~Heart Check: Please Take Good Care of Your Heart~

The realities of love are often perplexing, seemingly hard to understand. The bible tells us to guard our hearts, for everything we do flows from it. Does it guarantee immunity from pain? Does love favor the bravest? Some people cling to the belief that shielding one’s heart will save them from getting hurt but I do not subscribe to such line of reasoning. Reality always scares us – no, it’s the tangible side of reality. Though love sometimes leads to serious distress, some people still choose to experience love because that’s the only way to unlock its mystery.
I am truly grateful for the day I allowed myself to get hurt, the day I supported my impetuous heart. The moment we commit to someone gives birth to pain because not all relationships have happy endings.
Love doesn’t mature in tranquil times; love doesn’t flourish in untilled hearts; for love to grow – we must learn how to swim against powerful tides, surpass the test of time, get even with all odds, lose some winning games, and break into tormenting zones.
Guarding your heart doesn’t mean “not” allowing ourselves getting bruises and burns. It’s  definitely impossible not to get hurt in any romantic relationships. We cannot stop some forces of nature. Sometimes we injure ourselves while walking, preparing meals, or opening windows but we have to walk to reach our destination, eat to satiate our hunger or open the window to breathe some fresh air. Same goes for love, you’ll never know the magic it brings if you’re too afraid to take risks.
To guard our hearts means to be mindful of what we plant inside. According to the bible, “we harvest what we plant.” If fear, we’ll miss the thrill of life. If pride, we’ll lose some good opportunities. If greed, we’ll gain nothing but turmoil. If jealousy, we’ll see no beauty in everyone. If hatred, we’ll never find love.
Therefore, allow love to reside in your heart. Concede to its undesirable perplexities. Indulge in its biting reality. Embrace all uncertainties. Letting our hearts get broken for countless times because there are lessons learned from every fall, a pot of gold, after all.
Written by: Quirkyshine

~She Loves Us the Most~ (Mother’s Day Special)


“Life doesn’t come with a manual, it comes with a mother.”


It’s often unsaid, the words our mothers would love to hear from us. Just because a mother’s love is unconditional doesn’t mean they don’t want to hear our simple words of appreciation for their sacrifices. Though no amount of gratitude can ever suffice for their hard work, still we must not forget to give them some sweet and heartily acknowledgement.

Today, we celebrate Mother’s day and it’s time to give back for the countless wisdom our mothers taught us. A mother/mama/mommy/nanay/inay/umma is a wonderful creation of God. Mothers are just so amazing they can understand our silence, carry our heavy loads, and shift our tears to smiles. She will always be the light of our lives.

My relationship with my mother is really a good one. Although we’ve had our fair share of terrible days but our bond remains strong. I may never understand the language she used in talking to God but her prayers are always powerful. My mama is a great catalyst, her stories of success and downfall become our source of inspiration; without her, life would have been more difficult. She will always be my best teacher, it may not be like a classroom setting but her wisdom outshines any theory I learn from school. That’s my beautiful mother!

I am eternally grateful for my mother – her strength, convictions, patience, dedication, and faith. I never would have made it through life without her greatest love. She will always be the best medicine – the best remedy when I am not feeling good.

To my mama,

Ma, no picture can ever paint your beautiful soul. For EVERYTHING, for the faith, and for the love, thank you very much! Ma, you mean so much to me so please take good care of your health. I need you ma, your healing touch, your unwavering faith to our Lord, and your powerful prayers. Please forgive me for my tantrums, I know sometimes I act impulsively without considering your feelings and I am so sorry for that ma. I am really blessed that you are my mother and I thank God for having you as my tour guide in life. I will always honor you for gazillion reasons as you truly deserve all the best praises and appreciation. Thank you! Thank you! Ma, I love you very much, I may not be as expressive as other daughters (children) but never ever doubt my love and respect for you. I wish you all the best, finest, and beautiful things in life. May God give you a perfect health everyday. We love you ma! And you’re the greatest mom in the whole world.  Happy Mother’s Day Ma!

With love,


“A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take.”

To all mothers in the world… may your life be filled with love and blessings and sweet memories to cherish with your family. May God bless you with good health and peace. Happy Mother’s Day!




You bring much joy! Simple, sweet, and sincere joy. Yes you are a spark to behold. A feeling I wanted to last – a lifetime, till death… who knows?  Are you mine for keeps? ‘Cause you bring much joy! 
This is just my way of telling you,  how happy I am right now… that I wanna love like this for life… love like I have never loved before and kiss for the first time in forever. 
Please listen closely to the sound of magic… your kind of magic… the spell that unites the planets and stars. Listen to the music… there are symphonies and rhythms, rhymes and notes, words and verses. This joy! This delight! This bliss! 
All because of you. 
(c) Quirkyshine 

​~Is it Really Love?~

Dear Doubting Heart,
Something’s holding me back… could it be the distance? Could it be our fate? I don’t know… But I need to remind you once more that you’re too fragile to fall in love again… you’re too broken for another heartbreak. 
Is it really love? Or attachment?

Does it have to be complicated? Asking for signs, finding all the right reasons even though obviously wrong. You are too stubborn to heed the warnings. 
Dear heart, it’s way too soon to give in to your cravings. Why not pause for a minute… search from within… wait until it pleases… till the universe conspires… till it’s time. Just stay where you are. 
Is it really love?

Your Master

(c) Quirkyshine 
“Do not arouse or awaken love until it so desires.” Song of Solomon 8:4



The clock is ticking

I am in between the ebb and flow

Of holding on and letting go


Chasing the glorious morning

I am somewhere in the middle of joy and sorrow

Better things fall together

As the sky changes its color

From crimson red to pale mint blue 


Devoid of muse to write a tale

Short of words 

Let mine heart be guided

Hush the clamor of the soul 

Silence speaks of love and passion


Do you hear what I hear?

A beat catching up with old melodies

I don’t have enough time to rewind past symphonies 

Only got a minute dash to collect sweet reveries

Before memories of you fade
(c) Quirkyshine


​Dear love,

You are my comfort zone. Yes, I feel safe with you, yet you are not my favorite place, never will be. You are not my kind of haven and I’m so sorry. Forgive me for keeping a safe distance until I learn more about parameters. I wanted to try new formulas and solutions but am afraid it will be another misguided calculation. So allow me this time to reflect on things that matter most. 
Are you just a fleeting emotion?

Are you my anticipated failure?

Are you my future hesitancy?

Are you another proof of uncertainty?
While yielding to disprove your fallacy, I will let time unfold itself and test my own theory. I believe there’s more to our story. More and more to learn… hence, I’ll keep on testing these hypotheses till I master the art of loving you.
Yours truly,

Doubting Heart
(c) Quirkyshine ❤❤❤

~I Wonder Why~

I love you, I wonder why…

Such love you hate

The excitement 

The thrill

The perks and quirks

There is more to see and feel

More to hear and say

More to taste and smell

I love you, such love you hate

I wonder why

(c ) Quirkyshine 

Quote to Ponder~~

When you can’t explain the pain you feel…

Yet prayers helped you through it.

The love of God healed your broken soul… your shattered heart… 

Then you realized you survived the big storm. 

That’s being held. ❤❤❤❤