Japanese & CHamoru writer rediscovering magic in the world.
How to Be a Tourist in Your Hometown
Sometimes, we may take our hometown for granted. The familiar roads to our favorite stores, the old billboards that have been up for ages, or the orange trees that produce ripe fruits year after year have become backdrops to our everyday routine. In your hometown, time stands still for a bit.
Which Witchy Type Are You?
My first memory of a witch is Kiki from Kiki’s Delivery Service. I resonate with her even as an adult woman (maybe because my nickname is Kiki, and I have a black cat named Mugi 🐈⬛), but more so because of her incredible journey of overcoming self-doubt.
- Top Story - October 2023
There's a Driving Force Behind Everything That Seems Effortless
Ever find yourself completely mesmerized by a musician’s natural ear to pick up specific notes? Or how an artist can paint a portrait from their imagination? While these pockets of magical concoctions may seem effortless, there’s much talent and practice that exist beyond the visible eye.
What Would My 13-Year-Old Self Say to Me Now?
We all been asked that one question: If you were to give your younger self a piece of advice, what would you say? Someone asked me this recently. I stared a complete blank and came to the conclusion that I wouldn’t say anything at all. Because my 13-year-old self was destined for great things and it’s my 30-something-year old self who didn’t believe in those great things anymore.
Give Yourself Permission to Start Over
Growing up, I wish we were told more often that it’s okay to start over. That starting over isn’t as scary as we perceive it to be, but instead a reminder that we are meant to forge more paths than the one we’ve been trekking on. That it's completely normal to try your hand in a different career path than the one your diploma tells you should be pursuing. That although the grass may not always be greener on the other side, it's worth exploring because the scenery doesn't change much if you're standing on one side of the fence your entire life.
How Many Lives Have You Lived?
This idea always fascinated me. While 2020 has been a challenging year for all of us, it’s also a much-celebrated milestone. It’s the closing of another decade. Ironically, I also turned thirty last month. That too was a bitter-sweet end of a decade toasted to my wanderlust twenties.
Old Fashioned Grief and Coffee
It was a mundane Thursday when we met up for coffee and donuts. Little did I know, coffee and donuts would soon become our thing — a thing that became a “thing” in 2018 as I paced inside the Manila Airport waiting to board my flight.