Portia Placino

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

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)

She stepped inside, uncertain. That café has caught her eye in the past week, but it was too rushed, too quick. Now, she’s alone, with no appointments to fulfil. There … Continue reading

April 15, 2015 · 6 Comments
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Little one really loves her broccoli! So funny! She loves her fruits and vegetables snacks. If you want to try this, better be prepared, coz she likes feeding us whatever it is that she's eating. So no cringing! We actually like broccolli so its fine when she wants us to take a bite. We keep a big bag of frozen broccoli so we just steam some for her if we're out of ideas for food. Toddlers can be sooo challenging, but they do have their adorable moments. #babyfood #babynarratives
Cheesy tomato pasta. Yum! We've been feeding little one pasta and she loves it! So happy, we get to mostly eat a lot of the same things. And we're so proud when she habitually rejects the kiddie spaghetti that's usually available for parties. I really do not like the kiddie spaghetti version with canned tomato sauce and hotdogs. Just no. So we just keep on feeding her the different pasta dishes we do like and hope for the best. #babyfood #babynarratives
Little one did not like the lemon snaps at all. More for me! Lol. So far, this is the only cookie that works for her, very subtle flavor. Also works to pacify her when you ate her leftover pasta coz you think she was done, then she comes back looking for her pasta. Uh-oh. #babyfood #babynarratives
Walking with the not so little one. Summer is sooo not our friend. But we try to go out and be cool about it. #babynarratives
Taste testing cookies and biscuits that I can let the little one eat with her whole milk. This one is ok, though might still be a tad sweet. The Cadia vanilla wafers are better and not too sweet, but pricier. Any suggestions for toddler treats and/or emergency munchies? #babyfood #babynarratives
Today is the last day of Leia's Infant Development Program. What a year it has been. We are so thankful to have this community, this family, in the first year of Leia's life. They've been there with us in the rollercoaster of infancy. Leia blossomed in the program as she got used to other people and other babies. So young and already so many friends. This was our village for the past year and I am more grateful than I could ever express. Our babies are now toddlers are we are just so proud of their journey. We will see you all again soon, we feel so lucky to have this love and support. #babyschool #babynarratives