101 Word Story

Alpha’s Way of Covering

By Roi Yves H. Villadiego

 

They told me to smile often so my insecurity won’t obviously show.

I don’t think that I have to smile anymore. My sleek and on-point hair shows how I sway off the situations that bother me. My pointy stilettos make fearful sounds that alarm the people who work under my company.

However, my gloves cannot hide the truth of how a wife fights for her wants. The blood stains were removed, but the residues lingered in my thoughts.

These thoughts were once real; but now, they are just evaporated plans for my husband’s naughty mistress to prove that murdering is winning.

Luwalhati 2016

Last week, I visited Luwalhati, a photo exhibit held at Ginhawa Art Cafe in UPLB. It was a joy in the heart to witness an exhibit like this because I am a fan of artworks in any form. The idea of looking at masterpieces displayed on a plain surface makes me happy and contented. Indeed, Luwalhati 2016 made me feel like an excited art student again.

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The photos in the pictures were not the only displayed photos in the exhibit. In my trip, I discovered that there were more photos behind the panel boards and they were also beautiful and aesthetically meaningful! Hopefully, more exhibits like this will be held in the campus and I will visit them all alone!

Yes, I prefer visiting art exhibits alone because it gives me a glorious moment to reflect on and appreciate the displayed artworks. Sheer solitude will always have a place in my heart.

PS: Sorry for having low-quality photos.

The Beach

This post makes it look like I have lots of time to splash in the waves of the beaches in our country, but the truth is, I still have classes until May (and I do not have the money, okkk). So I grabbed the opportunity to embrace the time that I had in the beach when I went to one of my best friend’s debut.

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In this photo, I like how the tiny boat is facing towards us + the lights trying to escape from the tiny gaps between the clouds.

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It was surprising to know that this floating rest house can move because I thought it was static.

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A candid scene in a beautiful place is a beautiful view to photograph. It gives story to a blank picture.

Indeed, going to the beach with the right people was a fun experience and we’re aiming to do this again someday. However, reality is crawling on my doorway. I still have to finish few requirements to ace this semester!

It has been a while

So last week, my stroll in SM led me to National Book Store! Kidding, I was aiming to go there (like always). Anyway, I saw few art materials that made me excited to the bones. There, I saw:

  • Brushes (in sets)
  • Charcoals and charcoal pencils
  • Carving tools (in sets)
  • Pastel pencils and colored pencils (available in earth and skin tones)

I always feel a sensation of productivity and professionalism whenever I look/inspect/buy worthy and beautiful art materials. It’s a beautiful feeling that I would want to feel when I start to live on my own.

However, I also thought that it has been a while since I’ve hyped over new art materials in a specific book store. I have been occupied by readings and words, and preoccupied by stressful decisions…. but I am not sad. Everything went well, I guess?

A Doodle for Keeps

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I was rummaging through the photos that I saved in my laptop and this photo initially caught my attention! This is a doodle made by my wonderful buddy, Janine. I love how I have a comfy and cute sweater in this photo for I do not normally wear one because number one, I do not have one (well I had one, but I lost interest in it, so I gave it to my mom) and two, I sweat easily and I do not want to look like a wet nematode!

I have never considered myself as a cinnamon angel with a cute sweater for once, and I am happy that someone like Janine views me that way. I’ll always be thankful for this, Janine! Keep up the good work!

Scribbles in the Meantime

Let me present to you, Princess Mononoke, and my old betta fish (nope, not Bubba) coming out of my old Game Boy Advance SP!

These works were done during the semestral (please let me use this word, sorry) break and let me just say, I got really inspired to draw again because I have watched most of Mary Doodles and Doodle Date’s videos. Sometimes when I am out of creative juice, I watch videos of few artists on YouTube  and gladly, it helps! It helps me get going on the road! It informs me that, still, I have a long way to go in the world of arts and crafts! Having a day full of videos from Mary Doodles, Doodle Date, Lizzie’s a Lefty, etc. gives me a lot of reasons to hone my skills in drawing.

But why did I draw Princess Mononoke? I watched her movie and of course, it amazed me. I turned into an instant fan after watching it because I saw the beauty of how fluid the story has become.

But why did I draw my old betta fish coming out of my old Game Boy Advance SP? Simple, it reminds me of how precious my childhood was when I was a third grader (I was about to turn into a fourth-grader that time, though). We all have golden childhood memories. I represent mine with this doodle.

Worthy Scratches

Everyone, meet Kiwi! Oh how he has changed since then! Kiwi is a random kitten that we found outside our house one year ago. I do not know his age, but I can remember how small, dirty, and helpless he was when we found him. It is a good thing that I love cats, so I forcefully made my parents decide that we should keep him. Thus, here he is! A white and impatient grown-up feline asking to be appreciated! I forgot the number of times he scratched me playfully, but I will always be happy that there is a cat that’ll scratch me even if it means losing a liter of blood!

The Bright Side

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Seeing the beauty in CEAT made me think that having a 7-AM PE class isn’t a bad thing after all! Wednesday is a day I look forward to because of the cold early-morning walk it gives me.  My walk to the far building of CEAT is fun because I get to witness the beauty of the scenes and things I see while I am on my way. PLUS! I have a small time to listen to music.