On Awareness and Transience

Only yesterday, I was sixteen years old, fresh out of high school, clad in a black t-shirt, flared jeans, and blue Chucks. I navigated a strange new world far from the home I’ve always known and shared a tiny bedroom in a dormitory with a girl from the South who spoke her native tongue with…

My Tiny Wedding: The Venue

I’m married! And I’ve been married for over two months now. 😂 I haven’t been able to write about the wedding day because I’ve been caught up in all the hullabaloo of daily life, but my husband has been reminding me that I haven’t updated my blog in a long time, so I thought it’s high…

My Tiny Wedding: The Dress

I didn’t want to spend much on my wedding, so I knew there was no way I was going to buy a gown I’ll possibly only wear once. I spent hours and hours searching for a dress online and in shopping malls, and even considered wearing a dressy white top and skirt at some point….

My Tiny Wedding: The Invitation

I’ve decide to turn my wedding-related entries into a series called My Tiny Wedding. Hopefully it would help other people who also want a small, intimate affair rather than a traditionally grand event. I’ve so far written about why I don’t want a big wedding and the marriage license application process here in the Philippines….

My Tiny Wedding: Applying for a Marriage License in the Philippines

My fiancé and I recently applied for our marriage license at Parañaque City Hall and the process went a lot more smoothly than we both expected. To be honest, I thought it would be a pain in the ass because of how troublesome dealing with government offices could be. To keep that from happening, I…

RestART

It’s been a while since I’ve made art that wasn’t work. A few years ago, I lived with my parents and younger brother in our family home in Pampanga and didn’t have a full time job, so I had a surplus of time to draw, paint, write, and study whatever I felt like learning next….

How to Live with Less in a World That Insists We Need More

A couple of years ago, my friend Ella told me about The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up and how, for weeks after she purged her possessions and rearranged her room, it was still as organized as it was the day she finished the overhaul. Back then, Ella and I both worked freelance, which means we…

My Tiny Wedding: Why I’m Not Spending More Than 10,000 Pesos

I love weddings. They are beautiful affairs in celebration of love and romance, and happen ideally only once in a person’s lifetime. I cry every time I attend my friends’ weddings, especially when they exchange vows. Personalized wedding vows, in particular, reduce me to silly tears. Incidentally, I also work in the wedding industry designing bespoke…

The Blossoming

It’s been over a year since I maintained a blog, the last one being the website for Paper Cat. At this point, I’m not sure whether this is a good idea or not, but I’m pretty hopeful. I don’t have any specific plans for this blog at the moment; I guess I just wanted to…