Moving on after a failed relationship is a process, and for singer-songwriter Maris Racal, having a heartache is the most opportune time to write songs.
“Ako po talaga, since sobrang intense ng emotion, gina-grab ko ‘yung opportunity na ‘yun para magsulat. Doon po ‘yung time na sinusulat ko po ‘yung mga songs na sad. ‘Yun ‘yung release ko kasi, ‘yun ‘yung outlet ko,” Racal said during the online press conference for the series “How To Move On In 30 Days,” last March 30.
(For me, really, since the emotion is intense, I grab that opportunity to write songs. That’s the time I write songs that are sad. That’s my release and my outlet.)
After writing songs about pain, Racal would go to the beach to breathe. She also shared thoughts on what women should do after a breakup.
“Magpaganda, mag-gym, magpaseksi,” she said. (Make yourself beautiful, hit the gym and make yourself sexy.)
Racal admitted that she does not have any problem in moving on after a failed relationship.
“‘Di ba minsan sa relationship, parang padulo na ng relationship, unti-unti mo nang natatanggap na hindi para sa akin itong taong ito? So, the moment na mag-decide ka na break na kayo, you finally accepted na hindi kayo para sa isa’t isa. And then iyak-iyak lang (for) three days tapos okay ka na,” she said.
(Sometimes in a relationship that’s about to end, slowly you accept the fact that this guy’s not for [you]. So the moment you decide to break up, you have finally accepted that you’re not meant for each other. Then you cry for three days, and then you’re okay.)
The key to a hassle-free breakup, according to Racal, is to enjoy the process and take time to heal.
“That’s gonna make you who you are in the future,” she said.
“How To Move On In 30 Days” started streaming last April 4 via the ABS-CBN Entertainment YouTube channel. JB