Portia Placino

Repository of my thoughts and images of art, literature, travel, and life.

Performing Romance

I’ve always been idealistic. I think it is the one thing in my life that I really want to maintain. I don’t want to end up jaded in the years … Continue reading

March 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Bach in the Subways

We spent Saturday evening celebrating Johann Sebastian Bach’s 330th birthday. It’s been a while since I listened to orchestra music, so I knew I really wanted to go when I … Continue reading

March 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Costs of Technology, Updating the OS

I decided to give in and update my Lion to Yosemite. I’ve tried upgrading to Mavericks before but downloading about 5GB is near impossible in the connection that I have … Continue reading

March 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Food Adventures, Starting Out

Over the years, my love and fascination for food continually developed. This is especially true as I got to travel and experience a lot of different flavors. I don’t have … Continue reading

March 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Snow in Berlin

(I worked on this post some time ago. It went to my blog folder and I wasn’t able to work on it since then. Now, it’s St. Patricks’s Day, the … Continue reading

March 17, 2015 · 2 Comments

Sleep and immaterial labor

On sleep and translations. #formerwest #hkw #berlin A photo posted by Portia (@portiaplacino) on Mar 21, 2013 at 4:04am PDT Being online is a very distracting process. Years before, we … Continue reading

March 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Birthday Blog Part 3: Pièce de Résistance

(I wrote this many months ago for my birthday, but I never got to post it. So even if its half a year late, I would post it anyway. After … Continue reading

March 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Getting the domain back

I finally got my domain back. I had some financial and practical restrictions when I was due to renew my domain. When I can finally do so, I am being … Continue reading

March 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Birthday Post Part 2: 3-Movie Birthday Weekend

I don’t know if I can blog back but we have been watching a lot of movies lately. The birthday month started with 3–“Dagitab”, “War is a Tender Thing”, and … Continue reading

September 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

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#gamerchef made me feel better by cooking chicken and bacon burger. Her served it with prata and salad greens with more bacon! That's good dinner. #dinner #chicken #burger Been experimenting on Jaime Oliver's yorkshire pudding recipe. Though I'm pretty sure the English wouldn't add cheese to it, I did and I liked it. Its probably why it didn't rise this time. Its basically 1 egg, 1 cup milk, 1 cup flour, 1 tsp salt mixed like crazy together. Then in a muffin tin, put olive oil before pouring in the mix. Takes 15-20 mins in a 200 deg oven. The batter is also good for pancakes! #pudding #bread #breakfast #recipe Simple pasta in cream sauce for a stay-at-home Friday night. #pasta #dinner #food First Japanese curry I cooked by myself. I don't have the proportions perfect yet, but I love it! This version has beef, potatoes, and button mushrooms, because that's what I found in my stock. I used black mountain rice because I enjoy its texture and flavor, the more common rice served with this dish is Japanese white rice. #curry #homecooked #lunch #food Will try to cook curry by myself, as #gamerchef isn't here. Grabbed the ingredients that I have from the ref and pantry. Beef, potatoes, mushroom, garlic, japanese curry cubes, and extra virgin olive oil. Good luck to me! #curry #homecooked #food #recipe Good morning nutella! Nutella on whole wheat baguette and some apple slices. #breakfast #nutella #fruits