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The Pain of Self-Awareness

By N Mark Castro

So LinkedIn made a big mistake of inviting me to publish my posts … as well perhaps with over a thousand other members scrambling to post their own thoughts, political opinions, food pictures.


Wait, I thought that’s what Facebook is for?

And for your food pictures, well, have you ever really eaten if it wasn’t in Instagram?

At least that’s what I feel whenever my friends post their food menu for the day. Is it an invitation? Or they’re trying to tell me: “You can’t eat this food, you fatty Markie.”

Ignorance, after all, is bliss.

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The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 11,000 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 18 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.

Why Some Things Last

The recipe for love and life.

Death and a Maiden

By N. Mark Castro


Of all the words of mice and men, the saddest are ‘It might have been.’

                                                           – Cat’s Cradle.


This just in.

Here’s a story if you’ve ever heard one. This was just shared to me by my friend, a guy, much like me, but not me. He’s hidden for the most part his innermost feelings, stood up to the plate and accepted whatever was delivered to him by fate.

Such is life. And so it goes.

My friend, whom we shall hide under the name, Leo, is a married man with 3 daughters. Such is life, and so it goes. He married into a relationship that was neither fantastic nor ecstatic. It was just the way all other marriages are. He stood by it. He loved his daughters. He loved his wife. But all throughout that time, he’s had one person with whom he’s shared some of his intimate thoughts, experiences, and all other girly stuff he wouldn’t have shared with another guy, much less me.

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Charlotte Setijadi

Anthropologist & Contemporary Historian of Chinese Diaspora in Southeast Asia


Street Photography • Astrophotography • iPhoneography • Portraits


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Unspinning spin and other distractions


This site is the bee's knees


any screen one goals, Yours

Don Charisma

because anything is possible with Charisma

We'll Always have Casablanca

Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow...but soon! And for the rest of your life.


A multi-hyphenate: #journalist #actress #mc #moderator

blueVisions Indonesia

Certainty, Innovation, Excellence.

Health & Family

A healthy balance of the mind, body and spirit

Teppy and Her Other Sides

Eat well, live well, and be merry!


my collection of love & hearts for you and from you, around the world


Confronting stupid people with the cold hard conservative fist of truth


...of wander & wonders

Parenting And Stuff

Not a "how to be a great parent" blog

A Bunch of Nonsense

It's what it says! Nonsenses! By a hypocrite.

Viewpoint Neutral

Essays, Law and Politics

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