Portia Placino

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

Birthday Post Part 1: Starting September

I’ve been trying to go back to blogging without much success. I haven’t even published the first one that I wrote. (By the time I publish this piece, that piece would … Continue reading

September 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Going Back

I’ve been out of the writing and blogging loop for quite some time. There were highs and lows and everything in between. One thing’s for sure, I felt stuck. I … Continue reading

September 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Concurrence at West Gallery

Well, this is my first writing project of the year (outside of the 2013 backlogs). Aside from that, this is also a first for me to create an exhibition note … Continue reading

January 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was … Continue reading

January 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Reflections on Former West Propositions

Former west brown bag from Portia Placino The Former West Congress: Documents, Constellations, and Prospects was participated in by around 150 students form all over the world. The levels of … Continue reading

September 27, 2013 · 1 Comment

Scrap PDAF | I will join the march to Luneta tomorrow, Aug 26

I will join the rally tomorrow, August 26, at Luneta Park. The meet-up for the UP faculty, student, and communities will be at Quezon Hall, 7 a.m. I will be … Continue reading

August 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

SONA 2013: Stories, lessons, and questions

Today, I was in my very first official mobilization. I don’t know exactly why it took me this long to actually join. But now, I finally did. I do not … Continue reading

July 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Dancing in a Dream

Finding the Clärchens Ballhaus is one of the most unbelievable experiences in Berlin. I never would have been able to if I didn’t join the walk in the city with … Continue reading

July 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Walking the Wall, Looking Back and Forward

My first day in Berlin, I wanted to find the East Side Gallery, a kilometer or so of what is left of the former Berlin Wall. It was March 17, … Continue reading

June 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

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Once in a while, we perform the traditional notion of romance. #date #romance #gamerchef #ninyo Sunshine in the rain, late valentine's cake. I'm craving this again. #gamerchef #mocha #cake #sweets #dessert #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