Category Archives: Inspiration

Manila, Manila, I keep coming back to Manila…

…simply no place like Manila. Manila, I am HOME. For those of you who don’t know, it’s been 1 month, 16 days and well, give or take a few hours since I’ve been back home, here in Manila, after my … Continue reading

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Freelancing: How To Make Working From Home Work For You

Digital Nomads. Freelancers. Bloggers. Travel Writers. Love us, hate us, or simply join us! After all, in this day and (digital) age,  we ain’t going nowhere! So, for those of you who brave enough to tread a new path and … Continue reading

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Perks of Being a ‘Digital Nomad’

Digital Nomad: individuals who use telecommunications technologies to earn a living and, more generally, conduct their life in a nomadic manner. Such workers typically work remotely—from home, coffee shops, public libraries, co-working spaces and even recreational vehicles—to accomplish tasks and goals … Continue reading

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Bright Sunshine-y Day

Selamat Pagi! I’m baaack! My domain had expired without me noticing (shame on me!) but I’m on it now and I’m eager and very happy to get started with this again (consistently this time). Whilst I have so many new … Continue reading

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When I Grow Up… I Want To Be ME!

What have you always wanted to be? Back in 1st grade, I wanted to be a flight attendant – or should I say, stewardess (that’s what they called it during the 90’s)… and then, 2nd grade rolled in and I … Continue reading

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On Distance and Being an Expat: What Leaving Your Home Makes You Realize

The holidays are over and it’s soon back to reality. Bali v 2.0 is in full swing. And after having spent these last 3 weeks with family and close friends, I’ve definitely had a chance to really think about a few … Continue reading

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Fast-Tracking Adulthood: Top 3 Realizations Upon Moving Abroad

To all my sheltered friends who are currently in limbo and deciding whether to take that leap of faith or not (DO IT!), here are a few things I’ve come to realize in my journey towards 100% independence. You’re welcome.

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Morenabeachbum Moves To Bali: Hitting The 1-Month Mark

Tomorrow (June 12) marks my first month in Bali. But, because tomorrow is Philippine Independence Day, I’m saving that for a different special post. #FilipinoAndProud #HappyIndependenceDayPilipinas For now, it’s all about my first 31 days living in the Island of Gods. … Continue reading

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Real Talk: Confessions Of A Sheltered Yet Free-Spirited Traveler

With just a little less than 24 hours to go before my flight and big move to Bali, I can’t help but feel a million and one different emotions right now. A new chapter in my life is about to … Continue reading

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Airport Talks: A Day In The Life Of A Filipina Who Grew Up in Saudi Arabia And Has An American Accent

 Born in Manila, Philippines. Grew up in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia. Went to an International School whose sister school was based in New Jersey, USA; hence the American accent. Had teachers, classmates and friends from all over the world — USA, … Continue reading

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