"a caterpillar doesn't just grow into a butterfly. a caterpillar must undergo metamorphosis, and a cocoon is where a caterpillar risks it all: enters total chaos, undergoes total rebuilding, and is born to a new way of living. only in taking the risk of entering that inert cocoon can the caterpillar go from dormancy to potency, from ugliness to beauty."

Thursday, February 10, 2005

view from the inside

"Our thoughts take the wildest flight; even at the moment when they should arrange themselves in thoughtful order."
-- Lord Byron

the only thing on my wall
green leaves i drew with oil pastels on a deliberately crumpled
36" x 20" sheet of lemon yellow crepe paper. from a distance, it looks like a printed cloth which badly needs ironing, hahaha!

the only thing on my roommate's wall
this wall used to be filled with posters of smiling people. now, the same wall is adorned by this: my simple housewarming gift to ann, the new roommate.

i bungled on this one though, something went wrong with my strokes and some areas of the paper got torn. observe carefully, maybe you'll see what i mean.

why green leaves on yellow?

blame the caterpillars and blame hope for the flowers! both ann and i love the book. would you believe she also has a copy of that book? ...and we both adore lemon yellow.

3 feet below ann's green leaves
...is her bed. leaning on her pillow and relaxing on her bed is cutie feet, her stuffed toy and our official mascot.

3 feet below my own green leaves
...is my bed. on it is my fir wood bed tray. this bed is the reason why i'm too lazy to get up.

thanks a lot to cinema buddy for helping me look for the bed sheet. now, i get to sleep on the heavenly bodies, hahaha. i'd like to think i got them all! the moon... the sun... stars... comets... planets...

and on this same bed is where i get to dream the most...

...of this...

...and this.
where else? but the place to be... batanes, philippines.


funny. for over a year, people who passed by our door believed this to be true:

the truth: neither weng (my former roommate) nor i ever went to boracay. also, neither of us think of boracay as the ultimate dream destination.

that sign on the door was a result of my laziness to decorate our room for our dorm's open house last year. our wing was assigned to gear up for summer, and we were told to think of our own summer themes for our respective rooms. after vetoing summer blooms and sizzling beach bodies, i settled for summer vacation. that way, i had every excuse to close our door and be somewhere else during open house. (you don't expect residents to be around when they're on vacation, right?) hahaha! clever.


  1. mwahaha!
    first comment ako. halatang wala pang ginagawa sa office.
    i love what you said about your bedsheet.
    and, of course, batanes.

    originally posted on 02.11.05 - 8:27 am using Haloscan comment board

  2. clever, indeed!
    hahaha, i love your pics...
    pleasant reminders of my visit
    and the food... oh the good food!
    thanks for having me over!

    originally posted on 02.11.05 - 9:44 am using Haloscan comment board

  3. tsutsugamushi, salamat sa pagdaan. matagal ko ng pinangarap ang batanes.

    a N o n Y m O u S, i also have pics of "the food... oh the good food!" i just didn't publish them with this post because i couldn't find a way of incorporating them without going off topic. even in the pics, "the food... oh the good food" ...all of them...look fresh, healthy and yummy. good food, indeed.

    originally posted on 02.15.05 - 10:41 pm using Haloscan comment board

  4. The painting is so breezy like a summer wind…It is so soothing to the eyes…

  5. thanks for the compliments, Major Tom! :D


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