travel: 3 whale sharks swam around me in Oslob, Cebu!

The plan was to go diving in Malapascua. But my mom insisted that we see the whale sharks instead. I am glad I consented. Swimming with the whale sharks was one of the best experiences I had this year! Things you need to know to make the most out of your Whale Shark experience: Oslob is…

thoughts: awkward interview questions in China

Recently, I have had the privilege to be interviewed by some relatively small private Chinese company for a position in sales and marketing. It was my first time to be interviewed by a Chinese in China, no less. We had the interview in English. I don’t know if there were many things just lost in…

thoughts: on braces

I have had my braces for approximately 4 years already. I am not proud of it, especially that I have arrived at an age when I should have moved on from my teeth to more of personality development. A friend once commented: “why do you wear braces now? University is supposedly mating season!” (Well, ideally)…

thoughts: on couchsurfing

In a recent local trip, I failed to get any host, despite having contacted more than 10! Follow my introspection as I find out what I might have done wrong. Some tips and tricks along the way.

thoughts: on patterns

There is something visually appealing about patterns. They can serve as constants to your continuously changing life. Repeating. Over and over. Repeating. I can drown in them and still feel secured. They give me the illusion that everything will be alright because in the end everything will still just go back to the way they were. But snap! Reality check!…