Challenge yourself a cup of tea this 2018

Last January, I had the decision to stop drinking coffee for a month due to anxiety issues. It worked, and I succeed. So, this year, I made another good decision to start the year with cleansing.

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Remembering my grandma in Laguna

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December has became a special month for me because of this expected low-key experience with my grandma. It was year 2014 when all I did was to sleep on the soft mattress on the floor beside lola’s bed and her dextrose as I celebrate the holiday. I wanted to make the Christmas special with her because time will come that I wouldn’t be able to celebrate it with her. Until it happened two days before 2015 or a week I guess- grandma passed away. Continue reading “Remembering my grandma in Laguna”

THIS ANONYMOUS ARTIST GREETS YOU IN THE STREETS OF ORTIGAS CENTER

In the busy streets of Metro Manila, there lie a various graffiti art or some sprayed letters vandalized on the wall that has been a part of our daily life. Those marks were either adorned and featured on our Instagram account or ignored because we don’t understand those letters which some don’t look like art for us. It may be a black sprayed or colored sprayed graffiti, good-looking or not, we get used to it. Time passed, we forgot that it’s there.

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However, this clever anonymous artist filled the streets with minimal art that would probably switch our mind with his works. He (if he’s a guy) leaves his stencils and stickers in the streets of Ortigas Center. He is known for the “Why” stencil which I believe has been putting the same question on our mind every time we see it. Continue reading “THIS ANONYMOUS ARTIST GREETS YOU IN THE STREETS OF ORTIGAS CENTER”

Stories behind the workers of Manila | Kodak Ultramax 400

In the unknown streets and stressful traffic in Manila, I never thought I would be able to find all these people. I brought my Canon TX to work and during the traffic on my way, surreal moments were encountered.

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Shooting thru a film camera needs extra effort. You need a keen eye and a quick reflexes so you could catch a good shot. Weeks of waiting for my scanned film, like a mother labored for a baby, I was so gratified. I know all my shots are devastating but goodness gracious, my hard work was paid off.
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Satchmi: A nostalgic shop

Ever since we’re kids, coffee has always been on the table no matter what time of the day you want it – breakfast, lunch, dinner. This drink is always number one on your list over milk, or sometimes hot chocolate. Thus, I’m never curious why so many coffee shops are established nowadays.

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On my way to work, this shop I always passed by has never given me a time to sit and enjoy their menu. I never was. It’s just in time that I should drop off my film to that place. Great. I went there the time I was broke. No worries, I still had the experience to enter the dark caramel shop. Continue reading “Satchmi: A nostalgic shop”

Art of the Month | September 2017

It’s already November and I believe that those who are sleeping have already awaken – or someone had woke them up. Anyway,  my schedule got tightened this September since I took part of launching a new product of a well-known mobile brand. That made all my personal plans postponed and cancelled. I will not insert a crying emoji tho because all the hard works and puyat and anxiety are paid off – as in literally bayad. I just haven’t received it yet. Aguy.

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On the other hand, I am glad to somehow able to finish one of my plans and that is to design a stamp for my shop.

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Trying to find my spot

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My heart is overwhelmed with sadness tonight and I do not know if it’s right for me to write something about my dreaded feelings; but today, I just felt that something is wrong and that I strongly believe is not PMS. Today, I found my self fitting in in the crowd I have been with for almost a decade.

I would apologize if this emotion yearns for attention. I do not know. However, I apologize for showing people my fake emotion. It is indeed genuine but at the end of the day, I feel like those appreciation of mine are not worthy. At the end of the day, in that place with those people, I feel not welcome. At the end of the day, I see no transparency. I yearn for integrity and genuity. I am trying to find my spot. I am trying to find the place, the people, the event, where I do not feel alone.

I have been living for twenty years alone but why am I still not used to being an island. I guess, I am not trying to find my spot, I am trying to find the assurance.

 

Good night,
Clarence

Cheap snail mail products

Sending letters is still working. The post offices around the country are still open. This kind of craft is making little noise so we, yes, even I, thought that snail mails are over. However, this year, I came to see the old letters my friend from Korea had sent me 3 years ago. I decided to send her my response through mail because I only responded via Kakaotalk.

Also, browsing on Instagram everyday, I saw people posting their creative mails which got me enlivened to really send my friend one. Another thing that have me work is when my blogger friend and I had tackled about sending letters to people on Christmas. (I’m sorry! I do not know if I should say this. Haha) Anyway, this time, I wanted to share with you the things I use at making mails

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