Dear Loren,

Dear Loren, 16 years. I can’t believe it’s been 16 years since you left us. It’s hard to believe that all this time has passed. It seems so long ago, and yet I still remember everything that happened in 2002 like it was only yesterday. I still remember picking up that phonecall to Kuya’s panicked... Continue Reading →

living my best life.

“On the way to myself, I’ve been so many different versions of me” 2017. I don’t even know where to begin. To say this year has been one hell of an adventure would be a total understatement. Such a cliché I know. But for real, I don’t think I’ve transformed as many times in a... Continue Reading →


*CRACK* I hit the breaks on my bike and stopped dead in my tracks. I jumped right off to retrieve my fallen phone, only to find it smack down, screen first, on the pavement in the middle of this rainy night in Maastricht. I picked it up, and sure enough my entire screen had cracked.... Continue Reading →

My Daily 100%

“She understood that the hardest times in life to go through were when you were transitioning from one version of yourself to another” I still remember all the feelings I was experiencing when I stepped onto that plane. I was overcome with so many emotions after having said goodbye to all my friends. I was... Continue Reading →


“Behind every young child who believes in himself is a parent who believed first" - Matthew Jacobson I wish there were enough expressions of gratitude that could explain how deeply thankful I am for my parents. Their unconditional and unwavering love has definitely shaped me into the person I am today. My parents have always... Continue Reading →

Five Simple Words

A moment of self-compassion can change your entire day. A string of such moments can change the course of your life – Christopher K. Germer A little over two years ago, I was sitting across from my brother at a Japanese restaurant in the middle of downtown Toronto. This particular interaction with him occurred just... Continue Reading →


“Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I built my life” – J.K Rowling It’s 2am in Budapest, and I’m sitting atop the highest point of the city overlooking the Danube River. I’m at the Citadella, a historical landmark in the city, with my brother, my sister, Jennifer & Ernest – two of my... Continue Reading →

The Phoenix

How would you realize that you have the power to heal yourself if you weren’t first given these wounds that require your healing? – Yaiya It was only two years ago, immediately after my 24th birthday, that I found myself at one of the lowest points in my entire life. My heart was breaking after... Continue Reading →

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