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.


  • 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 @"

"White rose @"

"White rose @"

"White rose @"

"Pink rose @"

"Pink rose @"
"Fortune plant @"

"Money plant @"

  • 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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


We have our own share of heartaches. Our past mistakes will serve as lessons that will guide us in our future relationship. 

If love is not meant to be, let go and move on. Whatever you deserve will surely come, in perfect time. 

"Rest your heart until it gains strength to beat again."

"Healing by simplymarrimye"

YouTube, Now Streaming

So, what's keeping you busy these days? Work.. a lot of stressful work in the office, at home, in school. Everyone is preoccupied with all sorts of things.

We now live in a world where digital technology reigns and people are connected through social media like FacebookTwitterInstagramYouTube.These are designed to allow users to share thoughts, photos, and videos. However, these platforms can also be used to monetize social media accounts.

When it comes to online videos, YouTube is the most popular in the Philippines. Any Filipino with a smartphone can create content and upload it online. Contents may be your day-to-day activities, special occasions, travels and the like. So how can you monetize it?

Get your channel ready to earn:

Step 1: Enable your channel for monetization.

Step 2: Connect your YouTube channel to an AdSense account in order to earn money and get paid for your monetized videos.

Step 3: Take a minute to get to know the kinds of videos you can monetize and the different ad formats.

While here are the Top 10 Most Popular Types of Videos on YouTube

  1. Unboxing 
  2. Educational 
  3. Favorites/Best Of 
  4. Tag or Challenge 
  5. Haul 
  6. Comedy/Skit 
  7. Gaming 
  8. Vlogs
  9. How-To
  10. Product Reviews

I have my YouTube channel here and you're invited to subscribe anytime but I wish to share this video of my niece, Claire Dave and her significant other, Third. Their maiden voyage on being content creators. Enjoy watching!!!

"Nabaling Pakpak"

Sa isang iglap
ang ngiti mo
wari’y lumisan
Namalas ang tamlay 
sa iyong mga mata
Kagyat naglaho ang 
talino, sigla at saya.

Pagkabagot at inip
ang umuulayaw 
sa bawat araw 
na magdaan
Ang makita ka
sa ganitong kalagayan
sadyang kumukurot 
sa aking kaibuturan.

Ang talas 
ng iyong isip
napudpod na 
parang lapis
Nabura ang alaala ng 
mga numero at letra
Mga dating kaalaman
naligaw kung saan.

Di tiyak kung kailan
muli mabubuhay
ang bawat himaymay
na nawalan ng malay

Kalusugan ay
tunay na kayamanan
Ngayon ito’y pahalagahan
at ingatan.

Nawa’y dinggin
ng Maykapal
ang aking 
bawat dasal
Hangad ko ang iyong 
ganap na kagalingan
Ipagkaloob Nyang muli 
ang ‘yong kalakasan.

Sa iyong braso’y
may nakaguhit na agila
na tulad mo, animo’y
nanlumong bigla
Subalit buo ang
aking paniniwala na
ang pakpak na nabali
ay lilipad na muli.

Love is a Battlefield

Love is a 
We may lose 
if we are weak.. 
We may win 
if we are strong. 

Either way, we emerge as victors 
because love is worth fighting for.

love is a battlefield - simplymarrimye

Moving On

The pain of moving on and letting go is unbearable. It can take years for someone to heal and for others, a lifelong process. The intensity of pain depends on the person experiencing it. Nobody can avoid being hurt.. It's never easy to forgive and forget especially when the pain is deep.

moving on by simplymarrimye

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Choose Happiness

choose happiness - simplymarrimye

There's a difference between
being happy ang being successful

There are people
who are blessed with so much
yet wear a fake
smile on their face

There are some who 
easily get what they want
yet never value
what they have

Others may have abundance 
in wealth and power
but still feel sad, uncontented
and alone

You may be on top of the world
but your success is nothing
when your heart is 
empty and unhappy.

"Huling Kabanata"

Napapad kung saan
ang tanging pangarap ko.
Tinangay ng hangin
tinaboy sa malayo.
Nasaktan ang damdamin
takot nang mabigo.
Natitirang pag-asa'y
bigla pang naglaho.

Huling Kabanata - simplymarrimye

Ilang beses nang bumuo
ng isang kastilyo.
Inakalang matatag
matibay ang pagkakatayo.
Nadaanan lamang
ng mahinang bagyo,
nabuwal ang haligi't
kisap-mata'y gumuho.

Huling Kabanata - simplymarrimye

Kailan ba matatapos
matagal na paghihintay?
May dahilan pa kaya
ang magtiwala ng tunay?
Matatagpuan pa kaya
ang tinakdang kaugnay
nitong pusong sadyang
nawalan nang malay.

Huling Kabanata - simplymarrimye

(Photos from the web)

Titanic, A Timeless Love

"When love conquers the heart
No sacrifice is unbearable
No doubt is unthinkable
No fear is unsurpassable

For it is
and powerful..."

TITANIC is a 1997 American epic romance-disaster film directed, written, co-produced, and co-edited by James Cameron. A fictionalized account of the sinking of the RMS Titanic, it stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet as members of different social classes who fall in love aboard the ship during its ill-fated maiden voyage.

Cameron's inspiration for the film came from his fascination with shipwrecks; he felt a love story interspersed with the human loss would be essential to convey the emotional impact of the disaster. Production began in 1995, when Cameron shot footage of the actual Titanic wreck. The modern scenes on the research vessel were shot on board the Akademik Mstislav Keldysh, which Cameron had used as a base when filming the wreck. Scale models, computer-generated imagery, and a reconstruction of the Titanic built at Playas de Rosarito in Baja California were used to re-create the sinking. The film was partially funded by Paramount Pictures and 20th Century Fox. It was the most expensive film made at that time, with an estimated budget of $200 million.

Upon its release on December 19, 1997, Titanic achieved critical and commercial success. Nominated for fourteen Academy Awards, it tied All About Eve (1950) for the most Oscar nominations, and won eleven, including the awards for Best Picture and Best Director, tying Ben Hur (1959) for the most Oscars won by a single film. With an initial worldwide gross of over $1.84 billion, Titanic was the first film to reach the billion-dollar mark. It remained the highest-grossing film of all time until Cameron's 2009 film Avatar surpassed it in 2010. A 3D version of Titanic, released on April 4, 2012 to commemorate the centennial of the sinking, earned it an additional $343.6 million worldwide, pushing the film's worldwide total to $2.18 billion. It became the second film to gross more than $2 billion worldwide (after Avatar). In 2015 Titanic Live, a live orchestra version of the film, premiered in London.

-from Wikipedia
-video from YouTube

Secrets and Scandal



Life is full of dirty secrets
The fittest, survive
The useless, demise.

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SCANDAL - is an American political thriller television series starring Kerry Washington. Created by Shonda Rhimes, it debuted on ABC on April 5, 2012. Kerry Washington's character, Olivia Pope, is partially based on former George H.W. Bush administration press aide Judy Smith, who serves as a co-executive producer.

The show takes place in Washington, D.C. and focuses on Olivia Pope's crisis management firm, Olivia Pope & Associates, and its staff, as well as staff at the White House and surrounding political scene, which includes President Fitzgerald Grant III, White House Chief of Staff Abigail Whelan, Attorney General David Rosen, Vice President Susan Ross, the Vice President's Chief of Staff Elizabeth North, ex-First Lady and Virginia senator Mellie Grant, NSA Director Jake Ballard, and ex-White House Chief of Staff Cyrus Beene. In addition to Kerry Washington, the show features Guillermo Diaz and Katie Lowes as assistants at O.P.A.; Tony Goldwyn as the President; Bellamy Young as the ex-First Lady and senator; Jeff Perry as the former White House Chief of Staff; Darby Stanchfield as the White House Press Secretary and current Chief of Staff; Joshua Malina as the Attorney General; Scott Foley as the Director of the NSA; Portia de Rossi as the Vice President's Chief of Staff; Cornelius Smith Jr. as a civil rights activist and associate at O.P.A.; and Joe Morton as Olivia's father and the former head of a spy agency called B613.

The show was named a Television Program of the Year by the American Film Institute, received the Peabody Award for Excellence in Television and was honored as Outstanding Drama Series at the Image Awards. Washington has won the Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series and has been nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series, and a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Drama Series.

-from Wikipedia

It's Quality Love

" Love is not measured
by the quantity of time being together
but the quality of
moments being shared."

-image not mine-

PRETTY WOMAN - Synopsis by Julian Reischl (

Vivian Ward has found a way of living by working as a prostitute on Hollywood Boulevard. When she runs into the prince of her dreams, who comes along on his wild horse, she first does not recognize him as her saviour. The prince, a ruthless and wealthy businessman by the name of Edward Lewis, does not know that she could be more than just a girl from the sidewalk, but he changes his decision after the first night with the beautiful stranger. Her being the first person in a long time who could surprise him, Edward can slowly feel the light at the end of the tunnel. He is on his way to become a better person, whereas Vivian has got a new chance to start over again.

- from IMDb

Real Beauty

"It's better to have a 
fake body with a good heart
than a good body
with a fake heart."

-image not mine-

BIRTH OF BEAUTY - is a 2014 South Korean television series starring Joo Sang-wook, Han Ye-seul, Jung Gyu-woon and Wang Ji-hye. It aired on SBS from November 1, 2014 to January 11, 2015 for 21 episodes.

Overweight, kind-hearted Sa Geum-ran (Ha Jae-sook) married into a well-to-do family, but her husband Lee Kang-joon (Jung Gyu-woon) has spent the past seven years in the United States for his business, and Sa Geum-ran has lived with her mother and sister who treats her badly. Geum-ran learns that Kang-joon has returned home without telling her, not only that but has been having a secret affair with the sophisticated broadcast announcer Gyo Chae-yeon (Wang Ji-hye), and to worsen that as soon as Kang-joon tells her of his affair he asked for a divorce. When Geum-ran sees her in-laws welcoming Chae-yeon with open arms, the distraught Geum-ran threatens her husband. 

Devastated, she drove with tears, as it started to pour the road had become slippery and was hard to see, she later on was hit by a car and crashed off a cliff. Everyone assumed that Geum-ran was dead and attends her funeral, not knowing that she's still alive watching them, as she stayed and watched not even her husband or his family came.
To get revenge against those who've wronged and betrayed her, Geum-ran begs Han Tae-hee (Joo Sang-wook), whom she thought was the plastic surgeon of an extreme-makeover television show 

Change, to transform her, and he reluctantly agrees because of his own ulterior motives. After weight loss and surgery, Geum-ran emerges from the full-body makeover as a stunningly beautiful woman, and she begins calling herself with a new name Sara (Han Ye-seul), albeit retaining her coarse ajumma personality. With Tae-hee as her life coach, they scheme to ruin Kang-joon and Chae-yeon's upcoming wedding in three weeks. But as Sara interacts with Kang-joon in their staged run-ins, old feelings resurface, and she decides that instead of destroying him, she wants her husband back. What would happen next as they proceed in their plot but soon learned of a scary conspiracy behind Geum-rans true cause of her death would her feelings changed towards her husband and would love stir between her and Tae-hee?

-from Wikipedia

Nobody's Perfect

To win pride over 
humility is plain 

What is more difficult
 than to cleanse ones heart 
with hate and anger…
 to wash out overflowing pain 
and leave agony behind 

No such being can keep 
a faultless life.
Only a lucid conscience 
will survive and prevail.