Cheers to the freakin’ weekend.

Hi.  Remember me?  I’m the girl who used to write on this blog consistantly.  I’m the girl who used to be here, making you laugh.  Well, I know I’ve been avoiding you all lately.  I’ve been avoiding this whole thing, actually. 

Just know, it’s not you.  It’s me.

It sounds so cliche, but it’s true.  I’ve been going through it and I figured if I didn’t come on here, I wouldn’t have to talk about it.  Probably why I’ve been so stuck like chuck when it came down to the nitty gritty.  But, now that the ordeal is over, I think I’m ok to talk about it.  I’ve gotta let it off my chest to start letting these creative juices come back to me.

My name is Rachel Tan, and I am a cancer survivor.

Chemotherapy, radiation, medication and lots of sleep have had me feeling less than myself, but more of the person I want to become.   The people in my life have been nothing short of amazing and this thing called cancer is SO SOOOOO STUPID.  But it’s gone.   And I’m back.   Or at least trying to be.

So cheers to the freakin’ weekend, I’ll drink to that.  Let the Jameson sink in, I’ll drink to that!  This weekend, I’ll be celebrating love, friendship, and most especially LIFE!   Partake. 



  1. Gie · August 10, 2011

    You are amazing… Cheers to LIFE! i am so glad you are back! =)

  2. doowaditty · August 10, 2011


  3. Yesi Jukebox · August 10, 2011

    As an avid reader of your blog, I had my suspicions of what you may have been going through. I’m happy to hear that you are doing well and I hope things continue to go well for you.

    Cheers to you!

  4. linh · August 11, 2011

    i, too, had suspected what you were going through in that one post a while back…

    i’m very happy to hear you beat it. cheers to LIFE! this weekend i’ll be thinking of you while downing vodka tonics. =D

  5. shay · August 11, 2011

    indeed a celebration for life! and you are UHmazing!

  6. maria nguyen · August 11, 2011

    you’re an inspiration and forever my role model. congratulations + thank god. 🙂

  7. michelle · August 11, 2011

    very happy to hear you beat it, cheers to you! i’ll raise a shot for you this weekend while i’m in vegas.

  8. dexinthecity · August 11, 2011

    You told that disease to shove it! Hahaha Happy to hear you’re doing well now 🙂 Let’s party when I get there next weekend! 😛

  9. Deborah · August 12, 2011

    Cheers to you for being the amazing woman that you are!!
    Glad to hear that you are okay.

    Take care

  10. Eimmart · August 15, 2011

    I love every single thing you post and like the other readers, I also had my suspicion and was devastated to find out you confirmed it, but a couple sentences later to read that you devoured it! Congrats ❤ You're a strong woman

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