ME

Pinay New Yorker
Pinay =  slang for “Filipina” (born and raised in Manila, Philippines)
New Yorker since 2000
Blogging since 2004
Roman Catholic Christian, also a child of the universe.
Perpetual tourist in NYC.
Eternal optimist and Queen of benefit of the doubt.$nbsp
Paulinian.  Iskolar ng Bayan.  Atenista. (in that order)
Mother to a 16-year-old who acts and talks like he’s turning 40.
Golden Girl plus 4.

I am passionate about
writing, crafts, motherhood and celebrating life.  

I write about anything under the sun.
This blog is basically about me, myself and I.
All views expressed herein are mine and only mine.
I believe in the freedom of expression so if you don’t like what you read,
you can go elsewhere.

Photography: via my iphone10
Instagram | Flickr | Twitter

a.k.a. GOTHAM CHICK
Craft blog: GothamChick
Also the name of my Etsy shop
My other Etsy Shop: Paperkrafts

RANDOM THINGS ABOUT ME:
I
…love pink.
…am a self-confessed chocoholic (but looooove caramel, too!)
… consider make up my candy.
… can be VERY bossy.
… can also be the sweetest person you know.
…was a legal eagle in a previous life.
… still thinks of Manila as “home”.

COLLECTOR OF
Starbucks mugs (and Starbucks only please..)
Pencils
Postcards (Anything New York, Anything Philippines,
Lighthouses, Maps, Vintage and Modern)
Author-signed books

CRAFTING
Jewelry, Crochet (freeform), Papercrafts,
Personal art, Mixed Media art, Art Journaling and
most recently and learning: Sewing.

ON MY PLAYLIST
Todd Rundgren: Can we still be friends
Robert Palmer: Can we still be friends
Melody Gardot: Lover Undercover, Our Love is Easy
Adele: To Make You Feel My Love
Billy Joel: To Make You Feel My Love,  And So It Goes, Uptown Girl
Coldplay: Til Kingdom Come
Eels: That Look You Give That Guy
Minnie Ripperton: Never Existed Before
Christina Bjordal:  Brighter Days
Avishai Cohen: Remembering
Gary Valenciano: Each Passing Night, How Did You Know
Sarah Geronimo: Bituing Walang Ningning
Jaya: Sana Maulit Muli
ZsaZsa Padilla: Kahit Na
Himig Heswita / Bukas Palad

MY BUCKET LIST
Behold the Banawe Rice Terraces.
Learn to play the cello.
Be published.
Visit Rome and the Holy land.
Sit in on an actual court hearing here in NYC.
Take a cross country trip by land.

CONTACT INFORMATION
pinaynewyorker @ gmail. com

This is me.

Updated July 28, 2020