Category: Thoughts

Hey Internet

Hello there. It has been awhile. In my last life update, I was literally trying to contain my excitement over our first official home. Since then, we have departed from our small apartment into a cozy, but still continuously evolving space. While this entire process has actually been more chaotic than anticipated (health issues + […]

Before the Next Chapter / Mini May Favorites

Around this time last year I was weeks away from taking a much anticipated cross country drive to Southern California. I’m reflecting back thinking about how quickly these months have come and gone. It’s already June! A month where I really check in with myself and revisit some goals. What have I been up to? […]

Mom

It doesn’t feel like that long ago I was 16-17ish, placing my curiosities about my future in an old journal. Specifically the thought of one day having a family. It went along the lines of, “I can’t imagine what it would be like to be a mom.” Fast forward a few years later and I am […]

What I’ve Been Up To + Getting Older

I have dedicated a majority of my time studying. Hence, the lack of attention I’ve been giving to this blog. This weekend I decided to give myself a much needed break, and focus on having some quality time with my family and give me time to make another brief update. A few days ago was […]

7 Year Anniversary / Reflections on Marriage

Each anniversary that passes always brings some familiar feelings and thoughts. I always contemplate over the previous years and find myself amazed at how our story has developed in the pass x amount of years. This day marks seven. Fabian and I were both students in Great Lakes, Illinois, when we met at the ages […]

Dressing Like My Mom

Just got off the phone with my mom. We were joking about how nowadays I find myself dressing more and more like her. Proof is in the yellow shirt I am currently wearing, that I recently purchased at a local thrift store due to 1) My deep appreciation for a vintage aesthetic and 2) It […]

Reflecting & January Favorites

I spent the majority of my Saturday morning impatiently waiting at a local pharmacy and then having to skillfully navigate through a crowded grocery store. Two tasks that are very minor,  but by the time I knew it, half the day had gone by. In my head was a list of what I thought I […]

NYE and Welcoming 2018

I would like to express my gratitude to my dear friend and sister from another mister, Nova, and her beautiful family for inviting us in welcoming the new year in her lovely home…and also for the many pictures taken that night. It was a night full of love, laughter and food. To summarize, it was […]

A Friendly Reminder

Since coming back from my trip, I had to overcome the following: jet lag, depressed mood and the challenge of returning back to my daily routine. I think I have finally settled back in, but I’m still experiencing post leave blues. A few days ago I spent the afternoon with my little one at our […]

Thoughts/Highlights & Favorites

Since I left my home in the Philippines roughly eight years ago, I have made my best attempt to return on an annual basis. I initially decided to postpone this year’s trip to later reunite with my family in Japan early next year, a decision we mutually agreed on…and one that I was excited about. […]