Travel Thoughts

October 29, 2017
hanoi expat lifestyle expenses

Shocked That Hanoi Is Waaaaaaay More Expensive Than Cebu

Dear, I’m tired. Work-wise, I haven’t done anything today. Sikkim. Preston. Taichung. Sunday rambling. WikiHow exam. They all remained unchecked on the back of a credit card receipt from yesterday. The THINGS TO DO is paperclipped on the white metal grid I bought today. Among many other things. Ten plants. Five pillowcases. Craft papers. Knife. Three Ocean glasses. Two white Luminarc plates. A blender. Wooden ladles. Two sets of spoons and forks. Two fake rattan stools. A mat. Four small industrial containers. Three pop-up jars. A frying pan I just found out I could not use. Two mugs. Two trash […]
April 16, 2019
Being a brown Filipina

On Being a Brown Filipina: Righting What Is Not Wrong

Bet nila yong skin mo. Ganahan ang mga puti sa imong panit. They like your skin.I’ve been told countless times by many fellow Filipinas, both young and old.  Nila, They refers to white men, both young and old, who salivate over exotic creatures like me. And each time annoys the hell out of me. I never fail to point out how I hate words and phrases like exotic, you remind me of Pocahontas. The intentions were nothing but compliments, but I always reason out why those are nothing but derogatory and insulting.  I even wrote a piece on it. Yes, I had a substantial […]