Housekeeping, keeping house. I was thinking about February in particular the other day, and how it felt so far away, but how—when you look at the calendar—not really that much time has passed. I think I mentioned somewhere that I started the year with quite an obsessive need to document everything… that didn’t carry on for the rest of the year, to be honest, haha. Here’s what January looked like, anyway.
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A notable food discovery c/o Raymond: Oyasumi Ramen along P. Guevarra St. in San Juan. I had the black pepper ramen, and although many of the offerings they had sound good, I kind of never want to change my order again. They started projecting Spirited Away on the wall once it got dark enough.
Funny story, we had a family cover story thing for Northern Living, which came out in February, just in time for Art Fair Philippines (which I posted about hurr). I don’t think I actually knew it was a cover shoot until that day or the day before that.
Ryan and Garovs (Everywhere We Shoot) took the photos!
And an intermission of some gratuitous Noah pictures: look at how he was sitting in the first picture with me, I cry. In the second photo, he was so fixated on the balloons!
We shot our cover shoot for the special Art Fair Philippines x The Philippine Star magazine thing. Which was stressful but enjoyable.
Lewk at me, destined to be on my knees, in the presence of beautiful girls. 🙃
This is how the actual Northern Living cover and the P.S. Art Fair PH mag turned out:
We were working on the magazine with Maine in EDSA BDG and ran into David Ong, who I met just that night. He proceeded to make us some cocktails, and they were so good. I was in heaven, honestly. I wish I remembered what they were, but he said he just made them up right there, lol. Isn’t that insane?
We literally had to tap out because Maine had to drive home and Raymond had dinner. Four cocktails in, and I was ready to pass out. We kind of downed them pretty quickly, though. Anyway, basta masarap lahat ng ininom ko, and I wasn’t really a cocktail person before this. But now, I’m like—try everything!
The drink David made us with the egg whites was out of this world, though. I think it still holds top spot in my heart.
Met up with Pam, Tata, and Apple for lunch, too. But I wasn’t smart enough to propose a photo before Pam had to go back to her office. Excellent. Still some of my favorite people, even though we all just probably get to see each other once or twice a year, max.
Then, because we both suck at proposing meet-ups, Isa and I really tried to see each other for lunch this week. I was mostly distracted (sorry, Isa) because that was the day Zayn’s first ever solo single dropped (“Pillowtalk”) so I was a little stupid that day. Again, sorry Is. Also photographed is Noah next to a pile of acrylic backing I was discarding. I’d been working on my pieces for Art Fair and he was keeping me company:
Also, my Ramesh package came in the mail. I was pretty ecstatic, because I’d been waiting for this since 2013. For serious. Anyway, the book is beautiful. I wish more people could see it.