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ART Blog: Rainbow Connection

So there’s this new quirky coffee shop that opened in our city; and it’s called POST - the interiors are filled with post-its and notes by the customers. People have the option to lounge on cribs, or sit on chairs or just squeeze themselves in any corner they want. 

Props to the owner (actually a student from the Uni I work at) for this trendy establishment. Social media is ablaze with selfies from this place - suddenly, people became coffee critics and endorsers~ (I, myself joining the bandwagon hehe)

attended a talk on Children’s book publishing today - this is sponsored by ‘Save the Children’ and they are doing a wonderful job making early reading instructional materials - books with local flavor. Folktales, legends and original stories by indigenous tribes (i.e. B’laan, T’boli and Tagakaulo) become source materials for beautifully illustrated books that these kids in the hinterlands can relate to, because they’re written in their language~

also got to meet Neni Sta. Romana Cruz, chair of the National Book Development Board of the Philippines - a leading figure in Children’s books publishing and is someone I got inspiration from in this gathering. 

I got to share my encounters with Adarna and Tahanan books when I was young, and had storytelling sessions with the kids~ this is an amazing experience, my dreams of getting published as a children’s book writer and/or illustrator got rekindled~ 


*Rests my hands behind my head like i’m walking with my friends in a shonen anime

I’m not for everyone. I’m barely for me.

— Marc Maron (via heureun)

watched Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno last night! The live action of the Shishio arc is amazing~ I can’t wait for the continuation (in September?) Emi Takei looks a lot like Kathryn Bernardo, thus the running gag ‘She’s Dating the Slasher’ haha XD

Notes: The lovely Komagata Yumi is played by Maryjun Takahashi (half Filipino); Tatsuya Fujiwara delivers as Shishio and does his signature Light Yagami laugh (still can’t get Charice P out of my head tho); Takeru Satoh’s lips <3; Why is Yahiko Myojin always dirty? he was ‘cleaner’ in the previous movie (the new kid is cuter tho); Okina is badass! Cho is cute! Seeing Sano and Megumi breaks my heart! Why isn’t KAMATARI pretty?!?

Also Found out that the live-action movie of Bakuman will be released in 2015 - and guess what, Takeru Satoh (Kenshin) and Ryunosuke Kamiki (the smiling Sojiro) are the leads!!! *fangasm*

Sometimes I wish I was 29 with my life figured out & sometimes I wish I was 5 with my whole life ahead of me and not a care in the world

— Reyna Biddy (via kushandwizdom)

I want [female characters] to be allowed to be weak and strong and happy and sad – human, basically. The fallacy in Hollywood is that if you’re making a ‘feminist’ story, the woman kicks ass and wins. That’s not feminist, that’s macho. A movie about a weak, vulnerable woman can be feminist if it shows a real person that we can empathize with.


Edward Honaker

Growth is painful. Change is painful.But nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong.

— Mandy Hale (via siberiana)

I want to be somebody’s favorite hiding place, the place they can put everything they know they need to survive, every secret, every solitude, every nervous prayer, and be absolutely certain I will keep it safe. I will keep it safe.

— Andrea Gibson (via theunquotables)

You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserves your love and affection.

— Gautama Buddha (via yayaspapayas)