Oh god, not our neighbours.
Oh God, give us courage to unite.
Oh, God, give us strength to stand firm against this hate. #Christchurch


Good lord, it's already March! Yikes. Sorry about the absence, everyone. It's been a super chill January, and a busy February on my end (again, a reminder that I am a uni student- and a third year, no less). I've also been wrestling with Writer's Block for the last month or so, so we'll see... Continue Reading →

That Sentimental Feeling

Call me sentimental, but hey, "it's that time of year, when the world falls in love", and bands together in the spirit of Christmas, the holiday season, and giving. Wishing you all a happy holiday season filled with peace, joy and love.

Ace in the Hole

[Based on the following prompt from writing-prompt-s on tumblr] "Being a protagonist is a tough job, especially when your narrator keeps trying to kill you in more and more imaginative ways. Unfortunately for them, you are good at one thing and one thing only - staying alive."

Fernweh. Hiraeth…

In honour of Stephen Hawking. #140318 | Fernweh (German): Feeling homesick for a place you have never been to. | Hiraeth (Welsh): A particular type of longing for the homeland or the romanticised past...

A Wonder to Behold

In which I have a lot of feelings about how beautiful 'Wonder' is and I attempt to put them into words. | Less a review, more an opinion piece | (But regardless of my opinion, do go and read/see it anyways!)

That Time of Year

"It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air." - W.T. Ellis Wishing everybody a happy holiday season! And never forget to spread kindness wherever you go!

Kill ‘Em With Kindness

061017 | At a time when it's so easy to see cruelty, be kind. "Don't mistake my kindness for weakness. I am kind to everyone, but when someone is unkind to me, weak is not what you are going to remember about me." - Al Capone

To the Friends I Know I’ll Keep

I recently read a little article called ‘To the Friends I’m Scared to Lose’ . It reminisced about the memories of every high school squad, and it particularly struck a chord with my little group. As can be discerned from the title, it acknowledged how friends can drift away from each other after high school, and... Continue Reading →

A Reminder

With all the things going on right now in the world, it's hard for me to sit here and selfishly talk about myself. So, in the spirit of 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy', I would like to remind everyone, as much as possible, "DON'T PANIC". (I had actually written this little poem earlier this year, but... Continue Reading →

Sound the Alarm

Or, "This is Not a Drill" [N.B. Sarcasm and Hyperbole are used very heavily in this post. Please read with caution, lest you think I’m being serious about this stuff.] Ah yes, nothing like a fire alarm going off at 10:30 at night to wake you up. Oh, wait, you haven't experienced this before? Man, you... Continue Reading →

How to Cook an Accident

Last month, I cooked a Filipino dish (of Spanish influence/origin) on my own, without a recipe, and purely by accident. I think it is usually known as Chicken Afritada, but I now refer to it as ‘Chicken Acci-tada’ (as my dad wittily named it). So I thought I’d just run you through my recipe of... Continue Reading →

A Wilder World

For the 29th August... “We are the music makers. We are the dreamers of dreams.” – Willy Wonka I’m not going to sit here and type about Gene Wilder’s iconic filmography, because I honestly can’t name more than three of his films. (Shameful, but true.) I’m not going to sit here and type about how... Continue Reading →

Gotta Friend ‘Em All

Starting off in a new city is tricky. You’ve got to figure out where everything is, how to get around and where the closest supermarket is. Now, that’s all well and good, until you add to that the delightful experience of having to befriend new people. Please note, I type that with some slight sarcasm. Ok,... Continue Reading →

Welcome to ‘The Trepverter Effect’

  Good morning, good evening and good night! Hello! It's Y.L. Mariano here, blog author and uni student. Y'all can call me Lei 🙂 A couple of things you might like to know about me: I'm a university (uni) student, which means my posts are going to appear very sporadically and my replies even more so. (Apologies in... Continue Reading →

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