Currently Vol. 3

19 January 2015

I also had my room redone when we had some house repairs done last week, and most of my long holiday break was spent sorting through my mountain of stuff, trying to decide which ones to keep and which ones to toss or give away. Aside from unearthing things I thought I'd lost (yearbook receipt, SSS pink form, letters) and finding things I'd forgotten I have (*cough* Britney Spears paper dolls *cough*), I also realized I have way too much stuff. I never knew a small room like mine can hold this much. If you ever need motivation to not shop, just organize your room and you'll hold off from spending stat. I'm not even done with my closets yet but I already want to give up.

Won't you take a look at some of the stuff I found:

On a scale of 1 to Outrageous, how much of a Britney Spears fan was I?
Book, paper dolls(!!!), Greatest Hits CD, and stickers
Manuals from the two most important youth camps I attended when I was in college: Sunburst Youth Camp in Singapore and Ninoy & Cory Aquino Center for Leadership in Ateneo de Manila
I occasionally ask my friends to write notes on my journals. This one is from Ed on that Valentine's Day we watched Boyce Avenue's mall tour in SM North EDSA.
Yep, I'm guilty of taking too long when I sort my stuff because I always get lost in nostalgia.

Today I mostly worked on my bookshelves. I have a Kindle but it didn't stop me from buying tangible books. From now on though, I am imposing a rule: eBooks over physical books, unless they come autographed or come in special edition/ full color like those books about movies that I love.

Anyway, I just wanted to share some photos of my favorite bookshelf. My other books have been kept in other hidden shelves or boxes. The ones I have here are the ones I would like to welcome me when I enter my room.

I've been glancing at this shelf all day and I couldn't help but smile.

There's no specific order to this arrangement. I just pooled the books I like the most and put them here together with my favorite journals, a handful of DVDs and autographed CDs, and my Magnetic Poetry box. You can see there my Harry Potter Film Wizardry, Harry Potter Page to Screen, Quidditch Through the Ages, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and a Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire paperback. There's also my Sweeney Todd Special Edition DVD, OST, and book. Yes, I was obsessed. My favorite Neil Gaimans are there except for Stardust, which I traded away before for a copy of Train Man. I have there xkcdFlipped, The Little PrinceChoose Your Own Autobiography, Hyperbole and a Half, Books of Adam, The Tao of Pooh, Tuck Everlasting, Mythology, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, One Day, and the screenplays of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Before Sunrise/ Before Sunset. I have yet to read J.J. Abrams's S. which was my Christmas present for myself but it's there. All my autographed copies of Manix Abrera's books are also there (together with another copy of Kikomachine Komix #5 which was a gift that I thought I'd lost). Of course. It lacks my copy of The Princess Bride because I lent it to a friend and she hasn't returned it yet, but other than that I think I'm good.

I wish I can add more books but I don't think the shelf can carry more weight. Tsk. Anyway, here is my third Currently!


Nothing. I finally finished The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer and it made me feel so much that it's making me take my sweet time picking which book to read next. I have a lot of quotes I liked from the book but this is one of my favorites:
"To erase the possibility of empathy is to erase the possibility of understanding. To erase the possibility of empathy is also to erase the possibility of art. Theater, fiction, horror stories, love stories. This is what art does. Good or bad, it imagines the insides, the heart of the other, whether that heart is full of light or trapped in darkness."
- Amanda Palmer, The Art of Asking
Any recommendations on what I should read next?

A feasible YA plot for Mina Esguerra's Buqo-sponsored YA class. I did it, I bit the bullet. Let's see what happens.

Sara Bareilles. Her voice is so soothing.

Human Nature Balm for All Seasons. I asked my mom to spread some on my back because I was feeling a little sore.

Comfy pajamas. I am so ready to fall asleep the moment I hit Publish on this one.

Of all the work waiting for me in the office.

Okay, I guess. So-so.

The long holiday break.

More holiday break, but that just sounds selfish, LOL.

To sort my shoes and clothes next so I can finally move back to my room again.

I have magic so organizing will be easy-peasy and I won't have to rely on my Muggle-level organizational skills (or lack thereof).

Anyhoo, gonna leave you with a little magnetic poetry.

Have an amazing work-week ahead, you! ♥ 


  1. I signed up for #buqoYA too! Hehe! Good luck to us. Maybe joining a class will help me finish a story this time.

  2. I love seeing other people's bookshelves! To me, it's like taking a peek at a part of their souls haha. (Maybe I should turn that into a game or something lol).

    And I'm the same when I'm general cleaning-- I realize that I have too much stuff and I always take a moment looking at old and forgotten things haha. Hmm I guess I should schedule a general room cleaning session too... :D

  3. Hi Claire, I hope you liked what you saw in mine! ^_^ I want to take a peek at yours, too!

  4. Jeanette Ninneta JacobusJanuary 23, 2015 at 3:18 PM

    I love love love your bookshells. I wish mine is as neat as yours... Hiks...
    And those britney spears stuff is so cute... Hihihihihi...
    Some memories ya....

    Btw, I just followed your blog...
    Lets be friends...


  5. Thanks, Ninneta! Will check out your blog, too! <3


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