A Good Day

Today was 2/28 — a Taiwanese holiday. It’s a one-day break right smack in the middle of a work week that you choose instead to stay behind in Taipei than to fly off somewhere else to spend your annual leaves which are better spent on a longer trip. It’s also a day of freedom — […]

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Splitting the Bill

Look, I’m not cheap. I’ve always been about equality, but sometimes, I wish that when I go out with a guy, he’d offer to pay for the meal. These days, either we split the check or he lets me treat him out. Wouldn’t it be great if he can just motion to me to place […]

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You know you made a mistake…

…by sharing any news with somebody who don’t like you too much. T’is a hard lesson that I need to learn time and time again. Once a person has his/her mind set about you, it’s really hard to change it. Say, for example, this person perceives you as a nice person. Even if you did […]

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Anger Issues

A Taiwanese friend of mine broke up with her HongKong-based Persian boyfriend recently. He accused her of possibly cheating on him because she was still in touch with her ex-boyfriend. Now, “in touch” by definition is her forwarding Happy Chinese New Year/good luck emails to all her friends, which unfortunately also includes ex-boyfriend’s email. They […]

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Guy Critical

Last week has been a weird one for me. I spent S.A.D. (Singleness Awareness Day) among a handful of fellow hot singles sipping a nice-looking mocktail and chowing on delicious Japanese fusion food in Dozo. My friend had this bright idea that singles should get together and console each other on Couples Day… Loved the […]

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Why Did I Leave the Philippines…

…only to return to a cold, wet and gloomy Taiwan? ūüôĀ It’s been raining sporadically since I arrived last night. The weather is so cold you can see your breath form as you breathe in the chilly air. I miss the Philippine sun and hot weather!!! Of course, it didn’t help that today’s the first […]

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Disappointed — But I Had It Coming

Big sigh. That’s what you get for having expectations once again…! I totally hate it when my guy friends ask me to introduce them to some women. Sure, they may do it under the guise of some activity, but I still dislike feeling like a “pimpette.” It’s even more disappointing if I am slightly interested […]

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Reunion

I met up with some former high school classmates last night for dinner at the popular Serendra in Makati. It’s amazing on how much we’ve grown over the last 9 years. Bee is now working in the family business and is doing well. His current girlfriend of three months is again Filipino, and again disapproves […]

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Goals

As I was studying in my childhood bedroom, my eyes fell on several pieces of paper taped atop my old study table. I felt nostalgic. Goodness knows how old I was when I first wrote those little notes. Specifically, they listed down my goals on various phases of my student life. Believe I’ve read somewhere […]

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Pampered in Manila

Ever since I arrived last Sunday, I’ve been well-fed and pampered to death by my family. Ah, twas a sweet homecoming! For example, early Monday morning, we took a trip to the Quezon City Sports Club so that I can finally taste a sweet tocino after a yearlong hiatus. To the non-Pinoys, tocino is a […]

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Falling in “love”

M. Scott Peck’s words gave me much-needed solace after a relationship ended late 2005. It reminded me what love is, and what love is not. For one, I’ve never held the belief that love is a feeling. At the beginnings of any relationship, most couples share the “in-love” feeling — their hearts beat wildly when […]

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Falling in "love"

M. Scott Peck’s words gave me much-needed solace after a relationship ended late 2005. It reminded me what love is, and what love is not. For one, I’ve never held the belief that love is a feeling. At the beginnings of any relationship, most couples share the “in-love” feeling — their hearts beat wildly when […]

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