Old Soul?

Not a fan of listicles. Chanced upon one on my FB feed. What baited (LOL) me into clicking the link is, you guessed it right, the word (or number) 12.

12 Reasons Why Old Souls Have Such A Hard Time Finding Love 

The ones that stuck with me more than the others are, open quote:

2. Left unchecked, their hyper-intuitiveness can wreck relationships.

Often prone to overthinking because of how deeply sensitive they are, their capacity to worry and make assumptions can break relationships…

*Baka naman balat-sibuyas lang. Pinaganda pa e. May ‘deeply sensitive pang nalalaman’. Pero agree ako sa overthinking.


4. They often have a greater purpose that must be attended to first – one that love would distract them from.

They usually have to accomplish quite a bit on their own before they find love – this is because old souls love deeply, and completely. To be given love too soon would keep them from the other important things they are here to do.

*Pero bakit parang wala pa ring na-accomplish?

 5. They will not settle for anything less than soulmate love.

They require a lot more than just a surface-level, “average” relationship. They absolutely will not settle, and sometimes, that means biting the bullet and being alone for longer than what’s “average” as well.

*Pero bakit kaya napapatanong ako ng: ‘Willing ba sila mag-settle sakin?’


11. They have baggage.

People who developed their inner selves quickly did so for a reason: they had to cope, they had to grow, or they had to learn from some challenging experiences that life set up for them. While this is a great thing on its own, unresolved issues can often re-manifest in close relationships.

*Pwede rin namang hindi i-sugarcoat e. Hindi naka-cope. Hindi nakapag-grow. Hindi natuto. Hence, maraming baggage.

12. They feel fear as intensely as they feel love.

The degree to which they love something is proportionate to how much they fear losing it, or not being “good enough” for it. They don’t just love intensely, they feel everything else intensely, too, and sometimes, that gets in the way of the really good things in front of them.”

*Lagi ko nga naiisip na, yung greatest happiness can be the greatest source of heartache.

Close quote.

Akong-ako nga yata tong mga nabanggit na sinali ko dito na galing sa listicle. Yung mga after ng asterisk that’s me thinking out loud, talking to myself, commenting. Either sa mga naunang nabanggit or all of the above.


Keep On Running

Learned about this song from my Brisom buds Jeff and Tim. I didn’t immediately believe them when they said that the song’s title is Jason. First time to encounter a song entitled as such. You have, Aubrey, Michelle, Laura, Mandy, to name a few. But Jason? Yup, it’s a first alright. Anyhoo, I love the song! Dancy-dance-dance? Check. 80’s vibe? Check. Cool melody? Check. Meaningful lyrics? Check. Personal? BIG CHECK.


PS. First time to write in months. You’ll hear more from me gaiz. Swear!



Bakit ngayon ko lang narinig ‘tong Ain’t Love Something by Sam & Ruby? Sarap may kasayaw sa kanta na to. Yung mga kamay niya nakasabit sa likod ng leeg mo o kaya sa balikat mo. Tapos ikaw nakapulupot ang mga braso sa baywang niya-mahigpit, may pagnanais . Parehas niyong hinihila isa’t isa palapit. Rinig mo yung pabulong na hininga niyong parehas naghahabulan dala ng kaba, at kaaya-ayang tensiyon.