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.


May the 4th

I was born to teach.

Anyone who knows me well enough or has seen me covered in chalk dust can probably tell you that nothing else makes me feel alive than being in a classroom filled with children. I may not have been the best at it, but it’s the kind of work I feel happiest doing.

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April Favorites

I tried my hand at vlogging late last year using my trusty iPhone 6s and a free video-editing app. I’ve now upgraded (ish) my tools with an old dslr and have learned the basics of Adobe Premiere Pro! Still have a long way to go (I need a mic, better content, more technical skills, etc.) but I love doing this because I’m learning new things with every video I make and hopefully I can come up with quality content in the future.

Aside from becoming a teacher, I really wanted to work in media but since life had other plans, here’s my way of returning to an old love in the most millennial way I can. Haha!

It would mean the world to me if you can check it out and leave constructive comments for my improvement! The first few minutes were out of focus because I’m blind as a bat without my glasses on but it’ll be clearer by the third product. Heh.

Thanks in advance for the love!


Some notes on body positivity and being kind(er)

I like the way I look.

I am not crazy about how I’m currently between a size M and L (it’s so hard to shop for clothes these days), but I don’t hate myself for it either. Again, I like the way I look.

Sometime in 2010, when I was young and full of hope (and obviously not food).
Here’s an unflattering photo taken just a few weeks ago, but with a genuine smile -because wouldn’t you be this happy when you see Jollibee?

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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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