Portia Placino

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Portia’s Casket Rundown, September to November 2011

Here is a rundown of articles I have written as the Associate Editor for Voices for The Shakespeare Standard. Click the title to read the entire article. Portia’s Casket (Intersection) … Continue reading

December 1, 2011 · Leave a comment

Portia’s Casket | Review of PETA’S William

I saw a re-staging of PETA‘s RATED:PG yesterday. A review is forthcoming due to the issues that I saw staged, as well as some experiential moments, good or otherwise, that needs to … Continue reading

November 27, 2011 · Leave a comment

Perception and Theatrical Embodiment

by: Maria Portia Olenka C. Placino Once again, I am staring at a blank sheet of paper as I struggle with the topic I am working on–psychoanalysis and phenomenology. Neither … Continue reading

September 22, 2011 · 2 Comments

Portia’s Casket (More Stumbles) | Voices News for the Week of August 31

Repost of my weekly column for The Shakespeare Standard. See the original post here. So, given all the oddities I stumbled into last week, I decided to continue on stumbling … Continue reading

September 1, 2011 · Leave a comment

Portia’s Casket (Oddities) | Voices News for the Week of August 24

A repost of my weekly column for The Shakespeare Standard, Wednesday Voices. See the original post here. Much oddities to Shakespeare’s voice today… Choices. Remember the Choose your own Adventure books? Well, now … Continue reading

September 1, 2011 · Leave a comment

Portia’s Casket (Stumbling into) | Voices News for the Week of August 17

This is a repost of my weekly column at The Shakespeare Standard. See the original article and comments here. Looking, searching, and many times, just stumbling. Sometimes, you don’t have … Continue reading

September 1, 2011 · Leave a comment

Portia’s Casket (On Censorship) | Voices News for the week of August 10, 2011

(This is a re-post from my weekly column at The Shakespeare Standard for Voices Wednesday. This was first published on August 10, 2011. See the orginal version here.) Censorship. It is one of the worst … Continue reading

August 14, 2011 · Leave a comment

Portia’s Casket

(This is a re-post from my weekly column at The Shakespeare Standard for Wednesday Voices. Originally published on August 3, 2011. See the original version and comments here.) Hi! For my first column, … Continue reading

August 14, 2011 · 6 Comments
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Day 3. I fed my starter last night, after 30 hours. I discarded half of it and fed it as I found in the online recipe, 1/2 cup flour and a little bit above 1/4 cup water. Then it just, exapanded! It is now 4x the starting volume! Now, I don't know what to do. Original recipe said it should be ready in 5 days after it doubles in volume after daily feedings. But, it doubled in volume yesterday. And now, it is like this. I knew it would probably rise faster because it is warm in the Philippines, but... Oh wow. **I don't keep it by the window, I keep it on top of the cabinet. I just placed it there so I can get a better light for the photo. #baking
I wanted to make a simple white bread, but I realized that even though I have all-purpose flour, I only have muscovado sugar, so the bread would still be brown. Lol. Then I added some dried cranberries and white chocolate chips, just because. I adjusted the milk, hoping it would be more cake-y. We'll see. I hope our little one eats it, she was not a fan of the apple corn bread, she does not like rough textures the past few days. She ate a bit of the commercial white bread from the main house though, so we'll see how this one will turn out. #baking
Goodness, look at that yeast culture. Is that the yeast? Is it alive? The noontime heat made it double in size! I know I'm just supposed to leave it alone, but I am fascinated! #baking
Yeast culture day 2. Are those bubbles slowly showing up? According to instructions, I should feed it tomorrow. Let me know what you think! This is the first time I am doing this. #baking
Hoy Portia, akala ko ba absolute emergency food yung instant noodles? Bakit kakalahati na yung 10-pack? Hoy konsensya, napagod ako maglaba! Gusto ko ng noodles! Eh asan yung iba pa? Lulusot ka pa! Lol. Kaya ayaw ko mag-stock ng ganito eh.
A new weekly ritual... Kudos to TFMs who does this weekly from the beginning. It is exhausting. Don't look too closely as there are food stains that I am leaving for the sun to take care of. Lol.