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dear john

  While folding freshly laundered clothes, I heard Jessica Soho on GMA NewsTV start her report with “Ikinalulungkot naming ang balitang ito…” (“We are saddened by this news…”).  I held my breath, knowing what was coming. The comedy king of the Philippines is dead, weeks before his 84th  birthday.  We have followed the latest news […]

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      I slept little the night before the event.  I knew it would be crazy to run off to the Mall of Asia just to see this person who did not even know I existed.  It shuddered me to even think about going, considering that it was my grandmother’s wake. Indeed, life takes […]

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  (Previously on The Fangurl Diaries: Invites to the Ian Somerhalder Press Con were available as soon as 3 top Penshoppe branches opened on May 19, 10 am. They were out before 11 am.  I practically lost my chance to see Damon in the flesh.)But as I have said, I was not raised to give […]

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  So far there have been 3 juicy diaries left on this couch for the past 4 years: there’s The Nanny Diaries, The Bolinao Diaries and The Mothersmother Diaries – not to mention loads of other confessions that will practically get a lot of space should I later on – in my twilight years – […]

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What is this generation’s fascination with bloodsucking creatures, known to be the undead, or immortal “beings”, feeding on human blood and cold-bloodedly feasting on innocent people?  Aren’t we supposed to be disgusted with them, as well as with tales involving their eternal damnation?       I am far from disgusted.  Admittedly there is Stephenie […]

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love flicks

Hey, it’s February again. I know, I know… all these Valentine’s day stuff have become really overrated, becoming more like another ploy of retail giants and even relatively smaller commercial establishments to entice (still) hopeless romantics out there to celebrate v-day. But since it is the love month after all, we might as well find […]

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I am launching another series of couch chats today, as you may have had enough of my “The Nanny Diaries” bickering mode. (Yes, one year 3 months and counting – except for barely one month of hiatus – I am still without a nanny and surprisingly still surviving.) Have you noticed how our news programs […]

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phoenix rising

On August 5, 2010, 33 miners were trapped in a Chilean copper and gold mine almost 700 meters underground. They were kept alive by food, medicine, clothes and games (to ease the stress of being trapped with the possibility of not getting out alive despite all efforts) sent down a borehole, and further sustained by […]

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thirst

I can no longer recall when my fascination with these bloodsucking creatures began. It was not exactly just Twilight, although frankly that heightened most (young) people’s interest in them. I have a vague recollection of going to the movies and watching Bram Stoker’s Dracula starring Keanu Reeves back in college, with the dazzling Gary Oldman […]

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reality TV

As a kid I used to think TV shows were mostly cartoons for two reasons: (1) There was no cable TV at the time, although we got an occasional US TV feed from Clark Air Base, mostly American sitcoms; and (2) I got to watch only during weekend mornings at which times you only had […]

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