So I’ve been out. I volunteered for Innovation Forum Manchester through someone I met through a startup meetup through Meetup.com. Yes, everything links to everything else. This is karma at work — I gave it my time and I received way more than my mind could have conceived. I now belong to a team, and not […]

After three Sundays attempting to attend a regular Sunday mass in Manchester, we finally figured out the closest church to our flat, and got there on time — a much bigger miracle for someone raised in a culture that is always late. The sign read St. Anne R.C. Church and we kind of surmised RC […]

There is really nothing to see in Berlin, until you take a (free) walking tour and then there is context to every corner. In one, there is the hotel Adlon famous for its royal guests like Queen Elizabeth until recently Michael Jackson had that scene with a baby. Then the Holocaust Memorial composed of 2000+ […]

It’s my first time to run in autumn. Crisp red-orange fallen leaves lie under my feet; my legs won’t stop moving; church bells ring nearby; all is music that pulls me closer and closer to where the sun shines, gently, complementing the cool breeze, all of nature that makes autumn autumn. I run on fallen […]

What a fine day to be out. The sun is up, almost winking, teasing the earth that it’s been hiding from almost this entire winter. This is the sky over Holland, blue, similar to the sky in Manila, blue, but not this type of blue. And the clouds, their bubbly waves, sun peeking through as […]

Today, 1st of January in the year of our Lord, 2013, a sister in the US gives birth, a friend in Manila dies. And just like that, life ends and life begins. *This is part of a 68-Day Travel Diary called Reflections of a Nearly Thirty. Read the full Reflections Series here.