Watercolor Waterloo

I once wanted to be an architect or a fashion illustrator. I used to love drawing houses, rooftops, and laying out rooms and sketching outfits. My Mom says that I doodled on the walls before I learned how to write. But then I fell in love with words, and arts took a backseat after that.  […]

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Artwork T-shirts are fast becoming a personal favorite

I’m never more comfortable than when I’m in jeans, shirt, and sandals. Even at work, I try to keep it corporate casual, pairing frilly or formal blouses with dark jeans. And flats. Although my height (or lack of it) can sure benefit from the added height of heels, I feel more comfortable and secure going […]

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iMac as a home accessory

I started out writing my second blog post today for Smart Journ.ph (as part of a blogging contest) but was having a hard time making it happen. Somehow, my writing vibe today is off. I lost steam somewhere in the 3rd paragraph. I’ve learned from experience not to force what should come naturally. So I […]

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For the love of vintage, retro, and analog

I love playing around with my photos to give it that dreamy, vintage-y, washed-out look produced by plastic toy cameras and Polaroids. I don’t own an iPhone (I’m much too in love with my Blackberry) so I can’t Instagram my phone pics. (The only thing I like about iPhone is Instagram). I drool over the Instagram […]

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700 cupcakes for a bridal gown

Kasalang Filipino (Filipino weddings) staged an exhibit at Robinson’s Place over the weekend (May 18-20, 2012). I wasn’t too fond of the wedding gowns displayed in the exhibit as I’m not a fan of ball gowns with lots of sequins, but the “gown” above caught my eye. It’s an “edible gown” crafted by Cakes4You, a […]

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Why you should never go anywhere without your business cards

I found myself in an awkward situation during my recent trip to India to cover the Delhi Dialogue IV (and among other things). Actually, not just once but several times. You see, of all the business tools that I had to forget to bring with me, it had to be my box of business cards. When […]

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