About Cara

Hi. Welcome to my small space.

I grew up in Manila, Philippines and worked as an advertising creative and digital marketing specialist for a media company. Two years ago, I moved in the beautiful island of Oahu, Hawaii and lived on my own. I’m currently based in Washington DC, USA. I hope to someday live in New York city.

My hope for this space is for it to become a full reflection of my thoughts, my passion for writing poetry, prose and fiction, and my interest in arts, literature, and culture.

This blog is basically a spectrum of beautiful things I love, found, and created. I wanted to form a constellation that would serve as a home or a warm cup of coffee and sweater hug on down days.

I hope these stories would inspire, comfort, and take you places.


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    March 9, 2015

    Your “about” page speaks to me & my soul, for that matter. Like a novel author knowing your future days before they even happen. And your posts are midnight coffee breaks. I am in love with them. Please continue writing and touching lives, Cara 🙂

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      March 13, 2015

      Hi Pat,

      Thank you so much for the heartwarming, beautiful words. 🙂

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    Eternal Remedy

    March 19, 2015

    Absolutely inspired work. The kind of unassuming honesty, and delicate word play that changes words into moving objects.

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      March 20, 2015

      Thank you so much and thank you for your tweet about featuring my work in your magazine! I’m honored. I’d love to be part of it. 🙂

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    Alyssa Panghulan

    September 29, 2015

    Wow! I love your blog! And your theme! *insert heart eyes emoji* xD

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      September 30, 2015

      thank you so much! 🙂

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    Christine | Vermilion Roots

    January 20, 2016

    Hi Cariza! I really enjoy reading your blog. I grew up in Malaysia and now call California home. I plan on visiting Hawaii soon (once we pick an island that suits our interests!). I LOVE books, reading, words, writing, dreaming… so I am thrilled to come across your blog. I’d love to talk books with you. Feel free to drop me a line or two. Happy to connect with you!

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      January 22, 2016

      Hi Christine, I’m so happy you liked what you saw in here! I always love meeting people who have the same adoration for books, reading and writing as much as I do. I can’t wait for you to visit Hawaii! Hopefully you’ll adore it in here. I’d love to hear about your stories once you get to visit. 🙂

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    February 9, 2018

    I just discovered this blog and I’d just like to say that I really love it 🙂 Your contents are just as awesome as your theme 🙂

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      February 11, 2018

      Hi Vienna! Thank you so much!