Monthly Archives: August 2005

Part I: Glimpses of my Aunt Anita

My Auntie Anita is dying. She has less than a month to live. I heard from my parents, that she now needs to be supported by a breathing device. She doesn’t have too much time left. And her body grows … Continue reading

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"Dear…?"

“Honey?” “Babe?” “Dear?” “Sweetheart?” I usually just call my boyfriend with his given name. And in return, he always calls me by my given name too. But one day, we were just talking about endearments. I asked him what endearment … Continue reading

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Just musing…

There are basically three ways to look at things on finding “the One:” 1) There is really that one person fated for you. He/she is perfect for you in many ways, and the moment you meet him/her, there is just … Continue reading

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30 is sexy!

What’s wrong with hitting the big 3-0?! Recently, some of my girl-friends have celebrated their 29th or 30th birthday, and as expected, most of them are not too happy about the fact they’re saying goodbye to their 20s. What’s more, … Continue reading

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What do these labels mean?!

I originally thought that engagements usually led to marriage. Of course, you can still break off the engagement (especially if you find out your fiancée has been cheating behind your back with your best friend), but more or less, once … Continue reading

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My first time :-)

Everyone remembers their first time. It was on a sunny Saturday afternoon when I woke up super-duper early and met up with friends at the Taipei Main Station. Together, we took a bus to Loudong for our “first experience” in … Continue reading

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Not a meat market!

My boyfriend and I were talking about the organization I’m currently heading the other day. He is teasing me that the organization I’m in is a meat market (where you can pick up boys/girls), and I’m the Master Pimpette. “You … Continue reading

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What makes a decision good — or bad?

My guy friend wanted to call up his ex, who is now engaged to another man. He asked me if he was doing the right thing. He wants to resume their friendship, even after she has made it clear that … Continue reading

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An interesting Cloud Gate experience…

Last Sunday, my friends and I went to the Chang-Kai Shek Memorial Hall to watch the last performance of Cloud Gate’s “Dream of the Red Chamber.“ For those not from Taiwan, the Cloud Gate Dance Theatre is the pride of … Continue reading

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Freedom in Relationships

A week ago, my friends and I were talking about freedom in a relationship and its relation to zodiac signs. George states that these signs — Aquarius, Aries, Sagittarius, Libra and Gemini — particularly love their freedom in their relationships. … Continue reading

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The Pros of a Breakup

I have a friend who on average steadily dates a girl for 6 months, and then breaks up with them if it’s not working out. His current girlfriend teases and asks him if she is in “probation.” She jokes that … Continue reading

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Some random thoughts

One of the things I love doing is to walk around the city. You can’t really do that back in the Philippines, especially because the streets are simply not safe. Pollution is technically the same, but walking in Taipei even … Continue reading

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My Valentine’s Day Celebration…

Taiwan’s so funny. It celebrates Valentine’s Day at least three times! First, there was the official February 14 Valentine’s Day. Second, there’s the March 14 White Day, which is based from the Japanese tradition where women show men their affection … Continue reading

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Negotiables and Non-Negotiables

A wise person once told me that in a successful relationship, you need a list of negotiables and non-negotiables. Negotiables are traits/behaviors/attitudes that you prefer your significant other to have, but you’re willing to let it slide if he/she doesn’t … Continue reading

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Some things a guy should never say to a woman…

I hate awkward silences. You know, the mull in the conversation after both parties have already had their say on a topic… and before you know it… Silence. Yeah, yeah, yeah… I know silence is golden. As they say, you … Continue reading

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Some good advice…

A close girl-friend and I were talking about my guy a few weeks before. I have mentioned to her that it was difficult for my guy and I to enter into a relationship because he’s planning to relocate to Hong … Continue reading

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After the breakup…

A few weeks ago, I had a dinner with my guy friend who had finally toughed it out and broke up with his girlfriend. He has read my blog, and was irked to see his story online, especially since people … Continue reading

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Remembering what’s important…

I was talking to Angela the other day about having doubts. And I thank her for reminding me on what is really important in a relationship. “It’s normal to have doubts,” I defended myself. Angela explained that when you spend … Continue reading

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Typhoon holidays and more!

Typhoon holiday today and I’m thrilled! The only thing I’m concerned about is that I haven’t really been doing a ot of things at work this week, and I need to do a status report on Monday! That’s what lazy … Continue reading

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Washing my dirty laundry…

I feel as if a big weight has been lifted from my shoulders… Now I know why Catholics like to go to confession. You feel great afterwards. Sure, it doesn’t change the fact that you’ve sinned, but confessing them provides … Continue reading

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Do nice girls finish last?

Really, do nice girls finish last? An interesting answer by a guy named, “Greekattoryney:” Define “nice.” I don’t know any nice girls who finish last. Most of the nice girls that I know have boyfriends.Why? Because men like nice women.If … Continue reading

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Such a small world!

You know what? I’ve realized something lately… Taipei is so freaking small that everyone is somewhat connected to each other. As my guy joked last weekend, he can’t really dump me because everyone would know immediately. I told him that … Continue reading

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Guess what I did this weekend?

Okay, have to get my bearings back. Just got back from a wonderful weekend get-away trip to Hongkong this morning! Imagine this, my flight left Hongkong 12:15 (midnight) earlier today and arrived at Taipei around 2:30AM. From the CKS airport, … Continue reading

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