Dark Sides and Rants

Dying Before Your Death (Part 1)

Ever heard of someone saying “This thing happen and I just died”?  The thing is, you see, the process of dying while you’re still alive and healthy doesn’t come in an instant. It doesn’t happen as fast as a snap of your fingers.  It is a collection of small seemingly insignificant instances that builds up through days, weeks, months and…

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Featured, Health, Mommy Post

Pregnancy Scare After Tubal Ligation

First of all, I know this will sound really really crazy. I was ligated right after my last caesarean operation last May of 2016 so pretty much I already have a very very slim possibility of getting pregnant again. I am exclusively breastfeeding our youngest since birth so I had my period back when he was around 10 or 11…

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Mommy Post

Mercury Drug’s Suki Day Book 2018

Most people are already planning what planner to for next year. Some coffee drinkers would be collecting stickers from their beloved coffee shops, some are loyal to their usual brands and some get the cheapest but functional. I’m not a planner kind of person. I love how fancy those planners are and it looks kikay too but I’m not gonna…

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Uncategorized

If there’s one thing that I’m proud of, it’s the fact that I don’t cry in wakes or in funerals. Nope, not even during my grandparents’ wake, or when we received the news that they’re already peace. Why? Because at the back of my mind, I know that someday, we’ll meet again in a different place and time. Today, it’s the…

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Letters For You

Hey Michael,

We started our relationship with something like a trial period. If we last for six months, we’ll extend (renew) it to another six months (contractual jobs, endo anyone?). I don’t know if you already knew it when we first met but one thing’s for sure, you thought I’m so attracted to you that I’d try to put you under a…

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Art Kuno

Spooky

View this post on Instagram First time ko makatapos. Para sana sa Sketchpad Challenge ng @gpcoloredpencil na "Spooky" kaso di nai. submit at nakakahiyang ipasa. isa sa mga na. realize ko habang ginagawa ko 'to eh talagang may pagka. color blind ako 😂😂😂 pagbigyan na. Faber Castell classic colored pencil sa sketchpad #GPCPA A post shared by arianne balagot cantes…

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Featured, Kusina Stories

Classic Polvoron

December 2016, I landed a one-time freelance job wherein I earned Php 10,500 ($207.70) in just four days. I am not joking (but I can’t tell any info about the job). Since I know that that kind of opportunity may not happen again, I decided to buy stuff that I can use to start a small business with small capital.…

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Featured, Something Else

Planned or Not?

[This is not about pregnancy.] I love reading confessions on university Facebook pages. Last time I posted a confession from FEU Secret Files, today I’m going to share a confession from The UST Files. Here’s the link to the original post. The sender’s confession is a letter for her father who already passed away. She told him that she was…

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Featured, Health, Mommy Post

Tagulabay (Hives / Urticaria)

Wednesday night (July 19, 2017), we noticed some small red bumpy patches in my 14-month-old son’s face. At first I thought it’s just some insect bite so I ignored it. The following morning, more red rashes showed up on his back and stomach and before sunset, both his legs and arms are covered with those red rashed too. First thing…

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