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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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December 28, 2007

Comments

Gej

Hi Gigi!

That's funny! The pleasures of following your calling!

You should see me now, driving my rickety pick-up in worn out jeans, as I pick up "organic inputs", (you know what I mean) or sometimes deliver to the wet market.

So it's not just "what if the ex sees me? " . It's pretty much " what if anyone sees me - ha ha!

Hope your Christmas season has been great. Have a wonderful year ahead.

Besfren

I think every girl should imagine bumping into her ex before leaving home -- even Nora Ephron does this to force herself to apply eyeliner.

Gigi - I love the ending. It's true, it'll only show how happy you are to be rid of him! And he'll finally notice that you're braces have long been gone.

Rsna

pao

I still believe in the intrinsic beauty of a person. even without make-ups. =) Belated happy holidays gigi! =)

evi

I think, showing him how happy I am without him is more of a sweet revenge than being all dolled up and yet there's a frown on my face.

Gigi

Gej - What if anyone sees you? Ha, no matter what, guapo ka pa rin! OK nga ang "rugged look" ah -- para kang Marlboro Man! :)

RSNA - I'm telling you, that "bright smile" advice your mom passed on to you works wonders!

Pao - True, it's what's on the inside that counts -- pero to tell you the truth, it's nice to have the outside match the inside...at least once in a while. :)

Evi - The first time I bumped into my ex, he had to rub it in and say I should be married because he was and he was very happy (grrr). The second time he said I'd better start a family because of my biological clock, etc. (GRRRR talaga!). So it's no wonder I found it so difficult to smile both times! I have no idea what he'd say if I ever bumped into him again, but whatever it is, I promise that he will be blinded by the whites of my teeth. :)

Iggy

I've noticed that I actually get more looks from guys when I'm in utilitarian mode - no makeup, hair pulled back, jeans, t-shirt - than when I'm feeling Glamazon. But you're right - the most important thing is a smile and a sunny aura. I think I transmit ugly vibes when I'm grumpy, because everyone stears clear. :)

Gigi

Iggy - Stunning ka naman, whether you're dolled up or not. But I know what you're saying -- siguro we just tend to look more approachable when we look more...natural...di ba?

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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
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