On Fiction

Non-fiction books have dominated my shelf for a couple of years now. Biographies, self-help books, books on productivity, psychology, and the like. I would often read them during my free-time as a form of rest and relaxation (R&R). But last month I (finally) realized that it's still more of studying I was doing rather than... Continue Reading →


On Color

A brewing interest. Let's make 2018 #colorful! :3 This book is slowly opening my eyes to the fascinating world of colors and natural pigments. Read about the white pigment so far and how lead carbonate was used for the longest time despite its toxic properties (lead poisoning!!!) because it provides a vivid, opaque color. Zinc... Continue Reading →

On Essentialism

Greg McKeown's book, Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, was such a great read! It's written in a very simple and structured way that it becomes easy to follow and understand. The book also inspires action so much that I finally gathered the courage to turn down a very good opportunity in order to focus... Continue Reading →

Two Different Worlds by: jzmanapat Watercolor on drawing paper January 2017 "There are people who are not meant to stay in our lives. Let them go. You'll be okay." :)


I am now approaching my third month away from home and the Universe is very kind to have blessed me with friends who are more like my family here in Cleveland. It never fails to amaze me how quickly we got along with each other! The past two days, though, I have been feeling weird.... Continue Reading →

Open your eyes

"Open your eyes and see what you can with them before they close forever."  - All the Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr Not yet done reading it, but so far it is very beautifully written. :) Photo: (c) j.Manapat 2016

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