Portia Placino

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Day 6, Big Bang Theory Life

My post is a little late today. I prefer writing in the mornings. But there were too many things going on. Sheldon was around today, so we had croissant and … Continue reading

April 13, 2015 · 4 Comments

Day 5, A brief love letter

Wer liebe sucht, findet sie nicht. Sie überfällt uns wenn wir es am wenigsten Erwarten. Alles Liebe zu unserem Ersten Jahrestag (Georg Sand) I took a photo and I wondered … Continue reading

April 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Day 4, Loss at the Cemetry Gates

Loss. Where do we begin when we talk of loss? It’s so easy to talk of loss as an ending. But given time, you realise that the loss is just … Continue reading

April 9, 2015 · 12 Comments

Day 3, Commitment and Music

I still feel the cold, dry air that freezes my lungs. The bright, white snow that blinds my eyes. The bare trees… A sense of wonder. This is my memory … Continue reading

April 8, 2015 · 10 Comments

Day 2: A Room with a View, Remembering Gustave Courbet’s The Painter’s Studio

I walked around in a cold, darkened room, and there it was—Gustave Courbet’s The Painter’s Studio. I stood in awe for a moment, taking it in. I walked near it … Continue reading

April 7, 2015 · 2 Comments

Day 1: Unlock the Mind

I’ve almost forgotten that I signed up for Writing 101. I just wanted to check out what it is. Also, I’ve had trouble writing for the past few years and … Continue reading

April 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

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

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Awesome handcrafted ice cream shop. We tried double jeopardy (mix of chocolate and coffee ice cream) and tarragon ice cream on ice cream nest. Everything for P100 (a little over $2). Double Jeopardy was rich while the Tarragon was refreshing. The chocolate ice cream was made with batangas and davao tablea (cocoa) while the coffee ice cream was made with batangas barako coffee. Ice cream is best when its made from fresh, locally sourced ingredients. The ice cream nest is nice, rice krispe treats biund together by marshmallow mix. Loved it! #icecream #gamerchef #local When you live alone, sometimes you live on leftovers. But leftovers can be turned into great dishes, such as a mixed rice dish. I basically sautéed a chopped head of garlic on extra virgin olive oil. When brown, I tossed in leftover chopped sausages and leftover corn and cheese frittata. I added lots of herbs--rosemary, thyme, and basil. Sprinkled some salt and pepper to taste, added a but more corn. Then I mixed in leftover brown rice. I also sprinkled some cayenne pepper after cooking for a little bit of spice. Voila! A meal for this stormy holiday weekend. #lunch #cooking #recipe #leftover Yes, I am childish like this. I get excited with the prospect of trying out a chocolate bar for the first time. The fruity berry smell as I unwrap it, the crunch and sweetness as I bite into it. The simplest of things can be so poignant. (Royce really is a must-try--nama, truffle, plain chocolates... Lovely.) #chocolate #musings #dessert We moved the plant near the window for some sunshine as well. Any tips or advice? The stems and leaves are all over the place. We removed the stems that looked dead and the yellowed leaves. After a few weeks it looks a little taller with new leaves. But we don't know what more we can do. #office #plant Signs of renewed life and growth in the office plant. Please help me with some plant-growing techniques. So far, its been watering, keeping it company, playing music, and singing. We hope for more life in the office plant. #plant #life #office Craving this. #gamerchef when will we go back? Lol. #pasta #food #foodie