Wibbly wobbly, timey whimey… stuff

I have an addictive personality. Well, no, not really. But I do have this tendency to get addicted real quick. It can be anything—a celebrity, TV show, a certain type of food, a gadget, anything really. This is why I’ve never went near drugs or smoked a cig or even hit the tables and slot…

Discernment & clarity

They say things happen for a reason. I have become increasingly envious of people who seem to have things going their way. You know those people too. Those who seem to lead perfect lives, with perfect families and perfect houses. They may even have the perfect dog. Or those who seem to be in tune…

Mismatch

I do not know what you have heard but I am not a very sociable person. I hate public speaking. My hands get all clammy, my heart starts thumping like crazy, and my insides turn and twist into indecipherable knots at the thought of having to address an audience. It does not matter whether I…

The printed word?

Barnes & Noble Puts Itself Up For Sale. That little piece of news was one of the many that greeted me this morning. It was not the most interesting nor the most disheartening, but it is certainly one that affected me most. Why? Because I love books. Leave me in a library or a bookstore…

Artemis Fowl: The Penultimate Book

I probably picked up my first copy at some random bookstore in an airport. When I travel alone, and I get to the airport early, I tend to gravitate to the bookstores. Not the clothing stores. Not even the ones touting electronics or trinkets for last-minute buys. Nope. Just the bookstores. I can spend hours…

And so, for the umpteenth time

I am resurrecting this blog. For how long, I cannot say. Work, more work, and a nifty little social medium called Twitter all kept me from pausing long enough to compose a comprehensible version of the ramblings in my head. No, I still do not have a Facebook account. I do not think I ever…

The dark side of Barbie

As a fundraiser for Ballet Philippines, James Reyes came up with five different looks for the iconic doll, all of which will be auctioned off for the benefit of Ballet Philippines’ scholars. He is one of 40 designers in the country that did so. Here’s one of James’: Don’t you just love the drama, grandeur and fabulous…

The perfect cup

My boss asked me what I wanted for a wedding gift. Without missing a beat, I said: An espresso machine! We were gifted with this: We were excited to try it out, and make a fresh, homemade cup of cafe mocha. We didn’t have a proper jug to steam and froth the milk in, but…