New Blog Address!

Hi everyone, I have big news! As you may already know, I've been talking about having my own blog domain for awhile. Well, it's happening!! I'm currently still customizing it, but it's one step closer to achieving my goal! Here are some inside details: I want to do so many things with my new personal/professional/portfolio [...]

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Escaping the Patriarchial World

As with the rise of feminism and women rights around the world, I am also hoping for improvement of the fate of women in my own country. I come from a culture where men are the head of the household. Even in my long line of family history shows a bias towards the men in [...]

Stages of Making a Big Move

Moving to another apartment, city, country, or continent can be daunting. It is especially so when you're moving along with someone else (like my boyfriend). In my entire life, I've moved countless of times. From the Philippines (3 cities) to Iowa (2 cities) to Georgia (2 cities) to North Carolina (4 cities, 3 houses, 2 [...]

An Open Letter to Worried Parents

This is a bilingual blog post. Please scroll down to read in English! Thưa ba mẹ, Ba mẹ mới nghe cái quyết định cuộc sống mới nhất của con, va không hài lòng. Trước khi ba mẹ nghĩ đây la ngu xuẫn và ngừng đọc, xin hãy nghe con nối xong. Con hiểu sụ lo [...]

Summer Reflections!!!

Hi everyone!!! ~~~ I'd like to thank all my readers and travel blogging companions for all the wonderful interactions through the summer. This community has been so helpful in shaping my goals, interests, and writing. I'm incredibly happy to have kick-started my blogging project over the year, and writing has been a constant source of [...]

Travel Blogging Challenge- Week 7 (Inspiration for Traveling)

There are three types of people: those who travel, those who want to travel, and those who don't, can't, and never will. At 23, I'm not quite a kid and not old. People around me are getting jobs, making families, buying houses, etc. I often think to myself... what have I done with my life? [...]

Everything Else is a Distraction

There's only one thing I need in life... everything else is a distraction.  (I've picked up bracelet weaving lately. I've always loved crafting, and I've been told to try selling online. Do you, or any young kids in your house, like nerdy plush toys? Please, please, please check out my recently opened Etsy store!) Photo Challenge: [...]