BTT: Something Old, Something New

I haven’t participated in Booking Through Thursday for a long time! I’ve missed it, so here I am again. All other things being equal–do you prefer used books? Or new books? (The physical speciman, that is, not the title.) Does your preference differentiate between a standard kind of used book, and a pristine, leather-bound copy? […]

Krung Thai Marikina

I’m not very knowledgable when it comes to Thai food. The only thing I like is pad thai, a noodle dish with a sweet, peanut-based sauce, bean sprouts, tofu and chicken. I had my first taste of Thai food in Tagaytay Highlands, and have yet to find a place that matches the experience I had […]

Life’s playlist

I never really thought about making a playlist of my life, but sometimes, you hear certain songs and you go “I want that to be played in my (insert monumental life event here).” Sometimes it scares me, because there are times when I don’t want to think about some of those events. For example, while […]

Welcome to Monsee’s

White Plains is a familiar territory. During my elementary years my dad would take that road to get me to school. I grew up seeing the familiar landscaping businesses on one side, the pretty houses on the other and the man selling kesong puti at the end of the road. It’s changed so much over […]

Good fortune cometh

When I was younger, my mom was interested in Feng Shui. She had several books on it and arranged our house based on the principles of it. I never noticed if it did any good for the family business, but I have to admit that our house looked really nice. I read the books and […]

The Art of Book Hunting

I love books, but they can cost a lot. There are days when I resort to ebooks because they are cheaper. Most days I wish we had a library, not just the one in schools, but a public library where I can borrow the latest books or DVDs, hang out for the day and just […]

Note this

I have a fondness for stationery. Notebooks, pencils, pens, even ordinary pad paper. Often I find myself wandering to the bookstore and after I looked at books, I’ll go browse the stationery section. Chances are I’d end up buying a pen, or a notebook… or both. I have more notebooks than I care to count. […]