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 photo posted by … Continue reading

April 15, 2015 · 6 Comments

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Dear @lisamyeongjookeighery, I received these wonderful photographs in the mail today. Thank you very much. Such special, memorable time I spent with you, @igorvidor, and @lobatopa. I will not forget it. Perfect weekend to end my stay in Korea. I miss you all. #travel #photograph #templestay #korea "Mr. Darcy is tsundere," explains #gamerchef. He had to sit and watch Pride and Prejudice for the nth time with me yesterday, one of my favorite movies. Health was not good at the end and beginning of the year. First it was the flu, now its heavy cold and sore throat. Malunggay and mushroom soup should help, along with Jane Austen. Now I wish I have a copy of Sense and Sensibility and Little Women... #movie Since we got back we here "taho, taho!" every morning. Finally managed to get someone to come down for one. So yummy breakfast!!! (Taho is soy custard with tapioca pearls and syrup sold by roving street sellers.) #breakfast Tea time and other adventures. Back in the city. #tea #gamerchef Dinner is served. #christmas Rainbow. #christmas