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An interview on cat food with Saffy and Drogon

December 13, 2016 By: jessicazafra Category: Cats, Sponsored 2 Comments →

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My feline housemates granted an interview to the distributors of their favorite kibble, Taste of the Wild.

Hi Saffy, Drogon, how are you?

Saffy: Who wants to know?
Drogon: I love everybody!

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We’re curious, how did you “meet” Jessica?

Saffy: I was born in her friend’s house and she brought me home.
Drogon: I adopted her! When she opened the door I just ran in.

What do you do everyday? What are your favorite activities?

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Saffy: I like to do yoga, take naps, and ponder the nature of reality.
Drogon: I like to explore the house and sit at the window.

Why do you like weird spaces like boxes and nooks and crannies?

Saffy: Because they are snug and cozy.
Drogon: And you can launch a stealth attack.

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What’s your favorite flavor of kibble?

Drogon: I prefer Taste of the Wild Rocky Mountain Feline® Formula with Roasted Venison & Smoked Salmon. It has deer in it so I feel like a hunter.

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Saffy: For me, Taste of the Wild Canyon River Feline® Formula with Trout & Smoked Salmon, because I love a good nosh.

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What flavor would you like to try if they can put it in dry kibble?

Drogon: Cheese.
Saffy: Caviar.

Taste of the Wild Feline Formula is available at Petwarehouse.ph. You can buy your cat food online and have it delivered straight to your house. Get better nutrition for your cat family, and greater convenience for their humans.

The absolute last-minute gift guide

December 23, 2015 By: jessicazafra Category: Notebooks, Shopping, Sponsored No Comments →

You have just realized that it’s less than 48 hours before Xmas and even if you’re an atheist you like giving and getting presents (or at least not being the buzzkill). Go to the nearest National Bookstore and get these.

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Black sketchbook, Php599. Give with gold and silver Sharpies or Dong-A metallic gel pens.

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Pierre the Maze Detective by Hiro Kamigaki and IC4 Design, Php879.

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Children will find it entertaining; overgrown children will love the design.

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Gold Leuchtturm1917 journal, Php949. Obviously we’re keeping this. Shiny!

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Daycraft A6 sketchbooks, PU leatherish covers, wide range of colors, Php389 each.

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This season’s “I’m tired of thinking, I’ll just take two dozen of those” gift: colouring books for grownups. It’s supposed to relieve stress. In our observation, people who are already stressed will get more stressed if you give them coloring books because it’s more work they will feel compelled to do. This one comes with 8 colouring pencils in a nice tin box so you don’t even have to wrap it, because you’re stressed, too. Php395 only.

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The exception in the colouring books category is The Official A Game of Thrones colouring book, and you know it’s for the real fans because the “A” is in the title. Php665.

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Leuchtturm page-a-day 2016 datebook, Php1221. You can have the recipient’s name engraved for free. (Every year we get a Moleskine diary but the new designs haven’t arrived so we’re trying something different. Moleskine, where’s the new stuff? We want the Blue Note editions.)

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The new Stephen King story collection, hardcover Php1199. The man’s a story factory with consistently good quality control.

For the serious fan of A Song of Ice and Fire: The leather-bound box set is coming.

October 27, 2015 By: jessicazafra Category: Books, Sponsored 2 Comments →

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But I already have all the books in A Song of Ice and Fire, you say. Not to mention the maps, sigil tapestries, mugs, replica swords and hoodies.

These leather-bound volumes are not only beautiful, but unlike the hardcover editions which are heavy and difficult to read in transit, they are light and easy to hold. And at Php2,999 the set at National Bookstores, that’s just Php600 for each book. That’s less than we had to shell out under duress for Ever After High Book 3 (Good description for what it is: drugs for little girls) for our niece’s birthday.

Yes, it’s the words that matter and not the package they come in, but these would look great on your shelves. Give your current set to a friend or young relative, and buy these for yourself or for someone who’s been waiting for The Winds of Winter for the last few years (but not to us, obviously, so we’ll take the hoodie).

Make your drafts look like illuminated books.

September 01, 2015 By: jessicazafra Category: Books, Notebooks, Sponsored 1 Comment →

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We’ve started writing a book-length memoir of our feline companions.

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We want it to be different from the two columns we write every week, so we’re not using our trusty Moleskines. For this project, we got these faux-antique notebooks by Paperblanks. The two above are reproductions of a 1688 binding adorned a la fanfare, a hand-tooled pattern edged in gilt.

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There are metal clasps holding the books shut.

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And look at the spines. They’re ready for the library.

This way if the book turns out blah, the manuscript will still be gorgeous.

Paperblanks are available at National Bookstores.

You can write between the lines of Pride and Prejudice.

May 19, 2015 By: jessicazafra Category: Notebooks, Sponsored 1 Comment →

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The “lines” on the pages are the text of Jane Austen’s novel in small print. (Note: Not the complete novel.) If you can’t bear to read what you wrote, you can read Jane, or Charlotte, Bram and others.

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Also available: Persuasion, The Wizard of Oz, Tales of the Brothers Grimm, Dracula, Jane Eyre, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Php699 at National Bookstores.

Stuff we found at the bookstore this week

April 07, 2015 By: jessicazafra Category: Notebooks, Sponsored 1 Comment →

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A pencil sharpener in the shape of a tennis racquet…

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that also projects pictures of a Disney princess. Is that Cinderella? For 25 bucks!

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A metal pencil case with a smaller metal pencil case in it. 100 bucks.

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A set of Sharpies in 5 neon colors for defiling personalizing stuff, Php299. Single colors, 38 bucks.

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New Limited Edition Moleskines: Batman and Alice in Wonderland. Available in pocket-size (Php1160) and large (Php1580), lined and unlined.

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The pocket-size unlined Alice carnet features artwork from the first edition.

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*Prices quoted are from National Bookstores.