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Josephine Louise – 39 Week Update

I’m just a couple days away from my due date (July 15) and so far Baby JoJo is still hanging on. My last day of work was Wednesday and I’ve felt so much more patient and relaxed since my leave started. 541 more words


Penman No. 204: Sojourn in Seoul (1)

Penman for Monday, June 13, 2016

AS MY regular readers well know by now, I have a habit of taking off to parts unknown with my wife Beng at the slightest excuse, and one such occasion came up three weeks ago when Beng marked her birthday (her 36th, it seemed to me—as it seemed to me last year as well, and the year before). 1,135 more words

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13 Years!

Timehop made this easy for me. I’ll just repost what I said last year. :)

Before digital photography was common, before Facebook and iPhones existed, these two kids said “I do.” I met the love of my life when I was 14. 91 more words


Quest for the Perfect Kid-Chasing Mom Sneakers

I’ve got these blue Adidas running shoes that I love. I bought them for jogging but with two little ones, I can’t seem to figure out when to go for an honest-to-goodness jog anymore. 176 more words


Penman No. 200: Memoirs of a Teenage Maoist

Penman for Monday, May 23, 2016

A SMALL item in the foreign news caught my eye last week: a note that the 50th anniversary of China’s Cultural Revolution had gone unnoticed—in China itself, with no parades or ceremonies to mark the historic event. 1,249 more words

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Penman No. 195: In the Afterglow

Penman for Sunday, April 10, 2016

AS MANY of you know by now, in the early hours of April 1st, a Friday, the UP Faculty Center went up in smoke. 1,309 more words

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Penman No. 190: A Makati Staycation

Penman for Monday, March 7, 2016

THE WORD “staycation” must have been invented for people like my wife Beng and me, who now and then like to laze around in a hotel away from home, though not too far away that we’d have to book a flight or take a long bus ride. 1,165 more words

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