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that ‘70s groove

  Victor Hugo once said, “Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.” I have always been a lover of music.  Sometimes I have this weird thing of intently listening to the lyrics, evaluating what emotions the singer conveys, imagining what the songwriter’s inspiration is for coming […]

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Over dinner last weekend – I actually could not remember how it came up – we started talking about chick flicks, light romance movies that I had the privilege to watch and enjoy.  Hubby gave his girls a weak smile, admitted he also watched “While You Were Sleeping” (“What?? I’m a fan of Sandra Bullock […]

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  Last night while watching the news, my heart bled for a mother who lost her little boy, yet another addition to the number of senseless deaths in the present Zamboanga crisis.  They were made hostages, and later human shields, and had to hide in a dirty canal to protect themselves.  Unfortunately her son got […]

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the remedy

Another long weekend, and we’re still having gloomy weather. Sure we had short glimpses of sunshine for a good part of Saturday and Sunday, but the sudden warmth had somewhat taken its toll on my lungs.  I woke up Sunday morning with a grainy feel to my throat, signs of an impending bad cold, and […]

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                        The depression streak continues.  Your friend here is still under the weather…if beneath under the weather is even possible, that’s where you’ll find me. It’s actually my eldest daughter’s fault. But wait, before you think my 14-year-old is into some despicable rebellious behavior, […]

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derailed

Again I would like to blame it on the weather, but I won’t. I love the sound of rain. But yes, for some reason all is not well in my universe again.  After a fabulous four-day weekend, and sleep, lots of sleep, I knew there was a catch. The four glorious days in bed was […]

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My Mama used to say that we should take time to re-read books we’ve loved when we were younger, just to see if we have the same perspective, and the same reaction to what we read.  Chances are we don’t, not because of any change in the book (none, evidently), but because we have changed.  […]

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wanderlust 2

  “Go somewhere you’ve never been.” My Mama used to revel in the joy of travel.  When I was younger she would join friends for pleasure trips to Bicol, Cebu, Hongkong, and even the Holy Land.  She would be happy showing off her pictures and re-living her experiences.  When she retired from government service and […]

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Turning the pages of my mothersmother diaries, I distinctly remember our heartache last year, a very painful experience we went through when our little diva Nadine was accelerated to Grade 1.  Ok, let me take a step back as you might be wondering what “heartbreak” that was, and why it should be painful when promotion […]

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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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