Friday, October 16, 2015

When I was 11, I had a magic wand

When I was 11, my Tito and Tita in the US invited me to visit them in the US.

They bought me this wand from a mall in Florida. I was very much into Nancy Drew at the time so I knew the wand they bought me was just a glass stick with some glitter and glow-in-the-dark moon and star sequins inside. But, at 11, to me, that wand was magical. It was beautiful.

It was glass throughout, no awkward cap at the end, like a test tube but was closed at both ends.

When I saw this in National yesterday, I just had to recreate it.

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I removed a lot of the sequins in one tube. Added glitter and water. And voila.

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Now I have a new finger-sized wand. Handy for easy and accessible magic.

P.S. I saw on Pinterest that you can also do these easy shake bottles to calm down rowdy kids. Huh. Works with kids AND adults.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Today in Cubao

This blind man was walking with his tapping stick on the pedestrian bridge to Farmer's in Cubao today. And people were in such a rush that they were tripping over his stick. The blind man said aloud, "Sorry." But people just rushed by, ignoring him. My heart went out to him when he started to wander towards the giant potted plants on the sides of the pedestrian walk. But he must have known the path already because he quickly veered away from the pot and back to the middle of the path.

A woman was walking by and she grabbed his hand, put it on her shoulder, and started leading him along the path and into the mall. I was pretty impressed at how brave and generous that woman was. (I probably would've been too shy to help him.)

I was walking a little behind them and I saw that they were talking like old friends, even though they were complete strangers a moment ago.

I bid them both a quick prayer and a huge smile in their direction when our paths diverged.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Inspiration from Twitter