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Monthly Archive for July, 2013

When you are a lover of books, of fiction novels particularly, there is simply no end to new bittersweet experiences: living other people’s lives, travelling to other places, indulging in others’ memories.  I have always loved how William Styron put it: “A good book should leave you…slightly exhausted at the end.  You live several lives […]

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It usually takes eight to ten hours to travel from Baguio to Pagudpud.  Ours took two and a half days.  Since the kids are are-we-there-yet kind of travelers, I thought it wise to spend one night in Vigan.  It was a mistake (well, sort of…) because I think I left a piece of my heart […]

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I just turned 38 last week, and I still do not see any need to lie about my age.  Truth is, I would rather lie about my waistline, not my age. Unfortunately, my age is easier to conceal than that other “figure”. Birthdays are always something to be thankful for.  Another year does not necessarily […]

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wistful

It’s my Mama’s birthday today.  Memories keep flooding back, and I probably am entitled to be wistful, just for today.  Happy memories of when she was still around are enough to warm my heart and put a sweet smile to my face, but the thought that she is no longer around for tight hugs, sweet […]

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  After a one-night love affair with enchanting Vigan, we drove towards Laoag City where we would be meeting Hubby’s college friend.  Our Tres Mikaelas, who are such mallrats, got excited to see Robinson’s Laoag (after travelling from Vigan to Laoag, they were dying for cold drinks and a fully airconditioned place); unfortunately, it was […]

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This wanderlust persona has been further “activated” by the summer season, much like a Ms. Hyde waiting to come out after months of toiling in work and (my kids’) school activities.  Our beloved city of Pines is not spared from scorching hot sunny weather at high noon, although we are now experiencing April showers in […]

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wanderlust

  Summer brings back memories both wonderful and sad, it is what I consider a season of ironies: tempering mixed emotions and merging a fusion of sentiments.  I could not face summertime without having to think about vacations we used to spend with my Mama, and all the fun, food and festivities we have shared […]

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  Last Saturday was our youngest daughter’s graduation from pre-school.  It felt weird, because back in June she was accelerated to first grade after passing the qualifying exams, and in view of the K+12 program started by DepEd this year.  In “Mothersmother ep. 03: Diva’s Heartbreak” (SunStar Baguio, June 28, 2013), I referred to my […]

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