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2014 is a time to change.
For one, I stopped drinking Coke everyday and dropped 6 lbs. I never thought I could achieve this.
I allow myself to drink Coke maybe once a week or less but the goal is to lose 5 more lbs.

Japanese Coke

Second, I’m no longer obsessed with Twitter, and yes, it can be done. I have friends who no longer go on Twitter because of all the negativity, preferring Instagram instead. There seems to be less hate in there, at least for non-celebrities like me.
Twitter death
Third, I decided to stop watching CNN all time time.
My obsession with CNN started in 1991 when I was studying fashion at Parsons New York, where all week long, everything was about fashion. I thought that watching CNN would make me a more well-rounded person, so I would keep it on while doing my homework or eating. It was either that or Tagalog movies I rented from the Filipino store.

Michael Bublé helped me unpack

I’d watch CNN in hotels while traveling, watch it first thing in the morning and the last thing at night.
I like to keep informed. Until this year, two big events made me extremely sad—the missing Malaysian Airlines airplane, and the sinking of the Korean ferry with high school students on board.
Everything is about death and accidents, and why both in Asia in such a short span of time?

Patrice and Penny watching CNN
Patrice and Penny watching CNN in Hong Kong

After a psychic told me they will never find the plane, I started to get depressed watching CNN.
After the ship sank, I decided to take a break from all the sad news. But how to break a more than two-decade habit?
Today I decided to give E! channel a chance but then I felt my IQ points going down. The highlight of my evening was to watch my very first episode of the Kardashians, like EVER. I watched because it was about Kimye’s marriage proposal and I began to understand what the Kardashians are all about. I won’t say it here because trolls are waiting to pounce and I don’t want to judge.
Since Channel E’s not working for me, maybe I’ll just stop watching TV at all.
Here’s what happened at Kim and Kanye’s wedding proposal.

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a vanilla story

Try watching NHK world (japanese channel in English). It has World News delivered in a relaxing manner (no shouting, no strange intonations by newscasters and no annoying sounds), a lot of japan culture programs and my favorite shows Kawaii Internatonal and Tokyo Fashion .:) It’s our ambient “white noise” channel even while working.

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CVS Reply:

ok I will try that

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Charaze Faith Ugmad

To me, Twitter has lost its “pizzazz”. It’s no longer interesting.

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CVS Reply:

tell me about it! so true!!

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jabez

Just curious – Did your psychic give you other information about the plane?

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CVS Reply:

yes

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CVS Reply:

yes but I’m not allowed to publish

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johbeeze

Buti di ka nagka migraine when weaning off coca cola? The caffeine withdrawals na pag dudusahan mo. Also, After movin to thailand i lost weight not eating beef and pork. It makes a huge difference ms. C

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ariel benoza

say it, “the kardashians are fame whore royalty” :))

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I used to drink at least 4 cans of Coke Light daily. Been soda free since April.

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PJ

i quit sodas and iced tea 14 years ago.

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sanya

i googled chuvaness (to access the website), surprised with what i saw 🙁

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bluie1

Try to get into the flavored seltzer water. It is an acquired taste but at least unsweetened and zero calories.

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the best weight loss plan is always exercise….even if you reduce your food and sugar intake, the excess weight and fat will easily come back again unless you maintain it by regular exercise….exercise turns fats into muscles and muscles keep your metabolic rate. So if you plan to curb your weight thru reduction of soda or sugar consumption, complement it with regular exercise..there are intense exercises that only takes 15 to30 minutes of your time.

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Shihtoodle

I miss your random thought posts like these. I find your blog really nice and informative but (some of) the ad-contents can be off-putting at times.

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Nikko Viquiera Reply:

agreed.

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Nikko Viquiera

agreed.

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JanineVincent

Proposal lang parang kasalan na, maghihiwalay din yan.
Drink smoothies and fruit and veggie juices and it will kill your soda and sweet cravings.
Tv is evil.

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Martine

May I ask how did you managed to stop drinking coke? I’m a coke addict too and I really want to quit.

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CVS Reply:

truthfully i got tired of seeing my fat face in pictures, so I quit. it worked and I continued.

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Patrick Hernandez

What your psychic said made me sad. I hope your psychic is proven wrong by the search team. 🙁

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