Wow! Wow! Wow!

Self just discovered that Camille Villanueva, daughter of her cousin Manong Junior and his wife Jopay (who in another of self’s discoveries goes by the nickname of “Uti”) is a designer.  Here’s her website.  The clothes are so beautiful!

Self loves the model’s dusky, Indian look, and the draping of the clothes.

Stay tuned, dear blog readers.  Stay tuned.

A Sunday Alone in One’s Room, with Ian McEwan

When in Bacolod, self reads.  Reads, reads, reads, reads.

It’s a different kind of reading than she does in California.  She lives and breathes the words of each book.

Perhaps heat is a factor.


She feels like 12 again, reading La Tontine or one of her Tita Tancing’s vast collection of Mills & Boon romances.

Here’s what she read a few minutes ago, from Ian McEwan’s Atonement:

Cecilia knew she could not go on wasting her days in the stews of her untidied room, lying on her bed in a haze of smoke, chin propped on her hand, pins and needles spreading up through her arm as she read her way through Richardson’s Clarissa.  She had made a halfhearted start on a family tree, but on the paternal side, at least until her great-grandfather opened his humble hardware shop, the ancestors were irretrievably sunk in a bog of farm laboring, with suspicious and confusing changes of surnames among the men, and common-law marriages unrecorded in the parish registers.  She could not remain here, she knew she should make plans, but she did nothing.

Stay tuned, dear blog readers.  Stay tuned.

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