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...

I can’t believe I’m here. I can’t believe I’m really doing this. I can’t believe it’s actually happening. These words have been in my head for the past two weeks now—because all of this is still new to me. Independent living? Doing errands on my own?...

Jun 21, 6:46PM I’m typing this out on the last night of my writing for my 5th book, which I call “ABCFG” (short for ABC Field Guide). It’s been a tedious summer (well, technically it’s rainy season now—the downpour outside is quite strong tonight) of putting...

As someone who’s been making art as a living for around three years now, it’s been relatively hard to source art materials for my projects here in Manila. I always go abroad to get my art fix: usually in Singapore or Japan, because I have...

Hi! I haven’t been posting any work updates recently on the blog, but just so you know—I have a lot of announcements in the coming months before I leave for school. :) One is this: my new book, The Complete Photo Guide to Hand Lettering and...