With a year left, coming back to play Taekwondo one more time for my university is as important for me as to finishing my degree. Once Mapua Institute of Technology, now Mapua University; my life in MU (although MIT sounds great) is at its peak intensity. Throughout my stay in Mapua, I've been constantly asked … Continue reading Life in Mapua: Student-Athlete
Last April 26, I received my list of matches for "The World in Your Classroom - Taiwan" project from the organization. Quickly after reading the matches, another email popped up in my inbox. Teacher Tracy (Hsuan Chen) greeted me with a warm message. One of the highlights of her message must be her introduction of … Continue reading #TWIYC.tw: Taipei Municipal Datong Senior High School
Life was meant for good friends and great adventures. Leaving the Philippines last February, the last two familiar faces I saw were Kike's and Blanca's. Meeting them last January was one of the highlights of my comeback in Mapua. I met Blanca first when AJ wasn't able to meet her as the student buddy. A week … Continue reading #DawningInTaiwan: Viaje rápido? Vámonos!
Note: Photos below. #AlennaFitat18 (months long of hashtags on gaining abs and getting fitter) was an ultimate goal which is all about my 18th birthday which turned out to be quite a rare experience. Back then, the day itself almost came out to be terrible. Now, it's laughable. Months before my birthday, I eyed on … Continue reading A Look Back at #AlennaFitat18
I've only been away from home for a few times. The places I've been into gave me unique experiences. Most were great. Some were tedious. Others were insane. However, the last time I went away to go to a new place, my life was changed by this place. Unexpectedly. A place different from the rest. You’d constantly … Continue reading Of All Places
Mermaids... are they for real? It's almost every little girl's dream- to be a mermaid. I know it was once mine. Or perhaps, it still is. Mesmerizing, picturesque, breathtaking… word cannot suffice the description of what I’ve seen down below. There’s so much more to these adjectives. I’m more than enthusiastic to share this experience … Continue reading Alenna in Waterland
Tick tock tick tock... The sun is up and about. I'm sweating like crazy but still, the bus had no signs of leaving yet. Luckily, I opened my messages and was told that I should just take a trike to Busuanga so as to tag along to the trip to the organic farm. A few … Continue reading Swing and Swim