Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

"Once a little boy sent me a charming card with a little drawing on it. I loved it. I answer all my children’s letters — sometimes very hastily — but this one I lingered over. I sent him a card and I drew a picture of a Wild Thing on it. I wrote, “Dear Jim: I loved your card.” Then I got a letter back from his mother and she said, “Jim loved your card so much he ate it.” That to me was one of the highest compliments I’ve ever received. He didn’t care that it was an original Maurice Sendak drawing or anything. He saw it, he loved it, he ate it."

Maurice Sendak

Friday, November 11, 2011

Sunday, November 6, 2011

We think we know what we need.
We spend our time figuring out how to get what we want-
Who can help us, who's in the way.
We make our moves and sometimes we get lucky.
We get exactly what we want...
and life gets worse.
Simple truth #22- be careful what you wish for, brother.
Be very very careful.
-Augustus Hill, Oz 1997

Saturday, November 5, 2011

My Soho Skyline

The view from my Makati balcony

Once upon a time (more like 6 months ago), this view was enough to make my heart swell with pride. Standing there, looking out, listening to died-down Manila traffic at night, and thinking, "I did it".
I need to remember that more often.

Friday, November 4, 2011


You change for two reasons: either you learn enough that you want to, or you've been hurt enough that you have to.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Arbitrary Mind Picks #97

1. Jason Mraz was amazeballs. I want to keep him.

2. Everything happens for a reason... so even though my weekend was not spent in a foreign land i had my heart set on for the past month- i believe that things worked out as they should have.

3. Hangovers get worse the older you get.

4. I don't know what it is about the air up here... but it's nice to be home. #Baguio

5. My son hit another growth spurt sometime during the last week. He's just bigger every time i see him. I missed this crazy kid.

6. Looking forward to the calm. I really need this.