Breaking Bad Habits By Luna King
“Girls who make the first move deserve to be respected the same way girls who wait are respected. They don’t deserve to be judged based on outdated social norms.”
Smile is just an average guy with an average life and a not-so average fascination with Nykole—a female friend that never seems to learn from her mistakes (like tirelessly getting back with her toxic ex-boyfriend who repeatedly cheats on her). Alam ni Smile na hindi siya dapat nakikialam sa love life ni Nykole dahil magkaibigan lang sila. Pero nang makita niyang hindi na healthy ang pagpapakatanga nito sa ex-boyfriend, hindi na niya napigilang magbigay ng mga unsolicited advice. “You deserve better.” “Find and love yourself again.” “Quit your bad habit, please.” Mukhang nakinig naman si Nykole dahil isang araw, bigla na lang itong nag-resign sa trabaho, ibinenta ang condo unit at kotse, at nag-empake. Kung kailan babalik ang babae, hindi na-inform si Smile. He is a patient man. But how could he stay patient when he realizes he actually likes Nykole right after she left the country? Of course being a stalker is not an option. But then again, how could he win a girl who’s physically out of his reach? Pahingi nga din ng unsolicited advice.