Two Worlds

I might be practicing an academic career in one of the most formal disciplines there is (read: Politics and Foreign Affairs) where being prim and proper, being diplomatic, and being at our most educated and cosmopolitan selves are the basic norms. At the same time, I can be the quirkiest and most passionate (self-proclaimed and … Read more

What Sets Your Soul On Fire?

Ten years ago, I started embarking on a journey to go around the Philippines and Asia to take photographs of beautiful landscapes, museums and historical sites, architectural wonders, street art, and the candid daily affairs of people, all while keeping a full-time job. Ten years after, here I am. (Travel and street) photography still sets … Read more

I’m Rethinking Instagram

It’s been almost a year of love-hate relationship with Instagram, and I really feel like Instagram sucks nowadays. It’s already taking toll of my time and (mental) health, so I need a break. That’s it. I’m taking a hiatus from it. I celebrated my birthday today with two work-related tasks. In the morning, I had … Read more

PASSION AND PAD THAI: Trying to Mix Business Travel and Vacation

This was my attempt to assess if my current professional circumstances can mix business trips with vacation. (I wish I can just travel for work! But can I?) Every chance I get to go out of the office, whether it’s for an out-of-office task, a training/workshop, or a visit to another office, believe it or … Read more