04 January 2014
Seeing things like this while flying makes me sad.
The face of the world is altering drastically.
01 January 2013 - Surallah
Spent the first day of the year on open roads and lush green hills.
Proof because Brgy. Dajay totally exists.
For the past seven years or so, you leave the place you call home and come back at least once a year.
Everytime you do, something is always different.
Hometowns in the Philippines are funny that way.
07 December 2013 - creating a planner
Last year, I was doing my thesis, and I acquired enough visits to Starbucks to get myself a planner.
This year, I am semi-broke, living under the mercy of the family, as I slowly journey towards independence. I am also saving up for a new laptop.
So I’ll just squeeze some creative juice out and make my own 2014 planner.
Most of the time, I dislike Manila.
But there are some aspects about it that I like: sitting in Luneta with a bunch of different strangers, walking up and down Malate to find a cheap bite to eat, watching clueless foreigners work their way through the dirty streets, observing free zumba classes along the bay on Sunday mornings, and the sunset that happens at the bay every afternoon.
Workless Weekend #12: Pacifico
23 November 2013
There’s an exhibit at the National Art Gallery that is currently ongoing.
It’s about conquest-era Spain and the expeditions that fueled adventure at that time.
The exhibit is fascinating, educational, engaging, but quite sad. There are tallies for each expedition, each ship, each conquistador. So much lives were lost, all for the sake of discovery. The rewards were vast, yet the chances of surviving a journey was very low.
I am not a fan of colonization, no matter how much “good” it has causes as some people may argue. But I will give my respect to the ones brave enough to face the ocean in an era when people didn’t even know what an ocean is.