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Back in One Piece

Unfortunately I wasn’t able to blog anymore while I was in Hainan. I was too busy attending lectures and minding my preparation for my own presentation. The said presentation went very well, thank you very much. I was hoping to … Continue reading

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First Stop: Beijing

Beijing touchdown: July 12, 2007.   First impression: Construction, construction, and construction everywhere. Looks like the city is really getting prepped up for the Olympics next year. In fact there is a subway under construction right at the Beijing airport, and this is … Continue reading

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Off to China

I’m on my own again.   I’m leaving today. Traveling alone has its perks. I’m more mobile, I have less baggage, and I can actually catch up on my reading lag on those extra hours of waiting. But the concept … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Tonette Binsol

We never met in person.   Out of the blue, one day I got a friendly call from Ms. Tonette Binsol. I don’t know how she got hold of my cellphone number. But someone like her had resources, and lots … Continue reading

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When Aya turned three, I considered bringing her to the photo studio for the traditional shichi-go-san photos – a perfect opportunity to take souvenir photos of her wearing a traditional Japanese kimono. But on the day when we finally went to … Continue reading

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Songs From Another Lifetime

I got double-tagged by TeacherJulie and Pining to blog about the songs when I was 18. Eighteen! That is so 20th century, lol. But here they are: Baby Baby – Amy Grant I actually have Amy Grant’s CD, Heart in Motion, which features … Continue reading

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Why Should I Measure My Blog Growth?

How should one measure blog growth? Yuga, one of the most famous bloggers in the Filipino blogosphere, suggests the following indicators of blog growth:   # of subscribers Technorati ranking Alexa ranking   Sure, rankings are good. It gives you an idea … Continue reading

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Finding Time for Blogging

Here I am blogging early in the morning. This is a departure from my usual habit, that of blogging either right after dinner, or late at night after everyone else is asleep. Rarely do I blog in the mornings. There … Continue reading

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Let’s Hear it From Ms. Hyde!

I don’t have to convince anyone about my being weird. My wicked sisters are totally convinced that their Ate is one of the weirdest persons on the planet. Read on to know why they thought so.   Lest I forget, … Continue reading

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One Voice in the Blogosphere Fugue

I didn’t always blog. I did it the old-fashioned way: I kept a diary. I started as early as high school. I don’t know what happened to that first diary, but I managed to maintain my diary-writing throughout the succeeding years. The … Continue reading

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