Saturday, December 28, 2013

Moving out, moving on.

I thought that I'd never get you out of my system. You were in my veins and in the air I breathed. But, one day, I woke and there was nothing left-- just the dark dingy streets and unfamiliar corners. The city had ceased to be mine.

So I whine and wonder about how I could've lost this love for you, a place I was so enamored with, a place I was so convinced I belonged to and belonged to me. I walk these unfamiliar roads trying to remember how you smelled, how you tasted, but there is nothing but the sounds of a different city and the sun on my face.

And I think: I could get used to this.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Intellectual Property: Why we should care.

I remember explaining to a very confused classmate that piracy was bad and it was stealing. I remember getting very frustrated because he could not seem to grasp what I was saying, It seemed odd to me that he had no idea that he was stealing intellectual property. “How could he have not known?”, I was asking myself the whole time.

Turns out, most everyone in this country either do not know, do not care, or do not bother to think about it. Having a parent whose work dabbled in IP, I was not part of that majority. Having lived with random lectures on the topic and a strict no pirated rule in our house, I grew to understand and care about this issue.

Why does it matter?

Monday, October 21, 2013

Guess who's back!

 ..and with so much time in her hands for the next few weeks!

It's been forever since my last post and so much has happened since then. I never really understood how people could be too busy to tell their stories up until the last few months. 

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Monkey Tantrums

Today on Rappler's #TalkThursday episode, Jose Ramon Albert, Secretary General of the National Statistical Coordination Board spoke on poverty and statistics in the country. He mentioned that income inequality exists in the Philippines, that there's a divide between the rich and the poor.

THIS VIDEO explains that thought perfectly.

And we wonder why things are this crazy.

Ruffles and Aztec in Blue

A summer outfit in the middle of the city. 

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Peplums, Bows, and Aztec Prints

I know I've said it at least once here on the blog that I wouldn't be caught in peplum but I just couldn't resist this pretty bow.

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Of a Dream

Trapped in this vast, void darkness,
I walk with arms bound and eyes wide open,
although I do not see a thing. 
I do not stop. 
Feeling and groping as I went,
never pausing, 
not noticing there were even others. 
in my own unparalleled mind, 
I was, 
and always will be, 
I feel my heart, 
thank God it still beats.
I now have the need to be assured I still live. 
I walk. 
I run. 
But eternity streches far beyond where I can reach. 
I see a light, 
but it is not for me. 
I am failing. 
I have started to fall. 

I wake up at the foot of my bed, 
with a short lived moment of relief as I realize; 
Dearest, I have just witnessed a dream of my emotions. 

(Written by yours truly,  January 10, 2005. Still one of my favorites.)

Wooden Spoon Katipunan

Like I mentioned earlier, I've been falling in love with small, hole-in-the-wall restaurants from up north lately and Wooden Spoon is one of those restaurants.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

The Animal Welfare Situation

By Anna Isabel C. Rodriguez

The author with just some of her pet dogs on a normal weekend.
“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way animals are treated,” Mahatma Gandhi said.

The young doktora smiles as she proudly shows this quote. We are in the City Hall, inside the busy Health office. Being interviewed is Dr. Karen Vicencio, City Vet, ParaƱaque’s one-woman Animal Welfare Division.

According to Section 7 of Republic Act 9482 or the Anti-Rabies Act of 2007, local government units (LGUs) are not only required by law to employ a veterinarian, they are also required to establish and maintain a city pound and a city veterinary office. The latter provisions have yet to see light as ParaƱaque struggles to implement RA 9482. In the meantime, Dra. Vicencio, seemingly misplaced in the City Health Office, looks to the future for possible programs and improvements.

Animal Welfare in the Back Seat

Republic Act 8485  of the Animal Welfare Act of 2008 calls for humane and proper treatment of animals, penalizes animal torture and neglect, and empowers the Bureau of Animal Industry to regulate animal handling through proper issuance of permits.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Skirts on a windy day

These photos were taken in school, probably one of the last sets of photos I took and will be taking in that location. Top and skirt sponsored by Sam's Station.

Monday, March 11, 2013

New hair and gray themes

Got new hair! 

I should've expected that I'd get tired of my semi-blonde ombre this quickly. Finally (well this happened last week), I had my hair coloured. Had everything colored an odd shade of brown/purple and voila, a safer, less conspicuous ombre. 

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Monday, February 18, 2013

"Light of Peace": A public Service Announcement

As promised, the outcome of our mini shoot:

Hey, I'm not the most peaceful person in the world but I hope that we all find someday the peace that will enable us to be happy.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Friday, February 1, 2013

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Avon Giveaway from SisaSaid and WhenInManila!

Hello friends! Avon is having a fabulous sale as of the moment and as an added treat to celebrate their 35 years in the country I will be giving away an Intimate apparel gift certificate to one lucky lady for the last 3 days of the sale. That means one GC winner each day from January 29, 30, and 31! Join now!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Monday, January 21, 2013

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Hello Cardie!

We stayed out of the house the whole of last weekend. It was a busy two days of darting around the city so I opted for something comfy that I could sort of live in the whole day.

Avon Sale from January 16 to January 31,2013 & a Giveaway

Received a package from Avon a few days ago and I was more than thrilled when I saw what was inside.

Monday, January 14, 2013


Been a long weekend, folks! Here's an outfit I came up with after altering a semi-responsible look I wore to something serious. (Haha! I'm sorry about how vague I'm being but things will reveal themselves in due time).

Monday, January 7, 2013