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
Perhaps the month of December, presents a challenging demand for parties to attend to, gifts to buy, food to cook and people to see. Everyone is just so happy. And I am not. I didn't feel very happy.
"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
It's 4 in the morning and I am watching the street lights of Manila from the vantage point of a Grab car driving me home — I just got back from Bali after my 2 week solo backpacking trip in Indonesia. "If you're not happy coming back then quit your job", my best friend from… Continue reading Barista confession: After 5 years of passion, I am now resigning from my job