Remembering how we started

I just binged Good Morning Call, a live-action J Drama chronicling a campus love story. As a result I am feeling nostalgic. Continue reading “Remembering how we started”


Pamulaklakin Forest Trail, Subic

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My Wedding Look

R x K-144Got married to the love of my life last week! After 10 years of being together, it was long overdue (hehe) but the timing also makes sense… we’re at that point in our lives when we are thinking of making big leaps and sealing our union on paper seemed like a good move. Now comes the hard (and fun) part — actually starting out as a family unit!

Now I want to talk about my look πŸ™‚ Continue reading “My Wedding Look”

Looking up and inward

mnl-color-3mnl-color-2mnl-color-1Manila looks a whole lot different when you look up (and invest a few dollars in an analog emulation app’s premium version). VSCO has always been my go-to, and I’ve bought so many film packs already before they introduced the X membership (but I think $20 / year might be too much?). Then there’s also Afterlight, VHS Cam, Snapseed, SKWRT — and now Kuji, the Huji for Android, which is honestly not bad. Mildly obsessed with it, and I’ve infected Ranie as well… follow our fan account? Haha.

(A random set of paragraphs about my life follows) Continue reading “Looking up and inward”

πŸ’– 10 Years πŸ’–


“If there’s any kind of magic in this world it must be in the attempt of understanding someone sharing something.”

(Before Sunrise, 1995)

Continue reading “πŸ’– 10 Years πŸ’–”

how do you say happy birthday in bicolano?

to the person who’s seen more of my tapiloks, untogs, sinoks, space out moments, bad decisions, and every crazy thing that happens to my sablay existence than he can handle –
who i can never hate even if he laughs at me and does not hesitate to confirm that i am gaining weight (the nerve).

who likes going to high places and can (arguably) sing and dance, but undoubtedly has a killer brain.

he’s STILL (and by default) my closest friend, and someone who, in the course of our conversations, makes me feel equally smart and dumb at intervals.

because he teaches me what’s important.
and he knows what makes me feel better.

because we gun for the unbearable lightness of being
but we also aim to be millionaires before we’re thirty.

i’m rooting for you to make that dream thing come true.

happy birthday. Ü


scrap the idea of luck (or lack of it) forevermore

… because something (someone!) really makes all of this happen.

but since i don’t feel like admitting what i am NOT good at right now, Good Luck. I need it, badly. haha!


O ito, to partially make your day.” I know… it was probably said in jest or half-meant. But I’m such a sucker for those things, and he knows it helps. ❀