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  • home & lifestyle

    The Stuff of Living

    I have just moved, and because there’s not much to unpack, Briana’s post made me sorely miss the constant rearranging and curating of one’s environment and one’s stuff. This is why I have been…

    August 1, 2014
  • home & lifestyle relationships & love

    Modern Love

    Klarissa’s post made me giggle and think, yes, behind every freedom-loving woman is a trusty household appliance. I also giggle that her dishwasher is a she. Now let me tell you about my own…

    January 29, 2014
  • shipping moving xray baggage
    relationships & love travel

    Shipping Out

    I don’t know how many of you out there have an aversion to permanence, at least to the idea of permanence. I mean, forever is an illusion, right? When asked if I was back…

    November 15, 2013
  • arts & music health sisterhood


    When I was a little girl of about four or five, I was made to wear this dress for some unknown reason, for a now forgotten occasion: it was white on top and violet…

    September 3, 2013
  • dance Rumi no one looking shadows light
    health relationships & love

    Dance, Rumi Says

    I should have been writing this on a boat to Alaska. My husband’s parents had just celebrated their golden wedding anniversary this past May, and as an informal extension of their big, Chinese banquet…

    July 2, 2013
  • selfie woman holiday vacation water
    sisterhood social media & technology

    Say it with Selfies

    Let’s face it, you can’t be in a public space for two minutes without witnessing someone striking a well-rehearsed, come-hither stare and snapping a picture of herself. Not here in Manila anyway. Key in…

    April 9, 2013
  • health

    Escape, Refuge…Therapy Even.

    While reading Amber’s post, I realized though I wasn’t sick sick, I pretty much had all her symptoms. I was down with a sense of general malaise brought on by the interminable holiday season…

    January 12, 2013
  • philosophy & politics travel

    Shaken, Stirred

    Every great trip is a spiritual journey. Those hooked on travel know this and seek it. We sightsee and photograph the strange and the beautiful. We’re voyeurs of the esoteric, constantly absorbing, sampling, deciphering.…

    November 12, 2012