Portia Placino

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

Day 20, Beyond Productivity

I signed up to Writing 101 with a vision that I would complete every assignment thrown my way. It worked out that way the first two weeks but life seem … Continue reading

May 6, 2015 · 7 Comments

Day 17, Fears and Dreams

I am afraid of losing my dreams, my ideals. Today, Mary Jane Veloso will die. Too many Filipinos don’t care. Somewhere along the line, we have forgotten the dreams of … Continue reading

April 28, 2015 · 6 Comments

Day 16, for Mary Jane

Tomorrow, Mary Grace Veloso will die by firing squad in Indonesia. She was poor and desperate. She wanted a better life for her children. She, like many women before her … Continue reading

April 27, 2015 · 25 Comments

Day 12, Hadron Super Collider Theorem

Sometimes, we just end up watching too much Big Bang Theory. Portia: When we go to Switzerland, can we go and see the Hadron Super Collider? Ian: Why not? Though … Continue reading

April 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Day 11, Home

I wake up with the sun in my eyes. My window with pink lace curtains greet me good morning. I stretched, taking in my cotton candy pink room in. It’s … Continue reading

April 20, 2015 · 6 Comments

Day 10, Ice Cream

“I want ice cream,” I said, on a warm summer day. “I won’t stop you,” said Ian. I cream is happiness in a cup. It’s a simple as that. As … Continue reading

April 17, 2015 · 8 Comments

Day 9, Red sweater and a dream of spring

“There’s a grief that can’t be spoken. There’s a pain goes on and on. Empty chairs at empty tables, now my friends are dead and gone. Here they talked of … Continue reading

April 16, 2015 · 8 Comments

Day 8, Observing a café and death to adverbs (not quite)

Finally able to sit outside and have breakfast. That was the nearest stop, I can still remember how terrified I was the first few days. #berlin A photo posted by … Continue reading

April 15, 2015 · 6 Comments

Day 7, A conversation between two paintings

My students are always fascinated when I point out that Juan Luna’s Spoliarium isn’t his only work, nor academic painting his only style. Two examples currently hang in the Vargas … Continue reading

April 14, 2015 · 2 Comments



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Trying/practicing putting on make-up and fixing my hair. Lol. This is gonna be harder than I thought. And its harder to take a selfie for its own sake. #selfie So cool how I can take Mom and #gamerchef around museums. This was for my birthday celebration. #art #museum #amorsolo Loot from #cosmania2015. That Bing Bong bottlecap necklace from @heyhodgepodge is so cute! And I'm still trying to find a place for the cute stickers from Mokatokki. It's sooo me! Of course I always keep the tickets and stuff for my journal. #cosplaymania2015 #cosplaymaniamagic #kawaii #loot Printed souvenir portrait yesterday by #cosplaymaniamagic. #cosmania2015 #cosplaymania2015 #mtg #magicthegathering #gamerchef Too much heartbreak Saturday. But this is #utakpuso. This is my #puso. It was still a good day. #cosmania2015 #cosplaymania2015 #cosplaymaniamagic #mtg #magicthegathering The Girl with a Pearl Earring meets Jaya Ballard. I don't know if anyone actually got my "costume" but... :) #art #cosmania2015 #cosplaymania2015 #cosplaymaniamagic #mtg #magicthegathering