1. drink… a lot! 

getting plastered has always been a good idea. you get to let loose and do crazy stuff you wouldn’t normally do when sober. it’s all fun until you get to the point where your real emotions surface, as they tend to do when you drink alcohol, and you start crying and sharing intimate details of your life to any random ear that would listen to you.

so, if ever you plan a drinking session because of a heartbreak be sure to invite only close friends who are already used to tears and your drunken incoherent babbling. or else, you’ll end up with a very amused and interested stranger giving you advise. :))

2. get a haircut

it’s weird how women relate moving on with getting a haircut but we do. i think it’s part of the ritual, a symbolism that we have cut that someone out of our lives.

this was actually a pic i took after getting my hair cut.

3. clean your room

this is normally done to remove any traces or mementos of the guy from your room. i have friends who have done this. they return pretty much everything that the guy gave them. i even had a friend who went as far as changing the way she dressed because she gave away or sold most of the clothes she wore when she was still with the guy.

i did this just because my room was extremely dirty. hahaha! thing is, i wasn’t special enough to the guy for him to shower me with presents so i didn’t have to get rid of anything from him. i don’t think i’m the type of girl who will give back anything given to her either. perhaps, i’ll just hide those stuff away so that i wouldn’t be reminded of him that much but i would still keep them.

4. develop crushes on almost any guy you meet

convincing yourself that there is someone better for you in this cruel world (exagge naman!) is a big part of moving on. i’m sure rejection is a part of life and all that but let’s face it, rejection sucks! and it hurts! and there is a kind of perverse happiness you get when you find someone else who is better than him. when this happens, you can call him up and sing beyonce’s irreplaceable. hehehe.

You must not know ’bout me
You must not know ’bout me
I could have another you in a minute,
Matter fact, he’ll be here in a minute, baby
You must not know ’bout me
You must not know ’bout me
I could have another you by tomorrow
So don’t you ever for a second get to thinkin’

You’re irreplaceable

 and because i’m talking about crushes…

james mcavoy, if you’re ever in town, please give me a call! hehehe.

5. lose weight

i always thought i would be the girl who would end up eating a lot when brokenhearted. turns out, i’m the complete opposite. i’m currently under what i call the “gb diet.” i have a friend, gb, who lost a lot of weight after breaking up with her first boyfriend. she said she just lost appetite. one of her nicknames is boner, just for a visual on how thin she is now.

losing the weight is also important because then you can rub it in his face that you are HOT!!! and that he was stupid to have let you go. not that you want him to beg you to come back, of course you wouldn’t want that anymore right?

6. shop

well, any excuse to shop, right? hehehe.

7. start dating

nothing says i’ve moved on more than dating other guys. forget the fact that it sometimes is a really awkward experience that you’d rather not go through. luckily, i’ve only been on one date since he-who-shall-not-be-named. one of my friends actually took my subtle hints and found me a date. hehehe. did i mention i’m not much of a dater? anyway, the date went fine for a blind date. good conversation but no sparks. no biggie though.

i read in a book that after a “breakup”, you will have to go through 17 bad dates before you have a good one. hmm, one down, 16 more to go… tulong naman dyan friends!!! :)) ika nga ni jong, pimp me! pimp me! :))

post script:

this post is just for fun! i mean it’s me who’s giving out this advice, the girl who was in love with the same guy all throughout high school and college. maybe it’s true, the only way to get over someone is to find another one. problem is, when thing screw up with the new guy, you’re back to where you started again, trying to mend a broken heart.

truth is, my feelings haven’t lessened that much. don’t ask, i really can’t understand it either. i still look for him when he isn’t around and i steal glances at him when he is. i honestly don’t know which is better: me ignoring him or him ignoring me.

oh well, it seems i’m still a bit off from getting over what happened. one day at a time, just one day at a time. 😀