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

Day 3, Commitment and Music

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 … Continue reading

April 8, 2015 · 10 Comments

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

Getting the domain back

I finally got my domain back. I had some financial and practical restrictions when I was due to renew my domain. When I can finally do so, I am being … Continue reading

March 14, 2015 · 2 Comments

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 … Continue reading

September 15, 2014 · 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
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Little one really loves her broccoli! So funny! She loves her fruits and vegetables snacks. If you want to try this, better be prepared, coz she likes feeding us whatever it is that she's eating. So no cringing! We actually like broccolli so its fine when she wants us to take a bite. We keep a big bag of frozen broccoli so we just steam some for her if we're out of ideas for food. Toddlers can be sooo challenging, but they do have their adorable moments. #babyfood #babynarratives
Cheesy tomato pasta. Yum! We've been feeding little one pasta and she loves it! So happy, we get to mostly eat a lot of the same things. And we're so proud when she habitually rejects the kiddie spaghetti that's usually available for parties. I really do not like the kiddie spaghetti version with canned tomato sauce and hotdogs. Just no. So we just keep on feeding her the different pasta dishes we do like and hope for the best. #babyfood #babynarratives
Little one did not like the lemon snaps at all. More for me! Lol. So far, this is the only cookie that works for her, very subtle flavor. Also works to pacify her when you ate her leftover pasta coz you think she was done, then she comes back looking for her pasta. Uh-oh. #babyfood #babynarratives
Walking with the not so little one. Summer is sooo not our friend. But we try to go out and be cool about it. #babynarratives
Taste testing cookies and biscuits that I can let the little one eat with her whole milk. This one is ok, though might still be a tad sweet. The Cadia vanilla wafers are better and not too sweet, but pricier. Any suggestions for toddler treats and/or emergency munchies? #babyfood #babynarratives
Today is the last day of Leia's Infant Development Program. What a year it has been. We are so thankful to have this community, this family, in the first year of Leia's life. They've been there with us in the rollercoaster of infancy. Leia blossomed in the program as she got used to other people and other babies. So young and already so many friends. This was our village for the past year and I am more grateful than I could ever express. Our babies are now toddlers are we are just so proud of their journey. We will see you all again soon, we feel so lucky to have this love and support. #babyschool #babynarratives