Coffee & Flowers: Routines

I’ve recently become very attached to my daily routine—I feel like the ins and outs of everyday are something that as a student, I wasn’t really able to appreciate fully because of the loose structure of my life back in college (the later years, anyway). I always felt like I was either in such a rush—to get to school, to beat traffic—that I was always half and half out of my routine or in a state of intense apathy (f it, I’m not going today). In a lot of ways, working has really reinforced that part of me that enjoys the stability of knowing where I’ll be, when I’ll be. I’m not sure if all this will be very interesting to anyone but I decided to share this anyway because it makes me happy. 🙂 And that’s what coffee and flowers is about. Click under the cut for more!

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Coffee & Flowers: The Skinny on Weight Loss/Fitness FAQ

One of the things that I get asked the most about recently is how I managed to lose weight, why I did it, blahblah. I thought that I’d post this up both as a means of answering these questions and helping people who’re interested in getting into shape. As an awkward, extremely uncoordinated, unathletic girl I know how hard that can be.

In the span of around 4 to 5 months, I lost 32 pounds. I began working out at 137 pounds and now weigh around 105 pounds. 🙂

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Click under the cut for the full skinny on FAQ like workout programs and all that jazz.

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A Couple of Stories Free For Download

I’ve been thinking about my stories and how strange it is that these small fictions that I’ve been working on have slowly gotten longer and longer and longer. The stuff I’m working on now (this one story in particular which I’ve enjoyed writing so much I fear that it’ll suck or that I’ll actually finish writing it) is currently around 8 pages long. I know that’s hardly a chapter of anything but that’s a fucking novel to me. This development in my work feels extremely refreshing: I feel like a child discovering that her bathtub was the ocean.

Anyway, I am of the belief that when something good comes your way it’s good to give something away too in the hopes that it’ll make someone else happy (or that it’ll break a couple of hearts). So I thought I’d give away some of my tiny (tinier?) stories, I hope you enjoy them.

This file is comprised of stories that I wrote late last year. They’re part of this bigger project that I’m not quite ready to talk about yet–but suffice it to say that it has something to do with science or interpretations of it.

The Chlorine Atom Girl contains three stories: Questions (previously published in Stache Magazine’s Nostalgia Issue ), The Chlorine Atom Girl (which was in EM Issue 3) and Air Hunger (which is coming out in EM Issue 4, so I guess you can count that as a preview of sorts).

Science Lessons, Vol.1: The Chlorine Atom GIrl

EM Zine Issue 4!

EM Zine Launch poster by Trizha Ko

Earlier this year, I remember mentioning that we were working on EM Zine Issue 4–and here it is. This is the first ever event we’re having for EM and it’s going to be exciting to see how this’ll go. The launch is going to be on March 22nd (Saturday), at Exile On Main Street, Leon Guinto Street, Malate, Manila (across from Taft Avenue, near DLSU). Details are on the poster above–you can also head to the Facebook event page to see more.

I think that this is definitely the swankiest EM Zine in terms of layout (although the first one took the cake for binding).

As for my work that’s in here–I’m a little bit nervous about it. Stories For Other People, Part 1 is included along with two other works entitled Recipes For Fear and Air Hunger. For now, I’m good with this decision to publish a “bulk project” like the installment of Stories For Other People but I get the feeling I’ll change my mind about that eventually. We shall see!

Also featured in the issue are comics by FFY, artwork by Trizha Ko along with stories by Noel Villa and poems by Ronaldo Recto.

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First look at Issue 4! Cover by Trizha Ko

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