The Signs That You Could Just Be His Rebound Girl

Now that she's gone, you're finally in the picture. You can now live happily ever after, just the two of you—no more other woman to hinder your love. Or so you think.
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So you’re finally with the guy–the guy you've been crushing on for far too long now, but has been off limits because he had a girlfriend. Had. Now that she's gone, you're finally in the picture. You can now live happily ever after, just the two of you–no more other woman to hinder your love. 

Or so you think.

As much as you'd like to believe that you're his princess in shining armor ready to heal his broken heart from his last breakup, this may not be the best way to get the guy. Before you do the victory dance, keep an eye wide open for these signs to make sure you’re not his rebound.

 1  Ex marks the spot.

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So he once mentioned over dinner that you look just like his ex. There's probably nothing wrong with that. He might just like certain type of girls. But would you look at that, apparently you sound just like her, too. And the way you play with your pen reminds him of her as well.
Dear, listen up. The alarm bells are ringing loud and clear. 

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 2  Your dates include trips down memory lane.

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Remember that one time he went to the arcade with her and they earned 256 tickets in one go? Or that one time they went bowling and he had five consecutive strikes? Yes, you do. You've heard those stories so much already that it feels like your very own memories. You remember them so distinctly and vividly that the last time you went to the arcade with him you anticipated 256 tickets coming out from the machine.

 3  He doesn't let you hang out with his friends.

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Because really, he's afraid of all the questioning that might occur. Also, his friends haven't really grasped the idea of him going out with a new girl (TBH, same goes for him).

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 4  He's scared of making big decisions.

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Okay, sure, the relationship is new. You wouldn't want to scare him out of it. But there's a fine line between being careful because of the fear of losing the relationship, or because of the fear of being in it. Be extra wary.

 5  You don't talk that much.

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So you've been to the movies with him, the arcade, the karaoke room, a concert, and a basketball game. But during dinner, he’s usually too tired to talk or just not in the mood. Sure, you might see this as his way of being his usual enigmatic self. But remember, a real relationship requires openness. And if he can’t at least try, something must be up.

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Remember: You don't deserve to be the rebound. Not ever. Don't exhaust yourself by being with a non-committal guy. You deserve so much more than that. Let him heal on his own first, and when the time comes that he can think for himself again and open up to a new person, maybe you can work things out.

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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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