"Simula, Katha ng Isang Makata"

GRABE SYA!!! 

Ang lalim ng mga salitang namutawi sa kanyang mga labi. Ngunit, subalit, datapwat, napakahusay nyang gumawa ng tula. Kapatid, ikaw na ang tunay na makata 👏👏👏


SIMULA

Malamig. Hanging labas masok sa aking dibdib
Dumilat. Nasilaw sa ilaw na sa bintana’y nakasilip
Nag-inat. Ginising ang katawang nais pang umidlip
Buhay ako. Salamat

Walang tutumbas sa gandang dulot ng umaga
Ang bukang liwaway na laging nanghahalina
Ibinabalik tayo sa ating pagkabata
Sabik na sabik sa pasalubong nitong dala
Puno ng mga pangako ng bagong simula

Kanya-kanya tayong dahilan ng pagsisimula
May nagsisimula dahil may natapos
May nagsisimula dahil may naubos
May nagsisimula dahil sawa na sa poot
May nagsisimula dahil nais makalimot
May nagsisimula dahil ayaw na sa luma
May nagsisimula dahil may bagong nakasalamuha
May nagsisimula dahil may gustong patunayan
May nagsisimula dahil ayaw na sa nakasanayan
May nagsisimula sapagkat, wala lang, maiba lang

Anu’t ano pa man ang dahilan ng ating pagsisimula
Mainam na bitbit pa rin nating ang mga alaala ng nakaraan
‘Di upang hilahin tayo nito pabalik, kundi upang magsilbi itong gabay
Sa bagong landas na pinili nating lakaran
Landas na hindi sigurado ang patutunguhan
Landas na puno ng mga hamong kailangang lampasan
Ngunit hindi alintana ang kawalang katiyakan
Dahil umaasa tayo na sa dulo, naroon ang tunay na kaligayahan

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"Paano Nga Ba Maka-Move on"

Love is being with someone who'll always choose to stay and never leave... Someone who'll never give up no matter what. Pero, biglang nagbiro ang tadhana. Sa kabila ng malalim na pinagsamahan at maraming pinagdaanan, ay bumitiw ang inyong mga kamay at tuluyang nagkahiwalay. 

Ano ang naging dahilan at biglang nagbago? Isa sa inyo ang lumisan at isa ang naiwang luhaan. Ang malaking katanungan ngayon ay, kung paano makalimot at muling mag-umpisa... 

Moving on can never happen overnight and for some, it may take a while.

Sino ba ang hindi nakaranas ng breakup? Walang nagsabi na madali lang ang proseso. Maraming tanong pero ang sagot din ay bakit. Mahirap talagang tanggapin ang katotohanan na hindi kayo para sa isa't-isa.

Paano nga ba mag-move on?


FIRST STEP: Game ka na ba?

Kailangan handa ka at desididong bumangon. Believe that you can survive this battle.

STEP 2: It's OK not to be OK

Namnamin mo ang sakit. Umiyak ka hanggat gusto mo. Kailangan mong pagdaanan ang stage na 'to para mas maging matibay ka. Strength is within yourself. You just have to pull it out of your core.

STEP 3: Acceptance

May mga bagay talaga na kahit ipagpilitan mo, hindi talaga pwede. Acceptance will liberate your mind to face reality.  Ang relasyon, pwedeng matapos pero ang buhay, dapat tuloy pa rin.

STEP 4: Self-affirmation

You have to believe in yourself and acknowledge your value. Focus on your well-being and make yourself busy by doing things that boost your creativity. Smile can make a difference.

STEP 5: Prayer is powerful

Your faith will strengthen your inner self. Let God be the healer of your broken heart. Ang mga pagsubok ang magpapatibay at magpapatatag sa iyong pagkatao.

STEP 6: Stay Disconnected

Sa totoo lang, mahirap gawin ang step na ito unless kaya mong pangatawanan. Unfollow mo sya.. unfriend mo na rin. Sa tingin mo ba, magiging effective? Ikaw na lang kaya ang magpahinga sa social media. Divert your attention. Take a break. What you don't know, won't hurt you. It's time to let go of the things that remind you of the pain.

STEP 7: Be with your support system

Your family will always be the wind beneath your wings. They will support you, every step of the way. Be with friends who never judge you but always got your back.

STEP 8: Forgive and forget

It's better to let go of the bad feelings in order for good things to come in. Mas gagaan ang pakiramdam mo kapag nagpatawad ka. It doesn't matter now who made that damn mistake. What's important is, the lesson you've learned from that experience.

STEP 9: Keep in mind, tomorrow is another day

Your wounds will heal in time. It may not happen now but it will. Rebuilding trust may be difficult but you'll eventually overcome the trauma. Kailangang bigyan mo ang puso mo ng pagkakataong tumibok muli. Wag mong hanapin ang pag-ibig dahil kusa itong darating sa takdang panahon.

These steps will guide you in the process of moving on and letting go. But remember, your life is not dependent on what others will say. 

"The woman you are is not the woman you used to be. and the woman you will be is the woman, you should be. THE BEST VERSION OF YOURSELF." 

Watch this video now...


Distance


It's never a measure of how far or how near a person from you to keep the love alive. Although distance may seem a hurdle to some, it may be a better way to strengthen a relationship.

True love can endure any circumstance. It doesn't matter whether you are close to each other physically or away for a long time. If your bond is stable enough, no distance can separate your heart and soul.


"Distance by Simplymarrimye"

The Making of Hello FOREVER

Sa loob ng mahigit isang buwang pagsusunog ng kilay, natapos ko rin ang first ever serious Youtube vlog ko at eto na nga ang BTS o behind the scenes ng "Hello FOREVER". 

Tinanong ako ng bunso kong anakshie na si KIKO noong pinapanood ko sa kanya ang raw video at ang tanong nya sa akin ay ganito...

    "Mama, saan ka nahirapan sa paggawa ng video mo?

Hindi ko alam kung maiinis ako o matatawa sa tanong nya. Pero ipaliwanag ko man sa kanya isa-isa kung saan nga ba ako nahirapan, baka hindi lang nya ako maintindihan dahil sa pagta-type pa lang sa keyboard ay super bagal ko na samantalang sya na 11 years old pa lang ay kapado na ang bawat letra. Bakit nga ba hindi ako natuto sa proper placing ng daliri sa keyboard para habang nagta-type ako ay nakatingin lang ako sa screen para madali lang matapos ang isang blog post ko.

Para sas inyong kaalaman ay ishe-share ko na rin kung paano ko nagkanda-ugaga sa paggawa ng video na ito. Ako ay isang 24/7 na momshie kaya habang wala akong gawa sa bahay, ay nasa harap ako ng aming computer. Mabuti na lang at nakabili ako ng bago dahil uugud-ugod na ang dati naming PC dahil isang dekada na rin naman namin syang nagamit.

  1. Para akong  nag-aral ng online courses: animation, editing, movie making, voice-over speaking, sound recording
  2. Nag-research kay google kung pano ba to, pano ba yun
  3. Nanood ng mga tutorials sa youtube 
  4. Nag-download ng mga png images, clipart, sound effect at music background na dapat walang copyright issues
  5. Nag-cut ng mga pictures/images at nag-trim ng mga sound effects para sakto sa timing
  6. Inaral ko ulit ang MS PowerPoint
  7. Nagamay ko na rin kahit papano ang Toonly software
  8. Ilang beses nag-trial and error sa pag-export ng videos from Toonly and PPT
  9. Ang kaso, ilang beses rin akong nag-upload sa youtube pero may copyright claim. Muntik na akong sumuko pero laban lang.. At sa wakas, napag-tagumpayan ko!!! YEHEY!
  10. Kung hindi sana ako naglalaba, nagluluto, nagpupunta sa grocery, bumibili ng gamot sa Mercury, bumibili ng ulam, naglilinis ng bahay, naghahanda ng pagkain, nagwawalis sa labas at nagdidilig ng aking mga halaman, baka mas madali kong natapos. Hehehehe 😅
Dun dun dun... ito na po ang finished product ng aking pinaghirapan... ENJOY WATCHING and don't forget to subscribe to my channel for more videos.




Welcome To My Youtube Channel

I've been on youtube for almost 11 years already. Since youtube's age is now 15, I can consider myself one of the first creators of personal videos. I was into making slideshows that highlighted my kids' photos and videos. Moviemaker and Powerpoint were of great help to me. I spent hours in front of my computer editing. Actually, my first ever youtube video gained 1.3 million views. That's a lot!!! But unfortunately, I did not earn a lot though.

Content creators nowadays are being paid based on their number of subscribers and how much members watched their content. 

HOW TO MONETIZE YOUTUBE CHANNEL
  1. You need to have 1,000 subscribers on your YouTube channel.
  2. Your videos have generated 4,000 Watch Time hours over the last 12 months.
  3. You comply with all of YouTube's policies and guidelines.
  4. You have an AdSense account set up.
  5.  
I'm inviting you to check out my channel. I will be making more videos soon.



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Sacrifice Your Own Happiness

Letting go of something beautiful is never easy. It can be life-changing. More so, letting go of love is too hurtful that you either bear with the pain and start moving forward or bring your world to a halt and put yourself in the dark forever.

Relationships end for a million reasons. There's no shortcut in mending a broken heart. You grieve. You mourn with the love lost along with the good and bad memories. You crave for logical answers as to... What went wrong? Why do you have to part ways? Who made the damn mistake?

If the person you love finds warmth in other's arms, set him/her free. Choosing his/her happiness over yours is sacrifice. Your heart may be broken but your being will be saved. 

Healing is a long and exhausting process and acceptance is the first step. If you acknowledge the reality that some things are not meant to happen the way you want it then, it's easier for you to move on.

Sacrifice your own happiness by Simplymarrimye "


Battling My Anxiety During Community Quarantine

Everyday is a constant battle against anxiety and boredom. Being isolated from the real world because of this coronavirus outbreak, our emotions gone wild. We suddenly worry about so many things. We are trapped in our own homes, overthinking when and how will this crisis be over. Our daily activities are limited and we can only keep up with what is now called the"new normal". This unfortunate circumstance seems to dominate our daily lives until a vaccine is developed to combat the dreadful crown of Covid-19.

Meanwhile, we are left with no choice but to deal with the challenges brought about by this global pandemic. We have to be creative, proactive, artistic, resourceful and motivated to refocus our attention from negative thoughts to positive vibes.

SYMPTOMS OF ANXIETY and PANIC ATTACK

  • Palpitations
  • Sweating
  • Trembling
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sense of choking
  • Chest pain
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Feeling of being detached from the world (de-realization)
  • Fear of dying
  • Numbness or tingling in the limbs or entire body
  • Chills or hot flushes
  • Sense of impending danger

So how do I manage my anxiety? Well, I've been reading a lot about the natural remedies on how to relieve anxiety. I don't want to rely on oral medication and fortunately, doing some effective routine gives me a sense of calmness during unexpected episodes. But it doesn't mean that what works for me may work for you.

  • The 4-7-8 breathing technique or the “relaxing breath" is actually a great help to fall asleep faster. It involves breathing in through nose for 4 seconds, holding the breath for 7 seconds, and exhaling through mouth for 8 seconds.
  • Aromatherapy using essential oils may help promote relaxation. For me, whiteflower comes in handy.
  • Listen to soothing music is an instant relief. I downloaded a calming piano music with water sounds on youtube. It lasts for 3 hours and its effects can be almost anaesthetic.
  • Learn how to do some accupressure on yourself. It can help release tension and promote blood circulation. With your index finger and thumb, apply firm pressure to the webbing between the thumb and index finger of your other hand. Massage the pressure point for four to five seconds, taking slow, deep breaths.

Image not mine 

  • Nutrient deficiency may trigger anxiety. Our nervous system requires essential vitamins and minerals in order to function properly. I take food supplements everyday like B complex, vitamins A, C and E. Regular sun exposure is the most natural way to get enough vitamin D. To maintain healthy blood levels, aim to get 10–30 minutes of midday sunlight, several times per week. Of course, nothing beats consuming healthy and nutritional foods to boost my immune system.

  • Get busy with anything productive like exercising or simply doing house chores. I cook. I clean. I do laundry. I do the dishes. I water my potted plants and take photographs of my roses.  See how those blooms and greens knock out my distress.
"White rose @ simplymarrimye.com"

"White rose @ simplymarrimye.com"

"White rose @ simplymarrimye.com"

"White rose @ simplymarrimye.com"

"Pink rose @ simplymarrimye.com"

"Pink rose @ simplymarrimye.com"
 
"Fortune plant @ simplymarrimye.com"

"Money plant @ simplymarrimye.com"

  • Prayer is powerful. Having a personal relationship with God gives me a sense of security and strength. He is the greatest doctor. He's indeed, the greatest healer. 
  • Finally, it's always a pleasure getting back on track. Writing is another effective way to keep my mind busy, boosting those happy hormones and creating positive thoughts.

These are my anxiety busters. How about yours? 


Our Silver Anniversary

Let me start this special occasion by walking down memory lane. No present and future exist without the past that reminds us when, where and how it all began. So, without further ado, here are the detailed accounts of our love story.

"Anniversary Cake"
Our simple anniversary cake

THE FIRST GLANCE
Just like any other boring day of the week, I still found myself sitting on that chair inside that seemingly boring office as well. Someone knocked at the door and before I got there to open it, a guy in a blue shirt entered only to ask me, "Nandyan ba si Amy?" (Is Amy around?) That was a brief glance. The very first time I laid eyes on him. It was 14 February 1994, more than twenty-five years back.

THE COURTSHIP
That short meeting was followed by a few more acquaintances and several talks on the phone. His voice struck me. Actually, that’s one trait I like most about him. He always had a way to surprise me. He often paid unexpected visits. He would come to the office all the way from Cavite where he was assigned, wearing that so familiar camouflage jacket... waited for hours until I finished my work for the day.

THE CARD
After almost two months of constantly dating, I formally accepted him. That was April 8 of the same year. I gave him a card... a card with two diamonds meaning he won over my heart because he got the highest one.

THE TERM OF ENDEARMENT 
Sweetheart...
Honey...
Cutie...
Baby or Babe...
Cupcake, Darling, Sugar pie, Buttercup...

There are a lot more terms of endearment we can use to address our loved ones or describe a person for various reasons. It's our unique way of calling those people dear to us. It's our means of expressing deep affection. But I preferred a unique one for me and my hubby... me as MYE and he as PYE.

THE COUPLE
Some trivia about us:

  • You're All I Need by White Lion is our memorable song not our theme song
  • April 8, 1994, was the day we became BF/GF
  • January 18, 1995, was our Civil Wedding
  • July 8, 1998, was our Church Nuptial (number 8 means infinity)
  • We were born in the same year and month... JUNE 1968. He was on the 23rd and I was on the 29th
  • I am the eldest of 4 and he is the youngest of 4 

"Our Silver Anniversary by Simplymarrimye"
Civil Wedding at Pasig City Hall, 18 Jan 1995

"Pye and Mye"
This is what I call FATE... God showed us the way to each other and brought us to one place called HOME.

Twenty-five years brought us joy and pain but here we are, keeping our promise of forever despite all the struggles we've been through and the challenges of life we've overcome. We are bonded by love for each other and our faith in God.

Every single day that will pass and every single day that will follow... is always a fresh start.

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