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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

GOODREADS

  • READING NOW

    Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
    The Normal Bar: Where Does Your Relationship Fall?
    All is Forgotten, Nothing is Lost
    Gun Dealers' Daughter: A Novel: A Novel
    Crazy Rich Asians
    The Undomestic Goddess
    Self-Help
    The Geography of Bliss: One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World


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January 04, 2005

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yuga

Hello there! This is Yuga from PinoyBlog. Just came by to ask if you still have problems logging in to the site. Happy New Year!

Gigi

Hi Yuga!
Thanks for checking up on me :) No problems whatsoever logging onto and posting on Pinoyblog.com. By the way, I'm so happy I came upon it...I've got to see (and read) so many wonderful Pinoy-related blogs. What a wonderful resource!

Happy New Year to you and to everyone at Pinoyblog (which is you and Sassy?)!

markmomukhamo

Hi! I followed your link from thewilyfilipino. :)

When Harry Met Sally is one of my favorite films primarily for the same question you're asking. (No Sex and the City then although I doubt that would've helped.) Watched it constantly during one particularly bad breakup. The humor of the movie saw me through.

I keep saying I have friends who happened to be women because I sincerely believe gender is never a prerequisite to a lasting friendship. It is the inherent differences between men and women which makes life interesting.

Happy New Year!

Gigi

Hi Mark,
I guess WHMS is a choice breakup movie -- it, too, saw me through a couple of bad ones :) For that reason I love that scene when Harry and Sally are testing out the karaoke machine, and his ex walks in with her new guy. Who's the lucky fool who's never been through something as gut-wrenching as that?

BTW I checked out your blog, and it's great! I wish I were more technical like you. :)

Hope you have a wonderful 2005!

Paul

Count me in too, Gigi.

"since people always say, after all, that the best couples are also the best of friends"

Yes, I agree.

I was too dense to recognize it then but I once had two good girl friends who wanted something deeper.

Gigi

Paul,

I'm sure Mrs.Unlawyer is quite happy you were not-so-observant once upon a time, and that things worked out the way they have. Of course, and so are you!

Paul

Gigi,

Not-so-observant? Oh boy, that's a real understatement considering that one of them gave me a long, lingering kiss!

g

Yes! Yes! Yes!...I'm in your corner right behind you saying Ooooh Yeeeessss. Well, U know what I mean.

Gigi

Ha! It's that kind of "Oh yes" that makes it difficult for women and men to just remain friends. And you know what I mean!

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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