Author Archives: thenevergirl

Gone the Way of Ceramic

You’ll have to forgive this very public display of affection. I am a girl besotted. I never thought the day would come when I’d rhapsodize over knife, but it’s impossible not to. This new knife is amazing. Yes, it’s ceramic

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Gone the Way of Ceramic

You’ll have to forgive this very public display of affection. I am a girl besotted. I never thought the day would come when I’d rhapsodize over knife, but it’s impossible not to. This new knife is amazing. Yes, it’s ceramic

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So, Gardening

It’s all fun and games on social networks until you discuss politics, and then you learn how intellectually and morally impoverished most of the people you’ve surrounded yourself with are, more interested in getting likes than in getting involved.

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So, Gardening

It’s all fun and games on social networks until you discuss politics, and then you learn how intellectually and morally impoverished most of the people you’ve surrounded yourself with are, more interested in getting likes than in getting involved.

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Michelle Obama’s Free Meals for Students Program

I’m not American and don’t stand to benefit directly in any way. But I almost teared up when I read of Michelle Obama’s Free Meal initiative. There are so many kids that programs don’t see as “poor enough” for aid

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Michelle Obama’s Free Meals for Students Program

I’m not American and don’t stand to benefit directly in any way. But I almost teared up when I read of Michelle Obama’s Free Meal initiative. There are so many kids that programs don’t see as “poor enough” for aid

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Sandwiches Depress Me

Imagine flipping your lunchbox open, and finding a sandwich inside. Now imagine doing that every day five days of every schoolweek for six years of your life, pained by the certainty that unless the universe somehow turned itself wrong side

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Sandwiches Depress Me

Imagine flipping your lunchbox open, and finding a sandwich inside. Now imagine doing that every day five days of every schoolweek for six years of your life, pained by the certainty that unless the universe somehow turned itself wrong side

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Tongues Out, Little Misses!

“We have it in our head that if we fill our stomachs, we’ll fill our hearts.”― Kate Wicker, Weightless: Making Peace With Your Body

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Tongues Out, Little Misses!

“We have it in our head that if we fill our stomachs, we’ll fill our hearts.”― Kate Wicker, Weightless: Making Peace With Your Body

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Desperate Times

First the quake, now the storm. And on my feed, the barrage of heartbreaking photos and updates continue. Isn’t it high time more private sector resources are deployed to those in need? Commandeer all helicopters, ships, and trucks to deliver

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Desperate Times

First the quake, now the storm. And on my feed, the barrage of heartbreaking photos and updates continue. Isn’t it high time more private sector resources are deployed to those in need? Commandeer all helicopters, ships, and trucks to deliver

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It’s Alive!

Yes, it is. In a manner of speaking anyway. I finally got around to putting up the other site again. Migration will be slow and painful, but bear with me, I’ll get around to it in good time. For now,

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It’s Alive!

Yes, it is. In a manner of speaking anyway. I finally got around to putting up the other site again. Migration will be slow and painful, but bear with me, I’ll get around to it in good time. For now,

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For All Who Worry They Have Nothing Lined Up This Friday Night

Rest better with the knowledge that there are those that have laundry to do. Like me.

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For All Who Worry They Have Nothing Lined Up This Friday Night

Rest better with the knowledge that there are those that have laundry to do. Like me.

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Pork, Chayote, and Pepper Nom

In the interest of full disclosure, this dish ought to be named Pork and Chayote Made to Swim in Pepper. Because that’s exactly what I did—made both swim in pepper. What I didn’t count on is the spiciness. Thanks to

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Pork, Chayote, and Pepper Nom

In the interest of full disclosure, this dish ought to be named Pork and Chayote Made to Swim in Pepper. Because that’s exactly what I did—made both swim in pepper. What I didn’t count on is the spiciness. Thanks to

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Nicknames

I had several to go by, all of them chirpy: Sunshine, Twinkletoes, Miming (which translates roughly to kitten—a name only one person in the world uses on me). And now, a days-old addition: Grumpy. I wonder if Stomach will ever

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Nicknames

I had several to go by, all of them chirpy: Sunshine, Twinkletoes, Miming (which translates roughly to kitten—a name only one person in the world uses on me). And now, a days-old addition: Grumpy. I wonder if Stomach will ever

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Nom x 2

The trouble with early dinners is that by 10pm, you’ve most likely talked yourself into making the second one. Also, I know I exceed the average human quota for pepper consumption, but it’s impossible to stop. Hard to believe there

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Nom x 2

The trouble with early dinners is that by 10pm, you’ve most likely talked yourself into making the second one. Also, I know I exceed the average human quota for pepper consumption, but it’s impossible to stop. Hard to believe there

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We Cannot Have a Relationship, Starbucks

“There’s a Starbucks just ahead,” the woman chirped, oblivious to my seething. I had every right to seethe that morning in August, in New York. You would think that Williamsburg being the home of America’s most tattooed and yuppiest, I’d

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We Cannot Have a Relationship, Starbucks

“There’s a Starbucks just ahead,” the woman chirped, oblivious to my seething. I had every right to seethe that morning in August, in New York. You would think that Williamsburg being the home of America’s most tattooed and yuppiest, I’d

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And Just Like That, September Ends

Too quickly, methinks. I can count in one hand the mornings I didn’t spend spend running like headless chicken. But for the first time in days, I finally got to sleep eight hours. Which is ridiculous, really, because I cannot

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And Just Like That, September Ends

Too quickly, methinks. I can count in one hand the mornings I didn’t spend spend running like headless chicken. But for the first time in days, I finally got to sleep eight hours. Which is ridiculous, really, because I cannot

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Hello, May I Talk to Charlie?

“Of course you can talk to Charlie, pero di na kinahanglan makitalk ni Charlie kay si Charlie na ni nakigtalk nimo.” Sass from the soon-to-be five years old. This child is my spirit animal.

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Hello, May I Talk to Charlie?

“Of course you can talk to Charlie, pero di na kinahanglan makitalk ni Charlie kay si Charlie na ni nakigtalk nimo.” Sass from the soon-to-be five years old. This child is my spirit animal.

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The Founding

Brawny men who had courage and not much else, who barely spoke a word of English and traveled steerage—I cannot explain the fascination, honestly. Perhaps in a past life, I panned for gold in overalls, and walked about with sooty

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The Founding

Brawny men who had courage and not much else, who barely spoke a word of English and traveled steerage—I cannot explain the fascination, honestly. Perhaps in a past life, I panned for gold in overalls, and walked about with sooty

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Goodbye Williamsburg!

It’s details like these—clever graffiti, striking doors, the DIY aesthetic made fully functional—that I will miss about Williamsburg. I’ve never been one to like walking, but theearly morning quests for breakfast are such great fun I try to prolong it

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Goodbye Williamsburg!

It’s details like these—clever graffiti, striking doors, the DIY aesthetic made fully functional—that I will miss about Williamsburg. I’ve never been one to like walking, but theearly morning quests for breakfast are such great fun I try to prolong it

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Errr…

I don’t know what it is about Brooklyn, but all of a sudden, it’s Christmas. In September! And though I’m thankful for all the presents, even I had to express alarm when on top of everything I’ve gotten including a

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Errr…

I don’t know what it is about Brooklyn, but all of a sudden, it’s Christmas. In September! And though I’m thankful for all the presents, even I had to express alarm when on top of everything I’ve gotten including a

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Yossarian’s Way

The problem with being a resource—and very much like software security solutions, a readily available one at that—is that you will always be taken for granted. Always. No ifs, ors, and buts. So while your time is still considered valuable,

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Yossarian’s Way

The problem with being a resource—and very much like software security solutions, a readily available one at that—is that you will always be taken for granted. Always. No ifs, ors, and buts. So while your time is still considered valuable,

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Home for the Next Two Weeks…

is The Wythe, and it’s gorgeous. Thank you, MoMA PS1!

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Home for the Next Two Weeks…

is The Wythe, and it’s gorgeous. Thank you, MoMA PS1!

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Regret Nothing

You’ve traveled far on the back of every mistake. Regret nothing. – Dorianne Laux Regret nothing. Not the cruel novels you read to the end just to find out who killed the cook. Not the insipid movies that made you

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Regret Nothing

You’ve traveled far on the back of every mistake. Regret nothing. – Dorianne Laux Regret nothing. Not the cruel novels you read to the end just to find out who killed the cook. Not the insipid movies that made you

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Honorarium, My Ass!

I honestly don’t get overpricing. It hurts everybody, even the person receiving the money. What dingbat tells you honorarium is at 7,000 PHP (excluding transportation allowance) per day when the going salary for the same service is 2,000 PHP? Dude

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Honorarium, My Ass!

I honestly don’t get overpricing. It hurts everybody, even the person receiving the money. What dingbat tells you honorarium is at 7,000 PHP (excluding transportation allowance) per day when the going salary for the same service is 2,000 PHP? Dude

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You’re Fired!

Sometimes everything just feels too long: the hours, the meetings, the negotiations—and long isn’t good because long almost always ends up complicated. The bad news: I didn’t get what I set out for, which is full sponsorship. The good? I

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You’re Fired!

Sometimes everything just feels too long: the hours, the meetings, the negotiations—and long isn’t good because long almost always ends up complicated. The bad news: I didn’t get what I set out for, which is full sponsorship. The good? I

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Patterns

You’re 31. You’re standing in front of the fridge, deciding between water and coffee, listening to music piping from an old radio that had been left on so the dogs don’t feel lonely. You’re just standing there, trying to pick

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Patterns

You’re 31. You’re standing in front of the fridge, deciding between water and coffee, listening to music piping from an old radio that had been left on so the dogs don’t feel lonely. You’re just standing there, trying to pick

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EDSA XXX

One off Alexis’ bucket list. Also, shooting this was like learning to walk on water, literally feeding multitudes with two fish and a few loaves. Despite being costume, song, and dance-heavy, we shot this film for less than 19,000 USD

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EDSA XXX

One off Alexis’ bucket list. Also, shooting this was like learning to walk on water, literally feeding multitudes with two fish and a few loaves. Despite being costume, song, and dance-heavy, we shot this film for less than 19,000 USD

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New Hands Yay!

So I caved, and finally asked if we could take on somebody to help me. Things have gotten crazy busy but for a while, I tried juggling without an assistant anyway. Then I got sick, and things went downhill from

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New Hands Yay!

So I caved, and finally asked if we could take on somebody to help me. Things have gotten crazy busy but for a while, I tried juggling without an assistant anyway. Then I got sick, and things went downhill from

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Saturday Night

Spaceship and silver for the girl nursing a fever. Yeah, I’m boring like that.

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Saturday Night

Spaceship and silver for the girl nursing a fever. Yeah, I’m boring like that.

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Major Tom

So, after some to’ing and fro’ing, we finally settled on a name for the dinner: The Abominable Spaceship From Planet 21. I’ll find time to post a photo of the Spaceship in the days to come. It doesn’t really look

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Major Tom

So, after some to’ing and fro’ing, we finally settled on a name for the dinner: The Abominable Spaceship From Planet 21. I’ll find time to post a photo of the Spaceship in the days to come. It doesn’t really look

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Koreeyeah!

I stayed nine days in Korea last month. It was loads of fun. Mornings were spent waging daily battle with the 9am calltime; evenings were spent gobbling chicken. And in the hours in between, I alternated between swilling wine and

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Koreeyeah!

I stayed nine days in Korea last month. It was loads of fun. Mornings were spent waging daily battle with the 9am calltime; evenings were spent gobbling chicken. And in the hours in between, I alternated between swilling wine and

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