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Life Archives - Ope Linchangco

Writings about Life Lifestyle Wellness

  • On Getting Ripped Before the Big Day

    Weeks before the big day, my wedding gown didn’t fit despite dieting and kickboxing. To make it worse, the seamstress had to unstitch the back of my dress so I can get out of it. It could be increased muscle mass due to high protein diet plus kickboxing or my thighs just got crazy fat. Regardless, […]

    July 01,2017

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  • Three Nails and a Tire

    Today was an exhausting day. I spent the whole morning driving from north to south to meet a client (I spent almost 5 hours on the road just to have that 45 minute meeting). Then this afternoon, I dropped by the laundromat to pick-up my clothes. When I got off my car, a man caught […]

    August 25,2016

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  • She Wept

    I called her eye doctor, “Hello Doc, can you help us? My lola just lost her son and she couldn’t cry because no tears were coming out her eyes. She’s in pain and she couldn’t grieve for her son. Please help us.” After explaining the situation of my lola, the doctor he said one of […]

    July 04,2016

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  • Why I Quit Wearing Two-Piece Bikini

    Decided to quit wearing bikini in the age where more skin is adored.

    June 22,2016

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  • A Twentysomething’s Decision to Take Swimming Lessons

    “If my feet can’t touch the floor, I won’t dare swim farther.” For the longest time I couldn’t swim for fear of drowning and imagine how awful that felt especially for an adventure nut like me. That’s why I, even though I am already twentysomething, took swimming lessons. Last October 2014, I learned that Swim […]

    March 26,2016

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  • When an Adult’s Childhood Toy Gets a New Life

    Before all my Barbies, Star Wars, and Doctor Who toys, I had this Tiggr stuffed animal. It’s been with me for more than two decades! Over time Tiggr accumulated years worth of dust, dirt, and mold that he seemed beyond repair. Despite that (and since I believe in second chances) I had it dry-cleaned and […]

    February 15,2016

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  • When in Grief, Don’t Stop

    When we’re down our tendency is to stop and wallow in sadness. But the world will not wait while we finish our grief. One of the hardest things to do in life is to continue moving on while grief is pulling us back. Yet, it is also the most rewarding for joy is greater in […]

    February 01,2016

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  • Usapang Commute

    Kung mayroong isang bagay na gusto ko sa aking trabaho, ayon ay ang matagal na biyahe. Sa totoo lang, hati ang aking damdamin tungkol dito. Una, dahil humigit-kumulang 4 oras ang aking biyahe pupunta at pauwi galing ng opisina. Isipin niyo nalang ang panahon na binubuno ko kakatunganga sa bus pauwi. Ang daming naaksayang panahon […]

    November 25,2015

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  • Life Lessons from Lolo and Lola

    I always hangout with my grandparents when I have spare time. When I hangout with my lola, we just talk about current events, teleseryes, and AlDub. The most memorable bonding that we had was when she’s in the hospital last year. She can’t sleep so she turned on the radio and listened to old songs. […]

    October 31,2015

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