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 photo posted by … Continue reading

April 15, 2015 · 6 Comments



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Daniel Stempfer's performance at MMCA Residency Goyang. Fun night! Great way to get rid of my headache and get a writing break. Also, quite the adventure, as I got left by the shuttle bus because I was waiting at the wrong place. Had to go back to get help, I had no idea where exactly I was and how to get to a subway stop. Goyang people are so nice about it though. Good thing Daniel took me to the bus stop that was quite far and got me on the right bus. A bit of a panic moment but overall quite funny. Sunday night adventure! Good news--no more headache! #art #performance #goyang #korea Jinsuk's old studio was turned into a VIP room. Lol. #art #goyang #korea Installation/ Performance by Koh Jaewook/ 고재욱. #art #goyang #korea Too bad most of the foreign artists have left the residency at this time. #art #goyang #korea Installation by Daniel Stempfer (left) and a performance (front). Nice way to end the evening. But my phone camera turned everything green. I don't know why. #art #goyang #korea Mirror works by Kim Shinyoung. Sometimes challenging to view because of my height. Lol. #art #goyang #korea