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Shout Out To My Fellow Scorpios

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Shout Out To My Fellow Scorpios

Guess what?

It’s November, my favorite month of the year. I am a proud Scorpio. That means I am getting a year older this month. I won’t disclose how old I am going to be (You shouldn’t ask a lady her age anyway, right?!). If I tell you, you won’t believe me anyway. I always tell people that I am 21, and they believe me. What can I say? I have the Asian genes. 🙂

I am a fan of a month-long birthday. It hasn’t always been the case. We are not big in celebrating special occasions in my family. But, over the last several years, I had built a community of friends and hiking peeps that had helped me return to the magic of an extended birthday celebration. (Monique, this one is credited to you. You started all this! :)) Continue Reading →

Blogiversary Giveaway

Giveaway

Krysten Quiles of Why Girls Are Weird is celebrating her blog 10th year anniversary. This is such a milestone. Congratulations, Krysten.

With the help of some of her fellow bloggers, she is throwing an incredible giveaway to give back to the readers . I am glad that Making LOL can participate as a co-host to help her celebrate this monumental milestone.

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Finding Your Tribe

Guest Posting Oppotunity

Finding your tribe in life is important. You get to do life together, make memories and laugh out loud with people who care about you. They can also support you when life knocks you down.

Have you ever hiked with a meetup group? This is what will happen normally. You wake up at the crack of dawn to meet up with your fellow hikers at a carpool location. Sometimes, you will see familiar faces. Most likely, you will meet a bunch of new people with whom you get to share a car ride with for the next 2 or 3 hours.

If you’re lucky, the conversation throughout the trip will be interesting and you learn the quirkiness of total strangers in such a short span. If not, you can pretend you don’t get enough sleep last night and doze off into a nap 😉

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Faith, Family and Mesothelioma

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Faith, Family, and Mesothelioma. Life lessons from asbestos cancer victim

I started this blog as part of my journey of making the most out of whatever life threw at me. Thus, I name this blog Making LOL – Making Lemons Out of Lemonade. My hope is to inspire people to overcome adversity with grace and humor. When life throws you really difficult challenges, like losing someone you love, dealing with cancer/other chronic illnesses or (in my case) losing the life you have built for years , it can be difficult to understand why we have to go through such a painful experience. During these times, I hope you find the courage to keep your faith and find the strength to deal with the challenges with grace.

Today, I have a guest I would like to introduce to you.

Virgil Anderson was born and raised in Williamson, West Virginia. He is currently battling mesothelioma. It is a rare form of cancer caused by asbestos exposure over long period of time. In most cases, the exposure was due to unsafe workplace practices. About 3,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with this kind of cancer each year.

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How Meditation Helps Free Me From Grief And Anxiety

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How Meditation Helps Free Me From Grief And Anxiety

Have you ever read or watched Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert? When her life crumbled, she decided to go to Italy, India, and eventually Bali, Indonesia. In Bali, one of the scenes was where she was having a hard time to sit still and ignore the fly (or mosquito?) when she tried to meditate. I think that’s how many of us experience meditation for the first time. But, meditation doesn’t have to be sitting in silent for an extended period.

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