the “internets”

Dearest ______,

I count myself lucky to have Iived through one of the biggest (if not the biggest) events in human history. More than just watching the 1900’s get shelved to usher in the 2000’s, I’m talking about how everything else had been shelved by the juggernaut that has been, or is, the Internet.

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black thumb turned black thoughts

Dearest ______,

Remember that minor meltdown involving newly acquired orchids and my apparent case of black thumbism (inborn, nothing new)?

Well the other day, someone else who got the same pots of orchids, from the same batch, from the same garden, from the same day, etc etc sent me a picture of his very own progress:

If you remember correctly, mine as of last week had shed 80% of its glory unto a heap of biodegradables: all yellow and rot- infested.

I then proceeded to do some research and realized that I had probably over- watered my plants…  So I stopped, put crushed egg shells all around the pots, aired them to dry, etc etc.

When we asked above picture’s owner, what in Fern Gully’s name he ever did to get his orchids to bloom this way (and give birth to a brand new stalk at that!)… he said,

“Oh, I don’t know…  I guess I just put it on the floor and watered it twice a day.”

Black thumb turned black thoughts.

Hope you’re having less of a Rage Comic- day yourself!

Love,

Karlita

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vegetarian kitchen: humor in vegetables

Dearest ______,

Whenever friends find out that I’ve gone Vegetarian, they usually stare at me in disbelief, follwed with a variety of the funniest looks of bewilderment.

Really???”
“Are you sure?”
“How could you, why would you?”
“But you used to love ______… don’t you miss ______ at all?”
And more.

People say I’m being a fadist, some say it’s probably just a phase.

And I say, peas be with you! 🙂

Because vegetables are funny little things (have you seen a potato lately?), I find that vegetarians are the butts roots of some of the crudest, most sarcastic, and ultimately, funniest statements out there.

“I am not a vegetarian because I love animals; I am a vegetarian because I hate plants.”

– A. Whitney Brown

HAHAHA

“HAM AND EGGS – A day’s work for a chicken; A lifetime commitment for a pig. ”

– Anonymous

HAHAHA

“Cabbage: A familiar kitchen-garden vegetable about as large and wise as a man’s head. ”

– Ambrose Bierce

HAHAHA

“Asparagus inspires gentle thoughts. ”

– Charles Lamb

HAHAHA

Vegetarian – that’s an old Indian word meaning ‘lousy hunter’”

– Andy Rooney

HAHAHA

“Expecting life to treat you well because you are a good person is like expecting an angry bull not to charge because you are a vegetarian.”

– Shari R. Barr

HAHAHA

Love,
Karlita

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sonya’s garden (lovely, leafy lunch)

Dearest ______,

When I found out that my friends and I were going to Tagayatay (Cavite, Philippines), I quickly nominated eating at Antonio’s for lunch.  Because everybody, and I mean, everybody has been saying amazing things about it, all through the years.

The day we drove up to Tagaytay though, was a Monday.  F for failed research, because Monday actually happens to be the only day Antonio’s is closed for general cleaning and maintenance.   None of us knew this, so we had to unanimously vote for a substitute-  Sonya’s Graden.  Of course “unanimous” only means that I practically had to plead and hard- sell the case to a car full of carnivorous males.

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conversations with PMS

Dearest ______,

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ON ONE’S IDEALS:

PMS: Love, love, love– I am so sick of that word!
Normal Self: You chose to wear those rings…
PMS: … Grrrrrrrrrrr!!!

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ON ONE’S APPEARANCE:

PMS: And why oh why, oh why, did I wear this stupid white dress today? Then everybody will know when the Red Nile overfloweth! Why… Why… Why…
Normal Self: …
PMS: Why… Why… Why…

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ON ONE’S PERSPECTIVE:

PMS: That is the ugliest freakin’ cake I’ve seen in my whole life.
Normal Self: You made it.
PMS: Oh just shut up.

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ON ONE’S FULFILLMENT:

PMS: What am I still doing here? Why am I still doing this? I don’t want to be here anymore… What is my purpose in life? I am not happy… Oh my God, I am not happy at all…
Normal Self: OH WOULD YOU JUST ZIP IT, YOU WHINY LITTLE —–? GET OVER IT. IT’S ALL IN THE MIND. YOU’RE ALL IN THE MIND. TAKE A CHILL PILL (PREFERABLY SOME MIDOL AND A HOT PRESS) AND SLEEP IT OFF!

Tomorrow, you will fall in love with everything all over again.

Love in the Time of PMS,
Karlita

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he said, she said 2: on travel, on thailand

Dearest ______,

He just flew in from Thailand, after four lazy days spent on the gorgeous beaches of Phuket and Phi Phi Islands. Lucky, lucky He, while the rest of us have been having atrocious weather in the city for the past few days.

She Said: Oooh my Goood… how gorgeous were the beaches. Jealousy is a warm gun. Bang, bang, bang. I die…

He Said: Hold shift + ctrl + zoom to see the ladyboy. Bang!

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on letter- writing

Dearest ______,

Of the general trend in women’s letter- writing, Mr. Henry Tilney of Northanger Abbey (Jane Austen, 1817) had only this to say:

“As far as I have had opportunity of judging, it appears to me that the usual style of letter- writing among women is faultless, except in three particulars.”

“And what are they?”

“A general deficiency of subject, a total inattention to stops, and a very frequent ignorance of grammar.”

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Pray tell, where did he got the idea? Even then, that comment was such an affront to women’s intellect! Doesn’t you think so?

Now here is a picture of a beautiful plant I took in Dongdaemun which is a very interesting place in Korea with a lot of beautiful photographic, isn’t it?

Have a great week ahead, unyielding Grammarians and all!

Love,

Karlita

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