October 30, 2015

Halloween: Treats and Treats

I love Halloween. When I was a kid, my sister and I used to go trick-or-treating around our village. I remember I usually got so much candy from those to last me an entire year (though the best chocolate bars would be gone within a week!) I don’t remember dressing up back then, though I found this photo of me and my sisters recently. I’m a witch, @karentiuseco a clown, and @ktiuseco a skinny Ate. What randomness. #nationalsiblingsday #nsb A photo posted by Katherine (@kaichypoo) on Apr 11, 2015 at 5:37am PDT For thirteen years or so, my friends and I dressed up and went trick-or-treating at […]
October 6, 2015

Reading/Drawing/Styling

If there’s anything that can be done one day at a time, it’s learning. I advocate the thinking that anything can be learned, even skills that people insist are dependent on talent, like singing, dancing, and writing. Sure, talent makes it so that there is a predisposition to a skill, but with enough attention to the right procedure and plenty of practice, I think every skill can be developed.  I’ve always envied visual artists, those that can replicate the world around us, and especially those that can transfer their own imaginings onto canvas. I’ve often wondered how it would be like if […]
September 16, 2015

Reading Dangerously

That morning light and tree-cast shadows It was a combination of I-Couldn’t-Put-It-Down and The-Traffic-Is-Stressing-Me-Out that made me whip out the book I’d been reading. I had reached the plot twist, and it was making me antsy. At the climax of most books, I have this bad habit of glancing ahead, wanting to find a word or phrase to lessen the weight of not knowing what’s about to happen… and then I feel guilty the moment I glean exactly that, regretting I did not wait for the proper build up. I finished it this afternoon. I really liked this book, “Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour […]