Despair

She loosen up her arms from his body, pushing him away with despair on her face. He turned his head above with teary eyes, and he cannot breathe. He bit his pale lips as he walked apart slowly from his lover. The night was cold and the rain started to pour all over their coat. His ears were covered by water and he cannot hear what she was saying. 

She shouted these words for one last time, “I’m going to miss you!”

"I will never forget you…" he whispered to himself.

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  • 5 months ago

Ang pagbubukas ng isipan at pakikinig ang pinakamataas na uri ng pagrespeto.

Danette Patrick Pichay
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  • 5 months ago
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Every single moment is amusing if, and only if, we pay a great deal of attention on good and important things.

Candid Thoughts by Danette Patrick Pichay
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  • 5 months ago
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The World Will End!

Have you heard the news? A prophet from India has a lot of predictions that matched certain disasters that’s currently happening throughout our country. Scary, right? Wrong.

Prophecies. Skin Disease. Flood. Plague. Storm. Earthquake. Zombies?

Everything can happen in any moment and we are so afraid we might die because of these things. But think about it, aren’t we all going to die?

“According to statistics, in the three minutes that we’ve been talking, three hundred and twenty people in the world have died and another six hundred and fifty have been born. That’s life. I don’t know how many died of food poisoning, but some must have. Others died after a long illness, some suffered an accident, and probably a certain percentage got shot, while some poor woman died in childbirth and became part of the birth statistics. Only the living die.”

“Another minute has passed. Another hundred or so people must have died and another two hundred or so been born.”

“Exactly.”

- Aleph, Paulo Coelho

Death is just a statistics. We have to understand that we just cannot really avoid death. So why should we worry? Yes you can be aware of such horrible things. If you’re near those areas, please be safe. But instead of worrying, why don’t we focus on continuing with our lives and try to live it with a cause?

As cliché as it sounds, we should be focusing on whatever it takes to make our own life happy. I encourage you to try to put all your efforts, your energy, into things that will make yourself really happy. Because in the end, we all know where we are going.

Today, I won’t share thoughts about these news, because I don’t really mind. I’m not going to debate whether these prophecies are true. Instead, I will share to you what I believe is more important. How to achieve true happiness.

You don’t know how to increase your happiness? Let me tell you four things to do:

  • Be Grateful. We must deliberately be thankful in everything and accept what we have right now before the universe can pour more abundance into our lives. That’s the answer to a meaningful life.
  • Forgive and Forget. Most people think that forgiveness is benefitting both parties, but I realized that forgiving benefits no one else but yourself — the one who forgives. It doesn’t mean you have to reconcile with people, nor tell them you forgive them. It doesn’t need you to force yourself to just forget what happened. Forgiveness is something you do for yourself — to help your body throw away negativity and stress by getting rid of those bad feelings.
  • Deliberate Kindness. Just like being grateful and forgiveness, this one is not really a hard thing to do. You can show your love in a lot of simple ways. Try to do good for those who cannot repay you. Smile when no one is smiling. Compliment people in little things. Love your family even more. Enough hating on small things that people do to irritate you. Forgiving yourself is also an act of kindness.
  • Dream Big. I’m really fascinated how people have this capacity to dream. To experience this concept of imagining what you want your future is going to be. But somehow I’m sad that many people just ignore this concept. They have many dreams when they were young, but they let it die eventually. Remember, dreams aren’t just for children. You know the story of KFC? The man behind your favorite fried chicken only became successful in his age of 60’s. Awesome? So when you dream, you don’t just dream about small things. Extend your dreams, pray for your biggest wishes. Imagine your dream everyday and make a detailed description about it and believe that one day it will happen.

Now, I don’t really care how you can make yourself happy, you have a choice to decide whether you’re content on wasting your time being worried about world’s phenomenal disaster. It’s just my thoughts that I’m glad I shared. Some might say it doesn’t make sense. But I say, It will only make sense when you try it. I always remember this famous quote: "The world is what you imagine it to be."

You know how to do it but something holds you back. I don’t know your reasons but it’s time for you to think about it, before the world ends as you say so.

- Danette Patrick Pichay -



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  • 6 months ago

Para Sa Lahat Ng May Puso

Ito ‘yung first Valentine’s Day ko na hindi ko ka-date yung girlfriend ko for 4 years. Sa una medyo malungkot kasi lahat sila magkakasamang nagcecelebrate ng araw ng mga puso. Samantalang ako, malayo ako sa girlfriend ko at sa pamilya ko.

*insert California King Bed song here*

Pero narealize ko, hindi naman ako dapat malungkot. Maswerte pa nga ako kasi malulusog naman ang mga pamilya ko, lalong lalo na ang girlfriend ko. (haha). Isa pa, pwede ko namang i-celebrate itong araw na ‘to sa pamamagitan ng pag iisip sa mga bagay na hindi natin madalas isipin. Tulad ng bakit kaya tuwing friday lang tayo nagluluto ng gulay, especially munggo? O bakit kaya hindi marunong lumipad ang manok? Ewan ko.

Pero bukod dyan iniisip ko rin ngayon ay yung pagiging mas selfless, forgiving, and becoming a more loving person. Di’ba mas may meaning ang Feb 14 kung magiging mapagbigay ka sa mga taong hindi kayang mag thank you sayo dahil alam mong hindi nila kayang palitan ‘yung pagmamahal na binibigay mo. Yung mapatawad mo yung mga taong nakasakit sayo o may galit sayo kahit hindi ka nila mapatawad, dahil alam mong ang pagpapatawad — hindi yan para sa ikabubuti nila, kundi sa ikabubuti mo at ika-papanatag ng tulog mo tuwing gabi.

Nakakalimutan natin na ang pagmamahal, hindi lang yan naipapakita sa mga bagay tulad ng pagdadala mo sa girlfriend mo sa isang fancy dinner (na hindi na fancy sa dami ng tao sa loob ng restaurant) at magbibigay ka ng red roses na alam naman nating lahat na nagtipid ka buong January sa baon mo at hindi ka nag DOTA, para lang mabili mo yan sa Dangwa na worth P250 isang dosena. Actually pwede mo yang gawin hindi lang sa araw ng mga puso. At pwede ka rin magpakita ng sweetness ng hindi ka masyadong gumagastos. Itigil na natin ‘yung pag samba sa “consumerism" dahil hindi natin mabibili ang tunay na pagmamahal.

Wala akong sinabing bawal na gumastos sa araw na ito. Pero kung hindi mo afford, please lang wag kang mangholdap para lang may pang date kayo. At sa mga babae, wag kayong magtatampo kung walang surpresa ang mga asawa o nobyo niyo. Matuto tayong tumingin hindi lamang sa material na bagay, tignan din natin kung ano ba talaga ang tunay na meaning ng love.

Ngayon din ang oras para i-assess natin ang ating mga sarili kung may naibigay ba tayong pagmamahal sa bawat isa. Ang simpleng "I love you" at "thank you" ay sapat na para sa nanay at tatay mo na noong bata ka pa nung huli mong sinabi sa kanila ‘yan.

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"I love you so much, I hope you never change. xoxo"

Ang tunay na pagmamahal, ay yung patuloy mong tatanggapin ‘yung taong mahal mo kahit na magbago ang panahon, ugali, o pisikal na anyo niya. Depende na lang kung dati palagi siyang malambing pero ngayon tuwing nagkikita kayo lagi ka na lang may pasa sa braso dahil sa pananakit niya. Ibang usapan na ‘yon.

Ang sinasabi ko, dapat patuloy kayong dalawa na magsikap upang magbago para sa ikabubuti niyong dalawa. Sinabi nga ni manong Paulo Coelho sa mga libro niya, “Ang pagmamahal ay parang ilog — kapag ang dalawang mahinang ilog nagtagpo sa iisang landas, patuloy itong lumalakas hanggang sa wala ng makakapigil sa tindi ng pwersa nito.” O di’ba, nagtatagalog pala siya.

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Hindi ko man ma-explain ng maayos kung ano talaga ang tunay na meaning ng pagmamahal. Maraming paraan naman para maipakita ko ito. Isang handog ang sulat na ito para sayo at sa lahat ng nagtyagang mag basa nit. At meron pa, itong kanta na ito galing sa Quest na ang title ay “Back To Love”.

I love you all!

- Danette Patrick Pichay -

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Note: Isang bahagi ng kantang ito yung favorite ko, parang kinuha kasi nila sa bible yung lyrics nun. At para sa akin, yun ang tunay na meaning ng pag mamahal. Naka-bold at italic yung bahaging yun.

Back To Love - Quest (Music Video)

Lyrics: 

INTRO
(Yeah, here’s another revelation for my generation
Listen up, listen up ya’ll
Oh, are you ready for this, you better be ready for this
One time for your mind, forever in your heart and your soul
Let’s go, let’s go, come on)

Stop, look around, listen well
Time to bring love back in the air
In our hearts, all around
Where it’s meant to be

Can’t you see somethin’ is missin’
Hey, keep listenin’ then start thinkin’
'Cause now's the time to realign
Redefine, rearrange our frame of mind

You’ve been deceived by what you see
Got confused, no clarity
The love that you know is a falacy
Why don’t you follow me

Back when love is alive, love is free
When love is one, love is king
This ain’t no trip down memory lane
I’m goin’ back to that place again

CHORUS
Back to love, love, love, love
Time to get back to love
One step at a time
Open your heart and your mind

Back to love, love, love, love
All we need is love
Love will keep us alive
Yes, true love’s gonna keep us alive

Many talk about love at present
They say the words but can’t live its essence
They love for power, love for wealth
Some love for fun, some love for self

This got so many confused
Many hearts abused, lives misused
'Cause love is patient, love is kind
Love will see you through, love ain’t blind

Love stays when all is gone
Love will find a way when there is none
Love will trust, love won’t lie
Love is forever, love is life

Love gives with no conditions
Love is life’s ignition
This is the love that I’m talkin’ about
Love that lives not just a word of mouth

[Repeat CHORUS]

BRIDGE
There’s too much fightin’, lyin’, cryin’
So much hate, greed, pride and conniving
I see so many people strivin’
When we supposed to be thrivin’

Remember when we used to lock arms, share and respect
Livin’ life in full effect
This ain’t no trip down memory lane
I’m goin’ back to that place again

CHORUS
Back to love, love, love, love
Time to get back to love
One step at a time
Open your heart and your mind, oh hoh

Back to love, love, love, love
All we need is love
Love will keep us alive, oh hoh hoh hoh yeah

Back to love, love, love, love
Time to get back to love
All it takes is one step
Just take that first step (come on)

Back to love, love, love, love
All we need is love
Love will keep us alive, yeah yeah


(Right now is the time to love
Right now is the time to love)
Time to love
(‘Cause this world is in need of love
This world is in need of love)
In need of love

(Say it again
Right now is the time to love
Right now is the time to love)
Time to love
(‘Cause this world is in need of love)
This world is in need of love, girl
(Let’s go) 

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  • 6 months ago
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I have come to realize
From this moment
And in eternity
That you were,
You are,
And you will always be,
My one true love
In every single way.



Happy Valentine’s Day!
- Danette Patrick Pichay
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  • 6 months ago

Her magnificent lips
smiling at me,
Her breath I could feel,
Her skin against mine.
I can always see her,
always there when I close my eyes.

- Danette Patrick Pichay -

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  • 7 months ago
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Why do you have to waste your time on a person who cannot give as much love as you gave, when someday someone who deserves it will come into your life at the right place and the right time?

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  • 7 months ago

I love you. This was the first thing that came into my mind when I decided to write about you today. I cannot contain my feelings anymore. And since I don’t think talking to you will help us any better, I think I just need to write these all down.

We did a lot of fighting these past weeks and I am completely aware that I hurt your feelings, or maybe more than just hurting your feelings, maybe I destroyed you, I destroyed us. For that, I am truly sorry for everything I did to hurt you.  I am sorry for all the painful words that I did not mean to say. For all the things that I’ve done that I shouldn’t have done, I am sorry. And for all the things that I wish I did but I couldn’t do, I am sorry. I don’t care about anything else right now; I just want to apologize for all the things that contributed to what seems like an endless war between us. I don’t even know if you will take my sorry and forgive me. I’m hoping that if I apologize, I could take you back in my life again, and you will be with me again, and we will be the same person we used to be. I am desperate. I just don’t know what to do. I’m completely lost without you.

Lost. In the dictionary, it means something that has been taken away or cannot be recovered. Maybe the dictionary was right, but it is not as simple as that for me. I lost my life. Everything about me is just darkness right now. I cannot continue to be normal, because for me being with you is what I know normal.  I know this may sound insane for everyone, but I don’t care what they call me. I just want you to come back to me.

I remember the times when we used to be just happy and content with each other’s presence. There’s no need for a fancy dinner, no demands for things we have to do to make us both happy, no need for impressing each other. It was all just the simple presence of each other that made us happy at that moment. We used to talk about everything and be open about everything. We used to feel the electricity running through our fingers when we hold each other’s hands. We used to enjoy simple things, we laugh about the same things together, and we cry about the same things together. I miss those calls until 3AM about how we told each other how proud we were with our relationship. I miss loving you as easy as the air, as easy as breathing. I can hear you in my head saying “I love you” with those sweet tone of voice. I can feel your scent rushing through my lungs every time I miss you. And this is no bullshit. This is true. We used to be so perfect. Now, everything became nothing.

I know they say that relationships are always going to go through a lot of trials. And that is how relationships become stronger. But this one, I don’t know if this is just a trial. And I don’t know where this will lead into. You keep on telling me that you love me, and yes I believe in that. But you said you can’t make a commitment at all right now. You want to be free, and to experience things without someone who will disturb you every minute from what you are doing. You don’t like to be with someone whom you used to share your experience with. You don’t what me in your life anymore.  I just don’t understand it at all. And I think I never will. But if you love me, you won’t be choosing to do all of that. But then again, I don’t want to be dictating what you need to do, because I know that that is one of reasons you want me to stay out of your life. As much as I wanted to, if you won’t allow yourself to be with me again, then all of these words are nothing.

I did everything to figure this out. I can’t figure it because nothing makes sense. I thought you and I are always in the same page, I thought it would be very easy for us to forgive each other when we make mistakes because that’s just what lovers do. I thought that when one falls, the other will be there to carry him and hold him tight and tell him through his eyes that she will never ever leave him and their love will never change. I thought that even though we’re not married, we’re already practicing those “till death do us part” promises and we will always carry each other when the world is against us. I just don’t understand it now.

All I want is for you to come back to me. This time I realize that nothing is more important to me than to be with you again. To be “us” again. I want you to understand that I am lost, more than you’ll ever know. I can’t even explain how painful it is for me to go through this.

If ever you just fell out of love, or you just met someone who you think is better than me, or whatever it is that is going through your mind, I just want you to at least give me an answer. You know what’s even more painful? It’s that I never got an answer from you. You did not tell me why you’re confused, why you have to do this to me, or why you don’t what us to continue. I remember you told me that it was all because of me and what I’ve done to you. If that’s the case, then it means I am just not good enough for you. I will accept that for an answer. If I’m not good enough for you then I will just let this go. If you’re looking for space and that space will make you feel happy and make you feel free, then I will let this go.

Maybe this is the end. I don’t really know. No one knows. It’s just a shame that this has to end. Maybe I am the only one here who is still hoping for us to be together again. Maybe I thought I can still get you to come back to me. I thought I could be with you forever. But it seems like nothing really lasts forever.  There’s no such thing as forever. Maybe this will just become bittersweet memories of our life. They say I won’t know real love until I’ve loved and I’ve lost it. With that, I can say that I’ve experienced real love. I am thankful to let everyone know that I’ve shared this real love with you. I will look into this as one big lesson in my life. And I will never forget about our story.

I just want you to know that up until now, and up until my very last breath on earth, I am still HOPING that you will come back to me. And if you ever come back to me, you know I’ll be open arms to accept you again. I will be the happiest man on earth when that happens.

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  • 8 months ago

Happy 4th anniversary to my dearest Trisha! I’m so thankful for all the years that we spent together. Every year we grew stronger and stronger. Let’s reach our dreams! I love you!

Danette Patrick Pichay
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  • 9 months ago

Keep your eyes closed,
in the midst of daunting pain.
You are safe with me.

Candid Thoughts by Danette Patrick Pichay
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