4 Unique Apps This Pinoy Gen Z Couple Uses To Survive Their LDR
Surviving a long-distance relationship (LDR) is hard, but surviving it while in quarantine is harder. Luckily, Candy Rookie Thea Cuaresma has tips for you, as she and her SO have tried different ways to make their relationship work.
Thea’s boyfriend is currently enrolled in a university in Thailand and visits the Philippines every summer. She met him at UST in 2018 where they became friends first. In 2019, he found a better opportunity in Thailand so he decided to leave and transfer schools there. Little did they know that the distance would only bring them closer together. Thea and her boyfie started dating by December 2019 and went official in May this year. Aww!
Like every other LDR, the couple communicates through video calls, apps, and social media. They were supposed to see each other this summer but the lockdown made it impossible for them to reunite. But that didn’t stop them from spending their time together—virtually.
Below, Thea shares some tips that you and your jowa or even your family and friends can use to connect while physically apart:
Virtual game nights with the Houseparty app
Houseparty is a social networking service that allows you to have a video chat with your friends while playing built-in games like Finish The Lyrics, Chips and Guac, Heads Up, and charades-like games in the app. It is available on mobile and desktop.
Watch movies and videos together using the Rave app
This is a new app that lets you stream videos and movies together. You can also talk to your friends while watching! It's like you're having movie night but ~apart~.
Rave is available in the App Store and Google Play.
Make him a Spotify playlist
Having a playlist dedicated to you is really sweet and *ultragoals*, so make your special someone feel they're loved and appreciated even from afar. Download the Spotify app and make a playlist for them to know how you really ~feel~
Make a sky map of constellations from your respective locations
The Night Sky app lets you create a custom star map of your chosen location or date. Through this app, you'll know how the night sky looks like at special moments in your life. Like when you had your first kiss, the day you were born, or the time that you met your special someone.
You can create your own star map through mobile or desktop. Just put the date and location then add a message or title to your map and voila! You can download it or print it and put it in a frame then send it to your boyfriend or girlfriend. So thoughtful!
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Hi! It's been so long since I planned to post my story in another platform aside from wattpad and now here I am, hoping that my story can be featured here.
My story is entitle "Who Are You," it's a tagalog-english teen fiction story so I hope, those filipinos who visit here can read my story!
WHO ARE YOU: PRELUDE
Sinungaling na ba ako kung sasabihin ko sa inyo ang pangalan ko? Hindi ako sure kung anong sasabihin kong pangalan ko pero may nagsasabi sa aking wag nalang magpakilala sa inyo.
May gusto lang naman akong itanong... Paano kung may makilala ka sa kasalukuyan na nagpapaalala sayo sa nakaraan? Anong gagawin mo kung ang nakilala mo sa kasalukuyan ay may tinatago pa lang sikreto na kahit siya mismo ay walang alam pero may kinalaman sa iyong nakaraan? Anong gagawin mo kung ang dalawang ito ay may koneksyon? Anong pipiliin mo? Ang nakilala mo sa nakaraan? O ang nagpakilala bilang ibang tao sa kasalukuyan? Past? Or Present?
There was this guy I dated for a while but things didn't turn out well. I was so into him that one night I can't stop thinking about him, I've decided to send his MOM a message on facebook confessing how much I like her son. I wish it ended there but no. I had to make it so emotional, lengthy and detailed like the drama queen I am. Luckily, it went to message request so I'm hoping she hasn't really read it yet. Up until this day it makes me cringe whenever I think about it but hey, whenever it pops in my mind I make myself laugh too so thank you self for being unbelievably shameless and brave when it comes to love. I may age faster because I have made a lot of cringe-worthy moments that I constantly make faces out of embarrassment just reflecting on my antics but I know I've made more hilarious memories than what ifs and somehow that makes the disappointments feel more like assurances that I have gave it my all and I have lived as honest (maybe a little to honest) as I could. #ItsOnlyNatural #CanBnatural
I've been investing in arts, photography, and writing. I've also got back to reading the other day and I finished reading this amazing book entitled 300 Things I Hope by Iain S. Thomas. It is all about the things the author hopes his readers to do in all aspects of life. So, I decided to make a version of it with all of the things I'm hoping for.
I hope I get to see my friends be successful in life. I hope to make a big mural someday. I hope to be a well-known artist like the artists I look up to. I hope to marry the person I am in love with today. I hope to be a little kinder to myself. I hope to see happiness even in the smallest things. I hope to travel the world. I hope to be a good mother and a wife to my future family. I hope to have my artworks displayed in a gallery or an exhibit. I hope to learn more about creative writing. I hope I won't learn how to get tired and give up my passion. I hope I won't get too hard on myself whenever I don't get the results I've been wanting to see in my works. I hope to love myself more even on the days I hate it the most. I hope to lead and empower women; to be their voice and for them to believe in themselves that they can be the woman they look up to. And when I've reached my limit of these things, I hope I won't get tired of reminding myself that my emotions don't make me weak, hence, makes me stronger. These are some of the things I always hope for. What about you? What are you hoping for?
I started fixing myself this quarantine. I mean, I started trying makeup products. As a teen, I'm on my phone almost every hour of the day, scroll on my social media accounts, especially Instagram, and also Pinterest where you get to see nice and pleasing photography by bunch of amazing and beautiful people from different parts of the world. So I started taking my own as well. I did not know that taking your own photo and try to get an Instagramable one is sooooooooo hard, it's exhausting. I do not have alot of space in my room, and I would definitely not do it outside our house because of Corona Virus, and I don't want to be seen by our neighbors HAHA so I have no choice but to make tiis inside my room.
Out of atleast 25 shots, only 2 are a nice picture. While I'm all sweaty and tired, I am proud of what I could do beyond my comfort zone. And this definitely built my self confidence, (and I secret love the compliments I received from both people I know and don't know) It's not my first time visiting in here, Candy! But I'm new to writing my thoughts and experiences, so bare with me HAHA.
Until next time!