Portia Placino

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

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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Trying out UCC's Kilimanjaro blend. Smells strong but actually quite gentle when brewed. Will try to add a bit more grounds next time. #coffee #breakfast #ucc My favorite shade of pink. #dessert #cottoncandy #sweets #gamerchef #gamerchef left something for me. Lol. #dessert #sweets #cottoncandy Cooked some Ifugao Tinawon fancy rice tonight. Followed the instruction, 2.5 cup of water for every cup of rice. Also added a bit of salt as suggested. Turned out really nice, though next time I'd cook it without the salt. It has a nice, almost al dente texture when cooked. Its rounder compared to the widely available white rice. The pinkish color is cute. Been trying out some alternative rice--forbidden black, red, and brown. Loving it, though admittedly, some of them are priced twice as much if not more than white rice. This one is P125 ($3) per half kilo and that's expensive for this country. These options are much healthier than white rice though. Any suggestions for me? #rice #food #healthyfood #homecooking Hoot hoot! My blue owl. #coloringbook #adultcoloringbook #enchantedforest #johannabasford Work in progress. And a macaron. #macarons #coloringbook #adultcoloringbook #adultcoloringbookph #enchantedforest #johannabasford