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The Sunday Currently Vol. 33

Reading

Working my way through the books I’ve put on hold, but recently, I finished three books! The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson, The Amazing Adventures of the Escapist Vol. 1 by Michael Chabon, and A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf—which I started back in March. Eep.

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Writing

I’ve been journaling a lot lately. I have some things I’m working on. And, I’m working on a “2016 books, briefly” sort of post.

Listening

Kind of nonstop Shura! Nothing’s Real is great and is on Spotify. My favorite tracks are “What’s It Gonna Be?”, “Touch,” “Kidz ‘N’ Stuff,” “What Happened to Us?” (my favvvvv), “2Shy” aaaand maybe “Make It Up.”

Watching

Currently, as in actually currently, I’m watching Gilmore Girls for the first time, in chronological order, as outlined here. Recently, I finished The Americans, Outlander season 1, some episodes of Black Mirror, Transparent season 2…

Wearing

Comfy pambahay clothes, I win.

Loving

I have been looking at other people’s journals (online, not snooping!) and it has been a wonderful black hole to fall into.

Needing

To finish things! That I’ve been putting off! And maybe to eat better… maybe.

Feeling

That weird little spot between restless and uneasy.

Ink Rotation

A new addition, because it feels important. Haha.
— Pilot Iroshizuku Ina Ho with a LAMY 1.1 mm nib
— Diamine Twilight with a LAMY 1.1 mm nib
— Pilot Iroshizuku Kiri Same with a LAMY F nib
— Diamine Syrah with a LAMY EF nib
— J. Herbin Poussoire de Lune with a LAMY EF nib
— Pilot Iroshizuku Shin Kai with a Pilot Kakuno F
— Rohrer & Klingner Scabiosa in a Montblanc
— Rohrer & Klingner Verdigris in a Pilot Metropolitan F
— Montblanc Black in a Kaweco Liliput F
— Rohrer & Klingner Alt-Goldgrün in a TWSBI Eco B

Anyway, so I shouldn’t buy any more anything probably.

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Me and the Gilmores

I’m writing this sorta recap, eight episodes in, because it was at last scene of the eighth episode that I found myself fighting through genuine, earnest blubbering. I knew this was bound to happen, given the material, I just didn’t know that it was a tearful best friend reunion that would kick open the dam of tears. (Okay, it’s not a dam, just a few pinpricks of emotions.)

I don’t know why I felt resistant to the lure of Gilmore Girls. I had, after all, only caught 3 or 4 episodes on T.V. (Did it air on Studio 23?) back in the day. I just knew I preferred Jess over Dean (or, more accurately, maybe Milo Ventimiglia over Jared Padalecki—forever haunted by Deans on television) even though Dean was from Chicago, which is a great city, and also that Rory liked to read, and that Chad Michael Murray played a character/bag of dicks named Tristan, and that Luke and Lorelai is a Thing—perhaps long and agonizing, but fated to persist, like Ross and Rachel—and so on and so forth.

Here are my observations, so far:

  • “Surprisingly into it. It’s something that’s still annoying to me, but is also heavily tinged with “aww.”
  • “Partly still watching for Paris and Rory subtext.”
  • “Very weird to see these people as babies. Enjoying performances of Alexis Bledel and Dean [sic] P. (skull drawing)”
  • “Lorelai remains (to me) insufferable though her immaturity/petulance feels like The Point of her char.”
    • above character assessment may or may not be totally fair to Lorelai, a mom who has raised her (very charming) child pretty much alone, though in many ways she still is kind of more sixteen than Rory, an actual sixteen-year-old
    • Can very much relate to her love for coffee
    • One of the joys of Gilmore Girls is seeing Lorelai bicker with her mother, Emily
  • “I want a Lane Kim spinoff”
  • Really enjoyed the scene where Lorelai and Rory got into a fight and they both put on Macy Gray’s “I Try” and sulk

  • Part of my “distaste” for the show kind of rests on me not liking how the entirety of Stars Hollow feels a lot like a studio set. Which it is, but you know
  • Can’t get invested in Max/Lorelai because of aforementioned, very heavy allusions to Luke/Lorelai
  • Rory is very cute, I am dead and also helplessly endeared
  • I let out an actual screech at the kiss at aisle three, by the ant-spray
  • Another point of “distaste” is them talking the same way—really fast—and I know that’s sort of the show’s signature, because that’s part of what kept me from watching it, but I guess I don’t mind it as much anymore… maybe. I don’t know yet
  • Anyway, so, it’s very cute

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So, I’m about to start episode 9, and it’s laughable how long the journey that lies ahead for me is. Season 1 has 21 episodes and there are 7 seasons. Rory, help me.

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Currently: Everyday Carry

Hello! I’ve been wanting to make this post for a long time, mostly because I’ve changed my set-up quite a few times since this post (made in 2014, wtf?), and I’ve had a lot of iterations that went undocumented, but this one’s been working the best for the longest, I think. Wrote this up quickly when

This is currently my Everyday Carry (hereafter known as EDC): just two Midori Traveler’s Company Notebooks (passport size) and a blue black Uni-ball Signo RTI with a 0.38 point.

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TRAVELER’S COMPANY NOTEBOOK (TRAVELER’S STAR EDITION)

This was my second MTN/TCN—a Star Ferry edition I found in Hong Kong in 2015. I use this for scheduling and to-do lists. The first insert is an any-date weekly notebook and the second one is a ledger-ruled notebook, both from the Field Notes Ambition edition. Read More

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The Sunday Currently Vol. 32

Just a quick post before I get to work (on a Sunday, but it’s totally my fault).

Reading

Still at Jessica Hopper’s collection. I’m at the point where she starts talking about Bruce Springsteen a lot, which unfortunately is a very Americana, uninteresting concept to me, so I’ve re-picked up Lydia Davis’ short story collection, Can’t and Won’t, before sleeping last night.

Writing

I’m hoping to be a writing machine today. So, we’ll see.

Listening

Currently, I have Thursday’s Full Collapse on, which (in my opinion) holds up really well after all these years. I went on an emo spiral a couple of days ago, and my usual progression is Taking Back Sunday’s Tell All Your Friends, maybe Brand New’s Deja Entendu, and then Full Collapse.

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I listened to Tell All Your Friends and Full Collapse pretty extensively in high school and I realize it might be because they were CDs I could buy locally, and the CDs were just Php 250 each—a full Php 200 cheaper than most other non-OPM albums.

I also found and revived an old iPod and found gems of playlists and realized I missed making those. Listened to a lot of Frightened Rabbit, Sorority Noise, and gave Nice As Fuck’s latest release.

Watching

Not watching right at the moment, but all time has been lost to trying to multi-task with The Americans on. I’m about 5 episodes from finishing season 2. I started watching this in honor of Emily Nussbaum’s Pulitzer win. I absolutely don’t regret it. Some of the cheesy aspects aside—which I obviously can and will roll with—the episodes are so consistent and even. I mean, if you have to pause and marvel at how great the pacing is… You know it’s a good show.

Anyway, what I like about it is that it doesn’t really fall into the trap of relying on senseless shock and drama to propel the story forward. But I guess if you’re telling a story on KGB agents who are masquerading as an American family, you’re bound to find lots of material for a good story.

Thinking

The pointlessness (at least, on some level) of things and why I feel bad about it, when it used to make me feel relieved. Yun lang naman.

Wishing

That I didn’t feel like staying home so much because I also really, really want to go out and go watch a gig or something. I was feeling a little sad about missing Pride yesterday, but also I had to do some work I’d been neglecting for a while. Again, my fault.

Hoping

For the best, just hoping nothing happens, a thousand clever lines unread on clever napkins. /superfunny

Loving

I’m feeling quite ambivalent about most things right now. Like I’m enjoying a lot of things, etc. but to an extent that somehow falls short of love, I guess.

Wanting

I kind of want to learn how to either play an instrument or a language or a life skill.

Feeling

I don’t know. I feel very emotional for reasons I know I shouldn’t. Let’s leave it at that.

Clicking

(mostly on my Pocket, which I have to get used to using)

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The Sunday Currently Vol. 31

Happy father’s day!

Reading

I haven’t actually been reading much of anything, aside from a few bits from the Jessica Hopper collection I mentioned the last time and a few Pocketed articles I’d been meaning to read for a while. I think I’m going to start using the linked profile to rec stuff I’ve read in a place other than Twitter, where it’s bound to get buried eventually, like the rest of my other stuff—which, thank God.

Writing

According to the to-do list I’ve bothered to keep today, I have to write a PR piece soon, and also a feature for something I’ve spent entirely too long on. I’ve also been writing some letters. If I owe you one, don’t worry. I’m working on it.

Listening

You know what, I’m still stuck here with Julien Baker’s Sprained Ankle, and considering it’s 9 tracks long with the longest song at 5:05—”Go Home” tapers off to a piano measure (is that what it’s called?) of “In Christ Alone” at around the 3:30 mark and intermingles with an accidental capture of a sermon on the radio—I think it’s safe to say that I’m stuck here for good.

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I started to listen to her main band, Forrister (formerly known as The Star Killers), and Tara pointed out that the first part of the instrumentation of “Thank You Mr. Durden” sounds a lot like a part of Julien’s song, “Vessels,” which is a realization we both enjoyed.

Aside from Julien Baker, I gave St. Vincent’s Marry Me and Wet’s Don’t You. Right now, I’ve gone back to Deja Entendu (because Deja Entendu is forever). But mostly, it’s been. You know.

Watching

I finally finished Orphan Black and holy shit! I still don’t get a lot of the technicalities (this is why I usually don’t like it when A.I. or unexplained tech happens in a reality close to ours) but I think I understand enough of the plot, ha. I can’t wait for next season—but have they even shot it! It’s reportedly the last, and I’m going to miss Tatiana Maslany, but I think it’s probably time to say goodbye. I feel like Frodo otw to Mount Doom, as in “We’re going around in circles, Sam!”

I’ve also been mostly watching Veep (which is still great, if a little too absurd to be mirroring real life like this…) and following UnREAL, which is good, but gives me a little bit of anxiety, still. I don’t know. There’s something about it that’s unsettling to me, but I guess that’s the point.

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Counterbalancing all of the shit is Supergirl, which has gained a little bit more gravitas at the point I’m at right now, both as a whole and in terms of the characters. Anyway, so Supergirl/Kara Danvers is the cutest, ever. This is based on factual evidence based on facts. Irrefutable!

Thinking

Okay, so I thought about writing this piece on something very specific, and as it turns out, I don’t think I’m ready to do that just yet… Which is an unfortunate thing to realize about something you had been excited to write about. And this is intentionally vague, because of complicated things, but yeah. Lots to unpack before I pitch this idea.

Smelling

Coffee. Always coffee. Then, there’s construction next door, so… that. Anyway, I lit a candle—Sunday—which is ironically not pictured here.

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Hoping

For a breather! But busy is good, if you’re making money (haha) or doing meaningful things (my true answer).

Wearing

I just woke up two hours ago. I haven’t moved aside from parking my butt in front of the computer screen.

Loving

My Midori/Traveler’s Company set-up. I feel pretty organized and um, I guess not so rudderless. I think I just always needed paper and a pen—all the other cute additions (unnecessary color coding, etc) were distractions.

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Wanting

I think I want to be less tethered to the Internet, somehow. I don’t know. IS THAT POSSIBLE FOR A PERSON LIKE ME. WILL I FINALLY BE HAPPY.

Needing

Ahhh, to exercise. That’s a thing I’ve been neglecting! I’ve been walking a bit more now, though. I also need to eat better. And… more raket for savings/stuff I’ve been saving up for. Oh, and a bluetooth keyboard.

Feeling

I don’t feel any sort of strong feelings, actually. So. It’s like. A pause. Something like that.

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Clicking

I actually did read a bunch of things that stick out in my consciousness right now. Let me regale you with my traipsing around the Internet.

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My brother and a Noah. Have a great Sunday, etc. etc.

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