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
"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!
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
I might sound a little bit biased here, but I don't think there is anything as passionate as the coffee industry. And yes, you don't have to agree. But somewhere between those peak periods and sleepy morning shifts, we baristas, get attached into it. And unlike any other job, to work as a barista is… Continue reading Barista confessions: the slight pain we often feel when we transfer to other store
When I was still in college, there was this time when my university's official student publication (LPU Sentinel) posted an invite where everyone can submit their artworks in forms of poetry and short stories. I submitted my poetry but unfortunately, it wasn't included in the published magazine of that year. Up until now I still… Continue reading The comeback of my rejected poem: Summer McSomething’s
Hi friend, I've been thinking a lot about life lately and I don't know why I am writing this to you. It's just that I found myself caught in this situation again. I have been constantly daydreaming about finding the center of my inner balance. I've been always the kind of guy who is very… Continue reading Dear friend, I am feeling lost at 25