Revisiting Cubao

I joined a blogging group at the office and this week’s challenge is to take part in The Daily Post photo challenge. This week, I’m posting a photo that shows what “local” means to me. And because it’s extremely difficult to get me to shut up about a topic I love…

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2011- 2014: Revisiting Old Favorite Outfits

I’m not a fashion expert. I just like clothes. I really really REALLY like clothes. It sounds pretentious when I put it like this, but my style hasΒ a bit over the years although the core is the same. I like to keep shit simple and I like being comfortable. That’s it.

I like to play around with stuff and I try not to take fashion too seriously, or to follow trends too zealously. I wear clothes to please myself and if it pleases others, yay? But if it doesn’t, who gives a shit. πŸ˜›

I went through my old photos and found some pics of me in my favorite outfits at the time the pictures were taken (my favorite outfits change on a bi-monthly basis). Here are some of my favorite outfits from the years 2011 to 2014 and a bit of a backstory about each of them.

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Five Favorite Things I Bitterly Regret Selling on eBay

I used to (actually, I still do) run an eBay store, called StrawberryParadise. Like a lot of other sellers, I sold clothes sourced from thrift stores, bargain bins, garage sales, and closing-out sales. I would also occasionally sell stuff from my closet or my sisters’ closets.

I’m too busy to reopen Strawberry but it’s fun to look back on some of the stuff I sold in the three (or was it two) years my store was active. Once in a while I would find a really really nice piece of clothing or pair of shoes but my love of eating and having a roof over my head would overpower my sartorial instincts.

I present to you now: Five Favorite Things I Bitterly Regret Selling on eBay (because I wanted them for myself).

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Childhood Dramas, Teenage Traumas Part I

I’ve read more books than I can possibly remember. Not because I’m smart, but because reading is like TV to me. Or, more accurately, like crack. I think I flunked several subjects in high school because I was too busy reading. I have no idea who won the Civil War of 19whothehellcares, and I had to go to summer school for failing freshman Algebra, but I can quote bits out of Richard II.

“No matter where; of comfort no man speak:
Let’s talk of graves, of worms, and epitaphs;
Make dust our paper and with rainy eyes
Write sorrow on the bosom of the earth.”

|For God’s sake, let us sit upon the ground
And tell sad stories of the death of kings.”

Talk about useless talents.

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Meet Meg

“But what can a decent man speak of with most pleasure?Answer: Of himself.Well, so I will talk about myself.” -Notes from Underground, Fyodor Doestovsky


I guess the first post on a blog should be a little about me, the blog owner.

It’s been a while, so forgive me if I’m a little weird. Actually, I’ve always been weird. To quote my second-favorite I.T. Crowd character:


Moving on.

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