Hi there, I’m Jona!

I'm a woman in her early 30s and is currently based in Ha Noi, Vietnam.

This blog is problematically named. I travel with books.

I'm unapologetically feminist. Unapologetically loud. Unapologetically independent. Unapologetically bitchy. Unapologetically domesticated. Unapologetically laugh-loving. Unapologetically growing.

I primarily write poetry and short stories in Cebuano and lengthy travel essays in English. Blogging has become an outlet to think out loud.

To know more about me, feel free to browse through or hit About Jona

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September 22, 2018
exploring mai chau on my own being 32 and single

Being 32 and Single

I fell in love. I was five years old. I named him Bona, after Tatay Boni who raised his mom. Bona is a cat. We got a ginger cat and named him Kitty.I was seven years old when my paternal uncle told me you love cats so much you would get old alone. Grumpy and alone. Fat, grumpy, and alone. I am 32. Single. Chubby, laughter-loving, unapologetically bitchy, and alone but far from being lonely. And yes, with four cats named Fuente, Hiphip, Laag, and Angkla. They all live with my parents in Cebu. I have to send money for […]
September 8, 2018
Backpacking with a Book

The Best Places to Witness Sunsets in La Mesa

A town in Southern California, La Mesa — some 9 miles from central San Diego — is known as the Jewel of the Hills. What used to be a small southwestern city is now a popular destination for its quaint character and lively downtown. One thing you absolutely must experience while there are the marvelous sunsets. Here are five places to indulge in nature’s artwork on the horizon in La Mesa. Mt. Helix: Where Solitude Reigns Image via Flickr by brianjbaxter No two sunsets are the same. And the one you’ll see from atop Mt. Helix is a testament to […]
September 1, 2018
Taipei Travel Guide Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall 1

TAIPEI TRAVEL GUIDE 2018 | Top Things to Do in Taipei

Taiwan is a rising destination for many of us who are curious of how is life in a developed country that doesn’t struggle against the chaotic and problematic public transport, uncollected heaps of trash along the streets, unlit alleyways, snatchers at gunpoint [I personally witnessed this], and all the daily dilemmas that ill and plague developing countries like mine. Or yours. Or probably not. That being said, I’m running a series of Taiwan Travel Guide. My partner and I spent an entire month of exploring Taiwan. Let me start with our personally experienced Taipei Travel Guide. So many things to do in […]

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