My first week in Taiwan

Studying abroad isn’t easy. Although I’ve tried to research as much as possible regarding the things I need to know, I’ve still been surprised by lots of things and some of them are really funny encounters, which I will share later. But for now, I’m glad to say that overall, I’m adjusting pretty well. It’s … [Read more…]

Back to school!


I graduated with a Financial Management degree in college. I enjoyed studying it, but during my college days I wished I took a double degree in Applied Economics and Financial Management instead. But since I was in danger of not graduating on time (I shifted degrees during my second year), I had to settle for a … [Read more…]

Taiwan Holiday 2015: My Favorite Sights

Lining up at Shilin Night Market

As I was backing up my photos to my computer, I realized that I had lots of photos from last November’s Taiwan trip, and I didn’t even get to blog about it! This post is waaaay too late but I think it would still be interesting to share with everyone the places I visited. I … [Read more…]

Creative Musical Theater


The first three months of 2016 have been really busy and tiring, but I’m not complaining! In case you were wondering what I have been up to these past few months, well, I just finished performing for a musical last week! If you’ve been reading my blog for several years already, you know that it’s … [Read more…]


I remember attending a friend’s debut party and, as per the tradition, select friends of hers would give her a gift (“treasure”) and prepare a short speech for her. As I was getting ready to go onstage to give my gift and speech, someone told me: “Hey, you graduated from (this school) and (that school), … [Read more…]

New life

Feeding time!

I stayed home today instead of going to work because I’m feeling ill, but it hasn’t been such a bad day after all because I found something really nice when I woke up this morning: one of our cats gave birth to a lovely kitten! Actually, we didn’t know that our cat was pregnant because … [Read more…]

Sending snail mail for the first time

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Snail mail has played a huge part in keeping my family together during those long years when my father had to work abroad. He was part of a UN mission during the 90s, which meant that he moved to different countries every so often. But despite growing up in a family of keen letter writers, … [Read more…]

Language classes

It’s been more than a year since my last Mandarin lesson and now that I am exposing myself to the language through Chinese/Taiwanese music and TV shows, I can say that my interest in the language is just growing. I’ve been trying to learn lots of new words and I also learned how to read some … [Read more…]


A few weeks back, I attended the wake of my best friend’s grandpa and since we grew up together, a lot of her family members recognized me even after so many years and asked me how I was doing. I don’t know why but lots of people thought that I went to grad school just like my … [Read more…]

Trip to Vietnam: Part 4 (Hoi An & Ho Chi Minh)

We rode on one of these while exploring the Mekong Delta!

We’re in our final part of my Vietnam vacation series, this time I’m going to let you peek into Hoi An and Ho Chi Minh! I did more of sightseeing for this, unlike in the other places where we stayed long listening or learning about the structures. As usual, lots of photos coming your way! … [Read more…]