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Lessons From Life (1971)

As a child, an illustrated copy of this simple yet very meaningful poem hung in my room, which I shared with my little brother and doubled as our learning and playroom. 264 more words

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Lamb Chops with Corn and Couscous Salad

More than chicken or even beef, my favorite type of meat is mutton, lamb. Whenever I’m at Middle Eastern restaurants or even in ones that serve Asian cuisine, I usually try to look for a mutton dish. 184 more words

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A Grandmother's Love

It’s uncanny how we remember our loved ones through the smallest things: a favorite song, a whiff of their signature cologne, a memory, a single word. 326 more words

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Cleaning Up

Today is one of those perfect Saturdays.

I woke up without an alarm clock, but it was not too late in the morning yet. I made myself a nice clean breakfast. 231 more words

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Cheers, cheers, and more cheers!

No, I’m not yet turning forty. In fact, I’m far from that. As this post uploads today, I will be countries away from my homeland, hopefully fulfilling another adventurous itch. 293 more words

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You are what you are willing to sacrifice for

I just finished a cold, wet, rainy morning run. For no particular reason, except perhaps that classes have been suspended on account of typhoon Luis, I was up at 4am and had finished my omelette and coffee by 5:30. 308 more words

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Kadayawan in Manila (with a Durian Shake Recipe)

I missed the Kadayawan Festival in Davao by a week. I still have classes to teach, and making up for missed classes near the end of the term is just impractical, so I had to give up a trip to Davao and just enjoy the pasalubong I would receive afterwards. 362 more words

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