the mummy

Photograph by Terry Border


lolita, lolita, lolita

It’s been a while since I last visited her site, or any other fashion site for that matter.  Either I gave up on fashion, or I learned to be satisfied with what I’ve got and stop ogling at things I can’t have.  Yet.

Anyway, I was just checking my favorite fashion sites and here: a reminder that I still have not finished Lolita and my copy is a borrowed one.  Sure, there’s no time frame for its return and the lender is a super cool, super nice person, but still…


I wonder: did she choose Lolita because she likes it, or because it looks cool?

Or is it just the sunglasses?

The full Lolita post here.

feeling christmas-y

It’s almost Christmas.  And I’m looking forward to it this year like I’ve never looked forward to it for many years past.  It’s because Christmas means break for me again.  Being in school now means that I need all the break I can get not to have a break per se but really to work and watch over my store and to catch up on my reading.  In law school, you can’t read and study in advance too much.  Time is always of the essence.  I am also hoping that I get to finish one more book before the year closes.

So Christmas… Presents! 🙂 All I really want this year is a copy of A Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne.  I’ve been wanting a copy ever since I’ve seen part of the movie on cable some time back.  I won’t be able to read it yet, but I still want a copy secure in my shelf.  I’ve only ever read one Jules Verne and it was Around the world in Eighty Days, which I liked.

Oh! by the way, my room is being repainted.  I had one part of my wall painted red (like I’ve always wanted).  My cream-colored bookshelves are going to look great against it (I hope!).  I will post pictures as soon as it’s all done and as soon as I am able to.  The painting’s all that’s left to be done in my room after I started re-doing it, filling it with furnitures and stuff.  Once it’s done, I think I’m all set for next year. ♥

music. books. love.


I went to Dipolog City to see the home of an online friend… see the environment that nurtured the person I admire.

I experienced a full Café Romano hospitality.

Meewa’s Papa’s sculpture.

The library.  It’s refreshing to visit a friend that has a lot of books to compare with my own and discuss about.  It is quite a rarity.

A full Café Romano breakfast with the famous espresso. ♥  This was an excellent breakfast, but I have just arrived that morning so it was full of talk and less of the eating.  Truly delightful! 🙂

Demitasses.  One set of many from Meewa’s collection.

Dandi and Misha, Meewa’s brothers.  My last picture at the house.  I think this is very picturesque.  The photo is not very good as usual, but it’s the whole scene, the feeling it evokes: it makes me want to go back every time I see it.

Meewa of Les Fleur d’un Livre.  🙂 I’m so glad to finally meet her after years of online friendship.  Even through the net we’ve connected quite well to make me (finally) take on a trip south and be with her.  I experienced more than I thought I would for an overnight stay.  I had a truly wonderful time there.  I think I laughed the whole time.

This year, –and I know it’s not over yet but I don’t think both or either can be topped– I have had two wonderful, life-changing periods with people I never thought existed.  Both broke my heart.  The first one because He took my dreams away, and the second because They are so very far away.

share light

So why don’t you visit Cebu City Museum and see the Share Light Exhibit? 🙂

It will be worth your while.

It runs until October 15, 2011.

the little prince?

Let me just add this information: the Cebu City Library is located at the Ground Floor of this very building.  It was newly renovated and is now up and running.  Do visit and support Cebu’s local library. 🙂 Read Cebu!

a dam of books


I’m still here.

I’m just busy.  (Trying to build a dam like this?) 😛

I’m hardly reading, which is sad.  But I have not stopped reading entirely.  In some people’s worlds reading textbooks and law books count for more than reading “novels”.

I have James Herriot for my companion.  It’s light and easy, about animals cute and filthy, and I like him a lot.

Keep reading (no matter how slowly), stay inspired! ♥