The Silent Treatment: A Day in the Life of a Teacher

Tuesday is one of my most favorite days of the week this school year. Aside from the fact that I don’t have classes for the first and the last two periods, I will only be teaching the tenth graders. Oh, and today, we are just going to have the chapter test and after that, we’ll […]

I Decided to Stick Around and Stay in Jakarta

Four years down, more to go! Four years ago today, God sent me to this city – Jakarta. My first out of the country trip. Took a risk. Travelled alone. Stepped into into the unknown. What I was sure of then was the promise that wherever God sends me and leads me, he will feed […]

Short Bali Trip – A Weekend Escape

This is a long overdue post as we went to Bali six months from now but at last, I got time to write again and share my 2-day Bali adventure with you. In my line of work, you rarely (or never) get an opportunity to file for a vacation leave and go anywhere you want. […]

My First Apple Picking Experience

An apple a day keeps the doctor away. I was born and raised in the Philippines, a tropical country boasting of a variety of fruits. On top of that, I am more privileged to grow up on a rural family farm planting different crops and fruit trees – ranging from jackfruit to mangoes, to guava, […]

Why Am I Still Single?

Why are you still single? When are you getting married? What are you waiting for?  Oh, these five fateful words I so despised. I’ve been asked these questions a thousand times already – My parents, siblings, relatives, friends, coworkers, and my seventh-grade students, and even from a random grab driver. Just this week, I received […]

Top 5 Things to See and Do When You Visit Bogor Botanical Gardens

Bogor Botanical Gardens is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Bogor, Indonesia. It spread about 87 hectares containing over 15,000 species of plants and trees all over the archipelago.  It also has around 50 species of birds and bats. The Bogor Botanical Gardens is said to have been initiated by Sir Thomas Stamford […]

Begin Again

Life happens. Suddenly, you just stop writing. Has this ever happened to you? I took on a very long break from writing. It’s been eight months since I last sat in front of my computer to write. Eight months?! Yeah, it was a very long break. Shame on me! But, I’m sorry, not sorry. No […]