To find or be found

Mikee likes to refer to herself in the third person sometimes.

This online journal is a collection of stories from the classroom, the corporate office and everywhere in between.

Even if it’s a dumb story, telling it changes other people just the slightest little bit, just as living the story changes me. An infinitesimal change. And that infinitesimal change ripples outward –ever forgotten, but the stories will last. And so we all matter –maybe less than a lot, but always more than none.

–An Abundance of Katherines, John Green

It is crucial for her to find Anne through her stories, for Anne is the adult who knows the difference between right and wrong and acts after deciding carefully without letting her soft side take over. Mikee is controlled by her child self who is deeply fascinated with all things bright and beautiful. Her parent self contemplates her actions and guides her with virtues close to home. And if you don’t know what the metaphor means, think id, ego, superego –concepts from Psychology, a science she seeks to spend her lifetime studying.

She leaves it to your better judgment to decide if her thoughts are worth sharing and if Anne is worth finding.


Korea 2018: Nami Island, Petite France, and Garden of Morning Calm

On our third day, we booked a tour to Nami Island, Petite France, and the Garden of Morning Calm. The destinations were quite far from where we were staying and we didn’t want to risk getting lost or missing the bus. I wish we had more time to explore, but I had fun nonetheless because it was my FIRST. TIME. TO. EXPERIENCE. SNOW!!!


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Korea 2018: Kakao Friends, Bongeunsa Temple, Book Park, and Seoul Tower

Spent the past week in Seoul, Korea with my BFF, Maj. I filmed our entire trip (watch out for the vlog!) but while that is still in the works here are some of my favorite photos from my camera:


These two greeted us as we made our way to the Airport Railroad Express (AREX) in Incheon. Korea has a bullet train and an all-stop train so we opted to take the middle ground. That way, we’re comfortable but still wise with our spending.


The AREX has scheduled trips so I managed to snap a few pictures while waiting. This was taken at around 8AM Korea time and I just loved how the light hit everything in this moment.

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Road to Positivity

I was in a really dark place last year.

See, if you know me, I give 100% of my heart to pretty much everything. If my best-est friends ever need a shoulder to cry on, I will stay up with them for as long as they need. Likewise, I will extend the same dedication to my job (especially if it’s something I truly believe in) and will not think twice about putting in the extra work required. While I may not be the best or smartest person in the room, I take pride in myself as far as grit is concerned.

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A Noob’s Guide to the 2017 Manila International Book Fair

The Manila International Book Fair is a 5-day event that happens annually at the SMX Convention Center. This year (September 13 – September 17) is its biggest one yet -with over one hundred publishers and two (!!!) floors worth of books.

This is my 4th year of hoarding shopping so I thought of sharing 5 tips with you. This is written especially for first-timers in this haven for bibliophiles.  Continue reading “A Noob’s Guide to the 2017 Manila International Book Fair”