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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.


    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


    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
    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


    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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August 26, 2005



Haha! let me just bliss out on my own memories...

Except for the one with policeman pounding at the window ;)


Eeeek -- that happened to me too! But it was LMU campus police -- and I swear, the guy and I were just talking. Really! But 15 minutes later, and who knows what those c**kblockers would have found. :)


I remember LMU -mmmmmmm! USC, too. Oh, and Cal State Long Beach. Then there was that one street in Long Beach when my sister banged on the door and would have caught us in a very uncompromising position if the windows weren't so fogged up. By the way, these were all with the same guy. We actually began our car-romping at the Naval Base in Long Beach where he lost his virginity after my graduation ball. The only time we got caught was at the Air Force (or Naval?) Base in Los Alamitos - turns out that we had ended up parking right in the middle of a tactical training session! If that Mustang could talk...he actually took about 15 years before getting rid of that car - he just couldn't part with the memories. Well, we ended up getting married after dating on and off for ten years, then divorced after six years of marriage - needless to say, the break-up wasn't due to a lack of passion! I wonder what his current wife would say if she knew...


Oh, my... did I really just reveal all of that? Hope he never trips into your blog, Gi!


Hi Yey -- And who cares if he does? I'm sure reading about the good ol' days would put a smile on his face? But maybe not the same case for the new wife. :)


hey, you're chrsitine's friend? we call her mother. she's our artistic director and she's one hell of a dancer!:)


Gigi, I love this blog entry. I sorta, kinda naughty and fun. Lol.

I just remembered an experience in high school, in the middle of Mendiola, just in front of San Beda, in broad daylight, in untinted car, but surreptitiously covered by my buddies' bodies, with a nice junior kolehiyala from CEU. Nuninuni........

I was called in the office the next morning, because they heard a "rumor of a misdeed" the day before involving me and a shaking Toyota Corolla Hatchback. They even called in a few students (Bistik, included) to stand as witnesses against me, but all claimed to not see anything and they even vouched of my whereabouts and establishing an alibi, all the cover ups without me even asking for it. I vividly remembered high fives all around when we saw each other at the cafeteria an hour later. I just love the Bedan camaraderie.


Hi Hanagirl! Yes, Christine and I went to school and graduated HS together. I absolutely LOVE her! Just saw her two weeks ago -- incredibly, out-of-this-world super sexy pa rin. Now there's someone that just gets better and better with time (I'm sure you'd agree with me). In fact, if I didn't love her so much it would be so easy to hate her. :)

I also know Rem, btw -- neighbors kami. Of course, he's younger than me; parang I saw him grow up na rin. Galing niya talaga -- and super nice and funny guy to boot.

Hi John - Broad daylight? Untinted car? Your Bedan brothers are definitely stand-up kind of guys. But were they peeking? :)


Mmmmmm...nothing beats a public nookie!

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