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Brown Kraft SAVE THE DATE Stickers

Sometime last month, The Bright Spot received very special gifts all the way from . . . (drum roll, please) . . . California! It was a very thrilling experience for me, especially because it came from somebody I've known for a while and whom I really admire:  Ms. Marilenn of 43 Lucy Design Blog + Shop! Marilenn is a Filipina graphic designer, photographer, writer, crafter ... READ MORE

Learning the Art of Calligraphy


I've been a fan of calligraphy since I was I kid.  I have this Speedball Textbook (20th Edition) that I bought with my own allowance which, sadly, I can no longer find (sob!). (Photo source here.) I also saved up for this Parker Calligraphy Set, bought when I was in high school, that I still have to this day. I wish I've kept some of my calligraphy 'doodles' ... READ MORE

Shopping Discovery: New East Wing of Shangri-La Plaza


Last Saturday, AJ and I had a dinner date with his college barkada (Hi Me-An and Betty!) and we agreed to meet at the newly-opened East Wing of Shangri-La Plaza in Pasig. It's been ages since AJ and I set foot at Shangri-La Plaza, so we felt like time-timers again when we navigated the main mall (naliligaw-ligaw pa ako), but it was the grandness and hotel-like structure of ... READ MORE