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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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May 23, 2008

Comments

BatJay, Ang Dating Hippopotamus

congratulations kapitbahay. ayan, kulay asul na ang passport mo. pwede ka nang magpunta ng europe na walang visa.

Gigi

KB - Thanks! Hindi lang sa Europe -- pati sa Canada at Mexico na rin ngayon! Pati doon lang, kailangan na ng passport...

DatuPanot

congratulations gigi! you and the other 6000 folks made the cut for the upcoming civic duties this june and november. did you have to sit thru that boring video by dubya?

Gigi

DatuPanot - Hay naku, hindi lang boring -- erroneous pa! Sabi niya that we had the same exact rights that natural-born Americans had. Mali! We can never be president of the country, no matter what (ie Ah-nuld).

bugsybee

Congratulations, Gigi!

Are you opting for dual-citizenship? Oh, even if you don't, I know where your heart belongs. :)

Gigi

Bugsy - I've been mulling over it for a while now, ever since I decided it was time to apply for US citizenship. If/When I go, it will be when this Phil president is no longer in office, though. I would have wanted to do the same here in the states, but they were increasing the fees to $700+ and I really want to vote in the Nov elections too.

And yes, you know correctly. :) First thing I wanted to eat after I took my oath? Dinuguan. And so that's what we did!

Anna

My oath-taking was at the Fairplex in Pomona, and what a walk that was from the parking lot to the farthest building, to the end of the line which snaked around the building - I was around 7 months pregnant at the time. And I admit to surprising myself with a few tears and a lump in my throat when they showed that "America the Beautiful" video. Wish I'd had dinuguan after, though - yes, my hubby would have eaten it with me!

Gigi

Anna - I got teary-eyed during that video, too! Which surprised the heck out of me, really.

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GAGA ABOUT

  • 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