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Kristiana.

Cebu, Philippines.


Photographs, books and monologues.
Posted on 13, September 2014 September 13 2014 2014年9月13日 by kitcha

Hello Saturday!

Hiya! Please keep me company while I go over my list of things to do.

Currently:

  • Thinking of putting up an entirely new blog. I’m trying to put up a grown-up blog. A straight, honest-goodness blog. With a real dot-com address and all. But so far, my very slow internet and almost zero patience is impeding any progress. I’ve been at it for the past two hours and so far, I have nada. So here we are instead.
  • Craving for some buttter cookies. Because what is life without butter cookies? What are late nights for if you can’t have them?
  • Writing a chick-flicky novel thingy. While waiting for my posts to load I am actually writing something. My friends at work have devised this evil plan of making a Wattpad story and here I am, stepping up to the challenge. Yeah. We’re cool like that.

So please stay with me. :D

Posted on 30, August 2014 August 30 2014 2014年8月30日 by kitcha

Homeless people aren’t rare in downtown Lapu-Lapu City. We see them everyday, especially near the Virgen de la Regla Church, the ferry wharf and the market area where they beg for food or money. Some of them carry makeshift drums and play you a beat for a fee. Others carry babies and little children. Some go around and ask if they can have your half-eaten budbud for themselves. The locals people call most of these homeless people badjao—-sea gypsies who go from place to place asking for money or food. I’ve been taught at school that badjaos are an ethnic Filipino group mainly living in Mindanao. They’re these awesome people known for free-diving,weaving and fishing. The definition of badjaos here in the city however has been reduced to mendicants who roam the streets and lie in street corners.

Cebu City has an anti-mendicancy law but it’s hard for them to implement it due to lack of shelters and budget. I wonder how long it will take for Lapu-Lapu City to make a move to help homeless people. Lapu-Lapu has branded itself as The Historic Resort City (which kind of annoys me, tbh) and is home to countless expensive leisure spots catering to foreign and local tourists alike, so I hope it allocates a budget to find a solution to this issue. It would make Cebu a better place to live in. 

Posted on 28, August 2014 August 28 2014 2014年8月28日 by kitcha

The Photography x Fiction Project by Mike and Krish

One night after stuffing ourselves with lumpia and masi from downtown Opon my cousin Mike rummages through my old notebooks and finds this short story I wrote (and never finished) about this girl and boy who broke up. The fictional boy is based off this famous popstar person (he may or may not be Niall Horan, but I can’t confirm) and the girl just a random Filipino person. I wrote the story in two alternating perspectives between the boy and girl and my cousin, who is a photographer, though we could turn it into a photo project! I do the words whilst Mike does the photographs. So it’s like a photo+story, like stills from your favorite movie. Bright idea wasn’t it? But I was so stuck with work and promotions and grown-up stuff that I didn’t get to make story drafts for Mike. She’s already left for New York and soon it will be fall and school will start! So now I’m kind of killing myself with concepts and ideas and just looking for prompts to put some inspiration in my writing. I know it’s taken so long but I’m positive that this weekend will be the start of something great for this literary/photography project! Eeek can’t wait! I’m so excited about this so wish us luck! :)

Posted on 27, August 2014 August 27 2014 2014年8月27日 by kitcha
I keep telling myself to move forward. To move out of my comfort zone and actually do stuff. To go on a life-changing adventure or simply to have a good time. To go all John Green and chase a great freaking perhaps. But so far all I’ve succeeded myself to do it to talk about it. And talk some more. Everyone knows talk is cheap. And yes, I’m now flat broke. Both figuratively and well, literally (but that’s another story). Sometimes I think I think too much. I don’t think that’s good.

So here’s to motivation and moving…truly moving forward. <3

I keep telling myself to move forward. To move out of my comfort zone and actually do stuff. To go on a life-changing adventure or simply to have a good time. To go all John Green and chase a great freaking perhaps. But so far all I’ve succeeded myself to do it to talk about it. And talk some more. Everyone knows talk is cheap. And yes, I’m now flat broke. Both figuratively and well, literally (but that’s another story). Sometimes I think I think too much. I don’t think that’s good.

So here’s to motivation and moving…truly moving forward. <3

Posted on 27, August 2014 August 27 2014 2014年8月27日 by kitcha
Alone.
And then again maybe not so. :)

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Marcelo Fernan Bridge, Cebu during the bike leg of the IronMan Triathlon. My sister and I were waiting for the triathletes to appear when I saw this girl standing in attention all by herself in the middle of the street. It must&#8217;ve been lonely but I thought she had the best vantage view of all. 

Alone.

And then again maybe not so. :)

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Marcelo Fernan Bridge, Cebu during the bike leg of the IronMan Triathlon. My sister and I were waiting for the triathletes to appear when I saw this girl standing in attention all by herself in the middle of the street. It must’ve been lonely but I thought she had the best vantage view of all.