31 May 2010
in Movies Tags: book, movies, novel, quotes, The Time Travelers Wife
Clare: So I was simply not thinking about a lot of important stuff because I was completely drunk with the notion of a baby: a baby that looked sort of like Henry, black hair and those intense eyes and maybe very pale like me and smelled like milk and talcum powder and skin, a sort of dumpling baby, gurgling and laughing at everyday stuff, a monkey baby, a small cooing sort of baby. I would dream about babies. In my dreams I would climb a tree and find a very small shoe in a nest; I would suddenly discover that the cat/book/sandwich I thought I was holding was really a baby; I would be swimming in the lake and find a colony of babies growing at the bottom. More
27 May 2010
[This is a repost of a blog entry made in April 2009.
Click here to view the original.]
Before I got pregnant, I was 84 lbs. That was not an all-time record low, because back in college I hit 80. A time when I dreaded walking around U.P.’s academic oval because I was literally being blown away at times, a time when I was suspected of having either leukemia or thalassemia and made frequent trips to various specialists and a career in medicine was permanently erased from my future.
When I was admitted to the hospital after my water bag broke, I was 112 lbs â€“ an all-time record high. More
25 May 2010
Center for Environmental Concerns-Philippines
and Kalikasan People’s Network for the Environment
invite you to
Defending Biodiversity, Defending Life:
Multisectoral Forum on the Protection of Philippine Biodiversity
31 May 2010 (Monday), 1:00 p.m.
Conference Room D, Balay Kalinaw,
University of the Philippines, Diliman, Q.C.
In recognition of 2010 as the International Year of Biodiversity, we invite you to take a look the state of Philippine biodiversity resources, especially in the context of worsening plunder of our natural resources and ecosystems and aggravated by emerging climate change impacts. The forum aims to gather experts and multi-sectoral groups to discuss and gain a shared understanding of the state of Philippine biodiversity, discuss current threats and projections, and proposed responses to this rising crisis.
This is an event sponsored by the Center for Environmental Concerns – Philippines, a non-government organization I work for part-time as writer, researcher andÂ documenter.
21 May 2010
Amrei, Roma, John and Che’s band, Flush and the Toilets, are playing tonight at Merci Bar and Restaurant in Timog. This event is sponsored by Merci Bar and Restaurant as well as On-Air Studio.
21 May 2010
So I need some inspiration today as I have been working with text all night. And for my “daily” dose of inspiration, I check tumblr and from there on stumble from one site to another.
And this is what I found today:
Originally uploaded by Nick-K. Click on image to view source.
And it so happens to remind me of this:
Originally uploaded by Angkulet. Click on image to view source.
21 May 2010
I just got the tentative list of Dulaang U.P.‘s 35th Theatre Season offering and it is composed of the most successful plays produced by Dulaang U.P. in recent years.
I am proud to say I got to see all of these plays! Every single one of them! But I’d be more than happy to see them all on stage once more!
Click here to view the season offering.
19 May 2010
Rody Vera of the Writers’ Bloc, co-organizer of the yearly experimental theater festival Virgin Labfest, has announced the 12 plays chosen for the sixth edition of the Labfest, which shall run from June 23-July 4, 2010 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. The finalists are:
- Bakit Wala Nang Nagtatagpo sa Philcoa Oberpas, by Carlo Garcia
- Balunbalunan, by Debbie Ann L. Tan
- Carmi Martin, by J. Dennis C. Teodosio
- Collector’s Item, by Juliene Mendoza
- A Fistful of Sand, by Arlo de Guzman
- Higit Pa Dito, by Allan B. Lopez
- Huling Habilin ng Sirena, by Layeta P. Bucoy
- Isagani, by Alexis Dorola
- Matyag, by Gabriel Beato Francisco (pseudonym)
- Ondoy, by Remi Velasco
- Sa Package Counter, by Isa Borlaza
- Suor Clara, by Floy Quintos
Congratulations to the chosen playwrights!
18 May 2010
I went to Azta Urban Salon in Eastwood, a salon owned by college friend Jon Bantigue, to have my hair done. The last time I was in Azta was in 2007, when I had highlights done on my hair. I have not been back since.
I just told senior hairstylist Jojie that I wanted a new look and that really short is okay.
17 May 2010
.. or even just a different do.
I have been thinking for the past month about getting a haircut, not really because of the heat or the fact that Lia likes tugging at my hair, but because I am sooo bored. My hair bores me to death. And it was only last night that I realized, I have had hair this long since I lived in the island. I have had hair this long for five years!!!
So I am overdue for a short do. Not that it’s going to be the first time, I have had a short do for most of my life. I had a short do half of high school, half of college and most of my grade school years.
15 May 2010
Looking at the absence of posts this week, it seems thatÂ I have not been thinking much. I guess I have been busy not thinking and just living. Just getting used to the new house, the new househelp, the new schedules and everything else that is new.
I’m taking a break as the fatigue of the move has just caught up with me.
But I’d like to repost this image I found on tumbler/xanga because it reminds me of my favorite spot in El Nido and Calaguas… the place where the water strikes the rocks.