Oh hey, I'm back. ^_^ I have no excuse as to why I haven't posted in about a month. Truth be told, it's just one distraction after another. But they are good distractions for the most part, like my birthday (holy shit I'm 30!) and a three-night Boracay trip before that beach temporarily closes. Anyhoo, … Continue reading dang, april’s almost over!
This is my most personal post to date and it is not good news, but I feel like I need to talk about it. Two days ago, my mom was diagnosed with an enlarged heart caused by hypertension and stress. Of the two causes, it's the latter she's having a hard time managing. And I … Continue reading life lately: stress, my mom, and her enlarged heart
Yes, they died. No, knowing their fate didn't make it easy. THE STORY. The year is 2017, in a parallel universe where some unknown technological(?) advancement made it possible to determine the exact date of every human's death. Within 24 hours, you will receive a live person phone call from Death-Cast to 'regretfully' inform you … Continue reading a book where they both die at the end
Before anything else, let's get the question "what is a sketchnote?" out of the way first. Sketchnote is another term for visual note-taking. While normal note-taking is just writing linearly, sketchnote makes it more visually appealing layout-wise with the use of additional hand-drawn elements like doodles, illustrations, lines, word containers, et cetera. Below is my sketchnote … Continue reading financial literacy sketchnote
Since I decided this year that I'm going to draw more often, I'm always sending my girl photos of my drawings every time I finish one. Being so supportive, she compliments and scolds me at the same time: "what a waste that I'm the only one seeing what you can do."I remember when I was … Continue reading plug x art x instagram
My Instagram "Following" is more about people who inspire me one way or the other, whether it's their attitude or fashion sense or beautifully-curated feed, et cetera, and less about people I actually know in real life. But every now and then, I come across someone whose IG game is so leveled up, I can't … Continue reading I’m jealous of these instagram folks
Aside from a few friends *pressuring* me to step up my blogging AND artsy game (no complaints here, though -- I honestly think I need the push), my girl is also telling me that I should kick things with a free workshop, and that I should make it happen soon. Which now brings me to … Continue reading the frustrated creator
I'm definitely not the type who religiously tracks expenses. I don't hate it, but I see it as a laborious process, and my lazy ass self just doesn't have that kind of energy to add more things to my plate -- which is already occupied by sleeping and mindlessly scrolling through Twitter. But then the … Continue reading hooray, I finally learned how to track my expenses!
First of all, thank you, Victoria (Biktorya? Bktryaaa? LOL) for the tag. ^_^ I remember answering stuff like this on Tumblr, from the most generic (favorite food, favorite color, favorite underwear, etc.) to the most R-rated outrageous. But I'm kinda happy being able to put a little bit of myself out there each time I … Continue reading blog tag: playing the Three Things game.
You know what, I have this blank New Post page opened since the start of my work shift (10:30 PM Manila). I just woke up from a quick nap and it's now 5:42 AM and I thought it would be a real waste if I don't write anything today. I bet a lot of people … Continue reading random thoughts on a thursday