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)

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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I met Tita Cherry and Tito Carlo today. Mommy and Tita Cherry have known each other since they were in elementary school! Hope we get to hang out more. I was passed out in the sling here, as I was fussing while Mommy, Daddy, and Grandmother were trying to find a sturdier diaper bag. Small world! #baby #babynarratives
My day out with grandmother. She brought me cake from the mountains! Then we went shopping. I am a fond of going out but I'm not a big fan of malls. They are too bright and overwhelming. I smiled and chatted with grandmother better, but I get fussy when I am out too long. I have monkey socks on because I managed to mess up all of my mittens in just a few days. Lol. #baby #babynarratives
Leia Freyalise Egwene, the first month. Of crying, screaming, sunshine, stroll rides, and music. #baby #babynarratives
I choose you Pikachu! Leia Freyalise Egwene is now one month old. She likes music, fresh air, and sunshine. She turns red when she cries and she hates getting her nose cleaned. She loves chatting and singing, and being outdoors. She likes stroll rides and car rides, and we hope she will also like train rides and plane rides in the future. Just like her parents, she loves to eat and she's not much for socializing. We hope to take a better photo tomorrow, by the time the cake arrived, it was nap time, followed by eating time, and changing time, and tantrum time, and more eating time. We risked Pikachu but he escaped unscathed. As per her last check-up, Leia is 3.4 kg, giving her Mommy a difficult time in carrying her. #pikachu #baby #babynarratives
Four weeks ago, Leia Freyalise Egwene was born via emergency cesarean section. I think its about time we share her complicated birth story... #babynarratives
Our first dinner outside in four weeks. We ate here the night before I went into labor. I was already feeling heavy and crappy that time, but #gamerchef convinced me to go out so I can eat my favorite comfort food--grilled cheese, chocolate cookie, and coke. Now there's three of us. Our server remembered us and congratulated us on the baby. Tired, but happy. #baby #babynarratives