Archive for February 2015

aside from all that history, there were also lots of stray cats around the streets, heto o…


this cat secretly goes around town in a motorcycle at night…


grooming and doesn’t give a frak about the world, hehe.


this one secretly drives a car and chauffeurs lost souls…


thinks he’s invisible, also about to pounce on an invisible prey…


this one will sell you chinese take out but will only accept yuans, teehee.

i still have a penchant for cats, wish those were a little bit fatter though.

yun lang.

♥ melai



so i joined a walking tour on november 30th, which is bonifacio day here in the philippines. for those who don’t know andres bonifacio, he’s one of this country’s national heroes. you can wiki search him too, heehee. we started the tour at tutuban plaza, you’d find a statue of him in the middle.


after some preliminaries, we walked to the kkk founding site. there are markers along the way, complete with bits of information about the site… totally reminds me of the good old grade school days when we’d literally inhale our history textbooks before an exam.


on a side note, the area is sort of filthy and had a lot of funky smells, my neo’s almost got destroyed here. i wish the government would spend our taxes in cleaning the streets and sanitation.


we also dropped by the site where the kalayaan was printed, beside the marker are some bags of trash and a homeless family. insert same wishful thinking as above, haaaay.


we also checked some old houses along the streets, they’re obviously been left to rot, but they’re still pretty in a way, specially the intricate designs that are in the woodworks.


we also dropped by the house where antonio luna was born, he’s another national hero. his place is somewhat cleaner and even had our flags all over.

bonifacio day fb

final stop for the bonifacio day tour was binondo church. i did mention before that i’m not extremely religious and not particularly interested in church history but i did like this church’s architecture, also it’s lined in a beautiful shade of red.


we had to cross carvajal market to check out some buildings and stuff that’s not part of the bonifacio tour, it’s usually crowded and there are usually lots of good stuff like fruits and meat and chinese cold drinks, although not bumping into a mad chinese auntie or having wares in front of your face was kind of ok too.

so eun, had a blast walking around and taking pixxors… learned a few new things about bonifacio and uh… the state of our streets in manila. on a side note, this was a good exercise, might try other walking tours soon!

yun lang muna.

♥ melai


went back to the 10a alabama fair last november… was finally able to take a pixxor of the gate without the swarm of parents, kids, and their uniform clad yayas. huzzah!


i started my treasure hunt with gawanifemi, she sells succulents in pots with faces! i bought four pots of spindly cactus. i hope she’ll have some echeveria succulents and lots of asian faces on my next visit.


there were lots of things inside the house that caught my eye, like pretty stationery and magnets, although i had to refrain myself from buying more paper related stuff because i already have two boxes of unused stationery. i did ogle some of the resurrected furniture, there’s an ozummm drawer for card catalogs and framed letters.


around the house were the usual knickknacks… purses, pins, more stationery, and stuffed toys.


it took me two loops to locate their resident cat though. found him snoozing beside the stall that sells leather bound notebooks, he must have liked how those smelled. also, per my google search, his name’s supposed to be chaplin… so adorable. hope i could visit him again soon.

yun lang.

♥ melai

hello, my name is melai and i write to document the places i’ve been to, the things i’ve seen, and the books i’ve read. sometimes, i also write about food.