“Once in a lifetime” – A POV on Feels Like Home

“The mind may not remember a thing but the heart never forgets how it feels to be home.” -@justmeMajella

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When was the last time you actually engaged in the thought that you needed somebody in your life? When was the last time you did something for someone that felt so great? When was the last time you felt good about doing something that you never thought you could? When was the last time you listened to what your heart really feels? When was the last time you realized how important every minute of your life is?  I’ll leave all these questions to you.

I don’t even know how to start this blog about what I just finished reading from Wattpad. It’s actually my first time to write about what I read and give my POV.  I saw a tweet from my cousin @lindseyuritz at 1:03 AM of June 8, 2016, here it goes:

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When it comes to fanfic she is my go-to person. We always share the stories we read, we even exchange opinions and we both enjoy our fangirling experiences together or apart. Twitter and Wattpad are our happy place and of course, RJ and Maine  are our happy pills.

So I tweeted her and said, Uy bago? and she replied : “just finished reading it now straight for almost 2 hours, ksma na singhot haha! Dko mtgil eh, it’s really good!” and I responded, “two hours ahh chapter 1 pa lang ako mamaya ko na lang kaya basahin baka di na ako makatulog.”

As I was reading  chapter 1 and still waiting na dalawin ako ng antok, coming from her, I know this is something really worth my time so I decided to continue reading, and true enough I can’t seem to force myself to stop reading the next chapter, and another one and another. When I reached chapter 8 I knew I have to get something so I went up from my bed grabbed a glass of water and got a box of kleenex, I knew all along I would be needing it; and I was right.

When it comes to family matters, friends, loved ones and romantic relationships- I always get emotional, I’m a self-confessed mababaw ang luha- iyakin sabi nga nila and a hopeless romantic. Even if it isn’t my story; even if it’s just a fiction – a movie, a soap, or a story that I read, surely I would cry, as to many tears that I can’t tell.

There comes a point in our lives, though we can’t totally understand from where the writers are coming from, we tend to feel the emotions they convey. I must say, the writer of Feels Like Home has an effective way of expressing her thoughts. She really delivered, and her style is something that many can somehow relate to – just like the other amazing writers from ADN that I admire. They all deserve to be appreciated even once in a while.

As I continued reading the remaining chapters I had felt all sorts of emotions; as if I was in the shoe of Maine or Richard and the other characters in the story. And by this time I can no longer contain my tears, so I just let it all out. I felt the emptiness, the anger, the discomfort, the betrayal, the longing and more so I felt their pain, their struggle as well as their aspiration for her to come back to life no matter how helpless they may be. I felt the genuine love, their immense happiness and renewed faith.

Being  alive  is something we usually don’t notice as an everyday miracle. Not until we realize that we could only be given a few more days to live. We see relationships as just part of our everyday lives not knowing how it could make or break us. Whenever we detach ourselves to what is real; when we choose to live a life away from our fears; when we turn our backs to our old selves; when we believe that we don’t need anyone, we actually forget how to truly live.

This story reminded me to not live a life full of regrets, what ifs and buts. It made me realize that we all have to cherish every moment, every memory and always try to make a good one. To forget about pride and insecurities, to learn to accept, move on and to forgive. To not lose hope and to love again. FLH also reminds us to believe that God has a hand in everything. He always has better plans, better than what we have dreamed of. He knows when to tap our shoulders to remind us that we are loved. He lets us know that we are not forgotten and we just need to have faith in Him and believe.

TRUST – a big word that not everyone knows how to give and not everyone deserves to be given but this story shown us that in life we need to trust God, others and our own selves.

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Feels Like Home is not just a nice story. It is a heartfelt, well-written, and not a typical story that I am fortunate I came across and took time to read. I hope this is not the last story you’ll write ItchyWittyFingers ( on twitter). Many of us are looking forward to read your works again. Thank you for sharing your talent. You are awe-inspiring!

Kudos to you and to all the other writers from ALDUB and MAICHARD Nation.                                I am so proud of all of you. Though some may not feel appreciated or noticed,                       always remember there is at least one who does. That’s me. 

P.S. Don’t hesitate to read it. Don’t forget to bring a glass of water and a hanky, tissue or towel if you have to and for more pleasant reading experience you can log on to Spotify, search for Love Affair (A Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack) playlist and put on loop the song Journey of Love. Enjoy reading everyone. Let’s all be happy and share love.

Photo credit : ItchyWittyFingers on Wattpad

#MyLifeAt33

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Dear Majella,

Before this day ends I would like you to thank God for all the blessings He has been graciously giving you all these years. Remember to count your blessings and be grateful. Here’s a few. The gift of having a complete and happy family, supportive and loving parents and siblings. This is just so overwhelming. You should also be thankful for your relatives, best friends, friends, inspirations, mentors, colleagues in the event and wedding industry, clients-couples and debutantes who chose you to be their Event Planner, to your team, Gembso Angels, then and now and other people who has been part of your life.

Please also say thank you for the gift of life, for the many opportunities that come your way and for all the lessons God has thought you.

Now that you are already 33, choose to live a more positive life, take as step closer to your goals, do whatever it takes to make your dreams come true; to have a more meaningful life; to inspire more people to be better and to just be true to yourself.

Enjoy what this year offers you and embrace it with much excitement and appreciation.

Always bring positivity, spread love, good vibes and make others happy too.

Life is too short so make sure to live it to the fullest.

Always support what you love and choose what makes you happy.

Always give your best in everything that you do.

Remember, I am so proud of what you have become.

Lastly, May all your heart’s desires come true. I strongly believe and claim that your heart could still fall hard at 33.
Happy birthday my dear.

Love,

Self

#33RandomFactsAboutMe

I am turning thirty-three in a few days and I thought of writing 33 random facts about Me. I know others would agree, some would think again; love me or hate me but hey this is me. Just me!

I am turning thirty-three in a few days and I thought of writing 33 random facts about Me. I know others would agree, some would think again. Love me or hate me but hey this is me. Just me! 33

1. I believe in happily ever afters… and my favourite is the happily ever after that I’ll make…

2. I am a music lover, much that I want to sing I’d rather use mic on hosting, I am way better with it!

3. I take a lot of pictures but I don’t print it, memories are forever etched in my heart.

4.  I am fascinated to receive handwritten letters, cards, and DIY stuff. Things done with effort mean a lot to me.

5. I’d prefer to be seated on a passenger seat than to drive and die young. I love my life and I’d love to live longer.

6. When no one seems to listen, I just talk to my self and I am actually learning… sometimes it’s quite fun though, try it!

7. My greatest fear in life is to grow old alone. I may look like a superwoman but I also need my own superman who’ll always be there for me.

8. Someone told me, I should never give up on love for THE ONE will come to life in the most unexpected place and time. I believe her!

9. I want to see and travel the world with a man who’ll never get tired of holding my hand and will never let go.

10. I don’t ask for gifts but I do ask for prayers meant for my personal intensions, that is something I truly appreciate.

Continue reading “#33RandomFactsAboutMe”

“Meng’s RICHARD”

You started by giving love in small increments that has such grandeur impact in our hearts. You only share bits and pieces of your private life to us, but all are heartfelt, all are real, all are true!

 

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How can you show a girl that you like her? How can you let her know that she is special? How do you make her feel appreciated, needed and wanted? How can you profess your true intentions? How will you express that you love her? There so many ways that every man can think of but I believed Richard aka Alden has been showing us that he is not just an ordinary man standing in front the girl he loves and asking her to love him. What he does for Maine, his girl is just amazing! Jaw dropping, and brought everyone in awe and in tears out of so much joy and unexplainable intensity of kilig.

Richard, as I have said on my past tweets, you have raised the level of admiration and appreciation ladies have for men like you. You are now the standard, the ultimate man, the man in every girl’s dream, the man to look up to, the man of respect, honor, and courage. You are a man who values his words; who only shows his true self and his naked heart. You have surpassed what other men in the showbiz industry have done in the past. Simply because you are not showbiz; you do things your way. You want to make sure that you will not play with the feelings of the girl you love. You keep on reassuring her that you are sincere; that every word that you say comes from your heart and everything that you want her to feel is exactly how you wanted to express your thoughts, emotions and love.

Richard, you are such a gentleman, a man whom every girl can be proud of to introduce to her parents and siblings. You are a man who makes your girl feel that she will always be secured. You are a man who will move mountains, who will cross the boundaries, who will go against all odds just to get wherever she wants you to be. You are man who will fit 48 hours in a day just to make time.

You said, love for you is time; and when you give your time to a girl it means that you love her. You only did not give her your time, you gave her yourself, your heart, your mind and everything in between.

You have come to a point in your life when you realized that finally the right one comes at the right time. When you can now prioritize your own happiness over others. When you can now love and be loved in return something that you truly deserve.

Richard, you are such an amazing man. Though sometimes you were mostly misunderstood by many who doubted your intentions but you proved all of them wrong. You never retaliated their hurtful words and acts against you; rather you kept silent and just killed them with kindness. You just showed them that you are real, that everything you do is true, everything is authentic and genuinely yours.

I am so happy for you and for Maine, the right woman whom your mother has prayed for you. The woman God gave you. Every parent would wish to have you as his or her son, who would not wish to have you as their future son-in-law?

I am just so proud and I couldn’t get any happier with what has been happening in your lives right now. My heart is still in a state of shock and for others, their hearts might be in coma, but nonetheless our hearts are beating together as one for MAICHARD. I have been praying  a happy and smooth sailing journey to your forever

RICHARD FAULKERSON, JR. Ikaw Na! Ikaw na, ikaw na talaga! All your efforts are remarkable. Grabeng Grabe ka!  You’re the man every girl would wish for. We are not envious of NICOMAINE DEI MENDOZA, the girl who has your heart because we believe that she is not too good for you she is just the RIGHT ONE for you.

You started by giving love in small increments that has such grandeur impact in our hearts.  You only share bits and pieces of your private life to us, but all are heartfelt, all are real, all are true!

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The only thing that we could ever wish for… the right time when you can finally introduce her as Mrs. Nicomaine Dei Mendoza-Faulkerson.

Photo credit : Being Mando & Eat Bulaga

#NicomaineAt21

Nicomaine Dei – She’s not just an ordinary girl, she’s a girl with big and humble heart. A girl with a free spirit who has touched and inspired millions of lives all over the world.

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Nicomaine Dei –  She’s not just an ordinary girl, she’s a girl with big and humble heart.                     A girl with a free spirit who has touched and inspired millions of lives all over the world.

Dear Maine,

Just like any other ALDUB/MAICHARD fan, I want you to know that you have been making me look forward to every brand new day as I journey with you. You never fail to amaze me; ‘coz you take me by surprise every time. You captured my heart in ways that only you know how. The reasons why I love you, I can’t really explain; that’s pure love, an admiration and heartfelt appreciation from a fan. That is how precious you are (just in case you still don’t know) You’re like a little sister to me. Thank you for being my everyday dose of inspiration, happiness, good vibes and of course the unexplainable kilig! You and Richard have made me believe in destiny, the power of LOVE, FOREVER and TAMANG PANAHON. You have been touching so many lives. You have been an inspiration to mankind from all ages, from all walks of life, from different parts of the world. The two of you have made us realized how truly great and amazing is our God. Aldub – MaiChard Nation has been so blessed to have you both in our lives. We know we couldn’t be any luckier. You are one of the best surprises we got last year that made it an unforgettable one. In spite of all the challenges we encountered God gave you to us unexpectedly, to remind us that we must appreciate every blessings we have. We will always thank our good Lord for this precious gift. I know everyone would agree with me. You are God’s blessing to us, the best so far and we will be forever grateful for it!

I, together with the true Aldub – Maichard Nation is always praying to God for Him to graciously bless you and your family too. May all the saints and angels guide you and protect you all the time. May you always have healthy bodies, peaceful minds and loving happy hearts! Wherever this journey leads you, I will never get tired of supporting you and Richard. This is more than just a promise, it’s a vow, it’s my commitment to you.

Maine, you may not be able to meet every fan you have or at least get the chance to know all our names, but for us we will always remember how blessed and thankful we are to have you in our lives. Time may come when people might forget what you have done but always take note that no one will ever forget how you made us all feel loved, happier, appreciated and how you have inspired us to always radiate happiness, positivity and good vibes. Praying that you’ll continue to be a blessing to everyone and may you remain to have a generous humble heart and kind spirit in the coming years. Your life has changed in an instant but our lives have changed positively in more ways than you can imagine. I am praying that all the desires of your heart would come true and may you continue to live the dream that you have been dreaming of. You deserve only the best both in life and in love. I am so proud of you my dearest Maine, in everything that you do and everything that you are and Aldub you. Just enjoy life and all its wonderful surprises! Remember you are amazing and we appreciate having you just the way you are. Don’t ever doubt yourself because we believe in you. We got your back Meng. 

HappybdayMaine                                              

Photo credits : JFagela Photography                                   https://www.facebook.com/JFagelaPhoto

 

Missing You Big Time

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I so miss my friends…my best friends, my girl friends, my barkada, my cousins, to whom I can be just myself, those who treat me right, who care for my welfare, who accepts me for what I am, and those who won’t judge me because they respect me. I miss to be with people I am so comfortable with. I miss the times when all I have to do is sit beside you need not say a single word and i know that we understand each other and only our hearts speak. You may not be my sister by blood but i know we are indeed sisters by heart. I just wish you well, I always pray for your happiness and hoping that someday… we can still do the things we used to do, to hang out to have a good laugh, to dance and sing like no one’s watching, act silly and be crazy and to just be our own selves enjoying each other’s stories and presence.

“Nakalaan”

Para sa mga taong nagmamahal, naghihintay, naghahanap at umaasa laging tandaan may isang taong nakalaan para sa’yo at darating s’ya sa tamang panahon.

Para sa mga taong nagmamahal, naghihintay, naghahanap at umaasa laging tandaan may isang taong nakalaan para sa’yo at darating s’ya sa tamang panahon.

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Maraming taon na ang lumipas nung huli akong sumulat ng isang tula. Nais ko lang itong ibahagi sa inyo. Happy 31st Weeksary ALDUB at ALDUB Nation!

P.S. Sana malapatan ito ng tunog para maging ganap na isang awitin at ‘yon at lubos kong ikagagalak

 

My Heart’s Silent Wish

Just want to share a poem I wrote last June 2007 and it was from my Friendster Account.

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Loving him was a feeling that made me feel alive

Though he was the one who broke my heart

Someone told me that I am no longer sane

For I have loved him who left me nothing but pain

Loving him was a feeling that made me happy

Being in love with him really drove me crazy

Whenever he was around there’s nothing I can’t do

Because I was afraid that he might leave me too

 Why do I have to lie and can’t admit to myself?

That he’s no longer mine and he’s happy with somebody else?

Why, even though I have shed so many tears?

Still I can’t forget the memories we’ve shared through the years?

 

How I wish I can find a man who will love and take me as his own

How I wish God will bless me with the man who’ll never leave me alone

How I wish this time I’ll be better with the man God will provide

How I wish I’ll end up with the man whom I’ll spend the rest of my life

But then again, I cannot control where fate would lead me

I’m just a woman who dreams of being happy and be loved by somebody

Somebody who can be my best friend, my life partner and my lover

Who will make me feel special, will cherish and will love me forever

 

How I wish that somebody could be you

How I wish that you won’t hurt me too

How I wish that God thinks of me when He made you

How I wish that God will give me you.

To My Sisters – not by blood but by heart!

Just to let you know how grateful I am having you as my unbiological sister.

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Can you imagine how life would have been if our paths never crossed? Ever thought how we seem to understand each other’s feelings simply by just being there?  Can you still remember the day when we first met? Or the first words we said?

                P.S. All I can think of is the moment and the feeling of joy that I had in my heart                   I forgot the date and time 🙂 memory gap’s working big time.

Ironic isn’t it? How could we manage to be this close with just the number of years that we became friends? *I believe time is not the essence of it. What matters is we value the friendship we share and we keep it  burning in each other’s hearts.

Life gives us opportunities to be better, to be someone else, to be what we wanted. But with me, you are one of them who made me realize that there is more to what life offers. You made me see the beauty in me; you made me feel that I am so blessed and special in my own little ways.

Even though I have said these words a lot of times, I will never get tired of letting you know how you’ve touched my life in so many ways. How you made me feel that I can be a woman sometimes I never thought I could be. For always believing in my talents and for encouraging me to explore more and push me to the limits. For joining me in my moments of happiness and for cheering me up whenever I have a lonely day. For understanding my weaknesses and for always backing me up and be my strength. For spending undeniably fun and unforgettable moments with me. For always trying to bring out the best in me.   For loving me unconditionally; for trusting me and  for just being an inspiration to me. Lastly, thank you for accepting the old ME and for embracing the new ME.

Thanks for sharing this journey of friendship with me and I am far more willing to enjoy this journey with you as we grow older. I really enjoy the sisterhood that  we have right now that adds spice to our multi-colored life!

My Heartfelt Love and Warmest Gratitude will be with you forever.

#MayForever – Oo, Naniniwala Ako Sa Forever!

Just my thoughts about Valentine’s Day, LOVE and FOREVER!

Whenever people are asking me if I believe in forever, I always say YES, without a single doubt. YES!  I do believe in forever and in the unexplainable power of love. I believe in destiny, serendipity, magic, miracle and all the other words you could probably relate to love. True love, great love, first love, selfless love, genuine love, puppy love, pure love, platonic love, romantic love, love at first sight, or whatever you call it; the main word is LOVE! Love speaks in different languages, it can be expressed in so various forms but one thing is for sure, the main reason why we all exist in this world is LOVE! Just like what the song says, “All we need is LOVE”.

Since it’s the day of hearts I know you would see various posts on different social media platforms like FB, Twitter, IG and Tumbler about love. It could be an expression of love from a husband to his wife; a love from a groom to his bridegroom; a profession of love from suitor to the girl he has been courting; a love from parents to their children, or just a love from fans to their idols and inspirations. On the other hand there’s also a chance for you to come across posts about bitterness with regard to love. Those brokenhearted and betrayed people choose not to appreciate the significance of this day. They treat this day just like any other ordinary day, and most of them believe that this too shall pass.

I can’t say that I have already experienced how this day should be celebrated and I never said that I haven’t celebrated it all along; but there’s no right or wrong way on how to do it. As long as you have so much love in your heart that you could share with others like your family, friends, relatives, loved ones, partners, better half or to God you can celebrate this day with joy and happiness in your heart.

Everyone deserves to love and be loved. Worry not and fear no more; fill your heart with love and appreciation not with hatred and anger. Don’t be bitter; it won’t do you any good. Always keep a silent prayer in your heart that eventually your dream will come to reality where you will be looking forward to spend Valentine’s day with somebody who loves you too. The one that God has made for you.

As for now, though I still don’t have the love of my life yet; I can still say that I am happy! I am happy to see people who are in love. As a Wedding Planner, I have the chance to plan the weddings of my GEMBSO couples who have different beautiful love stories to share. As a fan of Alden and Maine, I am privilege to see how serendipity found its way to their hearts and how their love has grown and transformed from AlDub to MaiChard, truly one of the greatest stories ever told right in front of AlDub and MaiChard Nations’ eyes. Lastly, as a daughter, I have been a living witness on how my parents have shown that true love and forever do exist.

Happy Valentine’s day everyone! Don’t let this day pass without saying I love you or mahal kita to the ones you love.

Make each day a Valentine’s day!