the self pep talk


it's time to start hustling again. hustle, hustle.
good things happen to those who hustle - anais nin

Kurdt Cobain said/wrote that "life isn't nearly as sacred as the appreciation (and pursuit, yes?) of passion."
So here's to passion. Pursuing my passion, getting through whatever obstacle life may throw my way, and enjoying the ride no matter what. Go Naida, go!

I really, really love their version of this Bowie song. And I like this one better than the official performance because of the beginning. It's like almost actually seeing and hearing and experiencing Kurdt.



Like a happy, excitable rabbit on acid.
I got bunny ears in anticipation of Easter. I'm ready to be the Easter Bunny now.Self portraits are hard.
Wearing: vintage Little Fairy coat, SM bunny ears headband, my yellow Brazilet

Fruity Salvation


My mom has been bitten by the fruit shake bug. She's recently gotten into a health kick and is enforcing a "no softdrinks" rule on the home front. Instead, she is making everyone drink fruit shakes.

The heat being what it is I am super thankful for it.

So far, the constants have been coconut milkshake and green mango shake. It looks yellow but don't let it fool you, the mango shake is sour but it's super good.

Heat Wave


It is absolutely crazy hot in Manila right now.
Just thinking about layering is enough to make me sweat.
And it's not even officially summer yet.
Still, I can't wait to go to the beach.
It's been three weeks haha

Jude & Lucy


Across The Universe. I am quite in love with this film. The song/ part of the film on this video is one of my favorite scenes. It was exciting when Jude/ Jim Sturgess first starts to come up to the mic and sing. During the entire song, I was all bated breaths and goose bumps.

And when Lucy/ Evan Rachel Wood finally appeared on the building across the street, I was also all smiles and kilig shudders. I was absolutely sharing in the whole Jude&Lucy moment. Ahh the magic of films...

(The pictures are mine but they are stills from the film so they aren't really mine I guess... )

the past is a furry-bottomed friend.


I wish they'd stop knocking down or re-designing old buildings in quiapo.
I think the term is "yuppie-fucked to non-existence."
I like some places old and crumbling and yellowed.
The quote on the first picture is completely unrelated to the sentiment of this post, unless old buildings can call and tell you stories literally.