Awesome July: Part 1

Monday, July 16, 2012 Jonette 0 Comments

At least, the first half of my July.

James turned 30 on the 5th. This is the story of the celebration. 

Right after my shift on the 4th, I asked around for a great 24-hour restaurant. PJ enthusiastically pointed me to Borough at The Podium, and armed me with with a number of her own recommendations.

I remember walking up to the outside entrance to Borough in my rough-and-tumble denim skirt, pink everyday flip-flops, and an unremarkable tee. "Okay, this is your first time at one of the higher-end restaurants in the metro. Be cool. How difficult can it be?" 

Hello huge, elbow--and-shoulder-rubbing, beer-bottle-wielding crowd singing in unison to Axl Rose and Bon Jovi songs. It was a 4th of July party, and everyone was in a merry and huggy disposition. Ehehe. 


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Why I Love Miss Bennett (or Why My Heart is About To Be Blown To Smithereens From all These Feelings)

Saturday, June 23, 2012 Jonette 0 Comments

[In the ever-so-slighty-off-a-million-in-one chance Miss Bennett sees this, I do humbly and sincerely apologize in advance. The happiness made me do it.]

This week. Has been wonderful.

So much love has happened on my Tumblr, and now I want to share the love here, too.

So, you folks know of my love for Steam Powered Giraffe, yes? Well, a bleary and troubled mid-week somehow led me to Rabbit's Tumblr, and...

The name is Bunny Bennett, esteemed sirs and madams. 

I cannot begin to tell you how my heart feels right now. Her responses to people's questions and her stands on certain issues made me feel valid, brave, a bit wiser, and a bit more courageous. 

I cannot begin to tell you how my heart feels right now. Perhaps I can, because I dared to write about it.

And that's how I fangirl -- I go all Cyrano de Bergerac inside, in a non-romantic way.

I slept immensely well that night, no nightmares. I felt thankful and very, very lucky to have reaped some wisdom from her, and then, you know what happened?


My heart. Oh dear Miss Bunny, you are going to send me to the hospital for this.

Which is perhaps all well and good. I would trade this weak, bloody pulp of a heart for one made of steel and gears and springs, if only to be a little bit more like her.

This is how I get high.


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Palengke Shots.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012 Jonette 2 Comments

Photo-editing courtesy of PicMonkey

I fully intend to keep this album growing. 
Oh, and wear your headsets. 


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Please, don't ever, ever forget:

Friday, June 15, 2012 Jonette 0 Comments

Dear Lady Eiffel


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Callooh Callay!

Friday, June 15, 2012 Jonette 0 Comments

Step right up for another ride 'round the carousel!

See? Even Sherlock knows to not lift his pinkie. 

 All the love, and all the awards. Have tissues handy. 

 Their grand-kid is going to be such a lucky, lucky duck! 

Yes! James and I had fun over this,
and half the time I was going "oh my god, so true!"

 If there's anything good for you that you're going to do today,
please do watch this.


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Motivation Friday: Steal Like an Artist

Friday, June 15, 2012 Jonette 0 Comments

To learn more, head to


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homemaking, or something like it

Thursday, June 14, 2012 Jonette 4 Comments

Finally, some semblance of order in our apartment!

This is what happens when I get up earlier than James, see to the litter box, and decide that some empty boxes have just got to go.


Ignore the flat iron. He's kinda lost.


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Motivation Friday

Friday, June 08, 2012 Jonette 0 Comments

Here's to Friday, you lovelies!


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Videos + Music: Steam Powered Giraffe

Friday, June 08, 2012 Jonette 0 Comments

I have weird crushes. And I revel in them.

When a particular group or person has two or three of my favorite things wrapped up in on gorgeous package, that makes me crush on them even harder.

Take Steam Powered Giraffe, for example.

Wasn't that awesome? See me beaming with glee and making my cheeks ache from all the smiling. I can't stop rocking out, and no, you can't make me.


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Ureshii + Calooh Callay!

Saturday, June 02, 2012 Jonette 0 Comments

Hi, everyone, and welcome to a delightfully conjoined post of my two (mostly) weekly segments. 

Things that made me happy this week: 

  • Being well-taken-care of. I've unfortunately had to stay home on absolute voice rest for majority of the week due to the combined efforts of laryngitis and pharyngitis. (Wow, talk about another two-in-one.) However, it feels great to be pampered and seen to by James. Our days have been idyllic and quiet, and all in all, I think this was the kind of rest I was looking forward to. 
  • Hot shrimp porridge in the morning. 'Nuff said. 
  • Currently savoring Catching Fire of The Hunger Games trilogy. I'm constantly a ball of emotional emotions when I read it. Yes, you read that right, it makes my emotions have emotions. God, that President Snow, I hate him. And Peeta! Poor bebe.
  • Anime I love right now -- Aquarion EVOL (great opening and ending music themes, great character development, and oh the relationships!), Acchi Kochi (for light-hearted fun), Sankarea (love and zombies), Kimi to Boku 2 (the hijinks these boys get into), Medaka Box (I swear, that girl does everything --  and can do everything -- in epic proportions), and Tsuritama (for the bright colors, fun art, and fishing trivia!)
  • In this cold weather, the cats are perfect hot water bottles. They vibrate, too. 
  •  Tidying up corners in the flat. It feels good to be able to do some focused cleaning. I've still half a mind to toss out certain boxes we don't need anymore, though.  
  • Bonding over Immortal Throne and lean pizza. While most of the gaming world are right now slugging it out with demons, abominations, and surprise error stops in Diablo III, James and I have gone Greek and hunt satyrs, cyclops and medusae. My Corsair and his Soothsayer are getting along quite famously. Yes, the family that plays together, stays together. 

Callooh Callay!  

  • Manga reads -- Ooku. An epidemic in Edo-period Japan has wiped out three-fourths of the country's male population. Women have taken on traditional male roles in the home, on the streets, even in positions of great power. Male survivors, the seed-carriers, are deemed precious, and the most beautiful of them are sent to serve in the Shogun's Inner Chambers. It's a very intriguing view on gender roles, politics, and relationships, rendered in archaic language. 

 This amazing child. I have no words. 

Help, I can't stop listening to and watching this video! 
Or maybe you can just watch this with me. 

There's this unsettling and manic quality to the song 
that I find prettily rendered when paired with the video.

While the original version can be quite the kawaii earworm,
I like this male version a lot more.

And, that's it for my list. What made your week?


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Motivation Friday

Friday, June 01, 2012 Jonette 0 Comments

Happy weekend, everyone!


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Cook it! Honeyed Cottonii (Guso) Seaweed Salad

Thursday, May 31, 2012 Jonette 0 Comments

 Ah, seaweed. Your variety, crunchy freshness, and strong sea smell warm the cockles of my heart. You're quite easy to prepare, quite nutritious, and are one usually interesting addition to the menu. The fact that you sometimes raise eyebrows in young and old alike is a big plus in my book. Also, you're quite cheap. Like really cheap. Did I mention cheap? Oh, right.

Now for a bit of education. This type of seaweed is known by a number of names. Scientists will know it as Kappaphycus alvarazii, a very good source of carragean. Carragean is used to help keep things viscous, moist, and gel-like, and can be found in a lot of things -- fire extinguishers, lipstick, shampoos, bread dough, beer, and ham, to name just a few. It's also commercially known as cottonii seaweed. If you find yourself in a local wet market, just ask for Guso. (Remember, say it with a glottal stop on the last syllable.)
Now, I'm not entirely sure if I should even but calling this entry "Cook It!", because, well, there's practically no cooking involved. None whatsoever. (Except maybe for the blanching bit, but you wouldn't call that cooking per se, would you?)

Guso is usually seasoned with a mix of vinegar, chopped red onion, and some green peppers. If you want your seaweed with a nice spicy bite, that's fine. Let me show you my own sweeter version. 


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Callooh Callay is back!

Monday, May 28, 2012 Jonette 0 Comments

Hey everyone, and welcome back to a fresh, new Callooh Callay post! Let the link-loving and discoveries commence! 

 Marchesa Fall/Winter 2012. Gor-geous. 

Dolce & Gabbana Fall/Winter 2012. Gor-geous.


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Cook It!: Kinunot, or Demonfish Cooked in Coconut Milk

Monday, May 28, 2012 Jonette 2 Comments

Why yes, you read the title right.

About a year and a few weeks ago, Mik and I found ourselves stranded in a whale shark-watching resort in Donsol, no thanks to man-high floods on the main road and terrible weather. The resort staff and tour team kept us mostly-dry and warm, and fed us, educating our palates a bit more.

Everyone, meet dinner.

original picture from superpunch
vintage label from

Well, not really, but you get the idea. 


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Cook It! Hearty White Corn Soup with Moringa

Thursday, May 24, 2012 Jonette 0 Comments

Corn. I love corn. 

When I was in college, my trips to the UP Physics Building often meant a chance to sneak out and buy a pack of Japanese Sweet Corn and bring it home. It tore a gaping hole in my backpack for sheer size and bulk, but hey, I was bringing three kilos of wholesome deliciousness home, so there.

Then there's grilled sweet corn at stands that dotted the campus. It seems my dad was one of the blessed few who were privy to their locations and hours. 

And there's Hominy, or White Corn. 

I love White Corn. It's got body and chewiness to it, and boiled long enough, it pops and puffs up and coagulates into a mushy porridge of deliciousness. Add some sugar and grated coconut, and you have some wonderful form of heaven-in-a-bowl called binatog. (Another wonderful recipe for yet another time.)

I went out to do my wet market run earlier this week, and went home in sleepy-addled glee with a kilo of the stuff nestled in one of my bags. James and I ate well the morning after, and here's how we did so. 


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The Butler Did It!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 Jonette 0 Comments

Hi, everyone. Meet Butler.

Butler's been part of our household ever since the earlier months of 2012. He's currently four or five months old, and weighs about four kilos.

I... guess that explains the picture, yes?

Butler does not mew. He yips. Like a puppy. and I think, a bit like a high-pitched Basenji.

He also has a thing for going after dangly things (that includes towel corners, watercress, and unhooked bras, oh my), talking to himself all by his lonesome, and being yaoi with Bandit.

He seems to enjoy being seme more than uke, but let's Bandit have his fun anyway. I love my yaoi boys.

Here's another shot of Butler, being all cute and sleepy:


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Wednesday, May 16, 2012 Jonette 0 Comments

Hi everyone, and welcome to all-new, tasty-fresh, and piping-hot edition of Ureshii! It's been a while since my last ureshii post, and it's good to be back in the swing of things.

Things I am thankful for:

  • Sewing again. Aside from the eco-bags you've probably already seen, I've begun cannibalizing my own petticoat to re-sew and fit it according to Susan's measurements. For all the work I have cut out for her, she'll need the extra poof, not me.
  • Reminiscing with James about schoolyard treats and comics over a spaghetti breakfast. An assortment of candy, chibi Street Fighter stickers, plastic Ultraman inch-high figures, and twenty-peso comics that made our fingers smell of glorious dusty newsprint. Yeeeeeeeah, those were the days. 
  • Spending time with lovely like-minded folk like Mary, Fai, and Arman talking about creativity, confidence, public opinion, and doing what you have to do, for you. I'm also very thankful for friends like TJ, Anton, Adrian, and Mezarc for pointing me to right direction and widening my creative "review of related literature". 
  •  Relishing two of Nick Bantock's books -- Griffin and Sabine: An Extraordinary Correspondence, and The Museum at Purgatory. Many, many thanks to Fai for letting me in on this new pleasure. Mr. Bantock has this gift for creating characters and telling stories through crafting almost anything he can set his mind to -- fake correspondence, tops, games, stamps, postcards, you name it. The Museum left quite an imprint on me, and I find myself wanting to tell stories with the same caliber that he does, in my own way.
  •  Making a speech for PJ for her wedding day! Omigoshomigoshomigosh. So stoked! Again, take it way, Rainbow Dash. 
  •  Playing catch-up with my dad and grandmother on the telephone. It's been five months -- five months! -- since I last saw them. Talking to them and taking in their wisdom and experience is a balm to my soul.  
  •  The Avengers. Need I even say more? This movie, I like it. Another! Joss Whedon is our king.
  • I er, think I just became a Whovian. I just became a Whovian! Woo-hoo! I have currently added Doctor Who to my roster of loved shows, and I am love-love-loving it! The Ninth Doctor is a pretty cool fellow, and I can't wait to see more of his adventures. I'm also looking forward to meeting the Tenth and the Eleventh! Bowties. Bowties are cool. 
Aaaand, that's it for now. Allow me to leave you with the TARDIS, and may your adventures be ever amazing! 

*Psst. Plus points for getting the references in the list up yonder!


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More bags join the fray!

Saturday, May 12, 2012 Jonette 0 Comments

Three came around, one was given away.

Since there's quite a number of pictures to go through, I've arranged them in a little slideshow for easy viewing. I'm looking forward to making more bags from other colorful sacks. 

Thanks, everyone, and hope you enjoy. 


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Making things: recycled shopping bag from a pet food sack

Friday, May 04, 2012 Jonette 2 Comments

There’s a new city mandate going around in Pasig — No plastic sando (shopping bags) allowed.Heading into a grocery store will have you carrying out paper bags for smaller items, or large cardboard boxes for larger quantities. The fruit stalls near my place have also resorted to using non-handled plastic bags to carry your fruit in.

Me? I just detest having too much plastic around. 


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Blog under construction

Monday, April 30, 2012 Jonette 0 Comments

Hi, all. the blog is undergoing some major makeover, so do sit tight. :)


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Motivation Friday!

Friday, April 27, 2012 Jonette 0 Comments


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Another -- Anamnesis

Thursday, April 26, 2012 Jonette 0 Comments

I was finally home after my wet market duty at 4:00am. I had been lugging around about seven kilos of fresh meat and produce from one city to another. My sandals were mucky, slightly slippery, and smelled of chicken liver and fish scales. I smelled of fish scales and exhaust pipes. My hair was mussed-up, and I wanted a bed badly.

 James had the above song playing. The stroller handle and vegetable bayong were out of my hands, and beside the table. My eyes had forgotten how to focus. I felt my arms being lifted around a neck, and another pair of arms finding their way around my waist.

 Then, slow, subtle swaying. A warm and gentle nose nuzzling my cheek.

 I guess he knew how worked up I could get on a wet market run. And I think I remember asking him why we haven’t ever slow-danced yet. We slow-danced to the ending theme of a horror-suspense anime, and it was warm and lovely.


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Dusting off drawing skills, and getting it done

Thursday, April 19, 2012 Jonette 2 Comments

Hi, guys and dolls. I've simply been letting my creativity take me where it wants to go. It feels a bit like when grown-ups let kids drag them to places unfamiliar, impractical, and maybe even a bit embarrassing, but as these sort of things go, it's never a dull moment.

It seems the place of choice at present is sketching fashion design.

Fashion design.

(There, I've said it. Currently quelling inner panic, but I think I'll manage.)

It's been ages since I've taken pencil to paper, but well, you know, why not give it a try? It's good practice, gets my ideas out in the open to see how work-able and do-able they are, and I don't really lose much, except perhaps a bit of my comfort zone. Plus, it's a good way to beat the living daylights out of my self-consciousness and self-doubt, and just get the work done.


Self-doubt and panic attacks 


 Kicking self-consciousness and constant worry to the curb can be a good thing for us to do, no matter how scary the thought can get. I say scary, because it's been noted that every time we set out to do something we've never done before, there's this tiny, nervous voice at the back of our heads that sets panic alarms off.

"Oh wow, this is kinda new for me. I wonder how well I can pull this off. Can I actually pull this off? I mean, other folks do it so amazingly well, I don't know if I can get up to their level. Oh gosh, do I even have the right skill set for this? Do I have the right perspective to this? What if I do it and give it all I've got, and it comes out an absolute fail next to their work? Was I meant for this? What the hell am I even doing here?! How could I even think I could actually do this?!  I can't even --"

Sounds familiar?

It sure does to me.


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I want to stay in this lovely glow the weekend has given me.

Monday, April 16, 2012 Jonette 1 Comments

Dear Weekend, 

You've been so good to me. I have no words. 

Thank you for having James and I take a chance and spend a pleasant evening in the company of good food, a few drinks, and excellent company.

Thank you for James teaching Fai and Anja Magic: The Gathering 101, then have me mentor along as they kicked each other's asses most awesomely with Koth and Venser decks. 

Thank you for taking me into Marissa's home, inspiring and feeding my spirit with all the history and character and beautiful art it contained. It taught me a lot of things ---- being unapologetic about one's creative spirit, how trusting your keen eyes and taking things "other people throw out" (as Marissa says) can make a beautiful home, and how I have every right and reason to dream and make them happen. James and I now know what kind of home we'd both like to grow old in -- I definitely know what kind of home I'd want to grow and make my art in. 

Thank you for wonderful conversation, wonderful food, and wonderful hospitality.  

Thank you for kind, warm colleagues and car rides. 

Thank you for mother-in-law meals and desserts, and for half a cavan of rice and some mangoes to take home. This will feed us for two months, maybe even more. 

I have sooooo much to be thankful for, and I want to stay in this state of mind for as long as I can, and keep finding more things to be thankful for. 


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I am proud to be a Brony.

Sunday, April 15, 2012 Jonette 0 Comments

A while ago if you would ask me what I watch in my spare time,
No I probably wouldn't tell you what was really on my mind.
But lately I've been thinking of a reason I should hide
FiM as if to mention it where painful, when it feels so good inside!

Why can't I mention Fluttershy and her timid loving mind,
How she can be herself near animals, but shies away from her own kind?
Why can't I mention Pinkie Pie? And the way she kind of acts a bit like me sometimes?

You see I use to hate that I liked my little pony. Not any more...
I'm proud to be a brony!

(Sound bytes from the show during bridge.)
"Can't hear ya, I'm asleep."
"Ohmygosh ohmygosh ohmygosh ohmygosh OHMYGOSH!!"
"Thiiis is whiiining!"
"You rock! woohoo..."
"Your faithful student, Twilight Sparkle."
"can you do that? Can you explode twice?"
"It needs to be about twenty percent cooler."
"Oatmeal?! Are you crazy!?"
"I don't wanna talk about it..."


Many try to make me feel embarrassed but their attempts have been in vain,
For though they tell me I'm the one with problems, they're the ones who are insane!
So for those watch but won't admit it; well you shouldn't be like that.
Cause you could be twenty percent cooler in ten seconds flat!

Why don't you mention Rainbow Dash and her acrobatic skill,
How she will try her hoof at anything just to get a little thrill?
Why don't you mention Apple Jack, and talk about her honest southern style power of will?
See you don't have to fake that you hate my little pony. Shout it out!
"I'm proud to be a brony!"

---Musical Interlude---

"My Little Pony"
"Winter Wrap Up"
"Art of the Dress"

So I'm gonna mention Rarity and how she's oh so lady like,
But even though she's prim and proper, she could make it in a fight!
And I'm gonna mention Twilight, and though she's kinda nerdy, boasts a power tucked away, could take an Ursa any day!
So how about you? Would you do what I do, or be phony?
I'm asking you now...

Are you proud to be a brony?!
Are you proud to be a brony?...


Props to BlackGryphon for creating this awesome fan song. 

Smile! You just got 20% cooler. 


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Oy, Tinypic.

Saturday, April 14, 2012 Jonette 0 Comments

Hi, everyone.

You may notice for a number of posts that some of my pictures seem to vanish. Just like that.

It seems that Tinypic enjoys my pictures so much, it makes like they're tasty and eats them.

Quite disconcerting, I assure you.

So, I'll do what I can to remedy this problem. Thanks for your patience, folks.


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Because we love Bruce Lee

Monday, April 09, 2012 Jonette 0 Comments

and he's one of the biggest bad-asses we know.

Lo, behold his bad-assery. 



 He plays ping pong. With Nunchucks.


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Tutorial: How to Make Yoga Shorts from an Infinity Dress

Monday, April 09, 2012 Jonette 0 Comments

I'm here to also talk about yoga workout clothes. More specifically, making them. 

One of the things I used to groan about exercise was that I didn't have enough exercise clothes to sweat into.

When I sweat, I sweat buckets. Seriously. The last time I did yoga, and went up to take a bath, James was aghast and exclaimed, "Honey! Did you do manual labor or something?!" (Also, iron-clad rules for fitness, ladies and gents: Drink. Water. Keep drinking. One of the best and simplest rules ever.)  Now, lovely as a good, hard-earned sweat can be, running out of sweat-able clothes isn't. So, In the DIY-ness you know me best, I converted an ill-fitting stretch jersey A-line infinity dress I picked up from a bazaar into yoga shorts. 


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Getting into the Yoga habit.

Monday, April 09, 2012 Jonette 4 Comments

There are just some things that you just gotta do for yourself.

Like exercise.

I've recently taken up yoga at home. I can go at my own pace, do my routines at my own time, and sometimes even prep my menu for the next day while doing so. I've always been a fan of strength- and flexibility-enhancing exercises. I also happened to have The Biggest Loser: Weight Loss Yoga sitting in my hard drive. I remember as a wee girl seeing my dad do yoga, big-boned man that he was, and I thought, "hey, if he can do it, I think I could do that too."

Hoooo, boy.

I was sweating and heaving and groaning and shaking and holding on for dear life through the poses. And that was just the warm-up, by the way.


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Blog Spotlight: My Random Food Delight

Thursday, February 16, 2012 Jonette 0 Comments

Hi everyone. I want you to meet my friend, Mik.

No, not really Mik, although she's as cute as the above critter. Honest. 

She bakes, eats, and has this uncanny knack for discovering the tastiest foods off the grocery gondola, or any shop in particular, really. (seriously. I'd say either the food gods must be smiling on her, or she stole something epic from them in a past life, and they can't have it back. Ever.)  

If you've ever wondered if there is life beyond well-known food brands and run-of-the-mill snacks, My Random Food Delight shows you what treats to try the next time you meander through the supermarket. If delicious food, unusual finds, and adorable critters to punctuate posts are your idea of a good time, then this blog is for you

So go on, click that link. Go. Now. Click. Get over there. Like right now. 

No animals were harmed in the making of this blog post. The adorable critters are for looking. Not eating. Just so you know. 


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So, I'm on a Jose Rizal Roll right now.

Wednesday, February 08, 2012 Jonette 0 Comments

(taken from my Tumblr post.) 

The man is an inspiration, and quite an impeccable dresser. Him, and his coterie of Ilustrados, I believe.

This makes me start thinking about a number of things: the environs and atmosphere at the time, the position of women in society during his lifetime, and how he would have influenced these and changed everything had he lived longer.

This brings forward another speculative idea: Rizal, Luna, Bonifacio, Mabini et. al. have successfully overthrown Spanish rule and the Church's iron grip on the public. The political and societal landscape of the Philippines in the l800's have drastically changed. Women now have access to education and critical thinking, are allowed to hold properties and jobs once thought exclusive to the masculine realm. Women now also enjoy certain liberties in terms of gender, choice, etc. How would this affect the Art of Dress in that period?

I’m verging a bit on Steampunk in the Philippines, gender symbols and clothing, and more. I still need to research and let my mind generally play around with the idea. We’ll see what comes out of this madness.

Note to self: Read his letter to the women of Malolos. 


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Speak easy.

Thursday, January 26, 2012 Jonette 0 Comments

Where I try to fend off wine-tipsiness and just write. (Sorry, love. The wine was starting to go bad, and I just had half a glass. Love you.)

Hello, fellow space-wanderers. It's been a while, and while there's a way-belated new-year's post percolating backstage, I want to take this time to just write and tell you about what's been up with me lately. 

Ready? Let's start. 



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Sarah Kay -- If should have a daughter...

Tuesday, January 24, 2012 Jonette 0 Comments

Poet Sarah Kay performs her poems B and Hiroshima, and talks about growing up, letting Life paint her poetry, and writing ten things you know to be true.


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PROTECT IP -- How SOPA Breaks the Internet

Wednesday, January 18, 2012 Jonette 0 Comments

You must have seen that black bar across my header up there. What that all about? This is why that bar is there.


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Dear Ma, (or what I did throughout the last few months of 2011)

Wednesday, January 04, 2012 Jonette 3 Comments

(Prepare yourselves, good people. This one's a doozy.)

Dear Ma,

First off, Happy holidays to you and Tito Tom!

November and December have been pretty hectic, dizzying and even exhausting. The last two weeks have seen me juggling fourteen to fifteen mentally- and endurance-challenging lessons all-day everyday non-stop. I'm just glad most of my learners have decided to take a break for the holidays themselves and concentrate on relaxing so I can relax too! It makes me very thankful that I have a happy place I can come home to at the end of every shift.

So, on to a few happy points for sharing.


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