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Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge

“Merge” is a most fitting word for this change I have welcomed. In the last few weeks, there have been a “merge” of two stubborn personalities, of two cultures, and of two lives. My husband and I have just started, yet I can’t help but feel that Japan is really one of the best settings for our beginning. Continue reading

Boracay: Overrated?

Boracay: Overrated?

I no longer wonder why people keep coming back to that island. It was neither Palawan nor Bohol. But, Boracay Island can certainly boast of being the most commercially comfortable among all these beach beauties. Continue reading

Who survived Pundaquit?

Who survived Pundaquit?

So with a plan (thanks to the Internet!), a backpack filled with clothes, a wallet stuffed with a few bills, and a stern resolve to enjoy what Pundaquit has to offer, my friends and I whisked our Manila-weary selves to Zambales (and all its promises of doom)! Continue reading

Everyday blessings

Everyday blessings

We dwell often on things that make us feel bad for ourselves, making us miss those many wonderful blessings we get everyday.

For the past eight years, I’ve been waking up at six or seven in the morning almost daily with a bitter mood, dreading what the day is about to bring. Continue reading

Diagnostic Criteria: Love Interest for Ivy

In medicine, we usually check on a list of criteria to determine whether a certain patient was sick with a very important syndromic disease (e.g. infectious endocarditis, Huntington’s, APAS and the list goes on).

So, I figured why not do the same for my future boyfriend/lover/husband?

Rule for Diagnosis:
You can only be Ivy’s future boyfriend/lover/husband if you meet:
2 major criteria + 1 minor… OR 1 major criteria + 3 minor.
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