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Cogitation, memories, etc.

How to survive the estate tax process

It took our family almost two years to complete the estate tax process here in the Philippines after my dad passed away. He died in August 2015 and we only moved forward with the whole thing a few months after … Continue reading

January 09, 2018 by Lynn
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Some reminders if you’re traveling with an elderly parent

I discovered that last weekend when my mother and I went to Hong Kong. My mother has had trouble walking for many years now, and it’s progressively gotten worse. It’s one reason why she generally refuses to do anything that … Continue reading

November 26, 2017 by Lynn
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Musings on Martial Law

Earlier this week, I briefly attended the book launch for Raissa Robles‘s book Marcos Martial Law: Never Again held at Balay Kalinaw in UP Diliman. Noel Cabangon performed “Bayan Ko” before the main discussion with the panel, which featured Robles, … Continue reading

April 07, 2016 by Lynn
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Fire at the UP Diliman Faculty Center

Photo from the Facebook page of the Philippine Collegian Fire hit the UP Diliman Faculty Center on the morning of April 1, reaching Task Force Alpha or just one level above the fifth alarm. The fire was eventually put out … Continue reading

April 05, 2016 by Lynn
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Thoughts on the AlDub phenomenon

Let me start by saying that I’m neither an AlDub nor an Eat Bulaga fan. I first heard of “Yaya Dub” when I was considering applying for a website management job, which entails updating a news site every day, and … Continue reading

October 27, 2015 by Lynn
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Unpopular opinion: Bench did not need to apologize for “The Naked Truth”

I’ve had some time to chew on the issue, and I think I’ve finally sorted out what I think about the whole thing. Basically, people here are raising hell about the recently concluded fashion show by Bench, a Philippine clothing … Continue reading

September 24, 2014 by Lynn
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So. The Fault in Our Stars.

I gave the book to my friend as a gift a few years ago, and I’ve had a digital copy since forever, but I only started reading it a couple of days ago and just finished it tonight. It’s not … Continue reading

June 11, 2014 by Lynn
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What must be going on in the heads of Filipino Directioners these days

The second show has been announced, a lot of tickets have been sold (if not sold out yet), and now the long long wait begins for the show. Here’s what a lot of Filipino Directioners are most likely thinking of. … Continue reading

May 28, 2014 by Lynn
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The overprotective father

A lot of my guy high school classmates are fathers now. It’s interesting. They were such goofballs back in the day that seeing that they are now responsible for actual living beings is impressive stuff. Many of them have daughters, … Continue reading

April 23, 2014 by Lynn
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Enjoying Holy Week

I’m not religious, but I enjoy the heck out of Holy Week. I like the constant reminders for people to reflect on what the week signifies, and I like seeing that people are making the most of their time off. … Continue reading

April 21, 2014 by Lynn
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