May 15, 2014

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February 17, 2014
On being insecure about younger people being more successful

Reese writes:

And when I see peers being successful, it’s not that I’m not happy for them. I am! But it sometimes register as an attack. I imagine that for every bit of success handed over to somebody else, that is one chunk taken from the success pie of the world. It’s a disgusting way of thinking, really. It’s almost as if I’m running out of success – as if it was a perishable resource that I alone can hoard. Thoughts like “Why can’t I be more like him / her?” come barging in through the folds of my brain until I go on a self-destructive mode. Not pretty.

Knowing that, I’ve taken to avoiding the Facebook timeline just to prevent the possibility of having negative feelings towards innocently successful friends. Not only does this save me a lot of time (productivity wise, it really does wonders) but it also helps me direct all my energy to improving myself…

The good news is…
- Everyone feels insecure and inadequate at some point in their lives. It’s normal, but we may need an attitude shift to fight it.
- Our chances of finding success (whatever that might mean) does not end once we lose our teenage years. And there’s not much difference between a successful kid and a successful adult, except the kid might still have to go to the pressures of high school, and adults are so over that. The workforce is where the drama is at, y’all.
- The world is not going to run out of successes. Chill out!

We are all worthy and we’re all entitled to our own successes, which we often achieve through a combination of immeasurable hard-work and a bit of luck. Let the child prodigies be prodigies. They got there because they’re probably all smarter and better-equipped than all of us. Let friends become well-off and successful because true friends are kind of obliged to be happy for other friends. Yeah.

Read more!

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December 2, 2013
Death gives matter the opportunity to rearrange itself into new and different life forms, and thus it is the key to resurrection and rebirth. ~ From my Hallowe’en article: The Art Of Death, Transforming Sinister Into Sensual ~ Painting by Georgia O’Keeffe

Death gives matter the opportunity to rearrange itself into new and different life forms, and thus it is the key to resurrection and rebirth. ~ From my Hallowe’en article: The Art Of Death, Transforming Sinister Into Sensual ~ Painting by Georgia O’Keeffe

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December 1, 2013
Don’t pretend your art is good when it’s not. But graciously accept encouragement from loved ones. Allow yourself to fail— as many times as it takes to learn and improve. Free yourself from the oppressive critic within. (via Be Friends with Failure | Doodle Alley)

Don’t pretend your art is good when it’s not. But graciously accept encouragement from loved ones. Allow yourself to fail— as many times as it takes to learn and improve. Free yourself from the oppressive critic within. (via Be Friends with Failure | Doodle Alley)

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November 21, 2013
Gorgeous malongs for sale to benefit typhoon survivors via #MalongNiMama healthy sustainable care packages! Reserve at facebook.com/malongnimama :)

Malong Ni Mama: Healthy Sustainable Relief Goods For Typhoon Survivors Of Guiuan, Eastern Samar.
Focusing on local multipurpose practical nourishing items in reusable packaging.

We are sending vitamin C, peanut butter, banana chips, dried fish, slippers, solar powered cellphone chargers, matches, and more, with your help, wrapped in colorful malongs that can be used as clothing/bags/blankets/etc.

"Malong Ni Mama" means "Mom’s Malong", because our malong relief pack is meant to be like a care package lovingly packed by a mom.

Click for full details!

Gorgeous malongs for sale to benefit typhoon survivors via #MalongNiMama healthy sustainable care packages! Reserve at facebook.com/malongnimama :)

Malong Ni Mama: Healthy Sustainable Relief Goods For Typhoon Survivors Of Guiuan, Eastern Samar.
Focusing on local multipurpose practical nourishing items in reusable packaging.

We are sending vitamin C, peanut butter, banana chips, dried fish, slippers, solar powered cellphone chargers, matches, and more, with your help, wrapped in colorful malongs that can be used as clothing/bags/blankets/etc.

"Malong Ni Mama" means "Mom’s Malong", because our malong relief pack is meant to be like a care package lovingly packed by a mom.

Click for full details!

November 20, 2013
People have been asking us if they can buy our beautiful colorful malongs, so yes! We will be selling malongs to raise funds for Malong Ni Mama healthy+sustainable relief efforts. The “malong” is a traditional Pinoy multipurpose garment / bag / shawl / blanket / belt / baby hammock / etc. We’ll post photos and prices soon (ranging from P700 to P1500 depending on weave and fabric)! Just email us at feanne@gmail.com and hannahliongoren@gmail.com if you’re interested. :)

Malong Ni Mama: Healthy Sustainable Relief Goods For Typhoon Survivors Of Guiuan, Eastern Samar.
Focusing on local multipurpose practical nourishing items in reusable packaging.

We are sending vitamin C, peanut butter, banana chips, dried fish, slippers, solar powered cellphone chargers, matches, and more, with your help, wrapped in colorful malongs that can be used as clothing/bags/blankets/etc.

"Malong Ni Mama" means "Mom’s Malong", because our malong relief pack is meant to be like a care package lovingly packed by a mom.

How to help:
Send funds to Hannah Liongoren’s Paypal email address paperdull@gmail.com or contact us for bank deposit details. Please let us know if you are sending funds so we can track your donations properly, thank you.
Drop off items at Liongoren Gallery, 111 New York Ave. corner Standford, Brgy. Ermin Garcia, Cubao, Quezon City.

Click for full details!

People have been asking us if they can buy our beautiful colorful malongs, so yes! We will be selling malongs to raise funds for Malong Ni Mama healthy+sustainable relief efforts. The “malong” is a traditional Pinoy multipurpose garment / bag / shawl / blanket / belt / baby hammock / etc. We’ll post photos and prices soon (ranging from P700 to P1500 depending on weave and fabric)! Just email us at feanne@gmail.com and hannahliongoren@gmail.com if you’re interested. :)

Malong Ni Mama: Healthy Sustainable Relief Goods For Typhoon Survivors Of Guiuan, Eastern Samar.
Focusing on local multipurpose practical nourishing items in reusable packaging.

We are sending vitamin C, peanut butter, banana chips, dried fish, slippers, solar powered cellphone chargers, matches, and more, with your help, wrapped in colorful malongs that can be used as clothing/bags/blankets/etc.

"Malong Ni Mama" means "Mom’s Malong", because our malong relief pack is meant to be like a care package lovingly packed by a mom.

How to help:
Send funds to Hannah Liongoren’s Paypal email address paperdull@gmail.com or contact us for bank deposit details. Please let us know if you are sending funds so we can track your donations properly, thank you.
Drop off items at Liongoren Gallery, 111 New York Ave. corner Standford, Brgy. Ermin Garcia, Cubao, Quezon City.

Click for full details!

November 19, 2013
"Gonna be a verb."

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November 18, 2013
Update: We now have 50 solar cellphone chargers (+ extra batteries and panels) on the way from Hong Kong to Guiuan, Eastern Samar! :D Thanks to Alex Hornstein and Shawn Frayne of Button Solar, who designed these solar chargers in the Philippines and for the Philippines. They are kindly giving Malong Ni Mama a discount for the devices to be used for relief operations / relief goods. Thanks to Paolo Soler for transporting the chargers from Hong Kong! 

Malong Ni Mama: Healthy Sustainable Relief Goods For Typhoon Survivors Of Guiuan, Eastern Samar.
Focusing on local multipurpose healthful items with less wasteful packaging.

We are sending vitamin C, peanut butter, banana chips, solar powered cellphone chargers, matches, and more, with your help, wrapped in colorful malongs that can be used as clothing/bags/blankets/etc.

"Malong Ni Mama" means "Mom’s Malong", because our malong relief pack is meant to be like a care package lovingly packed by a mom.

How to help:
Send funds to Hannah Liongoren’s Paypal email address paperdull@gmail.com or contact us for bank deposit details. Please let us know if you are sending funds so we can track your donations properly, thank you.
Drop off items at Liongoren Gallery, 111 New York Ave. corner Standford, Brgy. Ermin Garcia, Cubao, Quezon City.

Click for full details!

Update: We now have 50 solar cellphone chargers (+ extra batteries and panels) on the way from Hong Kong to Guiuan, Eastern Samar! :D Thanks to Alex Hornstein and Shawn Frayne of Button Solar, who designed these solar chargers in the Philippines and for the Philippines. They are kindly giving Malong Ni Mama a discount for the devices to be used for relief operations / relief goods. Thanks to Paolo Soler for transporting the chargers from Hong Kong!

Malong Ni Mama: Healthy Sustainable Relief Goods For Typhoon Survivors Of Guiuan, Eastern Samar.
Focusing on local multipurpose healthful items with less wasteful packaging.

We are sending vitamin C, peanut butter, banana chips, solar powered cellphone chargers, matches, and more, with your help, wrapped in colorful malongs that can be used as clothing/bags/blankets/etc.

"Malong Ni Mama" means "Mom’s Malong", because our malong relief pack is meant to be like a care package lovingly packed by a mom.

How to help:
Send funds to Hannah Liongoren’s Paypal email address paperdull@gmail.com or contact us for bank deposit details. Please let us know if you are sending funds so we can track your donations properly, thank you.
Drop off items at Liongoren Gallery, 111 New York Ave. corner Standford, Brgy. Ermin Garcia, Cubao, Quezon City.

Click for full details!

November 15, 2013
Malong Ni Mama: Healthy Sustainable Relief Goods For Typhoon Survivors Of Guiuan, Eastern Samar.
Focusing on local multipurpose healthful items with less wasteful packaging.

We are sending vitamin C, peanut butter, banana chips, solar powered cellphone chargers, matches, and more, with your help, wrapped in colorful malongs that can be used as clothing/bags/blankets/etc.

"Malong Ni Mama" means "Mom’s Malong", because our malong relief pack is meant to be like a care package lovingly packed by a mom.

How to help:
Send funds to Hannah Liongoren’s Paypal email address paperdull@gmail.com or contact us for bank deposit details. Please let us know if you are sending funds so we can track your donations properly, thank you.
Drop off items at Liongoren Gallery, 111 New York Ave. corner Standford, Brgy. Ermin Garcia, Cubao, Quezon City.

Click for full details!

Malong Ni Mama: Healthy Sustainable Relief Goods For Typhoon Survivors Of Guiuan, Eastern Samar.
Focusing on local multipurpose healthful items with less wasteful packaging.

We are sending vitamin C, peanut butter, banana chips, solar powered cellphone chargers, matches, and more, with your help, wrapped in colorful malongs that can be used as clothing/bags/blankets/etc.

"Malong Ni Mama" means "Mom’s Malong", because our malong relief pack is meant to be like a care package lovingly packed by a mom.

How to help:
Send funds to Hannah Liongoren’s Paypal email address paperdull@gmail.com or contact us for bank deposit details. Please let us know if you are sending funds so we can track your donations properly, thank you.
Drop off items at Liongoren Gallery, 111 New York Ave. corner Standford, Brgy. Ermin Garcia, Cubao, Quezon City.

Click for full details!

November 14, 2013
Malong Ni Mama: Healthy Sustainable Relief Goods For Typhoon Survivors Of Guiuan, Eastern Samar.
Focusing on local multipurpose healthful items with less wasteful packaging.

More details—-

Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) has devastated parts of the Philippines, leaving thousands dead and millions lacking food, water, shelter, power, communication, and livelihood.

Read more about the devastation: http://www.anneofcarversville.com/new/2013/11/12/what-do-you-do-when-the-strongest-storm-of-the-year-typhoon.html 

As you know we go through this kind of disaster pretty much every year, and tons of plastic and instant food is sent in relief goods. We understand there’s really a dire need for these instant-use goods, and there’s definitely a place for using these items in first-response situations, but we also really need to figure out sustainable long-term solutions to mitigate waste and help us be better prepared for the next disaster.

Sustainability means improving health, reducing waste, helping the environment, and restoring livelihood opportunities in order to help people in the long-term. Specifically that means reducing single-use plastic materials, using nutrient-dense low-cost practical local foods, using clever multipurpose items, and empowering people with clean technology and the means for them to begin rebuilding.

We, Filipino creatives Hannah Liongoren and Feanne Hontiveros Mauricio, are focusing on using local multipurpose health-promoting products with less wasteful packaging, for the remote islands in Guiuan, Eastern Samar, which was where the typhoon made landfall:

Malong Ni Mama: Healthy & Sustainable Relief Efforts For Guiuan

The “malong” is a traditional Pinoy multipurpose one-size-fits-all fabric rectangle that can be adapted for use as comfortable clothing, eco-friendly bag, blanket, baby crib, and so on. Guided by Hannah’s mom, Norma Liongoren, who’s done social work in Samar and is familiar with local culture and resources, we are putting together malong-wrapped packs filled with healthy and sustainable goodies for typhoon victims in Guiuan. Our target is to prepare at least a hundred packs by Wednesday, November 20, 2013.

We are accepting donations in cash and in kind.
Send funds to Hannah Liongoren’s Paypal email address paperdull@gmail.com or contact us for bank deposit details. Please let us know if you are sending funds so we can track your donations properly, thank you.
Drop off items at Liongoren Gallery, 111 New York Ave. corner Standford, Brgy. Ermin Garcia, Cubao, Quezon City.

These are the items we plan to include in our packs:

Note: As much as possible, we are choosing products that are packaged in reusable containers, not tear-open plastic bags.

FOOD
- Dried Fish
- Bagoong
- Legumes (beans such as monggo)
- Dried Fruit
- Peanut Butter
- Banana Chips
Note: We are purchasing peanut butter (made with peanuts, butter, and coconut sugar) and banana chips from the livelihood projects of Foundation of Our Lady of Peace Mission run by Sr. Eva Maamo. - http://philippinemedicalmission.com/our-partners/foundation-of-our-lady-of-peace-mission/ - This means we hit two birds with one stone— helping typhoon victims and supporting local communities at the same time!

CLOTHING
- Malong
- Any clean clothes, sorted (adult and child) *

FOOTWEAR
- Rain boots *
- Slippers *
- Rubber shoes *

MEDICINE
- Lagundi Syrup
- Vitamin C
- Virgin Coconut Oil
- Malunggay Capsules

TOOLS & TECHNOLOGY
- Heavy Duty Gloves
- Matches
- Solar Powered Cellphone Chargers *
- Water Purification Materials *

* Items marked with asterisks are those that we need more help in acquiring.

Please help us spread the word. Thank you so much! Let us know your feedback or questions anytime.
~ Hannah Liongoren (hannahliongoren@gmail.com) & Feanne Hontiveros Mauricio (feanne@gmail.com)

Malong Ni Mama: Healthy Sustainable Relief Goods For Typhoon Survivors Of Guiuan, Eastern Samar.
Focusing on local multipurpose healthful items with less wasteful packaging.

More details—-

Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) has devastated parts of the Philippines, leaving thousands dead and millions lacking food, water, shelter, power, communication, and livelihood.

Read more about the devastation: http://www.anneofcarversville.com/new/2013/11/12/what-do-you-do-when-the-strongest-storm-of-the-year-typhoon.html

As you know we go through this kind of disaster pretty much every year, and tons of plastic and instant food is sent in relief goods. We understand there’s really a dire need for these instant-use goods, and there’s definitely a place for using these items in first-response situations, but we also really need to figure out sustainable long-term solutions to mitigate waste and help us be better prepared for the next disaster.

Sustainability means improving health, reducing waste, helping the environment, and restoring livelihood opportunities in order to help people in the long-term. Specifically that means reducing single-use plastic materials, using nutrient-dense low-cost practical local foods, using clever multipurpose items, and empowering people with clean technology and the means for them to begin rebuilding.

We, Filipino creatives Hannah Liongoren and Feanne Hontiveros Mauricio, are focusing on using local multipurpose health-promoting products with less wasteful packaging, for the remote islands in Guiuan, Eastern Samar, which was where the typhoon made landfall:

Malong Ni Mama: Healthy & Sustainable Relief Efforts For Guiuan

The “malong” is a traditional Pinoy multipurpose one-size-fits-all fabric rectangle that can be adapted for use as comfortable clothing, eco-friendly bag, blanket, baby crib, and so on. Guided by Hannah’s mom, Norma Liongoren, who’s done social work in Samar and is familiar with local culture and resources, we are putting together malong-wrapped packs filled with healthy and sustainable goodies for typhoon victims in Guiuan. Our target is to prepare at least a hundred packs by Wednesday, November 20, 2013.

We are accepting donations in cash and in kind.
Send funds to Hannah Liongoren’s Paypal email address paperdull@gmail.com or contact us for bank deposit details. Please let us know if you are sending funds so we can track your donations properly, thank you.
Drop off items at Liongoren Gallery, 111 New York Ave. corner Standford, Brgy. Ermin Garcia, Cubao, Quezon City.

These are the items we plan to include in our packs:

Note: As much as possible, we are choosing products that are packaged in reusable containers, not tear-open plastic bags.

FOOD
- Dried Fish
- Bagoong
- Legumes (beans such as monggo)
- Dried Fruit
- Peanut Butter
- Banana Chips
Note: We are purchasing peanut butter (made with peanuts, butter, and coconut sugar) and banana chips from the livelihood projects of Foundation of Our Lady of Peace Mission run by Sr. Eva Maamo. - http://philippinemedicalmission.com/our-partners/foundation-of-our-lady-of-peace-mission/ - This means we hit two birds with one stone— helping typhoon victims and supporting local communities at the same time!

CLOTHING
- Malong
- Any clean clothes, sorted (adult and child) *

FOOTWEAR
- Rain boots *
- Slippers *
- Rubber shoes *

MEDICINE
- Lagundi Syrup
- Vitamin C
- Virgin Coconut Oil
- Malunggay Capsules

TOOLS & TECHNOLOGY
- Heavy Duty Gloves
- Matches
- Solar Powered Cellphone Chargers *
- Water Purification Materials *

* Items marked with asterisks are those that we need more help in acquiring.

Please help us spread the word. Thank you so much! Let us know your feedback or questions anytime.
~ Hannah Liongoren (hannahliongoren@gmail.com) & Feanne Hontiveros Mauricio (feanne@gmail.com)