2017: Year in Review

(For previous year-ender posts: 2014, 2015, 2016.) I was reading Austin Kleon’s blog and found this post about notes to self. I particularly liked #14: At a certain point, you must become your own role model. I never think highly of myself. Blame it on my super low self-esteem at a young age, brought about by my […]

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Work Has Been Interesting Lately

Hi, everyone! Just popping by to say that work has been interesting lately. That title still holds true because I’ve been experiencing so many ~shookt~ moments as I type this out. I just came back from Japan for “work” (can’t believe I actually take more work trips now than real vacations!) and finished a shoot […]

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En Route: New York City

[written on the 1st week of October] How do you move on from a place that has given you so much life in two weeks? I’m sitting in my workspace in Manila as I’m typing this (for the nth time), jetlagged, daydreaming I was still walking the streets of Flushing as I take the Subway […]

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My (Almost) Quarter Life Crisis

(Warning: Long post ahead.) I’m sneaking in a few minutes to write this entry as a busy week comes along. It’s Tuesday, 1:41PM, and I just finished running a few errands, shooting photos for a client project, and currently internalizing as I write the first few drafts for a talk I’m giving early next year. […]

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Third Quarter Things

(cover photo by Louise Ramos) When I was in school, third quarter was my favorite part of the academic year — mostly because it was the shortest, and there were a lot of events and holidays, aka less time to study. Don’t get me wrong though, I’ve always been the study geek by heart. It’s […]

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En Route: Out and About

10:23AM / Korea Time / Subway Line 2 / Seoul, South Korea   I’m taking the train to Gangnam as I type this out on my phone, then eventually transferring it to Evernote…and then for publishing here on this blog. Usually, I like to check out the window view when in transit — but I […]

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On Being a Student of Life

Photo by Shutterpanda for my cover story inside ABC Magazine (Life Lessons) Hey, hey! Today, I’m sharing some tidbits from ABC Mag’s launch and my two cents with regards to being a Student of Life—and the reason why we chose this theme for our first issue. 🙂 Above: My first ever “readsearch” attempt. Also known as, […]

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#ABCReadSearch is not a book

I can’t remember exactly the very first time I took an interest in reading magazines. But as an introverted “tween” (at eleven years old), I always made my way inside bookstores and getting a copy of W.i.t.c.h. magazine. W.i.t.c.h. was my escape from school— I found myself inside the world of Kandrakar, relating to my favorite characters […]

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Inside my #ABCReadSearch Library

If you’re reading my blog for the first time (or maybe, reading my works for the first time, as well), you might be judging me for coming up with such an absurd word. Readsearch? What in the world is that? First things first, let’s talk about that. 😛 WHY #READSEARCH? It was late last year […]

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