Let the magic rain with a blanket made of stars

This song. Daaaaamn.

Worlds Collide 
The Mostar Diving Club
(Waiting for Forever soundtrack)

Back when we were young
We ran into the sun
It's like we fell apart
Yes you stole my heart
I searched these wasted years
To wipe away the tears
As my heart began to crack
We can't go back
I can hardly speak
When you're in front of me
I can't breathe
Two paths that would not cross
You left me feeling lost
But I love you just the same
Let the magic rain
With a blanket made of stars
To wrap the both of us
As we fell into the light
Our worlds collide
Yes that's the way that our worlds collide
Here I am and here I stand
Our worlds collide
And I would wait for you
And I'd wait forever too
You're in, you're in my heart
It's true.


Just arrived - new online book order!

Arkitekturang Filipino: A History of Architecture and
Urbanism in the Philippines by Gerard Lico,
published by the UP Press.
There was a little delay, but, yey!, my new book - purchased online via the UP Press website and payments made through bank transfer - just arrived! Can't wait to, re--, err display it on my book shelf. Not. I actually have to read this one, and soon, because it's for my class. Yep.


Skurfin' Pandanon -- Bohol Wakefest 2012!

Bigger smile if I was able to try it out, skurfin! Pandanon!
We were invited as media people to the Bohol Wakefest 2012 Kick-off at Pandanon Island in Getafe, Bohol -- with the promise of a chance to try it out -- you know, experiential writing. Not a chance, after our day started out all wrong, almost no ride and all. Good thing, Pandanon Island never fails to amaze.

My straightforward account of the 2012 Bohol Wakefest/WakeJam I posted at Bohol Republic.


Happy Independence Day, Lupang Hinirang!

This is just too awesome. Makes me want to sing/play the national anthem at the start of each meeting/ gathering I'm in.

And created by my favorite local illustrator, too, Arnold Arre. Just wow!

Credits and note from the makers:

The National Historical Commission of the Philippines and Rock Ed Radio present this fully animated music video of the Philippine National Anthem.

ARNOLD ARRE directed and animated.

This fully animated video of the Philippine National Anthem is NHCP and ROCK ED RADIO's gift to all Filipinos to mark the nation's 114th Independence Day.

Note from Rock Ed Radio: We allow use and downloading of this video especially for purposes of ceremony. Anyone can screen this video as accompaniment to a flag ceremony, a closing rite, etc. If your school, corporation, event, company, family, would like to use this video, we only request that you do so with the proper nod to the Flag and Heraldic Code of the Philippines and that you acknowledge the artists involved in the production of this video. If user of this video is found not abiding by the Heraldic Law, kindly report to the National Historical Commission of the Philippines for proper action.

Maraming Salamat po at maligayang Araw ng Kalayaan sa lahat. (2012)


Friday Salad Trio

Thinking about making, especially eating, salads galore the whole week (and actually the week before pa), I finally got to the produce section of Island City Mall to get my needed ingredients. Naturally, some of the ingredients weren't available, and of course, it had to be the most important -- natural yoghurt. So I had to do with the pint of mango-flavored yoghurt. 

So here they are - voila! Looks good, but tastes better!

Mango salsa ala-Marla. Made it less spicy

Mango salsa ala-Marla. And scrimped a little on the onions. ;)

Crunchy cucumber and yoghurt salad (raita).
I thought I put in too much cumin, but it may have been just
2/3 of the amount from the recipe.

Crunchy cucumber yogurt raita.
Yellow bits c/o the mango-flavored yoghurt.

Thai Crunchy Apple Yogurt Salad Fusion.
Apple substituted for green mango.

Thai Crunchy Apple Yoghurt Salad Fusion.


Life forever! Sir Ray Bradbury, Sir!

Wow. I was just thinkin about Mr. Ray Bradbury earlier, during the Transit of Venus newscast, thinkin: Transit of Venus - sounds like a Ray Bradbury short lang ah. And now, in my social media feeds, I read of his passing. Wow, what a way/day to go. Listen, to Mr. Electrico Sir. "Live forever!"

"Stuff your eyes with wonder. Live as if you'd drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It's more fantastic than any dream made up or paid for in factories." Ray Bradbury, (Fahrenheit 451)