I was less nervous about the pain than the implications of having a tattoo. I used to—not really condemn but—really shun the idea of myself getting tattoos. I can’t really explain the reason; it’s not the prison/gang stereotype that many people had. I guess I wanted to stay “pure” and untainted and cute, LOL. Also, I … Continue reading July 10, 2021: I got my first tattoo / Autumn in my heart 🍁
Today is my first day. I ask myself, how do I feel right now? About being 30? I don’t know much about it yet. It’s like entering a new club as a newcomer. I don’t know anyone, I don’t know where to station myself or who to approach first. Even though hours ago I was … Continue reading Q&A with self on the day I turn 30.
This is a photobook project I made for my first anniversary of falling in love with Jeju.
With all the bad things happening nowadays, it's hard to feel good about being safe at home and even more so about going out for coffee or a nice meal. I know I'm not the only one—feeling powerless and guilty while others are suffering and crying for help. You wish you could be there with … Continue reading Mindful Spending + Proactive Giving (How to Donate in PH)
Sometimes, I—along with many people, I imagine—forget that. To be a human on Earth, it feels nice. I feel lucky. To have the ability to walk on two legs and roam on soil, to have two clear eyes that can view the sky, the trees, the mountains, the ocean, and the stars at night. To … Continue reading It’s nice to be alive, isn’t it?