April 7, 2017: Gillian My Dog

Gillian is Granny Gale’s dog. He’s soft and wooly like a fur coat you see celebrities wear 70 years ago, or a bear skin rug you can imagine in taverns and bars. He’s so soft that I could hug him forever if I didn’t have any allergies to dust and fur. He’s also very big and has certainly grown bigger the past year I wasn’t here, and that’s because he’s a very picky dog, sort of like a royal figure […]

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April 06, 2017: Granny Gale

Granny Gale is Grams’ employer, meaning my granny is taking care of another granny, but don’t worry about Grams. She’s a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and is used to this kind of work. Granny Gale doesn’t need anything more than supervision and someone to do normal everyday chores. She’s a kind old soul so kind that in fact, she could give me her house if she wanted to. Fortunately, my faith in doing good stuff prevents me from taking too […]

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April 05, 2017: The First Sunday of the Month

Sunday was a really eventful day for me. I’ll try to summarize it as much as possible without leaving too mamy details out. Okay, on Sunday morning, I was extremely groggy that I wanted to knock myself to unconsciousness, but alas, me, Mom and Grams had to go to Mass. I took a sponge bath, then proceeded to preparing for going out. Grams had to stay behind due to fixing herself a bit more. I showed Mom a shortcut through […]

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April 04, 2017: Lolo Bob’s Transfer

When Lolo Bob was hospitalized and confined at Condell Hospital, at that time, the hospital was too far from Grams’ house and Grams’ workplace, and both Grams’ house and workplace are far enough from each other, so visiting Lolo Bob at Condell was pretty strenuous if you had to walk and take a bus, expensive if you used a taxi. And me and my Mom experienced how hard it was to do that last week when me and Mom took […]

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April 04, 2017: Writer’s Block

One of the most common symptoms for this would be the inabilty to write, extreme boredom to the max, repetitive backspacing, unoriginality and lack of creativity, running out of ideas, complete distraction and side tracking, trashing saves and drafts, and simply stopping writing altogether. By the way, I’ve experienced all of the above so I can say for myself and everyone that these feel extremely stressful and can carry on for days or even weeks. Sometimes months and years too […]

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March 31, 2017: Wheeling, IL

So if I have to describe Wheeling, it would be a small and quaint place to live in. No skyscrapers blocking the sky, wide road, lawns with a lot of grass, plenty of shops, a few cars here and there, a pretty quiet place, peaceful even. It can be really cold here too, so it was a really bad idea for me to go out in jeans yesterday, and it can be just as hot as well in the summer. […]

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March 31, 2017: Writing

Some people like to read, others like to imagine, and the rest want to write books based on the stories they were inspired by for people who like to read, and the cycle contijues (I got caught in the loop too). However, writing isn’t as easy as people think it is. Some people think that writing is just jotting down events that happened in the story, but you also have to jot down the personal interactions with the characters, the […]

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March 30, 2017: Music

In addition to my previous post about imagination, music is also a great way to stir emotions inside of you, deep down in your gut. Sad music makes you sad, happy music makes you happy, praise music makes you feel uplifted and free, pop music makes you want to move, and so on and so forth. It also demomstrates what kind of a person you are. For example, if you like pop, you might be a person that wants to […]

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March 29, 2017: Reason For Staying

So I’m not gonna sugarcoat anything, I’m just gonna state my reasons for being here. My Lolo Bob, whom I stayed with for 6 months 2 years ago, had a stroke and shortly after, had a heart attack as well. Further diagnosis has shown that he also has Stage 2 Colon Cancer. He’s currently staying at the hospital where he is recovering quite well, but he won’t be discharged anytime soon. He’ll undergo medical procedure tomorrow, after which he would […]

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March 29, 2017: Old People Love To Hoard

Old people really get attached to stuff, especially when they have no one visiting them. They have tendencies to keep them within arms’ reach, where no one except them could touch them let alone look at it. This was my first hand experience 2 years ago here in the US, when I came here to visit Lolo Bob and Grams, and I was actually really surprised at how much they love to hoard. Like for example, Grams loves hoarding plastic […]

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