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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Singletons, Self Love and Public Temptation No. 1

In this day and age when the levels of relationships are getting more and more complicated, the cost of actual dating is sky-rocketing, and hopeless romantics are almost of the extinct race; love and dating is one of the more stressful things in life.

And although we, the members of the band of singletons, know how much stress and trouble love may bring us, the truth remains that, like and addictive little pill, we always want more and more of the highs and lows that only love can bring. And we still feel the crunch when Valentines creeps into our realities, after a dose of un-reality brought by the Holiday season. Yup, somehow, after all these years, Valentines never fails to put a damper, on an otherwise stress-free month of February.

It is already bad enough that we click the box that says “Single” when asked about our dating status when creating an online profile (think: Friendster and Facebook), but to be faced with the reality that you are actually single, beyond the confines of cyberspace, for a whole month nonetheless… that is just too much a for a single partyphile to handle.

And even though I could always suggest a couple of things you could do to get your mind off the fact that you are dateless this Valentines, the truth is, my dear partyphile, you will never get to relax this season until you understand the truths about love.

People often forget that Valentine’s Day is about love; all modes and forms of it. And unless you love yourself enough to realize that being in love with you is all the love you need (cliché as it may sound), you will never accept the fact that Valentines was never meant to be reserved exclusively for the romantic kind of love.

And when that fateful day arrives that you are mature enough to realize the truths about self-love, you may party like you have never partied before! Let your hair down and dance like no one is looking; treat yourself to that expensive shot of liquor; wear your favorite, outrageous outfit; and party like a rock star…not because you want get things off your mind, not because you want to hook up with someone this Valentines, not even because you want to seem like you do not care that you are single on the Day of Love, but because you are mature enough to celebrate the love you have for yourself!

And that, in a sense, is the true meaning of being a partyphile: doing what you want and loving yourself for finding the courage to do so.

This Valentines, stop the whining and crying over being dateless in Partylandia. Grab your friends, click glasses, pour some bubbly and party like there was no tomorrow! Who cares if you’re single? You are all the lover you need!

Confession # 28:

No matter how much you grasp the idea that you don’t have to be in a relationship to fully enjoy Valentines Day; there will always be that one second off those 24 hours of February 14 when you will step back and wallow in self-pity for being dateless. And when that happens, shrug it off and remind yourself that the only reason why you are single is because you want to extend your reign as… Public Temptation No. 1.

Partyphile Horoscope

Published in Edge Davao Business Weekly

The Chinese New Year is here and everyone, including partyphiles, would want to know about their luck and fortune for 2009. However, it gets confusing when you realize that horoscopes provided by the newspapers and other sources never really agree with each other. But when you are looking for your party horoscope for the year of the Brown Cow, there is only one place where you can get that: HERE. So read on and discover what 2009 holds for you, my dear partyphile.

Tiger: This year, you may have to rely on your resourcefulness much more than before. So when the bouncer denies you access to the VIP, use your quick wit and find ways to get in. The feisty yet charismatic tiger is hard to refuse. Use your charms and people skills to get what you want, when you want it.

Ox: You will do great things this year through steady, steely determination. If you are a partyphile wannabe or a budding partyphile, do not rush things. Take things slowly but surely and you will definitely be on your way to ultimate partyphilia! If you have already sealed your spot in the metro’s roster of partyphiles, just keep partying hearty and you will stay in the party map until the end of the year.
Rat: You will be a wee bit more popular this year, especially in the first few months. However, be wary of booking too much gimmicks. Do not spread yourself too thin. Even the hardest party-goers know when to stop partying. You are sure to rise to the party elite if you plan your night outs properly, and never make your friends feel short-handed.

Pig: You have always been known for your generosity, my porky partyphile. Keep your giving streak to a maximum and be extra generous to your family, friends, and more importantly, your gimmick buddies. This will not only improve your relationshipswith them, but will also bring you good karma and make you successful in other areas of life. But always remember to find alone time. Do not forget to give your self time or this will lead to some serious priority shifts.

Dog: This year you will find that your work may be in conflict with your regular night-outs. Set your priorities straight and decide which one is more important: work or partying. This will be somewhat of a challenge since your stressful work environment will keep on pushing you to spend more time with your closest friends. Keep things in perspective and do what you always do: work hard and party harder!

Rooster: Get ready for one hard-partying year! 2009 will prove to be one of the best years for you, little partyphile. The party persona you have always tried to attain will now become your reality. Things you never thought were possible in partylandia may happen and you have to be ready for these. You do not need much advice for 2009, as it will be very good for you, over-all. Just be yourself, and watch you party star rise this year!

Watch out for the next half of this horoscope soon