January 20, 2013

the Christmas haul

I was happy to be able to go to the St. James Christmas bazaar last year because that's where I found the most amazing gifts. You know how it is when it's about 1 or 2 weekends away from Christmas and you still haven't decided what to give your favorite people yet. There were a lot of people there too but it was not as crazy as the malls.

I also got to shop on my own because the boyfriend gives me this look like, "I love you and I support you but geez my feet are killing me can we please wrap this up and go home....?" So I leave him to his UFC and out I go shopping. I went to the mall that one time and bought, ermm, stuff that I (would probably) need (someday). And, gifts.

But this post is not about the gifts bought. Mostly because my family reads my blog. This is about the stuff I bought on the side. One does not simply stick to one's Christmas shopping list. It is folly.

So here it is! I bring you...

The Christmas Haul of 2012!!!

Alice in Wonderland sticker notes
- 150 php, St James Bazaar

This set includes 8 pads of sticky notes, each with a different size and design.

Mark Ryden postcards
- 600 php, Fully Booked

I've always been a fan and this had been one of the luckiest find ever.

Tara McPherson stationery
- 250 php, Fully Booked

I remember collecting stationeries like this in high school. I was so stoked to see this. It's in the same area where I found the Mark Ryden prints.

2013 planner in Turquoise
- 245 php, National Bookstore

I love the color! And I also love the layout. You have one whole page for each day of the year. And it's compact! It's just as small as my pseudo Moleskine journal (see next entry).

Venzi blank journal
- 99 php, National Bookstore

The poor man's moleskine. 70 gsm with blank pages. Not bad for a cheap ass notebook. The pop of pink is what caught my attention but it proved to be a pretty cool notebook when I used my colored pens on it.

Pretty pretty stuff. I sure hope these things help me keep organized. 2013, bring it!!

January 12, 2013

(1/52) then, something happened...


Luis Santos opened his 3rd solo exhibit last week at BLANC Peninsula Manila.

Luis showed us once again his distinct attention to details in this series of paintings entitled Then It Happened. The exhibit features 8 oil paintings (yes, those are paintings!) of people with blurred faces. According to the blurb, this is about how we commit things to memory. 

This is the first time I ever went to his exhibit and I'm thankful that we did. Really talented and yet really down to earth. 

Go get yerself some culture and visit the exhibit. I promise you won't leave the place without feeling amazed and learned at the same time.

52 weeks

Hello, 2013!

I know I haven't been updating this space as often as I should. So this year, I promised myself that this blog should have something new at least every week. I figured, there are 52 weeks in a year. I should be able to find something interesting to write about every week! 

So yeah, 2013. Let's make this year more productive!