Saturday, June 13, 2015

My Sharpie, Typography, Hand-Written Letterings Habit

One day I bought 3 Sharpie pens in Black, Silver and Gold. I don't really have anything in mind to do with them when I bought them, but I just bought them. I know I wanted to something creatively and I wanted to use a Sharpie, but I never thought I'd do something like this.

It's called hand-written lettering. Typography? I'm not exactly sure. Anyway, when I bought my Sharpie pens it was the week before the Holy week. So I had a lot of preparation done. Like these:

My first hand-written lettering for Vince and I

Lyrics from one of my favorite songs Space Oddity by David Bowie

I did this when I got sick and couldn't come to work. Can't remember if I showed this to my boss, he would've been impressed.

Done during the Philippine National Day of Valor.
When Holy week started I still came to work. So, since I couldn't be able to go to churches and pray I did a lot of these instead:



This Wednesday theme is awful.


Lastly, Friday

 Cheers to creativity!

Pet-Friendly Hotel in Patar Beach Bolinao, Pangasinan

The title is the giveaway here you know.

I had been on the look out for pet-friendly places to go to around Metro Manila for so long. Of course the usual places will come up - UP grounds (too bad you can't let your dog go off the leash anymore), Marikina Riverbanks, Eastwood Citywalk, Tiendesitas and BGC grounds.

But the thing is, almost all of these places I mentioned are filled with people. People who may not be fond of having pets around. I know it's all right, but I feel for them. I mean, when I'm not with my dog and I ate at an al fresco dining, I wouldn't want other people's dogs to be messing around my availed personal space. I mean, come on! Don't just let your dog wander, tighten up the leash a bit so to make sure he stays close to you.

Anyway, last year, my friends and I went for a weekend getaway in Bolinao. Vince gave me the idea that Boom is the type of dog who loves to swim. Goldies are rescue dogs remember? They can even save people from drowning. So that's it. Forget about the pet-friendly parks, restaurants and malls. We're taking Boom to the beach!

Vince and Boom in front of G Hotel

G Hotel is a beach front hotel facing Patar Beach in Bolinao, Pangasinan is one of the few hotels out of town that allows guests to bring their pets around. This is where we went along with Boom, my Golden Retriever, so he can try for the very first time how to swim. Bolinao is a 5-6 hours drive from Manila. I think it took us about that time because we had a couple of stop overs to let Boom out of his cage for a while. There were really a lot of things that Vince and I did to make sure that Boom is prepared or this trip. Because going out of town with a pet dog is first time for all of us. Here are some of them:
1. House trained him for about a month (because I never really seriously house trained him before). 
2. We made him ride the cab with us for longer hours so we can observe how he reacts while in transit and if he can last the long ride. 
3. Combed his hair well every night so he won't shed a lot of hair while we're sharing a dorm type room with friends. 
4. And most importantly trained him to listen to my voice, to be obedient, to pay attention and to do as I command. 

Although, swimming is our main goal for Boom, we couldn't really anything about it yet of course. Unless we have swimming pool. Which we don't. Here are some photos I took around G Hotel. I took a lot of panoramic shots - which I know you will too, if you've been there - because the scene is exquisitely beautiful.

G Hotel beach front



Vince and I loved our weekend getaway in G Hotel. I think Boom loved the place too. The dorm type room we got is so spacious Boom could walk and jump around without hitting anybody. It has 6 bunk beds and 2 queen sized beds with the most comfortable mattresses I had ever slept on. There were lots of tables outside too. Although we almost had the place to ourselves, I think even if this place was fully booked, people won't have trouble moving around. I haven't told you the best part yet. UNLIMITED BREWED COFFEE!!!

The unlimited brewed coffee served in G Hotel is something we need to talk about. People, this is serious. I mean, when I start talking about coffee in a totally unrelated blog post like this, it's something. It's definitely something ridiculously serious. Ok, sorry. Anyway, the G Hotel coffee is absolutely perfect. It really made me a lot happier about my stay. Every morning I wake up and I drank that coffee, I felt great. I literally felt great. I came home dreaming of owning that pot of coffee that I totally forgot to ask what brand of coffee are they using. That's another reason to come back, right?

There are so many ways we can show love to our pet. Whether it be by giving them treats, giving them a hug, scratching their tummies and all. But we preferred it this way. We wanted to show Boom how much we love him by giving him the chance to explore and have fun. We want him to learn new things and experience new things. We want him to be active and stay healthy as much as possible.

Most importantly, we want him to be really happy.







Monday, November 3, 2014

Must Write Again

Assuming you don't know, I was once a mighty blogger. I would blog all day and everyday ranting and raving about so many things in life at that time. Trending, selfies, foodies and ootd's weren't much of a thing back then so the everyday writing was more like really your own personal thoughts about your life bruhahas.

Now, what do I write? Like I mentioned earlier, we now have a lot to talk about that didn't existed before such as trending, selfies, foodies, ootd's and even travel logs (budgeting and story-telling). But would I want to write about those? I don't know. We'll probably see in the next coming days.

For now, let me leave you with this note:

I'm currently typing away at the office laptop of this new company I'm working for - Sourcefit. Nice and helpful people got me through the day. Now I'm just waiting to get a Skype call from my boss in Lexington (not sure if it's the one from Kentucky where my favorite Backstreet Boy Brian Littrell was from, or the one from Massachusetts). I'm excited I don't know why.

Anyway, so, here's the thing. I wanna challenge my self again. I mentioned earlier that once I was blogging. I had a challenge to my self back then. I told my self I wanna be famous virtually. I want people to read a lot about me whenever they type my name on say Google. I want to do that again.

I'm challenging my self to write/blog for 30 Days straight to be posted here on Fabricated Thoughts. But before I start on that, I need to set some ground rules. Here they are:

1. Write a blog post EVERYDAY!
2. You don't have to write a blog like an SEO would. Just write it and fuck the twisted minds of those Google engineers. Just kidding. I'm totally gonna be respectful of the algorithms and all those shit I care about as an SEO.
3. Write to inform, to entertain, to inspire and most importantly to free your mind. I know you daydream a lot you b!tch @ss punk.
4. Learn to be your own editor. GramMartians are everywhere. So bewere. Yeah, I'm talking to you Vince!
5. When writing, please broaden your horizon. You can't just keep writing about the same old meaningless junk everyday. Keep walking, keep swimming, keep making friends to extend your knowledge and view of life. You damn well know life is too short, right? Go for it girl!

There you go. You're all set now. So what's the deal. Nothing. Just write, bitch!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

The Eat With Me Project

Here's a compilation of all the pictures I've taken with my boyfriend sitting in front of me on a date. To be honest, I never thought about collecting them before. Until I realized that in all the dates we've had, I've always been taking pictures of him on the other side of the table. Then, I had this idea - like that of Murad Osmann's photographs of his girlfriend which is totally cool! So, I put them all together and created an album on Imgur and call it Eat With Me.

Here's a collage. Enjoy!

The Eat With Me Project

A Beautiful Breakfast

Just a very short post on the most important meal of the day.

Some thoughts. Traffic in EDSA just can't get any worst. My usual 1-hour morning commute going to work is no longer applicable. Seriously. I mean, I suffered a lot because of this for awhile, being late and all. Until I got the "memo". (insert expletives here).

That really got me, you know. So, finally, I gave up another 30 minutes of my beautiful weekday mornings. The end result is this - breakfast in the office! To tell you honestly, I don't feel bad about this arrangement. Not only because I have never been late since, but most importantly because of the Belgian Waffles and the Malaysian Coffee, man! Seriously, I really think I'm a morning person now.

Here are 7 of my favorite breakfast meals I've had so far. There'll definitely be a lot more. 

1. The Coffles - The coffee and waffles love affair. And they lived happily ever after.
Blueberry Cream Cheese (P55) and Peanut Butter(P35) Waffles and Malaysian Coffee (P35)