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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I suppose the nice part of the commercialization of Valentines Day are the Valentines special products. This vanilla rose cake from S&R is really nice. And its rare that rose-flavored anything is made here. Yum. #sweets #valentines #cake #dessert Look what the mail brought today! So sweet. Thanks @loolooapp crew! #looloo #foodreview We were able to grab a table at the oldest food place in Binondo. Back alleyways and everything. It seems so familiar, like many of the food centers in Chinatown of South East Asian countries.  #chinatown My very first Chinese New Year in Binondo, Philippines' Chinatown. Sensory overload. #chinatown Dragons and lions. Fire and smoke. Ongpin, Binondo, Chinatown. There are no words to express the experience, honestly. #chinatown There's a rule in Starbucks to never get my name right. And that is after I paid with a card where my name is reflected. Lol. I rarely go there anymore, except to play #magicthegathering with friends. Nahiri out of the box certainly enjoyed her new pink sleeves and drawing her first blood. #mtg #commander