Country, US, what to expect

5 Things that Surprised Me About Living in the USA

Many, many things surprised me about USA when I lived there for a few months on exchange. I could start with guns and politics but let's deviate to more politically correct things, so here are some of the five: Doing chores is super easy! Doing chores is a lot easier in a developed country where… Continue reading 5 Things that Surprised Me About Living in the USA

Published Essays, Published Stories, Travel Column, US

Entrepreneurs pivot… and so does the world

Cocky is good social capital. Extroverts win. Optimism is an asset. But can optimism become too much that it becomes unhealthy? One word, four letters: FYRE.

News, US

The Economics of Modern Love

Dating in this modern era is suddenly a spectrum of labels that were once just black-and-white. There are now inexhaustible ways on how to define heterosexual partners who get together: casually dating, “just hanging out,” laissez-faire, FWBs, cuddle buddies, hotline blings, one-sided relationships, on-again, off-again, zip code affairs, and a recent favorite: “we’re-exes-but-still-live-together-because-rent-in-New-York-is-too-damn-expensive.”

US, Visas and Passport Guides for Filipinos

Easy Step-by-Step Guide: How to Apply for US F-1 Visa in the Philippines

I've been to the US a few times for travel, but to actually study and live there is a completely new experience. I already have a valid US tourist visa, but as a student you still need to apply for a US student visa (either a J-1 or an F-1) to study or do an… Continue reading Easy Step-by-Step Guide: How to Apply for US F-1 Visa in the Philippines