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DIY Leather Bookmarks

DIY projects Leather bookmarks Creating beautiful things out of (almost) junk Admittedly---and unashamedly---I'm a frugal artist and crafter. I seldom buy new materials. Of course, it's totally okay to buy crafting materials and supplies---and there's a whole lot of them, either locally and internationally.  But I like to make do with what I presently have on… Continue reading DIY Leather Bookmarks

Articles, Travel

Kasa Luntian: Homey but Classy

Travel Kasa Luntian : Homey but Classy Tagaytay had always been our go-to place whenever our family needs a quick getaway. Lately, many condominiums and hotels have sprung there to offer temporary overnight (or a few nights) accommodation for visitors. We have tried a number of them. But Kasa Luntian was, well, something else. Highly… Continue reading Kasa Luntian: Homey but Classy

Articles, Book Reviews, Reading, Reviews

Review: CIRCE

Review: CIRCE Get it on Apple Books I have been fascinated by Greek mythology ever since I was introduced to the Iliad and the Odyssey during high school. The world of the gods, goddesses, heroes and monsters vividly came to life in my teenage mind as I read retellings and versions of it. I think… Continue reading Review: CIRCE

Articles, Movie Reviews, Reviews

Movie Review: Isn’t It Romantic

review isn't it romantic Get it on iTunes Rebel Wilson proves she can hold her own as she lands a starring role in this feel good, hilariously funny romcom.You definitely need to watch Isn't It Romantic! It's a fun, laugh-out-loud romantic musical comedy about loving oneself, appreciating others, and finding your true love living right… Continue reading Movie Review: Isn’t It Romantic

Articles, Book Reviews, Reviews, Short Stories

Review: Premium Harmony

review premium harmony A short story by Stephen King published in The New Yorker. Stephen King is not the King for nothing. Although his style in this story is a bit different from his other works, it just proves he’s a versatile writer who can spin words and emotions in many different ways. This tale… Continue reading Review: Premium Harmony

Articles, Kitchen Adventures

“Shortcut” Baking

(This post contains affiliate links. You can find my disclosure at the end of this post.) Baking is a worthwhile domestic activity which brings joy (hi there, Marie Kondo!) to one’s self. But if you’re like me, living in a tropical country like the Philippines, it can be a harrowing experience. My kitchen is small… Continue reading “Shortcut” Baking

#28Letters Writing Challenge, Articles, Writing, Writing Challenge

Day 9 #28Letters – WHO’S BAD?

“Mommy, are all people bad?” “No, sweetie. Please don’t ever think that. Not all people are bad. Many are good and kind, caring for others like us.” Sighing, she scratched her tummy. “Only a handful of them are bad. They’re those who are only happy when they’d inflicted harm on others. Do you understand that?”… Continue reading Day 9 #28Letters – WHO’S BAD?

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Day 8 #28Letters – FROZEN EDEN

Like a puny flame, the sun was expunged by the passing of billions of icy cold, colossal meteors, gobbling it up in one fell swoop. When the heavy pounding of snow stopped, Evie came out from under the volcanic cave where she’d taken refuge, surviving by keeping herself warm beside the flickering heat of the… Continue reading Day 8 #28Letters – FROZEN EDEN

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Day 7: #28Letters – VOICES

He squeezed his eyes tight, shaking off the voices inside his head. “Don’t do it!” “This is wrong!” “Think of the damage you’ll cause!” Damage? His own voice roared, towered over them. Did they think of the damage they caused to my life when they fired me for no reason? It’s just the building entrance.… Continue reading Day 7: #28Letters – VOICES

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Day 6 #28Letters: The Window

His feet tapped on the window sill, finding rest for his tired, wind-whipped body. The mother whispered, “Go away,” but abruptly stopped when her child grasped her arm, weakly shaking her small head. In gratitude, he sang her a beautiful song. She rewarded him with a dazzling smile. From then on, the window remained open.… Continue reading Day 6 #28Letters: The Window