Janina Aritao

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Thinking fondly of my former home on her 56th birthday

Photo by Kirill Petropavlov on Unsplash
  1. Hearing someone say “aiyoh!”
  2. The fast-moving escalators
  3. Scenic MRT…


So no one told you social life was going to be this way

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Wait—why do we even need to ask?

Every typeface here is represented by the first letter of its name. Can you guess a few?


Productivity starts with values, not techniques

“You know, the hardest thing about training young people is teaching them to be professional,” said my boss, flustered and frustrated…


Tips for working fast and staying focused


Turn on your clutter radar and snip away!

Does that gorgeous passage or that clever thought support your main idea? If not, take it out. — Roy Peter Clark


Wrestling with the lowercase y and its devilish tail


Piecing together some clues on how to master this difficult craft


The art and science of making something memorable


Things are pretty serious these days. All the more reason to embrace play.

Janina Aritao

Writing about design, while sipping coffee.

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