Why you should go out of your comfort zone and explore more

After being so stressed out mentally and emotionally over the past few months, I realized that I need to take a break from the city life. I want to relax and not be disturbed by anyone. I want to be away from so many people. I want someplace to think. So I spent the weekend [...]

Who Am I Outside This Blog?

As I am reading Trisha V's blog - my favorite blog in the world - I've been told that in order for my readers to understand what I write, what I do and who I am, they have to know where I came from and what lead me to decide to live the life I [...]

Craziest things I have done and experienced in America

It was 3 am, my cough won't let me sleep, and a song played on my Spotify which brought me back to Cedar Point Amusement Park — the roller coaster capital of the world; the place where I had my internship more than two years ago. I wasn't really that active with blogging when I [...]

How I got into reading

One question a bookworm would always receive is: How did your love for reading started? Well.. I actually don't know. Memories from my childhood are super vague so I don't remember much from it, but based from what everyone used to tell me, I already know how to identify objects, drawings or things at the [...]

America’s all fun & games until people started throwing eggs at you just because

When we talk about internships abroad, people would automatically tell you how great of an opportunity that is. They would congratulate you for passing the visa interview; would tell you how they are so excited for you; but one thing they wouldn't tell you is the danger you are about to face when you're finally [...]

The Heart-Warming Reason Behind Wahat Al Karama

Let me tell you some facts about my younger brother. He used to compete for Math competitions locally and internationally. He's competed in three countries - Singapore, Malaysia, & Indonesia - (and won) in a span of three years. An expert when it comes to computer - can hack different internet providers, can make his [...]

The Awesome Blogger Award!

Of course, just like what every blogger who got this award said.. This is so unexpected! (Because it really is, okay?) Being noticed by your fellow bloggers is one thing; but being recognized and being told how awesome you and your posts are is different! This nomination is from Ate Glaiza, author of the blog [...]

21 Things I’ve Learned Before Turning 21

Let me start this post by saying: I can't believe I'm turning 21 tomorrow!! I've been living for two decades and a year now; younger ones are already calling me Auntie; and my younger brother is now taller than me! Wow, how time flies. I've been 18 for three years already. Twenty-one years was fast. [...]

The Love You Deserve

You deserve someone that makes you feel like you are loved. Someone that makes you smile without any effort. Someone that doesn’t forget to message or call you — not someone whose attention you have to repeatedly beg for. You deserve someone that you can eat pizza or fries with in your PJs and watch [...]

Forgiveness

This is a topic I have always wanted to write about but is always sent directly to drafts after; probably because I still want to protect the image of some people even though they've done me wrong. So if you're reading this, hug me because it means that I decided to finally share my story [...]