Tuesday, November 25, 2014

My dear-santa list

I've been tired. I've worked hard. I wasn't perfect, but I've tried to be as good as I can be. Don't you think I deserve something nice? I don't wish for diamonds or Rolls Royce. Just some little wants for my little life. 

A new camera and camera sling. I love taking photos. My tool is as old as me. Hahah. I think it’s about time to update and upgrade.
Soap making lessons. Recently, I’ve been having a penchant for soap making. Send me to a soap-making lesson and I’ll make you the best soap you've ever tried.
Kindle. I broke my Kindle. I need a new one and I can’t afford it.
Travel bag. I love to travel, as you know. I want something nice to carry my stuff in.
My kind of life. Provincial. Simple. Cottage-ie. Farm. Herbs. Free. Windows. Woods. Creative. 

*Photos not mine

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! :)

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

"I fell in love with the world in you."

I agree, it's like coming home after a very long trip. That's how love feels like. It's like coming home. ***

***Taken @ Maribujoc, Bohol (18-24 June 2014) by Linds

Monday, June 16, 2014

"I would die everyday waiting for you."

Sometimes, when you go to a new place that captures your heart, there's a feeling inside you saying you were born in a wrong country. You just want to be in that new place, start a new life and be a new person or the person you dream to be. Without having the trouble of undoing your past, dealing with your old timid and nervous self. 

***Tokyo, Sendai City, Kesennuma Japan, 27 May - 04 June 2014

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Things I Love Pt. 3: Vintage Photos of Women

"Lost opportunities, lost possibilities, feelings we can never get back. That's part of what it means to be alive. But inside our heads - at least that's where I imagine it - there's a little room where we store those memories. A room like the stacks in this library. And to understand the workings of our own heart we have to keep on making new reference cards. We have to dust things off every once in a while, let in fresh air, change the water in the flower vases. In other words, you'll live forever in your private library." Haruki Murakami

Check out Shorpy for more vintage photographs!