2016: The Year of Adulting

I meant to do this two weeks ago, as year-end reviews are supposedly done as the year ends. But as things got in the way, and days and weeks passed, I was already thinking about not doing it all. And yet still, I realized that this blog has been up about 8 years! It isn’t…

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Flatulence in a time of Divide

I feel that I will have to constantly apologize in my inconsistency in keeping this blog updated. While I am grateful to those who follow me and my ramblings, and wishes and comments for more, I have always been a laid-back kind of person. And although having no follow through is a trait I am…

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2015 in Review: The Year of the Half and Half

2015 began with an end in mind, as JG and I prepared to go back home after six years of being at post. By January last year, I was starting to make preparations for a transition I was sure was going to be both challenging and wonderfully long-awaited. 2014 turned out to be a bit…

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While Stewing in a Jam

Going into the fifth months since we came back home from six years at post, and I’m going to be honest, and say that I am currently going through some “adjustments”. This as some of you might interpret as my nice way of saying that I am having a bit of a hard time. While…

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For Kuya Kulet

One of the things that you learn in the life of Foreign Service is goodbyes. You make a lot of them because it is of course a given as your life is basically moving around from one place to another. It is never easy but you get the hang of it, and part of the…

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The Baby Question

I was going to write a long post about this after seeing it on Facebook the other day, but I decided to just put it up on the blog instead. I have thought about writing about this for so long now but I have always felt a bit unsure about it simply because it is…

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Jogging Is The Worst!

This is my new favorite quote. Today alone, I must have said this three times in a span of an hour. And yes, it was in that hour that I was actually jogging.   Let me back-up a bit. I don’t normally talk about JG much in the blog, mostly because he doesn’t like it…

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Here’s the thing…

… I imagine I am starting to sound annoying every time I start a post on why I haven’t been consistently, well, posting… But I think it’s mostly just me punishing myself about my lack of follow through in maintaining a regular blogging habit. I drive myself crazy thinking about whether or not I should…

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Hello…

… long time, no blog… As you may have noticed, I have taken a long hiatus. My last post was my year-ender special where as I have reviewed thankfully did not promise to post more entries as a new year resolution, so I don’t really have to feel bad about that. There seems to be…

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The View

A few days ago JG was trying to explain to me about the new condominium that was being built near The Rizal Park. At first I did not mind because for some weird reason it did not occur to me where exactly they were building it, until JG further explained that they were building it…

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Losing Touch with the City

After years outside of our motherland, JG and I have finally played the role of the Balikbayans (literally translated as “return country”, but what we Filipinos call ourselves when we come home to the Philippines after living abroad for a time). This was especially special for JG who last went home in January of 2010…

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Of Ads and the Exhibit about Japan

Yesterday JG asked me what nationality I would’ve preferred to be if I could choose. I said I think I want to be Japanese. Mostly because I think they are very interesting people, I love how they are still very in tune with their past and their heritage, their discipline, and I am also a…

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