First Draft Accomplished

Hi there! Just finished the first draft of my manuscript! Looks like the first book is coming to publication earlier than expected. I am still in need in beta readers because I'm still unconfident about the quality of my output. Anything helps! All the best, Rachel

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Designer Spotlight: Victor Cantal

Another artist I’m excited to work with for the book ‘Postcards from Elsewhere’, is an old friend of mine, as our parents were close friends too. Our families have known each other for so long and and we came from the same hometown in Mindanao (Iligan). Victor Cantal (@durianpunk) is currently based in the Netherlands with … Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Victor Cantal

Designer Spotlight: Celina Paredes

Over the next few months I'll be working with fellow artists and friends in coming up with postcard designs for the book 'Postcards from Elsewhere'. I'm excited to introduce to you the artists I'll be collaborating with, and one of them is someone I've seen grow throughout the years. She is a former student, daughter … Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Celina Paredes

Major Website Overhaul

Hi readers! I'll be making a lot of adjustments to this blog to turn it more into a window display for the upcoming first book. Loads of nerves on my end, but looking forward to exciting times! Apologies for the inconvenience for the next few days. Thank you for the love, xxx Rachel

Waking up from the slumber of travel

We don't want comfortable. They want purpose. That's what was lacking in my life in Cebu, three years ago. I wanted to stir myself from my calm slumber, as I had been comfortably sleepwalking in the rudiments of life; day in, and day out. And so I became footloose, going to places as I explore realities … Continue reading Waking up from the slumber of travel

Yas girl, we’re the same brand of crazy!

It was already 3 in the morning and my friend Apollo and I were already feeling tired after a hazy night out. We decided to recover in a small hole-in-the-wall in Poblacion; with plans of drenching the night’s alcohol consumption with high-cholesterol chicken skin. Upon sitting down, I immediately noticed the man beside our table. […]

I forgot to pay for my domain

HAHAHAHAHAHA. I forgot to pay for my domain name, but while I am trying to recover my blog handle, please settle for second best for now: https://postcardprettyblog.wordpress.com UPDATE: an anonymous angel made a good deed and helped me pay for my domain! I sincerely thank you from the bottom of my heart!

27 Club

In my pre-MBA days, I acquainted myself with misfits, bohemians and activists who did not subscribe to the consumer capitalist culture. I was surrounded by an amazing band of weirdos, artists, sculptors, poets and film directors; generally, non-conformists who are always grumbling about the status quo. And then, life happened. I don’t see my old … Continue reading 27 Club

Surfers and MBA

I squinted my eyes toward the blue horizon in the hopes of seeing an impending wave when suddenly I heard singing from afar. I looked east and noticed two local boys on their boards singing Freddie Aguilar some 100 meters away. “Slow day, huh?” I shouted. I was with my surfing guide, and we’ve been … Continue reading Surfers and MBA