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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A look around Jingmei Prison

February 28 is a Taiwanese national holiday commemorating the 228 Incident, a historical anti-government uprising in Taiwan that marked the beginning of the White Terror1, or martial law era, in the country. What better way to remember the victims than to visit a museum in a former martial law-era prison and learn about their stories,…

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Trilingual problems

Like almost everyone in the Philippines, I can speak both Filipino/Tagalog (my native language) and English. But because I grew up in Manila, most people don’t know that I can also speak another Philippine language called Cebuano, which is spoken in Central Philippines. So, this makes me trilingual. Many of my monolingual friends assume that knowing three…

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2017 in review

I finally finished this semester so now I have time to write! My New Year post is quite late, but hey, better late than never, right? But first, a little rant! 2017 was one of the worst years for me. Last year, I experienced some of my lowest lows. I almost failed a class, struggled to…

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My voice recovery journey

Hey guys! I’m still alive, just in case you were wondering! I’m sorry for the lack of updates and for not commenting. I really feel bad about isolating myself from my blog friends, I really do. A lot of things happened during the past few months but I couldn’t write about them because I’ve been…

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Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

Hey everyone! It’s already the Mid-Autumn Festival in Taipei, and looks like summer finally noticed that it has already overstayed its welcome. It seems like the leaves just suddenly turned yellow and the summer flowers just randomly started falling. We got a nice breeze and light showers today too. A perfect time to celebrate! In Taiwan, the Mid-Autumn…

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The school year that was

Time flies! I can’t believe that I already finished one school year in Taipei; it feels like yesterday since I moved into my dorm for the first time and met all my amazing classmates. This week marks the start of my second year in grad school, and things are bound to get even busier and…

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