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Life Lately

We’re two days into the third month of the year, which has thus far been pretty exciting for me. As usual, I have some woes about the future—but what person in their 20s doesn’t have them occasionally? This is the general theme of my life: panic and anxiety, punctuated with a few welcome moments of clarity.


In February, I went to Taiwan and Caramoan, two places I hadn’t been to before. Both are potentially life-changing, but I’ll sit on it first, and see just how much! My sister opened a two-man show with Ian Jaucian at Silverlens last week. It’s called In the Year 2000 and it’s on display until the 21st in case you want to see.

I also stopped by the Met again last weekend to accompany Sarie and Mikee. Imaging Philippine Flora is only up until MARCH 14, so go see it if you can! If you missed seeing Roberto Chabet’s “Bakawan” in his CCP retrospective, now’s your chance to see it in person. I caught Tropical this time around, which was really fun. If you do decide to go, make sure to stop by the Upper Level Galleries to view The Philippine Contemporary: To Scale the Past and the Possible; lots of gems to be seen. Admission fee is Php 100, but it’s well worth it.

I’ve been busy trying to get my groove back (how did you do it, Stella? HALP) and I think I’ve found my “planner peace” for now. I am currently working off of my Midori Traveler’s Notebook, still, with 3 Field Notes inserts—changed twice from the original incarnation—a Hobonichi Techo, and my iPad. I’ve mostly let go of my Evernote x Moleskine Planner, which kills me so much, but I really wasn’t using it.

Project Life is caught up, but I am wanting to do more spreads… but I obviously can’t because I’m all caught up. I’m working on organizing and cleaning up my studio space + working on some new art things. I think I need to recalibrate my brain and start making stuff for me again. For the past few years, my output has been largely task-oriented, I kind of forgot how it feels like to just make stuff for fun/catharsis/exploration, et cetera.

Anyway, that’s it. How’s about that new Carly Rae Jepsen song? I think it’s making me want to start my (recent) pop education, a field in which I am a dunce. Help?