Published Stories

My weekly column on travel guides and stories in Sunstar, Medium and more. You can read some of the published articles here:

  • Ah, To Be Young and Stupid
    How to talk to strangers? For most of your life, you’re told by responsible adults to not to talk to strangers
  • How to Talk to Strangers
    How to talk to strangers? For most of your life, you’re told by responsible adults to not to talk to strangers
  • The Maya Angelou Method
    Poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou, had a peculiar writing process. I decided to try it myself. Postardpretty Travels and Stories
  • Are Westerners more Independent than Asians?
    Are Westerners more Independent than Asians? Maybe there’s an underlying cause for it. Postcard Pretty Travels and Stories
  • Blank Canvas and Sprezzatura
    ‘Sprezzatura’ is a beautiful Italian term which means ‘looking effortless’; ‘nonchalance’ to make whatever one does appear without any thought about it.
  • The Multilingual Filipino
    Multilingual Filipino – In Mindanao we spoke in Visayan, our Muslim brothers Maranao; my father’s side Hiligaynon, my mother’s side Tagalog. English is taught in our schools. And French… well, from dating of them.
  • That Time I was Robbed in Europe
    ‘It’s My French Right To Complain’ – Another culture shock: the French love complaining!
  • The Curious Case of Walls
    The Curious Case of Walls – The story about a bunch of walls in Macau – and why it’s worth a story.
  • Filipino Identity Crisis
    Filipino Identity Crisis – Are Filipinos Asians, Hispanic or Pacific Islanders? What is really our Identity? Postcardpretty.com
  • Filipino’s Obsession with Hygiene
    Filipinos are known to love bathing. We do it as frequently as possible, normally twice a day.
  • Writing about the mundane (and coronavirus)
    Writing about the mundane and my own boredom–but I’m insecure so I will put the c-word in the title to make it more clickbait.
  • I Love Grocery Shopping Abroad
    Why I Love Grocery Shopping Abroad: Language Classes in the Groceries, Culture Lessons on the Dinner Tables
  • Poblacion Story: That night we randomly met Jake Cuenca
    “Hey,” I caught my friend’s gaze and motioned to the guy beside us, and whispered “Do we know that guy?”
  • 27 Club
    The 27 Club: Some of the stars who died at age 27 included Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morison, Kurt Cobain, Amy Winehouse, Rico Yan
  • Surfers and MBA
    The local boys paddled to my location so we could talk and get to know each other. Shortly after we were already exchanging stories.
  • ‘It’s My French Right To Complain’
    ‘It’s My French Right To Complain’ – Another culture shock: the French love complaining!

About the Book

“Postcards from Elsewhere” is a story of a travel writer who has essentially become a story cartographer—mapping her world not with landmarks and places but with the cast of colorful characters, and life lessons, she encountered during her many travels around Asia, Europe, and the United States. 

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About the Author

Island Girl, Concrete Jungle. Fine Arts + MBA. Poet and Quant. Coincidentally a Gemini.

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