Previous birthday posts: Twenty one  | Twenty two | Twenty three | Twenty four | Twenty five Let's get one thing straight: I'm officially old. No one argue with me on this, lol. In my dictionary, anything beyond twenty five is already considered old. A longtime high school friend and I were talking about turning...

(For previous year-ender posts: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017) It’s been four days since I got back from my 100+ day adventure in New York, and I don’t miss anything about it. In fact, I missed my life in Manila that I’m so glad to be finally home. Call it complacent, but I’d...

October 31, 2018 | 3:48PM | E train to Port Authority Bus Terminal (uptown) | New York City This week marks my two month stay in New York. It’s been surreal. I realize the person I was in September 1st is no longer the person I am now. Last week...

Do I feel like the past twenty five years went by without notice? Does it really feel like this—thinking that maybe you missed out since you’ve lived in one place all your life? I don’t think the past few years were nothing. They were something—they became...

“What we map changes the life we lead”, something I picked up from watching John Green’s TEDx talk about Paper Towns (my favorite book for reasons I will not try to comprehend, because people kept telling me why I preferred this over Looking for Alaska—it’s...

I couldn't sleep last night. I spent the hours past midnight watching videos, reading, thinking about what to do with my crisis. When I say crisis, it sounds like something I can easily solve. But I can't; I'm aware of it now. Some days, I say...