Once or twice in your life, you will have a partner who’s a musician. I’m not saying it’s bound to happen, but it often does. I never understood the hype with that (I’m soooo hooked on guys who are musically inclined!!! Ughh!!! Swoon! Heart eyes!) until I got myself a boyfriend who is… you guessed it, a musician. All throughout their gigs, I never missed an event but one. I also attend their practices/jams sometimes. If you don’t know how it feels to be a musician’s partner, I’m here to spill the beans – good and bad.
A week ago, Jec and I joined a Balangay Sunset Cruise at Roxas Boulevard. I almost didn’t go because I was feeling lazy at the last minute, but since we already made reservations, we still went. And I enjoyed it a lot! Motion sickness and phobias aside, it was refreshing to be away from the noise of Manila even for 2 hours. There were less than 20 of us in the Balangay, so it was pretty intimate. The boat could fit more people, but I guess they really intended to make the cruise for a close group of people. I’m not very good at describing my experiences and recalling all the little details, so I’ll borrow Jec’s words to make up for it.
May 5, 2017: Friday
I went to Ayala Triangle Gardens in Makati City to see what The Book Stop Project is all about. News about it circulated on Facebook and I naturally got intrigued with it since it’s all about books, which I’m a huge fan of. I may not be the voracious reader I hope to be, but I still appreciate books a lot. ❤️ I wasn’t able to attend the talk, “How Literature Affects Our Mental Health”, last Thursday because I had major DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) all over my body but I hoped to make up for it by participating in the “Blind Date With A Book” event.
Yesterday, I volunteered to document the Escolta Block Party for Heritage Conservation Society (HCS). They didn’t really need the video, but I thought it would be good exposure for the street party. Escolta, for one, doesn’t get the proper recognition it gets, so what’s a little effort to make it more popular, right? As I roamed the streets of Escolta, I noticed some nicely dressed people. They sure scrub up good! I took the opportunity to ask pictures of them. I was already doing a lot of candid shooting, so I thought I’d just ask their permission for a photo. Anyway, it’s much nicer to have them smiling at the photos!
Here are the photos I took. There are way more people I wanted to take photos of the longer we were there. But it was getting pretty late, they were becoming busier by the hour, and my phone camera doesn’t really work well at night. Here’s a gentle reminder that if you like hippie crowds, tita music, cheap booze, and heritage, then the Escolta Block Party is for you. Take some fashion tips from them:
Hi, guys! I know I am already so behind on my Banaue blog posts, so let me make it up to you by writing this 3rd volume out of the 5. We spent five days in Banaue, so naturally, I would be writing 5 blog posts as well. On our third day, we woke up to the sun shining brightly at us, we had a hearty breakfast (mom’s choice), and then we went to Sagada for a quick trip.
Ready for Day 3? Let’s go!
Hi, guys! I’m finally writing about our recent Banaue-Sagada trip, and I’m so excited because I have so much to share with you all! I’m gonna do a short disclaimer here and warn you that this is not my typical blog post wherein I take Instagrammable pictures and get so nitty-gritty with the layout and chronological order. What you’re about to see are just random shots I took (enhanced with VSCO app, of course) since I want to show you how we naturally spent our days sans the curated images. All in all, we spent 5 days in the North. We left even before dawn on Tuesday and went home at Saturday afternoon, reaching the house before midnight (the secret: fast speed and lots of overtakes).
Now, this is the part where I really blabber.