DAYLIGHT

Here I am waiting, I’ll have to leave soon
Why am I holding on?
We knew this day would come, we knew it all along
How did it come so fast?
This is our last night but it’s late
And I’m trying not to sleep
‘Cause I know, when I wake
I will have to slip away.

When the daylight comes I’ll have to go
But tonight I’m gonna hold you so close
‘Cause in the daylight we’ll be on our own
But tonight I need to hold you so close.

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Here I am staring at your perfection
In my arms, so beautiful
The sky is getting bright, the stars are burning out
Somebody slow it down
This is way too hard
‘Cause I know, when the sun comes up
I will leave, this is my last glance
That will soon be a memory.

And when the daylight comes I’ll have to go
But tonight I’m gonna hold you so close
‘Cause in the daylight we’ll be on our own
But tonight I need to hold you so close

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REMEMBER ME

I just love this animated fantasy film. It’s very inspiring and it showed us a lot of things to remember.

First, the importance of family and how to love and treasure them while they are still with us. Yes, friends or other people come and go, but our family will always be – to support, understand and love us over and over.

It was also told us that it’s never too late to forgive.

Always seize the moment. When opportunity comes and knocks on your door, take that chance without hesitation. Time comes only once and it will never come back again.

Coco strummed a major chord with me through the song of remember me as I always travelled and away from my family. It made me cry.

Remember me

Though I have to say goodbye

Remember me

Don’t let it make you cry

For even if I’m far away I hold you in my heart

I sing a secret song to you each night we are apart.

Remember me

Though I have to travel far

Remember me

Each time you hear a sad guitar

Know that I’m with you the only way that I can be

Until you’re in my arms again

Remember me.

Verdict: 10/10

YOU LIE IN APRIL (Anime)

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Your Lie in April is the story of Kousei, a young piano prodigy who, after the death of his mother, had a mental breakdown and ultimately lost the ability to hear the music he played. Three years later, he meets his playboy best friend’s new girlfriend, Kaori—a free-spirited violinist who makes it her life’s mission to rekindle Kousei’s lost love for performing music on stage.

Your lie in April is a love story of two flawed teens brought together by their love of music. As I considered, this drama shows us the totally raging of two different situations; the battle of illness and the deep remorse of a child who was abused for the sake of his music.

I would call it also a deceitful masterpiece wherein at first it appears light-hearted, the songs are quite adorable, the visual was full of colorful pastels that lead you to the idea of being in love again, and yet it was more than that. The story is quite deeper, emotional and totally bittersweet.Though, there two sides who debated on this show- those who absolutely love it, and those that strongly dislike it, well I’m on the side of liking it. The characters of our spirited violinist who is confident, beautiful, fragile, strong-willed, and with Kosei’s black and white life, it was all simply blended into a chord of a vibrant journey.

With good art, music, likable characters and pain, I give this 9/10.

Spoiler: Why lie in April?  It’s all there in Kaori’s letter to Kousei.

BEAUTIFUL GOODBYES

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Count the ways I let you down.

On my fingers and toes but I’m running out.
Clever words can’t help me now.
I grip you tight but you’re slipping out.

And I remember your eyes were so bright.
When I first met you, so in love that night.
And now I’m kissing your tears goodnight.
And I can’t take it, you’re even perfect when you cry.

Beautiful goodbye.
It’s dripping from your eyes.
Your beautiful goodbye.
It’s dripping from your eyes.

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I’m never gonna let you close to me.
Even though you mean the most to me.
‘Cause every time I open up, it hurts.

So I’m never gonna get too close to you.
Even when I mean the most to you.
In case you go and leave me in the dirt.

But every time you hurt me, the less that I cry.
And every time you leave me, the quicker these tears dry.
And every time you walk out, the less I love you.
Baby, we don’t stand a chance, it’s sad but it’s true.

We’re way too good at goodbyes.

Beautiful goodbye.

Too good at goodbyes.

It’s dripping from our eyes.

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*Lyrics from Maroon 5 and Sam Smith*

Today’s Kira-Kun (J-movie 2017)

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Ninon Okamura (Marie Iitoyo) and Yuiji Kira (Taishi Nakagawa) live next door to each other, but they have not talked with each other at school. Ninon Okamura learns from her parents that Yuji only has a year to live. One day, Yuiji Kira tells Ninon Okamura that he doesn’t want to die and he doesn’t to be alone. Ninon Okamura tells him that she will be by his side until he dies.

This drama is not bad and not so very good. Because of its cuteness and pureness, it’s worth watching for. I like the two leads chemistry, their characters are not forceful and the development was spontaneous. I truly enjoyed the visual of our Yuiji Kira, he is so pretty.

Plot-wise, the story is not that original, we have seen several movies that deals on lovers with fatal illnesses. But what makes this movie significant is their relationship that both portray of their loneliness but was able to catch their time, simply supporting and loving each other. I think  this all we need in reality.

This movie is the live-action adaptation of the Japanese manga Kyo no Kira-kun written by Rin Mikimoto. They have said that mangga is better than this movie, obviously, in reading the story would be more detailed and it’ll explore your imagination.

Nonetheless, I give this 8/10.

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JUST ME, JUST YOU, JUST RIGHT

“It’s always been nice to have you near and to enjoy your company and your loyalty; it’s important to have the friendship and affection of someone with whom we can share our joys and sorrows, and discuss our problems without fear or reservations.

But, the best part of knowing someone like you is not to feel obliged to do something when we’re together, just like being able to watch TV without saying a word, not feeling bored or wanting to be by yourself; and I miss you when you’re far away, taking care of your life while I take care of mine.

To be a friend is to be able to enjoy the best things the other person has to offer, to recognize their faults, but to know they are bearable. On the other hand, to be a friend is to offer our virtues with all the generosity in the world and to live without masks or faces to hide our faults, habits or differences.

The meaning of friendship, something that surrounds us in such a natural way that we don’t even bother much to understand what it truly means. Maybe I can’t really express that meaning, but it’s good to know that there’s someone supporting us, even if sometimes they don’t fully agree with what we are thinking or doing and they don’t hesitate to show their point of view.

That’s what true friends are like because they know that a different opinion will not change a deep feeling of mutual and sincere trust.”

Cheers to all of us who have this kind of friendship!

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FAMILY VS. FRIENDS

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It is true that family is extremely important to our lives, but reality shows that some of us are closer to our friends than to our family.  It was easy to confide and share our problems and even secrets to our friends.  You can see also others enjoy their time with their buddies more than with parents and siblings, maybe because family events are often serious or maybe a little boring.

Don’t get me wrong, I love my family, but the truth is, there’s some stuff that I am more comfortable to discuss with my friends.  It happened also that I didn’t get the same reactions from them (they are serious) compared to my friends who will take it lightly and made you laugh.  On the other hand, it is also tested that our family helps us no matter what, even though they are the last person we run to.

I just learned that if I want to be close to my family, I just have to treat them like my friends – be open,  have fun with them, in any case, start to communicate, let them feel “when you’re with them you can be yourself” and of course, always show them that they are more important than anyone else.

Further, let us also treat our friends like family, we should give them our trust, support, and commitment.

For me, nothing is to contend about Family Vs. Friends. They both played significant roles in our lives, and we needed them whether we like it or not.

BLISSFUL RELATIONSHIP

Do not rush to marry. Take it slow. Take your time.

Marriage is never a race. The fastest seldom wins.

But the one who starts right and perseveres throughout does.

Build friendship first. It will be your strongest foundation later on.

Remember, looks and talents are fleeting and so are material things.

What lasts are character and maturity.

Know your essentials. Don’t compromise these.

Learn to let go of some preferences too. They can be done without.

The delays and mishaps have its reasons. Forgive and forget. Look forward and move on.

Don’t dwell on the past also.

Never blame others and self for your mistakes.

Instead, learn and grow from them.

Just don’t keep on repeating them as that’s foolishness already.

Don’t get ahead with God by the way.

He knows what’s best for you. Just trust in Him.

Get busy working on yourself as you wait.

Improve and be the best person that you can be.

I got married at a ripe old age of 37.

I courted my wife for more than three years.

And we’re blessed with two cute daughters.

I married right. Not too early and not too late.

This sharing is my way of paying it to forward the goodness I receive from the Lord Almighty through my marriage.

Oh yes, marriage is a bliss indeed and a beautiful thing if done right.

Don’t miss this out for you deserve only the best.

I give a toast to the married and soon to be married people reading this.

Francis Francisco-

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EVERGREEN LOVE (J-MOVIE 2016)

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Sayaka works at an office. She’s not very good at her job or with love. One night, she finds a man, Itsuki, collapsed in front of her home. She takes him inside and they begin to live together. Itsuki teaches Sayaka about cooking wild herbs and collecting wild herbs, but he has a secret.

So what’s his secret? watch it and you’ll find it.

Honestly, I need Itsuki in my life. Seeing him in my kitchen every day, preparing sumptuous food and eat together, it’s quite a comfort to me (though his character is so good to be true). And I think we need more films like this one; simple, gentle and warm.

There is nothing explosive in this movie, it was transparent to make you feel pure good, setting your mood in positive rays without picking on little details. I believe the purpose of this show is to enjoy it properly, away from villains and complications.

I like the two leads characters and portrayals. Itsuki, is an eye candy, gentleman and secretive, and I loved the way he dealt with Sayakawho is relatable, honest and lonely. Though their characters didn’t develop well considering the pace of the story,  still they have created a strong basis of the romance.

Evergreen love is a breeze love story. It will make you eat and fall in love!

Verdict: 9/0

BECAUSE I HAVE HURT YOU

Sometimes, we are the one who causes pain.  And I realized I owe a quite a bit of apology.

I met you at my lowest times.  I wasn’t exactly looking for love in that span of time, but just someone to fool around. I got you as the rebound for my failed relationship. I know I have created a big mess and have had hurt you enormously.

It should be a jarring relationship and because you are so good to suffer my flaws, I have to end it. My conscience begs me to do it because deep inside I know you are not worthy to share of every drop from my lies and insincerity.

I am sorry about the way I handled things to end.  You were too great, but I was so sure of myself that still, I can’t love you back, or anyone else.

I am sorry for ignoring your calls, for hiding myself and for keeping the truth. I am sorry for making you love me and never reciprocated it. I am sorry for giving you heartache you never deserved, for being with me in times of my needs, but left you unsettled. So sorry because I have hurt you cruelly.

Despite all, THANK YOU for writing me today, for hearing my words with an assurance that it wasn’t hard for you to forgive me.  Thank you for letting me those guilts off my chest.

I’m happy now that you got your real love from someone who deserves you better than me. I cheer for your endless happiness.

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A FRIEND IN NEED

I’ve been thinking about you today and to tell you how sorry I am that I couldn’t sit around with you right now. I know you have gone through so much dilemma and you want to talk about it, just like we always do before I left you.  I know you need someone to share and discuss your problems without fear or reservations and I’m so sorry I couldn’t be that someone at this moment.

Seeing you last time how devastated you are, broke my heart.  It was always my wish to see you happy and start a life that you ever wanted.  I can’t stop thinking about you and regret the days gone without consoling your broken heart. I wished I could be with you in that consequential moment when you wanted to run away and just holding you close seems enough to understand that you are not alone.

I made a promise to myself when will see each other again, I will do my very best part to listen, to lift you up and be your same-old companion.  I will try to bring hope to you when seems all hopeless.

Please wait for me.

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Last Minute Romance (Web-drama 2017)

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Baek-Se (Han Seung-Yeon) lives an ordinary life. She is a big fan of a top star. One day, Baek-Se is diagnosed with a terminal disease and she doesn’t have much time left to live. She decides to have a contract date with Dong-Joon (Lee Seo-Won) who looks just like the top star she likes.

The sweetest two hours of my life. This drama is super cute and emotional. Though it was short, the plot combines everything you needed; fun, happiness, sadness and acceptance, it was wrapped up well. Yet it would really hit your heart, but this drama portrays how life really is. It is heartwarming and heartbreaking.

I like the characters and enjoyed the chemistry between the two leads. I was kinda touched by the friendship that one friend is enough who will be by your side during the hardest times in life. Overall, this drama is entertaining and it ends realistically.

What I don’t like this drama is very short  🙂

Verdict: 9/10

EMBRACE YOUR FEELINGS

I stop apologizing for having feelings.

I don’ care if you have seen my feelings as a character flaw and a weakness. I don’t mind if you looked down on me for having emotions of sulkiness.  I accepted the blunder that I have given you the opportunity to bruise me, but I am not giving my sorry when I am not okay.

I cannot cover up my vulnerability. I can’t be cruel enough to myself. Those who can’t accept my emotions and have a hard time dealing with me and have no intention to foster both side’s feelings, then let’s put the history down to the dirty sink. And yes, it would be better for all of us.

I don’t need to apologize for what I am.

It’s not my problem when you don’t understand a single thing about my emotions. Maybe you can’t fathom because we are no longer on the same level. While every person is different, a conversation needs to start out rather than an apology, but it never happened. Resentment has been piled up, misunderstanding mixed-up, I have never blamed anyone to my defense, but for my own sentiment.

I cannot apologize for the friendship lost, instead, I want to speak my gratitude.

Thank you for all the shared memories of laughter, for the sadness, and for everything in between. I appreciate all of the things you do, big and small. Thank you for making me doubt myself, wondering what I meant to you all along, whether I was just a convenience for your own time or mine.

Thanks a ton for letting me think far what is the true meaning of friendship and relationship, the essence of when to hold and to let go. Thank you for making me realized there’s nothing wrong to snug the corners of our lives, keeping who’s important and give up who isn’t.

For all of this, thank you for making me embrace my feelings.

I bid mine goodbye for everything. Let’s grow apart and keep moving forward.

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LUXURY OF ORDINARY DAY

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Hanging out with you is one of the best choices to break the monotony of life. Something that I can do randomly without being pushed on how to act and talk in front of you, just like being together is spontaneous and effortless. I can imagine the simple, yet a perfect moment of our lingering. Taking time to breathe, to smell the fragrance of our coffee or tea, and the pleasant presence of each other.

There is no perfect time than to hang out with serenity and break my stress. The little luxury of the ordinary day sounds the antidote of all the misery of this world, that is why it is significant for me to hang out with you even so we don’t have anything to talk about, just have to be myself and laugh.

In a moment like this, I don’t need to brag to everyone that I’m having a good time. No burden to show them because this is palpable and soothing. With someone like you, a cozy place to stay on, a perfect cup to sip on, a smile on our faces, everything, yes everything is comforting and I don’t want to end.

Let’s hang out again!