazy for not feeling anything at all. It might be the endless TV series marathons involving death since I was younger that made me feel this way about the subject. I don’t know. I really don’t know nor do I need any psychobabble bullsh*t analyzing I have something dark in me. I’m just confused, that’s all. I have always looked on the bright side of everything and the concept of death is just so sad and permanent that I try to get it out of my system as fast as possible. To be honest, I don’t know if I have gotten over my Dad’s death. I know that he died. I cried for a bit but not like how you’re really supposed to. I know I owe my Dad more tears. Sorry Daddy.  

I would feel like I’m watching myself from the outside, a completely different person when that sort of topic comes up - a different perspective on my own life from what I have gotten to know myself. I sort of just shut down that part of my brain and let a different side of me take over every time it comes up. Maybe I’m too optimistic and death is the only thing I can never be optimistic about which is why I put on a mask and hope the feeling goes away. I don’t even know what I’m trying to say here really. Maybe I do need someone to psychobabble analyze why I feel this way. I don’t know. I really don’t know.

But am I afraid of death knowing that I don't feel anything towards it? I don't know. Maybe not. I'm afraid of the pain I'll be feeling, leaving my loved ones, having them worry about me too much, not being able to cross off everything on my bucket list and I might of course worry where I will be headed after but certainly not death itself.

Blimey! I think my Dexter marathon from season 1 til season 7 has taken a toll on me. Here’s an early creepy Halloween post for you! Welcome to my ever troubled mind lovelies! :)