Embroidery is probably my first love...I started at 7. Literature's my second love, I did it at uni...along with bookbinding, which I did while at uni to earn the money to buy the literature. A vicious cycle!
I'm Filipina-American and I live in Darwin, Australia, on a boat, with my Russian â¤ and a fat cat named Dude. We sail without engines to get to other countries, we row to and from the shore, we eschew cars or anything petrol-hungry. We cycle everywhere. Funny thing is we don't consider ourselves 'eco-friendly'. We just like things better this way.
I dig: Arthouse films. Stacks of pristine paper. The smell of a pressroom. Cats...fat ones with eccentricities. Bizarre music and obstreperous bands. Working with my hands. Craftivism and subversive stitchery. Being meticulous and fussy with what I make. Cooking. Treadmills. Essays. Magnets. Cameras. Polyglots. Gadgets. Candles. Bach, Orff, Rachmaninov, Ook...yes, and Pratchett.
Silver. Coffee. Adbusters. Graffiti. Bicycles. Libraries. Museums. Carnival freakshows. Spiders. Quality kitchen knives. Very tiny things. Very very huge things. Swimming in the sea at night.