The Guys Stories That Your Hearts Couldn't Get Enough Of
Another year has passed, Candy Girls, and we're glad that aside from fangirling, we also got to share our feelings with you. As we end 2015, take a trip down memory lane with us and read back on all the stories in our Guys section that your hearts couldn't get enough of—whether it's about heartbreak, love, or cute guys, we're glad we were able to share the ~*feels*~ with all of you this year.
1. An open letter to the guy I stopped waiting for. There comes a point when we all have to stop and love ourselves more—even more than the person we promised we'd wait for.
2. To the person who took me for granted. Sometimes, you need to walk away from the person you love if he just can't see your value.
3. The qualities of a good boyfriend you should watch for. Nope, he doesn't need to have Ansel Elgort's good looks. We just need someone who'll respect us and value us and love us still even when they see how flawed we are.
4. A letter to the girl who's afraid of falling in love again. Remind yourself that nothing in this world is permanent, which is a good thing sometimes because that means your heartbreaks are too.
5. To the person I met at the wrong time. There is no wrong timing for people who are right for each other. If you both think it's the wrong time, 90% of the time it's because you found the wrong person.
6. The cutest guys from UP Diliman. We can find inspiration anywhere, anytime—especially when the Cutest Guys series on the site made us realize that there's more to the cute guys we see in school.
7. The things you don't deserve in a relationship. You have to save yourself if the person you're with abuses you in any way. You don't have to stay. You shouldn't stay.
What's your favorite story from our Guys section this year, Candy Girls and Boys? Let us know in the comments. :)
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Outdoors Danielle Flestado @artdkf | May 1, 2020 "I miss the outside world. The last time I went outside of our house was on my birthday. We just bought coffee across our village and went back home immediately. This painting made me feel that I'm in a field, just appreciating the beauty of God's creation. Can you imagine the green grass and pink flowers?"
When everything around you suddenly turns dark, the first thing we'd prolly do, as humans, is to find and grab anything that is closest and nearest to us. We'll hold onto them for as long as we can, trying to collect ourselves and gather courage to adjust our eyesights to the pitch black environment that's consuming us minute by minute. And then you'd hear nothing. Your sense of hearing would somehow go off after not seeing anything for quite awhile. You'll let loose. Cry. Panic. You'll be exhausted for fighting your way out. Then just when you're about to stop and give up, you're no longer afraid. There's only this deafening silence and pithole of darkness that's gonna eat you up alive. And surprisingly, you'll make a home out of it.
You'll make a home out of the darkness that when a ray of light suddenly hits you, you'll try to avoid it. You'll try to cover your eyes. You'll try to cover your ears from the voices trying to help you get out of it. You'll try to hide because your mind and body will go against your will to come out and live. Because the darkness that used to scare you, now comforts you in a way you thought has helped you survived life. And you'll try to live. Day by day. In the darkness. Not knowing where to go. Not knowing where to start. Not knowing who is with you. You will try to live until the darkness that once surrounds you is now within you. And everyday, it's gonna be a cycle of subtle torture. But let me tell you a secret. The darkness won't make you whole.
You'll be broken. And in those hair-like cracks, the light will stubbornly fight its way through until it warms you up. Until you realize to check the switch and turn it on. Until you allow other people to help you find your way back in the light. Until you realize you're ready to live in light again. There's a light at the end of this long and dreading tunnel. The only question that matters: will you let them in?
I always thought of life, like a bead where each piece makes it worth sewing together with other piece of beads to make a stronger bond and to create a beautiful result. Today, how do we bond well with different people especially this difficult time? As this day challenges us to a new normal, may we continue to bead along positively with our life.