Selling my life on eBay

I love jewelry, but at this point, I’m ready to let much of it go. So, I started selling my life /memories on eBay. Every piece, one by one, is finding a new home. Some pieces were precious at some point, but given that my nieces will probably not want them, I’ve decided to put […]

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My sister lost her best friend today

My sister has many friends, but this special friend came with no drama, was genuine, loving, caring, selfless and most importantly they had a long history of memories together. I believe this was my sister’s longest friendship that never ceased even when they were oceans apart. They kept in touch and shared their storms. Losing […]

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It will never be the same

I don’t think we ever truly recover from a loss. There is, however, a road to slow recovery from the acute pain that follows it. We go through stages, skip some and probably go back to square one, just like a dance. I’m coping with mine, my own way, because there isn’t one right perfect […]

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Who am I?

As one of Murakami’s characters in Men without Women says after pondering about his successful career and his love affairs with women, if all that is taken away from him, he asks himself, “Who am I?” And this, as the school year comes to an end today with a mixture of both happiness and sadness, […]

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When there’s no escape

Struggle keeps us alert and on our toes, but when life becomes too unbearable and we find there’s no escape because the trauma it will cause will break too many people’s hearts, you have to find meaning even when you feel there’s isn’t any left. Sometimes the feeling comes in waves, some small, undetectable, and […]

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Los besos no son contratos

“Después de un tiempo, uno aprende la sutil diferencia entre sostener una mano y encadenar un alma. Y uno aprende que el amor no significa acostarse, y que una compañía no significa seguridad, y uno empieza a aprender… Que los besos no son contratos y los regalos no son promesas, y uno empieza a aceptar […]

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Waiting

We die while waiting to get that promotion, that perfect life, that wonderful home, that perfect relationship, that unexpected e-mail, that moment that will change our lives around and make us profoundly happy forever after. However, more often than not, those things never materialize while we end up wasting away our lives in the wait. Some […]

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Wabi-sabi: flawed beauty

Wabi-sabi (侘寂) in Japanese, is the view of the world centered on the acceptance that everything is fleeting and imperfect. “Wabi-sabi nurtures all that is authentic by acknowledging three simple realities: nothing lasts, nothing is finished, and nothing is perfect.” adds Richard Powell. Art books define it as “flawed beauty.” I came upon this word recently and since then […]

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