3 Pokemon Go Stories That Will Give You All the ~*Feels*~
If there's one game we're dying to play these days, it's probably Nintendo's Pokémon Go. And while we're still waiting for the app to be available in the Philippines, we're reading a lot about it for, you know, ~*research*~.
While going through all the tips and funny stories about those who are playing the game, we've also stumbled upon stories that have given us so much feels these past few days. Here are three of the most heartwarming—even heartbreaking—ones we've read so far.
1. Syrian children hold up Pokémon photos so they can be found. Children from war-torn Syria have been pictured holding up Pokémon photos as a "plea to the world to come to their rescue," according to The Telegraph. Syrians are forced to leave the country to seek for refuge and about 250,000 children are also forced to live under seige in this war that's been going on for five years.
Syrian children holding Pokemon photos in hopes the world will find them and save them pic.twitter.com/pjnSMwSdTn— Teymour (@Teymour_Ashkan) July 21, 2016
2. A Pokémon Go player gets touching a touching surprise on his brother's grave. A Japanese player got the sweetest surprise when he visited his Pikachu-loving little brother's grave while playing. His little bro loved the little monster so much that they had a Pikachu-themed gravestone made in his honor. He then found a virtual Pikachu, a rare find in the Pokémon Go world, sitting right next to it. Aww!
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3. Pokémon Go changed this Irish man's life. When we play games in our smartphones, we usually tend to isolate ourselves and spend days and days finishing the game. But it seems like Pokémon Go has changed that, as this story shared on the Facebook page Humans of Ireland has shown us—this Irish man went out of his hometown to play the game and met fellow players while he's at it!
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To the Person Who Does Not Know Any 1D Song
By: CJ Reyno
Never in my wildest dream I imagined to meet someone who does not know a single One Direction song or who does not even know, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, and err… Zayn Malik. How did you spend your teenagehood without listening to their songs? The disrespect to my #StyPayHorLikSon. My initial reaction, Vas Happenin’?
Since I was 12 years old, that was way back on 2012, One Direction songs have been my official life soundtrip, my go-to songs whenever I feel happy, sad, mad, excited, and etch. I can still remember how people went crazy just to attend their concert here in the Philippines. I must admit, I was one of those. LOL. The group was also dubbed as, “The Biggest Boyband in the World”. They were an era. You really left me in awe when you told me that you do not know a single One Direction song. Their songs are gold. But I was a little hopeful when a new messaged popped up on our conversation, “Hey I know one, Make You Beautiful”.
You do not know how my world collapsed after reading your message. I would like to say that I appreciate the effort, thanks, but they do not have a song entitled, Make You Beautiful, because it is, What Makes You Beautiful. I tried to explain but you said that they are just the same. (Tip: Never fight with a Directioner when it comes to this because we will not let our guards down). No! They are not the same. How can you make this big mistake? LOL. What Makes You Beautiful is One Direction’s debut song. Almost everyone knows this, “you’re insecure, don’t know what for,” ring a bell? The music video of this surpassed 1 billion views on Youtube. On my 21 years of existence, you are the very first person who told me this “I-Thought-It-Was-A-Joke-But-You-Are-Serious” statement.
As a persuasive fangirl, I thought to myself that I should make you appreciate their music, that you should know that it is What Makes You Beautiful, not Make You Beautiful. The group may be in hiatus but their music is and will always remain superior. You are hard-headed lad. We even when to the point where you challenged me to treat so I can make you watch their music video. Am I even surprised that I agreed to this? HAHA. I feel like an agent trying to persuade her customer to buy a property on our company. You do not know how happy I was when you sent me your video listening to What Makes You Beautiful. I felt like I successfully closed a deal with my client. Not to exaggerate but I really jumped because of happiness after watching your video. It was the first message I checked that morning. Thank you for your effort, so much appreciated. Funny how our conversation starts with your innocence on One Direction until it goes deeper and last longer. Up All Nigh conversations which turned to almost Midnight Memories. Ironic how a Directioner had developed an admiration on someone who dislikes her favorite boys? Just like One Direction’s song, Change My Mind, “Never felt like this before. Are we friends or are we more?” I guess, like Liam’s line on Love You Goodbye, “It's inevitable everything that's good comes to an end. It's impossible to know if after this we can still be friends.”
I was happy that I made you listen to One Direction. At least I made you appreciate and made you aware that there is a song called, What Makes You Beautiful, not Make You Beautiful. I am happy that you already found your Girl Almighty. Wish me luck on finding my Summer Love. xoxo, Your Directioner friend
Here's a fan art that I made for Lee Joo Young of Itaewon class! I've been making digital illustration since last year and I'm happy that I was able to see my improvements. I'm also happy to see people's reactions and support for my craft even though all of it are made through my phone (adobe illustrator) only ????. You don't actually have to use expensive or complicated medium as long as you know how to be creative and like what you're doing, then you can do it. ????