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 [...]

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 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 [...]

The Beautiful Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Two words: breathtakingly beautiful. Say hello to United Arab Emirates' largest mosque: Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Located in the heart of Abu Dhabi, this mosque is established and named after UAE's first president Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. This beauty took almost 12 years, more than 38 contracting companies, and 3 500 workers just [...]

Bolinao or Never: Pangasinan’s Enchanted Cave

📍 Pangasinan, Philippines Just two months ago, I was at Pangasinan with my best friend, Kae, and her brother who's also very close to my heart, Kuya Kim. Aaaahhh, good times!! It was a very special trip for me because after so many years of planning, my best friend and I finally traveled together. Welcome [...]

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 [...]

Hooked Seafood Restaurant: Food Review

Let me tell you something about myself. A day won't go by without me scrolling through Agoda, AirBNB, and/or Zomato. It has become a part of my daily routine. And so one night when I was doing my thing, scrolling through Zomato and checking out every restaurant's menu, taking notes of what I would be [...]

What Light by Jay Asher: Book Review

Synopsis: Sierra's family runs a Christmas tree farm in Oregon—it's a bucolic setting for a girl to grow up in, except that every year, they pack up and move to California to set up their Christmas tree lot for the season. So Sierra lives two lives: her life in Oregon and her life at Christmas. [...]

LA Vlogs: I Almost Lost My Phone

A vlog from June 2, 2017 Hi! Went to the mall yesterday to buy books, chocolates, groceries, and concealer for Money (watch the video to know who/what Money is); had dinner with my uncle who's going back to the Philippines on Monday; and I almost lost my phone on my way home. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQ5eLgBs-uE 'Til my [...]

Global Village: Around The World in One Night

It has always been — I guess — everyone else's dream to travel the world. I've only been to 5 countries my whole life which means I still have 191 countries waiting for me. Long way to go, Miel! Anyway, for those of us who can't afford to travel the world (yet), I'm giving you a [...]