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My work colleagues and I decided to join the KawaiiPH Market and sell some of our art. Being the bookworm that I am, I decided to design some bookmarks! It was my first time doing this kind of thing and there was a lot of procrastination involved. In the end, the event was a success and I enjoyed it a lot!

Here are some of the bookmarks I made. I’m sure my fellow bookworms can relate to some of these!

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I’m an artist by profession and I think I ended up being too pantone-crazy. The black ones are still my personal favorite though.

Overall this was a great experience and I might design more bookmarks and other fandom-related things in the future!


P.S. If you’re interested in buying some, do email me at!


Calling all schmucks and cranks, the new Maze Runner trailer is out!

When I first finished the series back then, I said to myself, “Man this would make an awesome movie.” So when I heard about 20th Century Fox making one, I was ecstatic! I didn’t even care about the casting. I knew it would take a lot of effort to make a bad movie out of this series and I was thrilled! When the first trailer came out, it looked very promising… and now this! Ahhh, I’m so excited to see this movie!

Calling my fellow schmucks and cranks, the maze is open… get ready to run.



Dinner at Maple


Shangri-La Plaza is one of my favorite malls. It has most of my my favorite brands, has a good cinema and (most importantly) it has a lot of restaurants. For Shang regulars, the newly constructed East Wing is shortly becoming the go-to when it comes to food and drinks. When you cross the short hall separating the West Wing from the East Wing, it’s like being transported to a totally different mall. The East Wing has slowly turned into a crossover of The Podium and Greenbelt. It hasn’t been long since it opened but it already boasts of a great selection of dining establishments: TWG, Ikkoryu Fukuoka, CBTL 26th Bistro, Gelatissimo, Johnny Rockets, Spätzle, and many others. Last night, we decided to eat dinner at Maple.

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Surviving Travel Expo

Travel Expo 2013

This is one of the events Filipino jet setters have been waiting and bracing themselves for: The Travel Madness Expo 2013. With the European Union lifting the ban on Philippine aircraft, this expo just got bigger, madder and crazier!

Going to a travel expo is like going to war. No, more like going to the Hunger Games, and great flights are the cornucopia. You have to be fast, decided, and patient. You must have a good eye for finding great bargains and packages as well as patience for long queues. The good flights dwindle as the hours progress so it’s better if you have someone with you so that you could check out several packages and flights at once (then just communicate via phone to discuss which deals you should get). For faster transactions, it’s better if you already have a plan readied beforehand (you should list down your free dates, holidays, planned destinations, etc), because if you don’t you just might get buried underneath all of those travel brochures. By the time you’ve made up your mind, the good flights and prices will be long gone.

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Cocina Juan

Cocina Juan

We’re blessed to live within walking proximity from the Maginhawa “Foodie” Street, and although we live so close to it, we rarely actually go there to eat. Tonight, our hunger spasm pulled us to one of the street’s original establishments: Cocina Juan. On our way there, we were surprised to see so many new cafes and restaurants scattered across the long strip. Seriously, they keep on sprouting out of nowhere like mushrooms!

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Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

5 Stars

There’s a difference between really loving someone and loving the idea of her.

Gone Girl won a Goodreads Choice award last year so I had very high expectations when I started this book. I admit, I found the first part a little dragging but everything changed when I got to the second part.

To me, this book was able to tread the line between crime fiction and literary fiction, and did so brilliantly. I admire Gillian Flynn for being bold enough to use this style of writing to tell her story. The cliff-hangers were perfectly positioned, each chapter made me want to read more. You think you know, but you don’t. Not even close. I often second-guessed myself and whenever I started to form my theories, another chapter just completely trashes it out the window. I was so deceived I almost felt cheated by the author! But that’s what’s so good about it.

Gone Girl makes you think, it makes you read between the lines, it makes you ask questions, it gives enough lead you on but still deprives enough to be able to totally surprise you. And that is what makes this good fiction.