Happy Ending

“Every story has a  happy ending, you just need to know when to stop.”

     -Annie MG Schmidth-






I know who you are.

I want to apologized and at the same time, I want to thank you for bringing out the best and the worst in me.

What is meant to be will always find its way, not too early nor too late.

Always on time.

Someday, when I looked back on this I know it will bring smile to my face because it happened.

As for now, I wish you….never existed.



Musing : My life as a whole


CreditImage: Google


My life as a whole is a DREAM COME TRUE.

My first dream was to become a nun.

I entered the convent at aged 30, but got out after 2 years.

My life as a whole is an ADVENTURE.

A once in a lifetime experienced with the local tribe of Mindoro, knowing their culture and traditions in the mountain for a month. A life without electricity, an overflowing supply of water, and you can touch the sky by raising up your hands.

My life as a whole is MAGICAL.

Being love and be loved in return with the man of my dreams.  Though, people does really change.

My life as a whole is a MYSTERY.

Who would have thought that I will be reconnected with my first love after 25 years. The man that I thought was disappeared on this earth, came back to life to process forgiveness and finally to forget.

My life as a whole is UNPREDICTABLE.

I guess, It would not become a “life” if I knew what will going to happen.

And sometimes, I thank GOD for what went wrong.



This is NOT a love story

We were neighbors

School mates in our younger years

I’ve had been one of the boys

A cousin of yours and your best friend once dated me

I had seen into your eyes

That you wanted me too

You’d just didn’t said a word.


Four years had passed

You confessed your feelings

And said “I love you”

The morning came

You were gone

Without saying a word.


I’ve moved on

You’d moved on

Then we meet again

We reconnect

We shared intimate moments

Me, as a single

You, as a married man

Before the night had ended

Without saying a word

I’m gone.


I’ve moved on

You’d moved on

Then we meet again

You, as a divorcee

Me, as a married woman

Without saying a word

We were just neighbors.


Like mother, like daughter

“Kids have to exposed to different things in order to develop. A child is not going to find out he likes to play a musical instruments if you never exposed him to…”

– Dr. Temple Grandin

Writings of my daughter, aged 8.





There you are again

Always on time

Never miss a day

With your warm greetings

With your contagious smile

With your sincere eyes

With your neatly ironed clothes

Asking what I want

Serving my favorite tea

Of course

Because you’re the waiter from the cafe.


Last night, while doing the dishes my 4 years old daughter was talking to me.

Daughter : Mom, was dad just sleeping over with us?

Me : Why do you ask?

Daughter : Because you already drove him away from our house. He just here because he misses us, his daughters.

Me : (Speechless)….


Imagecredit: Google



A promise

The world will change.

Our situation might change.

The distance between us could be far and long

People will against us or not.

Destiny might agree with us or not.

Whether you like it or not, believe it or not.

This is what I feel, I say and I do;

“I will love you always, no matter what”.


“People think the things they want to say and do.

But they say the words they didn’t mean,

 And do the things they don’t want to do.”



I wish I am a princess...sleeping
   waiting for a kiss from a prince to wake me up
Instead of waking up by the loud voice of my mother .

I wish I am a princess...getting ready for the ball
   with a beautiful ballgown and a glass slipper
Instead of wearing an old fashioned dress and a rubber slipper.

I wish I am a princess...with a golden long hair
    letting it down will appear my prince
Instead of letting down my hair appear a silver gray hair. 

I wish I am a princess...with a beautiful singing voice
     can walked on land for the sake of love
Instead of seeing the man I loved walking  away from me.

I wish I am a princess...
      waiting for a prince to rescue me.

But I am not a princess
   And my life is not a fairytale.

TMI Tag – Too Much Info about me!!

I was surprise when I received a tag from Jay Kaushal. Whom I admired for his poetry and  philosophical thoughts.

It’s so ironic that in one of my previous post I mentioned that I’m not good at answering questions, but I guess there’s no harm in trying for noticing and getting to know more of myself.

So the idea behind the TMI tag is Too Much Information.

What are you currently wearing?

mint green sleeveless blouse, blue mini-shirt, rainbow colors slipper and maroon eyeglass

Have you ever been in love?


Have you ever had a terrible breakup?


How old are you?


How tall are you?

5 flat

How much do you weigh?

45 kgs

Do you have any piercings?

Nope, but it came to my mind that it would be cool to have it.

What’s your favourite drink?

coffee and winter melon milk tea.

What’s you favourite song?

‘Your Song” by Elton John

What’s your zodiac sign?


How long does it take you to shower?

15 mins minimum. When I was in the convent, I took 5 mins maximum for my shower.

What’s your favourite show?

ALLY MCBEAL. It’s also the reason why I named my first child ALI.

What’s your favourite band?

The Script

Something you really miss?

Dating. The feeling when a man make you feel loved.

Where do you go when you’re sad?

at the church.

How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?

Just a minute to fix myself, the problem would be waking up. lol.

Have you ever been in a physical fight?

Never. I would not waste a minute thinking bout it.

What turns you on?

Artist or someone who can appreciate arts.

What turns you off?

Inconsiderate to other people and to nature

Qualities you look for in a partner?


What’s your favourite colour?


Loud music or soft?

It depends on my mood.

Favourite quote?

“Even the falling leaves has its reason”

Favourite actor?

Liam Neeson

Do you have any fears?


What’s the last thing that made you cry?

I’m the type of person who cries easily, can’t remember the last time I cried hehe. But I still remember the time I cried so hard and eventually fell sleep from crying. When I watched the movie of Tom Hanks  “Cast Away”, that I never want to watch it again cause I fear that I might cry again that hard.

Last time you said you loved someone?

A minute ago, to one of my daughters. She came to me and said “Ma I love you”.

Last book you read?

Oh gosh been a while, I can’t remember.

The book you’re currently reading?

None as of now, I guess it’s so hard to find a good book today.

Last show you watched?

“BLACK” is a korean drama series with 18 episodes. I watched the full series in 3 consecutive nights. Well, Filipinos are well-known korean-drama fanatics. But none can compare to taiwanese show “Meteor Garden”.

Last place you were?

In the four corners of my room

Last sport you played?

I’m not into sports, but I love to swim.

Who’s the last person you talked to?

Alecs, my second child.

The last song you sang?

“Morning, noon and night time” by jane olivar

Favourite chat up line?


Do you have a crush?


The relationship between you and the person you last texted?


Favourite food?

Veggies and fish, less salt and oil

Place you want to visit?

Iceland, one of the happiest country to live in the world.


  • Per capita Iceland has the highest number of book and magazine publications and 10% of the country’s population will publish a book in their lifetimes.
  • Babies in Iceland are routinely left outside to nap while mom’s and dads catch up with their friends inside a bar.


What’s the last time you kissed someone?

Can’t remember

Last time you were insulted?

I never entertain insults.

Favourite sweet?

Any kind of cake less sweet

What instruments do you play?

I wish I can play any kind of instruments, but on my mother’s genes they’re all musicians.

Favourite piece of jewellery?

I think they don’t like me, cause if I have one it will eventually get lost

Last time you hung out with anyone?

last two weeks, with high school friends

So, that was it!

Hope my fellow bloggers that I will tag will continue tagging others…HAVE FUN GUYS !

What to do if you’re tagged? Mention the person who tagged you, Answer the questions from above and let the people who you have tagged know, by commenting on their post.

Morning, noon and night time

 “funny how a beautiful song could tell such a sad story”
― Sarah DessenLock and Key

Early morning sunshine
Pushing soft against my hair
Wondrin’ what you’re doin’
Thinking what you’re gonna wear
Happy kind of sad
I’m on my way
To start the day

Morning noon and nighttime I still think of you
Morning noon and nighttime wanna be with you
Morning noon and nighttime you are always on my mind

Sippin’ at my coffee
In the middle of the day
Wondering what you’re doing
Wondering why you went away
Happy kind of sad
I’m on my way
To start the day

i saw you

i saw you

the other day

in the mall

while crossing the street

while talking to a friend

while taking a walk in the park

while driving to a distance

while drinking my coffee

while reading my novel

while observing the neighborhood

while looking at the window

while watching my fave game…

i saw you

NO !

my heart did see you

Because she’s longing for you.

Day #3 – Three Days,Three Quotes Challenge

Oh It’s the last day of the challenge !

I felt a little bit of something

I don’t know

I’m not sure

It felt like this…


And by the way

I’m a BIG fan of this song lyrics

That I made a post of this 2 years ago

What is Loneliness?


Always hoping for this one


Thank you sooooo much 1kindness2day !!!

And here’s my list of nominees :


To participate, you had to:

– thank the nominator
– post one quote each day for three consecutive days
– nominate three bloggers each day to continue the challenge


Don’t blame the mirror

If you don’t like what you see

Don’t blame the kids

If your belly has a scar

Don’t blame the mistress

If your marriage is in trouble

Don’t blame fate

If your future is uncertain

Start to fix yourself

And be responsible for it.

Day #1 – Three Days,Three Quotes Challenge

I’ll starting the 1st day of the month right by accepting a challenge given to me by the very kindhearted blogger 1kindness2day

I  can’t help it but to say YES to this challenge.

This quotes always reminds me that everything has its own reason, even the falling of the leaves…


To participate, I had to:

– thank the nominator
– post one quote each day for three consecutive days
– nominate three bloggers each day to continue the challenge

So I’ll be nominating :

He said, She said #3

(After a couple of months, finally he had the courage to tell me the truth)

He said :  “I’d changed. It was my fault. There is someone else.”

She said : “I apologize, I should have given you what you deserve.”

He said : “No! You have given me so much.”

She said : “That’s the point! I should given you what you only deserved!”

He said, She said 

(The confrontation when you got back and breaking up again to an ex-lover)

He said :  “To tell you frankly, I ‘d cried like a baby when you left me.”

She said :  “Cried like a baby???… I died when you left me!”

My Affairs

I can't live alone.

I repeat.


Having relationship have always been part of me.

I have a relationship with my bed.
The way it comforts me, soothe away my tiredness
It knows my fears and dreams
And it even kept secrets too.

I have a relationship with the sun.
But I think it was too perfect for me
Sometimes I thought bout the moon, the rain and the stars too

I have a relationship with the ONE
Though he was got away somehow
He still lives inside me

I have a relationship with my writings
It satisfies my need
Like having an intimate moment with a man

I wonder now
What would have been if I had a relationship with a real man
If there is such a thing.


5 Dangerous Signs That You’re Being Friendly With An EX

We’ve all been there.

The first time when you learn how to love; with his prince charming smile. The first moment you felt that everything around you is because of him. The first fight that made your world ruined, and how both of you kissed and make-up. Until the first time your heart broken when he said goodbye and didn’t go back.

Whether it’s your first or your Nth time heartbreak, it is still your heart that’s aching, broken and torn apart. And you don’t have any other choice but to move on. Move on with hope that all things will eventually work out for the best.

And it did.

The new and better you come alive, ready to kick; to fall in love again.

Until one day, he called and you answered.

You’ve reconnect and made friends again. Why not? After all  “past is past”, it’s OVER and DONE.

However, agreeing to be friend  to an ex-lover can be dangerous.

Here are the 5 Dangerous Signs (Alert ! Alert!)  that you’re being  too nice and friendly to an ex.

(1).  When chats turned to conversation

The millennial age gives us the most convenient way to reconnect with  people that were once part of our life. Those people that we thought were disappeared from the earth, unfortunately they don’t; including our exes. A simple “hello”  whenever you’re online that turned to conversation.; that turned to deep discussion.

(2).  When boundaries aren’t clear

I believe  that every relationship should have  boundaries. Every person should respect each other’s  individuality. But what if your boundaries with an ex-lover isn’t clear? Then, what is the status of your “friendship”, if there is something that called “friendship”?

(3). When one of you is dependent to the other

“When he’s all about that first person you wanna tell the good news to”.

A friend were supposed to be there when we needed a shoulder to cry on, when we want somebody to shared our joys, our fears and dreams.

(4).  When your ex still find you attractive

I once said to a former boyfriend that ” if you continued to see and talk to me you’ll be getting hard time looking for a perfect girl”. It was a joke, but it could be true somehow.

(5). When “jealousy” still exists

It’s a RED ALERT! There’s no good reason to stay friends with your ex when this happen.

Starting a relationship with an ex-lover can be dangerous, if it causes you emotional pain. If the motives of “being friend” isn’t clear. If he is in a current relationship but not with you.

Maturity doesn’t make sense, if that friendship  feels you weak, insecure and confuse.







Mystery Blogger Award

Mystery Blogger AwardWOW ! Thank you so much Bhautik Andhariya for believing in me for this award. Check  out this blog Quotes Daily for your daily dose of quotes for positive living.

Mystery Blogger Award:

What is the Mystery Blogger Award?

It is an award given to amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are the one of the best out there and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging and they do it with much love and passion.

Okoto Enigma

The Rules:

  • Put the award logo/image in your post
  • Enter the rules
  • Thank whoever nominated you and include a link to their blog
  • Tell your readers three things about yourself
  • Nominate 10-20 bloggers you feel deserve the award
  • Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog
  • Ask your nominees 5 questions of your choice with one weird or one funny

3 Thing about myself:

  1.  I belong to the 1% of human beings who haven’t seen any single episode of the “Games of Thrones”. Did I missed anything?
  2. I always experienced “Dejavu”. And when it happens, I immediately change the situation.
  3. I am not good at Question & Answer. I’m not into explaining things. I just love to tell stories.

My Answers to Bhautik are :

  1. Friends or family?  What do you mean by this? Anyway, whatever it is, family will always be my top priority.
  2. What inspired you to write?  Writing is my way of expressing my deepest thoughts and desires. It is a relationship, it satisfied my needs.
  3. Your favorite thing other than writing. Watching movies, reading of course.
  4. Points out your bad habit. If you are comfortable sharing it.  I tend to forgive easily but not to forget.
  5. What is your goal? To publish a book, its a dream.

List of my Nominees are:

  1. Queen Zombie
  2. Diyornal ni M.
  3. Abbie’s Tree House
  4. a la VIVA by mkc
  5. Alien Poet
  6. Today, You Will Write
  7. Lifebeyondimagination
  8. TA Sullivan
  9. V.J. Knutson
  10. Prof. Mitch

My questions are these :

  1.  Are you a Game of Thrones fanatics?
  2.  How normal or weird are you? And why?
  3.  What is your height?
  4.  Writers are usually the “romantic” ones, do you consider yourself romantic?
  5.  If you’re talking to an alien, how would you describe your neighborhood?

What Now?

You were called “Mr. Gentleman”

The new boy in senior high

The boy with a “chinito” eyes and perfect smile

Who wouldn’t noticed you?

You, who  had been an excellent student

You, whom I admired from a distance

You, whom I dreamed of day and night

Lucky I was, you noticed me too

The girl with a flat-chested breast

You even want me to be your girl

And yes, I want you too so badly

But fate disagreed with us

I lost you for a while, I thought

But two decades had passed

You came back

Not for love, but for friendship

Of course, how could I?

You have a wife and a kids

I have a husband and a kids, too

You are happy, I know

I am happy, I guess

So, what now?



Without you

Without you, I am okay
Without you, I am good
Without you, I am great

Me, being okay doesn't mean I am completely okay without you
Me, being good doesn't mean I am not experiencing bad things without you
Me, being great doesn't mean I am not at lost without you
This is just me, without you.

Sunshine Blogger Award

Thanks to Nicole Thibodeau of  The Creative Lexicon for nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger Award! I am very flattered to be nominated from a very creative artist.


1. Thank the person who nominated you.

2. Answer the questions from the person who has nominated you.

3. Nominate other bloggers for the award.

4. Write the same amount of questions for the bloggers you have nominated.

5. Notify the bloggers you have nominated.


  1. What is one of the most exciting things that has happened to you?

    I had a privileged to be with the Indigenous people “Mangyans” for a month in a mountain. Got to know the people and their culture & tradition.

  2. Who is one of your favorite authors?

    Robert Fulghum

  3. What advice would you give your younger self?

    There’s a reason for everything. Don’t stop keep walking.

  4. Do you like to use the Oxford Comma?


  5. Should vampires sparkle?


  6. Are unicorns real? (If not, why?)


  7. Do fairies exist? (If not, why?)

    YES they do

  8. Describe the most elaborate dessert you have ever eaten.

    I’m not into desserts.

  9. If you could have dinner with anyone alive or dead, who would it be?

    Galileo or Einstein

  10. What is the most appealing shade of purple? (If you dislike purple, please explain why.)


  11. Describe your favorite sweater.

Here are my questions :


  1.    Door or Window
  2.    Bedroom or Living room
  3.    Sun or Moon
  4.    Writing or Reading
  5.    Horse or Turtle
  6.    Rain or Sunshine
  7.    Day or Night
  8.    Speak or Listen
  9.    Phone or Pen
  10.    Movies or Books
  11.    To walk a distance or Drive a mile

Bloggers I am nominating :

  1. Mairi
  2. 1kindness2day
  3. Ankit Thapa
  4. Bobbi’s Blog

Mom’s confession

( A letter to my daughters when they grow-up )


Dearest Ali, Alecs & Andie,

First, maybe you will be asking me why I named you name of a boys.

This was because I wanted you all to have a balance perspective of the human race. But in reality, your mother just playing mysterious.

Second, the picture of the boy from my old photo album during my high school years was not just a friend. He was my first love, I told you that I will tell you his name when you’ve grow-up.

” Dennis “.

Third, I confessed that me and dad was the one playing Santa Claus every Christmas. I’ve made all the stories every time you caught me wrapping toys. And somehow that made me practiced my creativity.

Fourth, I was a late bloomer. Your dad and I was married because you all came into our life unplanned. It scares me to death for having you.

Fifth, I never lied to you about the status of my relationship with your father.

Sixth, I hate it every time you asked me for help and all I can say was, you can do it on your own. It hurts me to teach you to not need me anymore.

Finally, my only goal as your mother is to raise you all that you don’t have to recover from your childhood.

And maybe you’ll thinking why your names starts with letter A?

It is because you’re my first and top priority.

Your mom.

P.S. You all know that I love you so much. That’s the one thing I don’t need to confess.

Who’s at fault?

“You’ve loved me too much that broke your heart too deeply. You said, you will never going to marry the woman who broke your heart. Is it my loss or yours?…”


Artwork by Alessandro Gottardo aka Shout

Imagecredit: https://www.facebook.com/berlinartparasites

Beeper scene

Almost a year in a relationship when our  first LQ (lovers quarrel) happened. It’s just a simple misunderstanding and I admit it was my fault. He was my first and so was I to him. He said he wants some space. But I don’t want to lose him. At that time he has a beeper, and its been 3 days since we haven’t talked. I’ve felt so desperate and in the middle of the night I messaged him in his beeper. I called the operator and uttered my message. The message were bout three sentences. Then the operator commented “Ma’am, that was very romantic, I hope he’ll forgive you”. Though I was surprised, I just said “yah, I hope so, too. Thank you.” After 10 minutes, he called and we were back together.


credits: Google/Chungkingexpressmovie

The tale of two mothers

Once upon a sunny day, in my daily life as a passenger of LRT (Light Rail Transit). I came across two pairs of mother and son, both at age 6 or 7. They were sitting on my left side  and the other pair on my right.

Usually if a passenger accompany a child, they were supposed to sit on a designated area for passengers with children, PWD (Person with disability), senior citizens and pregnant women.

But both mothers chose to stay on a regular seat.

As the train starts to leave from the first station, I overheard the mothers talking to their sons.

The mother on my left was whispering to her son saying, “Go to sleep”. But the child said, “I’m not sleepy”. Then the mother said, “just pretend you’re sleeping so that no one will require you to stand up. This is why I chose to stay here instead of the designated area where we should be.”

Meanwhile on the other side.

The boy on my right side was talking to her mother saying, “Mom, why do we sit here instead of the area where we should be?”…  Because there will be more passengers deserved to be seated there instead of us” replied by the mother.



credits: Google




The couple

I once knew a young couple
Married because of a coming child
Not minding if they really knew each other
They usually seen
Fighting day in, day out
Thinking that was a normal things young couples do

Two decades have passed

I once knew an older couple
Still married for the same reason
Still fighting day in , day out
Still thought that was a normal things older couples do 

Two weeks ago

I once knew a couple
Escaping the normal things they thought
The wife took her own life
A week after
The husband took his own life too

The Afterlife

I once knew a couple
Still married for the same reason?
Still fighting day in, day out?
Still thought that was a normal things couples do?...

Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.

– Norman Cousins-

***based on a true story


Dear Amy

You have no idea how I wanted to thank you for raising a good man  

 You have no idea how much I’ve been grateful for accepting me as I am

The kind words you said to me when everything failed between me and your son

The warmth touch of your hand when you consoled me when I was crying

Your own initiative to talked about what went wrong

Your reassuring words that whatever happen you will support me

Because of you, I have  learned how much your son loved me

Because of you, I knew that your son had been happy

Amy, you could have been my other mother

The kind of mother-in-law

I wish I had

If only your son has chosen me to be his wife.

The story of trust

I always wanted to learn how to swim.

It’s a common knowledge, when thinking of a vacation the first thing that comes to mind is swimming. Filipinos love the water. Well, aside from the fact that we’re located near the equator and considered a tropical country, we just loved  the smell of ” bagong paligo“.

So who wouldn’t want to be in the water?…

No one but….

Not everyone knows how to swim.

And I was one of them.

Swimming for me was like a DREAM.

To enroll in a swimming class was not an option because it is usually out of the budget, though, not really that expensive. Actually learning how to swim is more of experienced. You learned the art of swimming by experienced.

So, every time I’m on the beach or pool with families or friends I envy those who can swim. Several times, I attempted to ask a friends or relatives to teach me how to swim, but every time they will let me on my own I just sink.

Until it happened again, I’m on the beach walking in the water (not above the water) about 4 ft below and asked again one of my colleague if she can to teach me how to swim.

Me: Can you teach me how to swim?

Colleague : Oh you don’t know? But I thought you’re swimming?

Me: Hahaha just pretending I’m swimming, actually I’m walking in the water.

Colleague: Okay then, first you must know how to float. Try it. Relax.

Me: (After trying to float several times) I can’t. I don’t know how to relax. It’s a bit tiring to force someone to relax, lol.

Colleague: Okay, I will hold you first and released you once you learned to float.

Me: (Every time she releases her hand I sink). I give up, I guess I would never know how to swim.

Colleague: You’re afraid of the water?

Me: I don’t know.

Colleague: Let me put it this way. Imagine that the water is the hand of God. What will you do?

Within a minute, I try again.

And I did it.








Moon River

Woman : People don’t belong to people. I’m not gonna let anyone put me on a cage.

Man : I don’t want to put you in cage, I wanna love you.

Woman : The same thing!



As a child.

I’ve grown-up seeing my father abusing my mother. Still, I’d respected them for being my parents. Though, I hate my dad for treating my mom like that. And I hate my mom for allowing it to happen.

As a teenager.

I met a boy who taught me how it is to be loved. That love is different to every individual. I learned to forgive what my parents been through. The boy met another girl. And he chose her over me. I hate him for that.

As an adult.

I’ve been happily married for 5 years. Had a great time with kids on my side. After two years, the marriage was over. I hate myself for that.


The case of Mr & Mrs

“Marriage is not a problem. Getting married for the wrong reason is.”

There are two sides in every story…

Why focus on the bad side, when you can have the good side to live by?

“There is no such thing as a “broken family.” Family is family, and is not determined by marriage certificates, divorce papers, and adoption documents. Families are made in the heart. The only time family becomes null is when those ties in the heart are cut. If you cut those ties, those people are not your family. If you make those ties, those people are your family. And if you hate those ties, those people will still be your family because whatever you hate will always be with you.”
― C. JoyBell C.

“DIVORCE isn’t such a tragedy. A TRAGEDY is staying in an unhappy marriage, teaching your children the wrong things about LOVE. Nobody ever died in divorce.”                           

-Jennifer Weiner

People do not get married planning to divorce. Divorce is the result of a lack of preparation for marriage and the failure to learn the skills of working together as teammates in an intimate relationship.     

Gary Chapman

” Divorce is a fire exit. When a house is burning, it doesn’t matter who set the fire. If there is no fire exit, everyone in the house will be burned! “

Mehmet Murat ildan

The ads commercial was quite liberating in a country where divorce is illegal.
In a place, where you always blame for the misbehavior of a child just
because his/her parents were separated or divorce.

I am not an expert in the legality of marriage or something like that. My religions point of view has nothing to do with the way I see and observed married couples.

Is divorce really has something to do with the way you treat people?

It’s just a LABEL. It’s just a STATUS.


"My brother told me a joke
I laughed to tears. 
He told me the same joke again 
and I laughed but not as hard. 
He kept repeating the joke 
and I stopped laughing. 
He said 'If you can’t laugh at the same joke over and over again, 
why do keep crying over people who hurt you over and over again?"

— Unknown