Portia Placino

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A good night, listening to The Smiths

Tonight, I wrote a long entry in my journal. My first since the Faculty Center Fire of April 1, when I lost most of my books and catalogs and objects … Continue reading

July 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

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 post shared by … Continue reading

April 15, 2015 · 6 Comments

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#gamerchef's Hainanese chicken rice. So yummy. Will have to test the rice recipe with white rice instead of black next time. Reminds me of hawkers in Singapore, we should return there sometime. #homecook Loved #gamerchef's eggplant parmigiana experiment. Made from scratch! Fresh eggplants, tomatoes, and cheeses are just so yummy. #homecook Ordered the strawberries and cream cake and they gave us complimentary tiramisu. Yay! Very good cakes. Must come back to taste more of their cakes and cupcakes. #cake #movie #gamerchef Good coffee and cakes, while waiting for Beauty and the Beast... #coffee #movie #gamerchef Pesto quiche in yellow bell pepper, served with garlic and corn black fried rice. #gamerchef #homecook Happy birthday Baste! Once upon a time, we were just floating paper boats on a rainy day at the tambayan. Now, we're attending kiddie birthday parties! What a journey... Pero nawawala pa rin si Ryan! Lol.  #artstud #contagious #ass #das