Day 3, Commitment and Music

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76bSvs3OfqI I still feel the cold, dry air that freezes my lungs. The bright, white snow that blinds my eyes. The bare trees… A sense of wonder. This is my memory of Tiergarten in Berlin. I’ve written about this place several times before. I will admit that I am not over it. And I will … Continue reading Day 3, Commitment and Music

Performing Romance

I’ve always been idealistic. I think it is the one thing in my life that I really want to maintain. I don’t want to end up jaded in the years to come. I want the belief that things could always get better, even if they’re already pretty great or even when everything seems hopeless. It … Continue reading Performing Romance

Bach in the Subways

We spent Saturday evening celebrating Johann Sebastian Bach’s 330th birthday. It’s been a while since I listened to orchestra music, so I knew I really wanted to go when I found out that there would be a free performance by the Manila Symphony Orchestra at Trinoma Mall. I’m grateful that Ian shared my interest in … Continue reading Bach in the Subways

Food Adventures, Starting Out

Over the years, my love and fascination for food continually developed. This is especially true as I got to travel and experience a lot of different flavors. I don’t have enough skills to recreate everything that I’ve tasted in the cities I’ve been in, but experiencing the food is enough to make me imagine different … Continue reading Food Adventures, Starting Out

Sleep and immaterial labor

https://instagram.com/p/XHgEjOFbFg/ Being online is a very distracting process. Years before, we existed without the consistent need to check things online. But things have changed, and sometimes, I feel addicted to that sensation--of having to check on whatever is happening online. It is unhealthy. It can be a very isolating process as well. This reminds me … Continue reading Sleep and immaterial labor

Birthday Blog Part 3: Pièce de Résistance

(I wrote this many months ago for my birthday, but I never got to post it. So even if its half a year late, I would post it anyway. After all, it's about me turning 30.) I am the ARSENAL Party Planner, so when my birthday rolled in, I was thinking that maybe they’d surprise … Continue reading Birthday Blog Part 3: Pièce de Résistance

Birthday Post Part 2: 3-Movie Birthday Weekend

I don’t know if I can blog back but we have been watching a lot of movies lately. The birthday month started with 3--“Dagitab”, “War is a Tender Thing”, and “Beauty and the Beast”. It was great but it was also exhausting. Maybe we’ve been so excited we ended up doing too much? I’m not … Continue reading Birthday Post Part 2: 3-Movie Birthday Weekend

Birthday Post Part 1: Starting September

I’ve been trying to go back to blogging without much success. I haven’t even published the first one that I wrote. (By the time I publish this piece, that piece would already be out! Am writing and scheduling posts, so I hope I get back on track!) But it doesn’t matter. I will continue to push, … Continue reading Birthday Post Part 1: Starting September

Going Back

I’ve been out of the writing and blogging loop for quite some time. There were highs and lows and everything in between. One thing’s for sure, I felt stuck. I simply couldn’t write. Then I decided to just not to take it too hard and take life as it comes. And it did come. Maybe … Continue reading Going Back