Craft Soiree #2: My Craft

If you haven’t guessed it yet, I decided to give out my homemade cards during the craft soiree.

It was a very long process, starting from my stampmaking afternoon with Reg and ending with the craft soiree last Saturday. I was really excited to give out these crafts in particular because I was looking forward to sharing my current obsession with love of stampmaking with the other crafters.

I made an extra set as a giveaway. I wonder who got it.

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Craft Soiree #2: Those Other Crafts (That I Did Not Get)

No hint of bitterness there! Promise!

It was a running joke in Group 3, where I belonged, that we’d applaud the crafters from the other groups after they presented while commenting, “Hindi naman nating makukuha yan.” (Roughly translated to, “It’s not like we’ll get those crafts.”)

Of course we wanted the other crafts too, because everything was just so beautiful. But, in all honesty, I was quite contented to have seen other people’s handiwork up close, which you can also do by approaching the wall of cork that occupies one side of Pipino Vegetarian.

If you don’t have the time though, here they are. 😀

I met Jeanie before, through my fiance and her husband, and we actually spent most of the night talking about DIY weddings while drinking coffee. It’s a good thing she recognized me because I’m really bad with faces and names. Isn’t her craft so pretty? Perfect for decorating a crafty corner.

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Craft Soiree #2: The Loot

So this is still my face after more than 24 hours since the craft soiree and I’m thinking that this good mojo will be lasting a really long time. Especially because I went through my craft loot again and saw all the wonderfully crafted goodies I got.

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Craft Soiree #2: An Overview

A few months ago, I attended the first Life After Breakfast craft soiree and I think it would be accurate to say that I got hooked on crafting after that. I’ve always been interested in making things but because of that event, Stars for Dreams officially started.

Yesterday, I attended my second craft soiree at Pipino Vegetarian, and it was just as fun as the first one. Here’s a quick overview of what went down.

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Homemade Cards

Last week, a terrible monsoon struck Metro Manila and other parts of Luzon, but luckily, the sun decided to shine just in time for the weekend. I wasn’t able to do much crafting or art during the monsoon’s stay because efforts were focused elsewhere, so I welcomed the much needed positivity from crafting.

Some weeks ago, Reg and I had agreed to meet up for a stampmaking afternoon at Mary Grace. I met Reg through the internet and started talking to her more often through Instagram this year, but I had messaged her a couple of times before because I just really admire her style. This was the first time I was meeting her in person and I was beyond nervous. I don’t feel comfortable meeting people one-on-one, even when we’ve talked online before. I’m prone to nervous blabbing and oversharing and I know last Saturday, it wasn’t an exception. Good thing for me that Reg was easy-going and fun to be with that spending the afternoon with her was not difficult at all.

After a few minutes of introduction and ordering our hot chocolate drinks, we brought out our carving tools and rubber blocks.

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The Filipino Spirit

Sleep has been rare these days so I thought I’d do something.

I’ve never done anything outwardly patriotic before but there’s no time like the present.

This was inspired by the thought that we help in the best way we can, and that no one has the right to judge how the other person is choosing to help out.

But more importantly, I hope this helps remind us that helping each other and unity doesn’t have to just come when there’s a calamity in our country.

#Philippines #TheFilipinoSpirit #bangonPilipinas

Some other ways to help the relief efforts in the Luzon area (Philippines) when you’re stuck at home:

Water can keep us alive for 5 days even without food (according to Ms. Gwen of Phil Red Cross), which makes it the most important kind of relief good to have in abundance, so pledge here to give clean and potable water to more people.

If you’re not a part of Ateneo’s AJMA org, no worries. You can course your pledges through any AJMA member. You can message Shanice Garcia through Facebook to pledge (click her name to go to her page).

Due to a very high demand and need for bottled water at the moment, we are extending pledge sign-ups to the latest possible time, 1PM TOMORROW. 

GIVE HOPE FROM YOUR HOME 🙂 The relief operations from all over the Metro are in dire need of bottled water so if you’d like to help out, click this link – – to pledge donations of HOPE In A Bottle cases. 

This is open to AJMA members only, HOWEVER for non-members who would like to pledge as well, they may course their pledges through an AJMAn. Their orders will be placed under your name therefore, you are responsible for their payments 🙂

For more information and for payment procedures, please contact Chabeli Cua at 09178926106.

Hot, ready-to-eat meals are also very important now. If you can’t leave the house to drop off relief goods, Binalot makes it easier by allowing you to pledge cooked meals to send to affected areas.

Just click and follow the process.

Binalot has begun accepting donations at its Salcedo Village, Makati City branch for those who have been affected by the recent calamity.

You can help three ways:


Pledge cooked Binalot meals to be sent to evacuation centers. You may pledge meals by clicking Choose package and make payment via credit card, BDO, BPI, GCASH, Smart Money and PayPal. Please specify your contact number when you make a pledge on the Multiply page.

You may give us the specific evacuation area where you want the meals to be sent and we will deliver the meals to that area if possible, or we can allocate your pledges to relief and evacuation centers we are in contact with.



You may pledge cash donations directly at Binalot Hangout at Salcedo Village, Makati and we will coordinate with relief and evacuation centers.

You may also deposit cash donations to our BDO Deposit Account or BPI Family Bank Deposit Account:

BDO ACCOUNT NAME: Binalot Fiesta Foods, Inc.

ACCOUNT NUMBER: 1520225197

BPI FAMILY BANK: Binalot Fiesta Foods, Inc.

ACCOUNT NUMBER: 6251-0180-04 

Please email us ( or tweet us your scanned deposit slip.

Binalot Pledges hotline: 467 8888 or 0922 8930102, look for Jeff, Liezle or Vivian.



Please drop off your donations in kind (clothes, toiletries, blankets, canned goods, water, medicines, etc.) at Binalot Hang-out Salcedo at H.V. Dela Costa cor. Valero Sts. Salcedo Village, Makati City. You may call 889-2660 for directions or refer to the map here:

For more information about our donation drive, follow us on Twitter at or check our Facebook page at  . We will constantly be updating our social networks for news and information.

Please do help us spread the word by sharing this post. The more people know about this, the more people we can help!


Hurry back sunshine, we’re waiting for you.

Metro Manila, in the Philippines, has been experiencing days-long rains and reports have come in that 50% of the entire MM is already flooded. Some have started calling it waterworld.

Here are some pieces of information that might help during these times:


The following schools have also started relief efforts and if you’re near any of these or a part of their community, and have the capacity to help, please do so: University of Asia & the Pacific, Saint Pedro Poveda College, Ateneo de Manila University, University of Santo Tomas, St. Paul College Pasig, La Salle Greenhills, College of the Holy Spirit, University of the Philippines Diliman, and Enderun Colleges. I’m sure there are many others out there, just be alert and aware of what’s in your community.

If you aren’t able to leave your house or send over relief goods, you can also help by DONATING to the PHILIPPINE RED CROSS by SMS. Just text RED <space> AMOUNT to 2899 (GLOBE) or 4143 (SMART).

You can donate these denominations: 5, 25, 100, 300, 500, 1000 (GLOBE) and 10, 25, 50, 100, 300, 500, 1000 (SMART)

For more ways to reach Red Cross, go to

People have also compiled a list of those who are IN NEED OF RESCUE. To check, go to

At the very least, keep these NUMBERS on hand just in case you’ll need rescuing or someone you know does: +639051456217 (GLOBE) | +639293510068 (SMART) | +63932360863 (SUN). – From RESCUEPH


OR call the PHILIPPINE RED CROSS through these numbers: 143 and 527-0000. Place a white blanket or something visibly white on your rooftops so you will be easily seen.

Let’s pray that these rains stop already so everyone can now focus on rescuing, relieving, and getting everyone to safety.

The SG Chronicles: Singapore Art Museum

Now that I think about it, it was weird that I never researched about art museums in Singapore during the weeks leading up to the trip. I can’t say that I entirely understand “deep” philosophical art or art pieces made for art’s sake, but I like exposing myself to different artists’ skills and styles and going to an art museum is one of the best way to do that.

It was a good thing that on our way to Bugis Junction, we discovered the Singapore Art Museum. We were so ready to enter and pay the SGD10 entrance fee until we luckily spotted the sign that said FREE ADMISSION on Fridays, from 6pm – 9pm. Since it was a Friday, we decided to go to other places first and just come back by 6pm.

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