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An open letter to UAE about marking me UNFIT just because I have lung scars: Your flawed system will never break me

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

Inspiration, Uncategorized

Reflecting on 2019: why practicing the art of contentment is currently my life’s greatest gain

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

Inspiration

Going through the holiday blues: something about an old-fashioned Christmas is hard to forget

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

Inspiration, Singapore

My Solo Singapore Trip: 7 things that I learned after I quit my job in the Philippines

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

Inspiration

Leaving home to start a brand new life abroad: Real adventures begin at the end of your comfort zone

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

Dreams, Inspiration, Uncategorized

Barista confession: After 5 years of passion, I am now resigning from my job

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