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5 Things You Missed Today (June 16)

Don't miss today's updates on Ed Sheeran's duet with a fan, Pitch Perfect 3, Gigi Hadid and Joe Jonas's sweet photos, Demi Lovato as Smurfette, and Nick Jonas on Scream Queens.
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Ed Sheeran just did the sweetest thing for a fan. His teenage fan got the surprise of her life when Ed himself came up onstage during her performance and sang "Thinking Out Loud" with her. BRB, you guys, we're trying to wipe the tears from our eyes. (via HuffingtonPost.com)

Missing the Barden Bellas already? Don't worry because we're finally getting the date for the release of Pitch Perfect 3! The third installment of the franchise is set to hit theaters on July 21, 2017. And what's even more perfect? Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, and Elizabeth Banks will be reprising their roles. (via RyanSeacrest.com

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Here's proof that Gigi Hadid and Joe Jonas are actually (maybe) dating. These photos from The Daily Mail showed the two sharing kisses and embraces in Los Angeles just recently. Are you shipping them, too, just like us? (via DailyMail.co.uk)

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Woohoo, Demi Lovato will be the voice behind Smurfette for the new fully-animated Smurfs movie. How cute! Get to know the other actors working on it right here. (via Facebook.com)

The world is going to #GetSmurfy in 2017! To celebrate #GlobalSmurfsDay, meet the new cast in this special greeting.

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We've been super excited about Scream Queens lately because our favorite stars are on the show. So when Nick Jonas revealed a little bit about his character Nate, we're all ears. "I am similar to Nate in a sense in that I prefer to use my words carefully. In Scream Queens, I'm a bit more outspoken, and a touch on the sort of pr*ck side," he said. "That's the fun of being an actor, you can be a jerk sometimes." This would feel new to us because we're used to Nick being the good guy but we'll still watch it. (via Dolly.com.au)

Nick Jonasvia igniitethelight.tumblr.com

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If you know me, and know me well, I am not the biggest fan of idyllic lifestyles. With a Type A personality, I act immediately upon whatever challenge that needs to be addressed. I actually enjoy keeping my mind preoccupied: doing university work in my favourite cafe then running errands around town, grocery shopping here, updating my accounts there, photocopying documents on the way down the street - all just in time before having a glass of champagne at the bar with my friends come evening.

And so, you could imagine my bewilderment when the next challenge to be faced was an extensive self-quarantine protocol. I didn’t know what to do when my greatest responsibility in this situation was to do nothing at all. My first few attempts to combat my consternation were very much rooted in distraction and imagination. My distractions involved conducting research, writing songs, calling family and friends, filming videos, and eating chocolate! My imaginations and fantasies were centred on travelling, shopping, even clubbing (which I rarely do) for when they find a cure to COVID-19. I did anything and everything that could be considered constructive in order to pass the time, mainly hoping I could just undertake the basic human necessities to survive - that is, eat and sleep the day through - until the next day comes, until the world is closer to becoming a better place, until quarantine ends, until my flight follows through, until I see my family and friends again.

Days in self-isolation and suspended flights turned to weeks and turned to months. By the third extension here in Spain where I study Fashion Business, I had to tell myself this shall be my new normal now, that I was blessed to be healthy, that I was tired of merely existing and missed what it was like to actually live - even if just within four walls. Little by little, I began to find significance in the simple occurrences of the day: the soft glare of the rising sun beaming golden streaks through my bedroom window upon waking up, the fragrance of freshly washed bed sheets that I had painstakingly hung to fit a relatively small clothes rack without crumpling them, the crunch and tanginess of warm toasted bread topped with raspberry marmalade, the buzzing sound of a phone call from home just waiting to be answered, to the caress of a fuzzy sweater to keep warm at night. I realised, “What pleasures to be enjoyed in the pause of slow living!” Through this continued pause, which I loathed at first, I began to appreciate each moment of the day rather than wish it would pass more swiftly, moments I had overlooked so often before the lockdown. I started to find that the challenge of self-isolation was never to pause both the regular routines of life as well as the positive emotions that came with these - as initially, I thought it meant to pause all happiness, so as to withstand a time of endurance in hopes for a better tomorrow, much like a form of delaying gratification. Life is just too fragile these days to delay gratification any further.

Life has paused, but it has not stopped. Believe that like any punctuation mark in a sentence, the pause will provide the right timing of things to take place. Till then, let us not waste our time waiting. Instead, we could be in the moment, seek substance in simplicity (that is, in what we already have), And enjoy the pleasure in pause. “Practice the Pause. When in doubt, pause. When angry, pause. When tired, pause. When stressed, pause. And when you pause, pray.”

They say time heals all wounds, but it has been ages - is heartbreak exempted?

I have forgotten when was the last time we shared a smile - the last time when I saw the glow in your eyes and the last time when you whispered an I love you to me. I have forgotten when, but here I am - writing to you again.

I do not know if you will read this or you will just add this one to my proses and poems that you left unread, but you see, I am still hoping. I am mailing the pain of us to the gods out there - hoping they can take the pain away. I should have gotten over you, but instead of forgetting and accepting our ending, I am writing about us in tissue sheets, carving about us on trees, telling about us on the back of my journals, hoping that a thousand or a million write ups about us, can make me forget about what happened.

I am writing, waiting for the point where I can no longer write anymore, for I have none to tell - but when? I have nothing in me anymore, but the memories of us - and no matter how hard I try put those to its own grave, the memories grow back like lilies in the swamp - painful and beautiful at the same time.

No matter how hard I try to silence those and put it at the back of my mind, those ring back, playing like the favorite song we used to listen. They say heartbreaks turn into poetry and that is what happening to us - but poetry should be dulcet and dreamy, why does ours sound like pain and agony? They say time heals all wounds, but it has been ages - is heartbreak exempted? Darling, I guess not.

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