I climbed the Wall of China thinking that I was going to be cold. It’s up in the mountain, we said. It’s autumn in North China, I said. I’m used to tropic heat, I thought. Continue reading →
One of the frustrating things about shopping is not finding what you need. I’d been dreaming of owning riding boots for years, except the boots I saw were suede, or had heels, or were too flashy, or didn’t have my size. I didn’t need another pair of suede boots–my shin-high ones were a lucky score in a thrift shop–because suede doesn’t agree with Manila weather very much, so owning two didn’t make sense. And I didn’t want to buy tall boots with heels because, at 5’6″, I didn’t need the extra height. As for boots that had too many embellishments, they just didn’t suit my style and the rest of my wardrobe. Continue reading →
I’ve been wanting a coat for the longest time. I’ve been wanting a trenchcoat, actually, just because it looks cool in John Woo movies. But I never got one, because, let’s face it: the Philippines is a tropical place, we don’t have winter, and it’s HOT in Manila. So no coat for me. Until my dad bought me a coat in Spain. I LOVE IT!!! I’ve been using it in the office sometimes, but never outside.
Oh, Baguio, how I love you for your weather.
Title from “Tip of the Iceberg”, Owl City.