Am I a blogger

During the past few months, I’ve had several conversations with different people where I was asked about my blog. Every time they find out that I’m a blogger, they automatically ask me what I write about or who my readers are. And when I answer them that this blog is a personal blog, people suddenly…

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UK Part 3: Up north

Welcome to the third part of my UK trip series! This time, we’re moving to the north, starting from Newcastle! This leg of the trip was more geared towards relaxing and meeting new friends since we’ve been travelling and sightseeing at a very quick pace for weeks! As always, you can skip to specific parts…

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UK Part 1: London

My parents don’t like giving me material things or money as graduation gifts; instead, they give me a few weeks or months off to travel, and it’s no different now that I’ve graduated with a Master’s degree! This trip came about due to perfect timing. A couple of months before my graduation, my sister received…

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101 Things in 1001 Days

Back when I was still writing my thesis, I found myself daydreaming a lot about things I wanted to do after I graduate or skills I wanted to learn when I’m no longer busy with academics. But the thing with me is that I would always “swear that I’d do something at my leisure time”,…

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The past few weeks

It’s been weeks since I came home from Taipei (or has it been a month already?)! And what have I been up to since I came back? Not much, really. Most of the time, I’m stuck at home trying to get used to everything again. For the most part, I’m doing okay. I mean, I…

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Living in Taiwan: Highlights

Coming home to the Philippines after two years in Taiwan feels so strange, and lately I’ve been finding myself reminiscing and thinking about my academic journey in Taipei. I think I’ve already emphasized this enough: Studying abroad is no joke. Yes, it’s fun and you will experience so many things that you will never experience…

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Grad School Chronicles: Thesis crazy!

First, some writer’s notes: This is the first in a series of posts, originally from my paper diary and translated into English (but otherwise unaltered), that talk about my graduate school journey and reflections. I have long refrained from writing or posting anything about the challenges, reflections, and mundane details of my graduate school life…

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To the men in my life

This is a short appreciation post for the men who helped me get through a stressful point in my life, because I seriously don’t know what I would do without these people. I didn’t want to write about this while the issue was still ongoing because it’s very sensitive, but now that everything has been…

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