Portia Placino

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

Loric Numbers

Thanks to some Christmas money, I was able to buy myself a set of Lorien Legacies. Before this, I’ve only read and watched I am Number Four. I love reading … Continue reading

January 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Being a wallflower

I’ve been called a wallflower once, many years ago. Perhaps a decade ago. I took it bad, at the time. But I guess there was point. I don’t like talking … Continue reading

September 13, 2012 · 10 Comments

Janet Wolff’s Social Production of Art Critique

The Social Production of Art: Neo-Marxism in Aesthetics and Art Criticism by: Maria Portia Olenka C. Placino   Janet Wolff provides a neo-marxist take on aesthetics and art criticism. Neo-marxism … Continue reading

March 30, 2011 · Leave a comment

David Davies’ Art as Performance Critique

Art as Performance: Performativity in Aesthetics and Theoretical Practices by: Maria Portia Olenka C. Placino “Artworks must be conceived not as products (decontextualized or contextualized) of generative performances, but as … Continue reading

March 30, 2011 · 1 Comment

Breaking the Silence

by: Maria Portia Olenka C. Placino “The personal is political.” So it goes for gender studies. As a heterosexual woman, I have to admit that I encountered difficulties in writing … Continue reading

March 12, 2011 · Leave a comment

Post-Colonial Re-Reading and Re-Writing of Philippine Colonial Painting History

by: Maria Portia Olenka C. Placino Estrangulación de los Caudillos Insurgentes, the thirteenth panel of Esteban Villanueva’s Basi Revolt Series ushers a post-colonial and materialist reading of Philippine colonial art … Continue reading

February 7, 2011 · Leave a comment

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#gamerchef making friends with more temple cats. One of them thinks he is a great, comfy bed. So cute. #cats #catsofinstagram #catsofyangon #temple #travel #yangon #myanmar Will really miss Myanmar... #buddha #travel #yangon #myanmar I wanted something local nearby to eat for our last lunch here. They came up with this one, they say its Kachin food. Hope it is good. Lol. #lunch #food #travel #yangon #myanmar Waiting for the right light. It feels like half of Yangon is here. #travel #pagoda #yangon #myanmar What do locals do on a Sunday? #park #travel #yangon #myanmar Back in Yangon. They let us check-in early for free as returning guests. Yay! But no breakfast, so we ventured out in the market a block away. Found youtiao that people buy as soon as its cooked. Also some fresh strawberries. We just asked for tea at the hostel. So good. Yangon, so far, was kindest and easiest for us. #breakfast #travel #yangon #myanmar