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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Bodega. Escaped the humidity, now watching the rain. Good Sagada coffee, just hard to hold coz its hit coffee in a glass. Excellent Sagada yogurt with bugnay, a local berry similar to blueberry. Yummy oatmeal and orange cookie. Good place in the neighborhood. I should be writing, but I'm eating. Lol. #coffee #manila Suman latik for Sunday morning. Steamed glutinous rice with coconut syrup, a traditional dish in the Philippines. Perfect with a cup of tea. #breakfast #manila Sugar rush for Louise's baby shower. Fun bonding moment for the department. I feel so grown up, I never thought I'd be the type to co-organize one of these things. Excited for the baby, apparently the first one in about 18 years for art studies. #babyshower #das #upd #moment Crab, shrimp, and tahong dinner. So full. And I really smell like crab now. They seriously need to improve ventilation. But the seafood is nice and fresh, satisfied my cravings. New place in Maginhawa is worth a shot. #seafood #dinner #maginhawa Autumn in Anyang. I really miss the freezing cold. APAP 2016. Also, welcome to ig @dstempfer :p #art #installation #anyang #korea Transition. I miss the cold. Tropical summer feels like a hot, wet, heavy blanket. #korea #moment #autumn #winter #snow