November 12, 2015

Urban Gardening: Growing Tomatoes (Part 2)

For your reference, here is a list of entries under the Urban Gardening series:

I didn't realize that it's been almost three months since I gave an update on my tomatoes! Quite honestly, things aren't looking good for my container garden, ever since Typhoon Lando wreaked havoc on our balcony. I'm still hopeful that my plants would survive until 2016, but I'm not too optimistic about that.

But since I've got some gardening photos piling up, might as well blog about it.

Day 44: Final Re-potting

By this time, my tomatoes sprouted bigger leaves and have grown at least one dangkal in length. As the grower pots seem to be getting smaller for them, I decided that it was time to put them in their final container.

Healthy seedling, yay!

To enable more root growth for the big container, I had to snip off some of the bottom leaves, including the cotyledon.

Tomatoes grow roots on the stem planted underground.

A shorter plant on a bigger container.

IMPORTANT NOTE: It is always best to plant deep, because deeper roots means a larger root system, which results to sturdier plants with more ways to absorb nutrition from the soil.

That Thing Called Tadhana

 For those who aren't "in the know," That Thing Called Tadhana is a locally-produced film starring Angelica Panganiban and JM de Guzman. This film is written and directed by Antionette Jadaone, and was released last February 2015.

In a nutshell, the story revolves around the misadventures of a girl (Panganiban) and a boy (de Guzman), from their first encounter in the airport to their travels around northern Luzon.

Those who were able to watch this film have come to love the witty hugot conversations, the breathtaking scenery of the Philippines, and the palpable chemistry between the two actors. Because of the dialogue and the circumstance of how the two characters met, this film reminded me of Richard Linklater's Before Sunrise, but with more mababaw dialogues.

I highly recommend this film; rarely can an Original Filipino Movie be entertaining and intelligent at the same time.

Anyway, the real reason for this blog entry to showcase another Arajera purchase, this lovely Heart and Arrow lariat necklace:

A photo posted by Miriam P. See (@ako_si_iam) on

I've never had or worn a lariat necklace before, so this one's a new experience for me. Also, I mentioned That Thing Called Tadhana prior to showing this purchase because, well those in the know know.

'Yun lang! Nothing else to say so I'll just end my entry, good day!