Monthly Archives: April 2008

Taking Time Out

I could barely enjoy the outdoors nowadays because of my allergies, and believe it or not, we’re seeing more of rain than sunshine these days. What a bummer! But last weekend we actually got lucky – we were blessed with … Continue reading

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Who, Me?

Scene One: The year: 1995. I was hunched over my book, reading. Then one of the guys from our lab approached me from behind and exclaimed: “Kathy, nakakalbo ka na.” (Kathy, you’re starting to go bald.) I carelessly shrugged off … Continue reading

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The Analogy Between Papers and Souls

“You’ve got to get rid of all those papers,” Baggy told me one evening while we were sitting down for dinner. “What papers?” I asked him. “Those papers which you have accumulated for the last twelve years,” he replied. He … Continue reading

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The Reluctant Birthday Girl

Yep, that would be me. Sigh. When we were young, we looked forward to birthdays.  Birthdays are always happy occasions – cakes, parties, gifts, friends. We simply couldn’t wait till the next birthday celebration. But as we grow older, more … Continue reading

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