dum vivimus vivamus

A photograph is memory in the raw. - Carrie Latet

100th post

good timing, it’s 2014. but i cannot think of a moving, heartfelt, deep recollection/reflection/resolutions right now. i know, i’m missing the chance (well i could always cheat, and delete one old post).

i guess, i am just thankful for today, for what is now. i could start recounting things which happened in the past year but i will not get started. though i do hope my memory could hold on to them for as long as i live, then again, there may not be space left for the things that are yet to come.

I want to keep this short -

I am alive. I am well and so are my family and friends. Thank you Lord.

obviously, i’ve been baking lately. i’m not out to compete or build a “food blog”. for now, i’m contented with my sisters’ awesome reviews. lol

and, great de-stresser, by the way.

sleep, why do you seem so distant lately?

sleep, why do you seem so distant lately?

i will never, ever get tired of you.. my dear sun.

i will never, ever get tired of you.. my dear sun.

i’ve always loved baking. i can’t say i’m good but yeah, i can manage producing “edible” results. i got exposed early - my godmother taught me and a few other sweet tooth-ed 10 yr olds more than a decade ago.
these sweet chunky little things i made last weekend. i brought a few at the office (originally for my own consumption) but shared it anyway. and guess what? they loved it! Yay!

i’ve always loved baking. i can’t say i’m good but yeah, i can manage producing “edible” results. i got exposed early - my godmother taught me and a few other sweet tooth-ed 10 yr olds more than a decade ago.

these sweet chunky little things i made last weekend. i brought a few at the office (originally for my own consumption) but shared it anyway. and guess what? they loved it! Yay!

i never thought i’d enjoy surfing. i’m a noob… but i’ll get there.

- San Juan, La Union, Philippines. October 20, 2013

i never thought i’d enjoy surfing. i’m a noob… but i’ll get there.

- San Juan, La Union, Philippines. October 20, 2013

Yesterday, I finally watched this Irish movie I downloaded a few weeks ago called Once. I did not have any idea what this was about other than a a story about a busker and an immigrant. As if the universe conspired and had me watch this when I .. ah nevermind. Maybe it is a sign, or coincidence .. whatever, it’s sad.

By the way, this song won an Oscar.

I dont know you, but I want you

All the more for that

- Falling Slowly

locked

when people ask me why, i blurt out what’s in my mind. and unfortunately it’s usually - i don’t know or just because.

but be patient, just give me a teeny bit of time and try asking me again. it usually takes a few moments before i break those sturdy, well-built barricades around my heart. listen carefully though, what i say may take quite a while before it comes out in the open again. 

or maybe never again. depending on which walls were broken.

this angle - i don’t recall why. but this castle, no matter which angle, never fails to bring the kid out of every adult. that includes me.

- Disneyland. Hongkong. February 2013

this angle - i don’t recall why. but this castle, no matter which angle, never fails to bring the kid out of every adult. that includes me.

- Disneyland. Hongkong. February 2013

let go, walk away. says the guy in her head. 
believe, hope, stay. says the girl in her heart.

let go, walk away. says the guy in her head. 

believe, hope, stay. says the girl in her heart.

This little tourist town is lovely but quite expensive. My aunt told me a lot retire here.. which explains the cranky, snobbish not-so-young people walking around.Though of course, it was a joke. (But you know how jokes are right lol)

It would have been lovelier if the weather had not been too cold. I would’ve … ah! too many would-have-beens on this trip. But no regrets. It’s definitely better than “never been”. 

- Gananoque. Ontario, CA. March 2012

they say i’m this. they say i’m that. i say you should have your eyes checked.

they say i’m this. they say i’m that. i say you should have your eyes checked.

mussels and fries.
i thought for a moment i was already in heaven. we gushed nonstop. you see - where i’m from, people don’t serve mussels like this. this is why i love travelling.

- L’academie, West Island. Montreal, Quebec. April 2012

mussels and fries.

i thought for a moment i was already in heaven. we gushed nonstop. you see - where i’m from, people don’t serve mussels like this. this is why i love travelling.

- L’academie, West Island. Montreal, Quebec. April 2012

look, a giant janitor fish! 

- Ocean Park, Hong Kong. February 2013

look, a giant janitor fish!

- Ocean Park, Hong Kong. February 2013