Dear Journal

Dear Journal, or: The Joys of Writing in an Unlined Journal | Getting back into that one-post-a-month blogging pattern by writing about writing. Go figure ¯\_(ツ)_/¯


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

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.

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!

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 →

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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