My 5 Realities of Backpacking Without Any “Real” Budget for New Gear

As an aspiring digital nomad who grew up in one of the developing countries in Asia, I don't actually earn that much for me to go to all of the places I wanted to go.  So in an effort to be able to cross some things off my bucket list, I'm using old hand-me-down gears … Continue reading My 5 Realities of Backpacking Without Any “Real” Budget for New Gear

15 Things They Didn’t Tell Me When Living In A Hostel

Hostel living is not new to me. I was introduced to it on a couple of tight-budget trips awhile back. I lived in a hostel or transient dorm-type home before in Baguio but the most number of nights I stayed in one is only 2 and it was with a couple of friends and another … Continue reading 15 Things They Didn’t Tell Me When Living In A Hostel

To Celine, Happy Birthday.

25. Happy Birthday Celine! Congratulations on surviving 25 years. You have officially lived your first quarter of your century. I know it wasn't easy and I also know how hard you had to fight to get to where you are right now. In gradeschool, you doubted yourself so much that you thought you had no … Continue reading To Celine, Happy Birthday.

A New Year’s Resolution I’m Committing To

Over the years I have lost track of a lot of things. I was so caught up with my next step, the next goal, the next target - my future - that I have neglected one of the most important things in life. FRIENDSHIP. These people helped and supported me through everything - my success, … Continue reading A New Year’s Resolution I’m Committing To

A Manager’s Parting Words

When I resigned from my last job I didn't tell my manager the whole truth at first. I was reluctant to let him know why I wasn't so enthusiastic about showing up to work - the reason behind my insecurities and my anxiety. So I did the only way I could to explain my whole … Continue reading A Manager’s Parting Words