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What I’m Loving This Week: Potluck themes, games, and more links!

Another random week!

1) Potluck themes – This week, I had some of my close high school friends come over for our usual reunion. When we have potluck dinners, we’ve learned to have themes to help everybody decide what to bring. This time, we chose Asian Food, mainly because my newly married friend Jenny announced that she and her husband were going to bring Hainanese chicken. Here are the dishes our other friends brought: a california maki platter, packs of cheap-but-super-delicious siomai, and Charlie Chan’s pasta from Yellow Cab. Everything was superb! Sorry, I don’t have any photos to show this time, which is just as well, or else you’d all be starving as you look at them. :) Another theme that has worked for us in the past was the “Bring the best ______” theme. You know how everyone says, “Oh, this is the best dessert,” or “She makes the best pasta,” or “We have the best baked chicken recipe,” etc.? Well, we just asked everyone to prove it. We did this several years ago and it was one of our best dinners ever. Okay, I’m getting hungry just thinking about it!

2) Games! – I have two favorite games at the moment: the compact version of Boggle and MISMO. I like this version of Boggle, because it doesn’t take up much space, the letter cubes don’t fall out, and it comes with a built-in timer. My family and I played it last night and we had tons of fun competing with each other!

As for MISMO, it’s a must-play board game for Filipinos, especially if you were born sometime in between the 1940s-1980s. It’s been a hit with all my friends! I kind of feel bad for my neighbors, because ever since I received my own MISMO set (thanks, Mom!) we laugh out loud nonstop every time we play the game. You can read my game description and review  here.

3) Link Love!!!

  • Questions or Answers by Seth Godin – He always manages to make short blog posts that make a big impact.
  • A Day for Anonymous Commenting by Mandy Thompson – I was debating with myself whether I should share this or not because the content is pretty heavy. But reading the comments really did something to my heart. This post reminded me of several things: we’re not alone, we’re all works in progress, we all need help, we all need a Savior. If you read it, you’ll understand.
  • Beautiful Things by Lindsey Nobles – Her beautiful words captured exactly what I’ve been feeling and thinking about over the last month. So glad she wrote it.
  • California Love! by Rob Johnson – One of our pastors (and one of my favorite friends!), Rob, officiated the wedding of our friends LJ and Jimmy at Laguna Beach last month. I liked that he posted what he shared at the wedding. More great advice for the married folks!
  • Sticking to One @ Tumblr by Me! – Yes, I finally gave in and created a Tumblr page that I hope to maintain this time around (I started a Tumblr page more than a year ago, but that sort of just fell by the wayside). In case you’re wondering, it won’t take the place of this blog, it’s just going to serve as an extension of sorts. It’s called “Sticking to One” because you’ll only find one thought or one question which will link to the rest of the post here on the WordPress blog. So if you’re on Tumblr and you prefer checking your Tumblr dashboards instead of your RSS feed reader, then do follow me on Tumblr and get the excerpts and previews for my blog posts. If you did not understand a thing I just said (“Tumblr? What’s that?”), then just feel free to ignore this part! :)

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Tell Me Thursday: What have you been reading lately?

It’s Book Fair week here in Manila, so in keeping with the theme, the question for today is: What have you been reading lately?

I have a bad habit of reading several books at the same time. I’m crazy, I know. :) Here are titles that are on my priority list:

1) Linchpin by Seth Godin
2) Entrusting the Key by Ali Smith
3) Dreaming in Chinese: Mandarin Lessons in Life, Love, and Language by Deborah Fallows

Your turn! What are you reading?

In case you missed it, I’m giving out some special Book Fair offers and five gift certificates worth P500 from OMF Literature. You have until Saturday at noon to get a chance to snag one of the gift certificates! To find out more, check out this post.

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What I’m Loving This Week: All Sorts of Stuff!

Read them now or read them later! Here are some of the stuff I liked this week:

1) The question we all ask. by Jon Acuff – A really good Serious Wednesday blog post about what makes us special. I can’t recommend it enough.

Al Gore's TED Talk in 2006

2) Greatest Hits of TED Videos from Fast Company – There are so many TED Talks out there, that I’m just happy someone compiled a list of the greatest hits so we can bookmark them for viewing later on. If you’re not familiar with the TED Talks, it’s time to do your research and catch up!

3) One Question with Ken Coleman – Quick but meaty interviews with great leaders like John Maxwell, Tony Dungy, Seth Godin, and Malcolm Gladwell.

4) Top 10 Google Earth Finds from Time.com – This list has been around for a while, but I just came across it lately. Just in case you missed it, you might want to check it out. So cool!

5) THE “BER” MONTHS ARE HERE! by Jenn Punzalan – Great Christmas season suggestions. In the Philippines, it’s never to early to start planning!

And that’s all for this week, my friends! Have a great weekend!

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