Dear UAE, Greetings from an aircraft leaving DXB to MNL! Hell yes, I'm coming home. I should be feeling sad for chrissakes but if you really wanna know the truth, all I'm feeling right now is pure genuine excitement. So much love. And to be vulnerably honest though, people who have been following my journey… Continue reading An open letter to UAE about marking me UNFIT just because I have lung scars: Your flawed system will never break me
When we were growing up as kids, the world somehow managed to reiterate that the idea of being successful is to have our lives all figured out by a certain age. This scheme means marrying someone to start a family, have a high paying job, a big house full of extravagant things, a fancy car… Continue reading Reflecting on 2019: why practicing the art of contentment is currently my life’s greatest gain
As I was typing this blog, I am currently seated next to the gleaming Christmas tree in our living room listening to Michael Buble's album called Christmas, and you just know that nostalgic feeling, right? That familiar excitement. And we are getting it because it's the most wonderful time of the year again. But tell… Continue reading Going through the holiday blues: something about an old-fashioned Christmas is hard to forget
"THE BREEZE IS SO DAMN HOT", I smirked at my friend who fetched me while tucking my heavy backpack at the back of his Jeep. It was still early, though, 6:30 pm, when I went outside of the airport. After all this time, there I was, switching time zone. I must have been extremely tired… Continue reading My new life as an expat: hello, Dubai!
Right after my plane landed back in Manila from Bali sometime around September 2019, I had an avalanche of feels that I no longer enjoy my job. And when I found out that I will be peacing out to move and live to Dubai (I mean it’s very spontaneous, thanks to my friends who sponsored… Continue reading My Solo Singapore Trip: 7 things that I learned after I quit my job in the Philippines
So this is the feeling of leaving home off to the airport? Of not knowing when you’ll be back again. The bittersweet atmosphere of seeing your 70L backpack ready to be picked when it’s time to leave. And there’s something melancholy between the 4am air and your mum sitting on the sofa in your living… Continue reading Leaving home to start a brand new life abroad: Real adventures begin at the end of your comfort zone