Just checking in


Surprise, surprise. I’m back and with nothing to talk about.

Well, I have a lot but I don’t think it’s right to dump everything here all at once.

I have no idea why I opened my blog again but I do know that:

  • My mind is running at 240 km/h
  • I was hoping that writing informally (as in not for work) will help that
  • This will help me brainstorm for future stories for work

There are a bazillion things that I need to do for the bazillion jobs I have signed myself to. The good thing is I’m having fun with my projects and the people I work with. The bad things is I might be using my career as a distraction instead of dealing with my thoughts. It’s not the healthiest of things, but you gotta do what you gotta do, right?

Anyway, expect more of me here. I’m not sure if there will be specific topics I will write about or if my weekly and monthly recaps will be back. Maybe lower your expectations. This might just be a stream of consciousness thing most of the time. Feel free to join me in the comments section cause the universe knows we all need it.

Why I became vegetarian


I can still remember the day when I decided to be vegetarian. We were at a cover shoot for Young STAR when Donald Trump was projected to win the US Presidential elections. As an act of protest, I told myself — and a few people in the room for accountability — that I’ll go vegetarian. So the next day, I did.

It’s kind of strange and useless when you think about it. A single decision won’t make Trump (and Duterte, let’s be real here) upset to the point of resignation but it made me feel like some things are still in my control. And in my head, it was my contribution to save the world (have you seen Cowspiracy?) because the two presidents didn’t care about environmental issues.

Glad to be here


I have  a love-hate relationship with these moments. You know, it’s a thrill to jump right back into something I used to love doing, but I can’t help feeling guilty for abandoning it in the first place.

A lot has changed since I was last here. For one, I’m vegetarian. It’s definitely something I’ve been putting off for a very long time, but a certain Cheetos-colored politician inspired me (out of rage and protest) to finally do it. I’ve also cleaned up my room twice in the pursuit of living with less. I’m also reading two books that are so out of my usual YA arrangement: The Happiness Project and the Curated Closet.  Yes, I’m finally in the world of minimalism and it has been good and easy so far. The only troubling thing is the fact that not a lot of people understand it, and I have to take time and explain it to people. More often than not, they have a lot of questions that I can’t seem to answer in one go. So, as a solution, I thought I’d just document everything here. My journey to minimalism, or something like that. Here’s what you can expect in the next few days: