From the Writers

Belle Feliz’s Remembers her Favorite Date

Paano kayo makakapag-date na nakapalibot ang inyon gmga magulang, mga kapatid, buong pamilya? This is Belle’s favorite date scene, in her novel, Remembering Sunday.


Matatagpuan ang paborito kong date scene sa nobela kong Remembering Sunday, chapter thirty. Iyon ang unang “official proper date” ng mga karakter na sina Mattie at Jem.

Jem and Mattie grew up together. They were best friends. Their parents were best friends. Nang mag-iba ang kanilang relasyon ay naging concern din iyon sa kanilang mga magulang. They were happy for the two but they were also a little bit worried and concerned.

Humiling si Mattie ng isang proper date. She wanted a real date. Dinner. Steak. Candlelights. Music. The works. Jem got a reservation in a quiet, private and pricey restaurant. I loved writing this scene because it was fun and Mattie and Jem were just adorable. Medyo nakakatawa na sumama ang kanilang mga magulang at kapatid sa date na iyon. Magkahiwalay ang table pero naiilang at natatawa pa rin sina Jem at Mattie. Nagdesisyon sila na mag-pretend na wala ang kanilang pamilya sa paligid sa bandang huli. It was a lovely dinner date.

Mahal na mahal ko ang dalawang karakter na ito at alam ng mga nakabasa ang kinahinatnan ng kanilang relasyon. So I adore and cherish every happy memories they had together. I hope the readers also found it cute and endearing.

“What is your favorite date scene from the novels you’ve written?”

We asked this to our favorite writers and as part of our Valentine Month celebration, we will be posting their answers here. Watch out for our next writers who will share their experience.

Belle Feliz is a PHR writer. She has written “Constantly In Love” “Henrick’s Love” “Happy Ever After” and “Destined Love” among others.

From the Writers

18 Quotes From Cora Clemente’s 18 Roses


Minahal natin si Cora Clemente sa kanyang 18 Roses Series. Kaya naman ito ang mga hindi malilimutang quotes mula sa kanyang mga nobelang bahagi ng series na ito.


10 Beautiful Words About Love That Don’t Exist in English

That tingling sensation you feel inside when you see the person you really adore, or when he smiles back or when he does those little things that make you blush. Filipinos call that “Kilig” and it is just one of the words, beautiful words that do not have an English counterpart.

Here are ten more lovely words that we feel but can not express in English.

1. Mamihlapinatapei (Yagan, an indigenous language of Tierra del Fuego): The wordless yet meaningful look shared by two people who desire to initiate something, but are both reluctant to start.


2. Yuanfen (Chinese): A relationship by fate or destiny. This is a complex concept. It draws on principles of predetermination in Chinese culture, which dictate relationships, encounters and affinities, mostly among lovers and friends.


3. Cafuné (Brazilian Portuguese): The act of tenderly running your fingers through someone’s hair.


4. Retrouvailles (French):  The happiness of meeting again after a long time.


5. Ilunga (Bantu): A person who is willing to forgive abuse the first time; tolerate it the second time, but never a third time.


6. La Douleur Exquise (French): The heart-wrenching pain of wanting someone you can’t have.


7. Koi No Yokan (Japanese): The sense upon first meeting a person that the two of you are going to fall into love.


8. Ya’aburnee(Arabic): “You bury me.” It’s a declaration of one’s hope that they’ll die before another person, because of how difficult it would be to live without them.


9. Forelsket: (Norwegian):  The euphoria you experience when you’re first falling in love.


10. Saudade (Portuguese): The feeling of longing for someone that you love and is lost. Another linguist describes it as a “vague and constant desire for something that does not and probably cannot exist.”




What is Love?

TINANONG namin ang ilan sa mga paborito ninyong PHR Writers kung ano ba para sa kanila ang kahulugan ng PAG-IBIG? At heto ang mga sagot nila…

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“Love means you never have to say sorry.” – Rose Tan


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“Love is sacrifice and commitment.” – Victoria Amor

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“Love is a bit of heart that no one can explain the real meaning even by the person who’s in love.” – Unique de Leon

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“Love is powerful; it never fails.” – Lara Dyn Grey

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“Love is brain chemistry.” – Belle Feliz