Your December Love Horoscopes Are Here
(March 21 to April 19)
You've spent all year having to deal with unexpected heartbreak. Whether you've tried to shove all that pain aside or shored up the courage to confront them head on, you can rest easy now that December is rolling in because love and relationships are about to get so much better, brighter, and easier. You've lived, you've learned, and now it's time for you to love again. You don't have to force yourself to come out of the dark—all the good stuff is just going to pour in naturally.
(April 20 to May 20)
When you meet someone new—whether it's a new crush to happily obsess over or a boyfriend you're kicking off a shiny clean slate relationship with, it's easy to slip into a daze and think that nothing's ever going to go wrong. Be wary about diving in too soon and too fast and instead, enjoy this love high in small doses. It'll make the fun last longer and keep you safe. Moving too quickly can result in a crash and you don't want that!
(May 21 to June 20)
December can be a challenge for everyone in recovery from a major heartbreak. It's tough to put on a brave face and pretend you're doing fine when all you really want to do is crawl underneath the blanket and cry out all that lovesick awfulness. It's okay to take a break from the social obligations this year, Gemini. Give yourself time to recover so by next year, your heart is refreshed, renewed and you'll be all ready to open your heart up again. For now, let yourself feel all the feelings—the tears will go away soon enough.
(June 21 to July 22)
It looks like you've been playing it safe with the status quo, Cancer. But when you feel like something's just not right between you and your guy, you can only go so far before having to confront the truth of the situation. Huge change is coming up in your love life towards the end of the year. And this could mean that you are moving forward together (finally, you're getting the commitment and respect you deserve!), or you may be moving on as a newly single gal. Acceptance is key.
(July 23 to August 22)
You tend to speak your mind a lot without giving it too much thought, Leo, and that could put you in a really good situation with the guy you're interested—you never mince words and so he'll know that you're definitely into him, make no mistake about that! If you aren't too careful about your words, however, you could end up caging yourself in. The messages you're thoughtless about could be taken super seriously by someone else. Make sure you mean what you say and say what you mean.
(August 23 to September 22)
It can feel like you've put in a ton of energy into making a situation work with the guy you're into, but no matter what you do, he still isn't noticing you. There's a temptation to branch out and just give up on that one person you've been focusing on forever—but the stars are asking you to hold out, even for just for month. Expectations can make us impatient and blind us to what's really going on. Loosen your grip on the results you want and maybe you'll see that he's noticed you after all.
(September 23 to October 22)
You're in perfect sync with your feelings this month and that means your heart and mind are working together to put you in the best possible relationship at the moment. Trust your emotions even when at first, your mind can't seem to justify them—your intellect will catch up eventually! If you've been questioning why you're really into a guy who makes absolutely no sense and is not your type at all, give it time. Not everything needs an explanation right away—your feelings won't lead you astray.
(October 23 to November 21)
You've been a little too quick to judge yourself for all the love-related decisions you've made in the past. It's time to be a little kinder to yourself, Scorpio... One, there was really no way you could have anticipated what a jerk your ex could have been. Two, we all make mistakes when it comes to falling in love. The sooner you can give yourself some compassion and kindness, the quicker your heart can mend itself and be open to a relationship that is free from being judged by others and by yourself.
(November 22 to December 21)
Do you believe in signs? Whether you're a skeptic or a huge subscriber to all things supernatural, this month is asking you to pay attention to what the Universe is revealing to you through little hints and tips. You may have been looking for love in all the wrong places, when the one who's right for you has been around you all this time. Once you open up yourself to the possibility and opportunity, these little signs will become very clear. Listen to what the world wants to tell you.
(December 22 to January 19)
The more you persist, the more he's going to resist. It looks like you've really wanted certain results to come out of a relationship you've been working on—the thing is, you can do everything in your power to make someone align with your expectations, but the end game is still his choice. It's a time to surrender control and let yourself breathe for a moment. If you put pressure on him, he's only going to want to move in the other direction even more. Ease up, Capricorn.
(January 20 to February 18)
The relationship you've always wanted can and will happen if you learn how to dance between pushing and pulling. There's got to be an equal give and take between you two—he can't be doing all the work and asking you out, you've got to respond and let him know you're interested too. There needs to be a balance in you too—you can't just be obsessing over this relationship 24/7, you've got to give it a break too and remember that you've got other things going on aside from your love life.
(February 19 to March 20)
We get it—you've got the best guy EVER and you want to be around him all the time, especially now that you're both off school and vacation is finally here. Beware of your tendency to smother because that is not cool. Give him some space to enjoy his vacay with his buddies and his family—too much togetherness too soon isn't a good thing. Check in on whether you're become unnecessarily possessive of him too... if he loves you, there's no need to keep him on a leash.
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I don't know. by Mariella Ysabel Amatus
I don’t know what to do. I feel lost. I don’t know what to do. I feel alone. I don’t know what to do. I feel abandoned. Dreams are things we ought to have. Without them, we might never know where will our future take us. We seem to be trained to have them. I want to be a nurse. I want to be a doctor. I want to be an engineer. I want to be a lawyer. Those are the lines children tell in front of people. It seems simple to dream. To have an ambition. Well, I thought it is. But, now, as I put a book on my lap, thinking about where my fate will lead me, it isn’t.
I feel drowned in the responsibility of knowing what I wanted. The season of college entrance tests are coming. Yet, I feel nothing but doubtful. I studied, but now, I am not doing such a thing. I felt so engrossed the last time I checked myself months ago. Now, I am unsure of what I want to do. I have to study. Yes, I know. However, I feel so dismissive to do something. I can’t even point out what’s the problem in me.
What am I doing? I must go, open some books, and study hard. But, I am never doing it in this present moment. Instead of challenging myself with tons of knowledge, I am here writing this passage with my mind resonating with unspoken words and truth. I seem insane, right? What will happen to me if I keep on doing nothing? Well, simple. I will never be successful - I know that. Then, what must I do?
Asking myself such a question will never suffice what I really need. Because, I’ve been asking myself questions all the time. Yet, I’ve never come up with answers. I don’t know what to do. I feel like being pained. I don’t know what to do. I feel like being tortured. I don’t know what to do. I feel like being misunderstood. I don’t know what to do. I don't know.
A Stranger "Things"
strangers can be not strangers, they can be someone else
Isn't it intimidating to interact with strangers? Majority will say "yes" certainly. No doubt, parents also come up with their very classic "Don't talk to strangers" smart advice for their children. But come to realize to take the opposite approach of it as we grow older, there's a tangled idea in our head it it is beneficial or not.
Finding comfort to someone we don't know is like finding a needle in the bunch of hay. A blurry-blurry thing, a no-percent no-possibility to happen. But not to compare, for others it's like their way of finding comfort, way to socialize, way to widen their circle of acquaintance, that's why psychologist somewhat agree with it. If the person didn't give you a ghastly vibe, why not give it a try to interact. It's kinda weird thing to open doors for strangers,but at the same time, its interesting. Think of this, why its easy for others to share secretes of them, or to have pretty intimate conversation to random person? Cause they say, "No judgement".
Why its okay to ask help to person we dont know if we are in unfamiliar place? Cause they can help us, and same goes in other way. Bottomline, Strangers are not just strangers or a person we dont know, or a person that our parents taught us not to talk to. They can be someone else who can help us in times of unfamiliarity of places or thing. They can be the person who sit next to you in the bus who ask for a little help for direction and end up having a great conversation.
They can be a lot more we didn't expect to, and you can tell by yourself that your best of friends you have today are once a complete stranger to you yet you end up having a strong bond of friendship. They are the person we completely don't know, we dont know their upbringings or what, but sometimes the can be more helpful to us than the others we know. By simply having a casual conversation with them, we're not noticing that they are giving us a diffirent approach to different aspects in life and unfortunately, this idea overpowers by just word "stranger". Hopefully, maybe now or then, we're very thankfull that we took the opposite approach of "do not talk to strangers"
Hi Candy! I saw a repost of your IG story from one of my good friends who happens to be your candy rookie, Margaux Nonato, about students who started their business this quarantine season. I wanted to submit my own story as well but didn’t have the guts to do so, until I read the stories of some students who happen to share the same experience as mine!
Telling my own story might be a little overdue, now that you’ve already published the article but I wanted to give this a try still if it means inspiring other people as well. I am an incoming third year medical student from De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences Institute and I have also decided to do something productive (aside from studying my backlogs of course) and something unique that may help me to challenge myself into exploring new things aside from human anatomy, pathology, and all those medical greatness.
Kudos to everyone who decided to start their online businesses! I must say it isn’t easy at all so we all deserve a round of applause for doing great and getting this far! I’ve always been a fan of baking since I was a kid. I remember making my own chocolate chip cookies when I was in second year high school and back then, I only baked with a microwave (since our oven was whack) and used choco choco as the chocolate in my cookies ???? they are not as bad as they seem! Trust me!
Since then I’ve always dreamed of finding the perfect recipe. I took Biochemistry in college and went straight to studying Medicine so my plan in finding the perfect recipe was always postponed since studying for my future patients will always be my number one priority. (Naks) Then Coronavirus happened. I just finished my last semester for 2nd year Med last June and I’ve decided to finally come up with the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe, then tried selling them for extra allowance to help in our expenses. In addition to my chocolate chip cookie recipe, I’ve also managed to bake chocolate crinkles and different varieties of brownies! Who would’ve thought that a super busy medical student would have the chance to bake and create her own online business as well? (While in Med School!!!)
So then I started my online business, named “Harina Manila”.You can also find it on instagram and facebook @harina.manila!! I like to call my baked goods “paboridough” because the ones that I bake are indeed my favorites and I‘d like to share it with everyone. Kaya sa mga broken hearted jan, dibale nang hindi ka niya pinili, sa Harina Manila, ikaw ang aming paboridough ???? (hahaha corny!) From deciding what to name your business, to buying ingredients almost every week, and finding the right packaging that fits your style, starting your own online business really takes time and dedication! But as they say, kapag may tiyaga, may nilaga!
This goes not only to medical students like me, but to all students who are struggling to keep themselves sane this quarantine season. Amidst the pandemic that we are facing right now, I hope that we may not forget to take good care of ourselves both physically and mentally. May we find the courage to remain optimistic and try new things that could help us grow and become better. Sharing with you my story this quarantine season, I hope I may be able to inspire other people into believing that they too, can do something amazing, heck there’s no limit to what we can all achieve! As long as we work hard for it, malayo ang mararating natin! I thank you, Candy Mag, for spreading good vibes and inspiration to everyone by publishing good stories! To all the lovely readers who took their time to read Candy’s article, if this ever gets published, I hope you remind yourselves today that you are capable of doing amazing things and that there is no limit to what you can achieve. Fighting! Dont forget to visit, like, and follow my page on Facebook and Instagram, Harina Manila (@harina.manila) and try out some of our baked goods! We got you covered, my paboridough! Thank you! ??
Poetry #1 YOUR SMILE
Just the thought of you gives me fluttering butterflies in my stomach. I love the way you smile like there's just too many passion inside you. It gives me warmth-- your warmth that needs to spread in your cheeks, in your eyes, the wrinkles on your nose and on the corner of your temples that I wanted to kiss with pure gentleness.
When you smile, I always trace back the years when I haven't known you. Where I didn't have the chance to smile back and talk to you even for a short time. To intertwine your fingers in mine or put my arms around you and feel all the vibrations inside you that gives me warmth, comfort and joy. I love seeing you smile even virtually-- because it makes me relive all the times that I still got the chance to see you personally. That is now becoming a beautiful blur.