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Life lately

Life lately sounds like sharp cries for hunger, and wails of protest upon water touching a tiny face. Days are filled with the drone of a fan, only mildly successful in saving us from the sweltering heat.┬áLife lately sounds like … Continue reading

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Recent Realizations

If there’s one big thing I realized recently, it is that things get easier with time. This learning is two-fold: First, acceptance is the key. Before we brought Yanni home I had it set in my mind that it was … Continue reading

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Lucky Nine

Nine years. That’s two four-year-itches, and it definitely was far from easy. It took a while for us to get to where we are now. Now is a placid, stable state, and that while involved a lot of adjustments, arguments, … Continue reading

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2016: A Round-Up

January began busily. There was the usual New Year’s Eve Party with Rey’s side of the family and New Year’s Day mass at my favorite church, Don Bosco Parish. The following day found me in the waters of Batangas, snorkelling … Continue reading

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Pregnancy Photoshoot

The holidays allowed me to push for something I’ve been conceptualizing for sometime: a pregnancy photoshoot. Like the theme of my previous post, this, too, was simple and low-key. I had a borrowed dress which I was supposed to wear … Continue reading

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Simply December

December is usually frenzied and fun. It’s every Filipino’s favorite holiday. While there still was the usual flurry as the past weeks were peppered with parties, I can’t help but note how we kept it simple. In school, we considered … Continue reading

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Keeping Traditions

It’s less than two weeks before Christmas, and our entire compound is bare. All of the four houses in it are devoid of decorations. This makes me miss my grandparents. I remember how Tatay would have a star put up … Continue reading

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