Influences (or Why I Write the Way I Do)

Natalie Goldberg (free-flowing writing)
Clarissa Pinkola Estes (wild woman writing)
Jane Hutchison (direct-to-the-point writing)
Ernest Hemingway (simple words writing)

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Wrap Up

i promise to buy Yaman lalaloopsy although i prefer monster high.

the week has been a frenzy starting with the orientation weekend with Aboitiz.

i haven't blogged and played lumosity as often.

but as soon as i'm settled here, will soon normalise.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Mood Meter

excited. nervous
sad. tired
expectant. pensive
intrigued with tomorrow
can't wait for friday

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Sunday with Mommy

i went to sunday mass with mommy today. then we went to mcdo. after buying my antibiotics, we went to SM. we bought another monster high notebook - 2 notebooks in 1. thanks mommy!

Friday, August 23, 2013

Instinct Lang

it prays to trust one's instincts. to go through the online nbi clearance application system rather than the manual way. to take the medical exam in the afternoon while there is time. today, only minor things are to be settled. work work work awaits. and the phd routine jumpstarted. hurray to good habits!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013


one has broken through the routine and started with chapter 2. even if this means passing through the first paragraph. go through the motions vitti. be patient with yourself. take it 2 hours a day, at a time. your system will work. you can do it.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013


it's just instinct. to wait for the doctor and take heed of her advice. finally, Yaman's fever since sunday night has been traced to UTI. antibiotics have been administered and so far, she is no longer as listless as yesterday.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Yaman's Likes

Yaman misses Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. she loves still One Direction. currently gaga over Monster High. can't get enough of stickers, notebooks, erasers, sharpeners, pencil cases.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Home Na

tired, from manila. but happy happy happy in seeing my Abalantung, Yaman. she just loves her new monster high Draculaura pen, pencil, eraser, ruler, pad, and pencil case.

Thursday, August 15, 2013


today, if 10am upwards is free, heading off to cubao to buy the ticket home for tomorrow.  surrounded by strangers and the buzz of talk and computers in this internet cafe, i miss the silence of home, even if this means dogs barking on the side and the sound of endless tv.  home is still home. and days waiting makes me miss it so much.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Missing and Patience

i miss my daughter. i miss my chapters. i miss my mom. i miss naga. i miss my bffs. i have to take all this missing in. and just sit, and surf, and read, and text, and call, and absorb. you are where you want to be vitti, and you have to be patient to be able to move much much forward.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Online Tests

waiting for online tests to be emailed. at 42, life indeed is just starting and unfolding for a wiser outlook on the future.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Job Interviews

went through three job interviews today. it appears that landing a very good one is just in sight.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Monster High Sticker Stylist

yaman and mommy are playing Monster High Sticker Stylist. we are creating and describing fabulous designs of our favorite monster ghouls - Frankie Stein, Spectra, Ghoulia, Clawdeen, Cleo, Draculaura etc.  we are loving every moment of it!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Beware of Ghosts

this Chinese Ghost Month (07 Aug-04 Sept), one should refrain from:

1. signing business contracts
2. house construction
3. moving house

be extra careful and vigilant too.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013


where i am, i should be. thankful nonetheless.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

The Endless Embraces

it was an emotional farewell from my friends in the arc. i am happy not because i'm leaving. i am happy because all the people with me today, at afternoon tea, are my very good friends and with their send-off, our friendships run very deep. and the embraces just keep on coming. fabio, melissa, agung, dirk, chanae, yanti, ian, carol, jane, jim, sia, dean, vanessa, charlotte, xiao min. i love you all. i love you all.