From Our Readers: To the One I Thought Was Destined For Me
Destiny, a predetermined course of events, unexpected encounter of two people who may fall in love or may fall out of love. Either both of you are meant to love each other or you are meant not to stay with each other for long, and we belong to the latter.
We used to be casual friends. I knew you back then somehow not that close though but knew you as somebody who everybody trusted and loved. You were the "good boy" and the "kuya" of the group. I admired you back then; I secretly looked at you. I had that feeling before you felt the same way, too. There was a spark, an attraction I couldn't explain but I chose not to entertain it, and you did just the same.
We parted ways and we forgot. We were busy with our separate lives. We did get into deeper relationships. We hoped, we trusted, and we lost the person we care for and love so much. Then one day, we came across each other unexpectedly, this funny word called "destiny." Who would have thought after so many years? I caught myself singing Up Dharma Down's song, "Tadhana." We talked and shared so many things about ourselves and discovered so many things in common.
The feeling when you've got that someone who gives you back the hopes and dreams once shattered and broken. The feeling when you've believed that true love exists. The feeling when you get so excited each and every day because you know somebody thinks and misses you. The feeling when you expect and plan of a weekend trip, places to go, and people to meet. The feeling when you have something to look forward to, a friend, a lover, a husband, a mate for life.
Falling in love is such a wonderful feeling, isn't it? It was happening to me and then you left. You didn't even want to convince yourself to love me or convince me to love you, so you chose to avoid me. I thought it would turn out good easily, I thought things would unfold as I expect them to be. I thought you were the person destined for me, but I was wrong.
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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. ????