Rummaged through my abyss of a drafts folder and found this. I am still lusting for my friend’s shirt!


Rummaged through my abyss of a drafts folder and found this. I am still lusting for my friend’s shirt!

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Anonymous asked: “Hullo. I've chanced upon your tumblr by accident. I couldn't help but read your musings on your talents, and I daresay follow it. I know so many people who've pushed through with their artistic talents even though they're taking up business. I've even chanced upon someone who once told me that he got bored of art school because he already knew what they were teaching him. So here's a cliched line for you, my sweet: follow your passion with intensity. You'll regret it if you won't. Cheers!”

Thank you for the encouraging words, anon. I have no idea if you’ll even see my reply, but thanks anyway :) My main source of insecurity when it comes to this issue is that I probably wouldn’t be able to match your friend on the whole “I know what they’re teaching me ” already thing because what I know in terms of technique, different mediums, and possibly the mastery of them is quite limited in scope, and that’s why I fear I won’t progress since I have no idea where else to learn these things. :/ Right now, I’m trying to rely on books or the internet, haha, but mostly books.

Thank you for your input though; it really really helps. c: Have a nice day!

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Anonymous asked: “how do you feel about cockroaches”

They’re my friend Claire’s favorite animal, why don’t you ask her? HAHAHAHA.

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Late weekend post!

My family, despite my innermost wishes, is not the baking kind of family. We don’t cook together either. That serves to be a bit of a disappointment for me, the little girl who played with her toy kitchen non-stop from morning til when her mother would call her in for bed.

As a result, I never really got to bake except for a few rare instances. Last weekend however, since my date with Eddy didn’t push through, my grandmother invited me over, and to my delight, a few minutes after I stepped into her house, I chanced upon my aunt preparing a batch of Cadbury chocolate cupcakes. It was the best surprise ever!

Things were a bit imprecise, but then she said maybe we could try baking every weekend. I messaged her again awhile ago and she said if she’ll be able to acquire some chocolate chips, we can make muffins (from scratch, all fancy and stuff) this weekend! :D So excited!

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7/10/2014: At the Witching Hour

I see the clock on my screen

Exactly at three

I close my eyes and look aside

It’s coming right at me

I cannot think

I cannot breathe

I cannot see

This paralytic state

Perplexes me

Because I cannot determine our faith

At the Witching Hour it seems to me

Is when I am alive the most, though I am not free

The thought of you

Bounds me to

My ethereal


2 weeks ago · 1 note


Some Baguio shots. Super late upload :c

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Aside from that last photography post, I just want to take this time in between heaping sackfuls of school work and bouts of existential crises to do a little rambling since nothing these past few months has been able put me at ease; and maybe sharing something to this webpage has given it a bit of my own soul, so I hope it doesn’t mind if I go on like this.

I’m currently distraught with regards to wanting to further improve my…hobbies? I don’t want to call them “talents” because I don’t think I’m too good at drawing or taking pictures, but they are two of the things I am most passionate about. However, I’ve been dipping into these terrible emotional ruts wherein I just idle around and use my spare time for nothing but staring into the grey interiors of my dorm room. Not good.

Not only that, I recently attended a talk about how to get a career abroad in Psychology and it sounded so extremely dead-end that right after, even though I hate, hate, hate Starbucks, I felt my head throb so intensely out of well, depression, that I just had to get a huge cup of coffee because of well, fear? I still have no real idea if not pursuing art was the right thing to do; maybe it’s not the right path to follow for my well being. However, I am a firm believer that wherever we are in the present is where we are meant to be. I don’t believe in having to force things or to outright demand for things. Things will come, and things get better. It’s a life perspective, I think. Or maybe I’m just a lazy idiot rooting for destiny.

I’ve started reasoning with myself that art comes from the soul, and that I don’t need a college degree to put my soul into a good picture or a nice illustration. Maybe I’m eighteen years old, delusional, and in denial. I don’t know and I might never know. I guess the best thing for me to do is just to focus on self-improvement, yeah? Make the best of what I have?



2 weeks ago · 1 note



It has been forever since that last post ×_× To be fair, my laptop broke for about a week.

I don’t know. I’ve been having a ton of hairballs block my creative flow (ha.)lately and it’s starting to bug me.

Updates on life:

> it’s rainy season and last week I literally got my butt soaked

> school. Djfjejfbff

> that’s about it. HAHAHA.

Instagram: @_ynah

2 weeks ago · 5 notes


A not-for-instagram-only-for-tumblr version of the last picture :)) Love love love the abarcaaaaas ×_×

Such a girly picture though.


A not-for-instagram-only-for-tumblr version of the last picture :)) Love love love the abarcaaaaas ×_×

Such a girly picture though.

1 month ago · 0 notes


Hello there! :D These are my favotire insta-shots of the week. It’s been a while since I posted #ootd-related posts so I’m totes psyched.

Quick update on life:

> Basically, I bought boyfriend jeans and they are essentially my new boyfriend. HAHAHA.

> I also found cheap, synthetic Abarcas at Payless over the weekend, and despite the fact I hate synthetic anything, they were an exception because they were just too cute! I’ve been uber obsessed with brown leather/bohemian things lately as well.

> School is great great great and I love my professors and lessons (I’m taking majors) in general.

> I feel kinda bad because I feel like I neglect my own blog because I use Instagram more actively but then I write stuff here so it’s okay??? HAHAHAHA.

> Follow me on Instagram? HAHAHA @_ynah

> Also, my laptop is busted so I’m typing all this via cellphone urgh.

Merp. Will mass post pictures soon.

1 month ago · 2 notes

Anonymous asked: “What are shows you like watching?”

…Are you a real anon or a tumblrbot? HAHAHA.

Uh, I don’t really watch shows but whenever I can/do watch any shows, I really like Friends, the Walking Dead, Big Bang Theory, and Bob’s Burgers

1 month ago · 0 notes

Anonymous asked: “So do you like the Twilight series? Which?”

Believe it or not, I acutally really liked the Twilight series. HAHAHAHAHAHA I really did not like the exaggerated hype surrounding it or the movies though. I read every book except New Moon (people said it sucked, so I didn’t bother), and my personal favorite among the ones I did read was Breaking Dawn because that last showdown against the Volturi was so badass, like, i can’t even. Hahaha. I’ll stop now. HAHAHA

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Super late Hong Kong pictures!

I had a blast on our trip! c: The last time I was in Hong Kong was when I was 13 years old. I can’t really see if there have been any major changes, but then one thing’s for sure, I surely have a clearer image of Hong Kong than I did before

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5/29/2014: Pigs

Hello, I’m back—
We’re back.
We’ve brought you souvenirs.
Our luggage is filled to the brim
With all of your worst fears

I like to take my poison
In the littlest of doses
That way the pain is always fresh
I’m the hostess with the mostess

Take my hand, grab my throat
Gut me wide open
I’m sure I’ll cut easily, I’m very soft and
My blood has all the songs from
My late night lamentations

I’m going to vomit out
All the ugly in me
I don’t want to shower
My filth will save me

1 month ago · 6 notes



 I’ve been in some sort of a creative rut lately, but whatever I manage to cough up has has something to do with playing with light and shadows. I have this slight obsession with sharp contrasts—e.g. sharp slits of light or definite lines caused by shadows.I like a definitive light area and a definitive dark area. Distinction between objects. I especially love it when there’s a focal point to the picture.It sets some sort of graphic purpose.

I don’t know what I’m saying I sound so pretentious haha.

Anyway, I had this happy vibrant color phase thing a few months ago, but now I’m into making things look as grey and clear as I possibly can. Crystal clear photos do the grey tones justice. Probably due to the shadows. I hate it when regular shadows are blue in pictures. I love it when you can’t tell whether or not a picture was edited. Subtle filtering. yes yes yes yes (stop)

I’m off to Hong Kong in a few days and I’m as excited as excited can be! I hope I get to get a nice cityscape picture. I love the urbanity of it all.

Follow me on Instagram? @_ynah

bye. HAHA

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