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.
Paulinian.  Iskolar ng Bayan.  Atenista. (in that order)
Mother to a 13-year-old whose friends think I’m cool..
Golden Girl plus 1. (Turned 51!)

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 iphone6
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.
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 April 4, 2017

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