UK Part 3: Up north

Welcome to the third part of my UK trip series! This time, we’re moving to the north, starting from Newcastle! This leg of the trip was more geared towards relaxing and meeting new friends since we’ve been travelling and sightseeing at a very quick pace for weeks! As always, you can skip to specific parts…

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The past few weeks

It’s been weeks since I came home from Taipei (or has it been a month already?)! And what have I been up to since I came back? Not much, really. Most of the time, I’m stuck at home trying to get used to everything again. For the most part, I’m doing okay. I mean, I…

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To the men in my life

This is a short appreciation post for the men who helped me get through a stressful point in my life, because I seriously don’t know what I would do without these people. I didn’t want to write about this while the issue was still ongoing because it’s very sensitive, but now that everything has been…

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Trilingual problems

Like almost everyone in the Philippines, I can speak both Filipino/Tagalog (my native language) and English. But because I grew up in Manila, most people don’t know that I can also speak another Philippine language called Cebuano, which is spoken in Central Philippines. So, this makes me trilingual. Many of my monolingual friends assume that knowing three…

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Timeless Thoughts: 90s/early 2000s music

Timeless Thoughts is a monthly blog linkup hosted by Georgie and Tara, where bloggers would write about something from their past. Any topic from the past will do – it can be a place, an event, an item, or an old hobby. The linkup starts on the first Saturday of each month and runs for two weeks. My siblings, like…

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Timeless Thoughts: Family jamming

Timeless Thoughts is a monthly blog linkup hosted by Georgie and Tara, where bloggers would write about something from their past. Any topic from the past will do – it can be a place, an event, an item, or an old hobby. The linkup starts on the first Saturday of each month and runs for two weeks. In 2006, the…

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Life Songs: Once

On my iPod, I have a playlist named “Life songs”, which are songs from important moments of my life, or songs with lyrics that really struck me during an important period of my life. One of the songs on this playlist is called Once by Shane Filan (some of you may know him as the former…

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English

I remember attending a friend’s debut party and, as per the tradition, select friends of hers would give her a gift (“treasure”) and prepare a short speech for her. As I was getting ready to go onstage to give my gift and speech, someone told me: “Hey, you graduated from (this school) and (that school),…

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