Things Anushka Abraham Likes

  1. The “pop” sound a suction cup makes when you pull it off a surface
  2. Digging my hand into a bucket of caramel popcorn and finding a large, gooey cluster
  3. When Luis hugs me from behind
  4. Recognizing a song I haven’t heard in a long time from the intro
  5. When the elevator door is already open, on the ground floor, like it was waiting there for me
  6. Finishing the lyrics to a song I’m writing
  7. Biting into a hot, toasted, spicy bean wrap from Costa after going hungry for hours
  8. Catching people doing something funny when they think no one’s looking
  9. A slice of lemon in my Coke
  10. When I’m one of the first people to hit the dance floor and the rest of the bar joins — I like to think that I inspired them
Anushka just remembered how she used to dislike hugs. 
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Things Elke Lopez Likes

  1. The confirmation number I receive after paying a bill
  2. Folding down the corner of a page in a good book to mark where I left off
  3. The smell of cucumber that fills the air as I’m cutting one up for a fresh salad
  4. The sound of my two younger boys’ voices as they ask for an apple instead of candy
  5. Receiving a long email from my long-distance besties
  6. Sipping a glass of wine (preferably Josh or 19 Crimes) in front of my fireplace on a cold evening after putting the kids to sleep
  7. The feeling of sand between my toes and on my skin as I leave the beach
  8. Time spent bouncing around ideas with my husband for our writing projects
  9. The relief of a good hearty sneeze
  10. My oldest son’s contagious laugh coming from his room as he chats with friends, not knowing that we laugh along with him

Elke Lopez absolutely loved writing this list and is the creator, writer and proud debater behind her tell-all blog The Pretty Platform.

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Things Patricia Single Likes

  1. Manny the cat sleeping, curled up tight into a perfect circle
  2. My super cool, super comfy, super soft lavender suede shoes
  3. The random still life composition of just-picked apples lying upon the kitchen counter
  4. The soft thud when the lid of the laptop closes
  5. The rhythmic flow of writing by hand
  6. Pocket-sized black leather notebooks with unlined pages
  7. Creamy yogurt atop thinly sliced bananas, sprinkled with sunflower seeds
  8. A glass of cold water with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice
  9. Riding a bicycle, recalling how as a child I would imagine my bicycle a faithful pony
  10. Flying overnight to London, looking out the window to see the magical full moon traveling alongside

Patricia Single seeks the magical spirit in words and images, and small daily moments.

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Things Ena Jarales Likes

  1. People replying to email conversations I had long forgotten about
  2. Ham-and-cheese-and-pineapple pizza
  3. The names Isobel and Isolde
  4. A time capsule in Manila set to be opened in February 2045
  5. When younger cousins read the books I recommend
  6. Xiao long bao with just the right amount of soup that explodes in my mouth
  7. The feeling of utter disbelief that makes me put down a terrific book in the middle of reading
  8. When someone else sings along to the background music at a store
  9. Cary Grant movies (or just about any black-and-white movie)
  10. The combination of alabaster and Delft Blue
Ena Jarales occasionally wishes that everyone in the world would just learn to get along with each other.
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Things Sydney Hartle Likes

  1. That little divot in a never-been-used ChapStick
  2. Wiggling my fingers in a bowl of smooth, dry beans
  3. Smelling an infant’s head
  4. The flatness of my belly in the morning and its fullness after dinner
  5. Eating frozen blueberries
  6. The instant enlargement of a cat’s pupils before she darts around the room, possessed
  7. Those wispy hairs at the nape of my neck that are too short to fit in my ponytail
  8. A pat on the butt from a man who has permission to touch it
  9. The sound of my name in an accent other than my own
  10. The humbling quietude of standing alone by the sea

Sydney Hartle is a writer and recent college grad who peaked at age six, when she met her celebrity crush, General Shang from Mulan, at Disneyland.

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Things Rosie Leizrowice Likes

  1. Underlining meaningful passages in a new book
  2. Watching candle wax drip and form accidental sculptures
  3. Picking wild figs and pomegranates in the dessert
  4. The feel of my boyfriend burying his face in my hair and inhaling
  5. When the stray cats I feed recognise me and run up in the street
  6. Feeling deliciously achey the morning after a dance class
  7. The hum of a tattoo gun when I get a new piece of art on my body
  8. My mother’s face when she shows me her latest creation
  9. Father John Misty’s sarcasm on Instagram
  10. Watching clouds on the balcony at 3a.m. with iced tea

Rosie Leizrowice is a blogger and English student, usually found by the nearest cat, coffee machine or bookshelf.

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