I'm Katherine on paper, Kaye growing up, stuck with spelling Kaich to strangers, and called by many other names by circumstance. I love animals, especially my Sharpei Bruce, eating and cooking, singing and performing, occasionally knitting, breathing in new places, CrossFit, Super Mario Brothers, and my small, filtered circle of family and friends 💛
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 […]
October 4, 2015

Foul Play

Let me start by saying that though I will try to be objective, I probably won’t be, and this post may be driven by my biases as a Filipino, and as an alumna of the University of the Philippines. Once a year, my school spirit intensifies, and I become an internet troll… only for the UAAP Cheer Dance Competition 😉 I think it’s because our school had never won, or even contended, in any other major sport, that I defaulted to pouring all my heart and energy into supporting the UP Pep Squad’s athletic efforts. It was during my time […]
October 2, 2015

September Surprises

Those last weeks of September just flew by, and I was kept busy by the remaining workouts of the Manila Throwdown, trying out Mystery Manila for the first time, and spending time with family and friends. Some of my best friends’ birthdays are in September, as well as my dad’s. For my dad’s birthday, we hosted a small dinner at home for his high school buddies. Mom, Yaya V, Yaya Rose, and I started cooking as soon as I woke up. On the menu, we had steak, eggplant parmigiana, sardine puttanesca, sweet and sour butterflied tilapia, and mom and I experimented […]
September 20, 2015

A Part Apart

Getting tipsy at a wine fair, Christmases, graduation, family trips, and the long-distance runs we joined last year For the past weeks, since she’d finalised paperwork and itinerary, my sister has been out with friends having mini-despedidas for her #CountdownToSydney. The latter half of this week was spent at home, packing and arranging last minute details for her trip. During this time, I was priming myself for her departure, reminding myself that she’ll be back sooner than I think. One year might seem irrelevant to some, but this is the longest I’ll be apart from my “twin.” While it may sound like a […]
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 […]