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 a child, I would get excited when the ice cream trolley would pass by. They have a distinctive bell followed by, “Ice cream! Ice cream!” … Continue reading Day 10, Ice Cream

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

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

Of cute and sweet stuff

  I love my blog and I love blogging. Simple as that. I love to share stories about life, experiences, places, events, food, and of course--ART! I'd sit in a cafe, think, and eventually write. Yes, it's all about me. It's portiaplacino.com after all. I am never going to stop writing no matter what anybody … Continue reading Of cute and sweet stuff

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 is out there. Dante Coffee Shop is fair. After the National Human Rights Museum tour, there is just that desperate need for coffee. We have not … Continue reading Lighter side, on random coffee, cakes and cookies

Pizza in Taipei

I wouldn't expect that my first meal in Taipei would be a pizza. But we were hungry and it was the most interesting one around. We found this place tucked in between the Zhongshan Elementary School and Xintian Temple stop of the yellow line. Certainly a better bet than the Mc Donald's down the street … Continue reading Pizza in Taipei