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Review: Mimosa Honeysuckle Creamy Body Scrub by c.Booth

| November 18, 2015

With a name like Mimosa Honeysuckle Creamy Body Scrub, how can you go wrong? The short answer is you can’t. You just can’t. Yes, I loved it. And here are the countless reasons it’s right: Exfoliating: Because I have dry skin, I moisturize religiously. Now that it’s starting to get colder and colder, I would [...]

Weekly Gratefulness List (August 18 to August 24, 2013)

| August 28, 2013

Because it was such a rainy week, I was trapped indoors and did my best to be productive. –I read four books: Tao Lin’s Taipei Dale Corey’s Inventing English Jane Smiley’s The Age of Grief Malachy McCourt’s A Monk Swimming –had Spanish lessons AND Chinese lessons And then when I did manage to get out [...]

Ilocos Adventure!

| March 26, 2013

The “Bunny and Pumpkin Ilocos Adventure” covered Laoag, Vigan, Pagudpud, and Paoay; and lasted five wonderful days. We patterned our trip on this blog entry and made the necessary changes according to our needs. Our hotel, Ilocos Rosewell Hotel (thanks to elementary school classmate Lloyd for the recommendation), was in San Nicolas, a stone’s throw away from Laoag [...]

Weekly Gratefulness List (December 13 to 19, 2009)

| December 21, 2009

– finishing the second draft! By far the ultimate thank-you I have in the past week was finally being able to send my manuscript to Doc Bau. What the feedback would be is an entirely different matter though. Still, one step closer to finishing the novel and graduating. A close second is: – Christmas dinner [...]

Weekend Gratefulness List (November 29 to December 5, 2009)

| December 5, 2009

– vacation leaves Should mainly be used for writing the novel but the bed is just so tempting!! In any case, sleep is always good and something to be thankful for. But I seriously have to write more. Deadline approaching!! I can tell by the knot tightening itself more in my tummy… – literary events [...]

Talk on Global Pinoy Lit

| November 24, 2009

I am so starved of literary conversations and events that when something comes up, I get really, really excited and mark it on my calendar as soon as I hear about it. So excited that at some point I would remind myself not to get my hopes up too high because it might turn out [...]

Weekly Gratefulness List (October 18 to 24, 2009)

| October 26, 2009

– Chapter 7! Vacation leave well spent. And then I was supposed to work on Chapter 8 on Saturday but got sidetracked by… – “500 Days of Summer” Finally saw it with Anna. Very nice. I just didn’t like that part when he gave this over-the-top speech before he resigned. But overall, definitely worth watching. [...]

Weekly Gratefulness List (October 4 to 10, 2009)

| October 12, 2009

– 5 movies and a play! The past week had been a visual treat for me. I rarely get to watch movies so I must say that it had been an extraordinary week indeed. I started with a movie marathon on Sunday, watching three Spanish films (yes, I was all over the Spanish filmfest), and [...]

Anne Carson’s Short Talks

| August 2, 2009

Because there are tons and tons to read on the Internet, I usually find it hard to pry myself off its clutches whenever access is free. And although it is completely acceptable in this age to get most if not all of one’s reading materials online, there is also a part of me that feels [...]

“Adventureland”

| July 28, 2009

Somebody at work gave me a free movie pass for today so being the un-wasteful person that I was/am, I checked out what movies were showing. I ended up watching “Adventureland” because really, after reading this review, I was pretty much sold. Never mind the stupid title. And I love it! It is sweet and [...]