today i woke up and it felt like i was in college again
& it reminded me of mates of state.


rainy monday mornings are only good for sleeping in...

because you do not want to deal with heavy traffic, subway signal failures,
and angry sardined passengers.


"Rachel says that love is like a big black piano being pushed off the top of a three-story building and you're waiting on the bottom to catch it. But Lourdes says it's not that way at all. It's like a top, like all the colors in the world are spinning so fast they're not colors anymore and all that's left is a white hum.

There was a man, a crazy who lived upstairs from us when we lived on South Loomis. He couldn't talk, just walked around all day with his harmonica in his mouth. Didn't play it. Just sort of breathed through it, all day long, wheezing, in and out, in and out.

This is how it is with me. Love I mean."

Sandra Cisneros (Woman Hollering Creek: And Other Stories)

sleepy time

A: why are you going to sleep so early?
B: because it feels good.
A: but it's only 9:30. that's like 10 hours of sleep.
B. technically i fall asleep around 10:30, so more like 9 hours.
A. that's still a lot!
B: well, i'm making up for 2 years of lost sleep.


thoughts in my head.

i've been in the mood to pamper myself lately. nothing extravagant like a spa day or anything, i just bought some "beauty products" from the drugstore. and let me tell you, exfoliating can make a huge difference. i feel "rejuvenated, with clarity and energy". maybe its the weather too, but nonetheless i feel less exhausted. OH! i just had a revelation. it's probably because sofia finally stopped waking up in the middle of the night. i hope i didn't just jinxed myself with this, but wow its been 2 years since i've had a full night's rest. this is why i have this new found energy to spend on myself.

this is all making sense now.

summer is almost over!

I can't believe it's already September.
The last half of the year goes by way faster than the first half.
This 3-day weekend was perfect for recharging.
I can smell fall and the holidays in the coming months.
Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana.


Diggin' this song right now:

Also reminded me of this video:


midweek breakdown

My friends road tripped here this past weekend and it already feels like it was such a long time ago. This week has been pretty long. It's been a week since Lola left for the Philippines and Sofia had to go back to daycare. Adrienne also gave birth to Leila on Tuesday. And it's been really hot which equals to a very irate me. I really wish fall would come soon and I wish for a weekend getaway to Boston or Baltimore or Philadelphia. I need to go somewhere. The only thing that keeps me sane are photographs and taking pictures. I was very annoyed at myself when I dropped the camera and exposed the film after taking pictures with/of my friends. And it's not very often I get to take pictures of people other than Sofia or Andrew or random strangers.

Andrew was mad that I used up all his Fuji Pro film. I feel half bad that I did, because I really like it, but I wish I would've taken better pictures with it.

*edit: I changed my layout to look like my old xanga page. It feels a bit more comfortable to me now.