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rebound

Is it just me, or are you likewise experiencing post-holiday blues? I noticed that as I grow older (and wiser, or so I would like to claim), I oftentimes experience these blues immediately after a trip, an extended vacation, and the holidays.  Well, truth is, even after weekends. We know that the holidays are usually […]

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“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re doing something. So that’s my wish for you, and […]

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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 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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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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rainy day reads 2013

  It’s rainy season once again, yet another reason to find yourself curled up in bed with a good book, and probably a steaming cup of coffee or chocolate drink within arm’s reach.  If it were up to me I would also prefer having a bedside commode especially if I were engrossed in some really […]

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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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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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