The Unexceptional Amazing Life of being a Diplomatic Spouse

I can’t believe more than a year has passed since we came home. Truth is I prepared another post about our year back and what I learned from it, but I changed my mind a few days ago. Anyway I realized that I haven’t really written more about being a Diplowife, which let’s face it,…

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Around Manila: The Culture and Arts Stay-cation

This post we did some months ago, a few weeks after we arrived from post. We were supposed to go Sagada in the North, but because of a looming typhoon in that area, our trip got cancelled last-minute leaving us with some days with nothing to do. However, JG is not one to stay put…

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Diplowife goes back to school

I received a notification that the blog has had a spike in traffic the last couple of days, which really makes me happy but to be honest confuses me as well. It makes me happy of course knowing that even though I don’t regularly put up posts, some people still find the time to read…

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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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Coming Back to Pinoy Christmas

Christmas back home has been a blast, it drove me slightly crazy, but the best ones always do. Have I explained why JG and I chose not to come home during the holidays in the six years we were at post? As I said earlier, basically because we wanted to get away from the crazy….

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City Girl does Mountain Part 1: Mt. Pinatubo Flashback

I have so much to write about, as JG lined-up a lot of activities for us before he started graduate school. I actually have the time to post entries every day, but I thought it be best if distributed it at least one new article a week so as not make it into an obligation….

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Paris 2.0 and The Beginning of the End

JG and I just got back from a week long vacation in France. I don’t know if I’ve explained this in previous posts, as a couple we don’t go all out on special occasions like birthdays, anniversary, or holidays. Sometimes we go out for a simple dinner date, we don’t exchange expensive gifts, and there…

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The Godparent Effect

I ask for forgiveness to those who may find this offensive, but I started writing about as a sort of warm-up before another topic I wanted to write and I sort of got carried away. By the time I finished I realized I have written an entire essay. So it would be a shame not…

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Rainy Oman

In case you have been looking forward to some updates on how it is in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan, I am bit happier to say that at least now, help has come to those in need and the people there are slowly picking up the pieces of their lives which I have no doubt…

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In these sad times…

Whenever I write about something, I try my best to always keep it light or at least sound like it is. I really don’t like sad-themed-anything, movies with sad endings, books that tell dark stories, and events that just break your heart. I try to avoid them as much as I can, but these days,…

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Nega-trons and the simple solution

A couple of days ago, a friend of mine asked me about how I handled negative comments on the blog. It wasn’t really something I thought about a lot because, happily, three blogs and countless posts later, I have yet to receive ones that really chilled my bones to anger. Irritation yes, partly to those…

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The Book and the Paper

For the past year, two things have taken up my time. Well three, including JG, but aside from him of course, two. One is school, and the other is a project undertaken by the wife of our Ambassador here in Oman. She decided to produce and publish a book, which comprised of a collection of…

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