So, what are some new things you planned to pursue this 2021?
I have been contemplating on two things since 2019: quitting Instagram and starting a podcast. Since putting up my Instagram travel account last 2017, it has so far gathered 17,000 followers and I found myself spending so much time in the platform, and I would admit, it’s starting to affect my mental health and my time management. This 2021, I decided to free myself of all the pressure that is Instagram and migrate all my content here in this website and start a podcast.
Introducing… *drum roll* Grab Your Passport, We’re Leaving!
I hope you will support this journey and feel free to provide constructive comments on my content (because believe it or not, I’ve been teaching for 10 years already and I still have a lot to work on in terms of my communication skills).
Here are the other episodes of Grab Your Passport, We’re Leaving and here is the podcast’s Spotify page.
Grab Your Passport, We’re Leaving Episode 0: Trailer [TRANSCRIPT]
Hello, hello! Welcome to Sherlyn Mae the Podcast.
I’m Sherlyn Mae Hernandez, an International Relations Professor based in Manila, Philippines, and also a passionate travel and street photographer.
Most of the time, you will find me either on the platforms of the University lecture halls talking about wars, relationships of countries, terrorism, and all that stuff (because that’s my specialization), or doing research at the library. Otherwise, you might find me sitting in a coffee shop, writing travel articles, editing photos from my past trips, or interviewing some people about all things travel. In between, I’m traveling somewhere.
Not gonna lie, but traveling and working anywhere and anytime I want sounds like a beautiful idea. But for now, I’m okay with squeezing mini-vacations within business trips and making the most out of all holidays and school breaks throughout the year. In which case, I go somewhere new to learn about history, art and culture, food, and existing human conditions. And oh, I have a thing with hotel architecture, street art, and local markets in particular!
As an academic who always craves for knowledge, things like travel writing and photography are naturally close to my heart. I looooove and curating travel photos (check out my homepage to see!), but I wish people will not forget that cosmopolitanism and cultural awareness are still more dope than maintaining a perfect travel social media feed. This 2021, I made a decision to quit social media and focus on my website (www.sherlynmaehernandez.com) I will place a link to the description, and start this podcast.
On this podcast, I’m about to tell you that in the grand scheme of things, traveling may not be beautiful 100% of the time, but it’s always just a matter of perspective (just like other things in this world). Here, I will be sharing lots of travel stories, both the beautiful and ugly ones, along with travel hacks and tips. I will also be sharing my creative journey towards becoming a better travel and street photographer (and hopefully filmmaker in the future), and perhaps my two cents on any topic.
I hope you will join me in this journey and you will support my podcast and other work. That’s it for now, and I’ll see you in my next episodes. Bye!