About Cara

Hi. Welcome to my small space.

I’m Cara. I was born on an ordinary day in June, and I think it may have been raining at the time. Words tend to spill from my fingers at the most unexpected circumstances, and most of the time, they end up on table napkins in cafes, ripped sheets of paper, or on my arms and wrists. Sometimes they end up on this blog.

I’ve always been stuck in a mess of in-betweens: loving ocean waves, hating its depths. It seems lately, all I ever do is change my mind.

I grew up in Manila, Philippines, but two years ago, I moved to the beautiful island of Oahu, Hawaii and lived on my own. It still feels surreal. I’m currently based in Washington DC, USA, where I’m studying French, Economics and Social Studies.

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!