Friday, October 14, 2011

Love even the Differences

      Aside from my being adventurous, I have always been  a fan of love and loving. Today, I came across with a quote that helped me understand it more. I am inlove, that's a fact. All those who are in this state wants to give all they have to that special person and whether we admit it or not, we always want to be given the same affection in return. When our partners go beyond what we expected them to do, we will love them more.
       However, there are partners who do not even come close to what we expect to do. We love them, yet we continue to wish they would do more to sweep us off our feet or put more than a smile in our faces. Every person in a relationship, at one point of time, thought of that.
       But only those who snap out of these thoughts,  enjoys the relationship .Couples having the same interest can differ hugely in terms of personality, preferences and decisions. Those who have learned to acknowledge the differences can take it without too much hurting. And those who respect the differences understands that loving can be shown in many different ways.
       Our partners may not be the one we see in movies or read in books, but they mean it when they say  that they love us and that it's for real. People will always have something to say on what we have with our partners but as long as we are happy, we have to stand with whom we chose to love. If the relationship makes us better persons, then we deserve being with our partners no matter how difficult the odds may become. There are many elements how to make it last but being unappreciative of what your partner is will never be good. The compromises help solve the differences but it should not change the person each of you are.  Love means to love even the differences. Love means loving the thought of reconciling the differences.Love means knowing that your partner loves you and love means enjoying the journey with him or with her.
       I am thankful. I am happy and I feel that I deserve my own relationship. It is far from what is ideal and easy but I feel love in it. I appreciate what I have for who knows, somewhere out there, someone wants to be where I am but just did not have the chance.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Tagalog Pick up Lines at its Best

Has anyone used this cheesy line on you Sana exam mo nalang ako, para sagutin mo din ako”? Or how about this line right here, “Pinaglihi ka ba sa keyboard? Type kasi kita eh”. If not, well I’m sure you’ve heard of them before. These lines are called “ Tagalog pick-up lines ” or “Pinoy pick-up lines”, said by Filipino men to Filipino women whom they want or whom they want to spend the night with. Usually these lines are thrown as a conversation opener. Filipino men found a simpler and easier way of expressing their immediate “feelings” to the women, but in a more tacky way unlike expressing through love letters and poems where one has to really reflect ones deep feelings for the significant other.

Pinoy pick-up lines are the worst when used repeatedly at winning a lady’s heart, but one thing’s for sure, it definitely gets her attention. They have different impacts on ladies because some may find it corny, while others find it hilarious and cute. If we really put a deep thought into it, Filipino guys use pick-up lines to show off their sense of humor and in return, they get praised for their quick improvisation, not to mention the confidence they have in delivering these lines. Imagine having to create cheesy lines like these in an instant!Akala ko noon, dagat lang ang lumalalim, pati din pala feelings ko sayo ganun din”, or Parang wala ako sa sarili ko, siguro nasa iyo ako” or “Sana hacker nalang ako para hackin ka nalang”. The one who came up with these lines is a downright genius.

                At present, pick-up lines are frequently used up by guys and it is starting to become a cliché. The downside? Well Filipino men tend to choose the easy route or the shortcut to get what they want – which is the women. By using these popular lines, they are unconsciously unable to express their genuine feelings to the lady they particularly like. It becomes a disadvantage for guys because on the other end, there is no assurance for honesty.

                Although humorous and a display of romantic interest, the usage of Tagalog pick-up lines as a starter for conversation, as well as an attention-grabber, is effective. But ladies be mindful!  Don’t be stupid enough to fall for any of them unless your guy is an exception. And guys don’t be naïve! Be unique and express your own feelings. Pick-up lines are just there to help you at the beginning. In the end it’s still up to you. Remember, “ang taong nagmamahal ng tapat, hindi basta-basta bumabanat.”