The human heart was—and remains—a mystery to me. But I’m learning. I have to. —Anthony Bourdain


  • This is how I feel right now

    Out of shape, can’t remember what I used to look like, and who I was. -J Read more

  • Older sister had a birthday, we all got a ton of food. Surprise drive bys to drop off food are amazing even with no contact. A wave and remembering this person still exists and made the effort to drive through, great. Reconnecting with a teammate that’s been quiet and busy. It really reminded me that… Read more

  • Hello, summer

    It’s been a rocky few days for Metro Manila. A water shortage has crippled thousands and has made the heat that has come in even more difficult. It’s hard to be thankful for beautiful things when you feel grimy and thirsty and don’t know when your next bath is. So far my solutions are cold… Read more

  • Life in G-cleft

    I’ve always loved music. Yes. Music. I am a fan of melodies. Of notes that go on and on. Of tunes that defined my life. I can almost put my life into song and lyrics. To me there is nothing better than relating a feeling, an event, a moment in words put together with notes… Read more

  • I am learning, that we all have to have thick hides to survive in this world. Too often, we the sheltered believe that people will treat us fairly, and will pat us on the back if things go badly. That may be true of 10% of the population, but for the rest, well… People are harsh,… Read more

  • The age of excess

    The past few months have been quiet. I was in a self-imposed seclusion. I just didn’t feel like going out. I cancelled plans. A few of which I wish I didn’t (I really didn’t think you’d leave you jerk [ok I get defensive when it’s my fault]). I went directly home when I knew my… Read more

  • So what’s new?

    I’m turning over a new leaf. I have a new job. From a yearlong stint as an Internet Marketing Specialist I find myself facing a whole different terrain. I am now a User Experience Specialist (in training). This is definitely something that’s making me way excited but also ants in my pants nervous at the… Read more