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Well, hello there!

It has been a loooong time since I posted anything here. I have been reading my posts from almost a decade ago and have come to realized how I have changed. Some of my posts made me laugh, some made me cringe (I had to delete them!).

So this will not be a blog but a sort of diary. Leave this page now if you don’t like reading things like that.

What’s new with me?

1.) I have gained 30 lbs. I can’t believe how skinny I was from the pictures I have posted here.

2.) I will be joining a century ride on a tandem with my husband  in 2 weeks time. We have been training but have stopped this week because of this and that. Excuses maybe. But the break was badly needed. I think it will do us more good than harm. We shall see. Will pick up the training pace again next week.

3.) We are building a house. Of course, this is not set in stone yet but hopefully things will go as planned. Today, I went inside the house (still a skeleton!) and was already imagining what it will be like when it is finished. What life would be by then… Yes, after all the moving, we have finally settled down in Central California. I just love this place! My husband and I feel like we are finally home 🙂

4.) I’ve started trying to lose weight again. Not easy. But I will.

5.) I am preparing for a monthlong vacation towards the end of this year. I’m thinking beaches…

6.) I am now the senior physical therapist of the facility. When I started this blog, I was just starting life here in America. A newbie in our facility and somewhat clueless.  I have wisened up a bit. I mean, I should, right?

7.) We have two wonderful dogs! A beagle and a chihuahua. They are our happiness.

8.) I am happy with the person I have become.

-islandshang

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Ahhh… Miami.

miami in me

“You can take the girl out of the beach

but you can’t take the beach out of the girl.”

Rainbowhappy

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October 26, 2007 4:55 pm

Chillaxing

bridge.jpgLife is crazy this week. The apartment is a mess. Dishes are piling up in the sink. Dirty clothes in the hampers. Garbage bins not emptied. Bed unmade. Mails unopened and unsorted. Calls not returned. Dates canceled. Paperworks undone. BUT! My heart is full. I hope yours is too.


I am simply “chillaxing” this time. I deserve this ultimate state of chill and relaxation. And where else for me to go but the park? As my friend, Dindee, shared with me: “If you aren’t good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you’ll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren’t even giving to yourself.” So, let’s chillax!

Please leave a message…

cellphonejunkie.jpgI was a bona fide cellphone junkie when I was in the Philippines. A large chunk of my paycheck went to my cellphone bills and it didn’t really bother me at all. You can call me anytime, text me anytime. Even texting me at 2am is fine.Texpert” me would reply in a few seconds even with my eyes closed. A mobile phone, for me, is one of the best conveniences of the modern world by far. But then, it can also be one of the best inconveniences in this day and age if you don’t know how to make it work for you.

There are quite a number of people out there who are incapable of letting a ringing phone go unanswered. I used to be one. But lately, I have learned to turn a deaf ear to the sound of a phone ringing. I have reached a point in my life when I realized that just because it is convenient for someone to call me at this specific time doesn’t necessarily mean it is convenient for me to answer.

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Bruised

bruise.jpgThis happened while I was at work last week. I didn’t really think that I was going to get bruised but when I woke up the following day with my left arm and knee all black and blue and sore, it was then that I realized I got hurt.

How many times in our lives have we uttered these words “I am okay” only to find out later on that we really are not? How many times have someone wounded you only to see after a while that he/she will leave a permanent scar?

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Borrow Mine

ice.jpgYou can borrow mine
When your hope is gone
Borrow mine
When you can’t go on
‘Cause the world will not defeat you
When we’re side by side
When your faith is hard to find
You can borrow mine
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