Saturday, February 21, 2015

L'esprit de l'escalier

Something in me is lost forever. I guess, some circumstances in our lives do that to us. When it happens, we're never the same on the days that follow. We become different people. Like I feel thicker and sadder. Like never before. Yes, I may be happy some times, but inside me I grieve forever for the moments that will never become. 

***Taken at San Narciso, Zambales (19 February) by Linds

Monday, February 9, 2015

Top 15 Films You Should Watch [2.0]

84 films watched in 2014! 56 films short compared in 2013, but the point is I've enjoyed my time spending with every protagonist, every evil villain, and every weird plot I got myself into. Like in 2013, I'm giving you the top on my list for 2014. 

1. Waking Ned Devine

2. Dallas Buyers Club
3. Everything is Illuminated
4. Blue Jasmine
5. Blue is the Warmest Colour
6. Requiem for a Dream
7. Crazy Hearts
8. The Big Lebowski
9. Thelma and Louise
10. Lars and the Real Girl
11. Captain Philips
12. The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies
13. Her
14. Memento
15. Enough Said

1. Burlesque
43. Husbands and Wives
2. So I Married an Axe Murderer
44. Turtles Can Fly
3. Submarine
45. Read My Lips
4. Four Weddings and a Funeral
46. Nymphomaniac I
5. Weekend
47. Nymphomaniac II
6. 47 Ronin
48. I, Frankenstein
7. Book Thief
49. Wild Strawberries
8. The Wolf of Wall Street
50. Donnie Darko
9. The Sweet Hereafter
51. Clockwork Orange
10. The Ice Storm (Ang Lee)
52. Alone in the Dark
11. 300
53. Great State
12. Love Me, If You Dare
54. The Giver
13. Educating Rita
55. Clerks
14. Frozen
56. Very Good Girls
15. Waking Ned Devine
57. How to Deal
16. Dallas Buyers Club
58. You and Me and Everyone We Know
17. Everything is Illuminated
59. Lars and the Real Girl
18. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
60. Hannah and Her Sisters
19. Fern Beuller’s Day Off
61. Memento
20. Rent
62. The Legend of Hercules
21. Gravity
63.Captain Philips
22. Philomena
64. Divergent
23. Her
65. Run Lola Run
24. American Hustle
66. Transformers Age of Extinction
25. Blue Jasmine
67. The Maze Runner
26. The Royal Tenenbaums
68. Enough Said
27. Blue is the Warmest Colour
69. Clueless
28. The Tree of Life
70. Waitress
29. Requiem for a Dream
71. Winter’s Tale
30. American Gigolo
72. As Good As It Gets
31. Somewhere
73. Friends with Kids
32. Crazy Hearts
74. Your Sister’s Sister
33. The Big Lebowski
75. Begin Again
34. Jesse and Celeste
76. The Girl Next Door
35. Forever
77. Sideways
36. Stuck in Love
78. The Oranges
37. Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
79. Third Person
38. About Time
80. Mockingjay
39. Chalet Girl
81. Exodus
40. True Grit
82. The Other Woman
41. Venus in Fur
83. Very Good Girls
42. Thelma and Louise
84. The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies

*If you have noticed, I kind of tend to like Jeff Bridges films. Yep, he's a talent and a hottie. My celebrity crush! :)

Sunday, December 7, 2014


This is a project I want to start next year! Each month, I’ll give you a picture that best summates all the feelings I have in that particular month. This is my way of pushing myself to take more photos, which I sadly often forget.

***Taken at 25/F of Crown Regency Hotel, Cebu City (4 December) by Linds

"ANTHILL: Wear your tribe. Wear with pride."

I haven’t featured a shop here. That’s because I don’t want to do anything with propagating consumerism and commercialism. Well, I might have, indirectly, in some entries, but trust me there was no intention purely to that sense.

But Anthill Fabric Gallery doesn’t just sell or sell fashion, they make us love our roots, our own style and products. I had a chance to visit their shop in Lahug, Cebu City with KB and Yza. Anthill has truly beautiful hand woven fabrics from weaving communities around the country. They make me want to start wearing my tribe. Yes, let’s all wear our tribe and be proud of it. That's the point. It doesn't matter whether it's Anthill or what, as long as it's us.

***Taken in Cebu City (2-5 December 2014) by Linds

Saturday, November 29, 2014

"Une joie peut briser tous les chagrins."

One joy can shatter all grief!

I'm tired at work. But this is what I see. I try to fight negativity with kindness and gratefulness. And love. *blows kisses*

***Taken @ Baguio City (23-26 Nov.), @ Tagaytay (24 Jul.), @ Siquijor (28-30 April) by Linds

Thursday, November 13, 2014

My tent on the shore is home

There are places that are just so wonderful they make you happy. 

We slept under our red tent, again. We pitched it at the shore of San Narciso, Zambales on a dark strange night. In the morning, we ran to the waters and submerged to its warm vastness. The place was lovely that I could stay an entire week with just my tent. And you. 

***Taken @ San Narciso, Zambales (30 Oct. -01 Nov. 2014) by Linds

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Make your eco-statement with bamboo drinking straw!

I've always been resentful about plastic straws. I always thought it's unnecessary when you can just sip directly from the glass. But, whether I get the idea or not, some people like using them. In fact, to them it's essential. Now, if you have to use straws, at least, be eco-friendly. It's time to shift to bamboo straws from the plastic ones. With bamboo straws, you don't have to deal with toxic dyes, inks, and nonbiodegradable trash. The way to go!

*Bamboo Straws are available at A Novel Idea Bookshop

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Prints on Book Pages and Blackout Poetry!

I haven't told you that I lost more than 70% of my book collection from termite infestation. I was shocked for a few days, but life goes on. That horrible experience taught me many things. Well, things that I thought I already knew, until an incident gave me a taste of what it is really like. Books are the only valuable possession I have. I handle them like treasures - well, in many sense, they really are. When I got so devastated when the pest took my treasures from me, I realized I need to realign or put things in the right perspective. But I wouldn't dwell more on that here. Maybe in the next entries, who knows. 

So, then I started A Novel Idea Bookshop! An online bookstore. I sold many of my books that I "gave up". I also gave away slightly damaged books for free (if you're interested, send me a message through the link). While trying to browse ideas what I can make out of these books, I stumbled on some very interesting ones. Here are some samples I made myself: Cute prints on book pages, blackout poetry, and water color paint! 

You can also do these on old newspapers. Try them out yourself. 

Happy Friday, Darlings! :)