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 8, Observing a café and death to adverbs (not quite)

She stepped inside, uncertain. That café has caught her eye in the past week, but it was too rushed, too quick. Now, she’s alone, with no appointments to fulfil. There … Continue reading

April 15, 2015 · 6 Comments

Day 5, A brief love letter

Wer liebe sucht, findet sie nicht. Sie überfällt uns wenn wir es am wenigsten Erwarten. Alles Liebe zu unserem Ersten Jahrestag (Georg Sand) I took a photo and I wondered … Continue reading

April 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Snow in Berlin

(I worked on this post some time ago. It went to my blog folder and I wasn’t able to work on it since then. Now, it’s St. Patricks’s Day, the … Continue reading

March 17, 2015 · 2 Comments

Dancing in a Dream

Finding the Clärchens Ballhaus is one of the most unbelievable experiences in Berlin. I never would have been able to if I didn’t join the walk in the city with … Continue reading

July 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Walking the Wall, Looking Back and Forward

My first day in Berlin, I wanted to find the East Side Gallery, a kilometer or so of what is left of the former Berlin Wall. It was March 17, … Continue reading

June 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Break of Spring, Remembering Gaudi

La Sagrada Familia led me to Barcelona. As I would later learn, there is a whole world out there to discover. Its a comparatively small city, but is full of … Continue reading

June 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Dreams, adventures, and my first snow

I haven’t blogged in a really long time. I would like to say that I’ve been busy with real life, but that is not necessarily the case. It is more … Continue reading

June 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Lighter side, on random coffee, cakes and cookies

Thinking about too much stuff just makes you hungry and sleepy sometimes. When conference food just isn’t enough, there are times that you just step out and see what else … Continue reading

January 28, 2013 · 1 Comment
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Umaga at gabi... #toddlerplay #toddlernarratives
Isang hindi kilalang babae, naglabas ng sama ng loob sa tsokolate.
Dear strawberry girl, I wish your grandpa was able to meet you. He would've been a year through his retirement. For now, smile for the world. I never got to spend a lot of time with your grandpa. Your Dad and I will do our best to spend as much time with you as we can. #memories #toddlernarratives
What's left of the strawberries for the momma. Little one attacked the strawberries. I don't know how she did that after eating 3 bananas. She didn't even like this the first time I gave her some. We just bought again coz for days now she's telling us stawbewwies, stawbewwies. #toddlerfood #toddlernarratives
My lazy lunch prep would render keto people catatonic. #gamerchef had to be somewhere, so I am in charge of lunch. After cleaning and leaving the little one to nap, I am tired. I chopped a giant carrot and two potatoes from the market, put some olive oil, salt, pepper, and basil, popped it in the over, and called it a day. I thought about cooking some eggs and heating rice, but I took a nap instead. Lol. Will give her a protein fix later, she had oatmeal and milk for breakfast anyway. Also 3 bananas and a bunch of strawberries for snack. She eats well, but this is probably a growth spurt. I thought I'd make a frittata with the leftovers, but we have none. We ate it all. Lol. Veggies from our suki at the Sunday market are sooo good. #toddlerfood #toddlernarratives
Father and daughter at lunch. We had a very long lunch with the help of a sketch pad, different colored pens, and Frozen soundtrack. Restaurant was full, but at least it helped drown out our toddler's sound. Lol. She loves food! After this, its team bahay all the way. We stayed in and had homemade pancit canton. Too bad their bread ran out before we can buy some to eat at home. Ate said we should've told her we wanted some so she could've set them aside. Oh well, we'll be back, just not too often. #toddlernarratives #toddlerfood #valentine