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Tokwa Penaflorida
25 years old, Philiipines
Illustrator and professional book sniffer.
tokwa.penaflorida@gmail.com
#249 San Miguel St., Indang, Cavite, 4122, Philippines
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Dundundunnn! Yay thank you National Book Development Board!  #nationalchildrensbookawards2014

Dundundunnn! Yay thank you National Book Development Board! #nationalchildrensbookawards2014

Can’t stop the night from coming in. It should be about the stars. But it’s about the moon. And her rivers. And you. And the waves. And us. In the river. And drowning. Under the blanket. And sleep.

Can’t stop the night from coming in. It should be about the stars. But it’s about the moon. And her rivers. And you. And the waves. And us. In the river. And drowning. Under the blanket. And sleep.

Thank you @iamsuperbianca for the photo (for a cause lol) and supporting @thesandboxco ‘s #DaniGirlMnl . Follow the sand box’s instagram and other social media accounts for updates and show schedules!

Thank you @iamsuperbianca for the photo (for a cause lol) and supporting @thesandboxco ‘s #DaniGirlMnl . Follow the sand box’s instagram and other social media accounts for updates and show schedules!

I was the 3:30pm show guest artist of #DaniGirlMnl. The show was awesome! It was really great! There will be 8 more shows so make sure to follow @TheSandboxCo for the schedules and updates!

I was the 3:30pm show guest artist of #DaniGirlMnl. The show was awesome! It was really great! There will be 8 more shows so make sure to follow @TheSandboxCo for the schedules and updates!

Power is still out in our town in Cavite (thankful to our old and noisy generator). 

Last night, I went outside for the first time since Glenda hit. My town is quite near Tagaytay so it has always been chilly here come night time. But last night was unusually cold. It was, well, since the power is out, pitch black. There were only a few people outside. Most of those people were crowding at a beauty salon that has a power generator. I heard that the malunggay pandesal bakery was open, so I went out to get some. 

This might seem insensitive, but I always love the “calm AFTER the storm”. The air always smells extra fresh and in the morning, everything  seems more vivid. It’s always quiet and when there is no electricity, people actually do things that social beings ought to do: to go outside and interact with each other in the physical plane. Of course Im saying this because in spite of the mess the storm brought, nobody in my family, friends or neighborhood actually got hurt. 

While I was walking to go buy some pandesal, surrounded by the chaos Glenda left, I felt really good. It was like all of my senses got buffed by a white mage or something. I was very conscious of everything: the fresh earthy scent of fallen leaves on the street and the soothing feeling it gave, the tiny droplets of rain from glenda’s tail on my hands and face. It was really dark, but even without the flashlight I had with me, I can roughly see my surroundings. But what made me feel good was the feeling of isolation. It’s a kind of isolation without being completely alone. You know that there are people around you, but everyone is so covered in shadows that no one will notice how ugly/dirty/messy you are. Theyll just see a moving sillhouette and go about their business without any instinctive commentaries. Sometimes its really nice to have a quiet time alone without being really alone. Also, there were a lot of toads on the street. God, I hate toads.

Power is still out in our town in Cavite (thankful to our old and noisy generator).

Last night, I went outside for the first time since Glenda hit. My town is quite near Tagaytay so it has always been chilly here come night time. But last night was unusually cold. It was, well, since the power is out, pitch black. There were only a few people outside. Most of those people were crowding at a beauty salon that has a power generator. I heard that the malunggay pandesal bakery was open, so I went out to get some.

This might seem insensitive, but I always love the “calm AFTER the storm”. The air always smells extra fresh and in the morning, everything seems more vivid. It’s always quiet and when there is no electricity, people actually do things that social beings ought to do: to go outside and interact with each other in the physical plane. Of course Im saying this because in spite of the mess the storm brought, nobody in my family, friends or neighborhood actually got hurt.

While I was walking to go buy some pandesal, surrounded by the chaos Glenda left, I felt really good. It was like all of my senses got buffed by a white mage or something. I was very conscious of everything: the fresh earthy scent of fallen leaves on the street and the soothing feeling it gave, the tiny droplets of rain from glenda’s tail on my hands and face. It was really dark, but even without the flashlight I had with me, I can roughly see my surroundings. But what made me feel good was the feeling of isolation. It’s a kind of isolation without being completely alone. You know that there are people around you, but everyone is so covered in shadows that no one will notice how ugly/dirty/messy you are. Theyll just see a moving sillhouette and go about their business without any instinctive commentaries. Sometimes its really nice to have a quiet time alone without being really alone. Also, there were a lot of toads on the street. God, I hate toads.

Glenda

Glenda

I always fight demons when it’s raining.

I always fight demons when it’s raining.

Repost from @wedthursfran 
Yay! July 22!

Repost from @wedthursfran
Yay! July 22!

My ukiyo-e inspired fashion illustrations for garage magazine’s october 2013 issue got featured in #IllustrationServed today. :)

My ukiyo-e inspired fashion illustrations for garage magazine’s october 2013 issue got featured in #IllustrationServed today. :)