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Monthly Archive for January, 2011

bookshopaholic takes the web

A book is like a garden carried in the pocket. – Chinese Proverb Bookshopaholic is back! You can say it’s a continual confession of sorts, with all that semi-obsessive-compulsive ordeal whenever I get near bookshops, book sales, book fairs and just books in general. Do you ever get the feeling of shortness of breath, a […]

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one fine ‘winter’

It feels like winter in our city these days, and our evenings and early mornings are characterized by icy cool air. I felt the frigid, seemingly debilitating wind on Sunday afternoon while I was doing my shop duty. Yep, in addition to motherhood, office duties, weekend freelance writing, dishwashing and laundry jobs, I have added […]

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major block

First “major-major” writing assignment for the year of the Rabbit: “A letter to your sixth grade child, to appear in his/ her yearbook. Due the 31st of January, 2011, not more than 250 words.” D-uh. 250 words? I almost fell from my seat…I have not even started my piece with just that number of words. […]

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pack rats meet the rabbit

Most of us have this splendid dream of ending the year with a blast. Well, I did… not exactly with the grandest party but with a blast of dust and golden retriever hair big time. There are so many lessons learned in the past year, but I think the one that stuck the most before […]

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2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health: The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Fresher than ever. Crunchy numbers A helper monkey made this abstract painting, inspired by your stats. A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog […]

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renewed hope, new beginnings

In a few days we will bid 2010 adieu. For some it must have been a good year; for others, one they would like to forget. For most people though, it is probably a mixture of both, there are days we feel luck and good fortune is on our side and there are times when […]

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a season of thanks

During the holidays, we seem to be troubled with a lot of tasks: making final plans for Noche Buena, executing those final plans (read: going to the market, enduring long queues in groceries; preparing meals); shopping for, then wrapping presents that seem to increase everyday once you remember whom you forgot in your list; cleaning […]

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