2018 is the Year of Allowing

Atuh Cliff, Nusa Penida

Yes, yes I know. Resolutions are typically posted immediately following the New Year, not when you’re right smack in the middle of summer, almost halfway into the year. But this isn’t a resolution per se. It’s a realization that I had a while back. What do I mean by allowing here? It’s the same concept […]

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Leaving for Malaysia

Leaving for Malaysia

How do you go from a humdrum life to a point of no return? As I’m typing this, I’m sitting on my bed in an apartment in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Next month I’ll start in a new job as a software engineer (this is my day job). Hali is staying in the Philippines, as he’s […]

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A year in review: All the GOOD THINGS about 2016

2016 year-end review - a positive list of things that happened in 2016

I wanted to post about a 2016 year-end review but got stuck for weeks. It’s not that I didn’t have any ideas, it’s just that I wanted it to be positive and at the same reflective of my personal journey this year. I think everybody is aware that 2016 has been challenging. Or crazy, whatever […]

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Finding Love on the Road

Aguid rice terraces in Sagada

Excuse me for a while as I discuss, not destinations we’ve recently explored or discovered, but a topic that is nonetheless close to my heart: love. My friends would often joke about the perks of traveling, specifically meeting a special person unexpectedly on a seemingly ordinary out-of-town (or country) trip, a common fantasy likened to […]

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