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Ryl Vonn May 22, 2020

“I wish I was like them” is what we constantly whisper to ourselves. When we see someone more attractive than us, when we see someone having more than us, and when someone seems happier than us, it just somehow makes us question ourselves. So… what do we do? We try to be like them. We buy the clothes they wear, the accessories they use, and even the perfume they spray on - we reinvent ourselves. But why is it that whenever we see someone who seems to have more than we do, we have this huge urge to “be like them”?

Technology has become such a huge part of our lives, that without even noticing it, it has started to brainwash us. What we see online starts to dictate how we dress, what we eat, and overall, how we act. It even begins to tell us what and how we should look; and it makes us question ourselves because what we see on our screens is not what we see in the mirror. We focus so much on what other people think and how other people will react that we lose touch of ourselves. We begin to beat ourselves down just because we aren’t the picture they painted in their minds. We go to extremes just to mimic that person on our screens that the internet wants to see. But the story was never about you becoming like them, it’s about you coming into being.

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We are like blank canvases waiting to be painted on with brush strokes of life experience; and once we feel that the painting is done, we reveal ourselves to the world with pride despite what people say about it. So get lost in the moment, understand yourself, and never forget that we are all beautifully different. After all, life’s too short to live someone else’s life.

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Focus On Your Own Battle

Have you ever felt so down because you think you are not worthy enough? Have you ever felt the feeling that you are tired and everything is just the same like nothing’s new and so unproductive? Did giving up came into your mind? It’s a sad reality that people have to choose between two things just to not disappoint others. It sucks and suffocating that you have to always comply to be loved.

I was used to be a “just-go-with-the-flow” person. I do not care about my wants as long as the people I’m with are happy. I was afraid to be judged and rejected by others. I don’t want to be alone. But then I realized that the more I depend on other’s sentiment, I am losing my happiness and passion. I felt that I’m stuck in a cage and there is no chance for me to discover and develop. Developing what you are passionate about is the hardest thing in this world if you are forcing yourself to do the things you don’t like. Sometimes you anticipate that this is what you want but in reality, it is not. You are just blinded by the fact that this is what the people around you want you to do, but deep within yourself you know it is not what you love.

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People around you will never be contented. All of the things you have done will never be enough for them to be satisfied so stop complying. Stop depending on other people and start to stand on your own feet. Have the courage to keep in mind that not everyone can be pleased and learn how to be grateful to the people who appreciate you. In life, you will realize that every people you met has its purpose. People come and go. Some are just bypassing. Some are just using you. Some will be a lesson to you so be with it. Quit considering the opinions of others.

Live on your own. Be contented with what you have. The greatest thing you can give to yourself is happiness, as long as you know who you are and what makes you happy it doesn’t matter how others will see you.

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Why our high school barkada is the best?

Remembering our high school years entails quite a lot reminiscing of the things we all been through when we were younger. You’ve experience a lot of new things during those 4 wonderful years and did most of them with the few people you consider your barkada. And through a series of all the lunch breaks you had together, the walks you took on the way home, and taking the same classes, you never thought you’d survive, you have made your life’s greatest friends.

Here are some of the reasons why your high school barkada is the best:

1. You figured out early teenage life together. The transition one have undergone from being a kid to a teenager wasn’t easy. For a moment you are not sure whether you should have played with your friends during recess or you should have just sat down and ate your food because you were too old for games. But whatever it is you chose to do, having friends who were as clueless as you make everything feel easier because you know, deep down, you’d figure things out eventually. You just need good company.

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2. They were with you during your “jeje“ days. I bet you have pictures taken with Camera360 and Retrica. You also have pictures edited using Pizap with embarrassing captions and you somehow kept some of them so you could have something to post online during their birthdays.

3. They know all your exes. They will never EVER forget the name of an ex-boyfriend, an ex-fling, an ex-crush, and an almost you had. They will remind you of your every questionable love decision but you’ll just laugh anyway while saying “Past is past”.

4. They never judge you. They have welcomed you to their lives when you thought jelly shoes and checkered polos were the bomb! They were quick to have told your teachers that you were not feeling well so you could go home when you really just needed to poop. You tell them every embarrassing story you have and were fine with it.

5. You can always count on them. From the moment you first fell in love and the moment you first had your heart broken, they were with you. They were with you the moment you lost a parent and at moments when you thought you had nothing. Through every break-up and breakthrough, they were there to be your support system.

6. They are your family. Your high school friend’s family is your own family’s extension. Their parents are like your own. Don’t you feel a little kilig whenever your friend’s parents call you “anak”? And then eventually calling them mama and papa became so natural? I felt that, all the time.

7. They will always be your home. They are your place of refuge and security, the place who offers you their hands when you feel lost and the place you run to when you need saving. No matter how much time and distance separate you, they will be the one’s that you always long for and they are the one’s that you will always return to.

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