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Waiting for Mr. Right?

July 4, 2009

My Cosmo magazine June 2009 edition has been sitting unread in my magazine rack for more than a month now.  It was really unusual for me  to sort of neglect my magazine that long. Well, I just got a bit busy with other things lately. So, to my Cosmo mag: Sorry na, please!

This morning, I had my chance to flip the pages of my precious fashion companion. Since it was a June issue, most of the topics featured were about love, weddings, marriage proposals, dating and whatever you can relate to for the month of June. There is one column though that caught my attention. It was entitled “Waiting for Mr. Right?”, an excerpt from the “Prayer of Patience” by Rissa Singson-Kawpeng.

When I first read it, I felt it was really perfect for women who have patiently waited and is still patiently waiting for Mr. Right. It was perfect for someone like me. 

Lord, today I ask of You, teach me to be patient…

Help me realize that there is purpose in waiting, It is not a waste of time. You are preparing me for what it is to come. And I believe Your plans are beautiful and beyond what I can dream of or imagine. So, mold me and make me into a woman who is pleasing in Your sight and in men’s. And when the time is right, send me the man who will be my partner for life.

Cosmopolitan Magazine June 2009
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  1. IKAY permalink
    July 4, 2009 6:52 am

    uyy! beys?!…. ^_^

    naks, palitan lang kayo ng twin sis mo sa pag-base ah! hehehe!

  2. IKAY permalink
    July 4, 2009 6:54 am

    ay ang ganda nman nung prayer…
    parang bagay din sya sken…ahihi :))

    it’s really worth sharing, ikay! apir ang mga singles!!! hehehe!

  3. July 4, 2009 9:46 am

    a very nice prayer Miss Winkie!!

    although minsan naiinis akong pinaghihintay, i still believe that patience is a virtue! hehe

    Have a great weekend Ms Winkie? 😀

    LOL @ CF = Cristy Fermin..
    Rhona oh! Cristy Fermin daw… :p

    yes, it’s too tiring to wait for the right one. i think this prayer will keep us in the right track. and i think i should make that as “me novena prayer” from now on. hehehe!

    sorry… si manay cristy talaga unang naisip ko… because of the massager! hahaha!

    • WomanOf Contradictiom permalink
      July 18, 2009 8:39 am

      for me, patience isn’t a virtue….it’s a challenge!!!! hehehehe….

      tagal naman ng package ni Lord…c Mr. Right daw ang laman…malamang na misroute na yon or na return to sender na. :))

      lol @ challenge. you are kinda right there, though. 🙂

      hay naku, parang mahina yata ng post office sa heaven. it’s either mabagal magdeliver ng package or mali-mali ang delivery! pa-speed mail mo na si Mr. Right, WoC! 😛

  4. July 4, 2009 12:08 pm

    hindi ko alam kung tama bang mag-comment pa ko rito. alam ko namang kung pwede lang eh nginudngod niyo na ko sa pader sa pagiging isang taong may pusong bato ko. pero sana lahat ng nilalang, ganiyan din ang panalangin. dahil naniniwala akong may karapat-dapat na tao para sa isa’t isa.

    …at hindi ako ang para sa kaniya.

    aruu… parang kilala ko kung para kanino yang “… at hindi ako ang para sa kaniya”. hehehe!

  5. July 4, 2009 4:14 pm

    hayyyy….i really have to work on the patience thing…patience is definitely not one of my virtues…


    well yes, patience lang ang sulusyon. but i have to agree with mon. minsan nakakapagod din ang maghintay. hehehe!

    • July 5, 2009 12:20 pm

      lam mo, sa totoo lang, hinde naman kelangan maghintay e…hinde lahat ng tao biniyayaan ni Papa God ng patience (for a good reason. kung anuman yun, si Papa God na lang ang nakaka-alam)…i believe na, for those people who can’t wait, God has prepared someone for them, who can appreciate their impatience…

      and yeah, there’s no such thing as Mr. Right or Mr. Wrong…lahat tayo ay Mr./ Ms. Right…haven’t you noticed, may mga taong sobrang compatible, may mga taong sobrang right for each other, pero hinde sila nagkakatuluyan…

      Kung Mr. Right lang ang pag-uusapan, Mr. Right ko na si bespren Doc Philip…

      I shut up na…ipo-post ko na lang sa blog ko

      Ax kasi e…lakas manghawa

      ay blog entry uli! hahaha! ok lang, kakatuwa basahin comments nyo, tinalo ang entry ko. nyahahaha!

      hmmm… i like what you said, “lahat tayo ay Mr. or Ms. Right”. i will agree with you on that. for a single girl like me, i know i am right for someone out there as he is right for me. minsan, kelangan lang talaga to feel and look harder. yes, i used the term “look”… minsan, tulungan na natin si God para makita na rin natin yung inalaan nya for us. and when he comes, go back to God and ask if he really is the one. then ask for more strength, faith and patience… kasi level up na to being BF and GF. hehehe!

      may sense ba? hehehe!

    • July 8, 2009 11:26 am

      ang problema, minsan mapagbiro si Papa God heheheh

      oftentimes, we think we met the wrong person…akshuli, it doesn’t work that way. We met the RIGHT person it’s just that they have a different reason for being in our lives. Some of them were sent our way for us to learn something, not really to stay.

      The term Mr. Right is actually a relative thing….and i shut up…nagmamalalim na naman ako e

      Hmp, ewan! Di na kaya iprocess ng utak ko ang comment na ito! Hahaha!

      Wuvyah, Rhons!

    • July 8, 2009 1:38 pm

      ay sori naman po…

      basically, it’s just a matter of how you see things. Sabi ko nga dati, the glass maybe half-empty but it is also half-full…pwedeng sa paningin mo e hinde sya si Mr. Right pero sa paningin ni Papa God he is just the right guy for you para may matutunan ka, not really para makasama mo sya pang-habambuhay

      …sori umaandar pagiging sophist ko

      whahaha! at nag-explain pa talaga! ok na po, na-gets ko naman ung recent comment. tamad na lang ako ang isip ng ka-level na reply. hehehe!

      serious ka! ang adik mo, rhons! hahaha!

    • July 8, 2009 4:20 pm

      nyahahaha…hinde bagay no?

      makagawa nga ng post na ganyan…yun tipo bang unusan ng utak.

      …pero unahin ko muna yung research na kinonduct namin ni Reesie

  6. July 4, 2009 6:04 pm

    mr. right is subjective.

    sorry for being cruel sa comment, pero may mga taong namamatay ng single, ng hindi natagpuan si. mr./ms. right, kase naghihintay sila ng taong-bibigyan-ko-ng-standard.

    just love. wait for someone. if you can’t love him, don’t accept the offer. it will be hard for the both of you. if you found him, be mature. may sarili siyang pangarap. may sarili ka ring pangarap. kung gusto niya makamit yung pangarap na yun, huwag mo siya hadlangan. kung kailangan niya umalis, pumayag ka. kung may magbago sa relasyon, kung hindi niyo na kaya iligtas ang relasyon, itigil niyo na.

    kung bumalik siya, tanggapin mo. siguro mahal ka niya talaga. kailangan mo kase magtiwala sa isang tao.

    ganyan ang cycle para mahanap si mr./ms. right. maraming test para mapatunayan na ‘right’ na nga siya.

    ang tanong, ikaw, ako, bawat isa sa atin dapat maging mr./ms. right. dapat tayo talaga ang pumunan sa kukumpleto sa isang tao. hindi tayo pwede humanap ng kukumpleto sa atin. sa atin lang.

    gawin natin yung share natin. tayo ang maging mr./ms. right.

    ay, ang dami kong sinabi. tatahimik na ako. promise.

    salamat sa blog entry, ax! este comment pala, hehehe!

    very well said. you are right, the notion of this MR. RIGHT is subjective indeed. some girls/people instantly think of standards whenever they hear the word MR. or MS. RIGHT. i have written this in one of my past posts, i don’t wanna go looking for the so-called “Mr. Perfect” because i am not perfect myself. i am just waiting for the right guy fit for my needs, wants and lifestyle. he is not the perfect kinda guy we see on the big screen because those are just pigment of imaginations… men like those don’t normally exist.

    i do agree with you. love means accepting and complementing each others flaws slash imperfection. i just hope someday, somehow, there’s a guy who can see and accept the real me… with flaws and all.

    • July 5, 2009 12:09 am

      i like your way of thinking…magawan nga ng post

      *ay sori, nangi-alam na naman ako*

      hmmm… abangan ko yang post mo ha!

      *sori, nakialam din ako. hehehe!

    • July 5, 2009 2:39 am

      very well-said Ax! hats off! 🙂

    • IKAY permalink
      July 5, 2009 6:51 am

      AX, sana lahat ng taong ngmamahal kagaya mong mg isip.. ^_^

    • July 6, 2009 7:20 am

      I’d have to agree with Ax on this one.

      Finding the right one is subjective. And most of the time, the people waiting for their Mr. or Ms. right end up not getting them at all.

      On entry:

      Looking for your Mr. or Ms. Right is not the same as looking for someone to be in a relationship with. Because looking for a person that suits your preference is biased and one sided to you. Said simpler, it’ll be unfair for the other person in the relationship.

      A relationship by definition came from the root word relation. And we can say that relation came from the word relay, which means to take turns. Hence you can’t have a relationship with yourself alone. Or at least figuratively speaking.

      And wouldn’t you think it’d be boring if you do end up with your Mr. or Ms. Right? That would mean no arguments, disputes or misunderstandings. I’ve never heard of people being in a relationship who have not had a single argument about something no matter how big or small it is.

      In the end, its not about whether you find your Mr. or Ms. Right. Its how you find each other and agree to spend the rest of your lives together. Add emphasis on “agree”.


      i say AMEN to this as well!

  7. July 5, 2009 2:28 am

    napaka-controversial ng mga comments dito ah. heehe

    oo nga eh… kala ko religion and politics lang ang controversial kaya i don’t make posts about those topics. pati rin pala ang love. next time nga sa private journal na lang ako magpopost ng tungkol sa love. hehehe!

  8. July 5, 2009 8:50 am

    just dropping by, napadaan lang at ewan ko kung paano ako napadpad dito

    signs of alzheimers?! hehehe!

  9. snglguy permalink
    July 5, 2009 8:57 am

    No comment here. I suck at romance…

    I know! Hahaha!

  10. DENCIOS permalink
    July 5, 2009 10:53 am

    malay mo ang mr.right mo pala e nasa paligid mo lang. kasi minsan kung sino pa yung hindi natin napapansin sila pa yung lihim na nagmamahal pala sa atin.

    hmmm… malay natin, kilala ko na rin cya ngayon. i still just don’t realize and know na cya na pala yun.

  11. dencios permalink
    July 5, 2009 1:46 pm

    … di ko alam pero tingin ko malungkot ang post na ito

    hmmm… ramdam mo ba ang sadness? actually, i have been kinda sad lately. i just don’t blog it out.

    • dencios permalink
      July 7, 2009 11:46 am

      here’s my sincere hug.. ummm..
      take care

      hmmmm… thats so sweet, dencio! thanks so much! 😛

    • IKAY permalink
      July 7, 2009 3:09 pm

      uyyy!! may pa hug! hug na sila..ahihi 🙂

      hehehe 😛

  12. July 5, 2009 3:12 pm

    hindi ko alam kung galing kay bob ong, pero may nakapagsabi na minsan, wag mo na hintaying may lumandi sayo. dapat daw, lumandi ka na rin kahit pakonti-konti.

    i agree, supersawsaw!!! read my comment to rhona 🙂

    • July 5, 2009 9:59 pm

      agree ako sau jan!

      apir tayo, kikay!

    • WomanOf Contradictiom permalink
      July 18, 2009 9:04 am

      si Bo Sanchez ang may sabi regarding sa tamang “pagluluminandi” sa book na ” Finding Your One True Love”. hehehehe….

      hahaha, parang narinig ko na rin yan na ke Bo Sanchez nga galing yan. dapat tulungan natin si Lord na hanapin ang ating One True Love 🙂

      thanks for peeking in, Woman of Contradiction. i like your alias, BTW 🙂

  13. July 5, 2009 5:01 pm

    the real mr. right is someone that will come along our way…minsan nga kaharap mo na pero hindi mo lang talaga makilala…kasi nga he doesnt fit our ideal…
    ideals do come true, as our dreams are, if one is willing to accept the real world….dito ginagamit ang patience…hindi sa paghihintay kung hindi patience to realize and acknowledge the presence of that mr. right in your life. with all his gifts and limitations….

    AMEN po ako jan, blu!

  14. July 6, 2009 4:03 am

    hmmmm never akong naniwala sa mr.right i don’t know why..siguro kasi ako may lablayp man o wala ee keri ko lang…wala lang parang ewan lang..

    tsk tsk alang kasense sense ang comment ko.ahehe

    hay naku, di ka allowed magcomment azul… may sioPAU ka na! hehehe!

  15. July 6, 2009 7:21 am

    By the way, I’m sorry if I may have comment-jacked Ax’s response on this entry.

    My bad.

    I’ll try not to do that again. =P

    hahaha… hindi naman, ok lang un! all blog entries comments are welcome here.

  16. July 6, 2009 8:46 am

    ang init ng topic sa comment hehe..pinagpawisan ako ate hehe..
    at naiintindihan ko naman hehe..

    wah ako ma say dito, hindi nga din ata ako naniniwala pero kung dumating be thankful ako happily ever after ang dating namen hehe..(day dreaming)..

    pero the prayer mukang gagamitin ko din yan ate sa pag-iintay ko..(wink)

    eh bakit ka pa maghihintay, anjan naman si terry! pasinin mo na kasi noh?! pagtyagaan mo na lang ang nosebleed, hehehe!

    • July 6, 2009 9:26 am

      okei so sinong kasama mo sa daydream mo na yan tungkol sa mr. right?ha lovely?

      tsismosa? hehehe!

    • July 8, 2009 8:42 am

      nyahaha si terry nakikipag date moa pa ko dadalin haha..(wat can i do?)

      ikaw azul ha nang aalaska ka na naman hehe..

      kasi naman, i-date mo na yang si terry noh?! you go gir! just don’t forget to bring loads of tissue… pangpunas ng nosebleed, hehehe! bakit sa MOA??? sabihin mo trinoma… mas maraming mahal na kaninan dun noh?! hehehe!

  17. aperockstar permalink
    July 6, 2009 2:42 pm

    I don’t really believe in waiting. If one wants to find Mr./Ms.right, one needs to move thy ass. I mean, that someone won’t fall into your lap without making any effort. You have to go out, you have to connect, re-connect, whatever it takes.

    i agree! see my reply to kikay 😛

  18. Mr. Nonsense permalink
    July 6, 2009 4:15 pm

    just remember that mr or miss right comes in different shapes, sizes, color, and personality…might have to alter the mr/miss right checklist once in a while.
    and for what it’s worth, winks, ur very attractive…it’s just cupid might be getting picky on u.

    i agree with you as well, jess. i don’t anymore keep a checklist (yes, i did have my checklist back in the days)… i think i’ll just know when i see him 🙂

    attractive ka jan! naku, i need to talk to cupid not to be too picky for me, hehehe!

  19. July 6, 2009 5:58 pm

    hi winkz, miss you! 😀

    i have an entry before about this. sa blogspot pa na blog ko noon. ito yun:

    It’s hard to keep waiting for Mr. Right but it’s worth it in the end. When chemistry is absent, it is okay to break-up or say no. You can’t force yourself to like someone because you have no other options. You deserve to be with someone who you truly love and loves you in return. Someone who makes bell rings, bird chirps in your head, makes your heart pound, and makes you palm sweaty. If Mr. Right still not there, say ” thank you very much, nice to meet you but I am waiting for the famous Mr. Right.” As what my boyfriend always says, patience is the key to happiness.

    i missed you too, reese!!! 🙂

    i hope too, my future guy is really worth the wait.

  20. July 6, 2009 10:26 pm

    ngayon ko lang napansin, gusto ko yung mga comments sa taas ha! lalo na yung kay aperockstar. 😀

    define Mr. Right. siya ba yung soulmate mo? or yung ideal man mo? or yung magiging lifetime partner mo? or all of the above? hehe.

    oo nga, parang nagmistulang PEx itong comments section, ehehe! but i enjoyed reading all comments… lahat may good points 🙂

  21. July 7, 2009 4:19 am

    maybe the correct word isn’t “wait.” that’s too passive. it implies that we need not do anything anymore nor exert any more effort in finding the one for us. there’s something that we must do.

    we must “prepare.”

    let’s prepare ourselves for when that perfect moment comes, and we meet that person who may not be perfect but who is perfect for us.

    and then we hold on, expect the rough ride, the smooth sail, the highs and the lows, the little bursts of ecstasy, the small bouts of agony, the happy hours and the sad times.


    this is diego jose, saying something i would normally not say on my own blog. hehehe.

    isdatchu, diego jose?!?!? this is one heck of a serious comment about love, eh?!

    hmmm… i like how you termed it. yes, “prepare” is a more appropriate word. sige, this should have been titled “Preparing for Mr. Right” 😉

    • July 7, 2009 9:27 am


      ur comments lately are quite..uhm…melodramatic? so un-you!


      agree ako jan deejay. We don’t wait, we prepare…and while preparing ourselves, we also have to move our butts in order for the world to notice us..

      sabi nga sa My Sassy Girl:

      “all I know is that even when destiny really wants to accomplish something, it can’t do it alone. You still have to go to that restaurant. You still have to show up. You still have to build a bridge… to the one you love”

      ay, gusto ko yang My Sassy Girl. nakakatuwa ung babae jan. and yes, all her beliefs and ideas about love are so darn true.

    • July 7, 2009 3:09 pm

      deejay? is that you? ang bigat ha…

      hahaha… so not like deejay, di ba? hehehe!

    • July 8, 2009 10:16 am

      hoy winkie, kikay, reesie! bat andami nyong side comments ha? hmf! hehehe!

      di nyo lang alam. malalim akong umibig. *buntunghininga*

      ganyan ako, maloko on the outside, kahit nagdurugo ang puso. *nangingilid ang luha*

      huh? anong side comments? di naman kami ngside comment ah! hehehe!

      aruu, mayganown deejay?! pangfamas ba yan? hehehe!


    • July 8, 2009 11:16 am

      ay naku deejay! ikwento na kasi yan! sabi naman sau sagot ko na kape, sabihin mo lang kung kelan at saan…wag kang mag-alala, isi-secret pa rin namin identity mo

      oi, oi, oi! sama ako jan sa cofi meet up na yan ah! makikinig din ako sa kwentong puso ni deejay, hehehe!

  22. July 7, 2009 5:56 am

    Hi Ms. Winkie 🙂

    Everyone dreams of finding the perfect mate.
    There is someone out there who is right for you. Believe in yourself and he will come along when the time is right. 🙂

    (Naligaw na yata ang prinsipe ko. hahaha! :D)

    Hahahah… padalhan mo na kaya ng mapa para di na maligaw! O kaya naman eh ipasundo mo na lang para siguradong makakarating. Hehehe!

  23. July 7, 2009 6:29 am

    ehem.. ehem… hindi kaya ako na yun… aaaawwww… joke lang…

    hehehe… malay natin… joke lang din! 😛

  24. July 7, 2009 11:24 am

    ako kolektor ng Cosmo. 🙂

    at tama ka, ang ganda nyang prayer na yan.

    para sa atin.. Happy Waiting! hahaha! 😆

    hahaha… Happy Waiting!

  25. jayvie permalink
    July 7, 2009 2:07 pm

    good things come to those who wait.. pero while waiting, you may mess up with the wrong ones muna hehe. kidding =)

    ika ni AC, happy waiting =)

    mess up with the wrong ones… i kinda like that ah! masubukan nga! hehehe!

    welcome to my site, jayvie!

    • jayvie permalink
      July 8, 2009 2:45 am

      hehe! i shall link you up =)

      thanks! will link you up too… ano url mo?

    • July 8, 2009 11:18 am

      kaso how sure are you that the one you’re messing up with is the wrong one and not the right one?

      *ay, nagseryoso bigla?!*

      may be what jayvie is trying to say is just have fun while waiting for the right one.

      *kaasar, pinatulan ang seriousness, hehehe!*

    • jayvie permalink
      July 9, 2009 1:50 am

      hi, it’s =)

      thanks! linked you up now 🙂

  26. July 8, 2009 1:31 am

    Mr. Right?

    Is there such thing as Mr. Right?

    In Man’s world, the question should be, is there such thing as Miss. Right so to become my Mrs. Right.

    What I know now that I didn’t know before is that… Mr. Right/Ms. Right, do exist.

    However, having a relationship is not a walk in the park. It is always a struggle… diplomacy and understanding…

    But most of all, TRUST.

    LOVE could not glue a forever and ever relationship the till life after death relationship without Trust EVEN if Mr. Right comes around.

    If trust is mistrusted, then believe you me… the relationship is in a DEEP DEEP SH*T.

    darbs, for me Mr or Ms. Right do exist. they are the right partner for each one of us. i like what blu said in his comment… finding mr. or ms right is not about meeting our ideals in a person, but accepting for who he/she is… flaws and all.

    • August 4, 2009 4:15 pm

      Revisiting: my one cent on relationship

      finding mr. or ms right is not about meeting our ideals in a person, but accepting for who he/she is… flaws and all.

      I agree. A very ideal concept, if you are talking about meeting with someone.

      But after meeting with someone and living with that someone for twenty years, (by the way I’ve been married for twenty years already) and I did not think that she was the right ideal woman for me. We work together through all these years to be right with each other.

      … Acceptance in flaws and all is not enough.

      You have to work out with the flaws because flaws could destroy relationship unless one night stand, okey lang.

      You have to work out with each other’s flaws everything that would compromise your relationship. Why? if you wanted your marriage to last forever.

      In this country, right at this moment, I could pay a lawyer $500 dollars and get my divorce paper done in 24 hours . Just like that…

      But no, we work hard me and my wife to make our differences to make this relationship last this long.

      I did not mention here the perspective if of having a kid of your own. That is another stage of the relationship.

  27. July 8, 2009 11:27 am

    ngaun ko lang naisip…pwede ka nang hinde maglagay ng panibagong post for 2 weeks. Dito pa lang hinde na matapos-tapos ang commentarization

    hahaha! sinabi mo pa! di nga ako makapagpost kasi nauubos oras ko sa pagsagot sa comments, hehehe!

    epektib pala pag love ang topic… hangdaming comments! hehehe!

    • IKAY permalink
      July 8, 2009 2:16 pm

      korek ka jan ate winks…well mas madali kasing makacatch ng attention at interest ng isang tao kapag ang topic eh about LOVE, cguro kc lahat tyo nakakarelate d2…tamo lahat sila kanya kanyang opinion..may negative at positive reaction nakakaaliw…nyahaha!

      oo nga eh! love is such a common yet interesting topic to discuss. i really didn’t expect that this short entry will generate this much comments. nakatuwa basahin lahat ng comments. lahat may good points 🙂

  28. July 9, 2009 9:13 am

    the term mr. right is overrated sometimes. just find someone who can love you with all his heart and someone who’s not too bad looking. you’ll be happy. 🙂


    hmmmm… quite right!

    thanks for dropping by, nobe! hope to see you back 🙂

  29. July 13, 2009 9:17 pm

    Very nice prayer, I dunno why, pero I got teary-eyed while reading this. God is really good. 🙂

    *di naman ako masyado late noh? Nyahahaha.

    ok lang joycee…. i know you’re busy with “happiness” 🙂

  30. tino permalink
    July 24, 2009 4:40 pm

    napadaan lng at medyo nakabasa ng konting mga comments, lahat ng comments e pasok talaga, no doubt about that.

    pero magkakaiba ang ugali ng tao di lahat ng tao e pare-pareho ang katwiran para sa mga MR/MISS RIGHT.

    kung tutuusin wala naman talagang mga RIGHT person para sa atin e.
    pumipili lng tau ng taong sa alam natin e maligaya tau at kumportable kapag kasama na natin sila.

    swertihan lng yan… parang exam na di ka nakapagreview…
    kaya pag-isipang mabuti and choose the best answer. good luck!!!

    di ko na hahabaan at baka kung saan na nmn ako mapunta e… hehehe!!!

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