Stoner Currently vol. 2

smoking a blend of weed I had left over from the past week. Sometimes it’s inevitable to just have a bunch of left over weed when you run a cannabis daily project.
rolling on some Raw Papers and Trip papers. I prefer the cellophane ones because you can taste the cannabis better.
craving for some Koko Nuggz. Those things are seriously addicting and they taste so good. I can’t even.
reading random articles on the internet – like poetry – because it’s been a long time and I just need to retrain myself into liking it so I can write it. Seriously.
writing some new articles for the blog I’m contributing to. I don’t have any new material so I guess I’ll just review some weed looking non-edibles.
listening to the fan. It’s really hot here and I’m seriously feeling that I need to sleep. I was listening to some glam rock an hour ago.
thinking that I should just finish my portfolio and stop watching Cheers because Diane is really annoying. I hate the episodes where Sam and her try to hookup.
smelling the outside world. It smells like fire place and it’s nice and cozy. I wish we used ours but we don’t because Filipinos are kind of cheapasses. Lol! I’m talkin’ ‘bout you, mom!
wearing a shirt and pajama bottoms.
loving the fact that I’m not loving anything right now. But hey, I am loving the progress I’m trying to make with my portfolio.
feeling annoyed and hopeless. Please. Just please. Let something good happen this week. I just really need this to get out of this place.

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When to Smoke Your Weed

It’s sad to admit that I do have a lot of weed. Not because I’m a hoarder. Yes, because I’m a hoarder. And my mistakes were based on the necessity that I had to find a way to store my weed.

Thank god the internet exists because the steps are simple — 1) find an airtight container 2) keep it away from sunlight. Easy, right?

Nope. Some cannabis were meant to be used faster than others due to how they’re packaged. So the saying, ‘smoke as you buy’ is a valid truth all of us must come to realize.

GLASS JARS – A glass jar with a tint, wrapped, and with a seal is the perfect container for holding weed. It stays fresh for a very long time. The jars also come in handy just in case you want to put other things in them.

AIRTIGHT PLASTIC PACKETS – Since they’re resealable and are actually airtight, your weed can last for months staying in there. The smell doesn’t go away as well.

Ziplocks are also good.

POP TOP / PILL BOTTLES – If you like the smell of plastic mixed with your weed, go ahead. But these, I find, are the worst containers ever. These are definitely for people that smoke as they buy because I’ve tried 3 dispensaries that sell their nice smelling, frosty buds in those containers and after a few months the smell disappears and the quality deteriorates fast.

And there we go — glass bottles / containers always win along with airtight packets.

Cannabis Daily — Platinum Scooby Snacks

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from Humboldt Farms
Genetics: Platinum Girl Scout Cookies x Face Off OG
Hybrid / THC 22 %
Available for purchase on Eaze – Discontinued

When I was new to this country, nobody told me that there was a world beyond Eaze. And I ran into the website by accident because I was looking for employment. Back then, when they still had their own bud, Humboldt Farms was one of their fancy weeds along with Butter Brand — since they were in jars. And Humboldt Farms, being cheaper, was one of my go-tos.

From a measly three strains, after the great fires of NorCal, Eaze expanded their selection and I was hellbent on trying most of them.

Platinum Scooby Snacks comes from PGSC and Face Off OG – both having mild notes and mild undertones rendering the user’s mouth free of resin. Personally, I like non-ganja-y weed because I’m not fond of spitting resin or coughing.


Dark green buds with purple tones coated with orange hairs. To the touch it’s spongy and crispy while sporting dense colas.

Unfortunately, these buds are stemmy. I’m not offended by it, at all, because of the price range — $29, tax not included.


The smell is pungent and reeks of cold brewed coffee scent doused with soy milk. There’s a little hint of mint in there, a little herbal when inhaled the second time.


As is PSS tastes like soy milk mixed with coffee. It’s has a bit of minty biscuit taste mixed with graham cracker sour.

Combusted, it’s cotton candy all throughout before it transforms to having the requisite herbal bitter notes. Spicy? It is kind of spicy which is one of my favorite notes.


PSS grants you tunnel vision. It’s good to work with when a lot of concentration is needed. It doesn’t make me euphoric but it does make happy and calm. I smoked this while I was hungry and I got a little bit of a headache before my body’s convinced that I wasn’t hungry at all.

Over all, taste-wise, I’m not impressed with Platinum Scooby Snacks but the effects are positive for me. This, I would suggest, is good for everyday use because it balances the body.

Tropical Depression — Missing Lugaw

Nostalgia is a dish best served in a bowl —

When you’re the type of island wench that misses late night wanderings and failed random encounters, the first thing you crave for is lugaw.

My point is if cannabis was made legal in the Philippines and I happened to still live there I would most likely scramble to the designated lugawan, chug my usual San Miguel Pale Pilsen, and waste the dawn away ruminating and marinating in my incredible thoughts. And then roll another Backwoods blunt to toast the new day ahead of me.

But who said I never did that while I was in the Philippines?

The smell of garlic, soiled streets, and cheap eats at 2 am — sweaty and writhing in my own anxiety — only to have a bowl of goto or arroz caldo or lugaw to ease me out of my own neurotic mess.

Food was what I missed in my country. The availability and affordability of it all. The inglorious use of salt and worship of umami. Asia is the embodiment of flavor —

Someday, when I’m ready to leave California, I’ll go on that vacaycay. It’s been a long time…

Cannabis Daily – Honey Bee

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Type: Indica
THC: 16.9 %
Genetics: Flo x Biker Bob
From: SPARC SF – Discontinued

When a dispensary provides an extensive digital menu telling you which buds are sun grown and which are hydroponic, the prices make a lot of sense.

Birthed from the collaboration of the legendary DJ Short and Cannabis Cowboy this strain was meant to be a pure Sativa. Although, like most weed out there, different versions happen and you get a hybrid Blue Dream or a pure Sativa to an Indica one. The Honey Bee that I smoked was a pure Indica that retailed for around  $35+ pre-tax. Good, price for good bud, in San Francisco.


Green bud all around with the orange hairs. For me this is a good sign because most Indicas I smoke have a darker, purple hue to them which leads me to believe that I will cough after smoking this.


It’s sweet and creamy — a little bit fruity with hints of earthy present in honey. When something smells kind of like wet rag or striaght up poop, I’ll know I’ll love it. Honey Bee has that and it also has the sweet, pungent smell of fruit emanating from the flower.


As is it tastes like raspberries and something faintly sweet with a fruity undertone. It actually made me salivate as I took in another dry hit and was met by a thick, sweet and earthy note.

Ignited, it tastes herbal and it isn’t as bitter as I expected it. There was a light coating of resin in my throat but not enough to make me want to spit it out.


It doesn’t make you couch bound. It actually convinces the body to rest and when movement occurs there’s no traces of the body wanting to be lazy. This is good for slow activities — perhaps, to be safe, good for indoor use.



It’s Monday & It’s Read Issue #1 Of Something Day!

JLA/Doom Patrol Special #1

Milk Wars #1

My knowledge of the old Doom Patrol and what it stood for could be summarized to —

This was a comic that took the humanity of Marvel superheroes and shoved it inside the DC universe. Now that Gerard Way and co. got their mitts into it, it turned into an Us vs. Them series plagued by a tired edginess that never bogged down Grant Morrison or Fabian Nicieza / Rob Liefeld’s writing.

A comic book is not a music video is beyond that. And I feel like most of Gerard Ways attempts beyond Dark Horse fumbled because he currently carries the burden of leadership of a flagship series that got cancelled because people lost interest in it.

Milk Wars #1 proves that early 00’s cheesy / edgy no longer works. The age of calling each other “poser” had faded along with Gibson and Fender guitar sales. Nobody’s interested in the after burn of being ostracized and being different. People are already singing another anthem —

And portraying Superman, Wonder Woman, and basically every other god in the DC universe as the progeny of capitalism — using the dairy industry as its base metaphor for conforming– was pretty smart but he execution was confusing. I think it had something to do with bad paneling, bad timing, coupled with forged edginess. It’s saving grace, however, is the art.

If Young Animal brands itself as the “Save As Draft” section of DC then perhaps, the smart move should be publishing it as a little featurette behind bigger titles. Think shorts like What A Cartoon Show or Cartoon Cartoons or something akin to the testing ground that is Channel Frederator — where everything’s a pitch before Cartoon Network or Nickelodeon picks it up and turns it into something worth watching.

Will I be subscribing to this series? No. It did not break the fourth wall  enough for me. (Spoiler Alert!)

Cannabis Daily – Grape Jelly Donut

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Genetics: Birthday Cake x Grape Sherbet
Type: Indica
THC: ???
From: Urban Pharm – Discontinued

Sometimes there’s comfort in knowing that certain dispensaries have consumption licenses. Fortunately, in San Francisco, Urban Pharm has one as well as the Barbary Coast, Apothecarium, and Sparc. It’s hard toking up and being social in a city that barely allows having pets, couples, and smoking while living in a sublet or an apartment.

The truth is Grape Jelly Donut is best enjoyed for indoor use. It is a heavy indica bred from two scrumptious strains — Birthday Cake x Grape Sherbert respectively — that herald a ganja-y notes when smoked.


The nugs were thick, compact, and sticky. There were barely any stems after breaking the thick, spongy flower. This allowed me to just shove it in my metal grinder — a generic Santa Cruz shredder.


Since Urban Pharm, like Connected Cannabis Co. and Purple Star, have pop top plastic containers — the flowers’ smell quickly fades over time. Beyond that it smells sweet and pungent… almost intoxicating like the filling of a jelly doughnut with hints of yeasty sweet fried dough.


As is – It has a sharp hint of mint that dissolves into a rather bitter sweet, almost chocolatey taste. Like a Cadbury Fruit and Nut bar — I wouldn’t say this is herbal, it’s more reminiscent of green fruit, dull and absolutely inedible.

Combusted – Bitter and earthy. It’s a ganja type of weed where a thick coat of resin fills the mouth and makes the smoker salivate.


Grape Jelly Donut is for people that love being couch bound. It takes away the anxiety by making the user knock out. Unlike Birthday Cake it doesn’t make you crave for anything. It actually dulls the taste buds but provides a little appetite.

Will I smoke this again? Maybe. But I need to get used to it.




Stoner Currently vol. 1

smoking Grape Jelly Donut and indica from Urban Pharm located somewhere in the Mission in San Francisco.
rolling I rolled it on a Very Cherry Juicy J.
craving for some jelly doughnut. But it’s not as bad as the high from Wedding Cake or Birthday Cake to be honest.
reading Milk Wars issue # 1 from DC’s Young Animal publication. So far, it fucking sucks and I do not know why I even bother with it. I’ll be making a review of it soon, I just need to compose my thoughts and keep my arguments in check.
writing a story on a yellow pad I got from FedEx. I need to write an e-mail to a cannabis journal I’m excited to contribute to. I also need to send some e-mails regarding this new career.
listening to some lattes being made at a gasoline station Starbucks. Now they’re making Frappuccinos so it’s the blender now. Coffee Shop noise is the best. Even bro-shouting bro-y things is appealing.
thinking that I can make it with freelancing. I just need to calm the fuck down and actually work hard on my portfolio. I actually opened Photoshop and I’m about to practice some stuff on it.
smelling coffee. I can’t believe I used to smell this everyday and find no joy in it. Now? It’s still back. Sugar lingering in the distance with some things being warmed in the background. So cozy.
wearing black Adidas soccer trainers and a North Face hoodie and a Patagonia shirt, I think. I don’t know, I dress up like a techbro – too techbro for my own good. But it’s comfy.
loving the idea that I get to spend weekend with my significant other. I also love the fact that I am not a nervous wreck anymore because we have officially almost spent two months at my mom’s place to escape the black mold in our old apartment.
wanting to be productive tonight so I can just finish my portfolio.
feeling a little bit hungry. I kind of want to eat something hearty but I want to cook it. I actually find cooking as stress release.

[Originally The Sunday Currently by Sidda Thornton]