Valentines: Love Yourself
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Valentines: Love Yourself

Over the weekend, we celebrated valentine’s day and luckily for the couples, it’s on a Sunday! Couples have enough time for quick weekend getaway to celebrate with their significant others.

I do know a few couples who are going out-of-town to celebrate or have plans for dinner date but as for me, I’m single as fuck. I don’t mind it though, on the contrary, it feels nice to be single for once on a valentine’s weekend.

I’m used to being in a long-term relationship, i’m always that person in the group who always have someone. But times have changed, goals have changed, ideals have changed. Anyway, like I said, it feels good to be single this time around. You get a rare chance to take yourself out on a date. To learn and enjoy things that could make you happy. 🙂

As for my valentine weekend, it was filled with so much love and happiness. I was surrounded with my family and friends.

Last Saturday, I went with mom, together with my aunts and friends, on a quick trip to the mountainside of Cebu. We visited the Sirao Flower Garden and the Temple of Leah.

Sirao Flower Garden
Take a selfie at Sirao Flower Garden, surrounded by beautiful flowers.
Temple of Leah
This is Leah.
Temple of Leah
The gateway to the Temple of Leah
Temple of Leah
You get the best view of Cebu at Temple of Leah and feel like you are in another country.
Temple of Leah
Squad Goals!

Later that night, I watched a musical play, Gugmang Giatay, together with the family. It’s a bisaya musical which showcases our language in a mixture of old and new songs.

Gugmang Giatay: the Musical
Gugmang Giatay: the Musical
Gugmang Giatay: the Musical
The stage set of Gugmang Giatay.

On valentine’s day, I took myself on a date. I watched Love Confessions, a collections of monologues, soliloquies, and poetry. They featured some of the pieces from my favorite poets, Sarah Kaye, Phil Kaye and Juan Miguel Severo. The interpretation of their pieces were beautiful. There were even moments where I cried and fell in love.

Love Confessions
Love Confessions

Earlier this year, it dawned on me that for someone to love me truly, I need to love and believe in myself. I took me three failed relationships that the only person you can always count on is yourself, and if you can’t do that, you can’t expect someone else would. 

Gifts of Love
Gift of Love, from my dear friends.
Gifts of Love
Gift of Love, from my dear friends.

As of now, i’m working on that. 😉

Love, J.

A brave soul looking for (mis)adventures, which are out of my comfort zone. Other hobbies include but not limited to: shower concerts, dancing in the kitchen, playing dead in a film and being a busy potato.