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7 Movies to Watch in Case You're Trying to Move on During the Holidays

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Dealing with heartbreak during the holidays is difficult; everyone seems so happy, except you. We know and we get how you feel, Candy Girls. So if you want to just deal with all the pain and the drama today, we've rounded up a few feel-good movies that will surely lift your spirits even for a bit. You can get through this, Candy Girl!

  1. The Holiday

The Holiday is a no-fail pick-me-upper for those who are dealing with a broken heart at this time of the year. It shows us that some surprises aren't all that bad and that they could even turn into something beautiful unexpectedly if you just let them.

  1. P.S. I Love You

There's one reason why we still love watching P.S. I Love You even if we know that it's going to make us cry uncontrollably. It's a glorious wakeup call that moving on from someone is also a great time for rediscovering yourself.

  1. Her

What you have with someone (or, in this movie, it's something) may be good but if it hinders your growth as a person, then it may be smart to let things go and make space for the real thing, the good things. That's how Her exactly made all of us feel.

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  1. You are the Apple of My Eye

You Are the Apple of My Eye will teach you that all first loves make great memories and sometimes, they're just that, memories. It may hurt a little whenever you remember them, but that doesn't change the fact that they were beautiful memories with someone you hold so dear.

  1. Begin Again

We've said it so many times before, and Begin Again shows us this, too: most of the time, happy endings aren't about ending up with the guy of your dreams. Most of the time, it's about you, just you, feeling happy and complete all on your own.

  1. Paper Towns

There's no point in saving someone who doesn't want to be saved. That goes out to yourself, too, as shown in Paper Towns. If you want to move on and let go of someone, will yourself to do those things.

  1. The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower not only taught us that "we accept the love we think we deserve." It also taught us that we deserve the best, nothing less.

What movies are you watching during the holidays? Share them with us in the comments or via Twitter @candymagdotcom. We always love hearing from you. :)









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Cold Food

The most thrilling and delightful moment of any school day is opening up your baon during breaks. There is always so much excitement in unveiling your homemade meal and snacks housed inside matching heat-insulating containers. Because preparing packed meals is an age-old tradition of showing parental love, loved ones pour effort into curating a nutritious meal accompanied by a selection of side dishes, desserts, and beverages daily; it reminds us that we are being taken care of, even from far away.

Baon plays a significant role in a Filipino childhood. Almost every Filipino child comes to school with baon made especially for them by their parents or household helpers. Even Filipinos in the labor force continue to bring baon for varying reasons: to save money, recycle leftovers, cater to personal taste, or attend to special needs. Nonetheless, eating your baon is a heart-warming experience that allows Filipinos to bring a piece of home along with them wherever they go.

Even other cultures practice making packed lunch. In Japan, mothers create bento--Japanese meals in partitioned boxes. Because of the popularity of bento, trends have emerged, such as the Kyaraben, or character-themed bento. Naturally, Japanese parents and students began competing for who had the cutest and tastiest bento, and this is similar to what I have witnessed in my own childhood. I remember seeing my classmates sharing their snacks and lunches. They would compare and boast about their parents' or yayas’ cooking. In my case, I never had the chance to join in the competition or indulge in homemade cooking. Up until this day, I have never brought any baon to school.

For a long time, I envied others. As trivial or petty as it may seem, not having baon became a problem for my grade school self. During that time, I had to sit in a separate cafeteria away from my friends because the kids who bought food were assigned to sit elsewhere. You could consider me spoiled, but I wanted to experience something most kids did. I had food at home, so what made it so hard to bring some with me to school?

Now that I am on my final year in high school I have come to realize the benefits of purchasing my own food. Since I spent on food everyday, I learned to budget my allowance at a young age. Over the years, I learned to practice self-control whenever I wanted to eat more greasy fries and drink sweetened beverages. I have tasted the strangest viands at the school cafeterias, and I have repeatedly satiated myself over my latest delicious discoveries. Despite the struggles, I am thankful that I have never had baon because of what I have learned. Not to mention, I never had to experience eating cold food.

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