The Breakup Playlist

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I know a lot of us have been through break-ups already. It’s not just boyfriend/girlfriend breakup, there are sibling breakup, best friend breakup and a whole lot more. Breakup is a very sad and painful feeling. Automatically, what we want is to be happy again. We will shop, have a new haircut, travel, pray or read a book, but the first thing that we really want to do after a breakup is to listen to music. Agree? There’s a magic in every song that it brings us back to the time where we first heard it. Listening to these songs brings us good and bad memories. Most of the time, songs make us cry and that’s normal. It helps us confront our feelings and move on. Crying also helps us to let go of our baggage and end the suffering.

I made a playlist on SPOTIFY, search: DON MARTIN on Spotify and go to my THE BREAKUP PLAYLIST. If you don’y have SPOTIFY account, you can check the songs below.

10. ALMOST LOVER – A Fine Frenzy

This song is about an almost relationship. We all know that “almost relationships” are painful as official relationships. There are lots of questions, unanswered and most of the time there are no closures.

“I never want to see you unhappy, I thought you’d want the same for me…”


Video Credit: Adelina Pop || YOUTUBE.

9. BROKEN STRINGS – James Morrison

This song is about a recent break-up and the hard part of dealing with it.

“I try to hold on, but it hurts too much. I try to forgive, but it’s not enough to make it all okay…”


Video Credit : Naiu || YOUTUBE

8. IT’S OVER NOW – Kyla

This song is about falling out of love and the process of forgetting someone.

“Though the feeling hasn’t passed, sad to say our love didn’t last…”


Video Credit : Labyrinth Thez || YOUTUBE

7. BEFORE I LET YOU GO – Freestyle

Before I let you go is about someone who is still in love with the person even after that person left him. He doesn’t have a choice but to let that person go.

“‘Cause letting love go is never easy, but I love you so that’s why I set you free…”


Video Credit : IHAVETODOWHAT || YOUTUBE

6. TO MOVE ON – Kithara

This song is telling us about the process of moving on and how hard it is.

“The more i try to ignore you my heart points to you, and when i try to run from you my mind thinks of you…”


Video Credit: KITHARA || YOUTUBE

5. SOMEDAY – Nina

Someday is a song about a woman who’s trying to move on after his ex-boyfriend left her.

“Someday someone’s gonna love me, the way I wanted you to need me, someday someone’s gonna take your place…”


Video Credit: Shalom Baltazar || YOUTUBE

4. SOMEWHERE DOWN THE ROAD – Barry Manilow

Obviously, just like the first few lines of this song, this is about a love at the wrong time and the hope of meeting that love again in the future.

“Letting go is just another way to say, Ill always love you so…”


Video Credit : Rachel Reyes || YOUTUBE

3. HANGGANG DITO NA LANG – Jimmy Bondoc

This song is about a love that you thought will last forever but it ended and how you badly wanted to move on and detach yourself from that person.

“Mga nakasanayan, dapat ng kalimutan, upang di tayo magkasakitan…”


Video Credit: turpeetur || YOUTUBE

2. FIX YOU – Coldplay

Fix You is a song about how much you wanted to still be there for the person even after you’ve gone separate ways.

“When you love someone, but it goes to waste, could it be worse…?”


Video Credit: Salinas Landin || YOUTUBE

1. LET ME BE THE ONE – Jimmy Bondoc

This song is the ultimate breakup song. No need to explain it.

“Let me be the one to break it up , so you won’t have to make excuses…”


Video Credit: just07know || YOUTUBE

I know it’s hard to deal with a breakup. Just always remember, that everything will be alright. Remember that oh so familiar song, “there’s a rainbow always after the rain…” The best part of it? We all know how to love.

Love. Love. Love,

D.

 

#Lyndons5Review || Finally Found Someone

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6/10

  1. To be honest, I was disappointed that this is their follow-up movie to the very successful Miggy-Laida Trilogy.
  2. The comedy aspect of this movie is very awkward. Far from the last 3 movies of JLC and SG.
  3. Seriously, mainstream films should stop endorsing products in every scene. It’s useless.
  4. Sarah’s very beautiful screen presence is pleasing to the eyes.
  5. The only saving grace of this movie is John Lloyd. No doubt he is a good actor. You will fall in love, cry, get mad and smile with him in every scene. Maybe, I have high expectations with this movie since this is the 4th team-up of the lead stars.

#Lyndons5Review || Kita Kita

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8/10

  1. This movie is a good mix of comedy, drama and love story with travel docu on the side. You will be amazed on how your emotion will change from laughing to crying.
  2. Alex is one of my favorite and one of the best actresses in the Philippines. She always give justice to her roles and this movie is not an exemption.
  3. Surprisingly, Empoy is good in this movie. He is funny just by being Empoy.
  4. The way the “2 sides of the story” was told , it’s very clever. I didn’t see that coming.
  5. I actually predicted the ending but it didn’t affect the flow of the movie.

5 Love/Life Lessons in this movie.

  1. Be kind. You don’t know what a person is going through on a particular day.
  2. Love without expecting anything in return. Love is one of the best feelings in this world, enjoy it while it’s there.
  3. If you love someone, say it or show it to the person while he/she is still there. It will not betaken against you. Life is not a battlefield, you will not lose anything if you confess your love to someone.
  4. We will not fall in love only once. We can fall in love as many times in this lifetime and it’s not a sin.
  5. In life, it doesn’t matter how many hearts you broke. What really matters is how much love you give.

#Lyndons5Review || Spider-Man Homecoming

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8/10

  1. Tom Holland is the youngest and the best Peter Parker. Sorry Tobey.
  2. The movie is a perfect mix of teeny and live action movie.
  3. The comedic touch of the movie is just right and not too trying hard.
  4. The special appearance of Iron Man and Captain America is an added treat for this movie.
  5. The connection of this movie to Captain America: Civil War is awesome.

#Lyndons5Review || Wonder Woman

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7/10

  1. I Enjoyed Batman vs Superman when Gal Gadot appeared as Wonder Woman. That scene was so intense, and that intensity was continued in this movie.
  2. The beach war scene is something to look forward to. It was DC’s best fight scene so far. The finale fight scene was so-so though.
  3. It’s a mix of comedy, drama, action, suspense with a heart. Not to mention, it’s a period movie.
  4. The only thing that bothers me when it comes to origin movies, there’s a tendency for the movie to be boring. There were few sequences that made me want to get a remote control and fast-forward those scenes.
  5. This is so far the most action-packed and exciting DC Cinematic Universe movie that can somehow match the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Additional Note : Marvel should now start to conceptualize their first female superhero movie. Someone from the X-Men perhaps?

 

#AskLYNDON 1

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19 May 2017

Dear Define Don,

Hello! I find it weird that I am actually asking this to you. I am Gino 27 years old and currently working as a Med rep in Ortigas. Please don’t publish my real name. I’ve been having these questions for about years now. It all started when I became friends with Dustin, another med rep from our company. Most of the people from our area are aware that Dustin is not a straight guy. It’s just that no one would dare to ask him about his sexuality. We knew each other for 5 years already since we were 1 wave away from each other. He’s from Wave 12 and I’m from Wave 11. We would normally see each other during area meetings or outings. Just last 2015, we attended a seminar together, he talked to me and that started our close friendship. Suddenly, he’ll message me on Facebook, sometimes he will use the office email to have a conversation with me. We would have lunch together if we’re in the same area. This went on for months, then there’s this one night our area had a party and we all got drunk. He asked me if I could join him in his car to sleep for a bit. Inside the car, we talked about our personal lives. I’ve shared to him the stories of my family and my last relationship, he was just listening. When I thought he was asleep, I told him I like him. At first he didn’t say anything. I repeat it and he said “Yeah, I know…”. He looked at me then I kissed him, he didn’t stop me then we went back to the party. We didn’t talk for 4 days after that kissing thing. When we started taking again, it’s as if nothing happened. I would try to ignore his messages and calls but he’s really persistent. Honestly, I could tell with his actions that he likes me too but what do you think is the reason why he can’t say it? What do you think is the problem with Dustin? This is really weird but I can’t wait for your thoughts on this.

– Gino

Hey Gino! Thank you for sharing your story. Just so you know, your story is the first ever #AskLyndon entry. It’s 2 months late though, I haven’t checked my email until today. Sorry.

Ok, this is a very difficult situation to be in. I mean, it’s like reading between not so clear lines. Good thing and Bad thing, let’s start with the good thing.

We should always trust our instincts because most of the time we are correct. So if you feel that Dustin likes you too, there’s a big possibility that he really likes you. The bad thing is that there is a small percentage that he is just a “pa-fall” guy, there are lots of people like them out there. If you are to ask me, Yes, I can see that he likes you also. There might be some things that stopping him to admit his feelings for you. First, you’ve mentioned that he is a closet gay. That is one of the most stressful feelings ever. He might be having troubles with his family and coming out of the closet will just add more stress. Second, he might be the type of person who is not yet ready to commit. He might be enjoying his journey being single. Third, He might experienced a bad past relationship and he is just being careful this time. Fourth, he might be in a relationship now and he just wants to be friends with you. And lastly, he might just be waiting for the right time. Remember: Timing is everything.

Maybe you can try these things.

  • ASK. There are lots of questions running in your mind and Dustin’s answers will give your speculations a rest. This is the best thing to do.
  • WAIT. You can just wait for him to confess his feelings for you. So if you’re not in a hurry, you have all the time in the world. You’ll never know it might be worth the wait.
  • SAY GOODBYE. Move on and and forget your feelings for him. There are lots of fishes in the sea. Lol. 😀 On a serious note, you might be just wasting your time waiting for nothing.

At the end of the day, it’s still you who will decide what to do in this episode of your life. If ever you guys will end up together I know you would be happy, if not, then learn from this experience and make sure not to commit the same mistake again in the future.

So there, I hope I’ve helped you with your question and not confuse you even more. By the way, I picked a song for you. 🙂 This song suits your story.

Always follow your heart,

D.

#AskLYNDON

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Hi Guys! If you’re following me on Instagram, maybe you’ve noticed that I posted something about #Ask Lyndon last April 2017 (For those who are not yet following me, what are you waiting for? Follow : @lyndonmartin both on Instagram and Twitter).

You might be thinking what got in to me and I opened my Blog for this kind of  stuff. Oh well, ever since I was a kid, when people go to me and ask for my idea, opinion or even solution from the most simple to the most complex things, there’s a different sense of fulfillment within me. You might find it weird but i feel it’s my way of touching their lives (cricket sound). Lol.

Anyway, this portion of my blog is basically for me to answer all your questions. It could be the trend, food, destination, tips in traveling or personal problems/issues. it could be a one question, one answer type or the “LOVE NOTES ala Joe D’ Mango” type. You can even ask me the most non-sense question and I will try to answer everything.

You may reach me through:

Twitter : @lyndonmartin

Instagram : @lyndonmartin

Email : definedon@yahoo.com

 

Looking forward to help you,

D.