What is First Bar?
There is no big background story to the name really. It came about at a public restroom in a ski resort when two of my good friends and I were lined up at the sinks, chatting away through the mirror and then realizing how much we look like a Cingular/AT&T commercial. I am the shortest among my friends, and from then on I was dubbed the “first bar” (among many other similar nicknames).
I was born and raised in the beautiful Republic of the Philippines, left for the United States at 23 with a suitcase and a degree in architecture, and am currently living my expat life as an architectural designer here in the Pacific Northwest. Seattle has been my home since I officially moved here in 2005, and I have quickly grown to love this city, the people and the culture. And yes, even the rain too.
I initially started this blog to set up an online portfolio for my artwork, but along the way I have found myself channeling my creative energies elsewhere–in the world of crafting, sewing, graphic design and photography to name a few.
In a nutshell this blog has become my online journal/pin board/scrapbook of sorts where you will find notes and musings about the things that I love and the different hobbies that I get myself into whenever I don’t have my work hat on. And more importantly I hope I can offer up some creative inspiration to anyone who is looking for it.
YOU! Thank you so much for stopping by. Please make yourself at home.