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  • ADVENTURES WITH A (DYING) DOG

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    This one made me weepy this morning. Girl finds out her bestfriend and roommate -- a 160-lb English Mastiff has terminal bone cancer and only has a few months to live. So armed with a bucket list of adventures she would like to share with her dog, they go off on canoe rides, road trips, visits to both busy spots and quiet spaces and, finally, spend a last day together by the ocean in Maine, where she finally finds peace and acceptance. This is real love, people.
  • THE HEALING POWERS OF KEEPING A JOURNAL

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    I still keep a journal despite having a blog. No matter how spill-all-my-guts-out open I may seem, there are many things I do and think that I'll just never tell. I've always thought it kept me sane to be able to express myself without fear of being censored or criticized. Whenever I pick up an old journal, even one from my 13-year-old self I realize that as much as I've changed so much is still the same. I just know how to dodge bullets faster and better. From: HUFFPOST Healthy Living, 01/20/15
  • WRITING YOUR WAY TO HAPPINESS

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    Which is why I've decided to keep this blog around, at least for a little while longer. I've always picked up a pen (or sat in front of a keyboard) any time I needed to make sense of my world; writing allows me to get into my head and get all my thoughts out without having to worry about how ridiculous I sound (that's where the editing comes in). From: The New York Times, 01/19/15
  • HOW TO BECOME A WRITER
    This was lovely. The post is by a novelist who was asked how to encourage a young writer. It sounds eerily like the story of my life -- now all I need is to keep reading and keep writing (and, okay, start submitting). From: M Molly Backes' blog, 07/12/11
  • THE "PERFECT" FEMALE BODY

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    Every day at work I see all kinds of female bodies: athletic, boyish, curvy, voluptuous, natural, enhanced, preteen, post-baby, postmenopausal -- thousands of different bodies I've seen up close and personal in my lifetime. This infographic shows that the description of the ideal female body changes every decade or so, going back hundreds of years. I hope that soon we define the "perfect" body as one that is simply healthy and functioning; that what matters is that we're comfortable in our own skin. From: Greatist, 01/15/15

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January 10, 2005

Comments

thebee

"In your days!?" How can you say that? How old are you? (not being rude, just curious) I'm 34, and you are right, the sex thing makes a lot of people squeamish, especially us Pinoys. I'm not prudish myself, and I've noticed that when you are frank about discussing sex people tend to think you are slutty. How odd.

Gigi

Hi there!
Fortunately I'm at an age where I have the luxury of living my own life as I pretty much please. Plus I don't have kids, I'm not in politics, and am not a celebrity -- so I can afford not to really care if someone wants to call me slutty. I completely agree with your observation, but fortunately it seems like times are changing slowly in our favor (I'm basing this, of course, on what I read in Filipino magazines and newspapers).
PS: I'm in my 30s but not yet 40. :)

thebee

This is kinda freaky--my sis-in-law's name is Charmaine (spelled that way), and her guy's name is Mike. Cue "Twilight Zone."

Gigi

I'm sure Charmaine's reading this now and her hair's standing on end. If she got married in Vegas on Christmas Day, too, that would just be too freaky.

AnP

hahaha hilarious pero tama ka dyan!

Gigi

Hi AnP,
Ay naku, I almost wrote in this post about how my dad's bags were inspected at Customs on his way back home, and the inspector pulled out the video I helped pick out. My dad was in a wheelchair pa because he was sick -- and the guy pushing him slapped him on the back and said, "You dirty dog, you!" My mom wanted to disappear -- and gave me the dirtiest look. I was dying of laughter.

Oh well, I guess I told the story anyway. :)

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  • LISTEN: "Pluto" by Chamsom

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    I don't have to understand Korean to love this song, although I think it's about a person who was in a rocky relationship that ended but still feels deeply for her former lover and is feeling lonely tonight. "You're like a little star that's far away from me and keeps disappearing." I suppose the title -- Pluto used to be known as the ninth planet from the sun but now isn't even considered one -- might provide a bit more context to the song's meaning. Spotify
  • IMMORTAL PERFUMES

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    Immortal Perfumes is a Seattle-based micro-perfumery specializing in historically inspired, handmade perfumes. All perfume blends are original recipes made from a mix of jojoba, essential and fragrance oils. None of the oils used in this shop are derived from animals. Every bottle is handmade by JT Siems in her Seattle studio. I'm already in love with the fragrance inspired and named after Duchess Georgiana Cavendish. Notes: Black Tea, Lavender, Jasmine, Amber, Bergamot. Read her story here. #6mosnoshopping