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    Trixia Salonga

    Hi! I'm Trixia and welcome to my slice of life. I'm not your average blogger, I'm a hybrid of multi-dimensional shoujo, a rare breed of legal loli and a unique original producer of ideas and inspiration. My path goes on the other side of the road which is less traveled, where thrill and excitement rests. This blog holds my inner thoughts, experiences, opinions and out-of-the-ordinary theories which I keep as a journal of my life's highlights. Contact me at reshadaseamaiden@gmail.com for collaboration



    The real purpose is self-love and appreciation. Now, you will have time to focus on yourself. Finally understanding that Letting go of the things you cannot control is the key. Life is short and fragile, live each day as it were the last. The purpose was to capture the beauty and stop time as if it will forever be in a time capsule. No one understood what it truly meant to you. Yet deep inside, you knew it was a therapy, a way of appreciating God's personalized gift, only you had. It's okay, it is never too late, he preserved it until the day you are Ready to embrace it once more.

    Just wait. You'll find your answers, it's just hidden within you, but in time it will Reveal. Let me remind you to try reading books and listen to music. Do you want to know why people love reading them? Surely, you must remember. It is in those books that you create and immerse in a universe so deep, no one can harm you there. Everything happens for a reason. That's probably the most common words you've been hearing on your head, but what you probably missed are the Blessings greater than what you expect, you know that when it comes, it will be the envy of everyone. But oh, It's yours! it's personalized! It will definitely be something that cannot be taken from you, similar to what your grandfather taught you. 

    Take your time. Weren't you working hard for this moment? You've earned it, savor the triumph, you've done Magnificent. Never worry of your puffy eyes. Do you remember that the more you cry the more the doll forms. Many are into this art, but few understand it's meaning, only you do.

    It's okay to burst out sometimes, never apologize for feeling something. It's how you feel and that is not a fault. It reminds you that you are a human being capable of emotions. You may cry if you need to. You may also try tidying up. tidy up all the stresses, if you can tidy up the person stressing you, ha ha, okay that's exaggeration but what I'm trying to say is, you can channel this out by doing your usual defense mechs, by the way, yours is perfect since it makes everything clean

    You are one of the blessed ones. Yes, in this reality apples or whatever it is falls from trees. Many has witnessed it and you know that. Silently savor the blessing or you may share it with a friend! but I don't need to tell you this, since you always share it when you get one. 

    By the way, I stumbled on a little girl carrying only initials on her name. She said to tell you a message,

    "You're awesome! I wish I could grow up like you :)"

    she told me that her time was up and she might never grow up the way you do. However, she said that you can do it for her instead.

    . Thursday, February 28, 2019 .

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    . Thursday, February 28, 2019 .



    The real purpose is self-love and appreciation. Now, you will have time to focus on yourself. Finally understanding that Letting go of the things you cannot control is the key. Life is short and fragile, live each day as it were the last. The purpose was to capture the beauty and stop time as if it will forever be in a time capsule. No one understood what it truly meant to you. Yet deep inside, you knew it was a therapy, a way of appreciating God's personalized gift, only you had. It's okay, it is never too late, he preserved it until the day you are Ready to embrace it once more.

    Just wait. You'll find your answers, it's just hidden within you, but in time it will Reveal. Let me remind you to try reading books and listen to music. Do you want to know why people love reading them? Surely, you must remember. It is in those books that you create and immerse in a universe so deep, no one can harm you there. Everything happens for a reason. That's probably the most common words you've been hearing on your head, but what you probably missed are the Blessings greater than what you expect, you know that when it comes, it will be the envy of everyone. But oh, It's yours! it's personalized! It will definitely be something that cannot be taken from you, similar to what your grandfather taught you. 

    Take your time. Weren't you working hard for this moment? You've earned it, savor the triumph, you've done Magnificent. Never worry of your puffy eyes. Do you remember that the more you cry the more the doll forms. Many are into this art, but few understand it's meaning, only you do.

    It's okay to burst out sometimes, never apologize for feeling something. It's how you feel and that is not a fault. It reminds you that you are a human being capable of emotions. You may cry if you need to. You may also try tidying up. tidy up all the stresses, if you can tidy up the person stressing you, ha ha, okay that's exaggeration but what I'm trying to say is, you can channel this out by doing your usual defense mechs, by the way, yours is perfect since it makes everything clean

    You are one of the blessed ones. Yes, in this reality apples or whatever it is falls from trees. Many has witnessed it and you know that. Silently savor the blessing or you may share it with a friend! but I don't need to tell you this, since you always share it when you get one. 

    By the way, I stumbled on a little girl carrying only initials on her name. She said to tell you a message,

    "You're awesome! I wish I could grow up like you :)"

    she told me that her time was up and she might never grow up the way you do. However, she said that you can do it for her instead.

    . Wednesday, February 20, 2019 .



    I am thankful. I can feel his presence with me. It's his birth month and I've been filled with lots of questions in my mind. I've been blessed all through out and these bountiful gifts just appears out of nowhere. Still, I am truly grateful. I miss him a lot and I know he does too. He never fails to let me know and feel the same happiness we share together. The truth is, we always have conversation, but I never remember the content of the conversation, all I could remember was the light and happy feeling of that moment, I would understand if that conversation was not supposed to be remembered, as for me, it was okay, all I ever wanted was to see and be with him again. I am already blessed enough to see and converse with him more than ever, there's nothing else I could look forward to.

    He is always there to protect and guide me as always. Sometimes, he would warn me. It would even be accurate warnings, too detailed that it let's me be ready of what  ever situation I will face, thus it helps prepare my mind and body so that I won't get shocked and go sick again. Often times, he discusses the troubles, I show him what I can do and the limitations or blocks would be given a solution. I can feel that he carries with him everyone. Everyone I would love to see again, I can feel them with him always. Sometimes, when I picture out telling this to someone, they might ask "Aren't you scared? freaked out?" I could imagine myself telling them, "I would even stay there just to be with them again, I miss them a lot, there isn't an inch of fear in me."

    I'd tell meaw out of nowhere, "You're really strong", he'd ask "why do you mean?". Then I'd reply, "You're really strong because you're not scared to lose them, I know you miss them a lot but I never see you with any emotion like mine", and then he replies, "Why be sad when in such a short time, we'd be with them soon". It wasn't the first time I heard it, he would say it every time I am missing them or asks him. Yes, it will only be a short time, but I wanted to show them what I am doing and the things I accomplish, moreover, give them the recognition for being so supportive despite my shortcomings. Yet, I already know the answer if I would ask meaw, he'd probably say " no need to, they have the front seat"

    It is only now that all the pieces of the puzzle started to come together. He was communicating with me all along. I felt his presence, although I did not know what it was since I had my third sense closed long time ago, he has surely given me an interesting workbook puzzle, something that we always bonded together, figuring out each appropriate method/s and one by one putting pieces together and enjoying the victory of finding the answers. It was so like him. It was so much fun and I'm looking forward to the future. The best part of this is that he knows what will happen, he knows how I'm feeling and what I wanted to tell him, almost as if when I talk to him, we could only talk about how fun and exciting life is. I'm sure he'd love that.

    It's your special day, thank you for always guiding us. We miss you, a lot. 
    . Sunday, February 17, 2019 .


    The M. BUTTERFLY National Tour 2019 is all set to spread its wings even wider to reach major cities namely Iloilo, Dumaguete, Cebu, Davao, Manila and Baguio.
    Presented by Tony and Grammy award winning producer Jhett Tolentino and FRONTROW Entertainment (producer of highly-acclaimed independent films Bhoy Intsik and Bwaya), the M. BUTTERFLY National Tour 2019 was decided upon by the producers to bring this world-class masterpiece to those who did not have the opportunity to catch its 2018 Manila run. After all, location should not limit one’s exposure to the arts and culture.
    Most theater companies in our country whose successful productions in Manila are often hindered from bringing their projects to other key cities because of the many challenges and technical details involved. And this is why Jhett Tolentino and FRONTROW Entertainment are taking this bolder step to carry on their mission and advocacy in the performing arts and to further enhance audience development throughout the Philippine archipelago.
    This revival production of David Henry Hwang’s M. BUTTERFLY is the winner of the 2018 ALIW AWARDS for Best Play, Best Actor and Best Director. It was also nominated for two Best Featured Actresses in a Play and Best Ensemble.
    M. Butterfly, which tells the story originally premiered on Broadway in 1998 and won 3 Tony Awards for Best Play, Best Feature Actor and Best Director.
    Synopsis: René Gallimard is a member of the French embassy in China. René is mild mannered and considers himself to be poor with women. He meets and falls in love with Chinese opera star Song Liling, a woman whom he considers to be the embodiment of the perfect woman, Madame Butterfly. But when West meets East, everything is not what it seems….
    Targeting audiences between ages 18 and beyond, the producers are hoping that this classic drama, inspired by Giaccomo Puccini’s opera Madame Butterfly’, will likewise resonate to theater audiences from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao that “ love, power and deception holds no boundaries – whether this be in a rural or urban setting.”
    RS FRANCISCO, the 2018 Aliw Awards Best Actor for M. Butterfly shall reprise his iconic portrayal of Song Liling, the Chinese opera singer who is Gallimard’s object of affection and seduces him through his biases of the East then exploits their intimacy to collect classified information for agents of the Chinese Communist Party.
    RS first essayed this role in May 1990 for Dulaang UP, opposite veteran actor, writer and critic Behn Cervantes. On its debut, M. Butterfly immediately rose to critical acclaim with packed houses and box office success in over 100 performances throughout the Philippines.
    In the many years thereafter, RS Francisco’s theater credits in numerous productions and variety of roles continued to hone his craft as a compleat artist. In films, his most recent awards include the SINAG MAYNILA Best Actor, the STAR AWARDS Movie Actor of the Year and the SUBIC BAY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Best Actor.
    When M. BUTTERFLY was revived recently on Broadway, RS had thought of bringing it to life once again to the new theater audiences of today. After all, this is the only ‘one’ role that continues to remain as closest to his heart.
    To add a diverse twist to the M. Butterfly National Tour 2019, young actor AIRA IGARTA will step into the role of Song Liling as alternate in certain performances. As an original member of the Kurogo ensemble of the play’s 2018 Manila run, Aira is a stage and film actor from the Theatre Arts Program of UP Diliman where he took part in several Dulaang UP and Dulaang Labortoryo productions. Trained by the likes of Tony Fabella and Luther Perez, Aira was originally a dance and voice scholar at Quezon City Performing Arts Foundation (QCPADFI).
    French actor OLIVIER BORTEN shall essay the role of Rene Gallimard, a former French diplomat, who relates the story of his passionate, disastrous affair with Song Liling from his cell in a Paris prison, where he is serving a long sentence for treason.
    Philippine theater royalty JENINE DESIDERIO, who among many other theater, film, television and recording credits, assumed the lead role as Kim in the West End’s original Miss Saigon, will portray Gallimard’s wife – Helga. The pair married as a matter of convenience; Helga’s father had diplomatic connections that helped Gallimard ascend in his career.
    After 25 years of stage acting experience in the United Kingdom, Scottish NORM MCLEOD has stepped in the Philippine stage as Manuel Toulon, the French Ambassador to China who also happens to be the dominant and strong-willed superior of Gallimard at the embassy in Beijing. Toulon promotes Gallimard to vice-consul and charges him with collecting information to aid the American war in Vietnam.
    Trilingual American actor LEE O’BRIAN will once more personify Marc, the sexually unapologetic best friend of Gallimard. He encourages Gallimard to take sexual advantage of the women around him without regard for their feelings or even their consent. Although M. Butterfly was Lee’s first theatrical endeavor, his acting skills have already been tried and tested in international films Edsa Woolworth and Forgive Me Father. O’Brian also portrays Sharpless in M. Butterfly for a brief while.
    Portraying the different roles of Suzuki, Comrade Chin and Shu Fang is powerful and well-rounded artist MAYEN ESTAÑERO. Her impressive performance in the 2018 run of M. Butterfly landed her an Aliw Awards nomination for Best Featured Actress. Mayen’s previous theater credits include Dalanghita Production’s Corazon Negro, An Operetta as Maestra, Virgin Labfest’s Mula sa Kulimliman as Leila and Sugid Production’s Buwan at Baril as Asawa. Comrade Chin is a member of the Red Guards, a paramilitary arm of the Communist Party in China. Song communicates with Comrade Chin often, to pass on the classified information he gathers from Gallimard.
    Twice a finalist as Best Actress for the Aliw Awards, MAYA ENCILA receives her third nomination as Best Featured Actress for her unique characterization of Renee and Pin-Up Girl in M. Butterfly. The stunning Arizona native plays a young, sexually liberated Danish woman with whom Gallimard has an affair. Renee’s boldness presents a stark contrast to Song’s modesty, which Gallimard finds both exciting and obnoxious. A true expert in performing arts, Maya has taken the stage countless times as Mary Lennox for The Secret Garden, as Belle for Repertory Philippines’ Beauty and the Beast musical and as Lara for Philippine Stagers’ KATIPS, to name a few.
    Rising soprano star JASMIN SALVO will be the new Opera Singer for the national tour.
    The members of the ensemble playing the role of Kurogo are as follows: PHEITH IENA BALLUG, ULLYSES BASA, SASA CABALQUINTO, FRANCO FERRER and JOHN PAUL ORTENERO.
    The artistic team of M. Butterfly are as follows: Jhett Tolentino and RS Francisco (Producers), Ohm David (Set), Eric Pineda (Costume), John Batalla (Lighting), Jethro Joaquin (Sound), Joed Balsamo (Music) and Carissa Adea (Choreography).
    The M. BUTTERFLY NATIONAL TOUR 2019 will benefit 10 charitable institutions namely: Iloilo Prima Galaw, Philippine National Red Cross Iloilo Chapter, The Children of Cebu Foundation, Silliman University Culture and Arts Council, the Arts Council of Cebu Foundation, Love the Children Foundation, House of Hope Foundation, Halfway Home for the Boys and St. Louis University Culture and Arts Center.
    PLAYDATES:
    ILOILO CITY
    VENUE: SM City Iloilo Cinema 6
    Feb. 14 – Thursday – Opening Night – 7pm
    Feb. 15 – Friday – 2pm / 7pm
    Feb. 16 – Saturday – 2pm / 7pm
    Feb. 17 – Sunday – 2pm / 7pm
    DUMAGUETE CITY
    VENUE: Luce Auditorium, Silliman University
    Feb. 28 – Thursday – Opening Night – 7pm
    Mar. 01 – Friday – 7pm
    Mar. 02 – Saturday – 2pm / 7pm
    Mar. 03 – Sunday – 2pm / 7pm
    CEBU CITY
    VENUE : SM Seaside City Centerstage
    Mar. 14 – Thursday – Opening Night – 7pm
    Mar. 15 – Friday – 7pm
    Mar. 16 – Saturday – 2pm / 7pm
    Mar. 17 – Sunday – 2pm / 7pm
    DAVAO CITY
    VENUE: SM Lanang Premier Cinema 6
    Mar. 28 – Thursday – Opening Night – 7pm
    Mar. 29 – Friday – 2pm / 7pm
    Mar. 30 – Saturday – 2pm / 7pm
    Mar. 31 – Sunday – 2pm / 7pm
    MANILA
    VENUE: Maybank Performing Arts Theater
    May 8 – Wednesday – Opening Night – 8pm
    May 9- Thursday – 8pm
    May 10 – Friday – 8pm
    May 11 – Saturday – 2pm / 8pm
    May 12 – Sunday – 2pm / 8pm
    May 15 – Wednesday – 8pm
    May 16 – Thursday – 8pm
    May 17 – Friday – 8pm
    May 18 – Saturday – 2pm / 8pm
    May 19 – Sunday – 2pm / 8pm
    BAGUIO CITY
    VENUE: St. Louis University
    May 30 – Thursday – Opening Night 7pm
    May 31 – Friday – 7pm
    Jun. 1 – Saturday – 2pm / 7pm
    Jun. 2 – Sunday – 2pm / 7pm
    Ticket merchants per area:
    ILOILO, DAVAO, CEBU, BAGUIO – SM Tickets at any SM Mall nationwide or online at SMTickets.com
    DUMAGUETE – Culture and Arts Council Office, Silliman University through contact nos. (035) 422-4365, (0917) 300-0346, (0999) 797-7825
    MANILA – TicketWorld through contact no. (02) 891-9999 or ticketworld.com
    The ticket prices vary per city between P500 to P2,000 plus taxes and fees.
    Check out M. Butterfly at the following social media:
    Facebook: /MButterflyPH
    Twitter: @MButterflyPH
    Instagram:@MButterflyPH
    YouTube: MButterflyPH
    For further inquiries, please contact JHETT TOLENTINO at (0906) 576-6914.


    . Thursday, February 14, 2019 .



    Every Valentine's day we do not celebrate it in restaurants. We do not go out on dates or take a few walks. It's not because we are against of the celebration but mostly because of what happened the last Valentine's day date.

    During our first 4 years together, we used to go in a battlefield of lovers every Valentine's and yes, we knew about reservations but since we were only students at that time, our budget was limited and could not afford such an expensive reservation. We would walk at SM North EDSA or Trinoma stretch and check on every restaurant for a space to eat, the restaurants we're always jampacked and we would end up eating at home instead. This gave a huge frustration to my bf as he wanted to give me a memorable Valentines, and up till the last time we tried, he almost got into a fight as some men with either girlfriend / wife was staring at me to the point that it angered their partners. My bf of course did not want my Valentine's memory to be a disaster so he decided that we would never go out during Valentine's day. For more than 10 years, we would celebrate Valentines day at home, he would often cook my favorite meals and give me presents at home. This gave him a peace of mind and less pressure because he could cook whatever I crave or wish for, but till this Valentines day of 2019, we were left of no choice but to dine out again and why? I wasn't feeling well because of my continuous work and he was dead tired from work too, this time he couldn't cook anymore.

    In the afternoon, we went to our usual sizzling place and gladly, there weren't much customers at that time. We were able to dine without difficulty of lines, it was a big game changer, but at dinner another dilemma came in, I could no longer ride too far from our home and I do not want deliveries since I am already feeling sick, fast food would worsen my condition. In a quick moment, we thought of the newly opened dining place a few steps away from home. I was in doubt at first because when I tried two of their dishes on my first two dines, it wasn't to my taste, but we need to eat since I need to recuperate and he needed energy for his work.

    He thought of trying out other food on the menu, he ordered Pares Mami and Pork silog for me, then Pares Mami too for him, around 60 or 75 pesos per order. We were welcomed warmly by the usual persons who cooks and serves us everytime we dined in. It was cold every evening and the changes in climate worsens my condition, people on a hurry go down the jeep, hurry home and stopped by to watch the newly opened place, most of them order take out as they are too tired to dine.

    There weren't much customers and we were able to choose our own place to sit, I love their wooden tables, it definitely adds character and style. The first food served was their Porksilog, I took a bite and paired it with the garlic rice. The meat was juicy, full of flavor and breading gives a salty covering to the meat, the garlic rice gave an asian touch in my mouth and then I whispered to him, "I found my favorite". He was actually staring at me the whole time as his order hasn't arrived yet. I continued bite after bite and the next thing I knew the next order was delivered shortly.

     Pares Mami's bowl was to our surprise, I thought it'll just be any medium sized bowl, but for me, one bowl would be good for two! I immediately cleaned my spoon of rice and swiped into the Pares mami soup, the warm garlic beefy soup woke up my senses and warmed me, the best part was they placed a good amount of onion leek which when I started to sip and my throat cleared!

    I next tried their noodles, they were longer in length and width was somewhat bigger than the usual noodles, I thought that it might be difficult to chew but this assumption proved me wrong, they were soft and easy to chew, since the noodles are different from usual noodle sizes, I felt that it satisfied my hunger immediately. I looked at my partner and then I noticed that he was already indulged in his Pares Mami too.

    I smiled and noticed that the staff were also playing great songs in the background, they wanted us to enjoy the night and because of that some passersby couldn't resist and ordered too. We were on the middle of enjoying the meal when we were surprised to hear my partner ordering Bagnet Silog,  I was delighted to see him enjoying an appetizer I guess, it took only a short while, his order was served and I offered him to have a piece of my meal in exchange of his. Well, that's my way of telling him I wanted to know his meal's taste.

    We were on discussion of how good pair we had for the first meal when I halted and went quiet while chewing the newly ordered meal, Bagnet. I felt at loss and defeated, the skin was crispier than those of my porksilog, meat melts with fat in my palate. We were silent for sometime, I knew he was also analyzing every taste of this meal, but for me, I am already on a pictured anime defeat cry, he had chosen a real winner.

     Our drinks was a large sized mountain dew and it was kept cold because they have a good freezer to store them, chugging down till the last drop on the cup, the sweet carbon felt like a reward for a job well done. I felt the whole experience was too perfect, it was different from what happened to us every time we would try to dine in to restaurants and would go home tired, annoyed and hungry. Hopefully, this changed my bf's sour memory of our past valentines dates outside, I told him that it felt like broke our tradition of our usual Valentine's celebration. At first he felt hesitant and said "but it wasn't a fancy one" then followed "...but we had a wonderful time, ambiance, meal and were welcomed, it was all worth it.". I smiled at him and told him I felt better, which I did and wrote down this almost short story blog, you can very well say I was inspired too.

    Pictures to follow, I didn't bring any cameras with me as I wasn't feeling well holding on to anything. 
    . Sunday, February 03, 2019 .


    You are getting married! Congratulations because your wedding may become one of the most exciting days of your life. It might last only for a day but you will have memories that you will remember for your whole lifetime. This can make planning your wedding a bit more daunting. It can be fun when you know that your wedding is a success. What if it isn’t?

    One of the things that you have to think about is your wedding venue. You can choose a wedding reception that is very simple. It can be done right at your own backyard. Decorate your yard well and guests will remember how nice it looked. If you are worried about getting the right items, there are companies that offer wedding rentals in austin. They have different items that will be perfect for the theme that you have in mind.

    These are a few things that you can do so that you can a wedding reception that fits what you have always wanted:
    l   Consider getting draping for the ceilings of the wedding venue. This will be more effective if you do not have an outdoor wedding venue. Drapings can immediately make the venue look “dressed up” and special. Most people would opt for white fabric for draping but it will be up to you if you want something a bit different.
    l   Make sure that you have enough tables and chairs. Can you imagine what would happen if your guests would not have the right chairs to sit on? You may want to look for chairs for rent although there are some wedding venues that already come with their own chairs. You may also want to have an extra table if in case you would have more guests than what you have planned. A company that offers table rentals will not be too hard to find as long as you will book ahead of time.
    l   Pay attention to the flowers that you will use for your wedding. Flowers are beautiful especially if the right ones will adorn your venue. You can even hang your flowers if you have the right venue for it.


    Do not forget about improving the entrance of your wedding venue. It will improve your guests’ first impression of the venue.