reflections

[Commuter Diaries] In defense of the Colorum (Uber, Grab, UV Express)

[Commuter Diaries] In defense of the Colorum (Uber, Grab, UV Express)

If there’s one thing I can be proud in my time as a working girl, I can confidently state that I’m an expert now in commuting within Metro Manila. Can’t say if it’s something to be proud about, though. Commuting in Metro Manila is increasingly […]

[Travel] How Mt. Tapulao brought me to my knees

[Travel] How Mt. Tapulao brought me to my knees

I’m not one to broadcast my failures online – Facebook, Twitter, this blog….but I promised myself I’ll be more fearless for this year. Posting this may be a good start. It’s quite poetic that my first post for this year is about failure and probably […]

Is it fulfilling to work in an NGO?

Is it fulfilling to work in an NGO?

More than two years ago, I applied for a job in a local NGO. Fresh out of the dazzling and glamorous world of the media, the experience is similar to moving in a quiet, pastoral town after spending most of one’s life in a thriving, […]

Time Machine

Time Machine

She was the one who revealed to me that I’m going to be a big sister once again. After more than thirteen years. It was somewhere in November and I remembered being satisfied by a hearty meal of footlong and coke, making myself comfortable outside the […]

[Travel] Masungi: Where ‘Hanging Out With Friends’ Takes a Whole New Level

The province of Rizal is comparable to that of a sweet uncle who, at first glance, looked downright boring with his tweed pants and shoeshine loafers. But once you get to know him, he can fill your afternoon with great stories and jokes, drawing you […]

Why Train to Busan is probably not for the faint-hearted

Why Train to Busan is probably not for the faint-hearted

Train to Busan will tug your heartstrings then proceed on stamping on it, tossing it around and pounding it against the wall until you’re left thinking you should have watched Life of Pets instead.

[On Writing] After a two-month break

[On Writing] After a two-month break

So after a two-month hiatus, I finally decided to add a post. I’ve been meaning to update my blog for goodness knows long but there’s this one big wall that’s pressing against my face and I can’t find my way around it. The wall is […]

A Day at the Garden City

A Day at the Garden City

It’s not easy to go cheap in a city like Singapore where the price of a normal commodity is enough to freak the daylights out of our Filipino frugality, but it is entirely possible to experience the city without spending too much. If you’re a […]

Thoughts on the results of #PiliPinas2016 Elections

Thoughts on the results of #PiliPinas2016 Elections

Finally, after nearly a month of waiting, the official canvassing results of this year’s National Elections are out. The people of the Republic of the Philippines elected Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and Congresswoman Leni Robredo as the President and the Vice-President, respectively. As far as […]

To My President Madame Miriam

To My President Madame Miriam

To my president, Madame Miriam. Less than two weeks before the elections, I have made my decision. I will vote for no less than you. My decision has not been an easy one. It took me awhile to think it over. It’s not that I have second […]